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2009-03-26 5:07:15 PM  

haplo53: Phil Herup: How can you take my quote as a defense of the Republican budget?

Technically, I don't think he did.


He didn't defend it. He repeated it. Almost verbatim.
 
2009-03-26 5:07:25 PM  
the late update is pretty good to as they begin pointing fingers and being outraged at each other:

Late Update: As Democrats (along with Contessa Brewer) have a ball playing up the GOP plan's lack of detail, Politico reports that House Republican aides are already squabbling over whose boss thought it was a good idea to unveil a budget that lacked nearly all the essential qualities of budget-ness.

The whole post is worth reading, but this quote from "a GOP aide heavily involved in budget strategy" stands well on its own:

"In his egocentric rush to get on camera, Mike Pence threw the rest of the Conference under the bus, specifically Paul Ryan, whose staff has been working night and day for weeks to develop a substantive budget plan ... I hope his camera time was gratifying enough to justify erasing the weeks of hard work by dozens of Republicans to put forth serious ideas."

If only the House Republican Conference were a reality show. Pence and Ryan's aides would have to hash all this out on camera while wielding Nerf bats on a giant log suspended over the ocean, and then sing with Dionne Warwick.
 
2009-03-26 5:07:52 PM  
Fear the BUDGETCUBE!

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2009-03-26 5:08:18 PM  
UPDATE:

Page 19 detailing the GOP solution to health care has just been released.

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2009-03-26 5:08:23 PM  

IXI Jim IXI: Nah. It'd be farking your girlfriend's a dead Labrador puppy outside of a daycare.


FIFY
 
2009-03-26 5:08:39 PM  

krelborne: The "defense" of this is just explaining what it is: a blueprint. It's stupid, but it's not the budget. The "multi-hundred-page" budget's due to be released next week, according to House Repubs.


Then why did John Boehner say "Obama said we didn't have a budget, here it is" and hold this up?
 
2009-03-26 5:08:40 PM  
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2009-03-26 5:08:59 PM  

IXI Jim IXI: burndtdan: would that be a gay dog farking an aborted fetus?

Nah. It'd be farking a dead Labrador puppy outside of a daycare.


or as i call it, tuesday.
 
2009-03-26 5:09:45 PM  

what_now: Seriously: Let it go. Sit this one out. George W. Bush could have come up with a better budget.


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2009-03-26 5:10:01 PM  
 
2009-03-26 5:10:57 PM  
Hang on, if Republicans think gays are wrong and abortions are wrong, where do they come down on aborting gay babies, if this were possible?
 
2009-03-26 5:11:06 PM  

NewportBarGuy: UPDATE:

Page 19 detailing the GOP solution to health care has just been released.


Don't do that! I have a cold. Laughing that hard makes it hurt.
 
2009-03-26 5:11:07 PM  

h8_u_2: "In his egocentric rush to get on camera, Mike Pence threw the rest of the Conference under the bus, specifically Paul Ryan, whose staff has been working night and day for weeks to develop a substantive budget plan ... I hope his camera time was gratifying enough to justify erasing the weeks of hard work by dozens of Republicans to put forth serious ideas."


Awww, what a shame. Nice to see Boehner was there to cover his ass:

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2009-03-26 5:12:31 PM  
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2009-03-26 5:12:50 PM  

Hender: Isn't that what we're doing?


No... it's what you're doing. Or some other folks (didn't actually check if you made one of those silly chart mods). :)
 
2009-03-26 5:13:27 PM  
I'm really gonna be interested in what the GOP's numbers will look like when they release the more detailed version of their budget (with actual numbers this time!). I'm wondering how many jobs are going to be created by cutting taxes for the rich. I want to see if they are going to base it off how many jobs were created with Bush's $1.4 trillion tax cuts.
 
2009-03-26 5:14:54 PM  
Hang On Voltaire 2009-03-26 03:21:11 PM
Compared to Obama's budget it is.

And you've determined that using what numbers? Oh, this is HOV. Nevermind. Reality has no bearing on his posts.
 
2009-03-26 5:15:20 PM  
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2009-03-26 5:15:36 PM  

pixistick: krelborne: The "defense" of this is just explaining what it is: a blueprint. It's stupid, but it's not the budget. The "multi-hundred-page" budget's due to be released next week, according to House Repubs.

Then why did John Boehner say "Obama said we didn't have a budget, here it is" and hold this up?


Ooooh, you got him! He called it a budget! He never used the word outline or blueprint in that particular sentence! No backsies!
 
2009-03-26 5:16:01 PM  

JohnnyC: Hender: Isn't that what we're doing?

No... it's what you're doing. Or some other folks (didn't actually check if you made one of those silly chart mods). :)


That's my point. We're treating it with all the deference and respect that it's due.
 
2009-03-26 5:16:03 PM  
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2009-03-26 5:17:04 PM  

Kanaloa: Fear the BUDGETCUBE!


Now if they can solve the time cube they could also throw in an extra $1000! That will allow us to lower taxes on the rich!

My how it all comes together now.
 
2009-03-26 5:17:21 PM  

krelborne: Ooooh, you got him! He called it a budget! He never used the word outline or blueprint in that particular sentence! No backsies!


wat?

The man said "HERE IS THE BUDGET" What am I supposed to take away from that? It's not really a budget?

Sorry, you're reaching.
 
2009-03-26 5:18:41 PM  
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2009-03-26 5:19:26 PM  

krelborne: pixistick: krelborne: The "defense" of this is just explaining what it is: a blueprint. It's stupid, but it's not the budget. The "multi-hundred-page" budget's due to be released next week, according to House Repubs.

Then why did John Boehner say "Obama said we didn't have a budget, here it is" and hold this up?

Ooooh, you got him! He called it a budget! He never used the word outline or blueprint in that particular sentence! No backsies!


From CNN: Asked where the cuts would be coming from, Boehner said, "We'll wait and see next week."

READ: "Fu*k if I know. We haven't made it that far. Probably from some queermo hippie bullshiat that makes us less safe from ay-rabs."
 
2009-03-26 5:19:59 PM  
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2009-03-26 5:20:10 PM  
I just looked at the PDF. Holy crap, and some of you people want these morans in charge of the government again? I am truly surprised there WASN'T unicorns and rainbows in that crapfest.
 
2009-03-26 5:20:44 PM  
best politics thread Evar!
 
2009-03-26 5:21:05 PM  
Ah, the birth of a meme!

Thank you, 2009 Republican budget proposal
 
2009-03-26 5:21:18 PM  

WaltzingMathilda: From CNN: Asked where the cuts would be coming from, Boehner said, "We'll wait and see next week."


So we won't even hear about the real budget UNTIL THE WEEKEND?
 
2009-03-26 5:22:21 PM  
This is actually real? That's......amazing. What a disgrace.
 
2009-03-26 5:22:28 PM  
Skleenar Quote 2009-03-26 05:16:03 PM

HAHA!
 
2009-03-26 5:23:17 PM  
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2009-03-26 5:23:33 PM  
See they are not just the party of "NO" look at what they have in their "plan".


Republicans propose to undo the recent reckless and wasteful Democrat spending binge included in the so-called "stimulus" and omnibus bills.


See they have a PLAN to say "NO" now!!
 
2009-03-26 5:23:50 PM  

Truncks1: I'm really gonna be interested in what the GOP's numbers will look like when they release the more detailed version of their budget (with actual numbers this time!). I'm wondering how many jobs are going to be created by cutting taxes for the rich. I want to see if they are going to base it off how many jobs were created with Bush's $1.4 trillion tax cuts.


What I want is for someone with an education in economics to address wealth condensation and how progressive taxation is the strongest market force available to reduce it in a free market economy. Every time I've brought that up with someone that supports flat tax or 'fair tax' they either don't know what I'm talking about or claim that it doesn't exist.
 
2009-03-26 5:23:54 PM  

Shryke: I just got off the phone with Karl and Dick. They just asked me to apologize to you, Jizzer. So, we are sorry. All better now? I'd hate to think you waster any more of your precious time.


haha thank you

/after re-reading my post I did come off smug
 
2009-03-26 5:24:32 PM  
This thread gets better and better.

Love the TPM headline from today's Gibbsfest: Gibbs On GOP Budget: More Windmill Pictures Than Numbers
 
2009-03-26 5:24:53 PM  

Bloody William: So we won't even hear about the real budget UNTIL THE WEEKEND?


There won't be a real budget until Grover Norquist writes one for them. Unfortunately for them, he's functionally retarded.
 
2009-03-26 5:25:21 PM  

Headso: Skleenar Quote 2009-03-26 05:16:03 PM

HAHA!


I didn't even have to use my AK.
 
2009-03-26 5:25:23 PM  
Stolen:

I've been saying this for a while now, but something people need to understand about the current state of American politics is that Rep Mike Pence (R-IN) is not a smart man. He lacks intelligence. He's been able to rise into the House leadership and even somehow require a reputation as a policy thinker of the right larger because it's extraordinarily rare for the media to ask a politician to answer a question about a policy issue. But when Pence is asked to do this-as Norah O'Donnell did below-he's completely unable to deal with it.

Basically, Pence is very upset that Obama's budget proposal would lead to high deficits. Pence is also the author of an alternative "budget" "plan." O'Donnell, sensibly, asks him what the deficit would be under his plan. It's not a tough question, it's not a gotcha question, it's not an ideological question. Indeed, if Pence knew the answer to the question, and if the answer made sense, it would actually count as an absurd softball. But Pence doesn't know!

Now we're told the Republicans will have more details next week. If so, it'll be interesting to see if they submit the thing to the CBO for rigorous scoring.
 
2009-03-26 5:25:27 PM  
In case you didn't read the original pdf here are some real gems
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2009-03-26 5:26:40 PM  
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2009-03-26 5:27:43 PM  
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude

Close, but it's Madagascar.
 
2009-03-26 5:28:09 PM  

Hender: Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude

Close, but it's Madagascar.


Damn it. Off to fix.
 
2009-03-26 5:28:31 PM  
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2009-03-26 5:29:43 PM  

pixistick: krelborne: Ooooh, you got him! He called it a budget! He never used the word outline or blueprint in that particular sentence! No backsies!

wat?

The man said "HERE IS THE BUDGET" What am I supposed to take away from that? It's not really a budget?

Sorry, you're reaching.


You're ignoring all context and all other statements about this thing, grasping at the omission of one word from one sentence, all because you want to force a particular partisan interpretation of events, and I'M the one who's reaching? Please.

BTW, is Fark really slow for anyone else?
 
2009-03-26 5:29:54 PM  

Bloody William: WaltzingMathilda: From CNN: Asked where the cuts would be coming from, Boehner said, "We'll wait and see next week."

So we won't even hear about the real budget UNTIL THE WEEKEND?


well, next week, when they're scheduled to vote on it.

please remember this is the same man biatching about how the stimulus bill was put in front of him too close to the vote. now he's going to do the same farking thing with the budget. bravo, party of unabashed hypocrisy.
 
2009-03-26 5:29:55 PM  
satanorsanta

Don't those circles (the color/font combo) look strikingly similar to Obama's ridiculous "Office of the President-Elect" seals?
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// hotlinked from Fox News.com
// because they were asking for it
 
2009-03-26 5:30:52 PM  
Fixed:

Fail for me

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