Cartoon: Boehner’s Mickey Mouse suit

John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune

John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune

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4 Comments

  1. The point of the “suit” is to convince the Far Right base you are actually doing something when you are impotent!

  2. Yup.

  3. From Daily KOS
    Obama’s response to the lawsuits..

    In his own words:

    “As long as Congress will not increase wages for workers, I will go and talk to every business in America if I have to. There’s no denying a simple truth: America deserves a raise, and if you work full-time in this country, you shouldn’t live in poverty. That’s something that we all believe.

    Now, here’s where it gets interesting. There are a number of Republicans, including a number in the Texas delegation, who are mad at me for taking these actions. They actually plan to sue me. Now, I don’t know which things they find most offensive — me helping to create jobs, or me raising wages, or me easing the student loan burdens, or me making sure women can find out whether they’re getting paid the same as men for doing the same job. I don’t know which of these actions really bug them.

    The truth is, even with all the actions I’ve taken this year, I’m issuing executive orders at the lowest rate in more than 100 years. So it’s not clear how it is that Republicans didn’t seem to mind when President Bush took more executive actions than I did. Maybe it’s just me they don’t like. I don’t know. Maybe there’s some principle out there that I haven’t discerned, that I haven’t figure out. You hear some of them — ‘sue him,’ ‘impeach him.’ Really? Really? For what? You’re going to sue me for doing my job? Okay.

    I mean, think about that. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job — while you don’t do your job.

    There’s a great movie called ‘The Departed’ — a little violent for kids. But there’s a scene in the movie where Mark Wahlberg — they’re on a stakeout and somehow the guy loses the guy that they’re tracking. And Wahlberg is all upset and yelling at the guy. And the guy looks up and he says, ‘Well, who are you?’ And Wahlberg says, ‘I’m the guy doing my job. You must be the other guy.’ Sometimes, I feel like saying to these guys, ‘I’m the guy doing my job, you must be the other guy.’

    So rather than wage another political stunt that wastes time, wastes taxpayers’ money, I’ve got a better idea: Do something. If you’re mad at me for helping people on my own, let’s team up. Let’s pass some bills. Let’s help America together.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5TAr0eiC80

    EXACTLY!

  4. I guess it’s true..they really DON’T have anything else to do. Can’t pass any legislation cuz you vowed to block everything Obama does, Can’t come up with anything to improve our nation because , well, that would involve helping other people besides corporations. Can’t go on vacation…again. I guess a lawsuit will keep congress and the courts busy and waste tax dollars. But hopefully it will ,make Obama look bad more than it makes us look stupid!

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