The media double standard is flying high, as John Boehner is suffering criticism for language used by both President Obama and the Speaker of the House, while the Commander in chief was largely above reproach in the media for similar language. (snip) While Boehner is criticized for using a word deemed inappropriate for the Speaker of the House, Barack Obama used the exact same word regarding responsibility for the Gulf Oil spill. Barack Obama in response to the Gulf Oil Spill wants to know "whose ass to kick"
Two wrongs do not make a right - and hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue.
The Speaker of the House diminishes himself and the office when he uses crude, vulgar speech in public. It does not make him sound strong and determined. It makes him sound impotent and frustrated. I was very disappointed to hear this sort of talk from a Republican. It only lowers the already low bar further. There is no need for it. It was a mistake.
We have long come to expect such bad language and coarse manners from Democrats and their supporters. It should not be expected or accepted from Republicans.
This episode does not allay my doubts about Boehner in general. Foul language and cursing will not defeat Obama and the radical Lefists he represents.
Soory #3, use of the word "ass" is neither crude or vulgar. You want to hear crude and vulgar? You should have heard my wife when she saw the additional taxes taken out of my check after the first of the year...
I´m willing to give Boehner a pass on this. The frustrations of trying to work with Obama and the ever moving goalpost and Harry Reid the mummy who can not do his job would frustrate the heck out of me.
And not one word from the mainstream press expressing outrage over a Dem rep´s recent invitation to a 17-yr old girl to see the snake in his pants. The media is so predictable they make me yawn just thinking about them.
The issue is not the word itself but context in which is was used, plus the contemptuous (impotent) imperative mode of speech. Only losers tell people they have no control over to get off their ass. My respect for Boehner, not terribly high to begin with, has fallen. I am sure he can live with that - but I hope he will refrain from such juvenile language in the future, now that he sees what anybody could have predicted, that the double-standard Left-wing media will pounce on it to use against him. One wonders what kind of politician would not have known this, nor that such language only makes him sound weak and ineffective.
It´s only a guess, of course, but I suspect that your wife probably does not go around in public telling people to get off their ass if she doesn´t like their behavior. Even most sailors do not swear like sailors in public. Career USMC NCOs do not talk that way in public, at least while in uniform. There is probably a USMCJ regulation prohibiting such language. It is vulgar, disrespectful and ignorant. No public official should talk that way in public, least of all a Republican. We already know Democrats have bad manners, low tastes, and double standards. Permitting Republicans to join them and then complaining about the widely known Left wing media bias is not the answer.
If I am mistaken and your wife does make a habit of telling strangers and people in public to get off their ass when she is displeased, you have my sympathies. It must be rough eating out, going to church, or attending most social functions with her. (It could be one reason the invitations have stopped coming in.)
The old media won´t tell you so, but President Obama is facing a revolt from within his own political party. It was bound to happen once the dimensions of the ObamaCare disaster started to become obvious. Yesterday, I pointed out that Charles Rangel is an early indicator of the discontent bubbling beneath the surface, and that he is freer to speak than non-black Democrats. But today we have another leading indicator. (snip)Rosslyn Smith points out: "If Obama has lost Gergen, he´s lost the entire DC establishment. Gergen is almost the perfect indicator of the conventional wisdom inside the beltway.
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Like communism, the collapse of the Obama Administration agenda is inevitable, not solely as a result of its many flawed policies, but because it lacks an ethical dimension in regard to individual rights, justifiable criteria for its use of state coercion and, in particular, a respect for the truth. Stated simply, Obama lies because the true objectives of his fundamental transformation of the United States are incompatible with American democracy and tradition. (snip) The arrogance and mendacity of the Obama White House is directly proportional to misplaced political loyalty and a submissive and willfully blind press.
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I claim no special insider knowledge of the Democratic Party´s inner workings, but still I am rather certain that discontent with President Obama is bubbling beneath the veneer of public unity behind the Nation´s First Black President. (snip) They´re two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land. And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other. The most recently revealed salvo in their war of words - Obama´s assertion that Rangel is a "hack," according to the political tome "Double Down" - is just one element of a long-dysfunctional relationship.
Well, well, well. It´s always a glorious day in a socialist paradise when the lefties show their tyrannical hand and try to suppress speech. They want Americans to have accessibility to healthcare, but not to any information about the insurance they are forcing millions to purchase. In order to arm Californians with accurate information about the California Healthcare Exchange, the California Republican Assembly launched a website this past August called CoveringHealthcareCA.com -- clearly setting forth what you have to do, the date by which you have to do it and the consequences if you don´t.
The GOP establishment is loath to admit it, but the government shutdown is turning out to be a brilliant political chess move on the part of Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. The Obamacare disaster, fully predictable by anyone who understands the effect of incentives and the fundamental incompetence of academic theorists and left wing ideologues, has made the go-for-broke attempt to stop it an obvious profile in courage. (snip) The budget and debt limit fights lie ahead. Cruz and Lee have laid out the path for us. The GOP can now say that that because the Democrats have shown
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