|Put away the bourbon and do something useful.|
The party that lost seats in the House and Senate, and lost the White House in a second electoral vote mandate -- and continues losing young voters as well as women, Hispanics, the LGBT community and blacks -- is back at it, doing what they do best: putting on an expensive show for their far rightwing Teabagger base, and alienating everyone else.
They are, yet again, trying to change American abortion law by making it illegal to have an abortion after the first 20 weeks. This is about the time that women discover if there's going to be a problem with the fetus, or if it'll put the woman's life in danger. In addition, experts have long concluded that the age of viability is about 24 weeks. That aside, the point of this theatrical show is to pretend that they're going to take away, inch by inch, American women's reproductive privacy rights. Make the cutoff point 20 weeks now, 18 weeks next time.
Oh, and exceptions for rape, incest and health problems are not included.
Of course this House bill is going nowhere. This nonsense will be ignored by the Senate. And even if it were taken up by the Senate, and somehow magically passed, it would never be signed by the President.
This is all about fundraising and humoring the far rightwing base of the Republican party. And unfortunately, it's a total waste of what little time the House actually shows up for work -- and costs taxpayers millions of dollars.
It's as useless and expensive as pretending to repeal Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, 37 times.
Remember, this is the party that loudly proclaimed that if they got the majority in the House in 2010, their number one priority would be "jobs, jobs, jobs!"
But so far Drunken John Boner has not put forth one jobs bill. They're too busy working on blatantly unconstitutional bills like banning abortion and repealing Obamacare -- both of which have been established as legal and Constitutional by the US Supreme Court.