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Speaker Boehner’s Theatre of the Absurd

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While earning my B.A. at SUNY Albany, I learned that Theatre of the Absurd is a style of Drama, which expresses the belief that human existence is meaningless, and therefore all communication breaks down. Logical plot construction and argument gives way to irrational and illogical speech and actions and an ultimate conclusion, which is silence.

Like Theatre of the Absurd, Speaker Boehner’s actions in the Fiscal cliff debate defies all logic, communication is breaking down and is primed to give way to the silence of the Republican Party and maybe for good.  And like the Wizard of Oz, he is ignoring the fact that he has ALWAYS had the power to go home.  Allow me to explain:

  • A tax increase is a tax increase: I don’t know anyone who will walk into an auto dealership and proclaim, I want to buy a new car…and I demand to pay the sticker price! But that’s how the GOP began negotiations– by giving in raising taxes on the successful—they don’t want to raise the actual rates but by closing loopholes which will have the same effect–raising taxes on the successful. It might look prettier but it’s still a tax increase.
  • A tax increase is NOT a tax increase: A few years ago, the president called for closing loopholes to increase revenue from the rich.  Today he is saying he will veto any bill that does not increase the actual percentage of taxes paid by the successful. So he is not looking for revenue –he is looking to punish the GOP.
  • SHHHH, It’s not Just the rich: As former DNC Chair–Governor John Dean said the other day..it will not be just the rich who will be taxed—everybody needs to pay higher taxes.




  1. tracy t

    December 8th, 2012

    human existence is meaningless

    guarandamntee ya boehner’s is- to constitutionalists, anyway

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  2. serfer62

    December 8th, 2012

    Tracy, will you make me one of those with an extra shot?

    Next month is the chance to rid the gavel of the clown in the Confermation vote. Do it

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  3. Nutjob

    December 9th, 2012

    As former DNC Chair–Governor John Dean said the other day..it will not be just the rich who will be taxed—everybody needs to pay higher taxes.

    The truth behind the real agenda!

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 9th, 2012

    As I’ve said, the Laffer Curve is the truth. A 0% tax rate will yield zero revenue. Likewise, a 100% tax rate will yield zero revenue. Which means that as tax rates get higher, the revenue MUST drop. There is no way for the ‘tards to spin that.

    Which means that tax increases have nothing to do with revenue increases. The only reason that 0bama is forcing a tax increase is because he is a muslim. Like the muzloids committing terror the world over and having their victims back down, 0bama wants the GOP to back down on the tax increase. He doesn’t care if the revenue drops. As long as the GOP backs down, the muzloid wins. That’s what this is all about.

    And Bonehead Boehner is too stupid to see it.

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  5. Sidekick

    December 9th, 2012

    It’s Howard Dean, not John. Point still taken, though.

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  6. RonT

    December 9th, 2012

    Like Derek Zoolander the GOP is looking at their reflection saying “who am I?” there is no reasoning with the insane..conservatives need a dynamic sane leader who can articulate the facts that what we believe and practice is better for America and ALL Americans. weepy John is not a leader, too bad. I am no longer a party man but will back whatever party or movement I believe will bring us back to a stronger America.

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  7. grayjohn

    December 9th, 2012

    Rhinos should be protected. RINO’s need to go extinct.

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  8. Mz BallBreaker

    December 10th, 2012

    I wrote my House Rep and said to her that she needs to work hard before the GOP Caucus to get another speaker in…..”Bonehead” Boehner is as useless as farts for fuel……and worthless as such… orange skinned, weepy old cretin is ONLY concerned with behind the scenery protection of his position…..doesnt give a rip about the GOP or the USA…another useless politician….RINO and the destroyer of the GOP.

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