I love when “snide” gets backhanded with ease.
Earlier today, Rep. Eric Cantor tweeted a pic of himself and GOP House colleagues “ready” to negotiate (p.s. ain’t gonna happen…) and waiting on one side of a bargaining table.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, with snap and style answered back “Only took you 192 days and a #GOPshutdown. By the way, #WhereAreTheWomen?”
The Republican strategy of shutting down the federal government in order to block health care reform’s implementation is not paying off for the GOP-led House: Americans oppose the plan by an overwhelming 72 to 22 percent.
According to a new poll by Quinnipiac poll, here is how Americans see the federal government shutdown:
• Republicans narrowly support the shutdown 49 to 44 percent
• Democrats oppose the shutdown 90 to 6 percent
• Independents oppose it 74 to 19 percent (that’s the number that really counts come next fall)
“Americans are certainly not in love with Obamacare, but they reject decisively the claim by congressional Republicans that it is so bad that it’s worth closing down the government to stop it,” Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a release.
If gets even worse for Republicans on “job approval.”
The poll finds President Obama’s approval rating at 45 percent, with 49 percent disapproving. Not the greatest number, BUT the Republicans find only 17 percent approve of the job they are doing. 74 percent disapprove.
The GOP Tea Party in free fall.
Jon Stewart tore apart Republicans over threatening to shut the government down over Obamacare, using it to claim the GOP doesn’t really care about the Constitution that much to begin with, mocking their concern that Obamacare is “the end of America as we know it for reasons no one is able to clearly explain!
Stewart walked through how Obamacare was already upheld as constitutional, and offered a simple analogy: when football teams lose, they don’t say “If you don’t give us 25 points on Monday, we will shut down the fucking NFL!” He decried this “utter insanity” and berated the media for thinking both sides are equally at blame here, likening Republicans to an “asshole causing a head-on collision” on the highway.”
Stewart ended by calling out the GOP for the talking point that Obama negotiates with Iran but not them.
“You’re not helping yourself if it turns out that President Barack Obama can made a deal with the most intransigent, hardline, unreasonable, totalitarian mullahs in the world, but not with Republicans, maybe he’s not the problem!”