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December 20, 2014

Trey Gowdy’s ‘Boehner Goes to Heaven’ Joke

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Gowdy’s joke cracked up a Maryland audience. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Currently catching fire on the Internet: a YouTube video of Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., cracking up an audience of Maryland Republicans last week with a joke about Speaker John A. Boehner, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Maryland Rep. Andy Harris dying and going to heaven.

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    THERE ARE STILL THREE MILLION UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS SINCE LATE LAST DECEMBER, STILL WITHOUT AN EXTENSION BILL. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE TOTOALLY FAILED THESE FAMILIES, AND LEFT THEM FALLING INTO FINANCIAL RUIN AND POVERTY. FOR THE PAST SIX MONTHS THE REPUBLICANS HAVE MADE EVERY ATTEMPT TO KILL THE BILL IN THE SENATE. WHILE THESE FAMILIES HAVE FACED EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, THE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS WALKED AWAY FROM THE ISSUE, LEAVING THESE FAMILIES WITHOUT HOPE OR HELP. THEY HAVE SHOWN A TOTAL LACK OF COMPASSION AND COMMON DECENCY TOWARDS THESE UNFORTUNATE PEOPLE. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN AID FOR THE UKRAINE HAS BEEN APPROVED, BUT NOTHING FOR THESE AMERICAN FAMILIES HERE AT HOME IN OUR COUNTRY. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH THE PULSE OF THE NATION. THEY FAILED THESE PEOPLE. THE REPUBLICANSHAVE ALOT TO ANSWER THE PEOPLE FOR IN THIS COMING ELECTIONS.

  • Bruno’s Beach

    Per Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution, Congress alone has the power to borrow money on the credit of the United States.

  • Jon Johnston

    Before fighting for fiscal prudence, one must first learn to embrace the psychology of conflict.

  • Albert Aho

    George W. Bush helped cut the Federal deficit by 49% between 2005 and 2007.

  • Janice Allen

    Wow Gowdy Great Stand Up Comedy.

  • Janice Allen

    Go get em Tiger.

  • Stan

    Wow, he’s a natural. I was really expecting a weak, dry attempt at humor. He hit it out of the park.

    I would love to see liberals’ reaction to this. They hate seeing happy people, especially political adversaries.

    • Mike S

      What a desperate attempt to find something partisan to be angry about. Aren’t there some pesky kids on your lawn that you should be dealing with?

      • Stan

        Angry? I think it’s hilarious! And so are you!

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • obamaisacorn

    This guy is talented

  • Tomtom28

    LOL! Good stuff.

  • Wheel

    IMO, he is the guy that will walk the path blazed by Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. And, Cruz and Lee will be pleased.

  • cnourse57

    I laughed until I had tears running down my face. Literally!!!

    • Mike S

      You might want to look into therapy. That doesn’t sound normal.

      • Honked OFF

        Mikey isn’t easily amused.

        Tools are like that.

  • http://batman-news.com Astromoney

    Old joke, New Context!

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    I hope he does go to heaven, I know about three million unemployed Americans, without benefits, that would gladly buy him a one way ticket. Has the government forgotten about the three million unemployed workers, and their families, STILL WITHOUT an extension of unemployment benefits since last December? While Billions of tax payers dollars are sent to the Ukraine in an aid package, more and more of these unemployed continue to sink into financial ruin. How can our government send our sons & daughters off to war, but not help their unemployed loved ones back at home? The republican senate has failed these millions of voters, and their families. These Americans have lost all trust and hope and respect for the government because of this lack of compassion, and common decency

    • Mike S

      It’s only okay to spend money on war. That’s why we can nation build everywhere but here.

      • Honked OFF

        Really?

        The multiple trillions we spend on welfare, presidential golf outings, Obumblecare, foodstamps, Social Security, medicare, medicaid, government waste, billions of rounds of ammunition for “practice”, the NSA, Homeland “Security”, housing for illegal immigrants, cross country plane trips for Nancy Belalugosi, Congressional perks, and Obumble family vacations, don’t have anything to do with it?

        Nice try, tho, for a tool.

  • BarackObama

    suck it. not everyone can watch videos at work. post the text

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