But Seriously, Just How Slow-Witted is John Boehner?
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss it all -- as he guarantees his spot as the most spectacular failure in the history of Speakers of the House.
So seriously, just how dense is this guy? I’m not being flippant, or overly dramatic. His performance, in light of the momentous circumstances, necessitates just that question in the most literal and serious sense. Mr. Boehner, I frankly think you’re sort of stupid. Either that, or you are plagued by an amazing lack of situational awareness.
Consider: For months, the IRS has done their best to guarantee that they are known as nothing but part of the Democratic Party election machine. Lois Lerner remains such an unsympathetic figure that the last public photo of her might as well have been a set of legs with red slippers sticking out from under a house. Elijah Cummings has been exposed as a corrupt and inarticulate embarrassment, and an email trail is emerging that would make Nixon’s use of the IRS look like child’s play. This one scandal is an incredible teaching opportunity of the inherent evils of the liberal bureaucratic political state. Donald Rumsfeld understands this. Boehner? Not so much. He’s talking about immigration deform.
If that weren’t enough, there is another epoch-making story unfolding in Nevada, as the Bundy Ranch is being invaded by an army of militarized bureaucrats that most of us didn’t know exists -- working for a bureaucracy that is apparently in charge of more land mass than the majority of world governments. Who the hell are these robo-crats, and who is paying for and authorizing their intimidating and dangerous cross-dressing? Apparently, in this case, the boy king of this hidden empire is a former political aide from the office of Harry Reid. Again, a silver platter of an opportunity has presented itself.
But no, Boehner would rather work behind the scenes to spoil the efforts of the Tea Party groups.
Oh, and while we’re at it, the Bundy story is far more than just some delicious viral YouTube videos. It brings up some very important questions, such as why does the Federal Government own more land in Nevada than everybody combined owns in the United Kingdom? Why does the BLM control one eighth of the entire landmass of the country? And just how many dirty Harry Reid deals are going on everywhere while most of us had no idea how big the BLM was and how little of our own country the rest of us own?
Uh, Mr. Boehner, these are questions of stupefying importance, and while millions of Americans are asking them, they will not get the traction they deserve until someone in a position of power asks them. You know, like a Speaker who is in the opposition party?
This is all erupting of course after many months of hearing about drones, wire tapping, data mining and all kinds of other government gone wild amusements. Oh, and lest we forget, this is after seven months of the nation being shown the withering failure of Obama Care -- itself an hour by hour lesson on why those wanting government solutions are wrong and those of us opposing them are right.
There is an obvious mosaic that the simple unfolding of events is presenting, an unmistakable pattern of a government that is too big, too powerful, too arbitrary, too corrupt and too incompetent to do anything right. People are scared of them, sick of them, and would rush to the support of anyone who would but grab this opportunity and run with it. Government bureaucrats have foisted a nauseating sclerosis on our entire culture, and these cubicle dwelling microbes are wielding the incredible power at their disposal that results from endless government regulations combined with their anonymity, invisibility and isolation.
We are a nation of subjects whose lives and businesses are being destroyed, largely by people we will never meet and cannot confront. This is what the bureaucratic state does, and there is supposed to be a political party that opposes this. There is a political base of supporters that damned sure do. Never in our history can our arguments be made simply from the daily headlines. Never has the battlefield of ideas been so softened by reality. Never has there been such a possibility for a Speaker of the House of the opposition party.
But regrettably, that position is now held by a man simply not clever enough to realize it. Less than two years into his career, Boehner helped craft the marvelous Contract with America. Ten years later, he had sunk to helping write “No Child Left Behind.” And ten years after that, his intellectual slippage has continued. So Mr. Boehner, just how obtuse are you? Seriously.