Today in Projection

Speaker of the House John Boehner thinks President Obama wants to "annihilate the Republican Party."
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he believes the primary goal of President Obama's second term is to "annihilate the Republican Party."

"Given what we heard [at the inauguration] about the president's vision for his second term, it's pretty clear to me that he knows he can't do any of that as long as the House is controlled by Republicans," Boehner said in a speech Tuesday to The Ripon Society. "So we're expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party."

"And let me just tell you, I do believe that is their goal — to just shove us into the dustbin of history."
Welp, he's right about how President Obama can't get shit done because they're obstructionist wankers, but it's pretty rich to suggest that Obama, who fetishizes bipartisanship often to the detriment of meaningful progress and has tried in every conceivable way to work with House Republicans, is out to "annihilate the Republican Party."

This is what we call projection.

Like a thief who always thinks someone is stealing from him, Boehner imagines that Obama wants to "annihilate" his party and relegate them to "the dustbin of history," despite the fact that it has been members of the Republican Party and their Tea Party garbage base who have routinely used oblique or explicit eliminationist language and imagery when speaking about the President.

If anyone's trying to "annihilate" anyone, it's Boehner's indecent caucus with their racist dogwhistling and their extremist hyperbole, who have been trying to politically—and often personally—tank this president since before he even took office.

And if anyone is fervently endeavoring to relegate the Republican Party to "the dustbin of history," it's their own damn selves with their retrofuck policies designed to protect privilege and increase the wealth of the already-wealthy at the expense of the most vulnerable.

No one makes more manifestly apparent the total irrelevance of the Republican Party for most USians than the Republican Party.

image of a dinosaur in the style of a GOP party logo, with text reading 'GOP 4EVA'

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