26 years old. Ex-ex-pat. Wandering Californian. Pseudo historian. Grad student. Queer. Beer enthusiast. Anglophile. Theoretical time traveler. Part time librarian. Full time loser. The usual.
Here are the 18 senators, all Republicans, who voted against the final deal to end the shutdown and avert a debt default.
Republican Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Cornyn (Texas), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Dean Heller (Nev.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Mike Lee (Utah), Rand Paul (Ky.), Pat Roberts (Kansas), Jim Risch (Idaho), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), David Vitter (La.).
— Jennifer Bendery
I will reblog this everyday until midterm elections come around, if that’s what it takes, so help me god.
Ah, the Dingbat Squad.
(I am having such a case of schadenfreude today. It would be unalloyed if their stupidity hadn’t cost good hard-working people money and damaged the US economy, and if they hadn’t also, entirely offhandedly, sat around for the guts of two weeks idly dicing with the fiscal welfare of the rest of the planet.)
I feel the same way. There are some political upsides to this, but the amount of damage done by their fucking temper tantrum is appalling.
You should remember these names. These are the people who voted to destroy the US’s credit rating and crash the global economy (which has only recently been brought back from the brink of another Great Depression, and yes, 2008 IS recent) rather than help poor and working-class people get health insurance. They voted to keep millions of government workers unpaid (thereby ruining not only them, but all the other private-sector workers who depend on that income) rather than let the first Black President’s achievement stand.
These are people who hate Obama more than they love their country. It’s not treason by the letter of the law because they didn’t do anything illegal, but it’s treason in spirit.
NEVER NOT REBLOG. This is the best time to demonstrate that “the internet forgets nothing” doesn’t just mean wacky pictures and fandom conflict and whatever. If you live in the US in an area represented by one of these selfish, petty people - or if you know people in these areas - DO NOT LET ANYONE FORGET. Let’s bring the consequences of their actions down on the heads of these brats.
Dad: I hope Romney wins the popular vote but doesn't end up winning the presidency so we can listen to the Republicans cry for four more years. Serve 'em right. I did my eight years under Bush. It's your turn, right-wing bastards.
Shit guys, all I can say is that I really, really hope Obama gets reelected because my escape plan just went up in smoke.
Also, where’s my binder full of women?