Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Only THIRTY House Republicans actually WANT to Shut Down the Government

As President Obama put it:  “One faction of one party in one house of Congress in one branch of government doesn’t get to shut down the entire government.  You don’t get to extract a ransom for doing your job.”

It’s even worse than he thought.  Only about thirty House Republicans are actually in favor of shutting down the government and holding 300 million Americans for ransom.

I was hoping the article would name the thirty pieces of shit, but it doesn’t.  I did a few web searches and couldn’t find any names other than the two traitors mentioned in the linked article:  Michele Bachmann and Raul Labrador.

In the Senate, the two biggest ringleaders are Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.  One of Mike Lee’s aides even bragged anonymously:  “The minority of the minority is going to run things until our leadership gets some backbone.”

Is this someone's idea of a Democracy?  A Republic?  “Representative” government?  In most countries it’s called a coup d’etat when thirty people bring the country to a standstill.  And when attempting a coup d’etat, you either succeed — i.e. you become the new government — or you face a grisly punishment.

Hopefully we’ll find out the identities of the other 28 extortionists in the House.  After they’ve been outed, they should be tortured into naming their corporate owners — since their “campaign contributors” are probably anonymous — and then executed for treason.


However, there’s one bit of good news about the government shutdown:  National Parks are OPEN.  Open for drilling, mining and fracking, that is.  Oh, you mean “open” for the lowly public?  Nah.

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Blogger jadedj said...

"...or you face a grisly punishment". As in, throw all 30 of them into a cage of 30 national park grisly bears? YEAH!

October 2, 2013 at 3:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough with asking if the Democrats have a backbone, lets see if the rest of the Republican Party will let themselves be pushed around by this minority.

And next year an Election Year too


October 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Screamin' Mimi said...

I've been using the word "treason" for months with respect to these 30 people who have forgotten that THEY work for US.

President Obama must not back down. If he does, all bets are off.

My humble hope is that this really will be the end for the Republican party. I think most Americans get it that this is a small number of self-important bigots who have decided they have to have their own way or they are taking their ball and going home to milk and cookies with Mama.

What is this, the fifth grade? Get over yourselves.

Love to all good Democrats, President Obama, and all of us who still are capable of independent thought. They WON'T bring us down.

October 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadedj: That would be very poetic.

Erik: You're right, it's time for moderate Republicans to grow a pair. I don't know if there'll be any consequences for these teabaggers in the next election or not. They all come from foolproof gerrymandered districts; I don't think they could lose an election if they wanted to.

SM: Exactly. If Obama agrees to one tiny concession, this new legislation-by-extortion method will become the standard M.O. There won't be any incentive to deal with the cumbersome legislative process. They can just pass their agenda in the form of endless amendments and riders. How to eliminate the minimum wage, make all unions illegal, ban all abortion and birth control? Easy, just attach an amendment to a must-pass spending bill.

October 2, 2013 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

It's amazing how thirty retards can shut down the entire government. We need a constitutional convention and a parliamentary form of government.

October 3, 2013 at 2:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those districts may be solid but the tea party consumes itself. There are even bigger deviates ready to take their place if they fail.

That and in a high turnout the majority tends to elect someone more "grounded" (yeah we can argue over that definition).


October 3, 2013 at 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also just read that Congress get's paid while the shutdown is going on, they need a law like in California where that doesn't happen.


October 3, 2013 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mr. C: I agree, a parliamentary system is what we need.

Erik: Yup, Congress gets paid while they're out on strike.

Something needs to be done about these gerrymandered House districts. Republican "representatives" have zero accountability to the public. Their only fear is that if they disobey the Teatards even once, the Club for Growth and the Koch Brothers will prop up a candidate who's even further to the right.

October 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

A bunch of great comments.

I've been using the word "treason" now too for a while, SM. I'd like to see the bastards who are so giddy and gloating about shutting down the government escorted from the chambers so the other 90+% can get something done.

October 4, 2013 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: I agree it's treason. I don't think we're using the term too loosely. The 90+% definitely needs to stand up to the tiny minority.

October 4, 2013 at 8:41 PM  

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