Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Boehner, Cantor firing blanks

This gimmick – passing a defunding measure for ObamaCare that is not linked to the proposed continuing resolution – is not only a hollow gesture, but one that is so hollow that it is insulting. It’s like the Republican establishment’s equivalent of Obama’s “red line”.

Boehner, Cantor and the other so-called pragmatists apparently believe that we are all bound to honor this national suicide pact, enacted by a previous Congress in the teeth of public opposition, and now so unpopular that major union organizations, as well as hundreds of businesses, both large and small, are attacking it.

I think it was Jonah Goldberg who first referred to the French as “cheese-eating surrender monkeys”. Boehner and Cantor seem to have adopted this epithet as their emblem.


Steve Skubinna said...

Jonah lifted "cheese eating surrender monkeys" from a Simpsons episode. Groundskeeper Willie was filling in teaching French due to a teacher's strike.

The entire line was "Bonjouuuuuuur, ye cheese eating surrrrrrendurrrr monkeys!"

It was a lot funner when he said than when I typed it, though.

Anonymous said...

Boehner likes Obamacare, Amnesty, Raising the Debt Limit, War with Syria. It's hard to tell him apart from Obama. He looks very much to be a government for government's sake man.

Paco said...

Steve: Thanks for the original sourcing.

RebeccaH said...

I can't wait to see the backside of Speaker Orangeface McButtbuddy.