“I need this job like I need a hole in the head.”
— House Speaker John Boehner in today's Wall Street Journal.
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sacredh
sacredh

Boehner, the first Speaker to think that urine is a scent that should be bottled.

gysgt213
gysgt213

Crying (also called sobbing, weeping, bawling and wailing). See John Boehner.

wth?
wth?

Can't be an easy job. If you work for the country, you get crucified by your own party. If you tow the party line, then you still get nothing done and the same extremists crucify you for not getting results. Being speaker for the GOP is walking a tight-rope, where your goal is to avoid blame at any cost. I wouldn't want the job. 

sacredh
sacredh

Is Boehner still trying to get Happy Hour declared a national holiday?

kbanginmotown
kbanginmotown

Boehner should count his blessings. To him it is a figure of speech. To his former colleague, Gabrielle Giffords, it is the new normal...

outsider
outsider

That didn't stop him from seeking the gavel again, however.. 

kbanginmotown
kbanginmotown

*sigh* Boehner's obviously tired of dealing with the Tea Partiers.

He should take stock of the Fiscal Cliff vote for comfort: All he needs to do is propose bills that get the support of the Dems plus the (somewhat) rational GOPers. He can ignore the TP faction all together and actually, you know, accomplish something as Speaker.  


PaulDirks
PaulDirks

His inability to understand "We don;t have a spending problem, we have an aging problem" is the number one impediment to actually dealing with the deficit in a rational manner. As far as the GOP is concerned, the deficit is just another tool in their box to try to get the Democrats to do their ideological dirty work of gutting Medicare.

grape_crush
grape_crush

After reading Boehner's whining in that WSJ piece, I don't have much sympathy for him. Boehner likes playing the put-upon victim of circumstance while simultaneously trying to dictate policy to the Senate and Oval Office.

susankeber
susankeber

He has a hole in the head...maybe a few.

sacredh
sacredh

“I need this job like I need a hole in the head.”

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And yet you cried again when you got it. The hole in your head is your mouth. It's where you pour your beer.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@PaulDirks  

They want more than Medicare gutted. To them, health care is a privilege in the strictest sense.

sacredh
sacredh

Never let a good crisis go to waste.

sacredh
sacredh

He's a victim. One of the 47%.

sacredh
sacredh

Five holes. No waiting.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

It's where he gets his tan.  Smoking thru the piehole.

PerryWhite1
PerryWhite1

@sacredh He is on the dole -- his salary, health care, etc., all paid for by Uncle Sam.

Ivy_B
Ivy_B

@nflfoghorn Duh! Never realized that the yellow tinge to him was akin to the yellow stains on some walls and other surfaces many years ago before I quit smoking.

bobell
bobell

I'd cry if I were a GOP anything.

I'm sure the Demos would gladly welcome repentant Republicans in whatever quantity is available.

sacredh
sacredh

ME!!! GOP???? If there was a couch nearby I'd already be passed out on it. (waves hand in front of face and complains of the vapors).

NP042
NP042

@53_3 @bobell At least you can get sixpacks.  Here in Pa they force us to take them by the case.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@bobell  

We're very sorry  but currently, they are only available in six packs at this time.  

We don't give discounts for ordering in quantity.

Please try again later.