Talk about looking like an emotional wreck - Someone get John Boehner his Prozac, he's losing it again.
ThinkProgress has the video of Boehner's most recent weeping episode.
May 24, 2007 marked the second time John Boehner (R-OH) cried in public while addressing the Iraq War. The first time John lost control over his emotions was back in February.
So this is supposed to be the tough guy Conservative with the perfect tan?
Hmph. It appears the man has the emotional frailty of a thirteen year old girl in love. Only Boehner's love is not for a junior high sweetheart, it is a love for the GOP, it a love for the war that he fears may end without a clear Republican victory. That is what John Boehner weeps for.
Boehner even invoked the memory of 9/11 in his wet display of emotion, saying
“After 3,000 of our fellow citizens died at the hands of these terrorists, when are we going to stand up and take them on? When are we going to defeat them?”
These terrorist? These terrorist? Meaning the Iraqi's we are fighting in Iraq? Is John Boehner getting his brown people mixed up again?
Because I don't remember any Iraqi's being involved in 9/11. What I do remember was that most of the 9/11 attackers were Saudi Arabians with box cutters who allegedly trained in Afghanistan.
Attacking Iraq and trying to connect it to 9/11 takes no less of a stretch of the imagination than attacking China and trying to blame it for Pearl Harbor, rather than Japan.
After all this time John Boehner is either that ignorant about who attacked us on September 11, 2001 or he is that deceitful that he is going to try to continue to connect Iraq to 9/11 even though there is absolutely no evidence to suggest such a thing.
You know what I honestly think about this apparent display of emotion?
Boo-hoo Boehner is not crying for the lost integrity of America, he is crying for the lost integrity of the Republican Party.
Boo-hoo Boehner is not weeping for the loss of over 3,000 civilians and over 3,000 soldiers in this Orwellian "war on terror", he is weeping for the loss his political party will face if they are not able to preform magic tricks in the next couple of months in Iraq.
That's what I think John Boehner is really crying about. Either that or he's got a needle he is jamming in his hand to draw tears.
Even if Boehner's emotion was genuine, which I doubt it was, that calls into question his emotional stability.
Question : What's wrong with the picture of a grown Congressman crying as he proclaims he didn't come to Congress to be a Congressman?
Answer : Everything.
Boehner and his Republican colleagues like to accuse the Democrats of "waving the white flag to al Qaeda", but what kind of message does anyone think al Qaeda is sent when a grown Republican Congressman is weeping on the house floor half a decade after 9/11 while he is talking about Iraq?
I bet the weeping Republican is very intimidating to al Qaeda. Did I write intimidating? Oops, I actually meant to write encouraging.