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Jason Linkins

House GOP Caucus Could Do Better Than 'Braveheart' As Their Source Of Cinematic Pep

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.20.2012 | Media

When we look back on American history with our typical panglossian perspective, we tend to imagine that at every great moment, our nation was propelled into the future by the right person who had the right speech to stir our souls at the right time. Whether or not that used to be true, it doesn't seem to be the case anymore. At least if the House GOP caucus is any guide, anyway. For the second time in their first year as an assembly, they've relied on inspirational speeches from movies to inspire each other to go out and obstruct like the dickens! Hooray for Hollywood cliches, I guess.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Breaks Down GOP's 'The Town' Analogy

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 09.28.2011 | Comedy

With the deadline to raise the debt ceiling fast approaching, things are getting a little ridiculous in Congress. Jon Stewart closed out this week of ...

WATCH: O'Donnell Swears, Roasts GOP For Watching Violent Affleck Movie

Posted 09.27.2011 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell mocked the House Republican Caucus for using the Ben Affleck movie "The Town" to pump itself up. Speaking on his Wednesday show,...

7 More Ben Affleck Quotes The GOP Can Use

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2011 | Comedy

It looks like the debt ceiling negotiations in Washington have become officially ridiculous. During a conference on Tuesday, House Majority Whip Ke...

Jason Linkins

Ten Movie Scenes Rejected In Favor Of 'The Town' As A Means Of Psyching Up The GOP To Continue The Debt Ceiling Kabuki

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

The fake debt ceiling negotiations have gotten so ridiculous that now the GOP is having movie nights to get themselves psyched up. Why identify with a bunch of murderous gangsters? Wish I knew! But as it turns out, there were worse choices they could have made.