In an amusing and coincidental turn of events, only moments after posting the Chris Wallace interview of Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) regarding "The Pledge" in which even Wallace seems to think it sucks, I received a thank you e-mail from... John Boehner. You see, I logged on regularly to the Republican's "America Speaking Out" website. Hell, it was payed for with tax payer funds (which is an amusing use of our money from the "stop government waste" crowd. Therefore, I felt it a duty to participate.
First of all, the so-called "Pledge" really does suck. A LOT of us think so including the thinking and the non-mouth-breathing right. But why in the world would Mr. Boehner thank me?
I was one of the many who kept proposing Marijuana decriminalization and restricting the tax code incentivizations for outsourcing (which is all the more ironic after this vote). These were the two most popular proposals from our citizenry on the site. Neither earned a single mention.
I have one more observation. How can these guys have more typos than my average post when I have no staff?
Here, in it's entirety, is the e-mail. Boehner is a maroon.
You told us Washington should be focused on creating jobs, cutting spending, repealing Obamacare, providing for a strong national defense, and reforming Congress. You gave us specific ideas - like a requirement that all legislation should list its constitutional authority. You spoke out, and Republicans were listening. Now, with five detailed policy plans, we've produced a new governing agenda that reflects America’s top priorities - and we’ve already begun to fight to implement it.
There is more you can do to make sure your voice is being heard. Join thousands of others in liking the Pledge to America on Facebook, and follow Republicans as they work to implement the reforms that you voted for. While there, you can read recent news on the Pledge, watch the preamble video, and continue to discuss and debate your priorities with others.
Thank you again for contribution, and keep speaking out - Republicans are listening.