Boehner Is A National Embarrassment For Comparing America to China and Russia

Boehner Pipeline

Embarrassment is an emotional state of intense discomfort experienced upon having a socially unacceptable act or condition witnessed by other people. Over the course of the past few years there has been no greater national embarrassment than the unacceptable actions of Republicans in Congress; particularly Speaker of the House John A. Boehner. The problem with Boehner is that he is so accustomed to lying and making a laughingstock of himself, that he is likely unaware that he embarrasses himself, and America, whenever he opens his mouth.

Boehner outdid himself this week when he threw a childish fit due to President Obama’s veto of the unconstitutional Republican legislation approving a permit for construction of a Canadian corporation’s Keystone tar sand pipeline. Now, Boehner has been lying through his teeth about all aspects of the pipeline to benefit himself, a foreign nation, the oil industry, and a foreign corporation. However, he reached a new low when he said the President’s veto was a “national embarrassment” and not in “America’s national interest” by comparing America with China and Russia’s pipeline projects.

Boehner said, “The president’s veto of the Keystone jobs bill is a national embarrassment.  It’s embarrassing when Russia and China are plowing ahead on two massive pipelines and we can’t get this one no-brainer of a project off the ground. He’s too invested in left-fringe politics to do what presidents are called on to do, and that’s put the national interest first.” Seriously, Boehner said “no-brainer, left-fringe politics, and national interest” all at once in comparing America with China and Russia; it begs a couple of questions Boehner likely cannot and will not answer.

The first question that comes to mind and one Boehner will not answer without more lies is; whose national interests is it in to build the Keystone pipeline? The second question is; what in dog’s name does left-fringe politics have to do with not putting a foreign nation and foreign corporation’s interests above those of America’s? And, does Boehner know anything whatsoever about the Chinese and Russian governments to dare compare them to America without sounding like a raving lunatic?

This is where Boehner’s citing what China and Russia are doing with their ‘massive pipelines’ boggled the mind. For one thing, the notion that building Keystone is putting the “national interest” first is beyond comprehension; unless Boehner means Canada’s national interest, or the Koch brothers, ConocoPhilips, TransCanada, or Boehner’s interests first.

It is well-established that there are no benefits whatsoever to America, its national interest, its people, its economy, or its unemployment rate by building Keystone. If China or Russia are building massive pipelines, they are building them to either bring in, or transport, oil to their citizens and businesses for national use; not to benefit oil companies sending it to foreign nations. In fact, if China is building a massive pipeline it is most likely to transport Canadian oil imported from American refineries on the Gulf Coast. That is where a great deal of the exported Canadian oil is stated. It is noteworthy that when Senate Democrats attempted to attach an amendment to the “Keystone approval legislation” demanding the Canadian oil stay in America; Republicans blocked it because the oil belongs to Canada and is going to China.

It is also certain that China’s leaders would not block a provision demanding that its massive pipeline project use Chinese-made steel to build their pipeline. Republicans blocked a Democratic measure demanding the pipeline use American-made steel exclusively. There is nothing in the pipeline that benefits America’s national interest and in that regard; at least China and Russia’s pipeline projects are in their respective national interests. Boehner’s China and Russia comparison was total bovine excrement.

Boehner also said that “there are manufacturers clamoring for the development of North American resources.” In referring to Keystone, he meant Canadian resources. Since the refined tar sands is slated exclusively for export on the foreign market, those ‘clamoring’ manufacturers are foreign, not American and those resources belong to Canada; not America. Most Americans are unaware that since Korea is already contracted and has been supplying the steel for the pipeline, and that ConocoPhilips has deals to export the oil to foreign nations in Asia, those clamoring manufacturers are foreign. Like John Boehner, they have no regard and could not possibly care less about America’s national interests; they care about getting Canada’s oil.

Another area where Boehner’s comparison with Russia and particularly China epitomizes his lunacy is how either of those nations’ leaders would react to a corrupt special interest group in a position of power attempting to subvert the government authority for personal profit and to help a foreign nation; particularly in China. A group attempting to assist a foreign nation with lies and corruption would garner a lot more than a presidential veto.

In China, for example, they would likely be identified, ridiculed publicly, and promptly sent to prison for violating government procedures if they were lucky; more than likely they would be taken out and summarily executed. Boehner, in particular, would be in serious trouble for lying and using his position of authority to aid and abet a foreign entity and benefit his personal stock portfolio. The only thing Boehner and Republicans received was a mild rebuke when President Obama accused them of attempting to subvert the constitutional authority of the Executive Branch when he vetoed the legislation

For the president, Keystone may just be today’s politics, but there are workers who have spent years counting on the 42,000 jobs this project will support who want us to put politics aside and get this done.” The only reason any American worker may have thought, or counted on, jobs from building the pipeline is due to Boehner’s persistent abominable lies about the number of jobs to drive up share prices when investors think the tar sands development is imminent. Remember, there will only be about 1,200 jobs each year over two years according to the pipeline’s owner TransCanada, and that means about 2,400 temporary specialized jobs the pipeline’s owner will supply. There will only be 35 permanent jobs because it takes very little manpower to operate a pipeline. It is why they rupture, explode, and wipe out environments so easily; they are unmonitored.

Boehner’s childish rant, and claim that the President’s veto was a ‘national embarrassment’ by comparing America to China and Russia was truly a national embarrassment; particularly claiming building the pipeline is in America’s national interest. If Boehner even understood what America’s national interest entailed, he would be screaming about American oil producers shutting down drilling rigs to drive up the price of domestic oil, or pass a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill.

Americans have witnessed a plethora of John Boehner fits since President Obama has been in the White House, but this last one over a presidential veto founded on a President really protecting America’s national interest is a monumental national embarrassment. It is also something China or Russia would not tolerate coming from a corrupt politician working solely to advance the national interests of a foreign corporation over the interests of Americans.

49 Replies to “Boehner Is A National Embarrassment For Comparing America to China and Russia”

  1. THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters.

    Now you know why the thugs are against net neutrality.

  2. I’m not sure he ever evolved past the little boy sweeping up Daddy’s bar at night in order to drink as much beer as he could tap afterwards. Always looking out for Boehner, is John. He doesn’t have a clue what is best for America, or worse, he just doesn’t care. But he has whining down to a science.

  3. Boehner has a personal financial investment in Trans Canada and should recuse himself
    from any voting on the pipeline.
    Personally I think I see signs that he is once again struggling with his alcoholism.

  4. —-“For one thing, the notion that building Keystone is putting the “national interest” first is beyond comprehension; unless Boehner means Canada’s national interest, or the Koch brothers, ConocoPhilips, TransCanada, or Boehner’s interests first.—–” Boehner is duplicituous.

    What else is needed to be said? The article explains it simply so that we can all understand: The pipeline will not be beneficial to the U.S. IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM! Boehner was looking out for HIS own interest when pushing this deal. Obvious. Shameful and it should be widely known that this is a Koch-Boehner-Canadian conspiracy. To enrich themselves at the expense of the environment and American taxpayers who, in the long run would have gotten NOTHING substantial out of this deal, except for a big HEADACHE going into the future. The Koch Bros. are probably fuming at Boehner. “You didn’t get us this deal! So, we are done dealing with you! No more $$$$$$$$$$.

  5. I would say the real shame in America is the fact that so few people came out to vote combined with those that did vote chose to vote into office a bunch of incompetent politicians. These people have no morals, ethics or integrity and they are now in power. That is the REAL SHAME in AMERICA. Shame on all that voted in the TP/GOP members and those that stayed home and did not vote.
    I wonder how many of those complaining about this Congress online did not take the time to vote?

  6. Boehner is mad, because he couldn’t bamboozle the President or the Dems into passing that nightmare of a pipeline.

  7. I love how he kissed to the reporters as he is still that spoiled brat.

    The GOP is a waste of oxygen and don’t have a friggen clue how to govern.

    The 111th Congress, led by Speaker of the house democrat from California Nancy Pelosi, is one of the most productive in History, next to the 89th that came in with John William McCormack, a democrat from Massachusetts.
    ALL of course in contrast to what we have now, one of THE most unproductive Congress’s in our History with the worst SOTH Boehner.

  8. Did he ever stop boozing? He carries that styrofoam cup with him everywhere, I wonder what is in it? Having him as their Speaker speaks volumes about the gop losers. They are not serious about governing.

  9. The only permanent jobs this pipeline would create are the thirty five operators and the oil spill cleanup crews. How do you clean up a huge water aquifer supplying millions of people?

  10. And the Russian and Chinese workers are probably getting paid miniscule wages compared to the average American worker (if not outright slave or convict labor in some instances). That’s where the Rethugs wish we could be more like them.

  11. Yes, David that will work until it doesn’t. Unless Americans are willing to drastically reduce there energy use and the lifestyle that goes with it we will continue to be dependent on oil and other high EROEI fuels that are easily transportable and work within our current energy distribution network. I like dreaming too.

  12. Joan,

    Boehner is in the final throes of alcoholism…his brain is atrophied. He is drunk on the House Floor, he was drunk the night of the ACA vote, the “Hell No” night! He claims to only drink a glass of merlot, hah!

    Drunkard of the House should be remanded to rehab pronto.

  13. You really are a bigot

    Republicans love running state deficits.
    New Jersey – $7.25 billion deficit
    Pennsylvania – $1 billion deficit
    Kansas – $1 billion deficit
    Wisconsin – $2.2 billion budget deficit
    Arizona – $1.5 billion deficit
    Alaska – $3.5 billion deficit
    Alabama – $950 million deficit
    Louisiana – $1.6 billion deficit
    Alabama – $700 million deficit
    Michigan – $454 million deficit
    North Carolina – $445 million deficit
    Oklahoma – $600 million deficit

    Democrats love running a surplus
    California $4.2 billion surplus
    Minnesota $1 billion surplus

  14. and how do you grow wheat, corn or barley in polluted soil? We export tons of grains, so that will be lost.

    When the XL pipeline leaks, it will poison the Ogallala aquifir

    And the tea bag/repubs want to gut the EPA because clean water and air is so 20th century.
    The Five Battlefronts in Republicans’ War on the EPA

    Senate Republicans are gearing up for a war against the Obama administration’s environmental rules, identifying them as a top target when they take control in January

  15. Why do you think the red controlled states are moving towards to be RIGHT TO WORK states?

    They want slave labor.

    Look at Wisconsin, they got rid of unions and collective bargaining cloaked as “right to work”.

    Unions built this country!!

  16. I have a heads up for Boehner, if you think the Keystone failure was a national embaressment, you are a poor excuse for a human being. I was in London during huricane Katrina, that was a national embarrassment!

  17. Failure! So from now on we’ll have weekly fights over funding and back-stabbing until 2016 election is over? Bah!ner failed again! Here we go again! Remember this in every election going forward. It is at the local and state level where the greatest political influence and control is exerted! Republican know this. TEA party operatives know this! Old “Southern Democrat” who were members of the KKK or just plain racists, know that! Now you know this! Will you join us in removing the obstructionist TEA/KKK/pseudo-Americans from local, state and national offices? Bah!ner’s ass sucks canal water!

  18. Funny,
    I do not see where I mentioned race or that white people do not commit crime, but if you are not denying the fact that democrats get elected in much larger numbers in crime ridden cities then you must be agreeing with me. Thank you.

  19. I do not see where you get me being a bigot out of that comes from, but if it works for you so be it. If you think pointing out the republicans run deficits has any thing to do with what I was pointing out then you need to up your ADHD medicine. If you think that California is really running a surplus then you need a class in accounting.

    Citing Alternet. propaganda as a news source could hardly be considered truthful or reliable. You would no more accept Fox News as a source. Both are no more than propaganda arms for their respective sides. I would not waste my time reading either of them.

  20. I said cities and never mentioned race so I would say your assumptions are much more racist than mine. Might we be a bit sensitive. It seems convoluted that they had to study the cities to find the most dangerous states. Without the time to study the study I would first have to look at the political make up of the cities that they used before I could indict the whole state, but of course it is quoted in HuffPo, they certainly have no political ax to grind. As I like to say “all the propaganda that is fit to print”. On the other hand I will ave to read into Law/Street more. Clicking on there sight the top 10 most dangerous cities appear to be largely democratic. I did not have the time to look at the racial make up, nor do I care I will leave that up to you.

  21. Andy,
    You do know that fossil fuels are already heavily taxed and rail systems are inherently inefficient and over priced per cost of travel. Here in Massachusetts the fees involved as direct charges to the rider only cover 20% of the costs of actually running the MBTA. These states and cities were not designed around the efficient use of public transportation. That is of course when it is actually running, see the failure of the MBTA in the last two snow storms here in MA. You can build your “high speed rail” that rarely runs at high speed, but you will eventually go broke.

  22. You said most crime is where democrats are in charge. Seeing that you by your past post on here blacks vote democratic. So if one was to read between your dog whistle is that to vote Democrat you support crime. When I pointed out that 8 of the top ten states that are crime ridden are run by republicans, have a majority white population, first you shrugged it off because of the website not even seeing where they got their data from and second I am the racist for pointing out your bigotry,

    My man I don’t blame you. This is what you have been told over and over again. We always hear about black on black crime but rarely do we here that whites murder each other at the same rates. We always hear about blacks being on welfare but we are never told that more whites are on welfare than any other people.

    No I am not the racist because I bring up unpleasant facts. You are for not recognizing the facts

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