Oh, this may be the best thing you read all day. Possibly even all week!
Get ready for this.
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner has revealed some information about Barack Obama’s personal life, particularly his struggles.
Those who believe in the mainstream media’s mythical picture of Obama will be a little disappointed.
Boehner summarized the differences between himself and Obama with an anecdote about their vices from a 2011 meeting between the two.
“I’m smoking a cigarette, and they bring me a glass of merlot. And we’re sitting there a little while, and here’s the president drinking iced tea and chomping on Nicorette,” Boehner told Politico.
“What else do you need to know about the two of us?”
In February 2011, Michelle Obama, a champion of healthy living during her time as first lady, announced that her husband had quit smoking for more than a year.
Nicorette gum is used to alleviate cravings for cigarettes, which typically stop two weeks after someone quits smoking.
Despite this time discrepancy, Boehner said he never saw the president sneak a cigarette, and he credited that to Michelle Obama.
Asked whether he had ever seen Obama succumb, Boehner said: “Oh no. No no no. He’s scared to death of his wife. Scared. To. Death.”
Cigarettes are a hard habit to kick. Especially when you have such extensive history with nicotine. Right, Obama?
But then again, Michelle can be pretty darn terrifying.
I mean, I wouldn’t want to have to turn the corner of the White House and see this face:
Yikes! That would help anyone quit smoking.
But even though Obama says he quit, he doesn’t exactly have the best track record for telling the truth.
In fact, according to The Washington Post, he broke far more campaign promises than he kept during his eight years in office.
For instance, he did not:
Raise the minimum wage and index it to inflation.
Close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Restrict people moving between lobbying and working in the administration.
Convene a bipartisan group of key lawmakers to foster better executive-legislative relations on foreign policy.
End the practice of writing legislation behind closed doors.
Close special-interest corporate loopholes.
Enact a windfall profits tax on excessive oil company profits to provide a $1,000 emergency energy rebate to U.S. families.
Establish a low national carbon-fuel standard.
Make a sustained push to support Israel and achieve the goal of two states–a Jewish state in Israel and a Palestinian state.
Ensure freedom to unionize and fight the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.
Double federal funding for basic research over 10 years.
Create 1 million new manufacturing jobs between 2012 and 2016.
Double U.S. exports over the next five years (2013-2017).
End the war in Afghanistan in 2014.
Lead the world in college graduates by 2020.
Train 2 million Americans in a community college-business partnership.
With all of these broken promises, can you really believe he has quit smoking?