John Boehner's Canned Response Is Insult To American Voters
John Boehner sent a brochure to Ohio voters very early in February of this year. In his brochure he made claims that were demonstrably fallacious and misleading. I rebutted his comments.
Following is what Boehner claimed in his email and my initial response to same can be found here on the debate page. I then forwarded Boehner the following letter:
Dear Mr. Speaker:
My name is Mychal Massie. I am a syndicated op-ed columnist, publisher of The Daily Rant, and an ordained minister.
In lieu of comments attributed to you in your campaign brochures, I am inviting you to debate same with me in a Facebook discussion scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 3:00 PM eastern.
We believe it is important for voters to know why they should continue to support you.
Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance
[box type=”note”]Boehner’s email response ends with: “Sent from an unattended mailbox, please do not reply.”[/box]
The day after the proposed date for Boehner or one of his surrogates, to take part in a Facebook debate pursuant to the positions he articulated in his brochure, I received the following canned response from Boehner’s office. The laughable thing is, had I written saying he I was incensed by his failures as Speaker of the House, this is the response I would have gotten. The condemnable thing is, I wrote out of concern for his failures and this is the response I got. The following canned response proves my point that Boehner and the Rove Republicans are not listening to us and have no concern for what is important to us and/or what we think. So tell me again why we shouldn’t do our all to unseat him.
Speaker John Boehner
May 8, 2014
Dear Mr. Massie:
Thank you for taking the time to contact me. Your ideas, comments, and questions help make possible my goal of leading a House of Representatives that listens and reflects the will of the American people. That’s why I hope you’ll keep in touch, whether it’s by signing up for my weekly email updates, or connecting with me on any of the following social networks:
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Right now, my focus is what it’s always been: getting our economy moving again to make sure our kids and grandkids have their chance to realize the American Dream. Your input will be critical as we go about fulfilling this mission.
Thank you again, and I wish you and your family all the best.
John. A Boehner
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About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here