Everybody Knows the Shutdown is the Republican Party’s Fault

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13 Responses to Everybody Knows the Shutdown is the Republican Party’s Fault

  1. phillydem says:

    You know, if were president I’d very seriously consider charging the reactionaries, who are moving more and more towards being anarchists, with treason and having them arrested. All Snowden did was leak some documents and the US wants to try him for treason. The GOP crazies are actually trying to bring down the goverment.

    • wtlf555 says:

      Yes – we’ll get to a statist government much more quickly and be able enact policy much easier without dissent

      • phillydem says:

        Explain to me why 40 people should be allowed to hold 300M people hostage over their crazy beliefs and tin-foil hat conspiracy theories.
        This is anarchy and should be treated as such.

        • Tobin says:

          I have a response for both of you.
          Phillydem, You fail to realize we elected the officials to represent us. That is why 40+ are holding 300M “hostage”? As for the “crazy beliefs and tin-foil hat conspiracy theories”, just because our beliefs do not precisely line up with yours does not necessarily make them wrong or crazy. As for having them arrested…They are doing the job they were elected to do.

          wtlf555, I guess the only response to your statement is, “So you like the idea of communism?” Differing opinions are what make us stronger, not weaker.

          • phillydem says:

            Of course in total votes cast for House candidates, Democrats got more votes, but the Republicans were able to hold their majority in the House because in states like Pennsylvania congressional districts were re-drawn to maximize Repbulican representation.

            Thanks for playing, Tim. Your attempt to make 40 people who are so detached from reality that it’s truly mind-boggling seem like they are just having a normal policy disagreement with the other party is ludicrous on its face.

            A representative democracy has checks and balances to assure there is no tyranny of the majority. Maybe it’s time for conservatives to understand a tyranny of the minority trying to force its views on an unwilling majority isn’t demorcracy either.

          • littlelizard says:

            Tobin…if you elected officials to resort to extortion and blackmail then you should also be arrested. If your elected officials had no intention of following the Constitution they swore an oath to uphold then says very little about you or them. There is a Constitutional process for repealing a law. The same process that is there for enacting a law. What you are advocating is that if a small segment of congress does not like what a majority has passed than they should be able to circumvent the very Constitution they have swrn to uphold.

    • Dan says:

      And if I were president, I would declare liberalism a mental disorder and lock liberals away in snake pits.

    • tim says:

      so anyone who undermines the principals of our country or treason?

  2. NaomiR says:

    Days ago I described the actions of the Republican Party as anarchy! Look up the definition!
    Any person who has the power to derail the entire nation from its democratic principles must have that power curbed. This is not democracy! If Obama had the power that Boehner exerts under this fiasco, the cry for impeachment would be heard throughout the country. So how is it that Boehner cannot be impeached? One person, one vote means nothing if one person exerts such power over the nation!

  3. Roger says:

    If I were president I would cut all the free government handouts and start making America back to what it was. Our country has become lazy and just wants the government to take care of all their needs at the cost of those who work.

    • njbj says:

      Would your suggestion of the handouts to cut include those to Moble, ADM, Boeing, super-sized farms, CDC and Churches as well as WIC, Section 8 housing, Veteran Affairs and welfare?

      Such simplistic approaches rarely bear useful fruit. “If it was that easy, it would have been done already.”

  4. alexius comnenus says:

    The whole fault is Obama’s administration who brought America to its knees. Just stop that non sense accusing the Republicans. It is not their fault. They proposed many good things, but were turn down by the Obama’s gang.

  5. xM says:

    So, Imagine that the company you work for held a poll, and asked everyone if they thought it would be a good idea to put a soda machine in the break room. The poll came back, and the majority of your colleagues said “Yes”, indicating that they would like a soda machine. Some said no, but the majority said yes. So, a week later, there’s a soda machine. Now imagine that Bill in accounting voted against the soda machine. He has a strong hatred for caffeinated soft drinks, thinks they are bad you you, whatever. He campaigns throughout the office to get the machine removed. Well, management decides “OK, we’ll ask again” and again, the majority of people say “Yes, lets keep the soda machine.” Bill continues to campaign, and management continues to ask the employees, and every time, the answer is in favor of the soda machine. This happens, lets say… 35 times. Eventually, Bill says “OK, I’M NOT PROCESSING PAYROLL ANYMORE UNTIL THE SODA MACHINE IS REMOVED”, so nobody will get paid unless management removes the machine. What should we do???

    Answer: Fire Bill and get someone who will do the fucking job.

    Bonus: Bill tells everyone that he was willing to “Negotiate”, to come to a solution where everyone got their payroll checks, but only so long as that negotiation capitulated to his demand to remove the soda machine.

    Bill is a fucking jackass.