Thursday, November 04, 2010

Quote of the Day Next Two Years

"The only way to do all these things is to put someone in the White House who won't veto any of these things."

-- Senate Minority Leader and white sleestak Mitch McConnell, basically telling President Obama where he can stick his bipartisan cooperation and spelling out in no uncertain terms what the goal of every single thing congressional Republicans do over the next 24 months will be

As Cesca basically said in his latest piece over at HuffPo, get ready for the Age of Issa -- for government to grind to a halt while the House GOP launches ridiculous investigation after absurd official inquiry, all aimed at forcing Barack Obama out of office one way or another.

I've never been one of those people who feels that he's in a position to lecture the President of the United States -- particularly this very smart president -- on what he should or shouldn't do. But I do think we've finally reached a point where someone needs to take Obama aside and remind him that he and his party still have two of the three centers of power in our government.

What that means is that, for God's sake, enough is enough. Fuck McConnell -- and that orange prick Boehner. Grow a pair of giant brass balls, take a stand, take back the narrative, and slam dunk their asses.

This is a street fight. It's time to start acting like it.


Le Penseur said...

I can't wait for the new Darrell Issa action figure, now with SUBPOENA POWER!

Eric said...

What I'm having the hardest time with these days is that for two years, now, the Republicans have been saying exactly what their agenda was and doing exactly what they said they'd do, and now they're continuing along in the same vein and Supposedly Wise And Informed People keep on acting as if the Republicans said something else or did something else.

It's like some guy saying, "I'm gonna punch you in your face," and then he punches you in your face, and then he says, "And now I'm gonna punch you in your face again," and a Washington pundit steps in and says something about how you need to reconsider whether you're connecting with Americans or something. I dunno, I'm thinking maybe the guy who keeps talking about punching your face and already punched your face is maybe serious about all the face-punching.

I'd say maybe I need to get a job as a Washington pundit for the easy asinine money, but I kind of enjoy having an intact prefrontal lobe.

Anonymous said...


John Foley said...

Finally, we got some Republicans in charge to JUST SAY NO to Obama! Up until now they've just been kissing his ass and caving in to his every whim. No more!

Bill Orvis White said...

...and the Honorable Senator McConnell is right. For real action to take place, as proud Tea Party Republicans WE THE PEOPLE need to move forward towards impeachment and speedy removal of Hussein Obama.

ntx said...

McConnell's rhetoric basically confirms what Republicans plan to do about repealing health care reform: Nothing.

Going into 2012, the issue is far more valuable to them as a political banner to wave than a policy problem to be solved. McConnell, Boehner, Barbour and Steele simply cannot afford any serious effort to change the law.

Alanna said...

Exactly, John!

kanye said...

Golly gee wilikers, where have I heard this before?

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program.” (applause) “I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.

Barack Obama- June 30, 2003

Riles said...

I haven't heard talk of specific investigations, but I don't doubt for a minute that it will happen. However, weren't the Right up in arms about the Obama admin possibly investigating war crimes, those Bush appointed DA's, etc.?

And now they're going to do the same.

Of course.

TheReaperD said...

This movie quote so explains Americans/humans:

"A person is smart. People are dumb panicky animals and you know it." - Agent K

Scare the people and they'll do anything you want them to do. You just have to navigate the heard to your desired direction. Republicans almost have this down to a science. Thankfully, they still make mistakes and all we can do for the moment is hope for a big one.

Capt Clown said...

"I've never been one of those people who feels that he's in a position to lecture the President of the United States -- particularly this very smart president"

Reminder: Being really smart is overrated. It leads to over-analysis, indecision, and the belief that OTHERS will behave rationally.

The President needs to be surrounded by smart people that he listens to very closely to make decisions... but he himself needs to be a bull in a china shop.

What the FUCK needs to happen before Democrats learn how to use their power when they actually have it??

Anonymous said...

what will be really interesting is Florida. that's the Republican experiment that everyone should be watching.

Anonymous said...

Get ready for the country to crash and burn when the Republicans ignore the economy and waste time doing insane shit like investigating Obama's citizenship.

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