While right wing media is today touting the ludicrous meme that the President forced them to shut down the government (I guess they’re as stupid as their teabagger constituency), let’s not forget the GOP was the only folks who were happy and excited about the shutdown, who conspired to plot it six months ago, and who voted against reopening the government and averting a credit default.
Congress currently has a 10% approval rating, apparently that is lower than the approval rating of colonoscopies. Which actually makes sense because the more you think about it, both Congress and colonoscopies deal with assholes, but the American public can at least acknowledge that colonoscopies serve a practical function. Also, colonoscopies exist to make assholes better; Congress just seems to make them worse.
John Oliver, on The Bugle podcast
You have already gotten the opportunity to serve the American people….if you’re being disrespected it’s because of that attitude that you’ve got that you deserve to get something for doing your job!
President Obama, today, addressing members of the GOP, like Rep. Martin Stutzman (R-IN), who said they “wouldn’t be disrespected” and had to “get something out of” the shutdown. GOBAMA!
The President may not order any increase in taxes or other revenue measures to enforce the Amendment. A President’s failure to prevent a prohibited fiscal year deficit is an impeachable offense.
Representative Mo Brooks’ (R-AL) proposed constitutional amendment that would have impeached Ronald Reagan many times over. But Reagan wasn’t a black guy from Chicago.
Raising the debt ceiling … simply allows the country to pay for spending Congress has already committed to. The debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending.
President Obama, talking directly to the Republican teabaggers who feel they need a government shutdown to “get it out of their system.” Those same ones who go around saying they refuse to authorize raising the debt ceiling until we gut spending on the social safety net. Yes, those same ones who were/are willing to risk the creditworthiness of the United States for their own petty political brawls.
Tea Party phonies have no tax money for disaster relief, but plenty to fight marriage equality.
It’s emerged that House Republicans have decided to continue to spend taxpayer funds defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court. GOP lawmakers gave the green light to this idea in a private meeting last night, and it is expected to pass the House as part of a rules package when it is voted on today.
The optics of this move are intriguing. DOMA has already been found unconstitutional by lower courts. The House GOP has already spent over $1.5 million paying outside counsel to defend this law, and while the amount it will ultimately spend on this means little in the larger fiscal scheme of things, it comes just after House Republicans took a beating for failing to vote on aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy.
“They found the time to appropriate extra money to defend discrimination, but they didn’t find the time or money to push the hurricane relief bill through,” prominent gay advocate Richard Socarides told me today.
Keep in mind, that the a majority of Americans support marriage equality. So these Tea Party nutjobs want to throw money at a lost cause that most of us don’t think is a problem in the first place. If you voted for one of these ‘bagger posers because you thought they’d be responsible stewards of federal spending, you’ve been had.
But disaster relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy? Well, that’s not so important that it can’t wait a little while. What’s really important is that America be saved from something Americans don’t actually think they need to be saved from, because denying people the right to marry the person they love is liberty… or something.
Go ask them, because it makes no damned sense to me.
SEXUALLY REPRESSED HYPOCRITES
I love this more than words can express.
Trying to convince voters that voting for him means you love the country because those angry vengeful Obama voters.
When the post mortem is written, I think it will be the Tea Party that will be the cause of Romney’s massive loss.
I believe if Romney had been able to carry the mantle of universal health care over which he presided in Massachusetts instead of running away from it, he would have had 5% more people who would have voted for him, without losing any right wingers because they’re holding their nose to vote for him now anyway. The fact that he and his campaign felt they had to go so far to the right to appease the rabid ignoramuses who scream socialism and death panels is actually his deserved downfall.
Once you overturn Roe v. Wade and pass your Paul-Ryan-sponsored Personhood Amendment, are you also going to pass laws that prohibit a rapist from having visitation rights to their baby or making custody claims?