CongressClowns Voting Tonight

Looks like the Do-Nothings will take a vote on immigration reform before they flee DC, according to TPM:

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on Friday night on two bills, first on the GOP’s border supplemental and then on their proposal to end the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Vote schedules often change but the current plan is to start voting on the first bill between 8:00 and 8:30 p.m. and wrap up both of them around 11 p.m.

It’s just a hastily built stage for the usual carnival barkers, though:

“This House is going to make a resounding statement today that says, ‘Stop, Mr. President. Don’t violate the Constitution,'” King said.

Bachmann called it “the most monumental vote that we will take in this entire term.” She said it was a “very good bill that people can be proud of,” declaring that it was about “stopping the invasion of illegal foreign nationals into our country.”

Useless fucksticks.

101 replies
  1. 1
    dmsilev says:

    Obama gave a pre-emptive response at his press conference this morning. ‘Raised middle finger’ basically sums it up.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    If King and Bachman are your voices of choice, what choice do you have?

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    JGabriel says:

    TPM:

    “This House is going to make a resounding statement today that says, ‘Stop, Mr. President. Don’t violate the Constitution,’” King said.

    “Don’t violate the constitution.” Right. These people are about as familiar with the US Constitution as they are with the Bible they pretend to love.

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    NotMax says:

    Fig leaves.

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    raven says:

    Fuck em all.

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    dmsilev says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: Crazy and Crazier. Determining which is which is left as an exercise for the reader.

    (trick question; they’re both ‘crazier’)

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    raven says:

    Man, the morning crew is up in here!

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @dmsilev: This is one of those unusual situations where can actually use Craziest in a comparison of two levels of crazy.

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    Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN) says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: Well, you can listen to the voices in your head, or you can listen to the voices in their heads.

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    BGinCHI says:

    Now that’s leadership!

    Ron Fournier must be running out of lube.

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    Friday news dump, indeed.

    No one will care about these “votes” besides their base. (how low can they go?)

    The rubes must be wound up at all costs.

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    Roger Moore says:

    The Clown Anti-Defamation League wishes to have a word with you.

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    askew says:

    I can’t believe Boehner let Bachmann and King oversee these bills. And we are supposed to believe that Boehner is going to hold off these nutjobs from impeaching Obama?

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    dmsilev says:

    @askew: Boehner’s “leadership” team is hilariously bad at its job.

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    Karen in GA says:

    OT, but I like the series of pictures, so here. Iggy helps out.

    Back on topic: The most monumental vote in their entire term, Bachmann says. At this point I’m amazed it’s not the only vote in their entire term. “Useless fucksticks” is right.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @askew:

    And we are supposed to believe that Boehner is going to hold off these nutjobs from impeaching Obama?

    We are supposed to believe that, while the wingnuts are supposed to believe that impeachment is right around the corner. In practice, he seems to be achieving the opposite of the desired effect. Democrats are convinced he’s weak and will give in to calls for impeachment once his harebrained lawsuit plan gets laughed out of court, while wingnuts think he’s weak and unwilling to launch an impeachment. If he were able to convince people, he wouldn’t have to keep coming up with plans to prove that he’s serious.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Karen in GA:

    At this point I’m amazed it’s not the only vote in their entire term.

    What do you mean? They’ve voted to repeal Obamacare a whole bunch of times.

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    Karen in GA says:

    @Roger Moore: I only count duplicates once.

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    askew says:

    @dmsilev:

    @askew: Boehner’s “leadership” team is hilariously bad at its job.

    That they are. I am half expecting this latest bill to fail. His team can’t count votes and have had to pull multiple bills from the floor before they failed. He’s like the anti-Pelosi.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @raven:
    Not just a good thing by itself – it beats the hell out of the trolltown review in the last 2 threads

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    Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN) says:

    @dmsilev: I’m not convinced that Boehner is that bad at his job. I have a very strong suspicion that NO ONE could successfully guide that clown cavalcade (and, no, I won’t apologize to clowns for the comparison, those creepy fuckers) to anywhere this side of Looneyville. For all I know, he’s the greatest leader since Cesear Augustus.

    . . .

    Okay, that last sentence went a little far. Boehner’s a tool but it’s not like there’s anyone else who could do better with this crew. Sometimes, the problem is the followers.

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    big ole hound says:

    I hope the Prez vetoes what ever crap they come up with and use his socialtist directive power to do something useful and then takes money from some military pork project to pay for it. Somehow we will survive but the rest of the world has to be laughing as they dodge bullets. One beer to many?

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    @Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN):
    ‘No one could drive that clown car’ is an acceptable premise. However, a competent Speaker would not be repeatedly pantsed by his own caucus, offering bills he cannot get them to pass. Maybe he ain’t drivin’, but he should at least see the cliffs they’re jumping off.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    I really wish someone would show some mercy and accidentally drop a 16 ton weight on Cray-Cray Eyes Bachmann last week.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Useless fucksticks.

    Isn’t it “willfully ignorant fucksticks”?

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: Why do you hate 16 ton weights?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN): You do have a point. The “followers” are pretty bad at following, or taking any direction whatsoever. I do believe it would be several orders of magnitude easier to herd cats than it would be to herd teatards.

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    Thoughtful David says:

    @Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN):
    His job is to serve the United States. At which he has failed miserably as a leader, supposedly third in line and ready to step in should something happen to Obama and Biden.

    If he were actually doing his job, instead of trying to fellate the right wing, he would have brought a bunch of things up for vote, which would have passed with Democratic votes, and would have actually done something for the country.

    But he hasn’t the balls to do what’s right. The Republican caucus is damning the nation for its little temper tantrum, and he shows no leadership skills to do what’s right. Which have been basically to tell the likes of Bachmann and King and Gohmert to fuck off.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @askew:

    His team can’t count votes

    So, Mark Penn is leading his team?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Thoughtful David:

    to tell the likes of Bachmann and King and Gohmert to fuck off.AND DIE.

    FTFY.

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    Obama’s presidency has really opened my eyes wide to the crazy, that I never even knew existed in this country.

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    JPL says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: That’s what the Bill Weir of CNN tweeted but willfully ignorant and useless f..ksticks works fine.

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    Baud says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    And that’s just on Balloon Juice.

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    JPL says:

    Is anyone watching the vote?

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    Karen in GA says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: To be fair, the willfully ignorant are pretty useless.

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    Schlemizel says:

    I have heard so much about Lincoln’s speech at Cooper Union so tonight I decided to look it up and read it.

    It is not great oratory but it is a stunningly good discussion of the history of slavery expansion and its restraint in American history. It does have some flourishes that are proto-Lincoln. It also intensifies my belief that what we are seeing in politics today is in fact the Antebellum politics.

    The best line to exemplify that:

    Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events. – A. Lincoln

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @JPL:

    I was just sorry that Bill Weir apologized. I thought he was spot on.

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    @Baud: The difference is that the crazy on BJ is funny. The crazy in the Congress not so much.

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    Mike in NC says:

    After a taxpayer funded five week vacation, these fucksticks will return to DC rested and refreshed and enthusiastically beating the impeachment drum. Please proceed, asswipes.

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    JPL says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Had he stopped typing at willfully ignorant, it would have been okay. CNN probably frowns on the f..ksticks though. It’s now my favorite saying though, so I appreciate his sentiment.

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    KG says:

    Every story starts with a bad/wrong decision. In this case, it was the GOP leaderahip’s decision that their number one priority was making Obama a one term president. Once you publicly say that, you’ve painted yourself into a corner because your side will accept nothing less and the other side won’t trust you to work in good faith. It may have been cynical (and probably was) but before they knew it, their base elected a bunch of true believers, and a fresh coat of paint was on the floor.

    What shocks me about this mess is that Bohener doesn’t seem interested in his legacy. A Speaker interested in his legacy and the best interests of the country (because unless you’re going the Eugene McCarthy route, as a politician those two things are entwined) would have used what part of his caucus he could along with the Democrats to fashion a working majority to pass meaningful legislation. That way plays out two ways: his caucus revolts the next term and refuses to nominate him for Speaker; or, enough of his caucus comes to it’s senses and plays ball

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN):
    Were Ted Cruz a Representative rather than a Senator, I suspect he could lead the House R caucus — or at least suss out which shiny object it was headed for right now, and walk at the front of the crowd, thus seeming to lead. That alone is still more than Böhner can manage.

    I suspect the problem here is as much a recalcitrant House majority that won’t follow anyone as it is a despised-by-everyone Speaker who can’t lead.

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    Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN) says:

    @Thoughtful David:

    His job is to serve the United States. At which he has failed miserably as a leader, supposedly third in line and ready to step in should something happen to Obama and Biden.

    If this is your belief, you are going to find American politics perpetually disappointing.

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    askew says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    So, Mark Penn is leading his team?

    Well that would explain their incompetence.

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    Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN) says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    Were Ted Cruz a Representative rather than a Senator, I suspect he could lead the House R caucus — or at least suss out which shiny object it was headed for right now, and walk at the front of the crowd, thus seeming to lead. That alone is still more than Böhner can manage.

    No, he’d be a complete failure as Speaker. He’d fail in a very different way than Boehner does, but it would be a more profound failure. Quite spectacular, though.

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    KG says:

    @Karen in GA: PT Barnum would disagree

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    KG says:

    @Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN): having the Senate reject every bill or require a conference on all of them would be something. So would the repeated failures to override vetoes.

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    Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN) says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    I really wish someone would show some mercy and accidentally drop a 16 ton weight on Cray-Cray Eyes Bachmann last week.

    I keep telling people: IT’S ST CLOUD! (Okay, we can blame Stillwater, too.) THEY’RE NEVER GOING TO ELECT ANYONE EVEN SLIGHTLY USEFUL.

    Given that the district is never going to elect anyone who isn’t evil, I’m actually happier if they at least elect someone entertaining and obviously insane. I feel the same way about Louie Gohmert’s district.

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    srv says:

    Olds vs n00bs:

    The shuttle buses that ship techies from San Francisco to Silicon Valley have become loaded symbols over the past year, physical targets for community outrage over the tech boom’s role in the city’s skyrocketing rents and growing income gap.

    Now seniors and people with disabilities are taking issue with the buses themselves.

    On Friday morning, protesters from groups including Senior and Disability Action, the Gray Panthers and Eviction Free San Francisco blocked two tech shuttle buses stopping at 24th and Valencia streets en route to the Peninsula.

    The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency’s much-hyped 18-month pilot program to regulate tech shuttles went into effect Friday, charging commuter shuttles from Google, Apple, Yahoo and other companies $3.55 for every stop per day.

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    efgoldman says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    I really wish someone would show some mercy and accidentally drop a 16 ton weight on Cray-Cray Eyes Bachmann last week.

    Well, she’s done at the end of the term.
    Meanwhile, her views on the immigrant kids, who brought them here and why are pretty compelling.

    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) believes that the United States government wants to use thousands of undocumented immigrants for medical experiments, she said on the radio show “WallBuilders Live” on Wednesday.
    “And now President Obama is trying to bring all those foreign nationals, the illegal aliens to the country, and he has said that he will put them in the foster care system,” Bachmann said in the interview. “Well, I will tell you from personal experience, we don’t have enough foster parents now in the country for the kids in America. We certainly don’t have enough foster parents for all of the illegal aliens that the president is trying to bring in right now.” The progressive group People For the American Way posted the audio on its Right Wing Watch blog Wednesday afternoon.
    Bachmann said that hospitals could “get millions of dollars in government grants if they can conduct medical research on somebody,” suggesting that the hospitals could do that research on undocumented children. “A little kid can’t say no if they’re a ward of the state,” said Bachmann. “So here you could have this institution getting millions of dollars from our government to do medical experimentation and a kid can’t even say no. It’s sick.”

    (And no, this isn’t the parody interview that some fell for.)
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....37765.html

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    Roger Moore says:

    @askew:

    His team can’t count votes

    Or at least they can’t seem to hold people to their promises on the way they’re planning on voting. I get the feeling that there have been a few times when the wingnuts turned on him and refused to vote as promised, and his whips were unable to keep them in line.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @JPL:

    CNN probably frowns on the f..ksticks though.

    It was the dildo lobby, which didn’t like the comparison.

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    efgoldman says:

    @KG:

    What shocks me about this mess is that Bohener doesn’t seem interested in his legacy. A Speaker interested in his legacy and the best interests of the country….

    Hahahahahahaha!!!
    Any number of speakers (of either party) would have cut these punks off at the knees. It’s no hard – you just “ask” the Appropriations chairperson to disappear a pet project, and blame the recalcitrance one. In fact, the Speaker could do it to Tailgunner Ted, too. TX gets way more federal $$ than it gives. How about closing a couple of those base?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @efgoldman: I’ve got a better idea. Use the idiots who elected her in the first place for the medical experiments.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN):

    Well, but technically Thoughtful David is correct. The position is Speaker of the House, not Speaker of the majority party, even though that is de facto what it is because the selection is always along party lines. In most* Parliamentary systems the Speakership is explicitly a non-partisan position and remains aloof from partisan divisions. Dunno if that would ever work here.

    * I say “most” as though I’ve actually researched all the parliamentary governments across the globe. I really have no idea. But in Canada and the UK the position is nominally non-partisan.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Noisemax strikes again!

    Ben Carson Picks 2016 Campaign Manager

    Oh please please please, FSM, let it be Mark Penn.

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    efgoldman says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    I suspect the problem here is as much a recalcitrant House majority that won’t follow anyone as it is a despised-by-everyone Speaker who can’t lead.

    There are more than enough votes, Dems plus some Republicans, to pass reasonable compromise legislation. Weeping Cheetoh is just afraid – terrified – to ask Nancy Smash to help. We don’t Have to have a budget crisis every other month. The Orange One chooses to.
    Now, he might lose his speakership over it, but he comes from a nice, safe district. He can stay in the house as long as he wants.

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    @SiubhanDuinne: Both the Speaker and the Leader of the Opposition have a rank equivalent to that of a cabinet minister.

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    Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN) says:

    @efgoldman: You fail to appreciate how far off the deep end they are. If Boehner threatened to cut off their pet project, they’d run straight to the nearest microphone to crow about how they’re standing up to corruption in Washington and how Boehner is nothing but a representation of everything they’re fighting against.

    That’s not to say that they don’t want that federal spending in their district (there are only a few of them that are crazy enough to go that far), just that anything that turns into a public fight over spending like that is going to work to the Teatard’s personal advantage.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @efgoldman:

    It’s no hard – you just “ask” the Appropriations chairperson to disappear a pet project, and blame the recalcitrance one.

    Which is exactly why the Tea Party has been so vigorous in attacking earmarks and other forms of pork. It hasn’t done much to bring the budget under control, but it has done a lot to free the backbenchers from party discipline. Cutting off their pork doesn’t work when they’ve already cut off their own pork, and they’re in a sufficiently safe district that they don’t have to depend on party favors for reelection.

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    raven says:

    Anyone else watch Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Honourable Woman?

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    MobiusKlein says:

    @srv: Gah, I biked right by that demonstration this morning.

    I’m not quite an old, but neither a noob.

    If they’re going to complain about the google bus, can they also complain about the 1000 other trucks, cars, vans, and crap blocking muni stops (and everything else on the road too.)

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    Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN) says:

    @efgoldman: How long do you think Boehner would last in a primary if he was relying on Democratic votes to remain Speaker?

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    Antidote to the crazy, a glass of Purrlot

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    The Clowns passed the mean and nasty bill, Cruz’s brainchild, faster deportations and ending the Deferred Action.

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    Anoniminous says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    And it is DOA in the Senate.

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    @Anoniminous: I know but that they have passed this nasty bill says a lot about them and the people they represent and none of it is good.

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    satby says:

    @Thoughtful David: this, this THIS! Orange Julius is no better than a traitor to the nation and a disgrace to his office.

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    Baud says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    says a lot about them and the people they represent and none of it is good.

    They’ve been doing a lot of talking over the last few years.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    That would be awesome to the max. For realz.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    Yup. Right.

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    Anoniminous says:

    If anyone can stand it, check out the comments here.

    Warning: vile doesn’t being to describe it.

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    efgoldman says:

    @Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN):

    How long do you think Boehner would last in a primary if he was relying on Democratic votes to remain Speaker?

    Something like 98% of all the incumbent GOBP congresscritters who were primaried, won. I think Cantor was the only notable who didn’t. Kilgore did an article on it a few weeks ago, but I’m too lazy to search for it.
    But since their whole, and only, ethos is fear, they’re afraid of their own damned shadows, too.

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    ...now I try to be amused says:

    Bachmann called it “the most monumental vote that we will take in this entire term.”

    I believe her. Do-nothing Congress indeed.

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    Baud says:

    @Anoniminous:

    Wingnuts angry that the house passed anything?

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    Anoniminous says:

    @Baud:

    A sample:

    DEMOCRATS CAN’T COUNT ON CRISIS AFTER MANUFACTURE CRISES TO SAVE THEIR *SSES THESE COMING ELECTIONS……DEMOCRATS What message do you have for us, in this year elections?

    THAT YOU DEMOCRATS INTENTIONALLY OPEN OUR US BORDERS, NOW WE AMERICANS ARE AT THE MERCY OF THE DRUG CARTELS, TERRORISTS,MILLIONS OF MORE ILLEGAL ALIENS AND MORE COMMUNICABLE DISEASES.

    THAT YOU MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE REDSKIN TO CHANGED THEIR NAME FOR BEEN INSULTING AND RACIST/

    THAT OBAMA WAS DECLARED OFFICIALLY BY THE PRESS AS A LIAR.

    THAT OBAMA WAS DECLARED THE WORSE PRESIDENT SINCE WWII

    CAMPAIGN AGAINST 30 MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE KOCH BROTHER AGAINST YOUR ALMOST BILLION DOLLAR WAR CHEST

    THAT YOU ARE THREATENING TWO OF OUR CONSTITUTION BRANCHES OF POWER?

    LET THEM EAT CAKE?

    THAT THE EPA, VA AND THE IRS COMPUTERS CRASHED MYSTERIOUSLY

    THAT YOU RAISE MORE MONEY FROM YOU RICH POLITICAL DONOR AND HOLLYWOOD LIBERALS THAN REPUBLICANS

    TO GIVES US MORE LIES TO COVER OTHER LIES?

    NO! …DEMOCRATS WHAT YOU WILL HAVE IS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE RIDING AN ENRAGED ELEPHANT IN A CHINA STORE.

    AND YET THERE IS ANOTHER SENATOR REID STEALING AGAIN SCANDAL

    HOW MANY CRIMES WILL THIS LOW LIFE SENATOR HAVE TO COMMIT FOR ERIC HOLDER TO INVESTIGATE?

    THIS YEAR OUR NATIONAL DEBT will be 19 TRILLIONS.

    You democrats push for the legalization of pot.

    Approved gay marriages.

    approved gay in the military

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DYING FROM LACK OF HEALTH CARE DUE TO YOUR HELLCARE LAW

    92 MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WILL STILL BE OUT OF WORK.

    30-40 MILLIONS OF ILLEGALS ALIENS YOU DEMOCRATS WANT TO LEGALIZED.

    OUR CREDIT DOWN GRADED SEVERAL TIMES

    INFLATION SKYROCKETING.

    50 MILLIONS IN FOOD STAMPS.

    SENATOR REID NUCLEAR OPTION

    CUT BENEFITS FOR MILITARY VETERAN INSTEAD OF CLOSING A LOOPHOLE THAT GIVE 4.2 BILLIONS A YEAR FOR CHILD TAX CREDIT THAT ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE GETTING AND DID NOT SUPPORT AN AMENDMENT THAT WOULD CLOSE THAT LOOP HOLE THAT SEN. SESSION INTRODUCED, BUT WAS VOTED DOWN BY NOT ONLY YOU DEMOCRATS ALSO BY THE MILITARY PROTECTOR JOHN MC CAIN? WHY? BECAUSE MC CAIN DIDN’T WANT UNDERMINE HIS AMNESTY BILL.

    UNEMPLOYMENT 92 MILLIONS ARE OUT WORK IN ALL RACES BLACKS, WHITE AND HISPANIC

    GENERAL UNEMPLOYMENT 52%

    BLACK YOUTH 43%

    LATIN YOUTH 22%

    WHITE 18%

    TRYING TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE THAT CREATES HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT AND HIGHER INFLATION.

    900 BILLIONS IN STIMULUS SHOVEL READY JOBS GONE.

    700 BILLIONS IN TARP MONEY GONE, MONEY THAT JUST DISAPPEARED INTO A BLACK HOLE.(PUN INTENDED)

    BILLION UPON BILLION OF DOLLARS FOR GREEN JOBS JUST VANISH.

    NOW DEMOCRATS THAT IS THE PLATFORM YOU INTENT TO RUN WITH?

    REMEMBER AN ARMY CAN’T RUN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.

    YOU HAVE CREATED AN ARMY OF REAL ANGRY AMERICANS VOTERS THAT ARE REALLY HUNGRY AND PISS OFFF.

    REPUBLICANS NOW TAKE ADVANTAGE YOU HAVE SO MUCH AMMUNITION AGAINST THESE DEMOCRATS B*STARDS.

    REMIND ALL YOUR VOTERS THAT A VOTE FOR DEMOCRAT IS VOTE FOR OBAMA,AND THAT OBAMA COULDN’T HAVE INFLICTED SO MUCH DAMAGED TO OUR NATION WITH OUT HIS DEMOCRAT PARTY, HEALTHCARE OBAMA/DEMOCRAT OPENING OUR BORDERS WIDE OPEN.

    AS IT’S NOW WE ARE AT THE MERCY OF, MILLIONS OF CRIMINAL ILLEGAL

    ALIENS, TERRORIST, DRUGS, DRUG CARTELS, MS-13 GANG BANGERS, AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES.
    DO YOU MORE? VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS.

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    Baud says:

    @Anoniminous:

    At least he doesn’t believe both sides are the same.

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    efgoldman says:

    OK, what the F**K!!
    I just posted a comment, it disappeared, and I posted an almost dupe, and IT disappeared.
    Not moderated, just GONE! What the FYWP is going on.

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    Anoniminous says:

    @Baud:

    For small favors let us give … thanks?

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    efgoldman says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: OK, I tried to post twice for you the WSJ story about the Met and unions extending the deadline by 72 hours. FYWP apparently didn’t like the link, or there was a forb1dden word in the blockquotes, or some damned thing. Anyway it’s out there if you g00gle it.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Anoniminous: with 52% unemployment, I’m glad the president’s policies have favored the youth so much.

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    @Anoniminous: If the general unemployment is 52% how can the white unemployment just be 18% when they are about 70% of the population? Math FAIL.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: I was told that there would be no math.

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    Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN) says:

    @efgoldman: How many of them were courting Democrats’ help on a regular basis. The primaries that have actually been run are utterly irrelevant to the fantasy primary in which John Boehner goes to the Republican electorate saying, “Please re-elect me so that I can continue to let Nancy Pelosi set the agenda.”

    Given that you’re usually pretty sensible I’m surprised that you don’t recognize how spaced out your argument is.

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    KG says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: obviously he forgot the decimal point between the five and the two

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    @KG: Isn’t 5% the natural rate of unemployment as postulated by Milton Friedman, then what are they complaining about?
    * It is 6.2% right now.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: I like the gay rights section. Tired of shouting in all caps, he whispers those sections in lower case. Either that or he didn’t notice that he was already shouting when he typed it.

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    KG says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: we all know why they are complaining… The president is a democrat and he’s, um, near

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: My highest score on my IB exams was in math.

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    @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name): What’s IB?

    ETA: Google says it is International Baccalaureate

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    efgoldman says:

    @Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN):

    Given that you’re usually pretty sensible I’m surprised that you don’t recognize how spaced out your argument is.

    Well, I think his seat (but not necessarily the big fancy speaker’s office with the $60,000 drapes) would be safe. If Kay shows up, she’s much better qualified to speak to that than I am.
    My answers were based on the premise, which somebody presented upthread, that he might actually act like a speaker of the house, who cares about his legacy, instead of (Pierce) putting his balls in a Mason jar, which Cantor hid until he got beat, and then passed on to Tailgunner Ted.
    What the fuck is all that power for if he can’t/won’t/is afraid to use it.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: my guess is that he’s counting the labor participation rate somehow. Kind of like the illegal immigrant number he uses includes pretty much everyone who wasn’t born here.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: Google is correct.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @efgoldman:

    Thanks, no problem, I have been keeping up with it on a dedicated FB site. There are people over there who can and do track down every article, every opinion piece, every official and unofficial communication from the participants. Appreciate your staying on it, though.

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    Anoniminous says:

    @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name):

    And here I was hoping it meant “International Bolshevism.”

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    1. It can’t
    2. Yup indeedy

    But Teh Mathz b hard and it much easier to HIT THE CAP LOCKS KEY!!11!!1!

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    Anoniminous says:

    @Suffern ACE:

    He’s not using Labor Participation Rate either. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the LPR is 62.9%.

    He probably pulled the number out of his ass.

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    @Anoniminous:

    DO YOU MORE? VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS.

    OK! OK! I MORE! I MORE!

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    Gravenstone says:

    @Anoniminous: WTFF? /over

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    Montysan0 says:

    @Anoniminous:

    THAT YOU MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE REDSKIN TO CHANGED THEIR NAME FOR BEEN INSULTING AND RACIST/…..

    …..NO! …DEMOCRATS WHAT YOU WILL HAVE IS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE RIDING AN ENRAGED ELEPHANT IN A CHINA STORE.

    I always wonder: do nutters like this keep comments ready to paste into posts, or do they write it out each and every time?

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