Thursday September 19, 2013, 2:38 am
Here is the twenty-seventh article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Reince Priebus, Republican mouthpiece and close associate of the infamous Fartfuhrer of Fitzwalkerstan. He is honored for trying to make it appear that the Navy Yard shooting was timed to help Obama shut down the government.
Thursday September 19, 2013, 3:23 am
Oh my word! Am I the only one who is starting to feel that these Repuglicons might feel their breakfast cereal is talking to them? (How does one pronounce his name – it looks like 'Rinse'! No wonder he hates the world!).
Thursday September 19, 2013, 4:53 am
"Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus believes that it’s not the GOP that wants to shut down the government, but President Obama. He told Hugh Hewitt on Monday that Obama really wants a government shutdown over Obamacare, a move that he said is even alienating some Democrats."
If you really want to have some fun watch Rachel Maddow every time she pronounces Reince's name. It's one of those "can't help yourself" things. And hilarious. Though he is not. He is a fool. A liar, a fool and a poltroon. The entire free world knows exactly who wants to shut down the government and it is not the President, it is not the Democratic party, it is not even John Boehner, it is 80 conservatives in his caucus whom he cannot control. That he, they, think they are fooling the country into believing it is really the Democrats who want this to happen only further goes to prove that many members of the republican caucus, party, are clinically insane. Their price for keeping the government open is to keep their health care ceo's happy and defund the Health Care Act. That which is mostly in place and will be insuring millions upon millions of Americans who have little or no insurance now on January 1st. They would rather people die in the streets than harm their 1%er puppetmasters profit margins. Which the HCA will do. It will also begin the process of bringing down health care costs in general, another anathema for the tea party, ultra conservative wing of the House. They're not fooling anyone, no matter what Reince says. And if the Democratic party does NOT make this a major part of their next two election campaigns they may lose ME, I'll find someone who does believe in people before dollars to vote for. Because that is what this boils down to in the end. That these "people" can look us in the eye and lie with a straight face speaks to the pure evil that lurks within them. They don't care about smaller government, they never have, they care about diverting as much tax money as possible to the wealthy, forcing their version of the Christian Taliban on everyone and nothing else. They are empty shells appearing human but filled with nothing but bile.
Oh I get it. If the Republicans decide to shut down the government they are only accommodating the president. Ain't that just too sweet!
People are afraid of change and Obama care is a big change. Though there is so much information available to help people learn how to make this leap for better savings on both their insurance cost and over cost of health care, the republicans are feeding the fear machine. Almost everyone is partisan in their thinking, and if your only source of news comes from the far right then you really do believe that this will take down the government. For those people, I'm sorry they are so unable to reach out beyond the limits of their comfort zone and learn some facts.
Why Boehner is allowing that little insect Ted Cruz to have this much influence is something too stupid to make sense. Does anyone believe for a moment that Obama will actually sign away his signature piece of legislation? Well of course not. Are republicans planning to implement Universal Medicare to replace Obama care? No, there is no plan to improve health care, just an ongoing tantrum to scare folks.
Take a look at the cost of health care in this country and the cost of insurance, not just your own private expenses and we must end this huge and financially crippling situation. I see Obama care as a bridge to finally taking this country to some modernization of the system.
Thursday September 19, 2013, 6:44 am
Besides seeming to blame the President for the shooting, were these 2 trying to garner support that perhaps Obama orchestrated the gassing in Syria too? It sure sounded like it to me. Typical of both of them to never, ever place the blame on their party and their dirty dealings. As for Cruz, have to admit he is doing a good job of pandering to the uninformed faux noise audience. Obama had better stand his ground this time, no compromising with the thugs.
Thursday September 19, 2013, 10:50 am
Clowns, clowns all....and I really detest clowns. Thank goodness I'm still laughing about your Pork Verde, Tom, or I'd be really ticked at these stupid, annoying banana brains who seem to think we are all dumb enough to believe every word they say.
Thursday September 19, 2013, 12:39 pm
The only thing positive I can see in all of this is that if the rabid republicans think Obama is trying to shut down the government, they may do something to counteract that. I mean, they do everything opposite of what Obama wants, so maybe this could work in his favor. It's all Loony Toons. Thanks for the post, TomCat.
Thursday September 19, 2013, 1:06 pm
whats sad is that there must be Americans who believe all the propoganda and lies coming from the Republicans.....otherwise we would never have any of these issues....Wake-UP American Citizens!
Thursday September 19, 2013, 1:55 pm
Today's Republicans on Parade seems to be a "two fer".
Priebus shows how absolutely useless he is by agreeing with Hewitt, not proposing any ideas.
"Hewitt said all the big news over Syria and now the Navy Yard shooting is masking the “domestic paralysis” going on in Congress, saying the media isn’t talking about the nation being “on the brink of a shutdown orchestrated by the president.”"
However, he should have stopped with the word "shutdown" because it is not Mr Obama who is going after a shutdown. Nice piece of projection. The Republicanus/Teabaggers are petulant children threatening to hold their breath until they get their way. Well may these children keel over from a lack of oxygen.
Priebus is an ideologue, and not a very intelligent one at that. He likes to follow the crowd and appear a big man.
Thursday September 19, 2013, 2:14 pm
Why don't we see Dem(agogues) on Parade since we have a whole host of true clowns and idiots starting at the top of the food chain with our alleged "Commander in Chief" (boy was the 'Syrian initiative a real circus) not to mention the likes of Pelos/Reid/Biden/the Clintons/Wasserman-Schultz/etc if you want a list of clueless idiots. Then we have the list of "sterling" candidates that were just running for office in NYC that was wacko and pervert central.
Thursday September 19, 2013, 2:32 pm
John if you're a republinazi you're a traitor to America the dems have a ton of faults foremost being not exposing the rightwing nut jobs for who they are so lets expose you as a Diana O talking head then it becomes clear why you speak with such a forked and vile tongue, being a new Yorker we have suffered under that nazi dictator Bloomberg for to long it’s time to throw out the trash and the only perverts I know are republicans
Thursday September 19, 2013, 2:32 pm
I rank Priebus' remark about the government shut down right up there with the "She really wanted it" rape defense or the "He wouldn't give me his wallet! I HAD to shoot him!" murder defense.
Thursday September 19, 2013, 4:16 pm
It's like Alice Through the Looking Glass - The Repubs live in a reverse world where up is down, left is right, the GOP are the party of Yes and Obama is the one who says No. I'm dizzy.
Thursday September 19, 2013, 5:01 pm
Ty Tom ... Republicans wear their Azz Hats 24/7 ... that practice quickly results in one outcome and one outcome ONLY . . .dung for brains and thinking that stinks to high heavens. . .
"When the bad imitate the good there is no knowing what mischief is intended." ―Publilus Syrus, 47 BC
"Propaganda is as powerful as heroin; it surreptitiously dissolves all capacity to think.” ―Gil Courtemanche
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." ― Hunter S. Thompson
"Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak." ―
Thursday September 19, 2013, 5:57 pm
Gary, you can't possibly be defending Spitzer and Weiner? Are you?
Bloomberg should have never gotten a third term. That is on you all being the voters who allowed it. As far as him being a Nazi. Do you really think that? Do you realize what you are accusing him of being? Personally during his last term, I was so glad to be on the Jersey side. I would never call him a Nazi though.
I truly find these threads pathetically amusing and disturbingly sad. Do you really believe republicans are Nazis? Those statements and all similar references are as stupid as the socialist statements made.
Our lives will never improve so long as we have so little respect for each other and each others views. I may not agree with you but I accept that in this country we are all free to think freely.
I'm curious about something though. How many here in this thread have no health insurance presently and are faced with dealing with this affordable care act and its consequences to you and your family. Just wondering.
Friday September 20, 2013, 4:22 am
My comments unfortunately weren't relating to the article at all. I apologize for going off topic in that regard. My comments reflect more of what I see posted in these threads on a normal basis.
Friday September 20, 2013, 5:29 am
Personally I just refer to the Corporate Whore as Rancid Pustule, easier to say and serves as a definition at the same time. 42 ACA repeal votes at a minimum of $1.5 Million equals $63 Million now if one adds the CBO and Joint Committee on Taxation estimation of the actual cost of repealing ACA of $109 Billion being added to the deficit between 2013 and 2022, the Repug/Tea Bagged obsession with ObamaCare would be $109 Billion 63 Million.
Friday September 20, 2013, 9:02 am
Suzanna O why would you lead with a stupid question like that? Because you don't really believe in our system of government that’s why as far as comparing republicans to nazi I think the analogy is appropriate since they do nothing but lie and miss lead by blaming other who are vulnerable for America's problems just like the Nazi's blamed the Jews in Germany. And you are right about one thing though are lives wont improve unless we have a republican party that represents the American people and not the ultra rich like the koch suckers
Friday September 20, 2013, 11:24 am
Gary, my name is Suzanne or you can call me Sue. Suzanna just isn't my name.
Stupid question I lead with. Hmm... I thought that was asking you about Spitzer and Weiner.
It is funny that your analogy of Nazi could easily fit just about most politicians. I can think of hell of a lot of democrats, along with republicans here in New Jersey alone who would fit into your analogy well.
If that is what your thinking is on Nazi's, I think you diminish the Holocaust in so many ways.
You all have at it though. Fun to read. Good stuff.
Saturday September 21, 2013, 1:49 am
Thanks all. Thanks for the clarification Suzanne. It is an unfortunate truth that there are many parallels between today's Republican behavior and that of the Nazi Party, before they assumed power in Germany. Two examples of that are selling out to corporate interests and the belief that violence is a valid way to achieve political supremacy (2nd Amendment solutions).
Saturday September 21, 2013, 12:32 pm
Oh to the contrary my analogy is perfect you continue to try and hide your complicity by blaming others you are indeed the proto typical rethuglican, deflect, throw a few bombs back like I’m diminishing the holocaust, you're in the wrong place trying to use the rightwing play book
Saturday September 21, 2013, 12:35 pm
Oh BTW did you see how you republinazi's are trying to cut food stamps for over 3,000,000 people but of course they're just trying to return them to being working Americans ??? have you read the book 1984 ??
Saturday September 21, 2013, 6:10 pm
Tom, I apologize in advance to you for going off topic but truly feel I need to address something with regard to Gary's last to thoughts to me.
First, this is the first time I have encountered or discussed anything with you directly. So please do not feel free to think you know anything about what I think or do. That would be foolish, right, To assume you know anything about someone after one or two posts.
However, I am curious when you say the following ...
"you continue to try and hide your complicity by blaming others you are indeed the proto typical rethuglican, deflect, throw a few bombs back like I’m diminishing the holocaust, you're in the wrong place trying to use the rightwing play book"
Who is the you that you are referring to? Me personally or the Republican party?
If it's me personally who did I blame for anything? I don't get that at all.
No party represents me. I represent myself and vote and think accordingly. Do I lean one way over another? Possibly. I really am a flexible person and try to act with good reason.
I don't need to call people silly names to make a point. I absolutely do think the Nazi thing is just a terrible analogy. It makes me sick to read it over and over. That's why I said something.
You see, to me, people who don't think like me are not my enemy. They just see it different. I always hope that somewhere between the two points will be a happy middle ground that all can live with.
I'd like to see the day where we can all discuss like adults without name calling and really bad comparisons. That just makes respectful conversation almost impossible. We are all in this together. We all have to survive these times together. It really starts with all of us and has to work up. I don't see how it ever will get better if we the people hold such little regard for our fellow citizens. It concerns me. What world will my daughter live in? She's still young.
The bitterness and resentment of the two hard sides are going to be our undoing.
Sunday September 22, 2013, 1:12 am
Suzanne, I cannot speak for anyone but me. When I write about Republicans, I refer to the politicians, propagandists, pundits and those who reflect their extremism. I recognize that there are many Republicans that are good people, trying to get on with live, and who are, in my opinion deceived. When it comes to name calling, I reserve that for the leaders, and it's a use of humor to make a point. For example, 'Little Lord Willard' conveys Romney's privileged demeanor, and 'Texas Torquemada' conveys GW's role as a torturer. When it comes to people who disagree with me, I give respect and demand it in return. I do refer to people who jump into a thread (discussion) and post off topic over and over again. and do that in discussion after discussion as trolls, because that's what trolls do. Does that answer your question adequately?
Monday September 23, 2013, 12:34 pm
Suzanne O you are what is referred to as a Provocateur you first put forth a statement designed to provoke someone then feign insult at a portion of that persons comment was NEVER once actually responding to the point so I'm wont waste anytime more time with such an individual since your only purpose is to disrupt this discussion TC has aptly represented you and your intentions when he describes people who do this as trolls