Picture of the Day: There’s an old sheriff in town

Picture of the Day: There’s an old sheriff in town

Remember when the gloating dimwit carrying the outsize gavel in the photo at the left declared there was “a new sheriff in town”? That was when the nation made the grievous error in the 2006 midterm elections of ceding control of both chambers of Congress to the Democrats, a move that was followed by eight years of continuous gridlock. With the pendulum swinging all the way back to the right in this year’s midterms, there seemed initially at least to be a glimmer of hope that despite two more years in the reign of Obstructionist in Chief Barack Obama DC lawmakers might actually move the country forward.

That was before House Speaker John Boehner sold his party and the nation out to Obama with his “grand bargain” budget deal, which continues to fund Obamacare for another year even as his colleagues laor to unravel the widely despised law. The GOP endured another blow yesterday when Boehner, despite efforts to oust him, won a third term as head of the House.

As though he needed to assure the right of his bad intentions, Boehner sealed his victory with a kiss:

boehner pelosi gavel kiss

The revolting display prompted Fox News contributor Andrea Tantaros to sponsor a caption contest on Twitter. Western Journalism chronicled some of the reactions. Here is a small sample:

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