The Onion: "My Constituents Care Way More About Political Gamesmanship Than Jobs, Health Care and the Economy" by John Boehner
John Boehner's op-ed in today's Onion is a fantastic reminder of why he's risen so far up the ranks of Washington…
I assure you, the last thing my voters need is some well intended, do-all-I-possibly-can-to-help-the-little-guy congressman running around Washington, working across the aisle, and fighting tooth and nail for jobs, health care, and financial reform to ensure their tax dollars never end up in the hands of banks capable of holding our entire economy hostage.
No, sir. My constituents deserve better…
Trust me: If you talk to an unemployed, uninsured mother of two in Greenville, she'll tell you that jobs and reliable medical coverage come a distant second to the crafting of meticulous talking points that deftly omit the facts and reduce what should be honest discourse about our country's future to a series of contrived, easy-to-digest sound bites designed to sway crucial independent voters.
They just don't make 'em like that anymore. Well, not counting the other several hundred in Congress right now.
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