Sunday, October 06, 2013

Idiot Teabag Rep Yoho Says Default Will "Bring Stability to World Markets"!

Every single economic expert, even Republican leadership like Bonerhead, are saying that a failure to raise the debt ceiling and pay off the debts that CONGRESS has already incurred will trigger a massive financial catastrophe. Not just for our nation, but the world economy as well.

I challenge you to find one economist who thinks that defaulting on the debt would be a good thing.

But in the right-wing idiot echo chamber, where polls are “skewed”, scientific facts are challenged, and reality is a liberal conspiracy, teabaggers hold a different view.

Of course, one of the worst of these idiots is an elected official from, where else, my stupid state of Florida. Rep. Ted Yoho actually told the the Washington Post that defaulting on the debt (which, by the way, has never happened before in our history) would be just find and dandy because:

"I think, personally, it would bring stability to the world markets"

Ted Yoho was the Tea Party/Koch backed candidate who defeated Cliff Stearns in 2012. He also made headlines earlier for comparing himself to Rosa Parks and MLK for standing up for people’s right to be denied access to affordable health care. (That’s what those guys were known for, right?)

So what we have learned so far:

1. The shutdown is really just a harmless "slimdown" (trademark Fox) and shows how much waste there is in government! 2. The default of our nation's debt is great and will bring stability to the world markets! 3. The GOP is great for doing this and standing up for the right-wing American people, which puts them on par with our civil rights leaders! 4. And............ it's all OBAMA's fault!!

I know, it doesn't make sense. But it doesn't have to in Teabag land.

6:53 PM PT: Ted Yoho, enjoying 174k a year with gold-plated healthcare, standing up for the little guy. Drop a line on his facebook: and thank him. Or you could contact him by email or phone here

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Teabag Rep. Says He Needs His Salary During Shutdown to Pay for His "Nice House"!

No words: JUST WOW

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Omaha World Hearld asked Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb) if he was going to keep his $174,000 salary during the shutdown. “DANG STRAIGHT” was the answer.

"Whatever gets them good press. That's all that it's going to be. God bless them. But you know what? I've got a nice house and a kid in college, and I'll tell you we cannot handle it. Giving our paycheck away when you still worked and earned it? That's just not going to fly."

I would wager that the 800,000 people he just laid off were doing REAL work and were, unlike him, doing their jobs and actually earning their pay: and they make barely a fraction of what he makes. They don't have "nice houses", but they do have mortgages and rent to pay, food to buy, and sick kids to take care of.

But screw 'em. The only salaries the teabaggers in government are fighting for are their own. It never ceases to amaze me how these very teabaggers who scream about how much they hate their government are the ones most dependent on their government dole... not to mention the Washington perks that come with it which apparently includes getting drunk and partying with female lobbyists.

The cognitive dissonance of these baggers is sickening... but that's assuming they ever gave a crap at all about anyone but themselves.

His office number is 402-397-9944. His email is here and his Facebook is He had a very close election last time, winning by less than 3% points. Omaha! Make sure you turnout and send him back to enjoy his big, nice home next year!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Remember When the Dems Shut Down the Economy Over Gun Control?

The year was 2007. Nancy Pelosi tells Bush she will NOT pass a budget unless he agrees to sign comprehensive gun control legislation.

OR, its 2005. Democrats say we will default on our debt unless Bush agrees to pull ALL of our troops out of Iraq.

OR its today. Harry Reid tells the House he'll give in to some demands, but demands in return that the House pass pro-choice legislation.

And each time we complained and whined that the GOP will not "negotiate" with us. .

Because that, my friends, is EXACTLY what the GOP is asking of us.

The House GOP refuses to do their most fundamental job of passing a damn budget, of which they are both handsomely paid and get gold-plated healthcare coverage, unless they can implement their failed platform that they lost the election over--and lost BIG I might add.

The tea party anarchists want to COMPLETELY change the way we do government. If a small fringe group of one party in one House doesn't like a law? Or WANTS a law passed? There is NOW precedent to shut down the government over it.

Now of course, the Dems would NEVER EVER EVER EVER even consider this. Unlike those asshats, we actually care about people. We don't want kids to starve, parents to become desperate, cancer patients to not get treatment, and so on. Even if what we demand, like Gun Control, is supported by 90% of the population, we wouldn't threaten the American people with destroying our economy over it.

We don't take pleasure in our own citizens suffering.

The Tea Party asshats don't give a shit.

The media, the supposed "liberal" media, of course, would blast the Democrats for even considering a maneuver like this. We would be crucified... and rightfully so!!!

But crazy is such the norm for the GOP, all of the media is considering this GOP-manufactured crisis to be "both sides not blinking" and "both sides to blame". The framing has been "those darn Congress people". Never, "the GOP is being fucking outrageous!"

There is a double standard. We don't have any of the crazy and stupid (Gohmert, Bachmann, et al.) that they have, much less allow them to become our standard-bearers. We are Americans who, even at this very moment realize the GOP is digging their own grave, are in pain because of the needless suffering of good people caused by nutjobs hell-bent on pursuing an ideology: even if it means the destruction of our country.

They admitted being "Excited" and "Giddy" about shutting our government down. Last year they said the shutdown threat was all about the deficit. THIS year? They are adding 2 billion A WEEK by some estimates to the deficit because of this shutdown... and all because of their righteous and bold stance to deny people health insurance. Of course, Obamacare is just the new excuse. ONLY AN IDIOT would think that if ACA didn't exist, it wouldn't be some other reason to shut us down.

Next year? Who knows what the excuse will be. All I know is that they will do this again: they will demand concessions to their platform or they get to shut down the government they hate (but feed from). To them its win-win.

Even though this all but guarantees Dem victories next year, it feels like lose-lose to us. Because we have a fucking conscience. We aren't "giddy", we are pissed... and sad.

And 2014 can't come soon enough.