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Among the many reasons why I am by far the most popular 70-year-old Irish-American political blogger for a Gatehouse newspaper Web site is that I know lots of things the others don’t know.
I know, for example, that you don’t have to be a lawyer to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
I also know that you don’t have to be a priest to be elected Pope by the College of Cardinals. (That’s actually happened at least once.)
The right-wing zealots in House Speaker John Boehner’s Republican caucus stuffed a big lump of coal into his Christmas stocking last night, thereby placing him in the embarrassing position of needing Democratic votes to get anything done about the fiscal cliff on his watch.
Ezra Klein EXPLAINS:
Has there been a House speaker in modern American history with less control over his members than John Boehner?
Over the past three days, Boehner has focused all attention on “Plan B”: an effort to strengthen his hand in negotiations with President Obama by passing backup legislation that would extend the Bush …
Any minute now, Weeper of the House John Boehner (above) will break into tears over President Obama’s insistence on keeping his campaign promises — successful campaign promises, by the way — regarding fiscal policy.
Ezra Klein offers THIS SLANT on the situation:
Republicans are frustrated at the new Obama they’re facing: The Obama who refuses to negotiate with himself.
That’s what you’re really seeing in this “proposal.” Previously, Obama’s pattern had been to offer plans that roughly tracked where he thought the compromise should end up. The White House’s belief was that by being solicitous in their policy proposals, they …
To say that House Speaker John Boehner is two-faced is like saying Rush Limbaugh has issues with women.
When less-than-stellar jobs numbers for April were released this morning by the Labor Department, Boehner’s office issued a statement placing all of the blame on President Obama.
But the speaker was singing a different tune when the figures were more encouraging in previous months. On those occasions, he said Obama deserved none of the credit. He said it was Republican policies that had brightened the jobs picture.
There’s more on Boehner’s hypocrisy HERE….
House Speaker John Boehner got somewhat riled today about the growing perception that his party is waging a War on Women.
My favorite part is where Boehner asks: “My God, do we have to fight about everything?”
This from a guy who would bitterly disagree with President Obama on the time of day. What a laugh!