More things change, the more things stay the same

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Grego gives his thoughts on the 114th Congress.

"The 114th Congress convened today ready to get to 'work.' Some claim it's the most diverse bunch ever, but according to The Washington Post it's 80 percent white, 80 percent male, and 92 percent Christian. And I'd like to add 100 percent impotent! Yeah, I'd say this group of seat fillers could use a Viagra "drip" or testosterone. Maybe that would make them stand up and fight!! But that only works when you have the proper equipment, the huevos. This is going to make some people mad but it has to be said, the Republican majority in the House might as well adjourn and go home! The only thing House Speaker John Boehner is good for is happy hour. He's surrendered the power of the purse which is the only leverage Congress can use to stand up to the actions of the Executive branch. With no clear message, Republicans appear to stand for nothing, They've abandoned many core principles trying to get Democrats and Independents to 'like' them which has chased away true conservatives. The war within the party, between the Tea Party and the old-guard establishment GOP members being waged in the headlines highlights division. What seems like the only Republican strategy - letting the president do whatever he wants unopposed - is short-sighted because while they wait in hopes of winning the Presidency in 2016, policy and precedent is being set that will be difficult to undo. Yes, it's depressing but like I always say, it doesn't mean you and I can't succeed personally with hard work and determination. It's a new year, but the same old story."