Jesse Ventura’s show “Off the Grid” is about as aptly named as possible, and applies equally to the man himself. Over the course of his life, Ventura’s been a Navy SEAL demolitions expert, professional wrestler, actor and the highest-elected Reform Party member in history. Especially interesting that is, when you consider other such notable party members as Ralph Nader, Pat Buchanan and founder Ross Perot.
Ventura’s platform has been pretty straightforward from the beginning. to wit: “Both parties suck, equally and absolutely.” He called George W. Bush the worst president in his lifetime, and said of the administration’s practice of waterboarding (something he experienced as part of his SEAL training):
“I will criticize President Obama on this level: it’s a good thing I’m not president because I would prosecute every person that was involved in that torture. I would prosecute the people that did it. I would prosecute the people that ordered it. Because torture is against the law.”
So, fair enough — criticize Bush for torture, and Obama for not prosecuting him. But “The Body” has a special call-out now for the GOP, and John Boehner in particular. You know Boehner; he’s the guy who said “all this talk about impeachment is nothing but Democrat fundraising,” and then proceeded to spend $500 an hour of taxpayer money on a lawyer to sue for impeachment.
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In this Episode of Off the Grid, Ventura places that into some historical perspective:
“Where were all these guys when Ronald Reagan lied about arms for hostages? Was there impeachment talks then? Where were these guys when George Bush and Dick Cheney lied and put us into the Iraq war? They told us about weapons of mass destruction and ties to al Qaeda that Iraq had. Where was the impeachment talk then? Ya know, just because you differ politically with the president, doesn’t mean you have to go to the level of impeachment. Every four years we elect a new one. Why don’t you try working for that end? All this is, is that they are not getting their way so they are trying to drum up another way so they can get their way. It’s called politics. Get back to doing your jobs and quit talking about impeachment. 2016, there’s a new election.”
Or, to put it in a way that Blain fans will understand:
“Hey, GOP…why don’t you try doing your godd***ed jobs? That sh*t will make a godd**ed man out of you, just like me. Ain’t nothing but a bunch of slack-jawed f***ts around here. Come on…this place is starting to make Kansas look like f***ing Cambodia, and we ain’t got time to bleed.”
H/T: The Examiner