Scared Straight?

We doubt it, jaded as we are, but at least we find the reports of the results of today’s meeting to talk about a compromise promising:

President Obama and congressional leaders emerged from a White House meeting Wednesday evening with little sign of progress toward ending the government shutdown, a standstill both parties acknowledge could last weeks.

Following a 90-minute meeting, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters Obama had “reiterated one more time tonight he will not negotiate.”

If the Republicans would only wrap towels around their heads and start yelling “allahu akbar”, on the other hand… Ear Leader has no trouble negotiating with (and surrendering to) them.

Boehner described the meeting — the first between the president and Capitol Hill leaders since the shutdown began Tuesday — as “nice” and “polite.” But he said ultimately Democrats should appoint conferees to negotiate a compromise.

“At some time, we’ve got to allow the process our Founders gave us to work out,” Boehner said.

NOOOOO! There they go with their blather about a Constitution that was written like, you know, a hundred years ago by slave-owning patriarchal homophobes or something!

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Fucktardia.) said Boehner “cannot take yes for an answer.”

As long as the “yes” is coming from Boehner, of course.

Has Boehner and the Surrender Caucus finally realized that they’re dead without the base that actually drives their reelection efforts? We dare not even hope, but still.

Thatisall.

5 comments

  1. 1
    Orion growls and barks:

    Hope? No. This is just the ‘Republicans’ Hahahahahahaa *giggle snort* Sorry….*clearing throat* preparing to collapse like a house of cards in an earthquake.

    Orion

  2. 2
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Orion says:

    Hope? No. This is just the ‘Republicans’ Hahahahahahaa *giggle snort* Sorry….*clearing throat* preparing to collapse like a house of cards in an earthquake.

    You’re probably right and I feel the same way too.

    But this “shutdown” and the managed theatrics of the fascist Obama regime is providing us with a perfect background for some serious civil disobedience and I vote that we make the most of it.

    It only takes a sneeze to start an avalanche, so why not sneeze when millions of our countrymen have a tickling nose?

    Just what, exactly, have we got to lose?

    Just saying, is all.
    Emperor Misha I recently posted..“Thank You For Your Service, Now Fuck Off And Die”My Profile

  3. 3
    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    ^ That.. Absolutely THAT.

  4. 4
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    Emperor Misha I @ #:

    Just what, exactly, have we got to lose?

    Good lord, do you really ask such a question? Why, we could lose our invitations to the cocktail parties on a certain yacht. We could lose guaranteed tables at our favorite restaurants. We could lose the sexual favors of willing interns (and hey, pages – if your tastes swing that way). We could lose media blowjobs.

    There is much at risk here, peasant. But fret not! In the end, we shall do a deal which expands our power and wealth and curtails yours, and all will be right with the world.

    - Your Friendly Neighborhood Elite

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    #4.
    By “we” I believe Misha was not referring to the elites.