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(Washington Post)   House passes debt limit bill with no strings attached. So we got that going for us, which is nice   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 81
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2014-02-11 11:39:11 PM
Someone call hell and see if it has frozen over.
 
2014-02-11 11:39:50 PM
Imagine how much better the country would be today if Obama had never caved on this nonsense in 2011...
 
2014-02-11 11:43:40 PM
They're banking the entire midterms on ObamaCare.  This should be good.
 
2014-02-11 11:55:08 PM

SilentStrider: Someone call hell and see if it has frozen over.


nope.  Cruz will filibuster the shiat out of it.
 
2014-02-11 11:58:58 PM
And Boehner was a petulant little biatch

/so it was amusing, too
 
2014-02-12 12:02:38 AM
At a news conference afterward, Boehner broke into a tune from "Song of the South" to try to remain upbeat. "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay," he sang.

That's racist?


ManateeGag: SilentStrider: Someone call hell and see if it has frozen over.

nope.  Cruz will filibuster the shiat out of it.


He might just have been posturing when he threatened that. Watching this go through the Senate will be fun if he tries, though.
 
2014-02-12 12:39:57 AM
Guess the banks finally their calls through...
 
2014-02-12 12:48:33 AM

hubiestubert: Guess the banks finally their calls through...


?
 
2014-02-12 12:50:47 AM

show me: hubiestubert: Guess the banks finally their calls through...

?

...got

their calls through. Posting+gin: not always a good idea...
 
2014-02-12 12:56:35 AM
NOTE:  "House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) voted against the increase."


Translated:  Ryan just voted against paying for the budget that he designed (and voted for) a few weeks ago.
 
2014-02-12 12:56:44 AM

hubiestubert: show me: hubiestubert: Guess the banks finally their calls through...

?

...got their calls through. Posting+gin: not always a good idea...


But, more often than not... :)

/Love ya, hubie
//you always make good points and express them well
///mostly
 
2014-02-12 01:18:23 AM

SilentStrider: Someone call hell and see if it has frozen over.


The GOP realized that this is midterm election year. They've been taking a big beating PR with some of their maneuvers.
 
2014-02-12 01:30:20 AM

hubiestubert: show me: hubiestubert: Guess the banks finally their calls through...

?

...got their calls through. Posting+gin: not always a good idea...


gin is never good.  It tastes like pee
 
2014-02-12 01:33:28 AM

Lionel Mandrake: gin is never good.  It tastes like pee


Naww....

/Gin tastes like vodak
//juniper berries taste like pee
 
2014-02-12 02:01:23 AM

ManateeGag: Cruz will filibuster the shiat out of it.


He might try. I'm betting that there are 60 votes for cloture even if there aren't 60 in favor of the bill, though.

/If only because the other (R)s don't want Cruz to damage the party any more than he already has.
 
2014-02-12 02:03:58 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Lionel Mandrake: gin is never good.  It tastes like pee

Naww....

/Gin tastes like vodak
//juniper berries taste like pee


The next person that says they drink a alcohol for the taste is a Goddamned liar.
 
2014-02-12 02:24:26 AM

SilentStrider: Someone call hell and see if it has frozen over.


Now now. Be nice to Georgia.
 
2014-02-12 02:27:07 AM

Darth_Lukecash: SilentStrider: Someone call hell and see if it has frozen over.

The GOP realized that this is midterm election year. They've been taking a big beating PR with some of their maneuvers.


They knew it was a loosing fight, and they wanted to get the fark out of town before the snow.
 
2014-02-12 05:49:03 AM
The GOP has a problem. If they fight on the Debt Ceiling to placate their far-right wing Tea Party faction, they stand to lose a lot of votes this November, especially in hotly contested races. But if they give in, Boehner faces the possibility of a coup from the Tea Party, as well as more dysfunction and issues with keeping the far-right members in line.

So in the end, I think Boehner said "Fark it!", and passed a clean bill through the House, knowing that it will drive the Tea Party faction nuts. He is basically calling their bluff, daring them to come after him and the more moderate Republicans, if they think they can manage it. In the end, if the Dems play this correctly, they can stir the pot of Crazy in the GOP, and perhaps win most of those closely contested seats in the House and Senate, taking some of the power back from the GOP.

If the Republicans think focusing on the ACA is going to win Moderate, Minority and Female voters, they haven't been paying attention. The ACA is gaining popularity, and if the White House does a good job this year pointing out the positive with the ACA, they will make the GOP look out-of-touch and only focused on helping the rich.
 
2014-02-12 05:55:33 AM

MmmmBacon: The GOP has a problem. If they fight on the Debt Ceiling to placate their far-right wing Tea Party faction, they stand to lose a lot of votes this November, especially in hotly contested races. But if they give in, Boehner faces the possibility of a coup from the Tea Party, as well as more dysfunction and issues with keeping the far-right members in line.

So in the end, I think Boehner said "Fark it!", and passed a clean bill through the House, knowing that it will drive the Tea Party faction nuts. He is basically calling their bluff, daring them to come after him and the more moderate Republicans, if they think they can manage it. In the end, if the Dems play this correctly, they can stir the pot of Crazy in the GOP, and perhaps win most of those closely contested seats in the House and Senate, taking some of the power back from the GOP.

If the Republicans think focusing on the ACA is going to win Moderate, Minority and Female voters, they haven't been paying attention. The ACA is gaining popularity, and if the White House does a good job this year pointing out the positive with the ACA, they will make the GOP look out-of-touch and only focused on helping the rich.


Time for the dems to use some secret PAC money against moderate Republicans. Force a primary.
 
2014-02-12 06:02:32 AM
Good Jorb guyz. Now, let's watch Cruz.

Who wants to start a pool on the next Dr Seuss book?
 
2014-02-12 06:03:18 AM
It's going to be a lucrative Spring for us here at Crying Eagle Commercial Production and Tricorn Hat Rental.
 
2014-02-12 06:10:42 AM

kidgenius: Good Jorb guyz. Now, let's watch Cruz.

Who wants to start a pool on the next Dr Seuss book?


I've always liked One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
 
2014-02-12 06:12:00 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-12 06:23:14 AM
When there's a lot of pressure behind a Boehner, clean ceilings are rare.
 
2014-02-12 06:32:01 AM
Just when the Republicans were starting to actually convince me what an abortion Obamacare is. I'm always behind the curve. . . .
 
2014-02-12 06:33:36 AM
John Boehner's liver grew 3 sizes that day.
 
2014-02-12 06:38:28 AM

MmmmBacon: If the Republicans think focusing on the ACA is going to win Moderate, Minority and Female voters, they haven't been paying attention. The ACA is gaining popularity, and if the White House does a good job this year pointing out the positive with the ACA, they will make the GOP look out-of-touch and only focused on helping the rich.


Hell--try to come up with a single positive thing the GOP can claim credit for this year.  If the ACA is reduced to a non-issue come election time, what the hell do they have to run on?

(Besides "Ooga-booga--Obama--BOO!)
 
2014-02-12 06:47:32 AM

born_yesterday: MmmmBacon: If the Republicans think focusing on the ACA is going to win Moderate, Minority and Female voters, they haven't been paying attention. The ACA is gaining popularity, and if the White House does a good job this year pointing out the positive with the ACA, they will make the GOP look out-of-touch and only focused on helping the rich.

Hell--try to come up with a single positive thing the GOP can claim credit for this year.  If the ACA is reduced to a non-issue come election time, what the hell do they have to run on?

(Besides "Ooga-booga--Obama--BOO!)


Eh... We're going to see a litany of GOP "outrages" including the ACA. Benghazi... Lawless President... etc. etc.

The GOP has completely lost touch with reality, so why would reality stop them from acting like they have been since 2009?
 
2014-02-12 06:52:33 AM

keylock71: born_yesterday: MmmmBacon: If the Republicans think focusing on the ACA is going to win Moderate, Minority and Female voters, they haven't been paying attention. The ACA is gaining popularity, and if the White House does a good job this year pointing out the positive with the ACA, they will make the GOP look out-of-touch and only focused on helping the rich.

Hell--try to come up with a single positive thing the GOP can claim credit for this year.  If the ACA is reduced to a non-issue come election time, what the hell do they have to run on?

(Besides "Ooga-booga--Obama--BOO!)

Eh... We're going to see a litany of GOP "outrages" including the ACA. Benghazi... Lawless President... etc. etc.

The GOP has completely lost touch with reality, so why would reality stop them from acting like they have been since 2009?


Their base doesn't really need issues, anyway.
 
2014-02-12 06:53:48 AM
It's almost never funny to watch whipped dogs slink around with their heads down to the floor, desperately trying to avoid any kind of interaction, lest they incur more wrath.

Almost never.
 
2014-02-12 07:04:28 AM
I thought that last time this was set up in a way for this vote that it couldn't be held hostage, maybe I am thinking of something else...
 
2014-02-12 07:08:45 AM

Darth_Lukecash: SilentStrider: Someone call hell and see if it has frozen over.

The GOP realized that this is midterm election year. They've been taking a big beating PR with some of their maneuvers.


This.  And we are done.  Last guy on the thread please turn out the lights.
 
2014-02-12 07:14:31 AM

markfara: Their base doesn't really need issues, anyway.


Yep, and they have a lock on the same shrinking 22.01% demographic that lost them the election in 2008 and 2012. Their strategy is to focus on the ACA disaster--assuming there is an ACA disaster. Again, their base is already convinced the ACA is a disaster (in fairness, the 31% Democratic base would be equally unconvinced by any evidence of an ACA downside), the question is whether they can convince the independents of that fact. I believe the answer to that is "no," simply because the ACA is not a disaster, shows every evidence of being highly beneficial, and insisting the opposite simply will not work with independent voters. There are a lot of issues that are highly important to the 22.01% that simply will not fly with sane people.

2014 has the potential to be an enormous debacle for the Republicans. Conservative rhetoric is going to run up against ACA reality--simply put, Republicans will be running on a platform of taking health care away from their constituents. Without the black-guy-in-the-Oval-Office issue to cloud things, I think it will be pretty clear to the American people which party has their best interests in mind.
 
2014-02-12 07:15:18 AM

DamnYankees: Imagine how much better the country would be today if Obama had never caved on this nonsense in 2011...


We get it, he's black.
 
2014-02-12 07:31:28 AM

SilentStrider: Someone call hell and see if it has frozen over.


blog.burlwalker.com

/It does that every winter.
//Wish it were hot.
 
2014-02-12 07:32:57 AM

clambam: markfara: Their base doesn't really need issues, anyway.

Yep, and they have a lock on the same shrinking 22.01% demographic that lost them the election in 2008 and 2012. Their strategy is to focus on the ACA disaster--assuming there is an ACA disaster. Again, their base is already convinced the ACA is a disaster (in fairness, the 31% Democratic base would be equally unconvinced by any evidence of an ACA downside), the question is whether they can convince the independents of that fact. I believe the answer to that is "no," simply because the ACA is not a disaster, shows every evidence of being highly beneficial, and insisting the opposite simply will not work with independent voters. There are a lot of issues that are highly important to the 22.01% that simply will not fly with sane people.

2014 has the potential to be an enormous debacle for the Republicans. Conservative rhetoric is going to run up against ACA reality--simply put, Republicans will be running on a platform of taking health care away from their constituents. Without the black-guy-in-the-Oval-Office issue to cloud things, I think it will be pretty clear to the American people which party has their best interests in mind.


Somebody's been taking their happy pills!

But seriously, for the derptards I know, it's gone beyond a hatred for Obama into a full blown hatred of any Democrats, and a hatred of anyone that has voted for them.

But I agree; what motivates these people to vote is [hopefully] not the same thing that motivates moderates.
 
2014-02-12 07:34:37 AM
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2014-02-12 07:36:32 AM

SilentStrider: Someone call hell and see if it has frozen over.


Well, there is a metric farkton of snow descending on Washington, D.C., so......same difference?
 
2014-02-12 07:38:54 AM
fta 28 Republicans joined nearly all Democrats

In other news: 28 Republicans are being primaried by the Tea Party wing or their party
 
2014-02-12 07:45:27 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: NOTE:  "House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) voted against the increase."


Translated:  Ryan just voted against paying for the budget that he designed (and voted for) a few weeks ago.


He is a disingenuous little turd.
 
2014-02-12 07:48:28 AM

ManateeGag: SilentStrider: Someone call hell and see if it has frozen over.

nope.  Cruz will filibuster the shiat out of it.


You mean like that time he "filibustered" but it really wasn't, and then the Senate came in and did its job anyway? That kind? If so, good. That'll torpedo his presidential aspirations forever.
 
2014-02-12 07:49:57 AM
blackbergtv.com

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2014-02-12 07:50:39 AM

inglixthemad: Grand_Moff_Joseph: NOTE:  "House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) voted against the increase."


Translated:  Ryan just voted against paying for the budget that he designed (and voted for) a few weeks ago.

He is a disingenuous little turd.


Somebody here called that.

/Not the first time a Republican has voted against their own bill.
 
2014-02-12 07:54:45 AM

Darth_Lukecash: The next person that says they drink a alcohol for the taste is a Goddamned liar.


I don't drink alcohol for the taste but the alcohol I choose is selected for the taste.
 
2014-02-12 07:55:24 AM
Oh Jesus Christ in a fking chicken basket.

Every gods damned TPer in Kern County who's a member of Free Republic is probably gonna camp
on Kevin McCarthy(R- KORN)'s doorstep with a loaded rifle and a pigsticker in its teeth.

This stopped being funny about ten minutes ago.
 
2014-02-12 07:55:47 AM
Republicans - see the place to which you have come.
You have come to a place where John Boehner is the grownup in your room.
 
2014-02-12 07:56:31 AM

fusillade762: At a news conference afterward, Boehner broke into a tune from "Song of the South" to try to remain upbeat. "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay," he sang.

That's racist?


Certainly an interesting tune, given the circumstances involved.
 
2014-02-12 07:59:32 AM

born_yesterday: Hell--try to come up with a single positive thing the GOP can claim credit for this year.  If the ACA is reduced to a non-issue come election time, what the hell do they have to run on?

(Besides "Ooga-booga--Obama--BOO!)


ACA will probably still "energize the base" of the GOP.  That might be all they need during a mid-term.
 
2014-02-12 07:59:35 AM

Kittypie070: Oh Jesus Christ in a fking chicken basket.

Every gods damned TPer in Kern County who's a member of Free Republic is probably gonna camp
on Kevin McCarthy(R- KORN)'s doorstep with a loaded rifle and a pigsticker in its teeth.

This stopped being funny about ten minutes ago.


I agree.  I don't find these idiots amusing at all.  These people are threatening "2nd Amendment" solutions over perceived wrongs, and a total and utter lack of comprehension of the rule of law.  Whatever it takes to make them crawl back under their slimy rock, I'm all for it.
 
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