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Unicorn in front of castle with rainbow in sky.
Via Steve Benen, enjoy the latest example of House Speaker John Boehner's comedic stylings:
It’s a shame that the president could not manage to rise above partisanship today. Instead, he should be working in a bipartisan way to address America’s spending problem -- the way presidents of both parties have done before. He should work with us to delay his health care law for everyone – just as he’s done for big businesses – expand energy production, simplify our tax code, and more.
Yes, President Obama should work with Republicans to delay Obamacare. Sure, he spent much of 2009 and early 2010 working to get it passed, established its constitutionality in the Supreme Court, and won re-election against an opponent who promised to repeal it, but now that we're two weeks away from people being able to enroll for health insurance coverage under Obamacare, it's time for the president to throw in the towel and work with Republicans to delay it.

Of course, the thing that's most amusing about this is that when the Ted Cruzes of the GOP look at Boehner's statement, they don't scoff at the absurdity of his request. Instead, they bristle with outrage, because they think simply calling for a delay isn't enough: They want it completely defunded, and if the president won't agree (which he won't), they want to shut down the entire government.

Tell John Boehner: It’s time to cut the tea party loose

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