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(Talking Points Memo)   House GOP's final immigration bill is a repeat of yesterday's abandoned measure plus a $35M handout to Rick Perry   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 35
    More: Dumbass, Obama, GOP, DACA, House Republicans, Michele Bachmann  
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2014-08-01 12:39:04 PM  
No comment yet from Speaker Ted Cruz.
 
2014-08-01 12:40:59 PM  
this is not governing
 
2014-08-01 12:48:31 PM  
These people are terrorists. Drone strike them in their homes.
 
2014-08-01 12:59:58 PM  
Pay-fors are only needed when the funds aren't going to a gop governor.
 
2014-08-01 01:26:42 PM  
Bachmann called it "the most monumental vote that we will take in this entire term." She said it was a "very good bill that people can be proud of," declaring that it was about "stopping the invasion of illegal foreign nationals into our country."

i have the utmost confidence that this is sensible and reasonable legislation.
 
2014-08-01 01:43:31 PM  
Hahahahaha!

And not once is it ever mentioned that the "victims" could've just -- you know -- disconnected their computers, or gone to a freaking cat picture website.
 
2014-08-01 01:51:04 PM  
If Bachmann is that happy about it, you know it's a f*cking joke
 
2014-08-01 01:51:09 PM  

maudibjr: this is not governing


Which is good. They're supposed to be legislating.

Notice I typed "supposed".
 
2014-08-01 01:58:49 PM  

maudibjr: this is not governing


This is all about not looking like a complete turd come November.  It's tough for even a Tea Partier to run on the twin accomplishments of shutting down the government and filing a lawsuit against the President for doing stuff you just asked him to do.
 
2014-08-01 02:00:06 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Hahahahaha!

And not once is it ever mentioned that the "victims" could've just -- you know -- disconnected their computers, or gone to a freaking cat picture website.


Whatever you're having, I want some of it.
 
2014-08-01 02:05:45 PM  
I guess they found a reason to write a blank check then.

Serious Q though: Do the feds normally reimburse state nat. guard units for certain operations?  (i.e.-tornado clean up, disaster response, etc)
 
2014-08-01 02:16:25 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Hahahahaha!

And not once is it ever mentioned that the "victims" could've just -- you know -- disconnected their computers, or gone to a freaking cat picture website.


What.
 
2014-08-01 02:26:11 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: No comment yet from Speaker Ted Cruz.


You just know that Boehner wants to politically "Fredo" Ted Cruz:

i78.photobucket.com

"Holy Mary, Mother of God, I do not like Green Eggs and Ham."

*KA-BLAM!!!*
 
2014-08-01 02:29:59 PM  
Just some good old-fashioned Republican Taking, the "yeehaw!" way.

/GOP: The Party of the Moocher
//mooch mooch mooch
///adios, mofo
 
2014-08-01 02:31:51 PM  

Tigger: These people are terrorists. Drone strike them in their homes.


Except Rand Paul. He's a man of principle, and we should hold him to them. Wait until he's accused of shoplifting from a convenience store, then make a crater of him.
 
2014-08-01 02:36:34 PM  
The son of a Communist revolutionary is actively sabotaging the United States ...and he's a Republican hero.

Who ever saw THAT coming?
 
2014-08-01 02:37:10 PM  
Bachmann calls this the most monumental bill of the term.  That's probably because it's the only one with any substance and it's farking terrible.  It provides nothing in the way of actually making a significant change to immigration and it provides no realistic resources to aid in it's implementation.  It's a joke.  And the worst part is that it'll please their base to no end to watch it batted down by the administration who'll do it for it's substance while being blamed for obstructing reform.
 
2014-08-01 02:39:27 PM  
Michelle Bachmann just approved of the idea in the same way she approved of the Republican government shutdown.

Let's see that vote, GOP. Run away, doing no work and bragging about it.

/also, of course they think Bachmann, the soon-to-be-unemployed(in-Congress), is a good speakerbox for this...
 
2014-08-01 02:43:37 PM  
I bet this bill fails too.
 
2014-08-01 02:54:04 PM  
This bill will go nowhere.  It is merely to provide cover for Republicans during the break when they face voters back home.  The fringe minority in the House, led by a couple of screwball Senators, is dictating what happens in this country.
 
2014-08-01 02:58:55 PM  

meat0918: I bet this bill fails too.


Sure it is going to fail. The only way this passes the Louie Ghomert and Ted Cruz smell test is if it has a line item that allows for using pre-kindergarden aged children as pinata's in the green room at the 2016 RNC convention.
 
2014-08-01 03:04:03 PM  
A handjob for $35 million?  Do you spooge diamonds or something?
 
2014-08-01 03:15:47 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: No comment yet from Speaker Ted Cruz.


Speaker Cruz would be epic.
 
2014-08-01 03:40:33 PM  
FTFA: The bill is going nowhere in the Senate, and the White House threatened to veto an earlier version of it. The goal is to give Republicans political cover to tell their constituents they acted on the border crisis when they go home for recess.

I am sorry, but passing a bill they know will not pass and go nowhere for political cover before you go home is not House Republicans doing their job, it is a political stunt to be used as an "excuse" not to do their job and blame the president. If they passed a bill in good faith and actually meant to address the issue, then they would have to wait for the Senate version, hammer out differences, and then vote on the reconciled bill before sending it to the president for signature.

Passing a non-passable bill then saying "here's your bill, take it or leave it because we are going home", is still more incompetence from John Boehner and his caucus.
 
2014-08-01 04:05:41 PM  

LordJiro: The son of a Communist revolutionary is actively sabotaging the United States ...and he's a Republican hero.

Who ever saw THAT coming?


It turned out that the Communists set for destroying America are coming from inside the party. That's a movie twist if I ever saw one.
 
2014-08-01 04:15:16 PM  

LordJiro: The son of a Communist revolutionary is actively sabotaging the United States ...and he's a Republican hero.


Which is why more than a few of the derp brigade should start to question Cruz's motives.

He's given the president a whole lot of ammo to use against the Republicans.

//Hint, Cruz's motives are $$$$$$
 
2014-08-01 04:17:41 PM  

ManateeGag: peaker Cruz would be epic.


The Speaker isn't required to be elected from the members of the House... legally, I'm pretty sure this could happen. Not quite sure if he'd have to give up his Senate seat or not, though.
 
2014-08-01 04:21:53 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: I guess they found a reason to write a blank check then.

Serious Q though: Do the feds normally reimburse state nat. guard units for certain operations?  (i.e.-tornado clean up, disaster response, etc)


When did anything with a defined amount get considered to be a "blank check?" Does anyone know what that term means anymore, now that we've stopped writing paper checks?
 
2014-08-01 04:26:23 PM  

SomeoneDumb: Grand_Moff_Joseph: I guess they found a reason to write a blank check then.

Serious Q though: Do the feds normally reimburse state nat. guard units for certain operations?  (i.e.-tornado clean up, disaster response, etc)

When did anything with a defined amount get considered to be a "blank check?" Does anyone know what that term means anymore, now that we've stopped writing paper checks?


Trust me, I know the difference.  I was just riffing on Boehner's own words; when the WH requested $3.7B, he called that a "blank check", so I just turned it around on him a bit.  ;)
 
2014-08-01 04:47:33 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: ecmoRandomNumbers: Hahahahaha!

And not once is it ever mentioned that the "victims" could've just -- you know -- disconnected their computers, or gone to a freaking cat picture website.

Whatever you're having, I want some of it.


Goddammit. I posted in the wrong thread again.

Please pour on the scorn. I deserve it.
 
2014-08-01 08:26:04 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: SomeoneDumb: Grand_Moff_Joseph: I guess they found a reason to write a blank check then.

Serious Q though: Do the feds normally reimburse state nat. guard units for certain operations?  (i.e.-tornado clean up, disaster response, etc)

When did anything with a defined amount get considered to be a "blank check?" Does anyone know what that term means anymore, now that we've stopped writing paper checks?

Trust me, I know the difference.  I was just riffing on Boehner's own words; when the WH requested $3.7B, he called that a "blank check", so I just turned it around on him a bit.  ;)


That's cool then. You're still good and favorited by me
/Blank check = pet peeve
 
2014-08-01 09:23:01 PM  

SomeoneDumb: Grand_Moff_Joseph: SomeoneDumb: Grand_Moff_Joseph: I guess they found a reason to write a blank check then.

Serious Q though: Do the feds normally reimburse state nat. guard units for certain operations?  (i.e.-tornado clean up, disaster response, etc)

When did anything with a defined amount get considered to be a "blank check?" Does anyone know what that term means anymore, now that we've stopped writing paper checks?

Trust me, I know the difference.  I was just riffing on Boehner's own words; when the WH requested $3.7B, he called that a "blank check", so I just turned it around on him a bit.  ;)

That's cool then. You're still good and favorited by me
/Blank check = pet peeve


Oh, I made someone's fave list?? :)

What do you have me tagged as? :)
 
2014-08-02 05:15:39 AM  

heavymetal: Passing a non-passable bill then saying "here's your bill, take it or leave it because we are going home", is still more incompetence from John Boehner and his caucus.


It's not incompetence. I don't think the problem is that Republicans don't know  how to do their jobs correctly. I think they just don't want to.

It might be douchebaggery. It might be assholery. It might even be a general sense of coontitude. But it's not incompetence.
 
2014-08-02 08:37:19 AM  
Grand_Moff_Joseph:
Oh, I made someone's fave list?? :)

What do you have me tagged as? :)


"TBD" ... but you're in one of the good colors!
 
2014-08-02 09:49:08 AM  

SomeoneDumb: Grand_Moff_Joseph:
Oh, I made someone's fave list?? :)

What do you have me tagged as? :)

"TBD" ... but you're in one of the good colors!


Lol, that's good enough for me! :)
 
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