This animated gif really does encapsulate the current state of the GOP

A fun little animated gif from Sarah Parnass that really does encapsulate the past few weeks for the Republicans.

At a press conference the other day, devoted to yet another of their brilliant new hashtags – #time4solutions – tragedy struck the Republican party.

Of course, one man’s tragedy is another’s comedy gold.


Philip Bump over at the Atlantic Wire has a whole collection of the best moments of the GOP government shutdown. Do check them out.

And a reader sent another that also truly encapsulates the hubris of the GOP – this one possibly courtesy of


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17 Responses to “This animated gif really does encapsulate the current state of the GOP”

  1. fletcher says:

    Couldn’t be Barney. Not one mention of liking anyone but the 0.01% who buy then foil tri-corner hats from Party City in bulk.

  2. Drew2u says:

    There’s no way the amount of carbon in the air that needs to be turned back into a solid form can be used in a consumer’s market. As much as that’s a neat idea, I believe we, the planet, need to think about it as toxic waste and sequester it as we do with nuclear waste. The carbon being added in the air came from solid form, shale, or in sequestered pockets, underground/undersea oil, so it needs to be returned to such a dormant state and out of the natural carbon cycle.

  3. FUFatherEisenman says:

    No it’s not.

  4. The_Fixer says:

    That’s pretty cool. There was no mention of how feasible it would be in terms of cost, and what the catalyst is and how abundant it is. Not to mention the long-term durability of the plastic. But if it works out, it could be a game-changer.

  5. mark_in_toronto says:

    It’s the Toronto Raptors mascot.

  6. Thom Allen says:

    Tonight the state of the GOP-TP: anger, fear, anxiety and big time . . .

  7. Thom Allen says:

    I’m sorry, I can’t believe that without photographic evidence. Though, if true, would probably really rapture Michele after years with Marcus.

  8. Thom Allen says:

    White kerchief that is large enough to become flag-sized when needed to show surrender.

  9. The_Fixer says:

    I think you meant “slight Orange damage.”

  10. bkmn says:

    Sale in aisle 5 on orange kerchiefs, slight water damage.

  11. UncleBucky says:

    When did they start making flags look like cardboard so they were neatly displayed? Anyone remember the kerfuffel about flags displayed by Democrats (?) that got everyone on a neat freakazoid thing with the US Flag? ;o)

  12. UncleBucky says:

    When the GOPasaur is upside down, the stars look better.

  13. karmanot says:

    My gavel is bigger than yours.

  14. Whitewitch says:

    Ohhh owe….poor Red Thing…is it on skates?

  15. Drew2u says:

    Off topic, but could this be used to sequester carbon and methane, if the result is a net carbon negative from incoming carbon and methane vs. amount needed to run the plant?

  16. ckg1 says:

    Homer Simpson says…


  17. FLL says:

    The quote from Boehner and the photo are both from Huffpo. Boehner said, “We just didn’t win.”
    As for the photo, I’m at a loss for words:

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