Skip to comments.John Boehner, The Cowardly Elephant
Posted on 10/12/2013 9:32:54 AM PDT by Conservative Beacon
On this edition of The Conservative Beacon Podcast Podcast, host Josh Price lambastes feckless GOP House Speaker John Boehner's surrender to President Obama, branding Speaker Boehner as The Cowardly Elephant.
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.
[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]
As Cruz hews to hard line, other 2016 contenders go mute on shutdown
[snip] ...in the aftermath of Cruz’s fiery speech... The shutdown went unmentioned by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both early champions of the defunding battle. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who is working toward a compromise with the White House on the shutdown and debt ceiling that does not erode ObamaCare, made a short argument for his alternate plan in Friday afternoon video message to the group... Paul’s and Rubio’s dodges, and Ryan’s implicit rebuke, demonstrate that they are seeking to avoid being tainted by the fight’s fallout while avoiding any confrontation with the partys base. Cruz used his speech to frame the debate over ObamaCare and the government shutdown in stark terms, painting it as a key battle in the larger war for individual freedom. [/snip]
Will someone—anyone—please explain to me how John Boehner’s offer can be construed as standing firm?
You don't specify which offer.
If it's the attached Obamacare provision, the House hasn't changed its position.
One thing that is a certainty: John Boehner is no Ted Cruz. “Cowardly Elephant” is a perfect description for Boehner. His predecessor was Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion in the “Wizard of Oz.”
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