Friday, March 15, 2013

Boehner has good reasons for snubbing Obama

By Frank Moraes 

This is a follow-up to my post "Death Throes of the GOP." In that post, I discussed how Republicans have gone out of their way to snub President Obama and what that said about them being a revolutionary group. Well, we had another example of Republicans snubbing the president for no good reason.

Obama offered John Boehner the opportunity to go to Rome with Biden to be part of the official U.S. delegation to the installation of Pope Francis. Boehner is a Catholic. But he had to turn down the president. He had good reasons, though. He has to be around to deal with the budget.

Oh yes! What would Congress do without his leadership? After all, he has to be around to not negotiate with the president. He has to be around to not compromise on new revenue. He has to be around to not prevent a government shutdown. Yes: all of Washington would be completely lost if John Boehner left for a couple of days.

Please someone: make all this stop!

(Cross-posted at Frankly Curious.)

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  • I was given to understand (from a release by Boehner's press office) that the reason he will not be able to attend the new pontiff's ascension is that he will be too busy hosting the visit of the Irish prime minister to Congress.

    Now he adds to that his desire to remain here to shepherd the budget process.

    He's probably got another 'reason' up his sleeve which he'll tell us about tomorrow.

    By Anonymous Marisa Cadell, at 5:18 PM  

  • @Marisa - That's correct, but I thought that excuse was even more lame than the budget, so I left it out.

    By Anonymous Frank Moraes, at 8:14 PM  

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