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2013-07-12 02:49:45 PM
From his comments, it just sounds like he wants to file charges, any sort of charges at all, against President Obama, while at the same time stating he has absolutely not f*cking idea whether or not he can in the first place thus demonstrating that he's terrible at his job.
 
2013-07-12 02:52:57 PM
Good. Maybe they will tack on charges for being a keKenyan and voter fraud while they are at it.
 
2013-07-12 02:57:01 PM
What about filing charges against congressmen who refuse to permit the government to spend money in ways that it has already authorized and mandated?
 
2013-07-12 03:04:21 PM
I don't pretend to know how, but the GOP keeps getting more and more insane.
 
2013-07-12 03:04:58 PM
So let me get this straight: Republicans are pissed that Obama isn't implementing a law that they have tried to repeal 37 times fast enough? They'd like to force him to implement the law, that they do not want to exist at all, sooner?

Just checking.
 
2013-07-12 03:06:30 PM
I'm surprised they haven't charged Obama with first degree Mopery.
 
2013-07-12 03:21:34 PM

nmrsnr: So let me get this straight: Republicans are pissed that Obama isn't implementing a law that they have tried to repeal 37 times fast enough? They'd like to force him to implement the law, that they do not want to exist at all, sooner?


Even crazier is that their supposed reason for being against the delay is that "families need help now; we can't afford to wait".

// but at the same time, Oblahmalamahamacare costs us $50,000,000,000,000,000,000,000/minute and will result in doctor shortages and poorer quality of care and socialisms and a lack of out-studying and the gum disease known as GINGIVITIS and girls will never call you for dates and judicial activism and EA server crashes and earthquakes and weak soil
 
2013-07-12 03:27:47 PM
A Republican Congressman said he is looking for a way to file criminal charges against President Obama for delaying a portion of the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that the administration is "beyond" incompetent and may have engaged in Watergate-level transgressions.

OOH LOOKOUT WE GOT A BADASS OVER HERE
 
2013-07-12 03:28:47 PM

whidbey: A Republican Congressman said he is looking for a way to file criminal charges against President Obama for delaying a portion of the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that the administration is "beyond" incompetent and may have engaged in Watergate-level transgressions.

OOH LOOKOUT WE GOT A BADASS OVER HERE


Never thought I'd see the day the GOP became a caricature of itself.
 
2013-07-12 03:29:13 PM

nmrsnr: So let me get this straight: Republicans are pissed that Obama isn't implementing a law that they have tried to repeal 37 times fast enough? They'd like to force him to implement the law, that they do not want to exist at all, sooner?

Just checking.


If this doesn't work, they're going to sue him for not promoting their anti-gay marriage state as a honeymoon destination for newly married gay couples, costing them millions of dollars in revenue that they could have spent forcing schools to teach creationism like and such as.
 
2013-07-12 03:29:14 PM

Aarontology: From his comments, it just sounds like he wants to file charges, any sort of charges at all, against President Obama, while at the same time stating he has absolutely not f*cking idea whether or not he can in the first place thus demonstrating that he's terrible at his job.


Duh!
PWB
Presidentin While Black.
 
2013-07-12 03:30:33 PM

Dr Dreidel: nmrsnr: So let me get this straight: Republicans are pissed that Obama isn't implementing a law that they have tried to repeal 37 times fast enough? They'd like to force him to implement the law, that they do not want to exist at all, sooner?

Even crazier is that their supposed reason for being against the delay is that "families need help now; we can't afford to wait".

// but at the same time, Oblahmalamahamacare costs us $50,000,000,000,000,000,000,000/minute and will result in doctor shortages and poorer quality of care and socialisms and a lack of out-studying and the gum disease known as GINGIVITIS and girls will never call you for dates and judicial activism and EA server crashes and earthquakes and weak soil


and weak soil
sir (and i dont casually use that term)
my mind sorta stalled out there at that
very well done
 
2013-07-12 03:31:09 PM

whidbey: A Republican Congressman said he is looking for a way to file criminal charges against President Obama for delaying a portion of the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that the administration is "beyond" incompetent and may have engaged in Watergate-level transgressions.

OOH LOOKOUT WE GOT A BADASS OVER HERE


Perhaps he is under the impression that he is King Sh*t of F*ck Island. He is mistaken.
 
2013-07-12 03:31:30 PM
Obama passes health care reform: this guy votes dozens of times to repeal it.
Obama stalls health care reform: this guy tries to get him arrested.

Republicans: if Obama's fer it, they're agin' it.
 
2013-07-12 03:32:52 PM
Earlier this month, the administration announced that it will delay enactment of the employer responsibility provision until 2015 to allow businesses more time to comply with the law and promised to "convene employers, insurers, and experts to propose a smarter system."

Well that sounds.......reasonable.


Republicans have blasted the move........
www.jaguarforums.com
 
2013-07-12 03:33:06 PM

Karac: Obama passes health care reform: this guy votes dozens of times to repeal it.
Obama stalls health care reform: this guy tries to get him arrested.

Republicans: if Obama's fer it, they're agin' it.


OBAMA COME OUT IN FAVOR OF BREATHING!!!
 
2013-07-12 03:34:22 PM

vernonFL: I'm surprised they haven't charged Obama with first degree Mopery.


i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-07-12 03:35:16 PM
Dan Quayle  just called and said,  "That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard".
 
2013-07-12 03:36:57 PM
"Open Enrollment for Obamacare starts in just 100 days. That means 100 days until the cost of business and providing for your family increases."
           -David Reichert (H-R), June 24, 2013, Facebook

"The news about the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate is concerning. It's still not helping hardworking Americans and their families."
           -David Reichert (H-R), July 3, 2013, Facebook

"This delay only further adds to the confusion and questions we have about Obamacare and the Administration's faith in their own law."
           -David Reichert (H-R), July 10, 2013, Facebook
 
2013-07-12 03:37:14 PM
"You are hereby charged: one, that you did, on or about 2013, conspire to delay a Health Care Law in the course of a Democrat administration; two, that you were wilfully and persistently a Liberal; three, that you conspired to do things not normally considered illegal; four, that you were caught in possession of an offensive weapon, viz., the big brown table down at the police station..."

/i swear, the US government reminds me more and more of a Monty Python courtroom sketch every day
 
2013-07-12 03:37:14 PM
Although it's not a stretch to think that Obama was trolling Congress by supporting and signing ACA in order for it to get repealed and something better put in place. Expensive troll, if that's the case.
 
2013-07-12 03:38:53 PM
He added that he plans to "approach leadership and say we need to appoint a special committee like there was in Watergate that has authority to subpoena people, that has authority to investigate; and, I'm looking for a part of a statute that says we have the authority to indict."

Where the fark do they find these morons?
 
2013-07-12 03:40:29 PM
Can you really be "beyond" incompetent? Isn't it kinda an absolute? You can't be, for example, beyond immaculate. Also, how dafuq does this guy think he can "file criminal charges" against anyone? He can make a complaint, but he'd be laughed out of any court. Also, what's the crime? Specifically?
 
2013-07-12 03:42:07 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: He added that he plans to "approach leadership and say we need to appoint a special committee like there was in Watergate that has authority to subpoena people, that has authority to investigate; and, I'm looking for a part of a statute that says we have the authority to indict."

Where the fark do they find these morons?


He also seems to think there's going to be unlimited funding for something like this during a Sequester.
 
2013-07-12 03:42:38 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: Can you really be "beyond" incompetent? Isn't it kinda an absolute?


I think the technical term for someone who is "beyond incompetent" is "Republican Congressman".
 
2013-07-12 03:42:55 PM
Hahaha, lookit this smarmy shiathead:
thinkprogress.org
 
2013-07-12 03:42:59 PM

whidbey: A Republican Congressman said he is looking for a way to file criminal charges against President Obama for delaying a portion of the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that the administration is "beyond" incompetent and may have engaged in Watergate-level transgressions.

OOH LOOKOUT WE GOT A BADASS OVER HERE


Remember kids: delaying a provision in order to ensure proper implementation is worse than having a private organization dedicated to illegally spying on political enemies.
 
2013-07-12 03:43:49 PM
I don't know what they have to say
It makes no difference anyway
Whatever it is, I'm against it!
No matter what it is
Or who commenced it
I'm against it!

Your proposition may be good
But let's have one thing understood
Whatever it is, I'm against it!
And even when you've changed it
Or condensed it
I'm against it!

I'm opposed to it
On general principles
I'm opposed to it!
(He's opposed to it)
(In fact, he says he's opposed to it!)

For months before my son was born
I used to yell from night to morn
"Whatever it is, I'm against it!"
And I've kept yelling
Since I first commenced it
"I'm against it!"

www.billdamon.com
 
2013-07-12 03:48:09 PM
I guess Repubs are upset that the layoffs, hours-cutting, and other bad things that will prove Obamacare is a disaster are going to be delayed?
 
2013-07-12 03:48:38 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: Bonanza Jellybean: Can you really be "beyond" incompetent? Isn't it kinda an absolute?

I think the technical term for someone who is "beyond incompetent" is "Republican Congressman".


lol
 
2013-07-12 03:50:36 PM
I think this is another Obama troll.

"I'm going to delay this thing you hate for a year"
"How dare you!"
"Fine! Since you want it so much, I'm make it go into effect TOMORROW!!!"
 
2013-07-12 03:50:57 PM

DamnYankees: I don't pretend to know how, but the GOP keeps getting more and more insane.


Take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole does.
 
2013-07-12 03:51:05 PM

whidbey: Although it's not a stretch to think that Obama was trolling Congress by supporting and signing ACA in order for it to get repealed and something better put in place. Expensive troll, if that's the case.


For a few years, I forced myself to believe that the Dems purposely made sections of the Republican alternative to Hillarycare so terrible, and so offensive to Republicans, that they would get struck down in court, or backroom-dealt out of existence, until one day Republicans woke up to find that they'd shaved all the Republican out of the law, and left the seeds of single-payer healthcare to grow in the forest of noxious weeds.

I no longer believe this. Obama might be significantly less of an asshole than Romney or McCain, but he's just as much of a corporatist.
 
2013-07-12 03:51:22 PM
the administration is "beyond" incompetent and may have engaged in Watergate-level transgressions.

Again with this chicken-farking? "Find a way to impeach Obama" has become these people's waking wet dream.
 
2013-07-12 03:54:48 PM
The very fact that he's coming out and saying that he's "looking for a way" to file charges tells you all you need to know. If there was a way, he'd have just done it. He already knows damned well that there's no avenue for him to file charges, but he wants to sell his tea partyconservative bona fides to the folks back home.

/was surprised to find that he's not a member of the tea party caucus
 
2013-07-12 03:54:51 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: He added that he plans to "approach leadership and say we need to appoint a special committee like there was in Watergate that has authority to subpoena people, that has authority to investigate; and, I'm looking for a part of a statute that says we have the authority to indict."

Where the fark do they find these morons?


They ask a crowd f people "Is anyone a Republican?" and whenever someone raise their hand, a moron has been found.
 
2013-07-12 03:55:35 PM
Please proceed.
This can in no way make your party look like a bunch of whiny petulant children who care more about making the president look bad than improving the country.
 
2013-07-12 03:57:31 PM

BarkingUnicorn: I guess Repubs are upset that the layoffs, hours-cutting, and other bad things that will prove Obamacare is a disaster are going to be delayed?


That would be an amazingly cunning plan. That would imply that the GOP wants bad things to happen before the mid-term election!!

And it would imply that President Obama is aware of how bad things might be and doesnt want to jeopardize any close races in 2014.

Does ANYONE think that either party is that smart??
 
2013-07-12 03:57:50 PM

TopoGigo: whidbey: Although it's not a stretch to think that Obama was trolling Congress by supporting and signing ACA in order for it to get repealed and something better put in place. Expensive troll, if that's the case.

For a few years, I forced myself to believe that the Dems purposely made sections of the Republican alternative to Hillarycare so terrible, and so offensive to Republicans, that they would get struck down in court, or backroom-dealt out of existence, until one day Republicans woke up to find that they'd shaved all the Republican out of the law, and left the seeds of single-payer healthcare to grow in the forest of noxious weeds.

I no longer believe this. Obama might be significantly less of an asshole than Romney or McCain, but he's just as much of a corporatist.


And yet, despite that, Obama managed to pass the first attempt at HCR, something none of your other corporatist examples deigned to do.
 
2013-07-12 03:58:18 PM

kronicfeld: What about filing charges against congressmen who refuse to permit the government to spend money in ways that it has already authorized and mandated?


If it were already authorized and mandated, then by definition it would not require Congress to permit it.
 
2013-07-12 04:04:57 PM
He is also charging Obama with love in the third degree.
 
2013-07-12 04:07:07 PM
My derp-workers latest talking point is Obama front loaded all the good stuff and we will be sorry later when the bad stuff kicks in.
 
2013-07-12 04:13:59 PM
It almost makes sense.  They want Obamacare to fail, and any measure that would make it potentially fail less (or not at all) is something they're against.  They want it rammed through as quickly and recklessly as possible in order to ensure maximum damage.  In other words, they want a reprise of Medicare D, and they're willing to sue,  somehow, to make that happen.
 
2013-07-12 04:15:58 PM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: He is also charging Obama with love in the third degree.


He has failed to lead the One Nation Under a Groove.
 
2013-07-12 04:16:54 PM
Was the right this farking crazy during Clinton's terms?
 
2013-07-12 04:16:59 PM

whidbey: TopoGigo: whidbey: Although it's not a stretch to think that Obama was trolling Congress by supporting and signing ACA in order for it to get repealed and something better put in place. Expensive troll, if that's the case.

For a few years, I forced myself to believe that the Dems purposely made sections of the Republican alternative to Hillarycare so terrible, and so offensive to Republicans, that they would get struck down in court, or backroom-dealt out of existence, until one day Republicans woke up to find that they'd shaved all the Republican out of the law, and left the seeds of single-payer healthcare to grow in the forest of noxious weeds.

I no longer believe this. Obama might be significantly less of an asshole than Romney or McCain, but he's just as much of a corporatist.

And yet, despite that, Obama managed to pass the first attempt at HCR, something none of your other corporatist examples deigned to do.


None of my other examples? None of the two? Not even Romney, who was exactly half of my other examples?
Besides, I don't consider passing the ACA a huge coup for Obama. It was a loss for the American people. It's a garbage law that's marginally better for the consumer, but is a huge pork giveaway to the insurance lobby. It virtually guarantees we won't have real healthcare reform for several decades at least, as it will either be "good enough" to shut us up for a while (especially with a Dem label on it) or it will be enough of a disaster that healthcare reform will be as politically toxic as it was in the 90's. The ACA had one, ONE chance to be a force for good, and that was the public option. Once that was bargained away, we were left with a shiat sandwich.
WTF kind of world do we live in where a Democratic president passes a Republican wankfest of a bill, and all the Democrats defend it like it was a New New Deal, while the Republicans act like it was copied verbatim from the writings of Stalin?
 
2013-07-12 04:17:18 PM

Mike Chewbacca: "Open Enrollment for Obamacare starts in just 100 days. That means 100 days until the cost of business and providing for your family increases."
           -David Reichert (H-R), June 24, 2013, Facebook

"The news about the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate is concerning. It's still not helping hardworking Americans and their families."
           -David Reichert (H-R), July 3, 2013, Facebook

"This delay only further adds to the confusion and questions we have about Obamacare and the Administration's faith in their own law."
           -David Reichert (H-R), July 10, 2013, Facebook


images.sodahead.com
 
2013-07-12 04:18:39 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: Can you really be "beyond" incompetent? Isn't it kinda an absolute? You can't be, for example, beyond immaculate. Also, how dafuq does this guy think he can "file criminal charges" against anyone? He can make a complaint, but he'd be laughed out of any court. Also, what's the crime? Specifically?


Of course you can.

Competence is the possession of a set of skills. Incompetent just means not having them. It's the absence of skills not the opposite of them.

This guy is anti-competent. He performs at a level of competence below what would be predicted by the random actions of someone who was simply incompetent. He sucks competence out of the room he is in.
 
2013-07-12 04:18:46 PM

NeverDrunk23: Was the right this farking crazy during Clinton's terms?


No. No they weren't. Even with Gingrich and all the freshman "Contract with America" loons running amok for two years and shutting the entire government down, they weren't this crazy. Plus they paid a heavy price for it come erection day.
 
2013-07-12 04:19:30 PM
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