The young turks elected in the the great “game changing” election of 2010 have spent a couple of weeks in Washington now and most of them have learned the hard way that things won’t go quite the way they expected.
They arrived full of vim and vigor, ready to turn the Capitol upside down and put “the people” back in charge.
Then reality set in.
First, they learned that they would be expected to re-‘elect the same old leaders who usually run things in old “Dee Cee.” They learned that one of the first votes they will have to make next year will be to raise the national debt — something most of them swore they would never do.
The election, you see, is over. The rhetoric faded away like an old fart. The posturing ended and now it is back to business as usual.
John Boehner will be the new Speaker of the House. Boehner is a corrupt, votes for sale, old-school politician. He doesn’t give a damn about the people who elected him to office. All he cares about are the fat-cat lobbyists who deliver the big Political Action Committee Checks.
When Boehner came to Congress I was Vice President for Political Programs for The National Association of Realtors and — at the time — oversaw the largest political action committee in town. We handed out millions in contributions and spent millions more in “independent expenditure” campaigns.
From the day he arrived, Boehner made it clear that out lobbyists wouldn’t get past his receptionists until we wrote out checks for the maximum amounts allowed and that if we wanted consideration for our legisaltive initiatives, those checks had better keep coming.
He demanded invitations to Realtor conventions at locations where he could play golf. Boehner cares more for golf than he does for the needs of his constituents. In 2009, his campaign fund spent $82,998 for golf outings for himself and his cronies.
This is the man who will be the new Speaker of the House.
He’s a slimeball and a typical, corrupt, money-grubbing politician.
In other words, he’s a crook.