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Thursday, October 3, 2013



One of the most prominent US domestic terror developers of our time, the creator of the plan to shut down the government is a little-known [asshat] congressman who has been in office only eight months.

This newly elected tin foil hat society member downplays his deviant scheme and position, saying he has relatively little influence. But in reality, his efforts have pushed Washington to the brink - Au Contraire, Mon Frère, lets give credit where credit is due, step up and take a bow - your fifteen minutes of fame are here, use them to your full advantage!

Unbeknownst to most Americans, on August 21, 2013, 80 Republican members of the Teahadists group named The American Taliban signed and issued a shameless letter addressed to House Speaker John Boehner which practically begged for the government shutdown of The People’s Government.

In this scathing and informative segment, Rachel Maddow displays a photo of each and every single one of the 80 Representatives who signed this reckless letter while getting an insightful breakdown of the consequences of corrupt gerrymandering which empowers and enables these [nearly all pasty-white-male] radical right wing nut jobs to get away with governing on behalf of a very small and extreme minority - against the interests of the American people at large.

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Ryan Lizza, writing in The New Yorker, provided a very useful breakdown:
“The members of the suicide caucus live in a different America from the one that most political commentators describe when talking about how the country is transforming. The average suicide-caucus district is 75 percent white, while the average House district is 63 percent white. Latinos make up an average of 9 percent of suicide-district residents, while the over-all average is 17 percent. The districts also have slightly lower levels of education (25 percent of the population in suicide districts have college degrees, while that number is 29 percent for the average district). 
The members themselves represent this lack of diversity. Seventy-six of the members who signed the Meadows letter are male. Seventy-nine of them are white. 
As with Meadows, the other suicide-caucus members live in places where the national election results seem like an anomaly. Obama defeated Romney by four points nationally. But in the 80 suicide-caucus districts, Obama lost to Romney by an average of 23 points. The Republican members themselves did even better. In these 80 districts, the average margin of victory for the Republican candidate was 34 points.


In short, these 80 members represent an America where the population is getting whiter, getting dumber, where there are few major cities, where Obama took the biggest hit in voting during the last election cycle, and where the tin foil hat society is becoming more dominant and less popular [via gerrymandering, see map above].

So, just who are the members of this terrorist “suicide caucus”?

Members of Congress that signed Mark Meadows letter to House Speaker John Boehner are:

1. Amash, Justin MI-03
2. Bachmann, Michele MN-06
3. Barr, Andy KY-06
4. Barton, Joe TX-06
5. Benishek, Dan MI-01
6. Bentivolio, Kerry MI-11
7. Bilirakis, Gus FL-12
8. Bishop, Rob UT-01
9. Black, Diane TN-06
10. Bridenstine, Jim OK-01
11. Broun, Paul GA-10
12. Cassidy, Bill LA-06
13. Chabot, Steve OH-01
14. Coble, Howard NC-06
15. Collins, Doug GA-09
16. Conaway, Michael TX-11
17. Cook, Paul CA-08
18. Crawford, Rick AR-01
19. Daines, Steve MT
20. Davis, Rodney IL-13
21. DeSantis, Ron FL-06
22. Duncan, Jeff SC-03
23. Duncan, John TN-02
24. Farenthold, Blake TX-27
25. Fleischmann, Chuck TN-03
26. Fleming, John LA-04
27. Flores, Bill TX-17
28. Franks, Trent AZ-08
29. Gingrey, Phil GA-11
30. Gohmert, Louie TX-01
31. Gosar, Paul AZ-04
32. Graves, Sam MO-06
33. Graves, Tom GA-14
34. Griffin, Tim AR-02
35. Hall, Ralph TX-04
36. Holding, George NC-13
37. Hudson, Richard NC-08
38. Huelskamp, Tim KS-01
39. Huizenga, Bill MI-02
40. Hultgren, Randy IL-14
41. Jones, Walter NC-03
42. Jordan, Jim OH-04
43. King, Steve IA-04
44. Kingston, Jack GA-01
45. Labrador, Raul ID-01
46. LaMalfa, Doug CA-01
47. Lamborn, Doug CO-05
48. Lummis, Cynthia WY
49. Marchant, Kenny TX-24
50. Marino, Tom PA-10
51. Massie, Thomas KY-04
52. McClintock, Tom CA-04
53. Meadows, Mark NC-11
54. Messer, Luke IN-06
55. Mulvaney, Mick SC-05
56. Neugebauer, Randy TX-19
57. Palazzo, Steven MS-04
58. Pearce, Steve NM-02
59. Perry, Scott PA-04
60. Pitts, Joe PA-16
61. Poe, Ted TX-02
62. Pompeo, Mike KS-04
63. Posey, Bill FL-08
64. Roe, Phil TN-01
65. Rokita, Todd IN-04
66. Rothfus, Keith PA-12
67. Salmon, Matt AZ-05
68. Scalise, Steve LA-01
69. Schock, Aaron IL-18
70. Schweikert, David AZ-06
71. Sensenbrenner, WI-05
72. Smith, Jason MO-08
73. Stockman, Steve TX-36
74. Stutzman, Marlin IN-03
75. Walberg, Tim MI-07
76. Walorski, Jackie IN-02
77. Weber, Randy TX-14
78. Wenstrup, Brad OH-02
79. Wilson, Joe SC-02
80. Yoho, Ted FL-03

Now there is also a list of part time domestic terrorists who have back away from radical hostage taking concepts. We have provided why they have retracted their stance and why they say they're done with trying to force through provisions to delay or defund Obamacare in order to keep the government running.

Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.): “At this point, I believe it’s time for the House to vote for a clean, short-term funding bill to bring the Senate to the table and negotiate a responsible compromise.” [Press Release, 10/1/13]

Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.): “Time for a clean [continuing resolution].” [Official Twitter,10/1/13]

Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.): “Enough is enough. Put a clean [continuing resolution] on the floor and let’s get on with the business we were sent to do." [Burlington County Times, 10/1/13]

Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.): A Fitzpatrick aide tells the Philadelphia Inquirer the congressman would support a clean funding bill if it came up for a vote. [Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/1/13]

Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.): Barletta said he would "absolutely" vote for a clean bill in order to avert a shut down of the government. [Bethlehem Morning Call, 10/1/13]

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.): King thinks House Republicans would prefer to avoid a shutdown and said he will only vote for a clean continuing resolution to fund the government, according to the National Review Online. [NRO, 9/30/13]

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.): The California Republican told The Huffington Post he would ultimately support a clean continuing resolution. [Tweet by The Huffington Post's Sabrina Siddiqui, 9/30/13]

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.): “I'm prepared to vote for a clean [continuing resolution].” [The Huffington Post, 9/29/13]

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.): A Wolf aide told The Hill that he agrees with fellow Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell (R) that it's time for a clean continuing resolution. [The Hill,10/1/13]

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.): A Grimm aide told The Huffington Post that the congressman supports a clean continuing resolution. [10/1/13].

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.): A local news anchor in Minnesota tweeted that Paulsen told him he would vote for a clean resolution if given the chance. [Blake McCoy Tweet, 10/1/13]

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.): A constituent of Wittman's sent The Huffington Post an email she got from the congressman indicating he would vote for a clean funding bill but hasn't had "an opportunity to do so at this point." [10/1/13]

Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.): LoBiondo told The Press of Atlantic City he'll support "whatever gets a successful conclusion" to the shutdown and a clean funding bill "is one of those options." [The Press of Atlantic City, 10/1/13]

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.): Forbes told The Virginian-Pilot that he supports the six-week clean funding bill that passed in the Senate. [The Virginian-Pilot, 10/2/13]

Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.): The congressman issued a statement saying he would "vote in favor of a so-called clean budget bill." [Office of Rep. Jim Gerlach, 10/2/13].

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.): Lance's chief of staff confirmed to The Huffington Post that he told a constituent on Wednesday that Lance has voted for clean government funding bills in the past "and would not oppose doing so again should one be brought to the floor." [10/2/13]

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho): Simpson told a Roll Call reporter Tuesday night, "I'd vote for a clean CR because I don't think this is a strategy that works." [Daniel Newhauser Tweet, 10/1/13]

Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.): Young told Tampa Bay Times reporter Alex Leary that he's ready to vote for a clean funding bill. "The politics should be over," he said. "It's time to legislate." [Alex Leary Tweet, 10/2/13]

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.): The congressman told Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo that he would vote for a clean funding bill, provided it has the same funding levels contained in the Senate-passed bill. [The Miami Herald, 10/2/13]

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.): "I would take a clean (continuing resolution)." [Observer-Dispatch, 10/2/13]

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.): A Davis constituent tells The Huffington Post that a Davis aide told him Wednesday, "Congressman Davis is prepared to vote 'yes' on a clean CR." Asked for comment, Davis spokesman Andrew Flach told HuffPost that Davis isn't "going to speculate" on what bills may come up in the House and "will continue to vote for proposals brought to the floor that will fund the federal government." [10/2/2013]

I applaud the latter list of GOPers, the true domestic terrorists, the ones in the Meadows letter, may a thousand sand fleas infest your pubic region!

How much longer will the American people have to endure - at every debt ceiling crises , this gun to our heads - do what we say mentality? Indeed the worst threat to our land is -The GOP’s Domestic Right Wing Extremists.

Hitler was Germany's worst enemy, similarly, the American Taliban is our worst enemy, were the plan or modus operandi is to use the government and its citizens to further a fucked up ideology and agenda. Not on my watch! Stand your ground Mr. President!

For those who signed the Meadows letter, congratulations, you 80 are this weeks worst people in the world.

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