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Campus Question – January 14, 2013

January 14, 2013

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Campus Question – January 14, 2013

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Today President Obama said Republicans “will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy. The financial well-being of the American people is not leverage to be used. The full faith and credit of the United States of America is not a bargaining chip.” Politico reports Speaker Boehner may have to give his caucus a default or shutdown as a token resistance, or as Esquire‘s Charlie Pierce put it, “so that some of the angrier feral children over whom he presides won’t take flamethrowers to the classroom.” Is Pierce unfair to feral children?

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  • While feral children may emit unintelligible noises, they generally don’t soil where they sleep or if given a flamethrower, wouldn’t use it. The teapublicans do all of that, hence it’s quite insulting to feral children to compare them to teapublicans.

    My own suggestion for a shutdown is pretty simple: We start with every Republican district. Serious, major, we just stopped all your funding and all the government employees are off shutdown in their districts to begin with. Heck, it’s what they want, right? 😉

  • addisnana

    Charlie Pierce was wonderfully clear about just what he thought of both the TParty and the GOP and Politico.

    There should be consequences that apply only to the Republican jerks.