House Speaker John Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts President Barack Obama — not that they don´t have their differences. Boehner tells ABC´s "This Week" that the two have a good relationship and that they´re "open with each other ... honest with each other." But the Ohio lawmaker says they´re trying to bridge some big differences.
Comments: ...and we wonder why GOP voters are looking for new leaders?
No immediate crisis in terms of debt??? Just how does Boehner define crisis? Sounds like he´s trying to suck up to Zero. And if he "absolutely" trusts Obama, after all of the double-crosses, he´s a bigger fool than I thought he was!
Occam´s razor: Among competing and equal solutions to a hypothesis, the one that is the simplest usually is the answer; he´s being bribed, he´s being blackmailed, he never had much smarts to begin with, he´s been in Washington too long. Which ever one you choose, he should go home, go fishing and declare amnesia.
Boehner was a bit of a problem before this outrageous statement. Maybe he thinks he´ll be okay because the people seems to have forgiven Christie. He needs to re-think that one. I can say I absolutely do not trust either Obama or Boehner.
Brother John, keep on talkin´ Fact is you´re ignorant and stupid. Junior has finally stripped you of any intelligence you may have had. If you can state you trust him, then WTP know not to trust you. Think about it.
Oh, I don´t know. I "absolutely" trust him too. To do whatever it takes to destroy this country! With any luck that what was in the back of Boehner´s head, knowing how words are twisted by the left wing media. But I´m not sure I absolutely trust Boehner. I never know what he´s going to say or do.
And still we have regular posters who think Boehner is the best thing since sliced bread. Get this..they despise Palin, distrust Rand Paul, Cruz et al...but cheer for Boehner, Rove, and anything Bush. And, they can never tell you why. It is always that they want to attack anyone not among the elites.
#39, plenty. We email, we call, we write Cantor, McCarthy and oh own representative. We tell them they support his clown as he throws in with Obama - and you WILL be tossed out. It really IS up to us. Boehner can´t do zip all by his lonesome.
I recall a few of those you regularly post here saying that the "Right Wing Conservatives" neeed to stop bashing "moderate" Republicans and go after Obama. Hmmm, I guess that Boehner and friends did not get the memo.
The GOP is a ship of FOOLS. Perhaps very soon we can say good riddance to bad rubbish.
So long, farewell auf wiedersehen to Ohio in 2014 sports fans! Kasich caves on Obamacare, Portman embraces "gay marriage" and now Johnny "B" declares his "absolute trust" in the Marxist Messiah!...Those guys´ FBI Files, held under the stringent guardianship of Madame Hillary, must be smokin´ hot!
"You can always trust communists to be communists." Is that what he means? Blackmail, blackmail, or blackmail. Same with most of them. They know what they are up against, and their damned if they do, and their damned if they don´t.
When I heard that I decided that I have given my last dime to the Republican Party until someone stands up and acts like they remember that all of this money is ours. Boehner has forgotten what we sent him and the rest of his part to Washington to do! I refuse to invest anymore emotional energy with idiots. Are there any real adults left in the Republican Party or are they all just there to win elections and forget why we sent them?
this was an interview on ABC. Exactly what else was he supposed to say? ´´Obama is a lying Commie sack of shite.´´???
As the late great Lee Rodgers used to say - don´t fall in love with a politician. They´ll break your heart every time. I´m a long long way from ´´in love´´ with John Boehner, but when a politician once again shows us that he/she is a politician, how is it that we all get bent out of shape? The truth is, these fools keep getting reelected. Maybe not by you or me, but by someone...
If I were a member of the House, I would call for a meeting to vote him out Monday morning or sooner. It´s over - put a fork in Boehner - he is done. He can cry when they vote him out but for goodness sakes let´s move along and get someone with a spine. What a fool!
I know it is a stupid statement, but we don´t know if he really means it. People forget that politics is like war. Sometimes you have to lie to get the enemy´s guard down. Still, it is stupid to refuse to ever vote for a Republican ever again based on one person´s dumb statement. If you won´t vote GOP, then you are giving the Democrats your vote. You think that is better??? No wonder we have no hope.
#23, #30 & #67 There is a way to answer that question using the word "absolutely". He could of said he trusts him to represent the Democratic platform in all of their negotiations or some such thing. The problem is I believe Boehner does trust him "absolutely" and that is why he needs to go.
He doesn´t mean it, and, of all people, knows how treacherous a character the Resident is. The comment is aimed at the Lofo contingent, who want cooperation between the Republican majority House and the Administration. Now we know that the only cooperation Obama is ever going to offer the GOP is a nice firm cooperative push from the top of a long marble staircase. So don´t get so bent out of shape. Think strategically. Obama lies in every sentence. Boehner should, at least partly, play the same game. The idiots might actually believe him and mark it down as bipartisanship. Shhhhhhh.
I do not trust this man, John Boehner, he should have kept his mouth shut in this regard. The LIV won´t care, but he has insulted the members of his party. Any one with a brain knows Obama lies continually. How could anyone say they trust a person who does that?
Look, I´m sorry. But when the 2nd in Line for the Presidency says that he he ´absolutely trust´ a Man that continues to day in and day out lie to the American People, We, my friends are deeply in trouble. All I can say is that it is time for Boehner to go. This mans brain is either impaired by the booze or the stogies. Either way, this country can not trust their livelihood to either of these men.
If the young Tea Party friendly conservatives don´t wrestle power away from the Boehners, and very soon, the GOP is truly dead. To "absolutely trust" Obama is not just stupid, it´s mentally retarded comatose mixed with Stockholm Syndrome and a huge helping of masochism. This part of the GOP is now beyond hopeless.
Boehner seems to think he is dealing with normal political opponents and that the dignified statesman-like approach is the way to go. Mitt Romney(R.I.P.) made the same mistake when he foolishly and gratuitously called Obama "a nice guy."
Boehner and Romney are proof that new blood is indeed desperately needed in the Republican party. They and those like them seem to have no idea what they are dealing with. It is just business as usual for them as Obama and his radical cronies are busy wrecking, undermining, sabotaging, bankrupting and "fundamentally transforming" the USA.
Proclaiming that he absolutely trusts Barack Obama makes John Boehner sound like a fool. I do not believe he is a fool - but his remark makes him sound like one. Even Leftists will hold him in (further) contempt for such a nonsensical and utterly needless statement. He should have kept his mouth shut, evaded the question, or said something like "time will have to tell."
Boehner has served America well and is doing his best in the current crisis but he is hopelessly outgunned and in way over his head. A change of command is urgently required.
Well, h.e.l.l., if you´re boozed up when talking with the liar in chief, how would you know if he can be trusted. What has he done to gain the trust.........oh, hasn´t used his P.I.´s dossier on you making the info public. That´s OK, Ney has his book published now that he is out of the pen with the lowdown, i.e., Smokes, booze and wild women!
Of course Boehner is lying. Of course he doesn´t trust Obama. Of course he is avoiding charges of racism, obstructionism, not-niceness, etc. A Rand Paul type probably wouldn´t have taken that tack, but I won´t fault Boehner yet for his more cynical and amoral approach. He´s just playing the game by the rules of the road, as established by the Dems. How many times does the Dear Leader lie through his teeth? Like, "I´m open to good ideas from anyone."
Duped again! It takes a certain amount of stupidity to be fooled right to your face, time and again, and say that you know that he is trustworthy! The stupidity of it is mind-boggling! It´s like a boxer going into a ring with the attitude : "He´s such a nice opponent...I´m sure he hasn´t any intention of hurting me!"
For me, this is the last straw for Boehner. He has NO idea how terribly he is going along with the destruction of our country. Come on Issa. Stage a palace revolt and get rid of this collaborator!
In the wake of the overthrow of now former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi by the country´s military, leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, also known as the Freedom Justice Party (FJP) in Egypt, are being arrested. (snip)Egypt´s Muslim Brotherhood party chairman Saad Elkatatny...(Lord make me a resident of atomic bomb explosions and our Lord and accept DOA [prayer] * Lord forgive me and my parents and the faithful on the account *
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