Villagers of the Damned


I think on some level this speaks volumes about the state of yer modern Redumblican party — after whining pitifully about the alleged “partisan” inaugural, they launch into themost craven of political stunts, going above and beyond toexploit human tragedy for political gain.

That said, and jeebus lets hope it’s the case, this seemed to have all the punch of flat beer. John McCain as angry little leprechaun was stale and tired, and Teahadists like Ron Johnson and Rand Paul were less fresh blood and more like over-eager teenagers trying to prove they belonged in the band.

It also hurt that they were engaged in Clinton bashing, which, god help us, hopefully, at long last and with good riddance, has finally become unappealing to the Beltway elite. Or at least we can hope.

5 thoughts on “Villagers of the Damned

  1. Local TV News web page had a “poll” asking if all these lavish inarguration galas are necessary.
    Absolutely scientific sample, I’m sure. And absolutely nko predjudice in the wording.
    Wonder where these folk were for Bush?

  2. Speaking of dumb and hateful – a lot of folk here in the middle of agricultural / rural are upset that the farm bill is still hanging by a thread and uncertain.
    I’m going to make myself very unpopular by asking if the person they voted into the house has been keeping the farm bill on the front burner.
    I’ve got to admit that I’m flustered. Consitutionally, bills involving money have to originate in the house. All the house has done is repass the same old political reich-wing rhetoric. They haven’t done the hard work of putting together an agreement that both sides can agree to.
    So doesn’t that mean that they are shirking their work onto the prez and senate? And then they come around and criticize the senate for not doing the work that the house should be doing? (and staying in session while the house takes a recess?)
    How do they avoid taking the blame?

  3. “a lot are…upset that the farm bill is still hanging…”
    Exactly — everyone’s against big government…until it’s THEIR big government.
    As for revenue measures having to originate in the House of Representatives, I wonder if using continuing resolutions is a way to bypass that. That said, it’ll be interesting to see what sort of train-wreck of a budget bill emerges from the House, assuming they actually write one. My guess is that they’ll pass another Ryan-let-em-eat-cake plan, which won’t go over all that well in places that depend on, say, things like the farm bill…

  4. In more petulant, childish, tantrums. It isn’t like Boehner has ever said anything of making Obama a lame duck from day one. Transference, projection, etc.
    Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner told a group of Republicans the day after President Barack Obama’s inaugural ceremony that the president’s focus was to “annihilate the Republican Party.”
    In remarks to Republicans attending a closed luncheon sponsored by the Ripon Society, Boehner pointed to the president’s speech as evidence Obama recognizes he can’t achieve his agenda because of the GOP-led House of Representatives.

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