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(MSNBC)   Last year's Do-Nothing Congress did even less this year   (msnbc.com) divider line 92
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2013-12-20 04:08:14 PM  
Deck the Halls with Fails of Congress, falalalala, la la la la
Sadly we did not have progress, falalalala, la la la la,
Every district's gerrymandered, falala, lalala, la la la
Vote them out this next November, falalalala, la la la la
 
2013-12-20 04:26:33 PM  
There's too many laws as it is.
 
2013-12-20 04:33:18 PM  
Obvious tag get filibustered?
 
2013-12-20 04:40:38 PM  

Mugato: Obvious tag get filibustered?


it decided to follow Congress's example and not do anything.
 
2013-12-20 04:55:30 PM  
I'll have you know that fully half of the votes to repeal Obamacare were taken this year alone

/do nothing, indeed
 
2013-12-20 05:24:45 PM  

minoridiot: There's too many laws as it is.


So you don't base your opinions of laws on the merit of the law in question, but rather on how many other laws there are? Interesting.
 
2013-12-20 05:26:37 PM  
 
2013-12-20 05:27:07 PM  

qorkfiend: minoridiot: There's too many laws as it is.

So you don't base your opinions of laws on the merit of the law in question, but rather on how many other laws there are? Interesting.


And I take it your factor of merit is the sheer number of laws passed? Interesting.
 
2013-12-20 05:28:49 PM  

qorkfiend: minoridiot: There's are too many laws as it is.

So you don't base your opinions of laws on the merit of the law in question, but rather on how many other laws there are? Interesting.


Well, he clearly doesn't care about the laws of grammar.
 
2013-12-20 05:37:56 PM  
Tea party reps ran on doing nothing. They are simply fulfilling their campaign promises.
 
2013-12-20 05:38:12 PM  
But like the GOP has said subby it's what they REPEAL, is what matters... oh wait you mean they need to pass laws to repeal them too so that's a BS talking point???

I'm shocked!
 
2013-12-20 05:38:57 PM  
In a related story, doing nothing is a feature:

On last night's show, Rachel asked Ryan Grim, "When [lawmakers] go home in December 13th, it seems like they will be officially, by a long margin, the least productive Congress ever in American history. Are they going to try to spin that as to being a feature and not a bug?" Yep,

"I ran on a government that did less," said Representative Reid Ribble, Republican of Wisconsin. "I felt the government was overreaching, and the citizens that sent me didn't want me to be overaggressive in writing new laws. The Affordable Care Act launch is actually demonstrating the ineptitude of the federal government in handling these big programs."

The 113th Congress has passed all of 55 laws so far this year, seven fewer at this point than the 112th Congress - the least productive Congress ever.
There is an enormous amount of work Congress must do. Indeed, there are important bills that have traditionally passed even when Capitol Hill is otherwise stuck in gridlock, but which still haven't been approved this year.

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) told the New York Times, "At some point, the Republican leadership has to ask itself, 'Why are they here?' These are things that really need to get done."
 
2013-12-20 05:39:17 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: qorkfiend: minoridiot: There's are too many laws as it is.

So you don't base your opinions of laws on the merit of the law in question, but rather on how many other laws there are? Interesting.

Well, he clearly doesn't care about the laws of grammar.


Thier's to many laws, of grammar all ready.
 
2013-12-20 05:43:14 PM  

jjorsett: qorkfiend: minoridiot: There's too many laws as it is.

So you don't base your opinions of laws on the merit of the law in question, but rather on how many other laws there are? Interesting.

And I take it your factor of merit is the sheer number of laws passed? Interesting.


You know, you actually have to do something to repeal a law as well...
 
2013-12-20 05:44:31 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Mike Chewbacca: qorkfiend: minoridiot: There's are too many laws as it is.

So you don't base your opinions of laws on the merit of the law in question, but rather on how many other laws there are? Interesting.

Well, he clearly doesn't care about the laws of grammar.

Thier's to many laws, of grammar all ready.


i1126.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-20 05:47:29 PM  

minoridiot: There's too many laws as it is.


We're not quite Mary Poppins though.
 
2013-12-20 05:57:15 PM  

Arachnophobe: UrukHaiGuyz: Mike Chewbacca: qorkfiend: minoridiot: There's are too many laws as it is.

So you don't base your opinions of laws on the merit of the law in question, but rather on how many other laws there are? Interesting.

Well, he clearly doesn't care about the laws of grammar.

Thier's to many laws, of grammar all ready.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x401]


It doesn't bother me to continue finding out what's wrong with that sentence.
 
2013-12-20 05:57:20 PM  

jjorsett: qorkfiend: minoridiot: There's too many laws as it is.

So you don't base your opinions of laws on the merit of the law in question, but rather on how many other laws there are? Interesting.

And I take it your factor of merit is the sheer number of laws passed? Interesting.


What led you there, just off-hand?
 
2013-12-20 05:58:01 PM  
Sometimes less is more. When one of the major political parties has become so dedicated to enrichment of it's supporting groups, at a time when we have 17 trillion in debt, blocking their wicked ways can become top priority.
 
2013-12-20 05:59:56 PM  
Honestly, Congress would have gotten plenty done if people had crashed the e-mail servers telling the Republicans to fark off.

But no, hurr durr Obama's not doing enough/too much/muh freedoms etc.

You get what you derp for.
 
2013-12-20 05:59:58 PM  
Oh I dunno.....got the Farkers all wound up for the last 11 months.
 
2013-12-20 06:00:49 PM  
"Quality not Quantity!"

Well, now that you mention it...
 
2013-12-20 06:01:41 PM  
Getting back to ol' school politics- still beats 1789- 1852.
 
2013-12-20 06:02:51 PM  

StopLurkListen: In a related story, doing nothing is a feature:

On last night's show, Rachel asked Ryan Grim, "When [lawmakers] go home in December 13th, it seems like they will be officially, by a long margin, the least productive Congress ever in American history. Are they going to try to spin that as to being a feature and not a bug?" Yep,

"I ran on a government that did less," said Representative Reid Ribble, Republican of Wisconsin. "I felt the government was overreaching, and the citizens that sent me didn't want me to be overaggressive in writing new laws. The Affordable Care Act launch is actually demonstrating the ineptitude of the federal government in handling these big programs."

The 113th Congress has passed all of 55 laws so far this year, seven fewer at this point than the 112th Congress - the least productive Congress ever.
There is an enormous amount of work Congress must do. Indeed, there are important bills that have traditionally passed even when Capitol Hill is otherwise stuck in gridlock, but which still haven't been approved this year.

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) told the New York Times, "At some point, the Republican leadership has to ask itself, 'Why are they here?' These are things that really need to get done."


You could say the same of our lovely Senate.

This signifies the partisan divide, because one of the parties has got the concept of governing horribly wrong, and it's not the one Farklibs like to blame, it's the one with a (D).
 
2013-12-20 06:11:32 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-20 06:12:14 PM  

Animatronik: Sometimes less is more. When one of the major political parties has become so dedicated to enrichment of it's supporting groups, at a time when we have 17 trillion in debt, blocking their wicked ways can become top priority.


I don't see what GOP SuperPACs have to do with this.
 
2013-12-20 06:14:53 PM  

Animatronik: because one of the parties has got the concept of governing horribly wrong, and it's not the one Farklibs like to blame, it's the one with a (D).


Can you cite an examples, please?
 
2013-12-20 06:18:20 PM  

Animatronik: Sometimes less is more. When one of the major political parties has become so dedicated to enrichment of it's supporting groups, at a time when we have 17 trillion in debt, blocking their wicked ways can become top priority.


I realize that you are just a troll, but when you are typing out something that is absolutely idiotic, like what I quoted above, how much does your brain hurt?  I mean, just reading that actually caused me physical pain, it was SOO stupid...I can't imagine how much it must have hurt your brain to first come up with that thought and then to make your fingers type out something so damn dumb...
 
2013-12-20 06:20:24 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Animatronik: Sometimes less is more. When one of the major political parties has become so dedicated to enrichment of it's supporting groups, at a time when we have 17 trillion in debt, blocking their wicked ways can become top priority.

I don't see what GOP SuperPACs have to do with this.


Yeah, that is some ridiculous projection.

Animatronik:
You could say the same of our lovely Senate.

This signifies the partisan divide, because one of the parties has got the concept of governing horribly wrong, and it's not the one Farklibs like to blame, it's the one with a (D).


There are numerous items that should have been passed easily that simply weren't this year or were heavily delayed.  A functioning goverment is necessary, and it seems to me that it's not the Democrats that have made it their goal to prevent even simple measures from passing without throwing a massive tantrum about shutting something else down in exchange.
 
2013-12-20 06:26:28 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Animatronik: because one of the parties has got the concept of governing horribly wrong, and it's not the one Farklibs like to blame, it's the one with a (D).

Can you cite an examples, please?


Dude, He is just a troll, the chances of him coming up with real examples are about the same as a Farker banging Jennifer Lawrence...
 
2013-12-20 06:33:24 PM  

Tarl3k: cameroncrazy1984: Animatronik: because one of the parties has got the concept of governing horribly wrong, and it's not the one Farklibs like to blame, it's the one with a (D).

Can you cite an examples, please?

Dude, He is just a troll, the chances of him coming up with real examples are about the same as a Farker banging Jennifer Lawrence...


And that's the point. He won't come back now.
 
2013-12-20 06:37:53 PM  

Animatronik: Sometimes less is more. When one of the major political parties has become so dedicated to enrichment of it's supporting groups, at a time when we have 17 trillion in debt, blocking their wicked ways can become top priority.


So what laws did they pass to repeal these laws or spending?

Please tell else?

(answer is: EVEN LESS)
 
2013-12-20 06:38:14 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Tarl3k: cameroncrazy1984: Animatronik: because one of the parties has got the concept of governing horribly wrong, and it's not the one Farklibs like to blame, it's the one with a (D).

Can you cite an examples, please?

Dude, He is just a troll, the chances of him coming up with real examples are about the same as a Farker banging Jennifer Lawrence...

And that's the point. He won't come back now.


Actually just as likely to respond with a bunch of bullshiat that keeps you responding.
 
2013-12-20 06:41:16 PM  

Tarl3k: cameroncrazy1984: Animatronik: because one of the parties has got the concept of governing horribly wrong, and it's not the one Farklibs like to blame, it's the one with a (D).

Can you cite an examples, please?

Dude, He is just a troll, the chances of him coming up with real examples are about the same as a Farker banging Jennifer Lawrence...


Hey now, Jenny and me have a thing, though truth is she's pretty damn crazy.
 
2013-12-20 06:42:07 PM  
The GOP are getting everything they want:

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-20 06:47:35 PM  

LarryDan43: Tea party reps ran on doing nothing. They are simply fulfilling their campaign promises.


This. And got paid for doing nothing and spinning their do-nothing and closing the govt as Obama's shutdown. Meanwhile they stomp on the poor and slash programs for the needy. "Fiscal Responsibility" at its best *eyeroll

sayanythingblog.com

www.pensitoreview.com

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-20 06:51:15 PM  

whidbey: cameroncrazy1984: Tarl3k: cameroncrazy1984: Animatronik: because one of the parties has got the concept of governing horribly wrong, and it's not the one Farklibs like to blame, it's the one with a (D).

Can you cite an examples, please?

Dude, He is just a troll, the chances of him coming up with real examples are about the same as a Farker banging Jennifer Lawrence...

And that's the point. He won't come back now.

Actually just as likely to respond with a bunch of bullshiat that keeps you responding.


That is the point, after all.
 
2013-12-20 06:53:14 PM  

Orange-Pippin: LarryDan43: Tea party reps ran on doing nothing. They are simply fulfilling their campaign promises.

This. And got paid for doing nothing and spinning their do-nothing and closing the govt as Obama's shutdown. Meanwhile they stomp on the poor and slash programs for the needy. "Fiscal Responsibility" at its best *eyeroll

[sayanythingblog.com image 640x360]

[www.pensitoreview.com image 550x309]

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 552x414]


The fat fark dressed as Captain America makes the Revolutionary soldier look dignified by comparison.
 
2013-12-20 06:56:59 PM  

Corvus: But like the GOP has said subby it's what they REPEAL, is what matters... oh wait you mean they need to pass laws to repeal them too so that's a BS talking point???

I'm shocked!


As TFA notes they haven't repealed any laws, either. Though not for lack of trying, in one notable case.
 
2013-12-20 06:58:20 PM  

whidbey: cameroncrazy1984: Tarl3k: cameroncrazy1984: Animatronik: because one of the parties has got the concept of governing horribly wrong, and it's not the one Farklibs like to blame, it's the one with a (D).

Can you cite an examples, please?

Dude, He is just a troll, the chances of him coming up with real examples are about the same as a Farker banging Jennifer Lawrence...

And that's the point. He won't come back now.

Actually just as likely to respond with a bunch of bullshiat that keeps you responding.


Hasn't happened so far.
 
2013-12-20 07:08:43 PM  

phillydrifter: [www.msnbc.com image 760x410]

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/giving-new-meaning-do-nothin g- congress -->

/nuke it from orbit; it's the only way to be sure


Even worse, the original "Do-Nothing Congress"?  That's the bar on the far left.
 
2013-12-20 07:13:06 PM  
This thread can be summed up in one picture:

i1225.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-20 07:29:02 PM  
Here's the difference between Democrats and repubs. From the article:

"The above chart is admittedly misleading since the 113th Congress is only half complete and I'm comparing it against two-year totals..."

A repub would never qualify his statement in this way. Instead, he would exaggerate the significance of the statistic and make imply that it was appalling and unprecedented. Similarly, later in the article:

"In fairness, plenty of political scientists will tell you that a straight-up count of successful bill signings isn't the ideal metric for evaluating a Congress. It's a fair point - quality tends to matter more than quantity, and if a Congress passes worthwhile legislation, that arguably matters more than the raw totals. "

So, to sum up:

Democrats: fallible but trying their best.
Repubs: Lying sacks of shiat.
 
2013-12-20 07:33:19 PM  

Animatronik: Sometimes less is more. When one of the major political parties has become so dedicated to enrichment of it's supporting groups, at a time when we have 17 trillion in debt, blocking their wicked ways can become top priority.


I can't tell which party you are talking about.
 
2013-12-20 07:39:18 PM  

revrendjim: Animatronik: Sometimes less is more. When one of the major political parties has become so dedicated to enrichment of it's supporting groups, at a time when we have 17 trillion in debt, blocking their wicked ways can become top priority.

I can't tell which party you are talking about.


Obviously, he's talking about the Democrats! I mean, they're the ones that killed a surplus, got us involved in two trillion-dollar wars based on outright fabrications, and cut taxes to the bone, right?
 
2013-12-20 08:19:58 PM  
Best thing that could happen would be a Congress that passes no new laws and actually goes back and repeals a bunch of them.
 
2013-12-20 08:47:08 PM  
jjorsett: qorkfiend: minoridiot: There's too many laws as it is.

So you don't base your opinions of laws on the merit of the law in question, but rather on how many other laws there are? Interesting.

And I take it your factor of merit is the sheer number of laws passed? Interesting.
 I eat paste.
 
2013-12-20 08:49:44 PM  

browser_snake: Best thing that could happen would be a Congress that passes no new laws and actually goes back and repeals a bunch of them.


Guess what Congress has to pass to repeal a law? Go on, guess.
 
2013-12-20 08:56:02 PM  

browser_snake: Best thing that could happen would be a Congress that passes no new laws and actually goes back and repeals a bunch of them.


Such as?
 
2013-12-20 08:56:34 PM  
Stupid megalibfarts don't understand that we're in a legal nirvana at the movement. All regulation is perfect in every possible way, including number totals. Inflation is a myth and everything is perfect (except for Black Muslim Hitler in the big chair, of course). No other rules need to exist.

Merika.
 
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