Thursday, April 30, 2009

Congressman John A. Boehner and Congresswoman Virginia Foxx Fleecing the Rubes.

This is not what I planned on doing today, but when I read it I thought I might be able to have a little fun with it. The first is an interview with Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio by the Washington Times.

The Washington Times, a conservative newspaper was founded by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed second coming of Christ and a bigtime GOP backer.
You wouldn't know it by looking at him, but apparently Senator Boehner has a delicate tummy. He tells us about it in the interview.
The top House Republican said Tuesday that the liberal bills being pushed by President Obama and congressional Democrats make him "want to throw up" and that Mr. Obama's first 100 days in office have shown he has "no plan for keeping America safe."
Oh, for the good old days when president was ticking off the rest of the world, starting wars for no reason, disregarding terrorist warnings and seeing evil doers behind every bush.
Unfortunately, for Boehner and the Right, paranoia is not conducive to feelings of well being or safety. Catch-22.
Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio said in an interview that decisions such as closing Guantanamo Bay prison and releasing classified memos on CIA interrogation techniques reflect a dangerous, "piecemeal approach" to national security.

"I'm just looking at some of these tactical moves that they've made, and I don't see how they fit into a larger picture," he said in an interview with editors and reporters at The Washington Times. "They have no plan for taking on the terrorists, and they have no plan for keeping America safe. What is the overarching strategy here?"

I have to applaud Congressman Boehner for publicly admitting woefully inadequate cognitive abilities. It takes a big man to admit his shortcomings.
The "overarching strategy" can be found here, Obama's NSC Will Get New Power, btw. Always glad to help out the cognitively challenged.
He attacked Democratic initiatives such as a "hate crimes" bill being considered this week in the House, which would boost the federal government's authority to go after "bias-motivated violence." Conservative critics say the bill amounts to a gag rule for preachers and other religious figures who do not support homosexuality.

The bill "makes me want to throw up," Mr. Boehner said, blasting the idea of going after someone for "what we think they were thinking as opposed to what they did."

OMG! Obama's not only coming after our guns, but he wants our preachers too! And then he wants us put in jail for what we think! OMG! OMG! OMG!
It's just hard for me to believe that a grown man like Boehner could say something like this with a straight face. It's even harder for me to believe the number of people who actually believe this crap.
They ought to be just damned glad that there aren't laws against total stupidity in this country.
As I said before this is crap. Are you listening right wingers? It's just absolute BS. In fact, the language of the bill includes,
"Nothing in this Act, or the amendments made by this Act, shall be construed to prohibit any expressive conduct protected from legal prohibition by, or any activities protected by the free speech or free exercise clauses of, the First Amendment to the Constitution."
So you see, Fox News and the Right Wing Propaganda Machine, or even your hate spouting preachers will not be affected in any way. So you'll have to find something else to talk about at your next tea party.
The 10-term lawmaker criticized Mr. Obama's bid to shut down Guantanamo before figuring out where the high-risk terrorist detainees would be placed.

"We have a fabulous facility in Cuba. It is state of the art," he said. "I have no confidence that any detainees we send back to Yemen are going to be in prison for a very long time, and then they're right back on the battlefield."

Yeah, we should just keep them forever in order to make the Right feel safer. Brilliant!
I have a better idea. Let's move out the detainees and since it's such a "fabulous facility in Cuba" with "great food", we could open it up as a resort for vacationing right wingers. I got this from the right wing blogosphere.
It’s a tropical paradise with great food, comfortable accommodations and culturally sensitive religious services. It’s cleaner and more pleasant than the countries of origin of any of the inmates, and is far too good for them.
Too good for them, but great for tired right wingers who need a little rest far away from Obama and all of those America hating liberals. Hasta la vista!
Mr. Boehner also criticized Mr. Obama's release of Bush administration Justice Department memos approving "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding, saying it "handcuffs our intelligence professionals." He also challenged the premise that most of the information had been reported, arguing that an official government account is categorically different than a press report.

"They should have fought this court case all the way to the end instead of rolling over for their friends in the [American Civil Liberties Union]," Mr. Boehner said of the lawsuit that prompted the disclosure.

Boehner says he don't want the memos out because it would "handcuff our intelligence professionals". That's a little odd considering that our intelligence professionals say it doesn't work anyway. Like here and here and here.
So torture yields basically either no intelligence or bad intelligence. It don't work and Boehner's all for it. I have to give them credit, right wingers can go farther with no intelligence or bad intelligence than any other group that I've ever seen.
Congressman Boehner also mentioned another of the Right's greatest fears, the ACLU. Imagine an organization that stands up for a person's civil rights, no matter who or what they are. That's just un-American.
Senator Boehner, champion of red herrings and straw dogs.
Champion of the ignorant beyond belief is North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx. Take a look at what she said:
Rep. Foxx: "The bill was named after a very unfortunate incident that happened, where a young man was killed, but we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of robbery. It wasn't because he was gay. The bill was named for him, the hate crimes bill was named for him, but it's, it's really a hoax, that that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills."[House Floor Speech, 4/29/09]

I mean, even the killers said they did it because he was gay.
I'm glad that these people are finally starting to be seen as the reactionary fringe group that they always have been.


  1. "Oh, for the good old days when president was ticking off the rest of the world, starting wars for no reason, disregarding terrorist warnings..."

    Well, that's no fair. If Bush can claim credit for anything it most certainly would involve taking terrorism seriously. I think the present debate over water-boarding is asking the question whether his administration took it TOO seriously. Also, I hope, "seeing evil doers behind every bush" was a Cheney joke. Because that would be damn clever.

  2. There's a big difference between "ticking off the world", and having respect. Clearly Obama has not made America more respectable, but more vulnerable by trying to kiss up to despotic regimes such as Chavez and Castro and putting us all in danger.

    At least Bush took terrorism seriously and didn't see it as just "mad made disasters" as Nappy Napolitano had said. Surely we will see another attack sometime soon if this type of policy keeps up.

  3. "Boehner says Obama's bills makes him 'want to throw up'"

    Boehner better buy himself some pepto bismal because the next few years are going to make him even sicker than he already is.

    "Surely we will see another attack sometime soon if this type of policy keeps up."

    Why, atomic lib smasher? Are the right wing extremists already planning another Oklahoma City? Because the USA was always more likely to get attacked by them then they ever were by foreign terrorists.

    And in that vein: Obama has already kept us safe as they foiled an anti-Obama nazi in the Maine that was planning a "dirty atomic lib smasher bomb".:

    "It says that four 1-gallon containers of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide, uranium, thorium, lithium metal, thermite, aluminum powder, beryllium, boron, black iron oxide and magnesium ribbon were found in the home.

    Also found was literature on how to build “dirty bombs” and information about cesium-137, strontium-90 and cobalt-60, radioactive materials. The FBI report also stated there was evidence linking James Cummings to white supremacist groups. This would seem to confirm observations by local tradesmen who worked at the Cummings home that he was an ardent admirer of Adolf Hitler and had a collection of Nazi memorabilia around the house, including a prominently displayed flag with swastika. Cummings claimed to have pieces of Hitler’s personal silverware and place settings, painter Mike Robbins said a few days after the shooting.

    An application for membership in the National Socialist Movement filled out by Cummings also was found in the residence, according to the report. Cummings’ wife, Amber B. Cummings, 31, told investigators that her husband spoke of “dirty bombs,” according to the report, and mixed chemicals in her kitchen sink. She allegedly told police that Cummings subjected her to years of mental, physical and sexual abuse. She also said that Cummings was “very upset” when Barack Obama was elected president."

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  5. This isn't any kind of astute political observation or insightful commentary, but I just want to add this: RETARDLICANS!!!

  6. Hey Liberal Drinker! Good to see you and well played.

    I want to thank everyone for coming. And Atomic Lib Smasher the other side is always welcome here. But you might find it a little harder to smash libs here than it is in Right Wing Fantasy Land.

    And "my" thanks for dropping by and saying my blog is your fav. But I would suggest you click on these other guys names and check out their blogs.

    Connecticut Man and Zirgar both have excellent political blogs and Horaito is a published writer. And with a name like Atomic Lib Smasher it has to be worth a look.


  7. I am so sick of Mitch McConnell and John Boehner!Boehner makes me want to "throw up" every time I see him and I try to avoid at all cost. Boehner said he had not talked with one person who supported a public option. Well, he has now heard from me. These guys, along with many others, Rep and Dems have received soooo many millions for insurance companies and Pharma that they cannot think about the voters. We need health care, not health insurance companies, that people can buy into and a public option will give us that choice.

  8. I believe that the Health Care in the USA can be solved very easily, We the people deserve the same health coverage as Congress. How simple would it be just give us what we pay for to have. That seems fair to me. Why should we pay for your health coverage when you are not willing to give the people who pay for coverage the same thing. You could pass this simple task in minutes.
    From a Very unhappy taxpayer.
    P.S. stop the war and close old military bases over sea's this would more than cover health care. We no longer need bases from World War II.

  9. Senator John Boehner needs to be voted OUT

  10. -
    How did Congressman John Boehner become a "Senator" at the top of this blog?

    John Boehner is not a Senator and never was.

    This article should be deleted so as not to give Boehner credit for something he never was.

  11. Thanks for pointing out the obvious to me.

    My only excuse would be, too little sleep, too much sake or I had a reaction to the stuff I was smoking.

    Whatever, I apologize for my mistake and for giving Boehner more than he deserves.


I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.

John Stuart Mill (May 20 1806 – May 8 1873)