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Riddle me this, morons…

How is it that repealing Obamacare could add to the deficit?

The original CBO score was a joke, and they had to lie, scrimp, and steal from other programs (like the student loan program) to make the bill as a whole score in their favor.

Since then, they’ve gone back on any number of cost saving and/or tax-raising measures, not the least of which are Tsar Obama’s royal proclamations of waivers and delays.

It was a lie to start, and they compounded the lie.

Fact Check: TRUE!

Huh?

Presenting this link with essentially no commentary other than to also point you towards Ace’s recent post on the Tea Party.

Arthur Brooks of AEI on “a conservative social justice agenda“.  (And the aforementioned Ace post.)

Looking for some freestyle commentary from the readership here.

Gorbachev tried to reform the USSR.  He ended up killing it.

It couldn’t be fixed.  Reforms only exposed its flaws.

So too, Obamacare.

Unless this….

Dick Clark

… involves this…

Dick_Clarks_head-500x380

I’m not interested.

Yes, it can happen here.

Oh, those weapons you were kind enough to tell us you had?  Yeah, we changed our minds, you can’t have those any more.

This tweet wins teh Internets:

Also, right now I just don’t want to think about a universe where Terry McAuliffe wins a state-wide election.

Virginia, I am sooooo disappointed in you.

The Schadenfreude is strong with this one:

Democratic officials said top administration aides got a close-up view of the cancellation controversy last week, when Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., said at a closed-door meeting of the party’s rank and file that his son had received notice his coverage was being terminated.

Oh boy.

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I’m seeing stray reports that GOP House members are talking about shifting from the continuing resolution to the debt ceiling.  While I appreciate the never-say-die sentiment, this makes zero sense.

The debt ceiling is a bigger bomb than the CR.  If the Vichy Republicans are unwilling to have a little ol’ government shutdown over the CR, they will absolutely shit their pants at the prospect of hitting the debt ceiling.

It ain’t happening.  The CR is the only way we’re going to get any significant concessions.

I jinxed it

Posted: September 4, 2013 by socklessjoe in Brevity etc., FAIL, The Big Screen

Christina Hendricks no longer to play a stripper, but to have “more important” part.

[Sigh.]

But they never gave Meghan McCain a talk show.