The PFAW Voters Alliance is cosponsoring an effort by our friends at Blue America PAC to beat Republican Leader John Boehner in his own House district. Because Boehner is an unbelievably avid golfer (he golfed 119 times last year—how is that even possible?) we’ll be putting up a billboard near a golf course in Boehner’s district. And we need your help deciding what it will say.
As you cast your vote, keep in mind these fun facts about the out-of-touch, lobbyist-schmoozing, industry-loving aspiring Speaker of the House:
- He said passage of affordable health care for all Americans would be “Armageddon” and would “ruin the country.”
- He dismissed Wall Street’s greedy and disastrous practices as “an ant,” saying regulatory reform would be like killing the ant with a nuclear weapon.
- He suggested that taxpayer dollars should be used to bail out BP.
- He wants a moratorium on new federal regulations of all industries.
On top of all these indicators that Boehner would be simply disastrous in the role of Speaker of the House, if he did achieve that position it would mean several equally extreme right-wing members taking over as chair of key committees – like Joe Barton, who apologized to BP for the government taking actions to hold the company accountable, taking over the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Here are two of the billboards we’ve designed to remind Boehner’s constituents where his–and his party’s–priorities lie:
To see the rest of the options and cast your vote, click here.