VERY SERIOUS PEOPLE  2:00 pm December 4, 2012

John Boehner Outraged That Obama Is Acting Like He Won An Election

by Kris E. Benson

boehnersobs Look at President Obama, prancing around, putting forth “unserious” proposals to keep us from falling off the so-called “fiscal cliff.” What—did he win an election or something? Because that’s what he’s acting like, and John Boehner wants him to TAKE IT DOWN A NOTCH MR PRESIDENT SIR, and propose something that’s more like what the GOP would propose if they were going to bother to propose something, which they haven’t. John Boehner so SO MAD he cried and reminisced about when he used to get to hang out at children’s gyms he wrote a letter about it patiently explaining to the president why he is wrong.
Dear Mr. President, he begins, we gerrymandered congressional districts so that we could get a majority in the House and if that doesn’t mean Americans want us to personalize privatize Medicare and Social Security, I don’t know what does. Because “regrettably,”

your proposal contains little in the way of common ground. The proposal calls for $1.6 trillion in tax revenue…[and] four times as much revenue as spending cuts, in stark contrast to the “balanced approach” on which you campaigned…We cannot in good conscience agree to this approach, which is neither balanced nor realistic. If we were going to take your Administration’s proposal at face value, we would counter with House-passed Budget Resolution. It assumes an overhaul of our tax code with revenue remaining at historically normal levels proposes structural forms to preserve and protect the Nation’s entitlement programs…

In other words: HOW DARE YOU DO WHAT YOU SAY YOU WERE GOING TO DO. Also, you are not savaging our nation’s poor and elderly nearly enough. Here, look at this plan we drafted yesterday, it forces everyone to retire later, raises the age of Medicare eligibility, pushes care for Poors onto the states, takes food away from Poors’ kids. Also it doesn’t raise taxes on people like Mitt Romney (or coincidentally, John Boehner) that’s how you know it’s Serious.

Sadly, however, this proposal was not Serious enough, and now the Right is telling them it abandons their Core Principles. Is the joke on John Boehner?

No, as usual, it’s probably on us, but as of yet we don’t know how.

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MonkeyMotion November 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Not sure what'll be served, but let's hope someone's videotaping, cuz Mitt's sure to say something incredibly stupid. And Republicans need reminding why their loser lost.

SuspectedDemocrat December 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Boehner is offering a lot more revenue than Obama proposed, bringing tax receipts up to 21% GDP. This is a big fucking deal.

One_who_wanders December 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm

This is when that vein in my forehead pops outs. Back in the mid-1970's my father, a middle manager, was taxed at a higher marginal rate than the highest paid trader in the US is now.

Dr_Zoidberg November 28, 2012 at 1:14 pm

A class of water, no ice.

emmelemm December 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

"And you can't refuse!"

not that Dewey December 4, 2012 at 2:21 pm

John Boehner: I'm your Speaker, Barry, and I was stepped over!
Barry Soetero: That's the way the Electorate wanted it.
John Boehner: It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says… like dumb… I'm smart and I want respect!

Chet Kincaid_ November 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I would ask the IRS to whip up something special with Mitt's tax returns.

nounverb911 December 4, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Boner looks pale in that photo, is he becoming white again?

Chet Kincaid_ November 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Knowing that Obama, he'll be sure to provide gift bags for Mitt and Ann.

BaldarTFlagass December 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm

He should get some Coppertone QT. Maybe his medical insurance will pick up the tab.

actor212 December 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Behold a pale whore.

emmelemm December 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm

So, the end is near? Sounds about right.

BeefHardcake December 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I wonder what the floor of the tub looks like when that dude gets done showering.

Nostrildamus December 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm

As the season changes, Boehners shed their brilliant Fall colors of orange and gold for a coat of Winter white. Another one of nature's miracles! Keep watch next Spring to see that white replaced by a lush green.

And I do mean lush.

poorgradstudent December 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I still have to remind myself every morning that I live in a country where "raising revenues through taxation on those who can afford it the most in a time of economic crisis" is an extremely controversial proposition.

hagajim December 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm

So is global warming, and apparently offering equal access to people with disabilities – despite the Santorum bounce squish.

vulpes82 December 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Even a lot of crazies are starting to admit global warming's real, but now it's that people have anything to do with it and we can't do anything about it, so why try, keep pumping out coal smoke.

noodlesalad December 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Shit, "helping sick people" is a controversial position in the US.

Chet Kincaid_ December 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm

"Let him die!!"

WVUer21 December 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm

He's taking his sulking to South Beach, his local spray tan facility.

SnarkOff December 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm

For some reason, whenever I look at a photo of Boehner, I am reminded that nothing rhymes with "orange."

BaldarTFlagass December 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm

or "vagina"

emmelemm December 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Regina.

BaldarTFlagass December 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Only if you are a poet hailing from Saskatchewan.

Jus_Wonderin December 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Saskatchewan. Is that word allowed here?

MrDorkbutt December 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

angina.

You are welcome.

Toomush_Infer December 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Nothing could be finer….

GregComlish December 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Carolina is a solid rhyme, although it's hard use that one in a flattering way.

"The fragrant scent of your vagina / smells as sweet as South Carolina"

MrDorkbutt December 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I am going to create an entirely new account so that I can like your comment a second time.

Chet Kincaid_ December 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

The musty lure of your va-jacky
Smells as sweet as Cacky-Lacky

Geminisunmars December 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Well, there is that old standard "Nothing could be fina than to be in your vagina, in the mo-o-or-ning."

gurukalehuru December 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Damn you, Geminisunmars

Geminisunmars December 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm

You're welcome, gurukalehuru.

gurukalehuru December 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Nothing could be finer than my honey's sweet vagina in the moooooooooooorning

Sounds like a rhyme to me

mrpuma2u December 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

or douche nozzle

An_Outhouse December 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

John Prine rhymed 'door hinge' with orange. Try it with an accent. It works.

Limeylizzie December 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm

My minge?

Oblios_Cap December 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm

My sisters a nun
hot dog bun

gurukalehuru December 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

But there are oh, so many words that rhyme with Boehner, like loner, and stoner, and moaner and groaner, and Kroner, and, of course, let us not forget, orange skin toner.

DeathOfIrony December 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

and boner

heh

Tundra Grifter December 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Last Friday night, Mark Shields pointed out the Democrats' total votes for House seats exceeded the Republicans'.

Why would we expect the GNoPee to listen to the Voice Of The American People?

JustPixelz November 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Obama could serve day old donuts but call them "day one" donuts. No Romney meal would be complete without unskewed pot skewers. And may I suggest a "you built that" salad bar. Also serve healthy dessert with just 47% the calories of usual.

edgydrifter December 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm

It's a weird kind of criminal who weeps publicly because he isn't allowed to steal everything from everyone all the time.

Chet Kincaid_ December 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

But his dreams, they aren't as empty as his conscience seems to be!

SuspectedDemocrat December 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

♪♫ If I weep please give me a tissue, before I get streaks on my spray tan ♪♫

weejee December 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm

our tax code with revenue remaining at historically normal levels

/ faints on keyboard
jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj

e_z December 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm

History is written by the winners.

So Boehner, shut the fuck up.

Esteev December 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I want to upfist this 1.6 trillion times.

NellCote71 December 4, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Thanks for that graph, I think.

Ground Zero Mostel December 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm

They could really use that photo in medical school textbooks to show how the effects of chronic alcohol abuse can be read from one's face.

actor212 December 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm

He's vying to replace Joe Lieberman as Congressional Droopy Dog.

prommie December 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I had a bialy for breakfast. "Bialystock," thats funny.

hagajim December 4, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I tell you what, these fuckers just don't get it. Every voter in every GOP state needs to get on the horn and tell these fucks to start acting like adults and do their goddamn job!

BaldarTFlagass December 4, 2012 at 2:06 pm

"Who died and made you president, anyway?"

Terry December 4, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Vigorously raising my hand.

Jus_Wonderin December 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Atleast a majority of people that were promised stuff.

Esteev December 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm

The Romney campaign?

Joshua Norton December 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm

John Boehner Outraged That Obama Is Acting Like He Won An Election

After all, Romney won 100% of the votes from people who voted for him. What more do you people need to know? You should all be acting like HE won!!!11!1

vulpes82 December 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Boehner doesn't have control of his tear ducts, let alone of his caucus. Seriously, he's probably one of the most ineffective and powerless Speakers in modern history. I mean, he has that twit Cantor Machiavelli-ing around him! Pelosi would have pistol-whipped that puke away on her first day.

MrDorkbutt December 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I hate Eric Cantor. I would like to see Eric Cantor shot with a cannon.

vulpes82 December 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

With votes.

Toomush_Infer December 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm

How about "from" a cannon…

MrDorkbutt December 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

No. No, I think with. Right in the face.

Callyson December 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Raise taxes on working and middle class Americans by letting the payroll tax cuts expire–check.

Keep tax cuts for the rich–check.

Yep, that's the Republican proposal alright…

/FFS

NellCote71 December 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Work until you die. Check.

At least that takes care of the Medicare problem. If people have to continue working into their 80s, they won't be such a drain on Medicare. Problem solved.

4TheTurnstiles December 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Even the Buddhists are acting up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

taking over the country, they are

emmelemm December 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Uma Thurman's father! Also, a wise man.

smokefilledroommate December 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm

All they need to do is delete the specifics and boom! it's a form letter for future use.

Blueb4sinrise December 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Specifics?

Esteev December 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm
MrDorkbutt December 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I assume every time a Republican says anything about "loopholes" that they really just want to have gay sex.

NellCote71 December 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Probably code for the boyfriends to meet them in Stall 6.

smokefilledroommate December 4, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Loopholes and Poopholes: A Republican Primer

noodlesalad December 4, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Knock knock!
Who's there?
Orange!
Orange who?
Orange you glad we have this idiot in charge of the house?

BaldarTFlagass December 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I never noticed before how close together that guy's eyes are. He's practically a cyclops.

deanbooth December 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

It's time to pronounce Boehner's name the way he prefers: Bainer.

elviouslyqueer December 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm

We cannot in good conscience agree to this approach

Oh please, Boehner. You haven't had a good conscience since you were a little Oompa-Loompa fetus festering inside your mother's prolapsed uterus.

BaldarTFlagass December 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm

It's easy when you don't have a conscience!!

SayItWithWookies December 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Poor House Republicans — they all voted for a plan that was gonna raise taxes and now they can't do anything about it. Boo hoo — and Grover Norquist is gonna be mad.

Well Boehner — if it's any consolation, I didn't notice a fucking difference when Dubya lowered my taxes by ever-so-little, so I really won't give a fuck when they're raised again. Then again I'm not one of your rich friends, so maybe that's no consolation at all. Have fun campaigning for another term against a Democrat and some Tea Party no-taxes shill who's gonna call you a big-government liberal.

SmutBoffin December 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm

For some reason I imagine that there is a muttering old Capitol janitor who follows Johnny Boner around mopping up all the tears and booze-sweat he leaves in his wake.

weejee December 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Or maybe a service pooch.

SmutBoffin December 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Puli!

smokefilledroommate December 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

At home, he rents a baby just to use a Baby Mop.

MrDorkbutt December 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Booze-sweat is the worst. Stings those eyes like a mother fucker. That is why he had to stop doing P90X with Paul Ryan.

One_who_wanders December 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm

If they don't it takes the finish right off the marble.

viennawoods13 December 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Not to mention the orange stain it leaves.

prommie December 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I need to get one of those tear and booze-sweat moppers. Is there a Swiffer version?

sundaytrucker December 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Dear Mr. President, Following thru on your campaign promises makes the rest of us look bad. Love John.

SmutBoffin December 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm

EVERYTHING Barry does makes them look bad: elections, basketball, brawny-armed-wife-having, killin' stuff, etc.

NellCote71 December 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Singing. Smiling. Being alive.

actor212 December 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Keeping promises: just another service of the Muslin Empire.

Chet Kincaid_ December 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Here ya go, all formatted for your iPhone!
http://www.al-islam.org/greater_sins_complete/26….

SuspectedDemocrat December 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

…we would counter with House-passed Budget Resolution. It assumes an overhaul of our tax code with revenue remaining at historically normal levels

What does he think "historically normal levels" are?

NellCote71 December 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Oh, say between 1875 and 1910.

Veritas78 December 4, 2012 at 7:04 pm

That was the squishy phrase that jumped out at me.

He throws crap like that around all the time. Someone on his staff is convinced that no one will notice, and Boehner's too dumb to object.

asterixaverni December 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

As boner responds to pressure (as in he is easily bullied), if he were twitbombed he might cave.

ManchuCandidate December 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm

"Your alcoholic and nicotine tasting tears sustain me."
-Barry, you kno, the PREZNIT

kittensdontlie December 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Johnny cried the day the R-circus came to town
Cause he didn't want charades just passing by him.
So he painted on a smile and took up with some clown(Shrub)
While he danced without a net upon the wire.
I don't know a lot about him, cause you'll see
Baby is an awful not like me.
Don't cry out loud,
Just keep it inside
Learn how to hide your feelings
Fly high and proud
And if you should fall
Remember you almost had it all.

pdiddycornchips December 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Also, too….

"Sunny came home with a list of names
She didn't believe in transcendence
It's time for a few small repairs she said
Sunny came home with a vengeance"

actor212 December 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Here, look at this plan we drafted yesterday, it forces everyone to retire later, raises the age of Medicare eligibility

Considering how the Republicans have gutted my 401(k) with two recessions over the past twelve years AND spending like drunk sailors in a Turkish whorehouse, I oddly don't have a problem with these, since I'll be working until I'm dead anyway.

SuspectedDemocrat December 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Heck, who wouldn't mind paying for private medical insurance for the ages between 62 and 70? I'm sure insurance companies are falling all over themselves to offer reasonably priced health plans for this very lucrative demographic!

The best part of this plan is, the next time Medicare and/or Social Security are in trouble, we can simply raise the eligibility age again!

actor212 December 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Oh, see, I figured to be dead by 60…that was my estate plan.

FakaktaSouth December 4, 2012 at 2:21 pm

"The proposal calls for $1.6 trillion in tax revenue…[and] four times as much revenue as spending cuts"

How can anyone in good conscience work for the people by whom they were elected? Look at him, all trying to actually fix the problem Republicans pretend to care about when they want old people to starve.

prommie December 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Ya know, when what you do is cut the tax rates on the rich, and then make up the difference by using the Social Security Insurance (thats right mother fuckers, SSI) fund payments made by working people, there is a way to explain this that makes it a little easier to understand.

Motherfucking cocksuckers has done stole our pension fund. Its the Wall Street Romney Vulture Capitalist Way, writ large, see, the Rich seized power (The Reagan Revolution), raided the workers pension fund, and gave themselves all giant fucking bonuses (cut their taxes by huge amounts) while they closed down the factories and laid off the now-pensionless workers.

Yep. Its just a bust-out hostile takeover. Steal the pension money, fire everyone, and run.

Pap Finn December 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Not even the fee for the gaming license, Dreamsicle.

Goonemeritus December 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Maybe John Boehner wouldn’t be in this position if he cut the deal that was on the table last year. Of course last year Republicans were convinced the electorate was with them and Obama was sure to lose the election. To put this in a language he can understand, Your Party gambled and they lost now eat you bag of lightly salted rat dicks and STFU.

Veritas78 December 4, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Plus, it was his party that voted for the fiscal-cliff/sequester idea in the first place, which must gall them to the core. Meanwhile, Barry's thinking "I can work with that" while saying "Please proceed, Mr. Speaker."

Mittaplasia December 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

In every picture, he looks swacked/stewed to the gills/zozzled/polluted/plastered and very close to good old-fashioned commode-hugging DRUNK!

Jus_Wonderin December 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Whenever I look at him, I am reminded to flush.

smokefilledroommate December 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm

..like he was just thrown out of his own family's bar.

sati_demise December 4, 2012 at 5:15 pm

he either drinks whiskey sours or martinis

or vodka straight out of the bottle. not sure.

NellCote71 December 4, 2012 at 6:01 pm

He looks like a scotch-on-the-rocks drinker to me. Also, orange-colored, sort of.

Monsieur_Grumpe December 4, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Maybe I’m part lemming but I’m feeling like going over a cliff! Who’s with me?
Yeeeeeehaw!

Chet Kincaid_ December 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm

The Secret Service suspected the letter was some kind of chemical attack, but analysis showed that it was merely coated with Stetson, Old Grand-Dad, Newport ash, and diabetic tears.

PsycWench December 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Glad to see Barry showing spine. That is all. Keep that spine stiff, baby.

SuspectedDemocrat December 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm

If Boehner is offering tax rates at "historically normal levels" I say we take it.

actor212 December 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

NO way, Jose. He's not talking about rates, he's talking about revenues, so like closing loopholes that benefit the middle class, like mortgage interest deductions and state income taxes.

Esteev December 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

But are they job creators?

SuspectedDemocrat December 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Oh, so those historic times when the government collected revenue from the 90% top income tax bracket? He wants to collect the same amount of money, but from the poor this time.

Chow Yun Flat December 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm

The Boehner proposal = help the wealthy, make everyone else pay for it. Just like every GOP economic idea since Reagan.

The rational way to respond: "Get your lame ass out of here and come back with something that works."

NellCote71 December 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm

The 1980s called. They want their tax plan back.

Nopantsmcgee December 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm

It's like a movie, you win the Presidency avoiding all sorts of horrible consequences a loss would bring, then as you stand, panting and relieved over your victory this new Orange Leader pops up behind you and threatens everything all over again. And Will Smith is in it.

Jus_Wonderin December 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Ah, the President should coopt an alien short-distance fighter and then fly it inside the Boehner mothership to deliver a programming virus?

pdiddycornchips December 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Well, Will Smith always kills the bad guy and gets the girl.

Esteev December 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I fucking hate Orange Julius.

Sharkey December 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

The duck is not only lame, it has a bug up its ass.

An_Outhouse December 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Why won't those mean Democraps propose something the Republicans can use to run ads against them with in 2014? Its not fair.

BigSkullF*ckingDog December 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

But republicans were ahead in some of the poles, which means they have a mandate!

Oblios_Cap December 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Maybe in the South Pole.

Nostrildamus December 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Most republicans should have their heads on poles.

scionkirk December 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I would like to remind you people that the only thing Obama did, the ONLY thing, is get more more votes than Mitt Romney. The Republicans are too noble to stoop to that level to win elections.

sullivanst December 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I think I must have teleported to an alternative reality in my sleep a while back, because when I grew up, "serious" wasn't defined as "unnecessarily painful, especially to the least well off in society", but apparently it is now.

Troglodeity December 4, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Obama's response to Boehner should be (with apologies to WW2 Bastogne General Anthony McAuliffe): "Truck Nutz!"

sullivanst December 4, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I'm totally coming around to the idea that we should just drive off the cliff and have a whole new discussion about tax cuts in the new year. Because the tax rates Obama wants will be a huge tax cut once the expiration kicks in Jan 1st. Even the fucking morons still loyal to that muppet Norquist will be able to vote for our plan, as it wouldn't raise anyone's taxes.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm

"We refuse to discuss seat belts, because freedumbs!"

[Whoosh!]
[Commence free fall]

OK, so let's talk about parachutes, shall we?

Veritas78 December 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Aren't you glad you have a President who figured this out last spring?

I figure around January 20th, when most of us have gotten a paycheck or two with the new numbers, and we know it's because the Republicans insisted on protecting their hyper-rich owners, things will happen swiftly. It's what Boehner and McConnell know is barreling at them while they're on vacation.

pdiddycornchips December 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Republicans are just throwing a tantrum,. At the end of the day, they know they have to agree to raise rates for the rich and negotiate long term deficit reduction next year. If they don't we go off the cliff, Dems pass a bill in January that restores the tax cuts for 98% of the country and the other sequestered spending cuts. Pelosi forces a vote using the discharge petition. There are probably enough votes in the House right now for a bill like that to pass but come January, there will be a shit load more. If survival is an instinct these guys possess, they will cut a deal before the 31st of December.

NellCote71 December 4, 2012 at 6:05 pm

The survival instinct is largely based on reality, which seems to have escaped the GOP. Of course, they don't believe in evolution either, so buh-bye.

Left_Leftie December 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

This is serious.

ttommyunger December 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm

"How dare you not agree to take our plan so that we can renege on it at the last moment as we've done so may times in the past?" Could it be that Charlie Brown has finally figured out that Lucy has no intention of holding the football for him, come rain, mud, shit or blood?

kingcocrazy December 4, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Several decades ago, I worked for a small daily newspaper. The publisher was a total tool and the only reason he had the job because he was married to sister of the publishing group's owner. (Surprise, also an asshole). Anyway, tool No. 1 was a mean drunk who wore white shoes and white belts and lost his job not because he was an incompetent drunk but because he also like to beat on his wife/boss's sister. For some reason Boehner reminds me of this guy.

johnnyzhivago December 4, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Obama won the election??? Get out!

emmelemm December 4, 2012 at 3:53 pm

That's not what FOX told me!!!1!!

smitallica December 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Orange Juliuseless

VeraSevera December 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Hold my hand Thelma, we're goin' over the cliff!

Biel_ze_Bubba December 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm

"your proposal contains little in the way of common ground."

And whose fault is that, dickhead?

NellCote71 December 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Does "common ground" equal that "base" they keep nattering about?

Severen13 December 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Boner haz a sad. =(

teapartynyc2011 December 5, 2012 at 12:25 am

I think the tea party has taken over the GAO because they too are talking primarily about cuts — in fact, even including the expiration of the tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003, the Government Accountability Office warned in a report Monday that if cuts are not made to mandatory spending — including Social Security and Medicare — there will be a fundamental gap between spending and revenue as more baby boomers retire.

“Significant actions to change the long-term fiscal path must be taken,” the GAO warned."

See: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-148SP. There's barely any mention of any tax-based solution and absolutely no mention of the $800 billion we could raise over 10 years from tax hikes on those making over $250K as a solution to our “unsustainable long-term fiscal path.” No mention, I'm guessing because they know $800 billion worth of savings over 10 years runs the federal government for, what, about 8-10 days? It short, it's no solution at all.

awwalk56 December 5, 2012 at 4:07 am

They cry that Obama isn't a leader. They cry when Obama leads and then call him a dictator. boner cries because he want's his dick in a tater.

Thunderclees December 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm

In Ireland, conservative politicians try not to violate their Corr Principles.

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