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(Talking Points Memo)   69% of Tea Partiers: American can default without any "major economic problems"   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 184
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2013-10-15 03:08:09 PM
To call them dumbasses is an insult to actual dumb asses.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-10-15 03:09:23 PM
if it's only 69% then they are smarter than I would have thought.
 
2013-10-15 03:12:05 PM
And just like the bailout, if we DON'T default, they will say it would have been no big deal.

This is why defaulting is the only way to shut these people up and get them out of politics.
 
2013-10-15 03:17:48 PM
Stupid AND dangerous then....
 
2013-10-15 03:19:11 PM
Unmitigated morons.
 
2013-10-15 03:19:32 PM

vpb: if it's only 69% then they are smarter than I would have thought.


at least 31% of them are.
 
2013-10-15 03:20:11 PM
In other news, 47% of Tea Partiers agree that water is "wet".
 
2013-10-15 03:25:06 PM

Rev.K: In other news, 47% of Tea Partiers agree that water is "wet".


why the other 53% are waiting for Obama's opinion, so they can say the opposite.
 
2013-10-15 03:49:45 PM
The economic problems may not be too bad.....but it will really piss off China which is a really bad idea.
 
2013-10-15 03:52:39 PM
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2013-10-15 03:56:03 PM
31% were in a diabetes fueled coma in their hoverounds.
 
2013-10-15 04:03:00 PM
I believe they are the core of the "can be fooled all of the time" caucus.
 
2013-10-15 04:13:58 PM
Well certainly tanking our credit rating will restore America to its glorious position as the greatest nation on earth.  The greatest deadbeat nation OF ALL TIME, in fact.

This is terrifying.  The party most averse to debt, the one that chants "fiscal responsibility" is just desperate to f*ck the whole thing up.  GOD I HATE THE F*CKING TEA PARTY AND ALL THAT STAND BY IT.
 
2013-10-15 04:15:49 PM
These idiots probably think the debt ceiling just forces a balanced budget.
 
2013-10-15 04:19:31 PM
Ok, so if a default would not have major consequences, how the fark is it supposed to act as leverage to make Obama do anything?!?!?!This was your whole plan, idiots!
 
2013-10-15 04:22:06 PM

DamnYankees: Ok, so if a default would not have major consequences, how the fark is it supposed to act as leverage to make Obama do anything?!?!?!This was your whole plan, idiots!


Their plan was to win and take more power.
 
2013-10-15 04:23:03 PM

factoryconnection: Well certainly tanking our credit rating will restore America to its glorious position as the greatest nation on earth.  The greatest deadbeat nation OF ALL TIME, in fact.

This is terrifying.  The party most averse to debt, the one that chants "fiscal responsibility" is just desperate to f*ck the whole thing up.  GOD I HATE THE F*CKING TEA PARTY AND ALL THAT STAND BY IT.


Once the smoke clears, if it ever does, the term "TEA PARTY" will be synonymous with destructive stupidity and failure to every single person in America, including every current member of the GOP.
 
2013-10-15 04:23:34 PM

DamnYankees: Ok, so if a default would not have major consequences, how the fark is it supposed to act as leverage to make Obama do anything?!?!?!This was your whole plan, idiots!


They had a plan?
 
2013-10-15 04:24:08 PM
And this is why they're capitalists: Because they don't understand the most basic elements of economics.
 
2013-10-15 04:25:00 PM

namegoeshere: DamnYankees: Ok, so if a default would not have major consequences, how the fark is it supposed to act as leverage to make Obama do anything?!?!?!This was your whole plan, idiots!

They had a plan?


Impeach Obama.
 
2013-10-15 04:25:15 PM

DamnYankees: Ok, so if a default would not have major consequences, how the fark is it supposed to act as leverage to make Obama do anything?!?!?!This was your whole plan, idiots!


They've convinced themselves that all of their TAXNSPEND LIBRUUUULS rhetoric is actually true. This is what happens when the dealer starts sampling his own product.
 
2013-10-15 04:25:34 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: And this is why they're capitalists: Because they don't understand the most basic elements of economics.


They probably think they are entitled to employment as well.... HA!
 
2013-10-15 04:25:35 PM

Rev.K: In other news, 47% of Tea Partiers agree that water is "wet".


NOT IN WINTER!!
CHECKMATE LOBS!!
 
2013-10-15 04:26:12 PM

impaler: These idiots probably think the debt ceiling just forces a balanced budget.


And a balanced budget will just hurt deadbeat minorities who mooch off of hard working white people and PBS.
 
2013-10-15 04:27:21 PM
This is an attempt to bring down the US Government
 
2013-10-15 04:27:22 PM
It's amusing to me that the people most likely to impose literacy tests for the right to vote would be least likely to pass them.
 
2013-10-15 04:27:29 PM
They're going to change their minds in a hurry when their SS checks stop showing up.
 
2013-10-15 04:27:32 PM

FarkedOver: A Dark Evil Omen: And this is why they're capitalists: Because they don't understand the most basic elements of economics.

They probably think they are entitled to employment as well.... HA!


Well, they certainly are, just not blah people or anyone else they've been told to hate. And they don't need collective bargaining because they can get a better deal negotiating by themselves because that is a thing that happens.
 
2013-10-15 04:27:42 PM
I want a study to determine how many teapartiers are actually on some sort of government assistance.
 
2013-10-15 04:28:07 PM

namegoeshere: DamnYankees: Ok, so if a default would not have major consequences, how the fark is it supposed to act as leverage to make Obama do anything?!?!?!This was your whole plan, idiots!

They had a plan?


The plan was to stop Obamacare by shutting down The Gubment. When Obamacare rolled out while The Gubment was shut down the plan went out the window, and the Demagogue caste were exposed as liars. Now it's full on panic and every man for himself.
 
2013-10-15 04:28:14 PM
I like that this thing has gone to shiat so quickly that the talking points can't keep up.
 
2013-10-15 04:28:31 PM
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2013-10-15 04:28:33 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: FarkedOver: A Dark Evil Omen: And this is why they're capitalists: Because they don't understand the most basic elements of economics.

They probably think they are entitled to employment as well.... HA!

Well, they certainly are, just not blah people or anyone else they've been told to hate. And they don't need collective bargaining because they can get a better deal negotiating by themselves because that is a thing that happens.


Well they seem to have it all figured out then.  Best of luck to them.
 
2013-10-15 04:28:36 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It's amusing to me that the people most likely to impose literacy tests for the right to vote would be least likely to pass them.


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2013-10-15 04:28:44 PM
They not only WANT to shoot the hostage, they believe that the bullet will magically pass through the hostage without causing harm
 
2013-10-15 04:28:59 PM
69%!
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...of Tea Partiers: American can default without any "major economic problems"

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2013-10-15 04:29:29 PM
Everything conservatives have ever done politically, economically, and socially as a matter of national policy has been wrong.
 
2013-10-15 04:30:06 PM

Infernalist: They're going to change their minds in a hurry when their SS checks stop showing up.


And when those federal farm subsidies that keep 80% of the "heartland" economy afloat dry up.
 
2013-10-15 04:30:10 PM
And when the economy is in a total free fall they'll blame the Democrats and their fiscal irresponsibility.

Doublethink at its finest.
 
2013-10-15 04:30:34 PM
69% of Teabaggers:

A default won't cause any major problems.
Obamacare, however, will cause the end of the world.
As will taxes, hair dye, contrails, low-fat pepperoni, dust bunnies, literacy, and boll weevils.

/sometimes I recall the days before the internet when I didn't even know about all of this stupid.
//I had fewer migraines then.
///Sigh.  "Memories..."
 
2013-10-15 04:30:34 PM
"What do we want?"
"No deficit!"
"How do we get it?"
"Default!"

/it has a certain logic to it.
 
2013-10-15 04:30:38 PM
Too bad Obama can't delay SS checks to Suicide Caucus districts for 3 or 4 days.  Withhold them long enough for the seniors to really start to panic and call their congressmen.
 
2013-10-15 04:30:49 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: DamnYankees: Ok, so if a default would not have major consequences, how the fark is it supposed to act as leverage to make Obama do anything?!?!?!This was your whole plan, idiots!

They've convinced themselves that all of their TAXNSPEND LIBRUUUULS rhetoric is actually true. This is what happens when the dealer starts sampling his own product.


It's just cognitive dissonance, they can't handle that their social policies, economics, and foreign policies are wrong, and have been bad for the US. That the reason they are fat, poor, and stupid is because of the policies they advocate.

It's like the ranchers in South Dakota. South Dakota elected Tea Party representatives to the Federal government and those Tea Party representatives are responsible for killing the Farm bill in order to cut 40 billion dollars out of food stamps. Those ranchers are in some deep shiat now, because with out a Farm bill they won't get Federal welfare for their dead cows.

Whole herds have been destroyed and because the Tea Party holds sway in Washington those ranchers are not going to compensated, hell they may never get compensated, for their lost herds. A whole lot of them are going to go bankrupt in the next six months to a year and the price of beef is going to increase.

Do they blame their representatives for voting against their interests? Do they even understand that it was their representatives that farked them? Is that message even being hammered into their idiotic Tea Party voting heads?
 
2013-10-15 04:30:55 PM
How much will this cost us in long term debt payment from higher interest rates?

I'm thinking a few trillion.
 
2013-10-15 04:31:16 PM

DamnYankees: Ok, so if a default would not have major consequences, how the fark is it supposed to act as leverage to make Obama do anything?!?!?!This was your whole plan, idiots!


Woah, wait a minute, who's plan? The people answering this survey didn't necessarily want to hold the debt limit as a bargaining chip, they might actually believe that raising the debt limit authorizes the president to spend more, and by not raising the debt ceiling it forces America to live within its means. Obama, on the other hand, just likes big government and will spend our grandchildren into slavery to Chinese businesses because he can't control government spending.

I never said they were smart, or correct, but attributing the politics of negotiation to what they believe is not necessarily accurate.
 
2013-10-15 04:32:04 PM

will_2679: The economic problems may not be too bad.....but it will really piss off China which is a really bad idea.


Anyone got odds on China staging a "Red Dawn" type scenario after the US defaults as revenge for all the lost money?
 
2013-10-15 04:32:31 PM

ManateeGag: vpb: if it's only 69% then they are smarter than I would have thought.

at least 31% of them are.


31% didn't understand the question as it contained words of more than four letters, none of which were "Obama" or "bad".
 
2013-10-15 04:32:31 PM
How do people this dumb continue to breathe?
 
2013-10-15 04:32:38 PM
So our government is taken hostage by a group of people that have seemingly never left their districts, have a vague idea of what an economy is, don't know what government does and complains there's too much of it... and they got VOTED in... I think the founding fathers assumed people were rational and responsible... I'm just glad the senate is there and they have some sense of duty, imagine if it was just the house (parlamentary system)
 
2013-10-15 04:33:11 PM
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