Thursday, January 3, 2013

Another Elephant Uprising

I have to admit, it's pretty fun watching the northeastern Republicans throwing a fit about not getting their Hurricane Sandy money...
http://www.salon.com/2013/01/03/sorry_east_coast_republicans_but_this_is_your_party_too/

23 comments:

free0352 said...

It is funny when the bribed throw a tantrum because they do not get their bribe.

Be that as it may, while Republicans do believe - or at least claim to believe- most actually do not - in limited government, I'd find you hard pressed to locate one who does not advocate federal funding for the relief of areas affected by natural disaster. In fact I'd say they are for relief to those who need it. It is the objection to the giving of relief to those who have suffered nothing other than a lack of ambition, work ethic and self imposed ignorance to which the subscribe.

Being hit by a hurricane is one thing, and being hit by a crack addiction is quite another. Being struck by an earthquake is quite different from being struck by idleness and the helplessness of entitlement.

Snave said...

Well... heh... it seems like in the past we have seen more than a few Republicans saying things like "We can give them some help but not unless we make spending cuts in other things."

I sense there was some more of that going on this time (because Boehner can't control his problem children in the House) and fellow Republicans had to call the more radical element of the party on its bullshit. Even despite Boehner's lack of leadership, he got re-elected as Speaker... which suggests to me a sort in within-the-party referendum on "tea party" darlings like Eric Cantor. As well as suggesting a very nice split in the party.

I enjoy seeing how fractured the GOP is right now. So much that it brings a huge smile to my face and warms the cockles of my heart.

For a long time now, the right wingers have enjoyed laughing about how trying to get the Democrats together on anything is like trying to herd cats.

It's fun watching John Boehner trying to herd cats in the House right now. I hope he has to do it for the next couple of years. By then, the public will be so sick of it they will vote all the Republican problem children (see "tea party" Representatives) out of office.

Schadenfreude is not a nice thing to wallow in, but I feel like wallowing in it anyway, so I'm gonna. 8-) I feel sorry for the victims of hurricanes and for the victims of other things beyond their control, but I feel anything but sorry right now for the sorry state of the GOP.

free0352 said...

The Speaker of The House is thw most horrible politician produced by Washington DC in its long and horrible history of producing horrible politicians. It is an afront to every voting Republican than this vain, spray tanned, crying, incompetent woman has been reelected to his most detestable station of weakling in chief. I feel more comfortable than ever in my conviction there is no God, because if there were a just God at the helm of the universe the almighty would strike down the Speaker with the most painful and vicious of aflictions in all the biological arsenal of nature.

clif said...

Somebody is having a bad day.

free0352 said...

Every day that corrupt, snake in the grass serves as Speaker is a bad day for this country.

Snave said...

If we're talking about GOP House members, I would agree with anyone who says that any of them are pretty awful. I won't be happy until the house has a Democrat as Speaker, and with the way things are going, I think there's a great chance we could have one before the end of Obama's second term.

Do you think Eric Cantor would make a better Speaker then Boehner? It looks like his own party didn't want him doing that job.

free0352 said...

Eric Cantor didn't WANT the job, and shook his head NO at the few who voted for him.

As for who should be speaker, I like Rand Paul, but it's irrelevant because dick face won again.

clif said...

A very good start

clif said...

As for who should be speaker, I like Rand Paul

Hey dippy shi-ite, he is in the US Senate, not the House.

clif said...

Do ya thunk Rand would be willing to run back and forth across the US Capitol Building to do the jobs he was elected to do, and the one your delusional fantasies have him doing?

What a freakin'moran

free0352 said...

I know what branch the man is in. You wanted to know what kind of guy i would want and i told you. Someon just like Rand Paul. I would have named a congessman if there were any worth naming. Allen West would have been great, but he lost.

clif said...

Allen West would have been great

Damn are you delusional.

clif said...

Seems the evidence of wingnut welfare from billionaires to their propagandists is becoming clearer.

FreedomWorks Board Report Leaked; Rush Limbaugh Subsidy Revealed!


So some billionaire is subsidising both Beck and Limpballs?


Looks like the actual grass roots movement to get corporations to stop spending money to run commercials on the crap these two clowns push on their hate radio programs were more effective them people thought at the time,


Isn't true democracy and true open capitalism where people get to express their wishes great.

Snave said...

Allen West did lose, which I view as another signal that the "tea party" is not as strong as some people like to believe it is. It has had its influence on the GOP, but it looks like that is starting to wane.

Did West lose because he was outspent? If that's true, then I think that's fine. It could be an indication that those on the left are increasingly willing to spend money to help defeat politicians from the far right end of the spectrum. I contributed money to such causes this year, as I am sure millions of other Democrats and lefties did.

But it could also mean something far more simple, and I think this is the case: the "tea party" message just isn't 'resonating', for whatever the reasons. And I also think that's fine.

Either way, the left wins.

As far as the Northeastern Republicans go, hey, they're from the Northeast, so it's probably impossible for them to be "real conservatives" anyway. ;-)

People on the far right better not hope Chris Christie gets his party's nomination to run in 2016! How could they possibly vote for someone who praised Obama during and after Sandy, and who complained about the Republican House? Surely that must make him a TURNCOAT at the very least, since Republicans are not supposed to criticize those in their own party... maybe he's worse than a turncoat, maybe he'a a MODERATE like that Scott Brown guy from Massachusetts. HE sure turned out to be a dud. Heh...

free0352 said...

Rand Paul us my first choice. But i would strongly consider Christy.

clif said...

You can have Rand Paul as long as the rest of us don't have to take him.

free0352 said...

I don't think it works that way.

clif said...

Does for me.

You can pretend he is who ever you want him to be, just like you pretend in most everything else you say here.

free0352 said...

Well like it or not, he is in the Senate.

And hopefully President someday.

clif said...

Probably no more likely then his father ever was.

free0352 said...

I wouldn't count on that. Rand is a lot more main stream and likeable.

Mordechai said...
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clif said...

Rand is a lot more main stream and likeable.

Not likely to enough American voters to win. He is quite extreme in his views, just like you are, which is why you like him.