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2013-09-21 08:33:02 AM
"House Democrats have abdicated any meaningful role in passing legislation."

Translation: They won't vote along party lines. Ours.
 
2013-09-21 08:36:19 AM
Holy balls, even when they try to intellectualize their behavior, they are completely, unabashedly, full of f*cking sh*t.
 
2013-09-21 08:42:22 AM
I agree with this. It's the llibs fault. The Dems should just understand what's best for them and lie back and take it. Just consent. Come on, we're all adults here. Just take our legislation. You know you want to. Say yes. CONSENT! WHY WON'T YOU JUST DO IT? TOUCH IT!
 
2013-09-21 08:50:12 AM
I only blame him for 98% of it as that is what he claimed as his victory.
 
2013-09-21 09:17:26 AM
The focus on Boehner has been more intense because House Democrats have abdicated any meaningful role in passing legislation.


And Auschwitz would have run much more efficiently if the Jews had simply walked into the showers more quickly.


/yeah I went there.
 
2013-09-21 09:31:20 AM
The GOP's craziness is all the Dems fault? How in the hell can you even rationalize that?
 
2013-09-21 09:35:41 AM

cameroncrazy1984: The GOP's craziness is all the Dems fault? How in the hell can you even rationalize that?


"Hey, she was ASKIN' for it."
 
2013-09-21 09:38:57 AM
What I just read must have been stolen from the Onion.  After 6 years of anti-abortion bills, tax cuts for the rich, debt ceiling crises, 41 votes to overturn the ACA and not one jobs bill this guy thinks the Democrats are the problem? Hey gop'ers! You got what you wanted.  The black guy's only got 3 years left.  Quit trying to make him look bad and do something for the people.
 
2013-09-21 09:44:01 AM

cameroncrazy1984: The GOP's craziness is all the Dems fault? How in the hell can you even rationalize that?


They are the party of personal responsibility. And they can't understand how the Dems refuse to accept responsibility for the GOPs failings.
 
2013-09-21 09:51:28 AM
You're right. The Democrats' only choice is to stand back and let the GOP fall on their swords. Nothing is going to be accomplished in any meaningful way unless these Tea Party jackasses are finally voted out next year.
 
2013-09-21 10:00:30 AM
We really need candidates to run against these treasonous SOBs who put party over country. No one in Cantor's district has stepped forward... they're usually slaughtered. BUT the margin of slaughter is less each year. I keep hoping someone will come forward.
 
2013-09-21 10:18:53 AM

edmo: "House Democrats have abdicated any meaningful role in passing legislation."

Translation: They won't vote along party lines. Ours.


Yeah, I read that and just chalked it up to another case of GOP derangement syndrome.
 
2013-09-21 10:20:20 AM
Few bills are able to garner Democratic support, often not because of policy differences but because House Democratic leaders have decided they would rather wash their hands of responsibility for governing and, instead, focus on winning back the majority.

Hmmm. That political strategy sounds very familiar for some reason.
 
2013-09-21 10:25:34 AM
Boehner is a skilled politician who is more than able to lead his caucus

I'm sorry, I'm going to need some citations for that.
 
2013-09-21 10:37:32 AM

Dinki: cameroncrazy1984: The GOP's craziness is all the Dems fault? How in the hell can you even rationalize that?

They are the party of personal responsibility. And they can't understand how the Dems refuse to accept responsibility for the GOPs failings.


I had to read it again. Are they really saying "It's their fault we can't get anything done because they won't vote like Republicans"?

Jesus Christ.
 
2013-09-21 11:06:01 AM
FFS, that article was just embarrassing.  In one line FTA:

he has to pick and choose the times he is willing to move forward without a majority of Republicans...

Very next line FTFA:

Boehner is a skilled politician who is more than able to lead his caucus - well, at least the 180 or so members...

Here's a picture of the douche who wrote that.  Why yes, he was a former Republican congressman, why do you ask?

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2013-09-21 11:18:08 AM
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So it's all the dems fault...because, if they would vote with Boehner, the teabaggers couldn't stall anything from happening.

To quote the illustrious Dick Mourdock:  "bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view"

Get bent, LaTourette

 
2013-09-21 11:19:12 AM

InteriorDesignNinja: FFS, that article was just embarrassing.  In one line FTA:

he has to pick and choose the times he is willing to move forward without a majority of Republicans...

Very next line FTFA:

Boehner is a skilled politician who is more than able to lead his caucus - well, at least the 180 or so members...

Here's a picture of the douche who wrote that.  Why yes, he was a former Republican congressman, why do you ask?

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Jesus - just how much kiddie porn is on that guy's hard drive, I wonder.
 
2013-09-21 11:26:01 AM
You have GOT to be sh*tting me...
 
2013-09-21 11:27:57 AM
House GOP:  Hey Dumbocrats!  We're in charge now and we're going to do whatever we want and you can't stop us!  Neener neener neener!
[Tea Party sabotages bill]
House GOP:  Hey Dumbocrats, why won't you help us?
 
2013-09-21 11:29:58 AM
Democrats at fault for not getting along with Republicans = blatantly stupid and prejudicial

Republicans at fault for not getting along with Democrats = perfectly normal and accepted

...

IT WORKS BOTH WAYS, YOU STUPID SOPHISTS!
 
2013-09-21 11:30:20 AM
Everything is everyone else's fault.
 
2013-09-21 11:30:27 AM
My new band name is "Boehner's Dysfunctional Caucus".
 
2013-09-21 11:30:43 AM
Not sure what he is smoking but it is powerful.
 
2013-09-21 11:30:54 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: I....
Jesus - just how much kiddie porn is on that guy's hard drive, I wonder.


all of it
 
2013-09-21 11:32:25 AM
I'm not going to be dumb enough to read the article, but does it mention how Congress not doing anything is Obama's fault because he won't take the reins and be a leader?
 
2013-09-21 11:34:51 AM

whatsupchuck: My new band name is "Boehner's Dysfunctional Caucus".


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2013-09-21 11:35:16 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Everything is everyone else's fault.


I read that as "everyone else's fruit" for no explicable reason. I know this has absolutely nothing to with the thread, but that kind of thing has been happening a lot lately and it's starting to disturb me a little.
 
2013-09-21 11:35:56 AM

rjakobi: Democrats at fault for not getting along with Republicans = blatantly stupid and prejudicial

Republicans at fault for not getting along with Democrats = perfectly normal and accepted

...

IT WORKS BOTH WAYS, YOU STUPID SOPHISTS!


No, you idiot, both sides are not equal. Sorry. that's just not how it works.
 
2013-09-21 11:37:00 AM
So a liberal centrist RINO tries to win acceptance from liberals by blaming conservatives in the House for "dysfunction," and liberals laugh at him.  That must break his liberal centrist RINO heart.
 
2013-09-21 11:38:45 AM

SkinnyHead: So a liberal centrist RINO tries to win acceptance from liberals by blaming conservatives in the House for "dysfunction," and liberals laugh at him.  That must break his liberal centrist RINO heart.


I think you read a way different article than literally everyone else in the world.
 
2013-09-21 11:41:01 AM
Incidents such as the defeat of the farm bill on the House floor have been cited to support this narrative. . . Few bills are able to garner Democratic support, often not because of policy differences but because House Democratic leaders have decided they would rather wash their hands of responsibility for governing and, instead, focus on winning back the majority.

Yes, it wasn't policy differences that scuttled the farm bill. Even Democrats want to gut the food stamp program in order to preserve agribusiness subsidies.
 
2013-09-21 11:44:40 AM
Can we at least try to be creative in our headlines?

This old forced memes crap makes baby Jesus cry
 
2013-09-21 11:45:21 AM
House Democratic leaders have decided they would rather wash their hands of responsibility for governing and, instead, focus on winning back the majority.

I can't even tell if this "smear your opponent with your biggest weakness" routine is strategy anymore, or if these guys truly believe their own bullshiat.
 
2013-09-21 11:45:41 AM
"No, you idiot, both sides are not equal. Sorry. that's just not how it works."


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2013-09-21 11:46:21 AM

SkinnyHead: So a liberal centrist RINO tries to win acceptance from liberals by blaming conservatives in the House for "dysfunction," and liberals laugh at him.  That must break his liberal centrist RINO heart.


Really?
 
2013-09-21 11:46:45 AM
Boehner and his supporters must be running out of ideas.

Dragging this moron back into the spotlight, and having him say what they really feel about the teahadists, smells of fear and desperation.
 
2013-09-21 11:50:59 AM

SkinnyHead: So a liberal centrist RINO tries to win acceptance from liberals by blaming conservatives in the House for "dysfunction," and liberals laugh at him.  That must break his liberal centrist RINO heart.


For the life of me, I'll never understand why someone would intentionally make themselves look stupid on the internet on a constant basis.  I mean, do you sit there and say to yourself "hah hah, I'm only pretending to be retarded, so the jokes on them!" ?

As for the article:
The hell man.  Is that satire?  It's got to be satire.
 
2013-09-21 11:52:45 AM

SkinnyHead: So a liberal centrist RINO tries to win acceptance from liberals by blaming conservatives in the House for "dysfunction," and liberals laugh at him.  That must break his liberal centrist RINO heart.

The power of Words have failed to reach your mind, so I will use the power of memes to reach your heart!
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2013-09-21 11:53:52 AM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: House Democratic leaders have decided they would rather wash their hands of responsibility for governing and, instead, focus on winning back the majority.

I can't even tell if this "smear your opponent with your biggest weakness" routine is strategy anymore, or if these guys truly believe their own bullshiat.


They've been staring into the abyss for too long.
 
2013-09-21 11:55:09 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: "No, you idiot, both sides are not equal. Sorry. that's just not how it works."


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


Why are you laughing? Are you going to actually look at the events of the past week and a half and disagree?
 
2013-09-21 11:55:47 AM

cameroncrazy1984: SkinnyHead: So a liberal centrist RINO tries to win acceptance from liberals by blaming conservatives in the House for "dysfunction," and liberals laugh at him.  That must break his liberal centrist RINO heart.

I think you read a way different article than literally everyone else in the world.


I don't know about you, but I read an opinion by a "centrist" Republican who claims that the GOP House is dysfunctional.  Sure, he assigns some token blame to democrats, but his real scorn is directed at conservatives:  "It is these members who are largely responsible for the dysfunction in Washington and the failure of the legislative process."  Centrist RINOs say things like that because they think liberal Democrats will accept them.  That don't work.  Liberals got no respect for weaselly RINOs.  Go ahead and laugh at him.
 
2013-09-21 11:56:38 AM
I think Boehner is probably a classic conservative who made a deal with the devil to remain in power. It takes an enormous amount of political skill to make it to House Speaker, generally speaking, so maybe he can find the balance most people never do.

House Democrats thought that being moderate could save them in 2010 and tried balancing out their vote on Obamacare in the hopes it could save them. It turns out that you can't save yourself by being moderate if you voted for something that gets your opponents riled up.

The same is true for Boehner here. If he doesn't work hard enough to defund Obamacare, his overtures to the Tea Party on anything else are going to fail.

So, really, his decisions are not his own. He's playing a political game and has to cast himself adrift to see where the wind takes him. He's like the captain of the Amistad after the slaves took over. At night, he can steer where he wants. But when he's being watched, he has to go where the Tea Partiers tell him to go... if he values his political life.
 
2013-09-21 12:00:02 PM

SkinnyHead: I don't know about you, but I read an opinion by a "centrist" Republican who claims that the GOP House is dysfunctional.  Sure, he assigns some token blame to democrats, but his real scorn is directed at conservatives:  "It is these members who are largely responsible for the dysfunction in Washington and the failure of the legislative process."


Yep, you read a different article. "These Members" refers to the "thirty or forty" Dems in the house that he believes only show up to vote no.
 
2013-09-21 12:00:16 PM

Satanic_Hamster: SkinnyHead: So a liberal centrist RINO tries to win acceptance from liberals by blaming conservatives in the House for "dysfunction," and liberals laugh at him.  That must break his liberal centrist RINO heart.

For the life of me, I'll never understand why someone would intentionally make themselves look stupid on the internet on a constant basis.  I mean, do you sit there and say to yourself "hah hah, I'm only pretending to be retarded, so the jokes on them!" ?

As for the article:
The hell man.  Is that satire?  It's got to be satire.


Skinnyhead Thread Simulator Comic.

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2013-09-21 12:03:43 PM
"The role of the minority party is to be the loyal opposition,and Democrats have gotten it half right they are opposed to everything House Republicans do, but there is not much loyal about it."

How about you go fark yourself, asshole.
 
2013-09-21 12:05:21 PM
"BySteve LaTourette,"

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2013-09-21 12:09:18 PM

cameroncrazy1984: SkinnyHead: I don't know about you, but I read an opinion by a "centrist" Republican who claims that the GOP House is dysfunctional.  Sure, he assigns some token blame to democrats, but his real scorn is directed at conservatives:  "It is these members who are largely responsible for the dysfunction in Washington and the failure of the legislative process."

Yep, you read a different article. "These Members" refers to the "thirty or forty" Dems in the house that he believes only show up to vote no.


You mean those democrats that are "cheered on by interest groups such as the Club for Growth and FreedomWorks"?  Democrats like Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.)  Are those the democrats he's talking about?
 
2013-09-21 12:10:21 PM

Ricardo Klement: So, really, his decisions are not his own. He's playing a political game and has to cast himself adrift to see where the wind takes him. He's like the captain of the Amistad after the slaves took over. At night, he can steer where he wants. But when he's being watched, he has to go where the Tea Partiers tell him to go... if he values his political life.


So in other words he's a terrible Speaker.
 
2013-09-21 12:17:20 PM

InteriorDesignNinja: FFS, that article was just embarrassing.  In one line FTA:

he has to pick and choose the times he is willing to move forward without a majority of Republicans...

Very next line FTFA:

Boehner is a skilled politician who is more than able to lead his caucus - well, at least the 180 or so members...

Here's a picture of the douche who wrote that.  Why yes, he was a former Republican congressman, why do you ask?


After reading the first two paragraphs, I thought this op-ed piece reeked, not just of a Republican, but of a congressman. I'm pretty sure the problem with Congress is the GOP house is intransigent towards anything that wasn't their idea.
 
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