gimmicks

Boehner: How Is Obama Diminishing The Presidency Today? By Picking ‘Fake Fights’

Boot to the head!Another day, another attempt by that punk Barack Hussein Nobama to diminish the presidency! What’d he do now? Did he put his feet up on his desk? Did he sing Young Jeezy in public? Did he fly in his plane? Did he act “cool”? (Yes. Burn him.)

“You know, we had the Buffett Rule,” [House Speaker John] Boehner said. “You know, it went on for months. Even the president admitted it was a gimmick. And then we have the Rose Garden ceremony talking about manipulation in the oil markets, without one shred of evidence. And he has an entire administration to go after speculation or manipulation in the oil markets. And then they picked this student loan fight where there is no fight.”

Remember the Buffett Rule? It was a total gimmick because it would only have raised $43 billion in revenues, and $43 billion does not even count unless it is $100 million from PBS and the NEA instead, because $100 million > $43 billion. (It is called MATH and why don’t you LEARN IT.)

And why does the president constantly pick fake fights with the oil companies without one shred of evidence that there is manipulation? Typical.

Restoring honor and dignity to the Oval OfficeAnd as for student loans, John Boehner has already explained that it is beneath the dignity of the presidency to go to colleges and get students to put pressure on Congress about keeping their interest rates low, because everybody already knew this was a settled matter that would get passed, because the GOP always works with the president! And that is totally true: the GOP House passed it Friday, and will pay for it by gutting preventative-care funding in BammerzCares, instead of by cutting tax breaks for oil companies, because that would be Class Warfare.

If Obama would just stop picking fake fights with the GOP by not agreeing with them, everything would be just fine! Why doesn’t he try that for once? [DailyCaller]

About the author

Rebecca is the editor and publisher of Wonkette. She is the author of Commie Girl in the O.C., a collection of her OC Weekly columns, and the former editor of LA CityBeat. Go visit her Commie Girl Collective, and follow her on the Twitter!

View all articles by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Comments

Hey there, Wonkeputians! Shypixel here to remind you to remember our Commenting Rules For Radicals, Enjoy!

  • Barb

    Conservatives say that taxpayers must continue our $24B subsidy to the oil companies (who are currently making record profits) or our gas prices go up even more.

    That begs the question: "How much do we need to pay them in order to make our gas prices go down?"

    Ballz!

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      What's the famous line from the Creedence Clearwater Revival song?

      "Their only answer is more! More! more!"

      • chicken_thief

        BILLY IDOL LIBELZ!!!!!

    • Terry

      It's hard to decide. Is the oil company subsidy a bribe to keep gas prices down, or is it extortion on the part of the oil companies to keep gas prices down?

    • Dashboard Buddha

      True that…and in the back of my mind there echoes the words, "There is only so much shit we will eat". Someday…hopefully soon.

      • mormos

        shit! what shit? that is delicious delicious food stuffs!
        -oil companies

  • freakishlywrong

    Cry, you fascist asshole.

  • cheetojeebus

    And no mention of the brilliant idea of financing the student loan thing with funds from the Children's immunization account? Yeah, that wasn't fukkin craven on their part. yeah, no fight at all.

    • sullivanst

      But but but don't you see:

      taxing billionaires = gimmick;
      assuming everyone understands oil price manipulation happens = gimmick
      keeping college from being obscenely unaffordable* = gimmick

      stealing from kids to pay off oil barons = good policy

      * because God knows it's damned close to obscenely unaffordable already.

  • tcaalaw

    Shorter Boehner: Blackity-black-black-black.

  • freakishlywrong

    Someone also needs to point out to Boner, (gently! because the truth hurts, ow!), that he and his fellow fuckwitted Republicans have already voted to double that interest rate in the Ryan travesty.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Ah, I see Rich Lowry's blast fax from last week's Time is hitting the fan: Oil speculation.

    Which, you know, is what happened, Mr. Speaker, but your head is so far up the asses of Exxon and BP, you wouldn't notice.

  • chascates

    There's the edge of insanity and then there's the abyss.

  • smitallica

    I think Obama has more than maintained the dignity of the Presidency by continually resisting the urge to reach across the table and punch this childish orange fuckwad right in his tangerine puss.

    • freakishlywrong

      I don't know who's more punchable. McConnell and that twatwaffle Cantor would be deeply satisfying as well.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        All of them, Katie.

      • chicken_thief

        It is close, but I gotta go with schmarmy Eric – that constipated looking motherfucker has a beak begging to be tattooed.

      • MissNancyPriss

        McConnell is more shovel-to-thefaceable.

  • Radiotherapy

    They are more like nose pickers.

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

    And then we have the Rose Garden ceremony talking about manipulation in the oil markets, without one shred of evidence

    Evidence? I got your evidence right here, punk.

  • OC_Surf_Serf

    Remember the Buffett Rule?

    No fingers in the dressings?

    • Tundra Grifter

      And a bullet-proof sneeze shield.

    • V572 Fehrnstrom

      In Florida, the Buffet Rule is that you always leave a dime tip on your cafeteria tray for the colored man who carries it to your table for you. Hard to believe this is getting so much national attention. It just seems like common sense.

  • littlebigdaddy

    To quote from the trailer to the new show Men at Work: "[His] skin color is not found in nature. Yes it is, it's called oompa loompa."

  • Goonemeritus

    We need to get back to fully regulating our ladies naughty bits. When Oil Corporation can seduce a virtuous church going man then and only then will it rise to a national issue.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Corporations are sluts too, my friend!

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

    Obama is guilty of being President while black. All of his other transgressions pale in comparison to that.

    • V572 Fehrnstrom

      I see what you did there. Very colorful!

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        How white of you to notice!

      • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

        That's mighty white of you, V572.

      • chicken_thief

        I'm green with envy, dammit!

        • EtchySketchy

          I guess that's why they call it the blues.

  • OC_Surf_Serf

    Fuck…the last President picked real fights over fake WMD information…

  • Tundra Grifter

    The GNoPee are experts when it comes to fake anything.

  • EatsBabyDingos

    Boner has been picking and eating scabs for years.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    The only thing real about the GOPers at this point is their eager willingness to spread for the 1%.

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    clank

    That was a definite rimshot there Mr. Speaker Boner. If that's yer A-game you need to get back to the gym and do some serious work.

    • chicken_thief

      Back to the gin?! He never left the gi….. oh. G-y-m. My bad….

  • friendlyskies

    Because addiction to spray-on tans and blubbering like a child are ways to bring dignity to public office.

  • Come here a minute

    Speaker Boehner complains that President Obama's actions actions are beneath the dignity of the presidency, demonstrating that they are getting beneath the skin of the speaker.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Just think of all the students who will be able to go to class in their iron lungs. Think of the construction jobs, man!

    • horsedreamer_1

      My stepfather spent time on an iron lung, due polio. He's still battling depressive moments due that.

  • SorosBot

    And here's more Boehner whined about because those mean Democrats don't want to cut health services to make student loans more affordable:
    "
    People want to politicize this because it is an election year, but my God, do we have to fight about everything?" Boehner said, at times pounding the podium. "And no, now we are going to have a fight over women's health. Give me a break! This is the latest plank in the so-called war on women entirely created by colleagues across the aisle for political gain."

    No, you lying sack of shit, the very real war on women was created entirely by state legislators of your party who have been passing laws requiring women who want abortions to have metal cameras stuck up their vaginas and similar.

    • bikerlaureate

      I've never pitied his kids before, but their concept of "honesty" must be profoundly warped.

  • mavenmaven

    And then, pointing to his own crotch, Boehner continued "…the president’s bigger than this…."

  • Texan_Bulldog

    I see you're linking to the Daily Caller now. Hmm…this is giving Mattie Drudge a sad.

  • Doktor StrangeZoom

    Look, just because virtually every single industry analyst who looks at oil prices says there's a lot of speculation going on, that doesn't count as "evidence." Did Fox News say there's speculation? OK then, that's what counts as "evidence"

  • FNMA

    Boner is a dick.

  • chicken_thief

    Before I come to any premature conclusions on this war of words, I gotta check Lou Sarah's Facebook page….

  • http://sciencekick.blogspot.com valthemus

    "I'm John Boehner. Vote for me because I know how to pander to the kind of people you aspire to be… and could be one day! Just keep buyin' those lottery tickets."

  • fuflans

    shorter boehner: the president is a blah.

  • JustPixelz

    This reminds me of when the Repubicans were all worked up about a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. What a gimmick! If they have the votes for that, they certainly have the votes to simply pass a balanced budget.

    Or when they said Ann Romney is the hardest working woman in the world. What a gimmick!

    How about the bill to defund teleprompters?

  • Callyson

    Slightly shorter headline:

    Boehner: How Is Obama Diminishing The Presidency Today? By Winning

    Suck it, GOP!

  • ttommyunger

    I am clinging to the hope that after being elected to his second term he actually begins to fight, for real. Boehner and the rest of America's Koch-Suckers need to be pushed back-hard.