John Boehner Ignores Reality and Blames Liberals For The Baltimore Riots

John Boehner Meet The Press

Speaker of the House John Boehner tried to argue that liberals are to blame for the Baltimore riots and the poor people in the inner cities would benefit economically if the Koch brothers and other billionaires got a big tax cut.


Boehner said, “When you look at these schools in the inner cities, these families are trapped in bad schools that don’t provide a real education, and look what you get. Chuck, what we have here is fifty years of liberal policies that have not worked to help the very people that we want to help. It’s time to look at all of these programs to determine what’s working and what isn’t because until we start to find programs that actually work and provide opportunities, more opportunities, and a better education, we’re going to have more of the same.”

Chuck Todd pointed out that improving the schools in Baltimore takes government money. Boehner had no answer except to send poor kids to Boys and Girls Clubs. Speaker Boehner did use all of the buzzwords for cutting funding to public schools and giving parents vouchers for private schools. Boehner also argued that tax cuts for the wealthy would create economic opportunity in the inner cities.

The blaming of liberals for Baltimore riots is a blatant attempt by Republicans to push their failed economic agenda as a cure for a problem that was caused by their failed policies. During the recession, the Republican refusal to keep stimulus funding going harmed city and state government across the country. The Republicans triggered massive cuts in education budgets, and the ripple effect from the decisions in Boehner’s House are still being felt today.

It is beyond laughable that Boehner would blame liberals for the Baltimore riots or any other civil unrest. The current Republican budget would make life even worse for poor people in inner cities. Speaker Boehner also ignored the basic point that too many police officers around the country have targeted minorities. The Speaker is ignoring the real social and economic issues in order to argue that a tax cut for the Koch brothers would calm all domestic unrest.

John Boehner’s answer to the situation in Baltimore and around the country is to blame liberals while pushing policies that more away from the people who already have less. The only failed policies that were visible during this interview were the failed policies of John Boehner and his Republican Party.

33 Replies to “John Boehner Ignores Reality and Blames Liberals For The Baltimore Riots”

  1. Yes, and Face the Nation had of all people
    Paul Ryan to ask what could be done for the people of Baltimore, yes Ryan who wants to
    get rid of social security, medicare etc.
    When he said something about there is no incentive for them to take a job because they would have to give up benefits I could not take any more, I change channels.

  2. Hey Jon boi….
    It sure couldn’t be your party’s 35 years of sabotage and deception to all things American could it???

  3. I’m waiting for some conservative to go whole-Koch, and claim the civil war could have been avoided, if Lincoln had just given the South more tax cuts. It’s like conservative Miracle Whip. They claim it will improve the flavor of anything, even ice cream, and breakfast cereal.

  4. I feel the same way when Republican pundits and politicians continue spouting lies. All these Republicans talk about how lazy the poor are – looking for government benefits because corps fail to pay a livable wage and the taxpayers pay for it. But it’s these politicians who are lazy that are being paid by taxpayers so our politicians can collect the easy money. These Republican politicians don’t go to work every day; most times they decide they will attend fundraiser instead of actually voting, they take off obscene amounts of vacation days and if the poor worked at these jobs like these high end dead beat politicians, they would have been fired without any benefits and some would have even seen jail time. Ted Cruz for wasting $135 Billion dollars during a government shutdown should have been fired and had to pay it back – but no he doesn’t vote, treats the rich as Gods and then bad-mouths most of his constutuents.

    No Republican deserve to be president; they are all liars.

  5. So starving public education, building more for-profit private schools, and giving more tax cuts to the rich will finally stop these killer cops from killing people? NOT!

  6. Republicans think poor people should just quit being poor by pulling themselves up by the bootstraps, just like the Koch brothers did by inheriting hundreds of millions of dollars.
    And if you can’t do that, you can get elected to Congress and be the Koch brothers’ toady and they will feed you a few crumbs to keep you on their team destroying the country.

  7. “Speaker of the House John Boehner tried to argue that liberals are to blame for the Baltimore riots and the poor people in the inner cities would benefit economically if the Koch brothers and other billionaires got a big tax cut.”

    Because magic will happen.

  8. The Part of Blaming and Shaming didn’t blame the President this time? But they blamed him for World War 2.

  9. John, your mother named you appropriately, and you should start flushing the poop that continues to spew from you john.
    Did or did not your parents teach you if “you cannot say something nice, say nothing at all”?

    I am so tired of hearing how horrible the Liberals are, yet they are the same political party, that have had the backs of the American people front and center.

    What have you and your party of “god” done for the majority of the USA, except belittle the USA to the world, and made a mockery of anything that will send us towards the future, and not back to the stone age.

  10. Thinking of the Boston Tea Party, Chicago, LA, Ferguson, Baltimore and many other riots unnamed or unheard of.
    We all know that riots come from poverty, injustice, and inequality. We have a Poverty Crisis! What are the Republicans going to do to reduce poverty? New Data Says 49.7 Million Are Now Poor, With 80% of the Total Population Near Poverty
    We are rioting against the Republicans for refusing to tax the 4000 multimillionaires, 572 billionaires that pay no Federal Taxes. We are rioting against the Republicans for refusing to close the $3 trillion a year corporate tax breaks that do not make jobs or make the economy better. We are rioting against the Republicans because they are refusing to do what 90% of Americans want to tax the rich and close the loopholes. Time to rain money on the people.

  11. Ah, yes, those tax cuts really help everybody.

    Why is Brownback in the process of cutting $45M more from public schools to make up for the tax breaks given to corporations?

    Why is Walker cutting education in Wisconsin?

    Why is Governor Hogan of Baltimore to cut education by $35M

    New Jersey, Illinois, Kansas and other red states have cut payments to state pension plans to cover budget holes. Look it up

    These red states are also racing towards the bottom in job creation. You can find this also.

    All of these things affect the poorer people. Yet Boehner has the unmitigated gall to claim that liberals are responsible for these protests.

    You can go to hell for lying, Mr. Boehner.

  12. Hey drunken one since you assholes like to say MLK was one of you maybe you should have listen more carefully

    “Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to reeducate themselves out of their racial ignorance. It is an aspect of their sense of superiority that the white people of America believe they have so little to learn. The reality of substantial investment to assist Negroes into the twentieth century, adjusting to Negro neighbors and genuine school integration, is still a nightmare for all too many white Americans…These are the deepest causes for contemporary abrasions between the races. Loose and easy language about equality, resonant resolutions about brotherhood fall pleasantly on the ear, but for the Negro there is a credibility gap he cannot overlook. He remembers that with each modest advance the white population promptly raises the argument that the Negro has come far enough. Each step forward accents an ever-present tendency to backlash.”

  13. Yes, because of liberal ideas Baltimore was rioting…

    What a load of crap. Then, to have the gall to say ‘Hey, let’s give my two favorite billionaires some more tax cuts and let their success trickle down to the poor’.

    No. How the hell do you think we got into this mess? If anything, those billionaires ought to pay more. You live in this country, you ought to pay your fair share in taxes and if it means because you have more money then you pay more taxes, so be it!

    That tax money helps everyone.

  14. John Boner the Blame-Thrower.

    Never mind the 30+ years of tax cuts to the undeserving, nope let’s just blame all of our failures on someone else.

    Reminds me of George Washington’s final hours.

  15. Tis True~

    I prefer to spell Repig Nonsense:


    for lulz…..

    I really hate the Fascist EvangeliBagging Repiggery……..

  16. I’ll say this much for Republicans, they sure do stay on message and parrot each other. I read that “50 years of liberal policies” on blogs all week. I guess Luntz must have done a focus group last.

  17. John Boehner, I spoke with God last night, and he seemed rather upset about the BS you have been laying out. He asked me to tell you to “buck up lil buckaroo and face reality”, he also mentioned that you need to be nicer and not such a prick, and you must stop the bigotry, he said it was getting rather old and he is not happy with your behavior.

  18. In 2010, the newly-elected right wing governor of Maine (a Chris Christie clone), noted that the state teacher’s pension fund was bankrupting the state, so pensions were cut by $230 million. In the same move, he proposed, and the GOP legislature passed, a $230 million tax cut. I retired in 2007, and my pension and health insurance are less now than they were then. Wealthy retired teachers bankrupting the state of Maine???

  19. What a world of reason and rationality if Boehner could have made all the same statements, just without the word “Liberal” in it.

  20. Did you not even do a minute of research before posting? In 2008, the last year of the Bush administration, federal spending on education was $109.9 BILLION dollars. In 2014, six years into Obama’s administration, federal spending on education is UP to $149 BILLION dollars. An increase in federal spending of 50%. And that is according to numbers. State spending has gone UP, local spending has decreased a small amount, but overall spending on education is up $88 billion a year since Bush left office. Yes, it is liberal policies that cause poverty. If one can get as much money in free aid as they can working a beginning level job, they will chose the free money the majority of the time!

  21. So please explain how handing out checks has worked? We have more poverty in the US than ever before. We need to offer hand ups, not hand outs. The only way to get to the top is by starting at the bottom. As long as you think you owed it all immediately, you are never going to have anything.

  22. Wrong wrong wrong Before the War on Poverty, in the late 1950s, the poverty rate was over 22 percent. Then it went down, reaching a low of 11.1 percent in 1973. Poverty rates started to rise again in 1980, declined somewhat in the 1990s, going back down to 11.3 percent, and then started rising again

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