Our political system is fully dysfunctional, and this is why.

The Republicans have been screaming about how President Obama needs to "do something" about the recent surge of unaccompanied minor undocumented immigrants.

(This issue is also a concern for progressives, for other reasons.)

So President Obama requested $3.7 billion from Congress, in order to fund an initiative to address the issue.

And during a press conference today, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner responded to questions about the President's requisition by losing his fucking shit:
House Speaker John Boehner had some harsh words for President Obama on the border crisis, raising his voice and slamming the podium during a press conference Thursday.

When asked if Congress needed to approve a $3.7 billion request from the president to help ease a recent surge of unaccompanied minors, Boehner repeatedly said that the House would not grant Obama a "blank check." The speaker added that the children should be taken care of and then sent back.

Pressed on the issue, Boehner appeared to get heated. "This is problem of the president's own making. He's been president for five years! When is he going to take responsibility for something?" he shouted.
There is no governance anymore. There is only politics. There is no stewardship anymore. There is only ruthless competition. In order to win a game the only objective of which has become more winning.

We are truly doomed.

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