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2013-01-03 05:10:55 PM
Did anyone forget to come in to swear their oath, and just held up their hand to a TV tuned into C-SPAN instead?

If not, maybe this one will be slightly better.
 
2013-01-03 05:12:07 PM
"Pro-" is to "Con-" as "Progress" is to _____________?
 
2013-01-03 05:16:17 PM
 
2013-01-03 05:16:40 PM
I gravely doubt we will have more of the same.  I suspect it will be worse.
 
2013-01-03 05:31:09 PM

Ennuipoet: I gravely doubt we will have more of the same.  I suspect it will be worse.


Alas... I fear you're correct
 
2013-01-03 05:40:45 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ennuipoet: I gravely doubt we will have more of the same.  I suspect it will be worse.

Alas... I fear you're correct


With so many gerrymandered districts most of congress is only afraid of being primaried, so yeah, expect more derp.
 
2013-01-03 06:28:50 PM
The 112th Congress was terrible. Expect more of the same worse from 113th
 
2013-01-03 06:29:06 PM
Nothing will happen that helps us until Obama directs the justice department to start regulating and prosecuting the financial sector.
 
2013-01-03 06:34:50 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-03 06:38:25 PM

bartink: Nothing will happen that helps us until Obama directs the justice department to start regulating and prosecuting the financial sector.


Thank you. This really is needs to be addressed. And reinstate Glass-Steagal with updates.
 
2013-01-03 06:42:00 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-03 06:43:59 PM
"You expect less from Congress and you get it."

Even an Earth-wasting oil company has a better image.
 
2013-01-03 06:48:06 PM
I hope (and yeah, I'm being optimistic), since the GOP isn't trying to unseat an incumbent President now, they'll want to remind the American people that they were once actually able to govern like responsible adults (adults that I happen to disagree with by and large but still trusted not to take the country to the brink of disaster to make a political point)
 
2013-01-03 06:48:41 PM
Did they pass the Sandy bill?
 
2013-01-03 06:48:46 PM
Michele Bachmann has already introduced the 113th Congress's first bill to repeal Obamacare in its entirety. Clearly this Congress won't be mired in pointless political theater like the last one.
 
2013-01-03 06:50:24 PM

bartink: Nothing will happen that helps us until Obama directs the justice department to start regulating and prosecuting the financial sector.


And that is not going to happen until the U.S. manages to create a surplus outside of the Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate sectors.

//We have got to find a way to generate some economic bang outside of the FIRE sector.
 
2013-01-03 06:51:20 PM

ITGreen: "Pro-" is to "Con-" as "Progress" is to _____________?


Conservative?
 
2013-01-03 06:51:31 PM

Snapper Carr: I hope (and yeah, I'm being optimistic), since the GOP isn't trying to unseat an incumbent President now, they'll want to remind the American people that they were once actually able to govern like responsible adults (adults that I happen to disagree with by and large but still trusted not to take the country to the brink of disaster to make a political point)


Can I buy some pot from you?
 
2013-01-03 06:52:33 PM

Flargan:
//We have got to find a way to generate some economic bang outside of the FIRE sector.


We could always try WATER...
 
2013-01-03 06:53:12 PM
Of COURSE it's going to be the same pile of shiat. There was a 90% re-election rate in the House and 91% in the Senate.

And no, term limits are not the answer. All that does is make corruption skyrocket (see Mexico).
 
2013-01-03 06:53:27 PM
I expect EXACTLY the same. Just saw Ted Cruz Texas (R)e-tread open his mouth on CNN an hour ago and teatard-scented offal fell out. Why yes, I will have some derp on my waffles, thank you.
 
2013-01-03 06:55:31 PM

Dahnkster: I expect EXACTLY the same. Just saw Ted Cruz Texas (R)e-tread open his mouth on CNN an hour ago and teatard-scented offal fell out. Why yes, I will have some derp on my waffles, thank you.


I saw the same bullshiat. That made me want to punch my TV so hard that the punch would travel through the TV to the cable all the way across the country to the camera and out to his face.
 
2013-01-03 06:58:12 PM
From Boehner's comments, I expect that they are going to go full derp. Never go full derp. I may need a new teevee before it's over and done with.
 
2013-01-03 06:58:56 PM

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 400x470]


Speaking of which, McConnell has already demanded that Senate Democrats spell out which cuts be made to satisfy the GOP terrorists' demands. And since all the money left is in Social Security, Medicare, and the military those cuts will be perfect to run against in 2014 and '16.

In summation, Republican will blow up the economy if Democrats don't hand them a campaign issue to put the GOP back into power. The Republican party has become an organized crime ring or terrorist group.
 
2013-01-03 07:00:30 PM

uknesvuinng: Michele Bachmann has already introduced the 113th Congress's first bill to repeal Obamacare in its entirety. Clearly this Congress won't be mired in pointless political theater like the last one.


This is normal for her.  When she was a State Senator she would submit anti-gay rights bills repeatably while the MN senate was trying knock out a budget.  There was no chance of any of them ever being passed and it was a complete waste of time or effort.
 
2013-01-03 07:00:34 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: The Republican party has become an organized crime ring or terrorist group.


Pretty sure they've been one for a while now.
 
2013-01-03 07:01:21 PM

Snapper Carr: I hope (and yeah, I'm being optimistic), since the GOP isn't trying to unseat an incumbent President now, they'll want to remind the American people that they were once actually able to govern like responsible adults (adults that I happen to disagree with by and large but still trusted not to take the country to the brink of disaster to make a political point)


Several predominate Republicans today said on the news how they fully plan to create a government shutdown over the debt ceiling.
 
2013-01-03 07:02:00 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: The Republican party has become an organized crime ring or terrorist group.


I think you're giving them too much credit when you call them "organized".
 
2013-01-03 07:04:04 PM
The king is dead. Long live the king.
 
2013-01-03 07:04:16 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Flargan:
//We have got to find a way to generate some economic bang outside of the FIRE sector.

We could always try WATER...


Whole sale Trade
Arts
Transportation
Educational Services
Retail Trade

It could work
 
2013-01-03 07:07:33 PM
51 Reasons why this won't be the same Congress

The 112th Congress failed so miserably for one reason, and one reason only.
 
2013-01-03 07:11:10 PM

SineSwiper: 51 Reasons why this won't be the same Congress

The 112th Congress failed so miserably for one reason, and one reason only.


Na. Ga. Ha. Pen.
 
2013-01-03 07:11:24 PM

Snapper Carr: I hope (and yeah, I'm being optimistic), since the GOP isn't trying to unseat an incumbent President now, they'll want to remind the American people that they were once actually able to govern like responsible adults (adults that I happen to disagree with by and large but still trusted not to take the country to the brink of disaster to make a political point)


I see you haven't been paying attention for the past two months. Hell, the past week--in spite of having no president to unseat, they stamped their feet and nearly wrecked the US economy for no reason (promising to wreck it in February instead), gave the finger to hurricane victims, and stripped protection from women facing domestic violence.
 
2013-01-03 07:17:20 PM

SineSwiper: 51 Reasons why this won't be the same Congress

The 112th Congress failed so miserably for one reason, and one reason only.


Uh, no.

1. You can do whatever you want with the filibuster. As long as John Boehner is speaker of the house, it's going to be the same congress.

2. In spite of what Merkley and Udall say, the Dems will definitely wuss out at the last second when it comes to filibuster reform. Last I checked (this morning), the most likely "reform" was a "bipartisan effort" that would actually just give the minority more tools of obstruction (guaranteed poison pill amendments), without actually limiting filibuster at all.
 
2013-01-03 07:21:43 PM

Snapper Carr: I hope (and yeah, I'm being optimistic), since the GOP isn't trying to unseat an incumbent President now, they'll want to remind the American people that they were once actually able to govern like responsible adults (adults that I happen to disagree with by and large but still trusted not to take the country to the brink of disaster to make a political point)


Pics or it didn't happen.
 
2013-01-03 07:21:47 PM

Felgraf: Did they pass the Sandy bill?


No, but it's due for a floor vote tomorrow. Well, not the 60 billion dollar relief bill Christie and King want. That bill was tabled and a new one introduced: the Dale Earnhart Relief Program and Illegalization of Abortion, Icky Gay Things, Muslimness, Flourescent Light Bulbs, PBS, Hollyweird, Messicans, Science, Smelly Foriegn Food, Hybrid Cars and Obamacare or DERP IAIGTMFLBPBSHMSSFFHCO for short.
 
2013-01-03 07:21:55 PM

SineSwiper: 51 Reasons why this won't be the same Congress

The 112th Congress failed so miserably for one reason, and one reason only.


http://www.washingtontimes .com/blog/watercooler/2012/nov/29/picket-boe hner-filibuster-rule-change-bills-dead-a/

"Any bill that reaches a Republican-led House based on Senate Democrats' heavy-handed power play would be dead on arrival."
 
2013-01-03 07:22:33 PM

hammettman: From Boehner's comments, I expect that they are going to go full derp. Never go full derp. I may need a new teevee before it's over and done with.


Buying new TVs will improve the economy. Maybe that's their secret plan...
 
2013-01-03 07:34:37 PM

Hollie Maea: 2. In spite of what Merkley and Udall say, the Dems will definitely wuss out at the last second when it comes to filibuster reform. Last I checked (this morning), the most likely "reform" was a "bipartisan effort" that would actually just give the minority more tools of obstruction (guaranteed poison pill amendments), without actually limiting filibuster at all.


It guarantees at least 2 amendments from each side will be debated, not that they'll be automatically tacked on.
 
2013-01-03 07:37:42 PM
Between the pickup of a few Democratic seats and the change of a filibuster rules, i expect the 113th to be slightly better than the 112th due to Republicans having a little less power, but only slightly.

Expect the 114th congress to be more of the same as well, almost nobody goes out to vote in off year elections which will benefit Republicans in 2014, either way Democrats don't have a chance to get back congress until 2016.
 
2013-01-03 07:42:18 PM

Gwyrddu: Between the pickup of a few Democratic seats and the change of a filibuster rules, i expect the 113th to be slightly better than the 112th due to Republicans having a little less power, but only slightly.

Expect the 114th congress to be more of the same as well, almost nobody goes out to vote in off year elections which will benefit Republicans in 2014, either way Democrats don't have a chance to get back congress until 2016.


What happened in 2006?
 
2013-01-03 07:43:02 PM
It's because there's only 35 or so real tossup seats in the House. All the other seats have been gerrymandered to such an extent that its more important for a congressperson to win their primary than it is to win their election. So Republicans in particular tack hard right to appeal to their base. It will only change when the boundaries change, and that's why it's important that people vote in their state elections for candidates who will adopt a more reasonable boundary policy.
 
2013-01-03 07:43:34 PM

bartink: Nothing will happen that helps us until Obama directs the justice department to start regulating and prosecuting the financial sector.


I hope you're not holding your breath, amigo.
 
2013-01-03 07:46:31 PM

Bonzo_1116: Snapper Carr: I hope (and yeah, I'm being optimistic), since the GOP isn't trying to unseat an incumbent President now, they'll want to remind the American people that they were once actually able to govern like responsible adults (adults that I happen to disagree with by and large but still trusted not to take the country to the brink of disaster to make a political point)

Pics or it didn't happen.


Okay, but it's not pretty.


thecambridgeroom.files.wordpress.com


You were warned
 
2013-01-03 07:53:00 PM

max_pooper: What happened in 2006?


The only people who came out to vote were those pissed off at the Bush, sorry I should have specified that as another effect of off-year elections. It does seem the people pissed at the White House do come out to vote in off-year elections, like in 2006 and 2010 and will probably do so again in 2014. This makes it even more likely Democrats won't make progress and might even lose seats that year.
 
2013-01-03 07:53:31 PM

max_pooper: Felgraf: Did they pass the Sandy bill?

No, but it's due for a floor vote tomorrow. Well, not the 60 billion dollar relief bill Christie and King want. That bill was tabled and a new one introduced: the Dale Earnhart Relief Program and Illegalization of Abortion, Icky Gay Things, Muslimness, Flourescent Light Bulbs, PBS, Hollyweird, Messicans, Science, Smelly Foriegn Food, Hybrid Cars and Obamacare or DERP IAIGTMFLBPBSHMSSFFHCO for short.


well think about it, all that hard work for $640 billion over 10 years, did you really want all of 2013's share blown on 1 bill on the second day of the year? Spread it out, relish and savor it.
 
2013-01-03 08:02:42 PM
Oh, we do.
 
2013-01-03 08:05:51 PM
The Dread Thirteenth!
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-03 08:11:36 PM
Yeah, the 112th passed fewer bills than the 'Do Nothing Congress' that Truman railed against and the 113th is not going to suddenly improve. Whats worse is that we're stuck with a GOP-controlled house until 2022 at least due to the ridiculous gerrymandering.

Broken doesn't begin to describe our government; the sad part is that 47% of the country thinks that is a good thing and is cheering it on.
 
2013-01-03 08:13:58 PM

Gwyrddu: max_pooper: What happened in 2006?

The only people who came out to vote were those pissed off at the Bush, sorry I should have specified that as another effect of off-year elections. It does seem the people pissed at the White House do come out to vote in off-year elections, like in 2006 and 2010 and will probably do so again in 2014. This makes it even more likely Democrats won't make progress and might even lose seats that year.


If the GOP continues on the path of tryin to out-herp their own derp, there may be enough outrage to get Democrats to the polls.
 
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