“We’ll fight them, sir, ’til hell freezes over, and then, sir, we will fight them on the ice.”
This is a civil-war era quote from a Confederate Soldier, and it comes to mind today because the great uncivil Wingnuttian War has begun. The mouth-breathing paste-eaters are turning on each other, and it is great fun to watch.
As you may have read, periblepsis-looking, high-pitched whiner Senator Ted Cruz has surrendered defunding Obamacare, after making it his life’s work to have the lower house (ie, someone else) legislate to defund it:
“Harry Reid will no doubt try to strip the defund language from the continuing resolution, and right now he likely has the votes to do so. At that point, House Republicans must stand firm, hold their ground, and continue to listen to the American people. ”
The reaction to his perfidity has been fast and furious, to borrow a phrase:
Rep. Sean Duffy:
House Republicans have stood firm. We have voted to defund, repeal & delay Obamacare dozens of times. It is time for Sens. Cruz & Lee to show they can hold the line against Senate Democrats.
Let’s hope they do not surrender before the fight even begins.
Rep. Ted Griffin:
So far Sen Rs are good at getting Facebook likes, and townhalls, not much else. Do something.
Rep. Tom Price:
House Republicans are turning words into action to defund #Obamacare. Ball will be in the Senate’s court.
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland:
Senate R’s already declare defeat… before the battle even begins. So much for standing up for the American people. http://t.co/ukEU7CtSmg
So what about Saint Ronnie’s Eleventh Commandment, “thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican”? – Fuck that, I guess is the new motto.
Pass the popcorn. This is gonna be fun.