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SNL Michele Bachman, John Boehner parody is simply not funny it is just mean

Does meanness masquerade as humor? There is simply nothing funny about this. Whatever happened to true satire of an actual funny parody? Humor should not leave the object of the humor victimized. Share your thoughts.

Speaker Boehner told Senator Harry Reid to go “F-himself”… is this any way for a lawmaker to talk?

Fiscal cliff conversations got heated and the Speaker of the House John Boehner told Senate leader Harry Reid to go “f-himself”. Sadly, we hear this word everyday, but should it be used in the hallowed halls of government? Is it ever appropriate to use profanity in the workplace? Share your thoughts.


John Boehner outlines the GOP winning strategy, but he did not say he hopes minorities don’t vote

Someone pasted this link on Facebook that said Speaker of the House said out loud that he hopes blacks and latinos don’t show up at the polls on Election Day, that is not what he said. He did admit that both groups have been hit hard and he wondered if they would show up and vote for the President. he did not say I hope blacks and Latinos do not come out to vote. This is what he said “This election is about economics,” Boehner said. “These groups have been hit the hardest. They may not show up and vote for our candidate but I’d suggest to you they won’t show up and vote for the president either.” That is not I hope they don’t vote. That might make for a more interesting story but somehow the truth gets lost under the weight of the headline.


Nobody’s Laughing at the Tea Party Now

In 2009 we watched congressman conduct townhall meetings in their congressional districts. They encountered angry constituents and some seemed shocked by the negative response they were receiving. I remember during a press briefing then Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about the anger shown at the meetings and he flippantly said  “we have entered silly season”. The anger was dismissed as something that would simply end, but it didn’t. Now we are in 2011 and that anger has been galvanized by the Tea Party. Over the past few days we have heard that the Tea Party was successful in pushing their agenda into law. No they did not get everything they wanted but they pushed through a bill that does not include taxes and that’s what they came for. It  was interesting watching four of them being interviewed and they said they came to Washington to do big things. They are not interested in a lifetime in the legislative branch. They are there to strike and strike quickly and that is what they have done. Nobody is laughing now.

Speaker Boehner Won’t Return the President’s Call…this is some foolishness

As I watched the president discuss the speaker’s decision to stop participating in the debt discussions I felt both sad and mad. Sad, that the leader of this country said “I’ve been left on the alter several times now”, and mad that he has to continue have these discussions with what can only be described as an immovable force. Over the past few days I have seen top level Democrats cry, whine and complain about all the concessions the president was willing to make, but that simply was not enough. The Republicans are not bending on taxes they simply are not going to give in no matter what. I am not going to say Obama comes out of this smelling like a rose because he does not. Both sides look bad. These people are all government workers and come hell or high water they will get their paychecks. Maybe if their pay was in jeopardy they might really have a sense of urgency and possibly a sense of empathy.

What is a leader without any followers?

Years ago I heard a minister ask the question “what is a leader without any followers? Answer: a man taking a walk. That is what President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner look like to me. Each one wants to come up with a plan that they can get their colleagues to support, but their troops are unwilling to compromise and who gets hurt in the end? We do.  It always hurts us, but this game of chicken will continue to go on until someone simply has to blink, but will it be too late?

Bill O’Reilly says John Boehner has to get a handle on his emotions

Does John Boehner’s crying undermine his credibility as a leader? Bill O’Reilly asked the question. Barbara Walters says she thinks he has an emotional problem. It’s 2011 not 1911 shouldn’t a man be able to cry without being labeled a “sissy” according to O’Reilly. Tell me what you think. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/29/oreilly-boehner-crying-credbility_n_815784.html?ref=email_share

Congress…The difference between unified and unity

What do we want from Congress? My pastor often says “you can tie the tails of two cats together, and they will be unified, but they will not be in unity.” * That is how Congress looked last night. The Democrats and the Republicans were polite seatmates. Some even jokingly referred to each other as “their date.” It made for a calmer atmosphere within the chamber, but make no mistake they are still in opposition, and that is what you have with a two party system. I read on one of my friends  Facebook page that she felt John Boehner looked angry and bitter. I thought he looked like a man who did not agree with some of the things the president said, but I did not see it as bitter or angry. I support the president but I do not expect the Republicans to agree with all of his plans. A healthy dissent is welcome. What has happened over the past two years is at times there has not been a healthy dissent there has simply been a toxic dialogue and both sides have been guilty of adding to the unhealthy dialogue. Last night the president said We need “a new era of cooperation. At stake right now is not who wins the next election. After all, we just had an election. At stake is whether new jobs and industries take root in this country, or somewhere else.” We are not asking for unity but we are demanding some level of cooperation because if we don’t get it we all lose. Their “tails” are untied today and now we will see if the goal is to fix our problems or to win in 2012.

*This is an analogy no cats were used or harmed.

The Birther Movement Will Always Have Home in the Republican Party

The birthers refuse to die. They still push the narrative that the president is not a real American, and the Republicans cheer them on. No they don’t say you go girl, but they don’t tell them to can it. When the Constitution was read in Congress the other day and they were reading the section that says the president must be born in this country when one of them screamed “except Obama.” The person was removed from the gallery but the message was loud and clear. Last night when Brian Williams interviewed the new Speaker of the House John Boehner he asked Boehner if he believed the president was born in this country Boehner replied,”The state of Hawaii has said that President Obama was born there. That’s good enough for me.” When Willaims brought up the fact that 13 members of his party are pushing forth legislation that suggest they don’t believe it. Boehner replied Brian, “when you come to the Congress of the United States, there are 435 of us. We’re nothing more than a slice of America. People come, regardless of party labels, they come with all kinds of beliefs and ideas. It’s the melting pot of America. It’s not up to me to tell them what to think.” Oh really as the speaker of the house it is his job to keep the majority in order and in most cases he will be telling them how to think and more importantly how to vote, but the GOP continues to quietly accept the birther narrative. No they won’t promote it but they will definately do nothing to stop it.

Is John Boehner emotional or does he have an emotional problem?

Last night while appearing on 60 Minutes John Boehner cried in the course of his interview with Leslie Stahl. The future speaker has cried in public on several occasions. he has acknowledged he is very emotional. This morning Barbara Walters of  The View  said “This guy, I’m sorry, he’s going to be Speaker of the House, and he’s not going to invite me to his Christmas party, but this guy has an emotional problem that every time he talks about anything that’s not raise taxes, he cries….If this were a woman, if you saw Nancy Pelosi…If you had seen Nancy Pelosi crying all these past years, what would you say? [You’d say] she has a problem.” Is this a fair assessment of the future speaker? Would the media react differently or more harshly to a woman crying like Boehner? Tell me what you think.