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(Talking Points Memo)   Bob Corker shouts "Bullshiat" at Mitch McConnell, the Senate GOP splinters between "moderates", "compromisers" and "teahadists" and that's the...whole...ballgame   (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 56
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2013-07-21 11:06:47 AM
This is why anyone voting for Republicans these days deserves a cock punch. You're knowingly voting for overgrown children who have no interest in competent government
 
2013-07-21 11:12:55 AM
FTA: "In a clear sign of boiling rank-and-file frustration, Corker reportedly cried "bullshiat" loudly while McConnell was discussing the issue of nominations and Democrats' nuclear option threat during a closed-door GOP meeting on Wednesday. He later declined to apologize for it and said he's "glad that that occurred."

Sooooo, he's a Rino?  And he's from Tennessee....oh boy....the civil war within the party continues!!!

"On nominations, McConnell had sought to so vastly redefine the parameters of a Senate minority's obstructionist muscle that the beating he took this week ultimately amounts to a battle lost in a war he's still comfortably winning."

GODDAMMIT!!
 
2013-07-21 11:13:38 AM
Wow. A glimmer of a small fraction of hope for bipartisan cooperation on a thing or two. Not sure I'm prepared to accept the reality of actually seeing that from Republicans in my lifetime.
 
2013-07-21 11:19:49 AM

Peter von Nostrand: This is why anyone voting for Republicans these days deserves a cock punch. You're knowingly voting for overgrown children who have no interest in competent government


I should say the far right, Tea Party types
 
2013-07-21 11:37:58 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: Wow. A glimmer of a small fraction of hope for bipartisan cooperation on a thing or two. Not sure I'm prepared to accept the reality of actually seeing that from Republicans in my lifetime.


Isn't this about how the GOP hated that fact that they struck a deal and they are going to be more conservative now? Maybe I'm missing something.
 
2013-07-21 12:09:10 PM
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2013-07-21 12:33:20 PM
This week, large numbers of Republicans, led by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), broke with McConnell and voted with Democrats to secure the confirmation of controversial Obama nominees to the Labor Department, Environmental Protection Agency and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

About goddamn time. We're already into the president's second term. The "get nothing done" strategy doesn't seem to be working out as well as they'd hoped.

In all eight cloture and confirmation votes, McConnell voted "no."

Well that's turtles for ya.
 
2013-07-21 12:46:20 PM
Technically, it's "turtlesh*t", but close enough, I guess
 
2013-07-21 12:49:49 PM
Gee, I wonder what's spurring this tiny glimmer of cooperation?

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2013-07-21 12:51:59 PM
FTFA: McCain has led the dissent in each of these cases, earning effusive praise from leading Democratic senators and prompting jokes this week by Democratic aides that he is the new minority leader.

McCain's seat is about as safe as safe can be. Given AZ's libertarian culture anyone trying to challenge McCain from the right would have inadvertently blown-up their off-the-grid trailer house in Kingman with an RPG while their porn-star wife was still inside.

/Florida Of The West
 
2013-07-21 12:52:16 PM
I'll start chuckling when at least one faction breaks off and forms a new political party.
 
2013-07-21 01:38:46 PM

gameshowhost: I'll start chuckling when at least one faction breaks off and forms a new political party.


I really wish we could have this happen. If the Republicans broke in two we would be left with a centrist party, a right of center party and a far right wing party.
 
2013-07-21 01:51:02 PM

gameshowhost: I'll start chuckling when at least one faction breaks off and forms a new political party.


What's the best buzzword name for a party? Peace and Freedom was already taken.
 
2013-07-21 01:51:51 PM

Z-clipped: Gee, I wonder what's spurring this tiny glimmer of cooperation?

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I'm surprised either party is over 10% right now.
 
2013-07-21 01:52:34 PM
Don't you mean Republicans splinter into Democrats, Conservatives, and Nazis?
 
2013-07-21 01:53:08 PM
The "greatest deliberative body in the world," ladies and gentlefops.
 
2013-07-21 01:55:26 PM

gameshowhost: I'll start chuckling when at least one faction breaks off and forms a new political party.

Unfortunately the victor will emerge more powerful than any of the factions were before it.

Right wing conservatism is like a mental illness. It won't go away that easily.
 
2013-07-21 02:00:01 PM
And after Senator Corker yelled "Bullsh*t" at Senator McConnell, McConnell said to Corker: "Hey, Bobby.  Call me."
 
2013-07-21 02:00:01 PM
I wonder if we'll start taking up collections for the poor Republicans who cut off their noses to spite their face.
 
2013-07-21 02:05:33 PM

WorldCitizen: gameshowhost: I'll start chuckling when at least one faction breaks off and forms a new political party.

I really wish we could have this happen. If the Republicans broke in two we would be left with a centrist party, a right of center party and a far right wing party.


Now if only the Green Party could get their act together.

/yeah, yeah, I know, it's a pipe dream.
 
2013-07-21 02:06:00 PM
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2013-07-21 02:06:15 PM

hardinparamedic: I wonder if we'll start taking up collections for the poor Republicans who cut off their noses to spite their face.


I'll take up a collection to buy them bigger, duller knives.
 
2013-07-21 02:06:52 PM

Alphax: Z-clipped: Gee, I wonder what's spurring this tiny glimmer of cooperation?

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I'm surprised either party is over 10% right now.


Well, it IS a Gallup poll, so who knows really?  I was noting the trend, not the raw numbers.
 
2013-07-21 02:09:01 PM

Arachnophobe: WorldCitizen: gameshowhost: I'll start chuckling when at least one faction breaks off and forms a new political party.

I really wish we could have this happen. If the Republicans broke in two we would be left with a centrist party, a right of center party and a far right wing party.

Now if only the Green Party could get their act together.

/yeah, yeah, I know, it's a pipe dream.


Maybe, maybe once the Boomers all die off we might see an actual left-leaning party.  Until then, forget about it.
 
2013-07-21 02:09:27 PM
FTFA  - "This week,Republicans, led by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), broke with McConnell and voted with Democrats to secure the confirmation of controversial Obama nominees"

Controversial in what way? Because someone said it was controversial, or because they actually had some kind of issue?

My guess? Republican's just didn't want Obama to have anything. Reading further you see that the nominees are for specific agencies in the government. Some of those agencies are set up so that they DO NOT function without the nominee at the lead. 

Republicans have been breaking our government to make it so Obama can not have a smooth time as president, and probably on a deeper level, to make it so the first black president was something less than he could have been, governing wise. 

Children doesn't begin to describe the current GOP.
 
2013-07-21 02:16:28 PM
you farked up when you make TN look Rino
 
2013-07-21 02:19:40 PM
It's inevitable. Many Republican voters have an interest in getting things done, whether it's the big, sexy stuff like immigration reform or if it's small stuff like getting a bridge built in their district. Doing nothing is not a reasonable option.
 
2013-07-21 02:25:04 PM
Eating themselves.
As planned.
 
2013-07-21 02:49:45 PM

Somacandra: FTFA: McCain has led the dissent in each of these cases, earning effusive praise from leading Democratic senators and prompting jokes this week by Democratic aides that he is the new minority leader.

McCain's seat is about as safe as safe can be. Given AZ's libertarian culture anyone trying to challenge McCain from the right would have inadvertently blown-up their off-the-grid trailer house in Kingman with an RPG while their porn-star wife was still inside.

/Florida Of The West


Um, dude? People from states that send their Senility Brigade here to winter and vote should not be throwing stones.

/Just sayin',
//Arizona is purple and trending back to blue.
 
2013-07-21 03:01:57 PM

Z-clipped: Maybe, maybe once the Boomers all die off we might see an actual left-leaning party.  Until then, forget about it.


Keep telling yourself that. Crazy conservatism isn't generational. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, he's Gen X. Marco Rubio was born in 1971. James O'Keefe was born in 1984. Almost all the dumb young women doing the "news" on Fox are Gen X. A lot of the really frightening crazy conservatives are too old to be baby boomers, Dick Cheney, David and Charles Koch, you get the picture. Every 'generation' has crazy conservatives. Waiting for them to die off isn't going to get you anywhere. They breed.
 
2013-07-21 03:04:06 PM

WizardofToast: gameshowhost: I'll start chuckling when at least one faction breaks off and forms a new political party.

What's the best buzzword name for a party? Peace and Freedom was already taken.


I was thinking Progressive like with Teddy's Bull Moose Party, but people will confuse it with the auto insurance.

And of course it would only work if some of the Democrats broke ranks too. I'm starting to think Reid is speaking for everyone in the group.
 
2013-07-21 03:06:54 PM

red5ish: Z-clipped: Maybe, maybe once the Boomers all die off we might see an actual left-leaning party.  Until then, forget about it.

Keep telling yourself that. Crazy conservatism isn't generational. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, he's Gen X. Marco Rubio was born in 1971. James O'Keefe was born in 1984. Almost all the dumb young women doing the "news" on Fox are Gen X. A lot of the really frightening crazy conservatives are too old to be baby boomers, Dick Cheney, David and Charles Koch, you get the picture. Every 'generation' has crazy conservatives. Waiting for them to die off isn't going to get you anywhere. They breed.


So what you are saying is that mass execution is our only answer?
 
2013-07-21 03:07:18 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: Um, dude? People from states that send their Senility Brigade here to winter and vote should not be throwing stones.

/Just sayin',
//Arizona is purple and trending back to blue.


Nobody 'sends' them there, people send themselves. A huge portion of the people in California are not from California. Is Arizona getting filled up with out-of-staters? Welcome to the 21st century.
 
2013-07-21 03:08:30 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Eating themselves.
As planned.


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Pizza and Vinny 2016!
 
2013-07-21 03:11:12 PM

rjakobi: So what you are saying is that mass execution is our only answer?


I do not advocate violence, but yes, basically that.

No, not really. I think education is the answer, and never stop fighting against the tide of stupid fundamental conservatism, because they believe GOD is on their side and will never stop.
 
2013-07-21 03:12:24 PM

red5ish: demaL-demaL-yeH: Um, dude? People from states that send their Senility Brigade here to winter and vote should not be throwing stones.

/Just sayin',
//Arizona is purple and trending back to blue.

Nobody 'sends' them there, people send themselves. A huge portion of the people in California are not from California. Is Arizona getting filled up with out-of-staters? Welcome to the 21st century.


Getting?
No.
/And we'd appreciate it if you took your Silicon Valley refugees back.
 
2013-07-21 03:17:05 PM
Overdue.
 
2013-07-21 03:18:20 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: red5ish: demaL-demaL-yeH: Um, dude? People from states that send their Senility Brigade here to winter and vote should not be throwing stones.

/Just sayin',
//Arizona is purple and trending back to blue.

Nobody 'sends' them there, people send themselves. A huge portion of the people in California are not from California. Is Arizona getting filled up with out-of-staters? Welcome to the 21st century.

Getting?
No.
/And we'd appreciate it if you took your Silicon Valley refugees back.


Yeah, sure. While we're at it let's send everybody back to where they came from. That's a plan.
 
2013-07-21 03:27:31 PM

red5ish: Crazy conservatism isn't generational.


No, it's not.  But crazy conservatism isn't the biggest problem.  The nutballs are real, but they're a minority.  It's the large bump in the population that are hanging on to outdated concepts (that were introduced by Nixon and Goldwater, and then cemented by Reagan) that are propping up the party their parents voted for.  The young pundits you see on TV are a symptom, not a cause.  The US hasn't always been divided politically the way it is today.

There is a statistical shift toward social and economic progress hiding beneath that bump, I think.  Unfortunately for me, I'm going to be old before it gains enough momentum to merit a liberal party, if it ever does.

red5ish: Waiting for them to die off isn't going to get you anywhere. They breed.


They do, but the mode of conversation has changed.  Information is more readily available.  Records are more easily kept and referenced.  It's harder to keep people stupid.  Sure, this sparks new strategies for indoctrination, like the Wedge, information flooding, rigging conversations, providing ideological safe havens, etc. but I think they won't be effective enough to keep the whole country swung so far to the right for much longer.

And I'm certainly not prophesying the creation of a new party here...  I DID say "maybe", twice, you'll note.  I'm just saying that shifting the boomers ain't going to happen.  We're stuck on the current course for a couple of decades for better or for worse.
 
2013-07-21 03:37:42 PM
So has McCain gone through another Jekyll/Hyde transformation to become reasonable again, or am I missing a larger picture?
 
2013-07-21 03:57:09 PM
"I'll let you put it in the pooper if I can put it in yours"

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2013-07-21 03:57:14 PM

Phil McKraken: It's inevitable. Many Republican voters have an interest in getting things done, whether it's the big, sexy stuff like immigration reform or if it's small stuff like getting a bridge built in their district. Doing nothing is not a reasonable option.


Boehner said yesterday that the success of the house should be judged on how many laws they can repeal.
He's right, but not in the way he thinks he is.
 
2013-07-21 04:07:55 PM

WizardofToast: gameshowhost: I'll start chuckling when at least one faction breaks off and forms a new political party.

What's the best buzzword name for a party? Peace and Freedom was already taken.


The Motherf*ckers sounds about right.
 
2013-07-21 04:55:06 PM

WorldCitizen: gameshowhost: I'll start chuckling when at least one faction breaks off and forms a new political party.

I really wish we could have this happen. If the Republicans broke in two we would be left with a centrist party, a right of center party and a far right wing party.


*scratching head*

A centrist party can't emerge from any GOP break-off of note, and the Dems aren't centrist, so I don't understand...
 
2013-07-21 05:01:21 PM

Peter von Nostrand: This is why anyone voting for Republicans these days deserves a cock punch. You're knowingly voting for overgrown children who have no interest in competent government


To be certain, there are a few Democrats which fall under that auspice as well, but, yeah, I agree with the sentiment - we need to stop voting in folks that are clearly incapable of putting the country first.

It's supposed to be country first, constituents second, ideology third (possibly a toss-up between the two for second & third place, honestly), and personal philosophy fourth. These asshats have gone with ideology first, personal philosophy second, with a tossup for third & fourth place between country & constituents. They're not the folks you want running the country, and if you think the Senate's bad, don't bother looking at the friggin' monkey house that is the House these days. Between bringing in utter nutcases as civil servants, who then pad whatever posts they can control with extremists sympathetic to their causes, and getting wined, dined, and sixty-nined by lobbyists determined to make everything from high-risk investments based on our homes to fracking not just legal, but unstoppable, the country's headed for a number of train wrecks that these assholes keep deferring because it's in their best, personal interests to do so. Our Congress is doing harm, right now, that they expect to clean up later, solely because it will harm the current administration.

That's why we have the Bush administration's "poison pill" that tanked the economy while fattening the bank accounts of his supporters on the way out, which has taken years of progress away from America even as Republicans busily try to pin the blame onto the current administration (which was left holding the bag and berated for not cleaning it up fast enough.)  It's why we have radical religious extremists racing to the bottom when it comes to federal and state legislation. It's why we have assholes like McConnell shaking his angry clenched fists at anyone Obama appoints. It's why we're having the 38th and 39th attempt to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act in the House. It's why we have Congress undermining any agency that controls how businesses do business.

We need to stop electing people based on how good they look on the teevee. We need to stop electing people based on whether they go to the same church, or have the same skin color, or use the same slang we do. We need to elect people that actually understand that America - all of it - comes first. 'Course, while I'm dreaming, I'd also like a pony.
 
2013-07-21 05:06:13 PM

gameshowhost: WorldCitizen: gameshowhost: I'll start chuckling when at least one faction breaks off and forms a new political party.

I really wish we could have this happen. If the Republicans broke in two we would be left with a centrist party, a right of center party and a far right wing party.

*scratching head*

A centrist party can't emerge from any GOP break-off of note, and the Dems aren't centrist, so I don't understand...


You don't think the Democrats are centrist? OK, take a few moments of Googling. Look at the main political parties in every other advanced, developed democracy on the planet. Then compare them to the two US parties. You will note that the Democrats would be the center right party of pretty much any of these other nations. The Democrats are "liberal" only in the minds of those on the far right.
 
2013-07-21 05:48:51 PM

FormlessOne: 'Course, while I'm dreaming, I'd also like a pony.


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2013-07-21 08:19:15 PM

WorldCitizen: gameshowhost: WorldCitizen: gameshowhost: I'll start chuckling when at least one faction breaks off and forms a new political party.

I really wish we could have this happen. If the Republicans broke in two we would be left with a centrist party, a right of center party and a far right wing party.

*scratching head*

A centrist party can't emerge from any GOP break-off of note, and the Dems aren't centrist, so I don't understand...


You don't think the Democrats are centrist? OK, take a few moments of Googling. Look at the main political parties in every other advanced, developed democracy on the planet. Then compare them to the two US parties. You will note that the Democrats would be the center right party of pretty much any of these other nations. The Democrats are "liberal" only in the minds of those on the far right.


I keep telling my townie friends that.

I repeat it and repeat it and repeat it to them and they keep INSISTING that Dems are far leftists, socialists, communists, Marxists, or whatthefkever the Fox Fluffy News programmed buzzword of the day is.

I keep telling them that we have NO Left in this country, that McCarthy destroyed it pretty much, and that if they want to meet REAL "leftists" that they should go to Europe...and it does no good whatsoever.
 
2013-07-21 08:19:23 PM

WorldCitizen: gameshowhost: WorldCitizen: gameshowhost: I'll start chuckling when at least one faction breaks off and forms a new political party.

I really wish we could have this happen. If the Republicans broke in two we would be left with a centrist party, a right of center party and a far right wing party.

*scratching head*

A centrist party can't emerge from any GOP break-off of note, and the Dems aren't centrist, so I don't understand...

You don't think the Democrats are centrist? OK, take a few moments of Googling. Look at the main political parties in every other advanced, developed democracy on the planet. Then compare them to the two US parties. You will note that the Democrats would be the center right party of pretty much any of these other nations. The Democrats are "liberal" only in the minds of those on the far right.


Maybe he just meant that a Republican breakup would actually leave us with one right of center party, one far right party, and one party full of poop-flinging monkeys?
 
2013-07-21 08:23:14 PM
So why can't the votes go like this:

Turtle: "Wah wah we want 60 votes."
Everyone else: "No. It's the Senate, and majority decides, so let's vote."
 
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