Posted by: Rick | Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Boehner Barometer

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The political potency of any piece of Democratic rhetoric may be measured by its effect on the facial complexion of the current House Minority Leader.  Basically . . . the redder the better!

Yesterday Barack Obama delivered a blistering attack on the national train wreck otherwise known as The Republican Economic Record.  A sputtering — and, undoubtedly, beet-red — John “The Golfer” Boehner was not amused:

Boehner ripped a speech by the president in Pittsburgh this afternoon in which Obama spoke against the GOP’s economic policies, arguing they would only benefit monied and powerful interests.

“The president diminishes the Office of the President when he resorts to straw man arguments that willfully mischaracterize the views of others,” Boehner shot back this afternoon.  “All of the president’s talk of post-partisanship, reaching out and finding common ground reminds us that the country deserves better than his hyper-partisan speech today.”

I’d love to see Obama and Boehner go back and forth like this all summer.  I’ll make a fortune investing in bronzing stock, and the country will get a clearer picture of what’s at stake every other November.



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