GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN - GOP TRAITORS #GOPtraitors

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Comment by Pope Beanie on October 7, 2013 at 3:40pm

I haven't watched the video. It's Tea Party terrorism (should I capitalize the last T?), only against our own democracy.

I don't want to return the "I'm a patriot and They hate America" mud/turds, but I'll just say I'm happy with how they've been digging their own graves with their obstructionist tactic. Keep digging, Tea Party (et al)!!

Comment by H3xx on October 7, 2013 at 11:26pm

In Case you've never seen any of TJ's videos, He's a lot like Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller. Loud and obnoxious, but TJ is usually better thought out than Penn, and he doesn't juggle or do tricks. He's not above making fun of people, or attacking a straw man, but he usually hits the nail on the head, and the straw man is just there for show.

I am a patriot, and the Tea Party does hate America. But my Definition of patriot is a little bit different from the usual one. I don't get all choked up when I see a flag, I don't bat an eye at footage of the WTC going down. I look at what my country used to be, and I see a wonderful and glorious past, with a few blemishes due to lack of social enlightenment, but nothing's perfect. Then I see what our country is becoming, when a group of ass hats in suits can shut down the beating heart of this country, because human beings who work for a living have an easier time of getting to a doctor? I'm disgusted and ashamed of this. My grandfather, who fought for this country, would be turning in his grave, especially since he was a Republican. The GOP members who detest what the Tea party has done seem too quiet. Their silence could be misconstrued as compliance. They need to be the ones on the front lines of the march, waving their signs higher, screaming louder. But just crickets from the moral republican section.

Comment by Pope Beanie on October 8, 2013 at 12:10am

Cool, I'll watch later this week when I have more time. I'm studying the equivalent of 18 credit units, right now, i.e. 1.5 x full time. (Woo hoo! Well, that's at least a big deal for this old man, for sure.) </brag>

Comment by Doug Reardon on October 9, 2013 at 8:59pm

Here in Alabama they're heros!

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 9, 2013 at 10:19pm

I just put this on old what's-his-face's discussion site, and I might as well put it here as well:

This is not a joke - I'm sitting here, listing to the evening news on TV, and the announcer just said that in the latest poll, Congress ranked three percentage points below hemorrhoids, but still above Miley Cyrus - again, this is NOT a joke, believe me, there's nothing funny about it.

Comment by Ed on October 10, 2013 at 9:15am

It's easy to state the obvious as TJ has done. I am of the opinion that more rhetoric from either of the political aisle is not productive. If we don't address the ongoing dysfunctionality of our current government and how we can move beyond the partisan politics and work together we are certainly doomed. Mandatory term limits, campaign finance reform, handcuffing the lobbying industry, and filibuster reform would seem a step in the right direction.

Comment by Warren on October 10, 2013 at 12:48pm

Amazing that the GOP gets the blame for shutting down the government when all they wanted to do was to defund Obamacare and go on as usual but the Democrats in the Senate wouldn't let that happen.

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 10, 2013 at 2:13pm

True, Warren, all they wanted to do was hold their breath, turn blue, and get their way, and who could find anything wrong with that? I mean, it's not like, if it's successful once, they'd ever do it again --

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 10, 2013 at 2:16pm

@Ed - "campaign finance reform, handcuffing the lobbying industry," I'm all for, but as for filibuster reform, well, I saw "Mr. Deeds Goes To Washington," and I just haven't the heart to pull Jimmy Stewart down off that podium, he's just filibustering his little heart out --

Comment by Pope Beanie on October 10, 2013 at 2:26pm

Warren, so a minority should be able to defund any lawful legislation they don't like, whenever they can't lawfully repeal it? This is a very selfish, costly way to prove how dysfunctional they can make American government, and the whole fricken world is perplexed by it.

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