Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Is the Washington gridlock finally coming to an end?
In his first public comment on the primary election defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Speaker John Boehner thanked President Obama for his invaluable role in the victory of Tea Party-backed candidate Dave Brat. Brat defeated incumbent Cantor in last week’s GOP primary elections in Virginia’s 7th congressional district.
In an unusual conciliatory tone, Boehner told reporters: “You have to understand, the American people are being squeezed by Obama’s policies. The economy is not growing. Incomes aren’t growing. We’re not creating enough jobs. And two-thirds of America have seen no increase in their wages but their food prices are going up, their gas prices are going up, and their health insurance prices are going up. And so there’s a lot of frustration that’s out there, and they look to Washington, and wonder why we can’t resolve these issues. And they’re hard to resolve when you’ve got a president who won’t engage.”
The teary-eyed Boehner concluded: “So, thank you, Mr. President. You have opened our eyes. I look forward to working with you more closely in the final years of your presidency.”
End of gridlock.