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So what is the GOP doing? Repairing the economy? Reducing the deficit? Well, Actually No.

Rand Paul introduces his “Life at Conception” act, which declares that life begins at conception, making abortion murder (so should that be punishable by the death penalty?).

And failed VP candidate Paul Ryan introduces a budget that cuts taxes for the rich twice as much as the budget he and Mitt Romney proposed (and voters rejected soundly). It increases the national debt by $5.7 trillion. Oh, and it repeals Obamacare. Even conservatives don’t like his new proposal.

I really wish they would give up. Seriously.



  1. Duckman wrote:

    I must say, I do prefer Pepsi and Samsung. I also which both sides would give up and retire

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6:40 am | Permalink
  2. Morrius wrote:

    Remember when Congress-people actually wrote laws to try and help fix America’s problems instead of engaging in pointless grandstanding to line their pockets with donations from the wealthy, influential, and gullible?

    Yeah, me neither.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6:54 am | Permalink
  3. Richard wrote:

    @duckman: I prefer Coke (if I drank any soft drink, I don’t) and Apple. But, we both prefer Political Irony so we found an area of agreement.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 8:11 am | Permalink
  4. Diogenes wrote:

    Rand Paul has done an interesting move here an it seems very calculated for a presidential run. He in one move both supported the christian right and his libertarian base by calling for banning abortions and protecting abortions. He states his ‘belief’ – no abortions, then says the gov’t shouldn’t interfere with patient-doctor procedures (since he’s a physician). It’s hard to say what the reality of such a policy would be but it’s likely not to go very far either way.

    Paul Ryan is a fool.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:53 am | Permalink
  5. Michael wrote:

    As a computer scientist, I can’t help but use a regular expression [(.*) Paul (.*)] to refer to both Rand Paul and Paul Ryan at once. Hopefully that made sense to someone here.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 11:59 am | Permalink
  6. Iron Knee wrote:

    I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    But wouldn’t that be /\w Paul \w/

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 5:26 am | Permalink
  7. Michael wrote:

    I originally went with the shell notation of *\ Paul\ *, then switched to something more Perl-like. But, yeah, \w would have been a better choice.

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:57 am | Permalink