The University of Notre Dame is honoring Vice President Joe Biden and former Speaker John Boehner for their “service to the church and society” through their “civility,” “respectful dialogue” and avoidance of “poisonous invective.”

The Sycamore Trust points out how “snicker” worthy that is.

Let’s go over how Biden and Boehner have shown “civility” and “respectful dialogue” and avoided “poisonous invective.”

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” – Jan. 31, 2007

“This is a big f*%$ing deal!” –March 23, 2010 on the signing of Obamacare.

“The next Republican that tells me I’m not religious I’m going to shove my rosary beads down their throat.” October, 2005.

“No religious institution, Catholic or otherwise, including any hospital–none has to refer contraception. None has to pay for contraception. None has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact.” October 2012.

Sheesh. Thank goodness he was avoiding incivility, huh?

Boehner on the other hand has not always kept things civil either. Weeks before he was set to receive this honor from Notre Dame, Boehner let loose on Ted Cruz.

“Lucifer in the flesh,” Boehner told an audience at Stanford University. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a b*&$% in my life.”

Funny thing was that this wasn’t some moment where he got caught up and said something off the cuff that he regrets. He had said it before.

This from Politico earlier in March: Boehner referred to Ted Cruz as “lucifer.” He previously called the Texas senator, who led the failed Republican effort to shut down the government over Obamacare, a “jackass.”

On April 26 at Stanford University, awardee-designate John Boehner, having characterized presidential candidate Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh,” quite understandably declared, “I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

On the incivility meter, in an instant Boehner blew right by Biden’s “They gonna put y’all back in chains” campaign brickbat, his smear of same-sex marriage opponents as “bigots,” and his “Neanderthal” label for Republicans.

The award this year, you will recall, honors Biden and Boehner for their

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