Jim DeMint Promised It

He said this would be Obama’s Waterloo, and I agree!

That wasn’t so bad now, was it?

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  1. 1
    Violet says:

    I’m reading the wingnut sites for entertainment. Erik is promoting yet another mail-a-thon:

    We can’t Bart Stupak go without a parting gift. Judas, after all, got 30 silver coins to sell out our Lord. Stupak needs something for selling out all the children sent off to be slaughtered thanks to his “compromise” that any President can pen away to oblivion — notwithstanding the questionable legal assumptions behind it.

    Let’s send him 100 silver coins. It’s only a $4.00 investment on your part.

    Does he have stock in these companies?

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    Wilson Heath says:

    Disastrous. The ABBA, that is.

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    Mike Kay says:

    I didn’t know swedish chicks are flat chested

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    GregB says:

    Like these clowns give a shit about unborn children.

    They don’t give a shit about living and breathing children.

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    mr. whipple says:

    Dood.

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    demkat620 says:

    @Violet: Who helps him with these things? Seriously what idiots are giving him money to do this crap?

    We did cover mental health in this bill didn’t we?

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    Just completed my census form. They are only counting people, not kittehs. I has a sad. We need Tunch to lead a campaign on behalf all kittehs to rally against this injustice.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    Just because I want to respond in kind,

    Emanuel is Obama’s RAHM!-sputin!

    Hmmm… that’s supposed to say “Rahm-sputin”

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    Matt Osborne says:

    GOP leadership decided to erect a wall of no. The Democrats have laid siege and now they will breach that wall.

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    LuciaMia says:

    Right, you want to punish/shame a politician so you send him money. The stupid….does it ever end?

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    John O says:

    That is some positively wicked trou.

    I dunno, but I feel like something reasonably profound happened today, as watered down as it was.

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    AkaDad says:

    I think this video works too.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Yay! You picked the same version of the video — complete with a bizarre German presence at the end — that I did.

    (For the benefit of you young whippersnappers, those short red shorts were an example of a seventies cultural phenomenon called “hot pants.” My sisters and I thought it meant the kind of shorts you wore when it was hot out, which seemed kind of redundant to us).

    Some asshole was just bloviating about Obama criticizing Bush’s excessive use of EOs when he was campaigning, then turning around and providing this one., Err, I thought the usual point of an EO was to affirm and clarify specific points of legislation, not to contradict them. Oy.

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    slag says:

    @Violet:

    Let’s send him 100 silver coins. It’s only a $4.00 investment on your part.

    Plus $12 in shipping?

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    Cat Lady says:

    Boehner and Bachmann look like they’re singing along in the AFSCME ad on the left. WIN.

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    unabogie says:

    @Violet:

    Just to be clear, Erick son of Erick supported the Iraq war whole heartedly, correct? And I sort of heard that some kids died there too. Only these kids were, you know, kids, not blastocysts.

    On a related note, does cognitive dissonance cause actual physical pain?

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    jl says:

    No time for humor, Cole. For shame.

    This is OUR WATERLOO. For, now and forever, WE ARE SWEDEN!

    Behold and despair!

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/wa.....pt–1

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/wa.....pt–2

    And if anyone scarfes down all the lingonberry tarts before I get some, they are dead meat.

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    Dannie22 says:

    I read a few of the comments at Free Republic. One commenter said that Obamacare was the beginning of slavery moving into communism. I’m not kidding.

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    Martin says:

    More people need to wear capes.

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    gbear says:

    Umm, How about the absolute classic Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks. Might be more appropriate. Somebody’s sun is setting…

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    dmsilev says:

    So, I see Rahm Emanuel, Nancy Pelosi, someone who I think is Louise Slaughter, and, umm, Harry Reid?

    -dms

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    morzer says:

    Y’know, seen from certain angles, Jim DeMint does resemble Napoleon.. short, vaguely French, dictatorial, bad-tempered….

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    GregB says:

    Comrade Mary,

    That was James Sensenbrenner. If you listen closely he sounds like Marge Gunderson from Fargo.

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    Joseph Nobles says:

    I’m amusing myself imagining famous villains speaking for the Republicans. Current favorite is Alan Rickman’s Sheriff of Nottingham.

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    John Cole says:

    @Comrade Mary: Indeed they were called Hot Pants. There was even a song about them:

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    @Dannie22: I don’t even know what that is supposed to mean. Translation from Wingnuttese required.

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    Ash Can says:

    How many of Erickson’s wit-impaired readers will send Stupak rolls of dimes or quarters? “Hurr hurr, we really got ‘im this time, we did!”

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    jl says:

    The damn Daily Show links don’t work. I’ll text them up and try again.

    See! Everything is falling apart and not working already.

    Damn that health care bill. It destroyed us.

    www dot thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-april-21-2009/the-stockholm-syndrome-pt–1

    www dot thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-april-22-2009/the-stockholm-syndrome-pt–2

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    wmd says:

    snake skin print jump suit? WTF?

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    Cervantes says:

    @Comrade Mary:

    Executive orders and signing statements are not the same thing.

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    Mike Kay says:

    this would never had been possible had Rahm Emanual not forced Eric Massa out.

    Rahm! Rahm! Rahm! Rahm!

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    @John Cole: How is our beloved Tunch handling the move, and how is your shoulder?

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    dmsilev says:

    @Ash Can:

    How many of Erickson’s wit-impaired readers will send Stupak rolls of dimes or quarters? “Hurr hurr, we really got ‘im this time, we did!”

    There are fair number of gold bugs in the tea-bag set. Anyone up for a good old bimetallism revival?

    -dms

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    Jon H says:

    @LuciaMia: “Right, you want to punish/shame a politician so you send him money. The stupid….does it ever end?”

    Shhh. Don’t tell Erick. The Post Office really needs the money.

    (Maybe he’s a USPS mole?)

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    FARfetched says:

    OMG the hair! The haaaaaaaaaaaair!!

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    fucen tarmal says:

    that song needs to be a part of the campaign in 2012. nothing left to do with the rightwingnuts but to mock them….

    that is why i suggest the campaign have a leadership board known as the CREEK.

    Committee to RE-Elect the Kenyan..

    although the real campaign will probably not want to engage in irony, sarcasm, etc….probably playing it straight works besy.

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    Annie says:

    @Cat Lady:

    LOL…..

    It will be long night. Just want to get to the vote already. Feeling like I want to share a cigarette or a pack with Obama while we wait….

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    SIA says:

    @Comrade Mary:

    For the benefit of you young whippersnappers, those short red shorts were an example of a seventies cultural phenomenon called “hot pants.” My sisters and I thought it meant the kind of shorts you wore when it was hot out, which seemed kind of redundant to us).

    HAHA! LOL! The one and only thing I ever made in sewing class was a perfect little pair of blue denim hot pants. ZOMG.

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    AnotherBruce says:

    @Violet:

    Wow, if I can just think of a way to piss off Erick the Ericksen, I can live off the interest from his stupidity and retire.

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    @FARfetched: Is responsible for the hole in the ozone layer, how much hair spray do you think that needed?

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    Chat Noir says:

    I like this version of “Waterloo” from the movie “Muriel’s Wedding.” Great flick.

    Waiting for Rahm on “60 Minutes.”

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    geg6 says:

    ABBA! Let’s dance! And I had short shorts in those days. And platform shoes. It was hot. Sadly, not long after that, I lost my health insurance under my parents. Thankfully, twelve years later, I finally got a job that gave me benefits that would allow me to get cancer and not get thrown in the street. That I now know that no other kid is going to be in the same position as I was back then is reason enough to pull out my rusty disco dancing chops and rock out on cheesealicious but infectious pop music from my youth.

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    scav says:

    um, holy shit, yes, that hurt. Bo Kaspers Orkester as mental cleanser. Ow!

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    Violet says:

    @LuciaMia:
    Well, to be fair, the link is something like “Mardi Gras Outlet,” so I think it’s plastic coins. But still…..

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    dmsilev says:

    @Violet: Oh, for Christ’s sake. Here’s what Erick Erickovich is asking his readers to send out:

    A pack of 100 metallic silver plastic coins, 1.25″ in diameter. These plastic coins depict generic coin-like illustrations, embossed on both sides.

    Ooh. “generic coin-like illustrations”. That’ll have any Congressman quivering in fear.

    -dms

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    GregB says:

    In related news, over in France, President Sarkozy is having electoral Waterloo.

    Mon dieu.

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    demo woman says:

    I’m dancing. So what time does the act blue donation site go up? Right now I’m in for 100.00 which is what I can afford but who knows, another glass of wine and more abba that amount could go up.

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    MaryRC says:

    @Violet:

    Does he have stock in these companies?

    He got some kind of kickback from other items that he encouraged his readers to send … salt to Olympia Snowe was one. So yes, probably he benefits from this one too.

    Too funny. “Show Stupak you’re pissed off at him! Send him money!” And they’re doing it too.

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    scav says:

    I’m still not recovered. I Samma Bil. To think I lived through the first, even at at an age of blissful ignorance. arrgggg.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    I have to say, Rep. Lewis is wicked cool.

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    SIA says:

    My rep, John Lewis up and gives a rousing comment. One GA politician I can be proud of.

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    dr. bloor says:

    We can’t Bart Stupak go without a parting gift. Judas, after all, got 30 silver coins to sell out our Lord. Stupak needs something for selling out all the children sent off to be slaughtered thanks to his “compromise” that any President can pen away to oblivion — notwithstanding the questionable legal assumptions behind it.

    Let’s send him 100 silver coins. It’s only a $4.00 investment on your part.

    His staff is going to have a great time documenting all those $4 campaign contributions.

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    danimal says:

    It IS Obama’s Waterloo. And President Wellington Obama has just kicked all the little Napoleons into exile.

    Now if they just had the good sense to STFU for a while.

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    MikeBoyScout says:

    Waterloo – I was defeated, you won the war
    Waterloo – promise to love you for ever more
    Waterloo – couldn’t escape if I wanted to
    Waterloo – knowing my fate is to be with you
    Waterloo – finally facing my waterloo

    You know you wanted this.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @SIA: After that powerful statement from Rep. Lewis, the rest of the democrats should just yield their time.

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    General Egali Tarian Stuck says:

    That wasn’t so bad now, was it?

    I hate you John Cole.

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    scav says:

    and now I’m fleeing to Saturday waits by Lonely, Dear which at least has dogs for the rest of you , but Jesus John, did you HAVE TO?!

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    SIA says:

    @WaterGirl: Did you see Rep Lewis on election night. Incredibly moving. There is just something about him.

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    debit says:

    True story: I have a client named Fernando. Every time he calls, I have to bite my tongue to stop myself from asking some variation of,”Hey, Fernando. Those sound like drums to you?”

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    stuckinred says:

    SIA

    You got that right, I live in Athens and have to see Braun’s ranting day after day!

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    D-Chance. says:

    Roland Martin just unloaded on CNN… lol.

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    gregw says:

    What’d Pacsrell say?

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    JGabriel says:

    @gregw: I’m glad someone asked. I missed it too.

    .

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    gregw says:

    Pascrell. Dammit.

    Also, my channel guide says I’m watching The Mind of Manson.

    And now the chair says don’t push me. Sup with all this? I missed something good.

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    Veteran, Great War of Yankee Aggression says:

    @LuciaMia:

    Right, you want to punish/shame a politician so you send him money

    It would be hilarious if 1 Million wingnuts sent Stupak $4.00 apiece.

    As long as we are posting links- Massive Butthurt!

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    FARfetched says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: AbbA is from Sweden, the ozone hole is in the polar region… sounds like conclusive evidence to me!

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    What’s with all the ABBA haters? Are y’all too young or too old to appreciate the sublimity of “Waterloo”? What’s next, running down “Take a Chance on Me”? Piss off! :P

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    gogol's wife says:

    Seeing those silly people in their happy outfits is just what I needed.

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    Betsy says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:
    Rep. John Lewis is an actual hero and a living treasure. I didn’t see the statement y’all referred to just now, though, so hopefully it will be on the web soon.

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    Steaming Pile says:

    @Wilson Heath: I want to know what they’re putting in the water in Sweden. These girls have got to be pushing 60 by now, and they’re still smoking hot.

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    scav says:

    @FlipYrWhig: I lived through it, I don’t get it. and I enjoy Life on Mars. Sorry. Complete Mental Shutdown. Sorry, I’m so giddy I don’t really care. . . enjoy yur hotpants.

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    BruinKid says:

    Hey now, ABBA is awesome. Also, when McCain tried to use “Take a Chance on Me” as a campaign song, ABBA complained and forced McCain to drop it.

    So they rock, and still do.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @scav: Aw, I like layers and layers of overproduction.

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    scav says:

    @FlipYrWhig: ko, kutie, doen wanna get in the way of anybody enjoying their kinks on this night of all nights. You overproduce and I’ll applaud on this semi-dead thread. Go Wild.

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    Delia says:

    Now I’m caught in an infinite loop contemplating how the same country that produced Ingmar Bergman also produced ABBA.

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    Citizen_X says:

    Never mind the hair, the cape, or the platform shoes. The guitar makes it.

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    Bob K says:

    Laugh all you want about ABBA – they were just inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. And off topic – there was a lesbian love scenario (not that there’s anything wrong with that) on Desperate Houswives which is hilarious when you consider that it was on ABC which is owned by Disney – you can’t make this stuff up.

    “There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable… There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”

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    Amanda says:

    Okay I absolutely love ABBA but that video is hilarious. I mean, the guitar alone…LOL

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    Howard Y says:

    @Citizen_X: That guitar is a travesty, sir! Just because you can make electric guitars any shape doesn’t mean that you should.

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    Nutella says:

    OK the song is called “Waterloo” but the video has to be called “White Chicks Can’t Dance”.

    Love the outfits, though, especially the guy with the cape.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Chat Noir:

    I took a class in Australian film and apparently ABBA was huge in Australia, far beyond how big they were in the US. So that adds a little extra comedy to the scene.

    My favorite “Waterloo”-related scene is only available on YouTube in Spanish for some reason, but I think you’ll all get the gist:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

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    Rolf says:

    Agnetha (blonde) had some hella nice legs.

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    justawriter says:

    Well, obviously it was Obama’s Waterloo. Too bad for the Rethugs he was Wellington.

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    matoko_chan says:

    11D chessmaster —–> 3
    morans——-> 0

    welcome to Obamas House of Pwn, biyoches.

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    Paul in KY says:

    I think another ABBA song title ‘The Winner Takes it All’ can be used here too :-) Also

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    Restrung says:

    I feel like I win when I lose. duh

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