This morning the Congressional Budget Office released a new report [pdf] on the nation’s fiscal outlook for the next ten years. About thirty seconds later partisans on both sides of the ideological divide started spinning that the report was either good news for America or yet more evidence that Obama is some unholy combination of Jimmy Carter, an irresponsible teenager, and Satan.
So bail outs for industry is bad but if you call it a subsidy it&#039;s good &amp; creates jobs? I distrust the insurance industry as much as anyone but they also employ a metric fuckton of people. I can&#039;t...the cognitive dissonce is too much.
In a molting peacock sort of way for those inclined towards pity fucking maybe.
The current political climate feels like a shit tsunami* and reading Chuck Todd really brings the feeling to life. By this I mean his writing is shit scratch &amp; sniff.
all credit for the shit to Trailer Park Boys
<i>&quot;we also have a plan we won&#039;t reveal&quot; </i>
Seems to have worked out well for Nixon with Vietnam.</i>
Today&#039;s GOP is singularly resistant to learning and self awareness. I can&#039;t think of a comparison other than my cat who keeps getting on the kitchen counter no matter how often he gets spritzed by the water bottle of punishment. On second thought, I think my cat continues this behavoir out of kitty arrogance rather than stupidity. I need an anlogy that expresses arrogance and stupidity and all I can come up with is conservatives. Oh yeah, spoiled toddlers of not too bright parents but that&#039;s too obvious.
His chin is too large for his goatee. All of his sentences begin with &quot;I.&quot; He once lost a debate with a hand puppet. He is ... The least interesting man in the world. &quot;I don&#039;t always drink my own urine, but when I do, I like it. I stay thirsty, my friends.&quot;
A better question: How many pins can we stick into our Chuck Todd Voodoo Doll?
Obviously, NBC is in the tank for Obama.
On the bright side, I don&#039;t think anyone listens to Chuck Todd anyways.
Facts. How do they work?
For the past five years, I&#039;ve been waiting for Obamacare to fill the gap between when I quit work and get Medicare. The whole time -- including today -- the Repubicans are vowing to pull that rug out from under me. Since it&#039;s a matter of life-and-death, I&#039;m forced to keep working just for the coverage.
<i>I could while away the hours Conferring with the flowers Consulting with the rain. If I only had health insurance. </i>
Let&#039;s ask David Gregory to figure it out. (When he hears a hard question, I predict his head will explode.)
Don&#039;t all CBO reports tell us what something &quot;feels like&quot;?
Because, you know, when the facts are so damned biased against the GOP, you have to throw in &quot;feelings&quot; to make the report fair and balanced.
Who is partially digesting the &quot;news&quot; for Mr. Todd?
I didn&#039;t realize Chuck Todd looked liked a young Rip Torn playing one of his classic smirking shyster characters. I have a sad for Rip Torn now.
Bent over and holding their ankles.