Boehner Blames President Obama For The Drought.
No, once again I am compelled to make sure everyone knows that this story does NOT come from The Onion. As the Right Wing Media continues to pump out lies and misinformation it is often hard to tell the difference between the Onion and the Right Wing. Unbelievable as it is, this story is true.
Article excerpt follows:
House Majority Speaker Boehner Blames President Obama For The Drought.
August 15, 2012
By Shaun Robinson
Is there Socialist Sorcery afoot? Does President Obama control the weather? House Majority Speaker John Boehner seems to think so. According to Talking Points Memo, a website posting and email press release from Boehner’s office on Monday says that the president, “continues to blame anyone and everyone for the drought but himself.”
It is a well-known fact that many people consider President Obama as the anti-Christ, but controlling America’s weather? This explains a lot, folks. Climate change and global warming aren’t real, they’re just the result of devil-worshiping witchcraft. Boehner could be on to something here. Are the end times coming? Is Obama warming the world in order to prepare for the minions of Hell?
Uhm… no. He just wrote a terribly constructed sentence that made President Obama sound like a wizard. As soon as TPM reported the original story, Boehner and his team realized their mistake and went back to edit the website posting, found here. Now the sentence reads, “the president continues to blame anyone and everyone for failing to respond to the drought but himself.”
Need some clarification? I did too. Apparently the president attacked Romney’s new VP pick over a bill that he voted against in the House that would have provided relief to the suffering farmers of America. Hence Boehner’s issue. It’s important to note here that the quote is directly from Boehner, but the website and email press release came from his spokesperson, Kevin Smith.
Regardless, it’s still a pretty hilarious story. It would not have surprised anyone if Team Boehner hadn’t have gone back to change the wording. Republicans are ready and willing to blame the president for anything, weather conditions included. That reminds me, it’s raining here in Maine, and I was going to go to the beach tonight.
Goddamn you, Obama!
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