If you were able to keep up with the White House Correspondents Dinner, you also had the chance to see how quick and witty our President can be—not to mention his great taste in entertainment. Who knew the POTUS was a fan of popular Netflix original Orange Is the New Black? Showing just how in tune he is with our pop culture and current politics, he joked about the Speaker of the House: “These days, the House Republicans give John Boehner a harder time than me, which means that orange really is the new black.”
Behold, five gifs that prove John Boehner is guilty as charged:
It’s no surprise that Republicans tend to vote against women’s rights, but when Boehner and the GOP sponsored a bill to ban abortions, even fellow republicans were disgruntled. Rep. Charlie Dent from Pennsylvania (who is now also the third Republican to endorse marriage equality) said this about house leadership, “The stupidity is simply staggering.”
When dealing with healthcare reform Boehner was on the same side as the Catholic Bishops, namely that he believed in the “religious freedom” of institutions to determine what women had the right to do with their bodies. But once Bishops spoke out against the budget and its failure to meet moral criteria and help the poor, Boehner suggested they look at the bigger picture.
Speaking of the budget, Boeher has developed an outward feud with four specific conservative groups: Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans for Prosperity, and Freedom Works. What’s caused the rift? Our government shut down, due to opposition of the Affordable Care Act. Boehner still can’t let it go. Even conservatives have realized that the government shutdown demonstrated a lack of credibility.
The Conservative Political Action Committee’s (CPAC) conference was a regular event for John Boehner, but this year, he wasn’t invited to the party. CPAC may suggest that they want to focus on more grassroots organization than Washington party leaders, but that doesn’t negate Ford O’Connell’s statement that according to Republicans, “They see him only as slightly better than President Obama.”
Typically a sarcastic character—implied to be a good leader and strategist despite the inability to see flaws in a constructed plan—Boehner seems to be auditioning for the role of “deadpan snarker” in the Republican Party. During a speech at the Middletown Rotary Club in Ohio, he said of his fellow Republicans: “Here’s the attitude. Ohhhh! Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh! This is too hard…they’ll take the path of least resistance.” Way to go, broeh.