WARNING: Fools Xing…
Posted October 15, 2015on:
Objects may appear larger than they are. Dry clean only. Do not remove under penalty of law. Check with your physician to see if you are able to engage in sex.
All words of caution by which to plan your life and livelihood.
Well friends, old Prolix has let you down. I’ve failed to sound the alarm on the Freedom Caucus’ current plans for scorching the earth. Their dystopian scheme is in the name of some phantasmagorical principle these forty Neanderthals chant while sacrificing otherwise unsuspecting goats. So, if you know or care about a goat or even a randomized human, pass this warning along: RUN!
The destructiveness of this group’s demands has gotten little play in the national media, probably because the end of the world as we know it is still a whole twenty days away. The Freedom Caucus, just like a crazed kidnapper, has issued a ransom note. Their demands are Solomonic by design; thereby, literally ensuring fricassee de enfant.
The “Free Range Carcass,” because that’s what is going to be left if they get their way, has placed certain requirements on anyone who aspires to be the next Speaker of the House. Primary among those ultimatums is:
No raising of the country’s debt limit without corresponding cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Let’s unpack that sentence. These forty mouth-breathing, knuckle-draggers are essentially saying, “It’s Granny or your lives.” These banana-brained hellions have ignored repeated efforts of explanation that the failure to make good on the sovereign debt of the United States would lead to a worldwide financial tsunami dwarfing 2008.
The political gambit is simple. Without a bill called by the Speaker to raise the debt limit or even if there is a bill to increase the debt limit with these caveats, the President will never sign it. These carrion feeders believe the American public is so woefully ignorant that they will blame the ensuing financial Armageddon upon Obama and the Democrats, thereby allowing these Frightwingers an unfettered reign.
Here’s a warning for them: The Fox viewership filling their epistemic echo chamber only accounts for about a tenth of the population and although they are enslaved to that ten percent, the other ninety percent more than understand their myopic political terrorism.
So say we make it through the debt limit crisis on November 5th, thirty-six days later we face a government shutdown — like the last one didn’t cause enough pain or suffering. The price the Carcass wants to extract from a Speaker-to-be is no funding of the government unless the Democrats agree to defund Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, and a host of other Democratic priorities. This is essentially a 2.0 version of the Ted Cruz plan from the last time there was a shutdown.
If that wasn’t enough, there is another stipulation for the Speaker-in-waiting – no omnibus spending legislation. Without being too eaten up with the wonk, this means that every aspect of government could only be approved by separate, individual spending bills. Such a requirement would allow the Republicans to finance and increase funding for their priorities, like the military, while defunding or starving education and health programs. If granny survives the debt limit, this will surely send her flying over the cliff.
To avoid this apocalypse, it is pretty simple. Any candidate for Speaker of the House endorsed by the Freedom Creatures must be defeated. The only hope is that John Boehner, in a fit of patriotism and animus toward these irresponsible fanatics, will turn to Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats to help elect a sane, mentally hygienic Speaker.
Folks, this “Shostakovitch” is about to get real. Let’s consider ourselves warned.
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