Budget bill: Dimon to Ryan-Murray: "Thank you, thank you, thank you"; Pelosi: "Embrace the suck"
I don't follow the budget stuff so much because I figure both legacy parties are out to fuck me over, so what's the diff? But DSWright at FDL has a nice takedown (which I color coded a bit, because it was so horrible):
The Ryan-Murray budget deal to restore profligate military spending and cut the pension system is not winning many supporters. But not everyone is displeased with the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan, said he sent an email to Ryan and Murray profusely thanking them and that the deal is a sign of good things to come.
DIMON: I sent an email to Patty Murray and Paul Ryan yesterday basically saying ‘thank you, thank you, thank you’ and may the lord bless them [!!!] because the country is getting stronger every single day [!!!!]. And not shooting ourselves in the foot is a very good thing not to do.
While Dimon is enthused, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seems less ebullient but no less committed to supporting the Ryan-Murray deal. Pelosi reportedly told her congressional colleagues to “embrace the suck” at a party caucus meeting.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Democratic House members at a meeting Thursday morning to “embrace the suck” and encouraged enough members to back the budget deal on the floor to allow passage, according to an attendee of the meeting.
“We [who?] need to get this off the table so we can go forward,” Pelosi told her members, according to someone inside the closed meeting of the caucus.
Yes, embrace failure and total capitulation to right-wing interests – that’s leadership. Everyone please work hard in 2014 to make this woman Speaker again – embrace the suck.
Well, that's pretty egregious, isn't it? From both Jamie Dimon and stalwart "progressive" or "fighting liberal" or whatever the Fuck Nancy Pelosi.
On the bright side, Pelosi seems able to speak in complete sentences now. The last transcript I read from her was an absolute word salad. Perhaps doing Jamie Dimon's bidding concentrates her mind.*
If these people were worthy of hate, I'd hate them.
NOTE * Although on re-reading I did have to correct "less transcript" to "last transcript." But when it's time for me to go, I hope I know it. Perhaps that's the tragedy: Nobody does. I've been told that a big dividing line between the public history of the press and the real history of the press is the systematic concealment of how badly off Reagan was, in his last years in office.
UPDATE While I was at it, I added tooltips to the color coding, so you can hover over the colors to see what they mean.