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Alice In Chains Salute To Sen. McConnell

Posted on | October 16, 2013 | 56 Comments

by Smitty

The ritual, symbolic sacrifices of Tea Partiers to Cthulhu will continue for months, of course. However, this blog should note that there was a fine piece of bacon tucked into The Bill That Lifted The Tea Party Curse. Thanks, Mitch. We know you’re a mortal man, but it is good to know your price:

A proposal to end the government shutdown and avoid default orchestrated by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Harry Reid includes a $2 billion earmark for a Kentucky project.
Language in a draft of the McConnell-Reid deal (see page 13, section 123) provided to WFPL News shows a provision that increases funding for the massive Olmsted Dam Lock in Louisville from $775 million to nearly $2. 9 billion.
The dam is considered an important project for the state and region in regards to water traffic along the Ohio River.

In defense of McConnell, this is actually the sort of multi-State infrastructure project that actually has some reasonable Constitutional merit. But let’s not kid ourselves: America is Alice, and she is in chains:

Oh, you couldn’t dam that river
And maybe I don’t give a damn anyway
So you couldn’t dam that river
And it washed me so far away

This cut captures the mood right now in so many ways.

Update: more at Catholic Bandita


56 Responses to “Alice In Chains Salute To Sen. McConnell”

  1. richard mcenroe
    October 17th, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    I’ve already stopped contributing to the RNC. I’m back to the point now where I might have to start supporting Democrats where DC GOP pols go unprimaried. If I’m going to get a Democrat anyway, I might as well get one that does what he promises he’ll do, and not lie to me.

  2. richard mcenroe
    October 17th, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    McCain and Boehner were going to screw us from day one of the shutdown. Do you seriously think they didn’t choreograph this so they’d fold on the last possible day to avoid any possible counteraction?

    And remember this: Boehner used Democrat votes to try and break his party’s base.

    Between Kasich and Boehner, Ohio Republicans have learned how far they can trust their “representatives”.

    This may well turn out to have been the GOP’s Whig moment.

  3. ThePaganTemple
    October 17th, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    Admittedly, I’ve only been coming around here sporadically lately, so maybe I’ve missed Stacy’s coverage of the annual Fancy Farm Picnic, or of his endorsement and support of Matt Bevin, McConnell’s Tea Party primary challenger. Of course, in all fairness its easy to assume that Stacy has managed to swim to the same murky conclusion as I myself. That 1., Bevin doesn’t have the chance of a guppy egg in a river of Asian carp and 2., McConnell is fathoms and leagues preferable to Allison Lundergan Grimes

  4. Quartermaster
    October 17th, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    I never believed they would do anything differently than what they did. They’re pretty predictable.

  5. Adobe_Walls
    October 17th, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    Too late for Judas too late for McConnell. The acceptance will always be much better remembered and remarked.

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