President Obama gave the Republicans some sound advice today. And that advice had a recurring theme. One that the Republicans will no doubt ignore (for a variety of reasons).
First that very sound thematic advice:
Transcript: President Obama’s June 30 remarks on immigration
washingtonpost.com -- June 30, 2014
[ Partial Transcript: President Obama: ]
[...] As we speak, there are enough Republicans and Democrats in the House to pass an immigration bill today, I would sign it into law today, and Washington would solve a problem in a bipartisan way.[emphasis and link added]
The point of public service is to solve public problems, and those of us who have the privilege to serve have a responsibility to do everything in our power to keep Americans safe and to keep the doors of opportunity open.
And I want to repeat what I said earlier. If House Republicans are really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, the best solution to that is passing bills. Pass a bill. Solve a problem. [...]
One small problem with Republicans actually taking that 'problem-solving' advice -- well actually 10 small problems.
Republicans are incapable of Solving Problems, because of 10 very
good reasons poor excuses ...
See the Poll. Add your own 'Republican Reasons'. I'm sure we can get to 20 excuses in no time.