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Boehner full of regret
over ´fiscal-cliff´ moves

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Russell Berman

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Posted By:Mike PHX, 1/26/2013 3:30:37 PM

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is sharing his regrets about his "fiscal-cliff" strategy, less than a month after the House bitterly swallowed a last-minute deal hatched in the Senate. In a private speech to the Ripon Society on Tuesday, Boehner said that he should have taken a different course after the November election by immediately demanding that the Senate produce a bill to avert the worst parts of a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that were due to hit on Jan. 1. Instead, Boehner delivered a formal speech at the Capitol on the day after President Obama won a second term,

As well he should be.
It´s easy to act like you´ve got balls when it´s too late to use them, isn´t it, Crybaby?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/26/2013 3:36:10 PM     (No. 9140952)

His entire Speakership has been pathetic. No wonder the young Republicans don´t trust him. He sells them and us out on a regular basis.

Hindsight, yeah right...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wsdiego, 1/26/2013 3:38:25 PM     (No. 9140954)

Excuses are for the democrats!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 1/26/2013 3:40:14 PM     (No. 9140959)

What a loser.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 1/26/2013 3:41:16 PM     (No. 9140962)

Yep, when you ain´t got no spine (to play the same game in DC as D´s) regret´s the only way out....

Vamos, Johnny--America needs a man as Speaker.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: janylou, 1/26/2013 3:41:49 PM     (No. 9140964)

Way too many days late and way too many dollars short!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 1/26/2013 3:54:30 PM     (No. 9140993)

Ok John, you apologized for your weakness in caving to His Majesty, so what are you going to do next? Sorry, I just don´t see you changing. You´ve forgotten your constituents and we have loud voices. Just read this site.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 1/26/2013 4:01:59 PM     (No. 9141000)

Boner once again doubling-down on his own cowardice and stupidity.
Just what we should expect from our endlessly weeping leader.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/26/2013 4:04:10 PM     (No. 9141003)

John was stabbed in the back by his own party. Brinkmanship doesn´t work when you´ve only got the House. Don´t like the deal? Blame the looney toon wing of the Talk Show Host Party.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MDConservative, 1/26/2013 4:16:02 PM     (No. 9141016)

The House holds the pursestrings, #8. Boehner is no Sam Rayburn...not even a Denny Hastert.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/26/2013 4:16:02 PM     (No. 9141015)

John, you´re not nearly as full of it as the American voters. From bar sweep to big weep in such a short time. (here´s your crying towel)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/26/2013 4:23:17 PM     (No. 9141024)

He does not seem to understand he is supposed to FIGHT for his Country. Obama WILL NOT compromise on anything - He must be FORCED to capitulate. Obama uses illegal and Unconstitutional actions to get what he wants.
The House of Representatives has to hold back all funding until they get what THEY want.All my opinion.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/26/2013 4:26:51 PM     (No. 9141029)

Removing conservatives from their chairmanships really ticks me off.
Time to resign to spend more time with your family, John.
You failed America.
Michele Bachmann for Speaker. She clanks when she walks.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: judy, 1/26/2013 4:27:38 PM     (No. 9141032)

Sorry Boehner you lost our trust...toooo chumey with the won.... grow up , stay in DC, quit golf & govern.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SourKraut, 1/26/2013 4:34:48 PM     (No. 9141039)

Here´s a quarter, Boner, call somebody who cares about your ´regret´

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Reply 15 - Posted by: youngtexan, 1/26/2013 4:41:41 PM     (No. 9141047)

I just love it when they only regret the FC moves AFTER they voted for it. Time for you to go Boehner.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/26/2013 4:59:12 PM     (No. 9141060)

Boehner´s crying outbursts are a result of him being an alcoholic and not having control of his emotions. As a former alcoholic myself,I know one when I see on.He´d probably be considered a functional alcoholic but there´s no doubt his judgment is marred by being plastered all the time.He needs to go into rehab 30 days because it´s almost impossible to stop cold turkey because the withdrawal is devastating but he´s probably too ashamed to.

Boehner´s a good man in his heart but his sentimentality is clouding his judgment and his job.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: altoona, 1/26/2013 5:14:32 PM     (No. 9141082)

Yes, #18, and he´s being influenced by someone who is in control of his faculties. He´s being given pep talks and trotted out before the microphones to say what the person wants him to say. I won´t say that the guy´s name is Eric, but that´s a guess. If Boehner were to go into a 12-step program, he´d have to make amends to those he has offended. He could start with us and the members he has so disappointed.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: rc1776, 1/26/2013 5:14:54 PM     (No. 9141083)

It, jb the tie dyed caver, was no doubt advised by ole trendy lott on how much to ask for the dive. These slimeballs did not accumulate their fortunes by representing their constituents. Foreign powers, lobbyist, and dc power brokers ("contributers") control these puppets.
Dump em´ all.
Fat chance of reform, repentance, or regret.
They would never pass term limits, reform the criminal voting fraudsters, or reduce their obscene salaries and benefits.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dman, 1/26/2013 5:21:58 PM     (No. 9141092)

Too late, John. You are who you are. You will did it again with the debt ceiling, and will do it yet again with sequestration and the continuing resolution. You are who you are. If you have genuine regret, step aside.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/26/2013 5:49:39 PM     (No. 9141126)

Too late SpongeBoner. The Dems will retake the House in 2014 an it`s all your fault. Unfortunately, it is We who will have to suffer the slings and arrows of the progressive quiver.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 1/26/2013 5:54:20 PM     (No. 9141130)

Is Boehner in charge of GOP apologies?

Now there´s a full-time job...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 1/26/2013 6:09:47 PM     (No. 9141151)

Its a little late to cry over that spilled milk Mr. Speaker...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/26/2013 6:10:41 PM     (No. 9141152)

Boehner has regrets? Boehner has regrets?

I have regrets!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: veritas, 1/26/2013 6:18:59 PM     (No. 9141167)

Well, why didn´t somebody tell him it was a bad idea?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Polecat49, 1/26/2013 6:44:09 PM     (No. 9141204)

WHEN is this slob going to learn that democRATS are democRATS are democRATSand for all eternity will be democRATS? Therefore, you fight them, don´t lay down, kiss their butts and then come crying back to the American People that you screwed up. You know what they are, treat them and their LIES with the maximum distrust.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/26/2013 6:50:13 PM     (No. 9141210)

Tell it to Oprah.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: starboard, 1/26/2013 7:17:03 PM     (No. 9141231)

The Republicans have never looked so weak. They are fearful. defenseless and smart leadership is nonexistent

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Reply 28 - Posted by: BarryNo, 1/26/2013 8:07:45 PM     (No. 9141270)

As I recall, he was very regretful the last time around when he bent us over for Obama to violate. I don´t believe him anymore. Let him show his regret by resigning and then refusing the Congressional retirement package - since he´s done so little to earn it!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Nimby, 1/26/2013 8:16:46 PM     (No. 9141281)

Was it Mooch´s eyeball rolling that got him to finally realize that he cannot make amends with dRats?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/26/2013 8:36:35 PM     (No. 9141303)

John can´t get the job done. He has failed long enough.

No need to call him names. But there is a real need to oust him as party leader in the House. And for the sake of the nation and the GOP he should step aside and let that happen.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/26/2013 8:40:15 PM     (No. 9141307)

Please take it easy on Johnny.

Don´t you know that his girlfriend was in a car crash - - then died from leukemia?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 1/26/2013 8:43:16 PM     (No. 9141314)

What´s wrong Johnny, didn´t get a golf invite? Maybe the Pres is taking you off of the guest list. You have been a tool for Obama. Get a grip!!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/26/2013 8:43:24 PM     (No. 9141315)

I´d say he wants out and this is the first step in one route he might take. Or, it´s just another manipulation.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: mikkins2, 1/26/2013 9:48:04 PM     (No. 9141389)

Boehner´s only regrets that people are starting to wake up and see that he and the Republican Establishment have no intention of slowing the growth of government nor the perpetual borrow and spend binging that stuffs the pockets of them and their families.

Boehner´s strategy all along was to lose.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/26/2013 10:36:34 PM     (No. 9141447)

This gutless wimp´s whole life has been one of regrets.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 1/26/2013 11:29:39 PM     (No. 9141505)

If you owned a company, any company, and one of your top managers broke into tears repeatedly...he would have been fired at the second instance...and long gone.

Boehner and his excuses are old and rotten and he should be long gone.

The government should be run like a business...not a damn country club. Meet budgets, fiscal responsibility and fire the incompetents ...It´s not that tough.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bob913, 1/27/2013 2:44:32 AM     (No. 9141662)

He agreed to raise taxes $800 billion without even being asked and now is talking about raising the debt ceiling again and again every 3 months without being asked by the democrats. His proposals. He thinks he is winning when the democrats for more.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/27/2013 4:38:40 AM     (No. 9141707)

Boehner is a poor negotiator. He should delegate to a better negotiator. But in the bigger scheme, the GOP has been in retreat since the 1930s, as America grew more addicted and more dependent. Compared to Western Europe, the conversion to socialism took much longer in the US. 2012 proved that America is now a majority-taker nation. I don´t see any way out of the socialist trap other than splitting the country.

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