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Spokesmen organization said today that the Republican Party was being inducted onto the Sore Loser Hall of Fame following John Boehner's announcement that the House of Representatives that they would be shutting down the Federal Government unless President Obama takes drastic steps to reverse the results of the 2012 election. As all Americans recall the GOP did its best to turn the 2012 election into a referendum on going ahead with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. And the Republicans LOST.

So this morning House Speaker John Boehner announced the Republican House Caucus would be shutting down the US government to show their dissatisfaction and discontent with the outcome of the 2012 election.

Congress Cracks Up

By GAIL COLLINS

Ah, last week. Giants strode the earth last week. Last week our nation was governed by men and women who were, as a matter of principle, willing to pay the nation’s creditors when the bills were due just as long as the president canceled his central domestic initiative and oil shippers got a new pipe.

But that was then. This week the House Republican leaders were looking at a long, long list of must-haves that also included changes in regulations relating to coal ash, reduction in Civil Service pensions, restrictions on malpractice suits and an end to some greenhouse gas regulations.

And their members found that list too restrictive. Behind-the-scenes discussion continued about more things the Republicans could demand. A ban on late-term abortions? A trillion-dollar budget cut? Bring back the gold standard? Bring back the bustle? It’s 2013 and anything is possible.

The Republican Party is joining other famous Sore Losers inducted over the years like the 2011 inductees the Vancouver Canucks' Fans.
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  •  "They've worked hard all season to earn this too" (11+ / 0-)

    Coach Boehner told reporters.

    "If Wall Street paid a tax on every “game” they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on." ~ Will Rogers

    by Lefty Coaster on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 05:52:46 AM PDT

  •  Call It What It Is: (5+ / 0-)


    "Congressmen Booze As Government Shutdown Looms"
    Begs the questions, while booze was a drug of choice once, what else are they doing, especially in the House johns and their offices or nooks and crannies near the chamber!!

    "The American people will not be extorted by Tea Party anarchists."  
    coup d'état - noun: a sudden attempt by a small group of people to take over the government usually through violence {sometimes and this isn't sudden, in this country, once U.S., shirking the peoples responsibility, knowing the military, nor the huge majority of the people} will not join and would fight any armed civilian insurrection, by collapsing the treasury to rebuild a private corporate takeover for profit!

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 06:03:50 AM PDT

  •  If they weren't (5+ / 0-)

    dragging the whole country and even maybe the world economy down with them, it would be laughable.

    A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

    by onionjim on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 06:05:40 AM PDT

    •  I'm sire the rest of world is laughing at our (2+ / 0-)
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      jimstaro, reflectionsv37

      spectacularly dysfunctional government, count on it.  

      "If Wall Street paid a tax on every “game” they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on." ~ Will Rogers

      by Lefty Coaster on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 06:11:38 AM PDT

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      •  They've (3+ / 0-)
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        Lefty Coaster, forgore, PSzymeczek


        Been laughing, with sad nervous within, for a long time!! If it wasn't for the Executive branch they'd have been cutting ties, as well as most consumer buys of american products, and moved on leaving the collapsed society in the wake and gearing for sending us aid!!

        "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

        by jimstaro on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 06:17:49 AM PDT

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