So the GOP won the Senate. What are they going to do about Obamacare?
It will be a tale.
Run by idiots, full of sound and fury,
They’ll try to “fix” it.
Ace links to a few articles about how Obama is destroying the Democratic party. You know, just like Clinton did in the 90s.
A sample quote
For all the talk that this midterm election was about nothing, 2014 really was just about one thing: Barack Obama’s failure to live up to his presidency’s promise in almost every domestic and foreign policy arena.
See, once the Dems get power they don’t care all that much about keeping it, they care about advancing their agenda.
So what has Obama accomplished?
Obamacare, the relaxation of the rule of law and the shifting of the conversation from “The gov’t needs to stay out of my medical questions” to, “The gov’t is in charge of my medical questions and taking it away is like trying to kill all wymyn and childryn”.
As usual, Democratic policies have emboldened our enemies so if we have to reply, it will all be the GOP’s fault. We’re already seeing stuff, from Dems and Ron fucking Paul Libertarians, about how now that the GOP is in charge we can look for new wars.
Also, Obama has been fucking with our allies so we are totally not-trusted on the world stage. Case in point.
Lawyers for the Obama administration compared Israel’s control of Jerusalem to Russian claims over the Ukrainian territory of Crimea during oral arguments this week before the Supreme Court in a case concerning the rights of U.S. citizens to list Jerusalem as part of Israel on their passports.
He’ll work harder at stopping Israel than he ever did with Tsar Putin I expanding his empire.
Israel, being the only liberal democracy/republic outside EUnuchstan or North America, can never be forgiven for that.
Last, I think this is going to be huge.
They gave the highways Teh Peepul paid for to a private company to make money.
When the 95 Express Lanes open, all drivers will need an E-ZPass or an E-ZPass® FlexSM to travel on the lanes. Carpools with three or more people can travel toll-free on the Express Lanes with an E-ZPass Flex set to HOV mode.
So the HOV lanes in the greater DC metropolitan area were HOV-3 during rush hour and open to all otherwise.
But now car-pools will need to pay for EZ-Pass (which ain’t free even if they don’t have to pay to use the lanes), They also have made it so hybrids no longer get to use the HOV lanes for free.
The 95 Express Lanes rules of the road will be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dynamic pricing based on real-time traffic conditions manages the demand for the lanes, keeping the Express Lanes moving
So now you have to pay to use them off-peak and notice the part about “dynamic pricing”, they’ll arbitrarily change the cost depending on traffic. So if there’s an accident blocking 95 at midnight, you’ll have to pay rush-hour prices to get around on the HOV-lanes.
And since it’s a private company bribing elected officials, they can be very slimy.
So Joe was stunned when he got a staggering $17,000 fine for $36 in unpaid tolls. He tried to resolve the problem directly with Transurban, which manages the lanes for Virginia. But Joe could not get any resolution from the company, and facing a looming court date…
“The thing that frustrates me the most is they don’t care,” Joe said, referring to Transurban. “They aren’t trying to resolve this. They are trying to get $17,000 for [$36] in tolls they didn’t collect.”
All of Joe’s whopping $17,000 fines come from a month-long period in spring 2013 when his E-ZPass transponder wasn’t being read properly….
Expand this by many thousands and you’ll have a lot of pissed off people. And that’s going to be huge.
Why huge? Because he’s fucking with gov’t workers, You know, important people.
Sure they like screwing the assholes in fly-over country, but this is messing with bureaucrats with a huge sense of entitlement and an inflated sense of their own worth.
It would be hilarious if a revolution started because of that.
And since we’re in this particular end of civilization, that’s about what I’d expect.
So what did last night change? Nothing federally but a shitload locally. All those GOP governors are not going to so easily implement the federal govt’s anti-Constitutional power grabs.
Speaking of which, AZ passed their “We ain’t enforcing unConstitutional laws by the feds” proposition.
Viva La Revolucion!