Did you ever have one of those days where you just want to crawl inside a tanning booth and cry your eyes out? John Boehner's having one, according to TPM. Check out the humor under the Socialist tangerine beignet.
Here's how Boehner's day started -- your basic election-recap with Diane Sawyer:
DIANE SAWYER: A couple of other questions about the agenda now. You have said next year that you would repeal the healthcare vote. That's still your mission?Sounds pretty sensible, right? Some stuff's too expensive, but Obamacare is the law, and if the people didn't want it, they would have voted for that nice Mitt Romney, who was going to repeal Obamacare and replace it with... Well, I'm sure he would have told us eventually.
JOHN BOEHNER: Well, I think the election changes that. It's pretty clear that the president was reelected, Obamacare -- is the law of the land. I think there are parts -- of -- the healthcare law that -- are gonna be very difficult to implement. And very expensive. And as -- the time when we're tryin' to find a way to create a path -- toward a balanced budget -- everything has to be on the table.
Anyway, that should have been clear, even with all the pauses. But you know these "journalists" -- they've always got some stupid "follow-up question":
DIANE SAWYER: But you won't be spending the time next year trying to repeal Obamacare?Wellllllllllllllllllll, it looks like a few decisions got made later in the day -- probably after a few friendly phone calls from Louie Gohmert. Or maybe Eric Cantor came in Boehner's office with some color swatches and started measuring for drapes. The details aren't important! My point (or, rather, Boehner's press flack's point) is this:
JOHN BOEHNER: There certainly may be parts of it that we believe -- need to be changed. We may do that. No decisions at this point.
“While ObamaCare is the law of the land, it is costing us jobs and threatening our health care," Smith said. "Speaker Boehner and House Republicans remain committed to repealing the law, and he said in the interview it would be on the table."Gosh. I guess the election hasn't changed some stuff. Did you ever have deja... deja... deja... deja... deja vu? John Boehner has, but don't ask him about it right now. He's locked himself in that tanning booth over there. Ignore the whimpering sound. I'm sure it's a compressor or something...