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It’s not the tumor that hurts. It’s the stupid.

Here’s a new spin on why John McCain voted against the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare sometime last year two weeks back: Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson speculated that maybe the late hour, or McCain’s brain tumor, caused him to vote against a plan that would have stripped 16 million Americans of health care and led to the collapse of the individual market. Really, who can tell with old people? They do weird stuff sometimes.

In a radio interview with “Chicago’s Morning Answer” Tuesday, Johnson offered his creative thinking on McCain’s vote:

Johnson said the only reason to pass the “skinny repeal” was to move the process on to a conference committee with the House, because surely then they’d fix all of healthcare (they wouldn’t have) and Paul Ryan had promised the House wouldn’t just pass the skinny repeal (he hadn’t), so Johnson simply couldn’t see why McCain would have voted against the bill. Musta been bad brains or an old guy being tired, like they do:

Again, I’m not gonna speak for John McCain — he has a brain tumor right now — that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning, some of that might have factored in.

One of the hosts was obviously taken aback that Johnson would Go There: “Really? I mean, he did just […] had recovered from getting the brain tumor removed and then flew all the way to Washington DC, but do you really think that played a factor in his judgement call?” Johnson wasn’t going to insist he knew what was broken in McCain’s brain, but it sure was surprising, so let’s just get the Brain Tumor Theory out there, you know?

Again, I-I-I don’t know exactly what — we really thought — and again I don’t want speak for any senator. I really thought John was going to vote yes to send that to conference at 10:30 at night. By about 1, 1:30, he voted no. So you have talk to John in terms what was on his mind.

Like maybe a big BRAIN TUMOR was on his mind. It’s pretty telling that a Republican would think brain damage — or at least crippling fatigue — was the most obvious reason for another Republican to have taken such an inexplicable vote. Why wouldn’t you want to destroy a sixth of the economy without any guarantee of a replacement, you nut? You aren’t catching empathy just because you’re dying, are you?

Not that we think McCain was overcome by any sudden attack of empathy, either. He still wants to kill the ACA; he just wants to kill it through a more stately, traditional process, so it ain’t so unseemly.

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  • proudgrampa

    Johnson is a jerk.

    • armed_bears

      He is/they are. Weak weak weak jerks who won;t own their own mess.

      • Three Finger Salute

        SAD!

    • Dudleydidwrong

      Jerks of the world object. “Don’t put him in with us. We may be jerks but we care about others.”

      Their vote–unanimous–was to classify Johnson as a “Johnson.”

  • arglebargle
  • MynameisBlarney

    JFC, what an asshole.

  • Invidosa

    Right, brain tumor is OBVIOUSLY what happened!! CLEARLY all of us who hated that rat fuck nightmare of a bill have brain tumors. . . Cause only a brain tumor would make you disagree with the illustrious Cheeto head

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    McCain is also steadfastly against torture. That’s probably also due to brain tumor. And he said Obama is not a Muslim … tumor. “Build the dang wall”… tumor. “Vice-President Sarah Palin” … tumor.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      It’s the handy excuse that’s suitable for all occasions!

  • laughingnome

    If only all the GOP Senators would get empathy tumors on their brains.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Normally I say “Fuck Cancer.” But in this case it would be more like, “Yay, Cancer!” (For the empathy part, that is. Not the whole dying of cancer thing.)

    • Oblios_Cap

      Instead of their current hemorrhoid tumors.

  • Three Finger Salute

    Wow. These scumbags are low enough to kick one of their own party members for having cancer. OK, I’ll bite — how many times did Ted Kennedy vote with the GOP (for major legislation that would affect millions of Americans, not names of post offices and other insignificant ceremonial crap) when he had a brain tumor? 0? Your argument is invalid.

  • Well not everybody’s head growths can be made of delicious cheese.

    Looking at you, Dk. Zoom avatar.

  • JMP

    The John McCain I know would never refuse to help murder 28,000 Americans every single year! It must be the tumor making him not purely evil.

  • Mavenmaven

    We can explain Johnson’s position neurologically as well: He has sh*t for brains.

  • laughingnome

    Say, you know who else had a brain tumor and voted against bad legislation?

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Flipper?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Caesar Rodney did kind of the opposite of that.

  • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific

    On a similar note, maybe the voters of Wisconsin all had brain tumors when they decided to reelect this dipshit.

    • laughingnome

      I wonder if the Rooskies had a hand in it.

      • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific

        Sure, at this point I’ll believe anything.

    • Oblios_Cap

      They certainly had a much better alternative.

      • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific

        I couldn’t believe he won. Actually, there’s a lot I’m still processing.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      It would explain Scott Walker also, too.

      https://i.makeagif.com/media/8-09-2015/V0y2Xm.gif

  • TJ Barke

    Dear Republicans,

    You’re garbage. Sort yourselves accordingly.

    • Please do NOT recycle.

      • Naytch

        The one time not doing it can save the planet.

    • foiled again

      Two words: Burn barrel.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Sort trash? Sounds kinda hippie-ish to me.

      • TJ Barke

        I mostly just meant “go sit in the dumpster”

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Why couldn’t McCain have a good, conservative brain disease, like Reagan did!”
    — Ron Johnson

  • Swampay

    Oooh, can we talk about what influenced McConnel? And Ryan?? and Eeejit-in-Chief!?!?!?

    “It seems they had a big stupid in their brain that impairs their ongoing ability to make good choices”

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “I don’t know what I was thinking…sometimes my mouth opens, words come out, and I had nothing to do with it.”
    — Ron Johnson

    • Dudleydidwrong

      Sounds like Chatty Kathy’s excuse, but at least we know who pulls her string.

  • schmannity

    GOP Senator attacks fellow GOP Senator. White House attacks GOP Senate Leader:

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/09/politics/mitch-mcconnell-dan-scavino/index.html

    TRAGIC! And yes, I’d like extra butter on my popcorn.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Didn’t the doddering old senile fool say the 11th commandment was not to speak ill of another sociopath?

      • schmannity

        There you go again.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      But they did manage to also find a Republican to say it was the Democratic minority’s fault stuff wasn’t happening, too. Nice balance there, CNN.

    • armed_bears

      This is how The End begins.

      • schmannity

        This is the end, beautiful friend, the end.

    • Pisto75666
      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        Hell with it. We should just bow out and give the raccoons a chance. They can’t fuck things up any worse than humans have.

        • Pisto75666

          I have a feeling they’d make it much better somehow.

  • Persistent Demme

    I thought he killed it to provide cover for his fellow GOPee-ers.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    I really want Jon Ronson to meet Ron Johnson at a party or something, then write about it later. Sort of a matter/antimatter thing.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      It can be arranged by Yohn Yohnson.

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        Who, by a strange coincidence, ALSO lives in Wisconsin!

  • Latverian Diplomat

    IIRC, it’s been argued that a lot of conservatives have overactive amygdalae, and not in the cool River Tam way, but just in terms of being terrified by the slightest things, real or imagined.

  • Dudleydidwrong

    Empty-headed Wisconsin senator says what?

  • Cosmopolitan John

    “I like senators who don’t get brain cancer.”

  • coozledad

    It’s knowing that the president’s an asshole
    And the path is clear to ruin
    That makes me tend to keep my flame resistant long johns
    Packed behind your couch
    And it’s knowing he’s not bound by any inkstains that are dried upon some lines
    Of the articles and sections of the US Constitution
    That he never pays no motherfucking mind.

    • Parakeetist

      Poetry corner!

    • beatbort

      Great tribute to Glen Campbell!

      • coozledad

        John Hartford, too. I miss both of them.

        • beatbort

          You could always do a riff on “By The Time McCain Got to Phoenix”.
          And Jimmy Webb is still alive, just published a great memoir.

  • Zonath

    Why do all the stupidest, most die-hard shitbags of Republicans seem to come from Wisconsin?

    • coozledad

      They’ve been a fifth column since fucking WWI.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      It’s actually a pretty mellow, sensible state. I think the Rs from there are even more likely to be oppositional, contrary assholes.

    • Marla

      Wisconsin, Texas, and Alabama could all secede tomorrow and no one would miss them.

      • coozledad

        With the exception of Durham, Chapel Hill Asheville, and Raleigh, you can add NC to that list. It’s a fascist shithole.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Yes, even the worst states have University towns that can be pretty appealing. It’s funny how that works.

          • Marla

            I don’t know. I thought Austin was a complete overcrowded shithole

          • Latverian Diplomat

            Never been, but I’ve heard good things about it. And compared to the rest of Texas, well…

          • Marla

            It’s like Boulder – full of self-professed liberals who are really conservatives in Volvos

          • coozledad

            I was talking to someone who lived in Texas for awhile, and I offered “Well, I hear Austin is nice.”

            “Have you ever been there?”

            “Uh, no.”

            “Don’t.”

          • laughingnome

            San Antonio was nice when I visited once.

          • armed_bears

            Hence our need to end higher education.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Charlotte, HELLOOOO!!?!

          • coozledad

            I haven’t been there in a looong time. Greensboro is also fantastic. Boba Tea, motherfuckers!

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Electing known idiots is rural Wisconsin’s way of really sticking it to those fancy pants perfessors at the University.

      This is a joke, but closer to the truth than a person unfamiliar with Wisconsin might imagine, IMHO.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Alabama would like to challenge that.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        The talent pool is deep in Alabama

      • SweetDeeKat

        Objection here from Texas.

    • Persistent Demme

      Florida feels left out.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Wisconsin? He must be one of the milk people.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Actually, he made his money in plastics.

      • schmannity

        Did he schtupp Mrs. Robinson?

        • Latverian Diplomat

          No, but Ben Braddock never went into plastics, so they are kind of the opposites of each other…

        • puredog

          Isn’t his first name really Hugh?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Oh. You mean we should call him Doc Johnson?

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Heh. No, AFAIK he was in the very boring part of the plastics business.

      • Oblios_Cap

        He was that guy in The Graduate?

      • bobbert

        By marrying it

    • Did the Milk People eat the Cheese heads?

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      That milk is spoiled.

    • puredog

      At least, one of the local ones.

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    Excuse me, Senator. But it was you idiots who demanded that John McCain, who had just had brain surgery, fly back to Washington D.C. immediately to vote on this bill. And now you’re mad because he didn’t vote the way you expected him to because all the promises that were made to get him to support your position were nothing more than transparent lies?
    Have I got the size of it, Senator?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/197fc6da55cd6da87d2c6d530681d3ba52352ca651aa2de25eced024eae5a51d.jpg

  • beatbort

    Oh, gosh, I better not say anything because I might wish something dreadful on a member of the U.S. Senate. So I won’t say anything at all.
    Motherfucker.

    • Covfefe

      What dreadful assault were you contemplating on the “members” of US Senators?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Bless their hearts.

  • DainBramage

    Funny, it seems to me like all the R senators who voted “Yes” have some sort of brain damage. Zero empathy. Plus only an idiot would think that the House Rs would do anything sensible.

  • Thiazin Red

    How shitty of a person are you that normal human empathy is so foreign to you that you have to assume it was caused by brain damage?

    • Oblios_Cap

      Republican shitty.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Because there can be no other excuse for a Republican to vote not to fuck everybody else over.

  • foiled again

    It appears, for Republicans, English is their second language after Cruelty.

  • Scooby

    He never even considered that never again having to face insane primary voters might have had something to do with his decision.

  • Crystalclear12

    The GOP is getting more and more cartoonish each day.
    I mean, they are already monologuing their evil plans!

  • MynameisBlarney

    So…apparently, just hours after the FBI raided Manaforts home, Dampnut tried to rage fire the FBI Director.

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029435223

    • Major_Major_Major

      Fucksticks gonna fuckstick

    • TJ Barke

      That doesn’t look guilty as fuck or anything.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Nope.
        Not the least bit incriminating.

  • Michael Smith

    Mitch McConnell demands to see Johnson:

    “You say McCain.. he voted against the bill because of an illness that caused empathy?”

    “Its.. its just a theory, sir.”

    “Damn it, man! I need to know with certainty. How certain are you, that he has a disease that makes him care about the well-being of others?”

    “I wouldn’t want to make this public, sir, but.. I’m pretty positive.”

    “Jesus. Okay. We need to seal the exits of the building. We can’t let anyone who has come into contact with McCain leave the building until they’ve been decontaminated. I want you to get an audiobook of Atlas Shrugged and blast it over the speakers, and we will need to double the pictures of Reagan for the time being. We will get through this without losing the party.”

    • Three Finger Salute

      Mitch McConnell demands to see Johnson

      [walks in on Steve Bannon sucking his own covfefe]

      “OK, that’s enough party politics for today.”

  • They should name a Meatball Hero sandwich after this guy…
    http://www.atheistrepublic.com/sites/default/files/flying-spaghetti-monster.jpg

    Rumors are social tumors

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Ramen, brother, ramen!

  • Bobathonic

    Yeah, after the sequestration debacle they should quit pretending anything will be fixed in conference to avoid any poison pills.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “I thought Sea-Quest-ration was about limiting reruns on the Syfy channel.”
      — Ron Johnson

      • Bobathonic

        Or is it all about Dianetics?

  • Msgr_MΩment

    I was gonna clean my room until I got a tumor
    I was gonna get up and find the broom but then I got a tumor
    My room is still messed up and ain’t no rumor
    ‘Cause I got a tumor

    I was gonna go to class before I got a tumor
    I coulda cheated and I coulda passed but I got a tumor
    I am taking it next semester and ain’t no rumor
    ‘Cause I got a tumor
    Because I got a tumor

    • foiled again

      Picture your head
      In a way that excuses
      Things you say with it
      It’s made of stone or iron
      What if it was wood so I could burn it?

    • puredog

      There was a rumor,
      About a tumor
      Nestled at the base of his brain. . . .

  • mardam422

    Between Ron Johnson and John McCain, I’m not really sure which has the brain tumor.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Ron Johnson may lack the primary requirement to get a brain tumor. He is similarly safe from uterine cancer.

    • Three Finger Salute

      BOT,K

      The GOP is nothing but walking brain tumors.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Morans need to grow a brian.

        • Three Finger Salute

          Always look on the bright side of life!

    • Bobathonic
      • HogeyeGrex

        Nah. Curdled Bailey’s is pretty fucking gross.

        • Bobathonic

          It only looks curdled. It’s an imiscibility thing.

          • puredog

            Thanks for the new word (though it’s cough immiscibility cough)!

          • dlemex

            I love the examples… even the Dictionary think ‘murkans are idiots.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec8e11ed195d13dbbf95cedfc26119a0520ec8d4e8f634f30585c69fbb9e28dc.png

          • Bobathonic

            (DAMMIT!)

          • HogeyeGrex

            The one I had was pretty chewy.

          • Bobathonic

            Eww. Maybe your Bailey’s was precurdled. Mine went right down.

          • HogeyeGrex

            That doesn’t look like peppermint schnapps, either. Might be the difference.

          • Bobathonic

            Mmm, what I was presented tasted strawberrilicious. But it was decades ago, made by a dude I used to know. He must have known a gazillion weird shots. But definitely no mint. I only looked for a pic, I didn’t compare any recipes. Bummer about your experience.

          • HogeyeGrex

            Also decades ago. I suspect the whole idea of the shot was to be gross, and I knew it at the time.

          • Bobathonic

            Yeah, it took a bit for me to commit. Absolutely the grossest looking shot I ever saw.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Tumor is awfully happy it didn’t go to Louie Gohmert for nourishment.

  • (((fka_donnie_d)))

    The hosts are awesome too. Why haven’t you taken healthcare from millions yet! Why!

  • foiled again

    Ron Johnson, medical marvel: A cyst with a mouth.

    • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

      All that’s rattling around in his skull is two neurons connected by a spirochete.

      • SeeTrain65

        If there is anything in his skull, it’s most definitely rattling.

      • foiled again

        The pus dampens the rattling noise.

  • Internet Hitler

    Meanwhile, Trump gets a Fluff Folder from fawning acolytes twice daily:

    https://news.vice.com/story/trump-folder-positive-news-white-house

    • lucidamente
      • Msgr_MΩment

        Dok Zoom is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.

        /There, that should hold the little bastard

      • laughingnome

        The presidency was recommended as a self-esteem boost by Trump’s psychiatrist.

    • ariel_gee_398

      He needs intelligence briefings kept to one page of bullet points but is willing to read 20-25 pages of glowing coverage of him. I just…words fail.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        One page of bullet points with pictures.

  • lucidamente

    Ron Johnson doesn’t need a brain tumor to act like an idiot.

  • Cornelius Fussbudget

    I think we’re seeing the birth of the Republican 2018 campaign strategy. “We would’ve repealed the ACA, but we were stopped by an act of God. You don’t hate cancer patients, do you?”

    • Three Finger Salute

      “Vote GOP: Because only cosmopolitan elites have brains that can get cancer.”

  • SeeTrain65

    Dear Wisconsin:

    Your dumb senator just embarrassed you. AGAIN.

    • jesterpunk

      Which one?

      Sincerely,
      Wisconsin

      • SeeTrain65

        The one that isn’t Tammy Baldwin.

  • jesterpunk
  • mardam422

    You know, when it was reported that McCain was flying back to DC for the vote to proceed, I thought to myself…self, I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if ole mavericky Walnuts came all the way back only to vote no? When he voted yes on the MTP, I was sort of crushed. Oh, well, I thought. He is a Republican, after all. Then he goes and does that on the actual bill!!!1

    • puredog

      I know. After his yes vote on the MTP I actually sent him a snail mail letter to the effect that I was disappointed in his loss of character. When he voted no, I thought of writing to apologize, but then I thought, nah, stampz is expensive.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    OT: This is good. /s

    Posted with permission from Newsweek

    Thirty Democrats disillusioned with their party’s struggles in Middle America have unveiled a new group aimed at expanding its base beyond just the two coasts. The initiative, which comprises current and former mayors, governors, cabinet members and lawmakers, comes complete with a catchy new title, “New Democracy.”

    If that name sounds familiar, it’s because it was the same as that given by Mao Zedong to his theory of democracy in communist China.

    “In a word, new-democratic culture is the proletarian-led, anti-imperialist and anti-feudal culture of the broad masses,” Mao wrote on New Democracy in 1940, nine years before coming to power in China.

  • James Baskin

    The inability to empathize is a hallmark of conservatism.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Well, what do you know, I guess Google has been tolerating Republicans in their ranks all this time after all.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Possibly a prerequisite.

  • Creepoman

    As far as prefacing statements go, “Again, I-I-I don’t know exactly what . . .” is pretty lame.

    I would like to suggest a few tried and true variations for the Senator:

    “I don’t care if he’s black or green or blue or severely addled from brain surgery . . . ”

    “One of my best friends had major brain surgery . . . ”

    “I’m not a brain surgeon . . . but . . .”

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    OT, heh:

    James O’Keefe, the notorious right-wing sting artist, may have just gotten busted conducting another failed operation.

    The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer reports that the League of Conservation Voters has filed a complaint against a group of individuals that it believes “could be associated with” O’Keefe right now, and who at least have documented past ties to him.

    The complaint, which was filed with the California Department of Justice last week, alleges that several individuals conducted a carefully orchestrated operation to infiltrate the League of Conservation Voters in an apparent attempt to dig up damaging information on the environmental advocacy organization.

    “LCV’s letter describes an elaborate, six-month-long scheme,” Mayer reports. “It alleges that the three operatives created false personas — backed up with fake Facebook, LinkedIn, and e-mail accounts — under which they met with ‘dozens’ of the group’s staffers, board members, and donors, and gained access to ‘confidential’ information. According to the letter, ‘at least two’ of the individuals… have reportedly worked with O’Keefe in the past.”

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      See, the thing is, Jimmy, once your cover is blown you’re not supposed to keep playing spy.

  • lucidamente

    “I like people that don’t get cancer, ok?”

  • Crystalclear12

    Wisconsin is not sending their best people.

    • Marla

      They are sending looters of the Treasury, education deniers, and obese Packers fans.

      • SeeTrain65

        “… and some, I assume, are good people.”

        • Marla

          Semi-bald governors who despise teachers can never be good people.

  • Marion in Savannah

    Charlie Pierce is right. They are the fcking mole people.

    • puredog

      Remember, there is no “You” in fcking.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    The Republicans ability to get voters to put them in office against their best interests and sustain it for the past 4 decades is nothing short of amazing.

    • Bill O’Neil

      The reason for that is simple. There is no cure for stupid!!!

  • Three Finger Salute

    Clearly we need to de-emphasize empathy, because that’s neurofeminine sissy stuff. Apparently McCain just isn’t good at systematizing, and is biologically suited for unimportant social and humanities jobs. Like community organizer or drama teacher. He’ll never get a job at Google now!

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    Why would a Wisconsin senator waste time on an Illinois radio program?

    • SeeTrain65

      Wisconsin radio programs are sick of him already?

      • Les Appentis De la résistance

        I just checked a map. Chicago is pretty close to Wisconsin. Maybe the radio waves make it across the border.

        • puredog

          That’s crazy talk.

        • Bozilingus

          How do they get through the tin foil lining the hats?

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          On a cloudy day I can catch Chicago AM radio.

  • armed_bears

    Really… this is gettin’ fun to watch:

    Trump fires back at McConnell

    President Trump on Wednesday fired back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the Kentucky Republican vented his frustrations about the president’s “excessive expectations” for his agenda.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/345926-trump-fires-back-at-mcconnell

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      and meanwhile, Rexxon is walking back Trump’s bluster about NK:
      “Tillerson said that President Donald Trump’s comments that the U.S. will respond to North Korea with “fire and fury” if it kept making threats to the country were not to be taken literally. Instead, Tillerson said the president was simply giving North Korea a taste of its own medicine since its leader, Kim Jong-Un, “doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language.””

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Okaaaaaay, so the endgame they envisioned was that Kim would read the Twatter-in-Chief’s lines and reflect on his own insanity?
        Um. Okay.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          see, your mistake was assuming they envisioned an endgame.

          Common mistake to make.
          ; P

          • Three Finger Salute

            I think they all envision the same endgame we are. Difference is, they wank to that fantasy while we fear it.

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          No endgame, no endgame. YOU’RE the endgame.

      • jesterpunk

        Glad we have consistent messaging from the White House, its not like their mixed messages will start a war or anything….

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        Wow, what a coincidence! Our ugly-haired manbaby leader doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language either!

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        So Rexxon admits that the POTUS should not be listened to. Works for me!

      • Bobathonic

        “doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language.”

        Another feature he has in common with Trumplethinskin.

        • Thurman Munster IV

          Hadn’t heard that one. Trumplethinskin might replace my former favorite, Orange Julius Caesar.

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        What I love is that Tillerson is implicitly saying that his boss talks like a lunatic.

      • SayItWithWookies

        There’s no crisis so great that this administration won’t erupt into intramural beatdowns over it.

      • HazooToo

        More of this bullshit where “he says what he means, but he didn’t mean that”. FUCKING ADMIT HE’S GOT A GODDAMN PROBLEM! God, I fucking hate these people.

      • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

        So we’re officially at “Oh, that’s just Grandpa, he’s off his rocker, don’t pay him any mind” and people are still supporting and enabling him.

      • cmd resistor

        So now Mattis is doing some of the tough talking (although not as nuts as Trump).

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      “Now our new president has of course not been in this line of work before. And I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process,” the Kentucky Republican said.

      That’s Republican for “bitch, please”? Good to know!

      • jowgajen

        How long does Trump get to be “new at this”? 3 years? 7?

      • Bobathonic

        “He’s a rank incompetent” would have been shorter.

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          “A deranged old man, which we all know, but we’re enabling so we can be really cruel and treasonous”

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    John McCain with a brain tumor has more sense than the wingnuts in Congress who voted to pass a bill along in the hope that it would eventually be fixed. Just sayin’…

    • Pilotshark

      Well John may have a tumor in his head, that is better than the republicans who seen to have a tumor in their a$$, which turns out to be where there brains are.

  • jowgajen

    McCain’s move is just cover for the less stupid Republicans who did not want the bill to pass. He had nothing to lose from throwing himself on it, so he was the one who did it.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      He took one for the Republican team…

    • Erala Contratista

      Plus, what a great big payback (to all of them, Katy!)

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Johnson hasn’t yet suggested that Senators Susan Collins (age 64) and Lisa Murkowski (age 60) voted against the bill because of menopausal mood swings, but give him time. It is fortunate that both ladies are not 10 years younger, or he might suggest they were having their periods at the time.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Didn’t Trump say that about Hillary though? She had a stomach bug or something during the debates, and Trump insinuated that she spent too long in the bathroom because it was that time of the month?

      • Finnibar87

        Trump is on record being disgusted with women who use the toilet.

        • Courser_Resistance

          That was just so weird when he went off on that last year.

          • puredog

            THIS JUST IN: Trump is surpassing weird.

        • puredog

          Or pump breast milk.

        • Erala Contratista

          Didn’t he rhapsodize Mellifluous’s droppings last year? I remember it because I wondered how she felt having her bowel movements and the resulting product described to one and all.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Trump wasn’t counting very well, because Hillary is 69 and doesn’t have “that time of the month”. But how would Trump know, since he keeps replacing wives with younger models, so he doesn’t know anything about menopause.

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        I mean, how much would Trump not knowing the age menopause strikes/the way women’s genitals work surprise you?

      • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

        I was pretty sure he insinuated that she was doing #2, and a female human being performing a natural function that every human does is “disgusting” to him.

    • janecita

      Wouldn’t they be post menopausal already?

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        Depends; my mom hit menopause around her mid-fifties, though it’s unusual to hit that late. Some women are just abnormally fertile/metabolically slow.

        • janecita

          That’s what I thought.

        • marxalot

          Comrade Mom is a year shy of sixty and has probably been going through “change of life” (she’s slightly old fashioned) for the past decade, though between the partial hysterectomy and the lifetime of erratic hormones, even she’s not sure.

        • Ms.Moon

          One of my mom’s cousins thought she was finally going through “the change” at 49. Turns out she was pregnant. Both mom and baby were fine but she sure was shocked and walked around in a daze for a day or so.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Probably, but you can still have mood swings post menopause. It varies widely and depends on how fast the estrogen levels decline. Mine took a whole year to fade to zero at age 55. My mother didn’t get there until age 60. My sister is 70 and says she’s over it long ago, but her behavior has been so erratic for the past 50 years that it’s hard to tell, LOL. If my sister gets dementia, nobody will notice for a long time.

        • Thurman Munster IV

          I don’t know. I’m a male in his 60s and I have mood swings. I feel fine. Then I wake up and remember that dumbfuck mcweasel is still president. And then I start drinking. Then I feel fine again.

  • Belasaurius

    Ah someone fitting has taken over Tailgunner Joe’s old seat. Good job Wisconisin

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    This means all the Dems must have giant brain tumors too since they voted agains the bill.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      To be fair, most of the brain tumors across the aisle likely died of starvation.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Msgr_MΩment

      allegedly exposing Manafort being involved in a “sick sex scandal” that involved affairs with women who were significantly younger than his wife.

      How vanilla! Can we even be sure that Manafort is a Rethuglican?

      • MynameisBlarney

        INORITE?!?

        Not one single rentboi.
        BOOORING!

        • Msgr_MΩment

          To be fair, “significantly younger” might be a euphemism for “fourteen years old”.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Ugh…
            Let’s hope not.

          • puredog

            Except for the poor 14-year-olds, I rather hope so.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Yeah…no.
            I can’t hope for something like that.

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        Donald Trump – 71 years old
        Melania Trump – 47 years old

        The defense rests, Your Honor

        • Lance Thrustwell

          What’s 24 years between parasites?

    • janecita

      He really isn’t loyal to any of his minions. I think that Manafort should cut a deal, and sing like a canary.

      • MynameisBlarney

        OH I’m betting he is, because he wants to keep his money and freedom.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      To those of us with above-room-temperature IQs, what the Enquirer does or does not publish about Trump is about as significant per se as my dog’s opinions about quantum theory. However, it is interesting what messages they’re attempting to send to his base, i.e. Enquirer readers.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Don’t forget that Dampnuts and the owner of that rag are BFF’s.

        • Lance Thrustwell

          Right – that’s kinda what I meant. It really is direct propaganda to Trump’s base.

        • Msgr_MΩment

          I thought Trump’s only BFF was John Barron.

      • miss_grundy

        The owner of this bird cage liner is a Trumpster, so you know the garbage you can expect.

    • wait! what?

      Gift basket for Paul. First installment of free Russian radioactive tea is s here; please to drink NOW.

  • Courser_Resistance

    I think he also wanted to send Cheeto a big FUCK YOU!!! for all the shit Walnuts has taken from the goon squad

  • Up In Smoke O’hontas

    Fucking Ron Jon, that illiterate, shoe licking dolt, there’s nothing for a tumor to grow on between his ears.
    On behalf of the Midwestern Koch Subsidiary Formerly Known as the Great State of Wisconsin, I apologize for this bunglecunt making it to the national stage.

    • SeeTrain65

      The fact Russ Feingold couldn’t win this seat back from this intolerable moron stymies the imagination.

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        Hearing that Feingold lost to Johnson on election night will always remain in my memory as the first knell of doom.

      • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

        NOTHING will ever persuade me that that election, as well as Kander’s, and several others, wasn’t also hacked and cheated. It was too utterly “a sweep.”

    • puredog

      If you take it upon yourself to start apologizing for Wisconsinian bunglecunts, you’ll have to quit your day job.

  • armed_bears

    Just now: State Dept. says the US government is speaking with one voice. Good to know.

    • marxalot

      Is it the voice of Sauron? Follow-up: Peter Jackson or Ralph Bakshi? Asking for a friend.

      • armed_bears

        Yes. And I always imagined Jeremy Irons.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Morgan Freeman or Samuel L. Jackson?

      • TundraGrifter

        Be careful what you wish for. It seems like every time Morgan Freeman plays the President, DC gets blown up.

    • Msgr_MΩment
      • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

        This was HILARIOUS–seriously, everyone, give it a listen

    • puredog

      Stammering with one dyslexic voice, more like.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      One voice, sure. Too bad that one voice is from a deranged lunatic.

    • Paperless Tiger

      Is it the voice in Trump’s head?

    • elviouslyqueer

      Please please please please PLEASE let it be Samuel L. Jackson, because I know exactly what that particular voice is saying:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0LBi1MHoaU

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        That was beautiful. A masterpiece.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Theres Trump being The Boss We Hate again- promising something totally unrealistic, giving the staff zero support in trying to achieve it, and blaming them when it doesn’t happen.

    • jesterpunk

      Oh please proceed Mr Trump. Attack the people who are keeping your ass from being impeached and possibly thrown in prison is a great strategy.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Does impeachment carry risk of prison or just ejection from office?

        • jesterpunk

          Ejection from office BUT the charges could also carry criminal sentences once they are tried in court.

      • Notreelyhelping

        He is a genius. Of a sort.

    • thixotropic jerk

      Isn’t it true that when your “hair” stands up like that you’re going to be struck by lightning? Did that happen and we just missed it? Might explain a lot, where is the burn scar?

      • Carpe Vagenda

        In his case, he had skin from his scalp removed and the remaining skin pulled together in an attempt to get around male pattern baldness. His hair lies funny because it’s not supposed to be going in that direction.

        Also I think he combs some of it up from his armpits.

    • miss_grundy

      Because health insurance reform is hard. Especially in a country like ours in which we have to take baby steps to do anything that would help most people because there will always be a vocal minority who will oppose anything just “because”.

  • HogeyeGrex

    Hmm. So, empathy is a symptom of a disease to these people.

    [rules for radicals prohibits the regularly scheduled response]

  • SayItWithWookies

    Who’s got the more serious brain problem – a guy with a tumor, or one who’s willing to fuck up the lives of sixteen million Americans just so he won’t catch heat for letting a shitty campaign promise meet its much-needed demise? Fuck you, Senator Johnson.

  • george lastrapes

    It could well be that Sen. McCain’s illness has given him pause to think about the well-being of the rest of us, rather than the President’s bragging rights. It is my hope that Sen. McCain will outlive the Republican Party, if he has not already done so.

    • cmd resistor

      When I first read the headline on this story I thought maybe that was where it was going. But, Republican.

    • miss_grundy

      It is only meaningful when it happens to one of them. Then, they realize that there are hundreds of thousands who are equally affected by the same situation and it at least gives them pause.

    • King Beauregard

      Remember how much bad press McCain was getting for his anti-ACA vote prior to the vote you’re praising him for? I bet The Maverick didn’t like the bad press and what his votes were doing to his reputation. That’s it. No decency to it, not the tiniest particle.

      • george lastrapes

        Praise can be a reward for doing the right thing AND an inducement to keep doing the right thing. And there can more than one reason to do the right thing. I choose to see some decency here, and more than just a crumb.

        • King Beauregard

          He’s already getting too much praise for this smallest of good deeds.

          Democrats do the right thing day in and day out for years, and get nothing but shit from the Left and the Right. That’s where to direct one’s gratitude.

  • HazooToo
    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Again, it’s only cheating when it happens against you. Their guy won, so it was “gaining an advantage”, “stretching the rules”, “exploiting a loophole”, etc.

      • HazooToo

        Yeah, but they actually said that they are okay with actual cheating. Which we all knew in our brains. But now we can see it with our eyes on the goddamn words. And I’m just feeling insanely angry and betrayed all over again. I want to fucking cry.

        • yyyaz

          I was there until recently. Now I’m all out of tears and running on bile.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      I wish I had something snarky to say, but I just can’t. The idea that a not-insignificant chunk of our countrymen see us liberals and Democrats as a greater threat than the Russians is profoundly disturbing. That’s the kind of thinking that leads to civil wars.

      It used to be we could at least rely on patriotism. Now we don’t even have that.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        So we walk away… let them have their chunk of ground, we have ours. We just make a new flag… no need for fighting.

        • Three Finger Salute

          We’d have to airlift the minorities out of the New Confederacy. AKA the Untied States of Moronica.

          • Old town Urbandale

            Don’t forget us libtards! We don’t want to stay either.

          • Beanz&Berryz

            I bet the NC would let them out… It’s kinda their whole political, philosophical and religious point, at one level…

        • Ms.Moon

          I really wonder what would happen to them say if the Blue states said we’re not going to support you any more. If Blue states said we’ll manage on our own have a good life and walk away how long until they couldn’t function.

          • Beanz&Berryz

            It’d be a much more interesting experiment to watch from across an international border than while being strapped to them at the hip on the way down the sinkhole.

      • Three Finger Salute

        “That’s the kind of thinking that leads to civil wars.”

        Or outright purges, when their guy is in charge.

        First they came for the cosmopolitan intellectuals…

      • Edith Prickly

        They hate their fellow Americans because they’ve been fed a backwards-ass narrative about their country being “stolen” from them for decades. Telling them those dirty commies/hippies/librulz/atheists/feminists who gave all their moneys and freedumz away to the blahs/gheys/wimminz/immigrants is a perfect way to keep them from figuring who really screwed them over (the greedy, grasping bottom-feeders they keep voting for.)

        • yyyaz

          The really fucked-part is that they didn’t have to eat the shit they’ve been fed, they did it willingly and asked for more.

          • miss_grundy

            They are too stupid to realize they are eating shit.

      • miss_grundy

        They feed off the rich elitists on Faux News and the conservative corporate media. They are the stupid fools who barely graduated from high school and didn’t even have skills to enter a trade that would pay them a good living wage. I wish I could feel empathy or sympathy but they don’t deserve any. They just deserve to live in their own manure.

    • Edith Prickly

      Good government means nothing to these people. Anything that helped “their guy” win will be fine with them. They’re too full of butthurt about how they never see their views reflected in the elitist news media (this is because their views are not based in any sort of objective reality) They live and die by their lizard brain reactions.

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      We’re doomed.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Idiots. Fucking idiots.

    • miss_grundy

      Do they really grow them this stupid in the northern woods????

      • HazooToo

        Apparently fucking so.

    • Paperless Tiger

      All the Republicans do is cheat. Well, I guess they lie and steal, too, but it’s all in the same vein.

    • tehbaddr

      What a bunch of backwards goobers!

  • SomeBigRedDog

    I just had a really random thought. When Trump gets out of the shower do you think he wraps his hair up in a towel? I mean he must, right? He doesn’t just walk around looking like a fat, crypt keeper all morning. Now I can’t stop picturing him sitting around in a floofy robe with his head all wrapped in a towel.

    • SomeBigRedDog

      Also, is that the only reason he gets up so early? To do his hair before anyone else is around? Does he think that hides his ‘secret’ shame?

    • CATMAN

      Just imagine all that long hair from his comb over flopping down over his skull and exposing the bald part–must be a pretty ridiculous sight

    • elviouslyqueer

      Now I can’t stop picturing him sitting around in a floofy robe with his head all wrapped in a towel.

      Like this, perchance? http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2008/mothers_day/bd_mom_mommiedearest.jpg

      • SomeBigRedDog

        Exactly! Only with an egg mcmuffin in hand and fox news on in the background.

        • yyyaz

          And a Diet Coke.

          • thixotropic jerk

            With fries and a side of taco bowl if it’s Tuesday because hangry.

      • Old town Urbandale

        He’d never wrap his head like that. He’d poop his drawers when he glances in the mirror and thinks he’s about to be whacked by some kind of Hindoo assassin.

    • puredog

      I am sorry for your loss.

    • chazmanr

      He wraps his head in a wet towel to keep the CIA from reading his thoughts.

    • HarpyLibtart

      Nope, I bet that tacky piss-yellow toupee-weave he’s got is dry-clean only – he wears a big gold monogrammed shower cap with his bathrobe, so he looks like a fat mottled toadstool from a Russian version of Alice in Wonderland.

  • marxalot

    One guy with a tumor in his brain, one guy with chewing gum instead of a brain, and they wonder why the GOP is stuck for ideas .

  • CATMAN

    Ron Johnson has proven time and again that he is an idiot. This “successful businessman” rose to the top of his firm the old fashioned way–he married the owner’s daughter

    • Edith Prickly

      Just like John McCain…

      • Bill Diaz

        McCain’s father and grandfather were admirals, he didnt come to the party empty-handed. After all, he was able to get a nie government job…

        Have a great day!

    • Bitter Scribe

      So instead of the Lucky Sperm Club, he’s in the Lucky Sperm Donor Club?

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    I think it’s fair. I presume that almost anything that Republicans do is due to brain damage.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Assumes brain not in existence.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Likely in utero.

    • If they weren’t against medical lawsuits, they could sue the doctor who delivered them for dropping them.

  • BearWithPreExistingVotes

    Oh yeah? Well, at least John HAS a brain! #PreteenComebacks #sorrynotsorry

  • cmd resistor

    Well, now that it’s “out there…..”

  • whitroth

    Perhaps we should consider recommending that RonJon, sorry, Ron Johnson be examined by a specialist for brain damage?

    Oh, assuming they could find his brain with an MRI….

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      “X-rays of the head showed nothing.”

  • Notreelyhelping

    In this candid shot, Johnson confers with McCain just prior to the final vote. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/176ebd2a1eb7faa8f7b6aef5eacedebaba98f7ca9c5498a33fdb9b0a1164d0f5.jpg

    • Beanz&Berryz

      They did special effects good back then…

      • cats530

        Very convincing and life-like.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          It’s hard to figure out how they made the talking head so life-like

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Jan in the Pan!
      Pretty sure this was the only mad scientist ever to keep a tablecloth on his lab bench, for some reason.

    • Bill Diaz

      That’s one way to get head…

      Have a great day!

  • King Beauregard

    The Maverick didn’t like that, for once, people were actually paying attention to his votes rather than his Mavericky-sounding rhetoric, and he didn’t want people to realize what a craven little toady he is. He had only one option to protect his reputation, and that was to do the right thing. Poor guy.

    I remain sympathetic to John McCain, private citizen, who is doubtless suffering and his family is sad. But Senator McCain, politician, remains a shitweasel and he ought to resign in shame.

  • King Beauregard

    And in case you were wondering, no, I don’t have any respect for Collins or Murkowski, any more than I do McCain. All three of them have devoted themselves to the ACA’s demise much more often than not in the past, to say nothing of every other harmful thing the Republicans have tried to do. All three of them are shit weasels, and they don’t get any applause from me for doing the right thing one time in a thousand.

    The DEMOCRATS, on the other hand, have been fighting the good fight for the American people all this time, have taken shit from both sides, and still keep at it. Yeah, I’ll call that heroic.

    • To be fair, in the case of Collins anyway, she’s a pretty staunch PP/woman’s right type. To her it is not so much a vote against the ACA as it was a vote for woman’s health.
      It’s respectable to be agin’ something and still try to work with it for the good of the people you are being paid to represent. Our job now is to convince her it is a better idea to fix than get rid of.

  • Jgb979

    ***Disclaimer: you’d have to be a genuine monster to use some as horrible as a fatal brain tumor as a point for a political discussion.

    TUMOR/whoever 2018!!!!

  • Paperless Tiger

    McCain does the right thing for once, so they figure he must be crazy. Figures.

    • TundraGrifter

      After picking Duh Gov’ to run with him back in ’08, you gotta wonder about anything he says or does.

  • Me not sure

    Headline: “Colon polyp blames tumor”

    • cats530

      Maybe his melon-sized prostate has affected his brain.

  • anon_the_great

    Sen Johnson is the one with the broken brain…

    • Bad Tom

      I think it is his heart that’s defective.

  • Incoming Ham

    I can’t believe Johnson would go there. What a cretin.

  • Ellie

    I believe Johnson is worried that he will lose his designation as Repugnant Human, and wants to be sure that doesn’t happen.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    OK, so McCain has a brain tumor . . . what’s Johnson’s excuse?

    • willi0000000

      he’s not really Johnson . . . he’s a tumor on what once was Johnson’s ass but has now taken over.

      [ it’s like pod people but ickier ]

    • cats530

      He suffers from anencephaly.

  • Incoming Ham

    What happened to the Russian troll?

  • motmelere

    What an asshole, Johnson was one of the holdouts asking for Ryan’s pinky swear to not immediately pass it through the house. (Ryan did say the House would pretend to look at it for a second or two before bringing it to a vote) Johnson owes McCain a rim job for the protection Wisconsin wingnut bloc.

  • The Librarian

    Johnson is the male equivalent of Kelli Ward – no empathy, no sympathy, no humanity.

  • Lefty Wright

    Just remember, folks. Like Dok says, the attempt to repeal the ACA is not over yet. It will keep coming back until we get control of at least one side of congress or the presidency. Something we had in our grasp just 9 months ago. They will move on to plan D, plan E and on and on until they find a time when people get lazy in opposition or they figure out a way to screw tens of millions of people and not make it look so obvious. So stay in touch with your congressional delegation and let them know you have not forgotten. And by November 6, 2018, make sure you vote and vote for the Democratic candidate. They tend to listen to reason a lot better than the GOP.

    • i think we’re 1/2 ok for now. it’s not congress that’s our threat (reconciliation is dead right? which means they need an actual bill which is nowhere in the works). so medicaid expansion at least is ok.

      however, the peestain admin can fuck with us (and are fucking with us) and destroy the single market. and are doing so. unless that moderate conference gets something done in sept.

      that is my new nightmare.

  • Bill Patterson

    McCain statement regarding North Korea:
    “The great leaders I’ve seen don’t threaten unless they’re ready to act, and I’m not sure President Trump is ready to act,” McCain told the Arizona radio station KTAR. “I take exception to the president’s comments because you got to be sure you can do what you say you’re going to do.”
    “It’s not terrible in what he said. It’s the classic Trump in that he overstates things,” said McCain, according to quotes reported by KTAR.”
    Sen. Butchmeup (thank you, Charles Pierce) Graham statement regarding North Korea:
    “But Graham also said that “if there was going to be a war, it would be in the region, not in America.””
    If a war, nuclear or conventional, were to resume on the Korean peninsula, 76.62 million human beings would be placed in harm’s way. the world economy would crater and an ungodly number of American young men would die.
    The previous “police action” cost 36,914 American lives, “The number of Korean dead, injured or missing by war’s end approached three million, ten percent of the overall population. The majority of those killed were in the North, which had half of the population of the South; although the DPRK does not have official figures, possibly twelve to fifteen percent of the population was killed in the war, a figure close to or surpassing the proportion of Soviet citizens killed in World War II.” and the “police action” ended in an armistice, North and South Korea are technically still at war.
    – National Interest – May 2, 2017
    “War is young men dying and old men talking” – FDR

    • clairence

      “The great leaders I’ve seen don’t threaten unless they’re ready to act, and I’m not sure President Trump is ready to act,”
      McCain really wants a war, doesn’t he? Why else would he push Trump’s ego button so hard?

      • redarmyzombie

        Is it wrong of me to imagine McCain stopping at the end of that to say “Bwaak bwak bwak bwak BWAAAAK!”

      • Bill Patterson

        I’m not a fan of McCain, but more of his statement about Trump’s latest attack of idiocy:
        “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” he said. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

        “But Mr McCain, who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer, said that language would likely push the historic foes to war, and urged Mr Trump to follow the foreign policy mantra adopted by former US President Theodore Roosevelt.”
        “In other words, the old walk softly but carry a big stick, Teddy Roosevelt’s saying, which I think is something that should’ve applied because all it’s going to do is bring us closer to a serious confrontation. I think this is very, very, very serious.”
        Compared to Sen. “Butchmeup” Graham, McCain is a paragon of peace.

  • susan_g

    Ron Johnson and Kelli Ward are both fine examples of the kind, caring people who represent the GOP.

  • Ilgattomorte

    It must have been the tumor. You know he had had surgery, so who knows? They might have removed part of his brain. Yeah, that’s it. They removed part of his brain so he couldn’t vote right.

    Damn! If only they removed his heart he would have been able to vote correctly. Hell, it worked for most of the rest of the caucus.

  • Freida Peeple

    Don’t say bad stuff ’bout Ron Johnson. Jennifer Rubin at WaPo LUVVVVVs Him

    • Very well.
      I won’t say he lacks empathy, compassion, humanity and any semblance of decency.
      I won’t say his soul is a shriveled mote that most closely resembles the feces of the average rat.
      I won’t say he’s a fucking asshole who has no idea what public servant means, so long as his pockets get lined, and mention walls and when the revolution comes and all of that.
      I hope Jenny is happy I did not say anything bad.

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    I’m confused. Is the argument that only a Republican with a brain tumor could possibly act like a compassionate human being? Well, I guess if that’s the explanation, we have to take that at face value.

  • Shibusa

    I had a neuron working for me once. I fired him.

  • mary5920

    Wow, whose brain has a tumour?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ8k6fVe25k

  • Alan

    Is being an asshole prerequisite to running for office as a republican?

  • maman

    Ron Johnson is an ass. If McCain’s vote against skinny repeal was the result of his brain tumor, we should hope the rest of the GOP gets it. And I wouldn’t wish that cancer on anyone.

    • Maybe

      Maybe just a lobotomy would work.

  • Maybe

    But they removed the brain tumor.

    Perhaps it was made of Republicanism.

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