Sunday, November 2, 2008

If the expletive fits . . .

Kudos to Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner for telling the truth about Barack Obama and his cowardice.  Boehner was campaigning in his home state of Ohio and talked about the fact that Obama voted "present" 129 times during his eight years in the Illinois legislature.  

By voting "present" Obama could have been choosing not to take a stand - that way he wouldn't upset potential voters with his actual views on the issues.  If that is the case, then Obama is a conniving, Machiavellian, political animal who would do whatever it might take to achieve his political ambitions.  

Or, giving him the benefit of the doubt I suppose, Obama could simply have been undecided or not have known the right thing to do all 129 times he voted "present."  But that would make him indecisive, uninformed, lazy, and/or stupid.

Boehner called Obama out.  He told his Ohio audience the he, like Obama, had voted "present" before but only "two or three times in my entire 25-year political career, where there might have been a conflict of interest."  Boehner contiued, "in Congress, we have a red button, a green button and a yellow button, alright.  Green means 'yes,' red means 'no,' and yellow means you're a chicken shi#.  And the last thing we need in the White House, in the oval office, behind that big desk, is some chicken who wants to push this yellow button."

Boehner is drawing some criticism for the colorful language used, though I suspect that every third-grader in the country has heard much worse.

And, frankly, the point is made . . . vividly.

1 comment:

Latinmassgirl said...

Yes, but it is okay for Obama to flip McCain and Hllary Clinton the bird during his campaign speeches!!!

I don't hear these uninformed whining independents saying how appalled they were at Obama when he made the obscene gestures!

And what about the constant rude, personal attacks against McCain and Sarah Palin? That's okay, because the media likes it and perpetuates it. Right?

I think I'm going to need some strong stomach medicine, and pair of ear plugs to get through tomorrow.