Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fundraiser Day Five: Your Occasional Jug of Both-Sider Poteen


Careful, this one has a bit of a kick to it. 

Chris Hayes invited Republican Congressman Jeff Denham on to discuss the Congressman's lonely uphill (hell, vertical) struggle to get any kind of decent, humane immigration reform past the solid wall of bigoted Republican stupid that blockades the United State Congress.

However, being a Republican, Congressman Denham is also congenitally unable to admit the simple fact that Congress is currently fucked in the head because it has Republicans in it.  As such he pulled so hard on the Both Sider bottle I feared that he may pass out and aspirate on his own bullshit (emphasis added):
HAYES: Yes. What happens to the Republican Party if the Republican Party is perceived -- and I would say rightly -- as the party that killed this last best chance of reform?

DENHAM: Well, certainly over the last decade or so, you can blame both parties, both parties have made mistakes. The president certainly had control of both houses and the presidency and could have gotten this through.

But right now you know the Senate has pretty much said put up or shut up.  Now it`s the House`s job to act and I`m going to continue to push to get this done. I think what really causes challenges in the election are those extremes that say outrageous things and continue to label the brand of my party or the outrageous things that have been said on the other side of the aisle as well.

HAYES: Congressman Jeff Denham, just for those keeping track at home, that`s 185 Democrats on that bill and two Republicans. Thank you so much for your time.
If Congressman Denham is ever run out of the House of Representatives (Motto: The creepy, angry, meth-slinging younger stepbrother of the World's Greatest Deliberative Body) he has a bright future cadging Green Room snacks on the Sunday talk show circuit, or playing "Marco Rubio" --
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In case you missed Jon Stewart's award-verging "interview" with Marco Rubio, here is your rush transcript of Senator Rubio's answer to Jon Stewart every single time Mr. Stewart tried very respectfully to point out that Senator Rubio was, um, lying, and that the relentless, pathological obstructiveness of the Republican Party was unmatched by anything Democrats have done in modern history.
"Both sides..."

"Well, you know, both sides..."

"Both Democrats and Republicans..."

"That's just politics..."

"The Democrats left us no choice..."

"Both sides..."

"Democrats and Republicans..."

"Both sides..."

"Both Democrats and Republicans..."
And so forth, to the point of being comical...
-- in the off-Broadway production of "Wicked Thirsty":





2 comments:

Rick Massimo said...

"DENHAM: Well, certainly over the last decade or so, you can blame both parties, both parties have made mistakes. The president certainly had control of both houses and the presidency and could have gotten this through."

It's true that my party has killed this, but on the other hand the Democrats could have ignored us. Both sides!

And anyway, what could possibly make you think that an immigration bill passed with only Democratic votes would be referred to by my party as being "rammed down the throats of the American people" and "tyranny"? Next thing you know, you'll say we'd have tried to shut down the government and defaulted on the national debt over repealing it. Such imaginations you silly Democrats have!

Horace Boothroyd III said...

Sorry, but I can't see the Rubio water bottle video as being as devastating as everyone else seems to see it.

Yeah it's kind of dopey, but nothing compared to the cringeworthy liveblogging comments by the ignorant goobers over at dailykos.com - one could almost smell them crapping their pants with delight.

So maybe it works as an in joke or a countersign among the lefties, but I can't see it having value in a larger campaign.