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In the House Republican conference meeting Tuesday, leadership put up a slide that read “Senate Jam.” At the beginning of the meeting, Republicans sang “Amazing Grace,” according to sources present.

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No, Republicans. No.

First off, Amazing Grace is not something you sing after putting hundreds of thousands out of work. If anything, it shows just how "lost" you are.

Second, this is not some supreme sacrifice you're making. You're sacrificing others for your own political benefit. I don't think Jesus would be too keen on that.

And finally, I think that this shows just how crazed these people are. It's not about policy; it's about end times, and salvation. They think that if only they keep holding out, everyone will eventually come around to their way of thinking, singing Kumbayah and praising their wisdom.

Yeah, these people are certifiably nuts.

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  •  Tip Jar (14+ / 0-)

    Sometimes, I wonder why I consider myself a Democrat. Before too long though, dumb Republicans saying dumb things come along to remind me.

    by LnGrrrR on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 11:10:47 AM PDT

  •  Isn't that usually sung at funerals? (5+ / 0-)
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    antooo, majcmb1, jayden, Molly Weasley, gfv6800

    If that's the case, then maybe it was appropriate after all...

    The only thing harder than speaking truth to power is speaking truth to stupid.

    by themis on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 11:17:21 AM PDT

  •  What is on their 'end times' play list? (0+ / 0-)

    When you start hearing those refrains wafting from the house conference chambers, you'll know we are really and truly skrewed.

  •  "Amazing Grace" was written by John Newton.... (11+ / 0-)

    a slaver who converted and sought forgiveness for the misery and pain he had caused his fellow man.

    The point of the song, was that no matter how evil Newton was - "that saved a wretch like me" - God was still willing to reach out and redeem a worthless soul like his.

    Considering the Repubs delight in the harm they are causing, the song should turn to ash in their mouths.

    Tax and Spend I can understand. I can even understand Borrow and Spend. But Borrow and give Billionaires tax cuts? That I have a problem with.

    by LiberalCanuck on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 11:23:43 AM PDT

    •  for fundies, forgiveness is just that cheap (0+ / 0-)

      I must be pretty cynical if I can't decide whether to dismiss that story outright or hold it up as an example of how soft and therefore useless fundangelicalism is as a restraint on human depravity.

      Plenty of slavers thought they were right with God to the very end.

      Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

      by Visceral on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 01:22:25 PM PDT

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  •  When I saw that this morning I was ... (2+ / 0-)
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    majcmb1, Molly Weasley

    ... wondering what Eric Cantor was doing while "Amazing Grace" was being sung.  Does he move his lips?  Does he sing along?  What does he do and what must he be thinking?  I was so interested in this I did a check and Mr. Cantor is the only Jewish member of the House Republican caucus - and has been for the last 10 years.

    Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

    by Hey338Too on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 11:27:55 AM PDT

  •  During one of the video clips at that Teabag (0+ / 0-)

    "Hundred Vet Hissy Fit" photo op the other day, I'd swear I heard the atonal bleat of bagpipes (or maybe it was Palin yawning).

    I think it was during that Klayman insanity but I can't be 120% certain.

    The trick, John Boehner, is not minding that it hurts.

    by here4tehbeer on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 11:28:03 AM PDT

  •  In the USA since the 1950s, yeah (2+ / 0-)
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    bbctooman, wilderness voice

    Wikipedia says it's a british hymn that got picked up by americans and has been used by evangelicals everywhere for two centuries.   It's used for all kinds of purposes.

    Actually, given the number of evangelicals in the R caucus, they were probably raised on that song and believe they have every right to sing it wherever they want.

    After all, the Jesus they worship would CLEARLY own an assault rifle and be against giving affordable healthcare.

    Interestingly enough, the historical Jesus seems to have been chiefly famous in his own lifetime for doing miracles without charging for it, thus undermining the institutions that normally provide such miracles.  (nobody, not even his enemies, disputed that Jesus did miracles, and his disciples also seemed to be nearly as skilled.  They all agreed he didn't charge for it too, which was unprecedented.  No matter what you believe, Jesus certainly put on a good show and didn't gouge)

    (source, Reza Aslan,  “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”.  I find his bibliography and description of his research convincing but more importantly, his historian peers also think highly of his work)

  •  "Loser" by Beck might be more fitting. (2+ / 0-)
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    Bob Love, lonemorriscodem

    Warren/3-D Print of Warren in 2016!

    by dov12348 on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 11:36:03 AM PDT

  •  Well they are a bunch of wretches (0+ / 0-)

    "When dealing with terrorism, civil and human rights are not applicable." Egyptian military spokesman.

    by Paleo on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 11:43:45 AM PDT

  •  Agreed (0+ / 0-)

    The only thing GOP applicable in that beautiful song is the word:


    Full Definition of WRETCH

    1:  a miserable person :  one who is profoundly unhappy or in great misfortune

    2:  a base, despicable, or vile person

    #2 is quite fitting.

    Also, if we remove the W in Wretch, we get:


    Full Definition of RETCH

    transitive verb
    :  vomit 1
    intransitive verb
    :  to make an effort to vomit;
    also :  vomit — retch noun

    I'll take the NOUN for the win, Alex

    I'm ashamed to say that I am actually beginning to hate these people, and that is not good. I tell my kids hate is a strong word that should only be used with caution.  However, for me, every day it gets harder and harder to fight this feeling.....

    People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. --V for Vendetta

    by WFBMM on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 11:57:11 AM PDT

    •  don't feel bad about hating them (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm ashamed to say that I am actually beginning to hate these people, and that is not good. I tell my kids hate is a strong word that should only be used with caution.  However, for me, every day it gets harder and harder to fight this feeling.....
      Hate is all I feel for conservatives, but then what is there to love about such mindless and heartless people gleefully serving the worst impulses of human nature?  I think there would be something wrong with me if I felt any other way.

      Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

      by Visceral on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 01:49:04 PM PDT

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  •  They obviously don't know its history (3+ / 0-)
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    jayden, freesia, wilderness voice

    as an anti-slavery song.
      Oh, The irony!

    My Karma just ran over your Dogma

    by FoundingFatherDAR on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 12:01:04 PM PDT

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