Friday, June 27, 2014

The Third Ass Clown of the Month for June, 2014!

As you know, Dear Readers, I’ve been observing the activities (or, more correctly, inactivities) of our government with head-shaking disdain for some years now. Every time I think our elected reprehensives have finally hit rock bottom, they surprise me by manfully* continuing to dig in search of new depths of stupidity.

And this is why, Ladies and Gentlemen, I have decided to present an unprecedented third

Ass Clown of the Month Award

for June, 2014.

The deserving recipient is ...

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R (OH)**

You may have read this past week that Mr Boehner has announced that he plans to sue President Obama for failing to execute the law as he is required to do by the Constitution***, and for governing without due regard to the Congress by issuing executive orders and using recess appointments+ to fill positions. Although he would not cite specific examples of Mr Obama's alleged wrongdoing, Mr Boehner piously intoned his charges in a memo sent to his House colleagues,

"On matters ranging from health care and energy to foreign policy and education, President Obama has repeatedly run an end-around on the American people and their elected legislators, straining the boundaries of the solemn oath he took on Inauguration Day"

Shame on the President for trying to govern in the face of implacable opposition! You may enjoy this take on Mr Boehner's position - Boehner Calls Obama's Practice of Accomplishing Things Unconstitutional.

For his shameless pandering to the hyperconservative base, and for wasting the time and money of Congress, the courts, and the American people with a ridiculous lawsuit that should be laughed with prejudice out of any courtroom, John Boehner is awarded the third Ass Clown of the Month award for June, 2014. Of course, in Mr Boehner's defense, filing a frivolous lawsuit is a lot easier than coming up with actual workable programs, providing leadership to his fractious party, and cooperating in the business of government.

Have a good day. If you live in Ohio and voted for Mr Boehner, I hope you're happy with the quality of your representation ... if not the quantity of its accomplishments.

See you here tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday.


* No offense intended, ladies. Many of those reprehensives surprise me by continuing to dig womanfully, too.

** Mr Boehner has already received the Ass Clown of the Month Award once before. You can read his previous award citation here.

*** Article II, Section 3: “…he [the President] shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed …”

+ Article II, Section 2: “The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.” Of course, the Supreme Court just decided that this part of the Constitution was unconstitutional, so to speak (the ruling was in the case NLRB v. Noel Canning (12-1281), decided on June 26th).


eViL pOp TaRt said...

Mr. Boener's bizarre lawsuit definitely qualifies him for that dubious award. What a month!

Big Sky Heidi said...

They could form a singing trio.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Maybe if congress did something besides just reject everything that the president suggest I could understand it. But they do nothing, suggest nothing except not what he wants. They act like spoiled brats!
And someone give him a damn intervention for tanning please!!

Mike said...

It's just unbelievable what a bunch of cry babies the republicans have become.

Insane Penguin said...

Will they go for a four-way tie for Ass Clown of the Month? Still three days left.

Clarissa said...

Saving the best for last?

allenwoodhaven said...

I'm late to this party, but I have to say that he is all too worthy of the award. I hope you don't have to start having ass clowns of the week or of the day. It's frightening enough already!