Another Boner From Boehner

Maybe it’s just me, but I get a little offended at the sheer lameness of the lies that pour daily out of the GOP; it’s as though they don’t even care what the truth is anymore, since they rightly recognize that their “base” consists of, well, stupid people.  Today, right-thinking Americans everywhere are aghast at the temerity of teachers in Wisconsin to react negatively to having the National Guard called on them as their wages and benefits are unilaterally and theatrically cut by their tea-bagging boy-Governor, Scott Walker, and their wingnut House.

Paul Ryan, America’s Most Overrated Congressman, naturally stepped into the fray, darkly intoning that Madison was turning into Cairo, which would be kind of stupid, given that that makes Walker into Mubarak and all, but for all Ryan doesn’t know, which is evidently plenty, he knows that scary Mooslim hordes are catnip to his Fox-addled base.  Throw it at the wall and see what sticks….  whitebread cheesehead teachers and students, to the stupid people righties have lovingly cultivated, are just as big of thugs as those dirty habibs, especially if they belong to some union.

Then the Boner dictated the following (undoubtedly from some cocktail lounge full of lobbyist floozies, since it was after noon:)

“Republicans in Congress -– and reform-minded (Reform, in Republicanese, means a return to the robber baron era) GOP governors like Scott Walker, John Kasich and Chris Christie –- are daring to speak the truth about the dire fiscal challenges Americans face at all levels of government, and daring to commit themselves to solutions that will liberate our economy and help put our citizens on a path to prosperity. Maybe it’s the booze, but surely Boehner understands that the “dire fiscal challenges” government faces are due to a combination of Republican looting and the systematic destruction of the middle class while his party has been in ascendance.  To cover for this obvious but inconvenient fact, Boehner goes all Palin, and acts like these showboating little emperors are somehow victims. I’m disappointed that instead of providing similar leadership from the White House, the president has chosen to attack leaders such as Gov. Walker, who are listening to the people and confronting problems that have been neglected for years at the expense of jobs and economic growth. Anyone who isn’t illiterate understands that for the last century or so, Republicans NEVER produce prosperity, and tend to lose jobs even as they enrich the wealthy.  Further, the Chamber of Commerce and Dick Armey, despite their little hoedown last November, are not the people; they’re the opposite.

According to news reports, the White House has even unleashed the Democratic National Committee to spread disinformation and confusion in Wisconsin regarding the governor’s courageous actions. Like all “courageous” Republican actions, this one involves talking tough and siccing the army on your opponents.  Who, exactly, is doing the “unleashing” here? I urge the president to order the DNC to suspend these tactics. This is not the way you begin an ‘adult conversation’ in America about solutions to the fiscal challenges that are destroying jobs in our country. So, just days after Boehner pooh-poohed job losses with a boozy “So be it,” he wakes up and cares about jobs, just not for the wrong people.  And as usual, he blames job losses and deficits caused by his party on somebody else.  Yeah, teachers in Wisconsin cased the meltdown.  And ACORN.  Also.

The following is either so stupid, or so diabolical (I’m guessing the latter), that the lies include “and” and “the.”

Rather than shouting down (Really.  Obama, shouting? )those in office who speak honestly (Walker’s proposal to strip unions of their bargaining power is nothing more than good old Republican union busting, which why it stirred Boehner from his stupor in the first place, and since it’s a manufactured crisis about a manufactured deficit, calling Walker “honest” in this case is about like calling Chris Christie “lanky,” but do go on, Boner.) about the challenges we face, the president and his advisors should lead. Until they do, they are not focusing on jobs, and they are not listening to the American people who put them in power.” Here Boehner gets the high-turnout Obama sweep of 2008 mixed up, conveniently, with the low-turnout post Citizens (!) United election of 2010.  You see, union busters did not put Obama in power, Quite the opposite, but they did elevate the Boner to a position evidently far above his humble abilities, and like so many others who watch too much FOX, Boehner thinks that he and a couple of disastrous accidental Governors are now running things here in America.

So confident is Boehner and his ilk that the Supreme Court has handed them the keys to the kingdom that they’re not even bothering to come up with plausible excuses anymore for their ridiculous and pointlessly confrontational behavior.  Let’s hope the Wisconsin teachers and public servants hand them their asses; the alternative is just too depressing to contemplate.

8 Comments

  1. dirigo says:

    Digby has posted some details on Wisconsin and cites TPM stuff which says the state fiscal bureau is reporting that the budget will be in surplus at the end of the fiscal year, pointing out as well that Walker’s spending plan – to the tune of $140 million – is the real problem.

    • cocktailhag says:

      I saw that, and that’s why I mentioned that the controversy was manufactured. This was cooked up at ALEC for a nationwide blitz, and whether it’s true or not, it’s being rolled out everywhere Republicans won.

  2. meremark says:

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    I’m glad to see you wrote on the Wisconsin thang, Hag.

    Conscious awareness is getting raised by this where there wasn’t any care there before. I expect and predict this time, this Full Moon, was the rightwing fascism high-water mark and now the tide turns out, and now they trickle and dribble away to nothing.

    Zero Republicans running anymore: We’ll take it! Even as it is, coming with massive clean-up & recovery efforts, years on-going, required in the first order of business.

    My latest jingoism is something like: Hurry up and shut down the Government so the socialists can take over.

    America and Americans are eager to flush the bush war criminals away.

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  3. retzilian says:

    Speaking of boners, I never thought I’d live to see the day that the legislature would step back into pre-1950′s open misogyny like they have today by voting to defund Planned Parenthood. I went to PP once a year for 20 years from the time I was 20 and none of the clinics I visited (in two different cities in Ohio) had abortion facilities; but even if they had, I wouldn’t have cared. I went there because I couldn’t afford an OB/GYN for routine exams, or because I got a discount based on a sliding scale that varied when I made money and when I didn’t. I paid according to my ability, and it was always fair. I also was able to get an annual exam and Rx very affordably, and the nurse practicioners were always really nice. They discovered a few anomolies over the years, and were responsible for giving me a low-dose estriodol pill that failed (ha!), but I loved PP and cannot believe this. The moral? Who goes to PP – regular girls. Millions of them.

    I don’t think this will pass the Senate and Obama will veto it, but the prinicple of the thing is ghastly.

    Next? NPR. I have no words I can type for these slime.

    • cocktailhag says:

      Same with most of the women I grew up with; PP is a social service, though, and you know righties are against those unless God is involved. Let’s hope for a very big backlash….

  4. Annice says:

    Go Ed Schultz! Someone has to get the Cheeseheads heard!