House Speaker John Boehner might be spending a little too much time drowning his sorrows over the utter dysfunction he’ll have to face again when August recess is over. Earlier today, President Obama took aim at Paul Ryan and his House leadership team for failing to pass a farm bill to help farmers and ranchers in this record heat and drought.
Get this. Boehner responded to Obama’s criticism by saying the drought is all Obama’s fault. Really.
On its website and in an email Monday, House Speaker John Boehner’s office said President Obama needs to take personal responsibility for the drought ravaging the Midwest.
Obama, “continues to blame anyone and everyone for the drought but himself,” reads a release from Boehner’s office posted online and distributed to reporters Monday. The quote was attributed to Boehner himself in a Financial Times story.
Now, Republicans might actually believe that God makes it rain. But Obama being personally responsible for the drought? That’s a new one.
Actually, it ended up sounding so crazy that the statement has been edited to exclude all mention of Obama’s amazing powers over the weather. Instead, it blames him for “failing to respond to the drought but himself.” And now some poor schlub staffer is now taking Boehner’s scotch and soda away from him.
This is why we need grown ups in charge. This is why we need to put the gavel back in Nancy Pelosi’s hands.