March 01, 2011

Boehner Shoots Self in Foot With Wrong Metaphor

Think Progress hacks past and present are howling over a comment from Speaker of the House John Boehner:

"In some of these states you've got collective bargaining laws that are so weighted in favor of the public employees that there’s almost no bargaining," Boehner told "The Brody File" of the Christian Broadcasting Network. "We've given them a machine gun and put it right at the heads of the local officials and they really have their hands tied."

It is a horrible comparison, and both Amanda Terkel and George Zornick called out the Speaker on his choice of language.

I completely agree that the imagery of machine guns is inaccurate. Radical leftists vastly prefer the indiscriminate killing power and automatic terror of bombings in the dead of night.

Whether we're talking the pipe bomb Obama family friend Berandine Dohrn is suspected of planting that killed and wounded San Francisco police officers, or the bombs Bill Ayers planned to detonate in Detroit to kill police and minority families, or the mass murders these Obama mentors plotted at Fort Dix, leftists have shown a clear preference for bombs... not bullets.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 1, 2011 02:47 PM