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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:06 PM

Pic Of The Moment: Who's To Blame For The Shutdown? Just Look Who's Cheering For It...



"House Republicans ... said Saturday they were not worried that extending the battle with the Senate might send the nation spiraling into a shutdown."

"Hours before the votes, cheers erupted in a closed-door GOP meeting."

"People are probably going to realize they can live with a lot less government than what they thought they needed."

"I said, you know, like 9/11: Let's roll"

"This is my idea of fun."




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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Who's To Blame For The Shutdown? Just Look Who's Cheering For It... (Original post)
EarlG Oct 2013 OP
handmade34 Oct 2013 #1
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2013 #4
calimary Oct 2013 #5
wordpix Oct 2013 #32
qanda Oct 2013 #2
WorseBeforeBetter Oct 2013 #3
noiretextatique Oct 2013 #7
mnhtnbb Oct 2013 #8
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2013 #21
WorseBeforeBetter Oct 2013 #23
niyad Oct 2013 #42
liberal N proud Oct 2013 #6
mnhtnbb Oct 2013 #9
calimary Oct 2013 #11
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2013 #22
Maven Oct 2013 #10
SoutherDem Oct 2013 #12
Initech Oct 2013 #13
cyberswede Oct 2013 #31
niyad Oct 2013 #41
TBF Oct 2013 #14
wordpix Oct 2013 #33
TBF Oct 2013 #38
olegramps Oct 2013 #15
2naSalit Oct 2013 #16
judesedit Oct 2013 #17
Chaco Dundee Oct 2013 #18
florida08 Oct 2013 #19
Flatulo Oct 2013 #20
2naSalit Oct 2013 #26
red dog 1 Oct 2013 #24
Cha Oct 2013 #25
Divine Discontent Oct 2013 #27
Divine Discontent Oct 2013 #28
On the Road Oct 2013 #29
Stryder Oct 2013 #30
merrily Oct 2013 #34
lonestarnot Oct 2013 #35
SoapBox Oct 2013 #36
LeftishBrit Oct 2013 #37
lonestarnot Oct 2013 #39
niyad Oct 2013 #40

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:10 PM

1. only John Boehner...

he can call for a vote on a clean CR Bill...

I would be at fault for letting a class of 7th graders determine my curriculum

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:41 PM

4. There are MORE than enough moderates willing to stop this but they CAN'T....

 

Boehner and Cantor won't let them.

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:43 PM

5. He's fucking USELESS! Good metaphor you offer, handmade34!

But it's actually more extreme than that. More like letting the pre-schoolers determine your entire curriculum - from K-8.

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 11:08 PM

32. just remember who this class of R freshmen are working for---Kochs et. al

They may spout off about guns, god and hating government but they're really pawns of the Kochs and want the Kochead $$$. I really would like our DOJ and EPA to get off their asses and sue for environmental violations. But of course, there's only a skeletal crew at those agencies now that the Kochs and their minions have managed to shut down gov.

A perfect conclusion for the Koch Bros. who want to protect their $110 billion, polluting monopolies and make more $$$ without spending on taxes.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:17 PM

2. They are some pretty sick individuals

You would think that Obamacare was tailor-made for them.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:24 PM

3. Marsha Blackburn is particularly toxic.

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And kept calling Gwen Ifill "Judy" last night, while weaseling out of the question of whether she would give up pay during the shutdown.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:22 PM

7. hey marsha: resign

That is a perfect way to prove your "less government" theory. And take the other teahadists with you.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:27 PM

8. We should slam her office with messages saying "We could sure live without you."

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 03:53 PM

21. nice idea! n/t

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:03 PM

23. Ha, I like it! (n/t)

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 11:18 AM

42. already done

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:07 PM

6. When a member of Congress cheers for the failure of government, how is that not terrorism?

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:27 PM

9. How is not treason?

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:31 PM

11. And why should we not repeat this question? Because it's a great point to make, and it also

has the added benefit of being true.

Anarchists should NOT be ruling the day!!! I'm sorry, but anarchists DON'T deserve a seat at the table. Any more than a dug-in terrorist bomber would deserve it. Because they don't come to negotiate or give-and-take or talk things over. They come only to blow things up and destroy and ransack and pillage and burn. People who don't believe in government have NO BUSINESS WHATSOEVER being in government in ANY way - since all they want to do is DO AWAY WITH that government.

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Response to calimary (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 03:57 PM

22. you said it!

meanwhile, too many people don't even have a clue who's creating this mess.

the ignorance and repuke corporate (fascist) monopoly on media (whose goal is--surprise surprise--an ignorant public) makes me so angry....

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:29 PM

10. OT: You know twitter is over when the GOP puts a hashtag on Boner's podium

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:35 PM

12. Those 5 statements should be proof for anyone

who isn't sure who to blame.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:43 PM

13. Their idea of fun is screwing us over? What psychopaths!

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Response to Initech (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:28 PM

31. The congressman who said the bit about fun was referring to the interview he had.

It was a congressman from AZ, and his whole interview was chock full of BS, but his last statement was telling the interviewer that being on the radio show was his idea of fun (not that the shutdown was his idea of fun).

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #31)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 11:17 AM

41. that keeps being pointed out, but doesn't change the fact--he should NOT be having FUN doing

anything--and, having read the transcript, still can believe he really does mean screwing the american people is fun.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:48 PM

14. John Boehnerís Shutdown -

The NYTimes Editorial Board is not fooled -

By midnight on Tuesday, the leadership failure of Speaker John Boehner was complete. By encouraging the impossible quest of House Republicans to dismantle health care reform, he pushed the country into a government shutdown that will now begin to take a grievous economic toll.

At any point, Mr. Boehner could have stopped it. Had he put on the floor a simple temporary spending resolution to keep the government open, without the outrageous demands to delay or defund the health reform law, it could easily have passed the House with a strong majority ó including with sizable support from Republican members, many of whom are aware of how badly this collapse will damage their party.

But Mr. Boehner refused ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/02/opinion/john-boehners-shutdown.html?hp&_r=0

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Response to TBF (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 11:11 PM

33. people are not getting it---Boehner & the Tbaggers are one, under US of Koch Corporations

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Response to wordpix (Reply #33)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 08:10 AM

38. Truth. Economic Inequality -

There is a very small group of folks controlling a lot of money in this country (think Walton & Koch mainly - those 2 families alone control nearly 50% of the wealth in this country). That is where the problem is. They happen to be old, white & misogynist so that is one reason groups like Planned Parenthood are being attacked - but mostly their agenda is protection of their own wealth. The reality is that when just a few people have so much control you are going to be subjected to their crazed world view. It's time to seriously work on economic inequality in this country.

ETA - And you are correct to make the link that those are the bozos supporting folks like Boehner. He happens to be their figurehead right now. If he's voted out it will be someone else. You're spot on about that.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:49 PM

15. The Main Stream Median is responsible for irresponsilbe reporting.

This is especially true of hate radio, but so-called reporters like Chuck Fraud and The Weasel Wolf Blitser are little better. Blitser, with Newt the Slimy Salamander at his side, was criticizing President Obama for not meeting with the outlaw Repuks to arrange a compromise. What in the hell does he think there is to compromise on? The Repuks have been planning on this action since spring when the refused to form a joint budget commission.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:57 PM

16. Additional FYI:

These are kind of long but well worth watching for some truly informative conversation... and totally confirming the OP.

From last night:

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/#53151808

And:

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/#53152590


I love the part where Rachel asks Rep. Jan Schakowski, "...is there any institutional memory in this Congress about the last time there was a government shutdown... (informing them about this event) ...or is this like a bunch of goldfish swimming around a small bowl being surprised by the castle every time?"

We're in a big hole and I hope there's a rope or a ladder near-by that someone will use to help us out of it.

I am certain this is a true case of intentional violation of the oath of office and prosecution proceedings should begin immediately.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 02:45 PM

17. Less government, huh?The rw wants to tell me who to love,who to worship & what to do with my vagina

That is majorly huge government interference in my life. The GOP is so full of shit. You have to have car insurance, home insurance, flood insurance, why not health insurance? It saves the taxpayers money. If it's not mandated, we are still paying. Everyone not covered goes to the emergency room when they are sick, right? Do you really think that cost is not passed on to you? Wake up, trolls. We need single payer health care eventually and should press for mandatory insurance if you own a firearm. Gunshot victims go immediately to the emergency room in most cases. Do you think they are insured? The ACA is the best we have for now. The rethugs have a big fat zero for an alternative. The rw are in the pockets of huge medical, insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyists.

Please, dems, if there is someone in your state up for reelection this 2014....please don't stay home. VOTE in the primarys. Get these greedy, selfish parasites out of our govenment. Congress has government health care by the way. Top of the line. On our taxpayer dollars. I hope it's true that Congress has to get their's the same way we do now. That would be so effing fantastic.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 02:51 PM

18. they got theyr lollypop taken away.

If Harry and the dem.senators keep feeding those fine republicans more rope,they will hang themselfs.but they would not even be happy if one would hang them with a brand new rope.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 03:09 PM

19. this is what is known as ursurping the gov't

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The new poll shows it

forgot my "n"

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 03:33 PM

20. Are fed employees eligible for unemployment compensation?

 

Throwing a million people out of work is going to have macro economic consequences. Bastards.

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Response to Flatulo (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:11 PM

26. I think so

if you were laid off and not expecting back pay in the future.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:55 PM

24. Thanks EarlG for posting this.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 06:43 PM

25. Dead On Target, EarlG.. this needs to go Net Viral!

Fuck boner bleeting about the Prez "owns it".

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:25 PM

27. fun??? those folks are sickos... shame on them.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:30 PM

28. they want to destroy the fabric of what this country is, and replace it

with a highly anti-worker, pro-corporate (much more than it is) anti-spending free for all, where you are on your own, and if your kid dies from poison in his cereal, oh well, you know you should have checked it first, and just hush up and take the $10,000 max payout for the lawsuit. that's the kind of nuttiness their type thinks is rational. they're weird, they're scary, and they don't care that they're causing a mess. they must be voted out, and I really think more money needs spend in their areas to get the liberal and mod voters out who never vote, to rid this country of these warped SOB's...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 08:28 PM

29. He's Just Waiting for a Response:

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:19 PM

30. Slick move

It went from "They'll blame the Dems " to "We meant to do that" Ain't we some boat rockers?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 01:28 AM

34. Let's see if they are still laughing after midterms.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 01:31 AM

35. How many voodoo dolls do we need?

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 01:47 AM

36. ...stupid fucks all.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 03:34 AM

37. Wow.

I wonder what these Republicans would say if a trade union, or several trade unions, called a strike which brought much of the country to a standstill, and threatened to damage the world economy?

Yet doing the equivalent themselves is 'their idea of fun'.

If they EVER again make any sort of attack on public sector unions, or the right to strike, this should be pointed out!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 09:49 AM

39. I want another shot of them in a month.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 11:13 AM

40. re: culbertson's "let's roll" remark: so, he is admitting that this is an act of economic terrorism

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