MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Implies John Boehner Should ‘Go The F*ck To Sleep’

In Martin Bashir‘s final segment of his MSNBC show called “Clear the Air,” he tried to analogize the ongoing debt negotiations in Washington to a parent’s difficult job of putting their children to sleep. Invoking the title of a new parenting book narrated by Samuel L. Jackson called “Go The F*ck To Sleep,” Bashir thought the message was equally fitting for Republican leadership.

Bashir claimed:

“Even loving parents can sometimes crack under the pressure and swear at their kids. And isn’t that exactly how all of us feel about this ridiculously prolonged, torturous and confused attempt to raise the debt ceiling?”

Bashir then unloaded on Speaker of the House John Boehner for his “bogus claims of bipartisanship,” a “ludicrous lullably” and a “nursery rhyme of more cuts, no taxes.” Then as a final “hurrah” Bashir concluded while holding up the book “Go The F*ck To Sleep” for the camera, “I’ve been thinking, maybe it’s time for Mr. Boehner to hand over responsibility to Harry Reid and the President and for himself to go off to sleep.” While the overall analogy was a bit clumsy and seemed like just a veiled attempt to come close to saying a bad word, MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, the host of the following show, was still amused by Bashir’s diatribe as Bashir explained “I can’t use expletives on air.”

Watch the clip from MSNBC below:

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