Today in “WHAT A DICK” news, Representative Randy Neugebauer, R-Tx, a member of the Tea Party, got all up in the grill of a park ranger, who had informed him that parks were closed due to his party’s gross negligence to pass a bill. The reason for those italics? The GOP shut down the entire United States government over Obamacare. Because politics.
Yeesh. It’s a little like watching someone slap someone in the face, then question them “Why did you make me slap you in the face,” and then the aforementioned slapee saying “Because you’re an insane person,” and then the slapper say “Well, you deserved it.” That’s actually what happened. The GOP shut down the government and is now blaming park rangers for doing so.
“The park services should be ashamed of themselves,” says Randy Neugebauer. He is the one that should be ashamed of himself. The politicians behind this whole thing are now blaming the very people they’ve ruined. It’s the definition of an abusive relationship.
Here’s a quote from a GOP congressman that sums up the absurdity of this whole thing…
“We’re not going to be disrespected, We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”
And one more for extra measure, this one regarding Ted Cruz, the guy many credit with starting the whole thing…
“Cruz doesn’t have a strategy – he never had a strategy, and couldn’t answer a question about what the end-game was.”
Meanwhile, allow Elizabeth Warren to explain what’s going on…
(h/t: NBC Washington)