Skip to comments.John Boehner Must Go
Posted on 04/11/2011 6:05:22 AM PDT by publius321
What Im hearing all over the news is that the leaders of the Democrat Party are claiming victory and the Republican Party leaders are claiming victory in last weeks short term budget battle.
The fact is that they are both right. They both won. The only losers in this deal are the American people and the Republic for which we stand.
In the short run it was a great achievement for ambitious politicians who fantasize about their place in history. In the long run it will not matter what they did because the way things are going, someone else, Communist China most likely, will be writing the history books; so posterity will scarcely know who they were.
I hear some of the posers on the right as they attempt to put some lipstick on this pig but the more I ruminate on the matter, the more disgusted I become.
Im tired of being nice. Theres no time for diplomacy.
$38 Billion is significantly less than the $61 Billion target. This amounts to ONE WEEK'S worth of deficit spending.
We're supposed to cut TRILLIONS in order to save this nation from bankruptcy? That notion would be laughable if it were not so tragic.
It is unlikely these three branches of government will cut a single trillion, much less $6 Trillion when the demagogues come out and accuse them of "politicizing" with every attempt.
The White House predicts that the deficit will hit a record $1.6 trillion this year. Combined with the fact that they couldn't even come close to the diminutive target of $61 billion in cuts tells me that rounds 3, 4, 5 & 6 of "quantitative easing" are coming as the Federal Reserve may soon be the only buyer of US Treasuries left as foreign creditors see that these louses have no capacity to reign in this debt.
In light of recent exposés proving the illicit deception of Planned Parenthood, there has NEVER been a more auspicious moment in contemporary history to end the odious practice of FORCING American Taxpayers to pay for infanticide. For what compromise did they settle? They have the nerve to come back to their constituents on Saturday and tell us that their achievement was an agreement from the Democrats that they would have a separate measure upon which they would vote to defund Planned Parenthood, knowing they would lose without the leverage they had in this budget. The supposed victory would be in the fact that Democrats would then have to go on record as supporting this funding! That is utterly contemptible as it is useless. These people are ALREADY on record as supporting it. In fact, they CAMPAIGN on the very notion.
God has given us the chance to destroy these government subsidized alters to Molech, a chance to make a major surge against the abomination and scourge of this nation. And what did John Boehner do? Boehner had victory right in his site and he froze. If we can't abrogate the public funding of this abortion mill at such a time as this, we might as well pack our bags and head for the bunker.
I cautiously supported John Boehner for the first few months as House Speaker and even empathized when he cried in the November elections. I thought his emotions might have been a culmination of patriotism but now I think they were more like the fermentations of the many politicians who preceded him, more about his own achievements as he alluded to his humble beginnings as a waiter at his family tavern in Ohio. It seems the skepticisms of conservatives have been confirmed and as far as Im concerned, we would be better served by Mr. Boehner if he were to return to his family tavern in Ohio then to serve one more day as House Speaker.
Once more, just like old times, the public servants have put aside their partisan differences, moved on from their treachery and kicked back in comfort as they enjoy themselves at The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, courtesy of their lobbyist patrons - while we the people are once again left to go back to our daily jobs so that we may service these miscreants and hope they afford us enough of the crumbs to feed our families.
We the people worked too damned hard this past year to quell the assaults of Obama, Reed & Pelosi. Aside from maybe Senator Jim DeMint, most of these reps did nothing to get elected that compares with the work of the grassroots, patriotic citizenry. WE are the ones who did all of the work, the real public service to win those elections and to change the status quo. What we have witnessed is the fact that the GOP purging has not yet been completed. What we have seen is evidence that we have NO TIME to allow such pansies to continue for one day. I urge you in the reading of this post to get your congressman on the phone this week and make sure they know that if they do not get Boehner out of the speakership now, they will be gone themselves within the next two years. They elect the House Speaker but they must know that WE in effect elect the House Speaker. We need competence and we need it now. We KNOW who the authentic leaders of this party are. Tell your congressman to back Col. Allen West or someone with his fortitude for House Speaker or be gone.
The only way this government will avoid bankruptcy is if the Senate is taken away from Harry Reid and the GOP achieves a super majority to over-ride the Saboteur's veto. But even then, a super majority would only work if the GOP gives leadership to patriotic men and women who have the guts to stand up to the demagoguery that invariably ensues when the sacrament of abortion funding and the avarice for power is challenged.
Regardless of how brisk US Treasury auctions might have been in the last year, the US Government cannot afford to pay the interest on our debt even with interest rates at historic lows. The current acceleration of inflation will cause a demand for higher interest rates from the market. If the federal government has no choice but to keep interest rates at these levels, soon enough the Federal Reserve might be the only buyer left to finance our own debt as the Treasury faces the possibility of "failed auctions".
A catastrophic selloff in Treasuries will come like a cattle stampede, forcing the government to compete with its own instruments trading in the secondary market at much higher levels. Last years auctions mean nothing. When this happens, last week means nothing. There is no time for etiquette and no time for politicians who come running out of the capitol with their tails between their legs claiming victory.
It is time to fulfill Col. Allen Wests request to Nancy Pelosi - and Mr. Boehner, Give me that Damn gavel. It is TIME. It is time for a real leader in the house who understands that "what we do here echos in eternity". See this video and absorb a demonstration of what a real leader looks like. (Video posted at TableOfWisdom)
Why the budget deal was a victory:
I think (well I hope) that if there had been a way to see our soldiers get paid properly during the shutdown that the Republicans would have held the line. Its a serious problem that needs to be addressed.
I’ve had a lot of jobs that upset me. Never cried while doing my job.
“What Im hearing all over the news is that the leaders of the Democrat Party are claiming victory”
Maybe they should try tuning into Liberal talk radio, because “victory is not in their vocabulary this morning.
Ill withhold comments on weather I think we won or lost this budget battle but it was fun listening to Bill Press on Leftist Talk Radio this morning. As far as the Leftist are concern, Obama caved again. Bill, and nearly everyone of his Liberal callers were spitting mad that the Government wasnt shut down, and that a deal was made. They had made all of these plans on how to use a Government shut down against the Republicans and they see it all get blown away. I could not believe the anger they have against Obama right now. But the sad thing is, as with the continued wars, GITMO, extension of the Bush tax cuts, and all the other broken promises he made to them, they will be mad for a week or two, but like the zombies they are, they will rejoin the Obama love fest.
I noticed that the ‘tea party’ had alot to say over this budget. I thought Dingy Hairy said they were insignificant. I can’t stand Boehner....he’s a baby.
For all our non-U.S. readers, you’re really going to be deeply entertained by this: After days of intense negotiations and media coverage, top political negotiators in the U.S. reached an agreement to “slash” government spending in what Obama called “the biggest annual spending cut in history!”
And yet, if you actually do the math, it’s only a $38.5 billion cut out of an annual budget that involves roughly $4 trillion in federal spending (depending on which system of accounting you believe, of course).
In other words, the so-called “cuts” are utterly insignificant. In fact, U.S. government debt went UP by $54 billion in just the 8 days preceding the Obama-Boehner deal (http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/debt-jumped-54-billion-8-days-preceding), meaning that the $38.5 billion in federal spending cuts only delayed the total debt blowout of the U.S. government by less than a week!
You see, friends, it is now abundantly evident that the U.S. government is headed toward a complete economic meltdown that will make Fukushima look downright chilly by comparison. I call it The Big Shutdown, and if you thought a few billion dollars in cuts were hard to swallow, just wait until the feds can’t issue paychecks to anyone.
All the weekend supposed conservative talking heads were giving high praise to the cry-baby. Maybe Rush will have a different take?
I think Boehner is doing ok. Shutting down the government plays well here as well as the communist blogs, but to the unaffiliated, low-information voter, the optics of a government shut down make it seem like typical Washington and unplugs them from the debate even further. We need to be seen as the party out to fix things, even if it’s one small step at a time. If we keep reducing deficits by any measure, Americans will continue to send us more and more troops on election day.
All you had to see to know that the American people lost (again).
Was the this collection of hacks left and right congratulating themselves on Friday night.
There is nobody left fighting for the American taxpayer.
I can imagine there were SOME Green Bay Packer fans REALLY pissed off that they only beat the Steelers by 6 and not 60.
The fact is, BO's final FY 2011 budget was $78B or so LESS than he wanted. Remember, he only gets to PROPOSE a budget. The failing Democrats, under Nasty Pelozi and Dingy Hairy never passed anything.
So essentially, this was a Republican win--BO got LESS than he asked for.
Could it have been better? Hell yes. But let's stop the bee-otching, okay? Take a win and move on to the next battle.
Yes... and I said it before he was elected as speaker.
I'm betting Rush will agree that this was a sham...that much bigger cuts needed to be made and the Crybaby FAILED.
IF we’re going to have a ‘man’ led us, can we at least get one that’s not neutered??? Or....put Palin in there...
Keep that positive mentality, try to help make it reality.
We also have to understand that the media stands behind the Dims 100%. Even our local news was acting like people were going to be starving.
I think it could have worked in the favor of Republicans until O said he wouldn’t pay the troops.
Yeh lets wait and see what happens with the debt ceiling and the 2012 budget. If they screw that up then we can be righteously ticked off.
John Boehner Must Go is a nedia play the dems know he’s not a push over and Reid can’t play the word game and win with Boehner,now the fight is on.
Obama is to busy pimping self for another term to get into this game.
I’m with you. But don’t expect much agreement on this board. Most of them just show their intellectual heft by calling him a crybaby.
“What leads you -OR- betsyspage.blogspot.com to believe that these feckless, malfeasant, spineless, GOP-installed leaders will stand and fight for either the Debt-Ceiling or the 2012-budget? So far, they have performed on par with the GOP’s history: Fold like a cheap card-table as soon as the Dems raise their voices.”
Well said jaydee. These pollyanna RINO praisers have no connection to the economic apocolypse we are facing. It’s like they think it is still 1995.
Hey, why don’t we bring back Bob Freaking Dole to fix this whole debacle.
boehner is a strunze
Rush today said this is all about the Republicans, Democrats and media elite going after the tea party by making Boehner look like a hero and doing anything possible to diminish the tea party.
Rush isn’t thrilled in the least. I personally am thrilled — I’m excited at the prospect of a new speaker. Boehner was great as a minority leader. But even before the Tea Party candidates were sworn in, this speaker has been trying to torpedo them and demoralize them.
Down at ... the floor House ...
Quar ... tet.
You got ... a Boehner?
Are you gonna’ get one?
Down at the whore “House”
Quar ... tet
Yeah I heard him....I knew he wasn’t going to be happy. Republicans wimped out on us....AS USUAL.
Boehner has no gonads to be “negotiating” with Obama. there is no negotiating, cut it, hugely cut it or shut it down.
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