John Boehner’s downward spiral has been epic. Starting on day one he admitted his intentions to block legislation not for idealogical purposes but only to unseat Obama in the white house. And it’s starting to get to him. After Harry Reid slammed the speaker for running a house dictatorship ignoring the need to provide a secure financial footing for the country. House Republicans are being blamed more every day for fighting against the economic recovery just days after unemployment numbers indicate a 4 year low from when Obama first took office.
Boehner’s response was to tell Reid to “go fuck yourself” like a high school student. His plan is clear. We will fight anyone but us fixing the economy. If it means it’s us who are responsible for sabotaging that economy. So be it.
But it’s not only democrats attacking him. After Hurricane Sandy pushed Gov Chris Christie away from the party line of attacking democrats in favor of serving the people he swore to represent he echoed Reid’s comments regarding a much needed bill for relief from the Hurricane. Again, the culprit is John Boehner blocking legislation the house actually wants to pass and Christie is understandably angry. Instead of dealing with these issues Boehner has stuck his head in the sand refusing to return the Governor’s phone calls for reasons resembling a high school girl who’s angry at her friend for not hating the head cheerleader he hates.
No doubt, the dreaded Fiscal Cliff gives a legitimate cause for concern. But when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner suggested there is no doubt going off the cliff will result is a dramatic downturn Rick Santelli just about loses his mind with the absolutist politics being played. He points out that the future is not actually possible to predict and this interpretation is not universally accepted. Knowing he’s scored a point however he gets confident and launches into a diatribe showing his Tea Party roots. Channeling both Lewis Black and Rush Limbaugh, Santelli starts to rant about how no one in the world, but him supposedly, knows what’s really going on. He could have hammered this home had he allowed the discussion to continue. Instead of allowing the Secretary to respond however Santelli just kept yelling and ranting against who he sees as his ‘enemies’ in congress, looking panicked in the face of the Fiscal Cliff and being laughed at by cooler heads.
What happens when you take a Talk Radio superstar and pit him against a legitimate and seasoned politician? The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, recently took some time to talk to Michael Graham. Without being able to gang up, cut the phone line or screen his callers all Graham has to offer is stammers which become drowned out by the rousing cheers of the audience. If you listen, ever so slightly, the precise sound of ripping skin can be heard as Graham’s asshole actually rips in two while a river of bullshit flows out in fear.
In our recent post of John McCain’s Gentlemanly Pwn Of Michelle Bachmann we gave a pre-amble stating that what was about to follow may be worthy of posting, however lacked the entertainment factor we usually go for in this space. It didn’t matter: the response to McCain’s show of class was quite large.
Enter CNN’s Dana Bash. Approaching the former GOP nomination hopeful was all it took to set her into a full tilt sprint. Well, as fast as you can run wearing heels. Why? She knew what Dana wanted: a simple response to McCain’s speech. She also knew how she looked yesterday. She also knew she had no response to being called out that would not make her look more stupid. So, stuck with one of those pesky reporters? What to do? Easy! Just pretend you have a pressing meeting in the stairwell and run there s fast as you can, because that doesn’t look stupid at all.
Wow. Love or hate Chris Matthews but appreciate the smack down laid by Chris Matthews on Judson Philips. They discuss guns and violence but the most barbaric thing to see in this clip is the relentless fact bombs dropped all over Mr. Philips. It’s vicious, it’s political, it’s pwnage.