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2011-12-24 08:02:48 AM
We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?
 
2011-12-24 09:03:44 AM
Says a lot about the followership that it doesn't follow its leader. They're STILL biatching about this two month thing. They should start their own movement with a cool motto: "Party first, America later."

It was bad enough with all the hoopla after it passed. Then a bunch of guys congratulating themselves after agreeing to go along with the agreement they agreed to already.

And then they all parade out before the microphones taking credit for a day's hard work in Washington.
 
2011-12-24 09:05:56 AM

Winning: We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?


The Tea Partiers were already screaming for Boehner's blood back when he didn't let the government default. This aint gonna help with that crowd.
 
2011-12-24 09:51:35 AM
This article is full of win:

"He may have a hard time keeping his speakership after this," one GOP lawmaker said. "He's got a big problem when he comes back."

Other members said they felt "hung out" by the party leadership, claiming Boehner cut a deal they could not support.


*snark*
 
2011-12-24 10:00:35 AM

Winning: We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?


Little snot nosed Eric. He'll call you a name behind your back and when you turn around he'll run away.
 
2011-12-24 10:08:22 AM

Winning: We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?


Too liberal.
 
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2011-12-24 11:33:15 AM

edmo: Says a lot about the followership that it doesn't follow its leader. They're STILL biatching about this two month thing. They should start their own movement with a cool motto: "Party first, America later."

It was bad enough with all the hoopla after it passed. Then a bunch of guys congratulating themselves after agreeing to go along with the agreement they agreed to already.

And then they all parade out before the microphones taking credit for a day's hard work in Washington.


excellent observation.
 
2011-12-24 11:47:19 AM
I love how tax cuts for the middle class is an 'idea they can't support.'

These quotes are going to be great when they're all up for re-election.
 
2011-12-24 11:47:31 AM

Winning: We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?


Do it for the lulz.
 
2011-12-24 11:49:16 AM

Winning: We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?


Prolly for the best. L'il whiner's been calling the shots for a while now. Let him take the heat for it. He needs to crash and burn. More people need to know who he is and see just how badly he's farking things up with his insane Norquist pledge mentality and games of economic chicken.
 
2011-12-24 11:56:40 AM

quatchi: Winning: We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?

Prolly for the best. L'il whiner's been calling the shots for a while now. Let him take the heat for it. He needs to crash and burn. More people need to know who he is and see just how badly he's farking things up with his insane Norquist pledge mentality and games of economic chicken.


Boehner knows he's being set up to take the fall in the face of the, probable, re-election of Obama. The lunatic fringe will howl for blood as their losses couldn't possibly be their fault, they screamed and pouted and held their breath until they go blue in the face, they did everything the modern Republican is supposed to do.

Boehner will be sacrificed to keep them from following Paul et al, off the reservation. This way they can get one or two more election cycles out of them before they have to cut them loose. Many may die of old age or become too senile to vote by that point so it's no big loss.
 
2011-12-24 12:01:24 PM
Boehner is a pussy.
 
2011-12-24 12:04:27 PM

maniacbastard: Boehner is a pussy.


Cantor is a Nazi.
 
2011-12-24 12:07:15 PM
The sheer awesomeness of the GOP being played for fools and falling for it is the best Xmas gift evar!
 
2011-12-24 12:09:11 PM

gwydion56: Winning: We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?

Too liberal.


And that hippy, Mitch McConnell, as Senate Majority Leader?
 
2011-12-24 12:10:11 PM
The name "Boehner" is kinda like the word "boner" so that makes it funny.
 
2011-12-24 12:12:08 PM
The GOP caucus is angry about authorizing a tax cut.
 
2011-12-24 12:12:24 PM

dogdaze: The sheer awesomeness of the GOP being played for fools and falling for it is the best Xmas gift evar!


Not ever, but still a really, really awesome one. I saw this shiat coming a month ago, but I had no idea the fail would be so epic and public.

They've pretty much handed Obama a second term, and may have sacrificed a really good chance to acheive a majority in the Senate as well.
 
2011-12-24 12:14:41 PM

CravenMorehead: The name "Boehner" is kinda like the word "boner" so that makes it funny.


img858.imageshack.us
 
2011-12-24 12:15:33 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: The GOP caucus is angry about authorizing a tax cut.


Yup. Tax cuts are for the uber rich only. Get with the program.
 
2011-12-24 12:24:39 PM

CravenMorehead: The name "Boehner" is kinda like the word "boner" so that makes it funny.


Leave it to CravenMorehead to figure it all out.
 
2011-12-24 12:31:10 PM

Winning: We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?


Pretty sure that technically he already is.
 
2011-12-24 12:33:14 PM

CravenMorehead: The name "Boehner" is kinda like the word "boner" so that makes it funny.


I bet you listen to bands that no one else has even heard of.
 
2011-12-24 12:37:06 PM

Hoarseman: quatchi: Winning: We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?

Prolly for the best. L'il whiner's been calling the shots for a while now. Let him take the heat for it. He needs to crash and burn. More people need to know who he is and see just how badly he's farking things up with his insane Norquist pledge mentality and games of economic chicken.

Boehner knows he's being set up to take the fall in the face of the, probable, re-election of Obama. The lunatic fringe will howl for blood as their losses couldn't possibly be their fault, they screamed and pouted and held their breath until they go blue in the face, they did everything the modern Republican is supposed to do.

Boehner will be sacrificed to keep them from following Paul et al, off the reservation. This way they can get one or two more election cycles out of them before they have to cut them loose. Many may die of old age or become too senile to vote by that point so it's no big loss.


In a normal world, this would be the case. But we're far, far from the normal world.

The Teabaggers are going to get him out of power as soon as possible. Boehner knows he's a dead man walking, but the 'Baggers are uncontrollable in their tard rage and completely blind to political realities. The Money wants Boehner to take a fall. The Baggers want him gone immediately. The Baggers will win because they are the Republican base.

2012 is going to be weird. We only have one political party actually doing any governing, and one attention-whoring while people suffer. And given that we're entering an election year where tensions are going to be higher than 2011, it's going to be a publicity mess.
 
2011-12-24 12:41:29 PM

TheOther: gwydion56: Winning: We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?

Too liberal.

And that hippy, Mitch McConnell, as Senate Majority Leader?


A year ago I would've thought Republicans were heavy favorites to take the Senate in 2012. Now, I'm not so sure. Republicans seem to be intent on blowing what should be easy pickups (see ND, VA, MT) while losing their must-hold holds (NV and MA). I now think it's possible Dems might actually net a seat.

2014 is still going to be a bloodbath for Senate Dems though.
 
2011-12-24 12:42:26 PM

Waxing_Chewbacca: Cantor is a Nazi.


The more extreme their leader the fewer will follow them. Appointing Cantor would cause even more disturbance in the GOP.
 
2011-12-24 12:44:03 PM

heinekenftw: CravenMorehead: The name "Boehner" is kinda like the word "boner" so that makes it funny.

img858.imageshack.us


Curse of the Goth Kids: CravenMorehead: The name "Boehner" is kinda like the word "boner" so that makes it funny.

Leave it to CravenMorehead to figure it all out.


Altair: CravenMorehead: The name "Boehner" is kinda like the word "boner" so that makes it funny.

I bet you listen to bands that no one else has even heard of.



Gosh, so much hate for a simple comment. It just so happens that I find these headlines funny. In fact, I was laughing at Boehner before it was cool to do so. But now I have to go listen to this awesome band that I just discovered. Later dudes.
 
2011-12-24 12:45:12 PM
Oh, and:
i.imgur.com
 
2011-12-24 12:52:54 PM

CravenMorehead: Gosh, so much hate for a simple comment. It just so happens that I find these headlines funny. In fact, I was laughing at Boehner before it was cool to do so. But now I have to go listen to this awesome band that I just discovered. Later dudes.


I liked liking things before they were cool before it was cool to like things before they were cool.
 
2011-12-24 12:58:23 PM

Helen_Arigby: CravenMorehead: Gosh, so much hate for a simple comment. It just so happens that I find these headlines funny. In fact, I was laughing at Boehner before it was cool to do so. But now I have to go listen to this awesome band that I just discovered. Later dudes.

I liked liking things before they were cool before it was cool to like things before they were cool.


Oh yeah I thought of that once. It was cool... I guess.
 
2011-12-24 12:59:19 PM

Helen_Arigby: CravenMorehead: Gosh, so much hate for a simple comment. It just so happens that I find these headlines funny. In fact, I was laughing at Boehner before it was cool to do so. But now I have to go listen to this awesome band that I just discovered. Later dudes.

I liked liking things before they were cool before it was cool to like things before they were cool.


yo dawg
 
2011-12-24 01:03:56 PM

Altair: Helen_Arigby: CravenMorehead: Gosh, so much hate for a simple comment. It just so happens that I find these headlines funny. In fact, I was laughing at Boehner before it was cool to do so. But now I have to go listen to this awesome band that I just discovered. Later dudes.

I liked liking things before they were cool before it was cool to like things before they were cool.

Oh yeah I thought of that once. It was cool... I guess.


That sounds soooo mainstream.
 
2011-12-24 01:10:41 PM

Aexia: A year ago I would've thought Republicans were heavy favorites to take the Senate in 2012. Now, I'm not so sure. Republicans seem to be intent on blowing what should be easy pickups (see ND, VA, MT) while losing their must-hold holds (NV and MA). I now think it's possible Dems might actually net a seat.

2014 is still going to be a bloodbath for Senate Dems though.


What happens in two years that changes the Dems position from neutral/positive to being on the blood-end of a bloodbath?
 
2011-12-24 01:13:43 PM
I'm just here to applaud subby on cramming three double entendres into a seven-word headline. Nicely done!
 
2011-12-24 01:24:05 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay:

What happens in two years that changes the Dems position from neutral/positive to being on the blood-end of a bloodbath?


The attention span of the country is less than that.
 
2011-12-24 01:28:15 PM

Catlike Typist: I'm just here to applaud subby on cramming three double entendres into a seven-word headline. Nicely done!


The rare Triple Lindy. It is a beautiful thing see when it is down right but very risky.
 
2011-12-24 01:30:32 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: What happens in two years that changes the Dems position from neutral/positive to being on the blood-end of a bloodbath?


Assuming Obama get re-elected, it'll be a mid-term which is always an uphill slog for the party in the White House. On top of that, class 2 Senators will be up for re-election where Dems have a 20-13 advantage. There will be a lot of marginal seats up for grabs in a bad year.

The good news is that in 2016, if the Dems have a strong presidential election campaign, they should be able to pick up a bunch of seats.
 
2011-12-24 01:31:33 PM
I first read that as Boehner's extension facing hard time in cactus . Rule 34 on that now please.
 
2011-12-24 01:38:50 PM
Boener needs to be firm with his caucus, but that isn't enough to push through what he wants.

He knows as well as anyone that greasing some palms is an important way to keep the caucus from chafing when trying to ram through some legislation.
 
2011-12-24 01:41:23 PM

dababler: I first read that as Boehner's extension facing hard time in cactus . Rule 34 on that now please.


static.guim.co.uk
 
2011-12-24 01:55:21 PM

mrshowrules: dababler: I first read that as Boehner's extension facing hard time in cactus . Rule 34 on that now please.

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I am 12 what is this?
 
2011-12-24 01:57:58 PM

quatchi: Winning: We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?

Prolly for the best. L'il whiner's been calling the shots for a while now. Let him take the heat for it. He needs to crash and burn. More people need to know who he is and see just how badly he's farking things up with his insane Norquist pledge mentality and games of economic chicken.


THIS! The biggest problem for the teabaggers is that they have yeat to see how farked up their utopia is.
 
2011-12-24 02:00:52 PM
My theory is that this party is attempting to prove the axiom of good people doing nothing by taking it to logical extremes. Few more months and they'll be sending each other to gitmo.
 
2011-12-24 02:02:53 PM

NateGrey: mrshowrules: dababler: I first read that as Boehner's extension facing hard time in cactus . Rule 34 on that now please.

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

I am 12 what is this?


Rule 34 but get your parents permission before searching on that. Also, are you sure they want you visiting/posting to Fark?
 
2011-12-24 02:14:03 PM

mrshowrules: NateGrey: mrshowrules: dababler: I first read that as Boehner's extension facing hard time in cactus . Rule 34 on that now please.

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

I am 12 what is this?

Rule 34 but get your parents permission before searching on that. Also, are you sure they want you visiting/posting to Fark?


He was lurking when he was 6. I am sure they don't mind.
 
2011-12-24 02:18:51 PM

CravenMorehead: heinekenftw: CravenMorehead: The name "Boehner" is kinda like the word "boner" so that makes it funny.

img858.imageshack.us

Curse of the Goth Kids: CravenMorehead: The name "Boehner" is kinda like the word "boner" so that makes it funny.

Leave it to CravenMorehead to figure it all out.

Altair: CravenMorehead: The name "Boehner" is kinda like the word "boner" so that makes it funny.

I bet you listen to bands that no one else has even heard of.


Gosh, so much hate for a simple comment. It just so happens that I find these headlines funny. In fact, I was laughing at Boehner before it was cool to do so. But now I have to go listen to this awesome band that I just discovered. Later dudes.


I was listening to the Later Dudes before it was cool - I don't listen to them since they sold out.
 
2011-12-24 02:26:49 PM

GAT_00: Winning: We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?

I've never even heard of the GOP House Whip, and he's only on his third term. There's nobody else but Cantor. Just what we need, our own little fascist 3rd in line for the Presidency.


To be fair, I'm not worried about it - it's a rather slow moving line.
 
2011-12-24 02:31:22 PM

Aexia: TheOther: gwydion56: Winning: We're going to end up with Cantor as the speaker, aren't we?

Too liberal.

And that hippy, Mitch McConnell, as Senate Majority Leader?

A year ago I would've thought Republicans were heavy favorites to take the Senate in 2012. Now, I'm not so sure. Republicans seem to be intent on blowing what should be easy pickups (see ND, VA, MT) while losing their must-hold holds (NV and MA). I now think it's possible Dems might actually net a seat.

2014 is still going to be a bloodbath for Senate Dems though.


The Republicans blew 2010 like nothing else. If they were the same bastards they were since Reagan, they would be in control of the Senate. Instead, their little princess Palin farked them hard and fast, losing several races by knocking off moderate Republicans and replacing them with people who aired commercials saying 'they weren't witches.'

The Republicans are now in this to lose. They have already given up any serious attempts to get the presidency, and Obama is raising more cash than most Republicans put together. The Republicans are in a suicide dive and none of them know how to pull out of it.
 
2011-12-24 02:49:15 PM
The passing of this extension for two months following its second attempt was a complete boondoggle for Boehner. We compromised to Obama yet again. I wished we had a speaker to stand up against Obama like we did in the 90s in Gingrich and the Democrats had one in the 80s with Tip O'Neil against Reagan. We really need a new speaker right now so we can make Obama a one term President and failure to this country.
 
2011-12-24 02:51:37 PM

Guntram Shatterhand: The Republicans are now in this to lose. They have already given up any serious attempts to get the presidency, and Obama is raising more cash than most Republicans put together. The Republicans are in a suicide dive and none of them know how to pull out of it.


I'm fond of the conspiracy theory that says they don't want to be in charge for the next several years because they know how much more shiat is going to hit the global fan and they don't want to be the face it lands on. It's an extension of the theory that says neither D nor R wanted to win the '08 election because neither of them wanted to be the one stuck shovelling Bush's shiat, so both sides deliberately ran joke candidates, except the Ds overestimated how many Americans are racist.

It may be false, but I prefer that to the idea that the current crop of R candidates really are the right way to appeal to Americans and to the idea that one of the mere two serious parties of one of the world's heavyweight has just asploded.
 
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