Oops, they did it again

Posted: October 1, 2013 in Healthcare, Lord of the Flies, Ugliness American Style
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The Plutocrat party has gone and done it again. They’ve shutdown the federal government because the President won’t agree to gut one of the most important pieces of legislation we’ve seen since the establishment of Social Security in 1935.  The nutcases are actually running the asylum and WE let them.

“We’re very excited,” said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). “It’s exactly what we wanted, and we got it.”[…]

“It’s wonderful,” said Rep. John Abney Culberson (R-Tex.), clapping his hands to emphasize the point.

That’s a sample of the terrorist Congressional representatives celebrating the fact that they’ve shut down the Federal Government in their attempt to deny life saving health care to 40 million Americans.


  1. Joe says:

    Taken totally out of context. Why do liberals do that? It doesn’t make you look smarter. It really makes it hard to read anything you say.

    • drangedinaz says:

      Ummm, I think you failed to click through the link to the original article where the quotes come from. For the record, here’s Bachmann’s quote in context…and it communicates exactly what I said it did.

      While much of official Washington on Saturday somberly faced the likelihood of a government shutdown, the most conservative members of the House sported a different expression.

      They were smiling.

      “We’re very excited,” said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). “It’s exactly what we wanted, and we got it.”

      On Saturday, conservatives rallied House Republicans around a plan to fund the government but delay the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature health-care law, for a year. It was rejected within hours by Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), making it unlikely that Congress has the time to find common ground before a midnight Monday deadline.

      And here’s Culberson’s quote, which like Bachmann’s, is in context and communicates exactly what I said it did.

      So, for a day at least, conservatives had forestalled the expected outcome: GOP leaders giving in on the health-care law to avoid a shutdown. Conservatives said the imminent death of the bill and the possibility of a shutdown were overshadowed by angry constituents who demanded that the law, commonly known as Obamacare, be stopped.

      “It’s wonderful,” said Rep. John Abney Culberson (R-Tex.), clapping his hands to emphasize the point. “We’re 100 percent united!”

      “Ulysses S. Grant said, ‘Quit worrying about what Bobby Lee’s doing and let’s focus on what we are doing,’ ” Culberson added. “We are focusing on what we need to do and not worrying about what the other guy is going to do. . . . That’s how Ulysses S. Grant won the war.”

      Just in case that’s not enough context for you….you should know that they’re lying about the majority of people wanting the ACA to go away. On the very first day, about 3 million people tried to access the website that allows for people to shop for plans. That’s a BIG deal. Furthermore, the latest survey indicates only 1/3 of Americans want to see the ACA delayed or defunded (link) AND only 1 in 4 Americans approve of how Congress is handling the federal budget negotiations (link).

      I ALWAYS provide links. Try clicking next time.

      • joeschmo72 says:

        Again. Taken out of context. Her statement was made on Saturday, 3 days before the shutdown and her comments were in regards to their meeting. When she says, “We got what we want, she was not speaking in the future tense nor could she read the future. I realize you want to slander Repubs as much as possible. You see all the liberal media doing the same thing. You even see liberal media making up facts to attempt to prove their points. You did the same thing. Shameful.

        • drangedinaz says:

          “Her statement was made on Saturday, 3 days before the shutdown and her comments were in regards to their meeting.”

          You mean the meeting on Saturday where they decided to go forward with the shutdown agenda and almost all the Republicans decided they vote for it? The ENTIRE conversation between Congressional Reps, Senators and the writers was about their intention to shutdown the government in order to destroy the ACA. I don’t understand why you can’t understand it…no, wait, I do. You must be a Republican so fact based evidence doesn’t make a dint in your “reality”.

          • joeschmo72 says:

            They did not decide on shutdown. They decided what their next course of action was which was to pass a budget. They did their job. They voted according to their constituents (the boss) wanted. Welcome to democracy.

          • drangedinaz says:

            No, they voted to pass a Continuing Resolution (the budget) WITH AN ADDENDUM TO DEFUND AND DELAY the roll out of the ACA. That is NOT their job. When a law, like the ACA, has been passed by Congress, signed by the President and been vetted constitutionally by the Supreme Court it is their job to let that law go forward or they can seek to get rid of the law through the proper legislative process.

            It is also their responsibility, as you say, to listen to their constituency. As I cited in my first response the overwhelming majority of citizens throughout the country want the ACA to go forward and not be destroyed or delayed. Also, a majority of Americans do NOT think it is proper for the House to link the destructive addendum to the budget bill because it is holding a legitimate law (and the well being of tens of millions of Americans) hostage.

            And now you’ll come back and say that the ACA is not constitutional. And I will respond that you either have no frigging idea how our system works OR you don’t accept that our governmental process is legitimate because it doesn’t agree with your personal stance. Which is NOT how our system works. The minority does not get to tell the majority that they won’t play ball in the system and hurt the majority as a result. If you don’t like the system, your only option is to vote in people who agree with your stance or run for office yourself. Welcome to the American system of governance. I’ll consider that the end of our discussion because we are NEVER going to agree on this issue, clearly.

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