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April 24, 2014

Boehner Mocks Republican Congressmen on Immigration Reform

Ah, so. Yes.

MADISON TOWNSHIP House Speaker John Boehner theatrically mocked his fellow Republican Congressmen for being afraid to reform immigration policy when he spoke Thursday before the Middletown Rotary Club in his home district.

"Here's the attitude. Ohhhh. Don't make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard," Boehner whined before a luncheon crowd at Brown's Run County Club in Madison Township.

"We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it's remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don't want to ... They'll take the path of least resistance."

Boehner said he's been working for 16 or 17 months trying to push Congress to deal with immigration reform.

"I've had every brick and bat and arrow shot at me over this issue just because I wanted to deal with it. I didn't say it was going to be easy," he said.

There is a line that separates one species from another. Inside that line, you're part of the same species. Different variety, sure, but same species.

Outside of it, and you're a different species and can't interbreed.

I think in politics we might say that that line which divides one political species from another is disparagement.

Disagreement makes you another variety of the same species. But sneering dismissal? That puts you in the category of a different species.

This is especially a problem as politicians, well, evolve as they say (continuing my taxonomic/biological analogy), to the left, because the Left is really quite terribly good at labeling people to the right as being beneath contempt and beyond the parameters of polite debate.

Thus, as someone takes more leftward positions, he hears the applause from the Leftist Chattering Classes, and begins to play to the home crowd, and that home crowd is now more and more made up of leftist agitators and other members of the media, and begins to hate his opponents, and evolves even faster.

The end point of this evolution is of course John McCain.


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