Saturday June 22, 2013, 3:32 am
Here is what really happened. The House passed a Farm Bill out of committee. It was two draconian, but it would have has enough support from Democrats that it would have passed. However, 62 Republicans proposed an amendment to cut SNAP (food stamps) by even more, $20 billion. Afraid of opposing InsaniTEA, the rest of the Republicans goose-stepped, and the amendment became part of the bill. That was a poison pill for Democrats, and most of those who had supported it withdrew their support. However, Boehner brought the bill to the floor, because with enough Republicans he needs no support from Democrats. The reason that the bill did not pass is that same Republicans, who proposed the amendment slashing food stamps, stabbed Boehner in the back, by voting against the bill anyway, because they want to steal even more food from the mouths of hungry children. Now Republican leaders claim it was Democrats, who betrayed Boehner, and that is a lie. Boehner is a victim of TEAbuggery! Even the NY Times got this all wrong.
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:13 am
Boner..isn't that his name?
"If you can not beat them, starve the poor to death, and make the liberals feel guilty for letting them do it.
DIVIDE AND CONQUER SHOULD BE THE GOP MOTTO..tyTC
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:46 am
Ty Tom. . .for your usual astute observations. Agree with all [so far] and taking a cue from Carol H's comment. . . i have developed a gastrointestinal disorder from looking at Agent Orange and the Azz-hatters too long. .
Saturday June 22, 2013, 11:14 am
"I am not a big Steny Hoyer fan, but I loved the way he chopped Steve Cantor down to size, explaining how Republicans sabotaged their own bill. The Republican Party could not survive with a base of billionaires, so they sowed the wind and courted Birchers, the Klan, The extremist-militias, religious extremists, and hatemongers of every kind to swell their base. Now they are inheriting the whirlwind. But the extremists should beware, as should we all, because this has happened before. Consider the Night of the Long Knives."
Very nice story. It is good to see republicans eating their young, just leaves less of them around to muck up the House. Nothing could be better for this country than internecine warfare amongst the republican party, well, except for its complete dissolution. Which may well happen within a couple of generations as virtually no one in this country is as extreme as those few actually sitting in congress and that fact is becoming clearer with each new poll on issues the republicans hold dearest. When 60+ percent of the people disagree with you, you are on your way to extinction. And the absolute coolest thing about that is that they don't see it coming and are not evolving their tactics to remain viable, rather they are getting even more radical, which is just, YAY, for the country.
Saturday June 22, 2013, 12:28 pm
Looks like Boehner got slapped around like an Orange faced step child. He has yet again demonstrated how relentlessly stupid he is. Personally I am wondering if they will get the Wasilla Turkey strangler who dispatched several turkeys behind Sarah Palin's back a few years back, just after she had pardoned a turkey ... and people said she didn't know what irony is. Well, she didn't know Africa was a continent. Still I was always of the impression that Boehner was a man who had been anal probed on a regular basis as he does tend to walk a bit funny or is that due to the bad back that got him out of doing military service in 1968.
Saturday June 22, 2013, 1:55 pm
Despite his scumbagginess I sometimes feel bad for the orange man. He tries on occasion to be somewhere in the neighborhood of reasonable, but every time he does so he ends up cut and bruised.
Isn't it about time Republicans realized everything they stand for is terrible and unsupportable by sane people and resigned and moved to their dream state, Somalia?
Saturday June 22, 2013, 3:48 pm
Thanks, Tom. But, I'm not so sure this bill is dead. We must carefully watch to see if they try to pass it, and what changes are made. I'm getting to the point where I'm finding that anything that passes the House can't be good for most of us.
Saturday June 22, 2013, 3:57 pm
Personally, I love it. These right-wing-crazies continue to self destruct one bill at a time. Boner got what he so well deserves, a slap down by his own people. What a disgrace the Repub party is.
Saturday June 22, 2013, 11:24 pm
Chris Hayes: "So listen up John Boehner if your off somewhere with wet eyes and a lit cigarette mourning your defeat today. Buck up! This was a bad bill anyway. Good riddens to bad rubbish! Now pick yourself up, dust yourself off. Go pass a farm bill that isn't a colossally regressive piece of crap."
I just love Chris' direct, mince no words approach to telling it as it is.
Steny Hoyer didn't let moss grow under his feet as he put Eric Cantor in his place. One of the days Republican/Teabaggers might learn that when they play with fire, they will get burned. Let's hope that it is after they have been thrown into the unemployment line by the electorate.
I would have thought that Fincher and any other elected representative would be in conflict of interest for receiving gvernment subsidies. What a pile of crap! Fincher, and any others, should have to repay any and all subsidies received while in office.
Sunday June 23, 2013, 6:15 am
repugs like zombies on the walking dead decaying mindless souless corpses that feed on the flesh of the living,They remind me or a B horror flick the name of which escapes me now about nazi zombies lol
Sunday June 23, 2013, 8:04 pm
The two Videos were so great and Steny Hoyer!! Loved this! Him Tellng the "whiny" Cantor!!
It came out like it should have!!! It's not the 1st time Boehner looked like this!!
Nancy Pelosi knew what she wanted to happen when she did her Job!!
Thank You Tomcat
Sunday June 23, 2013, 10:33 pm
Seems as if the Repubs are Killing Theirself!
Boehner hasn't Voted on a Farm Bill for 17 years!!
Now they were going to starve people what's next??
But one get's a BIG Kickback for his farms!!
Everyone is finally wising up to them too!