Tag: debt limit

Steve Mnuchin More Hateable Than His Terrible Wife

Donald Trump gets played by Democrats, so the White House sends THIS GUY to make nice with Republicans. Smooth move!

Trump Tells DACA Kids To GTFO. Wonkagenda For Tues., Sept. 5, 2017

Trump tries to mean-tweet DACA, Congress doubles-down on Trump-Russia, and Obama wrote to Trump, but it had big words in it, so.

Dear Republicans, Could You Please Stop Crying And Do Your Jobs For Five Minutes?

With all of the drunk-quitting and SEX SCANDALS and absolute all-out civil war DRAMA in the Republican Party, and grown-ass men crying (literally, CRYING!) because the nihilist wing of the party is so mean, you probably forgot there's this small...
thought i gave a shit, didn't ya?!

Why John Boehner Is A Drunken Numbnuts Coward: A Wonksplainer

John Boehner is the worst kind of weak-willed pansy-ass yellow-bellied coward in modern politics. His recent decision to resign reeks not of courage, but of the lowest, basest, cowardly lack of balls since Sir Robin ran away. The bullshit...

John Boehner To Test Unconventional Debt Limit Strategy Of Not Being A Dick

Bad news for anyone who was looking forward to another stupid debt ceiling standoff: popular television personality and Speaker of the Whole House John Boehner says he will hold a House vote tomorrow to raise the borrowing limit of...

Grover Norquist & Company Go Full Mean Girl On Ted Cruz

Poor Grover Norquist. He was so famous once! He was the guy who got nearly every Republican congressthing to sign a "no tax hikes ever" pledge, which turned out to actually mean "no tax hikes on rich people," remember...

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...

Harry Reid Is Your New Grandmaster Of Senate Chess

Harry Reid is not perfect, as he'll be the first to tell you. Second to tell you will be your Wonket, your Wonkette, and all of les enfants terrible who would leave comments here, if we allowed those. It's...

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...

House GOP No Longer The Craziest People In The House

Just to add that perfect little soupçon of WTF to the end of the Dumbest Government Shutdown In History, the House vote to reopen the government and extend the debt ceiling was interrupted by the House stenographer completely losing...

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...

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...

Louie Gohmert Will Impeach Obama Right In The Face If He Lets Republicans Destroy America

Hooray! Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, perpetual leading contender for Dumbest Member of Congress, has a shiny new impeachment bauble. Since that IRSghazigate thing didn't pan out, and the presidenting while black thing didn't pan out, and the no-show-us-your-real-real-REAL-birth-certificate-from-the-Hawaiian-Nation-of-Kenya thing...

Shutdown Saga Maybe Possibly Coming To An End, Ha Ha, Just Kidding Dummies

Shutdown day 11! Hope you have been getting your Government Shutdown Bonus Card stamped every day, because 12 shutdown days earns you one free voter repression in the swing state of your choice! (Wonkette is going with a minority...

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...