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Boehner's 48 Hours of Pretending to Work With Obama Sets New Record -- Andy Borowitz


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Kit
- 674 days ago - newyorker.com
Speaking to reporters, Mr. Boehner downplayed the significance of his record-setting performance, saying merely, "It just feels good being a dick again."



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Sue Matheson (71)
Friday November 9, 2012, 2:57 pm
thanks
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday November 9, 2012, 3:00 pm
(Photograph by Allison Shelley/Getty)


WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—House Speaker John Boehner today called for an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, thus ending a streak of pretending to work with President Obama that lasted forty-eight hours.

“We knew he couldn’t hold out much longer,” said Carol Foyler of Guinness World Records.


“Still, John Boehner pretending to be bipartisan for forty-eight hours is pretty darn impressive,” she said, noting that his previous record stood at twenty minutes. “This is David Blaine territory for him.”

Speaking to reporters, Mr. Boehner downplayed the significance of his record-setting performance, saying merely, “It just feels good being a dick again.”
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By Andy Borowitz | The New Yorker Magazine |
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Friday November 9, 2012, 3:39 pm
Thanks.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday November 9, 2012, 9:23 pm
too close to truth for comfort
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday November 9, 2012, 9:56 pm
I bet a lot of tears fell into his beers on election night! He'll certainly have his hands full with the tea party, but I can't say I feel sorry for him.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 6:36 am
Yeah Andy!
 

John Gregoire (255)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 6:55 am
Thi sure isn't "offbeat" news.
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 7:00 am

"Off-beat" John...humor-satire! Read the tags and the election is over, you lose.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 9:22 am
Boehner is a weak-willed wimp who truly does want to work with the President to get something--anything--done but hasn't got the guts or character to stand up to the Super Conservatives over whom he is supposed to be in charge. His idea of leadership is to do whatever the vocal minority tells him to do. He's pathetic.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 9:58 am
Dang! 48 hours is a record for Agent Orange!
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 10:01 am

Yep, Just rolling up those sleeves to get it done. A real worker bee this one.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 6:30 pm
Noted...thanks, this had me LOL. Seems like "Mr. Tangerine Man" will be up for a new vote to retain his Speaker of the House role. We should all send him a box of tissues.
 

Cindy Richardson (80)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 8:44 pm
NOTED. I wish he could be fired!!! he is worthless!!!
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday November 12, 2012, 12:48 am
Thanks Kit.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Monday November 12, 2012, 10:53 am
Noted with a giggle.
Thanks Kit♥
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday November 12, 2012, 11:13 pm
Thanks.
 
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