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(Washington Post)   What started out as a joke is becoming more likely; GOP Congresscritters might ask that, in exchange for authorizing Syrian actions, the President defund Obamacare   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 38
    More: Unlikely, obamacare, Syrians, GOP, Boehner, Norman Ornstein, Congressional Debate  
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2013-09-03 12:47:39 PM
7 votes:
Every now and then Obama comes out as a master troller, and this is another case.

Congress has to act but I doubt the GOP can do anything unified other than put Reagan on the $10,000 bill. Obama wants to act but he's got time and wants to get the evidence in, so he passed the buck to them. The GOP is going to go crazy between their bloodlust for dead brown people and their hatred of anything Obama wants to do.
2013-09-03 12:46:27 PM
7 votes:
The only way to keep America safe is to take away health coverage from millions of people.
2013-09-03 02:06:29 PM
4 votes:
"if you want to kill people you can't help sick people."

How mustache twirlingly evil.
2013-09-03 03:19:28 PM
3 votes:

Jackson Herring: idk how obvious our two newest gimmick alt accounts have to be to get people to stop responding to them


Honestly it's like watching people address a horse wearing a human wig and it takes them an hour of small talk to go "hey wait a minute..."
2013-09-03 03:05:32 PM
3 votes:
2011: We'll default on our credit because we won't raise the debt ceiling.

2013: We'll permit genocide if you don't allow people with preexisting conditions to outright die.

You can always bet on the GOP to outderp themselves.
2013-09-03 02:17:57 PM
3 votes:
They've tried how many dozen times already?  Give it up, guys, you lost this one.

mediablitz: The only way to keep America safe is to take away health coverage from millions of people.


This is what I don't get, is this the face the GOP wants to show the nation?  We don't WANT you poor people to have health coverage.  Is that really what they're going with?  Because let me tell you, I'm well off and have great health insurance through my employer, and I'm quite lucky because I know a LOT of people who struggle to make ends meet.  Not wanting them to have health insurance, well it just comes off as mean.
2013-09-03 03:48:55 PM
2 votes:

Soup4Bonnie: Zeb Hesselgresser: So neither the author nor his source thinks it's likely.  Okay, then

Yeah, that was my take, too, and then I remembered we had people like Cruz and Paul and King and Gohmert in Congress.  Somebody will stick their dick in these mashed potatoes.


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Caveat: The directions tell you to let the potatoes sit for two minutes after microwaving. Heed this advice.
2013-09-03 03:43:14 PM
2 votes:

DamnYankees: Linux_Yes: Both a Republican and a Democrat will steal a hot stove.

except, the Republican will wear gloves.

I don't understand what this is supposed to mean.


He's saying that Republicans are skilled and experienced thieves.
2013-09-03 03:22:05 PM
2 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: DamnYankees: The reason its an issue is that, as TFA mentions, the Syria thing totally farks up the debt ceiling/defund Obamacare throwdown. That was supposed to happen this month. But now Syria is preempting it. Congress still has to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling, but now they just don't have the time or airspace to fight about it. So what will they do?

PUT THEM ALL INTO ONE VOTE, LOL

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HB 482

-Bomb Camelf*ckers
-Defund Obamacare
-Raise Debt Ceiling
-Provide subsidies to Exxon-Mobil
-Build bridge from Tillman's Corners to Gaillard Island in Mobile Bay because Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley holds sway with the gun lobby and they can fund all the new House GOP primary candidates of the Tea Party because they are TOTALLY about smaller government and not about expanding gun rights, Jesus, stopping abortion, legislating your cock, etc.
2013-09-03 03:18:30 PM
2 votes:
This is what the GOP has been waiting for with all of these votes to defund ACA. In their minds if they kept this going long enough it would get to the point when Obama was going to desperately need them approve something and they could hold ACA hostage for that approval. They think that they have this now. I can see them rubbing their hands together, smirking and giggling to each other "We got him now!". Unfortunately for them he could pull out the War Powers Act and tell them to go sit and spin.
2013-09-03 02:45:22 PM
2 votes:
I"m shocked they didn't cram in more food stamp cuts, school funding cuts and a joint tax credit to AT&T and Grindr for better coverage for the next RNC.
2013-09-03 10:52:12 PM
1 votes:

Neighborhood Watch: In your little mind, it might have started out as a 'joke' on Fark, subby - but our precious little king should be forced to pay DEARLY for his new war of choice...


THIS IS WHAT TEAHADISTS ACTUALLY BELIEVE
2013-09-03 09:52:15 PM
1 votes:
Obama's decision to let Congress be part of this decision was brilliant. What it comes down to is that if they do anything besides simply supporting his decision, they lose. Any attempt to gain, politically, from this situation is going to come back and bite them hard next elections.
2013-09-03 07:15:19 PM
1 votes:
i1089.photobucket.com
Evolution of U.S. conservatives.
2013-09-03 03:58:18 PM
1 votes:

Cletus C.: quizzical: Even TFA admits that the request to defund Obamacare in exchange for authorization to act in Syria is "highly unlikely."

Get out of here with that. Our purpose here is to find a distraction to the fact the president's acting like W.


Really?  Awww, that's cute.  I guess Cletus knows something we don't, that this whole "Weapons of Mass Destruction" thing is a lie just like it was back in the 00s.

Are you a Wizard / Snowden?
2013-09-03 03:40:08 PM
1 votes:
I think the GOP overestimates how bad Obama wants to bomb Syria.

// pretty sure he wants Obamacare more, if the rubber ever meets the potatoes on that
2013-09-03 03:38:02 PM
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Slives: I think some of them see it as a 'needs of the many outweigh the wants of the few'. They would rather a company hire lots of low paid workers with no benefits rather than hire a lower number of employees and treat them like valued members of the company.

I think they'd like the people to work as slaves or indentured servants and would be fine with worker pay being replaced by company script that's only redeemable at the company store.


Wow, I'm not the only one that has been thinking along those lines.  Although I expect them to start doing something like that with our troops first, then branch out to the rest of the nation.
2013-09-03 03:26:08 PM
1 votes:

Neighborhood Watch: precious little king


*chug*
2013-09-03 03:22:36 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Linux_Yes: Both a Republican and a Democrat will steal a hot stove.

except, the Republican will wear gloves.

I don't understand what this is supposed to mean.


You can't put a porcupine in a barn, light it on fire, and expect to make popcorn.
2013-09-03 03:21:07 PM
1 votes:
Can't the president unilaterally authorize military actions lasting up to 30 days without congressional approval so long as they start on a day that congress isn't in session or something like that?

I doubt we'd need more than 30 days to eliminate basically all the practical military power of a nation whose air force and air defenses are essentially nonexistent.

I mean... we  shouldn't go after Assad's military infrastructure without the support of NATO, the UN, or at least some sort of international coalition.  But Obama  could, and the GOP are idiots once again on this one.
2013-09-03 03:20:15 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Linux_Yes: Both a Republican and a Democrat will steal a hot stove.

except, the Republican will wear gloves.

I don't understand what this is supposed to mean.


It means "say goodbye to your precious Obamacare!"
2013-09-03 03:18:07 PM
1 votes:

Linux_Yes: Both a Republican and a Democrat will steal a hot stove.

except, the Republican will wear gloves.


I don't understand what this is supposed to mean.
2013-09-03 03:17:43 PM
1 votes:
idk how obvious our two newest gimmick alt accounts have to be to get people to stop responding to them
2013-09-03 03:17:35 PM
1 votes:
Both a Republican and a Democrat will steal a hot stove.

except, the Republican will wear gloves.
2013-09-03 03:13:20 PM
1 votes:
"PEOPLE ARE BEING MASSACRED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GLOBE?!"

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"AWESOME!!!! THINK OF THE STUFF WE CAN GET!!!!!!"
2013-09-03 03:13:00 PM
1 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: <Reads Article>

Meanwhile, Ornstein suggested another possibility, though it seems unlikely at best: what if some Republicans inject the debate over Obamacare and funding the government into the argument over Syria?

"It's not likely that anyone will do that," Ornstein said.

So neither the author nor his source thinks it's likely.  Okay, then.  Fap away.


And to finish his quotes:  "That would have been unthinkable a few years ago," Ornstein concluded. "But now, nothing is unthinkable."

Yes, your fine class of Derpmericans from 2010, they pretty much will do anything to f*ck over Prez. Blackenstein.

I guarantee - GUARANTEE YOU - someone in the House will at least mention the idea, even if it isn't formally brought to the floor.  They are too retarded not to.
2013-09-03 03:08:38 PM
1 votes:
to be a Republican, you have to be a sneaky Bastard.
2013-09-03 03:04:03 PM
1 votes:

coeyagi: GOP:  We're ok with permitting genocide unless we can stop some college kids from getting medical insurance.


So you're arguing that a go-ahead from Congress is "permitting" Obama to commit "genocide" in Syria?

Welcome to reality, former Farklib!
2013-09-03 03:03:34 PM
1 votes:
please do it GOP, ask publicly & loudly.
2013-09-03 03:03:30 PM
1 votes:
If there's no "life begins at insertion" amendment, then they're just phoning it in.
2013-09-03 03:01:01 PM
1 votes:
GOP:  We're ok with permitting genocide unless we can stop some college kids from getting medical insurance.
2013-09-03 03:00:45 PM
1 votes:
Abolish the House. A bicameral legislature is no longer necessary or useful.
2013-09-03 02:59:40 PM
1 votes:

Rev. Skarekroe: That's a perfectly logical compromise.


This.
2013-09-03 02:53:39 PM
1 votes:
Even the current GOP circular firing squad isn't self-destructive enough to tie its war vote to a bullsh*t political stunt like shutting down the government to defund Obamacare.  It's possible that a few idiots will say it to make headlines and cover a no vote with hawkish constituents, but there's no way it gets any significant support.
2013-09-03 02:47:50 PM
1 votes:
I'm not sure you're thinking your cunning plan through, GOP.  You seem to be over-estimating your own popularity.
2013-09-03 02:39:27 PM
1 votes:
God bless their poor, dear, sweet hearts, but they do try so very hard don't they...
2013-09-03 01:06:20 PM
1 votes:
Oh it'll be hilarious when they vote on this thing. The GOP mainstream is going to have to vote against defunding Obamacare or with Obama.
2013-09-03 12:40:06 PM
1 votes:
That's a perfectly logical compromise.
 
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