I’m still trying to figure out if Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner is being foolish or brilliant with this:

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) will call Tuesday for the mass firing of the Obama administration’s economic team, including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House adviser Larry Summers, arguing that November’s midterm elections are shaping up as a referendum on sustained unemployment across the nation and saying the “writing is on the wall.”

First of all, Obama’s economic team will not resign. For what reason? Doing exactly what they were charged with doing? And the only reason they’d be fired is if congressional Dems on the verge of a November slaughter convinced Obama to crapcan them as a sign that the Democrats are serious about turning the economy around (the fact that they’d be replaced by people at least as leftist/incompetent notwithstanding).

So what’s with Boehner’s demand? The Dems are twisting, and it’s too close to the midterm to make a difference. In fact, the best thing for Republicans would be for Obama to do nothing heading into November.

Maybe Boehner’s trying to prove the GOP is serious about turning the economy around even though they’re not in control — or maybe he’s certain Obama’s economic team won’t resign or be fired and this is a good way to point out the reasons for that.

In a political sense, I get a little uneasy when the team that appears to have a healthy lead going into an election starts giving pointers to the opposition, but maybe Boehner is placing country over politics — or maybe there’s something more.

The Dems will publicly laugh this off as a “there goes crazy John again” kind of thing, but anybody with eyes, ears and an at least semi-functioning brain knows he has a point.

There’s no disputing that Geithner & Company couldn’t run a lemonade stand without screwing it up, but Obama’s the one who put them where they are. The entire lot has to go or it won’t make a bit of difference.

Update: The White House already has written a predictable response to Boehner’s assertions that Obama’s economics team should resign because of the lousy economy: “The lousy economy is Bush’s fault!”

Yawn.

Boehner also needs to call for the firing of Obama’s “Blame Bush Czar.”

Comments

14 Responses to “Rep. Boehner to Call for Resignation/Firing of Obama’s Entire Economic Team — Update: Dems Respond; The Bad Economy is Bush’s Fault!”

  1. Mark1957 on August 24th, 2010 2:03 pm

    Blaming Bush sounds the same as Yoko Ono's singing.

  2. Nick on August 24th, 2010 3:51 pm

    This just in: Conservatives once again refuse to take any responsiblity for failed economic theories, despite 30 years of evidence.

    Boner shouldn't be dolling out advice to anyone. His creepy spray on tan ain't helping things either.

  3. OBAMA_IS_A_NAZI on August 24th, 2010 3:59 pm

    Move out of your parents' basement.

    Then we'll talk.

  4. chris on August 24th, 2010 4:06 pm

    This just in…liberals think their economic theories actually work, despite more than 100 years of evidence…

  5. Rick on August 24th, 2010 5:10 pm

    Nick,put down your Little Red Book long enough read about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.They are the economic poster children for ALL things Liberal Democrat…

    CRIMINALITY and FAILURE!!!

    As to creepy,The One’s Cabinet could work any carnival in the world.

  6. bear1909 on August 24th, 2010 5:27 pm

    Nick: The only Democrat to experience success in the past 100 years was Bubba Clinton…and that was on the coat tails of Reaganomics– architect, Paul Volcker, the only Chair of the Fed with the nads to do what must be done now: raise interest rates, cut the money supply and bleed the liberal puss out of the economy, Alan GreenJeans mucked it up by resuming the failed policies of all liberal economists once Volcker left his post. Back to business as usual and here we are. Do your homework and stop pushing things into holes that were meant as exit only. Dope!

  7. nannykins on August 24th, 2010 5:58 pm

    He can't – his allowance is only $5.00 a week and most people won't rent to a 7th grader.

  8. alanstorm on August 24th, 2010 7:19 pm

    Yeah, the Democrats are right – it sure would be terrible to go back to that horrible 5% unemployment rate…

    What kind of drugs are these people using – and why are they not available to the general public?

    Anybody who still buys this "It's all Bush's fault!" crap is simply an idiot.

  9. Rhonda on August 24th, 2010 8:47 pm

    I get pretty sick and tired of the same old rhetoric from the ignorant left. You'd think that because they claim to be the elitist educated class, they would have realized what truly DID contribute to the economic meltdown, Fannie and Freddie. But, they perhaps, can't read. Obummner said in an interview in Aug of '08 (New York Times) that he read Hayek. Even I as a Conservative, the antithesis of a liberal elitist, knew he really hadn't read it, he was lying to get elected. If people like Rick here, had actually picked up a book and read it, he may have even learned about our country's history. I mean the FACTUAL history, not the slimy pro-progressive garbage that the "educated class" fed to our school children in their text books for the last 100 years. It just proves my point that the elitists are really educated.

  10. OK_Loyalist on August 24th, 2010 10:54 pm

    Our economic theories where doing just fine until the left created the Fed, after that, all common people got screwed, left and right!

  11. Heather on August 25th, 2010 7:13 am

    In my opinion, John Boehner manipulates people with lies. Please note Boehner's complete joylessness. This hardness of heart is the best sign of the absence of life-giving spirit.

  12. Rick on August 25th, 2010 12:36 pm

    Your govt $$check’s in the mail,Heather.

    Ohmmmmmmmmmmmmm…….

  13. Nick on August 25th, 2010 6:44 pm

    So which is it? Do I live in my parents basement or am I an elitist?

    So you think if we had elected McCain in 2008 the unemployment rate would be 5%? Was that what it was when Bush left office?

    Nothing is the fault of conservative economic policy, right? It is always successful, and never has a negative impact? Right?

    The economy was in super shape when Obama won the election, it's all his fault! WAAAAAA.

    And we on the left drink the Kool Aid? Right…..

    The tea party is already a fadin' cowpokes….

  14. Nick on August 25th, 2010 6:45 pm

    But his tan is sooo lovely. It's the tan of a real American….

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