The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America have given John Boehner or his PAC $86,500 in contributions in the last 10 years alone. Boehner was first elected to Congress in 1990 and assumed office on January 3, 1991.
To put this into perspective, Boehner has been a Congressman for almost 20 years, and in the past 10 years, 2/3 of the $86,500 that has been reported has contributed in a span of 4 years. Leadership has been, very, very good to Mr. Boehner.
The motto of the Wholesalers is “Bringing You Life’s Memorable Moments.”
A study of the Wholesaler’s website proudly claims that for every dollar spent on wholesaling, $1.41 in overall value is returned. Using that math, for every dollar the Wholesalers have pumped into John Boehner in the past 10 years, they’ve received $121,965 in overall value returned.
Safer than the stock market.
A quick review of their website reveals a tragedy afflicting drinkers abroad the mainstream media simply won’t tell you about:
People abroad are dying from tainted alcohol. And in this U.S., we’re no longer guaranteed product safety when it comes to many foods and the toys we buy for our children.
Can we add bad booze to the list of things to blame China for now too? Is Al Qeada somehow involved?
Thank God we have a three-tier system in place and men like John Boehner to help ensure the safety of all alcoholic beverages for American consumers.
Congratulations are in order to John Boehner as he fought off a late challenge by Rep. Dan Lungren of California, detractors and other haters alike, re-securing his position as the highest ranking minority member of the House earlier today. Up until two weeks ago, Boehner was the Minority Leader. Now that his former title has been claimed by President-elect Barack Obama, Boehner’s title will officially be changed to “The Number One Rich, Old White Dude.”
From the Northeast to the Deep South, there is a distrust of big government that will only intensify in the months ahead. This is an opportunity we haven’t had in years. We have to seize it — together.
I wasn´t born a Republican … I didn´t know I was a Republican until I woke up one day in a pool of my own vomit and realized my wallet was missing.
It’s clear Republicans must find new ways to reconnect with the American people and address their priorities…Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go get shit-faced.
Something tells me a liquid celebration is in order tonight. And there’s good news for the Boehner Camp - Bourbon is On Sale at Schneider’s of Capitol Hill!
We’ve all accidentally worn blue dress socks we thought were black, or even an occassional mismatch, but forgetting to wear any socks at all? Dude, this isn’t Miami Vice.
The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Inc. PAC has donated a lot of money to John Boehner and his PAC, the Freedom Project over the years.
So have the National Beer Wholesalers Association PAC.
We all know Rep. John Boehner likes to booze it up at the Republican National Convention – but couldn’t he lay off of the sauce DURING THE FLOOR ACTION?
- Part One of Boehner’s speech on Day Three Minority Leader John Boehner has a little too much to drink during Day 3 of the Republican National Convention and gets a little overzealous with the over-sized gavel. (LINK)
- Part 2 of Boehner’s speech on Day Three. Listening to the Boehner attempt to pronounce the name’s of the veteran’s comprising McCain’s Nomination Committee is downright painful. (LINK)
Did he really say “Mr. Plesident” at 5:36:56? And, just in case you have trouble viewing the videos above [WARNING: the audio isn't as good in the Youtube clip as it is in the CSPAN clips above, but content is the same]
POSTSCRIPT: Well, it turns out that the internet has been scrubbed of Boehner’s Day 3 speech. You can find video of Boehner from Day 2 (wearing the green tie), but you cannot find video of Day 3, where John was plastered (wearing blue tie).
CSPAN has taken all of the Youtube videos down, and they no longer include a link to Boehner on Day 2 on their archive site.
Conspiracy? Random chance? Not wanting to offend the new Majority Leader?
Regardless, Boehner’s drunken diatribe at the Republican National Convention is what started this whole blog. It’s a shame the video has become an urban myth.
I know it happened. I was there. It was all the talk of the Convention as things winded down.
I will continue to look for video evidence and update this page once it surfaces, but in the meantime if any readers stumble across this video, please drop us a line. Remember, it’s day 3, with the big gavel where Boehner is wearing the blue tie.
We all know how hard it can be to order a drink in a DC bar – even when you’re Minority Leader John Boehner. The crowds, the noise, the lack of light – it can be a real challenge. That’s why hand signals are a crucial component to you getting served in a timely manner, and even more importantly, your bartender will appreciate your willingness to make his or her job easier.
Below, Rep. John Boehner demonstrates the art of ordering drinks under such circumstances:
Small Drink (also doubles as a “shot”)
Really BIG Drink
The Infamous Boehner Birthday Song!