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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:26 PM

LaTourette: "“We’re talking about building roads and bridges for Christ’s sake."

(LaTourette) also singled out legislation he said used to sail through Congress “like a hot knife through butter”: the farm bill, a student loan rate extension and especially the transportation bill, which stalled in the House until a short-term extension was passed and used as the House position in a conference with the Senate.

“We’re talking about building roads and bridges for Christ’s sake. We’re not talking about big Democratic and Republican initiatives. ... I think an embarrassment to the House of Representatives,” he railed. “But more than being an embarrassment to the House of Representatives, it was indicative of the fact that people are more interested in fighting with each other than they are in getting the no-brainers done and governing.”

http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/8/1/105011/2149


You know what? Fuck you, LaTourette. You and your GOP pals spent 40 fucking years demagoguing about how "govt is the problem" and "low taxes are always the answer," and signing loyalty pledges to Grover Fucking Norquist, the McCarthy of Taxation.

And you won, you assholes. You won so big that now even Democrats are ambivalent on the idea that taxes and govt might be useful after all. So now millions of average voters and tea-party congresspeople are to rabidly anti-govt and anti-tax that yes, you can't fucking pass a bill to maintain roads or sewers, even when borrowing is basically free and we have 8% unemployment with people who would love to be put to work fixing all of our shit.

If that's a bitter pill for you LaTourette, well fuck you. You earned it.

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Reply LaTourette: "“We’re talking about building roads and bridges for Christ’s sake." (Original post)
phantom power Aug 2012 OP
randome Aug 2012 #1
phantom power Aug 2012 #2
liberalhistorian Aug 2012 #15
synapticwave Aug 2012 #18
elleng Aug 2012 #19
bulloney Aug 2012 #21
freshwest Aug 2012 #3
liberal N proud Aug 2012 #4
KurtNYC Aug 2012 #5
think4yourself Aug 2012 #6
phantom power Aug 2012 #7
Auggie Aug 2012 #12
phantom power Aug 2012 #13
Auggie Aug 2012 #14
liberalhistorian Aug 2012 #16
Downtown Hound Aug 2012 #8
lumberjack_jeff Aug 2012 #9
Auggie Aug 2012 #10
phantom power Aug 2012 #11
liberalhistorian Aug 2012 #17
Auggie Aug 2012 #22
catbyte Aug 2012 #20

Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:29 PM

1. I don't know much about his history but if he is standing up for what's right, more power to him!

Soon we will have a common enemy to unite us. I really believe that.

Democrats and Republicans versus the Tea Party.

It's happening, bet on it!

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Response to randome (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:34 PM

2. He's retiring, so he's not going to be allying against anybody in Congress.

I don't know what he plans to do after retiring, if anything.

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Response to randome (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:06 PM

15. Hold the plaudits. I used to live in his district

and he used to be one of those anti-government obstructionists he now oh-so-conveniently derides and deplores. Prior to being in Congress, he was my former county's prosecutor for several terms. During that time, he barely knew the meaning of "due process" and the law. Consequently, he had the dubious distinction of being the prosecutor in the state with the highest number of convictions overturned by the appeals and supreme court, largely because he WOULD NOT FOLLOW due process and the law. And this is the smallest county in the state, with eighty-eight other counties.

His big "claim to fame" that took him to congress was prosecuting Jeffrey Lundgren and members of his cult for the murders of the Avery family. Which in itself was no big accomplishment, because Lundgren, in addition to being a sociopathic nutball killer/cult leader, was a dumb fucker who left enough clues and evidence behind so that a kindergartner could have figured the case out. A fucking ham sandwich could have gotten that conviction.

And he was one of the hypocritical idiots who voted both to spend federal money on the investigation of Clinton, and to impeach Clinton for the whole Lewinsky horseshit, when, at the same time, he was screwing a lobbyist whom he then left his wife for. And he did it in such a disgusting way; he simply called his wife at their home in Ohio, from D.C., and said he was involved with someone else whom he was going to marry, and that he was divorcing her. When she, understandably distraught, asked him to at least consider counseling, he said he would and they'd talk later. A few days later, he called her up again and said, forget it, it's over, goodbye. He wouldn't even tell their minor children, the children she stayed behind to care for; he left it up to her to do his dirty work. The ink was barely dry on their divorce before he married the much-younger lobbyist bitch, who had appeared before him while he was on the committee dealing with her lobbying area, and he'd subsequently voted in favor of awarding money/contract to the firm she was lobbying for.

They'd been involved during that whole time, but he hadn't disclosed that relationship. But because he was a repub, he, of course, got away with it. The local republican rag didn't even print anything about it and shut down any letters or columns about it. But, of course, it was all over Clinton. What was especially hypocritical was that he was yammering on and on about how immoral Clinton was and a bad example and disgusting person, etc., demanding details from the Starr report, etc., etc. Yet, he'd get angry when anyone questioned him on his own domestic situation, saying it was, and I quote "a private matter, none of your business." FUCK. YOU., you hypocritical moron.

He was anti-gubmint before it was cool, yet he's spent almost his entire fucking useless career sucking from the taxpayer's teat.

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Response to randome (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:59 PM

18. This is what worries me (at least a little)...

The republicans will come out as the "party in the center" and Dems and Tea baggers will be the left and right wing parties. It's actually a clever move by the repubs.

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Response to randome (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:59 PM

19. Right, and we should applaud his action, and that of others,

who are either quitting due to repug intransigence, or who speak out against it.

I'm not going to read any more of this thread, cause can't stand to see Dems (DUers) who don't recognize a gift when we receive it.

Thanks, randome.

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Response to randome (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:10 PM

21. LaTourette has been a moderate Republican in my dealings with him.

Unlike some of these other goofs in the Ohio delegation, like Boehner, Jordan, Schmidt and the like, who just want to be obstructionists just because the President's party is not the same as theirs.

Funny how deficits didn't matter to these clowns when Bush was president.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:34 PM

3. He's just missing the hog call, is all.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:35 PM

4. How many times did he vote with his republican buddies?

He has been part of the problem!

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:39 PM

5. So now the "roads and bridges" aren't for small business's sake

but rather for Christ's benefit ? (I kid)

It's like reverse psychology. If Obama says that roads and bridges are helpful then the Repubs start refusing to build them.

Obama: "Roads and bridges...you didn't build that."
GOP: "not anymore we won't."

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:42 PM

6. He's disgusted with his party

That's why he's retiring.

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Response to think4yourself (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:44 PM

7. I lack sympathy

(does it show?)

As you sow, so shall you reap, yada, yada, yada.

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Response to think4yourself (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:06 PM

12. Or ... there's more $ to make as a lobbyist/corporate consultant

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Response to Auggie (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:11 PM

13. Seems like he's burning bridges, if he's planning to hop the k-street gravy train

not that any of these guys are very constrained by ideological or ethical consistency.

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Response to phantom power (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:43 PM

14. The key words: "(not) constrained by ideological or ethical consistency"

All is forgotten and forgiven if enough money/power is at stake

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Response to think4yourself (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:09 PM

16. He should have fucking retired about

eight terms ago. I remember the night he won, I'd been working on the campaign of the Dem congressman he ousted. None of us could believe he'd won, and we knew what a disaster the idiot was going to be.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:45 PM

8. Gee, welcome to what progressives have been fighting against for decades ya idiot

Sucks, huh?

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:58 PM

9. Righteous rant. n/t

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:02 PM

10. +1,000,000 ... Dems could take his district with a strong candidate.

I'm told by friends in that district, unfortunately, that they've been caught with their pants down. LaTourette's resignation came unexpectedly.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:06 PM

11. yes, short notice. Maybe Blue America could help

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Response to Auggie (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:10 PM

17. And I have no doubt that the fucker

did that on purpose, knowing exactly that the Dems wouldn't be prepared.

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Response to liberalhistorian (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:10 PM

22. Agree

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:03 PM

20. He was a little too "blame the Democrats too" for my taste

I saw excerpts on The Ed Show, Maddow & Last Word. It was OK, but he still blamed "radical Democrats" and he knows that's not true. The whole tit-for-tat meme is so annoying.

Diane
Anishinaabe in MI & mom to Taz, Nigel, and new baby brother Sammy, members of Dogs Against Romney, Cat Division
"Dogs Aren’t Luggage--HISS!”

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