Rosanne Cash Calls John Boehner an Asshat



Hes a tan asshat though.
  • He's a tan asshat though.

Ever-orange John Boehner has been making plenty of speeches lately in preparation for today's elections and in them he's said plenty of crap, but one line has drawn the ire of Johnny Cash's daughter.

As Gawker points out, the line is dumb "even by stump-speech standards," but that hasn't stopped politicians from saying dumb shit before.

Here's the lines:

Remember when Ronald Reagan was president? We had Bob Hope. We had Johnny Cash. Think about where we are today. We have got President Obama. But we have no hope and we have no cash.

Boom. Moving, isn't it? Not really, we know. And dumb.

Anyway, Rosanne Cash doesn't much appreciate John Boehner invoking her father's name. Here's what she tweeted:


Point to Rosanne.

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