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AdLib On October - 25 - 2013

Lois Lerner

Having voted over 40 times to kill Obamacare and showing the willingness to sacrifice the well being of all Americans to achieve that by shutting down the government and threatening not to increase the debt ceiling which would have plunged the U.S. and the world into an economic disaster, Republicans are now holding hearings, displaying as much manufactured outrage as they can import from the sweatshops in China the GOP has contracted with. They are railing against the Obamacare website’s failures that are disrupting the implementation of Obamacare, mostly because they claimed “firsties” on that.

What they’ve recognized is that this seems to be working for them, concern trolling over the trouble a Democrat initiative that they fervently oppose is having in coming to fruition. The chatter about how awful the Republican polls are is being replaced by how bad the Obamacare website is and Republicans see this as a potential tactic to restore their chances to hold onto The House in 2014.

With that in mind and to continue this campaign, Republican Representative Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has announced that next week they will begin hearings on why Republicans still control the House of Representatives even though Democrats in the House received over one million votes more than Republican House members did in 2012.

“There is absolutely something unethical going on here which I think goes all the way to the White House and I intend to expose it! This is unAmerican and anti-democratic, I should not be in charge of this oversight committee and I will use all the power I have as chairman to prove that I shouldn’t be in charge of it!”

Issa continued expressing outrage at what he called, “…a scandal and an outrage…oh, and did I say ‘scandal’? I did? Well…you can never say that enough.”

“What does this say about our elections? Our system of representative government? When a party that has received far less votes in the most recent election and thus doesn’t represent the will of the people, controls half of the legislative branch? Our party being in power in the House makes me worried for the future of democracy.”

Meanwhile, a secret email sent from Speaker John Boehner to his Republican colleagues in the House was leaked and in it, he informs them that he will personally be creating and providing however many crocodile tears members may require during this hearing.

Inspired by having previously lined up an all male panel on women’s right to birth control, Chairman Issa has announced that in order to get to the bottom of this electoral inequity and affront to the democratic process, he’s assembled the following panel to give testimony:

1. North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un

2. Animated Simpsons character Montgomery Burns

3. A piranha fish

4. A ten year old boy with anger issues

5. The ghost of Joseph Stalin

Chairman Issa expressed absolute confidence that he will get to the bottom of this matter, “It’s good for the country, it’s good for our democracy and most importantly, it’s good for our poll ratings!”

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. jjgravitas says:

    The reason why the GOP still controls the House? One word: gerrymandering! Since they first came back into power in the mid-90’s, the House GOP has been redesigning the districts in their states to secure republican votes. I don’t know if there is a non-GOP website that tracks this but there should be. How can we fix this? The gerrymandered districts make it harder for the democratic vote to make a difference. Since gerrymandering design is all about demographics, changing the demographics is the best or fastest way to change how districts vote for their representatives. One thing that would do that is a large influx of poor immigrants from south of the border settling in the South and the Midwest, so it’s no mystery why the GOP has such a hatred for immigrants.

    • AdLib says:

      jj, right on the money. The extreme lengths the GOP has to go to now to win elections betrays just how much of a minority party they actually are. Voter ID, gerrymandering, purging voter roles, these are all de facto admissions that the GOP is a shrinking party of mostly older white who are dying off and no longer represent a majority of voters.

      The possible death of the current GOP could be in 2020 when the next redistricting takes place. If enough Dems take over enough states grabbed by the GOP in 2010, once the gerrymandering is changed and voting suppression is curbed, the GOP could be a minority party for decades.

      In the meantime, as long as we commit ourselves to fighting the good fight in 2014 and 2016, we should still be able to beat the GOP down, maybe take back The House and retain the Presidency which could also result in changing the RW balance on the Supreme Court.

      If voting in this country was fair, it shouldn’t even be close but even with the GOP stacking the deck more in their favor, they are very beatable if we work hard.

      BTW, I do think there should be a Constitutional Amendment outlawing gerrymandering, it is antithetical to a real democracy. As is done here in CA and in some other states, a non-partisan board in each state should handle redistricting so that it is not used to devalue the votes of those that the party in power wants to undermine.

      • jjgravitas says:

        Thanks, Adlib. I read a sad bit o’ news today that West Virginia, which used to be solidly democratic, is now turning republican. This is apparently because they are blaming the current administration for the huge problems they now have -- coal is out of fashion so scores of miners are out of work along with the many businesses that supported them. I feel for them but blaming the democrats wont change anything, and making all three branches of government republican won’t help WVa either.

  2. agrippa says:

    Issa is proving that he, and the rest of the GOP is: mean, vindictive and silly.
    Funny that no one ever points out that the GOP is, in fact, mean, vindictive and silly.

  3. choicelady says:

    Oh -- my dream is coming true. Issa is investigating ISSA!!!!

    Thank you Jesus! Or whoever.

  4. hepette says:

    funny but i wouldnt put any of that past issa/

    • AdLib says:

      Thanks hepette! Nice to see you!

      It is hard to parody the GOP nowadays, what’s absurd one day is their policy the next day. I do expect them to keep going down this path though on the ACA, holding one hearing after another about one aspect after another. It is distracting the MSM a bit from reporting on the GOP civil war and crashing in the polls.

      Their problem is that by Nov 2013, millions will be insured and the website will be working fine so all of their fear mongering, repeal votes and shutdowns will be proven as a political and dishonest war against Obama, Dems and the American people.

      Hopefully that means a landslide and takeover of The House for Dems.

      • hepette says:

        i always read ur stuff….what we need to do is vote out all repuke/baggers period. i cant express how fed up i am with their obstruction etc. they dont govern ..instead they initiate crisis after crisis. im 65 and have never seen such crap before in my entire life! keep up the good work!!!

        • AdLib says:

          That’s nice to hear, thanks!

          It really is a simple proposition facing all Dems out there. They have the opportunity to take back The House from these political terrorists if they pour their energy and resources into 2014 or we live with this ongoing gridlock, threat and manufactured crises for the foreseeable future.

          There are next to no sacrifices people are asked to make for their country anymore, this should really be framed as one that all Americans who want a functional and truly representative democracy should commit to.

          Vote the Tea Party/GOP out of power in The House in 2013 and vote for a return to a government that works.

  5. Nirek says:

    Ad, humor has a benefit to our health. After reading this latest post of yours , I am feeling much better.

    Thanks for the laughs.

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