Shut Up John
by Deacon Blues
I have a simple message for John Boehner when he whines about President Obama not following the will of the people in opposing the Keystone pipeline: shut the f*ck up.
"Let's be clear about this. A Keystone pipeline veto would send the signal that this president has no interest in listening to the American people," Boehner said. "Vetoing an overwhelmingly popular bill would be a clear indication that he doesn't care about the American people's priorities. It would be equivalent of calling the American people stupid."
When all you have in your rhetorical bag is a Gruberian swipe, then you're pretty bankrupt Johnnie.
When Boehner cites “the American people’s priorities” to make his case that Obama is going against the wishes of the American electorate in opposing a pipeline that Big Oil has lied to them about, perhaps Democrats can now employ the “Boehner Rule” in responding.
For example, under the Boehner Rule,
-The GOP-led House should have passed gun background checks (92%-Quinnipiac) legislation months ago;
-The GOP-led House should have passed immigration reform (71% - Pew) months ago;
-The GOP-led House should have endorsed the EPA’s pending limits on power-plant emissions (64%-Pew) months ago;
-The GOP-led House should make corporations pay more in taxes (66%-Gallup);
-The GOP-led House should have passed incentives for solar (76%), wind (71%), and natural gas (65%-Gallup) rather than oil months ago.
Yet the Boehner-led GOP House has done none of these things except sit on their asses and vote over 40 times to repeal Obamacare.