Tag: default

The Debt Ceiling: Is Michele Bachmann Taking Jan Brewer’s Meds?

Could it be that Michele Bachmann has been visiting Jan Brewer's medicine cabinet? As we noted in our year-end review, the Arizona governor actually said and did some pretty sane stuff in the last year; now it almost looks...

Michele Bachmann Has A Sad Because Government Reopened

Poor Michele Bachmann needs a hug. She called the reopening of the federal government after a two week shutdown "a very sad day," because mean old Barack Obama “got 100 percent of what he wanted” -- you know, a...

Sarah Palin Doubts Barack Obama Has Ever Pulled Lemonade Out Of His Bootstraps

On her FaceSpace page yesterday, Sarah Palin posted this photo of her son and nephew from about 15 years ago, gettin' all mavericky and free-enterprisey one summer. She had this note: When life gives you lemons, at this point make...

Professor Barack Obama’s Outrageous ‘Get Your Butts Back To Work’ Speech Divisive, Hurtful, Professor-y

OMG you guys, this Professor Barack Q. Obama Esquire, PhD., is just so mean, and professory, the way he's lecturing and rubbing Republicans' faces in their loss of the 2013 Government Shutdown Bowl. The partisan rhetoric was just overwhelmingly...

Our Long National Nightmare Put Off A Few Months As Debt Ceiling Raised, Government Funded

On this momentous occasion of the worst possible thing not happening, let's not concern ourselves overmuch with winners (Democrats, America) and losers (the Tea Party, rank idiocy). Instead, let's celebrate. Government by extortion has been rejected. A global financial...

GOP Consultant Alex Castellanos: Ted Cruz Is Doing Bestiality On Poor Little Bunnies

Alex Castellanos, the Cuban American GOP consultant, has correctly identified Ted Cruz's problem: he can't stop fucking animals. However! Alex Castellanos was incorrect when he claimed Ted Cruz was doing sex on poor defenseless bunnies. As we all know,...

Sarah Palin Has ‘Unimpeachable’ Logic (GET IT?) About Why We Should Impeach The President

Sarah Palin has been having a very good week! First, she got to star in the "gamechanging" rally of 200 lunatics #occupying the WWII Memorial and throwing their Barrycades everywhere. Sharing a speaker's slot with Larry Klayman, noted opponent...

Your Morning Default Wonkdate: If You Have Not Yet Laid In A Supply Of Survival Seeds, You Should Probably Do That

Because we are terrible nerds, our mental health breaks from our day job on Tuesday consisted of scrolling through our Twitter feed looking for news about the impending debt default and occasionally hitting ourselves in the face with a...

Your Happy Nice Time Sounds From The Default!

We have heard there is some kind of politics thingie that is happening where one of the political "parties" is maybe going to end the entire universe if it does not get its way about a thing? We aren't...

Republican Party’s Favorability Hits All-Time Low, Proving That We Must Repeal Obamacare

You see that picture up there, with the jaggedy lines? It's a "graph," and it shows that 28% of Americans have a favorable view of the Republican Party, according to Gallup. Maybe you think that's pretty good, considering that the...

If This South Carolina Rep. Doesn’t Pay His Bills, Why Should The U.S. Government?

South Carolina Congresscritter Mick Mulvaney is one of several Republicans who are very certain that allowing the October 17th debt limit deadline to pass would really be no big deal, because even though the U.S. has always paid its...

Erick Erickson: People Only Hate Us A Little More Than They Hate Democrats, So We Win The Shutdown!

Erick Erickson is obviously tired of Barack Obama getting all the credit for playing 11th-dimensional chess, so he's going to give it a try. Of course, chess is hard, so he'll start with eleventh-dimensional Hungry Hungry Hippos: Polling shows more...

John Boehner Lying Again

Oh, look! It's Angry Boehner, and he is pretty darn angry at Barack Obama's completely unfair, unreasonable demand that Republicans allow the government to start operating normally again, because that would be an "unconditional surrender," and John Boehner does...

John Boehner May Have To Murder Economy After All To Save The Economy

Never mind those hints of reasonableness last week; John Boehner is back on the Tough Talk Trail now, and said this weekend that unless President Obama makes some concessions to the GOP, maybe we'll just have to default on...

John Boehner Hopes He Won’t Be Lashed Too Severely If He Rescues Economy From Default

We really hope that this New York Times story from Thursday is true: Speaker John A. Boehner has privately told Republican lawmakers anxious about fallout from the government shutdown that he would not allow a potentially more crippling federal default...

Fear Not, Lovers Of Chaos And Dysfunction: House GOP Is Full Speed Ahead On Shutdown, Debt Default

For a minute, we were worried that everything was going to be fine: The House planned to vote on a clean Continuing Resolution that would avoid a shutdown and fund the government through December, splitting off the usual poison pill...