“John Boehner has just squandered the election results before the Republicans even are sworn in.” — Rush Limbaugh
“$2.5 billion for illegal immigrants and Obamacare is funded through the fiscal year, that’s a conservative speaker? I don’t think so. It’s a sad day that John Boehner doesn’t realize that there was an election … he is everything that’s wrong with Washington. He’s a Democratic Party-lite … He should not be the speaker. He should be replaced.” — Sean Hannity
“I think he ought to be able to pick up some Democratic votes for speaker this time.” — Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
Barack Obama might consider John Boehner to be his own personal Santa Claus, but for those folks who believe that amnesty and Obamacare are roughly as desirable as an outbreak of herpes in a nunnery — in other words, most of America — the House Weeper is the Grinch who stole Christmas.
The Obama/Boehner bill is a piece of pork-laden profligacy so atrocious that even a pair of demented hard-core leftists like Nancy Pelosi and the Cherokee Bolshevik from Massachusetts opposed it — and anytime a statist duo like that turns its back on a trillion-plus dollars in proposed federal spending, you know something stinks worse than a road-killed polecat on the 4th of July. Pelosi and Red Lizzie Warren, of course, are never against spending per se, just on who is permitted to do it. This places them, for once, on the same side of the wire as El Rushbo:
[Campaign finance] limits have practically been obliterated, which means that corporate donors can just start giving left and right. It used to be a limit of $37,000. Now it’s $737,000, something. It’s incredible. But the point of it, do you know why it’s in there? You know why? The Republicans put it in. You know why it’s in there, folks? This is how corporate America’s gonna defeat the Tea Party … it’s a Republican establishment ploy that kind of dovetails nicely with Obama sicking the IRS on the Tea Party to basically eliminate them as a viable threat by relaxing a registration in Dodd-Frank that pretty much permits corporations to spend any kind of money they want on politics … Obama and John Boehner want a bill that the bases of their respective parties reject.
Red Liz, on the other hand, has built a career on bashing Wall Street, a pastime popular since the halcyon days of old Jay Gould (“I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half.”). Not that some of those sticky-fingered stock swindlers and felonious financiers don’t deserve a decent bashing now and again. But, just as not every Democrat is a communist agent (there’s probably one or two socialists), not everyone in the financial markets makes their living by stealing bread from the mouths of widows, orphans, and disabled war veterans. In fact, without Wall Street, America might well be Mexico without the high standard of living. In which case, we’d all be sneaking across their border.
Meanwhile, Boehner-clone Mitch McConnell and the beady-eyed pickpocket, Harry Reid, have professed surprise that Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are holding up the vote on the Cromnibus in the Senate:
[…] the two Republican lawmakers demanded a vote on a proposal to cut funds from the bill that could be used to implement President Obama’s new immigration policy, ending any chance the measure could clear the Senate and be sent to the White House with a minimum of fuss … Senate Republican leaders have pledged to challenge Obama’s immigration policy early in the new year, after the GOP takes control of the Senate. But Cruz suggested they shouldn’t be entirely trusted to keep their pledge. “We will learn soon enough if those statements are genuine and sincere,” he said, in a clear reference to Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker John Boehner.
Why in the world would Ted think that? Maybe because every time McConnell and Boehner enter the ring, they throw up their hands and holler “NO MAS!” before the bell sounds for Round One.
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