John Boehner cries more than a woman with PMS.
The Speaker of the House is more of a crybaby than the woman who preceded him as in the job. He’s shed more tears in three months than Nancy Pelosi did in four yours.
On Wednesday, Boehner appeared before a GOP caucus to talk about the budget impasse and a pending government shutdown and teared up once again.
ABC New quoted a attendee at the meeting: “He cried, but only briefly.”
That he cried at all is a sad testament to the GOP.
Why is this wimp running the House? As Speaker is third in the line of succession to become President. Do we want a whiner who breaks down and bawls like a baby?
It’s one thing to show emotion. It’s something else to be so emotional that you cry often, which is exactly what Boehner does.
When the GOP won control of the House in last November’s mid-term elections, he cried.
He wasn’t the only one. A lot of us cried over the prospect of GOP control and a freshman class dominated by Tea Party zealots.
“Boehner…is prone to tears,” Paul Kane of The Washington Post wrote on Oct. 27, 2010. “It drives him crazy but he can’t help it.”
Once again, he’s not alone. Boehner drives us to tears…often. As for his tears driving him crazy, he doesn’t need to worry. It’s a short trip.
Boehner’s ascension to Speaker came 13 years after Republicans publicly removed him as a player in their leadership because he had the gall to suggest working with House Democrats.
The zealots who run the GOP never compromise, even if standing firm is bad for the nation and the people who elected them to office. Now, more than decade after he lost power in the GOP, Boehner is once again under fire, this time from the rabid right wing that controls his party and wants him to take tougher stands against President Barack Obama and the Democrats.
Maybe that’s what he cries so much.
He’s afraid history will repeat itself.
- John Boehner: ‘No Daylight Between Tea Party And Me’ (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday: April , 7, 2011 (blogs.abcnews.com)
- John Boehner: Government Shutdown Would Mark ‘Win’ For Democrats (huffingtonpost.com)
- Boehner walks political tightrope on budget (capitolhillblue.com)