Daily Archives: March 4, 2011

John Boehner Is The Fool On The Hill

This week’s episode of “Teapublicans Eating Their Own” features the Tea Party Nation and Republican House Speaker John Boehner (pronounced “boner”). Politico reports that Tea Party Nation wants to see Boehner defeated in the 2012 election.They are upset at what they believe to be the Speaker’s breaking of campaign promises to legislate the “Tea Party Way”.

The Tea-Baggers are primarily angry about the spending proposal recently passed in the House that would fund the government for the rest of fiscal year 2011 – which ends September 30. Although it would cut $61 billion from current spending levels, it falls far short of the $100 billion that Boehner and other Republicans promised to cut while campaigning last autumn. Judson Phillips, the founder of Tea Party Nation said, “The Republicans in the House quickly went squishy on that and had to be cajoled into cutting only $61 billion. Now, John Boehner is saying when the Senate comes back and they start negotiating…the $61 billion figure is not safe.” Phillips told CNN, “We’re getting more of the same political games as we have gotten in the past.”

Consequently, Phillips directed an attack directly at Boehner on the group’s website this week. He wrote,

“You look like a fool. Charlie Sheen is now making more sense than John Boehner.”

When asked by CNN if he was delivering an ultimatum, the Tea Party leader responded: “Yes.” He continued, “If Boehner doesn’t get up there, get on the ball, and start getting us some serious budget cuts –- I’m going to do whatever I can to have someone run a primary against Boehner.”

It is becoming more evident every day that there is a troubling split in conservative political circles. Establishment Republicans and Tea-Baggers are beginning to resemble the Hatfields and McCoys. The establishment Republicans are more realistic as to what conservative policies they might be capable of enacting with a Democratic Senate and President, while the wildly radical newly-elected Tea Partiers are facing a reality that they do not like and claim they will not accept. The feuding injures both camps. So long as each faction threatens to run candidates against the other, the GOP constituent base is being split. That bodes well for Democrats in 2012.

Is anything more satisfying than watching conservatives cannibalize each other? By the way, any day that John Boehner and Charlie Sheen are mentioned in the same sentence, is a good day for the Democratic Party!

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.

“The Fool On The Hill” song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg1k_G6fRpQ

THE FOOL ON THE HILL

(sung to the Beatles song, “The Fool On The Hill”)

Day after day
On Capitol Hill
Boehner is crying again
Let’s watch his eyes start to fill

And nobody wants to know him
He is just a Koch brothers’ tool
And he has not one good answer
John’s the fool on the Hill

John goes out on the town
Drinks his nose a bright red
He’s an orange-skinned clown

“Hell No” he’ll say
Sporting a frown
John’s deaf to the people’s voices
Doesn’t care if they drown

The Tea Party also jeers him
For the promises he does break
Boehner never seems to notice
He’s the fool on the Hill

Clouds are gathering round
John’s lost all his street cred
Bedding lobbyists down

(spray-tan break)

And nobody seems to like him
He has become yesterday’s news
His leadership role is reeling
John’s the fool on the Hill

His support’s leaving town
And his backers have fled
Soon he’ll be not around

Oh, round, an’ round, an’ round, an’ round, an’ round
Nobody listens to him
They know that he’s a fool
They don’t like him
The fool on the Hill

His support’s leaving town
And his backers have fled
Soon he’ll be not around

Oh, round, an’ round, an’ round, an’ round
Oh …

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