According to the Huffington Post, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has made one of the most bizarre legal moves to come out of the nation’s capital. They are reporting that Boehner has announced that he has vetoed the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton effective immediately.
VETOED? Yes, vetoed! Like most Americans I always thought that the power of the veto was reserved for the president or governors, not for members of Congress.
According to the Huffington Post, Boehner claims to have consulted with a number of constitutional scholars before making his announcement at his home in Washington DC. Saying that he is confident that he is standing on solid legal ground, Boehner told the group of reporters that gathered in his backyard:
“I believe the Executive powers outlined in the Constitution apply to me as an Executive of the United States Congress — including, hell yeah, the power of the veto!”
“I am therefore vetoing Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the Presidency on the following grounds:”
“Firstly, it violates the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment from being inflicted on the American people. Seriously folks, can you imagine 18 months of constant Hillary! That’s going to be torture!”
“Secondly, it violates the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, which grants all Americans the right to be secure in their houses and persons. Frankly, if a woman wins the Presidency, no man in America is going to feel secure in his own house and absolutely, definitely not in his own person!! Particularly if it’s THIS woman!!!”
“Finally, and most importantly, Hillary’s campaign for the Presidency, violates the first amendment of the Constitution, which guarantees the right to free speech!! Honestly people, with Hillary in the White House, none of us guys in Congress will be able to speak freely or get a word in edgewise once she gets going. And worse still, there’ll be hell to pay if we don’t listen to her!”
Democrats have long tried to convince the female half of America that the Republican Party has been waging a war on women, even though the opposite is true, and Boehner’s words will only add fuel to the flames.
Knowing how his words would be taken by the liberal Democrats, Boehner explained:
“This ‘Republican War on Women’ thing is a myth. We just don’t support equal pay, equal rights, pro-choice, any legislation that protects women from abuse, and above all a woman President. But apart from that, hey, we love women!!”
By now I was seriously questioning the reliability of the Huffington Post report on Boehner’s veto and started researching to see who else covered this historic event. It was then I realized that it was posted on Huffington Post’s Comedy page and no other news source mentioned the alleged statement.
Arianna Huffington, a once conservative turned liberal often goes overboard in her attacks of conservative politicians and organizations. I can’t help but wonder if she was behind Flora Nicholas, author of the article, in an attempt to smear Boehner and stir up the women of America. How many women will see or hear of this spoof and believe it to be true, causing them to turn their wrath against Boehner and every other Republican?
The article was written in a way to make it look like it really happened and there is no disclaimer anywhere to say otherwise. This is nothing more than a clear example of the lowest of journalism standards I’ve seen in a very long time and was clearly intended to slander and smear John Boehner and all Republicans. I believe this piece demonstrates how panicked the liberals are about losing what little power they have in the 2016 elections. They are running so scared that they are already turning to lies and slander. Just how much further down the road of desperatism they will go in the next year and half before the election.