House Republican minority leader John Boehner, who has led the GOP into minority status in the House of Representatives came out on Friday and gave a speech condemning the stimulus bill.
I don't mean to sound as if I am attacking Mr. Boehner, he appears to be a good person and has good conservative credentials. What I do take exception with is that he, along with the rest of the Republican leadership of Congress and the leadership of the Republican National Committee, have sat passively sat by for the last several years and let the media and the Democrats define the GOP.
Mr Boehner has to take personal responsibility as one of the people that has cost the GOP control of Congress. While I have no personal animus towards Mr. Boehner, it was my sincere hope after the 2008 Congressional elections that they would have a shakeup in the leadership and bring in new blood.
Anyways, back to the quote. As I said, Mr. Boehner was speaking out against the stimulus package when he said this.
But a bill that was supposed to be about jobs, jobs, jobs has turned into a bill that is all about spending, spending and spending.
For his nice summation of this spending bill run amok, I thank Mr. Boehner and say welcome to the party.