What if Boehner Refused To Repudiate Use of "N-word" Regarding Obama
Looking at a transcript of today's "Meet the Press," I've decided to have a little fun.
Anyone with a working nub of brain sitting atop a functional brain stem knows that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. So, of course, that eliminates most Republicans, who think he is in an Indo-Kenyan Muslim with Dual British Citizenship.
So, let's look at the transcript, lifted directly from today's "Meet the Press" where David Gregory pressed Boehner on standing up to Republicans who insist on this birther nonsense. We'll replace one key word... or concept, if you will.
GREGORY: Do you not think it’s your responsibility to stand up to that kind of ignorance?
BOEHNER: David, it’s not my job to tell the American people what to think. Our job in Washington is to listen to the American people. Having said that, I do not approve of the use of that word to describe African Americans.
GREGORY: But isn’t that a little bit fast and loose? I mean, you are the leader in Congress and you are not standing up to people in your party using the "N-word" to describe the president?
BOEHNER: I just outlined the facts as I understand them. I believe that the president is a fine man. He says he also disapproves of the use of that perjorative. I’ll take him at his word.
GREGORY: But that kind of ignorance over whether or not Republicans or Tea Party members use that word doesn’t concern you?
BOEHNER: Listen, the American people have the right to think what they want to think. I can’t — it’s not my job to tell them.
GREGORY: Why isn’t it your job to stand up and say, no, the facts are these? Didn’t John McCain do that in –
BOEHNER: I just —
GREGORY: When you’re saying ‘it’s good enough for me,’ are you really standing up and saying, for those that believe that, or who would use that word or infer it — you had a senior member of Congress, Steve King from Iowa, who said this in 2008: "I'll just say this that when you think about the optics of a Barack Obama potentially getting elected President of the United States — and I mean, what does this look like to the rest of the world? What does it look like to the world of Islam?" Is that an appropriate way for your members to speak?
BOEHNER: The gentleman was trying to be funny, I would imagine, but remember something – it really is not our job to tell the American people what to believe and what do think. There’s a lot of information out there, people read a lot of things, but I —Continued on the next page