The right-wing tries to justify the shutdown. An ongoing series.
Day six of the Great Republican Shutdown. People are out of work, people are depressed, they’re angry, they’re shocked, incredulous, furious, past frustrated. This is a bad, no-good situation. This can’t go on.
But don’t you worry. It’ll all be over soon. The Democrats will give in any minute now, and everything will be fine. Why is that? Because its untenable. Got that? It’s untenable. Whatever do you mean? I mean that it’s untenable. Democrats are blah blah untenable. Good lord. Please stop saying that. I can’t, it’s untenable. Nancy Pelosi Obamacare individual mandate insider favor crony capitalism political gamesmanship Harry Reid subsidy. It’s untenable. Stop it! Stop saying the word over and over. It won’t solve anything! Screw that, sing along with the crowd: It’s untennnabllleee. Scoooby dooooo. It’s untennnabllleee. Doobie waaaaahhh, all the tenation can’t go ooooonnn. Okay I give up. Told you so. C’MON EVERYBODY. IT’S! UNTENABLE! And remember, after the storm, or the sunset, and all that, far out past the railroad tracks, where the talk isn’t cheap and the rubber really hits the road, they both fish and cut bait right next door to wherever the boys are playing to beat the band, and I regret to inform you now that, sadly, it’s . . untenable.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is predicting that Democrats will cave under the GOP strategy.
“I firmly believe their position is untenable,” Cantor wrote in a memo obtained by Yahoo News.
[Sen. Ted] Cruz reminded the audience that House Republicans have passed multiple “narrowly targeted continuing resolutions” to fund parts of the government as negotiations continue, but he criticized Democrats for refusing to pass them.
He said Senate Democrats are “dug in.”
“We are in the midst of a battle,” Cruz said. “Their position is untenable right now.”
Untenable number two.
[Rand] Paul also accused Democrats of stopping funding and rejecting Republican proposals because “they think it’s a parlor game.”
“We’re trying to fund government and they’re trying to stop any funding because they think it’s a parlor game and they’ll win politically, but they’re not willing to negotiate and I think that’s an untenable position,” Paul said.
Rand Paul one, untenable position three.
Paul shot back that the Democrats are “defying what the normal history of compromise” has been in Washington. “Their intransigence really is keeping the government shut down.” He added later, “When we have a divided government, it means we have to get together and negotiate. The fact that they won’t negotiate I think really is untenable.”
Rand Paul two, non-negotiation untenable number one.
In Republican congressional leaders’ media event, staged sitting on one side of a table in the Capitol to signify their willingness to enter into talks, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin described the debt limit as the likely catalyst for a deal.
“It’s untenable not to negotiate,” Ryan said. “I’ve always believed it was the debt limit that would be the forcing action.”
Paul three, Ryan one, non-negotiation untenable two.
“At the end of the day, for us to speculate what Prince Harry [Reid] might do?” [Rep. Tim] Huelskamp added. “What is his plan? All they have said—Prince Harry and Mr. Obama–is ‘we’re not going to compromise. We’re not going to negotiate.’ That is a position that is untenable and most Americans would recognize that you can’t get everything you want, Mr. President.
Huelskamp one, Tim one, untenable position number four, non-negotiation two and a half.
Asked by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace if the president could stick to that position, Will replied: “Here’s the position he would be sticking to: Default would be catastrophic — world-wide depression, political chaos, locusts, plagues, et cetera. But attach to the debt-ceiling construction of the Keystone pipeline, it’s better to have locusts, plagues, crisis, and war. It’s an untenable position.”
Political chaos one, world-wide depression one, plagues two, locusts two, positions three, non-four letter ‘c’ words four, untenable position number five. These people are like a caucus of myna birds. Untenable! Skrawk! Not tenable! Skrack! Whistle.