Boehner: This is not a time for celebration

posted at 10:12 am on November 3, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

John Boehner took exactly the right tone in addressing the nation after an angry electorate made him the next Speaker of the House. Twice during this speech, Boehner warned about celebrating while businesses struggle, people can’t find work, and government arrogates power to itself outside of its authority.  When Boehner starts talking about his path to this pinnacle of success, the emotion of the event finally gets through to Boehner:

And, of course, leave it to Keith Olbermann to add his own punch line to the end.

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Speaking of arrogating power outside of authority… doesn’t Boehner have to actually WIN the Speaker position in an election that won’t be held until January?

How about you earn that position instead of just assuming that it’s yours, Mr. Boehner?

Washington needs to get the message that “the old ways” of doing things aren’t good enough any more. Make the case for why you should be Speaker, instead of just acting like the position belongs to you.

The Tea Party can take power away from more than just Democrats, you know.

VekTor on November 4, 2010 at 4:01 PM