Tuesday, November 2, 2010

That's House Speaker Asshat To You

Words. Fail. Me.

I'm trying to remain calm.

I'm trying to instill in myself some of that Zen-like pragmatism that must be governing the thinking of the DNC.

Yup. I'd still say they're calling "put up or shut up" on the GOP today and basically taking a dive in the election. Why? Because they know a Rethug majority will guarantee a win for Obama in 2012. How so? Give these idiots a working majority and they'll either screw up so royally no-one but the headbangers will vote for them in 2012. Or, if by some fluke they choose to participate in the legislative process like adults and stuff actually gets done during the lame duck, they'll lose anyway because Obama will scoop up the credit as president. It's what you call a win-win situation. And it doesn't happen to Dems that often. I can't really see any other scientific explanation for what's been going on recently, why the Dems would choose not to go down with all guns blazing. (And I've shared my theory with conservatives: they accused me of pulling this out of my "liberal a**". So I'm taking that as validation.)

But with all the big, seismic stuff going on today, I'm going to focus instead on the heart-warming story of Johnny Cash's daughter calling John Boehner an asshat. Because that makes me happy.

See, Boehner's speech writers have been sending him out spouting this cringeworthy crap on the campaign trail:

Remember when Ronald Reagan was president? We had Bob Hope. We had Johnny Cash. Think about where we are today. We have got President Obama. But we have no hope and we have no cash.

How they must have thought that double lame pun was the epitome of clever. And how name-dropping the great Johnny Cash would buy them a little populist cred. But Roseanne Cash heard and Tweeted:

John Boehner: Stop using my dad's name as a punchline, you asshat.




  1. Boehner's speechwriters didn't think up that line, (as said in the article) it's a rehash of a very old joke from Thatcher era which went, more or less, "the yanks have Reagan, Johnny Cash, Bob Hope & Stevie Wonder, we've got Thatcher, no cash, no hope & no bloody wonder"

  2. Remember, these folk CAN'T govern, they have NO clue, they will do just what they did 2+ years ago, spend and borrow and spend and borrow...it's in their jeans
    Still sucks to be US right now...


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