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Do-nothingest House GOP ever decides to top themselves

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How many ways can we say "worst, do-nothingest House of Representatives ever"? Probably about 232, and they all have an (R) attached to their name. The House GOP has made it a second career to obstruct in between recess breaks.  Their first career is fundraising. Their tied-for-second career is lying and smearing President Obama.

To their credit, they're really, really good at taking time off.

What a legacy.

Now, in an obvious effort to maintain their stellar record of doing absolutely nothing, blocking all things Obama, and creating the terrible government that they're dying for American voters to hate, this is their next Big Plan, per WaPo:

After a tumultuous week of party infighting and leadership stumbles, congressional Republicans are focused on calming their divided ranks in the months ahead, mostly by touting proposals that have wide backing within the GOP and shelving any big-ticket legislation for the rest of the year.

Comprehensive immigration reform, tax reform, tweaks to the federal health-care law — bipartisan deals on each are probably dead in the water for the rest of this Congress.

Yes indeedy, boys and girls, they've successfully divided the government-- as well as their own party-- and now they're blaming that divided government, the one that they created, for their very own failures.

*Fanfare* Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Frank Luntz (mainly because I don't want him):

“It is an acknowledgment of where they stand, where nothing can happen in divided government so we may essentially have the status quo."

Of course, there are plenty of things they can do. For example, why give up so soon on repealing Obamacare after only eleventy thousand tries? And when in doubt, pass more doomed forced-birth bills, hold more hearings on settled non-controversies, and by all means, keep on pursuing Benghazi!!!!

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Bonus Cartoons of the Day- Happy Holidays from the 113th Congress

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Video- The Daily Show: John Boehner & The Budget Deal

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Cartoons of the Day- Christmas Is Coming!

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Pat Bagley

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Video- President's Weekly Address: Calling on Congress to Extend Unemployment Benefits this Holiday Season

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Cartoons of the Day- Situation Normal

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"From Chemicals to Clowns" (Mark Streeter/Savannah Morning News)

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Cartoons of the Day- GOP's Take On Obamacare

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Paul Fell

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