July 29th, 2011

House GOP Love Them Some Ben Affleck, Lose All Tasteful Independents In Process

by Philip Baruth

The Leftosphere has been up in arms over the last several days that House Republicans chose to rally the troops with a casually from Ben Affleck’s The Town, a clip including the lines: “I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later. And we’re going to hurt some people.” The point, for the outraged, was that the GOP apparently sees the Boehner debt-ceiling vote as a way to hurt some people. To which VDB says: tell us something we didn’t know. The real outrage, so far as we’re concerned? That the GOP picked a Ben Affleck film at all. These would-be hard men didn’t see Daredevil? It’s shameful, and VDB will remember in November, John Boehner.