Nancy and Johnny Were Sweethearts

Posted on February 12, 2014

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I guess I don’t need to tell you what John Boehner can kiss next! No, on second thought, I wouldn’t want either one of their DNA – even on my…

The image that you just saw, had such a visceral impact on me that I had to spontaneously react to it.  First of all, this really should come as no surprise to anyone among us that have been awake during this whole nightmare.  I’ve written over and over, how the alleged ‘two party system’ at it’s core, is a charade – a phony pageant.  It is a bit of theatre that has millions willing to suspend disbelief – over and over again.  But look at Johnny and Nancy – they can’t help themselves!  At least someone should have told them to “get a room!!!!!!”

John Boehner just got back from being told in no uncertain terms, NO!!! on Amnesty and sadly and sorrowfully purposed to stuff that filthy hanky back in his coat pocket for another day, another occasion.  But, joy of joys – he got back in the saddle pretty quick.  You see there’s something always just on the next horizon for a backstabbing member of the party of ‘smaller, more responsive government’.  What got Boehner back up again, was an opportunity to betray the nation on the latest iteration of the debt ceiling scandal.  Boehner presided over a vote, nudging a slim majority of Republicans and Democrats to give President “I can do whatever I want” Obama a blank check to spend more borrowed money, the sky being the limit, for the next 13 months.  Lucky 13!

The vote was 221 to 201 and so let’s see – there were what, 193 Democrats voting, and they were all united (except 2),  in their Cloward Piven principals, so how did we get to 221?  OK, let me crunch the numbers here, dit, dit, dit, bzz, bzz – cha ching.  I come up with 28 ‘Republicans’.  Among other things, this tells us that we have a minimum of 28 RINOs that need to be dumped – preferably in this upcoming election in November.  One of them needs to be John Boehner.

Democrat Representative Joseph Crowley (any family connection to Alastair or Candy?) from New York, actually said something I agree with, although I’m sure that wasn’t his intent.  “Once again, the Republican Party and their caucus has shown they’re not responsible enough to be ruling and governing here.”  Yes, once again, Mr. Crowley – they, as a body are too corrupt and their leader is too in the sack with Wall Street, K-Street and the big corporate lobby to dig in their heels and say “enough is enough and enough is too much.”  And Mr. Crowley, either you’re just piling onto the lies, or you’re too dumb to realize that the GOP establishment is marching right along side of you while they commit economic treachery on this nation.

At this point, I think it would be instructive to reveal to you who among the Republican ranks voted for the debt ceiling limit increase.  Chris Cilizza of the Washington Post has already done the homework:

Ultimately, Boehner and his lieutenants found 28 Republicans willing to back the plan.  Boehner voted yes (as speaker, he rarely votes).  So did House Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), the lead deputy whip also was on board.  Ditto John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), two reliable leadership allies.

Several committee chairmen also voted yes, including Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Howard “Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Ed Royce (R-Calif.).  Three retiring members, Reps. Howard Coble (R-N.C.), Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.), joined the group.  (Editor’s note – the Frank Wolf vote did surprise me.)

All the other GOP “yes” votes came from the East and West coasts: Reps. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), Peter King (R-N.Y.), Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), Pat Meehan (R-Pa.), Gary Miller (R-Calif.), Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), Christopher Smith (R-N.J.) and David Valadao (R-Calif.).

Of this bunch, at least nine are expected to face challenging reelection races, including Collins, Dent, Fitzpatrick and Valadao.

Cilizza also pointed out some interesting no votes including the fourth-ranking Republican, Conference Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), a leadership lieutenant, and Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), a close Boehner ally.  Only 2 members of the Democrat Party voted no – and they were a couple of the only remaining ‘Blue Dogs’ that the party hasn’t yet flushed from their ranks – John Barrow of Georgia and Jim Matheson of Utah.

I can’t say for certain, but my guess on the motives of Ryan and McMorris-Rodgers is that they looked at their political capital bank accounts after having shilled for amnesty and decided they needed to make a deposit because the balance was getting low. That’s all it is.  Take a good look at the GOP ‘Yes’ votes and find out if there is a conservative running against them in your district.

As far as John Boehner goes, I’d like to see the voters in his district hand him a Pink slip so that he can spend all day in bed with Nancy if he likes.  They deserve each other, but we don’t – or do we? 

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