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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:43 AM

GOP Congresswoman And Fox News Cheer Government Shutdown

Source: Think Progress

After insisting that they did not want to shutdown the government, a prominent Republican congresswoman told Fox News Tuesday morning that closing down the federal government could actually help the American people.

Appearing on Fox & Friends just hours after Republicans in the House failed to pass a “clean” continuing resolution to keep the government open for 6 more weeks, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) — a prominent party messenger — joked that keeping the government closed will probably help the public realize that they didn’t need it in the first place.

“You know, I think you may see a partial shutdown for several days. But Fox and Friend co-host Steve Doocy, people are probably going to realize they can live with a lot less government than what they thought they needed,” she said, prompting host Brian Kilmeade to add, “it’s like the sequester all over.”

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Blackburn indicated that she was in no rush to re-open the government and instead hinted at the budget fight ahead. “That is where the focus turns for the debt ceiling,” she said. “And we’re looking at that and beginning to work toward, what would it take for us to get them to the negotiation table on the debt ceiling?”

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/media/2013/10/01/2706981/gop-congresswoman-and-fox-news-cheer-government-shutdown/



I guess in Tea Party world, the shutdown is a great thing, because it will help people realize that they don't need it?

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TomCADem Oct 2013 OP
allan01 Oct 2013 #1
LeFleur1 Oct 2013 #4
cosmicone Oct 2013 #2
bunnies Oct 2013 #3
Zorro Oct 2013 #5
Lars39 Oct 2013 #8
Zorro Oct 2013 #9
PatrynXX Oct 2013 #6
blackspade Oct 2013 #7
onehandle Oct 2013 #10
madrchsod Oct 2013 #11
SoutherDem Oct 2013 #12
red dog 1 Oct 2013 #13
titaniumsalute Oct 2013 #14

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:45 AM

1. re:GOP Congresswoman And Fox News Cheer Government Shutdown

hem.

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Response to allan01 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:14 AM

4. Scum of the Earth

If there ever was scum of the earth it is these people elected to the House. Absolute SCUM.

Do they give one thought to the single mothers who work for the federal government, and today do not have a pay check because some in the US elected a bunch of brainless extremists to federal office?
How about those who work for the federal government who have children in college? Do these overpaid creeps have one thought in their heads of anyone but themselves...and the corporations who will pay them for their dirty work?

Don't let those voters off the hook who gave these punks power. They are disloyal to this country and they are damaging it. Those radicals elected have done nothing constructive since getting into office. And they wouldn't be there if extremists out there roaming our country hadn't elected them.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:08 AM

2. Go for it assholes

 

rejoice, celebrate and take credit .... and be relegated to the dustbin of history in 2014

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:12 AM

3. Blackburn has been coming off as even more of a clown than usual.

 

Wont be long before she's in Bachmann territory. Batshit Blackburn has a nice ring to it, no?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:39 AM

5. We are heading for a Constitutional crisis in 2 weeks

The House Republicans will not vote to increase the debt limit.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:46 AM

8. Gives "going for broke" a whole new meaning, doesn't it.

I agree, I think they're aiming for total chaos.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:49 AM

9. And it will give House Republicans the opportunity to start impeachment proceedings

whatever Obama does.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:41 AM

6. Yes thats exactly it!

My dad is tea party and is supposedly praying the Govt doesn't turn back on (he used to have a brain. it's gone now) claims its all about Blacks getting more Welfare than whites (which is idiotic but okay whatever) he's an angry man who shouts at clouds so I'm not bothering him.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:44 AM

7. Stupid people are stupid.

Marsha Blackburn is a piece of work......

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 11:20 AM

10. Yuk it up, 1%ers.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:28 PM

11. just think...

she`s getting paid by the taxpayers to spout this shit on little stevie douche`s show

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:34 PM

12. Hey Marsha ask those out of work today

or those working without being paid what they think of your shut down.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 02:56 PM

13. Marsha Blackburn gives new meaning to the word "shrill"

On "Face The Nation" Sunday, she appeared with Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and proceeded to interrupt him every time he tried to answer host Bob Schieffer's questions.

She also interrupted Schieffer at least 5 times; but he did nothing to stop her.

She might even be worse than Michele Bachmann, if that's even possible.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 03:20 PM

14. She's correct

I realized I don't need her at all. Go home.

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