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(CNN)   Will Republicans remember to come into work today? Will Nancy Pelosi bite anyone? Will John Boehner replace his gavel with a whiskey bottle? It's your "House of Representatives fiscal cliff vote" thread (House starts their session at noon today)   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 41
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2013-01-01 04:29:11 PM
7 votes:

kingflower: Issa on CNN just implied that the Senate was drunk and partying when they passed the bill to avoid the fiscal cliff....This is what Obama is dealing with. Over the cliff we go!!!


Technically we're already over and trying to pull on a parachute, but one of our hands keeps punching us in the face and complaining about how much we're spending on parachutes. It's been that way for 4 years now.
2013-01-01 02:09:29 PM
3 votes:
Photo of the House GOP meeting this morning:

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2013-01-01 12:29:04 PM
3 votes:

Mistymtnhop: Therion: Another dumb question, dumb question, dumb question, "It's your!" declarative statement Fark headline, and people wonder why political discussions are treated like sports?

Somebody's grumpy this mornin'!


Pet peeve. Those headlines annoy the heck out of me.

Why are fish? Is blagoo purple? Whence-forth the hawk and the handsaw? It's YOUR OFFICIAL 11am surrealitiy discussion!
2013-01-01 06:55:42 PM
2 votes:

Moodybastard: Mentat: Infernalist: The Democrats have successfully managed to turn the GOP lock-step group-think, their greatest strength, into a weakness to be exploited. Color me impressed.

Goodbye Tea Party.

[i1282.photobucket.com image 545x237]

That is so unfair to Hans Gruber....



Jesus! At least Hans had a f*cking plan! No, it didn't work. At least he had one.

/And the quarterback is toast!
Ab3
2013-01-01 05:09:38 PM
2 votes:

neongoats: LazarusLong42: Infernalist: DamnYankees: Matt Yglesias  @mattyglesias
Senate GOP is lawful evil, House GOP is chaotic evil.

Does this mean that Obama is a Paladin?

Obama is Chaotic Good. Tries to do great stuff but never afraid to troll the other side (or break with his own side) when the necessity arises.

I disagree, Obama isn't anti-authoritarian enough to be chaotic. neutral-good perhaps. I might call good ol Joe Biden as chaotic-good. Bill Clinton for sure.


Between the time
when Facebook drowned MySpace,
and the rise of the sons of Honey Boo Boo,
there was an age undreamed of.
And onto this, Obama,
destined to wear the jeweled crown
of America upon a troubled brow.
Only reading the FARK Politics tab,
can tell thee of his saga.
Let me tell you of the days of high Derpventure!
2013-01-01 12:54:26 PM
2 votes:

Waxing_Chewbacca: mayIFark: So, even if it passes, my taxes went up for a day? I pay at one rate for 364 days and a different rate for a day?

It'll be retro


What a retro bill might look like:

www.pacatholic.org
2013-01-01 12:35:38 PM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-01-01 12:33:27 PM
2 votes:
"Just cut spending" is the new "some of my best friends are.." and "I only have a problem with ILLEGAL immigrants"..
2013-01-01 10:50:57 PM
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: maddermaxx: Ok, they're voting on the Senate bill now. 15 minutes from now, we'll know one way or the other.

In the meantime enjoy the piano sonata in A-major...

121 to 704 in favor with 8 minutes remaining, with only a simple majority needed to pass.

/not a music major...


Couldn't CSPAN get music rights to Gangnam Style?
2013-01-01 09:22:05 PM
1 votes:

itanimullI: Dougie AXP: Did I miss the derp? I've been traveling all day.


If you turn on C-Span right now you can catch a truckload of it from Rep. Dreier of California.


Jesus, that was beyond weapons grade, that was close to nuclear grade derp.
2013-01-01 06:51:21 PM
1 votes:

Mentat: Infernalist: The Democrats have successfully managed to turn the GOP lock-step group-think, their greatest strength, into a weakness to be exploited. Color me impressed.

Goodbye Tea Party.

[i1282.photobucket.com image 545x237]


That is so unfair to Hans Gruber....
2013-01-01 06:35:32 PM
1 votes:

Corvus: Or was this all a charade so he hoped the senate would fail and he could blame them? Didn't he say he would put it up for a vote even if the majority of republicans didn't support it? If not why did he have everyone waste their time?


I think you're on the money with the part I bolded above. I don't remember Boehner saying he'd have the House vote for it even if the majority of republicans didn't support it. Even if he did, though, there's a difference between saying that and saying "I'll have the House vote on it with no amendments added."

skullkrusher: who's the third? I can't assess the likelihood of your situation without that info


My partner. He's down for the plan. Just waiting on Anderson.
2013-01-01 06:30:33 PM
1 votes:
The Republicans should make Pelosi the next Speaker just so they have someone to blame.
2013-01-01 05:33:50 PM
1 votes:

jocutus: kingflower: Issa on CNN just implied that the Senate was drunk and partying when they passed the bill to avoid the fiscal cliff....This is what Obama is dealing with. Over the cliff we go!!!

Technically we're already over and trying to pull on a parachute, but one of our hands keeps punching us in the face and complaining about how much we're spending on parachutes. It's been that way for 4 years now.


Sympathizes:

i1126.photobucket.com
2013-01-01 05:12:38 PM
1 votes:

russlar: Wow. When they've lost Fox News, they've _lost_.


Fox News uses the GOP. The GOP only thinks they use Fox.
2013-01-01 05:08:57 PM
1 votes:

Corvus: And to prove my point that those on the right hate that the GOP is voting for this, look at this thread.


i.imgur.com
2013-01-01 04:37:02 PM
1 votes:

kingflower: Issa on CNN just implied that the Senate was drunk and partying when they passed the bill to avoid the fiscal cliff....This is what Obama is dealing with. Over the cliff we go!!!


It was New Year's Eve. Of course there would be a party, but at least the Senate comes across like they're trying to do some work.

By 6 o'clock, Boehner was on a barstool working on his 9th whiskey sour of the day and Cantor was driving around looking for a 16-year old boy, a Reagan mask, and dreaming of things that would give Larry Flynt nightmares.
2013-01-01 04:36:13 PM
1 votes:
Matt Yglesias  @mattyglesias
Senate GOP is lawful evil, House GOP is chaotic evil.
2013-01-01 04:20:31 PM
1 votes:
THAT IS OBAMA'S MUSIC, BAH GAWD! AND HE'S BROUGHT STONE COLD! STONE COLD! STONE COLD! STUNNER! STUNNER! STUNNER! BAH GAWD KING! THIS IS A SLOBBERKNOCKER!
2013-01-01 04:18:35 PM
1 votes:
Jamelle Bouie  @jbouie
RT@jesseltaylor: Pretty sure the House GOP caucus at this point is a glorified version of the gang from It's Always Sunny. Boehner is Dee.
2013-01-01 04:01:08 PM
1 votes:

TheOther: DamnYankees: Ross Douthat  @DouthatNYT
Seems like superdupermajority for Sen. bill could be emboldening House Rs. "If so many Dems voted 'yes' at 450K, why not try them at 750K?"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!

An entirely unforeseeable consequence...


Love. It. Go ahead House R(etard)s...

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Then Obama drops the gun-to-the-head tax cuts and double-dog-dares you to say no.
2013-01-01 03:57:41 PM
1 votes:

GoldSpider: How do we encourage businesses to hire?


Taxcuts for the "job creators". Wealthy people like to invest willy-nilly in creating jobs for which there are no demand.
2013-01-01 03:36:10 PM
1 votes:

tudorgurl: UPDATE: 12:21 PM - Today
Republicans Delay Fiscal Cliff Deal Vote

In a sign that the fiscal cliff deal could face an uncertain future in the House, Republican leaders delayed their planned vote on the measure and were expected to meet twice before going to the floor of the House in the late afternoon or evening.

If the House amends the bill passed by the Senate early this morning, or worse, offers a whole new bill, it could throw the seeming certainty achieved by the Senate out the window. Many observers had seen the strong bipartisan vote in the Senate -- including such conservatives as former Club For Growth head Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) -- as an encouraging sign that Tea Party House members could also hold their noses and go along.

-- Mike McAuliff

Source


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2013-01-01 03:23:48 PM
1 votes:
Word is that Cantor essentially rejected the deal right in Boehner's face. The House GOP was pleasantly surprised.

The next words Cantor says to Boehner will be 'EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINAAAAAATE!'
2013-01-01 02:28:38 PM
1 votes:

Mentat: And here is Jonah Goldberg's response:  President Obama's effort to sabotage his own last-minute deal with the Senate reveals who is the real adult in the White House.


Jonah Goldberg...*rolls eyes*.

Yeah, I'd rather take my advice from George Wallace than from Jonah Goldberg.
2013-01-01 01:08:36 PM
1 votes:
Aaannnd republicans and republicanism shiatting on Americas chest in ...3 ...2 ...1

Seriously, you people are the problem with America. All you need to to figure out the GOP position on any given issue is to close your eyes and imagine "hmmm how would Sauron approach this", and you can be sure that's the choice they make. I swear, it literally works for everything.

Bunch of pants shiatting cowards.
2013-01-01 12:48:43 PM
1 votes:
My money is on boner crying like a little girl by days end.
2013-01-01 12:48:07 PM
1 votes:

Rwa2play: GAT_00: Anyone else actually hoping for more Boehner incompetence?  Kicking this thing down the road two months so the GOP can lump it into the debt ceiling and we can do that again is 15 different kinds of bad.  Biden all but guaranteed that we'll have to deal with demands for spending cuts for passing the debt ceiling.

This deal needs to die.

Pretty much; this is one instance I hope the TP-types just kill it altogether under the delusion that Obama will yield more ground...Only for Obama to put the middle-class tax cut bill up for Congress and practically putting the gun to the TP's heads and daring them to pull the trigger.


THIS is how I would prefer things to turn out.

Literally.  Just.  Like.  This.
2013-01-01 12:48:03 PM
1 votes:

Granny_Panties: My prediction:

Obama gets sensible "entitlement" and military spending cuts.
Taxes cut for the 1% will go back to reasonable rates like the 1990's.
No taxes raised on middle class.

No guns are banned in 2013.

Troll Face Fartbama wins again and the GOP cries.


That's what happens when a grown-up is in office instead of a frat boy and Sen. Palpantine.
2013-01-01 12:45:37 PM
1 votes:

stoli n coke: Therion: Another dumb question, dumb question, dumb question, "It's your!" declarative statement Fark headline, and people wonder why political discussions are treated like sports?

Awww. Does em got a butthurt? Does em got a butthurt? Relax, Beatrice, it's a joke. You see, Boehner's an alcoholic, so it's funny to imagine a whiskey bottle in place of a gavel. In part, because it's plausible for that weepy drunk cheeto.


Great, now I want cheetos. And a drink.
2013-01-01 12:41:25 PM
1 votes:

Therion: Another dumb question, dumb question, dumb question, "It's your!" declarative statement Fark headline, and people wonder why political discussions are treated like sports?


Awww. Does em got a butthurt? Does em got a butthurt? Relax, Beatrice, it's a joke. You see, Boehner's an alcoholic, so it's funny to imagine a whiskey bottle in place of a gavel. In part, because it's plausible for that weepy drunk cheeto.
2013-01-01 12:25:21 PM
1 votes:

TheOther: GAT_00: Anyone else actually hoping for more Boehner incompetence?  Kicking this thing down the road two months so the GOP can lump it into the debt ceiling and we can do that again is 15 different kinds of bad.  Biden all but guaranteed that we'll have to deal with demands for spending cuts for passing the debt ceiling.

This deal needs to die.

I don't often agree with GAT_00, but I do on this.


Lindsey Graham unambiguously said this agreement is something Republicans will accept because it gives them cover to turn the debt ceiling fight into WW3.

That happens all of 8 weeks from now.

The progressive caucus hates this agreement and the tea party caucus hates this agreement. I guess the "adults" will try to cobble together a +1 in the House so that we can all reconvene after the Super Bowl and do this again.
2013-01-01 12:23:31 PM
1 votes:
Was that Issa who invoked the name of corporate America? And then talked of putting his finger in a dyke?
2013-01-01 12:23:27 PM
1 votes:

cbuhler: I really wish someone could get these morons to understand that doing something is better than doing nothing.


...no, I think you're the moron for thinking doing something half-assed is better than doing nothing at all. And this is yet another half-assed deal that fails to address any of the problems it claims to, all in the name of "bipartisanship"...which means, of course, that we get farked in the ass by "both"sides. If you think that's better than nothing, then I have to question your sanity.
2013-01-01 12:22:48 PM
1 votes:

Therion: Another dumb question, dumb question, dumb question, "It's your!" declarative statement Fark headline, and people wonder why political discussions are treated like sports?


Somebody's grumpy this mornin'!
2013-01-01 12:21:28 PM
1 votes:

AntiNerd: What a depressing topic. All I can think of is to quote Digby:

Many on the left live in a fantasy in which poor and middle-class white Republicans dwell in a world of false consciousness, simply failing to understand the degree to which Republican politicians betray them and their interests. The truth is far more disturbing: the people in these districts, particularly the ones who vote in Republican primaries, know precisely what their representatives are doing and what they stand for. They like it, and continue to vote for representatives even farther to the right year after year. Half of Republicans believe ACORN (read, black government workers) stole the election for Obama. 44% of Republicans either want to secede or simply aren't sure. Self-described conservatives were 14 percentage points more likely to want to a buy a gun after the Sandy Hook massacre than not.

No matter what Obama does, Republicans won't care and won't fold.

That's what we're up against, folks. Anyone thinking the Republicans are going to be reasonable on anything is taking a sucker bet.


That FEMA camp idea of theirs is sounding almost reasonable now.  A modest proposal if you will.
2013-01-01 12:20:50 PM
1 votes:
My prediction:

Obama gets sensible "entitlement" and military spending cuts.
Taxes cut for the 1% will go back to reasonable rates like the 1990's.
No taxes raised on middle class.

No guns are banned in 2013.

Troll Face Fartbama wins again and the GOP cries.
2013-01-01 12:07:21 PM
1 votes:

mayIFark: So, even if it passes, my taxes went up for a day? I pay at one rate for 364 days and a different rate for a day?


Are you one of those sooper-rich CEO bastards who have already made $400,000 in the first hours of the new year?
2013-01-01 12:04:52 PM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: If the House doesn't pass it by tomorrow morning, then the stock market is open and it'll spook the market.


Jan 2. The stock market saw its shadow forecast 12 more weeks of a groundhog market. Sell. Sell. Sell.
2013-01-01 12:01:08 PM
1 votes:
Nice to see a Catholic Priest in Congress. How lovely.
2013-01-01 11:43:59 AM
1 votes:
Anyone else actually hoping for more Boehner incompetence?  Kicking this thing down the road two months so the GOP can lump it into the debt ceiling and we can do that again is 15 different kinds of bad.  Biden all but guaranteed that we'll have to deal with demands for spending cuts for passing the debt ceiling.

This deal needs to die.
 
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