John Boehner Unclear on the Concept of Elections

I am not sure if there is an Elections for Dummies because otherwise I would send him a copy but could someone please tell Congressman John Boehner that those who win elections get to control government. Speaking on Sean Hannity's radio program, the House Minority Leader seemed unclear on the concept that elections have consequences:

"Well Sean listen, there's an arrogance of power here," Boehner said of Democrats' majorities. "You've got the White House controlled by the Obama folks, you've got a big majority of Democrats in the House under Nancy Pelosi and a big majority of Democrats in the Senate under Harry Reid."

How clueless can one be? You win elections, you get to set the policy agenda.  

And then he goes on to bemoan that Democrats are even willing to lose seats in an effort to pass their agenda:

"This is the best chance they've had in 30 years to move a big liberal agenda and they are absolutely committed to doing it," Boehner said during an appearance on the conservative Sean Hannity radio show. "They even know that they are going to sacrifice some number of their members in the House and Senate with this big liberal agenda and they're still intent on doing it."

Wow. Democrats with principles. Imagine that. I'm not surprised that Minority Leader is a tad surprised. It's been awhile since the Democrats have demonstrated any backbone and have stood for what they believed in even at the expense of losing an election. Doing what's right for the American people is something that John Boehner is just never going to understand.

More at The Hill.

Tags: Representative John Boehner, US Politics (all tags)




Nice catch.

by RAULC 2009-10-08 08:17PM | 0 recs
Re: John Boehner Unclear

Did the republicans ever care about the electability of their members when they were in power, or were they more concerned with an agenda being passed.

Considering all the moderate republicans in the house have been taken out by us, the answer would seem to be no.

So, what's good for the goose is good for the gander, Mr. Boehner.

Yes, this is a great opportunity for us, one that we are just not going to pass up!

by LordMike 2009-10-08 08:17PM | 0 recs
if only

Democrats really were willing to use our big majorities to pass a liberal agenda!

We haven't repealed the Bush tax cuts for the top 1 percent, we are unlikely to pass climate change legislation, and health care reform certainly won't reflect what liberals would want to see, even if the final bill does turn out to be better than the status quo (which is not guaranteed).

by desmoinesdem 2009-10-09 04:11AM | 0 recs


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