Speaker John Boehner’s spokesman said that he “expects the White House
to provide answers to members’ questions and take the lead on any
whipping effort.” Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), whose aides
and allies run the whip process, isn’t yet in favor of Obama’s request
for military authority in Syria.
I don’t think Obama could lead a bunch of thirsty sailors into a bar on the 4th of July, so I don’t have much confidence in his ability to whip the House Republicans.
Since when does one of the two houses of Congress cede to the executive the power to wield a process integral to how that House does business?
If White House operatives try to “whip” Representatives into voting a particular way, somebody should take a horsewhip to those operatives.
Don’t these idiots have any notion what the concept of checks and balances really means?