John Boehner, like most right-wingers, is far too emotional

by Ben Hoffman

Speaker-elect, John Boehner (R-Ohio), who is set to take office as the House Majority Leader in January, was profiled tonight on 60 Minutes and continued his curious tendency to break down and cry.

On election night, Boehner cried when he addressed his supporters after the Republican victory, which gave the party control of Congress. During his speech, he cried repeatedly while saying, “I have spent
my whole life, chasing the American dream. I put myself through school working every rotten job there was…I poured my heart and soul into running a small business.”

Tonight, 60 Minutes showed footage of Boehner crying on the floor of Congress when he discussed a bill which he believed would benefit American children. He also cried repeatedly during the interview with Lesley Stahl, who seemed a bit confused, and maybe even a bit incredulous, by Boehner’s continued and seemingly uncontrollable crying.

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Right-wingers think with their emotions. All issues are emotional issues. Tax cuts for the wealthy? “They already pay enough in taxes! Why should they have to pay more?” Security? “We need to fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them here!”

A big issue with right-wingers is abortion: an emotional issue. Gay marriage. Gays in the military. And of course… socialism. If you can paste a ‘socialism’ sticker on something, they’ll be against it. It might be something that helps people get out of poverty. It might be something that helps small businesses. Or helps make health care more affordable. But if you can label it ‘socialism’, right-wingers will be against it. They think with their emotions.

Religion is purely emotional. You need faith to accept something in which there is no proof, and boy do right-wingers get emotional if you question their beliefs! The Republican party is like religion to them. They accept the right-wing ideology on faith, because there’s irrefutable evidence that Republican policies have been bad for our country. You’ll never see a right-winger engaged in honest debate — mainly because they can’t win without lying. You can’t defend the myth of Jesus without lying, either.

John Boehner will be two seats away from the nuclear button (metaphorically speaking). Do we really want someone who is so emotional in that position? Let’s just hope he’s never tested.


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