John Boehner: “It’s Too Long!” “It’s Too Short!”
Now get your mind out of the gutter. Boehner was talking about the health care reform bill.
Last October John Boehner said: “All you need to know is there are 1,990 pages. That should tell you everything.”
Now that the White House has come up with a much shorter, streamlined version, Boehner is crying that:
“The White House’s ‘plan’ consists of an 11-page outline, which has not been scored by the Congressional Budget Office or posted online as legislative text. So they want to reorganize one-sixth of the United States’ economy with a document shorter than a comic book.”
Or they could “reorganize one sixth of the United States’ economy” with a 1,990-page document. Make up your mind, Asshole.
Basically, whatever Obama does, he should’ve done the opposite. If Obama tries to compromise by doing the opposite, he should’ve stuck to his first plan. OK???
Boehner uses this type of “reasoning” frequently.
On February 8th, he said: “If the President intends to present any kind of legislative proposal at this discussion, will he make it available to members of Congress and the American people at least 72 hours beforehand?”
Obama has done exactly that. Boehner’s grateful response was:
“A productive bipartisan discussion should begin with a clean sheet of paper.”
Headline of the Day: America Bulldozes Itself to Avoid Chinese Creditors.