House Speaker John Boehner, is showing himself to be ignorant at best and an outright liar at worst, condemning President Obama for acting like a monarch and issuing too many executive orders.
Mr. Obama, has issued fewer executive orders than more than a half-dozen presidents who proceeded him. You can be sure Boehner, knows this. The facts obviously don’t matter to the Speaker or his Republican cronies who also deny climate science, break out in hives at the very thought of universal health care, refuse to support equal pay for equal work for women and abhor the idea of expanded background checks on firearms in spite of the repeated slaughter of children in our schools. There’s more, but even the short list of what they refuse to do is outrageous beyond belief as they continue to put party politics ahead of the common good.
The Republican Party, carrying America backwards under the banner of, “People hating people. Moving America into Neo-feudalism, and damned proud of it.”
This latest insane and time-wasting Boehner broadside may be nothing but a publicity stunt designed to get the base all whipped up prior to the election. Who can tell when dealing with a gang of thugs like this contemporary Republican Party which lives by the big lie designed to give the rich whatever they want while denying the masses what they need? Boehner’s latest is the claim that the Keystone Pipeline would create 100,000 new jobs. The truth, is that it would create between 10,000 and 15,000 temporary construction jobs while the pipeline is being built (over a period of several years) followed by 35 permanent and 15 temporary jobs while promoting an energy source that’s destroying the planet.
The Republicans are a sham. From George H.W. Bush lying about non-existent Iraqi troops amassed on the border with Saudi Arabia and fictional dead babies in Kuwait to goad the U.S. into the first Gulf War, to his son, George W. Bush, fabricating WMD’s and Jeb Bush and Kathryn Harris, rigging the election in Florida. They need to be called out for their despicable and anti-American behavior.
The Democrats are far from perfect. They too are stuffing their campaign war chests with money from corporate lobbyists, but how often in our history has our system forced us to choose between the lesser of two evils?
The upcoming elections in 2014 and 2016, may offer what could be our last best chance at choosing between a growing Republican crime family which holds a majority on the Supreme Court and has done everything in its power to eliminate our representative democracy on one side, and the Democrats on the other, a few of whom, like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, appear able to balance their need for big money donors with carrying on the fight for the increasingly antiquated notion of maintaining the common good.