Skip to comments.Boehner gets teary amid threat of a government shutdown
Posted on 04/06/2011 7:26:41 PM PDT by JustAnotherOne
Amid the threat of a looming government shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner is getting emotional again.
Per ABC News's Jon Karl, the Republican leader, who is known for his tears, was updating the House GOP caucus this morning on the ongoing budget stand-off when his emotions got the best of him. As he was thanking fellow Republicans for sticking with him amid the tense negotiations, the GOP lawmakers rose to give him a standing ovation, prompting Boehner to weep.
"Yes," a person at the private meeting tells ABC. "He cried, but only briefly."
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He caves he goes.
The AP just reports this to make conservatives crazy.
Hey, I understand where he’s coming from. But it’s looking like we need a Tea Party Speaker.
Boehner is such a milquetoast weenie. Does he have mental issues? I get the thing that it's OK for a man to cry at times (loss of child, loss of parent, loss of etc. etc.), but this guy is becoming a caricature of himself.
Jeez, John, get a grip!
How in the Hell, did we get this weak kneed crybaby foisted upon us??
Every time I hear about bhonehead puddling up, I want to take a baseball bat...
Ye gads!!! How in the WORLD did we end up with this hamster as our Majority leader?
The Grim Weeper...
So is he crying in the Oval office right now?
Unstable lib, get rid of the SOB, let’s get some LEADERSHIP, once again boys and girls, from the top.
I see his continual weeping as a symptom of excessive alcohol abuse. He looks the part...and his emotions betray him......too many “3 cocktail lunches”...He is not unstable...he is a drinker.
Come on, GOP; dump this guy. He is an embarrassment. He’s wishy washy and doesn’t have the steel necessary to run the House. Retire him as Speaker and let him return to being just a weepy congressman who can be seen and not heard.
My God; how did we get stuck with this guy as Speaker?
“How in the Hell, did we get this weak kneed crybaby foisted upon us?”
Well, he is a Republican, right?
The only Republicans who have any balls are the women. The men may be chestbeaters on the election trail, but when it comes to the warpath, they are cowardly eunuchs.
At a time, probably more than any other in history, when we need clear, strong, articulate, fearless leadership, we have a sobby, squishy, emotional crybaby as speaker ...
Boehner has got to go. He is not an opposition leader.
Stable, sturdy leadership. There is so much to undo that crying fits would make the job virtually impossible. What are they feeding these people?
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