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(Huffington Post)   GOP congressman forgets the "Obama shut down the government" talking point, complains "It's pretty hard to go home and say I shut the government down for two weeks to get a two-year delay on the medical devices tax"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 169
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2013-10-15 01:59:20 AM  
FTA: "I would just tell you, in any case, this doesn't seem like what we went into this fight trying to get," Burgess said. "I just seriously question what we're getting out of it."


It is still beyond their comprehension that this was an unwinnable fight for them. They're like the scrawny little weakling who's always looking for a fight, and can't understand why he keeps getting his ass kicked. You do not control the Senate and you do not control the White House - there was no way you were going to win anything with this stupid stunt. And it's looking like you're actually going to end up giving shiat up that wouldn't have been on the table otherwise, just to dig yourselves out of this, AND you're going to take a beating again in the next elections.

And you STILL don't farking get it.
 
2013-10-15 02:00:55 AM  
"I can't believe our suicide mission actually killed us."
 
2013-10-15 03:00:03 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: FTA: "I would just tell you, in any case, this doesn't seem like what we went into this fight trying to get," Burgess said. "I just seriously question what we're getting out of it."


It is still beyond their comprehension that this was an unwinnable fight for them. They're like the scrawny little weakling who's always looking for a fight, and can't understand why he keeps getting his ass kicked. You do not control the Senate and you do not control the White House - there was no way you were going to win anything with this stupid stunt. And it's looking like you're actually going to end up giving shiat up that wouldn't have been on the table otherwise, just to dig yourselves out of this, AND you're going to take a beating again in the next elections.

And you STILL don't farking get it.


Isn't it just something to behold? It's almost art.
 
2013-10-15 04:56:08 AM  
They expected to be greeted as liberators.
 
2013-10-15 06:58:34 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: FTA: "I would just tell you, in any case, this doesn't seem like what we went into this fight trying to get," Burgess said. "I just seriously question what we're getting out of it."


It is still beyond their comprehension that this was an unwinnable fight for them. They're like the scrawny little weakling who's always looking for a fight, and can't understand why he keeps getting his ass kicked. You do not control the Senate and you do not control the White House - there was no way you were going to win anything with this stupid stunt. And it's looking like you're actually going to end up giving shiat up that wouldn't have been on the table otherwise, just to dig yourselves out of this, AND you're going to take a beating again in the next elections.

And you STILL don't farking get it.


Yup. Weird, isn't it? And when they lose in the budget fight and back down, they'll claim it was a victory and go home believing they fought the good fight and defeated evil.
 
2013-10-15 07:27:49 AM  

Therion: They expected to be greeted as liberators.


Nice.
 
2013-10-15 07:38:35 AM  

Therion: They expected to be greeted as liberators.


I lol'd. Thanks for that.
 
2013-10-15 08:23:19 AM  

Via Infinito: Therion: They expected to be greeted as liberators.

I lol'd. Thanks for that.


Yeah. Pretty awesome, that one.
 
2013-10-15 08:27:14 AM  
I guess with as much stress as they are under it is hard to keep the lies/talking points straight.
 
2013-10-15 08:27:40 AM  

Therion: They expected to be greeted as liberators.


Now they're stuck in a quagmire and have no exit strategy.
 
2013-10-15 08:27:51 AM  
Keep hurting your constituents. It's an election year coming up.
 
2013-10-15 08:28:02 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: FTA: "I would just tell you, in any case, this doesn't seem like what we went into this fight trying to get," Burgess said. "I just seriously question what we're getting out of it."


It is still beyond their comprehension that this was an unwinnable fight for them. They're like the scrawny little weakling who's always looking for a fight, and can't understand why he keeps getting his ass kicked. You do not control the Senate and you do not control the White House - there was no way you were going to win anything with this stupid stunt. And it's looking like you're actually going to end up giving shiat up that wouldn't have been on the table otherwise, just to dig yourselves out of this, AND you're going to take a beating again in the next elections.

And you STILL don't farking get it.


www.anime-cel.com
 
2013-10-15 08:29:45 AM  
At this point, all I really feel they are doing is flaunting the fact that while they have NO ability whatsoever to change anything, they just want to show off just how much power they can amass. And when their chips are down, and they have nothing, they demand to be catered to.

Snowballs stand a better chance getting to the Des Moines via 80 through Hell.

This is now broaching the point of actively trying cause a default. They want this. F*cking lord knows why, but hey, they cant just walk away with nothing, right? That'd be, like, totally gay, man.
 
2013-10-15 08:30:33 AM  

Therion: They expected to be greeted as liberators.


+1 internet
 
2013-10-15 08:33:42 AM  

Therion: They expected to be greeted as liberators.


Healthcare will be too cheap to meter without Obamacare!  In fact, it will pay for itself!
 
2013-10-15 08:38:05 AM  

trickymoo: This is now broaching the point of actively trying cause a default.


It's amazing to me how they can simultaneously claim it's only a "slimdown" and in the same breath excoriate Obama for "ZOMG WAR MEMORIAL!!!".

Each and every time we thought they were already at "eleventy", they've managed to turn it up to unimaginable levels.  And the media just rides along with the insanity, keeping people uninformed about the timeline, about facts that have come to light regarding Boehner's broken deal, and about the GOP's plans for a shutdown for months.

Wait and see the number of people that blame Obama for a default.  Wait and see how high the derp goes then.  They're already calling for his impeachment for their shutdown--who wants to take bets on the number of death threats, or someone taking a shot?
 
2013-10-15 08:39:14 AM  
Blah blah blah with their nonsense!! It's laughable at this point!! How thick is the wool over your eyes. Sheeple? When will people start standing up for themselves. LISTEN AND LISTEN GOOD. We don't need government handouts; once we rely on the government for things, it allows them to just have more control over all of us. You all work jobs you hate to buy materialistic meaningless status symbol bullshiat because that is what society tells you to do. We are their slaves and they are our slavemasters!! WAKE UP BEFORE THERE IS NO TURNING BACK
 
2013-10-15 08:40:32 AM  

DownTheRabbitHole: Blah blah blah with their nonsense!! It's laughable at this point!! How thick is the wool over your eyes. Sheeple? When will people start standing up for themselves. LISTEN AND LISTEN GOOD. We don't need government handouts; once we rely on the government for things, it allows them to just have more control over all of us. You all work jobs you hate to buy materialistic meaningless status symbol bullshiat because that is what society tells you to do. We are their slaves and they are our slavemasters!! WAKE UP BEFORE THERE IS NO TURNING BACK


So the weed is good then?
 
2013-10-15 08:41:04 AM  

LasersHurt: DownTheRabbitHole: Blah blah blah with their nonsense!! It's laughable at this point!! How thick is the wool over your eyes. Sheeple? When will people start standing up for themselves. LISTEN AND LISTEN GOOD. We don't need government handouts; once we rely on the government for things, it allows them to just have more control over all of us. You all work jobs you hate to buy materialistic meaningless status symbol bullshiat because that is what society tells you to do. We are their slaves and they are our slavemasters!! WAKE UP BEFORE THERE IS NO TURNING BACK

So the weed is good then?


Always bro
 
2013-10-15 08:43:22 AM  

born_yesterday: It's amazing to me how they can simultaneously claim it's only a "slimdown" and in the same breath excoriate Obama for "ZOMG WAR MEMORIAL!!!".


It's the same doublethink where they criticize him for needing a teleprompter and describing him as a foolish monkey and at the same time act like he's a Machivellian master who has somehow been planning since childhood to be elected POTUS despite being a Kenyan Muslim Socialist Usurper.

It's the same way they describe him as being Atheist and Muslim, and being Fascist and Socialist.

He's the blank slate they project all their hatred upon, everything they don't like.  Whatever they hate, whatever they are prejudiced against, they see him as it.  This is beyond reason, beyond debate, they have a visceral, irrational hatred of the President of the United States and are willing to pretty much destroy America just to politically hurt him.

The fact that many members of the Teabaggers have half-cocked ideas about reforming the Confederacy and re-starting the Civil War doesn't help, since it means they feel no shame in trying to destroy the USA.

It's treason really, actively waging war against the US.  Sedition at best, in trying to undermine its laws.
 
2013-10-15 08:45:06 AM  
One of the hardest tricks to master in politics is keeping your lies internally consistent.
 
2013-10-15 08:45:23 AM  

Silverstaff: born_yesterday: It's amazing to me how they can simultaneously claim it's only a "slimdown" and in the same breath excoriate Obama for "ZOMG WAR MEMORIAL!!!".

It's the same doublethink where they criticize him for needing a teleprompter and describing him as a foolish monkey and at the same time act like he's a Machivellian master who has somehow been planning since childhood to be elected POTUS despite being a Kenyan Muslim Socialist Usurper.

It's the same way they describe him as being Atheist and Muslim, and being Fascist and Socialist.

He's the blank slate they project all their hatred upon, everything they don't like.  Whatever they hate, whatever they are prejudiced against, they see him as it.  This is beyond reason, beyond debate, they have a visceral, irrational hatred of the President of the United States and are willing to pretty much destroy America just to politically hurt him.

The fact that many members of the Teabaggers have half-cocked ideas about reforming the Confederacy and re-starting the Civil War doesn't help, since it means they feel no shame in trying to destroy the USA.

It's treason really, actively waging war against the US.  Sedition at best, in trying to undermine its laws.


Obama is just a puppet of the elite.
 
2013-10-15 08:45:44 AM  

DownTheRabbitHole: Blah blah blah with their nonsense!! It's laughable at this point!! How thick is the wool over your eyes. Sheeple? When will people start standing up for themselves. LISTEN AND LISTEN GOOD. We don't need government handouts; once we rely on the government for things, it allows them to just have more control over all of us. You all work jobs you hate to buy materialistic meaningless status symbol bullshiat because that is what society tells you to do. We are their slaves and they are our slavemasters!! WAKE UP BEFORE THERE IS NO TURNING BACK


Fight Club must have been on FX last night.
 
2013-10-15 08:45:58 AM  

born_yesterday: GOP's plans for a shutdown for months.


I will agree with you that the shutdown was planned. This was the only way for them to at least feign that the GOP/ Tea Party still possessed any actual relevancy in Washington. Despite gerrymandering, I would *hope* that voters are not painfully blind.

The idea that they want to actively let the US default on its debts and downgrade the value of the US dollar, and potentially cause another economic crisis is a different animal in another ballpark on Mars.
 
2013-10-15 08:46:47 AM  

born_yesterday: trickymoo: This is now broaching the point of actively trying cause a default.

It's amazing to me how they can simultaneously claim it's only a "slimdown" and in the same breath excoriate Obama for "ZOMG WAR MEMORIAL!!!".

Each and every time we thought they were already at "eleventy", they've managed to turn it up to unimaginable levels.  And the media just rides along with the insanity, keeping people uninformed about the timeline, about facts that have come to light regarding Boehner's broken deal, and about the GOP's plans for a shutdown for months.

Wait and see the number of people that blame Obama for a default.  Wait and see how high the derp goes then.  They're already calling for his impeachment for their shutdown--who wants to take bets on the number of death threats, or someone taking a shot?


IT IS ALL ONE BIG EMBARRASSING JOKE AND I CANT EVEN TAKE THIS MADNESS SERIOUSLY ANYMORE OMFG
 
2013-10-15 08:46:52 AM  
Conservatives are revolting this morning in the House, will not accept Senate deal, decisions/calls in 6-8am range sealed fate among 50 Bloc

- Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) October 15, 2013


/Goddamnitsomuch
 
2013-10-15 08:48:06 AM  

trickymoo: born_yesterday: GOP's plans for a shutdown for months.

I will agree with you that the shutdown was planned. This was the only way for them to at least feign that the GOP/ Tea Party still possessed any actual relevancy in Washington. Despite gerrymandering, I would *hope* that voters are not painfully blind.

The idea that they want to actively let the US default on its debts and downgrade the value of the US dollar, and potentially cause another economic crisis is a different animal in another ballpark on Mars.


Let it all crash and burn!!!!!!
 
2013-10-15 08:48:47 AM  

The RIchest Man in Babylon: Conservatives are revolting this morning in the House, will not accept Senate deal, decisions/calls in 6-8am range sealed fate among 50 Bloc

- Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) October 15, 2013


/Goddamnitsomuch


Yeah, like this is the first time the Conservatives have been revolting.
 
2013-10-15 08:49:27 AM  

DownTheRabbitHole: trickymoo: born_yesterday: GOP's plans for a shutdown for months.

I will agree with you that the shutdown was planned. This was the only way for them to at least feign that the GOP/ Tea Party still possessed any actual relevancy in Washington. Despite gerrymandering, I would *hope* that voters are not painfully blind.

The idea that they want to actively let the US default on its debts and downgrade the value of the US dollar, and potentially cause another economic crisis is a different animal in another ballpark on Mars.

Let it all crash and burn!!!!!!


Can you stop posting until you turn, like, 18? Some of us are trying to live here.
 
2013-10-15 08:50:44 AM  

LasersHurt: DownTheRabbitHole: trickymoo: born_yesterday: GOP's plans for a shutdown for months.

I will agree with you that the shutdown was planned. This was the only way for them to at least feign that the GOP/ Tea Party still possessed any actual relevancy in Washington. Despite gerrymandering, I would *hope* that voters are not painfully blind.

The idea that they want to actively let the US default on its debts and downgrade the value of the US dollar, and potentially cause another economic crisis is a different animal in another ballpark on Mars.

Let it all crash and burn!!!!!!

Can you stop posting until you turn, like, 18? Some of us are trying to live here.


"Live" honey your just existing in this society. They don't want us to have fulfilling lives. We are their slaves. Wake up.
 
2013-10-15 08:51:30 AM  

DownTheRabbitHole: LasersHurt: DownTheRabbitHole: trickymoo: born_yesterday: GOP's plans for a shutdown for months.

I will agree with you that the shutdown was planned. This was the only way for them to at least feign that the GOP/ Tea Party still possessed any actual relevancy in Washington. Despite gerrymandering, I would *hope* that voters are not painfully blind.

The idea that they want to actively let the US default on its debts and downgrade the value of the US dollar, and potentially cause another economic crisis is a different animal in another ballpark on Mars.

Let it all crash and burn!!!!!!

Can you stop posting until you turn, like, 18? Some of us are trying to live here.

"Live" honey your just existing in this society. They don't want us to have fulfilling lives. We are their slaves. Wake up.


You're***
 
2013-10-15 08:51:51 AM  

DownTheRabbitHole: "Live" honey your just existing in this society. They don't want us to have fulfilling lives. We are their slaves. Wake up.


I know you think this is clever, which is why you're just... just the worst.
 
2013-10-15 08:53:01 AM  

DownTheRabbitHole: LasersHurt: DownTheRabbitHole: trickymoo: born_yesterday: GOP's plans for a shutdown for months.

I will agree with you that the shutdown was planned. This was the only way for them to at least feign that the GOP/ Tea Party still possessed any actual relevancy in Washington. Despite gerrymandering, I would *hope* that voters are not painfully blind.

The idea that they want to actively let the US default on its debts and downgrade the value of the US dollar, and potentially cause another economic crisis is a different animal in another ballpark on Mars.

Let it all crash and burn!!!!!!

Can you stop posting until you turn, like, 18? Some of us are trying to live here.

"Live" honey your just existing in this society. They don't want us to have fulfilling lives. We are their slaves. Wake up.


Trolololol.

If you can't have a fulfilling life, that is on you, not society. It is actually pretty easy and the first step is to put down the drugs.
 
2013-10-15 08:53:09 AM  

LasersHurt: DownTheRabbitHole: "Live" honey your just existing in this society. They don't want us to have fulfilling lives. We are their slaves. Wake up.

I know you think this is clever, which is why you're just... just the worst.


Continue being a sheeple I won't feel sorry for you when it comes crashing down, which it will :)

They want us at war against each other don't you see that?
 
2013-10-15 08:53:14 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: FTA: "I would just tell you, in any case, this doesn't seem like what we went into this fight trying to get," Burgess said. "I just seriously question what we're getting out of it."

It is still beyond their comprehension that this was an unwinnable fight for them. They're like the scrawny little weakling who's always looking for a fight, and can't understand why he keeps getting his ass kicked. You do not control the Senate and you do not control the White House - there was no way you were going to win anything with this stupid stunt. And it's looking like you're actually going to end up giving shiat up that wouldn't have been on the table otherwise, just to dig yourselves out of this, AND you're going to take a beating again in the next elections.

And you STILL don't farking get it.


As additional proof of that fact...

Burgess added that he thought the Republican effort to tie its demand to defund Obamacare to budget talks was hampered because the strategy didn't take shape until mid-September.

Ya see, it's not that their bat-shiat insane strategy was inherently a non-starter, they just timed it wrong.

Remind me of all the GOP's recent attempts at re-branding wherein they change the slogans and the spokesmodels but still try to sell folks the same sack of crazy they always have.

Therion: They expected to be greeted as liberators.


You. You I like.
 
2013-10-15 08:53:49 AM  

DownTheRabbitHole: LasersHurt: DownTheRabbitHole: "Live" honey your just existing in this society. They don't want us to have fulfilling lives. We are their slaves. Wake up.

I know you think this is clever, which is why you're just... just the worst.

Continue being a sheeple I won't feel sorry for you when it comes crashing down, which it will :)

They want us at war against each other don't you see that?


Anyone who says "sheeple" can go in the bin with gold bugs and chemtrailers.
 
2013-10-15 08:55:09 AM  

vudukungfu: Keep hurting your constituents. It's an election year coming up.


Did they discuss a safe word before they elected these sadists?
 
2013-10-15 08:56:19 AM  

abb3w: One of the hardest tricks to master in politics is keeping your lies internally consistent.


The secondmost is to not fool yourself.
 
2013-10-15 08:56:26 AM  

LasersHurt: DownTheRabbitHole: LasersHurt: DownTheRabbitHole: "Live" honey your just existing in this society. They don't want us to have fulfilling lives. We are their slaves. Wake up.

I know you think this is clever, which is why you're just... just the worst.

Continue being a sheeple I won't feel sorry for you when it comes crashing down, which it will :)

They want us at war against each other don't you see that?

Anyone who says "sheeple" can go in the bin with gold bugs and chemtrailers.


If we are against each other that makes them more powerful

There is no We the People if everyone is fighting each other

We need to come together and get our country back. Our country our ancestors fought and died for
 
2013-10-15 08:56:35 AM  

zeroman987: If you can't have a fulfilling life, that is on you, not society. It is actually pretty easy and the first step is to put down the drugs.


That's just, like, your opinion, man.
 
2013-10-15 08:56:36 AM  

The RIchest Man in Babylon: Conservatives are revolting this morning in the House, will not accept Senate deal, decisions/calls in 6-8am range sealed fate among 50 Bloc

- Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) October 15, 2013


/Goddamnitsomuch


Well that's it then....we are heading for a default.
 
2013-10-15 08:57:41 AM  

DownTheRabbitHole: sheeple


Oblig:
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-10-15 08:57:47 AM  

DownTheRabbitHole: If we are against each other that makes them more powerful


I'm not against "each other," just you.
 
2013-10-15 08:59:02 AM  

trickymoo: The idea that they want to actively let the US default on its debts and downgrade the value of the US dollar, and potentially cause another economic crisis is a different animal in another ballpark on Mars.


Welcome to Mars
 
2013-10-15 08:59:20 AM  

LasersHurt: DownTheRabbitHole: If we are against each other that makes them more powerful

I'm not against "each other," just you.


Blah blah blah what are you 15? Your bullying is boring me
 
2013-10-15 09:00:44 AM  

DownTheRabbitHole: LasersHurt: DownTheRabbitHole: If we are against each other that makes them more powerful

I'm not against "each other," just you.

Blah blah blah what are you 15? Your bullying is boring me


bullying lol
 
2013-10-15 09:01:55 AM  

Silverstaff: It's the same way they describe him as being Atheist and Muslim, and being Fascist and Socialist.


Had a co-worker call him a Fascist in one breath and a Socialist in the next. I pointed out that those two positions are diametrically opposed and one cannot occupy both positions simultaneously. He then claimed something to the effect of  "Well he does sh** that can be described as Fascist and Socialist!"

I politely suggested that would make him a Moderate.  His head nearly exploded, but he averted such disaster by deflecting and moving into a new topic to rant about.
 
2013-10-15 09:03:02 AM  

The RIchest Man in Babylon: DownTheRabbitHole: sheeple

Oblig:


Too tiny when it shows up on my mobile so I don't know if your with me or against me lol

Either way, to each their own. Hopefully more people get enlightened. The state of affairs is absolute madness and idk why people just sit back and take it.
 
2013-10-15 09:04:26 AM  

DownTheRabbitHole: Hopefully more people get enlightened.


This guy thinks he's "enlightened" because he uses the word sheeple.

Just chew on that for a while.
 
2013-10-15 09:04:54 AM  

Therion: They expected to be greeted as liberators.


Nice!
 
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