Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Everybody Knows

Today, having expended every pfennig of political capital he had to strong-arm through his pet Fuck The Middle Class and Kill Obamacare Act, Wisconsin's own zombie-eyed granny starver (h/t Brother Charlie Pierce) shrugged and said he had no fucking idea if this bill would actually do the one thing he swore on the lives of America's children it would do:

Of course it won't.  It will do nothing of the kind, because is was never intended to do anything of the kind.

So what was it intended to do?

Everybody knows...

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes

Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died
Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long-stem rose

Everybody knows...

Behold, a Tip Jar!


Robt said...

Got a deal for Ryan.

He takes out the max on a 2nd mortgage. Gives me the money. I take it to las Vegas (in between mass shootings).

Once I double the money. The Vegas hotel, diners, waitress tips and air fare to get home will all prosper and the economy will be booming so great that if Ryan works 3 jobs. He can pay his house off early.
If something happens and Paul loses his job and his house gets repo'ed. Well they will resell it and that too stirs the economy.

Isn't this a great republican economic plan or what?

Frank Luntz earned his money for coining McConnell's statement,

"If we can't sell this tax cut plan to Americans. Then we are lame greedy mother fuckers".

Neo Tuxedo said...

From the opening scenes of Justice League (2017, dir. Zack Snyder plus Joss Whedon), performed by Sigrid:

And everybody knows that the plague is coming
Everybody knows that it's moving fast
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past...
Everybody knows it's coming apart
Take one last look at this sacred heart
Before it blows
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows...

dinthebeast said...

Remember when the goddamn Republicans took the passage of the ACA and lied their asses off about it in order to win the 2010 midterms in a historic landslide?
That's what we need to do right now, except we don't have to lie about this thing. They've made it plenty evil enough to bury them with. We just need to stay focused on it and not shoot ourselves in the foot on the way.
Like the Rude Pundit said, we gotta make the bastards pay for this. For a long, long time.

-Doug in Oakland