|Above: Rep. Griffith |
opening his word hole.
"I will remind you that this group of renegades that decided that they wanted to break from the crown in 1776 did great damage to the economy of the colonies...They created the greatest nation and the best form of government, but they did damage to the economy in the short run."
Republican from Virginny
Really? House Republicans shutting down the government and threatening to plunge the country, and possibly the world into another economic catastrophe reminds him of the Revolutionary War? That's really interesting because it reminds me of a bunch of Tea Party shitmerchants throwing a tantrum because they don't like Obamacare.
|"Onward lads! We fight for freedom, liberty and |
the repeal of the 2.3% tax on the sale of medical devices!"
-Brigadier General Kaiser Permanente,
Continental Army, April, 1778
|Everything this woman has ever|
said in her life, for instance.
We can do that thanks to the colonists and the government they set up: the one Griffith called the 'best form of government' and the very same one the GOP is completely undermining with the shutdown. I'm not sure the American Revolution is really the analogy he should be reaching for.
|I guess they're saving us from having to|
fill out health insurance forms...hurray?
|Pictured: Morgan Griffith marching in the first ever Shutdown Day Parade.|
Although, the only real hero I see here is a braided leather belt.
*Speaker Boehner may not have actually said this. I mean he might have, I don't know, anything's possible. He does come out with some crazy shit.