Someone gets it.
In the last four days, the idiocy of certain elected officials has been on full display. Liberals have screamed and ran, demanding repeal of the 1stAmendment and the 2nd Amendment. The left has been using this crisis, or as Rahm Emmanuel said, not letting it go to waste.
The silly gun control legislation proposed by CongressmanCarolyn McCarthy will not go anywhere, nor will the proposed prohibition against language or drawings that a Congressman might PERCEIVE as threatening.
The one piece of legislation that had the potential of passing and doing real damage was Peter King’s bill that would prohibit firearms within 1000 feet of a congressman.
House Speaker John Boehner has put a quick end to that bill. According to reports, King’ssuggestion was received “coldly” by Boehner.
Good for him!
Something else happened in the last few days that says Boehner gets it.
Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, someone realized the Speaker of the House could be a target. Like any other member of Congress, he flies back to his district on a regular basis. Before 9/11, DennisHastert flew commercial.
After 9/11, security officials thought better of it and arranged for Hastert to be flown in a small executive jet to and from his district. All was fine until we made the mistake of putting the party of treason in charge of thecongress.
Nancy Pelosi whined that the jet the Air Force provided did not have the range to make it to San Francisco non-stop. Instead of suffering the inconvenienceof having to stop to be refueled in Denver, Queen Nancy demanded the Air Force make available to her a 757 VIP transport. If Pelosi did not like her choices, she could have made her own arrangements. As of 2009 her net worth was estimated to be between $7 million and...
She could certainly afford it but she did what any self-respecting liberal would do. She demanded that the taxpayers pick up the tab for her party plane. And she turned it into a party plane and forced the American people...
When John Boehner became Speaker, knowing the outrage that was out there with Pelosi’s abuse of the Air Force transport, he announced he would fly commercial to and from his district.
Then came the shootings last week.
You can bet at least one person on his staff came to him and said, “Mr. Speaker, in light of what has happened, you need to go back to having the Air Force take you to and from your district.”
To his great credit, John Boehner said no and said he will still fly commercial.
For those of you who are on Twitter, John Boehner’s twitterhandle is @speakerboehner. Perhaps a note of encouragement would be appropriate.
After all, John Boehner seems to get it.
No, Jim, that post was NOT from Jared Loughner..... I read that woeful post on Saturday, following the shooting.... There was speculation that it was written by Loughner ~~ not so..... The writer is a self-described gay man who shot himself in the face in a failed suicide attempt because his male partner had deserted him because he had lost his job..... He says he is now blind in one eye as well as recovering from his self-inflicted facial wound. He's still anti-Giffords although he regrets his words, "she is now dead to me."
What do you expect from someone who posts to Kos?