Boehner Can’t Name a Small Business Owner Either

I’ve been hard on Politico in the past, and today they did good. Politico’s Mike Allen this morning asked Speaker Boehner to name a small businessman who would be hurt by the millionaire surtax. He couldn’t, though apparently demonstrated excellent mumbling ability. Following on the NPR story, let’s hope this is a trend we are seeing in the media where they actually ask questions and hold politicians to account to defend and give evidence for their talking points–rather than simply report he said/he said and facts be irrelevant. (To whatever extent that may be true, I don’t see how anyone could avoid giving a lot of the credit to the Occupy movement.) I said before that Boehner would be my person of the year if the criteria were for the person with the greatest impact, for good or bad. Since Time this morning named the generic protester their person of the year, they again have shown that the award is misnamed. I’d agree with them if their thing was called “movement of the year.” And if I were to name the award I would give Speaker Boehner, it would be simply the Embarrassment of the Year.


About JP

We're two guys who met in college, in 1980. We've stayed in touch, and like to talk politics, current events, music and religion. JP is nore liberal than Sid, but not in every way. We figure that dialogue stimulates ideas, moderates perspective, and is in general friendly. These are things we need badly in these dangerous times. The blog name is taken from a song by Bruce Cockburn.
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