John Boehner seems never to have learned anything about the Great Depression

House Speaker John Boehner is seven years younger than I, which means that memories of the Great Depression were not as fresh among his elders as they were among mine when I was a child. Some of the stories I heard growing up were vivid first-handĀ  recollections of the tough times in the 1930s when jobs were relatively scarce and working-class families struggled to get by. If Boehner also heard such stories, he seems to have forgotten them, as we see HERE: Last week John Boehner, the speaker of the House, explained to an audience at the...

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Boehner resurrects widely debunked nonsense about Obama’s so-called apology tour

Poor John Boehner! In a pathetic effort to curry favor among the far-right elements of his own Republican House caucus, he’s trotting out an oldie-but-a-baddy — the claim that Barack Obama traveled the globe in 2009 apologizing for America. Boehner’s remarks came in an interview this past Friday on a TV station in North Dakota (see HERE). The ever-embattled House speaker no doubt figures that most Americans, especially those in his party, have forgotten (or never knew) that the apology-tour crap has been widely debunked....

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A second national poll shows that most Americans oppose Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama

It probably won’t matter to congressional Republicans that Americans generally disagree with THIS FOOLISH STRATEGY: A majority of Americans disapprove of the House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama, which charges that he overstepped his authority in failing to enforce the Affordable Care Act in a timely manner, according to a new CBS News poll. The House of Representatives voted last week along party lines to authorize Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to file a suit forcing the president to enforce the law — in...

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Republican lawmakers have not been talking about impeachment, right? Wrong!

House Speaker John Boehner says all the talk about impeaching President Obama has been coming from the Democrats. This video puts the lie to Boehner’s...

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Boehner’s threat of a lawsuit against Obama is foolish on several counts

Barack Obama has issued far fewer executive orders than most of his predecessors of the past 80 years, but most right-wingers areĀ  unaware of that fact. Some of these people seem to think that Obama invented executive orders and is using them to destroy America. Accordingly, from a purely partisan political standpoint, House Speaker John Boehner’s recent rhetoric about perhaps suing Obama for violating the Constitution is aimed mainly at currying favor among the booboisie. But as a practical matter, such a lawsuit wouldn’t likely...

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