“Finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no.'”
Michigan House Representative Lisa Brown (D)
Brown’s comment got her banned from further recognition on the floor to voice her opinion on an unrelated school employee retirement bill by Republicans who said Brown was “offensive.”
As Brown responded:
- Michigan Dem banned by Republicans for using the word ‘vagina’ (rawstory.com)
- Michigan GOP Bans Lawmaker for Using the V-Word (nymag.com)
- Lawmaker Barred After Vagina Comment (politicalwire.com)
- Two Michigan legislators say ‘vagina,’ then silenced (seattlepi.com)
- Mich. rep’s vagina monologue (politico.com)
- As Punishment For Opposing Anti-Abortion Bill, Male Michigan House Leader Bans Two Female Reps From Speaking (thinkprogress.org)
Responding to a question about funding of the Federal Government, Majority Leader Boehner made the following statement:
“blah blah blah blah blah. all right? so? yes.”
I find his knowledge and depth of perception stunning. Don’t you?
- Tea Party candidate seeks to challenge Boehner in 2012 – The Hill’s Ballot Box
Tea Party activist David Lewis announced Friday he will challenge House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a Republicanprimary in 2012.
…from The Hill.
- David Lewis, Tea Party Activist, Challenging John Boehner In Ohio 2012 GOP Primary (huffingtonpost.com)
- pantslessprogressive: The Tea Party vs. The House Speaker John… (shortformblog.tumblr.com)
- Boehner Gets Tea Party Challenger (politicalwire.com)
If you heard the Speaker make hos speech the other day then you know he is insisting on spending cuts before the debt ceiling can be raised. He is also pushing the classic Republican point of view on cutting taxes on the rich because they will invest in American jobs. Of course they haven’t in the last couple of years as their taxes were slashed.
Perhaps Boehner is not aware that the “trickle-down theory” didn’t work for Reagan or either one of the Bushes. Republicans have limited historic vision… primarily because it is the multimillionaires that provide their funds.
As James Rowley and Mike Dorning said on Bloomberg this morning:
“Boehner’s statement in his Wall Street speech that government spending ‘is crowding out private investment and threatening the availability of capital’ runs counter to the behavior of credit markets… Boehner also said the 2009 stimulus program ‘hampered job creation in our country,’ a view at odds with the Congressional Budget Office‘s findings last August. The stimulus package increased the number of people employed by between 1.4 million and 3.3 million and cut unemployment by between 0.7 percentage point and 1.8 percentage point, according to CBO.”
“Even more alarming, because it has consequences beyond the debt-ceiling debate, is the incoherent, impervious-to-facts economic philosophy undergirding Boehner’s remarks.”
- Boehner Speaks On Debt Ceiling (npr.org)
- Rep. John Boehner holding America hostage over debt ceiling and spending cuts (crooksandliars.com)
- Rep. John Boehner Tells TODAY: Tax Increases Are ‘Off The Table’ (mediaite.com)
- Boehner contradicts self on debt limit, criticizes Bush Treasury secretary (americablog.com)
- Speaker Boehner: Tax hikes are ‘off the table’ (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Dear John (duanegraham.wordpress.com)
“Is there a certain political benefit? That’s yet to be determined,” Parker told TPM. “But I can tell you the base of the Democratic party is pretty riled up in the state of Indiana right now.”
“We may not have a lot of numbers right now,” he added. “But this shows…we’re not just going to roll over and play dead.”
- Ind. GOP leader: No compromise with absent Dems (sfgate.com)
- Dems leave Indiana House, stalling GOP labor bills (sfgate.com)
- Indiana GOP Drops Union Bill (online.wsj.com)
- Ind. Democrats flee to Illinois, block labor bill (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Indiana Democrats won’t return until bill is shelved (thehill.com)