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2018-02-08 08:43:35 AM  
They sure are...
 
2018-02-08 08:52:47 AM  
The FAR, fringe right has been trying to monkey wrench the party for a while now.  This isn't news.  Wake me up when the rest of the republican party fights back, because so far that part is missing.
 
2018-02-08 08:56:47 AM  
It's a "Christmas tree on steroids," lamented one of the Freedom Caucus leaders, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.).

That's an excellent analogy, but I was going to say that it's more like a badger driving to church, or maybe a feeling of ennui upon finally getting the pony you always wanted, but far too late for you to enjoy it.

I guess they're all pretty great.
 
2018-02-08 08:57:34 AM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: They sure are...


Done in one
 
2018-02-08 09:06:00 AM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: They sure are...


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Not sure of the translation.
 
2018-02-08 09:09:04 AM  
FTFA: It's a "Christmas tree on steroids," lamented one of the Freedom Caucus leaders, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.).

It's just that nobody bothered explaining it so clearly before...
 
2018-02-08 09:15:48 AM  

Ambivalence: The FAR, fringe right has been trying to monkey wrench the party for a while now.  This isn't news.  Wake me up when the rest of the republican party fights back, because so far that part is missing.


Exactly - Traitor of the House could end this shiat tomorrow, but here we are
 
2018-02-08 09:17:52 AM  

MrBallou: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: They sure are...

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Not sure of the translation.


... Don't forget to drink
... Your Ovaltine
 
2018-02-08 09:22:51 AM  

Rapmaster2000: It's a "Christmas tree on steroids," lamented one of the Freedom Caucus leaders, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.).

That's an excellent analogy, but I was going to say that it's more like a badger driving to church, or maybe a feeling of ennui upon finally getting the pony you always wanted, but far too late for you to enjoy it.

I guess they're all pretty great.


My first read of that post changed pony to p0rn.  Which completely changes the feeling of the sentence.
 
2018-02-08 09:27:27 AM  

BizarreMan: Rapmaster2000: It's a "Christmas tree on steroids," lamented one of the Freedom Caucus leaders, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.).

That's an excellent analogy, but I was going to say that it's more like a badger driving to church, or maybe a feeling of ennui upon finally getting the pony you always wanted, but far too late for you to enjoy it.

I guess they're all pretty great.

My first read of that post changed pony to p0rn.  Which completely changes the feeling of the sentence.


It's never too late for pr0n.

/it's never too late for now...
 
2018-02-08 09:30:40 AM  
Ya kinda threw off the whole "Fiscal Responsibility" facade when you passed that f*cking tax bill, comrades.
 
2018-02-08 09:32:51 AM  
Yeah, they stink on ice.
 
2018-02-08 09:48:38 AM  
House conservatives on Wednesday revolted against a massive bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and bust spending caps, complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility.

Y'all are now the party of racists and pedohiles. Weren't you paying attention?
 
2018-02-08 09:49:55 AM  

This Is Bold Text: House conservatives on Wednesday revolted against a massive bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and bust spending caps, complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility.

Y'all are now the party of racists and pedohiles. Weren't you paying attention?


They gave up the title "party of fiscal responsibility" when they gave corporations and rich people undeserved tax breaks in December.
 
2018-02-08 09:52:53 AM  
They've always been revolting.  But now they're rebelling.

/obligatory
 
2018-02-08 09:52:55 AM  
They've always been revolting, but now they're rebelling.
 
2018-02-08 09:53:51 AM  

BizarreMan: This Is Bold Text: House conservatives on Wednesday revolted against a massive bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and bust spending caps, complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility.

Y'all are now the party of racists and pedohiles. Weren't you paying attention?

They gave up the title "party of fiscal responsibility" when they gave corporations and rich people undeserved tax breaks in December.


They gave up the title "party of fiscal responsibility" when they passed income tax cuts in 2001 which eliminated the Clinton-driven surplus, and, again, in 2003 after they started another war in Iraq after we invaded.

/Aren't you all detecting a pattern here?
 
2018-02-08 09:53:51 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Yeah, they stink on ice.


This.

/I came for it
//Leaving satisfied
///And threes.
 
2018-02-08 09:53:59 AM  
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2018-02-08 09:54:09 AM  
Well maybe if you chucklefarks didn't cut taxes for corporations and gift $1.5 trillion to billionaires you wouldn't be in this fiscal situation. But you still vorted for the tax bill so the budget has to come from somewhere.

You dense motherfarkers.
 
2018-02-08 09:54:20 AM  
...complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility. complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility.

Yet giving corporations and the uber-wealthy massive tax breaks to trigger a $1.5T deficit is totes sound.
 
2018-02-08 09:54:24 AM  

rjakobi: They've always been revolting, but now they're rebelling.


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2018-02-08 09:55:28 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Yeah, they stink on ice.

I was looking for that.
 
2018-02-08 10:01:14 AM  
Fecal matter tends to smell, subby.
 
2018-02-08 10:01:15 AM  
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2018-02-08 10:01:49 AM  
Since farking when did the Teatards line up with an image of "fiscal responsibility"? "Taxed Enough Already" without a reasonable spending cut in signt.
 
2018-02-08 10:02:09 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Yeah, they stink on ice.


Took waaay too long for you to be the first.
 
2018-02-08 10:02:36 AM  
So just vote to repeal the corporate tax cuts you just passed that add $1.5 trillion in deficits.
 
2018-02-08 10:02:50 AM  
"No American family can operate that way; no American business can operate that way, and it is folly to believe that the United States of America can operate that way."

Public debt is not comparable to household debt. The nation cannot "max out its credit card" -- as if that means anything. Debt is not a function of finance (or being irresponsible with it), but rather a function of trust and confidence. So long as there is trust in the state and its monetary engine, the debt that it levies is acceptable.

That doesn't mean the debt is meaningless or that it can be ignored, just that the level of confidence that other countries have in the US Dollar is a completely different mechanism that is orders of magnitude more complicated than the level of trust that the bank has in you paying off your credit card bill. And to equate the two is a demonstration of ignorance in the subject matter.
 
2018-02-08 10:03:19 AM  

Kegluneq: They've always been revolting.  But now they're rebelling.

/obligatory


... and they smell bad,  too
 
2018-02-08 10:03:28 AM  
So the choice facing Republicans is get painted as traitors to the party by working with Dems on the bill or get painted as budget doves for passing spending increases... or get painted as useless by letting the government shut down.

Mid-term campaigns are gonna be fun.
 
2018-02-08 10:03:30 AM  
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2018-02-08 10:04:08 AM  

max_pooper: So just vote to repeal the corporate tax cuts you just passed that add $1.5 trillion in deficits.


And maybe, for once, cut millitary spending a smidge. We don't need a parking lot full of tanks.
 
2018-02-08 10:05:26 AM  
What is a Christmas Tree on sterioids an analogous of? Mega good cheer???
 
2018-02-08 10:05:41 AM  
Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said he was prepared to swallow the spending boost for domestic programs in exchange for the military bulk-up, but he was thrown off by raising the debt ceiling as part of the deal."

So this ahole is ok with the tax cut that decreased government revenues and with all the new spending but is thrown off by the fact that we'd need to borrow money to pay for it?
 
2018-02-08 10:05:59 AM  
The ice they're on must be pretty damn thick.
 
2018-02-08 10:06:18 AM  
This is like quitting your job and then complaining that you can't afford your mortgage.
 
2018-02-08 10:06:36 AM  

MrBallou: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: They sure are...

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Not sure of the translation.


"People are Rebelling"
"They say the Tsar is not real"

It's a rough translation, I haven't done Russian since college.
 
2018-02-08 10:07:36 AM  

kbronsito: Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said he was prepared to swallow the spending boost for domestic programs in exchange for the military bulk-up, but he was thrown off by raising the debt ceiling as part of the deal."

So this ahole is ok with the tax cut that decreased government revenues and with all the new spending but is thrown off by the fact that we'd need to borrow money to pay for it?


Republicans don't know what the debt ceiling is.
 
2018-02-08 10:07:37 AM  

Wadded Beef: ...complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility. complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility.

Yet giving corporations and the uber-wealthy massive tax breaks to trigger a $1.5T deficit is totes sound.


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To be fair, cutting all actual spending on things that don't directly benefit them and only them (paychecks, perks etc) was their intention all along. Frankly they're only really upset that pesky things like Medicaid might continue for those lazy children. Cut those child labor laws next. They're silly and outdated.
 
2018-02-08 10:09:49 AM  
They've always been revolting.  Now they're rebelling.

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2018-02-08 10:10:35 AM  

MrBallou: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: They sure are...

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Not sure of the translation.


People called Romanes, they go, the house?
 
2018-02-08 10:10:57 AM  
Because they want to shut down the government.

/not quite the same as a government shutdown, but it's understandable if you get the two concepts confused
 
2018-02-08 10:11:13 AM  
If Pelosi's stand yesterday ultimately leads to a deal with Paul Ryan in which a Senate-passed DACA/immigration bill will see an up or down House floor vote (Hastert rule be damned), then count me impressed...

/not holding my breath
//...but it's possible
 
2018-02-08 10:11:17 AM  

King Something: The ice they're on must be pretty damn thick.


Everyone hates Congress, but no one seems to hate "their guy".  Once more people finally figure out that "their guy" IS Congress, then we might have some real change on our hands.

I find it personally hilarious when people like Ted Cruz walk around yelling about "changing the toxic culture in Washintgon" or some shiat like that.
 
2018-02-08 10:11:18 AM  

BizarreMan: They gave up the title "party of fiscal responsibility" when they gave corporations and rich people undeserved tax breaks in December.


Reagan and Bush41 both raised taxes repeatedly to prevent ballooning the deficit. Bush43 was the real culprit when it comes to Republicans who cut taxes and then blew trillion-dollar holes in the deficit.
 
2018-02-08 10:11:53 AM  

max_pooper: So just vote to repeal the corporate tax cuts you just passed that add $1.5 trillion in deficits.


Ryan would have to return his *gift* to the Koch Bros.
 
2018-02-08 10:12:10 AM  
I'm not only a 'no.' I'm a 'hell no,' " quipped Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)

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2018-02-08 10:12:42 AM  

kbronsito: Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said he was prepared to swallow the spending boost for domestic programs in exchange for the military bulk-up, but he was thrown off by raising the debt ceiling as part of the deal."

So this ahole is ok with the tax cut that decreased government revenues and with all the new spending but is thrown off by the fact that we'd need to borrow money to pay for it?


Please realize that 'Fiscal Conservatism" is just another dog whistle for "against funding for the blah and poors". It doesn't mean any understanding of economics, macro or otherwise.
 
2018-02-08 10:13:19 AM  

Ishkur: "No American family can operate that way; no American business can operate that way, and it is folly to believe that the United States of America can operate that way."


And yet we have done exactly that for over 240+ years now, far longer than any business you'd care to name.
 
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