Bronzo the Clown, Party Animal

From the NY DAILY NEWS:

House Speaker John Boehner is taking heat from some Democrats after skipping out on Wednesday’s memorial service for the shooting victims in Arizona and instead hosting a cocktail party for the Republican National Committee.

The Ohio Republican turned down President Obama‘s invitation to travel on Air Force One to Tucson, Politico reported.


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Boehner held a 7 p.m. cocktail reception for 168 RNC members who are in Washington for an annual meeting. The event, which took place at a Maryland resort, was sponsored by the Ohio Republican’s political action committee

The cocktail party coincided with the 8 p.m. EST memorial ceremony at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where a lone gunman killed six people and injured more than a dozen, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday.

The memorial was attended by a number of figureheads, including  President Obama, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Republican Gov. Jan Brewer.

Boehner is backing Maria Cino, one of four candidates hoping to unseat Chairman Michael Steele, in the election for RNC chairman on Friday.

But the reception was billed as a chance for the Boehner to meet with RNC delegates in his new role as House leader.

“Yesterday, Rep. Giffords’ colleagues on both sides of the aisle honored her and mourned those who were lost,” Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner told the Daily News.  “The Speaker felt his place was here in the House, with them,”

He added that Boehner left his RNC event before Obama spoke in Arizona and watched the President’s speech.

From THINK PROGRESS:

Boehner delivered heartfelt remarks on the shooting on the House floor this morning, tearing up on several occasions, but the timing of Boehner’s party tonight is awkward, to say the least. House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) canceled an event today “because it would not be appropriate in light of the tragedy.”

But Boehner enjoys his parties. In July of 2009, Boehner interrupted House proceedings so Republican lawmakers could attend his annual “Boehner Beach Party” fundraiser with corporate lobbyists. “It’s just lobbyists and lawmakers getting drunk” on “Boehner’s ‘famous’ margaritas,” a “spy” told Fishbowl DC at the time.

Former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough, who served with Boehner in the 90s before getting a show on MSNBC, said in July that “[e]very Republican I talk to says John Boehner, by 5 or 6 o’clock at night, you can see him at bars.” “John Boehner is known as a guy that likes to golf, likes to have a good time, and is not known as a hard worker,” Scarborough said the next day, defending his original comments.

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40 responses to “Bronzo the Clown, Party Animal

  1. in two weeks – it will be business as usual in the govt with the GOP back to their usual (and only) tactic – attack and slime

    while i do believe they are shocked and upset (mainly because it “could have been them”) the remarks of people like Franks and Gohmert as SO repulsive, it already negates any good will they might have generated

  2. Tweeker of the House. What a sack. Inexcusable.

    Nice mug you found for the poster, Nonnie. 😉

  3. afrankangle

    I’ll admit it, you’re the one who told me he wasn’t there. I saw the service late last night as a reply, and was looking. I agree, he should have been there. If not him, he could have sent Cantor. But neither is unacceptable. But I do like the poster.

    • it just goes to show you how the rethugs never learn. they’ll always be tone-deaf. it doesn’t take a genius to know that not showing up was going to look bad. idiots!

  4. jean-philippe

    I don’t want to know how a weeping drunk managed to become the speaker of the House… The more I know about Boehner, the more my head hurts…

  5. These guys forgot they are no longer invisible and simply saying no to everything isn’t going to work any more. Shithead.

  6. i can only see the cocktail. haha nice

  7. There are two narratives that Boehner should be careful of, but isn’t. First, he’s a drunk. Second, Republicans are callous. This event played into both narratives at once.

    BTW, G2Geek on the Big Orange snarked that Boehner wouldn’t fly on Air Force One because they don’t serve alcohol on the flight. I’d believe that one, even if it turns out not to be true.

    • i bet bronozo has flasks filled with booze in every pocket. the tops of his golf clubs probably screw off so he can fill them with liquor.

      with bronzo and blood libel sarah, the rethugs are branding themselves as the party of selfishness and narcissism. that’s really nothing new; it’s just more blatant now.

  8. Wow! Just a few weeks into his new job as speaker of the house & already blew it big time on this one.
    Hmmm memorial for a Federal Judge, & 5 others & time to honor a fellow congressperson who had a brush with death or party with lobbyists?
    That was a *no brainer* for Boehner.
    Did they go with the bondage theme this time, or just the bribes ? (love the collection jar!).

    I think we have an alcoholic driving the bus as speaker of the house.

    Sorry, but Jan Brewer gives me the creeps. Kind of a crusty old lady.
    There was a whole lot of god bless america going on @ this memorial…..
    I’m more of a world peace girl myself.

    • i didn’t see jan brewer speak at the memorial. she gives me the creeps just looking at her, and when she speaks, it’s even worse.

      • Yep they gave Jan time @ the Podium…. god bless Tucson, Arizona & the U-nited states of Amerkkka. She may be creepy, but at least she had the decency to attend.
        What’s Bonehead’s excuse?

        • bronzo was told that he couldn’t bring his personal scrapbooks with him on air force one, so he figured he wouldn’t be able to squeeze out any tears for the cameras at the memorial.

  9. What? Give up high octane liquor and wads of cash to go talk about dead and wounded? Don’t think he will last out the year as speaker without a mental breakdown or worse. His good buddy Eric should pay close attention to what’s going on in the Texas legislature (hint; the goper speaker is a Jew). The AF1 booze rule must be by choice of the prez. I just got through reading The Arrogance Of Power, a biography about the Big Dick, and the booze certainly flowed on it back then and he seems to have had a reputation for getting blotto, what with taking seconal and haliprin tablets with his liquor. Scary how someone so close to the launch codes could be so paranoid, raged filled, and drunk all at the same time. A must read for true Nixon loathers.

    • i wonder how long bronzo will last, too. i don’t think he’s really built for anything other than playing golf and drinking. he’s not exactly a hard worker or deep thinker. that aside, though, as many politicians are lazy and stupid and still manage to hang on to their seats, i think widdle ewic, paul ryan, and kevin mccarthy are perched to stab bronzo in the back (et tu, widdle ewic?). bronzo isn’t well-liked and those 3 are very ambitious. i wouldn’t be surprised if the triumvirate kiss up to batshit bachmann to cause unrest and keep bronzo off balance.

      • Snoring Dog Studio

        Yeah, I await the coming news story, complete with photos, of naked Boner in a very compromising position with 3 prostitutes and one goat.

  10. PS-Nonnie-did you see the HuffPo piece yesterday that gave ten reasons why Sarahla is a Jew? You may laugh.

    • no, i didn’t see it. do you have a link? i looked, but i can’t find it.

      p.s. the tribe doesn’t want her.

      • I could find another story by Katie Halprin but not that one. My tech savy is limited to hooking up rock-n-roll equipment in a manor to avoid electrocution and the brain is all jammed up with song lyrics and chords kind of like a hair clog in the sink.

  11. Maybe they could have lured him to attend the memorial in AZ? You know, leaving a trail of airline-sized bottles of Jim Beam from his office to AZ?

    Regards,

    Tengrain

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