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Republicans on Parade - 10/5/2013


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Abuse of Power, GOP Hypocrites, Republicans on Parade, TEAbuggery, Video )

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TomCat S. (286)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 3:46 am
Here is the thirtieth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is birther Randy Neugebaur (R-TX), infamous for yelling “Baby Killer” at Democrats on the House floor, apologizing publicly, and afterwards, bragging about it in a fundraising attempt to fleece sheeple. He is honored today for hypocrisy above and beyond the call of TEAbuggery!
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 6:42 am
Apparently he doesn't bother to read what he votes on or to learn what the bills do or do not do if he didn't realize not funding parks meant he had chosen for them to close...pretty scary like someone who needs a keeper on staff (was that the duty of the person who pulled him away that had had a brief lapse whose duty is to prevent the Rep's problems from being seen publicly?)...and yes, he is the one who should be ashamed of doing this to the veterans (along with robbing 500,000 vets of their Meals on Wheels).
 

Dave C. (213)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 6:55 am
hypocrite....another way to define GOP.....I never noticed that John Boehner was in your clown picture before....bottom right corner wearing yellow, green and a wig???? Not sure
 

Elle B. (81)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 7:59 am
Ty Tom.
 

Jane K. (10)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 11:33 am
He is the perfect Tea Bagger candidate, short on brains and long on rhetoric mixed with a large dose of stupidity. The problem is that he gets votes from the pinhead brigade and we are allowing that faction to hold our country hostage. It's disgusting. I wonder when the "moderate" republicans will stand up for their country ? McCain has made a few feeble attempts but he's going no where fast.
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 11:55 am
Looks like Mr. Neugebaur was testing the waters after the veterans were allowed to go to the memorial earlier. If they had let him pass with the bunch of tourists at his side, he probably would have told the park officer she had to be ashamed too. A true hypocrite always lays the blame with someone else, they are masters of the 180° spin.
He certainly has earned his place in your gallery, TC.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 12:22 pm
Thank you.
 

. (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 12:33 pm
after all these years i finally understand american politics. in Canada we have 3-4 major parties but the top two are conservatives and liberals who are pretty much the same rich lawyers wearing different coloured hats. thanks you you all i now understand i am a democrat!
 

Winn Adams (190)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 12:36 pm
The Tea Baggers have hijacked the Republicans and their party. Vote all republicans out of office in every state at every opportunity.
 

Chris C. (147)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 1:03 pm
Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock - stupiditiy personified! Here he is berating a Park Ranger (trying to make himself look good) - the park ranger is undoubtedly working without pay because of HIM and his nimcompoop party! What a bunch of GOP MORONS! Then this guy has the b*lls to say she could have used more disgression! Where do they find these TeaParty idiots?
 

Birgit W. (140)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 1:59 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Louise D. (38)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 2:37 pm
The level of Republican stupidity has actually managed to surpass the Kim Campbell escapade in stupidity and mean mindedness that destroyed the Conservative party in Canada for a decade. The wilfulness of this Government shut down shows that they have not even the moral conscious a tapeworm.
 

Sheila D. (24)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 2:52 pm
Sadly, those villages missing their idiots sent them all to Washington, D.C., to represent them; which makes them all idiots. Thanks, TomCat. Always interesting.
 

Kit B. (277)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 6:16 pm

Take any conservative position on a social or economic issue and boil away all the rhetoric and what you are left with is “I got mine, screw you.”

I thought about that for a while. I suppose its simplicity struck me as being a little too easy, a little too sound bitey. So I sat down and made a list:

•No gay marriage – Homosexuality makes me uncomfortable (due to misguided religious influence, poor upbringing or both) so gay people should be punished because of my beliefs. Stoopid homos…

•No welfare, food stamps or Medicaid – I’m not poor enough to qualify for these programs so my tax dollars shouldn’t pay for it. Stoopid poor people and by poor I really mean black…

•No health care reform – Why should I help pay for other people who are sick when I’m not? Stoopid sick people…

•No environmental protection – Environmental laws makes things more expensive for me and that’s bad. I also don’t understand the concept of long term impact; I want cheap gas and gadgets now! Stoopid…ah, you get the idea…

•Don’t raise my taxes – EVER. The government can find its own money to pay for stuff.

•Medicare – Young conservatives: Why should I help pay for old people and the disabled? Older conservatives: Keep your government hands off my Medicare!

•Social Security – Young conservatives: Sacrifices need to be made, people should take care of themselves, not depend on handouts from people like me. Older conservatives: Sacrifices need to be made BUT DON’T YOU TOUCH MY SOCIAL SECURITY!

•No abortion – The government should tell women what to do with their bodies because I don’t like abortion.

•No prayer in school? – GOVERNMENT OVERREACH!! I like Republican Jesus™ so everyone should have to listen to my prayers. No Muslim prayers, though. That’s indoctrination.

This list goes on and on and on....

Borrowed with some rewrite from: Ayn Rand And The Sociopathic Society or ‘How I Learned To Stop Loving My Neighbor And Despise Them Instead.’

 

Lynn Squance (226)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 8:01 pm
Neugebauer is the one that should be ashamed, after all, he and the other Republicanus/Teabaggers are the ones that orchestrated the shutdown. To paraphrase Andy Borowitz “This park ranger is stubbornly refusing to end the crisis at this memorial that I helped to create.”

Love the 30 year federal worker's challenge. Not only does Boehner need a pacifier, so does Neugebauer! I wonder if Boehner will share the pacifiers he receives with the rest of the Republicanus/Teabagger caucus? There should be enough to go around!
 

Rehana VN (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 10:48 pm
Enough money to finance strikes in Africa & Libya as of the news this morning but no money for Obamacare!! Charity begins at home. You reap what you sow. Hardline Americans are Warmongers,Terrorists & Ignoramous Imbeciles! If these idiots can punish you, the average American think about what they've been doing to people in other countries that they illegally strike!
 

Bill and Katie Dresbach (79)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 10:56 pm
We believe some of the repubs and teaers, have Finangled the states and barely got voted in, some areas in the states have a low amount of people, if people open their eyes they can fix this!! But yes like Neugebauer he is out of focus here, doesn't even know what happened and he caused it !! Well now they can all have Pacifier Party Too! They have sure Earned them!
Thank You Tomcat
 

Karen Chestney (102)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 12:56 am
YES--YES, Rep. Randy Neugebauer is indeed an idiot !!!! AND --MSNBC did a great job of airing him making a fool of himself !!! The clip of him yelling at that (polite) Officer was run so many times I just lost count !!!!!---but---of-course he would shine as an idiot, he's from TX. & everyone knows everything is bigger in TX---therefore---BIGGER IDIOTS !
 

TomCat S. (286)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 2:50 am
Thanks to all and kudos to Miss Texas Kitty.

Kudos to CREW for filing an ethics complaint against that jerk!
 

Terrie Williams (761)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 3:49 am
They all need to go home....by they I mean, Baggers, Rethugs, Fascists, et al....by home I mean, under the rocks and the slime covered cracks in the pavement that they all crawled out of. I am so sick of them all and I know all the retired military are.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 4:26 am
Remember that it takes a Congressional district of Idiots to elect an idiot. And one must remember that fantasized believers do not experience shame.
On a some what related matter, some time back in your posting about the Three Repug Stooges in Egypt; I made the understandable mistake of confusing Repug Rep. Stave King with Repug Rep. Peter King. Peter King is the one that is not allowed into Brittan for his ties to and funding of the Irish Republican Army.
 

Gary A L. (132)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 9:26 am
the only way republinazi's win is to lie cheat and have their billionaire's boy club indoctrinate the morons into voting against their own interest the battle cry of the right wing nut is I'll show you I'll shoot myself
 

Sherry D. (47)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 1:09 pm
Cruel and Unusual Politics:

The words most frequently used to describe House Republicans these days are CRAZY and STUPID. And it’s not just the Liberal columnists and Democratic politicians who are questioning the GOP’s basic sanity and I.Q. No less than the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal characterized the latest scheme to defund ObamaCare by threatening an imminent government shut down as inept and a Kamikaze mission. Karl Rove called it ill-conceived and North Carolina’s Richard Burr castigated it as the dumbest idea he had ever heard of, which says quite a lot coming from a senator who introduced a ridiculous bill to abolish the EPA.

The name calling makes for good t.v., and the GOP crack up no doubt thrills many a progressive. All the Senate Democrats and several Republicans are opposed to this latest Tea Party hostage taking plot, so the chances it will succeed in gutting ObamaCare are nonexistent. Now that the government is shut down the rest of the GOP will realize the futility of this gambit and the damage it will do to their electoral odds. But all of this attention to congressional procedures and electoral point scoring misses something quite profound about what the GOP has proposed in the past few months: a chilly cruel vision of a society in which tens of millions struggle to survive in abject misery while the richest of the rich get richer. Call it Elysium in the real world,2013.

Indeed, the day before the House voted to defund the Affordable Care Act, it passed a farm bill that would cut $40 million from the Federal food stamp program which helps to feed 48 million Americans, 3 million of whom would immediately lose their benefits if the GOP get it’s way. Conservatives like Paul Ryan berated the program for lulling able bodied Americans into a culture of independency. The program, however, provides on the average just $4.45 a day, and most of it’s beneficiaries are children, the elderly and the disabled. The GOP demanded that food stamp recipients find jobs or participate in job-training programs. But it’s the same House republicans who have failed to pass a single jobs bill, while also voting to cut job training programs. The message, then, to the 17 million Americans who struggle to find enough food to eat is quite simple-time to starve.

Likewise,if the Affordable Care Act were to be scrapped, the GOP has no solution for Americans who lack affordable coverage or have pre-existing conditions. Once again, the implicit message is that people should simply submit to the vicissitudes of the free market-the society should just let our uninsured die. And the recent campaign to persuade young Americans not to enroll in ObamaCare, while deriding for it’s clownish execution , has a dark intent: actively encouraging young people not to seek health care.

Republicans may very well, not succeed in enacting these miserable policies, but they are winning the larger debate: The Democratic counter offer to the GOP food stamp proposal was a modest $4.5 billion reduction. There has been zero discussion of the serious need to expand benefits. Similarly, Democrats have failed to mount a credible challenge to the crippling sequester cuts. In short, the debate in Washington still accepts the false framework that government is spending too much, with Democrats relegated to doing damage control. With the GOP threatening a debt ceiling breach, it’s time for more Democrats to join the progressive Caucus, supporting it’s powerful case for an active government that fights for ordinary Americans.

The Nation Magazine- October 2013
 

Winn Adams (190)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 4:29 pm
The Republicans of today are Disgusting and despicable people
 

TomCat S. (286)
Monday October 7, 2013, 1:37 am
Thanks everyone!
 

Pat A. (117)
Monday October 7, 2013, 11:23 am
Yet another horror in a whole catalogue of them – thanks TC for pointing out the difference in what they say at different times – and in front of different audiences!
 
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