This is the hashtag which has caught suspiciously quick and omnipresent fire on Twitter this evening: #FireBoehner. Fire Boehner? Fine by me…if it can actually be accomplished. Only, it can’t. And it’s the (likely, though unprovable) source of this hashtag that is making me stabby this evening.
Let’s remember: the teabaggers have attempted to “fire Boehner” repeatedly. In fact, it’s a recurring theme. They wanted to in 2011, in 2012, and in 2013. There isn’t much reason to think the tinfoil underpants wing of what remains nominally the GOP has changed in that respect. But it’s not them who’s calling for Boehner’s ouster this evening. No, all the tweets hashtagged with #FireBoehner come from the left side of my Twitter feed. That is, likely the Democrats, or some lame-ass social media group associated with liberals or Democrats, most likely UniteBlue. I’m too lazy to search back to the beginning of the tag to find out which. But clearly The Message Has Been Sent Out, and, by the droves, The Faithful are responding:
Seriously, stop. You look like leftmmings. All of these tweets are time-stamped within fifteen minutes — and those are just the first few I came across. There’s likely plenty more, all from nominally “lefty” sources. But here’s the thing: John Boehner won’t be “fired” unless the teabagger faction joins with enough Democrats to overrule the establishment Republicans, and even if they do that – which they won’t – the very next question is who becomes Speaker. Do ANY of you Demmings really think enough teabaggers are going to be disgruntled enough with Boehner to re-install Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of a House that is still substantially GOP-controlled? Either you haven’t considered that question, or you’re actually so leadheaded you consider it a possibility. It isn’t. Not even a smidgen. Sure, John Boenher ought to be (as Berke Breathed said of his fictional “Senator Bedfellow” long ago) “dipped in Gravy Train and fed to a pack of crazed poodles”…but he. won’t. be. Not by a GOP-controlled house, no matter how tea-stained it is. So quit acting like idiots. No, not like idiots, like fucking automatons, wound up with the damn thumbscrew in your back and sent into motion by…whomever.