“Junket John” Boehner is a corrupt sot. Quite obviously drunk most of the time, about the only other thing he’s well known for is his oh-so-tight relationships with lobbyists, who have provided him with lavish trips, shelter, and female companionship on-demand. For his part, he’s never too busy to make sure that whatever his lobbyists want in the way of laws, they get.
Boehner’s utter and complete moral failings make his recent appointment of a vitriolic homophobe to the US Commission for International Religious Freedom almost stomach-turning. When, might I ask, is Boehner going to start worrying about what people like HIM are doing to “traditional American values?” Could ANY of his children have the morality, in both their public and their private affairs, of a jackal?
I really hope they rise above the scum that their father surely is.
The Human Rights Campaign today questioned the judgment of House Speaker John Boehner for his appointment Tuesday of Robert George, co-founder and chairman emeritus of the National Organization for Marriage, to the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom, which, according to the Commission’s chairman, addresses “the challenges of religious extremism, intolerance, and repression throughout the world.”
The appointment was on the same day HRC released previously sealed documents detailing how NOM is pursuing a divisive, intolerant, and racially-charged strategy to stop marriage equality in the United States.
“For the Speaker to appoint someone who embodies NOM’s deep seated anti-gay animus is the wrong thing to do,” HRC President Joe Solmonese. “This appointment is counter to the Commission’s stated mission because George represents a narrow and exclusionary ideology. Unfortunately, Rep. Boehner has further aligned himself with the extremist wing of his party.”
A lot of people see Boehner as “held hostage” to the Klanservative Klanbagger Kaukus. I see him as being a hostage to no one, save perhaps Anheuser-Busch. He’s always been a fringe nutjob, but until recently in his political career he was more focused on grabbing all the lobbyist money he could get than any other thing. Now, having bought himself the Speaker’s position with those lobbyist dollars, he can let his true colors show.
And his true colors are ghastly. Really, really ugly.