Short and sweet: I've seen a number of comments deriding Boehner and other house Republicans as alcoholics. I'm not even going to get into the debate over wether or not it's possible to be a functional practicing addict. I'm just going to say, flat out, that it's unfair to the millions of Americans who struggle with alcoholism to use their condition as an insult. This community is better than that.
Besides, there are far more creative insults we can apply to Boehner and the House Republicans. Jon Stewart proposed 'bald eagle fellators' and 'self-righteous orwellian zebra queefs'. Alcoholism is a problem that real people and real families struggle with. John Boehner is a psychotic half-wit with a spine of moldy jello, propped up by a caucus of nihilistic rejects from a bad parody of the McGovern Administration that never was. See how that works?
Thanks for your time.
Alright. It's 12:45 AM in my current time zone, and I think this diary is an utterly lost cause. I confess surprise at the vehemence of animosity and self-hatred directed towards both alcoholics and alcoholism. In my admittedly limited experience, the alcoholics I've known - recovering, practicing, and undiagnosed - have been good or bad people on their own, irrespective of their addiction. Perhaps, though, my anecdotes have mislead me. I don't know. I will never be comfortable with insulting people for something they are born with, and I'm not quite comfortable with using such a condition as an insult, either. Clearly, I'm in the minority.