Thursday, February 06, 2014

Boehner, Mary and Joseph!

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Here’s one for the ages:

Rep. Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), a longtime ally of Boehner, summed up the Speaker’s current predicament well to The Washington Post’s Robert Costa on Wednesday . . . :

“Right now, Jesus himself couldn’t be the speaker and get 218 Republicans behind something, so I think Speaker Boehner is trying his best to come up with a plan that can get close to that. Whatever we move, there will be critics everywhere, but at the end of the day we still have to govern.”

Well, Rep. Tiberi, “at the end of the day” you’re right.  So, when exactly, can we expect this “governing” to commence?

Whatever . . . all we know is that if some heathen Liberal had offered up this analogy, there’d be holy hell to pay.  Nevertheless, it’s an intriguing notion—“what would Jesus do” with this Congress?

I suspect that it might start out something like that time that he drove the moneychangers from the temple court.  Cleaning the place out should be the first order of business then, with what’s left, perhaps a few relevant lessons, from the greatest hits, just to remind the clueless what they’re supposed to be doing . . .

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Posted by Bette Noir on 02/06/14 at 04:21 PM
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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The Last Sanctuary Of The Terminally Inept*

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*I have always felt that violence was the last refuge of the incompetent and empty threats the last sanctuary of the terminally inept.  Neil Gaiman

Evidently the Republican Party Retreat last week did little to cure the GOP of its compulsion to punch above its weight on increasing the debt limit.  GOP “leadership” are planning to spend the week winnowing through their roster of hostages so that they “get something” out of this next round of negotiations.  At least someone seems to have had the presence of mind to quietly increase the term of the debt ceiling hike from the GOP-preferred 3 months to one whole year! because . . . ELECTION YEAR.

Hostages at the top of the list, this time around, appear to be either Keystone XL pipeline approval or the temporary “risk corridor” function in Obamacare.  There are good explanations of how the “risk corridor” works to keep insurance premiums stable during Obamacare implementation here and here and why eliminating it is an abysmal policy choice designed to cripple the program.

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Posted by Bette Noir on 02/04/14 at 10:30 AM
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