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John Boehner: This Explains A Lot

“Are you drunk?” This expression is used often in our culture, usually by someone attempting to call into question the sober-mindedness of another individual. Of course this isn’t a literal interrogatory seeking to determine, say, another’s blood alcohol content – it’s more of a mental status check. Like, “are you…

“Are you drunk?”

This expression is used often in our culture, usually by someone attempting to call into question the sober-mindedness of another individual. Of course this isn’t a literal interrogatory seeking to determine, say, another’s blood alcohol content – it’s more of a mental status check.

Like, “are you crazy?”

Anyway … in the case of U.S. Speaker John Boehner (RINO-Ohio), the question could go either way. Boehner obviously isn’t of “sober-mind” – as evidenced by his wholesale betrayal of the limited government movement that made him Speaker in 2011. But he’s also a drunk. In fact most nights, Washington, D.C. sources tell FITS Boehner can be found drunk off his ass at the Capitol Hill Club, a private bar located two blocks down First Street from the U.S. Capitol.

In fact, Boehner was drinking at the club when one of the few journalists ever to write about the establishment – our friend Ken Silverstein from Harper’s – received an invitation to attend. From Silverstein’s piece (published in 2008) …

Journalists can enter the Club if invited and escorted by a member, but the former board member told me that it was encouraged to “phone ahead” if a member of the press was coming. A few years ago I had a drink there with a Club member who had apparently not taken that precaution. Congressman John Boehner, flush-faced and glass in hand, approached our table and immediately began talking with my companion, whom he knew, about recent meetings he’d had with government officials from Kazakhstan. Boehner was just getting warmed up but my companion cut him off to let him know that I was a journalist. The story came to an end and Boehner, who looked stricken, quickly sought other company.

Boehner’s drinking problem – ignored by the mainstream media – received a bit of coverage on a Washington, D.C. blog earlier this year.

“Those who know Boehner best say he does tip more than a few from time to time and some of his drunken binges are poorly-kept secrets on Capitol Hill,” the blog, Capitol Hill Blue noted. “Each day, the email to Capitol Hill Blue is filled with stories about Boehner’s after-hours partying exploits.”

During a trip to Washington, D.C. earlier this year, FITS heard many of these stories … with specific references to the Capitol Hill Club.

Boehner isn’t just a drunk, either, he’s allegedly an “inveterate skirt-chaser who’s had numerous affairs,” according to Down With Tyranny, another Washington, D.C. blog. In fact one lawmaker told us on our recent Washington trip that Boehner – married since 1973 – was forced to narrow his number of regular lobbyist lovers from three down to one when it became evident he was in line to become Speaker in 2010.

Sheesh …

Obviously there’s nothing unusual about powerful politicians getting drunk and chasing tail … that’s as natural to them as drawing breath.

But in Boehner’s case, he’s one of those sanctimonious moralizers who likes to hold himself out as something – or rather someone – he’s not.

“I believe the actions that I’ve taken in my years in Congress uphold the values of my faith,” the Catholic said not long after taking the gavel from former Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Really? We already knew Boehner was a hypocrite on the bread and butter issues that his party is supposed to stand for, but it’s interesting to see this same trend at work in his personal life as well.

Voters put “Republicans” in charge of the U.S. House in 2010 because they wanted someone in Washington, D.C. – anyone – to show some leadership on limited government issues.

What they got instead was Boehner, a drunk adulterer who is in bed (sometimes literally) with the same special interests as Democrats and who has done nothing but accommodate the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama at virtually every turn.

In fact next to former president George W. Bush and serial flip-flopper Mitt Romney, we can’t think of another “Republican” who has done more damage to what’s left of the GOP “brand” than Boehner.

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90 comments

sweepin June 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I know that you feel you have conquered SC and must now move on to greener pastures and bigger fish fries. I also know the step from the SC Minor League to the Washington Big League is daunting.

You remind me a bit of legendary Washington columnist/muckracker Jack Anderson back in the day, only not a smart, not as well sourced, and not as judicious in picking the battles or subject matter.

It ought to get real interesting as you begin your focus on conquering Washington.

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sweepin June 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I know that you feel you have conquered SC and must now move on to greener pastures and bigger fish fries. I also know the step from the SC Minor League to the Washington Big League is daunting.

You remind me a bit of legendary Washington columnist/muckracker Jack Anderson back in the day, only not a smart, not as well sourced, and not as judicious in picking the battles or subject matter.

It ought to get real interesting as you begin your focus on conquering Washington.

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shifty henry June 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm

A Senator and his wife were lying in bed when she said, “Stop talking about politics. Can’t you talk about anything else? Honey, let’s talk about sex!”

The Senator looks at her and says, “Fine. How many times a week do you think the President gets laid?”

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shifty henry June 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm

A Senator and his wife were lying in bed when she said, “Stop talking about politics. Can’t you talk about anything else? Honey, let’s talk about sex!”

The Senator looks at her and says, “Fine. How many times a week do you think the President gets laid?”

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shifty henry June 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Two drunks found themselves riding on a roller coaster. One says, “You know, we’re making great time, but I’m not sure this is the right bus!”

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shifty henry June 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Two drunks found themselves riding on a roller coaster. One says, “You know, we’re making great time, but I’m not sure this is the right bus!”

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CorruptionInColumbia June 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Fits, thanks for another on-target article!!!!! How did this idiot get chosen to be House Speaker, anyway?

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CorruptionInColumbia June 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Fits, thanks for another on-target article!!!!! How did this idiot get chosen to be House Speaker, anyway?

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Sex Wax June 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Explains a lot. I think he’s one of those drunks that’s fun for the first few rounds and pulls the pity party shit the ends up with him crying and inconsolable.

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Sex Wax June 15, 2013 at 5:21 pm

That, not the…

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John Cougar Milf Mellonhead June 16, 2013 at 11:18 am

That’s a big gavel! Reminds me of my youth somewhat…”suckin’ on a chilli dog outside the Tasty Freeze…”

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Sex Wax June 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Explains a lot. I think he’s one of those drunks that’s fun for the first few rounds and pulls the pity party shit the ends up with him crying and inconsolable.

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Sex Wax June 15, 2013 at 5:21 pm

That, not the…

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John Cougar Milf Mellonhead June 16, 2013 at 11:18 am

That’s a big gavel! Reminds me of my youth somewhat…”suckin’ on a chilli dog outside the Tasty Freeze…”

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cmb June 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm

No wonder he welcomed Mark so profusely at the swearing since they have so much in common-drinking, cheating and crying.

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dwb619 June 15, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Good one!

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cmb June 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm

No wonder he welcomed Mark so profusely at the swearing since they have so much in common-drinking, cheating and crying.

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dwb619 June 15, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Good one!

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Sarah Palin Forever! June 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Explains what exactly?Boehner is a drunk?So what?A continuing and increasingly “weird” obsession that Fits has with “proving” that conservative Republicans like Boehner arent REALLY Republicans because their actions and votes dont always conform to Fits “definition” of the term “Republican” although Fits himself claims he himself is not a Republican.So how can he define such and why does he ,not a “Republican”,(hahaha) care?

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Curious June 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I’m not a Christian, but I can certainly define such, and if I lived in a
theocracy run by Christians, I would want to call out the ones who
weren’t living up to Christian principles. I don’t see anything wrong
with what FITS is doing.

As to Boehner being a drunk skirt
chaser, FITS is saying Boehner’s a hypocrite for stating that his
actions in Congress uphold the values of his Catholic faith, which most
certainly doesn’t condone drunk skirt chasing, so his faith must not be
as important to him as he says it is. Yeah, when you publicly declare to
be something you’re so obviously not, that’s a problem, especially if
you’re Speaker of the House. If you’ll cheat on your wife and act
contrary to a faith that you state is so important to you, isn’t it
reasonable to assume that maybe you’ll cheat your constituents and the
American people and act contrary to your word on other issues?

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9" June 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Are you drunk?

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Curious June 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm

I’m about as drunk as you are straight.

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9" June 15, 2013 at 8:04 pm

how’d you edit ‘drink’ (sic)to drunk?

9" June 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm

makes you wonder how many nom de plumes he has

tomstickler June 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm

That’s noms de plume, Frenchy.

unusualpost June 16, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Thousands, if you want to take the time to use this new lousy system….

Smirks June 16, 2013 at 10:41 am

You have to make a Disqus account to be able to edit your posts.

Smirks June 16, 2013 at 10:41 am

You have to make a Disqus account to be able to edit your posts.

unusualpost June 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

I always thought that these were mandatory requirements for the job.
As an o-l-d man, I remember Wilbur Mills (D-Ark) as Speaker, and Fannie Foxe, as “escort” cavorting “nekkid” in some kind of pool in DC… after having abandoned a taxi…..

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Sarah Palin Forever! June 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Explains what exactly?Boehner is a drunk?So what?A continuing and increasingly “weird” obsession that Fits has with “proving” that conservative Republicans like Boehner arent REALLY Republicans because their actions and votes dont always conform to Fits “definition” of the term “Republican” although Fits himself claims he himself is not a Republican.So how can he define such and why does he ,not a “Republican”,(hahaha) care?

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Curious June 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I’m not a Christian, but I can certainly define such, and if I lived in a
theocracy run by Christians, I would want to call out the ones who
weren’t living up to Christian principles. I don’t see anything wrong
with what FITS is doing.

As to Boehner being a drunk skirt
chaser, FITS is saying Boehner’s a hypocrite for stating that his
actions in Congress uphold the values of his Catholic faith, which most
certainly doesn’t condone drunk skirt chasing, so his faith must not be
as important to him as he says it is. Yeah, when you publicly declare to
be something you’re so obviously not, that’s a problem, especially if
you’re Speaker of the House. If you’ll cheat on your wife and act
contrary to a faith that you state is so important to you, isn’t it
reasonable to assume that maybe you’ll cheat your constituents and the
American people and act contrary to your word on other issues?

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9" June 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Are you drunk?

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Curious June 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm

I’m about as drunk as you are straight.

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9" June 15, 2013 at 8:04 pm

how’d you edit ‘drink’ (sic)to drunk?

9" June 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm

makes you wonder how many nom de plumes he has

tomstickler June 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm

That’s noms de plume, Frenchy.

unusualpost June 16, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Thousands, if you want to take the time to use this new lousy system….

Smirks June 16, 2013 at 10:41 am

You have to make a Disqus account to be able to edit your posts.

unusualpost June 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

I always thought that these were mandatory requirements for the job.
As an o-l-d man, I remember Wilbur Mills (D-Ark) as Speaker, and Fannie Foxe, as “escort” cavorting “nekkid” in some kind of pool in DC… after having abandoned a taxi…..

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lowcorider June 15, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Sooo does this mean you won’t be endorsing him like you don’t endorse Sanfraud?

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sweepin June 15, 2013 at 8:59 pm

LOL! I was wondering the same.

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Lowcorider June 15, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Sooo does this mean you won’t be endorsing him like you don’t endorse Sanfraud?

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sweepin June 15, 2013 at 8:59 pm

LOL! I was wondering the same.

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jakie Notz June 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm

another week w/o any lexington ring indictments. ? ?

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Soft Sigh from Hell June 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm

That sewer is all abubble today!

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jakie Notz June 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm

another week w/o any lexington ring indictments. ? ?

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Soft Sigh from Hell June 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm

That sewer is all abubble today!

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Rita Randy June 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm

He’s not the first drunken speaker; I can think of quite a few……Tip O’Neill, Carl Albert, and on & on….; and yes I’ve been to the Capitol Hill Club where the liquor is free!

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unusualpost June 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm

And good quality…

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Rita Randy June 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm

He’s not the first drunken speaker; I can think of quite a few……Tip O’Neill, Carl Albert, and on & on….; and yes I’ve been to the Capitol Hill Club where the liquor is free!

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unusualpost June 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm

And good quality…

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KaintGetRight June 16, 2013 at 4:05 am

Is anyone remotely shocked?

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Frank Pytel June 16, 2013 at 7:31 am

Drive by troll here. Commie on the loose. Hot commie, but non the less…

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KaintGetRight June 16, 2013 at 4:05 am

Is anyone remotely shocked?

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Frank Pytel June 16, 2013 at 7:31 am

Drive by troll here. Commie on the loose. Hot commie, but non the less…

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shifty henry June 16, 2013 at 8:44 am

Knock yourself out —- June 16 is

NATIONAL HOLLERING CONTEST DAY

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2big2fall June 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Hey, Henry. You might want to check out this link. Prison Planet has just gone full disqus and is allowing commenters to upload pics. Looks like Will is on the down side of this one…

http://www.prisonplanet.com/black-panthers-condemn-obama.html

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Oh Really June 17, 2013 at 12:01 am

Why are you so obsessed with the inability to post pics in the comments section of this blog? You’ve got your own site, post your stuff there. Either comment here or don’t.

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2big2fall June 17, 2013 at 6:01 am

We all have our passions, Will. Mine is free speech. Yours is, apparently, creating countless fake monikers to comment on your own site.

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shifty henry June 17, 2013 at 8:59 am

BigTwo—- I’ll check it out. It’s been fun to post photos and cartoons to make a point or brighten up someone’s day. I like posting here because of the commentators – sort of like an extended family. Disqus, though, should be sophisticated enough to moderate “unsuitable” graphics – if Will would give us his parameters for same.

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2big2fall June 17, 2013 at 11:26 am

One strange thing that I noticed about Prison Planet going to the new format is that the volume of comments is down at least 90%. Maybe some folks are freaked out and think that they can’t post anonymously. I doubt that anyone really had that ability in the first place.
I spent more time there reading the comments than I did the actual articles. I like to read stuff by whacked out, paranoid, spelling-challenged weirdos…

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shifty henry June 16, 2013 at 8:44 am

Knock yourself out —- June 16 is

NATIONAL HOLLERING CONTEST DAY

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2big2fall June 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Hey, Henry. You might want to check out this link. Prison Planet has just gone full disqus and is allowing commenters to upload pics. Looks like Will is on the down side of this one…

http://www.prisonplanet.com/black-panthers-condemn-obama.html

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Oh Really June 17, 2013 at 12:01 am

Why are you so obsessed with the inability to post pics in the comments section of this blog? You’ve got your own site, post your stuff there. Either comment here or don’t.

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2big2fall June 17, 2013 at 6:01 am

We all have our passions, Will. Mine is free speech. Yours is, apparently, creating countless fake monikers to comment on your own site.

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shifty henry June 17, 2013 at 8:59 am

BigTwo—- I’ll check it out. It’s been fun to post photos and cartoons to make a point or brighten up someone’s day. I like posting here because of the commentators – sort of like an extended family. Disqus, though, should be sophisticated enough to moderate “unsuitable” graphics – if Will would give us his parameters for same.

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2big2fall June 17, 2013 at 11:26 am

One strange thing that I noticed about Prison Planet going to the new format is that the volume of comments is down at least 90%. Maybe some folks are freaked out and think that they can’t post anonymously. I doubt that anyone really had that ability in the first place.
I spent more time there reading the comments than I did the actual articles. I like to read stuff by whacked out, paranoid, spelling-challenged weirdos…

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PattiAnn June 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm

That might explain alot of the crying Boehner does too. Must be hell to be hung over and have to listen to the House members drone on and on about gun control, foreign affairs, health care and other stupid topics when all you’re thinking about is how many hours until the Club opens. Poor dude. Not.

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PattiAnn June 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm

That might explain alot of the crying Boehner does too. Must be hell to be hung over and have to listen to the House members drone on and on about gun control, foreign affairs, health care and other stupid topics when all you’re thinking about is how many hours until the Club opens. Poor dude. Not.

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CNSYD June 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I even heard that U.S. Grant was known to take a few drinks.

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unusualpost June 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

But he was treating throat cancer.

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CNSYD June 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I even heard that U.S. Grant was known to take a few drinks.

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unusualpost June 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

But he was treating throat cancer.

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bogart June 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I think South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford said it best ” If a man cheats on his wife how can he be trusted with anything else”.

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bogart June 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I think South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford said it best ” If a man cheats on his wife how can he be trusted with anything else”.

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GrandTango June 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Boehner is a Republican FITS loves. He’s moderate, toward leftwing initiatives. And Immorality or vice is fine, even celebrated as a right by the Liberal-Tarians. Unless it can be used to benefit the democrats…Then FITS get all self-righteous, and preachy, all of a sudden…

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The Unknown Comic June 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm

So a politician who’s name is pronounced similarly to “Boner” likes to run around behind his wife’s back and try to dick every vagina nearby while drunk….

I don’t even have to write a joke for that one. The truth is much funnier then anything more I can do to it.

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The Unknown Comic June 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm

So a politician who’s name is pronounced similarly to “Boner” likes to run around behind his wife’s back and try to dick every vagina nearby while drunk….

I don’t even have to write a joke for that one. The truth is much funnier then anything more I can do to it.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm

If my name was Boner, I’d drink a lot, too.

Hell, i used to drink a lot, myself. But, I don’t drink anymore…..

…..not any less, though. I just try to keep it about the same……

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm

If my name was Boner, I’d drink a lot, too.

Hell, i used to drink a lot, myself. But, I don’t drink anymore…..

…..not any less, though. I just try to keep it about the same……

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Polyphemos June 16, 2013 at 10:25 pm

You don’t even have to listen carefully to hear the neural damage evidenced by Boehner’s speech patterns. He has difficulty with his velar and alveolar consonants, swallowing his r’s, l’s, g’s, etc. I thought he had Tom Brokaw’s problem, but alcoholism explains it much better. If he continues to drink, he even could develop Korsakoff’s Syndrome. So, let’s all give him a nice sunny deck to dry out on, and get a new Speaker.

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Slartibartfast June 16, 2013 at 10:25 pm

You don’t even have to listen carefully to hear the neural damage evidenced by Boehner’s speech patterns. He has difficulty with his velar and alveolar consonants, swallowing his r’s, l’s, g’s, etc. I thought he had Tom Brokaw’s problem, but alcoholism explains it much better. If he continues to drink, he even could develop Korsakoff’s Syndrome. So, let’s all give him a nice sunny deck to dry out on, and get a new Speaker.

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RHood2 June 17, 2013 at 1:14 am

Flush-faced? How much liquor do you have to pump into an oompa loompa to get him from his natural orange to “flush-faced,” anyway?

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RHood2 June 17, 2013 at 1:14 am

Flush-faced? How much liquor do you have to pump into an oompa loompa to get him from his natural orange to “flush-faced,” anyway?

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Jeffy01 June 17, 2013 at 7:06 am

Adult male has sex and drinks alcohol. Stop the presses

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Jeffy01 June 17, 2013 at 7:06 am

Adult male has sex and drinks alcohol. Stop the presses

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Mguzman June 17, 2013 at 7:35 am

Tell us it isn’t so……….people who hold down positions in our government drinking with no morals……it just can’t be!!!!!!

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Mguzman June 17, 2013 at 7:35 am

Tell us it isn’t so……….people who hold down positions in our government drinking with no morals……it just can’t be!!!!!!

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you know me April 17, 2015 at 12:25 pm

What do ya expect from a drunk boner?

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ELCID October 9, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Winston Churchill when confronted by a woman while he was drunk:

The Lady: “Mr. Churchill You are Drunk”!!
Winston: “Yes, and you are ugly!
But, tomorrow I’ll be sober.
And, you’ll still be ugly”

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