From House Speaker John Boehner's press conference in Tampa this Monday, a reporter asked him to explain why voters should ever trust Republicans with control of both houses of Congress and the White House again after what they did to the country the last time around and Boehner's response was basically, forgive tax cheats who've been hiding their money overseas and everything's Obama's fault with the economy now.
Not exactly a ringing endorsement of Republicans or anything resembling an actual answer to the reporter's question.
Q: You talk a lot about the deficit and rightly so, but this time as you into the election, you're seeking the House, Senate and presidency. Why should the American people trust you with the trifecta? Last time you had it, you passed a health care reform that wasn't adequately funded. You cut taxes more than spending was reduced and you turned a surplus into a deficit and you let the country into a catastrophic recession in 2008. Why should anyone give you that much power again? How has the Republican Party changed?
BOEHNER: Listen, I think our pro-growth economic policies are exactly the right prescription for this country. I think that getting our tax code reformed is going to make American companies more competitive and make American exports more competitive and help bring those $3 trillion worth of corporate profits that are sitting overseas back to America to help create more jobs here. So, if you look at our plan, I think we have a solid plan for getting our economy back on track.
The President's policies have failed. I just went through the whole litany earlier. They failed. They made things worse. And he didn't do what he promised he would do. And I think the American people will hold him accountable.
It's too bad that apparently none of them there were allowed any follow up because the next thing that should have been said is, you didn't answer my question and when do you think the American people are going to hold you accountable for how you've governed, or better said, the refusal by Republicans to actually govern and do anything but obstruct since President Obama was elected.
I'm not sure which outlet the reporter was from since they did not say anything other than his last name when he was called on, but I would not be shocked to find out he's from a foreign outlet between the accent and the fact that he was willing to ask Boehner a question you'll never hear out of the better part of our American press that's allowed anywhere near him most of the time. We've got way too many lapdogs willing to give him softball interviews and never push him on just how destructive their policies have been to the country.