Ted Cruz held the Senate hostage when he spent 21-hours filibustering Affordable Care. Now the House of Representatives is holding the American People hostage by threatening to shut down the government.
Ted Cruz still wants to get paid, of course. John Boehner still wants to get paid, of course. Michele Bachmann still wants her pension and guaranteed lifetime health care benefits, of course.
Who’s giving them a choice?
We can’t afford to care: that’s the subtext. Least of all about the most privileged among us.
At least Vladimir Putin listened. At least Bashar al-Assad listened. At least the United Nations listened. At least President Rouhani took President Obama’s call, which marks the first time Iran and America have had phone sex since 1979, talk about blue balls!
In a country filled with people who get-off on thinking of themselves as exceptional for little more than being born in the right place at the right time, it boggles the mind how unexceptional the people are who represent us in Washington.
Especially Ted Cruz. He’s the epitome of American Unexceptionalism.
Go ahead, shut down the government. Go ahead, stop paying the bills. Go ahead, telegraph to the world just how fucking spoiled and unimaginative we really are, beneath the veneer of “Peace Through Strength.”
There’s nothing strong about refusing to man-up, and pay the bill. Walking away from paying the bill is the opposite of having superpowers.
I have friends who are always looking for a way to not pay the bill. I have friends who reach into their pocket when the bill comes, but it’s all about reaching, never about paying.
I have friends who hustle and bustle, who talk the talk, who cruise the schmooze, who live in gated communities while still pretending to be from the hood.
Fuck Ted Cruz. Fuck John Boehner. Fuck Michele Bachmann.
What I mean is don’t fuck them. Don’t fuck any of them. Ted and John don’t deserve to shoot their load. Michele doesn’t deserve to squirt.
Take away their orgasm, Mister President. Take away their pay.
If they don’t want to do the work, they don’t get paid. If they don’t want to do the job, they don’t get paid. If they don’t want to face reality, and stop pretending they’re not responsible, personally responsible, for the debt they wracked-up, even when they started with a surplus to play with, especially when the started with a surplus to play with, they don’t get paid.