Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Goodbye Mr. Boehner!

In MY Life time  . There were (1)>> 3 Speakers of the House that have had some not so minimal impact in American politics  . First as a young boy growing up in the Reagan era . I remember  it was  liberal Democrat and influential Thomas Phillip "TipO'Neill, Jr. who used to have great temper tantrums in Congress . Arguing, name-calling and throwing heated rhetoric around. Mr. O'Neill may seeded many generations ahead through six government shutdowns under Ronald Reagan  . That "curse" of Tip O'Neill may have incarnated into of then-Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) as Speaker of the House.Who cased to much government dysfunction as a  (2)>>Tea Party favorite , that later the Tea Party movement its'self  gave Boehner the boot. Mr.  Boehner for the most of his hard rhetoric was too tight lipped , and every time he spoke at a press conference he sounded like someone who read from a scripted dialog . " We will repeal Obamacare ............". Just hearing him speak was bad enough , but he was so hard line, that even though  he may have had some points against President Obama , he actually made Mr. Obama look good . I remember when Mr.
IN the 5 years Speaker of the House ,
John Boehner had a lot to cry

Boehner said this about Obama,  (4)>> “No, because I believe that if the president continues to act on his own he is going to poison the well. When you play with matches, you take the risk of burning yourself, and he is going to burn himself if he continues to go down this path. The American people made it clear Election Day. They want to get things done, and they don’t want the president acting on a unilateral basis.”. Two years ago he wanted to impeach Mr. Obama . He failed . With the announced retirement of Boehner, we turn the page on five years of wasted conservative opportunity in the United States Congress.  For five years, Speaker Boehner has heard loudly and clearly from the people who gave him a Republican majority that they wanted conservative leadership. For five years, he has practiced surrender, capitulation, and compromise of conservative principles. He has repeatedly refused to use the “power of the purse” which gives the House the authority to defund so much that runs counter to conservative principles.  With a staggering majority in the House, he has behaved like the cowering leader of a minority party. BESIDES the CRYING . Of course, there's a history of Boehner crying. According to Politico, he's done it "during a tribute to golf legend Arnold Palmer, while listening to Irish music on St. Patrick's Day (Boehner is of German ancestry) and while singing "America the Beautiful," among other occasions." Of course he cried when he became Speaker of the House. NBC Philadelphia says Boehner's choked up at an unveiling of a Rosa Parks statue, during an event honoring the painter Constantino Brumidi. Boehner was kinda creepy , there were TMZ like reports that he is a alcoholic . The  purported alcoholism, (there’s even a blog called DrunkBoehner dedicated to chronicling his meltdowns)  Somewhere in between, Politico reported that Boehner had turned on the old barroom charm, jabbing a finger at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, and said, “Go fuck yourself.” A longtime confidante of Hillary Clinton dismissed House Speaker John Boehner as "louche, alcoholic, and lazy" in an email to Clinton's personal account that was released by the State Department.  If that was enough , now I could see why Mr. Boehner resigned the Office of the Speaker of the house. This is of course an old story about John’s alleged affair, but I just love the title of the article: “John Boehner Sex Probe”Capitol Hill insiders and political bloggers have been buzzing about an upcoming New York Times probe - detailing an alleged affair that the 61-year-old married father of two had with pretty Washington lobbyist (3)>> LISBETH LYONS. As Boehner exits , there could be a ray of hope for Congress. Boehner, known for habitually smoking in his speaker office, announced last week he will resign at the end of October from his post and seat in Congress. Asked about his impending departure, Reid recalled his first meeting with Boehner. "I'm going to miss the cigarette smoke," Reid told reporters on Tuesday. "To remind everyone: The first meeting I had with John Boehner, I could tell he was nervous, so I said, 'Go ahead and light up,' and he did and he’s been lit every meeting I’ve gone to."

(1)>> The three Speakers of the House , namely Tip O'Neill. Nancy Pelosi who may not be all there , some have accused of being senile . Yes, of coarse Mr. Boehner.(2)>>This isn’t the first time Boehner’s friends Tea Party friends have expressed their frustration with his antics.  Back in late 2010, the Ohio Liberty Council blasted Boehner for his secret bid to do away with the Congressional Ethics Office. (3)>> DailyKos published a diary titled "Maybe it's time for the media to say what they know about Boehner", in which he told us of the alleged affair between John Boehner and Lisbeth Lyons, who is the Vice President for Government Affairs for the American Printers Association, as reported by The National Enquirer months ago.So where is the media follow up stories to the allegations of John Boehner's reported affairs? I know we can hardly expect John Boehner to launch a ethics inquiry against himself, but it sure would be nice to have an independent investigative media in this country that could do that kind of thing, wouldn't it? Is there a compelling tweet, or a blue stained dress, or even a wide stance that could act as proof of the claims against House Speaker John Boehner? (4)>> Mr. Boehner's ethics have long been questioned , Boehner has a history of unethical, behavior as a congressman, so it is curious why there was no investigation, or at least probing questions, into why in less than a year a project few knew existed was suddenly paramount to Boehner; or why within a year he suddenly was heavily invested in Canada’s tar sand. According to Boehner’s 2010 financial disclosure, he invested in seven different Canadian tar sand companies to the tune of between $15,001 to $50,000 in each of the foreign entities. All of the companies are in the tar sand oil industry that Boehner stands to profit handsomely from if KeystoneXL is built.

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