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SO MANY AMERICANS showed up this weekend to yell at SO MANY CONGRESSMEN! Let’s meet a few!

First up, Tom McClintock, hardline fiscal Republican of California! (Fun facts! He was our state Assemblyman when we were a wee communisty in Thousand Oaks, CA, and we once thought, unaccountably, that he would win the special election that ultimately landed Arnold Schwarzenegger in the governor’s mansion. We are VERY BAD at POLITICS!)

Ol’ Tom had to be escorted out of his town hall Saturday by the coppers, because of all the ROWDY MIDDLE AGED folk standing outside it, with pitchforks, barrels of tar, and a freshly kilt hen. (They probably didn’t have any of those things, but they did in our hearts.)

“Shame shame shame”? Can’t go wrong with the classics!

Second up — and there were more this weekend, but we are lazy — was one Peter Roskam, of Illinois, who’s been giving constituents the slip for months. NBC has a delightful compendium of RIOT GRRRLS and fun signs, and they’ve also got this:

Videos posted on social media showed protesters chanting things like “Talk to us” and “Hey Peter, we vote” as well as “Shame on you” as Roskam appeared to leave the meeting. […]

In a statement, Roskam’s spokesperson held the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee responsible for the demonstration and disputed claims that he was not accessible to his constituents.

“Peter is no stranger to the DCCC,” Pasch said. “These national groups are free to come into our community and exercise their first amendment rights, but it’s not going to keep him from meeting with constituents. He’s focused on representing the people of the western and northwestern suburbs in Washington, D.C., not the other way around.”

Well, now, if that’s true, it might be time to start donating to the DCCC again, in spite of the fact that I told them literally one hundred times (twice a week for a year) to please only call once a year. DCCC, spend some of that money on an annual call list please!

Oh, and as to the part about the DCCC somehow keeping poor Roskam from meeting with his constituents, we’d say that spokesman has a real future spinning nationally once Kellyanne Conway finally eats her own hands off and goes somewhere to rest.

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  • memzilla Ω

    Profiles In Courageless.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Prolapse in Courage?

  • JohnBull

    Sir Peter ran away…

  • Wild Cat

    I’d like to tar-and-feather the neo-nazis in our government, but I think it would get their rocks off.

    • therblig

      we need that tar for our massive infrastructure projects

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Today we can all proudly say that we are One Tarnation.

      • Wild Cat

        The only tar we manufacture anymore is the type that seeps into the lungs from cigarettes.

    • The Wanderer

      I prefer an idea I had regarding Lord Dampnut: Strip him naked, and super glue his hands to his genitalia.

      More high-tech than the old tar and feathers.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Their excuses are lame. If they want to run away from a fight, they should just say they have bone spurs.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Lame? ISWYDT.

      • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

        I do too. Now.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    “Shame shame shame”? Can’t go wrong with the classics!

    Buried lede department: GOoPers are capable of shame!
    Who knew?

    • Wild Cat

      Only if caught with their grandparents.

  • Oblios_Cap

    I’d keep the freshly kilt hen away from the Congrescritter. He might be a necrophiliac!

  • Lefty Frizzell

    If they really thought they were representing the will of their constituents they wouldn’t be so lying and hidey about it. Their actions speak volumes and they know exactly what they’re doing, for whom and why.

    • msanthropesmr

      Presactly. If you’re proud of what you do and you have legitimate reasons for your actions, you can defend them.

    • The Wanderer

      Doesn’t Roskam represent all of the constituents in his district? Then why is he avoiding one part of it?

  • bookish
    • Wild Cat

      Didn’t he learn from Reagan that it wasn’t cool pushing opium in China?

  • Msgr_MΩment

    “Peter is no stranger to the DCCC,” Pasch said. “These national groups are free to come into our community and exercise their first amendment rights, but it’s not going to keep him from meeting with constituents.

    Point the first: Sorosdollar libel!
    Point the second: I think Peter is keeping Peter from meeting with constituents, i.e. the unwashed rabble.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I think you’re confused about who his constituents are. He’s meeting with Trump’s billionaires every day, and no amount of grassroots action is going to stop him.

    • CatCafe de la Resistance

      Once again, these assholes view “Democrats” as their enemies somehow. Because who’d want to, you know, pay attention to that pesky first sentence in the Constitution about caring for the “general Welfare” of the country.

  • memzilla Ω

    He’s focused on representing FUCKING OVER AND AVOIDING the people of the western and northwestern suburbs in Washington, D.C., not the other way around.”

    Goodnesss gracious! That edit certainly entruthifies his little pooped-out piece of defensive codswallop, n’est–ce pas?

    • snark-lurker

      the erudites getting hard

  • WotsAllThisThen

    I remember when the ACA was being debated, conservatives were swarming town halls and parading around outside with guns, going inside and shouting everyone down, and Republicans thought it was such a heartwarming show of civic responsibility.

    But this? So scary!

  • Shibusa
    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Alternative Jefferson is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.

      • laughingnome

        George Jefferson? Amazing guy. Moved on up into one of my buildings.

        • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

          Oops! Your asterisk fell off!

          * After the Justice Department sued me a second time and forced me to accept him.

    • MynameisBlarney

      I am stealin’ the ever-livin’ shit outta this.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      That’s just how I remember it. And I don’t recall seeing O’Reilly there, so fuck him.

    • Thiazin Red

      Replace married woman with slaves and real Jefferson would agree with the last bit anyway.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Remember when the Tea Partiers stormed Demoncrat town hall meetings to scream about socialized medicine? I laughed at their 18th century garb and thinly veiled racism. But ya know what? It worked. They helped get Replicants elected. And here we are. So … keep screaming. It works.

    • The Wanderer

      “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”

    • Vincent Ricola

      Our signs are better. And we’re not calling ourselves “teabaggers” (at least, not while protesting, I don’t judge my fellow Americans after hours activities), so that definitely helps!

      • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

        Our signs are spelled correctly also too.

        There are too many to choose from so just google image search “tea party misspelled signs”

        • The Wanderer

          Better grammar, as well.

    • schmannity

      What’s the dress code? San Culottes? Russian peasant? FDR suits and skinny ties?

      • Résistance Land Shark

        Zoot suits.

      • GemlikeFlame

        Sabots. It worked for the French, didn’t it?

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      We’re only missing the 24x7x365 signal boost from FOX News. Hopefully that isn’t key.

    • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

      They brought loaded guns, as well, to some of these events, and then got into that whole truculent neck-beard smirky thing they have going on about “lawful open carry” and that one particular amendment to the US constitution they have shaved into their back hair, or whatever.

      Can you imagine the reaction of Republicans and the national political press if Democratic protesters showed up brandishing their AK 47s or whatever those things are called?

      Just to get some idea of the compare-and-contrast: picture the way Republicans and the national political press talked about the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, versus the way they’re all talking about Steve “not-a-racist-bone-in-his-body-what-anti-Semitism?” Bannon

  • Chadwells

    Pretty sure they are all shitting their pants for February 20th recess!!! If they think it’s bad now….buckle up bitches.

    “Trump Protesters Borrow From Tea Party to Put Pressure on Lawmakers”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/us/trump-protesters-tea-party.html

    OT image: Obama Super Bowl viewing party vs. Lord Dampnut viewing. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b35d5ee9684910aec7a776765db8ca70d66cb2eb0b11f141ef91f8802ab55c9.jpg

    • The Wanderer

      The first shot: Having fun.
      The second shot: A wedding reception where the two families don’t much like each other.

      • Chadwells

        Sports fan versus Alt-sports fan!!!

      • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

        *Sotte voce* “Nobody told me the bride’s father was such an asshole!”

      • janecita

        It looks like my wedding, when the best man was giving his toast.

    • janecita

      Does Melania ever look relaxed? Is she even allowed to speak?

      • Chyron HR

        His wife… if you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me. But plenty of people have written that. She was extremely quiet, and it looked like she had nothing to say. A lot of
        people have said that.

        • janecita

          Irony, how does it work?

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        Alt-fact theory: he makes her hold her pee, for … reasons.
        So, she always has to concentrate really hard.

      • Only in Michelle Obama’s words.

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      This fucking guy doesn’t even know how to watch a football game!

      • janecita

        Please, he doesn’t even know how to properly eat pizza!

      • schmannity

        Everybody knows Superbowls are blue ties, not red!

        • calliecallie

          Especially because he was rooting for the Pats. Red is the Falcons’ color. Duh.

    • Ryan Denniston

      Obama gets the Superbowl in 3D?

      • Chadwells

        Apparently!!! LOL!

      • janecita

        He is catching that pass!!!

        • Chadwells

          Or being the goal posts for the extra point!!

        • Oblios_Cap

          There certainly appear to be people of color in the Obama picture, but just one black and one orange guy in the other one.

          • janecita

            Trump is such a joyless clown, he is like a walking black hole.

        • schmannity

          Brady to Obama for a first down.

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        Benefits of being Time Travel Obama, obviously.

    • Thiazin Red

      Trump’s party also looks so cheap. It looks like the cheap ballroom at the chain hotel. Did they send someone to pick up whatever was on clearance at Party City for the tables? Those looks like the most uncomfortable chairs possible. No one is smiling.

      Obama’s party looks fun, comfortable, classy.

      • Résistance Land Shark

        Must be a Trump hotel, then.

    • laughingnome

      No one looks happy at that table. What an awful life they have.

      • Claire

        That’s what kills me about that picture of Trump and Melania seated at some table or other at the Inauguration. How is it even possible to look so utterly miserable on the day you’ve just been elected POTUS and FLOTUS?

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Everyone at Little Babby Donnie’s table looks so happy. Drugs, ya think?

      • Chadwells

        I would need to be heavily sedated and strapped into my chair if I was forced to sit at that table. Although, I’d probably choose death instead of sitting there…

    • Notreelyhelping

      At the Trump party, are the two kids in front passing a joint? Maybe that’s why Melania’s glaring at them: give me that, need that, now.

  • proudgrampa

    So Shy, what is the quick programming note? Or is that the quick programming note in its entirety?

    • Oblios_Cap

      Isn’t the suspense just underwhelming!

      • proudgrampa

        It’s driving me crazy, I tells ya!

        • Oblios_Cap

          I asked in an earlier post. Here’s what I was told:

          “Disqus has recently decided to hold us all hostage with advertising of their very own, right here in the comments.
          ‘But Wait’ you say, ‘I signed up for Ad-Free! I don’t want any ads!’ I feel you. But you actually signed up for ‘Ad-FEWER.’ And while Disqus wanted to add an ad unit every 10 comments, we talked em down to one ad at the top. So here it is.”

          • proudgrampa

            Well I, for one, think that is Disqusting…

    • eggsacklywright

      I guess all you have to do is, erm…take note.

      • proudgrampa

        So noted!

  • Mavenmaven

    “And it’s somewhat sad to see a judge go rogue like this,” Spicer said
    Wait,going rogue was a good thing in Republicanstan, no? Hard to keep track!

  • dslindc

    The DCCC sends the spammiest-looking emails, also too.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Yeah, I’ll donate to them, but if they come looking for me in email, I’m running my virus scanner and hitting the “ignore” button.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      Re: Obamacare RUINED
      Re: Biden SMOOSHED
      Re: We’re DOOOMED

      Either their click-counters think the two word subjects, one of which is always negative and scary, is effective for fundraising, or their spam-generating bots are kind of restrictive in their mail templates.

    • Courser_Resistance

      Tell me about it. I get about six of them a day! My Colorado DCC is very cool though and sends out awesome begging emails. I think the last one was by the guy’s dog! So I *always* send them money :-)

      ETA: Also too, they *always* send a thank you note via snail mail. They’re really great and I’m always willing to help.

  • proudgrampa

    The problem with politics is that it has politicians in it…

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Slightly OT: LIttle Babby Donnie approve/disapprove in Gallup tracking: 42/52; net -10. We can see Rs in Congress running away from constituents. How soon before they run away from their So-Called President?

    • The Wanderer

      A few in the leadership are trying to edge cautiously away from him (slowly; he might give chase) and avoiding eye contact (it might be interpreted as a challenge, or the old saw that insanity is transmitted by eye contact).

      • Oblios_Cap

        “Don’t make eye contact with the crazies.”

      • Notreelyhelping

        In other words, the way one treats a rabid dog.

        • Lambsendbeds

          Rabid dog libelz!

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Not soon enough, unfortunately. Only McCain and Miss Lindsey seem to have any sense, but even that is only sporadic.

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        The only thing Republicans hate more than losing is admitting they are wrong.

      • Begin Anew Day

        Broken clocks etc.

  • schmannity

    Meeting with constituents publicly cuts into time set aside to meet with them privately in public restrooms.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Well, it’s not like Congress people actually work for the people in their districts. Well, only certain ones, maybe.

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    This is my dumbass Congresscritter from the VA 5 who is “too busy” to hold a town hall during the first 100 days of the Trump administration. Because it’s sooooo haaaaard to rubberstamp every White House backed initiative coming down the pike. Not a “no” vote for any idea or nominee. At least we’re making the best of things by protesting outside his offices every week. We’re resourceful that way.
    https://twitter.com/Rep_Tom_Garrett/status/827190063255650304

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Someone needs to sprinkle salt votes on that slug.

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        I can’t believe he’s “proud” of supporting the Muslim ban. Jackass.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Trump administration

      I prefer so-called Trump so-called administration.

      • Courser_Resistance

        Bannon Regime

    • Stulexington

      So you admit Trump is the most unpopular President in the history of presidents?

  • Ricky Gay

    wait til these fuckers run out of stupid excuses for all the legitimate pushback they are getting. (PSYCH! They will never run out.)

    • azeyote

      it’s always the same excuses – they just get recycled

  • BadKitty904

    Which Congresscritters Are We Chasing Out of Town Halls with Pitchforks Today?

    Not enough of them, Katie…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0ba76afc4338c3b42507ff7a97d6c74346db88e7d45144c67db001f0a64e6434.gif

  • schmannity
  • Courser_Resistance

    Colorado Senator Cory Gardner is standing strong on the ‘Paid Protesters’ line.

    After he reiterated that hundreds of protesters showed up at his Denver office. He’s bitched about that before. Gardner’s a scum-sucking pig. Both he and Coughman need to go.

    http://www.9news.com/news/local/next/senator-cory-gardner-reaffirms-stance-that-paid-protesters-are-eclipsing-coloradans/395605064

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      Just like Republicans decided there was a difference between “legitimate rape” and “rape,” they’re trying to sell “legitimate protests” vs. “protests.”

      I shall enjoy the extremely twisted yoga positions they’re going to have to do, trying to justify that distinction, too.

  • bookish

    http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170206/NJBIZ01/170209915/2014/the-power-100-jared-kushner-tops-the-list-at-no-1

    He has divested himself from Kushner Cos., the family business in New Jersey. And he’s moved to Washington, D.C. So, how is it that Jared Kushner has done the seemingly impossible: Knock the governor with the most power in the nation out of the top spot on the NJBIZ Power 100 for the first time?

    The answers are surprisingly simple: In his role as senior adviser to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, Kushner will have incredible power and influence over many decisions that will impact not only New Jersey businesses, but New Jersey residents.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      It probably helps that he has most likely in no way but on paper separated himself from the family business in NJ, and that he has the guy who’s running the Lt Gov’s exploratory committee on staff.

  • SayItWithWookies

    O/T but Assmouth started his remarks at MacDill AFB (just now, though 30 minutes late) with “We had a wonderful election, didn’t we? I saw the numbers, and I like you and you like me.” This is to a room full of soldiers, who are supposed to be nonpartisan while in uniform. Dumbass has no fucking idea about even the most basic protocols.

  • Crystalclear12

    OT: Kellyanne got told thanks but no thanks by CNN.

    I just like posting that.

    • V4Virginia, NASTY!

      And Shut Up, Mika, said CNN wasn’t the first :)

    • azeyote

      trump said cnn is a fake news site – but kellyanne is alternate facts – so there

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    One of our local (R) congresscritters hasn’t had a Townhall event in at least three years.

    His constituents have been showing up at his office in ever-greater numbers with clever signs and “encouraging” words.

    Gotta pry them critters outta their lairs. With votes.

    • What hasn’t sunk in yet around my fairly red area is that our Republican Congresswoman hasn’t had a public meeting/town hall since getting elected back in 2014. Our previous Democratic Congressman had so many that it was virtually a weekly event.

    • calliecallie

      Yep. As part of my ongoing badgering of my own Rethuglican congresscritter, I checked his town hall schedule on line. Nothing since 2015. Bum. I hate that guy.

  • Bitter Scribe

    Roskam is my congressman. Basically he does his best not to get noticed. I think he placed his balls in a blind trust.

    • Résistance Land Shark

      He has balls? Who knew?

    • mailman27

      Does he have a legal partnership with Flotsam and Jetsam?

  • bookish

    Pretty little fascists.

    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/13/becoming-steve-bannons-bannon

    There’s an old saw about Washington, D.C., that staffers in their twenties know more about the minutiae of government than their bosses do. Whether they wield real power is a different question. Julia Hahn, the twenty-five-year-old Breitbart News reporter who has just been named a special assistant to the President, could be a test case. Hahn is a protégée of Stephen Bannon, the White House chief strategist and former Breitbart chairman, who has been referred to as “Trump’s Rasputin.” (On Twitter, he is often called #PresidentBannon.) When Hahn wrote for Breitbart, her primary beats were immigration (she wanted less of it, especially from Muslim countries) and the perfidy of Republicans who, in her view, sold out American interests—especially the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. In dozens of vituperative articles, Hahn called Ryan a “third-world migration enthusiast” and a “double agent” who was secretly campaigning for Hillary Clinton.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      President Bannon is busy staffing the White House. The puppet abides.

    • So THAT’s why Melania is in New York!
      It would be irresponsible not to speculate

  • SayItWithWookies

    Assmouth: “They [ISIS] wants to strike our homeland, as they did on 9/11.”
    And why didn’t Obama heed the warnings about them attacking New York? Why?!

    • One of the things that always amazes me is how many of these people crapping their pants over terrorism are living in places that virtually zero chance of being a terrorist target.

      • laughingnome

        Yeah but watching 24 is really stressful.

        • You never know when they’re going to pop up in rural Nebraska and fluoridate the water.

      • Ducksworthy

        Places that nobody in Saudi ever heard of much less thought about.

    • azeyote

      to busy giving away cell phones

  • cats530

    “First up, Tom McClintock, hardline fiscal Republican of California! (Fun
    facts! He was our state Assemblyman when we were a wee communisty in
    Thousand Oaks, CA, and we once thought,
    unaccountably, that he would win the special election that ultimately
    landed Arnold Schwarzenegger in the governor’s mansion. We are VERY BAD
    at POLITICS!)”

    He’s my carpet-bagging CONgressman now. Lucky me! Even the folks in my red county hate his guts (though that warms my cockles – lol)

    • bobbert

      Mine too. I’m curious about how much actual town-halling he did before fleeing. Google-fu activate.

      • kareemachan

        I read in the SacBee he answered “about a dozen questions”.

  • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

    I wonder if someone is working on a strait jacket with the presidential seal on the breast yet?

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/02/trump-tweets-any-negative-polls-are-fake

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    “…but it’s not going to keep him from meeting with constituents. ”

    Didn’t the Supreme Court rule that “Constituents” are exactly the same as “Corporate Bags of Money”? I mean, they already said “Corporations are People” and “Money is Speech,” so that just logically follows. We just need Gorsuck to confirm it.

    Then these representatives are totally safe* to never have to meet with those non-contributing “Fleshy Bags of Meat.”

    * alternative safe

  • Marceline

    I’ll be attending a protest outside Rob Portman’s office today. My goal for the next few years is to become such a bane of his existence that he ends every day crying in the shower.

    • Résistance Land Shark

      Too bad you can’t collect the tears. They really finish off a Misunderstood Republican cocktail.

      • TakingAmes

        Recipe, please. It can be my new Friday evening reward cocktail, after a long week of being paid by George Soros to protest things.

      • HazooToo

        Guys, no! Stop drinking that shit, come on! You’ll get a rash!!

  • Alan

    AOTK

  • Yr. Gma

    California is out of control. In so many ways. (Go us!)
    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/572165680369307648/ySYw8-pk.jpeg

  • theblackdog

    Ah the DCCC, for me despite asking them to knock it off, I still get clickbaity e-mails every other day.

  • The Witch of Endor

    Uhm….am I missing something? Peter Roskam of Illinois is “[…] focused on representing the people of the western and northwestern suburbs in Washington, D.C., not the other way around.”

    I admit I’m a little loopy, so if I’m misunderstanding I welcome anyone setting me straight.

    • Nick Scroggs

      No, that’s what it says.

      • The Witch of Endor

        Thanks.

    • PubOption

      I think he means the people of the western and northwestern suburbs of Chicago, although that is not how it reads.

      • ahughes798

        It’s exactly what it means. Roskam is a sniveling coward.

    • Skeptical_thinker

      He means ‘K’ street where his real constituents are.

      • The Witch of Endor

        LOL. Now it all makes sense.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      as in “going to WashDC to represent etc., I think

    • Roadstergal

      What is up with the Right and shitty, unclear writing? Do they never proofread?

      Obama changed an executive order regarding the formatting of executive orders because the grammar was incorrect. That’s the sort of attention to detail I want in a president.

      • CindyinEncinitas

        I just had a grammargasm. *lights cigarette*

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Tea pours just as well from tea pots with handles on the left as the ones with the handle on the right. If you get my drift there. Hehehehehe.

    • phoenix00

      I use a French Press. That’s just how I roll.

  • Stulexington
  • gaybymml96

    People protesting – don’t forget to vote in 2018…!

  • mailman27

    OT: Am I wrong in thinking that Wonkette is the forest and Disqus is the tree? Is it even more wrong that it took so long to arrive at this simile? Or is it a metaphor? FFS.

  • Mack N. Nietzsche

    You can add Senator Big Boy…I mean, Cory Gardner to that list. He’s running scared.

    • Begin Anew Day

      Colorado is sooooooo proud of him.

      ;>))

  • So basically the entire GOP right now is a collective coward!

    Brave Brave sir GOP set forth from Trump-a-lot
    But the people met him there, oh brave GOP
    They yelled at him and carried signs that said shame shame shame
    brave brave brave brave sir GOP
    When the people all began to shout
    the GOP did chicken out
    Democracy reared its ugly head
    The GOP bravely fled
    Brave brave brave brave
    brave brave brave brave
    brave brave brave sir GOP

    Told ya’ll this would get well used ^^

    • Alternative Pony Ron

      They always have been. But now we can see it, up close and personal.

  • Begin Anew Day

    LOL!

    But can you blame them? Every town hall I have ever attended had one very important thing in common: White people talking loud and saying nothing. Is it some kind of endorphin thing? Is it an addiction to the sound of their own voice? Do they deserve our pity?

    NAwwwwww! I’m kidding. Fuck those assholes.

    • ahughes798

      Better to be white and try to hold politicians accountable than to be white and sit on your ass. Is this a new thing? White people aren’t allowed to be pissed off? I mean, not all of us voted for Trump.

      • Begin Anew Day

        Better to be white and STFU for a few minutes and LISTEN for once in our pampered, privileged lives. To waste entire town halls with rambling diatribe is not “…to hold politicians accountable”.

        It is just white people exercising their innate need to call the shots.

        Well white people have called the ultimate shot, an egomaniac commanding the most powerful weapons on the planet.

        Long past time that white people and especially white MEN to sit down. We’ve screwed the pooch and WE are to blame for donnie whether we like him or not.

        • ahughes798

          Speak for yourself. I agree that I have white privilege, but I disagree with the rest of what you say. I didn’t vote for Trump. His BS is not only affecting Muslims and other POC, but affect us poor whites, too. And if I’m given an opportunity to make a short and concise criticism of Peter Roskam’s support of Cheeto’s policies, I will not sit down, and I will not shut up, because I will be making a point that his policies will negatively affect EVERYBODY, black, brown, and white. I’m not just in this for myself.

          • Begin Anew Day

            Poor whites are donnie’s base. Do not ask me to listen to what poor whites have to say whether they voted for donnie or not.

            Since the first colonies were established on this continent poor whites have been the foot soldiers of racial oppression and Native Genocide.

            Poor whites have been the dependable security forces who cracked heads and broke bones during labor strikes. Poor whites scabbed during strikes and ratted out union activities for money.

            Poor whites may have a right to free speech but I also have a right to ask them to STFU and start listening.

          • ahughes798

            Your concern is noted.

        • kareemachan

          Here’s a whip. Flagellate yourself.

          • Begin Anew Day

            Thanks. My hair shirt is at the dry cleaners and this little baby is just what I need.

  • Ducksworthy

    Tar and Feathers is the new black for GOP congresscritters.

  • nightmoth

    I think there was something in Minnesota, too.

  • “He’s (Reptile Roskam) focused on representing the people of the western and northwestern suburbs in Washington, D.C., not the other way around.”

    The other way around is the people of the western and northwestern suburbs in DC are focused on representing Roskam? What? Oooh, me brain hurts!

    No wonder he is representing so badly. He doesn’t know the opposite of representing his district is NOT representing it.

  • Panika MCD

    a) it’s worth looking into what they pay their district office staff. having been gerrymandered into an out of Lamer Schmutz’s district, I know he pays two district office staffers for half days–one for his Austin office, one for his San Antonio office–so they don’t qualify for federal benefits and have to work 2nd jobs. they get to be yelled at on behalf of an asshole who only shows up when he has to campaign–which is not often–for less! I’m sure he’s not the only one. so let’s be super nice to their staff while we’re yelling shame at them.

    b) in an interesting turn of events today, Sen. Cruz decided that talking to Dem protesters was better than talking to Sid Miller’s friends (shocking, not shocking). seems Heidi still likes his 2020 chances. http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article131069994.html

    c) bonus! State Rep. Jonathan “Sticky” “Former Fetus” Stickland is having his supporters flood my rep’s office with calls threats because she filed a bill to overturn the campus carry legislation and he’s a good Christian like that. it’s not going to pass, it’s symbolic, but he’s still being a massive, gaping asshole about it. so we’re saying, “I know you are, but what am I?” to his phones. enjoy yourselves. (512) 463-0522

  • norcalOG

    McClintock has been ranting about government evil for the 33 (or so) years he’s been in it. Having never held another job as an adult, he was particularly upset when the state of California forced him to accept a pension for his time in the legislature (which for years, he promised he would not take) and, even worse, for paying medical benefits for him and for his family (20+years) before term limits ended his time in office.
    Worse, he even had to accept per diem expenses (around $300K or so) even though he bought a house 14 miles from the state capitol long before his term ended and only said he still maintained a residence in Thousand Oaks (Mom’s house) so he could claim the per diem.
    He doesn’t even live IN the CD he now represents–one with a significant Republican surplus– a fact that troubles him, no doubt, no end.
    His constituents, who loudly protest against professional politicians, somehow don’t include him among them because, apparently, a third century in office, doesn’t qualify.

  • Laresistance

    Yes! McClintock made Wonkette and Rachel Maddow! This heinous man is mean, stupid and enjoys embarrassing public officials he invites to meetings by calling them names, denigrating them and saying they should be fired. He wants to get rid of all environmental protections and rape the crap out of our public lands. He’s never gotten slammed like this and I just couldn’t be happier. He lives in a very red district, so the attention on him and his black heart is a very, very good thing. Love seeing him run away with his tail between his legs like the cowardly bully that he is.

  • Cismontane

    That’s the plan.. MAGA by making Goopers run away and hide from their constituents through 2018!

  • Alternative Pony Ron

    ‘Dammit, I didn’t get elected so I would have to talk to constituents!

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