Some days ago, Congressman John Boehner (R - Ohio) wrote an op-ed piece entitled, "Obama is trampling the Constitution". It would seem as though that editorial was enough to cause one of John's long-time friends to pen a response ... a candid and eye-opening one at that. Have a look:
John, I consider you a friend of mine. We've known one another for well over 50 years. Our parents knew each other, were friends and neighbors in Reading. Our family businesses were directly across the street from each other for over 70 years. But John, what the hell are you doing?
You've got nothing more pressing to do than sue a president who was elected twice by the majority of voting Americans?
You say "the majority of Americans are frustrated." I agree, but not with this president. They're frustrated with the childishness of those purporting to serve all the American people.
The majority of Republicans are frustrated. Sure, I get that. But everything shouldn't come to a halt because you don't control the White House. By the way, you better get used to that too. You won't get that back by appealing to Old White Guys.
John, whatever time you've got left in Washington, roll-up your sleeves and get Washington moving in the correct direction. Not this "we block everything you want" and "you block everything we want" mentality.
Now, how about a round of golf at Sharon Woods on Sunday? On me. I'll need 2 a side.
Your pal, Mooch
Jerry Mouch, Wyoming
The original article can be found here.
This comment to Boehner is the first Republican response I've read or heard that makes any sense to me. How ever they decide things, what criteria they use, what goals they have are not to govern wisely, but to govern by strategy. It isn't working. Too many voters don't get it! A stalemated government serves no one, not even Republicans.
Thanks for sharing this. It is a bit of fresh air, in spite of the horrendous fires taking place in Washington state as we speak. Our skies are gray, ash is falling, the sun is bright red, and if this is not a consequence of global warming I don't know what is.