Re: Ideology over pragmatism, and the dumb motherf**kers who asked for it.
posted at 1/2/2013 8:07 AM EST
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
I've heard a lot about "taking America back" and showing those evil cartel-runners that they can't get away with their scheming:
Trouble is, the people who made the most noise about that are the ones who voted in the people currently balls deep in our collective upper intestine. Even as they proclaim not to care about party.
The article contains a picture of the Arch-D*uche.
Lawmakers said that Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 Republican, indicated to his colleagues in a closed-door meeting in the basement of the Capitol that he could not support the legislation in its current form. Many other Republicans were voicing stiff objections to a plan that they saw as raising taxes while doing little to rein in spending. Several conservatives assailed it on the House floor as the chamber convened at noon for an unusual New Yearâs Day session.
âThereâs not a lot of support for the bill as is. I personally hate it,â said Representative John Campbell, Republican of California. âThe speaker, the day after the election, said we would give on taxes, and we have, but we wanted spending cuts. This bill has spending increases. Are you kidding me?â
Aides said that Speaker John A. Boehner, who had pledged to put any measure the Senate passed on the House floor for a vote, was mainly listening to the complaints of his rank and file and had not taken a firm position on the legislation, though he had clear reservations.
The situation loomed as a significant test for Mr. Boehner, who had been unable to pass his own proposal to increase taxes only on $1 million in income and above. He has said repeatedly that he would allow a vote on the Senate bill, but he has also said he did not want to pass a bill with predominantly Democratic votes. Public opposition from Mr. Cantor, who has up to this point sided with Mr. Boehner in the fiscal fight, would also complicate his position.
Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Mr. Boehner, said that during the meeting, âthe lack of spending cuts in the Senate bill was a universal concern amongst members.â The Republican leadership expected to continue discussions Tuesday âon the path forward,â he added.
Ah, dearest twatwaffles, you had your chance at a bigger bargain with more spending cuts. But you blew it with your incomperable d*uchebaggery. Not that you care. We pick up the tab. Thanks.
Pragmatism is for people without goals.