Thursday, December 9, 2010

the daily dysfunction

Congressional Democrats erupted into a petulant frenzy of righteous indignation today in reaction to the package of tax cuts and unemployment extensions that was a much better deal than any of them had any reason to expect mere days earlier.
Faced with the prospect of an even more inflexible Congress in January, Vice President Biden was dispatched to discuss the package with the Senate Democratic caucus, who showed their appreciation by keeping him waiting by the water cooler for forty minutes before finally agreeing to verbally abuse him for the next two hours. Reportedly, they felt much better after being given the opportunity to vent. Then the lucky Vice President got to repeat the experience with House Democrats.
"Your first day in the prison yard, you've got to punch the biggest guy out or else they're going to keep doing it to you," said Anthony Weiner, reflecting on his time at the Otisville Federal Correctional Institute. "Of course you usually find out that was a big mistake, and if you're lucky enough to live you're going to get butt fucked by the second biggest guy. I guess that's what happened, because Biden just gave me a funny look and said 'this is the deal, take it or leave it'. Well, I might have to take it, but I don't have to like it'.

1 comment:

  1. House Democrats are so screwed up. This is what they take a stand on? I mean, yes, I don't want the tax cuts for the wealthy to get extended, but I was hoping for the unemployment benefit extension. But, not troop withdrawal, not real health care, not DADT all this time, and now, post mid-term elections, they act like they have balls? I don't trust it.