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Thursday, October 17, 2013

16 DAYS AND 24 BILLION DOLLARS LATER AND WHAT DOES THE GOP HAVE? EPISTEMIC CLOSURE

GOP DEMANDS VERSUS WHAT THEY GOT


RNC note to self: When trying to milk stall tactics, make sure the cow is present, not the bull.

With the government shutdown at a temporary shutdown itself, Rachel Maddow thought it would be beneficial to show exactly what the Teahadists demands were - the entire time for ending the national crisis. Maddow went through the whole list of everything the domestic terrorists said it wanted in exchange for keeping the government open and concluded that they got precisely nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada. She said even the Democrats got something they wanted out of this, but the American Taliban, the ones who came up with the “ransom note” in the first note, got absolutely none of what they wanted.

Maddow explained how “the domestic terrorists thought for sure the Democrats would cave” on Obamacare, and the fact that they didn’t, threw them for a loop, and so they had “no idea what to do next.”

She went down the list of all their “obtuse specific demands” about Obamacare and a list of other issues, from birth control to Paul Ryan‘s tax code on their “constantly-changing list of demands.” And “of their entire list,” Maddow said, “they are going to get nothing. Nothing.”

She added, “It may be true that nobody won, but someone definitely lost here.”


WHAT DID THE TERRORISTS GET Video Courtesy of MSNBC



Pain for no gain, if these last two weeks have proven anything, it’s that House GOPers haven’t yet mastered the art of using their majority.

The conventional wisdom is that these domestic terrorists learn from this fiasco - learn not put their country through this again. But many of their members say the lesson they learned is that President Barack Obama is not willing to negotiate, and repealing the Obamacare is the objective at all costs. The majority of these RWNJ's are gearing up for another fight in a few weeks. Government funding runs dry again Jan. 15, the debt ceiling will be reached Feb. 7 and a budget conference has to report findings by Dec. 13.

Here’s the list of 18 Senators who voted against reopening the government:

Coburn, Tom - (R – OK)
Cornyn, John - (R – TX)
Crapo, Mike - (R – ID)
Cruz, Ted - (R – TX)
Enzi, Michael B. - (R – WY)
Grassley, Chuck - (R – IA)
Heller, Dean - (R – NV)
Johnson, Ron - (R – WI)
Lee, Mike - (R – UT)
Paul, Rand - (R – KY)
Risch, James E. - (R – ID)
Roberts, Pat - (R – KS)
Rubio, Marco - (R – FL)
Scott, Tim - (R – SC)
Sessions, Jeff - (R – AL)
Shelby, Richard C. - (R – AL)
Toomey, Patrick J. - (R – PA)
Vitter, David - (R – LA)

Here are the 144 House GOP votes to continue the hugely unpopular GOP government shutdown:

ALABAMA
Aderholt, N; Brooks, N; Roby, N; Rogers, N.
ARIZONA
Franks, N; Gosar, N; Salmon, N; Schweikert, N.
CALIFORNIA
Campbell, N; Denham, N; Hunter, N; LaMalfa, N; McClintock, N; Miller, Rohrabacher, N; Royce, N;
COLORADO
Lamborn, N;
FLORIDA
DeSantis, N; Mica, N; Miller, N; Nugent, N; Posey, N; Radel, N; Rooney, N; Ross, N; Southerland, N; Yoho, N; Young, X.
GEORGIA
Republicans — Broun, N; Collins, N; Gingrey, N; Graves, N; Kingston, N; Price, N; Scott, Austin, N; Westmoreland, N; Woodall, N.
IDAHO
Republicans — Labrador, N;
ILLINOIS
Republicans — Hultgren, N;
INDIANA
Bucshon, N; Messer, N; Rokita, N; Stutzman, N; Walorski, N;
IOWA
King, N;
KANSAS
Huelskamp, N; Pompeo, N; Yoder, N.
KENTUCKY
Barr, N; Massie, N;
LOUISIANA
Cassidy, N; Fleming, N; Scalise, N.
MARYLAND
Harris, N.
MICHIGAN
Amash, N; Bentivolio, N; Huizenga, N; Miller, N; Walberg, N.
MINNESOTA
Bachmann, N;
MISSISSIPPI
Nunnelee, N; Palazzo, N.
MISSOURI
Graves, N; Hartzler, N; Long, N; Luetkemeyer, N; Smith, N; Wagner, N.
NEVADA
Amodei, N;
NEW MEXICO
Pearce, N.
NEW YORK
Collins, N; Reed, N.
NORTH CAROLINA
Ellmers, N; Foxx, N; Holding, N; Hudson, N; Jones, N; Meadows, N;
OHIO
Chabot, N; Gibbs, N; Johnson, N; Jordan, N; Latta, N; Renacci, N; Turner, N; Wenstrup, N.
OKLAHOMA
Bridenstine, N; Lankford, N; Lucas, N; Mullin, N.
OREGON
Walden, N.
PENNSYLVANIA
Marino, N; Perry, N; Pitts, N; Rothfus, N;
SOUTH CAROLINA
Duncan, N; Gowdy, N; Mulvaney, N; Rice, N; Sanford, N; Wilson, N.
SOUTH DAKOTA
Republicans — Noem, N.
TENNESSEE
Black, N; Blackburn, N; DesJarlais, N; Duncan, N; Fincher, N; Fleischmann, N; Roe, N.
TEXAS
Barton, N; Brady, N; Burgess, N; Carter, N; Conaway, N; Culberson, N; Farenthold, N; Flores, N; Gohmert, N; Granger, N; Hall, N; Hensarling, N; Johnson, Sam, N; Marchant, N; McCaul, N; Neugebauer, N; Olson, N; Poe, N; Sessions, N; Smith, N; Stockman, N; Thornberry, N; Weber, N; Williams, N.
UTAH
Bishop, N; Chaffetz, N; Stewart, N.
VIRGINIA
Forbes, N; Goodlatte, N; Griffith, N; Hurt, N;
WISCONSIN
Duffy, N; Petri, N; Ryan, N; Sensenbrenner, N.
WYOMING
Lummis, N.

Congratulations, GOP! You're now an international embarrassment, not just a national one.

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