Rollin' Like Sisyphus

BREAKING >>> House Speaker Bravely Runs Away

Posted in The Fail Pail by Huckleberry on September 25, 2015

Tears of a clown, baby:

Speaker John A. Boehner, under intense pressure from conservatives in his party, will resign one of the most powerful positions in government and give up his House seat at the end of October, throwing Congress into chaos as it tries to avert a government shutdown. Mr. Boehner, who was first elected to Congress in 1990, made the announcement in an emotional meeting with his fellow Republicans on Friday morning.

434 to go, but in all seriousness the schadenfreude is great on this weary Friday morning, but all the money in my pockets says this tool spends the next month ramming shit through like there’s no tomorrow, because there’s an outside shot there isn’t.
But if you love institutional chaos as much as I do, the holidays are here early.

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  1. El Borak said, on September 25, 2015 at 08:03

    He’ll ‘disappear’ for a year, then show up as a highly-paid board member of some Agro or defense business he’s been carrying water for. Probably as a lobbyist as well.

    You can get rich in Congress, but you can get REALLY rich leaving it.

  2. Doom said, on September 25, 2015 at 11:39

    They really need to change that, El. Will they? Sure, using the same tactics that work to get people pay more and more exorbitant taxes. It’s doable. The people just have to stop being afraid of their government and put that shoe back on the other foot. Which won’t happen, because big to small, there is always a deal to buy whoever off.

  3. El Borak said, on September 25, 2015 at 14:10

    When the future Nemidian king Jugurtha was fighting alongside the legions as a young man in Spain, he discovered the greatest weakness of the Roman command structure: the ease in which commanders could be bought off. No different today, except instead of the Client/Patron relationship, we put retired generals to work for McDonnell Douglas.

    • Huckleberry said, on September 25, 2015 at 15:21

      And you end up with a cutting edge joint strike fighter that gets out maneuvered by a plane three decades older, and outmatched by a plane so tough even bureaucrats can’t seem to kill it.
      If only all of us could cobble together the K Street Retirement Package.
      Alas.

      • Doom said, on September 26, 2015 at 13:56

        Yeah, but those old planes aren’t gold plated!


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