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Support Boehner?
Self | 9-6-2013 | KittenClaws

Posted on 10/06/2013 12:18:52 PM PDT by KittenClaws

Why can't we give Boehner a show of support?

Will you call John Boehner and tell him we support him standing strong?


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KEYWORDS: 113th; boehner; democrats; economy; gop; obama; obamacare; shutdown
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Worst case scenario is we wind up with egg on our faces. Would that be such a new experience?

Best case is, with the People actively showing their support it will provide Boehner with the needed shot in the arm to continue standing OUR ground.

Are we to be so spiteful towards this man, that when he actually does as we wish, that the snark continues?

1 posted on 10/06/2013 12:18:52 PM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: KittenClaws
I did see a bit of fight in those bloodshot eyes this morning.

Was refreshing to see.

(sorry....couldn't resist just a little snark)

2 posted on 10/06/2013 12:22:34 PM PDT by digger48
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To: KittenClaws

http://www.speaker.gov/contact


3 posted on 10/06/2013 12:22:45 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: digger48

We NEED him. That is not hard to understand.


4 posted on 10/06/2013 12:23:35 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws

I actually have been tweeting him my support all week. I have no problem supporting him when he does the right thing. Still think he needs to go though in the long run. I would like to see Trey Gowdy or another fighter take the reigns soon.


5 posted on 10/06/2013 12:25:08 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: KittenClaws

because Bohner is a coward who has let Obama nearly destroy this country already.

I want him out

And in the meantime I want him to fear us more than he fears Obama.


6 posted on 10/06/2013 12:28:29 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: KittenClaws
He has not proved he can be trusted. Too much of a waffler/attempted-deal-maker that always blows up in his face. He believes too much what the Dems say instead of what they do (lie to your face to get you to agree to something, and then stab you in the back).

Look at their latest attempt: they say they will be willing to negotiate with the Repubs once a "clean" funding bill (contaning, of course, Obamacare funding and a rise in the debt ceiling). If the Repubs were stupid enough to go along with that, what would be left to negotiate?

7 posted on 10/06/2013 12:31:46 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: penelopesire
I actually have been tweeting him my support all week. I have no problem supporting him when he does the right thing. Still think he needs to go though in the long run. I would like to see Trey Gowdy or another fighter take the reigns soon.

Since I do not tweet, that is good news.

I agree someone else needs to take the reigns, but right now, Boehner is what we have. I believe Boehner is basically a weak man, that is why I am trying to get people to support him in numbers.

We need him for this particular fight. If we don't win this one, it may not matter who has his position in the future.

It is imperative that he stick to his guns.

8 posted on 10/06/2013 12:31:59 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws

I understand it.

It’s a rare thing for us to see to have him display a spine for once. Takes some getting used to.

and, his eyes still looked bloodshot this morning to me.


9 posted on 10/06/2013 12:33:41 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Mr. K
Sure.

Fear works on a politician that won't be running again.

Boehner is what we have now. If we can't get past our OWN little hurt feelings, and give necessary support- we become part of the problem.

Positive reinforcement works.

10 posted on 10/06/2013 12:34:37 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws

Far too many times, already, including his occupation of the seat as Speaker of the House, Mr. Boehner has shown that he had that age-old idea of ‘Divine Right’ buried in his mind.

It is my belife, that ‘we are stuck with him’. But, since he felt he was so much owed this job, I believe that it is OUR ‘divine right’, as Americans who want America back on track, to have our voice in his ear, and our foot, well, you know.

He tried to railroad The Tea Party candidates. Do NOT forget that! He IS a ‘GOP-E’.

AS America was founded, and as I understand the U.S. Constitution, there ain’t no how, no way, any such thing as a ‘divine right’, to any post, chair, House of Representative position of office, nor Senate, nor President, that is ‘owed to him/her’, this time or any time! Folks fought, bled, and died, to get rid of that ideology, in making this country.


11 posted on 10/06/2013 12:34:55 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: KittenClaws
Might want to complement him also on his willingness to “reach across the isle” and work with his good friend Harry Reid so they could get obama to carve out their EXEMPTION FROM OBAMACARE!

We need Ted Cruz in there who is not afraid of a fight.

12 posted on 10/06/2013 12:35:50 PM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: KittenClaws
That's what Chuck would do!


13 posted on 10/06/2013 12:36:55 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: KittenClaws

Couple years late and a few trillion dollars short.


14 posted on 10/06/2013 12:37:18 PM PDT by Check6 (United States of Moronia: A nation of morons ruled by a gang of communist thugs.)
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To: KittenClaws

Has a speaker ever been tossed out of office before?

I would love to see weakling crybaby Boehner be the first


15 posted on 10/06/2013 12:37:21 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: jeffc

No. He has not proved anything of the sort, so you are right.

We have nothing to lose when we support a man that is doing the right thing, no matter his past. We have everything to gain.

We NEED him, don’t you see? If a little support would help him, and I believe it would, it would benefit the entire country.


16 posted on 10/06/2013 12:37:22 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws

You are absolutely right, KittenClaws. I have not yet done so, but I plan to repeatedly, for as long as he holds the line.

We don’t have to love the man, and we don’t have to trust him. However, he is the speaker of the house and has enormous power, and if he has decided to act in a way that saves our Republic he deserves our support.


17 posted on 10/06/2013 12:38:51 PM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: Terry L Smith
I have not forgotten who he is and what he has done.

I am talking about THIS MOMENT IN TIME.

I'm not an apologist for boehner.

I'm saying right now, at this moment, he must stand strong. I believe he is too weak to do it without a show of support.

18 posted on 10/06/2013 12:39:56 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Piranha; All

http://www.speaker.gov/contact


19 posted on 10/06/2013 12:40:08 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: KittenClaws

I agree 100%.


20 posted on 10/06/2013 12:40:42 PM PDT by livius
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To: Captain7seas
I voted for Ted Cruz. This is not about Ted Cruz.

right now, we need boehner. It is a fact that he is the speaker. He holds our freedom in his hands.

After this, tar and feather him for all I care.

21 posted on 10/06/2013 12:41:50 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Piranha
Thank you Piranha. You get the point.

At this point in time boehner has the power.

If we don't support him, we are just shooting ourselves in the foot...cutting our noses off to spite our face.

22 posted on 10/06/2013 12:44:54 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws

I contacted him and told him I was behind the shutdown 100% but I also questioned why anyone in Congress would vote to give back pay to furloughed government workers. Such a thing is unheard of in the private sector. Are they better than us?


23 posted on 10/06/2013 12:45:51 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: KittenClaws

I agree with you completely, and you have convinced me to call him with my support. Hopefully others will call also.


24 posted on 10/06/2013 12:47:32 PM PDT by Prov3456
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To: KittenClaws

Toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo late!

Bye, bye Boner.


25 posted on 10/06/2013 12:47:37 PM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: Mr. K

Has a speaker ever been tossed out of office before?

I would love to see weakling crybaby Boehner be the first


So, you’re kind of like Obama, right?

Payback before country.


26 posted on 10/06/2013 12:48:09 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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Great idea Kitten! I have been calling since before the shutdown actually occurred, telling him to stand strong behind Ted Cruz and I hope others do.

I’ve also been calling the number the chicken s#$& Harry Reid left on his office’s voicemail. Unlike other congress critters his voicemail says we’re unable to take your calls or emails BUT if this is a FEDERAL EMERGENCY call this number and leave a message.

I called it while my husband stared daggers at me and said this IS a federal emergency whether you think it is or not....and went on from there, explaining exactly what my views are.

Now my husband is living in fear of a knock on the door *laughing*. He believes I shouldn’t have used the federal emergency line :-)


27 posted on 10/06/2013 12:49:31 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: KittenClaws

You have way more faith in Boehner than I do.I think ultimately he will screw us and the country.


28 posted on 10/06/2013 12:51:01 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: livius
thank you livius.

I'm thinking about this Country.

Which one of us has not claimed we would do anything for the sake of freedom?

Anything but stand by weepy boehner,, I guess.

29 posted on 10/06/2013 12:51:36 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws

I sent Boehner a message using his web page just a few days ago and will re-send as needed. I told him I was no fan but if he could change and do what was I right, I could change my opinion of him was well. I put the ball in his court.

For those who just want to blow him away, you might consider what alternatives you propose, and not the pie in sky crap I see posted so often.


30 posted on 10/06/2013 12:51:43 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

That’s a legitimate question. Nothing wrong with it.

I’d kind of like to know myself.


31 posted on 10/06/2013 12:53:03 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws

If we were to contact Boehner, what should we be saying?


32 posted on 10/06/2013 12:53:10 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Prov3456

Thank you Prov3456. Another person who “gets it”


33 posted on 10/06/2013 12:54:32 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Flintlock
Toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo late!

Bye, bye Boner.


Wow! So deep, so meaningful.

You don't get this at all. boehner is the Speaker right now. He has the power. If he does not stand firm, and if we don't help him do it.

It's Bye Bye Freedom.

Guess you'll really feel smart when that happens.

34 posted on 10/06/2013 12:57:35 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: digger48
It's a rare thing for him (Boehner) to display a spine for once

Look what happened. After years of Boehner being Obama's Cave-man, Boehner in this one case listened to Republican HOR members. Cruz made it impossible not to. And what did Obama do? He SAVAGED Boehner, like all of those other compromises Boehner made didn't matter.

Boehner was used to playing the give-and-take game with other wimps. He got played by street thug Obama. After that interview today, where Boehner stood firm, I think our best bet is to thank him. We're not like Obama, whose goal is to destroy someone who was formerly willing to compromise with him.

When people are no longer useful to Obama, he destroys them. hillary better watch her back when Obama decides who he really wants to run for Pres next time...and it won't be hillary.

35 posted on 10/06/2013 12:57:44 PM PDT by grania
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To: KittenClaws

Boehner are saying the right things now, but I’m still waiting to see if he will deliver. Lying is easy. Obama lies all the time


36 posted on 10/06/2013 12:58:17 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: KittenClaws
I saw the change yesterday in people once word started getting around about furloughed federal workers getting fully paid once the shutdown was over. It suddenly became a massive federal vacation, with federal workers getting paid not to work.

Not private contractors, but federal employees. If you supply goods or services to federal workers, or have concession on federal land, or otherwise are greatly affected, tough luck.

To the public, the war is over, and yet again, the federal government beast has won. We have public employees shutting down public sites, ordering people off of unmanned trails, closing parks that require more staff to close than it does to keep open.

With that piece of legislation, we've given up the fight, and the public knows it. The one piece of leverage we had, we gave away.

I'm not sure what there is left to support Boehner on.

37 posted on 10/06/2013 12:59:22 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: KittenClaws

good point...


38 posted on 10/06/2013 12:59:28 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Hold on there!

I have NO faith in Boehner. None.

This is why I think we need to call and support him. I don’t think he can do it without such support.


39 posted on 10/06/2013 12:59:50 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws
Are we to be so spiteful towards this man, that when he actually does as we wish, that the snark continues?

Boehner is a wimp. He had to be dragged into this fight by the Tea Party conservatives in the House and the American people. If he was any sort of man, he would have been leading this fight right from the start instead of fighting from behind. He has been fighting against the interests of the Tea Party members of Congress since their ascendency in 2010. I still believe he is looking for a way to send a "clean" CR to the Senate as well as lift the debt ceiling to make Obama happy. Then, it is back to "business as usual."

Look at his actions with respect to getting an exemption from Obamacare for Congress and Congressional aides (as revealed by the leaked emails by Reid's chief of staff). This is absolutely disgraceful and at odds with the letter and spirit of the law.

And today, I thought his answers were weak. When Stephanopoulos brought up a "clean" CR, Boehner should have responded by asking where the constitutionally required budget (from the Senate) was? If we had a budget there would be no need for these endless CRs. Why hasn't Boehner ever harped about this in the past? Because old "go along to get along" Boehner had a tanning salon appointment to keep.

And when Stephanopoulos kept referring to Obamacare as being the "law of the land," why didn't Boehner bring up Obama's unconstitutional waivers or how other laws with respect to our borders , immigration and DOMA are repeatedly unenforced by Obama's DOJ.

Don't worry, Boehner will still find a way to snatch "defeat from the jaws of victory."

40 posted on 10/06/2013 1:00:54 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: leapfrog0202

Yowza leapfrog0202!

Of course, I’d have never called Reid. That’s gutsy, gal.


41 posted on 10/06/2013 1:04:23 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: leapfrog0202

All I know is, so far he has held his caucus together. The Conservatives led the way and they dragged Boehner kicking and screaming into this. I think Boehner realized that Republicans will get blamed regardless; if Obamacare is a failure , in 2014 the media will blame Republicans for it’s failure.

He did his risk assessment and concluded that fighting makes sense since with gerrymandering, no one is losing their seat in 2014, unless they go against a Conservatve candidate.


42 posted on 10/06/2013 1:04:44 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: KittenClaws

I agree. I went to his Facebook page and thanked him for standing strong. Positive reinforcement usually works better.


43 posted on 10/06/2013 1:05:36 PM PDT by jtonn
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To: KittenClaws

Boehner would GLADLY cave in a heartbeat if the pressure is not kept on


44 posted on 10/06/2013 1:05:55 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: kingu
To the public, the war is over, and yet again, the federal government beast has won. We have public employees shutting down public sites, ordering people off of unmanned trails, closing parks that require more staff to close than it does to keep open. With that piece of legislation, we've given up the fight, and the public knows it. The one piece of leverage we had, we gave away. I'm not sure what there is left to support Boehner on.

I thought this fight was about funding everything but Obamacare.

45 posted on 10/06/2013 1:06:12 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Furloughed workers may be government lackeys, but they have wives and children. These women and children need to eat and have homes. If you have a vote to protect women and children you do it. We are not like Harry Reid.


46 posted on 10/06/2013 1:06:25 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others)
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To: 4rcane

So, help him deliver. That’s all I’m asking.

Boehner is weak. We must strengthen him for our own purpose.


47 posted on 10/06/2013 1:06:27 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Mr. K
Has a speaker ever been tossed out of office before?

Jim Wright comes to mind.

48 posted on 10/06/2013 1:07:00 PM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
You have way more faith in Boehner than I do.I think ultimately he will screw us and the country.

I have no faith in boehner.

I have faith in US being able to strengthen boehner. I think hell cave without seeing he is supported.

It's about the numbers.

49 posted on 10/06/2013 1:08:25 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws

Dear KittenClaws,

I did agree that we are stuck with him.


50 posted on 10/06/2013 1:09:49 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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