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2013-01-01 11:24:36 PM
Somehow, I suddenly feel better about this.
 
2013-01-01 11:33:35 PM
I think I prefer "fiscal toboggan run"

/because anyone who has ever ridden one of those suckers knows that no matter how gentle the slope, you're never really in control
 
2013-01-01 11:40:06 PM
i2.cdn.turner.com

Is that little biatch about to cry again?
 
2013-01-01 11:44:57 PM
TFA "Washington missed this magic moment to do something big to reduce the deficit, reform our tax code, and fix our entitlement programs," the said. "We have all known for over a year that this fiscal cliff was coming. In fact Washington politicians set it up to force themselves to seriously deal with our Nation's long term fiscal problems. Yet even after taking the country to the brink of economic disaster, Washington still could not forge a common sense bipartisan consensus on a plan that stabilizes the debt."

This is what no one will remember, and half have already probably forgotten. May the next 1-10 terms for these assholes be less derpy and rife with corruption than the last.
 
2013-01-01 11:55:49 PM
Now for Debt Ceiling Part II: The Ceiling-ening.
 
2013-01-01 11:57:10 PM
I want to see Boehner keep his speakership not because I like him but because I hate Cantor with a passion. Although a good compromise would be Bachmann as speaker and Boehner cries for the cameras again. I'd accept either scenario.
 
2013-01-01 11:57:19 PM
Two more months of rope and adding almost $4 trillion to the debt isn't much of a victory, is it Republitards?
 
2013-01-01 11:57:42 PM
I'm of the mind that until we stop electing insane nihilists to our government, we will be farked. So... um, anyone have any good recipes for pigeon?
 
2013-01-01 11:58:22 PM
Eighty-five Republicans and 172 Democrats backed the bill

I'm too lazy to see which of those 85 are still around next cycle... I wonder how safe they are now.
 
2013-01-01 11:59:36 PM
Boehner's likely mainlining J&B at this point.
 
2013-01-02 12:00:53 AM
Don't worry, I'm sure the Republicans or whatever Southern Strategy players still afoot will still be dreaming of their next attempt to cut the social safety net in our country while driving their vision of an unsustainable polluting America into the ground. Shortly.
 
2013-01-02 12:00:58 AM
I have a PDF of the bill, but not really the time to go over it right now - is there an article that summarizes what it is that they voted on?
 
2013-01-02 12:01:33 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-02 12:01:46 AM

cretinbob: Two more months of rope and adding almost $4 trillion to the debt isn't much of a victory, is it Republitards?


Which "republitards" are claiming victory?
 
2013-01-02 12:02:11 AM

Hueg_Redd: I want to see Boehner keep his speakership not because I like him but because I hate Cantor with a passion.


eric cantor is an eminently hate-able individual.

all the more reason to put him right out front and center, really. i'm pulling for him, at least.

the blubbering bohner press conference would just be gravy.
 
2013-01-02 12:02:37 AM
thank god we delayed that disaster.
 
2013-01-02 12:02:40 AM

DamnYankees: Now for Debt Ceiling Part II: The Ceiling-ening Electric Bugaloo.


/fixed
 
2013-01-02 12:03:26 AM
And the freepTards are all saying the will change their party affiliation to independent and vote third party now.

Amusing
 
2013-01-02 12:03:55 AM

whidbey: Don't worry, I'm sure the Republicans or whatever Southern Strategy players still afoot will still be dreaming of their next attempt to cut the social safety net in our country while driving their vision of an unsustainable pouting America into the ground. Shortly.


This is how I read it on the first pass...still works, I suppose.
 
2013-01-02 12:03:55 AM

EighthDay: Eighty-five Republicans and 172 Democrats backed the bill

I'm too lazy to see which of those 85 are still around next cycle... I wonder how safe they are now.


I looked up my state's reps who voted on it. The solitary Republican from Arkansas - Womack - who voted for the bill is in Northwest AR aka Wal-Mart territory. In 2010 he won reelection with >70% of the vote and in 2012 ran unopposed. Seems pretty safe. I guess he could get primaried still...
 
2013-01-02 12:03:58 AM

CanuckInCA: I have a PDF of the bill, but not really the time to go over it right now - is there an article that summarizes what it is that they voted on?


If I remember correctly, slaves now count as 3/5's of a person.

/something to that extent.
 
2013-01-02 12:04:14 AM

Markoff_Cheney: thank god we delayed that disaster.


self imposed disasters are great that way - you can really schedule your apocalypses for convenience.
 
2013-01-02 12:04:34 AM

EighthDay: Eighty-five Republicans and 172 Democrats backed the bill

I'm too lazy to see which of those 85 are still around next cycle... I wonder how safe they are now.


They'll get primaried by a ultra-derper who will lose to a Democratic potted plant.
 
2013-01-02 12:05:07 AM
I'm not wild about the idea of the president flying all the way back to Hawaii to gain a few extra days of missed vacation.
Seems like a lot of Air Force One money to spend just to make a point.
 
2013-01-02 12:05:14 AM
And it will only INCREASE your Debt by $4 TRILLION over the next 10 Years.

Good Job!

Remember when the Wall came down, and that was the end of Communism?

Well, the Republican Party has revealed how Democracy may meet its end.

Ignorance, greed and wanton pandering to the withering few will take your country down.

Good Luck.
 
2013-01-02 12:05:18 AM
If you want some good Schadenfreude go over to FreeRepubluc. It's a complete meltdown.
 
2013-01-02 12:05:43 AM
Hey, it's great they got a deal together. But Obama and the Democrats still farking bargained with the Republicans. Why? Fark'em. They won't do anything to help this country...put it all out there for everyone to see and also suffer the consequences from.
 
2013-01-02 12:06:07 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: cretinbob: Two more months of rope and adding almost $4 trillion to the debt isn't much of a victory, is it Republitards?

Which "republitards" are claiming victory?


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the ones in the house. I'm sure both those who voted no and those who voted yes are equally pleased with themselves.
 
2013-01-02 12:06:17 AM
During his presser, Obama basically said that it's game-on for the debt ceiling.
 
2013-01-02 12:06:43 AM
FTA: "Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman who voted yes on the fiscal cliff deal, told reporters he cast his vote because, "If you want a bill to pass, you should vote for it.""

They're learning. Be afraid, be very afraid.
 
2013-01-02 12:06:50 AM
Maybe the Republicans can derp us all into single-payer healthcare, amnesty for undocumented workers, and federally protected gay marriage during their next attempt at negotiation.
 
2013-01-02 12:07:03 AM

Flatulent_Flea: EighthDay: Eighty-five Republicans and 172 Democrats backed the bill

I'm too lazy to see which of those 85 are still around next cycle... I wonder how safe they are now.

They'll get primaried by a ultra-derper who will lose to a Democratic potted plant.


so i guess we should be asking which of the 85 have a district within derping distance of christine o'donnell.
 
2013-01-02 12:07:05 AM

Lochsteppe: an unsustainable pouting America


Not so. Pouting is a renewable energy source. It can power cities, thinktanks and campaign headquarters.
 
2013-01-02 12:07:13 AM
 
2013-01-02 12:07:16 AM
So how much got cut from the massively bloated defense budget?
 
2013-01-02 12:07:38 AM
All four reps from Kansas voted no. Probably because the Koch brothers are pissed about their capital gains taxes going up.
 
2013-01-02 12:07:49 AM

Corvus: If you want some good Schadenfreude go over to FreeRepubluc. It's a complete meltdown.


Red State is pretty good too. Headline is THE MCCONNELL TAX HIKE.
 
2013-01-02 12:07:49 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: cretinbob: Two more months of rope and adding almost $4 trillion to the debt isn't much of a victory, is it Republitards?

Which "republitards" are claiming victory?


David Camp

"After more than a decade of criticizing these tax cuts," said Representative Dave Camp of Michigan, "Democrats are finally joining Republicans in making them permanent. Republicans and the American people are getting something really important, permanent tax relief."

Link
 
2013-01-02 12:09:07 AM

Flatulent_Flea: EighthDay: Eighty-five Republicans and 172 Democrats backed the bill

I'm too lazy to see which of those 85 are still around next cycle... I wonder how safe they are now.

They'll get primaried by a ultra-derper who will lose to a Democratic potted plant.


Meanwhile, the Freepers are already asking who they need to primary out
 
2013-01-02 12:09:17 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I'm not wild about the idea of the president flying all the way back to Hawaii to gain a few extra days of missed vacation.
Seems like a lot of Air Force One money to spend just to make a point.


Shut you word hold farkface.

That is unless you can come up with the buckets of posts from the day of yore when you were criticizing Bush for all the flights he took to Texas.
 
2013-01-02 12:09:58 AM

heap: Markoff_Cheney: thank god we delayed that disaster.

self imposed disasters are great that way - you can really schedule your apocalypses for convenience.


kick the can.
 
2013-01-02 12:10:32 AM

Corvus: If you want some good Schadenfreude go over to FreeRepubluc. It's a complete meltdown.


i got distracted by the 'if you want to ban guns, then i want to kill gays' post.

that isn't schadenfreude, it's whistling past the crazyhouse.
 
2013-01-02 12:10:58 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: Which "republitards" are claiming victory?


I wouldn't use that epithet, but Rep. Dave Camp and Rep. Louie "Terror Babies Birther" Gohmert are doing just that, claiming its the largest tax cut in history, blah blah blah.
 
2013-01-02 12:11:11 AM

Corvus: And the freepTards are all saying the will change their party affiliation to independent and vote third party now.

Amusing


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2013-01-02 12:11:29 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: [i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]

Is that little biatch about to cry again?


Not until he gets a few down the hatch.
 
2013-01-02 12:11:54 AM

Corvus: If you want some good Schadenfreude go over to FreeRepubluc. It's a complete meltdown.


Seems like they've had one of those every couple of months for the last four years. I really don't see how that's sustainable. Is there some sort of Muscle Milk type of concoction that helps you build up the strength and endurance to go into a frothy walleyed aneurystic rage on demand, like a high-performance athlete? If not, I think someone should invent one. They could call it Red Bullshiat.
 
2013-01-02 12:13:17 AM

dumbobruni: Debeo Summa Credo: cretinbob: Two more months of rope and adding almost $4 trillion to the debt isn't much of a victory, is it Republitards?

Which "republitards" are claiming victory?

David Camp

"After more than a decade of criticizing these tax cuts," said Representative Dave Camp of Michigan, "Democrats are finally joining Republicans in making them permanent. Republicans and the American people are getting something really important, permanent tax relief."

Link


Yeah, there will be plenty on both sides who try to say they won.

I never liked the idea of the Bush tax cuts, because I knew it would bring us here. They were meant to expire for a reason and need to do so.
That aside, pushing it off another two months won't let them come up with a better solution.

"Paul Ryan voted for it-he is dead to me now. All the "ayes" are to be PURGED in the primaries! "
 
2013-01-02 12:13:25 AM
What are the odds that Boehner has a clean re-election as Speaker after violating the Hastert Rule?
 
2013-01-02 12:14:16 AM
I like how Republicans basically assume that because the tax cuts are being kept down that means that Democrats agree that taxes should always be at that exact ratio or lower now and forever more and that BUSH WAS RIGHT.

Anyone who has argued for extensions from the center-left or left argue it as a practical concern that the economy is screwed up because of demand; and while we might want to have the tax rates 4 or 5 pts higher overall the bulk of the population, doing it at this particular point in time would be dumb.
 
2013-01-02 12:14:21 AM

heap: Corvus: If you want some good Schadenfreude go over to FreeRepubluc. It's a complete meltdown.

i got distracted by the 'if you want to ban guns, then i want to kill gays' post.

that isn't schadenfreude, it's whistling past the crazyhouse.


It will be harder to kill the gheys without guns.
 
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