Things remain stalled in the hostage release negotiations.Rumor has it that Kevin Spacey is being asked to reprise his role inThe Negotiator to try and talk the House crazies down. They are, of course, much less reasonable than the desperate character played by Samuel L Jackson and nowhere near as cool. Nobody is as cool as Sam Jackson, y’all.
Here are a few headlines from another day of dingbattery, wingnuttery, and lunacy in Shutdown City:
The danger of believing your own rhetoric:Eric Cantor Dance wrote a memoassuring House Gopers that Dems would cave. He makes the classic error of mistaking compromises around the edges (spending levels) with what would be an existential cave i.e. Obama giving up his signature accomplishment. That’s what happens when you only talk to people who agree with you.
All aboard the Fall Cruz:Everybody hates Ted
including most of his colleagues. Like his role model, Tailgunner Joe,
Cruz has no strategy and no end game. His Senate colleagues are not
amused but I am not surprised.. Heh, heh, heh…
Singing the I need the money blues:GOP Congresswoman Renee Elmers is determined to keep cashing her paychecks. She needs the money, y’all. I might be sympathetic if she weren’t a teabagger but there’s a rub: her husband is a surgeon. and we all know how poor they are. Some of them drive Volvos instead of Beamers…