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  •  GOP establishment goes over the cliff.....hits the (16+ / 0-)

    ground.....does not bounce.

    •  But their checks do !!! (8+ / 0-)

      That was good skillet !  LOL

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      by Vetwife on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 04:46:32 AM PST

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    •  Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) (9+ / 0-)

      is on C-SPAN's Washington Journal right now telling viewers that Boehner's "Plan B" was not actually his bill - it was Nancy Pelosi's bill(!) and Republicans didn't vote for it because not only did it raise taxes on millionaires, but it didn't cut spending enough.  Today taxes on the top 2% would be raised, but in a year or so it could be the top 20% and then it will everybody's taxes, because we're spending too much, yada, yada, yada, same ole crap.

      Is this what we're going to be hearing now from these lliars?  That "Plan B" was Nancy Pelosi's bill?!  Paul Broun is a medical doctor - he's not that stupid; he's just a liar.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 05:07:55 AM PST

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    •  TP/GOP balloon is weighted down with obtuse (4+ / 0-)

      idiots and it is beginning to show enough to penetrate the "reality show" hypnotized mid-Amarica in which not paying attention has become an art. Enough obvious disconnects are beginning to penetrate that haze and I am hearing a few "conservatives" at least wondering what that scent of coffee might be.

      Look at the Benghazi fixation and total disconnect in which "State Department to beef up security at diplomatic posts in dangerous areas" contains this:

      House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) suggested that the State Department might do better to examine its priorities before asking for more money.
      Remember, before that incident, the TP/GOP had rejected funding for security. So, after rejecting security funding, an unfortunate and not totally unusual sad incident, followed by TP/GOP death clench of "Benghazi" as an issue the same clown show questions money for security. Ackerman nailed it:
      That prompted an angry retort from Rep. Gary L. Ackerman (D-N.Y.) who is retiring after 30 years in Congress. He apologized to Nides and Burns for “being used as foils to the conflicting intentions of some people on our committee and others in Washington, for partisan political purposes.”

      “My great fear as I leave here is that we have become a partisan, bickering bunch of grousing old people trying to exploit whatever we can to our own political advantage,” Ackerman said. “We’ve become a group of small people with press secretaries. We’ve become people who want to exploit any kind of national calamity to our political advantage.”

      The weight of obtuse idiots goes deep. The Washington Post editorial "The Va. speaker’s late awakening" noting that after decades of warning of crisis in Virginia's transportation infrastructure funding (my emphasis):
      In a speech the other day to the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, House Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) said he isn’t sure there will be time in the 45-day legislative session that starts next month to deal with transportation funding. “The whole idea of doing something has just sprung up in the last two weeks,” said Rip Van Howell, apparently just waking after a long nap.

      We jest, sort of. Of course, Mr. Howell has long been aware that Virginians are not paying enough to maintain and build the roads they need. But he has consistently opposed sensible solutions to generate ongoing revenue, which necessarily include raising taxes. He even opposed a GOP-backed measure in Congress to devote state funds for Metro, despite the fact that it triggered matching funds from the federal government.

      Instead, Mr. Howell has backed fanciful strategies, including selling naming rights for highways and bridges, and unworkable ones, such as shifting existing funds to transportation by raiding the rest of Virginia’s budget — for education, health care and public safety.

      As we sit in an increasingly second and even third world infrastructure with economic chaos partly as a result of that and ideological deregulation of what needs regulating the decades of increasingly obtuse GOP and now TP/GOP actions are becoming evident even in the fog most citizens inhabit.

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

      by pelagicray on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:01:54 AM PST

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