Brats and Prats of the World Unite! – Dems Tantrum Attack

Well, we have enough evidence now to know how the Democrats intend to operate in the Trump years.

The intent is to be brats and prats and throw a tantrum and refuse and scream. I.e. all the best tools of a 3 year old.

For any non-native English speakers, the word “prats” might not be familiar, so a definition:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/prat

prat (præt)
n
slang an incompetent or ineffectual person: often used as a term of abuse

[…]
n. Slang.
the buttocks.

[…]
Noun 1. prat – the fleshy part of the human body that you sit onprat – the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; “he deserves a good kick in the butt”; “are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?”
arse, ass, behind, buns, buttocks, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, derriere, fanny, rear end, tooshie, tush, seat, fundament, backside, bottom, rump, stern, tail end, tail, rear, bum, can, butt
[…]
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Now while that last one limits it to the human body, IMHO nothing in the common usage of “prat” prevents it from poetic use as “horses ass”…

I find it especially useful when “He is an ass” would be unacceptable or blocked…

One Example

The news has been full of stories of such planning for obstruction. Fox was reporting that the State Of California has offered up Eric Holder as their point man in being The Biggest Prats In The Nation!! (i.e. obstructionists in chief… OOTUS? Obstructionist Of The US?)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/04/holder-hired-to-help-california-fight-trump-administration.html

California hires former AG Holder to challenge Trump

California lawmakers already are preparing for a legal brawl with the Donald Trump administration – and they’ve got President Obama’s former top attorney in their corner.

Top state Democratic lawmakers announced Wednesday that former Attorney General Eric Holder has been tapped as outside counsel to advise the Legislature on potential challenges with the Trump government. He will lead a team from the Covington & Burling law firm, where he’s been working since leaving the Obama administration in 2015.

That one is well worth reading, but the one I want to mention is this one:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/democrats-say-they-wont-help-republicans-craft-obamacare-rep

It has the wonderful lead-in picture of THE Reason the Democrats have gone rushing to the basement. It has Obama in the lead, Pelosi and Schumer sucking up behind, and all three of them with Idiot Grins on their faces.

Obama, Schumer, Pelosi with idiot grins

From Linked Buzzfeed Article

Prats & Brats On Parade at it’s finest…

I’ve bolded some bits in the quote:

Democrats Say They Won’t Help Republicans Craft Obamacare Replacement

Democratic leaders came out of a meeting with President Barack Obama Wednesday saying they will refuse to help Republicans if they repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan.

posted on Jan. 4, 2017, at 6:10 p.m.

Paul McLeod
BuzzFeed News Reporter

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats came out of a strategy meeting with President Barack Obama vowing to refuse to work with Republicans if they repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan.

Republicans have frequently promised to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. But while they are vowing to move rapidly on repeal, there are no details on a consensus replacement plan yet.

Obama met with Democrats on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to chart out a plan to save Obamacare. They emerged from the meeting announcing they will not work with Republicans to craft that replacement plan if Republicans insist on forging ahead on repeal.

“We are telling Republicans, if you are repealing, show us what you’ll replace it with first and then we’ll look at what you have and see what we can do,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

“They’re repealing, we’re not. It’s their obligation to come up with a replacement first and I think we have unanimity within our Democratic caucus on that position.”

Though Republicans are about to control both Congress and the White House, Democrats say they can still rely on the court of public opinion and Republicans are going to quickly find themselves in trouble without a replacement for the health care law.

Their whole strategy comes down to being a Refusenik and fomenting obstruction. This is going to impress the Joe Sixpack and Jane Working Girl of the USA exactly how?

It IS in line with the Color Revolution approach (more on that in some other posting), and it IS in line with the Socialist Alynsky Method, and it IS in line with Community Organizing Propaganda (just what to expect from the Community Organizer In Chief… COOTUS? You old coot you… )

What is is not in line with is the best interest of the typical middle class USA Citizen.

There we have the essential image of the incredibly out of touch Elite, preening and posturing and grinning like idiots, as they pilot their ship of non-state to destruction on the rocks of the angry Middle Class.

How does that go?
“If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.”
I think that fits…

And the chemistry humor form:
“If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the precipitate.”
As the scum precipitates to the bottom of the vial…

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33 Responses to Brats and Prats of the World Unite! – Dems Tantrum Attack

  1. cdquarles says:

    LOL, I’ve not heard that one in years.

  2. H.R. says:

    So the Democrats have formed The Stompy Feet Brigade?

    … led by the Chief Stompy Feet Of The U.S. of course (CSFOTUS)

    My sincere hope is that they will follow through on holding their breath until they get what they want.

  3. u.k(us) says:

    Do they ever get that feeling, that they have gotten themselves in way over their depth ?

  4. H.R. says:

    “Do they ever get that feeling, that they have gotten themselves in way over their depth ?

    No. After all, they are The Smartest People In The Room. Evidence: The 2016 Election

    Oh…. wait up… never mind.

  5. p.g.sharrow says:

    pratfall: deliberate fall to elicit derisive laughter, used by clowns.

    Sounds about right to me. Democrats created this disaster, now demand that the Republicans fix things and refuse to do any of the work. I will bet that they will demand to share in any of the honor for any success observed.

    For now they will double down on their position with block and delay. This will destroy any remaining credibility that they might have.

    Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad…pg

  6. p.g.sharrow says: 5 January 2017 at 8:56 pm
    “pratfall: deliberate fall to elicit derisive laughter, used by clowns.”
    :-)
    “Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad…pg”
    I certainly hope that the half-mad that consider themselves gods!

  7. beththeserf says:

    Brats and prats,
    climate activists
    and prideful Democrats
    are all of that,
    pratful kids in
    the kitchen headin’
    for the basement.

    Pride before pratfall.

  8. gallopingcamel says:

    What the GOP has lacked is leadership. Now they have it so let us hope they don’t find some way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    My hope is that Trump will stay on offence and all the defeatists (Ryan, McCain, McConnell etc) will shape up or get out of the way.

  9. waterside4 says:

    Sorry your Chiefiness, but over on this side of the pond there is a subtle difference between a prat and a fanny – despite them being near neighbours. However, when discussing demoncrats it does not matter.
    Happy New Year and New Era.

  10. philjourdan says:

    @H.R. – “stompy feet brigade” – YEP! I love that one. Let them stompy feet begin!

    As far as “what” they will replace it with – nothing! No legislation is better than BAD legislation! They have some good ideas. But the truth is there was no crises before. They need to take time and do what is best (like allowing cross state lines, limiting tort liability, etc.). That will take care of it for the most part. Spending $2.7 trillion for 15 million people is NOT a solution!

  11. Leo Morgan says:

    Yet the claimed reason Hillary wore the Imperial Purple to her anticipated Coronation was to symbolise that she intended to govern for Red and Blue alike, not just her own side.
    The Democrats’ post election embrace of obstructionism seems to expose that as a wilful lie.

  12. Ian W says:

    I don’t know if anyone noted the glaring lack of obvious questions in the Senate committee about the supposed Russian ‘hacking’ (aka cracking/intrusion/APT).
    1. Were the Russians the only group that was attempting to hack the DNC computers? (see https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/12/russia-malware-ip-hack/ and reports from Guccifer)
    2. Was the information that was released actually from the DNC computers? (that is it was not invented / fake news)
    3. Could Wikileaks have obtained the information from another source other than the Russians?
    4. How many foreign states’ elections have the US intelligence services attempted to penetrate?

    Prat has been somewhat supplanted by ‘plonker’

  13. E.M.Smith says:

    @BethTheSerf:

    Nice one!

    @G.C.:

    It is like watching a football game where the team is used to losing and just sort of halfheartedly plays, then a new coach shows up, starts to berate them, swaps a couple of new guys onto the field, and they win a couple… It ends up either in changing out the whole team, or having the discouraged ones start to show up for practice and go for it on the field… Game is on, and we’re gonna see who gets carted off the field and who makes that surprise goal… We know this coach knows how to win…

    @PhiliJourdan:

    $180,000 / person-year? Really? I knew it was bad, but…

    And yes, love that H.R. “Stompy Feet Brigade” ;-)

    @Ian W:

    Yes. Our “congressional hearings” are really “Posing For The Camera” for the folks back home. Nothing of content / merit is ever discussed and it is all for show. Target IQ of the audience is about average with a mid high-school difficulty. Nothing to challenge them to think is allowed, and it is mostly “Watch me look important while I make my friends look good and my opponents squirm”.

    I never expect “content” in them. But sometimes I’ve been surprised. One or two Republicans have from time to time had questions to really make someone think, so get bad reviews…

  14. A C Osborn says:

    Being in the UK I was quite shocked at how aggressive and War Mongering those committee members were.
    Russia has to pay, what are they looking for the start of WW3 so Obama can declare a state of emergency and block Trump?

  15. p.g.sharrow says:

    @A C Osborn; Just a bunch of posers, beating on their chests and bragging about how tough they are. All show and no go. As to Obama trying to stay on, that ship has sailed. In the last hour the Congress has voted to accept the electors decision that Trump is the next President All that is left is the swearing in ceremony on the 20th, come hell or high water!…pg

  16. gallopingcamel says:

    @A C Osbourn,
    “Russia has to pay, what are they looking for the start of WW3 so Obama can declare a state of emergency and block Trump?”

    The same people who did nothing when Russia invaded the Crimea or fomented civil war in the Ukraine want to restart the “Cold War” over some allegations of hacking by an intelligence community that won’t testify to Congress under oath!

    Those three letter agencies have nothing specific other than the Podesta hack that Assange says could have been done by a 14 year old. Who do you believe? Assange or this lying administration?

    Thank God this administration will be gone in another twelve days. Some of its stooges (Lynch, Comey, Clapper etc.) may last a week or two longer but then the swamp will be drained and the stables will be cleansed. The count down to Trumpism can’t happen fast enough for me.

  17. Graeme No.3 says:

    gallopingcamel:
    Just channeling Hilary – didn’t she threaten Russia with nuclear war during the campaign? I think Putin heard that, and noted the temper tantrums and decided that she was dangerously unstable. Whether Russia actually released the stuff from various Democrat computers is questionable but possible. They certainly wouldn’t have hindered anyone doing it.
    As our host shows it is unlikely that they would have revealed that they had hacked all those secrets from Hilary’s computer, unless they knew that the CIA etc. knew that they had. It is still more likely that the leaks came out of the Democratic side or the 3 letter agencies supposedly on the same side as you.

  18. Larry Ledwick says:

    Here is the other shoe dropping, this appears to be part of the justification for federalization of election infrastructure. There is some legitimate concern about elections electronic security but I do not trust the motives of the current administration, and suspect this is the first step in a long process of gaining complete control of the elections process (at least putting in place the building blocks for some future use.)

    They hinted at this a while back and then the Russia hacked our elections went full court press in the major media and govt talking points — sounds like justification for this move so people will not be too alarmed by it.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/06/us-designates-election-infrastructure-as-critical.html

  19. Ian W says:

    Remember that these are the same intelligence agencies and politicians who claimed Benghazi was due to a video having changed the reports from their operatives being shot at to match the political expediency – again just before an election.

    The top management of the intelligence agencies and the military has been politicized; so it is what intelligence do you want Mr President?

  20. Gail Combs says:

    Graeme No.3 says: “Just channeling Hilary – didn’t she threaten Russia with nuclear war during the campaign? I think Putin heard that, and noted the temper tantrums and decided that she was dangerously unstable….”

    It was more than just that.
    The Kremlin Really Believes That Hillary Wants to Start a War With Russia

    ….I have been hard-pressed to offer a more comforting explanation for Clinton’s behavior — a task that has fallen to me as the sole Western researcher at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Better known by its native acronym, MGIMO, the institute is the crown jewel of Russia’s national-security brain trust, which Henry Kissinger dubbed the “Harvard of Russia.”….

    Let’s not mince words: Moscow perceives the former secretary of state as an existential threat. The Russian foreign-policy experts I consulted did not harbor even grudging respect for Clinton. The most damaging chapter of her tenure was the NATO intervention in Libya, which Russia could have prevented with its veto in the U.N. Security Council. Moscow allowed the mission to go forward only because Clinton had promised that a no-fly zone would not be used as cover for regime change.

    Russia’s leaders were understandably furious when, not only was former Libyan President Muammar al-Qaddafi ousted, but a cellphone recording of his last moments showed U.S.-backed rebels sodomizing him with a bayonet. They were even more enraged by Clinton’s videotaped response to the same news: “We came, we saw, he died,” the secretary of state quipped before bursting into laughter, cementing her reputation in Moscow as a duplicitous warmonger…..

    Her temper became legendary in Moscow when she breached diplomatic protocol by storming out of a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov just moments after exchanging pleasantries. And the perception that she is unstable was exacerbated by reports that Clinton drank heavily while acting as America’s top diplomat — accusations that carry special weight in a country that faults alcoholism for many of Boris Yeltsin’s failures.

    Cultural differences in decorum have made the situation worse. In Russia, where it is considered a sign of mental illness to so much as smile at a stranger on the street, leaders are expected to project an image of stern calm. Through that prism, Clinton has shown what looks like disturbing behavior on the campaign trail: barking like a dog, bobbing her head, and making exaggerated faces….

    I would say we dodged a real bullet with getting Trump elected.

  21. Paul Hanlon says:

    The only thing I’ve seen so far regarding Trump’s meeting with the intelligence chiefs is this. Bear in mind, this is from Bloomberg, owned by Michael Bloomberg, a major progressive and globalist. There is a link there to the summary for the public, which I didn’t read because from the article it looks like it goes over the same talking points (without any actual proof) that we’ve already heard ad nauseum.

    PEDJ Trump’s reaction to it was to say he has “tremendous respect for the work and service done by the men and women of this community to our great nation.” This is political speak (boy he learns quick) to say there’s nothing in the report that he has read to directly point at Russia, but he doesn’t want to rub their noses in it. Wise move. But expect a major shift in where he gets his intelligence briefings from going forward, and a gutting of the procurements side of the Pentagon. The savings made there alone, will pay for the modernisation of the Military, without having to increase the budget by one cent.

    With regard to repealing and replacing, I’m pretty sure that PEDJ Trump said that it cannot be repealed without something there to replace it first, in his impromptu press conference on New Year’s Eve. Which to me was just being honest. And which totally negates the posturing by Obama and crew. Jesus, these people cannot go soon enough. Is there any mechanism by which a president’s term can be curtailed? It would save a fortune on security procedures alone.

    Looking at the Drudge Report, it seems that PEDJ Trump has been working hard in the background getting other Republicans to buy into the “Wall”. They’re even saying that America will pay for it first, and get the money back off Mexico afterwards, possibly through the aid that the USA provides to Mexico each year. Expect that to be built ahead of time and under budget.

    If he gets his way on taxation, particularly with regard to the corporate tax rate and the amnesty for companies repatriating their money, it is going to cause major pain for my country, Ireland. But do you know what, I can’t wait. It will finally wake us the f**k up, and drain the swamp that has become Irish politics. Brexit, particularly a “hard” Brexit (which means a closing of the borders, and tariffs being imposed on all sides) will do us in even further, possibly forcing us to leave the EU (the biggest “swamp”, par non) as well. It will finally mean a triumph of the “doers” over the “thinkers”. I’ve always been a “doer”, so bring it on.

  22. Paul Hanlon says:

    My apologies, I missed this, which just reinforces the points I made above.

  23. Ian W says:

    Gail, thank you for the link
    http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/09/07/the-kremlin-really-believes-that-hillary-clinton-will-start-a-war-with-russia-donald-trump-vladimir-putin/

    The entire article is worth the read. I found the final paragraph to be very interesting/disturbing:

    That fear was heightened when Clinton surrogate Harry Reid, the Senate minority leader, recently accused Putin of attempting to rig the U.S. election through cyberattacks. That is a grave allegation — the very kind of thing a President Clinton might repeat to justify war with Russia.

    Especially now that we hear calls for the misnamed ‘hacking the election’ to be called an act of war. There is definitely another ‘Great Game’ in play, possibly including an attempt at rebuilding a caliphate or Ottoman Empire.

  24. p.g.sharrow says:

    That seems to be a part of both the Chinese and Muslim Great Dream, Start a war between the Americans and the Russians so they can take advantage in the resulting chaos. The Clintons have a record of working for and being funded by both the Chinese and Muslim Brotherhood. Time for the Russians and Americans to join together and face their REAL enemies. Perhaps with the assassination of Putin’s friend and ambassador to Turkey, it will become plain that these people are no ones friend and a great danger to Russia. Americans and Russians are competitors, NOT enemies. Time for the “Brothers of the North” to join together and end the dreams of conquest of the Warlords…pg

  25. Gail Combs says:

    P.G.
    That is exactly what I said a few days ago. The Clintons have ALWAYS been allied with the Chinese so yes they want a war between the USA and Russia with China the real winner when it is all over.

    Putin of course is well aware of that.

  26. cdquarles says:

    I believe that I’ve also said that I can see no reason for us to be enemies with Russia. About Crimea, that has always been Russia (Georgia, the country, too). About the Ukraine, that area is complicated. Still I believe Putin proved that Obama violated the previous treaty and at least Soros & co. instigated trouble there. If we really wanted to rid the world of Islam’s warlord tendency, we really do need to ally with Russia. That would make China think twice, yet China has an Islam problem, too.

  27. philjourdan says:

    @E.M. – Sorry, the figures are for 10 years. It works out to $18,667/person/year. That is after Obamacare defined a Cadillac plan as costing $10,500/person/year.

    So the government creates a system that costs 80% more than the one the “rich” enjoy and call it a success.

  28. DonM says:

    @ phil

    Where’d the rest of the money go?

    The millions of recently insured pretty much just signed up for crap policies that don’t provide anything substantial, so maybe average $3,000 per person premium subsidy costs. (I’m guessing that the $1.500 tax penalty that I, and other healthy non-participants, pay is already factored into the estimated budget/costs).

    That leaves more than $15,000 per insured for overhead/admin.

  29. Gail Combs says:

    DonM says: “Where’d the rest of the money go?….”

    To pay for the medical for all the illegals. GO to the emergency room sometime. You had better speak Spanish…
    Illegal Immigrants Get Over $1,200 More In Welfare Benefits Than American Families A Year

    Also IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address and that is just one address.

    Can you say Demi-rats buying VOTES from illegals?

  30. E.M.Smith says:

    Oh, damn. I’m getting behind on reading my own blog.

    Well, you folks are finding all sorts of interesting things and links to talk about while I hack computers, OK, just maybe someone post a summary some time, ok? 8-)

    only 1/2 in jest…

  31. Gail Combs says:

    Colorado, Home to many CAGW alarmists just got slapped in the face with a snowball….

    Crested Butte Mountain closed Monday because of too much snow
    Resort is winning the state’s snow tally….

    It was yet another week of Snowmaggedon for Crested Butte. Last week saw Crested Butte Mountain Resort harvest a state-leading 47 inches from a hydrological hammerdrop. The resort’s powder-cam snow stake on Monday was buried beyond its 18-inch top by midday and the resort, struggling with a windy, damp and bountiful storm, made the very rare call of closing early.

    “CLOSED. For the safety of our guests and employees, we are shutting down operations early for the day,” read the announcement on the powder cam.

    http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/09/crested-butte-mountain-resort-closed-too-much-snow

    Californicate has not been left out from the Mother Natures big Dump.

    Squaw Alpine recorded 4.5 feet (137 cm) of snow, according to its Twitter account by January 4th, link while Homewood ski area received 79 inches (200 cm) of snow in 72 hours. from On the Snow

    It is not just North America. The Death toll in Poland rises to 55. Record Snow in Istanbul, Minus -30°C in Germany (no, NOT in the Alps!) and more reported by Ice Age Now

  32. philjourdan says:

    @DonM – The federal bureaucracy.

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