Speaker John Boehner and Ohio Governor John Kasich are about to tee it up with President Obama and V.P. Joe Biden. While the country double-dips, this foursome is taking to the golf course. But why? I suppose fans of the theater of the absurd might enjoy this match. Not me. I want to kick the hacker Obama to the curb. It’s dumber than dirt to give the president a chance to appear bi-partisan. All the news of the week is bad for Obama. Don’t change the subject.
So what’s in this for Boehner? Somebody splain it to me. This can only play to Obama’s benefit, as the most partisan president ever tries his best to look bipartisanly moderate. Just a golf match among friends. Except these people aren’t friends. There isn’t going to be any common ground on the debt ceiling. Boehner and Obama might share a smoke but there won’t be any love. If Whitehouse spokesman Jay Carney thinks the golf match is a great idea, we can be sure it’s a bad idea for Republicans.
With President Obama sticking his thumb in Boehner’s eye by kicking congress to the curb on Libya in favor of, gulp, the U.N. and NATO, it’s apt to be real tense on number 1 tee. Boehner: “Mr President, I would give you the honors, but you don’t have any.” If only the Speaker had the guts to say such.
So, Boehner, cancel this golf folly and declare a Constitutional crisis over Libya. Try to do it without crying about it.