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2013-07-22 09:17:04 AM  
In that case, John Boehner is the worst by his own measure, since he hasn't repealed any laws.
 
2013-07-22 09:32:16 AM  
Hey let's vote to repeal the ACA again.

You f*cking twits.

Remember to vote in 2014, people. Get these witless sh*ts out of Washington and your local government.
 
2013-07-22 09:32:42 AM  

RexTalionis: In that case, John Boehner is the worst by his own measure, since he hasn't repealed any laws.


In fact he has taken 39 attempts at repealing a single law and failed everytime.
 
2013-07-22 09:43:04 AM  

sammyk: RexTalionis: In that case, John Boehner is the worst by his own measure, since he hasn't repealed any laws.

In fact he has taken 39 attempts at repealing a single law and failed everytime.


I was flabbergasted that he would try to use this as a defense. "Don't rate us on this criteria where we suck, rate us on the one where we suck more!"
 
2013-07-22 09:44:45 AM  
Is zero greater or less than zero?
 
2013-07-22 09:45:51 AM  
He's not completely wrong in theory, but considering the source I'm going to assume that the intended implementation is both completely wrong and batshiat crazy.
 
2013-07-22 09:45:57 AM  

bdub77: Hey let's vote to repeal the ACA again.

You f*cking twits.

Remember to vote in 2014, people. Get these witless sh*ts out of Washington and your local government.


And then haul their sorry asses away from Sunday dinner with their families and beat them in the streets. Make an object lesson that the American people are tired of being treated like serfs to the powerful.
 
2013-07-22 09:47:56 AM  
Don't worry Democrats, once 2014 is over you'll have a new Republican Speaker since you still think that compromise is required in government.
 
2013-07-22 09:48:01 AM  
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On the case.
 
2013-07-22 09:48:03 AM  
So...Boehner just, in one sound bite, created what will probably be the most powerful negative ad AGAINST not just him, but the entire GOP House?

That's...that's beautiful, man.
 
2013-07-22 09:49:06 AM  
Let's instead judge them by how many windmills they've slain.
 
2013-07-22 09:50:21 AM  
I love that the only examples of laws/programs they really want to repeal are consumer and indigient-friendly things like Obamacare, SNAP, and Dodd-Frank.
 
2013-07-22 09:51:05 AM  
LAWS BAD.  WE NO LIKE LAWS.

/This is no basis for a system of governance.
 
2013-07-22 09:51:06 AM  

Outrageous Muff: Don't worry Democrats, once 2014 is over you'll have a new Republican Speaker since you still think that compromise is required in government.


Well compromise is required in a government when the voting population is more or less split 52-48 either way.
Neither side have, in theory, enough of a pull over the population in order to dominate the legislative agenda. Though with redistricting the urban Democratic population has been packed into about 200 districts, which could keep the House in Republican hands until 2020 barring a massive implosion between 2016's election and then.
 
2013-07-22 09:54:32 AM  
He looks more and more like a circus peanut every time I see him.

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2013-07-22 09:56:07 AM  

Serious Black: I love that the only examples of laws/programs they really want to repeal are consumer and indigient-friendly things like Obamacare, SNAP, and Dodd-Frank.


This 100000x.  How about repealing the most wasteful laws/policies, such as the "war on drugs?"  How about paring down bloated military spending?  How about going after low hanging fruit, such as repealing the law that REQUIRES the Army to buy more tanks (which was passed after the Army EXPRESSLY STATED that it didn't want or need more tanks)?  How about dismantling unnecessary/duplicative governmental organizations like the "department of homeland security?"

Oh wait, they just want to complain about how the poor and working poor aren't getting hosed enough in this country, and pretend that the biggest benefactors of our system of government are actually its "victims."
 
2013-07-22 09:56:46 AM  

Outrageous Muff: Don't worry Democrats, once 2014 is over you'll have a new Republican Speaker since you still think that compromise is required in government.


This comment not valid for Richard Mourdock-endorsed definitions of compromise.
 
2013-07-22 09:57:17 AM  
I wonder how long till we see one of the white knights here to defend poor honest John.
 
2013-07-22 09:59:44 AM  
static.guim.co.uk
Laser-like focus...........
 
2013-07-22 10:04:18 AM  
John Boehner is bad at his job.
 
2013-07-22 10:05:23 AM  
All political discussion comes down to:

    My representative/senator is just fine.
    Yours are a bunch of nitwits that should be voted out.

/I think mine are a bunch of nitwits, however I'm out voted in my area.
 
2013-07-22 10:06:45 AM  

beerrun: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]
Laser-like focus...........


They do have a laser-like focus. The GOP is terrified how many jobs ACA is going to create. With all those new patients, they will have to hire hire hire. I'm being serious here. I won't be surprised if it lowered unemployment 2% once it's fully implemented.
 
2013-07-22 10:07:44 AM  
Laser focused on jobs they are.
 
2013-07-22 10:07:57 AM  
How about you start with the republican terrible laws as a show of good faith?  You know, patriot act, oil tax incentives, that sort of thing?  It's not exactly a stunning representation of your credibility to point out just how much you dislike what you dislike.
 
2013-07-22 10:08:17 AM  
Here's why he's a lying dick.

FTA: The country already has "more laws than the administration ever could enforce," Boehner said.

Great, let's start with the tax code.  Certainly we can all agree it's too massive and complex.

But one man's deduction is another man's loophole, so you'll have to actually engage in the business of government to do it. Hit somebody in the pocket. And since the real money is among the investor class, that's who it'll have to be.  Some corporations might end up having to pay a rate higher than sub-5% effective rate they've been getting away with.

Yeah, that's what I thought. Now run along and hold another symbolic vote on abortion or some other stupidity.
 
2013-07-22 10:08:40 AM  
Cry, Boner, Cry.... Whaaa!
 
2013-07-22 10:11:45 AM  
Why, I remember just the other day, back in 2010, when Boehner and the GOP swept into office on the platform of repealing as many laws as possible, as was the primary concern for most Americans at the time.
 
2013-07-22 10:13:23 AM  
Still half the man Pelosi was...
 
2013-07-22 10:14:02 AM  

EvilEgg: Let's instead judge them by how many windmills they've slain.


To be fair, they have put a rather large restriction on the rainbows and unicorns Obama promised.
 
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2013-07-22 10:16:13 AM  
WE HATE GOVERNMENT AND YOU SHOULD ELECT US TO GOVERNMENT SO WE CAN CURTAIL GOVERNMENT TO SHOW WE KNOW HOW TO GOVERN.

/he seriously thinks he's helping
//or at least wants you to think that while he's checking in with his campaign donors
 
2013-07-22 10:16:17 AM  

Lord_Baull: EvilEgg: Let's instead judge them by how many windmills they've slain.

To be fair, they have put a rather large restriction on the rainbows and unicorns Obama promised.


.... And here they come.
 
2013-07-22 10:16:47 AM  
Speaker Bohener and the Republicans in congress do have a laser like focus on jobs.

It just turns out it's their own jobs and the positions of the CEOs that back them.

They weren't lying, just merely... obfuscating a bit.
 
2013-07-22 10:19:20 AM  

beerrun: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]
Laser-like focus...........


Of course. The only problem is that the laser-like focus is restricted to keeping their jobs.
 
2013-07-22 10:21:31 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Is zero greater or less than zero?


No
 
2013-07-22 10:28:36 AM  
The country already has "more laws than the administration ever could enforce," Boehner said.

* Does not apply to the casserole of GOP legislation on regulation of abortion and voter ID.
 
2013-07-22 10:29:11 AM  

farker99: All political discussion comes down to:

    My representative/senator is just fine.
    Yours are a bunch of nitwits that should be voted out.


People always say that like it means that the people who like their congressional representation must be wrong to feel that way. I don't see why that must be true. There are 435 representatives. That's more than enough that I'm unlikely to be a fan of the group as a whole. There's very few groups that large that I can honestly say I'm a fan of. I only have one representative, though, so it's entirely possible I'm a fan of them.
 
2013-07-22 10:32:16 AM  
I love this over-simplified way of looking at things, it's absolutely mind boggling that people vote for these people. Seriously, there may be more laws than we need, but if all we ever did was repeal them, we'd be back to being able to kill people in the streets because they had a nicer coat or pair of shoes, with no repercussion...

AND for the party trying to re-institute all of the bedroom laws, this requires an amazing amount of cognitive dissonance. They want to change the abortion laws, they want to make it illegal for two adults to have consensual oral or anal sex in the privacy of their own homes, yet they want to "reduce" laws? WTF? How are you idiots stupid enough to keep voting for these asshats?
 
2013-07-22 10:32:20 AM  

Serious Black: Outrageous Muff: Don't worry Democrats, once 2014 is over you'll have a new Republican Speaker since you still think that compromise is required in government.

This comment not valid for Richard Mourdock-endorsed definitions of compromise.


Funny how compromise and negotiation are a sign of weakness that you don't need to run into a government, except for Obamacare that the Democrats pushed Republicans away from the table, when all the latter wanted was to negotiate, compromise, and make a better health care bill.

Kind of like how sequestration was all Obama's and the Democrats' fault, when the Republicans turned a procedural vote into a floor fight y holding the debt ceiling hostage, got a bill Boehner himself admitted was 98% what Republicans wanted, then proceeded to dick around and do anything  but negotiate for the next eighteen months.

I'd suggest poultry futures right now, since by 2014 chickens will be an endangered species.
 
2013-07-22 10:34:13 AM  

Mikey1969: How are you idiots stupid enough to keep voting for these asshats?



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2013-07-22 10:35:55 AM  

Mikey1969: I love this over-simplified way of looking at things, it's absolutely mind boggling that people vote for these people. Seriously, there may be more laws than we need, but if all we ever did was repeal them, we'd be back to being able to kill people in the streets because they had a nicer coat or pair of shoes, with no repercussion...

AND for the party trying to re-institute all of the bedroom laws, this requires an amazing amount of cognitive dissonance. They want to change the abortion laws, they want to make it illegal for two adults to have consensual oral or anal sex in the privacy of their own homes, yet they want to "reduce" laws? WTF? How are you idiots stupid enough to keep voting for these asshats?


These are the kinds of people who biatch about Obamacare being 2000-pages long even though for legalese that is that far reach it is entirely necessesary because of lawyers.

Lawyers are paid and trained to farking look for loopholes. Do you know why the whole concept of an executive summary even exists? Because most people can't remember all the cross-references that'd be necessary to keep most lawyers from suing your ass into oblivion. This is also why contracts seemingly have so much redundant language.
 
2013-07-22 10:36:19 AM  

farker99: All political discussion comes down to:

    My representative/senator is just fine.
    Yours are a bunch of nitwits that should be voted out.

/I think mine are a bunch of nitwits, however I'm out voted in my area.


My representative is Mark Sanford, nitwit that should not have been voted in!  However, he's not nearly as useless as former senator DeMint, who vacated his post for his principle$$$$, promoting Rep. Tim Scott who isn't a complete embarrassment either, so it definitely could be worse.

This reminds me of the "Repeal and Replace" drumbeat that's been carried by so many GOP pols.  Replace with what?  Nothing.  The Heritage Foundation came up with the framework for Obamacare, ferchrissake.
 
2013-07-22 10:36:21 AM  
John Boehner needs to "lower the bar" so that he can reach the scotch more easily. He's a notorious alcoholic.

Not that I blame him, and not that I have any right to call out alcoholics, I'm just sayin'.
 
2013-07-22 10:39:07 AM  

that bosnian sniper: Serious Black: Outrageous Muff: Don't worry Democrats, once 2014 is over you'll have a new Republican Speaker since you still think that compromise is required in government.

This comment not valid for Richard Mourdock-endorsed definitions of compromise.

Funny how compromise and negotiation are a sign of weakness that you don't need to run into a government, except for Obamacare that the Democrats pushed Republicans away from the table, when all the latter wanted was to negotiate, compromise, and make a better health care bill.

Kind of like how sequestration was all Obama's and the Democrats' fault, when the Republicans turned a procedural vote into a floor fight y holding the debt ceiling hostage, got a bill Boehner himself admitted was 98% what Republicans wanted, then proceeded to dick around and do anything  but negotiate for the next eighteen months.

I'd suggest poultry futures right now, since by 2014 chickens will be an endangered species extinct.


I think that's more likely.
 
2013-07-22 10:41:41 AM  

factoryconnection: farker99: All political discussion comes down to:

    My representative/senator is just fine.
    Yours are a bunch of nitwits that should be voted out.

/I think mine are a bunch of nitwits, however I'm out voted in my area.

My representative is Mark Sanford, nitwit that should not have been voted in!  However, he's not nearly as useless as former senator DeMint, who vacated his post for his principle$$$$, promoting Rep. Tim Scott who isn't a complete embarrassment either, so it definitely could be worse.

This reminds me of the "Repeal and Replace" drumbeat that's been carried by so many GOP pols.  Replace with what?  Nothing.  The Heritage Foundation came up with the framework for Obamacare, ferchrissake.


You know the GOP has gone down a rabbit hole when even Jennifer Farking Rubin is criticizing them for not coming up with a replacement for ObamaCare.
 
2013-07-22 10:41:42 AM  
Judge Congress by how many laws it repeals? That would be none at all. It's been my feeling for some time, that Congress ought to have to repeal one law before they add a new one. Seriously, there's too many laws already. You're probably breaking one right now and don't even know it.
 
2013-07-22 10:46:41 AM  

bdub77: Hey let's vote to repeal the ACA again.

You f*cking twits.

Remember to vote in 2014, people. Get these witless sh*ts out of Washington and your local government.


Not possible. Vote Dem in your state elections in 2020, and maybe you'll have a shot in 2022 to get the GOP out of the House. They have protected all of their jobs by packing democrats into 90% blue districts all over the country so that all of their districts will be 60% red.
 
2013-07-22 10:50:46 AM  

factoryconnection: This reminds me of the "Repeal and Replace" drumbeat that's been carried by so many GOP pols.  Replace with what?  Nothing.  The Heritage Foundation came up with the framework for Obamacare, ferchrissake.


Something tells me that were bills to repeal Obamacare not DOA by default in the Senate, we'd have seen about 37 fewer than we have. A bill that's already been repealed makes for an ineffectual dog whistle, and if nothing else Republicans have turned intentionally ineffectively protesting decisions and legislation, shaking their fists at Democrats, and leveraging that protest into red meat for the base, into high art.

Look at abortion for god's sake, there was  plenty of drive to "try" to do something on the federal level right up until we had a pro-life President, the Senate, and the House, when it suddenly by astounding coincidence became a "states rights" issue.
 
2013-07-22 10:51:59 AM  
He may be onto something.

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2013-07-22 10:54:51 AM  

that bosnian sniper: factoryconnection: This reminds me of the "Repeal and Replace" drumbeat that's been carried by so many GOP pols.  Replace with what?  Nothing.  The Heritage Foundation came up with the framework for Obamacare, ferchrissake.

Something tells me that were bills to repeal Obamacare not DOA by default in the Senate, we'd have seen about 37 fewer than we have. A bill that's already been repealed makes for an ineffectual dog whistle, and if nothing else Republicans have turned intentionally ineffectively protesting decisions and legislation, shaking their fists at Democrats, and leveraging that protest into red meat for the base, into high art.

Look at abortion for god's sake, there was  plenty of drive to "try" to do something on the federal level right up until we had a pro-life President, the Senate, and the House, when it suddenly by astounding coincidence became a "states rights" issue.


If they finally banned abortion entirely, they'd have to find something else to scare the reactionary Religious Right with in order to raise money and maintain the moral panic.
 
2013-07-22 10:58:18 AM  

oryx: Judge Congress by how many laws it repeals? That would be none at all. It's been my feeling for some time, that Congress ought to have to repeal one law before they add a new one. Seriously, there's too many laws already. You're probably breaking one right now and don't even know it.


When did you put a camera in my room?
 
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