WaPo Ponders Ways to Punish Congress for a Shutdown: “Line ’em up and shoot ’em”

Posted by on Oct 01, 2013 at 8:54 am

As expected media coverage today on the limited Obama government shutdown runs the gamut from shrill to hysterical. From Obama’s slobbering minions at the Washington Post comes suggestions on how to punish Congress.

How charming.

So how do we give our representatives what they deserve?

“No pay and must enroll in Obamacare,” urged an investment banker.

One longtime friend, a French teacher, offered her Francophile solution: “Off with their heads.” Mais oui.

On the street, working Washingtonians were no less brutal.

“Line ’em up and shoot ’em. I consider what they’re doing treason,” said a D.C. retiree who runs a T-shirt stand near a Capitol Hill Metro stop.

“Or make ’em spend a night in D.C. Jail,” said his partner.

At the kind of Capitol Hill bar with dark windows and a 3 p.m. drinking crowd, the TV was tuned to “Shutdown 2013” coverage.

“They’re acting like toddlers, and we should treat them like toddlers,” said Mr. Gin and Tonic. “We need to put them in a big playpen and give them a huge timeout.”

At Le Bon Cafe, where plenty of lawmakers get their cappuccinos every morning, the 24-year-old manager said that Americans should flood the streets in protest.

“If I don’t show up for work, I’d get fired,” he said. “We need to fire all of them.”

So the Washington Post is now in the business of advocating violence against elected representatives. Swell.

In case that one goes down the memory hole, here’s the screengrab.

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6 Responses to “WaPo Ponders Ways to Punish Congress for a Shutdown: “Line ’em up and shoot ’em””

  1. Tuerqas on 1/01/13 at 12:11 pm

    Ironically, as long as you are talking about Republicans and Democrats, I am fine with most of the solutions offered except the toddler bit. They are already overpaid for doing nothing except wiping their metaphorical poo all over American’s walls, faces, and whatever else they can reach. Calling what they don’t do a timeout, is just another name for it.

  2. Indyguy46151 on 1/01/13 at 5:11 pm

    We need to get rid of all of the decision makers from the top down. The President and all of Congress and Senate need to go. If they are not able to do their jobs then they should be fired or step down. They are committing treason by not protecting the life liberty and pursuit of happiness of all Americans especially those millions that are part of the furlough while the Senators and Congressmen get paid. We need to immediately have a recall election to get rid of all of the worthless people currently destroying our once great nation. I think we need to take away all of the benefits and perks of the elected officials and end their extended terms. We need to put the blame where it belongs. It is not a Republican or Democratic problem it is all of them to blame. Obama care should be repealed. Health care should be available to all Americans but it should not be a mandatory option that is fineable if the people do not have health insurance. Obama Care seems more like the government trying to run our lives. The government should be fired and new people brought in to run the government more efficiently.