#991242 Sep 28, 2013
Congress Cracks Up
Our challenge today is to explain how Congress evolved into our national nutcase.
I am thinking mainly of the House Republicans. Back in the good old days, last week, these were the guys who said they would vote to raise the debt ceiling only if Obamacare was axed and the Keystone XL pipeline was built.
Ah, last week. Giants strode the earth last week. Last week our nation was governed by men and women who were, as a matter of principle, willing to pay the nation’s creditors when the bills were due just as long as the president canceled his central domestic initiative and oil shippers got a new pipe.
But that was then. This week the House Republican leaders were looking at a long, long list of must-haves that also included changes in regulations relating to coal ash, reduction in Civil Service pensions, restrictions on malpractice suits and an end to some greenhouse gas regulations.
And their members found that list too restrictive. Behind-the-scenes discussion continued about more things the Republicans could demand. A ban on late-term abortions? A trillion-dollar budget cut? Bring back the gold standard? Bring back the bustle? It’s 2013 and anything is possible.
So, what do you think is wrong with these people? Thanks to gerrymandered Congressional districts and the Tea Party, we do seem to have a surprising number of elected officials who actually don’t believe that raising the debt limit so the government can pay its bills is a good plan.(“All that does is just say:‘Well, you’ve got a little bit more credit — keep spending,’” Representative Walter Jones of North Carolina once told a radio interviewer.)
But there’s got to be more to it than that. Let’s try to think of three other reasons the United States Congress continues to behave as if it’s playing the Jack Nicholson part in “The Shining.” I’ll go first.
1. The Republicans are desperately, obsessively demonizing Obamacare to cover up the fact that they don’t want to do anything to Medicare or Social Security. Those used to be the party’s obsession — remember privatizing Social Security? But that was before they noticed that the entire Republican base is on Social Security.
Ranting about Obamacare, which one New Hampshire politician recently compared to the Fugitive Slave Act, is an excellent way to give the impression that you’re fighting to reduce entitlements without having to do anything about the actual entitlements.
#991243 Sep 28, 2013
honest? WND material honest? honest that didn't keep Obama out of the WH?
honestly, you're out of your mind.
#991245 Sep 28, 2013
Ha ha ha ha!
You got that right.....
OBAMACARE KICKED THE REPUBLICANS AZZZZZZ!
They can't stop it.
No way....even Mitt magic panties lost to OBAMACARE.
5 million more votes for OBAMACARE!
Americans had a choice:
Obama and OBAMACARE or
Mitt the shttttt?
OBAMACARE kicked your azzzzzzzes!
Cry today! You are good at that!
GOP: OLD WHITE PUCEEE RACIST PARTY!
#991246 Sep 28, 2013
Who is the jackass
As Mr. Putin narrowed his eyes in frosty silence, Mr. Obama seemed to warm to his topic.
ST. PETERSBURG (The Borowitz Report)—Hopes for a positive G20 summit crumbled today as President Obama blurted to Russia’s Vladimir Putin at a joint press appearance,“Everyone here thinks you’re a jackass.”
The press corps appeared stunned by the uncharacteristic outburst from Mr. Obama, who then unleashed a ten-minute tirade at the stone-faced Russian President.
“Look, I’m not just talking about Snowden and Syria,” Mr. Obama said.“What about Pussy Riot? What about your anti-gay laws? Total jackass moves, my friend.”
As Mr. Putin narrowed his eyes in frosty silence, Mr. Obama seemed to warm to his topic.
“If you think I’m the only one who feels this way, you’re kidding yourself,” Mr. Obama said, jabbing his finger in the direction of the Russian President’s face.“Ask Angela Merkel. Ask David Cameron. Ask the Turkish guy. Every last one of them thinks you’re a dick.”
Shortly after Mr. Obama’s volcanic performance, Mr. Putin released a terse official statement, reading,“Who’s your daddy Jackass Now bitch.”
Since: May 11
#991247 Sep 28, 2013
You;re probably one of those irresponsible dumbasss mothers who do not vaccinate their kids.
Since: May 11
#991248 Sep 28, 2013
Unless you make over $200K (and you are way too stupid for that) nothing in your federal income taxes pay for the ACA.
#991249 Sep 28, 2013
Republican Fascists Will Stop at Nothing Less Than Ending Our Representative Democracy
America’s government is far from perfect, but it worked relatively well until 2009 when Republicans’ raison d’être became neutering the legally elected government at all costs to punish the electorate for choosing an African American man as President. Throughout the President’s tenure, Republicans fabricated one phony debt crisis after another to cripple the government’s ability to operate and keep the economy stagnating regardless the damage to the people. In fact, it is safe to say obstructing governance, and democracy, has been the Republicans’ only goal for four straight years.
Now that the government is due to run out of operating funds and hit its debt limit, Republicans have created another crisis over funding the government, paying the nation’s debt, and a three year-old health law they claim is an existential threat to the nation. However, the looming threat of a government shutdown and credit default Republicans promise are not about spending, debt and deficit, or even the Affordable Care Act; it is about ending the nation’s representative democracy and ushering in fascism and rule by oligarchy.
After the 2008 election Republicans acted as if they won control of Congress and the White House, and attempted to thwart President Obama and Democrats attempt to govern the nation. They have persisted in that vein throughout the President’s tenure and it drove credit rating agency S&P to downgrade America’s credit because “Republican political brinkmanship had shown evidence of America’s governance and policymaking becoming less stable, less effective, and less predictable.” When Republicans revealed their ransom demands to raise the debt ceiling on Wednesday, they exposed their disregard for democracy and revealed their only goal is fundamentally transforming the way America is governed; even if they have to decimate the economy to achieve their goal.
#991250 Sep 28, 2013
Wow, there's a real crazy azz birther. Is that you???
#991252 Sep 28, 2013
is that guy still in jail?
#991253 Sep 28, 2013
No that is you Real Time!
#991254 Sep 28, 2013
Christie is one of the FEW ..that CAN (DO)...for ALL Americans, not just some!!
Make 'em rewrite that now birdcage liner worthy billage and turn it into something that actually would make ECONOMIC sense AND provide healthcare options for the UNinsured, with OUT having to flock up or with, what already works--UNlike the current COMMIETIC bill of Ostupidstuff.
And the resmuglican straight partisan party idiots that don't realize that (and that America sees through THEM as well)..needs to get a CLUE.
Their "free market concept" h/c insurance prices- are NOT, repeat, NOT affordable to lower to mid range the working class masses.
Fweeriders making Under specific levels, already riding on the backs of other taxpayer dollars need NOT apply (as in take a hike!), those earning over certain levels need NOT apply, they can afford to buy in the open market.
ONLY the lower end to mid range-UNinsured WORKING class types need apply-Should they so desire to.
NO robbinghoodieTic tax and fine highway robbery OR commieTic "lawless" illegal, UNConstitutional mandating with penalties allowed.
Vote out the robbinghoodieTic Thieves, Thugs and gweedy, elitist wanker wanna be type DC kids on the hill in 2016 (since we can't do it any sooner)
Christie/Paul et al 2016!
REAL working class Leadership for ALL of America again-NOT just deadbeats, dolluh grubbers and waivered, lobbyists, corps beholden to etc.
(and don't be wrinkling the pages in the books at the library just because you don't like books- either Galt)
Since: May 11
#991255 Sep 28, 2013
Yesterday was another bad day for the right whiners.
The Senate passed the resolution including restoring the ACA funding.
Yet another report talking about man made global warming making right whiners look stupid once again.
Thanks to Obama's sanctions against Iran, it looks like we will finally see the end of Iran's nuclear weapon program & a star towards friendlier relationship with that country.
#991256 Sep 28, 2013
That's how ignorant you ozombieTic types are.
Obama didn't think of any of this chit.
This healthcare stuff involves people PAYING.
Not the standard agenda of the waves of ozombieTic type voters.
Just another "speshull handout moment" for he--kinda like the UNearned "Nobel prize"
(Libya...Syria...ozombieTic hystronic IDIOT.)
Dear Mr. Dodd-
Plz redo parts of the bill, and get it RIGHT this time--for ALL of America, not just the fweeriding slackerTIC sectors OR the more than able to purchase at free market costs ones.
INCLUDE the OPTION to purchase or not--at prices affordable FOR the lower to mid-range WORKING classes, rather than against them this time.
And ignore the ignorant, pre-pubescent, hormonal velevteenage ozombieTic postuh licking type worshippers-aka the already freerding off of everyone else backs parasite crowds, because they haven't a CLUE about anything if it aint fwee!!
And reform welfare some while you're at it too...too many trying to make a lifetime career out of living off duh backs of others these days!!
Lifelong, WORKING class, UN and/or Under insured America!
#991257 Sep 28, 2013
Power Failure Hits Metro-North, Amtrak
A power failure that crippled Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak service north of New York City on Wednesday could persist for weeks, officials said, forcing tens of thousands of commuters to cope with jammed, delayed trains or long alternative routes to work.
Con Edison officials said it could take as long as two to three weeks to restore electricity to the section of overhead wires at Mount Vernon, N.Y., where a 138-kilovolt feeder line failed at 5:22 a.m. Wednesday.
The power outage cut electricity to the wires that power Metro-North and Amtrak trains along the New Haven Line, which the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says is the busiest commuter rail line in the country.
Clean and green energy boy Obama can't keep the trains on schedule!!! Isn't that grounds for ouster in Socialist societies?
#991258 Sep 28, 2013
Now pay attention kids like DUH A Vey on duh D C hill.....
Affordable Health care (OPTIONS, NOT madnadtes of tax and fine robbinghoodieTic type penalities) for WORKING CLASS Un and/or Under insured of America.
Fwee rider parasites and those earners who are able to purchase thier own and already doing so without issue-TAKE A HIKE!!!
(see how that narrows stuff down to those who are actually in need of, rather than breaking what isn't broken and tyurning it into the three ring circus of charlatan hawkers that the birdcage liner bill is currently stifled at....)
Since: Aug 13
#991259 Sep 28, 2013
A Failure of Leadership....in his own words...
#991260 Sep 28, 2013
Edit on Iran-Now that a voting type "democracy" is in place THERE as well (as in PRE-ozombietic admins) weakening the tendencies of rogue long term dictatorships at least SOME what---EH STUPIDO.
Gaw you tree root lickers are SO duhm sometimes.
#991262 Sep 28, 2013
Wow...that could make for even MORE daily commuting messes for sure,
See this one Grampy? Disneyland putting the beat down on some of those abusers of the kindness es of "speshull entitleMentalaties" of as well--
(US social programs should take notes!!)
#991263 Sep 28, 2013
Go Bill O'Rielly!!!
The INDEPENDENT voters of America-FOR REAL working class America-NOT against it!!!
#991264 Sep 28, 2013
"The margin"?? Chimpy, you must have been asleep (or getting pumped) during the last midterm election. Let me remind you of the results: the greatest election landslide in history in favor of the Republicans.
OK, now you can resume getting pumped....
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