John Boehner Will Eat His Peas If Obama Stops Acting Like Melted Jell-O


While President Obama wants the Republicans to eat their peas, Speaker of the House John Boehner wishes Obama would behave less like unrefrigerated Jell-O, and we suspect that the real problem here is that everyone is too hungry to negotiate effectively. ABC News reports:

In a meeting with a small group of reporters in his Capitol Hill office this morning, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, criticized President Obama and White House officials for their lack of resolve in negotiations.

Dealing with them the last couple months has been like dealing with Jell-o,” Boehner said. “Some days it’s firmer than others. Sometimes it’s like they’ve left it out over night.”

Clearly the key to overcoming this debt-ceiling impasse is combining peas and cold, firm Jell-O into the sort of disgusting vegetable-infused gelatin concoction that once existed in a bygone era.

via Boing Boing

Is this how Congress avoided gridlock in the fifties? Almost definitely.

Boehner: Dealing With the White House ‘Has Been Like Dealing With Jell-o’ [Note/ABC News]