That’s Not How This Works. That’s Not How Any of This Works.

March 27, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

When trying to get a bill passed in Congress, there are several things that work – reasoning, logic, research, even horse trading. Those things all work.

This is not how it works.

The Washington Post detailed the House GOP’s fight over the ObamaCare repeal and replacement plan this week, rounding up the dramatic details of leadership’s fight to win support for the measure.

At one point, the paper said, House Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.) got down on one knee to plead with Rep. Don Young of Alaska – the longest-serving Republican in Congress — to support the bill. (He was unsuccessful.)

Oh Paul. Oh dear. That’s an image I cannot get out of my mind. Oh dear. I know that taking away health insurance from 24 million American meant a lot to you, but on your knee?

Besides, Paul, I think Young meant something else when he wanted you on your knees. And, come to think of it, that might have worked.

Here’s how this bill passing thing works:



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10 Comments to “That’s Not How This Works. That’s Not How Any of This Works.”

  1. Don Young, an arrogant old fart whom we, unfortunately, have not been able to get rid of. I’ll bet he loved that.

  2. I want a pix of Ryan on one knee begging. It would go on the wall next to the pix of of a certain one time Treasury Sec. on one knee in front of Nancy Pelosi. At least she was successful on her point.

  3. Jane & PKM says:

    It has been apparent for some time that snacilbupeR are math challenged. Heck, even their family dogs noticed and have stepped up to tutor them. Hence the forgotten seven years in their claim of seven years and seventeen days to repeal & replace the ACA that became “17 days” last week. All that yapping, howling and butt sniffing over the years produced an epic failure.

    Scary thing about the snacilbupeR in the House is that the numbnuts that voted for them are smarter than the Representatives. That is some serious st00pid in the House.

  4. What we really need to hear is, “We had seven years to come up with an alternative health care plan. Seven years that we spent bitching, moaning, sniping, passing meaningless votes against the existing plan, and bragging about how great our plan would be. And in those seven years, we actually did bupkis about coming up with a real, workable, decent health care plan. We are a bunch of whiny knobs and do not deserve a position in the government of this great nation, so we’re all resigning with our heads hanging in shame.”

    We need to hear it, but we won’t. And that goes double for the douche at the top.

  5. Hey, Daily Kos has an article entitled, “America’s Dumbest Congressman* Is At It Again.” Imagine my surprise when I found it’s about Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin! But he is, no surprise there, a snagcilpuber. (Okay, that’s how this machine autocorrected snacilbupeR. I don’t know why it thinks that makes any more sense.) Anyway, the * in the title goes to this: “(*Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas may win the title back next week: he and Grothman are like idiotic twins separated at birth.)”

  6. Ahhhh. Schoolhouse Rock. Can we sit the entire congress down for a basic course of civics?

    Of course, everyone needs to let Trump and Paul Ryan go first.

  7. @Rhea
    Naaaah They be wrong!

    As long as Texas has Looney Louie Lou Eye Ghomert no other state has even a tiny chance of having “America’s Dumbest Congress-varmint”

  8. Yes, Schoolhouse Rock. I do love Jack Sheldon.

  9. I read the Daily Kos article too and I have to say, I don’t know any abysmally stoopid Wisconsinites. MN and WI are next door. Minneapolis is only 30 miles from WI so lots of those folks work here. Really, they seem to be decently intelligent people. So how the hell did that maroon get elected?! Maybe he’s in one of those illegal districts. Must be.

  10. Tilphousia says:

    After I stopped giggling (ok ok an out and out horse laugh) I struggled to get the image of Paul of Ryan kneeling to beg out of mind. How did this great nation get saddled with morons like Paul Ryan in leadership positions? Guess the Peter Principle works after all.