Down Is Up As The White House Uses Conservatives Quoting Obama To Debunk Boehner Lawsuit

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Things are not going well for Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH).

After threatening to sue President Obama but failing to provide cause, the Speaker refused to use his brain when the President told him to please proceed. Instead of taking a moment to examine the floor littered with Republican foes who were hoisted on their own right wing conspiracy petard, Boehner pressed on.

This past weekend, the Speaker even wrote an op-ed about his lawsuit desperate attempt to woo the frothing, crazed GOP tea base, in which he also failed to mention one actual example of the President breaking the law.

His op-ed was not well received by said frothing base. It was such a fail that when White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Shultz was asked to respond to the Speaker’s op-ed, he tweeted that he should have sent reporters to read a rebuttal written by the ever-angry Erick Erickson:

When conservative Erick Erickson is calling you out and he has a point, you are pretty cooked.

Erickson’s diatribe begins thusly with a quote from his closing, “John Boehner and the House Republicans may lack the testicular fortitude to fight President Obama, but I would kindly ask that he save the taxpayers further money on a political stunt…”

Oh. Those are President Obama’s words. I am referring to political “stunt”, not “testicular fortitude”, of course. (However, a staunch belief in the lack of Boehner’s “testicular fortitude” could be implied by daring the bumbling Republican to sue him.)

Erickson tells Boehner and his clown posse to “man up”. Instead of running to the courts to act as “mama” to the Speaker, Erickson wants Boehner to commit political suicide for the GOP. You see, nothing else will appease the jihadist GOP base except cutting off the government. Oh, yes… It’s come to this.

John Boehner having to run home and cry to mama, i.e. let the courts act as the parent in the squabble, is chiefly a failure of House Republicans to use their “most complete and effectual weapon” against the Senate and President.

It is Republicans in the House and Senate who orchestrated giving Barack Obama a blank check to raise the debt ceiling through March of 2015. It is Republicans in the House and Senate who were so scared of a government shutdown, that they threw Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee under the bus before the President even initiated a government shut down.

Maybe no one has noticed yet, but Erick Erickson — the extreme right wing — just used President Obama’s words to take down Republican John Boehner for failing to be extremist enough. How do you know when your party is failing? When your base meets the opposition in frothing rage, you are pretty much failing.

Oddly, this is sort of what happened for Democrats in the lead up to the disastrous 2010 elections with the far left working with the Tea Party to destroy healthcare reform because it wasn’t enough. So in Erickson’s piece, he correctly pointed out that this was a stunt designed to get out the vote, “I would kindly ask that he save the taxpayers further money on a political stunt solely designed to incite Republican voters who might otherwise stay home…”

To add insult to injury for Boehner, his stunt is not only a complete failure but Democrats raised a lot of money off of it. If this keeps up, 2014 may not look like the pundits keep saying it will.

On June 27th, I noted that the President sounded as if he were firing a warning shot to Boehner. Some people never listen.

15 Replies to “Down Is Up As The White House Uses Conservatives Quoting Obama To Debunk Boehner Lawsuit”

  1. I’ll make 2 predictions. After November elections Boehner will no longer be speaker, and McConnell will be unemployed.

  2. Sarah:
    You must understand something: as an FB friend of mine correctly pointed out a couple of weeks ago, the Conservatives of the GOP are the “organ grinders” while the Tea Partiers are the “monkeys”. I would add the Libertarians of the party to that “monkey” group.
    This provides even more support for my truthful statement that the Fascist GOP Cons are psychopaths while the Tea Partiers and Libertarians of the party are sociopaths.
    Remember that one of the four major differences between sociopaths and psychopaths is intelligence. While the sociopath is an idiot and you can see him/her coming from 100 miles away (definitely the Tea Partiers and Libertarians), the psychopath uses his/her intelligence to mask their mental defects and to manipulate the stupid (perfectly describing the Cons).
    Something else I’ve said/written a lot: the GOP “Civil War” tragicomically rages on…

  3. I get your point but FFS you spam the exact same crap from some FB note of yours on almost every article here. It’s getting annoying.

  4. You would think that by now the GOP would have learned that President Obama is an intelligent and thoughtful man. He doesn’t react, after careful and deliberate thought he responds. He doesn’t give in to the knee jerk, do something, do anything GOTP. He is always several moves ahead of them and he makes them pay every time.

  5. I believe, with the SCOTUS decision on Hobby Lobby, voter ID requirements, non-expansion of Medicaid in some states, no jobs or infrastructure bill, neo-cons wanting America to get more involved in Iraq again, talks about suing the President and impeachment, 2014 is looking better for the Democrats.

  6. Has anybody told Boehner that he is suing a man who is a Constitutional lawyer and was top in his class?

  7. B..b..ut he’s a overly educated, elitist, communist, Marxist, socialist, liberal, foreign born Democrat.

    Ain’t that enough for impeachment?

  8. Is anyone sure Bonehead even understands what being the top of the class means? Let alone being a Constitutional Lawyer.

  9. Bats are no more Rodentia than you are. Otherwise I agree about the RWNJ craziness.
    I do know I am getting some serious burn-out, it’s all getting to me. Suing the POTUS, wtf ? Christains celebrating forced abortions in China, and screaming at refugee children? The lunacy of the SCROTUS. Pages that won’t do troll patrol are super discouraging… I hope it passes soon. You guys keep fighting the good fight!

  10. Something which I find very interesting in Erickson’s post is his admission that it WAS the republicans in the House who shutdown the government last year. He writes,”they threw Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee under the bus before the President even initiated a government shut down.” It’s amazing what can some people can reveal when they get angry and frustrated!

  11. John Benner should grow a set of balls. An get his Party to get in shape. They are going to keep losing votes for no reason at all. Bush even was fun at times.

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