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2013-10-11 12:57:22 AM
FTA: "Yet what is perhaps even more worrisome for the GOP is the "boomerang" effect: As the party has used the shutdown and fiscal fight to campaign against the nation's health-care law and for limited government, the poll shows those efforts have backfired.For one thing, the health-care law has become more popular since the shutdown began."


It also states that the GOP is being blamed even more for this shutdown than for the 1995-96 shutdown, which was a debacle for them, and that more people now want the government to do more to solve problems than before the shutdown; funny how shutting down the government reminds people how much they rely on it.
 
2013-10-11 01:47:04 AM

shower_in_my_socks: It also states that the GOP is being blamed even more for this shutdown than for the 1995-96 shutdown


Pretty soon we're not going to be blaming them any more.

We'll crucify them instead.

/somebody pass me a spike and a hammer
 
2013-10-11 06:26:34 AM
the longer this goes on the worse it gets for the GOP.  which is as it should be, since the shutdown was a stupid thing for them to do.  what concerns me is what happens if/when the Republicans force a default.  I don't know for sure what happens after that, but even the most optimistic speculations tell me it would be bad.
 
2013-10-11 06:36:24 AM
FTFA: "These numbers lead to one inescapable conclusion: The Republicans are not tone deaf; they are stone deaf."

What does that even mean?
 
2013-10-11 06:50:38 AM
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2013-10-11 06:52:02 AM
impulse101.org
 
2013-10-11 07:04:02 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: FTFA: "These numbers lead to one inescapable conclusion: The Republicans are not tone deaf; they are stone deaf."

What does that even mean?


Tone deaf: Doesn't hear things very accurately.

Stone deaf: Doesn't hear anything at all.
 
2013-10-11 07:04:14 AM
There's hope for you yet America.
/I keep watching The Five
//waiting for Eric Bolling to cry
///smug bastard
 
2013-10-11 07:05:34 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: FTFA: "These numbers lead to one inescapable conclusion: The Republicans are not tone deaf; they are stone deaf."

What does that even mean?


I SAID, IT MEANS THEY HAVE HEARING PROBLEMS
 
2013-10-11 07:06:42 AM
fta Just 24 percent of respondents have a favorable opinion about the GOP, and only 21 percent have a favorable view of the Tea Party, which are both at all-time lows in the history of poll.

With Round 2 in a few weeks, I'll bet they can drive their approval rating down into the teens
 
2013-10-11 07:13:38 AM

starsrift: Three Crooked Squirrels: FTFA: "These numbers lead to one inescapable conclusion: The Republicans are not tone deaf; they are stone deaf."

What does that even mean?

I SAID, IT MEANS THEY HAVE HEARING PROBLEMS


GRACE DIED!
 
2013-10-11 07:14:00 AM

Weaver95: the longer this goes on the worse it gets for the GOP.  which is as it should be, since the shutdown was a stupid thing for them to do.  what concerns me is what happens if/when the Republicans force a default.  I don't know for sure what happens after that, but even the most optimistic speculations tell me it would be bad.


I'm eager to see next year's campaign adds. "Remember how I shut down the government and almost crashed the economy just so I could keep you from getting healthcare? Please reelect me so I can try again!"
 
2013-10-11 07:14:38 AM
Who would have thought that people like having health insurance?
 
2013-10-11 07:16:23 AM
On the plus side, I'm sure Free Republic's donations have soared.


Everything is going exactly as I have foreseen.
 
2013-10-11 07:16:59 AM

Notabunny: Weaver95: the longer this goes on the worse it gets for the GOP.  which is as it should be, since the shutdown was a stupid thing for them to do.  what concerns me is what happens if/when the Republicans force a default.  I don't know for sure what happens after that, but even the most optimistic speculations tell me it would be bad.

I'm eager to see next year's campaign adds. "Remember how I shut down the government and almost crashed the economy just so I could keep you from getting healthcare? Please reelect me so I can try again!"


I love these comments so much I plan on stealing sampling them and repeating them as much as possible.
 
2013-10-11 07:17:09 AM

Notabunny: Weaver95: the longer this goes on the worse it gets for the GOP.  which is as it should be, since the shutdown was a stupid thing for them to do.  what concerns me is what happens if/when the Republicans force a default.  I don't know for sure what happens after that, but even the most optimistic speculations tell me it would be bad.

I'm eager to see next year's campaign adds. "Remember how I shut down the government and almost crashed the economy just so I could keep you from getting healthcare? Please reelect me so I can try again!"


What's interesting is that if you look at Boehner's twitter feed, he refers to it as the "Dem's shutdown."

I can't believe that that many people would be SO out of touch.
 
2013-10-11 07:18:04 AM
The US learns the hard way, that whatever the GOP wants, it is bad for most people.
 
2013-10-11 07:20:01 AM

LaurenAguilera: Notabunny: Weaver95: the longer this goes on the worse it gets for the GOP.  which is as it should be, since the shutdown was a stupid thing for them to do.  what concerns me is what happens if/when the Republicans force a default.  I don't know for sure what happens after that, but even the most optimistic speculations tell me it would be bad.

I'm eager to see next year's campaign adds. "Remember how I shut down the government and almost crashed the economy just so I could keep you from getting healthcare? Please reelect me so I can try again!"

What's interesting is that if you look at Boehner's twitter feed, he refers to it as the "Dem's shutdown."

I can't believe that that many people would be SO out of touch.


He lies every time he makes a public statement.  I'm sure he knows what he's done.

Whether or not he's cursing himself for doing it, we may never know.
 
2013-10-11 07:21:14 AM
LaurenAguilera:
What's interesting is that if you look at Boehner's twitter feed, he refers to it as the "Dem's shutdown."

I can't believe that that many people would be SO out of touch.


That's just the party of personal responsibility, blaming the black guy for things they did again.

/having whipping boys is just a perk of their divine right to rule America, and by extension, the world.
 
2013-10-11 07:23:12 AM

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2013-10-11 07:26:38 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: FTFA: "These numbers lead to one inescapable conclusion: The Republicans are not tone deaf; they are stone deaf."

What does that even mean?


wileywitch.com

It means Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
 
2013-10-11 07:28:49 AM
ObamaFanAZ: Republicans should keep their dirty mitts off Obamacare, because "The bottom line is we need that money in our economy to save rural hospitals and jobs in the rural areas," And, you know, sick people.
 
2013-10-11 07:31:30 AM

LaurenAguilera: What's interesting is that if you look at Boehner's twitter feed, he refers to it as the "Dem's shutdown."

I can't believe that that many people would be SO out of touch.


Republican Congressmen: "We wanted a shutdown. It's a good thing. And it's the Dem's fault."

Same line on the sequester as well.

It's amazing their followers are able to tie their shoes in the morning.
 
2013-10-11 07:32:17 AM

starsrift: Three Crooked Squirrels: FTFA: "These numbers lead to one inescapable conclusion: The Republicans are not tone deaf; they are stone deaf."

What does that even mean?

I SAID, IT MEANS THEY HAVE HEARING PROBLEMS


The blessing! They want you to say the blessing!
 
2013-10-11 07:36:01 AM
I love reading Free Republic, It is realy hard to beleive that there are people that think the Gov't does nothing but put money in a pile and set it on fire for thier own amusment.  After reading it for awhile I have to think it is one big troll thread. I have realatives that work at FT Mcoy in WI. and since the sequester these people are struggling. 1/4 of thier income is gone and now they are furloughed. Do they not understand that people that work for the gov't help fuel the economy?  WTF is going on around here?!
 
2013-10-11 07:37:51 AM
The common clay...
 
2013-10-11 07:38:30 AM

shower_in_my_socks: It also states that the GOP is being blamed even more for this shutdown than for the 1995-96 shutdown, which was a debacle for them, and that more people now want the government to do more to solve problems than before the shutdown; funny how shutting down the government reminds people how much they rely on it.


But government IS the problmararrggggrlgleglg
 
2013-10-11 07:40:36 AM

wheatpennyandaglock: I love reading Free Republic, It is realy hard to beleive that there are people that think the Gov't does nothing but put money in a pile and set it on fire for thier own amusment.  After reading it for awhile I have to think it is one big troll thread. I have realatives that work at FT Mcoy in WI. and since the sequester these people are struggling. 1/4 of thier income is gone and now they are furloughed. Do they not understand that people that work for the gov't help fuel the economy?  WTF is going on around here?!


Vorlon Ambassador Kosh: 'They do NOT understand.'

Also, anyone with an unapproved message on Free Republic is banned, their message deleted, and their IP blocked from making a new account.
 
2013-10-11 07:41:14 AM

starsrift: Three Crooked Squirrels: FTFA: "These numbers lead to one inescapable conclusion: The Republicans are not tone deaf; they are stone deaf."

What does that even mean?

I SAID, IT MEANS THEY HAVE HEARING PROBLEMS


HE SAID, THE SHERIFF IS NEAR!
 
2013-10-11 07:43:23 AM

eiger: LaurenAguilera: What's interesting is that if you look at Boehner's twitter feed, he refers to it as the "Dem's shutdown."

I can't believe that that many people would be SO out of touch.

Republican Congressmen: "We wanted a shutdown. It's a good thing. And it's the Dem's fault."

Same line on the sequester as well.

It's amazing their followers are able to tie their shoes in the morning.


I think Fox News runs a banner for subscribers every morning that says "TGIF - Toes Go In First".
 
2013-10-11 07:45:34 AM

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How long do we have to wait before the Tea Party Monster grabs Michele Bachmann, says, "We belong dead!" and kills itself?
 
2013-10-11 07:47:41 AM

Weaver95: the longer this goes on the worse it gets for the GOP.  which is as it should be, since the shutdown was a stupid thing for them to do.  what concerns me is what happens if/when the Republicans force a default.  I don't know for sure what happens after that, but even the most optimistic speculations tell me it would be bad.



I assume what happens is that Obama invokes the 14th amendment option. Which, from a political standpoint means that the Tea Party wing forces the Republican Party into their "laser-like focus on jobs" by starting impeachment hearings...regardless of what the Supreme Court says on the matter.


"Just because the Supreme Court says something is constitutional, it doesn't make it constitutional." - S.C. State Sen. Lee Bright (R)
 
2013-10-11 07:47:55 AM

Alphax: Vorlon Ambassador Kosh: 'They do NOT understand.'


.....They are a dying people.  We should let them pass.....
 
2013-10-11 07:50:14 AM
As someone who used to be a reliably vote (R) I started splitting my ticket just a bit three or four years ago - but my congressman (LaTourette) was a reasonable person whom I liked very much.  So I was comfortable in my choices.

Kasich (and the Teaheadists) basically completely soured me the GOP so that I'm pretty sure I wont be going back any time soon.  My facebook friends of a similar age have  been pretty well behaved politically for the last 6 months, the only OsamaObama whargle socializms!!! posts coming from what I would easily consider the least educated members of my extended family.

The larger group of well educated and mostly former military members have been tiptoeing around the topics but its pretty easy to see many of them have reached the threshold of not wanting to be associated with the dumbfarks calling the shots for the GOP now.  I think a moderate revolution in the GOP would bring most of them back but the "brand" is in the toilet right now.

While anecdotal evidence proves nothing I can pretty much say I know of no one who has moved more into the GOP camp over the last 2 years and plenty that have either wandered out the tent flap or are, at the very least, looking for their coats and heading that way.
 
2013-10-11 07:53:41 AM

shower_in_my_socks: funny how shutting down the government reminds people how much they rely on it.


^^^^
 
2013-10-11 07:54:44 AM

Fizpez: As someone who used to be a reliably vote (R) I started splitting my ticket just a bit three or four years ago - but my congressman (LaTourette) was a reasonable person whom I liked very much.  So I was comfortable in my choices.

Kasich (and the Teaheadists) basically completely soured me the GOP so that I'm pretty sure I wont be going back any time soon.  My facebook friends of a similar age have  been pretty well behaved politically for the last 6 months, the only OsamaObama whargle socializms!!! posts coming from what I would easily consider the least educated members of my extended family.

The larger group of well educated and mostly former military members have been tiptoeing around the topics but its pretty easy to see many of them have reached the threshold of not wanting to be associated with the dumbfarks calling the shots for the GOP now.  I think a moderate revolution in the GOP would bring most of them back but the "brand" is in the toilet right now.

While anecdotal evidence proves nothing I can pretty much say I know of no one who has moved more into the GOP camp over the last 2 years and plenty that have either wandered out the tent flap or are, at the very least, looking for their coats and heading that way


Wow, that's positively hopeful.
 
2013-10-11 07:58:37 AM

eiger: LaurenAguilera: What's interesting is that if you look at Boehner's twitter feed, he refers to it as the "Dem's shutdown."

I can't believe that that many people would be SO out of touch.

Republican Congressmen: "We wanted a shutdown. It's a good thing. And it's the Dem's fault."

Same line on the sequester as well.

It's amazing their followers are able to tie their shoes in the morning.


What you hear: "We're willing to risk destruction of the economy and put people out of work to keep them from getting healthcare."

What they hear:  "WE DONE GONE AND BOOTSTRAPPED THIS TO ELEVENTY AND FREEDOMAMERICA!!!!

PS They buy loafers
 
2013-10-11 07:58:59 AM

Confabulat: starsrift: Three Crooked Squirrels: FTFA: "These numbers lead to one inescapable conclusion: The Republicans are not tone deaf; they are stone deaf."

What does that even mean?

I SAID, IT MEANS THEY HAVE HEARING PROBLEMS

HE SAID, THE SHERIFF IS NEAR!


YOU WANT TO BUY A DUCK?????
 
2013-10-11 08:00:30 AM

Im_Gumby: starsrift: Three Crooked Squirrels: FTFA: "These numbers lead to one inescapable conclusion: The Republicans are not tone deaf; they are stone deaf."

What does that even mean?

I SAID, IT MEANS THEY HAVE HEARING PROBLEMS

The blessing! They want you to say the blessing!


I needed that, thanks, lol
 
2013-10-11 08:01:18 AM

Bungles: On the plus side, I'm sure Free Republic's donations have soared.


Everything is going exactly as I have foreseen.


No:
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2013-10-11 08:02:13 AM

jakomo002: While anecdotal evidence proves nothing I can pretty much say I know of no one who has moved more into the GOP camp over the last 2 years and plenty that have either wandered out the tent flap or are, at the very least, looking for their coats and heading that way


My anecdotal evidence is similar. The die-hard derpbags have retreated to such powerful defensive positions as "Both sides are bad" and "ZOMG website failurez means Nobamacare failurez".  It's enough to make one want to put them out of their misery.
 
2013-10-11 08:02:44 AM

zetar: Bungles: On the plus side, I'm sure Free Republic's donations have soared.


Everything is going exactly as I have foreseen.

No:
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Woohoo, 20%?  Wow, talk about losing and declaring victory anyway.
 
2013-10-11 08:03:27 AM

Notabunny: Weaver95: the longer this goes on the worse it gets for the GOP.  which is as it should be, since the shutdown was a stupid thing for them to do.  what concerns me is what happens if/when the Republicans force a default.  I don't know for sure what happens after that, but even the most optimistic speculations tell me it would be bad.

I'm eager to see next year's campaign adds. "Remember how I shut down the government and almost crashed the economy just so I could keep you from getting healthcare? Please reelect me so I can try again!"


I still don't think many of them will lose their seats. Their districts are designed for maximum derpitude.
 
2013-10-11 08:05:46 AM
A quarter of those polled like the Tea Party. Think about that.
 
2013-10-11 08:06:46 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Who would have thought that people like having health insurance?


why do you think they're trying so hard to kill this thing in it's crib?
they know people will like it.
some have even admitted to it
they know this thing could really hurt them politically.
 
2013-10-11 08:07:08 AM
Tea Party:  We want cheese!

Fox News:  Why aren't you getting them cheese?

GOP: Then cheese they shall have.  Why, there's some right here.

Obama:  That's not cheese.  It's a piece of plastic made to look like cheese.  It's bait for the mouse trap you're about to put your finger in.

GOP: Away with your socialist shennanigans.  This cheese shall be ours.  *SNAP*  Gadzoots!  What manner of liberal trickery is this?

Obama: Please don't do that again.

GOP: Ah, more communist Tom-foolery.  Ha!  There's another piece right here.

TP: Cheese!

Poor People: Can we have some cheese?  We're pretty hungry.

GOP: Balderdash!  Cheese is for makers, not takers.  *SNAP*  Egads!  Foiled again!  Damn that Obama!  Look what he's done to our fingers!

Obama: You know, there's some cheese back at my place.  Enough for everyone.  Why don't we just go back there?  I think there are some band-aids, too.  That looks nasty.

GOP: Nice try, Muslim man.  Fool us once...I forget the end.  But there's yet another piece of cheese here!

Bachman/Cruz:  We farted in this pickle jar.  Anyone want to smell?

Obama:  Please don't put your hand back in there and, for the love of God, don't smell that jar.

GOP:  You'd like that wouldn't you!  *SNIFF*SNAP*  Ugh, a pox upon your house, dark one!  But, wait!  Here's more cheese!  And I still have one good finger left to grab it with!  Check and mate, lefty!
 
2013-10-11 08:07:59 AM

Hagbardr: Notabunny: Weaver95: the longer this goes on the worse it gets for the GOP.  which is as it should be, since the shutdown was a stupid thing for them to do.  what concerns me is what happens if/when the Republicans force a default.  I don't know for sure what happens after that, but even the most optimistic speculations tell me it would be bad.

I'm eager to see next year's campaign adds. "Remember how I shut down the government and almost crashed the economy just so I could keep you from getting healthcare? Please reelect me so I can try again!"

I still don't think many of them will lose their seats. Their districts are designed for maximum derpitude.


some of the them in moderate districts might
 
2013-10-11 08:08:10 AM

born_yesterday: jakomo002: While anecdotal evidence proves nothing I can pretty much say I know of no one who has moved more into the GOP camp over the last 2 years and plenty that have either wandered out the tent flap or are, at the very least, looking for their coats and heading that way

My anecdotal evidence is similar. The die-hard derpbags have retreated to such powerful defensive positions as "Both sides are bad" and "ZOMG website failurez means Nobamacare failurez".  It's enough to make one want to put them out of their misery.


The path of least resistance out of continual self destructive hostage-taking and getting the country back to work is to get everyone to go out and vote to humble the GOP  insurg representatives from the house.
 
2013-10-11 08:09:05 AM

Weaver95: the longer this goes on the worse it gets for the GOP.  which is as it should be, since the shutdown was a stupid thing for them to do.  what concerns me is what happens if/when the Republicans force a default.  I don't know for sure what happens after that, but even the most optimistic speculations tell me it would be bad.


Let's look at the 14th Amendment

Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.


And let's put it this way: Obama will have to choose between invoking Section 4 or Section 3, and the GOP should be damn well praying that he picks 4.
 
2013-10-11 08:10:09 AM

Hagbardr: Notabunny: Weaver95: the longer this goes on the worse it gets for the GOP.  which is as it should be, since the shutdown was a stupid thing for them to do.  what concerns me is what happens if/when the Republicans force a default.  I don't know for sure what happens after that, but even the most optimistic speculations tell me it would be bad.

I'm eager to see next year's campaign adds. "Remember how I shut down the government and almost crashed the economy just so I could keep you from getting healthcare? Please reelect me so I can try again!"

I still don't think many of them will lose their seats. Their districts are designed for maximum derpitude.


Sadly, this is probably true which means were due for alot more of things like they are now for a very long time.
 
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