The Republicans just did what they do best: make a lot of heat and light to gain press attention, then cave in at the last minute. Republicans like to make a lot of noise about how they are taking a principled stance. How can they have principles when they are so easily abandoned?

For more than a dozen years, I have said:

Just because the Democrats are your enemy does not make the Republicans your friends, and just because the Democrats are lying does not mean that the Republicans are telling the truth.

The Republicans are only playing a game to retain their power and make more money. Those are the only principles that they have.

  • 45 day spending bill which is temporary
  • Extra border funding was left off
  • Ukraine funding continues
  • No spending cuts in a bloated federal government

Why are we voting for them?

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chiefjaybob · September 30, 2023 at 10:37 pm

I’ve taken a lot of crap from my friends when I tell them I’ve decided to stop bothering to vote. I say the Democrats are not the problem, and the Republicans are not the solution. They think I’m crazy. I’ve decided I hate the GOP more than the commie dems. At least the commies are honest and tell us what they’re going to do. The asshole Republicans promise us they’ll fight for our values, and then pull this shit. They are liars. I think that’s worse. I’d rather not validate their charade with my participation. It doesn’t matter, anyway. The power brokers are doing to what they will, regardless.

Big Ruckus D · September 30, 2023 at 10:50 pm

As if we couldn’t see this coming. Lucy, football and all that. As far as voting for them? Can’t speak for anyone else, but I’m sure to hell not. I sat out 2020 & 22 entirely, as I recognized already that we were proper fucked and done, and voting was pointless.

I can’t – and won’t – cast a vote for any of these worthless pieces of shit. My consent has been revoked. Why would I confer any legitimacy on this government by participating in it’s sham elections? Especially with the dismal quality of the candidates who are presented.

I’m out. I only hope that I have an opportunity to settle some scores with members of the ruling class. They are owed an enormous – essentially unfathomable -amount of retribution for what they’ve done. At this stage, continued belief in the system is simply further enabling them to go on raping the public. The wheels can’t fall off soon enough.

Dirty Dingus McGee · October 1, 2023 at 4:26 am

“Why are we voting for them?”

Better question would be; Why aren’t we hanging ALL of them?

Anonymous · October 1, 2023 at 4:30 am

Another Big Win for the Uniparty! A great deal negotiated by the Spineless one.

    Vlad · October 1, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    The spineless “one”?
    Maybe up that number to 499-510 or so.
    They serve only themselves, rake in millions and couldn’t care less for anyone Not In The Club.
    What a shitshow. Our Republic’s collapse is going to grind Americans to dust.

southernborn · October 1, 2023 at 5:12 am

My understanding is that there is no aid to the Ukraine in the CR.

Don Curton · October 1, 2023 at 7:25 am

Yeah, absolutely. I’ve been largely ignoring this drama in the same manner I’m ignoring the Hollywood writers strike. Honestly, if the govt shutdown for the next 6 months, I wouldn’t be affected. I honestly think it’d be good for the country.

That said, I’ve had it with the republicans. The congress is supposed to control the money, yet they cave to all the special interests and show zero fiscal responsibility. Fuck them all.

anonymous coward · October 1, 2023 at 7:37 am

It isn’t surprising, but it is disturbing.
“That which can’t go on, will only stop when it can not continue.” <- Has kind of become my serenity pray.

WDS · October 1, 2023 at 8:20 am

When the boot is on your neck, it matters not whether it is the left or right.

Grumpy57 · October 1, 2023 at 2:47 pm

I grew up with a father who believed “you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” Took me years to shake that off – rather IF you DO vote, you can’t complain. You agreed to the charade by participating, so complaining just makes you a sore loser.

Rather, I write in “withdraw consent” any chance I get. Does it make a difference?? I don’t know. But at least someone somewhere sees that at least one person refuses the game.

D · October 2, 2023 at 10:32 am

> Why are we voting for them?

What’s this “we” stuff?

Vote for someone who is going to abolish large swaths of government.

But we’ve already had this conversations–where you say voting Libertarian is throwing your vote away. Well…so is voting Democrat. So is voting Republican.

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