John Boehner. John Boehner. John Boehner.
I’m shaking my head as I write this. I’ve said before that I think our current Speaker of the House means well. But that doesn’t mean that he does well.
And really, good intentions mean nothing if the results end up ruining the country. Just ask the ever-incompetent Jimmy Carter.
Not that I’m saying Boehner is as willfully clueless as Carter. The former president is in a league of his own in this category.
Yet Boehner still isn’t the best or the brightest we have in Washington. The most recent proof of this lies in his speech before the Middletown Rotary Club in his home district, where he mocked fellow Republicans who weren’t on board with his immigration reform plan.
“Here’s the attitude. Ohhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhh. This is too hard. We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems, and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to… They’ll take the path of least resistance.”
Actually, no, Speaker Boehner. We don’t elect you and yours to just “make choices.” We elect you to make intelligent choices, to respect the will of the people and their good.
And immigration reform is not for our good. Not unless you’re talking about reforming the system that rewards people for breaking our laws, for taking jobs away from our citizens, for letting our businesses get away with underpaying laborers, for allowing gangs to run amok in our cities while making it absurdly difficult for ethical outsiders to legally stay within our borders.
You are right, however, Speaker, for saying that we elect you “to solve problems.” Problem is you’re not solving anything. You’re making things worse.
Not just you, of course, but all of your Washington friends who are so busy cozying up to big business to pay attention to small business. While you’re intent on playing god, you’re completely ignoring that you’re only the devil’s pawns.
Is it any wonder then that 53% of likely American voters, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, say that neither party represents the public good?
Yeah, I didn’t think so either.