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(The Hill)   The circle of derp is complete: the GOP is furious with Obama for negotiating with the GOP   (thehill.com) divider line 254
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2013-10-12 11:34:15 AM
The GOP's new strategy is to disapprove of itself so it's on the right side of the issue?


Also:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-12 11:42:32 AM
"They are trying to jam us with the Senate and we are not going to roll over and take that," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said after a GOP conference meeting.
"We won't support it," he said of the Collins proposal, which would hike the debt ceiling until the end of January and fund the government for six months at the level of the sequester.


We are so screwed. They'll never bring it to the floor. Never.
 
2013-10-12 11:49:05 AM

NewportBarGuy: "They are trying to jam us with the Senate and we are not going to roll over and take that," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said after a GOP conference meeting.
"We won't support it," he said of the Collins proposal, which would hike the debt ceiling until the end of January and fund the government for six months at the level of the sequester.


We are so screwed. They'll never bring it to the floor. Never.


I'm hoping that this is just a way for the house to agree to reopening the govt without any real strings by pushing the responsibility onto the Senate republicans. This way they can save face with the maniacs by saying it was the Senate's fault since they knowthey hhave no chance to win the Senate anyway. I don't really see why they wouldn't agree to whatever the Senate decides, but I'm probably just underestimating the true power of Derp.
 
2013-10-12 11:52:03 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: I don't really see why they wouldn't agree to whatever the Senate decides, but I'm probably just underestimating the true power of Derp.


When Paul Ryan, who is really not a teahadist, just wacky, says he will vote against it.... It has no chance of a floor vote.
 
2013-10-12 11:55:12 AM
Sounds like we are really Boehn'd!
 
2013-10-12 11:56:21 AM

NewportBarGuy: Bareefer Obonghit: I don't really see why they wouldn't agree to whatever the Senate decides, but I'm probably just underestimating the true power of Derp.

When Paul Ryan, who is really not a teahadist, just wacky, says he will vote against it.... It has no chance of a floor vote.


See I just thought his feelings were hurt because Obama didn't pick his plan. You're probably right, but a boy can dream can't he?
 
2013-10-12 11:59:56 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: See I just thought his feelings were hurt because Obama didn't pick his plan. You're probably right, but a boy can dream can't he?


Well, of a Congress that can actually function? Sure. We just don't have one. I see it this way.

Obama accepts the Senate Republican plan. The House GOP can't figure out what they want to do and they refuse to floor it. THEN they blame Senate Democrats and Obama for failing to listen to the will of the "people." They might try to work on it Monday night or Tuesday, but Monday morning is going to be horrific.
 
2013-10-12 12:08:57 PM
"They are trying to jam us with the Senate and we are not going to roll over and take that," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said after a GOP conference meeting

So in your own words, Paul, the President and the Senate are trying to re-open the government, and you are going to stop them.

Just so we're clear who owns this mess.

I would have thought a CR that's just a hair over your own draconian budget would have been a major victory that you'd be eager to take credit for and vote for eagerly.

But I guess not.  Which makes you a welcher.
 
2013-10-12 12:38:36 PM
In general: GrumpyCatGood.gif
 
2013-10-12 12:40:38 PM

Ashyukun: In general: GrumpyCatGood.gif


i595.photobucket.com

There ya go.
 
2013-10-12 12:49:10 PM
You know John Boenher once read Kennedy's Profiles in Courage, the book about men who took positions that could destroy them politically because it was the right thing for the nation...

His summary:  "Bunch of suckers."
 
2013-10-12 12:55:06 PM
Annnn-d the Senate just rejected a Democratic procedural move to bring up a clean DL bill

/this is getting intresting
 
2013-10-12 12:55:37 PM
He should have just cut Obamacare like he was supposed to. Because, you know, he controls Congress and all.
 
2013-10-12 01:00:12 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Annnn-d the Senate just rejected a Democratic procedural move to bring up a clean DL bill

/this is getting intresting


McConnell and Reid are talking. I just don't see anything coming out of the Senate passing the House. It hasn't before.
 
2013-10-12 01:05:11 PM
Oh dear lord.
 
2013-10-12 01:14:15 PM
fark It.
Time to start trolling the house GOP.

The senate should start adding amazingly insane riders until the House DEMANDS a clean CR.

1) legalize Pot
2) amnesty for all current illegals. TODAY
3) doubling food stamps with no farm subsidies
4) legalize gay marriage
5) FREE federal voter ID card
6)

this is both too easy and insane that
 
2013-10-12 01:15:01 PM
My wife is in the middle presenting a conflict management workshop to college students. These nitwts can greatly benefit from the information presented. The college students are surprisingly more mature.
 
2013-10-12 01:16:45 PM

NewportBarGuy: McConnell and Reid are talking. I just don't see anything coming out of the Senate passing the House. It hasn't before.


The GOP House is taking a massive beating in the polls. The more they reject efforts to open the government, the worse it's going to get. How many more public attempts to reopen the government can they reject while continuing to claim it's the other guys keeping things closed? The Senate and the White House will just keep turning up the heat until it's unbearable.
 
2013-10-12 01:19:01 PM

ManateeGag: My wife is in the middle presenting a conflict management workshop to college students. These nitwts can greatly benefit from the information presented. The college students are surprisingly more mature.


Maybe because by House standards they're over-educated elitists

/an' prob'ly commies, ta boot
 
2013-10-12 01:22:39 PM

shower_in_my_socks: The GOP House is taking a massive beating in the polls. The more they reject efforts to open the government, the worse it's going to get. How many more public attempts to reopen the government can they reject while continuing to claim it's the other guys keeping things closed? The Senate and the White House will just keep turning up the heat until it's unbearable.


All it takes is one Senator (Cruz) to block the agreement until Thursday.

They will not deal before Tuesday at the latest. It's a lot harder to get out of this than it was to get into this.
 
2013-10-12 01:23:25 PM
Grumpy cat never gets old.
 
2013-10-12 01:25:39 PM
Please ... proceed.
 
2013-10-12 01:26:09 PM
img.pandawhale.com
 
2013-10-12 01:29:16 PM
Eric Cantor: "I hope that the Senate Republicans stand strong so that we can speak with one voice."

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The Republicans in the Senate want to keep their jobs too, schmuck and if that means kicking your idiotic asses to the curb over this debacle?

[wellbye.jpg]
 
2013-10-12 01:29:25 PM
"They are trying to jam us with the Senate and we are not going to roll over and take that," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said

Everything sounds like some deeply repressed sexual thing with these guys.

/shoving it down our throats
 
2013-10-12 01:30:36 PM
So three parties then?
The Democratic Party:
We know them
The Republican Party:
Flip a coin to see who gets the name
And the new Cacapoopoopeepeeshire Party
why not?
 
2013-10-12 01:33:31 PM

namatad: fark It.
Time to start trolling the house GOP.

The senate should start adding amazingly insane riders until the House DEMANDS a clean CR.

1) legalize Pot
2) amnesty for all current illegals. TODAY
3) doubling food stamps with no farm subsidies
4) legalize gay marriage
5) FREE federal voter ID card
6)

this is both too easy and insane that


repeal Obamacare.
add singlepayer
 
2013-10-12 01:35:14 PM
Hey House GOP dumbasses: Senate Republicans aren't protected by gerrymandering like you are. They have to actually answer to a majority of American voters on election day. They aren't going to put up with this shiat for very much longer, and then your party's civil war will officially kick off. You could be laying low and building for a takeover of the Senate, but instead you've decided to strap on the bomb vest. Don't be so shocked with most of your party doesn't want any part of it.
 
2013-10-12 01:36:04 PM

Leader O'Cola: namatad: fark It.
Time to start trolling the house GOP.

The senate should start adding amazingly insane riders until the House DEMANDS a clean CR.

1) legalize Pot
2) amnesty for all current illegals. TODAY
3) doubling food stamps with no farm subsidies
4) legalize gay marriage
5) FREE federal voter ID card
6)

this is both too easy and insane that

repeal Obamacare.
add singlepayer


The insurance companies will never let that happen.
 
2013-10-12 01:36:39 PM
I'm not surprised by the reaction from the House Republicans. If Obama and Reid can cut a deal with the Senate, it makes the House seem all the less relevant. And if they're not relevant, they won't get the attention (and donations) that they crave. With a 5% favorable rating, the House probably feels that they have to be involved in the solution to his in order to boost their numbers. Now, if only they could connect that reasoning with the understanding that to be involved in the solution means actually coming up with one, then we might get out of this mess without tanking the world economy.
 
2013-10-12 01:37:21 PM
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2013-10-12 01:38:20 PM

geek_mars: I'm not surprised by the reaction from the House Republicans. If Obama and Reid can cut a deal with the Senate, it makes the House seem all the less relevant. And if they're not relevant, they won't get the attention (and donations) that they crave. With a 5% favorable rating, the House probably feels that they have to be involved in the solution to his in order to boost their numbers. Now, if only they could connect that reasoning with the understanding that to be involved in the solution means actually coming up with one, then we might get out of this mess without tanking the world economy.


If they keep fighting their approval will continue to go down.  They are farked.
 
2013-10-12 01:43:29 PM

NewportBarGuy: "They are trying to jam us with the Senate and we are not going to roll over and take that," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said after a GOP conference meeting.
"We won't support it," he said of the Collins proposal, which would hike the debt ceiling until the end of January and fund the government for six months at the level of the sequester.


We are so screwed. They'll never bring it to the floor. Never.


It only takes one person to bring it to the floor... Ryan and the TEA party types may be against the CR (which is hilarious, because it is basically at *his* spending levels), but the reality is the bill will pass if Boehner starts to feel that he is in so much hot water it is his only way out.
 
2013-10-12 01:44:21 PM

CynicalLA: geek_mars: I'm not surprised by the reaction from the House Republicans. If Obama and Reid can cut a deal with the Senate, it makes the House seem all the less relevant. And if they're not relevant, they won't get the attention (and donations) that they crave. With a 5% favorable rating, the House probably feels that they have to be involved in the solution to his in order to boost their numbers. Now, if only they could connect that reasoning with the understanding that to be involved in the solution means actually coming up with one, then we might get out of this mess without tanking the world economy.

If they keep fighting their approval will continue to go down.  They are farked.


The problem is that it doesn't matter how low the House's overall approval goes down, or how bad the GOP's approval goes down.  These guys are gerrymandered into districts full of pants-on-head voters that will cheer them on more the stupider they get.
 
2013-10-12 01:44:24 PM
I hate Republicans more and more every day.
 
2013-10-12 01:46:44 PM

Chameleon: CynicalLA: geek_mars: I'm not surprised by the reaction from the House Republicans. If Obama and Reid can cut a deal with the Senate, it makes the House seem all the less relevant. And if they're not relevant, they won't get the attention (and donations) that they crave. With a 5% favorable rating, the House probably feels that they have to be involved in the solution to his in order to boost their numbers. Now, if only they could connect that reasoning with the understanding that to be involved in the solution means actually coming up with one, then we might get out of this mess without tanking the world economy.

If they keep fighting their approval will continue to go down.  They are farked.

The problem is that it doesn't matter how low the House's overall approval goes down, or how bad the GOP's approval goes down.  These guys are gerrymandered into districts full of pants-on-head voters that will cheer them on more the stupider they get.


True, but it's going to cause a civil war in the party if they keep on going.
 
2013-10-12 01:47:36 PM

Chameleon: CynicalLA: geek_mars: I'm not surprised by the reaction from the House Republicans. If Obama and Reid can cut a deal with the Senate, it makes the House seem all the less relevant. And if they're not relevant, they won't get the attention (and donations) that they crave. With a 5% favorable rating, the House probably feels that they have to be involved in the solution to his in order to boost their numbers. Now, if only they could connect that reasoning with the understanding that to be involved in the solution means actually coming up with one, then we might get out of this mess without tanking the world economy.

If they keep fighting their approval will continue to go down.  They are farked.

The problem is that it doesn't matter how low the House's overall approval goes down, or how bad the GOP's approval goes down.  These guys are gerrymandered into districts full of pants-on-head voters that will cheer them on more the stupider they get.


The thing is, that mentality will cost seats in the senate, never get a Presidency, and ultimately even at local levels, will cost them until Dems have enough power to re-do the districts after a census. In the short term, it's fine for them... in the long term, it's no plan at all.
 
2013-10-12 01:49:20 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

An hour ago Fox News was pushing Ryan as the guy that was gonna get the deal done.
 
2013-10-12 01:50:00 PM

namatad: fark It.
Time to start trolling the house GOP.

The senate should start adding amazingly insane riders until the House DEMANDS a clean CR.

1) legalize Pot
2) amnesty for all current illegals. TODAY
3) doubling food stamps with no farm subsidies
4) legalize gay marriage
5) FREE federal voter ID card
6)

this is both too easy and insane that


This is what I've been saying myself. Add so much shiat to it that the GOP has no choice but to accept a clean CR or else they continue to take a beating politically. Obama has the upper-hand in this and when you have the upper-hand you use it to strangle those motherfarkers to death. That would be best for everyone.
 
2013-10-12 01:53:19 PM

draa: namatad: fark It.
Time to start trolling the house GOP.

The senate should start adding amazingly insane riders until the House DEMANDS a clean CR.

1) legalize Pot
2) amnesty for all current illegals. TODAY
3) doubling food stamps with no farm subsidies
4) legalize gay marriage
5) FREE federal voter ID card
6)

this is both too easy and insane that

This is what I've been saying myself. Add so much shiat to it that the GOP has no choice but to accept a clean CR or else they continue to take a beating politically. Obama has the upper-hand in this and when you have the upper-hand you use it to strangle those motherfarkers to death. That would be best for everyone.



The Dems should offer to make MASSIVE budget cuts - bigger than anything we've ever seen before. The catch: 100% of it comes out of the defense budget. Then watch the Reps argue AGAINST budget cuts.
 
2013-10-12 01:53:43 PM

NewportBarGuy: "They are trying to jam us with the Senate and we are not going to roll over and take that," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said after a GOP conference meeting.


Better get out your lube and unclench, you zealous little Randroid, because sooner or later you're gonna take it AND you're gonna like it.

Bite that pillow, b*tch!
 
2013-10-12 01:56:10 PM

firefly212: NewportBarGuy: "They are trying to jam us with the Senate and we are not going to roll over and take that," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said after a GOP conference meeting.
"We won't support it," he said of the Collins proposal, which would hike the debt ceiling until the end of January and fund the government for six months at the level of the sequester.


We are so screwed. They'll never bring it to the floor. Never.

It only takes one person to bring it to the floor... Ryan and the TEA party types may be against the CR (which is hilarious, because it is basically at *his* spending levels), but the reality is the bill will pass if Boehner starts to feel that he is in so much hot water it is his only way out.


I'm hoping... I'm REALLY farking hoping... that Boehner is playing the long game here, knowing that the shutdown is less damaging than default.  I've been saying it for a few weeks now, if he's smart he'll allow the shutdown, make huge efforts to "negotiate" on the Tea Party's terms, then when it fails, pass a clean debt ceiling and CR with the help of Democrats.  At that point, his only chance to save his Speakership is to turn to his caucus and scream "LOOK WHAT YOU FARKING IDIOTS MADE ME DO.  I'VE GOT LIB ON ME NOW.  UNFARK YOURSELVES."

... one can hope that he's that competent.  One will probably be disappointed, but one can hope.
 
2013-10-12 01:56:38 PM

namatad: fark It.
Time to start trolling the house GOP.

The senate should start adding amazingly insane riders until the House DEMANDS a clean CR.

1) legalize Pot
2) amnesty for all current illegals. TODAY
3) doubling food stamps with no farm subsidies
4) legalize gay marriage
5) FREE federal voter ID card
6)

this is both too easy and insane that


#6: Force every child to be made wards of the state and given to a level 3 sex offender.
 
2013-10-12 01:59:21 PM
Terrorist organizations would love to have the level of power that Republicans have to completely fark up the US economy.
 
2013-10-12 01:59:40 PM

TV's Vinnie: namatad: fark It.
Time to start trolling the house GOP.

The senate should start adding amazingly insane riders until the House DEMANDS a clean CR.

1) legalize Pot
2) amnesty for all current illegals. TODAY
3) doubling food stamps with no farm subsidies
4) legalize gay marriage
5) FREE federal voter ID card
6)

this is both too easy and insane that

#6: Force every child to be made wards of the state and given to a level 3 sex offender.


Interesting kink you have there.
 
2013-10-12 02:00:42 PM
I am fairly certain Obama is preparing the contingencies around the debt ceiling if Boehner farks this up. He won't blink and cave to the tea party, but he also won't just stand and watch as the economy plunges into utter chaos. They'll probably try to impeach him if he's forced to do an end-run around the debt ceiling, but,w ell...

.. I somehow don't think impeaching a president for stopping you from nuking the world economy, *DURING A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN* will go over terribly well with the american people.
 
2013-10-12 02:00:57 PM
Read that as "circle derp," which I think I like better.
 
2013-10-12 02:02:46 PM
They said the deal, formulated by centrist Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine.), would never get House GOP approval.

No....really? *eyeroll*

Obama could agree to completely repeal Obamacare, disband the Democratic Party, cut income tax on those making over $200k to 0%, bomb PBS and NPR, step down from the Office and personally swear in Mitt Romney, and the House would STILL not agree to the deal unless Obama also agreed to give them all a free $5 book of McDonalds coupons for Halloween.
 
2013-10-12 02:02:54 PM

Felgraf: I am fairly certain Obama is preparing the contingencies around the debt ceiling if Boehner farks this up. He won't blink and cave to the tea party, but he also won't just stand and watch as the economy plunges into utter chaos. They'll probably try to impeach him if he's forced to do an end-run around the debt ceiling, but,w ell...

.. I somehow don't think impeaching a president for stopping you from nuking the world economy, *DURING A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN* will go over terribly well with the american people.


It won't matter. Obama will do his end run, and Roberts will refuse to hear the case. The Republicans know the TeaTards are in danger of exposing the mirage.
 
2013-10-12 02:03:25 PM

Felgraf: I am fairly certain Obama is preparing the contingencies around the debt ceiling if Boehner farks this up. He won't blink and cave to the tea party, but he also won't just stand and watch as the economy plunges into utter chaos. They'll probably try to impeach him if he's forced to do an end-run around the debt ceiling, but,w ell...

.. I somehow don't think impeaching a president for stopping you from nuking the world economy, *DURING A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN* will go over terribly well with the american people.


Watching the right go from shooting themselves in the foot, to shooting themselves in the head?

Watch the President remove, once and for all, this ridiculous concept of a 'debt ceiling' from our yearly rituals?

We should be so lucky.
 
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