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Boehner says he’s staying as
speaker after ‘fiscal cliff’ failure

The Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:PChristopher, 12/22/2012 7:11:30 AM

Hours after his fellow Republicans delivered a crushing blow to him, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Friday morning the rebellion wasn’t aimed at him, but rather at federal spending. He also laughed off talk that he may lose his speakership. “While we may have not been able to get the votes last night to avert 99.81 percent of the tax increases, I don’t think — they weren’t taking that out on me,” he said at a press conference.

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Not aimed at him, huh? John, go have a couple of stiff drinks, a good cry and then get lost.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rinohunter, 12/22/2012 7:20:03 AM     (No. 9078987)

“While we may have not been able to get the votes last night to avert 99.81 percent of the tax increases, I don’t think — they weren’t taking that out on me." Again another reason this guy has got to go! What a stupid, and idiotic thing to say. It implies as if Congress is responsible for the higher taxes coming in 2013. The shallow, brain addled fools that put Pharaoh in for another 4 years only hear that - that is that the Congress can´t get their act together to tax "millionares" [those making over $150,000]. The number
$150,000 is unimportant but this is how it has to be presented to the stupids in our society! Obama and Reid are coming after YOU - whether it´s $25,000 or $250,000 or $2,500,000. It is irrelevent because Obama and Reid are addicted to this handout/welfare social program vote buying going on and they want to confiscate your money.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 12/22/2012 8:10:07 AM     (No. 9079050)

FTA "..not aimed at me.."???? He can´t be that obtuse, can he?

Hey, John. You have spent the last two years ignoring and dissing the Tea Party members...those same people who gave you the Speakership...Payback is a Bi - zitch.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: arkfamily, 12/22/2012 8:22:22 AM     (No. 9079067)

I guess I´m missing out on something. So this is all Boehner´s fault? The Republicans can pull together and present a wonderful conservative plan and Obama, Reid, and the Democrats will embrace it wholeheartedly? What world are you living in?

This falls squarely on Obama and company. I love how Boehner and the Republicans still get the blame. Even from our side.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 12/22/2012 8:30:46 AM     (No. 9079079)

I just think Levin nailed our problem on his Dec 20 show

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/22/2012 8:31:19 AM     (No. 9079080)

Sure he is?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: foggybottom, 12/22/2012 8:50:45 AM     (No. 9079116)

Sad. Sort of.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 12/22/2012 9:03:08 AM     (No. 9079142)

Boehner needs to go.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 12/22/2012 9:03:18 AM     (No. 9079144)

Dear Mr. Speaker,

You have failed the GOP.

You don´t appreciate or understand the TEA Party... [Why is Taxed Enough Already so difficult to comprehend?]

Your removal of four conservatives from their committees was the final straw... let alone your secret negotiations with Baraky...

We hope you understand this, in the words of That Great American, Clint Eastwood, "It may be time for someone else to come along and solve the problem..."

Most sincerely,
TEA Party Patriots

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 12/22/2012 9:19:43 AM     (No. 9079175)

Cry me a river, Mr. B. The No vote may not have been aimed at you directly, but it does have aside winder effect and doesn´t help the aura that goes with leadership.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 12/22/2012 9:25:37 AM     (No. 9079185)

Amen #9 - Clint also said "It´s time to let him go." While Eastwood meant Obama, it fits for any failed leader of an organization. What the Republicans need is a strong shot of testosterone in the next Speaker.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: OhMy, 12/22/2012 9:35:06 AM     (No. 9079200)

Boner said on some video clip I saw that there was no substantial tea party presence in the house. Does he still say that? Now he says the problem is spending! Can we hold him to that in view of his many stupid remarks? During the earlier debt ceiling debate I recall the argument from the Rats for raising the debt ceiling was that it was in the constitution that payments on the debt are not to be questioned ( nice to see them honour the constitution for a change ) so we needed to borrow money to make payments on the debt. This colossally ignorant argument was made with no refutation whatever. Perhaps some felt that it was so off the wall that it didn´t deserve a reply but the silence leads me to believe it was taken seriously. If you need to borrow money to make your payments on the debt what is the point? Who would loan money to anyone to make a payment on the debt? If they can´t make a payment without the loan then you need to look at the debt they have and write off some or all of it. Obama and the Rats should be forced to admit the lunacy of this talk before any more negotiations are attempted on anything including the next debt ceiling crisis!! The essence of liberalism is to refuse to be adult and live in fantasyland and we are living in fantasyland!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: 4LadyK, 12/22/2012 10:16:34 AM     (No. 9079263)

I´m with #9

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/22/2012 10:18:49 AM     (No. 9079269)

I´d rather he go away. He is an agent of destruction since he is so dense that he thinks this crass game is only "politics as usual". He is not part of the solution.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lylacat, 12/22/2012 10:26:34 AM     (No. 9079285)

Boehner has to GO.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Gallo3, 12/22/2012 10:48:58 AM     (No. 9079337)

Boehner might serve a useful function as a lightning rod for another term until we figure out a way to get back on top.

He just does not understand how he became Speaker.

If it was not for the Tea Party, Nasty Nancy would still be calling the tunes.

Boehner is not that smart. Period.

John, you dance with the ones what brung you to the dance. And it was not the RINOs.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/22/2012 11:31:46 AM     (No. 9079440)

There is still time left in this year. Never underestimate the GOP`s penchant for doing the wrong thing.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: belwhatter, 12/22/2012 12:06:56 PM     (No. 9079485)

It was supposed to be about spending cuts instead we get increased taxation - there is a big disconnect here. Allen West for Speaker-

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 12/22/2012 12:20:54 PM     (No. 9079498)

I have been a Republican voter since 1968 and don´t need to be lectured about how to do it. I shall contunue to do so. I had a call this week from the Tea Party Patriots for a donation and refused. I then received another call... " How about $300.00, 200.00,, 100.00" and told him that I think the TPP are divisive. "Well how about $75.00, 50.00, 35.00?" No, No. and No. What he persisted in doing is properly characterized as not getting it. If I am against you on principle, there is no sense in haggling about prices.

We need to broaden the Republican Party base, not narrow it. Anyone who disparages " Rino´s" is a loser in my book. Representative Boehner is a good man, knowledgeable and capable. We need to stay behind him.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/22/2012 12:34:18 PM     (No. 9079522)

Broadening the Republican Party with more mushy RINOs will not grow the party. The establishment moderates have taken the party to near extinction.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ebuilder, 12/22/2012 3:11:15 PM     (No. 9079699)

No, you´re going. Or the people currently paying for your services will very soon be forced to calculate whether it is better to keep you, and your symbolic republican lack of guts holding sway over your despised minions, or allow someone with principles and no glass jaw who would stave off a third party which would instantly materialize to fill the void which is you.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: oldsfc, 12/22/2012 8:27:03 PM     (No. 9079943)

When you crawl in bed with the dems, you get "tainted." Boehner and company are obama´s cabana boys.

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