Yesterday on Meet the Press John Boehner continued the same old line that President Obama was the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate.
He also seems to be throwing out the idea of ever working together:
MR. GREGORY: Does he have a point?
REP. BOEHNER: No. If, if you think about what I said, I was referring to the–all the president’s policies. Wasn’t demonizing him, wasn’t demonizing the White House. And I’m usually very careful about dealing with the subject at hand. Listen, there aren’t that many places where we can come together. The president is–well, he was the most liberal member of the United States Senate. You don’t get there by accident. And if you look at the policies that we’ve seen over the course of this year from the administration and his Democratic colleagues in Congress, they’re all these leftist proposals. And the people of Massachusetts, the people of Virginia, the people of New Jersey are sending a pretty loud signal, just like the other 47 states, to the–to Washington, saying, “Stop! This is, this is way more than we ever wanted Washington to do.”
Again – this is a flat out lie and John Boehner knows it. Let’s see how “liberal” Senator Obama really was. Here is a graph that automatically rates members of Congress based upon their voting records, which is generated by GovTrack.us:
(Click for the full Congress view)
Yes Obama is not a “centrist” Democrat, but he is far from being the most liberal person we had in the Senate. Hell, even Hillary is more to the left of Obama, but these are facts John Boehner seems to totally ignore.
There’s no way we will ever see bi-partisanship when we have people like John Boehner, who never worries about governing and instead chooses to live on the campaign trail. Perhaps the Democrats should start saying that John Boehner is the biggest neo-con in the House. He wants to get rid of government, tell you how you should have sex, not give you any help if you hit on hard times, believes that insurance companies should make huge profits off your hard times and make Americans subservient to big business and destroy America by creating our own caste system.