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(STLToday)   Considering the lack of an "out strategy" before picking this battle, the GOP is making Vietnam look like a strategic masterpiece in comparison   (stltoday.com) divider line 37
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2013-10-07 09:42:47 AM
I guess they learned that from Bush 2.
 
2013-10-07 10:10:17 AM
Really?  Because I heard that this was all Obama's Vietnam.

//granted, it was from that guy with the "I am the NRA" bumper sticker
 
2013-10-07 10:10:59 AM
Speaking of Vietnam, did anyone catch how some headlines regarding the Vietnamese General dying referred to him as the guy who 'defeated the US', while some kept it neutral?  Curious things, given how debated the 'win/lose/withdraw' discussion is...
 
2013-10-07 10:12:25 AM
I reckon that's why I couldn't generate much interest in my proposed First Annual Tea Party Chess Tournament.
 
2013-10-07 10:13:02 AM

coeyagi: Because I heard that this was all Obama's Vietnam.


I thought it was Obama's Pirates of Dark Water.
 
2013-10-07 10:13:49 AM
Both the Vietnam war and the Tea Party make sense if you ignore reality and see the world from a position of delusion.
 
2013-10-07 10:14:48 AM

gnosis301: coeyagi: Because I heard that this was all Obama's Vietnam.

I thought it was Obama's Pirates of Dark Water.


Government Shutdown 2: Benghazi Boogaloo.
 
2013-10-07 10:16:51 AM
To be fair, their only exposure to Vietnam was in the pages of Watchmen, which is why they are waiting on a naked, blue man to arrive and fix everything.
 
2013-10-07 10:19:00 AM
Too bad the Republicans are led by Colonel Kurtz.
 
2013-10-07 10:19:07 AM
A virulent mixture of rage, shame, betrayal and distrust is exactly what Ted Cruz wants for an outcome.
 
2013-10-07 10:19:28 AM
The modern GOP is not exactly known for solid exit strategies.
 
2013-10-07 10:19:39 AM
Their out strategy was Obama conceding, signing a repeal of one of his signature agenda items, and then resigning and taking Biden with him so Boehner could bring in another 8 years of the prosperity we saw in the Bush administration where tea party principles were put in full effect and worked miracles for the American people.

That this was dangerously insane escaped them, much as the import of polling escaped them last election night (see Rove's epic meltdown).

Republicans live in a self-created delusion.
 
2013-10-07 10:21:07 AM

coeyagi: gnosis301: coeyagi: Because I heard that this was all Obama's Vietnam.

I thought it was Obama's Pirates of Dark Water.

Government Shutdown 2: Benghazi Boogaloo.


Exactly.  This is Obama's Benghazi.
 
2013-10-07 10:23:48 AM

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Their out strategy was Obama conceding, signing a repeal of one of his signature agenda items, and then resigning and taking Biden with him so Boehner could bring in another 8 years of the prosperity we saw in the Bush administration where tea party principles were put in full effect and worked miracles for the American people.

That this was dangerously insane escaped them, much as the import of polling escaped them last election night (see Rove's epic meltdown).

Republicans live in a self-created delusion.


The Republican creed:
www.huntingtontheatre.org
 
2013-10-07 10:24:45 AM
So according to the other thread, the GOP've been planning on shutting the government down since spring and yet they had no idea what do once the government was shutdown. Brilliant! This is less like Viet Nam and more like Bush invading Iraq with no plan what to do once Bagdad fell.
 
2013-10-07 10:38:26 AM

whatsupchuck: I reckon that's why I couldn't generate much interest in my proposed First Annual Tea Party Chess Tournament.


To be fair they were willing to play chess but you were unwilling to negotiate the rules with them.  They just wanted to be the red pieces and us tea party unbiased chess rules as normal chess rules are biased against them and that is why they lose every time, the biased rules.
 
2013-10-07 10:43:49 AM

Cheron: whatsupchuck: I reckon that's why I couldn't generate much interest in my proposed First Annual Tea Party Chess Tournament.

To be fair they were willing to play chess but you were unwilling to negotiate the rules with them.  They just wanted to be the red pieces and us tea party unbiased chess rules as normal chess rules are biased against them and that is why they lose every time, the biased rules.


They did have trouble with the way the "horsie" pieces move, it's true.
 
2013-10-07 10:52:05 AM
Nonsense.  Everything is under control, and the Republicans are going to win this.

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2013-10-07 10:53:30 AM

whatsupchuck: Cheron: whatsupchuck: I reckon that's why I couldn't generate much interest in my proposed First Annual Tea Party Chess Tournament.

To be fair they were willing to play chess but you were unwilling to negotiate the rules with them.  They just wanted to be the red pieces and us tea party unbiased chess rules as normal chess rules are biased against them and that is why they lose every time, the biased rules.

They did have trouble with the way the "horsie" pieces move, it's true.


Plus their tiny Ronald Reagan action figure would not fit on it properly.
 
2013-10-07 10:56:42 AM
Unless the republicans can show that they passed a clean CR for whatever issue, and it was blocked/vetoed. It would be like a line-item veto in reverse.

Which is why it will never happen, because the GOP are farking tards.

Remember, libtards, the only reason anyone EVER votes for the GOP is because the democrats are still the democrats. Let that sink in.
 
2013-10-07 11:02:05 AM

Muta: So according to the other thread, the GOP've been planning on shutting the government down since spring and yet they had no idea what do once the government was shutdown. Brilliant! This is less like Viet Nam and more like Bush invading Iraq with no plan what to do once Bagdad fell.


Yes, Republicans as a group have shown a very...limited grasp of strategy in the last decade or so.
 
2013-10-07 11:06:54 AM

SevenizGud: Remember, libtards, the only reason anyone EVER votes for the GOP is because the democrats are still the democrats. Let that sink in.


It's easy for Farkers to get the false impression that conservatives are sociopathic nutcases, because we only see links to weird stories about Sandy Hook truthers, people who believe Benghazi was a conspiracy or that global warming is being faked or that background checks will be used by the UN to track people for future gun confiscation, or that we should run the government the same way a family of 4 manages a household budget.

In reality, those people are fairly rare.  There are only enough of them to drive our national policy by threatening to primary out Republican lawmakers unless they dismantle the United States government.
 
2013-10-07 11:14:07 AM
Just realized that all your politicians are actually playing Calvinball, and are quite good at applying rule 1.2:

http://www.bartel.org/calvinball/
 
2013-10-07 11:15:45 AM

crab66: The modern GOP is not exactly known for solid exit strategies.


That was dead on. Well done.
 
2013-10-07 11:28:55 AM

SevenizGud: Unless the republicans can show that they passed a clean CR for whatever issue, and it was blocked/vetoed. It would be like a line-item veto in reverse.


How about if the Senate sent a clean CR back to the House, and a majority of Representatives (Democrat AND Republican) explicitly said they'd vote yes on it, but the Speaker refused to let it come up for a vote?
 
2013-10-07 11:52:56 AM

Xcott: In reality, those people are fairly rare. There are only enough of them to drive our national policy by threatening to primary out Republican lawmakers unless they dismantle the United States government.


That's why we need to campaign to raise voter turnout at primary elections.  The reason this works is because they're relying on polarized crazy assholes to be the only people who show up and vote in primaries.  That way when it comes time for the real vote, you don't have the option of the guy who isn't literally shiat-eating insane, you just have the crazy guy and the guy you ideologically disagree with.  The bet is that you'll stick with your party no matter how awful their offering is.
 
2013-10-07 11:59:03 AM
Step 1:  Shut down the government.

Step 2:  ?

Step 3:  Profit!
 
2013-10-07 12:01:32 PM
Well, I think the administration going out if its way to make the public feel the pain of the shutdown is just as ugly and the people will remember that as well. Taking down informational websites and blocking overlooks to national monuments is just spiteful and not a necessary cutback.
 
2013-10-07 12:06:02 PM

Pumpernickel bread: Well, I think the administration going out if its way to make the public feel the pain of the shutdown is just as ugly and the people will remember that as well. Taking down informational websites and blocking overlooks to national monuments is just spiteful and not a necessary cutback.


If it's "discretionary spending" - which informational websites and national monument overlooks are - then they get shut down just like everything else. The Administration doesn't get to pick and choose what stays open and what gets closed.
 
2013-10-07 12:09:17 PM
To be fair, no one saw the Ted Offensive coming.
 
2013-10-07 12:10:15 PM

Pumpernickel bread: Well, I think the administration going out if its way to make the public feel the pain of the shutdown is just as ugly and the people will remember that as well. Taking down informational websites and blocking overlooks to national monuments is just spiteful and not a necessary cutback.


So, during a government shutdown, you're bummed that some things are shut down?

You don't say.
 
2013-10-07 12:16:31 PM

Pumpernickel bread: Well, I think the administration going out if its way to make the public feel the pain of the shutdown is just as ugly and the people will remember that as well. Taking down informational websites and blocking overlooks to national monuments is just spiteful and not a necessary cutback.


To paraphrase your comment: the shutdown is just ugly, spiteful and not necessary...the people will remember.  You make excellent points.
 
2013-10-07 01:46:08 PM

Pumpernickel bread: Well, I think the administration going out if its way to make the public feel the pain of the shutdown is just as ugly and the people will remember that as well. Taking down informational websites and blocking overlooks to national monuments is just spiteful and not a necessary cutback.


And behind his desk in the Oval Office, the President wrung his hands in a rage. "I'll show them," he cursed, "I'll show the American people what it means to shut down a government. Cut off the PANDA CAM! Cancel the veteran's group tour!"

"...burn the White House Halloween Jack-o-Lantern."
 
2013-10-07 01:47:56 PM

vernonFL: Too bad the Republicans are led by Colonel Kurtz. Klink


FTFY
 
2013-10-07 02:49:18 PM
The lack of shooting thus far would seem to suggest we may have made some progress in how to have a Civil War over the last 150 years.

However, I may be overly optimistic.
 
2013-10-07 04:34:55 PM
The republican out strategy:

Vote on clean CR (requiring full implementation of ACA and voiding Obama's cherry picked waivers) while raising the debt limit all with one vote. Then, give full ownership to Obama and the Democrats, and (therein) hope ACA is the clusterfark they claim it will be. I'd give them 50/50 under that strategy (because ACA will probably be sloppy over the next year or two). Otherwise, they are just cooked... and they could take the world economy over the edge with them.
 
2013-10-07 07:20:53 PM

Pumpernickel bread: Well, I think the administration going out if its way to make the public feel the pain of the shutdown is just as ugly and the people will remember that as well. Taking down informational websites and blocking overlooks to national monuments is just spiteful and not a necessary cutback.


This is a stupid statement. Fortunately for you, it is only the third dumbest thing I've read on Fark today, so, congratulations!
 
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