HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW  5:18 pm December 10, 2012

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker: Let Them Eat Catfood

by Kris E. Benson

Bob "your retirement is not MY problem" CorkerThere are a lot of rich white men who are representing you in our nation’s most deliberative body, and sometimes they set themselves apart by being INSANELY CRAZY. But sometimes they are just run-of-the-mill crazy, in which case it is hard to tell them apart. This is why you don’t yet know very much about Republican Senator Bob Corker probably — it is because so far he has been able to blend in, chameleonlike, with all of these other moderately crazy rich white male Republican Senators and stay just below the radar. JUST CRAZY ENOUGH to be a Republican; NOT CRAZY ENOUGH to be a particularly noteworthy Republican. But today may be the day that the tide turns for Bob Corker, because it is the day that we learned of his brilliant suggestion vis a vis the debt ceiling and impoverishing our future seniors:


What is this brilliant suggestion? Well, see, he explained it on Fox News Sunday, and basically, what Republicans should do is vote to increase taxes on the top 2%, then that will give them leverage to hold the debt ceiling hostage so they can REALLY give the shaft to seniors and Poors:

CORKER: The Republicans know they have the debt ceiling, that is coming up around the corner, and, the leverage is going to shift, as soon as we get beyond this issue. The leverage is going to shift, to our side where hopefully we’ll do the same thing we did last time and that is if the president wants to raise the debt limit by $2 trillion we get $2 trillion in spending reduction and, hopefully, this time, it is mostly oriented towards entitlement and with no process. [...]

[Obama] has the upper hand on taxes and you have to pass something to keep it from happening. We only have one body. If we were to pass, for instance, raising the top 2 rates, and that’s it, all of a sudden we do have the leverage of the debt ceiling and we haven’t given that up so the only way the debt ceiling.

If this doesn’t sound EXTRA crazy it is because he has wrapped it in the language of Boring, using words like Percent and Rates and Leverage and stuff. SNOOZEVILLE! But let us translate it for you, and then you will come to appreciate the dangerousness of this statement, and also, the fact that it doesn’t even make mathematical sense. ALL OF THEM KATIE.

See, the debt ceiling represents money that HAS ALREADY BEEN SPENT. It is not NEW MONEY that we are thinking about maybe spending if we can afford it; it is money that WE SPENT. So since we already SPENT THIS MONEY we have to PAY for it, which you’d think the party of personal responsibility would be very enthusiastic about.

But they are not enthusiastic about it, they want to NOT pay for it so they can have an excuse to privatize Medicare. What does paying our bills have to do with privatizing Medicare, particularly during an ongoing period of high underemployment and unprecedented income inequality? Oh, nothing. Nothing at all, but that doesn’t mean that Republicans might not do it because they DID do it, in 2011, when Republican disinterest in paying our bills almost led to a credit default and ultimately cost taxpayers $18.9 billion over 10 years, due to elevated interest rates between January and August 2011 as well as a drop in our credit rating for the first time EVER.

No but let’s totally do that again so that our future seniors will have to work till they are possibly dead anyway, this will make up the extra billions of dollars that it will cost us when we risk our credit rating again. And then we can REALLY stick it to seniors and (future) Poors.

[ThinkProgress]

 

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kyeshinka December 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm

What a deliciously punchable face.

ChillBill December 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm

He's got a roundhouse kickable face.

Gleem McShineys December 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm

It inspires all kinds of acts of voteolence.

miss_grundy December 10, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Yep, you could release your inner wire-fu demon and mess him up doing every kick, chop and punch that is used in martial arts films.

Spider-Jerk December 11, 2012 at 11:41 am

It's freaky just how much he resembles the father of one of the biggest assholes/bullies I had the displeasure of dealing with in school.

Corker is from Tennessee though, and they did have lots of family in those parts…

RadioBitchFace December 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

The rich taste like catfood.

iburl December 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Fancy Feast?

MissNancyPriss December 11, 2012 at 1:19 am

No, NOT Fancy Feast. The generic, crap kind.

Designer_Rants December 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm

But their ideas go down like cat turds.

Ansnarkist December 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Soylent brand cat food is rich people.

Jus_Wonderin December 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Is that the finger he uses to corker?

Disassembly December 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Corker? I never even filibuster.

RadioBitchFace December 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Corker? I thought he bitter.

elviouslyqueer December 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Well, he looks like he was trying, but another girl's face got in the way.

Negropolis December 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

And, I'm sure like all good Southern belles, she's a Christian and chaste as the day is long.

Gleem McShineys December 10, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Two in the pork, one in the cork!

Disassembly December 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I'm withholding my opinion until Rico Rodriguez weighs in.

Maman December 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Awww. Nobody should ask a kid about political stuff. That's just mean.

Disassembly December 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Earnest bullshit!

MosesInvests December 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Asking him about Sofia Vergara's hooters, OTOH….

MaxNeanderthal December 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

His left hand appears to be making a gesture well known in the UK- and no, it's not the way Churchill did it (note which way the palm faces). What an appropriate signal to emphasise his words…

sewollef December 11, 2012 at 8:41 am

That would be true if he was displaying the right two fingers. The cute expression for go fuck yourself, normally uses the index and middle finger.

Historical moment: For those that don't know [and I suspect that ain't many on the Wonkettes, but still], it is alleged the reason for the two-finger salute was to show the French at the battle of Agincourt that the highly-feared English longbow men still had their fingers to pull back their bows.

Massed ranks of bowmen was a newish tactic used by the English armies to scare the bejessus out of the enemy, as thousands of arrows rained down on them. [OK, we know the Romans used this tactic, but what did the Romans ever do for us, eh?]

When capturing English bowmen, the French army would cut off their index and middle fingers and send them back to the English lines to put the fear of god into the remaining bowmen.

This could all be made up shit, but no one knows definitively and this seems likely.

SexySmurf December 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Republicans are trying to turn us into Europe by pushing austerity. Sure, eleven months of vacation a year sounds awesome, but we'll also have to drink warm beer and eat our french fries with mayonnaise.

weejee December 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

But homemade mayonnaise, not the shit that comes in a jar.

gullywompr December 10, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Ah but…

Nevermind, too easy.

weejee December 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm

1 egg yolk (absolutely none white, sorry Repugs)
1 cup olive oil
1 tbls dry mustard
let the whip, er wisk come down on the egg yolk & olive oil 'til it stiffens
slowly blend-in the mustard
for a bit extra snap, run some cornichons (baby gherkins with serious attitude) and capers through a blender then add to the mustard for a bit of ooh la la

Negropolis December 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I remember eating at some touristy fish-n-chips joint near the Thames back in
'03 in London and asking for iced tea, and they looked at me like I had two heads. I know, Ugly American, but I've had a good laugh out of it since.

EatsBabyDingos December 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Corker should be sent to District 9.

Blueb4sinrise December 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Is there math in this?

MissTaken December 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

2 x derp = derpy derp

Blueb4sinrise December 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Yer dat mathey gerl aintcha?

Callyson December 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Batshit Crazies * Rabid Haters = Today's GOP

Blueb4sinrise December 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm

OFFS!!
They're everywhere!!

snowpointsecret December 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Tennessee+the Republican Party=easy fodder for Wonkette posts

ButthurtWingers2012 December 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Okay sure, first it's 1+1= 2 So you have 1 Southern white guy 5 decade long shit fit at the government for giving black people the right to vote (amazing how this happened, a strong part of the New Deal coalition becomes totally anti-government shortly after the '64 Civil Rights Act passed) + 1 rich white guy animosity toward anyone who has less money than them and you have= 2 GOP houses, the senate and the reps. Simple enough, and did I mention they are complete reetards for letting the ideas of a 13 year old Randite become their central governing philosophy.

Negropolis December 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm

'Cause I was told there would be no math.

snowpointsecret December 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm

He wants us to eat cat food because he doesn't have teeth and that's all he's capable of eating. The Republican Party, on average, is that old.

miss_grundy December 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Is it progress if the GOP expects the olds and the poors to eat cat food because during the Reagan years, the olds and poors were eating dog food.

dadanarchistmk2 December 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm

He calls this look "White(y) Steal"…

yr retirements moneys.

miss_grundy December 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Actually, that is what Hostess did to its workers.

Sassomatic December 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Is it me or is he just straight up admitting that they plan to be total dicks, because they did that the last time.

Dudleydidwrong December 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm

They're total dicks whether or not they did it the last time, but this time they are like total dick/slugs because they leave a slimy trail wherever they wander. I wish they would wander off of the planet.

"Rocket leaving for Kolob on launch pad three in five minutes!"

SorosBot December 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Threatening to crash the world economy just to get the chance to fuck over the poor and olds is totally endearing and not at all petulant and childish.

BadKitty904 December 10, 2012 at 5:43 pm

And so very, VERY Republican…

bikerlaureate December 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Sen. Corker was an entrepreneur, which in this case apparently means snatching Hot Pockets from the hands of hungry orphans and kicking frail octogenarians in the shins.

outragedcitizen December 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I think their purpose is to make the Blah man in the White House look bad but then I tend to see the darker side of the GOPbaggers.

smellypossum December 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

The photo looks like he's offering free prostate checkups… ungloved, like back in the old days.

LibrarianX December 10, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I thought that look meant that someone's hand was already up his ass.

BigSkullF*ckingDog December 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Are you kidding? Cat food is expensive!

glasspusher December 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Dogs will eat anything.

BigSkullF*ckingDog December 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I only eat used cat food.

MissTaken December 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

What we did last year didn't work, so let's just do it more!

SorosBot December 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm

And hey, since we lost going to the extreme right this year, next time let's move even further to the right, then we're sure to win!

Jus_Wonderin December 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm

It is as if they can defy the laws of physics.

Beowoof December 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Oh yeah like science means anything to these guys. They view science as facts, liberal voodoo to trick Americans.

Chet Kincaid_ December 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

Worked in 2010, which is why we are stuck negotiating with these fuckers.

glamourdammerung December 11, 2012 at 2:25 am

And hey, since we lost going to the extreme right this year, next time let's move even further to the right, then we're sure to win!

I am still wondering how they are going to be to the right of the Taliban, even if Chairman Limbaugh trying to slut shame women that do not wear burqas is going to be kind of hilarious.

Negropolis December 11, 2012 at 2:52 am

I think some of them are starting to realize how hard it is to argue for going over the fiscal cliff when you've already fallen off the electoral cliff. Not a great place to negotiate from. They might hang onto the House from time to time, but they keep on doing what they are doing, and they won't see the inside of the Oval Office for another generation but as visitors. Sure, they'll be able to fuck up domestic policy, but they won't be able to start any more foreign wars, and that's a Big Fucking Deal, if you ask me.

bikerlaureate December 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Not enough of us thought they were serious.

Coming soon – on-the-spot euthanasia for anyone caught without an AmEx card or a GOP lapel pin…

Lot_49 December 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Yes, Republicans, please try another debt-ceiling showdown. Hopey's not going to play again, though, just like he's not going to extend the Bush Brand© Tax Cuts again.

A black man's in charge and he's got nothing to lose, as Sully put it.

gullywompr December 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I really don't think he played last time either. He got a deal that totally put the onus on Congress, forcing them the take the hit for not figuring it out, made sure Social Security wasn't touched, and miraculously, getting cuts to DoD. He's in the fucking catbird seat.

AncienReggie December 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Yeah, but we have something to lose. Bet you the price of a Little Friskies the White House is going to trade a jacked-up Social Security and Medicare age with the GOP — in return for making rich peoples' accountants shuffle more of their income into the "non-income" categories.

Negropolis December 10, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I so don't want to believe this is what will happen, but it's probably the more likely scenario in how this eventually plays out.

HateMachine December 11, 2012 at 12:02 am

The Republican negotiators (assuming they keep the True Believers away from the table) think about politics in terms of personal political expediency, though. That means that whether or not Barry intends to let it go over the edge, brinksmanship from him is suddenly a very, very credible threat (in their eyes). After all, he's not jockeying for re-election ever again (and this is all someone like Boehner thinks in terms of).

Chet Kincaid_ December 11, 2012 at 12:28 am

If you're a 2-term President, years 1-2 and 5-6 are your only chances to get shit done.

snowpointsecret December 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Wow, we just went from the glass ceiling to the debt ceiling. Republicans are for screwing people over on both.

gullywompr December 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Have you heard their plans about the bathroom floor?

Callyson December 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm

since we already SPENT THIS MONEY we have to PAY for it, which you’d think the party of personal responsibility would be very enthusiastic about.

Aaaaand I won't be needing to watch Comedy Central tonight…

(gasping for air)

MosesInvests December 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

FFS?

Callyson December 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Also, too…

MaxNeanderthal December 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Bob Corker- Cork Bobber- one is likely to be an obscure perversion that takes place in airport toilets, and the other's a type of fishing….

edgydrifter December 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Just keep repeating "this is all the black guy's fault" while you pull your own rotten teeth with an old set of pliers and wrap yourself in extra plastic bags to ward off the evening chill behind the grocery store dumpster. This is all the black guy's fault. Say it enough and it almost sounds reasonable.

Jus_Wonderin December 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Extra plastic bags!?!? Bragger!

ManchuCandidate December 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm

"Hello olds, my name is Senator Bob "Shocker" Corker and I've come to give you a free rectal exam."

qwerty42 December 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I dunno … they have behaved like children for 4 years, what if that is coming to an end as OBAMANAZI crushes what little freedom the struggling Republicans have managed to preserve. By doing things like, oh I don't know … not funding partial Mediaid expansion for those states that do not sign up.

SayItWithWookies December 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Isn't what everyone's calling the fiscal cliff a result of the agreement to settle the last debt ceiling deal? And wasn't it so horrible because it resulted in defense cuts that all the Republicans who voted for the initial showdown are now saying it's frightfully irresponsible and should be headed off at all costs? Sounds like a great thing to be doing again.

Hey, I've got an idea — let's just rescind all government funding for Tennessee — I'm sure Bob Corker would be thrilled at the fiscal responsibility that shows, not to mention how his state will be leading the way.

elviouslyqueer December 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Okay, I've been sitting here racking my brains trying to recall why I despise Bob Corker. And then I remembered.

Schmannnity December 10, 2012 at 6:08 pm

The ad must have worked because Harold Ford, Jr. sounds like a Republican now.

Chet Kincaid_ December 11, 2012 at 12:31 am

Who cares what Harold Ford thinks? What does he even do for a living? Morning Blow can't pay that well.

HateMachine December 11, 2012 at 12:35 am

I'm sure there's some sort of royalties for some awful book somewhere. I don't want or need to google that, it's usually a safe assumption these guest pundits, 'experts' and 'insiders' have at least three books floating around that got written somehow.

HistoriCat December 11, 2012 at 9:58 am

Doesn't HF Jr. have some cushy gig at Morgan Stanley or Gold Mansacks?

LibrarianX December 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm

You saved me having to look up the foul deed that made his name familiar. It was worse than I remembered.

HateMachine December 11, 2012 at 12:09 am

Oh god, is that Mark Goodfellow in that? Given his own business' output, I guess I shouldn't be surprised to see him in a shit commercial. I'm only shocked that they didn't hire the Mo' Money Taxes dudes as well.

Toomush_Infer December 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm

You're just being difficult….Corker's point is easy to understand: if Republicans have to do something they don't want to, everybody else owes them….bigtime!….so, now they can use whatever they want for leverage….debt ceiling, calling mom, whatever….it's basic pre-kindergarten math….

PsycWench December 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I have a LOT of favors coming to me by that logic.

Toomush_Infer December 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm

There's probably no end to what you've got coming to you, sweetie….

Jus_Wonderin December 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Shhhh. This is just for us. What we need to do is run for higher office. Then, while in office we play the system just like Corker and Co. do. We get influential contracts, we take any kind of money we can get for passing the "right" legislation. We get a slick lobbing job promised and just all around make out like bandits. Shabam! Retirement Solved.

Well, okay, you guys try it. I have skeletons in my….uh, closet.

bikerlaureate December 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Charlie Pierce has some depressing information about Medicare and Alzheimer's…

Dudleydidwrong December 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm

First cat food for my meals and now the prospect of no help with Alzheimer's treatment for a rising number of folks. These Republicans are really warm and fuzzy folks–like a just-coughed-up hair ball.

shelwood46 December 11, 2012 at 2:46 am

That's kind of a strawman, though. Anyone with diagnosed Alzheimer's would be eligible for SSDI and Medicare just like anyone else with a disabling disease and SS eligibility, regardless of age. SSDI has no minimum age, though you do have to have your 10 years in (and if you are under 50, you will almost certainly be denied and have to appeal). The bigger problem is the two year lag for Medicare to kick in after you get SSDI approval. People with diseases acknowledged by Social Security that make them too sick to work often go 6-24 months (depending on whether they can afford COBRA) with absolutely no health insurance because of that. It's stupid, and near criminal. There are exceptions for ALS and certain kidney problems, but that's it. It's a truly evil policy.

BadKitty904 December 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Don't *WE* pay this jackass' salary AND his far-better-than-average benefits?

snowpointsecret December 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Yes, we really do lose money to pay for him, and if you're not in Tennessee there's no way to get rid of him. Sickening, isn't it?

elviouslyqueer December 10, 2012 at 5:50 pm

If by "benefits" you mean his mansion in Belle Meade, then yes, of course.

Negropolis December 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Belle Meade. How fey.

Why does every Southern senator look like he just stepped out on the veranda of his plantation? Hell, our senior senator up here in Michigan, Carl Levin, is a Jew who lives in an apartment in downtown Detroit.

Jukesgrrl December 10, 2012 at 11:32 pm

And his vote counts just the same as Corker's. As for his mansion, frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

Jus_Wonderin December 10, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Regardless of district we should be allowed to vote for these assholes so we can vote them out. The fact is that one asshole from some fuckwad state can stalemate any progress.

Biff December 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I think each state should have to pay for their own senators and representatives. Maybe then they'd stop sending assholes…

Baconzgood December 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Deficits don't matter

-The Dark Lord of Hell-

Rotundo_ December 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm

How many times are they going to play chicken with the economic future of the country until the known world calls them on it? The "Lucy and the Football" schtick was stupid the first few times, but it is getting old, and even the more stupid folks in the citizenry are going to notice their checks not coming and stuff.

PsycWench December 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm

That pic looks like a bald man with a very hairy man standing exactly behind him.

HarryButtle December 10, 2012 at 6:01 pm

He's standing in front of Steve Martin!

HateMachine December 11, 2012 at 12:10 am

Could just be a mask.

UnionAgitator December 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm

The slutty blonde "Call me Harold" campaign ad against Harold Ford was how Corker used leverage to get elected.

sewollef December 11, 2012 at 8:49 am

I have this vague recollection that Harold Ford was one of the good guys, am I right?

Damn, it seems so long ago now. Memory's fading, hair's thinner, need glasses now, vision is hazy, lights are getting dim…..

Has that Selma march finished yet…?

Schmannnity December 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Lorne Michaels was elected in Tennessee?

SayItWithWookies December 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I'm not really sure what President Obama's strategy through these two negotiations is, but after looking at Corker's assessment I'm guessing it's something like this: don't make a deal on the automatic cuts (i.e. fiscal cliff) at all — since the Dubya tax cuts are mandated to expire entirely separately from the fiscal cliff stuff, just let all that shit happen, and use the debt ceiling negotiations to restore the cuts for all but the highest tax bracket. That way the leverage Corker was talking about doesn't go away, and the GOP is screwed for those negotiations too.

Not sure if that'll work out, since I've been avoiding the issues due to all the hysteria, but it seems feasible.

Wilcoxyz December 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm

It's like the GOP just figured out how to pass a bad check – write the big fake check, but keep the goods. To them, this is fiscal genius.

For their next trick: dine and dash.

christianmuslin December 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm

For those that tried to convince everyone that Barry was nothing more than a spear chucker, he took names and is getting ready to chuck you with real spears.

That smirk will quickly fade when the white house puts into play all their recently mined data from the election and we get emails etc from Bams of I need your help to bury these turkeys with their dumbass plan to ruin your retirement. Call their offices today and remInd them you will be watching how they vote.

mrblifil December 10, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I'm uncomfortable with how he is holding his fingers.

sewollef December 11, 2012 at 8:59 am

He's not holding them, they're self-supporting appendages, attached to a hydraulic pump and activated by electrical stimuli sent from a controlling CPU powered by a fracking coal-fired generator.

The generator was made in China and is last-year's model, but is about to be replaced with a cheaper and more toxically-made version assembled in Bangladesh by barefoot 10-year-olds, dodging whips from supervisors and staying awake during their 14-hour shifts, while the Bangladeshi government turns a blind eye to massive factory code violations. The factory also produces super cute winter shirts for The Gap and 85" Plasma teevees made from cadmium and perfectly safe heavy metals for Wal-Mart.

So yes. He's a perfectly normal republican, circa 2012.

Goonemeritus December 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Thanks to all the opportunities to comment on Republicans my auto complete jumps straight to Nazi as soon as I type a capital letter “N”.

Barrelhse December 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Mine goes to "Nutz, Truck"

Toomush_Infer December 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Oh, the smugness….

calliecallie December 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Just put a cork in it, Bob.

weejee December 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm

How about a corked baseball bat and knock that smirk right out of the park?

jello_mold December 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I first thought this was a stock photo of an asshole.

BadKitty904 December 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm

And you changed your mind because…?

jello_mold December 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Can't say I have. What a natural!

BadKitty904 December 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm

He does exhibit a remarkable, natural facility for assholery….

Pithaughn December 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm

"give me a place to stand and I'll leverage the republicans"
Obama circa 2012

WhatTheHeck December 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

So he wants us to switch from shopping at Walmart to shopping at Petsmart.

Monsieur_Grumpe December 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Corker has this republican dickhead thing really down. He's got the look, the talk and that hand action is just the icing on the cake. Well done dickhead, well done.

Dashboard Buddha December 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm

His hand gesture looks like a GOP Shocker – 2 in the pink, 1 in your elderly mom's grocery budget.

Abernathy December 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Oh, I see. Fox is all up in arms when a black comedian makes a joke about white guys, but when white guys act like a fucking joke, that's cool.

TootsStansbury December 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm

The Birchers are trying to grab the country; take us back to the days of the robber barons (we're just about there). They've already made people afraid to be "liberal". They're poised to steal that whole brass ring. Boot their asses out in 2014!

They need to be served a cold dish of lightly salted rat dicks. Fuck them.

Sorry, almost forgot: buttsechs dicks and poop. Forevar!

Barrelhse December 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Tits or GTFO.

Negropolis December 10, 2012 at 11:01 pm

They already tried. They failed, and unless they change their tune, it doesn't get better (for them).

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 10, 2012 at 7:54 pm

You sillies, the Republicans are way ahead of you. That is why with any increase of the Debt Ceiling, there will be a companion bill that will outsource all of our poor to India.

It is what the free market demands!

Barrelhse December 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Then all the Poors could work for American companies, answering phones at their call-centers there!

Butch_Wagstaff December 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm

When I first read about Corker's statements, I have become convinced that he's actually an secretive operative for the Democratic Party who's trying to undermine the GOP.

BadKitty904 December 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm

If I thought the Dems were clever and organized enough to pull off such a strategy, I'd be inclined to agree. This guy is a caricature of the standard-issue vicious, amoral, selfish Repug…

glamourdammerung December 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Please proceed.

Southern Beale December 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm

What does it say about TN that Corker isn’t even our craziest Republican! Here we’ve got a House member who was captured on video telling constituents he voted against the tax cut for the 98% because he “didn’t want to give the Democrats the floor.”

FREEDOM!

http://southernbeale.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/rep

Negropolis December 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

And, you hav DeJarlais, or however in the hell you spell it.

Blueb4sinrise December 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm

OMG
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Sharkey December 10, 2012 at 8:35 pm

What? What did I miss? You take five seconds to clear the table and you miss the big reveal!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr December 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Panties!

gullywompr December 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Dentata!

(we're talking about the same thing, right?)

natl_[redacted]_cmdr December 10, 2012 at 8:35 pm

You see it too? My God! It's full of stars!

emmelemm December 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm

But… but… I don't find the link for actual buying on the store page…

SO MANY PANTIES TO BUY

commiegirl99 December 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

You have to scroll all the way down, and then click on your size, and then you can ADD TO CART ALL THE PANTieS!!!

kingofmeh December 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm

the sexy on this blog just got turned up to 11.

RadioBitchFace December 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Well, the theme of this post had something to do with pussies.
Fap fap fap fap

jello_mold December 11, 2012 at 2:35 am

If the enthusiasm with which the underwear image has been greeted is to be believed, I have completely misunderstood men, because that pic is totes creeping me out.

snowpointsecret December 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

OT: Donald Trump calls Bill Belichick "Bob" on Twitter, proves himself to be as useless as we thought.

Just thought we should have another laugh at Donald Trump's expense if he's going to give us such amazing things to make fun of.

Tommmcatt_Again December 10, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Dicks gotta be dickin', I guess.

Dick it up, Corker. I give your party 10 years to rump status at the outside.

Sharkey December 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm

It's lips all the way down.

LibrarianX December 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Obviously positioning himself for 2016.

Slim_Pickins December 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Near the drain?

cousinitt December 11, 2012 at 1:04 am

On his knees.

keepwalkin December 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

OMG those panites are hawt! FAPFAPFAp!!!

Oh and fuck Corker!

Warpde December 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Eh!, Cat foods not bad.
"ESPECIALLY" the "KIND" you "DON'T need a fucking "CAN OPENER" for.

Damn I'm hungry.
Anyone have an opener ::((((

HistoriCat December 11, 2012 at 10:06 am

You think you're going to get CANNED cat food? That's so cute.

Slim_Pickins December 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm

What! no Flag Pin on his lapel? Must be a crypto-Muslin!

Sharkey December 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Hey Becks, there's a "Mick Jagger" on line three… says those are his panties…

gullywompr December 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm
kittensdontlie December 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

What did we learn today:
1) Find a responsible person to be your co-debtor.
2) Go on and splurge! The sky is the limit! No,…there is no limit!!
3) When the bill arrives, extract favors from your co-debtor in exchange for promise of your payment(do it classy-like, no smirking…smile!).
4) Use this leverage wisely! (Payoff Suggestion: sexy-time Wonkette panties)

corthylio December 11, 2012 at 1:47 am

I am interested in your ideas, and would like to learn more. Do you have a newsletter I can subscribe to?

decentcitizen December 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Repugs are going to have to do better. They've got nothing Obama wants and I think he's fine going over the fiscal cliff. The it will be them scrambling to make a deal as their corporate masters will not be happy.

rocktonsam December 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Bob Corker leaving the Senate for one of the K street jobs so he can" continue the fight!" in 5,4,3, ..

natl_[redacted]_cmdr December 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Pics or… oh. brb.

emmelemm December 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Good to know. I wouldn't quite say I'm hefty {not that there's anything wrong with that!}, but I've got a few pounds on the lovely model…

What? I LIKE CAKE. TOO MUCH.

HistoriCat December 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

Obviously we need pics to make final ruling.

gullywompr December 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I like that model. She's fearless.

Chow Yun Flat December 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I hope the President will decide that he is sick of being blackmailed by a bunch of punks and jerks–tell Corker and the rest of them that if they want to shut down the government by refusing to raise the debt ceiling they should do it and reap the consequences.

It would make sequestration seem mild in comparison.

BadKitty904 December 10, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Please GOD…

Negropolis December 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Oh, Michiganders know more about Bob Corker than we'd like to. During the auto loans debate, this guy had the balls to come up to the international auto show and repeat his "let Detroit go bankrupt" schtick and shit. The UAW members protesting him almost kicked his little ass…and not with votes.

That said, though, to this day, I'm still on the fence about who is more arrogant between Bob Corker and Harold Ford the Younger.

Biff December 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

No need to worry, since your governor has just kicked your UAW square in the balls.

BZ1 December 11, 2012 at 12:33 am

They look so normal until they open their mouths….

sundaytrucker December 11, 2012 at 12:50 am

Sorry I got here late…Go Pats!!…Is "let them eat cat food as long as the gubmint doesn't have to pay for it" taken? Thx

sundaytrucker December 11, 2012 at 12:51 am

Also my Gramma prefers the moist kind over the dry. She insists it gives her a healthier coat.

cousinitt December 11, 2012 at 1:02 am

No worries about getting here late. I took one look at this page and right away I saw "cat food" and a panty-covered crotch giving me tongue. I have been glued to this page for several hours now.

ElPinche December 11, 2012 at 1:07 am

That pic….lord I'm trying to restrain myself. Let me channel Herman "Khaaaann!" Melville.

"…to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee…with votes. "

Wait..what? December 11, 2012 at 1:30 am

Why you hatin', Stanley Tucci?

corthylio December 11, 2012 at 1:43 am

He looks drunk.

Also, too, his face looks too small for his head.

Negropolis December 11, 2012 at 5:51 am

OT: It's going to be a long day in Lansing, today:

LANSING — Riot gear was stockpiled in a back room at the Capitol on Monday as State Police prepared for what's expected to be one of the largest demonstrations in Lansing history today, as the House takes up right-to-work legislation.

Officials were also seen Monday briefing more than a dozen undercover officers — dressed as working people in jeans and ball caps — on how to blend in with the crowd today and respond to any trouble or suspicious activity.

"Because of lessons learned in Wisconsin and Ohio, we are taking precautions," including riot gear that will only be used if needed, said Inspector Gene Adamczyk. "The State Police have come here prepared."

What Mr. Adamczyk means is that he and his goons are ready to the busts some Dirty Fucking Hippie heads.

Dawn Kettinger, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Nurses Association, said her members and others she has spoken to are planning peaceful demonstrations and the overwhelming police presence is "worrisome."

"We have tremendous respect for the police who are doing their jobs," Kettinger said. "At the same time, it's hard not to see that build-up of police presence, that's been constantly escalating, might not be a tool to silence citizens."

She's being kind. That's exactly what they are here for. It's getting crazy around here. 30,000 – 50,000 people expected down there in a few hours.

James Michael Curley December 11, 2012 at 8:46 am

Don't wear dark blue.

Negropolis December 11, 2012 at 8:51 am

Yep. Everyone has been told to dress in red to make it easier…

It'll be interesting to see how many of the undercovers got the memo.

BTW, here is the live blog of what's taking place in downtown Lansing for anyone interested in following through-out the day. There are already thousands of people at the capitol, choppers already overhead, state police as thick as bees.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr December 11, 2012 at 10:10 am

Solidarity!

Biff December 11, 2012 at 10:33 am

Just what you need, undercover cops agitating from within.

Mother fuckers.

DahBoner December 11, 2012 at 11:30 am

Tree of Liberty, etc.

freakishlywrong December 11, 2012 at 5:51 am

We the people, are under no obligation to give Boner and his Krazy Kaucus shit. By the way, Corker, you're not extorting from "Democrats", you're extorting from the American People. That's our fucking money, asshole. The Democrats should not in any way give the wingnuts political cover to dismantle our safety nets.

Why can't this ever be pointed out?

James Michael Curley December 11, 2012 at 6:09 am

tl;dr!

The bane of genuine political discourse in our era.

But one can imagine there is an upside.
For over thirty years the Republican party has crafted a position, which with lightly diverging guises, has been based on the enviable bumper sticker of "Lower Taxes!"
Now, with the likelihood they will need to give up that sacrosanct mantra, at least temporarily, where are they?

Nowhere!

Their entire base has been trained for thirty years to ignore any political utterance that lasts longer that a bean fart. They will be wandering in the wilderness trying to get people to listen to "Let me explain, I went back on thirty years of promises because … " as this same audience has been trained to believe that there is no justifiable 'because' when a dirty, anti-American, politician raises their taxes.

RadioBitchFace December 11, 2012 at 9:06 am

Yes, oh yes, oh yes.

James Michael Curley December 11, 2012 at 5:57 am

Ha, ha (slaps knee)! That boy's a real Corker!

SaintRond December 11, 2012 at 9:24 am

What the fuck? I'm never going to convince these old people to take responsibility for their lives. They're ungrateful and they don't realize (or care) that every single day they're getting a treat cats like.

rhubarbpie2 December 11, 2012 at 9:53 am

Thanks so much, good people of Tennessee.

DahBoner December 11, 2012 at 11:28 am

My filtered water tastes impure.My turkey and giblets has begun to taste exactly like my whitefish and tuna in gravy.

It's all the same.

emmelemm December 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I scrolled all the way down…. I don't see the list of sizes…. AM I CRAZY?

commiegirl99 December 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

In fact, you are NOT crazy, and because of your comment I went back and was all THE FUCK? And now it is fixed. BUY ALL THE PANTIES PLS.

emmelemm December 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Any suggestions on sizing? Is the X-L realllly X-L, or is it just "might fit someone who wears over a size 6-8 in pants"?

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