#StageTheCoup – John Boehner Must Go [Updated Below]
Cryin’ John, Speaker Of The House and Republican, gave an interview to ABC News today.
Asked whether he will make another attempt to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”
The speaker also downplayed the influence of the Tea Party on his Congress, even though at least 49 members of the Tea Party caucus won re-election.
“This has been the most misreported story of my two years’ tenure. We don’t have a Tea Party caucus to speak of in the House,” Boehner said. “All of us who were elected in 2010 were supported by the Tea Party.
“These are ordinary Americans who’ve taken a more active role in their government. They want solutions, but we’ve all come a long way over the last two years. I think we all understand each other a lot better.”
The speaker also revealed that comprehensive, bipartisan immigration overhaul would be a top priority of his agenda during the 113th Congress.
“This issue has been around far too long,” he said. “A comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.”
Big tip of the fedora to Jeff Goldstein, who comments:
In fact, if I can be honest here, I think the GOP establishment wanted precisely this all along. Which is why measures were never taken to cut funding for implementation, and why anything other than symbolic votes never materialized.
You are now subjects. And that works for the permanent ruling class, regardless of party.
As Chesty Puller, the greatest Marine, once said: ‘We’ve been looking for the enemy for some time now. We’ve finally found him. We’re surrounded. That simplifies things’.
One last Cryin’ John quote from the interview:
“I’m the most reasonable, responsible person here in Washington. The president knows it. He knows that he and I can work together. The election’s over. Now it’s time to get to work.”
Yes, John, it is: time for us to throw you out of office and send you back to the [tear-filled] obscurity you so richly deserve.
STAGE THE COUP!
UPDATE at 2103
@johnboehner ‘You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart I say & let us have done with you. In the name of God go!’
— Bob Belvedere (@BobBelvedere) November 9, 2012
Spoken by Leo Amery to Neville Chamberlain in May 1940.