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BumRushDaShow

(133,405 posts)
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 03:36 PM Nov 2023

'We're ungovernable': House Republicans nix votes on two funding bills as shutdown deadline nears

Source: NBC News

Nov. 9, 2023, 12:48 PM EST / Updated Nov. 9, 2023, 1:23 PM EST


WASHINGTON — House Republicans closed out the week by canceling votes on two party-line funding bills in the span of 48 hours, a setback for new Speaker Mike Johnson and a sign of persisting dysfunction in the chamber ahead of a key funding deadline.

They pulled a transportation-housing bill late Tuesday as some coastal Republicans opposed cuts to Amtrak. And they yanked a financial services and general government measure on Thursday morning that included divisive anti-abortion language.

It's a step backward for Johnson, R-La., who had hoped to show progress on appropriations bills championed by his party's conservative wing in order to secure their votes to pass a short-term bill that would keep the government open beyond the Nov. 17 deadline. And it shows how ungovernable the House continues to be after right-wing Republicans ousted Speaker Kevin McCarthy over complaints about his handling of government funding.

"I don't think the Lord Jesus himself could manage this group," said Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas. He added that he would pray for the new speaker as the House adjourned for a long weekend. "We’re still dealing with the same divisions we always have had," said another House Republican. "We’re ungovernable."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/-ungovernable-house-republicans-nix-votes-two-funding-bills-shutdown-d-rcna124441



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'We're ungovernable': House Republicans nix votes on two funding bills as shutdown deadline nears (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Nov 2023 OP
Pray less, work more relayerbob Nov 2023 #1
Exactly Rebl2 Nov 2023 #14
Pray hard, dudes. ananda Nov 2023 #2
Lord Jesus would kick these clowns outta the halls of Congress C_U_L8R Nov 2023 #3
Having second thoughts about their anti-abortion strategy since Tuesday's blue wave? JudyM Nov 2023 #4
But the fucksticks managed to subpoena Beau Biden's widow CanonRay Nov 2023 #5
Why in heaven's name did they do that? Hekate Nov 2023 #20
Probably because they first subpoenaed Beau Biden's ghost DFW Nov 2023 #25
Sounds likely enough, all things considered Hekate Nov 2023 #33
The same reason Starr's Whitewater probe meandered all over the place... JHB Nov 2023 #32
Seems perfectly reasonable considering the type of 'Christianity' they actually practice Attilatheblond Nov 2023 #38
Prayer isn't the solution, it's the problem. KPN Nov 2023 #6
Sounds like they need to start censuring and ejecting the worst of the worst Warpy Nov 2023 #7
Frankly, they would probably make their lives easier if they pursued some votes from Democrats GregariousGroundhog Nov 2023 #10
The Man from Bakersfield is from a very red district, so I'm not sure if he has the leeway you imagine Hekate Nov 2023 #22
And THOSE Traildogbob Nov 2023 #11
It's all Kabuki theater. Unfortunately, there's an actual job to do. usonian Nov 2023 #8
Sending them thoughts and prayers SouthernDem4ever Nov 2023 #9
Anyone else think the media is purposefully suppressing positive stories about Biden? Linda Ed Nov 2023 #12
Definitely Rebl2 Nov 2023 #15
Constantly mahina Nov 2023 #35
Ungovernable and MOMFUDSKI Nov 2023 #13
Dear Repukes, please stop blaming this shit on Jesus. He's got nothing to do with it! FakeNoose Nov 2023 #16
The part of 'UN...' Luck Counts Nov 2023 #17
Oh, please. Don't come whining to me, asswiipes. Go to your Dear Leader. CTyankee Nov 2023 #18
Zero surprise, zero new news - when exactly have republicans governed NoMoreRepugs Nov 2023 #19
I will say again and again: Repukes can't govern sakabatou Nov 2023 #21
I blame the idiots that voted for these people Johonny Nov 2023 #23
thirty years of this nonsense and cut social programs . cut their salaries to one buck, dont get me started . AllaN01Bear Nov 2023 #24
Do nothing; know nothings Captain Zero Nov 2023 #28
The ones who elected the MAGAts are happy Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2023 #26
Republicans think "government is the problem" because they suck at it. n/t Beartracks Nov 2023 #27
"ungovernable'"?? More like utterly unqualified for service Novara Nov 2023 #29
The "nobody tells ME what to do" crowd. calimary Nov 2023 #30
Two days after Old Crank Nov 2023 #31
Maybe Jesus doesn't like you. nt Hotler Nov 2023 #34
In totally unrelated news, the House will get a long weekend as Speaker Johnson travels to Paris Midnight Writer Nov 2023 #36
Government doesn't work. Elect us and we'll prove it. - The GOP Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2023 #37

C_U_L8R

(45,123 posts)
3. Lord Jesus would kick these clowns outta the halls of Congress
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 03:42 PM
Nov 2023

The untalented Ungovernables should resign in shame and let the country move forward,

JudyM

(29,424 posts)
4. Having second thoughts about their anti-abortion strategy since Tuesday's blue wave?
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 03:43 PM
Nov 2023
And they yanked a financial services and general government measure on Thursday morning that included divisive anti-abortion language.

JHB

(37,188 posts)
32. The same reason Starr's Whitewater probe meandered all over the place...
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 11:16 AM
Nov 2023

...the same reason Republicans have never been shy about launching multiple investigations of things where they turned up nothing previously (e.g., Vince Foster's death):

They're fishing around for something -- anything -- they might be able to use against Democrats, and, with a far greater likelihood of success, they're fishing around for headlines and coverage and clips they can use in fundraising and campaign ads.

Attilatheblond

(2,831 posts)
38. Seems perfectly reasonable considering the type of 'Christianity' they actually practice
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 05:37 PM
Nov 2023

Hard working federal employees will likely be shut out soon. The members of the public who rely on those people for the essential services they provide the tax paying public will be SOL. Public safety will be at risk. But the GOP Louse Caucus is busy biting and feeding on taxpayers, making useless gestures of cutting pay for hard working cabinet members and other administration appointees to $1 and harassing ANYONE with the last name of Biden, to do the actual work of governing.

The GOP Louse Members are NOT there to work. They are there to draw good pay, hope they get to serve 5 years and get good pensions, and act out on all their infantile, unaddressed psychological shortcomings.

FIRE THEM in 2024. Fire EVERY one of the GOP Louse caucus!

Warpy

(112,103 posts)
7. Sounds like they need to start censuring and ejecting the worst of the worst
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 04:19 PM
Nov 2023

They're ungovernable because they have members who refuse to do their jobs.

GregariousGroundhog

(7,541 posts)
10. Frankly, they would probably make their lives easier if they pursued some votes from Democrats
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 04:38 PM
Nov 2023

It's would probably be the Republican's best interests to pursue a dozen or so votes from centrists Democrats and sideline their extremists such as Boebart, Gaetz and Greene.

The ironic thing is that McCarthy was in a reasonable position to do that. Being from California, McCarthy is unlikely to lose a primary to a far right challenger and he is also capable of raising large sums of money. Mike Johnson's ability to raise money is much more uncertain and Louisiana Republicans are much more likely than California ones to punish someone who moves to the center.

Traildogbob

(9,152 posts)
11. And THOSE
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 04:58 PM
Nov 2023

Exact members want to cut VP, Pete and other’s salaries to $1.00. Burn the fucking GQP to the ground. Useless assholes all.

usonian

(10,873 posts)
8. It's all Kabuki theater. Unfortunately, there's an actual job to do.
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 04:25 PM
Nov 2023


But their prime directive (part of the coup attempt that never stopped) is to grind government to a halt so that some dictator can take over.

And they're not exactly thinking this through, because dictators purge their ranks and they, themselves meet pretty ugly ends.

But hey, it's a cult. Have no regard for the price that's paid sooner or later.

Linda Ed

(497 posts)
12. Anyone else think the media is purposefully suppressing positive stories about Biden?
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 05:36 PM
Nov 2023

So sick of all the trumpty dumpty crap every day ...while Biden is working and getting things done

FakeNoose

(33,851 posts)
16. Dear Repukes, please stop blaming this shit on Jesus. He's got nothing to do with it!
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 08:28 PM
Nov 2023


This is where we learn that Speaker Mike Johnson is just as worthless as ex-Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Luck Counts

(30 posts)
17. The part of 'UN...'
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 08:29 PM
Nov 2023

Not only ungovernable, but also unable to govern, unable to behave like decent human beings, and unable to understand what it means to be a public servant rather than a self-serving (insert preferred insult here).

CTyankee

(64,120 posts)
18. Oh, please. Don't come whining to me, asswiipes. Go to your Dear Leader.
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 09:31 PM
Nov 2023

You got what you wanted. Live with it, assholes.

AllaN01Bear

(20,689 posts)
24. thirty years of this nonsense and cut social programs . cut their salaries to one buck, dont get me started .
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 11:24 PM
Nov 2023

do your jobs idiots . thats why u have always been called the do nothings and will be called the do nothings .

Hermit-The-Prog

(34,816 posts)
26. The ones who elected the MAGAts are happy
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 05:22 AM
Nov 2023

They will remain happy at the obstruction and destruction until it has a personal impact on them.

calimary

(82,450 posts)
30. The "nobody tells ME what to do" crowd.
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 10:47 AM
Nov 2023

Talk about arrested development - these pathetic assholes really never got past kindergarten.

Old Crank

(3,968 posts)
31. Two days after
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 10:55 AM
Nov 2023

Being crotch punter on 2 antiabortion votes in states there they are shoving their religious beliefs down our throats.

Midnight Writer

(22,251 posts)
36. In totally unrelated news, the House will get a long weekend as Speaker Johnson travels to Paris
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 02:02 PM
Nov 2023

to attend a meeting of right-wing "influencers" from around the world.

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