Republicans Could Screw Up a One Car Parade

March 25, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

So one of the things Republicans did to try to get the Freedom Caucus to vote for Trumpcare was to produce some commercials they said they’d play in the the Freedom Caucus’ districts if they voted for Trumpcare.

For example:


Oh yeah, they screwed that up.

Republicans were humiliated twice on Friday. Once, for failing to replace the Barack Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. Then a second time, for bragging that they did on national television just hours after they failed.

Ads that aired that night during national basketball games showered a handful of congressional Republicans with praise for “keeping their promise” on replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. In reality, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pulled their “American Health Care Act” just minutes before a scheduled vote.

Yeah, they forgot to pull the ads.

And yeah, they still want us to trust them to do things right on tax reform.


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27 Comments to “Republicans Could Screw Up a One Car Parade”

  1. When alternate facts meet alternate reality. Broadcast in living color, prime time.

    Too bad for Republicans that viewers last night still had vision and hearing coverage.

  2. Jane & PKM says:

    C. Boyden Gray, Karl Rove, Koch brothers, and all the usual suspects who were released by the Citizens United decision.

  3. two crows says:

    The one thing Tweety didn’t screw up was his finger-pointing. You know – when he pointed at the Democrats – the people he and Ryan didn’t consult, didn’t court, didn’t try, in any way, to bring into the fold? Those folks. The people who had nothing whatsoever to do with the bill BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT ASKED.

    Yeah. They’re to blame.

    If someone was writing a novel and included this stuff, the publisher would call and ask, “WTF are you doing? This cannot fly. No readers will believe it. Try again.”

  4. Jane & PKM says:

    two crows, if Lyin’ Ryan ever passes anything out of the House other than air biscuits, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and her staff will need a d’oh think translator, pencil, calculators and a sledgehammer to pound it into an actual bill. Remember the last time Ryan wasted months on a ‘budget,’ then sent over blank pages that Senator Murray repaired in record time? When Ryan took a bow and a victory lap for HER success, he should have been taken to the Senate Ladies Washroom for a thorough scrubbing.

  5. The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.

  6. I hope this serves as an example for any of the congressional democrats who are delusional enough to think they can work with/compromise with the Republicans: everything the republicans do is garbage and even if the democrats have absolutely nothing to do with it they will be blamed when the whole thing is shown to be a disaster. In this case everyone knows blaming the democrats is a total lie. So democrats stay the hell away from republicans and let them destroy themselves without your input. DO NOT TRY TO FIX ANYTHING THE REPUBLICANS CREATED – JUST VOTE NO.

    Also anyone stupid enough to believe that what the republicans had put together would give you better healthcare (per the ad) rather than another tax break for the 1% should go back into their caves and bash themselves with the biggest boulder they can find.

  7. Jane & PKM says:

    Meanwhile, 2/7 of the Donnie Monarchy are off skiing in Aspen with 100 Secret Service agents at our expense. Seems they took Donnie’s phone with them to lose in an avalanche. Nary a sputter out of the twitter toddler this morning.

    That’s is so disappointing. I was seriously looking forward to Donnie sending out a picture of Lyin’ Ryan and an arrow pointing at it with the words: and he is supposed to be the “smart” snacilbupeR in the House.

    In the please say it isn’t so department, Devin “Lassie” Nunes to be replaced by Louie Gohmert. j/k so far, but given the ‘deep’ bench of which Reince was so proud, what difference would it make?

  8. Jane & PKM says:

    glf, Speaker Pelosi has been known to work some incredible whip miracles, but even she would be hard pressed to find 30-40 Democratic colleagues in the House to accompany her on a suicide mission to rescue Lyin Ryan from the Freedumb Caucus.

  9. Of course they could screw up a one-car parade.

    They’d drive backwards and run over the PR folk who normally follow them with shovels.

  10. The Georgia Congressional seat vacated by the fabulous new secy of Health and Human Services (which he wouldn’t recognize since he apparently isn’t human) is in an almost tie. If you have extra $$ in your pocket, you might send a little his way.
    Jon Ossoff -Democrat
    3652 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
    Chamblee, Go 30341
    You can donate online by going to his website, but I’d rather sent him a check.

  11. slipstream says:

    Thanks, Congressman Rod Blum!

    For being a completely incompetent asshat and failing to even hold a vote on TrumpDontCare.

    You are an inspiration to, um, well . . . nobody.

    I hope that ad was expensive.

  12. Jane & PKM says:

    slipstream, enjoy some schadenfreude. It wasn’t simply “that ad.” That PAC was way out over their skis and bought a number of ads for House varmints.

    😀 Before the vote and buying congrats ads. Maybe the little punter from Utah will investigate what appears to be what the snacilbupeR and PAC thought was a “done deal.” Premature? St00pid? Or, they simply ‘thought’ once bought, a Congress varmint stays bought.

  13. e platypus onion says:

    Here is Drumpf enjoying his golf game. This is sreiously funny.

  14. The Twitterverse is in awesome form today, shredding the snacilbupeR into tiny little pieces. Speaking of “tiny little,” Orange Whore is having a not good, very bad time of it too. Rumor from DC is that Rancid Penis is going to hit the road over this one. Buh-bye RP.

  15. Jane & PKM says:

    e platypus onion, thank you, sir! That is a sure book mark keeper for ROFL, until we see the best part of Orange Foolius – his backside as he leaves the Offal Orifice in cuffs.

    Debbo, karma would be the no self respect Runt being forever unemployable, along with SkullAnus Wrongway and the entire Gish galloping horde of gaslighting Donnie horde of crime family and campaign compost. I’d would wish them a slow journey to hell rather than a fast drop, but only if they took Jack Kingston and Jeffrey Lord with them. Meanwhile, there are some in the media who deserve a deserving ‘career’ in alleys air starting winos to get their self respect back, if they ever had any.

    H/T to one of the better journalists, Joy Reid who called out Ivanka Romanov: “The Trump family behave like classic third world Kleptocrats. And they do so with a brazenness and openness few thought possible in the U.S.” “Why should she have this? She has no accountability to the American people, but gets a gov’t phone, office and access to classified intel?”

    Question for Senators McCain and Graham. Senator Graham, you served and Senator McCain you really gave it up for country: how is it that the spoiled brat whose closest ‘combat’ was with STDs and the lid on a bottle of antibiotics while ‘serving’ in the fanciest reform school his Daddy’s money could buy now plays at CiC? A position in which he can deploy troops at a moments notice separating them from their families, their children from their schools and their wives/husbands from their homes, while the alleged 3rd “Lady” of questionable immigration status and Donnie’s last ‘charge’ sit in NYC costing we the taxpayers?

    Messylina has a job as TLOTPOS she needs to fill. Set an example Donnie for your last and only hope, Barron. Teach him what it means to be a man. Yes, move the boy toward the end of the school year. Allow him to be the first in your family to understand service to country. Ther IS hope for him. The rest of you are a lost cause.

  16. Unpulled ads! Totally proof that those guys don”t believe in details!

    Best moment of my day today: when picked up the WaPo out of my driveway and could only see the headline: one word said it all. DEFEAT!

  17. Teh Gerg says:

    I’m happy to watch the GOOPers keep setting their circular firing squad up over and over.

  18. At this point, the GOP and all of its associated organizations and PACs remind me of some of the characters in the old movie “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.”

  19. WashPost headlines online:

    “Who is to blame for the failure of the health-care overhaul? The finger-pointing begins”

    “Health-bill failure imperils Trump’s congressional agenda”

    “Trump’s path forward only gets tougher after health-care fiasco”

    ‘Freedom Caucus isn’t Ryan’s only problem in the House anymore”

    I’m going to go make more popcorn.

  20. From the third of those headlines: “The stunning collapse of the Republican health-care bill now imperils the rest of President Trump’s ambitious congressional agenda, with few prospects for quick victory on tax reform, construction projects or a host of other issues in the months ahead despite complete GOP control of government.”

    See? snacilpuberS keep saying that government doesn’t work. Because if you give it to them, they break it.

  21. maryelle says:

    It’s great seeing these hypocrites taken down a notch after all their condescending criticism of the ACA. Instead of tweaking the existing healthcare law, they tried to reinvent the wheel and failed miserably. After 8 years of saying they had a plan.
    Looks like the “Freedom Cockup” will be opposing everything they propose: infrastructure, tax reform etc. Is it really going to be that easy?

  22. As much as I objected to snacilbupeR no-bloc votes when they were the minority party, I have come to suspect that only in so doing will Dems now defeat this snacilbupeR party that has the 2008-present Tea Party movement at its core.

    Even the snacilbupeR have said it is much easier to be the minority and say “No” to everything than it is to be the party in power and have to take the point and produce useful legislation. BTW I think right now the snacilbupeR are unable to produce legislation, they have too many pay-backs to get through.

  23. slipstream says:

    Mike Pence said it at a rally in Virginia in August 2016: On Day One, Trump “is going to repeal every single Obama executive order, he is going to repeal Obamacare.”

    Okay, if by “Day One” he means “when pigs grow wings and live in trees.”

  24. Schadenfreude never felt so good.

  25. Screwed up the one-car parade because they forgot to book the hearse first.

    Who knew governing was so hard? Certainly no (R) in the federal government.

  26. Congresswoman Comstock (an R in Northern VA) is all ruffled and pouty over the fact that one of those stupid thank you posters thanked her. She voted AGAINST Trump care. Can well understand why she is so pissed off.

  27. charles phillips says:

    I passed half a cheese sandwich out my nose when I saw the Greg Walden ad of the same ilk. This little piece of doo-doo is the only R member of Congress from The People’s Republic of Oregon, and his constituents are some of those he would hurt the worst. This lying, cheating phlemwad actually was one of the chief architect of Trumpcare. I hope he gets an earful at his next town hall…if he dares have one.