WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – The 114th Congress convenes today amid criticism that its members continue to be overwhelmingly male and white.
To be fair, the new Congress has more women and minorities than any other before it. There are now 96 racial minorities and a record 104 women, and for the first time in history, both parties will include both male and female African-American members.
“While it is true that the new Congress is still overwhelmingly male, I disagree that it is overwhelmingly white,” Boehner said. “I am the best proof. I don’t consder myself white. I’m orange,” the embattled speaker added.
Boehner told The Adobo Chronicles that if reelected speaker, he will mandate that all white members of Congress get a dark tan or wear dark makeup, preferrably orange.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – On Tuesday, January 6, the U.S. House of Representatives will formally elect the next speaker. Incumbent John Boehner may not be it.
At least two conservative hard-liners are now offering themselves up as candidates to unseat Boehner.
Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Florida, said this weekend that he won’t support Boehner as speaker when lawmakers vote Tuesday, and offered himself up as an alternative. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, did the same thing on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends Sunday.”
A poll conducted by The Adobo Chronicles shows that 60 percent of Republican congressmen are planning not to vote to reelect Boehner. Click on video for Boehner’s reaction to the poll.
Determined to keep his post as the second in line in case the President of the United States dies or is incapacitated, Boehner intensified his reelection campaign by courting the House Democrats. He told reporters that based on his personal conversations with his Democratic colleagues in Congress, he has at least 40 percent support from those in the opposing party. “That means I am assured of being reelected speaker,” he said.
Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – After meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House today, top leaders of the now Republican-controlled Congress announced their 2-year, 12-point agenda.
Called the “Conservative Contract with the American People,” the comprehensive and ambitious agenda will be officially launched at a joint session of the 114th Congress scheduled for January 5, 2015.
House Speaker John Boehner and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, officially unveiled the agenda before reporters at the steps of the Capitol.
The 12-point agenda:
Strike down any federal and state law that resembles the Dream Act
Deport all Undocumented Immigrants, including all those whose cases are pending in immigration courts
Close all U.S.-Mexico borders and ban all flights from West Africa
Amend the U.S. Constitution to define marriage to be only between one man and one woman
Privatize Social Security and increase retirement benefits for members of Congress
Double the tax breaks for the Fortune 500 Companies
Pressure the liberal members of the Supreme Court to retire or resign if they continue to have dissenting opinions with the rest of the Supremes
Re-invade Iraq; invade Syria and Afghanistan; renew the Cold War with Russia
Tax all use of social media and limit public access to news programs except Fox News
Require all school classes, government and private meetings, conferences, concerts, sports events, the Tonys, Emmys, Grammys , Oscars, and Video Music Awards to begin with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. It will be a federal offense to omit the phrase “under God”
Postpone the 2016 presidential elections and give President Obama an extra four years so that he can try to work more closely with the Republican Congress on the above issues.