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(The Atlantic)   To answer a question that has been burning in the heart and mind of all of you. Just how much money could John Boehner make if he left Congress?   (theatlantic.com) divider line 32
    More: Obvious, Boehner, congresses, humans, Hastert, Daschle, DLA Piper, reasonable man, K Street  
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2013-10-22 12:29:40 PM
I'm sure it was Boehner who floated that balloon over K Street.  Just waiting for the phone to ring.
 
2013-10-22 12:48:51 PM
People who have no conscience or scruples or shame can make a LOT of money lobbying for the NRA or Monsanto or BP.
 
2013-10-22 01:00:47 PM

hammettman: I'm sure it was Boehner who floated that balloon over K Street.  Just waiting for the phone to ring.


Or it was floated by Boehner's enemies in hope that he is encouraged to resign.
 
2013-10-22 01:04:50 PM
$24 billion?
 
2013-10-22 01:05:38 PM
Doesn't matter he would just blow it all on tanning lotion and bad hair cuts.
 
2013-10-22 01:07:34 PM

Ambivalence: hammettman: I'm sure it was Boehner who floated that balloon over K Street.  Just waiting for the phone to ring.

Or it was floated by Boehner's enemies in hope that he is encouraged to resign.


It is not a bad tactic.  If we keep upping the offer, he will eventually take the offer.  I think we all win at that point.
 
2013-10-22 01:07:51 PM
Wouldn't being a successful lobbyist include the ability to successfully persuade politicians?

Because, uh, he's not all that good at that.
 
2013-10-22 01:07:53 PM
Potatoe?
 
2013-10-22 01:10:55 PM
Let's find out, shall we?
 
2013-10-22 01:16:52 PM
I'm sure he's one who would take power over more money.
 
2013-10-22 01:17:36 PM
He could make a fortune by setting up a dunking booth.
 
2013-10-22 01:19:13 PM
As a spokesman for self-tanning products and compilation releases of sad songs, you mean?
 
2013-10-22 01:19:37 PM
Hell, I would pay him about 20 dollars to stand still while I repeatedly punch him in the genitals until he dies.

/only use for that boner.
 
2013-10-22 01:23:32 PM
Hopefully enough to make it worth his whiel.

Worst. Speaker. Ever!
 
2013-10-22 01:24:14 PM
Back before myspace and facebook blew up, Classmates was a thing. My buddy had just started teaching and we decided that he should make a profile that said his job was wrangling feral children. Oh, and we wanted to figure out how to blow a load on the ASB president's face (by this time, we had been graduated almost 10 years).

Neither things happened, but I'm pretty sure that Boehner could list "wrangling feral children" as a career accomplishment these days.
 
2013-10-22 01:32:26 PM
Obama's post-presidency speaking tours will make him filthy rich.

/and doesn't even found franking privileges muthafuka
 
2013-10-22 01:36:12 PM

THIS IS EXACTLY WHY TERM LIMITS WILL ONLY MAKE THINGS WORSE!

 
2013-10-22 01:38:06 PM
Always thought of him as a spokesperson for those orange circus peanuts.
 
2013-10-22 01:46:22 PM

comhcinc: Doesn't matter he would just blow it all on tanning lotion and bad hair cuts.


Don't forget the scotch.
 
2013-10-22 01:46:30 PM

neongoats: Hell, I would pay him about 20 dollars to stand still while I repeatedly punch him in the genitals until he dies.

/only use for that boner.


Wow, buthurt much?
Please show us on this doll where the mean man touched you?
 
2013-10-22 01:48:43 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Wouldn't being a successful lobbyist include the ability to successfully persuade politicians?

Because, uh, he's not all that good at that.


Boehner's really, really good at getting rich people to give money to the Republican party. He has incredible fundraising chops.

Don't confuse "getting laws passed" with "getting Republicans what they want". That's a very naive view.
 
2013-10-22 01:56:41 PM

Gonz: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Wouldn't being a successful lobbyist include the ability to successfully persuade politicians?

Because, uh, he's not all that good at that.

Boehner's really, really good at getting rich people to give money to the Republican party. He has incredible fundraising chops.

Don't confuse "getting laws passed" with "getting Republicans what they want". That's a very naive view.


Yeah, but John Boehner's job is to get his caucus to pass laws. He had been awful at that job.

If he is good at raising money for GOP causes, maybe he should take Preibus' job. Until then, it is his job to legislate.
 
2013-10-22 02:07:43 PM
As much as he could skim from whichever PAC he ended up spouting for.
 
2013-10-22 02:14:36 PM

ladodger34: Yeah, but John Boehner's job is to get his caucus to pass laws.


Constitutionally speaking, his only jobs are to a. be chosen by the House, and b. to receive written notice of "who's the President right now" under the 25th Amendment.
 
2013-10-22 03:10:47 PM
I am waiting for the day that he finally has enough.  He'll walk up to the podium, pick up the gavel and...just as he begins to raise it a calm, serene look will come over his face as he thinks of the 50-Year Speyside waiting on the table in his study at home and then something clicks.

He drops the gavel, leans over to Cantor with a barely audible "Fark it, you deal with the monkey pen" and runs out of the chamber looking like Barry Sanders running off the field after that final loss.

I get misty just thinking about it.
 
2013-10-22 03:41:37 PM
Too much.
 
2013-10-22 03:59:34 PM
turd
 
2013-10-22 04:00:45 PM
The most interesting part of the article, to me, wasn't specifically about Boehner. It was the fact that guys who work in Congress want a huge staff hierarchy under them. These are people who are not used to doing anything for themselves. They have people.
 
2013-10-22 06:17:55 PM
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BLANKFEIN: I think you're gonna find, when all this shiat is over and done, I think you're gonna find yourself one smilin' motherfarker. Thing is, Boehner, right now you still got some ability. But painful as it may be, ability don't last. And your days are just about over. Now that's a hard motherfarkin' fact of life, but that's a fact of life your ass is gonna hafta git realistic about. You see this business is filled to the brim with unrealistic motherfarkers. Motherfarkers who thought their ass aged like wine. If you mean it turns to vinegar, it does. If you mean it gets better with age, it don't. Besides, even if you went all the way, what would you be? President of the United farkin' States? Who gives a shiat? I doubt you can even get a credit card based on that.

A HAND places an envelope full of money on the table in front of BOEHNER

BLANKFEIN: Night of the House vote, you may fell a slight sting, that's pride farkin' wit you. Fark pride! Pride only hurts, it never helps. You fight through that shiat. 'Cause in 2014, when you're kickin' it on K Street you're gonna say to yourself, "Lloyd Blankfein was right." By the 17th, your ass goes down.

BOEHNER: The more radical elements of my party will have to b-

BLANKFEIN: (cuts him off) By the 17th, your ass goes down.

BOEHNER: (whimpers, nods his head)

BLANKFEIN: Say it.

BOEHNER: By the 17th, my ass goes down.
 
2013-10-22 07:38:30 PM

dinch: Hopefully enough to make it worth his whiel.

Worst. Speaker. Ever!


Are you sure?

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Hisssssssss. He's the classic example of a Snake in a Suit.
 
2013-10-23 03:23:56 AM
How long until we get invaded for fear of how crazy some of our politicians are?
 
2013-10-23 09:56:34 AM

vernonFL: People who have no conscience or scruples or shame can make a LOT of money lobbying for the NRA or Monsanto or BP.


Or teachers.
 
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