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Congress Boozes It Up as Shutdown Looms

Congressman booze as shutdown looms.

Congressman booze as shutdown looms.

LATE Saturday night, Politico’s Ginger Gibson sent out tweets that went viral immediately. If you watched any of the insanity that hit the floor last night, you wouldn’t be surprised to read this news.

Congress boozes it up as shutdown looms sort of fits the image of the House these days. People who are long on rhetoric and grandstanding, but very short on ideas about health care that will help anyone.

It’s not enough to oppose something as important as health care, with so many uninsured, you also have to have solutions that make a difference in people’s lives.

That’s one big difference here, as flawed as Obamacare is, Democrats gave a good faith effort to fix a long standing problem in this country, which began with conservatives, going back to Richard Nixon.

Today’s Republicans have no solutions for anything, except to obstruct and destroy, using American lives as fodder.

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16 Responses to Congress Boozes It Up as Shutdown Looms

  1. Solo September 29, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    Lets see if this story goes wide!

  2. secularhumanizinevoluter September 29, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Old news. Boner is clearly a drunk….as well as perry and several other high profile repugs.

    • Solo September 29, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

      Too bad there isn’t a picture!

  3. ladywalker68 September 29, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Does the Affordable Heath Care Act include coverage for rehab? Just askin’….

    Welcome to the “Animal House” of Representatives….

  4. fangio September 29, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    I’d invent some emergency powers , have them all arrested , handcuffed and perp walked out of the Capitol. The charge would be conspiracy to destroy the U.S. government. That is , after all , what their after.

    • Taylor Marsh September 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm #


    • Joyce Arnold September 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm #


  5. newdealdem1 September 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    Make that four! And, take away their phones: they only get 1 phone call like everyone else and they’re lucky to get even that.

    ladywalker68 September 29, 2013 at 12:16 pm Oh, how appropriate!

    • ladywalker68 September 29, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

      I was going to say “fifth” but the boozin’, losin’ Republicans are taking care if the fifth…a fifth of vodka, a fifth of gin, a fifth of scotch…..

      Instead of fiddling while they torch the country, the are taking shots….

      • newdealdem1 September 29, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

        I dont’ wish anyone harm but when someone looks to do me and my family (and tons of other American’s harm regarding their pensions, 401Ks, and home values by not raising the debt limit so that we as a country can pay our bills that were incurred (spent) in a prior period) that’s the last straw.

        If anyone thinks that the Tea Party freaks are wildly popular and should be admired for sticking up for their principles or that the rest of us who are either liberal/progressive/moderate/independent need to follow these anti-government, nihilist/anarchist freaks, are letting their emotions trump reality.

        Anyone who admires these freaks reminds me of the robot in the film ‘Alien” who when confronted with his duplicitous persona as a robot reveals he has sided with the “Alien” all along and even admires this unfeeling killing machine and scornfully wishes the surviving humans “well” ending with a smirk.

  6. fangio September 29, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Why don’t we shorten it just a little and all post it on Twitter just to see what happens ; unless someone’s done it already.

  7. secularhumanizinevoluter September 29, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    How about they have to take a breathalizer and drug test before they can vote?

    • secularhumanizinevoluter September 29, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      I mean..they want poor people to take drug tests before they can get wekfare?

  8. fangio September 30, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    Finally someone said it , Angus King said it. He said the house republicans hate government , they don’t believe government works and seeing it go down in flames actually makes them giddy. There you have it. No wonder they were drunk ; happy days are here again!

    • Taylor Marsh September 30, 2013 at 9:34 am #

      It’s a revision of Grover Norquist’s drown the government in the bathrub talking point, which started it all.

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