House Republicans prove bipartisan cooperation is not their forte


LatinaLista — The news today that a group of House Republicans had thrown up a roadblock in passing a bailout that everyone, from the President and his top financial advisors to CNBC stock analysts, say is absolutely necessary to stave off the 21st Century version of the Great Depression is not surprising.

WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 17: House Minority Leader-elect John Boehner (R-OH) speaks while newly elected House Republican leadership members (L-R) Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), current House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Rep. Tom Carter (R-TX) during a news conference after the House Republican Conference elected its new leadership for the 110th Congress on Capitol Hill November 17, 2006 in Washington, DC.
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We’ve seen House Republicans act in a way that bulldozed the Congress into accepting their way on another proposed piece of legislation — immigration reform.
Thanks to them, nothing changed for undocumented immigrants and their families, except that things have gotten a lot worse.
Back then, they claimed to be working on behalf of the American public. The funny thing is most Americans never wanted to separate parents from their children or deport people whose only crime was working under a false social security number.
House Republicans bullied that bill off the table — will they do the same again?
Or more importantly, how long will the American public continue to let them?