Republicans! What Do They Want?

Even they don’t know:

“We’re not going to be disrespected,” Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) told the Washington Examiner. “We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me! Lollipops? Ponies? How about a Home Depot gift card, do you want that? No?

If only Barry Obummer would throw them a face-saving lifeline to help them out of the corner they’ve backed themselves into. Betcha that’s something they’d all love to have.

Adding ….

Democrats compromised by ditching single payer, we compromised with the Hyde Amendment, we compromised by ditching the public option and going with the exchanges instead, and Republicans still shut down the government because they want something else, they just aren’t sure what.

There will not be a political solution to a psychological problem, folks.

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17 responses to “Republicans! What Do They Want?

  1. What they need is a plane gassed up and pre-cleared for takeoff waiting at the airport. That’s a pretty standard demand in these situations, isn’t it?

  2. Yep. Their real demand is for something, anything, they can point at and claim as a victory so they won’t look like complete fools. If this were an ordinary negotiation and we were just in a stronger position, I might even be inclined to give it to them so they’d be willing to negotiate in the future. Since it isn’t, and they’re holding hostages, we can’t in good conscience give them anything. They need to lose and be publicly seen to have lost, so that they’ll be terrified of doing anything like this again.

  3. Well, to be fair, perhaps the govt. would be worth shutting down for lollipops and ponies.

  4. Republicans are worse than school yard bullies. At least the bully wants your lunch money or to just embrass you in front of your friends.

    • Anonymouse

      The Republicans remind me of my oldest, when he was in the Terrible Twos and just determined to be oppositional. He outgrew that behavior at the age of two-and-a-half; the Republicans are still stuck in that phase.

  5. #nogoodybagforyou

    That is all.

  6. johnny aquitard

    If only Obama agreed to stop being black or the president, all this could be avoided.

  7. No, no, no.

    The Rethugs know exactly what they want and they’ve been working hard at it since Jan 20, 2008.

    They want the foreign born Muslim commie-fascist darkie to fail.

    Nothing else matters.

    Nothing.

    WASF!
    JzB

    • And sadly enough, they will go to all ends to accomplish his demise. It’s so sad that our country is still like a revolving door in so many aspects. We will never be the country we once were because so many AMERICANS don’t understand that once oxygen hits the blood, we all bleed red! Sooooo Saaaaddddd!

  8. satai

    What they really want is to go back to 1928; when the wealthy were ramsacking the economy, only rich white heterosexuals had real rights, women were barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen, the coloreds tried to avoid being lynched, and gay people were still treated as sub-human worthy only of being killed if they dared to be honest.
    This makes me want to rethink my views on capital punishement—it’d be full employement for the hangman.

  9. Bernard

    I kind of thought the plane would be headed to Somalia, no Rules, No Government, lots of Guns.