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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   The GOP is beginning to implode, if this article eviscerating House Speaker Boehner is to be believed   (cleveland.com) divider line 310
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2012-12-22 10:19:27 AM
As a Republican,  I'll say it could not be happening to a better bunch of farktards.
 
2012-12-22 10:58:39 AM
Good.
 
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2012-12-22 11:14:15 AM
 
2012-12-22 11:15:38 AM

vpb: SilentStrider: Good.


And it's about friggin' time.
 
2012-12-22 11:17:22 AM
What, no Obvious tag?
 
2012-12-22 11:25:58 AM

wambu: As a Republican,  I'll say it could not be happening to a better bunch of farktards.


Hallelujah.
 
2012-12-22 11:28:29 AM
I saw nothing about implosion, but plenty of evidence that the GOP is consolidating its power in state legislatures to ensure the will of the people is thwarted.

Which anyone paying attention already knew.
 
2012-12-22 11:39:52 AM
At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, "I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?"

"You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."

link
 
2012-12-22 11:47:54 AM
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2012-12-22 11:53:43 AM

gilgigamesh: I saw nothing about implosion, but plenty of evidence that the GOP is consolidating its power in state legislatures to ensure the will of the people is thwarted.

Which anyone paying attention already knew.


It's less flashy, but it works.  Once they get states to apportion electoral college votes by gerrymandered district we're all screwed.
 
2012-12-22 12:03:13 PM

EvilEgg: gilgigamesh: I saw nothing about implosion, but plenty of evidence that the GOP is consolidating its power in state legislatures to ensure the will of the people is thwarted.

Which anyone paying attention already knew.

It's less flashy, but it works.  Once they get states to apportion electoral college votes by gerrymandered district we're all screwed.


i'm not sure this plan will work - for starters, it'll take a lot longer to put into effect.  not to mention that it'll be damn expensive.
 
2012-12-22 12:06:17 PM
I've always found it amusing when Boehner chastises Obama about a lack of leadership

/the guy is clownshoes
 
2012-12-22 12:21:18 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, "I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?"

"You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."

link


That. Is awesome.
 
2012-12-22 12:34:56 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, "I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?"

"You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."

link


That's correct. You don't 'get' anything for not compromising. If I offer you 20 bucks to wash my car - you don't say "how about $40, and what else will I get for that?"
 
2012-12-22 12:42:25 PM
Now is the time to round them up and ship them off to the reeducation camps.
 
2012-12-22 12:47:35 PM
Beginning?

They moved to Derptown in 1996 and never looked back.
 
2012-12-22 12:55:32 PM
But you see, the American people* have spoken when they said they want a GOP majority in the House.


*The term "American people" is not meant to imply a majority of Americans, but rather the Real AmericansTM that comprise the majority of GOP legislators that gerrymandered the fark out of red state districts and allowed an aggregate popular vote loss to result in remaining the majority party.
 
2012-12-22 01:01:50 PM

NewportBarGuy: Beginning?

They moved to Derptown in 1996 1980 and never looked back.


With possible arguments for all the way back in 1964.
 
2012-12-22 01:06:03 PM
An article is capable of eviscerating someone?

This is horrific. When will Obama address this trend of journalistic mameings and murders?
 
2012-12-22 01:06:45 PM

shanrick: Now is the time to round them up and ship them off to the reeducation camps.


We'll ahve to send them to Camp Hillary and Camp Alinsky, they are the only ones open and ready to receive students immdeiately, but Camps Ayers, Camp Muhammud and Malia and Sasha's Fun Time Happy Camp  for Children will be operational by year's end.
 
2012-12-22 01:31:04 PM

BronyMedic: An article is capable of eviscerating someone?

This is horrific. When will Obama address this trend of journalistic mameings and murders?


Pffft, they're part of his secret police and often moonlight on his death panels
 
2012-12-22 01:45:36 PM
The gerrymandering makes me want to stab someone with spoon.

/because it would hurt more
 
2012-12-22 01:50:44 PM

MayoSlather: The gerrymandering makes me want to stab someone with spoon.

/because it would hurt more


right now, it's one of the few things keeping the GOP from a complete implosion.  But stupid legal tricks with census data can only shore up the barricades...the country is changing, attitudes are shifting.  demographics, cultural trends, economic factors...they're all moving in ways the GOP can't stop, doesn't like and is fighting against.  its a losing battle and at least some of their leaders understand that the Republican party is going to have to do something if they plan on surviving the 21st century.
 
2012-12-22 01:51:22 PM
The GOP is well on its way to being a single 64-year-old white millionaire screaming "LIBERAL!" at his mirror.

Of course, he *will* have 219 House seats, but...
 
2012-12-22 02:09:49 PM

Weaver95: EvilEgg: gilgigamesh: I saw nothing about implosion, but plenty of evidence that the GOP is consolidating its power in state legislatures to ensure the will of the people is thwarted.

Which anyone paying attention already knew.

It's less flashy, but it works.  Once they get states to apportion electoral college votes by gerrymandered district we're all screwed.

i'm not sure this plan will work - for starters, it'll take a lot longer to put into effect.  not to mention that it'll be damn expensive.


When was the last time the GOP showed any restraint whatsoever spending your tax dollars and more?
 
2012-12-22 02:13:32 PM

Weaver95: right now, it's one of the few things keeping the GOP from a complete implosion.  But stupid legal tricks with census data can only shore up the barricades...the country is changing, attitudes are shifting.  demographics, cultural trends, economic factors...they're all moving in ways the GOP can't stop, doesn't like and is fighting against.  its a losing battle and at least some of their leaders understand that the Republican party is going to have to do something if they plan on surviving the 21st century.


I don't think they can survive, if only because the loudest and most active members of the party appear to be the most extreme and far-right members.  And the reason they are successful, in my opinion, is the culture of fear that they have carefully cultivated via the media for decades.  The World Trade Center attacks in 2001 gave them a perfect jumping off point to frighten people, and served as a rallying point. It feels like so much changed as a result of that and it's when I really noticed the market for paranoid fear.

I do think the country is changing and people won't abide by their wacky polices forever, but at the same time, I don't think it will happen quickly. And the people who are adamantly against social issues like gay marriage, abortion, and the like are going to fight much harder and louder before they accept they are the minority and won't be dictating policy for the country.

At the same time, I am also not sure that the divides in this country can be closed at this point - the points of view are just too far apart to meet in the middle.
 
2012-12-22 02:17:47 PM

sno man: i'm not sure this plan will work - for starters, it'll take a lot longer to put into effect.  not to mention that it'll be damn expensive.

When was the last time the GOP showed any restraint whatsoever spending your tax dollars and more?


Never mind their prominent members happy to spend millions in an attempt to grab power....
 
2012-12-22 02:24:29 PM
142,731 elected Bohener to do his job.
63,714,092 elected Obama to do his job.

If this thing doesn't get settled the way Obama wants it settled, this whole thing is on that dickhead Boehner
 
2012-12-22 02:25:02 PM
Beginning? The GOP started to implode in 2006.
 
2012-12-22 02:25:25 PM
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The only problem with the GOP imploding is that they are determined to take every last non-rich taxpayer with them.
 
2012-12-22 02:26:37 PM

Weaver95: i'm not sure this plan will work - for starters, it'll take a lot longer to put into effect.  not to mention that it'll be damn expensive.


Not to mention all the local media and party bigwigs that really really really don't want their battleground state gravy train coming to a complete stop.
 
2012-12-22 02:27:56 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, "I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?"

"You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."

link


media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-12-22 02:31:39 PM

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Weaver95: i'm not sure this plan will work - for starters, it'll take a lot longer to put into effect.  not to mention that it'll be damn expensive.

Not to mention all the local media and party bigwigs that really really really don't want their battleground state gravy train coming to a complete stop.


That seems incredibly cynical, but I can't see anything untrue about the statement.
 
2012-12-22 02:32:47 PM
 
2012-12-22 02:33:15 PM
I think I would take a different angle on this story. I think the direction the GOP is headed is a good one. Here it seems the definition of "implode" is the GOP members are not following whatever Boehner tells them to. What a shock, politicians voting what they actually believe. Now granted, here we have some tea party dipshiats voting some really dipshiatty stuff. But you don't need them. Tea dipshiats do not hold a majority in the House. So John, it's time to swing left for votes.
 
2012-12-22 02:33:40 PM
I've heard this hopeful tale too many times to fall for it any longer. It's a very nice fantasy, but as I have learned, unless the gop is totally wiped out like the smallpox virus that they are, they will come back stronger and more batsh*t vicious insane than ever.
 
2012-12-22 02:34:06 PM
Boehner is almost as big a farktard as Barney Frank...

/Did I say almost?
 
2012-12-22 02:36:01 PM

Weaver95: i'm not sure this plan will work - for starters, it'll take a lot longer to put into effect. not to mention that it'll be damn expensive.


Billionaires will spend most of their fortune just to deprive single mothers of WIC funding for baby formula. They'll pony up all right.
 
2012-12-22 02:40:34 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, "I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?"

"You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."

link


that is a motherfarking oh snap if i have ever seen one.
love him or hate him, this president is a grade A badass.
he should have ended that as such
you get nothing, i get that for free. biatch.
 
2012-12-22 02:41:36 PM
i1000.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-22 02:41:55 PM

lennavan: But you don't need them. Tea dipshiats do not hold a majority in the House. So John, it's time to swing left for votes.


However, this may be a prelude to challenging Boehner for Speakership of the House. And Boehner is going to have more than a little trouble lobbing the left for votes on that.
 
2012-12-22 02:42:15 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, "I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?"

"You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."

link


Beautiful!

You'll get nothing and like it!
 
2012-12-22 02:42:40 PM

BronyMedic: An article is capable of eviscerating someone?


Now THAT'S a paper cut!
 
2012-12-22 02:42:59 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: "You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."

link



Boehner's screwed. He has to negotiate past the point of the sequestration, but as soon as he does his own House will turn on him.
 
2012-12-22 02:43:34 PM
Who wrote that article?

PRIMARY THAT RINO!!!!!!
 
2012-12-22 02:43:39 PM

diaphoresis: Boehner is almost as big a farktard as Barney Frank...

/Did I say almost?


The difference is Barney is on his way out, and he has no political power, anymore.

Boehner has the wallets of the working and middle class in his hands. That's a big electorate.
 
2012-12-22 02:45:55 PM

wambu: As a Republican,  I'll say it could not be happening to a better bunch of farktards.


May I ask why you're still a Republican? I mean, what shred of sanity could you possibly still be clinging to at this point? I left the party in 2006, and even then I felt guilty for having stayed in as long as I did.
 
2012-12-22 02:46:17 PM

diaphoresis: Boehner is almost as big a farktard as Barney Frank...

/Did I say almost?


at least barney frank had convictions and an alleged passion to help his constituents. also, he be gay as hell, so we should hate his mushmouthed face.
 
2012-12-22 02:46:40 PM

Evil High Priest: Dusk-You-n-Me: At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, "I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?"

"You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."

link

Beautiful!

You'll get nothing and like it!


50 bucks says he picks his nose.
 
2012-12-22 02:49:10 PM

EvilEgg: gilgigamesh: I saw nothing about implosion, but plenty of evidence that the GOP is consolidating its power in state legislatures to ensure the will of the people is thwarted.

Which anyone paying attention already knew.

It's less flashy, but it works.  Once they get states to apportion electoral college votes by gerrymandered district we're all screwed.


This is already the case in two states. And it's being discussed already in Ohio. The GOP controls the legislature here enough to the point it could pass. Whether the GOP would -- given how they were hammered in a statewide referendum last year after passing an anti-union bill -- is another question.

Please, subby -- article  ≠ column. The people who confuse the two are generally the ones who think the media is biased one way or another.
 
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