Okay, we all knew this, right? [via The Hill]

“It was a lot easier under Obama, when you could just hate on everything he did,” said one source who works in conservative media but requested anonymity.

And thank you Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) for admitting Congressional Republicans have been playing pretend for so long they’re fantasyland full-timers [via TPM]:

“Sometimes you’re playing Fantasy Football and sometimes you’re in the real game,” he said. “We knew the president, if we could get a repeal bill to his desk, would almost certainly veto it. This time we knew if it got to the president’s desk it would be signed.”

I think Congressional Republicans, and their supporters, are so far gone the government is going to shutdown because they’ll be insisting on Fantasy Government objectives like building a wall on the US-Mexico border (that Fantasy Mexicans will reimburse us for later in fantasy money).

Incidentally, I think the images illustrating this post demonstrate perfectly the fluid–and often comfortably vile–nature of Republican convictions …

Image credit: Mad Mike 3000



Cover image credit: exelglen

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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