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Longtime election integrity and GOTV activist. Adept at whupping bricks upside heads.

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John Boehner’s Fear of Losing Power (again) is why the Government is Shut Down.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/john-boehners-fear-of-losing-power-again-is-why-the-government-is-shut-down/

Why is always more important than How, in the long run. It's fairly well known in Ohio that Boehner was traumatized by getting thrown out of his leadership post in the 1990's, and will do anything to avoid a repeat. His insecurities are why he won't allow the CR to hit the floor for a vote: because keeping his cushy Speaker job is everything to him; and nothing else really matters to him.

Snips:
"Mr. Boehner lost his leadership position in 1998 after his fellow Republicans decided to clean house after losing seats.

Got that? Speaker Boehner got the axe once, and he is scared it’ll happen again. THAT is why he won’t cross The Thirty and allow the CR to be voted on in the house. He is so attached to the gavel, he’ll let children starve and die, deny Americans health care, weaken our national defense, and bankrupt the nation. The narcissistic son of a bitch."


More, including source material, at the link.

Obamacare is a Compromise. America itself is a Compromise.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/obamacare-is-a-compromise-america-itself-is-a-compromise/

Back in the 1700′s, there was a lot of debate as to what sort of government we should create. Some wanted a democracy, some a republic, some even wanted a constitutional monarchy. In the end, no side won the argument, and we have a hybrid that isn’t a pure version of any model that was considered. Our very system of government is a compromise.

So when House “Republicans” shut down said government because they refused to compromise, they weren’t just being petulant little brats; they went outside of the Constitution and indeed, acted in a manner that is fundamentally opposed to the entire history of America. America is always arguing – it is who we are and what we are. Our nation was founded on an argument that was never settled, and never will be.

And the same is true of our laws. Very few of them are “pure”. Obamacare is a good example. It is a private-sector solution with government oversight, requires participation but doesn’t enforce it, based on Republican ideas but passed entirely by Democrats. Nothing there is free of compromise: everything there IS compromise.

Anyone who refuses to compromise is not functioning in reality. That means the Teabagger caucus is living in a friggin’ dream world, and someone needs to wake them up, kick them out, or both.

GOP Congressman on Government shutdown: “This is my idea of fun”.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/gop-congressman-on-government-shutdown-this-is-my-idea-of-fun/

I heard him say it on Morning Edition. Christ on a raft.

You can hear him say it right here: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=228074814&m=228074430 The very last thing said during the interview with Congressional “Republican” David Schweiekert was him saying “this is my idea of fun”. Listen to him for yourself, get it right from the horse’s ass.

That is everything you need to know, peeps. Millions of people out of work, government services taken away, billions of dollars added to the national debt…this, to “Republicans”, is considered “fun”. It is amusing to them, no doubt, because they will not suffer the consequences of their actions: their salaries and health care will not be cut, and they will continue to live high on the hog, their porcine snouts buried in the public trough.

In the specific case of Rep. Schweikert, he is a multimillionaire, and so REALLY doesn’t give a s*** about what happens to the rest of we little people: http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2011/12/arizonas_10-member_congression.php

Remember this when next you vote. Anyone who thinks that crashing the economy is “fun” really, really, REALLY, needs to voted the f***ing f*** out of office, and that soon.
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