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John Boehner, Eunuch
American Thinker, by Jason Kissner

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Posted By:mikkins2, 2/13/2014 7:01:08 AM

Less than 24 hours after President Obama illegally rewrote the law he had previously jammed down Boehner´s -- and the country´s -- throat, Boehner handed the budding dictator a clean debt-ceiling hike. Last October, Obama vindictively shut down the federal government upon his having refused to delay ObamaCare, which of course is exactly what he himself lawlessly did on February 10, 2014! Of course, Boehner is hardly in a position to argue now, having foolishly (immensely so) accepted responsibility for the shutdown. Never mind Boehner´s cowardice (we´ll get to that in a moment); what kind of moron cedes that kind of maneuverability to

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The author gets it half right. Boehner or the rest of the Republican Establishment have never had any intention of stopping Obamacare or increasing the debt. All the arguments are political theater designed to appear like they are trying to do something. Damn us "purists" for demanding actual action instead of excuses and chicanery.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: arkfamily, 2/13/2014 7:26:24 AM     (No. 9730466)

I understand very much what the author is saying here and the one comment but I still have to ask the question, "what else could be done?" The Republicans do not have control in the Senate and Harry Reid has the power to do whatever he pleases. Obama has the veto pen.

The Republicans didn´t want another shutdown and I can understand that because the blame would end squarely on them. And it is very visible. They are between a rock and a hard place. Not much wiggle room. If you think anything conservative is going past Harry Reid or Obama, you really are in fantasy land.

When my question in the first paragraph can be answered, I will change my opinion.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FunOne, 2/13/2014 7:27:32 AM     (No. 9730467)

In this year´s congressional primaries, two questions need to be asked of those seeking reelection:
1) Will you vote to repeal Obamacare?
2) Will you vote for Boehner for Speaker?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/13/2014 7:28:36 AM     (No. 9730469)

I have great sympathy for John Boehner. It is said that he drinks. I can certainly understand.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: philsner, 2/13/2014 8:03:47 AM     (No. 9730514)

Let´s help him drink as a private citizen rather than a congressman. I´ll buy him a bottle of ripple.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 2/13/2014 8:19:28 AM     (No. 9730536)

My frustration is a complete lack of a strategy to counter the lies of the opposition, starting with the refusal to even use the "L" word. dingy harry and obama are on the same page, only bills approved by them are brought to the floor of the senate. Why can´t the gop senate work with the house instead of against it? Why can´t the Republican National Committee get ads on national TV to counter the lack of msm coverage? An example: before the gov. shutdown there were numerous times obama stated publicly he would not negotiate, those soundbites along with pictures of the barricades around our open memorials would have made a powerful image that could have been put together quickly, and would have presented the indisputable image the shutdown belonged to the administration. This lack of action is what most frustrates me.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Az Roadrunner, 2/13/2014 8:24:06 AM     (No. 9730539)

Catchy title for an article... (and the rest of the GOP so called "Leadership")

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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/13/2014 8:32:03 AM     (No. 9730549)

John Boehner, Judas goat.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: krause, 2/13/2014 8:50:40 AM     (No. 9730574)

He seems to have quit fighting and appears beaten...not a good sight. I know they don´t have the wherewithal to get things passed, but at least he can verbally fight, like Cruz and Paul.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ruready?, 2/13/2014 8:51:46 AM     (No. 9730575)

#1 - a wild animal act regarding Obama´s actions from his bully pulpit on a regular basis (weekly or more frequent) or appointing special committees or not trying to go around us on immigration would be a start.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: judy, 2/13/2014 8:58:45 AM     (No. 9730586)

You don´t always win however the people sent you to DC to fight for their rights. I wish the people could vote Boehner out. He could have at least screamed before he gave the WH a clean bill. He´s beyond horrible. Years from now when the country is completely gone people will say where was congress?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/13/2014 8:59:43 AM     (No. 9730589)

Agree with #1. Wish it were different, but its not. Consider this:

- Government is not disrupted. The Kenyan must be feeling like Hitler at Munich. Robbed of the war that he wanted. A year later was too late. 2015 will come.
- 199 Republican caucus members are going back having being able to vote against the raising. Its a political coup.
- The real way to stop this is to trim the government so it does not NEED these funds. Go back to the people. Go to work. Stop whining.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: justavoter, 2/13/2014 9:15:26 AM     (No. 9730612)

OK #1, you are driving down the road, it is 100 degrees outside and the only way to keep cool in your car that has no AC is to have the windows down.
Suddenly, you come upon a bridge out sign. Your choice is to stop the car and experience a little heat, or run off the bridge abutment. Boehner decided to keep driving in hopes his car would clear the river embankments. Shutting the government down is exactly the responsibility of the branch of government (House of Representatives) that was design to do in times like these and sadly, we have no leadership with the will or desire to explain and take responsibility.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 2/13/2014 9:18:16 AM     (No. 9730618)

The RINO apologists have gotten the memo - - and invaded this board.

But I don´t think regular L-Dotters will be convinced that whiny surrender is the only option.

You can´t win a fight if you don´t even show up at the arena. But that´s the Boehner-Pubbie-RINO modus operandi - - isn´t it?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: arkfamily, 2/13/2014 9:18:59 AM     (No. 9730620)

Excuse me for posting a second time but I forgot to include one other element that is important. The other element is the media and that gives a lot of leverage to the Democrats, Harry Reid, and Obama. Remember, we don´t have the majority in the Senate which gives leverage to Harry Reid and Obama. It becomes a vicious cycle.

How do the Republicans get past these obstacles? The odds are stacked against them and getting through that maze can be wearisome. You all know how tired a person can get from dealing with a difficult child and this applies here. As parents, we know that we have to keep our cool and our consistency with discipline.

This is where a brush up on why a person is conservative needs to take place. Obama wants people to believe conservatism is evil and we need to get out there and define it for them. Not the other way around. This won´t be accomplished by beating up our own base. We lost the Senate seat because a lot of conservatives fell for the idea of not voting. Just another way of beating up our base.

We need every vote whether you are a conservative, Republican, or Tea Party. When anyone of them sits out, the Democrats gain the advantage.

That is where we are right now.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/13/2014 9:49:05 AM     (No. 9730671)

First, to even laugh off Boehner´s drinking problem as being okay since he has a tough job is stunning. Here we have a private sector where this drinking problem and incompetence would never be tolerated and yet, Republican apologists are fine with a drunk Speaker of the House. The Democrats love Boehner. Note the media even covers for his obvious
problem! Yet, even a checker at Target is subjected to drug testing!!
Next, the Dems continue to get the advantage because our side will not fight. Yes the odds, the media which now includes FOX, public schools pumping out new liberals and Hollywood all align against us. So? This has been going on for 30 years. No excuse for GOP to keep being paid when they cannot figure out a strategy.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: justavoter, 2/13/2014 9:51:40 AM     (No. 9730674)

Arkfamily, If Reagan were the Speaker, he would have shut funding down till the donks hee hawed......and then some.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/13/2014 9:54:08 AM     (No. 9730678)

#13, I haven´t seen a single comment encouraging "whiny surrender". I have seen posters who have different opinions on how to reach the goals I believe we all have. I believe differing opinions are not only allowed but encouraged on this forum. Lockstep is boring.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/13/2014 9:55:57 AM     (No. 9730681)

Hang in there, #1/#14. You´re saying things that need to be said, even though many are covering up their ears.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 2/13/2014 10:12:53 AM     (No. 9730703)

Eunuchs at least once had a pair - Boehner never did......

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Reply 20 - Posted by: littleorby, 2/13/2014 10:18:12 AM     (No. 9730711)

#3: If I were to say:

I have great sympathy for Barack Obama. It is said he uses drugs. I can understand that. Would I get a kind reaction from you?

Your support for Boehner is shameful (period)

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/13/2014 10:49:51 AM     (No. 9730774)

I have read a lot of whiney posts on this thread. There are can do people and those who look for every reason why we can´t.
I remember a children´s book written to inspire young people. It is titled " The Little Engine That COULD", not "The Little Engine that Never Could."
Some of us look at the glass half full, others look at the same glass as almost empty. We have given too much time to the establishment GOP in office to believe they will ever address our country´s problems. They coast from one election to another lining their pockets until they drop dead in office, or finally choose to retire. Our patience is exhausted. Yes, they have the media (whine), yes, they have the power of incumbency; but powerful people have been toppled just within the past few decades and I choose to believe many powerful people can be toppled in 2014, and will do my part to work toward that end.
Speaking of which, in reading the comments of posters on the article site I learned Eric Cantor has a primary opponent that can be taken seriously. Good news to start the day.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: arkfamily, 2/13/2014 11:03:39 AM     (No. 9730796)

Normally, I would move on but I was addressed personally. Yes, I know Reagan would have shut things down and he did. Air traffic controllers and he did what was necessary. By the way, he did them well.

We are in different times. It all began on September 11th. We still have the same enemy but his supporters think they are more clever. Our side falls for some of the most ridiculous tactics used by them. One of them is "let´s not vote" because this guy isn´t conservative enough. How many people sat home because they didn´t like John McCain or Mitt Romney? It really gives the opponent an advantage. I´m am not about to give that up.

Since Reagan was brought up, I would like to point out that not everyone is Reagan. I like having solid leaders who can think on their own. I suppose I have to wear a bracelet that says "WWRD" and I won´t. Just so you know mine will always be "WWJD" and nothing else.

We can have a solid base that has conservatives, Republicans, Tea Party people but the infighting has to stop. We are in different times and the Democrats want to define it by their terms only.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/13/2014 11:08:10 AM     (No. 9730806)

Boehner is inarticulate to the point of mutism. Not only is he impotent politically, he is rhetorically retarded. He lacks passion - or he cannot show it. The whole business seems to bore him, as though he would rather be somewhere else. He doesn´t seem very interested in it.

What else could he have done? He could have spoken out, made a stirring speech, enunciated his principles(if he has any worth enunciating), inspired others, acted like a leader, summoned his troops, aroused the nation, given words and shape to the impending crisis.

That´s what he could have done. That´s what he should have done. That´s what he has never done and will never do. And that´s why he needs to go, the sooner the better.

Is there something wrong with the man that prevents him from talking? Doesn´t he know that he is supposed to be out front and leading by example, speaking out, arousing the passions and determination of those he is elected to lead?

Just looking at him makes me want to fall asleep. He does not have what it takes, not for what is going on now. Maybe he was good, even great in the past. He is not capable of fulfilling his responsibilities now.

We need leaders, not time-servers and functionaries and officials who cannot be bothered to devote the time and energy to public matters they deserve.

My opinion of Boehner is dropping steadily every single single. He is an absolute disaster. He is not the man for the job. He needs to go.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/13/2014 11:32:20 AM     (No. 9730856)

P.S.

It is just a hunch, nothing more - but I wonder if posters defending Boehner´s performance and advising against "in-fighting" are the same who cautioned us against criticizing the pathetic campaign Mitt Romney was running for president.

I distinctly remember that some people claimed critics of Romney´s obviously failing campaign were just lending aid and comfort to the other side, and that if we wanted him to win, we needed to keep our opinions and premonitions of disastrous defeat to ourselves.

One of the basic rules of war is to remove incompetent generals when their performance is inadequate. It is often the case that there are explanations for their poor performance that are not entirely their fault. But generals who keep losing battles, who cannot inspire the troops, and who seem at sea and lost among the conditions they are expected to master, must and should be removed and replaced if further defeats are to be avoided. This is not always fair. It is, however, the way things must be done in war.

Relieve General Boehner and give someone else, someone with fire in the belly, a fighting general, a chance. They might not do any better - but it would be difficult for them to do worse. Boehner is a losing general. He has lost every battle so far and he will lose all that are to come. It is not simply a matter of votes. He has the mentality and the attitude of the loser. He cannot inspire and he cannot lead. He is in over his head.



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Reply 25 - Posted by: smithereens, 2/13/2014 11:41:52 AM     (No. 9730879)

Thanks #23 - now I don´t have to take the time to write it. Well, said and you cover all the bases.

Remember John Boehner lobbied for this job, and even cried when he got it (which at the time gave me a deep sense of dread). Sorry, but the victim card can´t be played by leaders. If he doesn´t like the press attacking him, doesn´t like the pressure then get out of the speakership and let a real leader take over.

This is no time for moderation, because these are not moderate times.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/13/2014 11:45:55 AM     (No. 9730888)

Apples and oranges, #20. Is there no irony in your world, sweetie?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: absalom, 2/13/2014 4:50:54 PM     (No. 9731341)

#23/24 nails that feckless and inept eunuch, Boehner. Predictably, the usual gaggle of progressive whiners are on display w/their litany of lame excuses for failure. Britain had their Boehner in 1938 but luckily for them, Churchill was in wings. Great nations remain great because, in times of stress and turmoil, they produce men who rise to the challenge of the moment. Where is our Churchill? Er...emphatically not in the GOP. In the late 19th century Gladstone, following a large Liberal victory in Commons, approached Tory leader Disraeli w/a request to form a coalition supporting Irish Home Rule. Disraeli responded; "Sir, the obligation of the Opposition is to oppose, which we shall, w/vigor and when w/meet again before the electorate, they will then have a clear choice of visions." Sounds just like Boehner, doesn´t it? The progressives trot out their rally round bromide, ´because were all in this together; conservatives, republicans, tea partiers´ which is complete and utter crap. Principled conservatism never had anything to do w/republicanism; a big government party since 1856; a stone cold fact for even those born earlier this week.
The sooner the GOP is replaced, the sooner we will get real change in DC and the dire direction of the nation.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 2/14/2014 1:14:24 AM     (No. 9731800)

I have no sympathy for John Boehner. It is said that he drinks. When I think that John Boehner is supposedly leading the defense of our republic, I drink more.

P.S. Post of the Day to #23/#24! Writing like that is a pleasure to read.

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Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,


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