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(National Review)   Boehner, last week: "This isn't a damn game." Boehner, today: "We're still trying to put points on the board"   (nationalreview.com) divider line 364
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2013-10-08 02:59:38 PM  
He's right on both accounts.  It's not a game, yet they keep treating it like it is.
 
2013-10-08 03:14:15 PM  
Christ, what an asshole.
 
2013-10-08 03:30:14 PM  
Goddammit I hate that sonofacoont.
 
2013-10-08 03:33:00 PM  
I read that as "We're still trying to put pants on our heads"
 
2013-10-08 03:34:20 PM  
Everything that humans do has some sort of game involved

We base our whole lives off of competing

We see who can have the greenest yard. We must try to have the biggest house. Hell, we like to have contests while on the shiatter, like who can shiat the loudest and who's shiat smells the worse.

Every single farking thing we do we turn into a game
 
2013-10-08 03:34:32 PM  
MAKE UP YOUR MIND ORANGE CRYBABY!
 
2013-10-08 03:36:47 PM  

cman: Everything that humans do has some sort of game involved

We base our whole lives off of competing

We see who can have the greenest yard. We must try to have the biggest house. Hell, we like to have contests while on the shiatter, like who can shiat the loudest and who's shiat smells the worse.

Every single farking thing we do we turn into a game


I now know more about your sex life than I ever wanted to.
 
2013-10-08 03:37:07 PM  
He's right. It's not a baseball game. Those have runs, not points.
 
2013-10-08 03:39:56 PM  

Walker: MAKE UP YOUR MIND ORANGE CRYBABY!


His mind is made up. He has decided that the literal title "Speaker of the House of Representatives" is the most important thing in the entire world. It's more important than the livelihoods of thousands of federal employees, the millions of people harmed by the lack of essential government services, and the billions of dollars wasted by the shutdown. So he's going to do whatever it takes and spout whatever gibberish is necessary to retain the honorary title over a body that he has no actual control over.
 
2013-10-08 03:40:20 PM  

johnsoninca: He's right. It's not a baseball game. Those have runs, not points.


Are you saying the GOP needs an enema?
 
2013-10-08 03:42:14 PM  
"I think the American people are watching an unwillingness by one side to negotiate and compromise. I think they are watching the utterly vindictive actions of the administration to intensify the pain of the shutdown and I think they are watching the collapse of the administration's signature program, Obamacare, as it unrolls and unravels before our very eyes," says Representative Tom McClintock of California. "The public awakening to what is happening here is going to ultimately compel the Democrats to negotiate and compromise."

Uh ....
 
2013-10-08 03:43:16 PM  
Democrats are trying to "annihilate us," he told his members.

More projection.

Plus, you've he and McConnell have both used that fairly useless bit of hyperbole before.

Sorry, Boehner, the only existential threats to the party are the ones you created or allowed yourselves.

Or, in the spirit of Halloween season, "The threats are coming from within the house!"
 
2013-10-08 03:44:12 PM  

Fjornir: johnsoninca: He's right. It's not a baseball game. Those have runs, not points.

Are you saying the GOP needs an enema?


Well...I would consider drug testing.
 
2013-10-08 03:44:56 PM  

johnsoninca: He's right. It's not a baseball game. Those have runs, not points.


No no, you've got to realize that he's actually trying to play Calvinball...
 
2013-10-08 03:46:27 PM  

Nadie_AZ: "I think the American people are watching an unwillingness by one side to negotiate and compromise. I think they are watching the utterly vindictive actions of the administration to intensify the pain of the shutdown and I think they are watching the collapse of the administration's signature program, Obamacare, as it unrolls and unravels before our very eyes," says Representative Tom McClintock of California. "The public awakening to what is happening here is going to ultimately compel the Democrats to negotiate and compromise."

Uh ....


This just in: McClintock is as big a tool as Cruz is an asshole

/I despise that carpetbagging sunnuvabiatch
 
2013-10-08 03:47:03 PM  
Boehner wont get annihilated by Democrats, that is what Johnnie Walker is for.
 
2013-10-08 03:50:15 PM  
Speaker Boehner, you're about 9 days away from seeing your family name turned into a synonym for total failure for all eternity.  Keep up the good work.
 
2013-10-08 03:56:58 PM  
So here's the cliff notes for those keeping score:

Boner lets the loony bin inmates (teabaggers) grab the wheel of the bus (our country) and purposely drive it off the road into a ditch.
They then have no idea how to get it out of the ditch.
Moderate Republicans are then getting slammed by their constituents and are being told "Vote for as clean CR!"
Moderate Republicans go on camera and say they WILL vote for a clean CR.
So the Democrats and moderate Republicans have a plan to get the bus out of the ditch.
Boner goes on the Sunday talk shows and says "Not enough votes to pass a clean CR nyah nyah"
Obama says "Oh yeah? Hold a vote"
Boner then says "OH SH*T THEY DO HAVE ENOUGH VOTES!"
Boner then holds a meeting with all his Rethuglican brothers where he walks around the table with a baseball bat saying "You will NOT vote for a clean CR if you know what's good for you"
The spineless moderates then come out and reverse their position and say they will NOT vote for clean CR.

So basically Boner was looking bad, and would look even worse if a clean CR passed, so putting himself above the millions of Americans being affected by this shutdown, he not only stopped the plan to right the bus, he poured gasoline all over the bus and set it on fire. Brilliant!
 
2013-10-08 04:03:00 PM  

cman: Everything that humans do has some sort of game involved

We base our whole lives off of competing

We see who can have the greenest yard. We must try to have the biggest house. Hell, we like to have contests while on the shiatter, like who can shiat the loudest and who's shiat smells the worse.

Every single farking thing we do we turn into a game


That's a farking lie and you know it. Stop saying shiat like this. Because you said something so dumb, you lose the thread, and I win.
 
2013-10-08 04:03:48 PM  
John Boehner is utter clown shoes.  Calling him a cock would be an insult to roosters.  I don't know what this asshole's problem is, but it would be neato-keeno-swell if he'd pull his orange, tear-stained, whisky-pickled cranium out of his ass and get on with his farking job.
 
2013-10-08 04:07:58 PM  
The entire GOP is soiled diapers on the head retarded.
 
IP
2013-10-08 04:09:31 PM  

vudukungfu: Christ, what an asshole.

 
2013-10-08 04:10:43 PM  

IP: vudukungfu: Christ, what an asshole.

 
2013-10-08 04:11:08 PM  
Here's an interesting analysis from matt Steinglass:

The problem Republicans are having right now is an outgrowth of a longer-term issue they've had ever since the 2008 elections: the GOP does not really have much of a policy agenda. For the past five years, the party has been defined almost entirely by everything it is against. Mostly, it is against Barack Obama and whatever he is for. And here, Mr Obama's tendency to play the reasonable moderate sometimes becomes a problem...

When Mr Obama stops speaking as a partisan advocate of ambitious liberal goals, adopts his mature school-principal voice, and demands simply that political players adhere to reasonable norms of democratic governance, Republicans are left with nothing to oppose except the reasonable norms of democratic governance. At the moment, Republicans need to be reminded that Democrats do not want the government to reopen and the interest on our debt to be paid. They want the government to reopen, double its infrastructure spending and guarantee pre-school from age three to poor Americans; they want to pay the interest on our debt, then borrow more to run larger deficits right now and for the next couple of years, and lock in higher taxes five to ten years down the road to handle the long-term deficit problem. A fight between Democrats and Republicans over whether or not those are good ideas is a fight America can survive and even thrive with. A fight over whether or not to default on our debt isn't.
 
2013-10-08 04:16:58 PM  

Cagey B: Walker: MAKE UP YOUR MIND ORANGE CRYBABY!

His mind is made up. He has decided that the literal title "Speaker of the House of Representatives" is the most important thing in the entire world. It's more important than the livelihoods of thousands of federal employees, the millions of people harmed by the lack of essential government services, and the billions of dollars wasted by the shutdown. So he's going to do whatever it takes and spout whatever gibberish is necessary to retain the honorary title over a body that he has no actual control over.


Not just millions. Tens of millions. Nearly a hundred million. A poll yesterday found that 15% of people said that they've been inconvenienced by the shutdown, and another 15% were seriously so.

We have 300,000,000 people in this country. That's 45 million people inconvenienced, and another 45 million seriously inconvenienced. I hope they all remember this come election time.
 
2013-10-08 04:19:33 PM  

cman: we like to have contests while on the shiatter, like who can shiat the loudest and who's shiat smells the worse.


No, man, no,  That's just you.  I don't know anyone who does that.

/and it's weird
 
2013-10-08 04:21:15 PM  
And it's a game they're going to win - because the only federal government the Tea Baggers want is the military, and that's still running.  So what have they got to lose by not giving in?
 
2013-10-08 04:23:06 PM  
I really want to know how many teabagging congressbeasts are sociopaths.

I'd bet the number is pretty high.

Boehner is, that's for damn sure. A narcissistic sociopath.
 
2013-10-08 04:24:14 PM  

cman: Everything that humans do has some sort of game involved

We base our whole lives off of competing

We see who can have the greenest yard. We must try to have the biggest house. Hell, we like to have contests while on the shiatter, like who can shiat the loudest and who's shiat smells the worse.

Every single farking thing we do we turn into a game


Not everyone, and not everything.  It is a very important part of western culture, especially US culture, but even here...not everyone, and not everything.
 
2013-10-08 04:24:15 PM  
Steven Colbert did a funny thing last night about "the game" not being a game.
 
2013-10-08 04:24:23 PM  

Coco LaFemme: John Boehner is utter clown shoes.  Calling him a cock would be an insult to roosters.  I don't know what this asshole's problem is, but it would be neato-keeno-swell if he'd pull his orange, tear-stained, whisky-pickled cranium out of his ass and get on with his farking job.


Now, now... no need to hold it back...
 
2013-10-08 04:24:28 PM  
Oamacare is a big GOP win. It's re-establishing that access to health care is a market commodity and individuals are responsible for their own decisions on what type of health insurance policy they would like. Every other option for health care reform is more liberal. Public option. Single payer. Medicare for all. It's essentially impossible to come up with a more conservative version of healthcare reform than Obamacare. They won on this issue, and they completely failed to see that/message that.

Now, again, the clean CR is a huge GOP win. It funds the Government well below what the Senate budget or Obama budget would have and we would now be using the sequestration enacted funding levels as the baseline for negotiations, and instead the GOP spins this into a fight about Obamacare, a program they proposed in a more liberal version as an alternative to Hilarycare 20 years ago.

The GOP has won two majoe battles and yet continue to flail around aimlessly. It's amazing to me.
 
2013-10-08 04:26:35 PM  
"we will not negotiate unless you give us everything we want until after next year's elections".

Boy those Democrats really want to work things out. The hypocrisy is just retarded. Anyone who votes for them is just as silly.
 
2013-10-08 04:27:00 PM  

Dirtybird971: Steven Colbert did a funny thing last night about "the game" not being a game.


i10.photobucket.com

/I did
 
2013-10-08 04:27:07 PM  
A hypocrite?  In Washington?

images.wikia.com
 
2013-10-08 04:27:51 PM  
Someone sent me this earlier today:


This was from the comments section after an article about today's impasse between the House and the White House.  Sums it up beautifully...
======
Oct 2008: "You'll never get elected and pass healthcare."

Nov 2008: "We'll never let you pass healthcare."

Jan 2009: "We are going to shout you down every time you try to pass healthcare."

July 2009: "We will fight to the death every attempt you make to pass healthcare."

Dec 2009: "We will destroy you if you even consider passing healthcare."

March 2010: "We can't believe you just passed healthcare."

April 2010: "We are going to overturn healthcare."

Sept 2010: "We are going to repeal healthcare."

Jan 2011: "We are going to destroy healthcare."

Feb 2012: "We are going to elect a candidate who will immediately revoke healthcare."

June 2012: "We will go to the Supreme Court, and they will overturn healthcare."

Aug 2012: "The American people will never re-elect you, because they don't want healthcare."

Oct 2012: "We can't wait to win the election and explode healthcare."

Nov 2012: "We can't believe you just got re-elected and that we can't repeal healthcare."

Feb 2013: "We're still going to vote to obliterate healthcare."

June 2013: "We can't believe the Supreme Court just upheld healthcare."

July 2013: "We're going to vote like 35 more times to erase healthcare."

Sept 2013: "We are going to leverage a government shutdown into defunding, destroying, obliterating, overturning, repealing, dismantling, erasing and ripping apart healthcare."

Oct 2013: "WHY AREN'T YOU NEGOTIATING???"
 
2013-10-08 04:28:09 PM  
STFU EABOD and GBTW you orange drunk-ass oompa loompa motherfarker
 
2013-10-08 04:28:19 PM  
Just think: out of a million sperm, he was the fastest.
 
2013-10-08 04:29:07 PM  

Fjornir: johnsoninca: He's right. It's not a baseball game. Those have runs, not points.

Are you saying the GOP needs an enema?


This town needs an enema! *honks party horn*
 
2013-10-08 04:29:13 PM  
Can anyone honestly tell me why Obama can change the law, exempt businesses from the mandate, but says exempting individuals is bad because it is the law? I don't understand this. is Obamacare law, or isn't it?
 
2013-10-08 04:29:35 PM  
Repeat after me:  The politicians in BOTH parties are the problem.

If someone doesn't get that by now he isn't paying very close attention.
 
2013-10-08 04:29:47 PM  

IP: vudukungfu: Christ, what an asshole.


unlikely: IP: vudukungfu: Christ, what an asshole.


Christ, what...

Oh, I see it's been covered.
 
2013-10-08 04:29:50 PM  
Politicians last week: This totally isn't a game of chicken. Politicians today: We've taken the steering wheels off and are putting the pedal to the floor.
 
2013-10-08 04:30:00 PM  
Democrats are trying to "annihilate us,"

More like 'watch you annihilate yourself'

What he wants is something that "builds on the gains we've made over the past three years, puts points on the board, and doesn't raise taxes.caves in to every demand on a Republican wet-dream wish-list...WHY WON'T HE TALK TO US??1?"
 
2013-10-08 04:30:08 PM  
All of this in an effort to keep people from obtaining affordable healthcare.  Something every other industrialized nation, and others, provide for their citizens.  No wonder the rest of the world is either laughing at us or scratching their heads in bewilderment.
 
2013-10-08 04:30:39 PM  

Walker: So basically Boner was looking bad, and would look even worse if a clean CR passed, so putting himself above the millions of Americans being affected by this shutdown, he not only stopped the plan to right the bus, he poured gasoline all over the bus and set it on fire. Brilliant!


Welcome to the world of politics.
 
2013-10-08 04:31:19 PM  

cman: Everything that humans do has some sort of game involved

We base our whole lives off of competing

We see who can have the greenest yard. We must try to have the biggest house. Hell, we like to have contests while on the shiatter, like who can shiat the loudest and who's shiat smells the worse.

Every single farking thing we do we turn into a game


You keep saying this and it just isn't true.

I know it 'sounds right' but there's tons of writing demonstrating innate cooperative instincts.

It's mathematical value has been demonstrated (Nash, Axelrod)
It's evolutionary mechanism has been explained (Dawkins, Dunbar)

It's just not true.
 
Bf+
2013-10-08 04:31:32 PM  

DmGdDawg: BOTH parties are the problem.


So vote Republican.
 
2013-10-08 04:31:37 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: And it's a game they're going to win - because the only federal government the Tea Baggers want is the military, and that's still running.  So what have they got to lose by not giving in?




Because eventually, real shiat gets shut down when the funding runs out. The biggest mistake was emergency patch to pay for air traffic controllers and tsa agents. Imagine how long it would last if funding was cut for that like the beginning?

They have already lost. The democrats have absolutely nothing to loose.
 
2013-10-08 04:32:30 PM  

vudukungfu: Christ, what an asshole.


IP: vudukungfu: Christ, what an asshole.


unlikely: IP: vudukungfu: Christ, what an asshole.



THIS! x 10000
 
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