Monday, January 3, 2011


OK, you got your extended Bush tax cuts for the rich, and you have established control over the House of Representatives. NOW, WHERE ARE THE JOBS, MR. BOEHNER?

Happy New Year, everybody! Well, today marks a new era in the Obama administration: shared power with the Republican party of no. As such, I begin my commentary on our new 112th Congress on a sour note. That hopeless crybaby drunk, John Boehner, will begin his reign as Speaker of the House, and his little yuppie parrot boy Eric Cantor will now be House Majority Leader.

Shocked at my disrespectful tone, readers? What I say about them is absolute truth. Boehner has spent many a minute crying before House microphones (who does he think he is? Glenn Beck?), and his propensity for leaving the House as soon as he can for Washington bars is legendary. Having seen him numerous times making slurred speeches at the mic, I'd swear the guy keeps a little backup bottle on his person at all times!

Plus, I have never seen any political figure shamelessly argue his party's talking points, no matter how ludicrous, more than Eric Cantor. Repetitive talking points are not a suitable blueprint for governing, especially when those talking points are echoes of old, tired, worn-out policies which have failed us many times in the past! These are the buffoons the voting public put into high places of government as a result of the last election, and I am sorry to say I have absolutely no confidence in either of them.

On the Senate side, we have the worthless Minority Leader and chief obstructionist Mitch McConnell now within 4 votes of becoming Senate Majority Leader, and I have no confidence that he will be able to produce much of value for anybody but billionaires. He is thoroughly uninspiring, and it remains to be seen how he will control and keep in line the vast contingent of ultra-conservative Tea Party activists which were elected in November.

There you have it, folks: three of the Republican leadership for the 112th Congress. It will be interesting to watch the next few years. It will be REAL interesting to watch when Congress has to vote to extend the debt ceiling in March! Will the Tea Party crowd remain resolute, dig in their heels, and say NO? Or will they learn to compromise and join the rest of the old Washington crowd? Keep your eyes and ears peeled---I think we're going to be in for one tumultous ride after another!

I just hope the Republicans will understand one thing: IT WAS THEIR flawed economic model which caused this economy to tank in the first place! It was THEIR reliance on excessive deregulation which caused all of our problems, from overly expensive gasoline to the mortgage meltdown crisis. And it was THEIR favoring of the rich over everybody else which has led to the squeezing of the middle class and the fact that 1% of the richest people made 59% of all the income in this country last year! THE MIDDLE CLASS AND POOR NEED GOOD-PAYING JOBS, and they need them NOW!!!



mud_rake said...

I'd swear the guy keeps a little backup bottle on his person at all times!

Some congressmen carry a small copy of the U.S. Constitution in their vest pocket; Boehner carries a small bottle of Jack Daniels.

So, then, the GOP now has to actually produce something for their $175K. Oh, the job-related stress! "No!" or "Hell No!" just won't cut the mustard for the next two years.

Do they actually know about 'governance?' I'm wondering if they should have been mandated to attend a weekend course in Political Governance 101. Surely, after two years of uttering 'No' they are unprepared to take the reins of governance of our nation.

Yet, the most poignant question of all may be this: do they actually WANT to govern? I suspect not. I suspect that they are all essentially charalatan anarchists dressed up in congressional attire- circus costumes if you will- actors who enjoy playing the role and getting massive compensation and noteriety for their acting roles.

Jack Jodell said...

You may be onto something there. The Republicans hate government so much, all they want is pomp - without circumstance. The only "governing" I believe they'll do is to privatize as much as they can while minimizing true oversight or regulation. They are indeed a despicable lot!

Jerry Critter said...

The republicans will never admit

" IT WAS THEIR flawed economic model which caused this economy to tank in the first place!"

In fact, they was more of their flawed economic model. Their economic program is to give all them money to the wealthy and let the rest of us, along with the country, go to hell.

Jerry Critter said...

The republicans will never admit

" IT WAS THEIR flawed economic model which caused this economy to tank in the first place!"

In fact, they want more of their flawed economic model. Their economic program is to give all the money to the wealthy and let the rest of us, along with the country, go to hell.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Great post, Jack.

As I wrote over at RN-USA, the people on the right who say Congress will have a Republican face are wrong. ONE house of Congress will be a Republican majority. The Senate is still in the hands of the Democrats, as is the executive branch.

Also, we have to remind these people that recent Gallup polls reveal that the American people still favor Mr. Obama AND the Congressional Democrats over any Republican.

And it was a minority of American voters who showed up at the polls in November to vote out the Dems.

Also, Mr. Obama's approval numbers are higher right now than were Ronald Reagan's and even Bill Clinton's at this point in their presidencies.

Don't let the righties use Palinbeckian lies and nonsense to obscure the truth.


Engineer of Knowledge said...

Hello Jack,
My latest posting also deals with this same subject too.

Many are now recognizing the ruse that has been presented to the masses and misled many to think that if you give more to the higher economic stratifications that this will cause a “Trickle Down” condition to their working class stratification. ("Please Sir, may I have some more" undeserving weak mind set)

Well we as a nation have given these policies an opportunity to work for the last 10 years and the results have been; loss of employment, lower personal savings, less purchasing power, owning the crushing national debt, and postponed long term retirement potential. (working until they die)

The Conservative Republican President George W. Bush along with the large majority Conservative Republican House and Senate inherited a record operating budget surplus and turned it into a record budget deficit!!! But Conservative Radio and Fox TV has somehow laid the blame on "Tax and Spend Democrats!"

Word lesson for today is Nihilist: "A doctrine that denies any objective ground of truth and especially of moral truths."

Unfortunately there is still a slight voting majority fueled by Sarah Palin's Tea Party, that believes this is fact. Maybe the 2012 election will become more enlightening to this group.

Jerry Critter said...

Most, if not virtually all, Tea Partiers, do not know that the Boston Tea Party was protesting a TAX DECREASE.

Jack Jodell said...

You're absolutely right. And when their tax cuts for the rich don't produce any jobs, we'll wipe it in their face and knock them out of control of Congress!
Shaw Kenawe,
Thank you for your kind words and for that comprehensive assessment of how things truly are. The GOP/Teabaggers got by with one in the midterms, but with the full electorate voting in 2012, they won't be anywhere near as lucky!
Engineer of Knowledge,
I think all but the most diehard conservatives now recognizes that "trickle down economics" is a lie and that the only thing trickling down is a few tiny drops of piss. Nihilist is definitely the perfect word for the far right GOP of today!

mud_rake said...


I don't believe that I actually ansered you question, Jack. The jobs? Well, do the ones overseas count? You know, the ones sent there after closing down an American plant? The ones that pay $2/day? No benefits? No regulations?

Do these count for Mr. Boehner?

And what about the part-time fast-food jobs? Will he count them, too?

The crying jackass!

Jack Jodell said...

Anybody who would count overseas jobs or part-time fast food jobs here as "good-paying AMERICAN jobs" would HAVE to be a delusional free-market Republican! So far, I've never heard any of them make that claim, but we'll see as the year goes on...

Jack Jodell said...

Jerry Critter,
GREAT point about the Boston Tea Partiers protesting a tax DECREASE! It just shows how ignorant and stupid Tea Partiers are!

TomCat said...

Jack, the only difference between this batch of Republicans and the batch that came in in 1994, and stayed long enough to cause this mess is that this batch is eben less competent.

Jack Jodell said...

THAT'S for sure, and that's why I predict their reign will be very short lived!