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‘House Democrat And Former Teacher Mark Takano Grades GOP Letter To John Boehner, Hilarity Ensues’


‘House Republicans have been the laughingstock of the nation since the GOP/Tea Party took control of the House of Representatives back in 2010, but what one House Democrat did to embarrass them this week will make them even more so’.

‘Democratic Representative Mark Takano of California was elected to the House in 2012’.

‘Before election night, he had been an English teacher for 24 years. So perhaps it was a matter of fate or plain old bad luck that Republicans would do something that would allow Takano to use his experience as a former teacher to thoroughly embarrass themselves’.

‘In response to the major immigration reform bill passed by the US Senate, members of the House GOP decided to write a letter to Speaker John Boehner to decry the bill and convince him not to bring it up for a vote’.

‘Republicans circulated copies of their letter around the chamber in an effort to gather signatures of endorsement. But Mark Takano had a very different and brilliantly hilarious idea. He would grade their letter, complete with red ink, as a veteran teacher and post it on his tumblr page for all to see’.

‘First, Takano praises Republicans for writing a strong thesis’.

‘Unfortunately, it just gets worse from that first praise-worthy sentence’.

‘Takano chides Republicans for sounding like they support the Senate version of the immigration bill’.

‘He corrects the GOP claim that the bill is “1,000 pages” long by noting that it is actually “286 based on word count.”

‘He also corrects their claim that Americans can’t find out what’s in the bill by noting that it can be found online (PDF)’.

‘Then he calls them out for not having evidence of their claims, and for focusing more on procedure than actually addressing the policy’.

‘Finally, Takano slams Republicans for not saying anything about the 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the country’.

‘In a blank space after the letter, Takano wrote that it was weak and that Republicans need to re-do their work. He also invited Republicans to drop by his office if they don’t understand the Senate bill. At the top of the letter he planted a big fat ‘F’ and requested that the authors see him after the votes’.
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One thought on “‘House Democrat And Former Teacher Mark Takano Grades GOP Letter To John Boehner, Hilarity Ensues’

  1. mhasegawa on said:

    Reblogged this on FortLeft and commented:
    Representative Mark Takano gives Boehner an “F”. Great stuff.

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