Who says Congress is dysfunctional?

Posted by: MacBozo

Who says Congress is dysfunctional? - 09/25/13 07:55 AM

Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal to Shut Down Ted Cruz
Posted by: steveg

Re: Who says Congress is dysfunctional? - 09/25/13 08:14 AM

Hey, I was impressed with his dramatic reading of Green Eggs and Ham. grin
Posted by: DLC

Re: Who says Congress is dysfunctional? - 09/25/13 09:23 AM

LOL... can you say priceless ?? grin
[Bugs voice] What a ma-roon !! [/Bugs voice]

Yeah I thought that green eggs and Ham was a report about a Salmonella outbreak due to the lack of USDA funding !! wink

Posted by: garyW

Re: Who says Congress is dysfunctional? - 09/25/13 09:57 AM

Originally Posted By: steveg
Hey, I was impressed with his dramatic reading of Green Eggs and Ham. grin


Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Who says Congress is dysfunctional? - 09/25/13 12:27 PM

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amen, bro


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Posted by: Celandine

Re: Who says Congress is dysfunctional? - 09/25/13 02:46 PM

Originally Posted By: garyW
Originally Posted By: steveg
Hey, I was impressed with his dramatic reading of Green Eggs and Ham. grin




"SHARED" that with every Ted Cruz FanBoy I know.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Who says Congress is dysfunctional? - 09/25/13 03:03 PM

Originally Posted By: garyW
That's priceless.cool
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Who says Congress is dysfunctional? - 09/25/13 08:16 PM

I thought this was the real thing. Don't know that particular "report" All I saw was the New Yorker heading. Still funny, and insightful.

It got me reading more and I (and almost everyone) was suprised to find out he voted to pass the legislation he was filibustering. What a strange strange man.
Posted by: garyW

Re: Who says Congress is dysfunctional? - 09/27/13 10:14 AM

A great quote from Andrew Sullivan about the GOP, but it also zeroes in on Cruz and his TeaParty supporters:


The thing that staggers me about the Republican hatred of this law is its abstract quality. They never address the real problem of our massively inefficient private healthcare market, which is a huge burden on the economy. They never address how to help the millions of uninsured adults get the care all human beings need. They appear to regard a Heritage Foundation, free-market-designed, private healthcare exchange system as some kind of communist plot. They do not seem to believe there is any pressing problem at all. And they have nothing constructive to offer.

This is not about Obamacare. It is not even about politics. It is about a form of revolt against the very country they live in.




And they ransom the ACA for the full plate of ideological policies or threaten to crash the global economy.

I agree with all of that. Also consider the TeaParty/GOP embrace of a free-for-all 2nd Ammendment ideology that has a strong undercurrent of unregulated citizen weaponry and threats of violence to "take back" and bring down the government.

The American Taliban indeed.



Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Who says Congress is dysfunctional? - 09/27/13 10:34 AM

Originally Posted By: garyW
A great quote from Andrew Sullivan about the GOP, but it also zeroes in on Cruz and his TeaParty supporters:


The thing that staggers me about the Republican hatred of this law is its abstract quality. They never address the real problem of our massively inefficient private healthcare market, which is a huge burden on the economy. They never address how to help the millions of uninsured adults get the care all human beings need. They appear to regard a Heritage Foundation, free-market-designed, private healthcare exchange system as some kind of communist plot. They do not seem to believe there is any pressing problem at all. And they have nothing constructive to offer.

This is not about Obamacare. It is not even about politics. It is about a form of revolt against the very country they live in.




And they ransom the ACA for the full plate of ideological policies or threaten to crash the global economy.

I agree with all of that. Also consider the TeaParty/GOP embrace of a free-for-all 2nd Ammendment ideology that has a strong undercurrent of unregulated citizen weaponry and threats of violence to "take back" and bring down the government.

The American Taliban indeed.





Well said.