The most ironic thing happened! It’s been less than two months since the Republican dream came true and they took control of the House and Senate. After four years of doing nothing but obstructing and voting NO, NO, NO on everything, House Speaker John Boehner had the audacity on Thursday to say that the Senate Democrats “need to be told to get off their ass and do something besides vote NO”. You can’t imagine how many times in the past four years I yelled those very same words to the Republicans in Congress.
Boehner then arrogantly proceeded to say the Democrats should purchase a little booklet from the Capitol gift shop on “How a bill is made law.” Obviously, Speaker Boehner and his minions didn’t read the little booklet before spending four years of our tax dollars without putting forth meaningful legislation. Their biggest success was shutting down the entire Federal Government two years ago. They are persistent, though. They have voted over fifty times to repeal Obama Care.
I tried. I tried to keep an open mind and be positive about the change of power in Washington. But the day I learned that Speaker Boehner had committed a subversive act against our sitting President, I knew I had great cause to be concerned, and so do you.
You see, John Boehner, the orange man, drunk on power (and scotch whiskey), invited a foreigner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress. This was an attempt to one-up President Obama by derailing Obama’s peaceful negotiations with Iran over nuclear weapons and force the U.S. into a war with Iran for the sake of Israel. Bear in mind also, that Netanyahu was a staunch supporter and contributor to Mitt Romney, aligning clearly with the Republicans against President Obama. It just so happens that Netanyahu’s re-elections will be held in Israel just two weeks after Natanyahu’s speech to OUR congress. A tad political, dontcha think?
It has been protocol all the years of our country’s existence that we don’t interfere or show favoritism to foreign politicians in countries where democratic elections are held. With just two weeks before the Israeli election, John Boehner has set a dangerous precedent and degrades our American Presidency by not consulting our ELECTED (twice) President.
Putting all the political reasons aside, John Boehner should have bought a little booklet called the Constitution of the United States and a copy of 18 U.S.C.§953. The Constitution states that “all ability to conduct foreign policy is vested in the President.” NOT the Speaker of the House! More serious, is the violation committed by Boehner of the U. S. Code called The Logan Act. This Act is 212 years old and what Boehner did was unprecedented. This law prohibits “Any citizen from directly or indirectly commencing or carrying on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence or defeat the measures of the United States.” This Act was created to protect our Democracy against people like John Boehner. It’s been interesting to hear most talking heads blaming it on Netanyahu. Who could blame Netanyahu for getting all this attention at his election time?
It is my opinion that we should not allow John Boehner to get by with this treasonous act. As Obama continues to outsmart him, his vitriol will only escalate. At the very least, he should be removed from his position and at the very most, arrested for treason. However, considering that Boehner’s brain has been baked by all those hours in the tanning bed, he would avoid prosecution by pleading guilty by reason of In-tan-ity.”
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