Discussion: Steve King, Bachmann Fight To Tank Spending Bill For Immigration Vote

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This sounds like a pretty good plan from Speaker King and Majority Leader Bachmann.

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KingHatchBachmann

Sounds kinky.

Hope they wear protection.

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You gotta say this: Those two are consistent in their odiousness.

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Holy crap! Bachmann finally wrote a bill?! This is her first in her eight years as a congress critter. What, you say? She is just a co-sponsor? King wrote it and she put her name on it? Oh, that makes sense now.

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How ironic that King wants to put in an amendment that’s going to get stripped out anyway…Why not just leave it out completely again?

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Hatch a New Plan?

Like taking a dump on a piece of toast and calling it a portrait of GOP resolve to destroy Obama (and America, if necessary)??

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Looney and loonier are at the racism trough again.

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King and Bachmann expressed disappointment that Boehner was reaching out to Democrats to help pass the omnibus bill."

Amazing! That is what the Speaker is supposed to do, but never does. They’re upset because, for once, he’s actually doing his job? Utterly clueless.

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Couple of cantaloupes those two. Too bad their breaking up the band.

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they have floated a plan

most everything that comes out of these two wingnuts floats.

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From what I have been hearing, the continuing resolution idea has been a fallback position for some time, and King and Bachmann had little or nothing to do with the idea. Apparently someone turned on a mic and camera within range of either or both, and they started acting like legislators. In both cases, a little late in the day for either to act like adults.

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A 60-day continuance is not going to fly in the Senate; that’s not-coincidentally just enough time to let the new R-led Congress write their own spending bill for the rest of the year. The current one funds through Sept except for HS, which is through March IIRC.

I’ve heard the emergency fallback has been a clean CR at current levels for just a few days. That would be more fair while the two parties try to (re)negotiate. Bachmann and King want to take credit, but change in a few ways that benefit Rs, of course. No dice.

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Keep on keeping on, TeaOP. Looking forward to those poll numbers dropping over the next two years.

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Jezuz H Creepiness, this actually makes sense.

  1. It deflects blame away from Boehner and onto an out-going member of Congress.
  2. It allows said outgoing member to look actually clever and prudent - quite a trick, given who she is - and facilitates her post-Congressional career.
  3. It allows the King of the Crazies to also look actually clever and prudent, in THIS respect at least, and serves to gain him additional power in the coming new Congress.

How can this be? It’s because they both recognize they’d have no career and no platform and no future without a government to bother. They both recognize what they’ve done in Congress is an act, but that at a minimum it’s necessary to HAVE a Congress as a platform from which to perform.

I’m not saying that other members of the Crazy Caucus aren’t just as cynical; but those members who will continue on in the new Congress need some way out from under promises that were extracted from them during their campaigns for the recent election. This is that way out.

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Couple of cantaloupes those two

Them, or their calves?

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Because then it’s not theatrical enough.

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"King And Bachmann "

Pray to Jeebus?

“They admitted that the immigration vote in their plan would ultimately be symbolic.”

So once again, they aren’t going to come up with any immigration legislation of their own and try to get it through Congress, they’re just going to symbolically criticize Obama, the one person who has actually taken action. Got it.

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Yeah; maybe two half-wits can make a whole wit after all.

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