The rule change the GOP made that allowed them to keep the government shut down.

Just. Fucking. Wow.

The votes are there to pass a clean CR.  The Republicans who oppose the clean CR (Tea Party) know it, and so they altered the rules to prevent anybody but House majority leader Eric Cantor or his designee from bringing up the vote.

Yeah, it’s Obama’s shut down.  And up is down and black is white.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • R Vogel

    You can find a list of the 7 Democrats who voted in favor of HR 368 here: There were also 9 Republicans who voted against. I hope votes in at least those 7 districts will make their elected officials pay in the next election.

    • unbound55

      Holy shit. My absolutely retarded representative finally voted correctly on something despite being the typical shit-bag Republican. I am truly stunned.

      • R Vogel

        Give him props and encourage him to lean on his party leadership to allow a vote! Perhaps he is willing to listen to reason….

  • Paul Loebe

    Gah! These fuckbags…I can’t stand Congress.

    • Paul Loebe

      “Democracy’s been suspended Mr. Speaker!”

  • Mackinz

    If it’s Obama’s shutdown and Black is White then Obama is White and the GOP isn’t racist!

    /GOTP Logic

  • Icaarus

    I wish I could sue the republicans for damage. Unfortunately I don’t think your courts would recognize my nation’s claims, no matter how numerous or egregious.