house speaker boehners boner werent no boner atall

YESTERDAY, HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER said these words: “We should not be judged on how many new laws we create. We ought to be judged on how many laws we re­peal. We’ve got more laws than the ad­min­is­tra­tion could ever en­force.” (July 21, 2013), And he is being raked over the coals all over the place by those/we fur­sh­lug­giner li­brulls. Why? He is com­pletely ac­cu­rate in his state­ment. We don’t nec­es­sarily need any new laws at this exact moment.

Years ago, I read that if one con­sid­ered every form of gov­ern­ment in this country from the feds on down to the smallest town, there were more than 1,000,000,000 laws on the books in these here United States! ONE MILLION LAWS?!? Telling us what we cannot do and have to do.

So, there are too many damn laws in the US!

The problem we of the pro­gres­sive ilk have with Mr. Boehner and those of the con­ser­v­a­tive ilk isn’t that they want to re­peal laws. Hell’s Belles, they could do away with a few hun­dred thou­sand of them and I would applaud!

The problem is the ones that they want to re­peal are the ones that we need to pro­tect us from the ra­pa­cious na­ture of the wealthy and the corporations!

Now, while the first few lines of his state­ment are all over the in­ternet, they were not all that he said. Mr. Boehner also said, “We don’t do com­mem­o­ra­tive bills on the floor. We don’t do all that non­sense. We deal with what the Amer­ican people want us to deal with.”

If the Re­pub­li­cans dealt with what the Amer­ican people want, then among so many other things:

•  thou­sands of banksters and other Wall Street crim­i­nals would be in prison;

•  mil­lions of Amer­i­cans would have had their mort­gages for­given when we bailed out the CORRUPT lenders and would have their houses back in their possession;

•  there would be al­most NO Amer­ican troops any­where in the world ex­cept in local Na­tional Guard centers;

•  there would be pro­gres­sive tax­a­tion with little or no loop­holes for the wealthy and the corporations;

•  cor­po­ra­tions would NOT be given taxpayer-funded, fi­nan­cial in­cen­tives to ship Amer­ican jobs over­seas; and

•  we would all have med­ical in­sur­ance under a single-payer health care plan.

So, do not flay Mr. Boehner for his com­ment as it stands. Do not laugh at him be­cause you think he sounds stupid. That just makes you/me/us look stupid. In­stead, flay him for the lies. Laugh at him for being the loser grasping at straws that he has become …

(Hu­morous aside time: When I used my spell-checker on this piece, it flagged BOEHNER as a pos­sible mis-spelling and sug­gested BONER in its stead. To be fair to him, his last name is al­most cer­tainly German, prob­ably had an um­laut, and its cor­rect pro­nun­ci­a­tion varies, with ay and ur among the variations.)

 

DonkeyHotey Boehner caricature 1000

HEADER IMAGE: The car­i­ca­ture of Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu and John Boehner is by the leg­endary artist Donkey Hotey.

 

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