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(Talking Points Memo)   Boehner: "Guys, we're not defunding Obamacare, so just stop it, would ya?" It was said that Boehner's glass was filled three times that day   (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 11
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2013-03-15 09:46:45 AM  
6 votes:
It's just occurred to me ... observed from the correct angle, the US congress bears a striking resemblance to professional wrestling.

It involves a large cast of mostly interchangeable and forgettable jobbers, with a few superstars whose main job appears to be to generate hype and drama rather than actually get in the ring and do their job.  These superstars are often accompanied on all their public appearances by large entourages of said jobbers.  Factions are formed along contrived ideologies, and picking a fight with someone else simply because your respective faction loyalties are opposed is held up as the epitome of good conduct.  Designated mouthpieces of the factions engage in endless verbal circling and sparring matches, but at the end of the day nothing has been decided.  Supposedly the position of "superstar" is determined by the response of the crowd, but in reality the greater organization has nearly complete control over how events are portrayed and blatant manipulation of what is presented to the crowd is the norm, in order to ensure that the crowd maintains the "correct" opinion.

There's even the occasional surprise defection from one of the superstars to an opposing faction.  Personally, that's the hope I'm desperately clinging to right now:  Boehner has successfully built up a ton of heat from the crowd, the time is perfect for a out-of-left-field heel-face turn.
2013-03-15 11:12:58 AM  
2 votes:
Why is it that Cantor is always lurking around in photos behind Boner?

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2013-03-15 10:21:57 AM  
2 votes:

Killahertz: It's just occurred to me ... observed from the correct angle, the US congress bears a striking resemblance to professional wrestling.


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2013-03-15 09:29:23 AM  
2 votes:

clkeagle: What's the worst that could happen - getting challenged in the Primaries next year?  Worst case scenario - he loses his congressional seat, and goes on to make $25k/day on the lecture circuit. Or gets a seven-figure contract with Fox News (or one of the Super PACs).


You don't know how power works, do you? It's not about the payday, Congressional pay sucks compared to what he could be making in the private sector. It's about the power, and doing what you said is the surest way of losing it.

That being said, I don't think I could imagine a better "Beware the Ides of March" picture than this:

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Except maybe with a little help:

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2013-03-15 09:24:10 AM  
2 votes:

Karac: Translation: Shutting down the government didn't work to well for Newt so lets no try that again, you morons.


It only took Newt 20 years to rebuild his career into becoming a failed Presidential candidate.
2013-03-15 09:20:47 AM  
2 votes:
I think its a little hypocritical for us Farkers to make fun of Boehner because he is an alcoholic, but, yeah, his glass is filled 3 times before lunch.
2013-03-15 09:16:16 AM  
2 votes:
Boehner doesn't have a drinking problem it is his own personnel bourbon stimulus program.
2013-03-15 10:11:57 AM  
1 votes:

Killahertz: It's just occurred to me ... observed from the correct angle, the US congress bears a striking resemblance to professional wrestling.

It involves a large cast of mostly interchangeable and forgettable jobbers, with a few superstars whose main job appears to be to generate hype and drama rather than actually get in the ring and do their job.  These superstars are often accompanied on all their public appearances by large entourages of said jobbers.  Factions are formed along contrived ideologies, and picking a fight with someone else simply because your respective faction loyalties are opposed is held up as the epitome of good conduct.  Designated mouthpieces of the factions engage in endless verbal circling and sparring matches, but at the end of the day nothing has been decided.  Supposedly the position of "superstar" is determined by the response of the crowd, but in reality the greater organization has nearly complete control over how events are portrayed and blatant manipulation of what is presented to the crowd is the norm, in order to ensure that the crowd maintains the "correct" opinion.

There's even the occasional surprise defection from one of the superstars to an opposing faction.  Personally, that's the hope I'm desperately clinging to right now:  Boehner has successfully built up a ton of heat from the crowd, the time is perfect for a out-of-left-field heel-face turn.


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2013-03-15 09:40:10 AM  
1 votes:

Tomahawk513: SilentStrider: Boehner to be primaried in 3...2...1...

I doubt it, Cincinnati is conservative but most of them aren't retarded.  Still though, who knows, it could happen.


He's gerrymandered to the district north west of Cincinnati.  Very suburban and very conservative.  He ran unopposed in 2012.
2013-03-15 09:33:07 AM  
1 votes:

born_yesterday: Boy, when the Bush administration left, they sure took that whole "Unified party in the face of any adversity/no public disagreements" philosophy with them.


Yeah, but the 'if you're not with us, you're against us' philosophy got welded in real tight.
2013-03-15 09:24:20 AM  
1 votes:
Boy, when the Bush administration left, they sure took that whole "Unified party in the face of any adversity/no public disagreements" philosophy with them.
 
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