Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Gathering of the Legion of Dumb

Or THE BANQUET OF PLAINLY NUTS...all last night in the basement of a restaurant.
As opposed to where they should all be...the basement of their parent's house.

Sen. Ted Cruz met with roughly 15 to 20 House Republicans for around two hours late Monday night at the Capitol Hill watering hole Tortilla Coast.

The group appeared to be talking strategy about how they should respond to a tentative Senate deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling without addressing Obamacare in a substantive way, according to sources who witnessed the gathering. The Texas Republican senator and many of the House Republicans in attendance had insisted on including amendments aimed at dismantling Obamacare in the continuing resolution that was intended to avert the current shutdown.

Sources said the House Republicans meeting in the basement of Tortilla Coast with Cruz were some of the most conservative in the House: Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas, Steve King of Iowa, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Raúl R. Labrador of Idaho, Steve Southerland II of Florida, Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Justin Amash of Michigan.

The group is a collection of members who have often given leadership headaches in recent years by opposing both compromise measures as well as packages crafted by fellow Republicans. And, it seems, leadership unwittingly became aware of the meetup.

The tortillas were more sentient than that group.


Athenawise said...

I'm late to this observation, but Ted Cruz looks exactly like Joseph McCarthy with more hair.

Montag said...

Ordinarily, a meeting such as this would have not generated much interest, but with the possibility that Boner will continue to invoke the essentially obstructive "Hastert rule," it means that this tiny conclave of bottom-feeders can effectively thwart any attempt to resolve the impasse, and they're probably plotting how to keep Boner in line.

There has got to be something wrong with the system if a bunch of lunatics like this can hold the government hostage.

Anonymous said...

The Tortilla Coast is risking a possible supernatural event allowing that concentration of "crazy" in their basement

Anonymous said...

To paraphrase JFK, the least impressive collection of talent ever gathered...with the possible exception of when George W. Bush dined alone.

pansypoo said...

conspiracy of dunces.