Seventy-Five (75) Democrat members of Congress “urged” John Boehner, in a letter, to condemn Rush Limbaugh, for reasons reaching beyond just the “slut” and “prostitute” words. “Fluke barely mentioned the word “sex”” in her testimony. You can’t make this stuff up. Did Boehner or his spokespersons speak to Maher’s “dumb twat” (and the c-word) assault on Palin? If he did, I can’t find it? Did Boehner or his spokespersons speak to the Ed Schultz “slut” assault on Laura Ingraham? If he did, I can’t find it. Do we have no reasoning in the Republican Congress? Have they even listened to what Sandra Fluke testified to? I doubt they have, and anyway, lying to Congress is no longer an offense for Democrats. According to The Hill, Boehner’s disappointing attitude came from the mouth of an aide:
The Speaker “obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is trying to raise money off the situation,” a Boehner spokesman said…
Quick to follow – Eric Cantor:
A spokesman for Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said, “It’s not language the majority leader would condone.”
So Speaker, do you condone what others are claiming you do not condone? Is this your official position? Do you have anything to say about Sandra Fluke’s testimony?
Democrats have launched an aggressive fundraising and organizing push and called on Republican leaders to disavow Limbaugh’s comments…
Even before Limbaugh jumped into the fray, House Democrats had raised more than $1 million off of the controversy surrounding the all-male panel on which Fluke wasn’t able to testify. And they’ve stepped up their campaign since Limbaugh launched his initial attack.
While Conservatives are falling on both sides of the words Rush used, those deemed to be among the smartest (maybe best educated is more accurate) of us, could surely find a better way to do this than attack someone championing an important conservative and moral issue involving individual freedom and moral conscience. There has to be a better way for Republican government.
I am sick, sick, sick of Republican leadership. Sick of John Boehner who never uses his microphone to further the Conservative cause other than on the floor of the House, the night before ObamaCare passed, when he asked pertinent questions and eloquently roared back: Hell No You Can’t – Hell No You Haven’t:
Look at this bill. As yourself, do you really believe that if you like the health plan you have now, you can keep it?
No you can’t…
Can you go home and tell your Senior Citizens that these cuts in Medicare will not limit their access to Doctors or further weaken the program instead of strengthening it?
No, you cannot.
Can you go home and tell your constituents with confidence, that this bill respects the sanctity of life and that it won’t allow for taxpayer funding for the first time in 30 years?
No, you cannot.
And look at how this bill was written. Can you say it was done openly, with transparency and accountability, without backroom deals, hidden from the people?
HELL NO YOU CAN’T!
Have you read the bill? Have you read the reconciliation bill? Have you read the Manager’s amendment?
HELL NO YOU HAVEN’T!
That was it. It was over. That righteous rant apparently consumed all Boehner’s energy the night individual liberty died. From Boehner since, we hear a few soundbites, never accusing any single member of Congress of anything, just a boring, sleepy-eyed face on the TV screen, sounding like he just woke up from a nap, seemingly needing a belch, followed by a little comment about an issue that is meaningless in it’s impact.
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