Fuck you, you cowardly arrogant piece of shit. Fuck you for attacking a park ranger for DOING HER GODDAMN JOB UNLIKE YOU! You know goddamn good and well that the park service had to close down the memorials because YOU and other douchebags like you voted to shut down the government! How DARE you take it out on this person! Fuck you, fuck the horse you rode in on, and fuck every other piece of shit congressman who scrambled out their for photo ops with World War 2 veterans to try to cover up your own stupidity and incompetence. FUCK. YOU.
And in other related news, this guy Cong. Todd Rokita (R-IN), is a total douchebag.
And this guy, Cong. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN). What is it with Indiana and douchebags?
“We’re not going to be disrespected,” he told the Washington Examiner’s David Drucker. “We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”
John Boehner has, for all intents and purposes, been deposed by Ted Cruz as Speaker of the House in a (so far) bloodless coup. The Lunatic Fringe caucus of his party takes its orders from Cruz, leaving him powerless to extricate himself from the shutdown debacle Cruz got him into in the first place, even though he clearly has the votes to end this. How crazy is the Lunatic Fringe Caucus, you may ask? Crazy enough that even Grover “Drown the government in the bathtub” Norquist thinks they’re crazy. Uncharacteristically, Obama and the Democrats are standing firm and Republicans are taking huge hits in the polls. You have to work pretty hard at it to get a 10% approval rating. What’s the solution? If this trainwreck continues for a month, Democrats and a few sane Republicans can force a vote through a discharge petition, which will also likely be the final nail in the coffin of the Boehner speakership. It could also provide momentum for Democrats to retake the House, though they still have a high hurdle to overcome thanks to gerrymandering. Unless something changes dramatically, this seems like the most likely scenario to me.
“I intend to speak in opposition to Obamacare, I intend to speak in support of defunding Obamacare, until I am no longer able to stand.”
If it’s until no one can stand him any longer, it’ll be a much shorter speech…
UPDATE: Zero to Godwin in about 15 minutes.
...Harry Reid (D-Spineless) manages to find a way to surrender. Good Lord, but he is the absolute most incompetent pitiful excuse for a Majority Leader the Senate has ever seen. Why can he not take “victory” for an answer?
Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) hates Ted Cruz (Tea Party-Ontario). This, combined with the incredible unpopularity of Cruz’s kamikaze strategy, indicates to me that’s he’s EXACTLY the sort of bold leadership Republicans need to nominate in 2016.
UPDATE: Ted Cruz has now officially snatched the Krazy Krown from Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). And let me tell you something, you’ve got to be working pretty damned hard to be crazier than Tom Coburn…
Just had a well-educated Republican friend make the following statements (paraphrased):
1) I concede that there’s no way to use the debt ceiling to defund Obamacare nevertheless I insist it be done;
2) Unless Obama accedes to our demands 100%, we Republicans must force a government shutdown;
3) This shutdown will be the Democrats’ fault; and
4) I don’t think compromise is a dirty word
And then my head exploded.
Pity poor Cong. Phil Gingrey (R-Georgia) “stuck here (in Congress) making $172,000 a year”. His personal disclosed net worth is somewhere around $3 million. And then he voted to cut food stamps.
Cong. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) doesn’t much care for uppity wimmin‘! Especially uppity environmentalist wimmin’.