Analysis: Republicans reassess after shutdown debacle

Oct 17, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a conservative rally at the World War II Memorial in Washington on Sunday.

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Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#1 Oct 17, 2013
"The shutdown strategy to use must-pass bills to fund the government and lift the federal debt ceiling as leverage to gut the new health-care law never had a chance of succeeding.

And it has left the Republicans with their lowest approval ratings in the history of polling on that topic."

Yet some Tea Bag Republicans are claiming a moral victory.

These guys live in an alternate reality.

Worse poling results in the history of polling....... That's pretty bad!!!!!
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#2 Oct 17, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
"The shutdown strategy to use must-pass bills to fund the government and lift the federal debt ceiling as leverage to gut the new health-care law never had a chance of succeeding.
And it has left the Republicans with their lowest approval ratings in the history of polling on that topic."
Yet some Tea Bag Republicans are claiming a moral victory.
These guys live in an alternate reality.
Worse poling results in the history of polling....... That's pretty bad!!!!!
Trust them to do worse in the future. These miscreants disrespect the government founded by our Constitution and would desecrate it's basis in democracy by attempting to rule by minority and curtail all federal functions. None dare call it treason.

Since: Nov 08

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#3 Oct 18, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
"The shutdown strategy to use must-pass bills to fund the government and lift the federal debt ceiling as leverage to gut the new health-care law never had a chance of succeeding.
And it has left the Republicans with their lowest approval ratings in the history of polling on that topic."
Yet some Tea Bag Republicans are claiming a moral victory.
These guys live in an alternate reality.
Worse poling results in the history of polling....... That's pretty bad!!!!!
Of course it didn't have a chance. Every time the republicans caved and gave Obama what he wanted, he moved the goal post again.

Since: Nov 08

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#4 Oct 18, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>Trust them to do worse in the future. These miscreants disrespect the government founded by our Constitution and would desecrate it's basis in democracy by attempting to rule by minority and curtail all federal functions. None dare call it treason.
Who are you talking about. Obama ignores our laws and the constitution. Take your nose out of the glue bottle.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#5 Oct 18, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>Trust them to do worse in the future. These miscreants disrespect the government founded by our Constitution and would desecrate it's basis in democracy by attempting to rule by minority and curtail all federal functions. None dare call it treason.
Sort of like what Democrats (including Obama) tried to do when Bush was president?
Your Ex

United States

#7 Oct 18, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Of course it didn't have a chance. Every time the republicans caved and gave Obama what he wanted, he moved the goal post again.
Interesting to see how the Frightwing is moving from revisionist history to revisionist current events.
Who need facts when you've got imagination?

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#8 Oct 18, 2013
Lets see if the GOP is dumb enough to let the tea's do it again..
How many times do you stick your putz in a light socket?
More than once...slow learner...or masochist

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#9 Oct 18, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Who are you talking about. Obama ignores our laws and the constitution. Take your nose out of the glue bottle.
teahadists ignore the Constitution when it suits their agenda and when that doesn't work, prance about singing amazing grace like it makes a difference.

hahahahahahahahahaha

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#10 Oct 18, 2013
The solution is to just eliminate the debt ceiling.

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#11 Oct 18, 2013
RustyS wrote:
The solution is to just eliminate the debt ceiling.
It is an artificial construction...
it was designed to be a speed bump not a stop sign...
We can keep it if we alter the way it's dealt with..
Perhaps alter the rules so It MUST come up for a clean vote with no add ons
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#12 Oct 18, 2013
Wotwot another republicant autopsy as to why they screwed up on this?

McCain said it best when he tore into his Republican colleagues for triggering the government shutdown, arguing it was based on a "fool's errand" of defunding ObamaCare.

Perhaps the republicants should win an election and then they can tell all those insured folks to get rid of ACA.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#13 Oct 18, 2013
Your Ex wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting to see how the Frightwing is moving from revisionist history to revisionist current events. Who need facts when you've got imagination?
Very interesting to see how the teabag thugs are trying to spin their reckless behavior to shut down our government and hurt our citizens and our country.

Does anyone tell these folks - guys, you were wrong, admit it.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#14 Oct 18, 2013
Your depth perception is screwed up, the Goal Post didn't move, Obama never moved off the 50 yard line, he said No to begin with and when the Tea Bag Fantasy was deflated, Obama was still standing on the 50 yard line saying NO.

No negotiations for doing your job was his exactly phase.....!!!

It was purely Fantasy Island for freshman Republican believed they has the power to change an existing law to their liking to nullify the 2012 Elections and corrupt the Democratic Process.

Ha....... Come into the light.....
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Of course it didn't have a chance. Every time the republicans caved and gave Obama what he wanted, he moved the goal post again.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#15 Oct 18, 2013
Michelle Bachmann a week before the
passage of the C.R.:

"We're winning! We're winning!

Guffaw guffaw guffaw!!!!!!

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#16 Oct 18, 2013
Gary wrote:
Michelle Bachmann a week before the
passage of the C.R.:
"We're winning! We're winning!
Guffaw guffaw guffaw!!!!!!
who do you think is the goofiest...Michelle or Palin?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#17 Oct 18, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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who do you think is the goofiest...Michelle or Palin?
Surely you're not referring to the lovely and talented Michelle Obama. If you mean Michele (one l) Bachmann versus Sarah Palin for the goofiest, I'm not sure, but I think it would go 15 rounds.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#18 Oct 18, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Surely you're not referring to the lovely and talented Michelle Obama. If you mean Michele (one l) Bachmann versus Sarah Palin for the goofiest, I'm not sure, but I think it would go 15 rounds.
yes, Michelle Bachman....both she and Mrs. Palin are cute little cupcakes, would you agree? Where would you rate them, on a scale of 1 to 10, if 1 was a Maxine waters, and 10 was that little blonde on Fox?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#19 Oct 18, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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yes, Michelle Bachman....both she and Mrs. Palin are cute little cupcakes, would you agree? Where would you rate them, on a scale of 1 to 10, if 1 was a Maxine waters, and 10 was that little blonde on Fox?
If I rate them for mental acuity, is a zero allowed?

That aside, if I were to rate Bachmann and Palin for cuteness, I'd prefer the 1 to be the elephant man. I'd rate Maxine Waters about a 5 (or average for a woman on the older side). But it's tough for me to associate either Bachmann or Palin with cuteness, since the nausea they induce is hardly cute.

You also seem to find the "little blonde" on Fox cute. You might want to relocate to Stepford, USA.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#20 Oct 18, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>If I rate them for mental acuity, is a zero allowed?
That aside, if I were to rate Bachmann and Palin for cuteness, I'd prefer the 1 to be the elephant man. I'd rate Maxine Waters about a 5 (or average for a woman on the older side). But it's tough for me to associate either Bachmann or Palin with cuteness, since the nausea they induce is hardly cute.
You also seem to find the "little blonde" on Fox cute. You might want to relocate to Stepford, USA.
Aww come on, you know Maxine is the ugliest woman this side of Whoopi Goldberg? Be honest, no one will blackmail you.

where is Stepford, I cant find it on the map.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#21 Oct 18, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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Aww come on, you know Maxine is the ugliest woman this side of Whoopi Goldberg? Be honest, no one will blackmail you.
where is Stepford, I cant find it on the map.
The map was too ashamed to accept Stepford. Stepford is a state of mind (or lack thereof).

It seems to me I can usually tell a conservative from a liberal just based on looks.(There are exceptions of course, you among them.) But generally speaking, in my admittedly biased view, conservatives come in several visual types:
-the smile/grimace look. These people may have been abused as children, if not sexually, then by being made fun of. They probably deserved it.
-the neckless look. These people resemble low level mafiosos or overweight turtles.
-the overdone-cosmetic look. These are members of the bimbo genus. They think looking like Dolly Parton will give them credibility.(Oddly, Dolly herself does not fit into this Dolly Parton-look category, insofar as she has a functioning brain and is a helluva composer and singer.)
-the where-am-I look. This hollow glazed-over stare is common to the categories described above. They seem to have wandered away from their mother ship.

Liberals, on the other hand, are always intelligent-looking, which makes them look at least as though the motor is running. They are always right (except when they aren't).

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