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Thu Oct 3, 2013, 12:20 PM

Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R) helps gov't shutdown, says park ranger should be ashamed

From the Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics-live/liveblog/live-updates-the-shutdown-showdown/#bcb4af5e-4ed7-450b-b8fe-135798bb1399

“How do you look at them and say — how could you deny them access?” Neugebauer says at the World War II Memorial. “I don’t get it.”

“The Park Service should be ashamed of themselves,” Neugebauer says.

“I’m not ashamed,” the ranger says.

“Well, you should be,” Neugebauer says, before walking away.

He is then confronted by a man who says he is a 30-year federal government employee who is out of work. The man tells Neugebauer that the ranger is just doing her job, and that Congress is responsible for federal parks and memorials being shuttered.


Holy crap on a crap cracker. They really do want to have it both ways, don't they? They want to be able to pull the lever to shut it all down, then blame those that they've furloughed for the results. I don't understand how republicans' heads aren't just exploding from cognitive dissonance.

The good news is, it looks like they're just killing themselves on this.

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Reply Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R) helps gov't shutdown, says park ranger should be ashamed (Original post)
Saviolo Oct 2013 OP
Beaverhausen Oct 2013 #1
Saviolo Oct 2013 #2
Quiet_Dem_Mom Oct 2013 #3
Saviolo Oct 2013 #7
MrScorpio Oct 2013 #4
bmbmd Oct 2013 #5
My Pet Goat Oct 2013 #6
Saviolo Oct 2013 #11
Gothmog Oct 2013 #8
lapislzi Oct 2013 #10
sammytko Oct 2013 #9
johnd83 Oct 2013 #12
Gothmog Oct 2013 #13
Saviolo Oct 2013 #14

Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 12:23 PM

1. This rep didn't serve one day in the military

This story is all over Facebook. Andrea Mitchell showed a clip of the fed worker giving him shit about how he treated the ranger.

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 12:31 PM

2. The more the merrier

They need to be called out on the duplicity and hypocrisy as frequently as possible. The republicans must be allowed to shift the conversation, or the blame, on to the people that they are victimizing.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 12:32 PM

3. Project much??

I'd call him an asshole, but assholes actually perform a useful function...unlike that nimrod.

It's a thing of beauty, however, to see how much the RepubCritters love, love, LOVE, LOVE being in front of a camera, photo-opping at every lens aimed at them--only to step firmly in a pile of viral video poo.

Keep up the good work, pugs!



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Response to Quiet_Dem_Mom (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 12:47 PM

7. That WWII Memorial

That WWII Memorial seems to be the epicentre of it all right now. The Republicans want to use it and those poor veterans as a symbol of how the dirty liberals are creating innocent victims. Michelle Bachmann is making her presence there known, and Sarah "You Betcha" Palin is being as clever as her handlers can be with her comment that the barricades are "Barrycades" and blames the POTUS for it. She even manages to tie Benghazi into it!

Link here for the Politico story: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/sarah-palin-world-war-ii-memorial-president-obama-97775.html?hp=r11

How cynical and terrible do these republicans and republican shills have to be to use WWII veterans in such a shocking display?

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 12:35 PM

4. Sure enough, this fool is another member of the Tealiban Caucus

I tell ya, every single member is a certified moron.

From now on, I'm checking the membership to verify stupid Republican statements...

Here it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_Caucus#Members.2C_113th_Congress

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 12:37 PM

5. So if Nuegebauer shuts down WIC and other lunch for children programs

does that make him a "baby-killer"?

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 12:42 PM

6. This is the worst messaging day for the GOP in a long time....

This bully incident and the strange Stutzman comment. There have been other stories today as well (e.g., the "mansplaining" incident on CNN's Costello show).

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Response to My Pet Goat (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:09 PM

11. They are currently their own worst enemies

... not that that's really a terribly new thing. They've been kicking their own asses for a while, now, in their froth to unseat a democratically elected leader. The last two Democrats in office have proven that they just can't play with others.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 12:49 PM

8. This idiot used campaign funds to buy a yacht

This is the same teabagger who used campaign funds to buy a yacht
http://www.juanitajean.com/2011/02/16/yachting-dandy-randy-works-hard-to-make-fool-of-self/

Most of you are familiar with Juanita’s favorite yachtsman, Republican Congressman Randy Neugebauer of deep West Texas. The district that Randy represents is landlocked and 95% dessert. The other 5% is asphalt.

“However, Randy bought a damn yacht with his campaign donations. Not a bass boat. Not even a ski boat. It’s a yacht. In fact, here’s what it looks like,” she shows a picture to everyone and they all say, “Damn, girl, that’ a yacht!”


Here is a picture of the yacht purchased with campaign funds



It is hard to take anything that this idiot says seriously

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:06 PM

10. I love how the internets never forget.

Brilliant.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 12:53 PM

9. They are beating him up on his Facebook page

He is sarah palin level of stupid!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:38 PM

12. What is with the huge flag in his lapel?

A pin was just not enough?

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 11:18 AM

13. According to Juanita Jean, CREW has filed ethics complaint against this idiot

According to Juanita Jean, CREW has filed an ethics complaint against this idiot http://www.juanitajean.com/2013/10/04/at-the-very-least-someone-should-sink-his-yacht/

Well, the good folks over at CREW did more than just get upset. They did something.

Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) for conduct that reflects discreditably upon the House.


I know. It’s hard to believe that he hasn’t been be brought up before on “conduct that reflects discreditably upon the House.” Of course, Tom DeLay and Louie Gohmert lowered the standard on that pretty good.

“Rep. Neugebauer’s demeaning treatment of the ranger reinforces the commonly held belief that members of Congress are arrogant and have an over-inflated sense of superiority,” continued [CREW Executive Director Melanie] Sloan. “The House cannot permit its members to berate federal employees for a government shutdown for which Congress is responsible. Rep. Neugebauer needs to be held accountable for his reprehensible conduct.”


This is good news.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 12:10 PM

14. Awesome!

They all need to be called on the carpet for their bullshit. The more people hold them to what they say, the better.

We also have to stop letting them get away with "I'm sorry if anyone found my comments offensive" non-apologies.

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