I’ve used that instant tanning spray-on stuff a grand total of one time, I’m ashamed to say.  It’s not that I’m afraid of any bad side-effects, like brain damage or anything like that.  I just came to the conclusion that — on me at least — it looks bad, too unnatural.

John Boehner - Caricature
John Boehner - Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

I do believe we have concrete scientific evidence that it can lead to brain damage, however.  For proof, allow me to point you in the direction of Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio.

It was just last Sunday on CNN’s morning show “State of the Union” that host Candy Crowley asked Rep. Boehner if Mitt Romney’s wealth — much of it coming as a result of his job involving cutting people’s jobs with Bain Capital as one of its founders — would hurt him in voters’ minds as the GOP nominee for President.

“You know, he comes from a privileged background.  You did not come from a privileged background.  This is a time — an economic time when people are hurting and have been hurting for quite some time,” Crowley said.  “Do you think that someone who is as wealthy as he is, who has had as much privilege as he is, has a hill to climb to overcome that?”

“No.  The American people don’t want to vote for a loser,” Boehner said in his typically emphatic way.  “They don’t want to vote for someone that hasn’t been successful.  I think Mitt Romney has an opportunity to show the American people that they, too, can succeed.”

Just like Mitt Romney helped all those people he was involved in laying off while with Bain Capital to “succeed?”  That was quite a “boost” Mitt gave to them … right out the door.

Here, for your dining and dancing pleasure, is the part of the CNN interview in which Rep. Boehner shows that too much instant tan spray can affect brain cells.

The sad thing is that in this case, Rep. Boehner equates being successful vs. being a “loser” with how much money one makes.  So, effectively, in his mind a person who’s had to struggle to make ends meet their entire lives while supporting a family and making sure that their children turn out to be good, decent people and strong contributors to society is among the “losers.”

In Rep. Boehner’s mind, a person can apparently be giving of themselves in terms of their own time and resources to good causes, but if their bank account isn’t all that big they are a “loser.”

That’s very comforting.

For further proof, we’ll take a look at a couple of videos — the first with Rep. Boehner calling for openness and visibility in reviewing the health coverage bill with his famous “Hell no!” speech, followed by a case where Rep. Boehner seems to forget his call for openness and visibility in our nation’s lawmaking.

Now, the definition of a “loser” is … ?

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3 thoughts on “In the dictionary under the word “loser” …

  1. Quite the comment from Boehner. Reminds me of the smirking, condescending manner in which GOP politicians like Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani referred to Barack Obama as a mere “community organizer” during the Republican convention in 2008. As if being involved with your community, instead of pursuing corporate dominance, is a useless path.

    1. Welcome back Chris! I myself hope to someday achieve the level of greatness as a human being that the people you’ve mentioned have achieved. It’s a very special club. I’m working on my condescension skills now. Smirking class is next.

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