Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, in an attempt to help John Boehner with his struggle to convince his fellow Republicans in the House to support his deficit reduction bill, chose to play a scene from the Ben Affleck movie, “The Town” in order to convince them. I don’t know if he was simply using the familiar GOP “inspiring fear” tactic of watching Ben Affleck act or deliver awful dialog but it didn’t seem to have the desired effect.
And so, Americans are now called to help their country! Help end the debt ceiling crisis by suggesting to John Boehner, a more effective and appropriate movie clip that he can play in his next meetings to bring Republicans on board to saving our economy.
My first thought is to go old school to really capture Boehner’s sensibility:
Then again, maybe going with fantasy is Boehner’s best bet:
Knowing Republicans, perhaps the authoritarian approach would work best?
As much as he wanted to go for the mafia theme, I just hope for Boehner’s sake that no Republican House member sees this scene which reflects how he feels with Eric Cantor standing over him:
So fellow Americans, do your duty and suggest the clips that will help Speaker Boehner and America in it’s hour of need!