Thursday, July 10, 2014
John Boehner and the Ultimate Con
"This is a problem of the President's own making," the Ohio Republican thundered on Thursday. "He's been President for five and a half years! When is he going to take responsibility for something?"
Oh, the President. He refuses to take responsibility for anything! We know all about people who hide from their responsibilities.
And cut taxes to pay for it. And do not even think of paying for contraceptives. Oh, sorry, that's another rant.
Or, maybe, we could build big camps and put all those kids in them. Put them down at Guantanamo! Don't ask us what to do about it. It's the President's responsibility! He should know! He's President!
And why does he just not admit what a complete failure he has been as President and resign?
And if we say this often enough, and if the Koch brothers give us enough money to buy enough air time to repeat this often enough, why then, eventually, it will be like, conventional wisdom. "Everybody knows" it's true.
Why hasn't anybody said, "Mr. Boehner, have you, at long last, no shame?"
Well, Boehner knows all about that warm medium--just look aggrieved and nobody listens to the cool, reasoned response from the President; they just respond to the emotion.
But, even given the Republicans' mastery of the airways, have we not, at long last, reached the point where we can see through all this bluster, to the truth?
Posted by the phantom speaks at 10:53 PM