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(Talking Points Memo)   Boehner: Come on Cruz, your senatorial clock is ticking. We did this for you. WE DID THIS FOR YOU   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 51
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2013-09-20 07:55:49 AM  
I don't get what house Republicans expected to happen exactly. Did they think this ever had a chance in hell of getting through the senate? Were they really stupid enough to believe their own bullshiat And are mad now that someone stated the obvious?
 
2013-09-20 08:00:34 AM  
The only tool in the GOP senators' bag is only useful for stopping legislature.

Sorry Boehner but the fillabuster can't get legislation passed.
 
2013-09-20 08:04:41 AM  

NickelP: I don't get what house Republicans expected to happen exactly.


you need to fund raise on something in an off election year.
 
2013-09-20 08:05:26 AM  
Reid won't even hold a vote on the bill
 
2013-09-20 08:05:52 AM  

NickelP: I don't get what house Republicans expected to happen exactly. Did they think this ever had a chance in hell of getting through the senate? Were they really stupid enough to believe their own bullshiat And are mad now that someone stated the obvious?


I think it's just another symptom of them ignoring everything that isn't inside their Fox News/weird ass right wing blog fantasy bubble.  It's like convincing a retarded kid that Star Wars is real and then watching him fruitlessly try to lift a car with his mind.  It's funny at first but ultimately sad.  Eventually you're just going to want to tell that kid to give it up because that shiat isn't real and all you get back from him is meaningless Chewbacca howls.
 
2013-09-20 08:06:08 AM  

NickelP: I don't get what house Republicans expected to happen exactly. Did they think this ever had a chance in hell of getting through the senate? Were they really stupid enough to believe their own bullshiat And are mad now that someone stated the obvious?


I think they're more pissed that Cruz and others have been biatching and moaning about how a "defund obamacare" bill has yet to pass through the House and onto the senate. So Boehner did get a bill that defunds it through the House and those same senators are now going "pfft, we can't pass that here. Go back and do real work" which obviously has pissed off Boehner and others that wouldn't normally let something like this come to a head
 
2013-09-20 08:06:21 AM  
I hope the bill gets introduced to the Senate with the defund ACA rider included then a Dem does one of those anonymous holds on the bill so it never sees the light of day.
 
2013-09-20 08:08:13 AM  
So now he's floating a talking filibuster? I don't think he has the stones.
 
2013-09-20 08:09:11 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: So now he's floating a talking filibuster? I don't think he has the stones.


I don't think he has the speaking ability
 
2013-09-20 08:09:35 AM  

NickelP: I don't get what house Republicans expected to happen exactly. Did they think this ever had a chance in hell of getting through the senate? Were they really stupid enough to believe their own bullshiat And are mad now that someone stated the obvious?


It's all just gamesmanship against Cruz.  Now Boehner can go to the mouthbreathers and say "We killed Obamacare in our Chamber.   Why didn't Cruz kill it in his?  He didn't even fight.   Maybe he secretly likes Obamacare."
 
2013-09-20 08:15:17 AM  

somedude210: HotWingConspiracy: So now he's floating a talking filibuster? I don't think he has the stones.

I don't think he has the speaking ability


You're probably right, he's more comfortable delivering bumper sticker wisdom.
 
2013-09-20 08:23:56 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: bumper sticker wisdom.


is that like fortune cookie wisdom for rednecks who will never have a fortune?

*rimshot*
 
2013-09-20 08:25:30 AM  
iconsoffright.com
All for you!
 
2013-09-20 08:33:34 AM  

somedude210: NickelP: I don't get what house Republicans expected to happen exactly. Did they think this ever had a chance in hell of getting through the senate? Were they really stupid enough to believe their own bullshiat And are mad now that someone stated the obvious?

I think they're more pissed that Cruz and others have been biatching and moaning about how a "defund obamacare" bill has yet to pass through the House and onto the senate. So Boehner did get a bill that defunds it through the House and those same senators are now going "pfft, we can't pass that here. Go back and do real work" which obviously has pissed off Boehner and others that wouldn't normally let something like this come to a head


Thanks
 
2013-09-20 08:35:20 AM  

NickelP: Thanks


anytime. I live for this political shiat
 
2013-09-20 08:35:57 AM  
This entire thing irritates me. Its like watching your employers CEO and board of directors acting like a bunch of idiots and being amused until it dawns on you that when they fark shiat up all that will happen is you won't get a raise, your stock options and retirement will be worth less, and your health care will get shiattier and cost more.
 
2013-09-20 08:37:17 AM  

somedude210: NickelP: Thanks

anytime. I live for this political shiat


I try to follow loosely to understand what's going on but its near impossible to follow every small detail if your heart isn't into it.
 
2013-09-20 08:46:22 AM  
If the government gets shut down I may not get a job, so, fark you GOP.
 
2013-09-20 08:48:19 AM  

InmanRoshi: NickelP: I don't get what house Republicans expected to happen exactly. Did they think this ever had a chance in hell of getting through the senate? Were they really stupid enough to believe their own bullshiat And are mad now that someone stated the obvious?

It's all just gamesmanship against Cruz.  Now Boehner can go to the mouthbreathers and say "We killed Obamacare in our Chamber.   Why didn't Cruz kill it in his?  He didn't even fight.   Maybe he secretly likes Obamacare."


When Ted Cruz is the RINO in the group, you have a serious purification problem.  Like "let's build some gas chambers" levels of seriousness.
 
2013-09-20 08:54:08 AM  
It occurred to me just now, for the first time, that we may be nearing a point when the GOP really does jump the shark, and loses its cohesion permanently.  What happens after that remains to be seen...the teahadists fade away, or split off into something else...I don't know.  But the GOP that I grew up with will be gone forever.  And there will be plenty of hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing over that.  They will cast around for the One Man Most Responsible.  The Moron Who Destroyed the Party.  The Scapegoat We All Blame.  And so you can ask yourself now, who will that be?

And it looks llike Cruz is the frontrunner.
 
2013-09-20 08:56:17 AM  
As a budget officer who has to submit 100132 different budgets based on sequestration and CRAs, all I can say is "go fark yourselves, GOP." Half my office will be out when the government shuts down, and about 15 different people, all who outrank me, will be demanding to know when they can spend money, why they have to redo their budgets, and when their civilian employees will be back.

This is not how this is supposed to work. I hate you all.
 
2013-09-20 08:57:28 AM  

NickelP: I don't get what house Republicans expected to happen exactly. Did they think this ever had a chance in hell of getting through the senate? Were they really stupid enough to believe their own bullshiat And are mad now that someone stated the obvious?


They've gerrymandered their districts so badly that the only thing they truly have to fear is a primary challenge from their base. So they have nothing to lose, and a chance, though unlikely, of gain if people blame Dems for a shutdown. They do have something to lose and no gain if they don't make it look like they are fighting Obamacare.

In short, the best possible outcome for Republicans is if people blame Obama for the economic fallout of a shutdown. We have reached the point where the best possible play for one party is to royally fark things up, and blame the other guy for the consequences. Rather frightening, isnt it?
 
2013-09-20 09:03:56 AM  

somedude210: HotWingConspiracy: bumper sticker wisdom.

is that like fortune cookie wisdom for rednecks who will never have a fortune?

*rimshot*


I think we could actually make bank selling giant fortune cookies with bumper stickers inside.
 
2013-09-20 09:17:05 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: I think we could actually make bank selling giant fortune cookies with bumper stickers inside.


That's either one hell of a cookie or a tiny bumper
 
2013-09-20 09:40:52 AM  
It's hard to overstate how much the Republican Party hates Ted Cruz.
 
2013-09-20 09:42:25 AM  
I was just listening to the Maddow podcast (or was it Anderson Cooper?)..

Anyway...

Someone mentioned that Cruz doing this is actually giving the GOP leadership a lifeline.  They don't want a govt shutdown.  This helps them to avoid it.  And, it gives the House a scapegoat in the Senate.  It's all Cruz's fault it good things didn't happen, not the House's.

/if true, I guess it means  someone has pictures of someone doing something and Cruz either the doer or the doee.
 
2013-09-20 10:05:15 AM  
So Ted Cruz is going to filibuster the nation into a government shutdown?  Let me know how that works out.
 
2013-09-20 10:08:58 AM  
"It's going to be in Harry Reid's court," Cruz told reporters Thursday. Lee indicated that Senate Republicans wanted Reid to give them an up-or-down vote on the House bill.

That's rich.
 
2013-09-20 10:10:01 AM  

magores: Someone mentioned that Cruz doing this is actually giving the GOP leadership a lifeline.  They don't want a govt shutdown.  This helps them to avoid it.  And, it gives the House a scapegoat in the Senate.  It's all Cruz's fault it good things didn't happen, not the House's.
/if true, I guess it means  someone has pictures of someone doing something and Cruz either the doer or the doee.



"Do this for us, and we'll try to rehabilitate your conservative cred afterwards; refuse and we'll strangle your future presidential run in its crib?"

Only thing I can think of, unless Cruz's little black book has half of Old MacDonald's farm listed in it.
 
2013-09-20 10:19:43 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Reid won't even hold a vote on the bill


Actually, there appears to be a plan forming to work the bill in such a way that the defunding language won't be removed from the bill until it has already passed the cloture votes that can be fillibustered:

Senate sees way forward on funding bill

/curious to see how it plays out...
 
2013-09-20 10:20:13 AM  
How's that "laser like focus on jobs" coming along?
 
2013-09-20 10:30:09 AM  

Type_Hard: Lost Thought 00: Reid won't even hold a vote on the bill

Actually, there appears to be a plan forming to work the bill in such a way that the defunding language won't be removed from the bill until it has already passed the cloture votes that can be fillibustered:

Senate sees way forward on funding bill

/curious to see how it plays out...


Seems risky.
 
2013-09-20 10:35:28 AM  

NickelP: I don't get what house Republicans expected to happen exactly. Did they think this ever had a chance in hell of getting through the senate? Were they really stupid enough to believe their own bullshiat And are mad now that someone stated the obvious?


Yes.
 
2013-09-20 10:38:18 AM  

daveUSMC: As a budget officer who has to submit 100132 different budgets based on sequestration and CRAs, all I can say is "go fark yourselves, GOP." Half my office will be out when the government shuts down, and about 15 different people, all who outrank me, will be demanding to know when they can spend money, why they have to redo their budgets, and when their civilian employees will be back.

This is not how this is supposed to work. I hate you all.


Yep.  I work in Army safety testing.  We are just now almost recovered from the damage that seqestration did to our plans and operations.  We somehow managed to not let anything drop, at the expense of the mental and physical health of everyone in this organization.  We already operate on a knife's edge of maximum output from minimum people, any kind of shutdown would completely screw us and our customers.

The people here just want to do their jobs.  Don't they know these political games have real world impact?
 
2013-09-20 11:06:34 AM  

PanicMan: now almost recovered from the damage that seqestration did to our plans and operations. We somehow managed to not let anything drop, at the expense of the mental and physical health of everyone in this organization. We already operate on a knife's edge of maximum output from minimum people, any kind of shutdown would completely screw us and our customers.


They do, the republicans just don't *care*.
 
2013-09-20 11:07:51 AM  

PanicMan: daveUSMC: As a budget officer who has to submit 100132 different budgets based on sequestration and CRAs, all I can say is "go fark yourselves, GOP." Half my office will be out when the government shuts down, and about 15 different people, all who outrank me, will be demanding to know when they can spend money, why they have to redo their budgets, and when their civilian employees will be back.

This is not how this is supposed to work. I hate you all.

Yep.  I work in Army safety testing.  We are just now almost recovered from the damage that seqestration did to our plans and operations.  We somehow managed to not let anything drop, at the expense of the mental and physical health of everyone in this organization.  We already operate on a knife's edge of maximum output from minimum people, any kind of shutdown would completely screw us and our customers.

The people here just want to do their jobs.  Don't they know these political games have real world impact?


Basically: d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net
 
2013-09-20 11:20:40 AM  
Boehner fail, again. This guy need political Viagra.
 
2013-09-20 11:32:24 AM  

Wasteland: magores: Someone mentioned that Cruz doing this is actually giving the GOP leadership a lifeline.  They don't want a govt shutdown.  This helps them to avoid it.  And, it gives the House a scapegoat in the Senate.  It's all Cruz's fault it good things didn't happen, not the House's.
/if true, I guess it means  someone has pictures of someone doing something and Cruz either the doer or the doee.


"Do this for us, and we'll try to rehabilitate your conservative cred afterwards; refuse and we'll strangle your future presidential run in its crib?"

Only thing I can think of, unless Cruz's little black book has half of Old MacDonald's farm listed in it.


Did we ever determine if he was eligible to run for President? Because if the GOP is threatening a non-existent run at the seat, they've got the best of priorities.

/defund ACORN again, please.
 
2013-09-20 11:39:21 AM  
GOP Leadership is in full war against Cruz.  What they don't understand is that Cruz doesn't give a shiat about the party.  He only cares about himself.  They think they are going into a knife fight with a gun, but they are actually going into a nuclear bomb fight with a gun.  And Cruz will destroy them.  Probably take the economy with them though, sadly.
 
2013-09-20 11:45:22 AM  
And really, the biggest goal of the GOP leaders with this whole thing is to destroy Cruz's presidential ambitions.  They don't want this motherfarker representing the party under any circumstances.  I've never seen any one as hated by his own party.
 
2013-09-20 11:53:21 AM  
Copperbelly watersnake: They've gerrymandered their districts so badly that the only thing they truly have to fear is a primary challenge from their base.

No, what they have to fear is the results when the entire country goes down in flames.  But they are not smart enough / connected to reality enough to realize that, so all they *think* they have to fear is a primary challenge.
 
2013-09-20 11:58:42 AM  
This morning, NPR said that the House has a vote to defund or kill Obamacare every 24 days (on average).
 
2013-09-20 01:09:52 PM  

Hollie Maea: And really, the biggest goal of the GOP leaders with this whole thing is to destroy Cruz's presidential ambitions.  They don't want this motherfarker representing the party under any circumstances.  I've never seen any one as hated by his own party.


The whole vote to defund ACA is just because they want to destroy Cruz's presidential hopes? They're smarter than I thought.
 
2013-09-20 01:34:18 PM  

max_pooper: Sorry Boehner but the fillabuster can't get legislation passed.


Lost Thought 00: Reid won't even hold a vote on the bill


Ok. I'm slow(er) today. Why to threaten a filibuster on a bill the GOP DOES want to have an up-or-down vote on? Is a different bill?

Are they filibustering their own bills again? (a la McConnell)
 
2013-09-20 01:41:41 PM  

PanicMan: daveUSMC: As a budget officer who has to submit 100132 different budgets based on sequestration and CRAs, all I can say is "go fark yourselves, GOP." Half my office will be out when the government shuts down, and about 15 different people, all who outrank me, will be demanding to know when they can spend money, why they have to redo their budgets, and when their civilian employees will be back.

This is not how this is supposed to work. I hate you all.

Yep.  I work in Army safety testing.  We are just now almost recovered from the damage that seqestration did to our plans and operations.  We somehow managed to not let anything drop, at the expense of the mental and physical health of everyone in this organization.  We already operate on a knife's edge of maximum output from minimum people, any kind of shutdown would completely screw us and our customers.

The people here just want to do their jobs.  Don't they know these political games have real world impact?


Don't get me wrong; there's a metric shiat ton of waste in defense spending. I mean, some of the most mundane things cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. But the way to approach that is redoing the contracting and pricing negotiations and laws, not just all of a sudden take away all the money. We have so many shortfalls here, and I'm dreading what happens 1 Oct without a CRA.

The GOP is truly evil.

I've been threatening for years to register as a Democrat, and I'm a razor's edge away from doing it now.
 
2013-09-20 01:57:21 PM  

daveUSMC: PanicMan: daveUSMC: As a budget officer who has to submit 100132 different budgets based on sequestration and CRAs, all I can say is "go fark yourselves, GOP." Half my office will be out when the government shuts down, and about 15 different people, all who outrank me, will be demanding to know when they can spend money, why they have to redo their budgets, and when their civilian employees will be back.

This is not how this is supposed to work. I hate you all.

Yep.  I work in Army safety testing.  We are just now almost recovered from the damage that seqestration did to our plans and operations.  We somehow managed to not let anything drop, at the expense of the mental and physical health of everyone in this organization.  We already operate on a knife's edge of maximum output from minimum people, any kind of shutdown would completely screw us and our customers.

The people here just want to do their jobs.  Don't they know these political games have real world impact?

Don't get me wrong; there's a metric shiat ton of waste in defense spending. I mean, some of the most mundane things cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. But the way to approach that is redoing the contracting and pricing negotiations and laws, not just all of a sudden take away all the money. We have so many shortfalls here, and I'm dreading what happens 1 Oct without a CRA.

The GOP is truly evil.

I've been threatening for years to register as a Democrat, and I'm a razor's edge away from doing it now.


We have cookies.
 
2013-09-20 02:27:18 PM  

Felgraf: Basically: [d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net image 500x500]


That's perfect!

daveUSMC: Don't get me wrong; there's a metric shiat ton of waste in defense spending. I mean, some of the most mundane things cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. But the way to approach that is redoing the contracting and pricing negotiations and laws, not just all of a sudden take away all the money. We have so many shortfalls here, and I'm dreading what happens 1 Oct without a CRA.

The GOP is truly evil.

I've been threatening for years to register as a Democrat, and I'm a razor's edge away from doing it now.


Absolutely there's waste, but that's not controlled or determined at the working level.  The govt is no different than a large corporation, powerful people are looking out for their own best interests.

I'm not registered with any political party because I don't speak for anyone but myself, and I don't want to be held responsible for the opinions of others.
 
2013-09-20 02:27:35 PM  

daveUSMC: I've been threatening for years to register as a Democrat, and I'm a razor's edge away from doing it now.


If it has taken you this long to come to that realization, you're perfect for the GOP. Stay right where you are.
 
2013-09-20 03:19:34 PM  
Watching the party fracture and fight would be so much sweeter if it weren't for the fact that they are both fighting over who is more willing and capable of destroying the country.
 
2013-09-20 10:17:43 PM  

daveUSMC: I've been threatening for years to register as a Democrat, and I'm a razor's edge away from doing it now.


Eh.  I'd never register for any political party.  But it will be long damn time before I vote Republican for any office.
 
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