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(City Pages)   Michelle Bachmann is "very excited" about the shutdown. "It's exactly what we wanted, and we got it..." Way to maintain message control, GOP   (blogs.citypages.com) divider line 65
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2013-10-01 02:59:57 AM
"IT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED!"

"...Wait, I mean, the DEMS wanted it! Bad! Bad Dems!"

*crazy eyes*
 
2013-10-01 03:16:20 AM
Now that the nuts have infested all of politics, right down to the local school boards, how will we take our country back? If you have a brain, and you believe in smarter kids, education, science, and good judgement, run for school board.
 
2013-10-01 03:29:37 AM
Did anyone really doubt that this is what they wanted?
 
2013-10-01 04:51:25 AM

This About That: Now that the nuts have infested all of politics, right down to the local school boards, how will we take our country back? If you have a brain, and you believe in smarter kids, education, science, and good judgement, run for school board.


It's a sad fact that you will eventually have to come to terms with - the idiots will always outnumber you.
 
2013-10-01 07:29:34 AM

CPT Ethanolic: This About That: Now that the nuts have infested all of politics, right down to the local school boards, how will we take our country back? If you have a brain, and you believe in smarter kids, education, science, and good judgement, run for school board.

It's a sad fact that you will eventually have to come to terms with - the idiots will always outnumber you.


Maybe if we jingle our keys, they'll get distracted.
 
2013-10-01 07:31:08 AM
Can we skip straight to the civil war?
 
2013-10-01 07:33:28 AM
Democracy is a shiatty form of government. But it's better than the alternatives.

And I'll keep muttering that to myself all damn day...
 
2013-10-01 07:33:32 AM

CPT Ethanolic: This About That: Now that the nuts have infested all of politics, right down to the local school boards, how will we take our country back? If you have a brain, and you believe in smarter kids, education, science, and good judgement, run for school board.

It's a sad fact that you will eventually have to come to terms with - the idiots will always outnumber you.


Who told them to run for office?

/kock bros
 
2013-10-01 07:34:01 AM
Tea Party: Hoisted by their own retards.
 
2013-10-01 07:34:02 AM
Crucify her.  Literally.
 
2013-10-01 07:36:34 AM
Bachmann's belief is that voters appreciate conservative Republicans' effort to derail Obamacare, even if it does result in a government shutdown. And she also seems to think voters will ultimately blame Senate Democrats for being unwilling to pass a House budget bill "that would delay the full effect of President Obama's health care law as a condition for keeping the government running past Monday," in the words of the NYT.

The GOP doesn't need message control when they feel the voters agree with the agenda.
 
2013-10-01 07:38:09 AM
If I read the article correctly, people are expected to go to work and not be paid? Is that job creation?
 
2013-10-01 07:39:50 AM
I plan on using this quote a lot at work today.
 
2013-10-01 07:39:54 AM

Macinfarker: Bachmann's belief is that voters appreciate conservative Republicans' effort to derail Obamacare, even if it does result in a government shutdown. And she also seems to think voters will ultimately blame Senate Democrats for being unwilling to pass a House budget bill "that would delay the full effect of President Obama's health care law as a condition for keeping the government running past Monday," in the words of the NYT.

The GOP doesn't need message control when they feel the voters agree with the agenda.


Which is exactly why they won the last election in a landslide.
 
2013-10-01 07:39:56 AM

foo monkey: If I read the article correctly, people are expected to go to work and not be paid? Is that job creation?


The best kind of job creation. Slavery may be illegal, but damned if they're not trying.
 
2013-10-01 07:40:26 AM

Lost Thought 00: Can we skip straight to the civil war?


No.

This is not civil war worthy. If things get out of hand, gradually more and more government services will be deemed essential. And if it drags on too too long, the Supreme Court could be called in to either compel congress to pass a budget or declare their inability to do so an abdication of their responsibility and green light to continue funding at the current level.

Or any number of even more creative answers.
 
2013-10-01 07:43:00 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-01 07:43:49 AM
Not sure if Switzerland is prepared for the influx of wild-eyed, citizenship-renouncing refugees from the former United States.
 
2013-10-01 07:46:10 AM
Fooking teatards are so dumb.

They think they can shift blame for this hand lettered invitation to a shiat storm that is the shut down onto the Dems.

Go on any online forum right now and the only people saying "Good, shut 'er down" are RW morons.

Do they think we've forgotten this guy and his ilk?

i293.photobucket.com

The sequester, the shut down, the kick in the nuts that was their last debt ceiling bill tantrum. All on them.

They have contributed nothing of any value to America for over a generation now but because of a toothless false equivalency media, gerrymandered districts and non stop propaganda outlets that would make a Pravda reader from the 70s roll their eyes they are still seen as being the fiscally responsible party by half the country.

America is so farked right now.

Ya can't fix stupid.

Feh,  at least ya can still point and laugh. Small favors, all that.
 
2013-10-01 07:46:32 AM
It is precisely what the Tea Party wanted.

It will make those who voted for the Tea Party very happy, and will get Tea Party members re-elected.

Those who oppose the Tea Party will be replaced by more Tea Party members. So you moderate Republicans better watch out.

/no one wins
 
2013-10-01 07:47:31 AM

quatchi: Feh,  at least ya can still point and laugh. Small favors, all that.


I'm sure these 'small government' types would like the power to prevent you from laughing at them.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-01 07:56:14 AM
Michelle Bachmann is an anarchist.
 
2013-10-01 07:58:00 AM
Teahadist spokesman for a House Congressman was on BBC America this morning.  Apparently this doesn't have anything to do with Obamacare, it's about the budget.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-01 07:58:50 AM
If the Democrats in the Senate refused to pass government funding until the Republicans in the House agreed to put a limit on firearms you wouldn't be able to turn the TV on without a horrible screeching noise coming out.

Republicans stop acting like what you're doing is good governance.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has their hand up your ass, puppets.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-01 07:59:48 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Teahadist spokesman for a House Congressman was on BBC America this morning.  Apparently this doesn't have anything to do with Obamacare, it's about the budget.


fc07.deviantart.net
 
2013-10-01 08:03:55 AM
At least she owned up to it. I wish most fark independents here would also own up to the shut down, the constant obstruction, etc. Come on teabaggers, own up to it. Be proud of it... and no, you can't blame Obama and the Democratic members of congress on something you wanted.

OWN UP TO IT.
 
2013-10-01 08:05:44 AM
The only tragedy is that we currently lack the technology to have recorded her comments, and re-display them in the future when her and her ilk deny that they ever wanted the shutdown.

But a boy can dream.
 
2013-10-01 08:06:39 AM
Michelle Bachmann is "very excited"...


Well, thanks for that image.
 
2013-10-01 08:09:14 AM

Kyosuke: Michelle Bachmann is "very excited"...

Well, thanks for that image.


Corndogs everywhere breathless with anticipation.
 
2013-10-01 08:18:01 AM
Her words should be printed in large banners and hung at the entrance of every closed national site, they should be emblazoned on the top of the website for new Social Security registrants, and should be mailed in a letter to every soldier and civilian government worker whose asshole just puckered thinking about their next mortgage payment.
 
2013-10-01 08:20:48 AM
I'm sure that's what SHE wants.  That means any investigations on her stop. amirite?
 
2013-10-01 08:27:57 AM
did she not just deny this point with wolf blitzer the other day?

and how soon til both clips appear in a democratic ad?
 
2013-10-01 08:28:57 AM
Some men (women) just want to watch the world burn.
 
2013-10-01 08:36:13 AM

wookiee cookie: did she not just deny this point with wolf blitzer the other day?

and how soon til both clips appear in a democratic ad?


Ask yourself:  if she was running again, do you really think her constituency cares?  Or do you think they'd think MORE of her, for having the courage to turn it to eleventy?

Usual Republican bullshiat:  Cheer for something to happen, act to make something happen, blame your opponent when it happens.
 
2013-10-01 08:46:44 AM

hugram: At least she owned up to it. I wish most fark independents here would also own up to the shut down, the constant obstruction, etc. Come on teabaggers, own up to it. Be proud of it... and no, you can't blame Obama and the Democratic members of congress on something you wanted.

OWN UP TO IT.


I've already seen posters on right wing message boards in the same message claiming this is Obama's fault and also taking credit for shutting down the "bloated" government. And everyone else agreed with them despite having two contradictory statements in the same paragraph. People like Bachmann will get away with having it both ways because their supporters want it that way. The only question is how many non-tea party types that have been voting TP because they bought the "government bad, must destroy" line are now going to wake up and see just how dumb their representatives are.  You'll never get the hardcore teabaggers to be sensible, they wear their craziness as a badge of pride. But they've had plenty of help from people who should know better but have been casually going along with a vague sense that government is bad. Those are the people we can hope finally turn their backs on all this teabaggery and demand a bit of rational behavior.
 
2013-10-01 09:04:47 AM

born_yesterday: Kyosuke: Michelle Bachmann is "very excited"...

Well, thanks for that image.

Corndogs everywhere breathless with anticipation.



Marcus was fluttering away in terror.
 
2013-10-01 09:06:31 AM
Aunty Entity!

i7.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-01 09:16:21 AM

born_yesterday: wookiee cookie: did she not just deny this point with wolf blitzer the other day?

and how soon til both clips appear in a democratic ad?

Ask yourself:  if she was running again, do you really think her constituency cares?  Or do you think they'd think MORE of her, for having the courage to turn it to eleventy?

Usual Republican bullshiat:  Cheer for something to happen, act to make something happen, blame your opponent when it happens.


well sure, i wasn't born yesterday. i was just looking for confirmation on the first and opinion on the second
 
2013-10-01 09:23:53 AM
lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-10-01 09:25:23 AM

Macinfarker: Bachmann's belief is that voters appreciate conservative Republicans' effort to derail Obamacare, even if it does result in a government shutdown. And she also seems to think voters will ultimately blame Senate Democrats for being unwilling to pass a House budget bill "that would delay the full effect of President Obama's health care law as a condition for keeping the government running past Monday," in the words of the NYT.

The GOP doesn't need message control when they feel the voters agree with the agenda.


The most insane thing about that quote is that she thinks voters will blame Democrats for the shutdown... while she jubilantly talks about the shutdown being "exactly what we wanted".

What. The. fark.

That's the clearest example of doublethink I've ever seen. The shutdown is simultaneously a terrible thing that is the Democrat's fault, while also being exactly what she wanted.
 
2013-10-01 09:32:48 AM
Wait til she finds out her farm subsidies won't be paid and her husband's practice that bill 80% medicare and medicaid won't be reimbursed.

//If only house and senate paychecks were stopped
 
2013-10-01 10:05:16 AM
I really hope she goes on Fox News and says this.  When this message gets into the bubble, maybe, just maybe the last of the moderate Republican voters will get this in their heads who wanted this shutdown.
 
2013-10-01 10:22:57 AM
Don't go away mad, biatch. Just...go away.
 
2013-10-01 10:34:43 AM

Gunther: That's the clearest example of doublethink I've ever seen. The shutdown is simultaneously a terrible thing that is the Democrat's fault, while also being exactly what she wanted.


That's really all this is about. Democrats == "government" and government == "bad". That's it. All they care about is obstructing and blaming Democrats for everything.

What's pathetic is that the Republicans think their approach is reasonable. They could pass a CR that said that all Democrats are immediately expelled from the U.S. and when the Democrats refuse, the Republicans would whine "Democrats are only thinking about themselves and refuse to get deported so the country can move forward. See how selfish they are?"
 
2013-10-01 10:44:51 AM
That's the thing, though. The GOP isn't driving this bus - they're along for the ride. The teabaggers are driving the bus, over a cliff, and the best Boehner can do is pretend that there's party unity and hope that he hits something soft on the way down.

Bachmann, on the other hand, is on top of the bus doing her best Slim Pickins impression and waving at the horrified onlookers.

The GOP have failed America. Once again, they put ideology first, thanks to the "radical factions" within the GOP, at the expense of everyone in this country. Once again, teabaggers have made us the laughingstock of the world.
 
2013-10-01 10:46:31 AM

"It's all your fault, Democrats! You made us shoot the hostage! Why didn't you just give in to our demands!?"

 
2013-10-01 10:48:27 AM
Obvious tag furloughed
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-01 11:03:42 AM
s2.postimg.org
 
2013-10-01 11:28:58 AM

Gunther: Macinfarker: Bachmann's belief is that voters appreciate conservative Republicans' effort to derail Obamacare, even if it does result in a government shutdown. And she also seems to think voters will ultimately blame Senate Democrats for being unwilling to pass a House budget bill "that would delay the full effect of President Obama's health care law as a condition for keeping the government running past Monday," in the words of the NYT.

The GOP doesn't need message control when they feel the voters agree with the agenda.

The most insane thing about that quote is that she thinks voters will blame Democrats for the shutdown... while she jubilantly talks about the shutdown being "exactly what we wanted".

What. The. fark.

That's the clearest example of doublethink I've ever seen. The shutdown is simultaneously a terrible thing that is the Democrat's fault, while also being exactly what she wanted.


I'd like to believe that the epic cognitive dissonance that is on display here would not go unnoticed.  But if you've heard anything escape the echo chamber the tea partiers are managing the same damn message.
 
2013-10-01 11:31:25 AM
 
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