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forwardslash  ·  1268 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 5 winners and 3 losers from the budget agreement

    If they were half as competent as they are malevolent we'd be in real trouble.

That has been the most amazing thing to watch for me. It's like a race to see who can shoot themselves in the foot fastest between the parties, and the GOP has more guns.

kleinbl00  ·  1268 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I will admit to some soul searching.

"They can't be that incompetent, after all, they won a national election!" Nope. Totally that incompetent.

"He's gotta gain some gravitas once he's actually behind the desk. I mean, he can't treat this like a reality TV show." Nope. Totally treating it like a reality TV show.

"They can't just keep running against everything when they have the house, the senate, the executive and the judicial. I mean, what's opposing them?" Nope. Totally got the government within 18 hours of a shutdown.

I'm halfway to concluding the Republican party isn't adversarial to the Democrats - they're pure dead weight no matter who is in charge.

user-inactivated  ·  1268 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I knew it was going to be a gong show. But as someone who still loves the country and what it can be, I was hoping that he would be a guy that could work in the background and no be a total fuckup. Hell it took Clinton about six months to really get into the role of leader after the first WTC attack.

Between Trump, Reagan and that cunt Sonny Bono, I hope we never elect an actor/entertainer to national office again. Even Franken sold us out on the net neutrality and copyright fights.

user-inactivated  ·  1268 days ago  ·  link  ·  

William F Buckley got what he wanted; a party of human skidmarks "shouting 'stop.'"