Checks and Balances
The danger of the abdication of responsibility by Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and their feckless decision to put enforcement of the Constitution solely in the hands of the Supreme Court, is potentially just as tyrannical as leaving unchecked power in the hands of Obama.
O lectures Congress that “you don’t get to extract a ransom for doing your job.” This misunderstands our government on every level. Congress’s job is to fund gov't operations. It’s a mistake to view the appropriations process as a rubber stamp on gov't. Rather, it is a vital part of our nation’s separation of powers.
Displaying their ignorance of the Constitution, Dems are excoriating Repub Reps for attaching a condition — no Obamacare — to a stopgap bill to fund the government. It's not extortion; it's chceks and balances in action.