Roseanne Cash To John Boehner: Stop Using My Dad’s Name
During his campaign appearances during the closing weeks of the campaign, House Minority Leader John Boehner has taken to starting his speeches with a joke:
At each stop he draws on nostalgia for the Republican glory days of the 1980s, by telling the same joke. “Remember when Ronald Reagan was president,” he said. “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.” It draws hoots of laughter and applause every time.
It’s not a joke that Boehner came up with on his own; I remember receiving it in chain emails within months after President Obama took office. Quite honestly, it’s not even that funny, although I’m sure it works as an opening line in front of a partisan Republican crowd.
Rosenne Cash, Johnny Cash’s eldest daughter, didn’t take too kindly to that, and took to Twitter yesterday to express her displeasure:
John Boehner: Stop using my dad’s name as a punchline, you asshat.
Don’t mess with The Man In Black, or his daughter apparently.