Welcome to October. The government is closed and Obamacare is open.
We are here because John Boehner is an impotent, ineffectual, coward with no heart, no brains and no balls. Boehner is intimidated by the rabid right-wing of his caucus who have planned shutting down the government for two years. This week they revealed their extortion demands. Kill off Obamacare or they’ll kill off the government.
The Republicans have calculated can win by waging war against the government their constituents benefit from. It’s an insane strategy but these are conservatives that gone rogue and damn the consequences, “SHUT IT DOWN!”
If the American people take the bullet aimed at Obamacare, that’s a sacrifice the Republican Taliban is willing to make. It’s not like they are giving up their paychecks. That could change when the phone lines are tied up, people are calling, tweeting, yelling and cursing out their Congresscritter to cut the shit and get the government back open.
I would imagine if I had plane tickets paid for and a hotel room reserved that I can’t get a refund for a trip to a national park that is now closed, I’d be pretty pissed off right about now. The sort of pain these extremists are inflicting it the type that isn’t forgotten or forgiven. It defies political sense for the House to pick this fight, but these Republicans are jumping off a cliff with suicide vests and the ones hurt most by their own mad extremism will be ordinary people.
“It’s about fairness for the American people.” — John Boehner
Boehner, shut your lying ass mouth! You didn’t bow down to the anarchists of your caucus to be “fair” to the American people. You did it because you’re you are afraid to lose your leadership position which is funny since you’re not a leader but a pathetic figurehead.
Whenever a Republicans uses the words “fairness” and “the American people” in the same sentence put on your wading boots on because the b.s. is knee deep and rising.
Even conservative Republicans know they are waging war against the radical Republicans as Peter King (R-NY) told Fox News.
“We have too many people in our party, it’s a minority, who are following Ted Cruz, and they are tying up the entire Republican party,” King said. “The overwhelming majority of House members would vote to keep the government open. I’m tired of having Ted Cruz call the shots for the House Republicans.”
The Republican Party abdicated the role of “the loyal opposition” to become the angry obstructionists. They want to roll back, overturn, repeal, defund, remove, take away, cut, slash and burn the country back to a time when Blacks knew their place, gays stayed in the closet as by day women wore high heels and make-up as they made Dad’s martini and by night they were barefoot and pregnant.
The Republicans refuse to send to the Senate a “clean” continuing resolution that funds the government without inserting a poison pill that defunds the Affordable Care Act. If Boehner had control of his caucus, he could avoided all of this brinkmanship, but he doesn’t and he didn’t.
…is new again.
A negotiation usually means there’s something both sides want. What do the Republicans have that the President wants? He got his signature domestic achievement without their help and he’s got no reason to give them a damn thing now. The President and the Democrats have no reason to negotiate with themselves. Give in to the Tea Party Republicans now and they’ll be back on October 15th when the debt ceiling has to be raised with a whole new Xmas list of right-wing goodies they want.
There’s nothing for the President to negotiate. The Affordable Care Act is a settled issue. It’s gone through Congress, it’s gone through the federal courts, it’s gone through the Supreme Court, it’s gone through a presidential election and survived every attempt of the Tea Party, the GOP, the right-wing noise machine, Mittens and every other right-winger trying to kill it off. It will survive ambitious morons like Ted “The Canadian” Cruz and the caveman caucus of John “Crybaby” Boehner too.
It’s not good for the GOP brand when a small contingent of ultra-conservatives mostly from safe districts and an overly ambitious first-term Senator with presidential ambitions overrun a spectacularly weak Speaker of the House and shut down the government while threatening to create even greater chaos when the debt ceiling deadline arrives in less than two weeks. But as bad as it is for the Republicans it’s worse for the country.
People get tired of lurching from crisis-to-crisis and especially manufactured ones such as this doomed plot by Cruz and his House best buddies to defund Obamacare despite having no clear plan on how to do it besides hoping the president and the Democrats would do it for them.
They thought Obama and Harry Reid would cave. They didn’t, but now they will. The Republicans are wishing in one hand and crapping in the other and one will fill up before the other.
Give a bully your candy one day and the next he’s back for your lunch money too. You have to stop them before they break into your house and rape your sister. That’s the mentality of bullies and the House Republican caucus is lousy with bullies.
In 13 months voters will go to the polls to choose every member of the House of Representatives and it’s way past time to vote Boehner and his caveman caucus off the island.
Just say “no” to the Party of No.
A man more in need of a heart, a brain and courage than anyone in Washington.