There have been plenty of jokes over the years about House Speaker John Boehner’s tendency to cry in public. But a new Democratic attack ad goes one step further, comparing Boehner to a bawling infant.
The 30-second-ad, entitled “Temper Tantrum,” opens with footage of a baby crying. The nearly hysterical crying continues uninterrupted for a full 15 seconds before a narrator intones, “Speaker John Boehner didn’t get his way on shutting down health care reform. So he shut down the government and hurt the economy.”
"Temper Tantrum" calls to mind a similar critique made against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1995. After feeling "snubbed" by former President Bill Clinton during a ride aboard Air Force One, Gingrich moved forward with legislation that eventually led to the 28-day government shutdown that year.
In response, the New York Daily News famously ran a front page cartoon image of Gingrich in a diaper screaming with the headline, "Cry Baby."
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