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Sometimes I think Gov. Romney would have made an excellent Richard III, Submitter.

Sometimes.

Looks like they're going to get what they want...

Every single one of you that elects Republicans can pat yourselves on the back.

Fearmongering???  Obama is the one who is saying the world will come to an end because of the sequester.  At least, he was until last night when he saw that it might actually come to pass.  Now he's all "you probably won't even notice it".

Scarepocaplyse is upon us.  Thanks Obama.

Tut, I have done a thousand dreadful things
As willingly as one would kill a fly
And nothing grieves me heartily indeed
But that I cannot do ten thousand more

Shoot I forgot to put in a fart joke

Jackson Herring: Shoot I forgot to put in a fart joke

Just post a picture of Dick Morris; it's pretty self-explanatory.

I only hope this ends with someone drowned in a barrel of Malmsey Wine.

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I only hope this ends with someone drowned in a barrel of Malmsey Wine.

Will no one rid me of this meddlesome Cantor?

BillCo: Fearmongering??? Obama is the one who is saying the world will come to an end bec

...

Dude.  Just...  well...  just let it go, man.  Let it go.  You have no play here.

somedude210: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I only hope this ends with someone drowned in a barrel of Malmsey Wine.

Will no one rid me of this meddlesome Cantor?

Wrong Plantagenet.

This is by the dude who said Sarah Palin gave him starbursts, right?

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: somedude210: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I only hope this ends with someone drowned in a barrel of Malmsey Wine.

Will no one rid me of this meddlesome Cantor?

Wrong Plantagenet.

Shut up, I knows my Shakespeare!

/no I don't. It just seemed appropriate

All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.

And even if they did, Arabs are terrorists, so I wouldn't want their perfume.

Split, you evil motherfarkers. Split.

I still won't drop my guard about the gop until Steve King is strangled with the entrails of Sarah Palin.

Zounds, sir, you're robbed! For shame, put on your gown.Your heart is burst, you have lost half your soul.Even now, now, very now, an old black ramIs tupping your white ... USA.

mahuika: Zounds, sir, you're robbed!
For shame, put on your gown.
Even now, now, very now, an old black ram
Is tupping your white ... USA.

FTFM

/Iago's kind of like the Rush Limbaugh of Venice when you think about it

TV's Vinnie: I still won't drop my guard about the gop until Steve King is strangled with the entrails of Sarah Palin.

Good luck - Tom Latham decided not to run in the GOP Senate Primary, so Steve King is basically guaranteed to be their Senate candidate in 2014. Prepare for Senator King!

We need a new government.

Now is the winter of our discount tent.

The private market will take up the slack for every single cut. Unless Rand was wrong.

A pox on both your houses (so vote Republican)!

PREDICTION: If the sequester happens, the GOP will be successful in preventing Obama from winning the next election.

/Check and Mate, libs.

Generation_D: Every single one of you that elects Republicans can pat yourselves on the back.

clane: Is their anything that can't be blamed on Republicans?  What a great leader you Democrats elected!!

\it's not a cut, its a reduction in the increase they were going to receive and it was Obama's idea.  BUT HELP THE WORLD WILL COME TO AN END!!!

GOP: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?
Fox News: By th' Mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed.
GOP: Methinks it is like a weasel.
Fox News: It is backed like a weasel.
GOP: Or like a whale.
Fox News: Very like a whale.

the Republican Party and I are similar. We are both going through a turbulent transition in our lives, where we aren't sure who we are anymore. The ideals we once held were great- solid. We were steadfast in our belief that we had the best in mind of ourselves, our family, the future. But now, damn...I don't know. I had an event in my life- losing a crucial person in my life, being forced to demote to a 4K-per-year less position within my company, loss of confidence- and these things have taken their toll. I mean, in my desire to get back on track, I feel like I've traded some of those values I once held to get ahead, 'making friends' with people for the connections; people I would never ever want in my life normally. But here I am, and now I don't know where to go or who to be. Maybe the Republican Party and I need to go to counseling.

all you people about to lose your job just remember, Obama offered up 4 trillion in spending cuts and Boehner walked away and left it on the table to protect the top 1%'s tax cuts.

and not a peep was heard from the GOP when they let your 2% payroll tax cut expire.

"A fart! A fart! My kingdom for a fart!"

Forgot to mention that was for Jackson Herring. ;)

DamnYankees: TV's Vinnie: I still won't drop my guard about the gop until Steve King is strangled with the entrails of Sarah Palin.

Good luck - Tom Latham decided not to run in the GOP Senate Primary, so Steve King is basically guaranteed to be their Senate candidate in 2014. Prepare for Senator King!

Possible as a candidate, but not likely as winning Harkin's seat (the Eastern half of IA isn't as Derpy and they hate King's farking guts). King is a walking gaffe factory, and he's given tons of material to be used against him.

Hobodeluxe: all you people about to lose your job just remember, Obama offered up 4 trillion in spending cuts and Boehner walked away and left it on the table to protect the top 1%'s tax cuts.

Jackson Herring: Shoot I forgot to put in a fart joke

It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying frijoles.

mahuika: GOP: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?
Fox News: By th' Mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed.
GOP: Methinks it is like a weasel.
Fox News: It is backed like a weasel.
GOP: Or like a whale.
Fox News: Very like a whale.

clapclapclap

A fart by any other name would smell as sweet

This is what you happens when Reaganism has failed the American people for 30 years and your only message is MOAR REAGAN!!!

FTFA It used to be that the Republicans were nasty people because they exploited "wedge issues,

Abortion
Gay Marriage
Evolution
Immigration
Fake Fiscal Cliff
Socialism
Etc.

Used to be my ass.

Ha ha ha.....     Obama asked for sequestor.    He had Joe Biden walk the docunents up to the Hill.

giggle.   Now he's doing the ERHMAGERD!

Classic Quote of Today:    from Bill Freeza of Forbes

"Well, Jay Carney, explain this to me: The most imperial president in American history, a man who boasts that he will rule by Executive Action if Congress refuses to pass legislation he favors, can't figure out how to direct spending cuts in a way that does the least harm to the American people?

...I can't wait."

TFA starts out well, but then fades into mumbling and grumbling about celebs and the liberal elite. It's essentially the same thing much of the right has done for years, and that's paint all non-GOP folks as immature children who lack substance, moral or otherwise.

Keep going with that, it's worked pretty well so far.

Every member of congress should shoot, stab, and/or poison every other member of congress.

HotIgneous Intruder: Every member of congress should shoot, stab, and/or poison every other member of congress.

But then we'd still have 1 member left!

netcentric: (quoting from Forbes): The most imperial president in American history,

Every time I hear that Obama is an "imperial" president, I think what they really mean is

joonyer: TFA starts out well, but then fades into mumbling and grumbling about celebs and the liberal elite. It's essentially the same thing much of the right has done for years, and that's paint all non-GOP folks as immature children who lack substance, moral or otherwise.

Keep going with that, it's worked pretty well so far.

That was a lot of herp at the end of that derp. Seriously, it was like the article was trying to steer the reader's opinion by getting into a wagon rut and then going off the beaten path. Like the author was hoping you'd end up agreeing with the article's conclusion just because the introduction seemed 'reasonable' on the surface.

Then, oh look.

FTA: Rich Lowry is editor of National Review.

Somacandra: Sometimes I think Gov. Romney would have made an excellent Richard III, Submitter.

Sometimes.

I'm thinking King Arthur, actually.  And Boehner could be Sir Robin.  Oh, so brave Sir Robin.

netcentric: Ha ha ha.....     Obama asked for sequestor.    He had Joe Biden walk the docunents up to the Hill.
giggle.   Now he's doing the ERHMAGERD!

Classic Quote of Today:    from Bill Freeza of Forbes"Well, Jay Carney, explain this to me: The most imperial president in American history, a man who boasts that he will rule by Executive Action if Congress refuses to pass legislation he favors, can't figure out how to direct spending cuts in a way that does the least harm to the American people?...I can't wait."

The first time I saw you doing this, I thought you were having a stroke.

Now I realize that you're being haunted by the ghost of winterwhile, who is having a stroke.

/Stroke!

Lost Thought 00: HotIgneous Intruder: Every member of congress should shoot, stab, and/or poison every other member of congress.

But then we'd still have 1 member left!

As long as it's the one I voted for, I'm happy.

Rich Lowry is a cocksucker.

Discuss.

cc_rider: "A fart! A fart! My kingdom for a fart!"

Lemme fix that for ya..."A dressage horse! A dressage horse! My kingdom for a dressage horse!

Citrate1007: FTFA It used to be that the Republicans were nasty people because they exploited "wedge issues,

Abortion
Gay Marriage
Evolution
Immigration
Fake Fiscal Cliff
Socialism
Etc.

Used to be my ass.

Yes but they're popular, and that makes Democrats uncomfortable! It couldn't be due to these issues being couched in white, male privilege, racism, xenophobia, misogyny or idiocy!

"A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!"

netcentric: Ha ha ha.....     Obama asked for sequestor.    He had Joe Biden walk the docunents up to the Hill.
giggle.   Now he's doing the ERHMAGERD!

Classic Quote of Today:    from Bill Freeza of Forbes"Well, Jay Carney, explain this to me: The most imperial president in American history, a man who boasts that he will rule by Executive Action if Congress refuses to pass legislation he favors, can't figure out how to direct spending cuts in a way that does the least harm to the American people?...I can't wait."

At this point, because of the way the GOP has acted for the last 4 years, and in particular the last 4 months, I'm prepared to accept "Because Fark You, Bill Freeza" as the WH response.  Eventually, and I'll be honest, it took some time, but eventually you exhaust all your good will and everyone just hates you and doesn't rightly give two farks what you think, what you have to say, or how 'clever' you're being.

So... basically...

Too late, assholes.  You lost the messaging on this one and if you can't figure out how to get back on that gravy train you're going to find yourselves in a world of hurt in 2014.  I know personal responsibility is something y'all struggle with, but you've got nobody to blame but yourselves.

To quote Obi-wan Kenobi:
"I have the high ground!  Don't try it!"

verbaltoxin: Citrate1007: FTFA It used to be that the Republicans were nasty people because they exploited "wedge issues,

Abortion
Gay Marriage
Evolution
Immigration
Fake Fiscal Cliff
Socialism
Etc.

Used to be my ass.

Yes but they're popular, and that makes Democrats uncomfortable! It couldn't be due to these issues being couched in white, male privilege, racism, xenophobia, misogyny or idiocy!

WTF has that got to do with his ass!?!

verbaltoxin: Rich Lowry is a cocksucker.

Discuss.

I hear he doesn't cover his teeth.

Hobodeluxe: and not a peep was heard from the GOP when they let your 2% payroll tax cut expire.

What about the well-orchestrated social media campaign of "Obama said our taxes wouldn't go up! Our taxes went up! WAAH!"

(well-orchestrated, or lots of stupid people. or both. okay, poorly orchestrated, and lots of stupid people).

FTFA: It used to be that the Republicans were nasty people because they exploited "wedge issues," which was the pejorative way to describe issues that were popular with the public but made Democrats uncomfortable.

This is what Republicans really believe.

BillCo: Obama is the one who is saying the world will come to an end because of the sequester.

So in your universe, two days ago a group of Republican governors didn't say the sequester was going to screw their states over.

anyone else find it interesting that we can make an entire thread of Shakespearing the GOP? And have it work?

I feel proud ^_^

/subbs

BillCo: Fearmongering???  Obama is the one who is saying the world will come to an end because of the sequester.  At least, he was until last night when he saw that it might actually come to pass.  Now he's all "you probably won't even notice it".

Scarepocaplyse is upon us.  Thanks Obama.

just because you are irrationally afraid of the President doesn't mean he is a fear monger. When the President's possible overreaction to complicated economic issues leads us into a pair of open ended wars, then you can make your case.

TV's Vinnie: I still won't drop my guard about the gop until Steve King is strangled with the entrails of Sarah Palin.

Ooooo, Kinky!

I love that the right still thinks they are at the same place they were when Reagan was president, despite the total lack of a real liberal party, as well as the Democrats repeated co-opting of Republican platform ideals.

The only thing the GOP has left is being pro-gun, anti-abortion, anti-gay, and using tax cuts for the rich to pay for everything.

mahuika: GOP: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?
Fox News: By th' Mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed.
GOP: Methinks it is like a weasel.
Fox News: It is backed like a weasel.
GOP: Or like a whale.
Fox News: Very like a whale.

the difference being that Hamlet was trying to point out what a sycophantic nitwit Polonius was, the GOP is counting on Fox's sycophantic nitwittedness.

somedude210: anyone else find it interesting that we can make an entire thread of Shakespearing the GOP? And have it work?

I feel proud ^_^

/subbs

First, kill all the lawyers.

Yep, it works.

netcentric: Ha ha ha.....     Obama asked for sequestor.    He had Joe Biden walk the docunents up to the Hill.
giggle.   Now he's doing the ERHMAGERD!

Classic Quote of Today:    from Bill Freeza of Forbes"Well, Jay Carney, explain this to me: The most imperial president in American history, a man who boasts that he will rule by Executive Action if Congress refuses to pass legislation he favors, can't figure out how to direct spending cuts in a way that does the least harm to the American people?...I can't wait."

TOOOO

MUUUUCCHHHH

WHIIIIITE SPAAAAAAACE

and also repetition cuz I saw yer exact saem poast in nuther thred

verbaltoxin: Citrate1007: FTFA It used to be that the Republicans were nasty people because they exploited "wedge issues,

Abortion
Gay Marriage
Evolution
Immigration
Fake Fiscal Cliff
Socialism
Etc.

Used to be my ass.

Yes but they're popular, and that makes Democrats uncomfortable! It couldn't be due to these issues being couched in white, male privilege, racism, xenophobia, misogyny or idiocy!

Barring the gerrymandered house seats, I think it is quite apparent that they are on the wrong side of nearly every one of these wedge issues.  Don't forget that Bachmann almost lost her seat despite outspending her opponent nearly 10:1 in a district engineered to be red.

neversubmit: verbaltoxin: Citrate1007: FTFA It used to be that the Republicans were nasty people because they exploited "wedge issues,

Abortion
Gay Marriage
Evolution
Immigration
Fake Fiscal Cliff
Socialism
Etc.

Used to be my ass.

Yes but they're popular, and that makes Democrats uncomfortable! It couldn't be due to these issues being couched in white, male privilege, racism, xenophobia, misogyny or idiocy!

WTF has that got to do with his ass!?!

Lol.......good place for a comma :D

Therion: Hobodeluxe: and not a peep was heard from the GOP when they let your 2% payroll tax cut expire.

What about the well-orchestrated social media campaign of "Obama said our taxes wouldn't go up! Our taxes went up! WAAH!"

(well-orchestrated, or lots of stupid people. or both. okay, poorly orchestrated, and lots of stupid people).

I didn't think I would notice the extra $100 missing each month. I noticed the extra$100 missing each month.

Of course, it's helped me re-evaluate where my money goes but to the detriment to the local economy, as I am not going out as much each month spending a little here and a little there.

tom baker's scarf: mahuika: GOP: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?
Fox News: By th' Mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed.
GOP: Methinks it is like a weasel.
Fox News: It is backed like a weasel.
GOP: Or like a whale.
Fox News: Very like a whale.

the difference being that Hamlet was trying to point out what a sycophantic nitwit Polonius was, the GOP is counting on Fox's sycophantic nitwittedness.

Yeah, I'm aware of that. I just thought he Polonius/Fox comparison would be amusing

somedude210: anyone else find it interesting that we can make an entire thread of Shakespearing the GOP? And have it work?

The whole thing does read like one of the History plays.

/Exeunt pursued by a bear.

At times, it seems as if "we have a $16 trillion debt" is the sum total of the party's argumentation. Hey now, that's not fair. They also have rape and guns, and being raped for your guns, and being raped because you didn't carry a gun, and all the other lovely combinations of rape and guns that they can come up with. clane: Generation_D: Every single one of you that elects Republicans can pat yourselves on the back. clane: Is their anything that can't be blamed on Republicans? What a great leader you Democrats elected!! \it's not a cut, its a reduction in the increase they were going to receive and it was Obama's idea. BUT HELP THE WORLD WILL COME TO AN END!!! Listen, Piyush told you to stop being the party of stupid. So stop it. mahuika: GOP: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel? Fox News: By th' Mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed. GOP: Methinks it is like a weasel. Fox News: It is backed like a weasel. GOP: Or like a whale. Fox News: Very like a whale. I think you have the roles reversed. PS, you just caved on VAWA, Hagel and you are about to cave or lose even more on the sequester. Enjoy your wilderness, may it be a long and bitter walk, you soulless basterds. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys. But we'll have enough money to follow up on the Benghazi scandal right?? Right? So, here's what the morons are going to do to our research capabilities: former NIH director Elias Zerhouni said: "I think the suddenness of it and the depth of it would be a disaster for research, which is not an activity that you can turn on and off from year to year. It's an activity that takes time. The most impacted are the young, new investigator scientists, who are coming into science, and will now abandon the field of science. There will be a generational gap created. An average grant is five years long, because science is like that. So think: That means that every one year, only 20 percent of the grants come to their end. So any one year, NIH only has 20 percent of its money available for new grants. At NIH, about half of the grants get terminated at five years, but the rest get to be continued, as you don't want to throw away good research. So the half of it that's left has to go to very promising areas of science, and you have 10 percent left. If you take 8 percent of that 10 percent, it's going to come from new science, new people, young investigators; we are going to maim our innovation capabilities if you do these abrupt deep cuts at NIH. It will impact science for generations to come." hubiestubert: Looks like they're going to get what they want... Well, 98% anyway. Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: clane: Generation_D: Every single one of you that elects Republicans can pat yourselves on the back. clane: Is their anything that can't be blamed on Republicans? What a great leader you Democrats elected!! \it's not a cut, its a reduction in the increase they were going to receive and it was Obama's idea. BUT HELP THE WORLD WILL COME TO AN END!!! Listen, Piyush told you to stop being the party of stupid. So stop it. check out his profile page, it's not going to happen. He wears his Derp flag. HortusMatris: At times, it seems as if "we have a$16 trillion debt" is the sum total of the party's argumentation.

Hey now, that's not fair.  They also have rape and guns, and being raped for your guns, and being raped because you didn't carry a gun, and all the other lovely combinations of rape and guns that they can come up with.

It's perfectly ok as long as you do it illegitimately.

Muta: BillCo: Obama is the one who is saying the world will come to an end because of the sequester.

So in your universe, two days ago a group of Republican governors RINOs under Obamic Mind Control said the sequester was going to screw their states over.

And furthermore!

Also

BillCo: Fearmongering???  Obama is the one who is saying the world will come to an end because of the sequester.

No he hasn't. He says the will be a reduction in services and he is spelling them out. I thought you guys wanted less government services so why are you complaining that they are going to go away.

Corvus: BillCo: Fearmongering???  Obama is the one who is saying the world will come to an end because of the sequester.

I thought you guys wanted less government services so why are you complaining that they are going to go away.

I still haven't figured out why the GOP isn't celebrating this as a victory for their fiscal philosophy.

GoldSpider: Corvus: BillCo: Fearmongering???  Obama is the one who is saying the world will come to an end because of the sequester.

I thought you guys wanted less government services so why are you complaining that they are going to go away.

I still haven't figured out why the GOP isn't celebrating this as a victory for their fiscal philosophy.

because their districts suffer and not just the democrat districts, therefore bad

GoldSpider: Corvus: BillCo: Fearmongering???  Obama is the one who is saying the world will come to an end because of the sequester.

I thought you guys wanted less government services so why are you complaining that they are going to go away.

I still haven't figured out why the GOP isn't celebrating this as a victory for their fiscal philosophy.

Because at least one white person will be adversely affected.

GoldSpider: Corvus: BillCo: Fearmongering???  Obama is the one who is saying the world will come to an end because of the sequester.

I thought you guys wanted less government services so why are you complaining that they are going to go away.

I still haven't figured out why the GOP isn't celebrating this as a victory for their fiscal philosophy.

I don't get it either

GOP "WE WANT GOVERNMENT DOING LESS AND OUT OF OUR LIVES"

Obama "Ok these cuts will remove these services"

GOP "OBAMA IS FEAR MONGERING BECAUSE CUTS IN GOVERNMENT SERVICES MEANS THE END OF THE WORLD".

Corvus: I don't get it either

GOP "WE WANT GOVERNMENT DOING LESS AND OUT OF OUR LIVES"

Obama "Ok these cuts will remove these services"

GOP "OBAMA IS FEAR MONGERING BECAUSE CUTS IN GOVERNMENT SERVICES MEANS THE END OF THE WORLD".

It's almost as if they KNOW their economic theories are bullshiat and harmful in a weak job market and fragile economic recovery...

It doesn't have as much resonance as in the years after Sept. 11, and the country is war weary. Barack Obama is a weak foreign policy president, although not in ways likely to cost him politically.

The House Republicans mainly have blocking power. Woe to the republic if they didn't.

The McCain ad dubbing Barack Obama the biggest celebrity in the world back in 2008 was deadly accurate

Little did they know eight short years later, they would run a successful reelection campaign partly on limitless abortion and free contraception.

There are some points in the article that almost appear insightful to the Republican dilemma, but then these shiat-raisins are littered throughout making it hard to read without gritting your teeth.

Ehrmegerd/terxes.jpg

/no fertersherp skilz

xanadian: Somacandra: Sometimes I think Gov. Romney would have made an excellent Richard III, Submitter.

Sometimes.

I'm thinking King Arthur, actually.  And Boehner could be Sir Robin.  Oh, so brave Sir Robin.

Yeah, but I'm not eating his minstrels, no matter how bad things get.

/he's working on having his liver removed

And all the logic that lourdes upon our house in the deep buttcheeks of our arses buried.

Raharu: Also

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No one should be surprised what they're willing to do for the 2%

mahuika: tom baker's scarf: mahuika: GOP: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?
Fox News: By th' Mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed.
GOP: Methinks it is like a weasel.
Fox News: It is backed like a weasel.
GOP: Or like a whale.
Fox News: Very like a whale.

the difference being that Hamlet was trying to point out what a sycophantic nitwit Polonius was, the GOP is counting on Fox's sycophantic nitwittedness.

Yeah, I'm aware of that. I just thought he Polonius/Fox comparison would be amusing

I figured you knew. The comparrison was done for the same of the Fox "news" watchers.

In hind sight I probably should have started with- Hamlet is a play not a some new, low-cal Jimmy Dean product.

GOPpers, do not reprehend; if you weren't assholes, we could spend.

So Obama is a celebrity and Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio are creating the path to the GOP's future?  I guess when you compare Jindal's Mr. Rogers impression and Rubio's horrible awkwardness during their respective state of the union rebuttals, Obama's cool confidence might indeed make him look like a celebrity.

And the article talks about how the GOP only have one thing to say and it doesn't resonate; spending cuts and tax breaks.  But Jindal and Rubio have the future!  Which is...spending cuts and tax breaks, with different names!

Oh boy.

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to kick Mitch McConnel in the nuts?

burning_bridge: So Obama is a celebrity and Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio are creating the path to the GOP's future?  I guess when you compare Jindal's Mr. Rogers impression and Rubio's horrible awkwardness during their respective state of the union rebuttals, Obama's cool confidence might indeed make him look like a celebrity.

And the article talks about how the GOP only have one thing to say and it doesn't resonate; spending cuts and tax breaks.  But Jindal and Rubio have the future!  Which is...spending cuts and tax breaks, with different names!

Oh boy.

It's hard to see Jindal and Rubio being the future of a party that has used decades of bigotry to unify scared white rural types with the rich white types that want to screw over the rural types.  With all the hatred against Obama due to his skin color, the Republicans have proven they will be a white party for the few remaining months the party has left before it implodes.

And note this isn't even taking into effect how both men have already been thrown aside by the base as 2016's earliest flavors of the month.

Hack Patooey: [www.thedawgpound.com image 550x669]

I love this picture.

Somacandra: Sometimes I think Gov. Romney would have made an excellent Richard III, Submitter.

Sometimes.

Sometimes I think it would be a good idea to bury the GOP leadership under a parking lot in rural England.

Thou speak'st aright;
I am that money launderer on the Right.
I jest to Roger Ailes and make him smile
When I a fat and corn-fed rube beguile,
Playing up abortions and birth control:
And unskew a public opinion poll,
In very likeness of a funding grab,
And thus to draw, a Fox News speaking job
And claim the right-wing pundit's holy grail.
Thy eldest aunt, forwarding group email,
Ofttimes for trusted source mistaketh me;
Then spends her for my books, more currency,
That hands upon her Medicare stay off;
And the profiteers hold their hips and laugh,
For even to a multimillionaire
A merrier hour was never wasted there.

MEDIA TURNS AGAINST OBAMA'S SEQUESTER NARRATIVE

by JOHN NOLTE 28 Feb 2013

Over the past weeks, President Obama has been running around the country like Chicken Little spreading falsehoods about sequester, all in the hopes of blaming a 2% budget cut (which he proposed and signed into law) for an anemic economy that might be headed into a double-dip recession. Simply put, the White House and its media are pushing this fabricated Narrative in the hopes of shifting blame away from Obama's failed economic policies and onto the GOP and a lack of government largess.

If our economy crashes, Obama wants to blame sequester; he wants to argue that our economic woes are caused by a government that isn't big enough, and that he needs a Democrat-controlled House to correct that. It's an audaciously dishonest plot, and it almost worked. The monkeys in the wrench, though, have been little things called facts, a Republican Party refusing to blink, and one brave and honest reporter.

Now the Narrative is starting to collapse, and nothing signals that collapse better than this National Journal piece published today that blows the lid off the media's and the White House's sequester lies

The Overhyped, Overblown, & Overly Politicized Sequester Fears

It turns out that the next big fiscal crisis will seem more like a whimper when it hits on March 1.

Let's be clear about one thing: The across-the-board spending cuts known as the "sequester" aren't a doomsday scenario, or a meteorite that will blow up the economy.

Teachers, FBI agents, and Border Patrol officers will not get fired tomorrow, when the sequester kicks in. The Internal Revenue Service will still be able to process your tax return in April. Preschool programs won't kick out 70,000 little kids until the fall, according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan-and that's if the spending cuts stick. Unemployed people, arguably some of the worst-off of the lot, will not see their federal benefits reduced by 11 percent until April at the earliest, says the National Employment Law Project. This is roughly four weeks away, giving Congress and the White House time to act beyond the March 1 deadline that has been touted in headlines and press conferences for the past week.

The immediate impact of sequester is "absolutely overhyped," says Steve Bell, senior director for economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center and a former Republican staff director for the Senate Budget Committee. "A sequester will occur and, the next day, the likelihood is that almost no one will know that it started."

Along with other myths, the piece goes on to deconstruct the falsehoods about agencies not having flexibility to choose where these miniscule cuts hit.

Obama and his media based this Narrative on lies... The lie that sequester wasn't his idea; the lie that tax increases were part of the sequester deal; the lie that government agencies had no control over where the cuts hit; the lie that a meager \$85 billion cut in a trillion-dollar budget would mean the end of the world.

Obama has spent the last weeks gambling Republicans would cave and that his media would never dare challenge his fear-mongering with ridiculous nightmare scenarios. But drip by drip by drip, the mask was ripped off by a few honest reporters exposing lies that not even the ObamaMedia could spin away.

The President's justified confidence in a media that long ago sold its soul on his behalf put him way out over his skis, and now, thanks to a few honest reporters, it's all tumbling down around him.

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