“You are a menace. A walking pestilence.”
— Dr. Zaius
(Illustration found here).
The GOP got tea-brained:
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) didn’t sound terribly convinced himself when he announced the Republicans’ last stand to reporters.
“The president provided, uh, a one-year delay of the employer mandate,” he said.
“He’s provided exceptions, uh, for unions, uh, and others.
“Uh, there’s even an exception for members of Congress.
“Uh, we believe that, uh, everyone should be treated fairly, and so we’re going to move, uh, here in the next several hours, uh, to take, uh, the — the Senate bill, ah, add to it, uh, a one-year delay of the individual mandate on the American people.”
Although they claimed confidence that they were doing the right thing, Republicans were in a state of agitation as they moved toward the midnight deadline.
Rep. James Sensenbrenner (Wis.) was trying to flee the caucus meeting as CBS News’s Nancy Cordes asked him what would happen.
“Well, we’ll see,” he replied.
“What do you think is going to happen?” she persisted.
“I don’t know,” he said, and when the questioning continued he snapped at the reporters: “I don’t like to do hallway interviews. You all know that.”
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was similarly irritable Monday afternoon when NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reminded him of opposition by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to House Republicans’ shutdown strategy.
“I don’t care what John McCain thinks!” he blurted out.
“Andrea, I don’t care what John McCain thinks!”
Actually, they don’t seem to care what anyone thinks. Officially, we are in a US government shut down, brought to you by those most-wonderful, bat-shit crazy folks singing and prancing with the Tea Party. To make a point, these freakin’, assholes will make miserable lives even more miserable. Yet as the country suffers, so do those DC shitheads.
From CNN this morning:
According to the survey, just 10 percent of Americans say they approve of the job Congress is doing, an all-time low in a CNN poll.
And 87 percent say they disapprove of the job federal lawmakers are doing, higher than it’s ever been in CNN polling.
The 10 percent approval rating in the new CNN survey, which was conducted Friday through Sunday, is down 10 percentage points from CNN’s previous survey at the beginning of the month.
The 87 percent disapproval rating is a jump of nine points from the first week in September.
Thirty-one percent say they see the tea party in a favorable light, while 54 percent hold an unfavorable view of the of the movement now in its fifth year.
And what’s even more stupid, the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — starts today, fully funded and ready to move forward, as the Healthcare.gov Website proclaims: ‘Apply Now.’
Republicans have tried to kill Obamacare nearly 45 times in the last couple of years without getting even close to succeeding, but yet here we are and here we fall.
And I say: Fuck the “suicide-caucus” and really, really hope the media points the finger at the real assholes.
And the lady above? The Statue of Liberty is closed, which says T-bone the US.