Not the sharpest tool in the box, but a tool, nonetheless.
House Speaker John Boehner theatrically mocked his fellow Republican Congressmen for being afraid to reform immigration policy when he spoke Thursday before the Middletown Rotary Club in his home district.Seems to me Boehner and his ilk are taking the path of least resistance, i.e., permitting national sovereignty to collapse upon itself for fear of alienating big businesses that like cheap labor. I can understand the Democrats' desire for creating millions of new citizens out of thin air - the donks will at least get votes and a new lease on life. But the Republicans will only get...what, exactly? A permanent minority? Will even establishment seats be safe when the total ineffectiveness of their occupants becomes indisputable?
"Here's the attitude. Ohhhh. Don't make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard," Boehner whined before a luncheon crowd at Brown's Run County Club in Madison Township.
"We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it's remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don't want to ... They'll take the path of least resistance."
Perhaps the most galling thing about Boehner's performance is his refusal to accept even the possibility that his opponents may actually have principled reasons for opposing his position on immigration reform. That, and the notion of Weepy John speaking in a stage whine (what, the real thing isn't revolting enough?).
Update: Robert of Ottawa, in the comments - "The American Eagle is surrounded by Ravens pecking at its liver, and it's supposed friends are Chickens."