Hah Hah

From Ballon Juice. I posted the whole thing because the link is overloaded from Atrios:

Mean old man McCain has a sad:

Democrats shouldn’t expect much cooperation from Republicans the rest of this year, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned Monday.McCain and another Republican senator decried the effect health reform legislation has had on the Senate, a day after the House passed the upper chamber’s bill.

GOP senators emerged Monday to caution that the health debate had taken a toll on the institution, warning of little work between parties the rest of this year.

“There will be no cooperation for the rest of the year,” McCain said during an interview Monday on an Arizona radio affiliate. “They have poisoned the well in what they’ve done and how they’ve done it.”

Oh no! Not obstructionism! They wouldn’t dare try that!

What is amazing is that a Senator is openly saying “Fuck the nation’s business, we’re a bunch of kids,” and no one in the media will point out how worthless and childish the Republicans are. Even worse, no one is even surprised.

*** Update ***

My, my my. Seems like a big win and the Democrats have grown a pair. Check out this from Harry Reid:

Washington, DC—Spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, Jim Manley, released the following statement today regarding Senator McCain’s comment pledging no cooperation from Republicans for the rest of the year:“For someone who campaigned on ‘Country First’ and claims to take great pride in bipartisanship, it’s absolutely bizarre for Senator McCain to tell the American people he is going to take his ball and go home until the next election. He must be living in some parallel universe because the fact is, with very few exceptions, we’ve gotten very little cooperation from Senate Republicans in recent years.

“At a time when our economy is suffering and we’re fighting two wars, the American people need Senator McCain and his fellow Republicans to start working with us to confront the challenges facing our country—not reiterating their constant opposition to helping working families when they need it most.”

9 thoughts on “Hah Hah

  1. This old crank requires an old solution.

    I need five paper bags (one per house)
    One butane lighter
    and ten pounds of Dalmatian poop.

  2. Fuck McGramps! He won’t be around much longer to have to deal with any bi-partisianship that may occur after November. And his apparent replacement doesn’t offer much hope either. Fuck ’em both.

  3. This is part of the GOP campaign to convince America that the normal and fair procedue requires at least 60 votes to pass anything and use of a procedure requiring just 51 or more is wickedly subversive, crooked, dirty pool, and un-American.

    My congressman, Tim Murphy, sent an email on 3/18 containing this remark about the process then being considered by the Democrats.

    If the package passes the House, it will return to the Senate where only 51 votes — instead of customary 60 — are needed for it to become law.

    How’s that, eh?

    “The customary 60.”

    That’s going to be a key part of their repeal campaign.

    Not the central part, but a key part.

    We are a long way from the days when more than 70 Republicans voted with the Democrats to create Medicare, as Smerconish said last night.

  4. The way this health reform bill was rammed down our throats makes me want to move to Canada.

  5. dandy — He’s going to Costa Rica. There are no Inuit there who would mistake him as an excellent source of blubber 🙂

  6. Both Canada and Costa Rica have national health care. Perhaps Rush and others that want to leave should try Somalia. A country where everybody carries a gun, with no taxes, no government health care and, in fact, no government.

    Ah, freedom.

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