Obama's abusive slurs get a pass while Boehner faces media inquisition over 'ass' comment
The media double standard is flying high, as John Boehner is suffering criticism for language used by both President Obama and the Speaker of the House, while the Commander in chief was largely above reproach in the media for similar language.
The headline on Politico blares: "Boehner on 'ass' comment: 'I speak English'"
A national kerfuffle has erupted over his salty language -- and the Speaker of the House isn't sorry for telling the Senate to "get off their ass."
"Asked on NBC's 'Meet the Press' if his colorful remark represented 'appropriate' language for a House Speaker, the Ohio Republican said his aim was to be clear. 'Listen, I speak English,' he said in an interview aired Sunday. 'The fact is, the House has done its work. We have this sequester because the president demanded it and because Senate Democrats have refused to act.'"
While Boehner is criticized for using a word deemed inappropriate for the Speaker of the House, Barack Obama used the exact same word regarding responsibility for the Gulf Oil spill.
Barack Obama in response to the Gulf Oil Spill wants to know "whose ass to kick"
There was no criticism when the president of the United States used the same term.
One could go on regarding Obama's rhetoric.
- For example when candidate Barack Obama exhorted people to "argue with their neighbors" and "get in their face";
- Obama says he wants to "channel" people's anger not quell it;
- " I am the only one standing between you and the pitchforks";
- politics is about "rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies";
- Republicans want a "moat with alligators" on the border between America and Mexico;
- Republicans "gotta sit in the back of the bus";
- critics of his green scheme energy policies are "members of the Flat Earth Society".
And the list of insulting, abusive and unpresidential speech goes on and on with nary a whisper from the so-called mainstream media.
Nor does the media raise a fuss when Obama hangs out with rappers whose anti-American, misogynist and violent lyrics fill the airwaves of America.
Does anyone think that any of these disgraceful phrases will end up carved in all those monuments and plaques that will erected across America when Obama leaves office?
Typical double standard and typical juvenilia and schoolyard taunts from Barack Obama: President of the United States.