Would anyone be surprised?
You know what would be awesome? Yeah, if “disaster relief bills” were 100% about disaster relief for pertinent disasters, instead of places for congressmen to sneak pork project money to their states.
Maybe then we wouldn’t have to debate for weeks and rewrite the bill a million times before passing it.
Probably a troll, but what the heck. (I don’t know you, but it’s difficult to take a person seriously that is proudly gay as well as a fan of Ann Coulter. But then again, we’re on Tumblr.)
As it is, I’d very much call demanding spending cuts in exchange for hurricane relief ‘holding a disaster relief hostage’. Pork may very well have been at issue, but Republicans never made disaster relief political over pork until the teabaggers came along. They love to spend as much as anyone, and have only changed their tune since becoming the minority party and realizing that Americans have the short-term memory of a goldfish. (Or are you trying to say that writing an ethical appropriations bill is beyond Congressional Republicans’ capabilities? It’s possible, I suppose.)
You didn’t have Republicans or Democrats making crazy demands like this in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, after all. (Though, admittedly, there were many things that were never politicized before Obama came along, like the debt ceiling, which was raised without controversy what… seventeen times for President Bush?)
Proud, gay, and conservative you may be, but it does you no favors to ignore parts of the narrative that aren’t favorable or try to spin them so shamelessly when there’s an abundance of articles substantiating my point. (Though it’s nice to see that you feel enough guilt about this nonsense to try and lie about it. That’s more than can be said for Eric Cantor.)
And it does your party no favors to parrot cold-blooded ideas like holding hurricane relief hostage for political games, which is partly why they’re spending so much money trying to convince people they aren’t heartless assholes.
Would anyone be surprised?
Stellar idea, ‘conservatives’. I’m sure they’ll clean up their act once they’re self-regulating. (Pun intended.)
Am I the only one who sees the irony in an admitted pedophile calling ANYONE sexual insults? (Never mind the fact that his accomplishments pale in comparison to the people he is denigrating.)
And, honestly, I can’t imagine that disgusting redneck anywhere near the Capitol dome without laughing my ass off. Is this REALLY the best you can do, GOP?
Someone had the audacity and the ignorance to suggest to me that Republicans lost the election due to redistricting. That silly excuse is a distraction from the real problem. Here’s a short list detailing why I think that is complete bullshit, having watched Republicans turn the people against them in just two short years:
Redistricting, my foot. Keep repeating that to yourself as John ‘Crybaby’ Boehner and Mitchy ‘Filibuster my own bill’ McConnell drive you guys even further into the ditch.
Remember that the Federal Government just put 206 billion in corporate gifts into the fiscal cliff deal, more than twice what we spend on food stamps in a year. In fact, SNAP keeps shrinking because Democrats and Republicans vote as one to cut it.
Heckuva job, Democrats.
And with that bill went any hope for me that the new Congress, even with fewer teabaggers, would accomplish anything meaningful in the next term.
We can probably soon expect a new wave of post-office naming bills and prayer resolutions on top of the dozens of Obamacare repeals that Congress will waste their time passing this year. Maybe to spice things up a little they’ll try to hold disaster relief hostage again or try again to force a default on our national debt. And they reelected Boehner as speaker. (Nevermind that he presided over the least productive and most unpopular Congress in history…)
The House has become a place for lazy legislators to make more than four times the average American worker’s salary while enjoying free socialized health care and one of the sweetest pension plans in existence all while phoning it in with little accountability.
But we’re number one, right?
- Outlawing the dollar.
- Striking the words ‘sea level rise.’
- Banning ‘Sharia Law.’
- Defining life as beginning before conception.
- Zeroing out foreign aid.
- Creationism in schools.
- Promoting discrimination on military bases.
- Allowing citizens to shoot at cops.
Just one short year ago they were trying to make it legal to defend fetuses with deadly force, which if you ask me, is about as crazy as any of these wacky proposals.