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?
C’mon man, enough with the damn crying.
Exactly the Capons cluck,like Bush curling up in a ball and not fighting back,unless it was to slam us, over his immigration crapola.
Oh Geez. Get a Grip, Boner!
Dude’s on his period again???
YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN! *SLAP* What's the matter with you? Is this what you've become, a Hollywood finocchio who cries like a woman? "Oh, what do I do? What do I do?" What is that nonsense? Ridiculous!
“too many 3 cocktail lunches...He is not unstable...he is a drinker”
I don’t know but I’m not going to argue with you because maybe Tammy Faye has a slight lisp but I’ve noticed him slurring a bit myself. If you cannot control your emotions to the point of conducting business like an adult then you need to get another line of work. I was in a pressure cooker job for 17 years and if I had broken down and cried I would have been eaten alive. The whole thing is unseemly.
Our country is on the brink of collapse and the Speaker of the House is either boo hooing in his hanky or telegraphing that they are going to cave in on the debt ceiling. Its insane. I’m about of a mind to vote for Trump.
Yes, the managed media puts their spin on these kinds of things. The appeal seems to be for a base of Americans that do not research issues. Fiscal conservatives, regardless of the social conviction; see through this theater. Stop spending what is not there. Taxed Enough Already!
“The AP just reports this to make conservatives crazy.”
It would be nice if he would quit showing his feminine side.
For petes sake Boehner, act like a man.
I was just wondering why the Dems get tough as nails A holes like Nan and Harry and we end up with a ball baby????
Crap Boner, they’ll cut you things off with a rusty knife and laugh all the way to capital hill. Well, I guess they already did.
Man are you wrong! Listen to PC by Obama now.
“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.”
IMO, you are correct.
Give the Speaker’s gavel to Ed Royce (R-CA).
He’s an adult who did EXCELLENT work on getting Viktor Bout into Federal custody and away from the Russians.
Who was the azzhole that put this whimpering coward in as speaker and not Bachmann??
He has more guts than the president. This is a stupid thread!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tito....fetch me a tissue....
Nonsense...he got teary at the overwhelming show of support from his caucus...far different.
john boohoo is not the man to lead us out of this disaster. He needs to step down - ASAP!
“He has more guts than the president.”
That’s not setting the bar very high now, is it?
WTF? I understand crying once, say at a soldier’s memorial or something, but over every single thing?
He needs to check out the “Low T” commercial, get some hormone shots, and get back in the game. Man up, dude! We just got done with one lady as Speaker - she was wrong, and had no brains, but she more testicular fortitude.
I didn’t note that he was crying tonight. Did you?
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