Memo to Progressives: We have a new meme to introduce, and it is with fake solemnity and stifled laughter than I implore you to get the word out.
Here it comes.
The Boehner is a squish.
Run with it. Savor it. Eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Oh, but I kid The Boehner.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is sharing his regrets about his “fiscal-cliff” strategy, less than a month after the House bitterly swallowed a last-minute deal hatched in the Senate.
In a private speech to the Ripon Society [a 50-year-old GOP advocacy group] on Tuesday, Boehner said that he should have taken a different course after the November election by immediately demanding that the Senate produce a bill to avert the worst parts of a combination of tax increases and spending cuts [...]
“Some of our members don’t realize that while I may be a nice enough guy, and I get along with people, when I was voting I had the 8th most conservative voting record in the House,” he said. “But a lot of our newer members – they don’t know that. And so, you know, they think I’m some squish, that I’m ready to sell them out in a heartbeat, when obviously, most of you in this room know that that ain’t quite who I am.”
Oh we all know who you ain’t and who you am, Boehner… you big regretful squish, you. Sniffle!