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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Obama Holds Republican Welchers to their Agreement

President Obama has drawn a line in the sand and dared Republican welchers (or is that a redundancy?) to cross it.

You’ll remember last summer’s knock-down-drag-out battle over the debt ceiling.  Republicans almost pushed the United States into bankruptcy, and then grudgingly signed a last-minute budget agreement so the country would remain solvent.

Since then, Republicans have been trying to squirm out of the deal.  The agreement called for a specific level of reductions in domestic and “defense” spending.  And now Republicans are trying to increase “defense” spending while making even deeper cuts in domestic spending.

You signed an agreement, Assholes.

They’re like a sneaky high school student.  “The principal warned me that I’d get kicked out of school for a week if I got in any more fights, and I just started another fight.  They’re not really gonna kick me out, are they?”

“I didn’t do that term paper you assigned, and I haven’t handed in a single homework assignment all semester.  You aren’t gonna give me an F, are you?”

It’s one thing when an adolescent tries to weasel out of a deal.  But these Congressional Republicans are grown-ups — chronologically anyway.

And now the White House has warned that the government will be shut down in September if Republicans don’t man up and hold up their end of last summer’s agreement.  A White House spokesman said:

“Until the House of Representatives indicates that it will abide by last summer’s agreement, the President will not be able to sign any appropriations bills.”

Will Republicans have the ‘nads to shut down the government right during the throes of a red-hot presidential election?


Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Republican flip-flippers, and their presidential candidate is the head flip-flipper, don't have nads, that's why they flip-flop. The real question is, "Do the Democrats have the nads to hold them to it?

April 19, 2012 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Of course, if the guvment (sic) does shut down, it will be Obama's fault, because up is down and the Moon is the Sun and...do fucking dah.

April 20, 2012 at 4:37 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

"Will Republicans have the ‘nads to shut down the government right during the throes of a red-hot presidential election?"

Let's hope so after the Republicans were pretty much blackmailed into signing thanks to Obama and his Chicago style politics of thuggery speaking of "Cowboy" Diplomacy.

Worst president ever,unfortunately Frank and Webb too were manipulated amongst others to afraid of being "shut out" and didn't speak out until now,now that they are retiring.

April 20, 2012 at 7:55 AM  
Anonymous Screamin' Mimi said...

Dear Lisa,

Please, please go away. Since you obviously have only one brain cell, and this is apparently its off day, you need to go somewhere else where you can be appreciated for what you are. Whatever that is. Please save this forum for the adults.

April 20, 2012 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Maybe Lisa is just this smokin' hot chick who has relied on her good looks and never developed her intellect.

April 20, 2012 at 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In which case she would be a natural for Fox News


April 20, 2012 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm pretty hot. Not smoking' hot but thanks anyway.
I just like both sides of a story not just what Whitehouse.gov or Media Matters or MSNBC wants me to believe, being they are all one in the same anyway.

Now all of a sudden you have faith in the government ? Dear Leader can do no wrong. He is just so on the up and up isn't he?

April 20, 2012 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Republican pols and tea party exremists might be adults chronologically, but the thing to remember is that they're typically dishonest adults. That makes all the difference. What's more, they have a different concept of facts and truth than the rest of us. With them, words and statements can mean what they want them to mean today, not what you thought they meant yesterday or a few months ago.

Republican strategists will probably do some focus group mind picking and maybe some polling to try to calculate how the public would react to them shutting the government down. I'm sure they would like to do that, claiming that Obama is prepared to wreck and ruin our national defense capability so he can keep all the big, fat government checks going out to big, fat welfare queens and giving illegal immigrants free medical care, etc.

April 20, 2012 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: Good question. I'm afraid to find out the answer.

jadedj: Yup, topsy turvy. The bad economy is Obama's fault, but Bush gets credit that we killed Osama bin Laden.


Jerry: Maybe.

Erik: She might actually be a Fox News commentator, and blog trolling is just her hobby.

SW: You're right. "Dishonest" and with a different concept of facts and word meanings.

April 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Oh come on, who here thought the pugs would ever stick to what they said they would last year. I sure as shit didn't and made comments about wait till next year, till the rubber has to meet the road, they will decide it shouldn't be done especially to defense. This was all Kabuki for them, like everything else they do so they don't have to govern.
@ Jerry, as a smoking hot chick( I have been told) I try hard to not just be smoking hot chick, so people know there is more to me than what is on the outside or between my legs. Maybe I can take Lisa on as a project to show her, yes you can be hot but smart and geeky dorky at the same time. Geek is, after all, the new sexy. Well, I have a tank top that says that so it must be true, I got it on the internet :)

April 21, 2012 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Smoking hot and geeky is the ultimate!!!

April 21, 2012 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Let's say a Republican politician is 67 years old. Technically that would qualify him or her as an adult and would mean he or she was born in 1945. But since all Republicans seem to want it to be 1897, to take us back in time... this would mean a Republican who is 67 years old today would actually be -48 years old, and hardly an adult.

Or else it would make a 67-year-old Republican actually more like 115 years old, and likely in his or her second childhood. I'd hope people that old would be more likely to support programs people of that great age would need (such as Medicare).

Physically they are in the here and now, but it seems that mentally they are either pre-infantile or well into senility.

April 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Jess, whether in smokin' hot or geek mode, you're a treasure. ;)

Snave, don't do the math; it will just give you a headache. Think of them this way: in any given era, they seem to be the dark side, the evil twins, the Boris Badenovs.

April 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM  

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