Sep 202013

Since he knows it will effect his party negatively, I had hoped the Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), aka “Agent Orange” and “Two Inch” Boehner, would step back from the InsaniTEA on ObamaCare and allow the few relatively sane Republicans left to vote with Democrats in an unencumbered Continuing Resolution (CR) and a clean Debt limit increase.  That’s not only what’s best for America, but also, what’s best for the Republican Party.  Well, Agent Orange must fear being TEAbuggered, because he screwed the pooch.  Moreover, it’s most ironic that the whole Defund Obamacare meme is nothing but a Republican scam.

BonerOrangeAfter three years of cajoling, finessing and occasionally strong-arming his fitful conservative majority, Speaker John A. Boehner waved the white flag on Wednesday, surrendering to demands from his right flank that he tie money to keep the government open after Sept. 30 to stripping President Obama’s health care law of any financing.

Mr. Boehner knows that the plan he unveiled cannot pass the Senate, and that it may prove unwise politically and economically. His leadership team pressed just last week for an alternative. But with conservative forces uniting against him, he ultimately saw no alternative but to capitulate — and few good options to stop a government shutdown in two weeks.

“Today was a step forward, and a win for the American people,” said Representative Tom Graves, the Georgia Republican whose “defund Obamacare” push had amassed 80 House supporters, a bloc large enough to dictate the outcome.

With much of the government set to run out of money at the end of the month — and run out of borrowing authority by mid-October — Mr. Boehner faced a choice: he could steer a middle ground and find a way out of his fiscal dead end with Republican and Democratic votes, or he could yield to a conservative movement to strip the Affordable Care Act of financing, unite his Republican majority around that war cry, and hope for the best… [emphasis added]

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Rachel Maddow covered how this has grown from one of many Republican scams.


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I bet that when Bubba Bagger calls Upchuck Huck to repeal Obamacare and gets Richard Simmons instead, he’s just overjoyed with gaiety! Sheeple-fleecing is clearly Republican’s favorite sport, something they learned well from the Theocon wing of the party.

What will happen is that The Senate will strip the defund ObamaCare language from the CR and send it back. What will Agent Orange do then?  It would insane not to tale the sensible path, so I think that at the eleventh how he will on the CR, but I won’t bet money on it.  The debt limit ceiling is anybody’s guess at this point.


  12 Responses to “Agent Orange Screwed the Pooch Again!”

  1. I vote that he takes the insane way out yet again.

  2. Thanks TC – they make me want to despair – but I won't as that would make them happy – nil desperandum!  Sanity will prevail – in the end!

  3. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), aka “Agent Orange” and “Two Inch” Boehner,

    Fitting names for my mind's eye… 🙂

    The debt limit ceiling is anybody’s guess at this point.

    Yeah coercion, if the wealthy greed party doesn't get their way, we won't pay our bills… :mrgreen:

  4. This week – September 2013 –republicans voted to deny providing both food AND healthcare to Americans who are in need. 

    And if you think they forgot about taking away our air and water … well, you need to revisit their hearings on Climate Change held this week!

  5. Republicanus/Teabaggers are nothing more than snake oil salesmen and hucksters.  They are lying to and deceiving the American people at every turn to gain power, not to represent the people.How can two unelected persons, Huckabee and Santorum, promise to do away with Obamacare, when the elected representatives can't even repeal it, despite trying 42 times and counting?  I think it hilariously funny that Huckabee's phone number has been recycled and is being used by Richard Simmons.  Maybe some of the callers expecting Huckabee, will sign up for Simmons' workout tapes like 'Sweating to the Oldies' and gain some fitness and brain power.

    "There's a sucker born every minute" is often credited to P. T. Barnum but was more likely spoken by a man by the name of David Hannum, who was criticizing both Barnum and his customers.  It seems to fit all too well with today's Republicanus/Teabaggers.

    In the 60s and 70s, another agent orange was used in the jungles of Vietnam to defoliate and kill enemy combatants and citizens alike.  Today's Agent Orange has the same affect on the American people.  Yes Agent Orange has screwed the pooch again, but the entire Republicanus/Teabagger caucus bears the full responsibility of the negative effects of a government shutdown and credit default.  Even this 'game' of brinkmanship will have its effects.


    • Amen!


      That is the reason I coined that name for him.  Rachel Maddow called him that once, but it was months after I started.

  6. They are complete idiots!  And so are the people who continue to vote for them and believe all their lies.

    • It's hard to blame people who are involved in their own lives and believe that what they see on the idiot box is true.  First someone has to wake them up.  But the ones who don't want to know are idiots.

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