John Boehner has either gone totally insane or he is trying to get booted from his job as Speaker of the House. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer the Speaker theatrically mocked the GOP caucus he is supposed to be leading for being afraid to reform immigration policy during a Thursday speech to the Middletown Rotary Club.
Boehner gave his impersonation of the Republican refusal to take on the immigration issue.
“Here’s the attitude. Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard,” Boehner whined before a luncheon crowd at Brown’s Run County Club in Madison Township.
“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.”
Boehner said he’s been working for 16 or 17 months trying to push Congress to deal with immigration reform.
“I’ve had every brick and bat and arrow shot at me over this issue just because I wanted to deal with it. I didn’t say it was going to be easy,” he said.
The GOP-controlled House has refused to pass the immigration proposal passed by the Democrat-led Senate that includes a path to citizenship for millions of people living illegally in the United States. Boehner has come under fire for siding with President Barack Obama’s push to get reform passed.
Is John Boehner that out of touch? Does he really think he can get his caucus over to his side by mocking them? What ever happened to sealing the borders first? Does he really believe that Barack Obama will follow any provisions to seal the borders? We are talking about the guy who changed his own healthcare bill over 25 times, and he LIKED that law.
Before he mocks anyone, Boehner needs to prove to hisr caucus and the American people (who want the borders sealed first) that he can guarantee that the borders will be sealed. Once he does that he needs to explain to his caucus why they should want the progressive Democrats to have 12 million more voters, it’s like voting your own party out of existence.
Today Boehner committed the political version of “suicide by cop,’ it’s called “career suicide by hubris.”