March 5, 2011

Idiot of the Week: John Boehner (Yet Again)

BoehnerSpeaker John "the Orangeman" Boehner (R-OH) is certainly no stranger to idiocy. He's been "honored" here before, and I am reasonably confident that he will require additional attention in the future. Now that he is serving as Speaker of the House (at least when he's not golfing), he has a much larger platform from which to dispense his idiocy. And if there is one thing he's demonstrated so far, it is that he's eager to do just that.

What caught my attention this week was Boehner's quote in the Wall Street Journal that most Americans are clueless about the economy and how to resolve our economic problems. Here's what he had to say:
“People in Washington assume that Americans understand how big the problem is, but most Americans don’t have a clue,” Mr. Boehner said, speaking in his Capitol office. “I think it’s incumbent on us, if we are serious about dealing with the big challenges, that we go out and help Americans understand how big the problem is that faces us.”
I have to agree with Mr. Boehner that most Americans are indeed clueless about a great many things, but I'm not so sure about this particular one. I think that most Americans are fully aware that Republican economic policies were what brought our economy to the brink and that doing more of what got us into this mess in the first place may not be the best solution for recovery.
In short, most Americans know that Speaker Boehner is wrong. We're not buying what he's selling.

H/T to Think Progress

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