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The Cry Baby
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When, John Boehner, became “Speaker of the House” the man cried and cried and cried.In every interview, you saw him in; the man could not get through it without crying. He became the butt of nighttime and daytime comedians’ jokes and fodder for their routines and imagination.
Once Boehner got through that and after being endlessly made fun of by the press, comedians and everyday people for his frequent crying. He and the other House Republicans, spurred on by, Mitch McConnell, vowed that their number one goal was to “make President Obama a one term president” (well that didn’t work out too well did it)
They voted against every bill or proposal that President Obama presented to them to improve the economy, and then had the nerve to call him as an “ineffectual leader!” (Hahahaha, can you believe that sh!t? As former President Clinton said “That takes a lot of brass” I agree.)
Then Boehner and his house buddies made a pledge to Grover Norquist, never to raise taxes for any reason. Even if it meant the country would go “down the tubes). 219 of 234 Republicans in the House and 9 of 41 Republicans in the senate signed it. (Can you believe that? What the hell is wrong with these people? And who the hell is Grover Norquist?)
Norquist, is a conservative lobbyist, author of the “Taxpayer's Protection Pledge” and president of “Americans for Tax Reform” and a diehard conservative political ideologue.
So why are they making a pledge to this guy as if he’s Jesus Christ himself?
Because…Boehner and his crew are themselves conservative, political ideologues…they’re stuck on ideology and don’t give a damn about reality.(Ideologue: An adherent of an ideology, esp. one who is uncompromising and dogmatic "a Nazi ideologue" Dictionary.com)
The Fiscal Cliff And Compromise
Let me say this, I don’t think that Boehner is an evil or bad man. I think the man is not that strong of a person and therefore not that strong of a leader, as his constant crying showed, after he become Speaker of the House.He had the nerve to call President Obama a weak , ineffectual leader, but now the “chickens are coming home to roost”.His party has been taken over by right wingTea Party extremist ideologues, who he can’t control and are more stuck on ideology than he is. But, as ideological as Boehner is, he appeared willing to bend on his ideological stance so the economy wouldn’t go over the so-called “Fiscal Cliff”. But the man couldn’t even get enough of his fellow house Republicans to vote on his plan. He had to withdraw it because of a lack of support and lack of votes. His own party shut him down.(What a leader).
Case in point, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan. Said this about Boehner’s willingness to compromise, "We clearly can't have a speaker operate well outside what Republicans want to do”. Suggesting that Boehner position as Speaker of the House might be in jeopardy if Boehner isn’t "willing to sit and listen to Republicans first, or march off" and try to make a deal with President Obama on the Fiscal Cliff. Putting Boehner in a position of being between “a rock and a hard place” if he wants to negotiate a deal to avoid going over the “Fiscal cliff. (Poor guy. I feel for him…not!)
These guys act like they won the election and don’t seem to give a damn about what the majority of the American people want. All they seem to care about is themselves and sticking to their to ideology and sacred pledge to Grover Norquist not to raise taxes under any circumstances,
A least in President Obama case, it was Boehner and the Republicans opposing and stalling his effectiveness at getting things done, not his own party.
So who’s the weak and ineffectual leader now?
Just For Kicks
Just for kicks
Here’s a list of some of the times Boehner has just burst - out crying like a sudden summer shower, on a sunny day.
When. June 2011 What caused it: Giving a commencement speech
When April 2011 What caused it: Thanking Republicans for their support through budget negotiations
When Jan 2011 What caused it: Taking the speaker’s gavel
When.Dec 2010 What caused it: Talking about schools and his wife on “60 Minutes”
When.Nov 2010 What caused it: Election night
When.May 2010 What caused it: Talking about his 11 brothers and sisters
When.June 2009. What caused it: The singing of "America the Beautiful"
When.Sept 2008. What caused it: Talking about Americans suffering economically
When.Feb 2007 What caused it: Talking about the security of the American people
(List from Politico.com http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/0911/What_makes_John_Boehner_cry.html)