Food stamps, The threat of shut down and reaping the whirlwind of 2010.

I warned you.
I warned you in 2010 and you let it happen anyway.

I’ve said this before and I will say it again.  The current incarnation of the GOP can’t be trusted to run a Goddamn lemonade stand let alone this country.  No new Jobs Bill.  No new green energy bill. And all the subpoenas you can eat… (H/T to Paul “Life of the party” Krugman.)

The last time a Democrat sat in the White House, he faced a nonstop witch hunt by his political opponents. Prominent figures on the right accused Bill and Hillary Clinton of everything from drug smuggling to murder. And once Republicans took control of Congress, they subjected the Clinton administration to unrelenting harassment — at one point taking 140 hours of sworn testimony over accusations that the White House had misused its Christmas card list.

Now it’s happening again — except that this time it’s even worse. Let’s turn the floor over to Rush Limbaugh: “Imam Hussein Obama,” he recently declared, is “probably the best anti-American president we’ve ever had.”

To get a sense of how much it matters when people like Mr. Limbaugh talk like this, bear in mind that he’s an utterly mainstream figure within the Republican Party; bear in mind, too, that unless something changes the political dynamics, Republicans will soon control at least one house of Congress. This is going to be very, very ugly.

In short, expect the second half of the Clinton years only with a resurgence of racial animosity replacing the blowjob jokes.

I warned you in 2010 that if the Democrats lost The House in the midterms, there would be hell to pay.
Well, guess what kids.  The devil just just showed up at my door with the bill and I nearly shit myself from the sticker shock!

Well, in the past two days, The House passed both the Food Stamp bill and the poison pill filled CR. (And news flash for OR-02. Greg Walden voted yea on both which means he’s all for throwing people off the Food Stamp program AND putting a gun to the head of the full faith and credit of the United States. So, poor people of Oregon, you might want to file that away for future reference.)
Now, the good news is that there is no way the Food Stamp bill is going to get past the Senate.  The bad news is that we are still looking down the barrel of a government shut down. And all we can do is hope that someone blinks.

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