Ok, sometimes I am a bit put out with Speaker Boehner but this is just, well priceless. He has made his best decision in his tenure as speaker by choosing NOT to have an opposition response to the President's much anticipated (at least by him) 'jobs' speech on Thursday. I swear, if you don't know what being played like a fiddle feels like, just give a call to the White House and they will fill you in on the gory details.
The best part? Oh I just love this.. Nancy Pelosi indicated that it is unpatriotic NOT to respond to the president's vaunted speech (and I guess, thereby giving it relevance):
"The Republicans' refusal to respond to the president's proposal on jobs is not only disrespectful to him, but to the American people,"
Tell you what Nancy, let's let the American people decide what is patriotic shall we. To be honest, I just love this decision. And to be fair, President Obama has no one to blame but himself here. He built this speech up by teasing the country that he had a plan; an outline of a plan; an outline of an outline of a plan to deliver after his Martha's Vineyard vacation. Then he chooses to dispense his incredibly, stupendously, same-ol-same-ol Keynesian nonsense IN A JOINT SESSION CONGRESS the same night the GOP debate is on.
Well first, the Speaker made the President move the day from the same night of the GOP debate TOOOOO the kickoff of the NFL season, ouch! And not just any game - the last two Super Bowl champions to boot. And then.. and then… get this, the Speaker has the unmitigated gall to… hehe, NOT EVEN RESPOND to the Presidents
And now the Dems are ticked that not even the opposition cares what the One has to say anymore.
Well played Mr. Speaker! Well played indeed.