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,
Comments: 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The CMA show tonight was great fun. It started with “Obamacare By Morning,” as Scott noted a little while ago. (And, by the way, if you don’t know George Strait’s Amarillo By Morning you are missing out, here it is.) Throughout the show, various wags tweeted under the hashtag #obamacountrysongs. Lots of them were pretty funny. Here are some samples that barely scratch the surface: * I Walk the Lie * Coward of the Country * I Used To Be a Coal Miner’s Daughter, But Daddy’s Unemployed * Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Democrats * Thank Allah I’m a Commie Boy * Benghazi’s
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