I’ll keep this short, because there’s really no point in dragging the nonsense out any further.
Boehner’s laughably impotent plan is the best we can hope for right now. No, it’s not the best we could possibly get, but it’s the best we’re going to get with the current passel of dickless, incompetent fuckheads making up the current GOP.
We could get much better if the GOP had spent more time haggling with the opposition than they did between themselves, we could get better if their standard response to Il Douche’s threats was to demand his alleged “plan” as a counter-proposal rather than immediately offering something watered down every time he said “no.”
It’s really pretty fucking basic, you know, which is possibly why the Gentry Wing of the GOP don’t get it. You make an offer, and then you wait for a counteroffer. You do NOT respond to a “no, I don’t like that” by immediately backing down in hopes that the next offer will be accepted. You don’t say a fucking thing until an actual, bona fide, written down counteroffer is on the table. THEN you respond.
But that would require the current GOP to have, among themselves, what amounts to the brains and haggling skills that G-d gave 3 year olds and we just don’t have that right now.
2012, we’ll throw some more GOP bums out and we’ll be closer to where we need to be and Weepy Boner needs to be one of the spineless fucks who is primaried into fucking oblivion.
But, for now, we can do with this. It’s all we’re going to get. If we push harder, “steely and flinty” Boner is just going to cave some more and we’ll soon find ourselves wishing that Reid’s proposal was still on the table.
I will say one thing, though: If we ever consider selling Vicky, we want Boner as a prospective buyer. He’ll be paying $40,000 for her before we’re done and we’ll have the Weakly Standard and the Rick Moran wing of the GOP proclaiming it an outstanding, historic victory.
Then we’ll go buy ourselves a whole fucking fleet of the vehicles.
And don’t give us the “if we don’t raise the debt ceiling, we won’t be able to keep our AAA rating” either.
Sure, defaulting would be a Bad Thing™ for our credit rating, but we won’t have to default on a single loan if we don’t raise the credit limit. The amount of money we need to make our minimum payment on our credit card is a fraction of what we take in every single month. Sure, we may have to give up on such vital spending as cowboy poetry festivals, teaching shrimp how to run on treadmills and we may have to force the BATF to start providing Mexican drug cartels with automatic weapons for free, but somehow I’m sure we’ll survive that.
We’ll only default if resident Golfsalot decides that we should default. Right after he gets done starving grandma to death, as he’s already threatened to do if he doesn’t get his way.
But the real kicker is this: If you really fucking think, even for a fleeting moment, that us raising the debt limit without serious spending cuts (as in: Not Weepy Boner’s laughable penny-ante “savings”) is going to instill confidence in world financial markets, then you obviously haven’t got enough cerebral capacity to figure out how to boil an egg.
You think that telling the world that “hey, we’ll just increase our credit line and keep on spending money we haven’t got indefinitely like there’s no tomorrow” is going to make them more confident that whatever we borrow will be paid back?
Are you frackin’ RETARDED or something?
You try that line with your own bank and tell me what happens to your credit score, provided they don’t just have security throw you out.