Deem Them Fired

 

Of course: it’s Friday afternoon, on a holiday weekend. Look what Nancy Pelosi is trying to bury:

The House failed to come up with a budget. They failed, utterly, to do the one thing they’re specifically tasked to do. But that didn’t stop them.

They “deemed” one into existence, and then they “deemed” it passed.

What spineless toads! What useless bags of bones! What inspirations of cowardice and feckless do-nothingism! Irrelevant, pompous, lazy, crooked, dishonest, shiftless lumps of animal turd! May they suffocate in their own sloth and flatulence! Thieves, each and every one of them. Frauds and mice, the 215 Democrats who voted for this criminally negligent piece of non-legislation. The entire sick, decrepit, on-the-take, creepy lot of them — the human oil spill that is the Democratic House Majority — should crawl on their scaly, reptillian bellies and beg forgiveness for their derelict, chicken-hearted shirking of the one damn thing they’re supposed to do! And we shouldn’t give it to them. No. Never. Never. Never. Never. Never. They’re a craven, appalling, inexcusable insult to all Americans who do their jobs and pay their taxes. And especially to the men and women in uniform who do theirs.

If the Founders came back today, two hundred thirty-four years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and got a look at the Democratic House Leadership, they’d throw up and never stop.

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    @DianeEllis

    Wow Rob, I’ve never seen you so worked up.  You’re ready to join your local tea party chapter.  Seriously.  I have extra signs if you need them.  Beltway-Pirates.jpg

    My favorite: “Stop the Beltway Pirates.”

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    @ScottR

    Rob, you’ve just instructed Nancy Pelosi to suffocate in her own flatulence and you did so without employing a smiley face emoticon. Gutsy move, but I believe you’ve pulled it off. You are a pro.

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    @UrsulaHennessey

    Rob, I pity your computer keyboard. I imagine you whacking away at the poor little squares, typing faster and faster, sweating and finally hitting “post conversation” with wild fury! I am also impressed that you can access that wealth of descriptive language while being in such a wild-eyed and crazed state (at least, that’s how I imagine you). Poor Rob. Have a cheesy, crusty thing and watch some Alfred Hitchcock or something. That said, I agree with you 100%.

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    @JimBarker

    Hello, Mr. Long.

    Barry Goldwater: “And let me remind you that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”

    On that basis, your rant renders you virtuous indeed.

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    @JoeEscalante

    We never needed Hunter S. Thompson on our side because we’ve had Rob all along.

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    @ScottR
    Michael Labeit: Disguested but not shocked. I’m come to expect this sort of behaviour. · Jul 2 at 10:29pm

    A reference to Pelosi, or Rob?

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    @OttomanUmpire

    And this, good people, is from someone who self-identifies as a “squish.” If that’s a squish talking, God help the Democrats in November.

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    @DaveCarter

    Rob, I know you caught this, but for anyone who didn’t follow the link, this craven piece of legislative idiocy was done as, “…a procedural vote on the war supplemental bill.” So this spectacle took place under the guise of helping the troops. Was it Mark Twain who said we have no inherently criminal class in America except Congress? They truly have no decency, no honor, and hopefully after November, no jobs either.

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    @JKTMA

    Hmmm. I think I will save this in case I ever need to rant without running afoul of the Riccochet Standards Bureau. This is pure poetry.

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    @TheMugwump

    10:00 AM, Saturday, July 3, 2010.

    The Scene: A lone staffer exits the Washington Metro and makes his way across Capital Hill to an office in the Rayburn building. He unlocks the door, enters, and puts on a pot of coffee. The phone rings.

    “Congressman Smith’s office, how can I help you? (pause) No, ma’am, it’s Saturday morning, the congressman isn’t in. (pause) Well, if it’s that urgent, I can send him a message on his iPad. Okay, give me a second.

    “. . . feckless, pompous, lazy, crooked, dishonest, shiftless, (pause) yes ma’am, word for word, scaly, reptilian, derelict, shirking, (pause) craven, appalling, inexcusable . . .” Hit. Send.

    “Ma’am, I don’t know where he is. He’s usually visiting his mistress at this hour. Oh, I see, you are his mistress. Would that be mistress number one, two, or three?”

    *Slam* *Click*

    Ring, ring.

    “Congress Smith’s office, can I help you?” (muffled male voice on the other end.) “No, sir, but I think you should see your doctor. She said something about ‘this thing is going viral.'”

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    Sadly, Congress has taken a cue from the California legislature which has flaunted their disregard for their Constitutional responsibility to produce a budget in a timely manner for most of the past quarter century or more. And the penalty for these “legislators” failing to carry out their responsibilities? Zero, zip, nada. So, if California can get away with it, why not at the federal level?

    As Solomon wrote 3,000 years ago: Because the sentence against an evil deed is not carried out swiftly, therefore the heart of man is fully set to do evil.

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    @RobLong

    Perhaps we need a new tagline: “Ricochet: Cheaper than Therapy”

    It’s 7:38PM here in Venice Beach. Which is cocktail hour.

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    Boehner called Pelosi out on this budget-deeming nonsense in an email first thing this morning, and she did it anyway. The way she’s behaving, I keep waiting for some wacky twist that will cause us all to say, “So THAT’S what the Democrats have been up to!”

    An elaborate scheme is the lone explanation for the left’s continued refusal to legislate in any kind of defensible manner. Well, that or ignorance… which I guess is where the safe money would be!

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    @FeliciaB
    Ottoman Umpire: And this, good people, is from someone who self-identifies as a “squish.” If that’s a squish talking, God help the Democrats in November. · Jul 2 at 6:08pm

    Ain’t no mo’ squish in Rob now!

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    @BrianWatt

    Golly gee whillikers, Rob! I mean Hokey Smokes! Here I’m going to give a speech tomorrow at sizable Tea Party Rally and thought I was pretty, severe in my remarks about the Marxists, progressives, and socialists in Congress. I hadn’t even thought of using “animal turd” or “flatulence”. Wonder if that might put off some of the attendees who are picnicking.

    I’ve always been partial to the insults from John Cleese’s French castle guard in Monty Python & The Holy Grail “…you empty headed, animal food trough whopper. Your father was a hamster and your mother smelled of elderberries…you silly English kih-niggets, with your knees bent running around advancing behavior…”

    You may want to be careful. I think Joe Klein has been writing all this down on a stack of napkins.

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    Disguested but not shocked. I’m come to expect this sort of behaviour.

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    @MatthewGilley

    Rob’s rant recalls Chevy Chase’s profanity-laced rant in Christmas Vacation after learning his “bonus” that year was a membership in the Jelly of the Month Club (“Where’s the Tylenol?!?!”). Now that I think about it, this Congress has pretty much spent the last 18 months enrolling us in the political equivalent of the Jelly of the Month Club and pretends to be wounded when we don’t express our undying gratitude.

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