NEWS FLASH! John Boehner to launch Pope Francis’ address to congress next week with a massive bang!
Michael Buffer, World Wrestling Entertainment announcer extraordinaire, will issue the call to order: “Let’s Get Ready to Rum-m-m-mble!”
The minute the Pope’s visit was announced, GOP salvos were launched, conservative pundits sniped, and Republican presidential candidates weighed-in.
WARNING TO POPE: Stay out of our climate, economy, social welfare, medical delivery systems, and politics.
But, no one asked the critical question: “WWJD? What Would Jesus Do?”
Jesus kicked some serious political butt and Pope Francis steps lightly in those eternal foot prints. Just as Jesus had the Jewish political structure quaking in its sandals … Francis is creating serious stomach flips in our political hierarchy.
Where Jesus confronted the money changers, Francis speaks out against unfettered capitalism.
While Jesus mingled with the woebegone … think Mary Magdalene … Francis unabashedly calls for action to save the poverty stricken and washes their feet.
Whether or not you’re Christian, you’ve got to give Francis credit for walking the walk and talking the talk. There’s powerful Juju in the guy!
Current Vegas odds covering the Pope’s visit run 5:1, that:
More Republicans than Dems leave the chamber with agita
More Representatives than Senators yell something ungodly while His Holiness speaks
More Senators than the House members peek during the Pontif’s opening prayer
The Pope’s message no doubt will cause some serious seat squirming.
Catholic Candidate-in-Chief, Rick Santorum won’t be in attendance. A Senate loser and soon to be Presidential loser, he’ll escape a face-to-face scolding for calling Francis a “Know-Nothing” about the science of global warming.
Earth to Rick, the Pope holds a Master’s Degree in chemistry and understands 8th grade Earth Science.
Jeb!, another Pope Lecturer-in-Chief won’t be there either. Jeb!, in all his budgetary wisdom, won’t seek economic advice from his priest or the Pope. Francis says that He won’t rely on Jeb! for tax advice on the 1%, or the failures of unfettered capitalism and trickle down economics.
Odds on favorite for the biggest squirmer in the House, is John Boehner. He masterminded the Pope’s visit and is clinging to his Speaker’s Butt by the narrowest of margins. I can see the post-session headline now:
“Speaker Boehner Loses Seat after Francis’ Visit … Hostile Tea Party Evangelicals Oust Speaker. Boehner Licks Wounds in Ohio. No Longer 85% in Disarray, GOP House Members Proudly Declare 100% Dysfunction.”
Amen to that, Brother.