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(National Journal)   Eric Cantor is finding out that when you actively recruit and encourage people whose only political philosophy is "government is bad, let it all burn", it's really tough to get them to fall in line and do the hard work of actually governing   (nationaljournal.com) divider line 136
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2013-05-21 10:13:11 AM  
Yup.  Like I've said before, lots of these people are just timid anarchists.
 
2013-05-21 10:15:17 AM  
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cinemassacre.com
 
2013-05-21 10:18:08 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Yup.  Like I've said before, lots of these people are just timid anarchists.


If they were anarchists, they'd be opposed to military adventurism, the security state, and governmental involvement into the lives of the people.

And we all know, they love themselves some massive government intrustion and spending when it benefits their own pet projects
 
2013-05-21 10:18:39 AM  

vernonFL: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 396x277]

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Frankenstein was a cautionary tale about government.

Why don't you sit down with a latte, put on your sweatervest, and study it out?
 
2013-05-21 10:19:49 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Yup.  Like I've said before, lots of these people are just timid anarchists.


I disagree.They are just tribalist. They have no problem at all voting for spending if they consider it money spend on 'their people'.
 
2013-05-21 10:19:50 AM  

Aarontology: If they were anarchists, they'd be opposed to military adventurism, the security state, and governmental involvement into the lives of the people.


They're hypocritical anarchists.  Or dumb ones.  Whatever works.  They seem to truly believe that nothing good can come of government but don't apply the principle to the military or police.
 
2013-05-21 10:21:25 AM  
feeling sorry for cantor? not so much.
laughing at cantor? much
 
2013-05-21 10:22:50 AM  

Aarontology: hillbillypharmacist: Yup.  Like I've said before, lots of these people are just timid anarchists.

If they were anarchists, they'd be opposed to military adventurism, the security state, and governmental involvement into the lives of the people.

And we all know, they love themselves some massive government intrustion and spending when it benefits their own pet projects


Yeah.  More "selfish hypocrites living in naive fantasies" than timid anarchists.
 
2013-05-21 10:26:30 AM  
These Teahadists ARE legislating their policy.  By doing nothing it creates a vacuum for the Free MarketTM to step in.
 
2013-05-21 10:35:08 AM  

vernonFL: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 396x277]


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Dammit! I thought I would be the first!

Good show, old man. Good show.
 
2013-05-21 10:35:38 AM  
Here, subby, I'll let you be inspired by some inspirational presidential words. I'm pretty sure this was Ronald Reagan speaking shortly after the whole Iran/Contra thing came to light. Or maybe it was Kennedy? No, Johnson. That's right, it was Johnson talking about war protesters and how important they were to the democratic process:


America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say, "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours." You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms.Then you can stand up and sing about the land of the free.

You get it? Loving America means accepting -- nay, embracing -- all of it. Even people who want to burn it down. Eric Cantor understands this, why don't you?
 
2013-05-21 10:37:24 AM  
i love that obama's approval is increasing and the GOP's is at an all-time low. keep farking that chicken, teatards!
 
2013-05-21 10:43:55 AM  

Diogenes: Aarontology: hillbillypharmacist: Yup.  Like I've said before, lots of these people are just timid anarchists.

If they were anarchists, they'd be opposed to military adventurism, the security state, and governmental involvement into the lives of the people.

And we all know, they love themselves some massive government intrustion and spending when it benefits their own pet projects

Yeah.  More "selfish hypocrites living in naive fantasies" than timid anarchists.


see now I'd have gone with "emotionally stunted man-children with absurd and unrealistic notions of how the world works"  but yours is pithier...
 
2013-05-21 10:50:21 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Here, subby, I'll let you be inspired by some inspirational presidential words. I'm pretty sure this was Ronald Reagan speaking shortly after the whole Iran/Contra thing came to light. Or maybe it was Kennedy? No, Johnson. That's right, it was Johnson talking about war protesters and how important they were to the democratic process:


America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say, "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours." You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms.Then you can stand up and sing about the land of the free.

You get it? Loving America means accepting -- nay, embracing -- all of it. Even people who want to burn it down. Eric Cantor understands this, why don't you?


Eric Cantor understands no such thing.
 
2013-05-21 10:52:31 AM  

doyner: These Teahadists ARE legislating their policy.  By doing nothing it creates a vacuum for the Free MarketTM to step in.


I'm pretty sure Congress has already been privatized
 
2013-05-21 10:53:51 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Here, subby, I'll let you be inspired by some inspirational presidential words. I'm pretty sure this was Ronald Reagan speaking shortly after the whole Iran/Contra thing came to light. Or maybe it was Kennedy? No, Johnson. That's right, it was Johnson talking about war protesters and how important they were to the democratic process:


America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say, "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours." You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms.Then you can stand up and sing about the land of the free.

You get it? Loving America means accepting -- nay, embracing -- all of it. Even people who want to burn it down. Eric Cantor understands this, why don't you?


That's when presidents were presidents.  We need one again that can shepherd us out of the darkness.
 
2013-05-21 10:55:04 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: That's when presidents were presidents.  We need one again that can shepherd us out of the darkness.


www.myfacewhen.net
 
2013-05-21 11:08:51 AM  

Pocket Ninja: America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say, "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours." You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms.Then you can stand up and sing about the land of the free.


Sorkin for president
 
2013-05-21 11:18:06 AM  
Hard work is for the poors and illegals, silly.
 
2013-05-21 11:18:21 AM  
The Tea Party represents a threat to Reptiloid domination because they have no minds to control.
 
2013-05-21 11:19:06 AM  
Dog, enough rope, hangs self, etc.
Yep.
 
2013-05-21 11:19:38 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Aarontology: If they were anarchists, they'd be opposed to military adventurism, the security state, and governmental involvement into the lives of the people.

They're hypocritical anarchists.  Or dumb ones.  Whatever works.  They seem to truly believe that nothing good can come of government but don't apply the principle to the military or police.


Pretty much every anarchist I've spoken to has believed that the government can do good things but that the police and military are so horrible the whole institution must go. pretty much the opposite of what you said.
 
2013-05-21 11:22:16 AM  

Ned Stark: hillbillypharmacist: Aarontology: If they were anarchists, they'd be opposed to military adventurism, the security state, and governmental involvement into the lives of the people.

They're hypocritical anarchists.  Or dumb ones.  Whatever works.  They seem to truly believe that nothing good can come of government but don't apply the principle to the military or police.

Pretty much every anarchist I've spoken to has believed that the government can do good things but that the police and military are so horrible the whole institution must go. pretty much the opposite of what you said.


Anarchists are basically Marxists who think socialism is unnecessary as a transitional stage.

Anarcho-capitalists are deluded teenage boys who can't get laid and somehow think this makes them superior to everyone who can.
 
2013-05-21 11:22:23 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Dog, enough rope, hangs self, etc.
Yep.


Hoisted by his own teatard, you might say.
 
2013-05-21 11:22:43 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Eric Cantor understands this, why don't you?


and here I was feeling all patriotic and shiat
 
2013-05-21 11:24:06 AM  
I wish I could feel sorry for him. I really do. But he directly sabotaged efforts at passing a grand bargain that Obama desperately wanted pretty much for the sole reason that Obama desperately wanted it. He wanted us to continue the cycle of never-ending catastrophes because he thought it would help his party win the election. Go fly a kite, douche.
 
2013-05-21 11:26:30 AM  

UrukHaiGuyz: HotIgneous Intruder: Dog, enough rope, hangs self, etc.
Yep.

Hoisted by his own teatard, you might say.


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2013-05-21 11:27:24 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Dog, enough rope, hangs self, etc.
Yep.


Wait, why is there a dog involved?
 
2013-05-21 11:27:46 AM  
Eric Cantor is finding out that when you actively recruit and encourage people whose only political philosophy is "government is bad, let it all burn", it's really tough to get them to fall in line and do the hard work of actually governing when you're a moron.

/got nothin
//most punchable face
 
2013-05-21 11:31:03 AM  
Just said as much in another thread.  More than 30 years of 'Government is Evil' and 'Taxes are Theft' adds up to a party full of angry, hate filled morons who fail Civics 101.
 
2013-05-21 11:32:30 AM  
I am reminded of the scorpion and the frog fable. But I am not sure which in this instance is the scorpion.
 
2013-05-21 11:32:45 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: That's when presidents were presidents.  We need one again that can shepherd us out of the darkness.


I don't think I'll be around in 1000 years.

/Thanks Obama
 
2013-05-21 11:33:23 AM  

namatad: feeling sorry for cantor? not so much.
laughing at cantor? much


feeling sorry for America? MUCH
 
2013-05-21 11:33:54 AM  

sdd2000: I am reminded of the scorpion and the frog fable. But I am not sure which in this instance is the scorpion.


Clearly Cantor (and, more generally, the GOP) is the frog and the teabaggers are the scorpion.
 
2013-05-21 11:36:14 AM  

DamnYankees: hillbillypharmacist: Yup.  Like I've said before, lots of these people are just timid anarchists.

I disagree.They are just tribalist. They have no problem at all voting for spending if they consider it money spend on 'their people'.


Indeed. "Small government" is just PR
 
2013-05-21 11:36:58 AM  
You'd have thought the GOP would have figured it out after the 2012 election, but they're just too dumb.
 
2013-05-21 11:37:15 AM  

DarwiOdrade: sdd2000: I am reminded of the scorpion and the frog fable. But I am not sure which in this instance is the scorpion.

Clearly Cantor (and, more generally, the GOP) is the frog and the teabaggers are the scorpion.


I'm sure in a teabagger's head, they're carrying the GOP, and the GOP keeps stabbing them in the back by working with Obama.
 
2013-05-21 11:37:50 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Yup.  Like I've said before, lots of these people are just timid anarchists.


Nah, they're just so eaten up with hatred and spite they're incapable of functioning in polite society.
 
2013-05-21 11:39:21 AM  

meat0918: DarwiOdrade: sdd2000: I am reminded of the scorpion and the frog fable. But I am not sure which in this instance is the scorpion.

Clearly Cantor (and, more generally, the GOP) is the frog and the teabaggers are the scorpion.

I'm sure in a teabagger's head, they're carrying the GOP, and the GOP keeps stabbing them in the back by working with Obama.


Yes, and we all know how rational and reality-based the teabaggers are.
 
2013-05-21 11:40:37 AM  

sdd2000: I am reminded of the scorpion and the frog fable. But I am not sure which in this instance is the scorpion.


I think you need to update that fable with a chicken being involved.
 
2013-05-21 11:40:41 AM  
And yet we've seen numerous "why won't Obama lead", making the case that he should make them all fall in line, when even their own leadership can't.
 
2013-05-21 11:41:15 AM  
You made your bed filled with shiat, now wallow in it.  Instead of altering their agenda,  the GOP has been courting special interests to try to maintain relevancy.  Their southern bible pounder push to cater to the racists and bigots has gotten them a few extra decades but is fast becoming a liability.  The same is happening with the Tea Baggers, but their utter lack of understanding on how government works is just expediting the process.  The problem with relying on the uneducated and misinformed population for your support is that eventually your opposition (or your own incompetence) will educate enough of them to turn against you.  Yes we will see a reincarnation of conservatism in the future because lord knows we need to get our shiat together, but I hope it will come with the intellectualism that it was once known for (at least from a fiscal standpoint).  That hasn't been seen for a generation or two.
 
2013-05-21 11:41:57 AM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Anarchists are basically Marxists who think socialism is unnecessary as a transitional stage.


Ugh, people who claim to be anarchists are just as delusional as Ayn Randers. They always turn out to be socialists who are upset nobody cares what they think.
 
2013-05-21 11:42:34 AM  
Farking nihilists.  Say what you want about the tenets of Compassionate Conservatism, but at least it was an ethos.
 
2013-05-21 11:42:35 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Yup.  Like I've said before, lots of these people are just timid anarchists.


A kinder, gentler KKK.
 
2013-05-21 11:42:50 AM  

bujin: And yet we've seen numerous "why won't Obama lead", making the case that he should make them all fall in line, when even their own leadership can't.


Well you see, that's only because (Say it with me, audience):

"BOTH..SIDES... ARE BAD!!!"

/Spay and neuter your pets
 
2013-05-21 11:44:04 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: vernonFL: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 396x277]

[cinemassacre.com image 466x256]

Frankenstein was a cautionary tale about government.

Why don't you sit down with a latte, put on your sweatervest, and study it out?


I... Don't think it was. You know the monster's a sympathetic character, right?
 
2013-05-21 11:44:16 AM  
I'm sorry but I just don't feel any sympathy for cantor on this one .
 
2013-05-21 11:44:57 AM  
Nihilists! fark me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least its an ethos.

i281.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-21 11:45:05 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Obama's Reptiloid Master: Anarchists are basically Marxists who think socialism is unnecessary as a transitional stage.

Ugh, people who claim to be anarchists are just as delusional as Ayn Randers. They always turn out to be socialists who are upset nobody cares what they think.


Randers are closer to anarchists than socialists.  In fact socialism is near the political opposite of anarchism.
 
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