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Boehner faces a political cliff
over budget fracas in Washington

Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/22/2012 8:54:40 PM

House Speaker John A. Boehner spent much of Thursday confidently predicting that he could pass a plan to avert the year-end “fiscal cliff.” “Sure did,” Boehner acknowledged with a wry smile Friday, the day after he was forced to cancel the vote due to lack of support. The stunning rebuke by his fellow Republicans was the most critical test of Boehner’s leadership since he assumed control of the new Republican majority two years ago and called into question Boehner’s ability to lead his GOP majority. Boehner said he is not worried about his speakership, but his reputation

Ya think? Even this editorial is a snarky attempt for the inside the Beltway writers to keep sticking it to him. Boehner was in a no-win situation because this was setup months in advance and he fell for the trap. Being a predictable RINO, he thinks that any deal is better than none. Wrong. If you have a losing hand, don´t go all in and bet our future. We may need the chips later, if there is another game.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 12/22/2012 9:05:06 PM     (No. 9079968)

Can the Wash. Post please tell us how they justify the Senate´s failure to pass a budget for four years?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/22/2012 9:07:14 PM     (No. 9079969)

Poetic justice would require that an eloquent bulldog and fearless champion of conservative principles replace this yacht club RINO.

We need a hero!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: saguni, 12/22/2012 9:09:28 PM     (No. 9079971)

For decades, elected Republicans have betrayed their principles and accepted the Democrats at their word: "If you just raise tax rates, were will cut spending later"

It is time for some so-called conservative Republican to take a page out of Gomer Pyle´s playbook: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!

Pass a bill in the House that seriously cuts spending, vow--and keep the vow--to not raise any tax on any American until 60 days after the cuts are enacted and the savings are reported.

Put it in the bill that specifically cuts all discretionary funds available to the office of the President.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/22/2012 9:20:11 PM     (No. 9079980)

Big media is doing everything in its power to tear Boehner down.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FormerDem, 12/22/2012 9:27:44 PM     (No. 9079985)

WaPo trying to help Obama as much as they can. Truth: House is responsible for budget proffer, and they have made one already. Senate can take it up at any time. It is their responsibility and Senate/WH are jealous of that and would like to have the major input. But the House can pass only what its members like. And that is the Whole Idea of giving them the power of the purse. They Won. All over the country. Not in just a couple of gamed, cheating big city elections with the ballot boxes stuffed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/23/2012 1:04:22 AM     (No. 9080131)

The Tea Party is dead! The Tea party is dead! Someone wake Boehner up and tell him the Tea Party is dead!

Get rid of the collaborators. Anyone who deals with Democrats.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: beamer, 12/23/2012 5:10:39 AM     (No. 9080204)

Boehner has been outmaneuvered by Obama too many times. Replace him with someone who is smarter and does not cry. Ryan or Newt would be my pick.

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