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#GOPEstablishmentIn4Words For Users Craving Knick-knacks

Posted on | June 13, 2012 | 23 Comments

by Smitty



Update: in reply to the query about “undermining and sapping the GOP voting base” in the comments, I’ll tell the GOP the same I’d tell BHO: respect is an earned commodity, Mike Foxtrot. Via RedState. Nicking the summary:

  • Only 20 members of the House have voted for every amendment to cut spending. All are Republicans.
  • 50 members of the House have voted against every amendment to cut spending. 49 are Democrats. One is a Republican (Bonner).
  • The average Republican voted for spending cuts 59% of the time. (Republican Freshman are only slightly better at 60%.)
  • The average Democrat voted for spending cuts 6% of the time.
  • The nine Republicans, including four freshmen, who have least often voted to cut spending are: Bonner 0%, Meehan 4%, LaTourette 4%, Bass 4%, Simpson 4%, Lucas 4%, King, P. 4%, Grimm 4%, and Dold 4%
  • The eight Democrats who have most often voted to cut spending are: Matheson 32%, Rush 31%, Kucinich 30%, Polis 28%, Cooper 20%, McIntyre 17%, Velazquez 17%, and Honda 17%


23 Responses to “#GOPEstablishmentIn4Words For Users Craving Knick-knacks”

  1. John Thomas
    June 13th, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    Frightening usurper cherishes Keynes

  2. JeffS
    June 13th, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    What is this?  A modern form of Haiku?

  3. Bob Belvedere
    June 13th, 2012 @ 6:04 pm


  4. DaveO
    June 13th, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    Are Democrats Against Abortion

    are militant anti-conservatives

    are tomorrow’s big lobbyists

    are contained by 395

  5. Pathfinder's wife
    June 13th, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

    New boss, old boss

  6. Chuck
    June 13th, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    Best option patriots have.

    Wildly preferable to Marxists.

    They don’t despise America.

    Support producers not parasites.

  7. M. Thompson
    June 13th, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    Heh.  Getting in touch with your inner blueshirt in finding creative ways swear now, sir?

  8. DaveO
    June 13th, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    We talking about the same GOP? The same folks who cave whenever their invites to martinis are threatened? The same folks who hate the TEA Party and conservatives and want to compromise with Nancy and Harry?

    Don’t think so. Maybe in Reagan’s (PBUH) day.

  9. Pathfinder's wife
    June 13th, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    LOL…Finds Us Craving Knight in shining armor

  10. JeffWeimer
    June 13th, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

     He was a blueshirt…once upon a time. And you’d be surprised a just how, creative, those kids in the Wardroom can be….

    And I come from the Goat Locker.

    Anyway, Smitty is a Backronym enthusiast.

  11. Adjoran
    June 13th, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

    If Mrs. Smitty finds out this is what you do, I hope you got the garage door and the leaky faucet fixed already.

  12. Charles
    June 14th, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    If you were to start a blog with the purpose of undermining and sapping the GOP voting base, how would it differ from this one?

  13. smitty
    June 14th, 2012 @ 5:40 am

    Do you mean infusing the GOP with some actual Tea Party interest in liberty? Probably wouldn’t differ much.

  14. Pathfinder's wife
    June 14th, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    Because lying to it and being good little toadies for the party and its cause is so inherently American, right?

    So far this site has been pretty tame and patient with the establishment — if they decided to just go for it the results would be much more bloody.
    So what does this tell us?  Perhaps that the GOP (like their sister party on the left) has some ‘splainin’, some apologizing, and some getting right to do with its voters (aka. the American public).

  15. Chuck
    June 14th, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    How does one not compromise with a majority, you half-wit? Resign?

  16. DaveO
    June 14th, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    Chuck, you beautiful POS, you make the majority compromise their position and move to your side.

    A compromise is the result of negotiation. A compromise is a mutually acceptable action.

    Democrats never compromise. They take what they want, and flip the bird at the rest of us.  Obamacare, EPA regs, Borking justices and judges – when do they compromise? Never. To believe otherwise is a fool’s fantasy.

    If you cough, and you can see daylight, you should get help pulling your head out of your ass. You’re in too deep.

  17. DaveO
    June 14th, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    True – very patient with the bootlickers and their syncophants.

    What’s the difference between Jerry Lewis and a drunken sailor?

    Drunken sailors don’t spend Other People’s Money.

  18. Tennwriter
    June 14th, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    Gutless wimps pretending toughness…..this is one theory, but I actually hold with another.

    Idiots thinking they’re smart

  19. Chuck
    June 14th, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    you make the majority compromise their position and move to your side.”

    Make? With what  pray tell, you gibbering dipshit? You stink of Ron Paul.

  20. Chuck
    June 14th, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    The those “syncophants” are the worst.

  21. Chuck
    June 14th, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

     You have “shitting all over” confused with “infusing”. All you’re doing is tearing down the only thing we have to work with for the sake of self satisfaction. It’s about as noble as a fart in an elevator.

  22. Pathfinder's wife
    June 15th, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    If that’s the case then we’re going to have to find a different way to distinguish the Ds and the Rs (at least the establishment ones).

    I guess we’ll have to go with: drunken sailors who are drunk on tequila and drunken sailors who are drunk on whiskey…and the stealth establishment types who call them selves Tea Partiers (and have been the bane of that movement) are the ones drunk on beer.

    No matter how they got there, they’re still puking in your yard.

  23. Pathfinder's wife
    June 15th, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    You stink of Karl Rove.