House Speaker John Boehner twice told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to ´go f**k´ himself last Friday after a meeting at the White House on a budget compromise to avert the fiscal cliff. Standing in the White House lobby not far from the Oval Office, Boehner pointed his finger at Reid and sneered, ´Go f**k yourself,´ Politico reported, citing multiple sources present. Reid replied: ´What are you talking about?´ Boehner repeated: ´Go f**k yourself.´ The shrewd exchange from last Friday reveals how the grueling fight over the debt ceiling, spending cuts and tax increases pervaded politics
Comments: Understandable, but not in front of an army of reporters.
Wow. If this is true, I may have to take back all the bad things I´ve said/thought about Boehner. Appropriate, since that is what Nobama/Reid/Stretch Pelosi have said to any Republicans/Conservatives [not the same] since 2008.
Obama Saul Alinsky Obama our Community Organizer (rebel rouser) does it again. I am sorry that Boehner was too weak,as are most Republicans to stand up and do what is right for the country. RR, HWB gave in on taxes and spending, then GWB did the same.
They claim to be Conservative but in the end all they do is CAVE!
My point is it simply gives the opposition the bullets to shoot us with. It´s the "Caesar´s Wife" position. Yes, I concur, Boehner should show more spunk; it´s a welcome change and I applaud his words. But some things are best done very quietly.
Now everyone realizes that Boehner and his team are nothing but parliamentary functionaries. They are not leaders. He got less than a third of his caucus to support him on this vote. They all should go including Cantor and McCarthy though they voted against Boehner.
You first, John. Boehner is an enabler of one half of the Democrats´ tax and spend road to ruin. So they just keep on spending. The real choice is not complex: We can cut spending or go bankrupt. Since no one in Washington is capable of cutting spending of their own volition, the Republicans have decided to help Obama loot the more productive members of our economy and then go bankrupt. Super.
If nothing had been done, spending would have been cut--anonymously and irresponsibly, but cut nonetheless. Tax rates would have gone up precipitously, and painfully, on most Americans, thereby setting the stage for Republicans to run on tax relief in 2014 and tax reform in 2016. Instead, we are going to stop spending the old-fashioned way: by running out of people dumb enough to lend us money. We literally would have been better off if John and Mitch and their GOP cloak room buddies had done nothing. They are worse than useless.
Good for John Boehner! It doesn´t seem to matter to some what he does or says, the Speaker is always wrong. While obama-the-terrible jets BACK to Hawaii at OUR expense, costing US about $7+ million for his "excellent adventure", by all means, let´s just keep savaging John Boehner and the rest of the Republicans. BTW, Paul Ryan voted FOR the bill too. Tedious.
i give john a little room here it is always those who laugh last laugh best obama has posened the well no reason to do anything in the future lets keep a good tought because obama and dingy will get theres
What this tells me is that Boehner is not the wuss he´s painted to be. As for "caving", I believe that this isn´t the hill Boehner wanted to die on, for pragmatism´s sake, but is going to toughen up on the rest of this Administration´s attempts to marginalize or even destroy the Republican brand. Boehner needed to create the impression that the GOP is not to blame for the massive tax hikes that would have kicked in at midnight. He and the GOP need breathing room for the more important challenges ahead and this is it.
Now is the time for Tea Party caucus members to toughen up when the debt ceiling rolls around. If the GOP hopes to survive as a Party, at least now they have time to regroup and make peace with Tea Party people.
As for what we should be doing as a Party right now, if GOP congressmen are not at this moment furiously writing entitlement cut suggestions, complete with stats, to throw back in Obama´s face next time he pulls this sh**, we deserve to go belly up.
I don´t approve of the language but sometimes it´s just necessary. Now I guess the MSM will be screaming for him to apologize and my bet is the crybaby will. If he doesn´t, tho, he will make a baby step up in my estimation.
Ok, I give in. You are all correct, with the exception of a couple of posters who think as I used to. Now I see the light. Nothing is the Democtrats´ fault. It is all the Republicans fault and if they were only braver they would be running the whole show, pushing the President, the Senate, the Supreme Court and the media aside. It´s really very easy if you have the cojones you guys are always talking about. On another post someone said that Palin/Gingrich would not have caved. They would not have had to. They would not have been elected.
It appears the entire Texas pubbie delegation in the house voted against the ´deal´. Good for Texas. All the other state delegations - better take names as libtards in the pubbie party are self-identifying. Boehner appears to be a libtard calling himself a pubbie.
It does offend me that out of frustration Speaker Boehner told Reid to go F himself, but what offends me more is that the Democrat side of the aisle and the POTUS don´t want to cut any spending....nada. And what offends me more than that is that, frankly my dear, they just don´t give a damn about the debt and deficit".
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