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Mon Jun 3, 2013, 11:12 PM

Its as if House Republicans have had their central nervous system removed-There is no brain activity

The GOP Knows That it is Broken
by BooMan
Mon Jun 3rd, 2013 at 10:36:52 PM EST

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Ninety-percent of what the House is doing is nothing more than a colossal waste of time. Even Fox News doesn't cover it. No one but Cantor even cares about it. Speaker Boehner has totally checked out. Do you know how he plans to act if the Senate passes immigration reform? Does he?

It's almost as if the House Republicans have had their central nervous system removed. There is no brain activity. Even the think tanks have stopped trying to be even remotely serious. The Heritage Foundation made Jim DeMint their director and promptly put a guy in charge of their immigration reform analysis who posted at racist websites and did his college thesis on how stupid Latinos are. Plus, their data was laughed out of town by Republicans. It's gotten to the point that Democratic wonks are lamenting that they no longer have anyone honest to debate.

What the GOP is doing makes no sense. They behave as if they can get 100% of what their most radical and deluded members want even though they only technically control one half of Congress and there is a relatively popular and freshly-reelected Democrat in the White House. It doesn't matter how many times the Speaker points those facts out, he has no ability to get those facts to sink in. They act like President Obama is more intransigent than President Clinton, but the Gingrich-led Congress actively worked to find areas where they could work with Clinton. When Boehner tried to do that, he almost lost his speakership. And Gingrich had a lot more leverage because Bob Dole and Trent Lott were in control of the Senate.

I believe the root problem here is that Republicans told lies for so long that they finally produced a generation of officeholders who actually confuse lies with the truth. They got high on their own supply. No wonder Bob Dole thinks they need to go to a collective rehab.

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more:
http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/6/3/223652/0867

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Tue Jun 4, 2013, 12:27 AM

1. K&R nt

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Tue Jun 4, 2013, 12:49 AM

2. They're controlled by the snake brain

They operate from the medulla. There's very little actual thinking involved.

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Tue Jun 4, 2013, 12:50 AM

3. K & R !!!

 


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Tue Jun 4, 2013, 02:17 AM

4. They are waiting out the clock to do their job like they did in 2011. It's bad for the USA.

The media refuses to cover what Americans need to know is facing them. We can joke, and I need the laugh at times, but this is deadly serious.

Of course we have deadlines and dates that will be working in our favor, such as the ACA coming into force next year. Whatever mischief they can do, no matter how foul or underhanded they can do, you can count on them doing it. They, with their media, will orchestrate all the trouble they can during the summer and fall coming up.

The GOP and their masters hate representative democracy and most of the American people. Their actions prove this, and they are going to try to strangle us. So we must keep at it, and get them out of office in 2014.

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Tue Jun 4, 2013, 12:51 PM

5. What they are doing makes perfect sense. and it has been working till recently

 

They tie the hands of the democrats in the house then blame House Democrats for all the problems associated with this tactic. Cast themselves (GOP) as the outsiders and would be Heroes (If we would just elect more of them) I Just thank my lucky stars we don't have a parliamentary government. or else we would have went the way of Germany circa 1936 in 2011. the American enabling (reads; Patriot) act would have been a whole lot worse. Don't you think this lie has been used before?

Their is nothing new under the sun in ether Sex, money, or Politics.-Vicar of Revelwood

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