Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Can Kicking and Stupid Women

Michelle Bachmann was asked this morning on NBC's Today Show why she was in Iowa instead of doing her job in Congress fighting the good fight against Obama and those evil Democrats over  the temporary extension of the payroll tax cuts.  Her reply was telling and so typical of the current mindset of the Right.

She blamed Obama for Congress not doing its job.  Yet she is wasting time running around Iowa instead of doing the job she is getting paid for.  She said and I paraphrase, "Why go back to DC when it won't do any good?" Right Michelle, that's the spirit.  Getting votes is so much more important than actually governing.

Who created the impasse now crippling Congress?  In my view and I suspect the view of a growing number of Americans is that the Republicans are seen as the problem.   Obama has backtracked so much trying to coddle the  stupidly stubborn Republicans acting like two year olds, he is looking more like a conservative than the liberal he has been labled by the right.  Boehner has lost control and the dumasses of the Right have the party by the balls.

Sure the two month extension is just kicking the can down the road.  But because her and her bonehead party have created this stalemate regarding a more permanent solution, the can once again absolutely needs to be kicked down the road.  If the extension does not go through, it will hurt her party much more than it will hurt Obama or the Democrats.



PipeTobacco said...


Unfortunately, I am irritated as hell by both parties. It is normal to be irritated by the Republicans who are just doing more of their same b*llsh*t pandering to the ultraconservative extremists. But the Democrats have been so utterly disappointing as well. They are more interested in the election than in any progress. They are (as you say) bending over SO backwards to get the Republicans to do something that the Democrats are acting like conservatives. That is NOT what we elected them for. I cannot help but feel utter disappointment about Obama at this point. I sadly think there is a strong possibility he may not be re-elected.... and even if he is able to be re-elected, I fear the path will be the same as it is now... a path to nothing.

It is so utterly aggravating. Where is a Democrat who is willing to fight and to lead?

Commander Zaius said...

I find it surreal for the republicans to say anything about "kicking the can down the road' or to whine about paying for a tax cut when they do both of a regular basis.

But like Pipe I feel the Democrats and Obama haven't been up to their tasks either.

Kulkuri said...

As Jim Hightower has been saying for many years now, "We don't need a third party. We need a second party!!" We have one party hell bent on destroying the country as long as they can gain and maintain power and enrich themselves and their cronies and another party that is the "lite" version whose only campaign slogan is that they ain't as bad as the other guys!!!!!!!

I still hope to live long enough to see the FuckingRepublicans become the Whigs of the 21st century and then we can work on fixing the Dems!!!

Tom Harper said...

Bachmann pretty much shot herself in the foot by admitting -- in so many words -- that her job in the House doesn't really serve any purpose.

I blame both parties; the Democrats just aren't quite as corporate-owned-and-operated as the Republicans. But this particular impasse was created by the Republicans' insistence on attaching the unrelated Keystone XL pipeline to the payroll tax cut bill.

yellowdoggranny said...

I'm at the end of my rope..the republicans are making me crazy, helped along by President Obama who has set a record for ass kissing..sigh*

susan said...

I agree with all of the above.

BBC said...

All politicians are idiots.

Governments act for the interests of the elite, not the majority.

Randal Graves said...

Is there an election coming up or something?