Boehner’s Hypocrisy

How about that. John Boehner feels it’s perfectly all right for Americans to exercise autonomy over their own bodies by choosing to smoke or not to smoke  a legal product–but wants to deny women the same autonomy.

Let’s look at the relevant quote.

“Bob, tobacco is a legal product in America,” Mr. Boehner replied. “And the American people have the right to decide for themselves whether they want to partake or not.” Noting that many things are bad for a person’s health, he added, “The American people ought to have the right to make those decisions on their own.”

Now let’s rewrite it a bit.

“Bob, abortion is a legal procedure in America,” Mr. Boehner replied. “And American women have the right to decide for themselves whether they want to partake or not.” Noting that many things are bad for a person’s health, he added, “Women ought to have the right to make those decisions on their own.”

See how that works, if you’re truly against government intrusion into people’s lives?

But of course the Republicans aren’t, which they are showing us every day. Freedom (and the Constitution) be damned.

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