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2018-02-08 01:05:18 PM  
had an argument the other day with someone because he was complaining about all far left nutjobs making bipartisan compromise impossible and how if the dems would just cave to all demands, the country would be such a better place

when i brought up the republicans in the obama years and the freedom caucus sabotaging their own party now he was unimpressed, thinking they had been true patriots in the face of socialism

/damn i need to find better people to know
 
2018-02-08 01:17:01 PM  
Indeed, all of HFC's major reasons for existing at all could be eliminated if the deal is approved.

Consider the following:


List fails without Kenyans.
 
2018-02-08 01:23:18 PM  
The only reason the HFC has any power at all is the Pedo Rule. It's Ryan and the rest of the GOP that have given them a veto that is the problem.
 
2018-02-08 01:39:04 PM  
What is going on in TFA with the talk of tax cuts? They just got a giant ass tax bill through. It never stops.
 
2018-02-08 01:48:26 PM  
TFA seems to think that if they get most of what they want, then they will stop making demands and go away.  Since when has that ever worked?

Jesus, people are stupid.  This will be their moment of victory, and proof to them that their assholery works.  Kreist, people - be farking realistic.  Those dickheads aren't going anywhere.
 
2018-02-08 01:59:31 PM  
Unpossible. Fark keeps telling me we're swinging perpetually to the right; what with the Nazis and fascism and such... as seen in this often posted illustration:

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2018-02-08 02:07:27 PM  
I've heard this song before.
 
2018-02-08 02:07:35 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: TFA seems to think that if they get most of what they want, then they will stop making demands and go away.  Since when has that ever worked?

Jesus, people are stupid.  This will be their moment of victory, and proof to them that their assholery works.  Kreist, people - be farking realistic.  Those dickheads aren't going anywhere.


I gotta go with this right here.  Assholes won't disappear and tend to remain assholes.
 
2018-02-08 02:19:43 PM  
I'll wait to cheer when they're run out of DC on rails...
 
2018-02-08 02:20:02 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: TFA seems to think that if they get most of what they want, then they will stop making demands and go away.  Since when has that ever worked?

Jesus, people are stupid.  This will be their moment of victory, and proof to them that their assholery works.  Kreist, people - be farking realistic.  Those dickheads aren't going anywhere.


That's not what TFA says at all. It says that they will NOT get most of what they want, and a 2 year agreement means they won't have opportunities to get it anytime soon because most of what they want could probably only be passed through budget reconciliation.  2 year budget means no budget reconciliation for almost 2 years.

It remains to be seen if it passes the house without the HFC (which I keep thinking in my head is high fructose cornsyrup), but if it does they're going to be doing little more than whining for the next couple years.
 
2018-02-08 02:27:13 PM  
HFC should be banned like CFCs.
 
2018-02-08 02:28:12 PM  
I don't know if I agree with TFA.  I think it would just be better to vote all those chuckle farks out of congress, personally.
 
2018-02-08 02:37:44 PM  

SpaceyCat: I'll wait to cheer when they're run out of DC on rails...


Yeah I'll wait and see after the next two elections. HFC seems to be a turd that wont flush.
 
2018-02-08 02:38:32 PM  
There is not enough Grumpy Cat satisfaction to express how I feel about this prospect. F*ck the House Freedom Caucus.
 
2018-02-08 02:38:44 PM  
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2018-02-08 02:39:03 PM  
Turn off my adblocker or read your shiatty article?  Bye Forbes
 
2018-02-08 02:39:05 PM  
Hahahaha. Wow, get a load of author, he thinks the HFC needs a reason to exist. To obstruct.

/never assume rationality where none can exist.
 
2018-02-08 02:39:33 PM  

SpaceyCat: I'll wait to cheer when they're run out of DC on rails...


That's the plan for November.
 
2018-02-08 02:41:32 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: had an argument the other day with someone because he was complaining about all far left nutjobs making bipartisan compromise impossible and how if the dems would just cave to all demands, the country would be such a better place

when i brought up the republicans in the obama years and the freedom caucus sabotaging their own party now he was unimpressed, thinking they had been true patriots in the face of socialism

/damn i need to find better people to know


They're called the house FREEDOM caucus. Clearly they are fighting for your FREEDOM against commie scum.

^Literally have had that used as a retort when discussing the House farkup Caucus.
 
2018-02-08 02:41:50 PM  
Not mentioned in the article:

With the probably Blue Wave hitting in November, those in the HFC who actually manage to hold on to their seats (many are in safe GOP districts), will be the minority of the minority party.  They will essentially be the toddlers sitting in the corner of the pre-school class spending their time deciding which jar of paste tastes best.
 
2018-02-08 02:42:51 PM  
I'm sorry to say this, but Forbes is cancer.
 
2018-02-08 02:44:48 PM  
If there ever was a group whose name is the definition of doublespeak, it's the House "Freedom" Caucus.

Good riddance.
 
2018-02-08 02:44:57 PM  
And not a moment to soon. Hope TFA is correct, the HFC has been a cancer since it's inception.
 
2018-02-08 02:46:40 PM  
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2018-02-08 02:47:10 PM  

Dog Welder: They will essentially be the toddlers sitting in the corner of the pre-school class spending their time deciding which jar of paste tastes best.


Much the same, then.
 
2018-02-08 02:47:15 PM  
Republicans, devaluing the word "freedom" for the past 40 years
 
2018-02-08 02:50:07 PM  
   Jim Jordan ...
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2018-02-08 02:50:37 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: There is not enough Grumpy Cat satisfaction to express how I feel about this prospect. F*ck the House Freedom Caucus.


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2018-02-08 02:52:38 PM  

Wrongo: Hahahaha. Wow, get a load of author, he thinks the HFC needs a reason to exist. To obstruct.

/never assume rationality where none can exist.


The point isn't that they won't have a reason, it's that they won't have the ability.
 
2018-02-08 02:55:03 PM  
I just think the GOP wants to take off until after the midterms. They had so much fun doing nothing for the last 6 years.
 
2018-02-08 02:55:24 PM  
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2018-02-08 02:55:42 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Turn off my adblocker or read your shiatty article?  Bye Forbes


And if you do turn off the blocker, they magnanimously offer you a short ad-free trial. Bye indeed.
 
2018-02-08 02:56:07 PM  
IF it happens that way, is that really better? Sure they are a painful clump of constipation, but on the whole, will the Republican party be stronger or weaker with it dissolved?
Keep an eye on the long term...
 
2018-02-08 02:58:07 PM  
Goodbye, horses.
 
2018-02-08 02:59:11 PM  

Percise1: IF it happens that way, is that really better? Sure they are a painful clump of constipation, but on the whole, will the Republican party be stronger or weaker with it dissolved?


With friends like them, who needs enemas?
 
2018-02-08 02:59:23 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: I'm sorry to say this, but Forbes is cancer.


You should never be sorry for speaking truth.
 
2018-02-08 03:01:40 PM  

orclover: PartTimeBuddha: I'm sorry to say this, but Forbes is cancer.

You should never be sorry for speaking truth.


I have you farkied as "antisemite".
 
2018-02-08 03:04:07 PM  

ABQGOD: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Turn off my adblocker or read your shiatty article?  Bye Forbes

And if you do turn off the blocker, they magnanimously offer you a short ad-free trial. Bye indeed.


Online ads have gotten way out of control.  Sure I'll turn off my ad blocker if you a) don't have any autoplay ads with sound b) don't have pop-up ads and newsletter sign-ups and c) don't take up more than 20% of my screen with ads.

I mean look at this abortion of ads on NY Daily News, takes up almost half of the farking screen.

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2018-02-08 03:05:01 PM  

WalkingCarpet: ABQGOD: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Turn off my adblocker or read your shiatty article?  Bye Forbes

And if you do turn off the blocker, they magnanimously offer you a short ad-free trial. Bye indeed.

Online ads have gotten way out of control.  Sure I'll turn off my ad blocker if you a) don't have any autoplay ads with sound b) don't have pop-up ads and newsletter sign-ups and c) don't take up more than 20% of my screen with ads.

I mean look at this abortion of ads on NY Daily News, takes up almost half of the farking screen.

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fun fact: you can adblock the thing that asks you to turn off your adblocker
 
2018-02-08 03:05:29 PM  
I'm really tired of alleged journalists referring to them with their own nomenclature, "ultra conservatives." They're not conservatives. They're thieving bigots. They want to steer defense contracts to their own districts at the expense of helping people. And they don't, and never will, give two shiats about deficits.
 
2018-02-08 03:06:14 PM  
"Freedom' Caucus.

Republican hipster words .
They only use them ironically:

Freedom
Liberty
Patriot
Family
Truth
 
2018-02-08 03:06:27 PM  
Huh....

I bet I know where Ryan could find 40 or more votes.  But it will cost him more and more every hour that passes.
 
2018-02-08 03:07:07 PM  
CPennypacker:  fun fact: you can adblock the thing that asks you to turn off your adblocker

Oh I know, my point was that I am willing to tolerate ads to support a site as long as they are not obnoxious with them.
 
2018-02-08 03:07:21 PM  

WalkingCarpet: ABQGOD: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Turn off my adblocker or read your shiatty article?  Bye Forbes

And if you do turn off the blocker, they magnanimously offer you a short ad-free trial. Bye indeed.

Online ads have gotten way out of control.  Sure I'll turn off my ad blocker if you a) don't have any autoplay ads with sound b) don't have pop-up ads and newsletter sign-ups and c) don't take up more than 20% of my screen with ads.

I mean look at this abortion of ads on NY Daily News, takes up almost half of the farking screen.

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It's not just the giant ads either. It's the ads that pop up or slide out or creep in, and you can close one, then there's two more, and they're animated, brightly colored, impossible to ignore.

And this is on sites like NYT. You go to CNN and ye gods, it's hard to believe anybody visits that site.
 
2018-02-08 03:08:04 PM  

Scanty Em: I'm really tired of alleged journalists referring to them with their own nomenclature, "ultra conservatives." They're not conservatives.


Typing "authoritarian racists" again and again gets repetitive.
 
2018-02-08 03:13:14 PM  

Wrongo: Hahahaha. Wow, get a load of author, he thinks the HFC needs a reason to exist. To obstruct.

/never assume rationality where none can exist.


They don't need reasons, but this means they may not have the ability. Shrill and helpless would look good on them.
 
2018-02-08 03:15:50 PM  
Clearly they are not conservative enough.
 
2018-02-08 03:16:19 PM  
They got most of what they wanted, and the stuff they didn't get they now get to campaign on - "you need me in Congress to fight this horrible X".

I don't think the author understands politics, politicians, or Washington.
 
2018-02-08 03:17:29 PM  
Unlikely.  Assholes can always figure out a way to shiat over everything.
 
2018-02-08 03:17:34 PM  

WalkingCarpet: CPennypacker:  fun fact: you can adblock the thing that asks you to turn off your adblocker

Oh I know, my point was that I am willing to tolerate ads to support a site as long as they are not obnoxious with them.


God its so satisfying to do that.

"Turn off your adblocker if you wanna continue"

lol block
 
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