Friday, April 8, 2011

Budget Battle: Republican Congressman quotes Led Zeppalin on House floor



From Eric Dondero:

Lo and behold. It took a Republican to quote one of the greatest monster metal bands of all-time on the House floor:
I was sitting here today and I realized why it was I wanted to listen to the melodius strains of Page, Plant, Jones and Jon Bonham. It's because for the Democrat Party the Song remains the Same.
Cong. McCotter plays lead guitar in an amateur rock band in his home State of Michigan.

H/t Weasel Z...

16 comments:

The Right Guy said...

I wonder who blinked first? The Crying Man?

Eric Dondero said...

Looks like even the liberal media is saying Boehner is the big winner. He held out to the bitter end, with just 20 minutes to go before the midnight deadline.

One big win for the GOP: MAJOR!!! cuts in the IRS budget. You gotta dig deep to find that news in all the stories.

Chuck said...

Yeah, but unless Boehner knocked over the Washington Monument with the end of his dick, Jim's gonna keep calling him a wimp.

hehe

The Right Guy said...

Eric, the cuts are almost meaningless in the larger picture of of big the budget is. It's symbolic at best. You can have your own opinions, your own perceptions, but not your own facts. The cut is single digits in terms of percentage while we're spending 8x our revenue. Playing this as a win is a bit premature. We'll have to see if the rest of the house votes for it.

I hope Ryan's plan gets traction.

The Right Guy said...

And he is a cacasotto.

Chuck said...

A start is all we need, Jim. Sooner or later you're going to have to learn to accept success where you can find it. If not, the other side will continue to stack up victories. These guys need your support. Tearing them down because they haven't met some impossible standard is exactly what the vermin on the left are praying you will do.

The Right Guy said...

Actually chuck, it's an opportunity to set the narrative and promote Ryan's plan big time. I believe that Boehner has done a poor job of that. It's politics as usual because he and others are afraid to touch the entitlement bugaboo, medicare and SS. Some think it's a no win situation. The problem is, if we take small bites or no bites out of the budget, if we back down, the public will get the perception it ain't all that bad. This is a prime opportunity to explain that spending 8x revenue is a bad idea. To that end, a Ron Paul or Steve King would have served the purpose much better. Leadership does make a difference. And let me reiterate, it isn't over. The house still has to vote on it and there are a lot of Tea Party people that made promises to make real cuts and their asses will be on the line if the perception is this is feckless, which it is. We'll see.

Chuck said...

You are right. I suppose it's simple vanity. Democrats are lemmings, whereas republicans tend to be more individualist. In times like these, that's a hindrance. Another thing to consider is Ryan is brand spanking new. The traditions of seniority and whatnot are not a trifling thing I would bet.

Chuck said...

Well color me stupid. Turns out Ryan has been around a lot longer than I realized. Since 1999.

Alexei Sokolov said...

From one faggot to another, coloring you stupid is the only thing I color you, Chuckie boy

The Right Guy said...

Stupid never, ignorant may be.

Chuck said...

Ouch. I'm so wounded by Lexi Sukalotski's attack on my honor and intelligence...not to mention my wanting the gay in the butt sex.

hoho

The Right Guy said...

Chuck:
He just wants the Dirty Sanchez.

Chuck said...

How did it ever come to be that when you believe in equality among various types of sexual degeneracy, that you're assumed to be a devotee of one of them?

I have no singular gripe against homos. It's just that I think their weird compulsion is no better than the weird compulsions of other types of sexual deviants. What makes their compulsion so much more special than every other?

They won't answer that question.

The Right Guy said...

I guess he just assumed.

Ran said...

...so is lofo a nickname for sokolov?

Anyway, to the important matter, Zep! Yeah, there was one blasphemous note to it: The Song Remains the Same is Track One on Houses of the Holy. (Not a reference to Congress, obviously.)