SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES ON THE HOUSE FLOOR…. It’s been exactly 100 days since the House Republicans retook the majority in the lower chamber, and it’s an occasion Democrats are using to chastise the GOP for its bizarre priorities.
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland, for example, noted in a statement that over the last 100 days, Republicans “have pursued divisive social issues, passed bills that have no chance of becoming law, introduced a budget that would end Medicare as we know it and threatened Americans with a government shutdown.
“But there is one thing that Republicans have failed to do: they have failed to even consider a single bill to create jobs. For a party that campaigned on a promise to create jobs, this total neglect of the millions of unemployed Americans is surprising, and deeply disappointing.”
That’s a pretty good line, but I was even more impressed with Rep. Joe Crowley (D) of New York, who told the same story silently this morning, borrowing a page from Bob Dylan and his Subterranean Homesick Blues.