Important Update Below!!!!!
So the Puppy Blender links to a “bloomberg view” article with this quote
So let me finish by noting what I actually find disturbing about the whole Gruber episode. It is not that voters aren’t particularly well-informed; voters could not possibly be well-informed about all the issues that our government deals with.
What pisses me off is that many of us called bullshit in real time as this was happening and were called names by all our betters, including the people screeching at us about Grubergate!!!!! (I’m looking at you NRO).
which is why, when people ask me my opinions about foreign policy nowadays, I say, “I don’t know. Looks like a hard problem to me.”
Yeah, see that’s the coward’s way out.
Believe me, I understand that disagreeing with your group is a bad thing, but that doesn’t excuse pretending to believe outright lies, whether the ignorance is willful or a result of stupidity (Hello Shep!), matters not.
In short, Grubergate taught us nothing new about how Obamacare was sold and passed but it does show us how willfully ignorant/stupid and assholic our “elite” are.
And they will learn nothing whatsoever from Grubergate. They’ll be calling us unhelpful wackobirds when the next bit of lies “for our own good” come down the road.
Our establishment loves Obamacare, it gives them the control over our lives that they crave. They really pine for the days when peasants knew their place.
Fuck them all.
They think their OUTRAGE!!!!!! inoculates them from being called out on their credulity/willful ignorance.
It does not. Especially as all of our establishment/elite jackasses called tea partiers names for noting the reality that those douches are only now noticing.
As well all know, there is no sin worse than being correct too soon in that circle.
In my opinion there is no sin worse than being wrong too long. Everybody gets taken in once in a while, but when you viciously attack the people who are trying to explain reality, well, you’re a hopeless fuckwit who has no right to be in charge of anything. Take away their ant farms.
They think you’re idiots Update!!!!
Via Ace, we see the truth of what I’ve written in relation to our fine GOP betters.
It would be “impossible to defund President Obama’s executive order through a government spending bill, House Appropriations Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Hing said Thursday….
Yeah, about that
The only thing that differentiates mandatory and discretionary spending is how often each must be re-authorized. Every single dollar spent by the federal government must be first appropriated by Congress. Just because some spending is not subject to annual appropriation doesn’t mean it’s not subject to appropriation at all. Congress can’t block Obama’s executive order by shutting down the government, but it most certainly can defund it by law.
Now is the time in the election cycle for GOP voters to go “Derp”.