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Boehner gives in on highway bill
The Hill ^ | March 8, 2012 | Russell Berman

Posted on 03/08/2012 10:29:12 AM PST by maggief

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday the House plans to take up the Senate’s highway bill once it clears the upper chamber, conceding that his own last-ditch effort to save a House GOP measure had not succeeded.

“As I told the members yesterday, the current plan is to see what the Senate can produce and to bring their bill up,” Boehner told reporters at his weekly news conference Thursday.

“In the meantime, we’re going to continue to have conversations with our members about a longer-term approach, which frankly most of our members want. But at this point in time, the plan is to bring up the Senate bill — or something like it.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; boehner; highwaybill; highways; transportation

1 posted on 03/08/2012 10:29:14 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

This POS is pathetically gutless and perpetually useless...


2 posted on 03/08/2012 10:31:18 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Common Sense 101

We need to get rid of that spineless RINO!!!!!


3 posted on 03/08/2012 10:32:51 AM PST by forbushalltheway
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To: maggief
Another -solar Solyndra like slush fund for Obama cronies, posing as contractors.
4 posted on 03/08/2012 10:33:24 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Common Sense 101

put Romney at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue and you’ll have double-noodle


5 posted on 03/08/2012 10:33:24 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief

The psychological war on Boehner sure is gettin old.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 10:34:08 AM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: maggief

What a chicken S#$t!


7 posted on 03/08/2012 10:34:38 AM PST by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: Common Sense 101

The Grim Weeper.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 10:35:37 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Common Sense 101

This POS is pathetically gutless and perpetually useless...


To us. To the Democrats he is a very valuable tool.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 10:36:21 AM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: boomop1

More like the Dim Weeper.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 10:37:17 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: maggief

When will he apply to have his named changed to Gives In?


11 posted on 03/08/2012 10:38:54 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: maggief

Might as well have Pelosi in there.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 10:38:54 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: boomop1; exit82

http://www.daylife.com/photo/07QAglw9EJdjp?__site=daylife&q=boehner


13 posted on 03/08/2012 10:40:26 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

If John Boehner won’t hold out until he gets a nice lunch and a round of golf with Obama, I’ll lose all respect for him.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 10:41:37 AM PST by niteowl77 (Ready to light the other end of this sham.)
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To: maggief

Boehner rolls over without a fight yet again.

He is worse than worthless...


15 posted on 03/08/2012 10:43:53 AM PST by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: maggief

Spending bills are supposed to originate in the House.

Tell Reid to stick it, and move your own bill, Dim Weeper.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 10:44:51 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: niteowl77

Every headline that starts with Boehner

ends with “gives in”.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 10:44:57 AM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: maggief

shaking head.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 10:48:33 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: maggief
Well, that was unexpected...
19 posted on 03/08/2012 10:50:10 AM PST by null and void (Day 1143 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Common Sense 101

It could even worse if the GOP picks up the senate and McConnell becomes majority leader. Then we’ll have two weaklings in the chambers as leaders.

Putting us right back six years to the cowardly GOP that gave us Obama, Pelosi & Reid in the first place.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 10:55:39 AM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: maggief

Here’s the full, comprehensive list of John Boehner’s significant accomplishments as Speaker of the House:

Please feel free to add any you may think of.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 10:57:10 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Common Sense 101

What a sick joke. At least Nancy Pelosi, evil as she is, is willing to do battle. Boehner can’t be counted on for anything besides looking for the first opportunity to surrender.

Maybe... just maybe... if the repugs didn’t surrender so readily, the dems might not stand so stoutly every single friggin’ time.


22 posted on 03/08/2012 11:00:12 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Freddd

>> The psychological war on Boehner sure is gettin old.

Name one concrete conservative legislative victory attributable to Boner. Just one. That’s all I ask.

He talks a good story but had delivered exactly *nothing*. Period.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 11:02:02 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: quantim
It could even worse if the GOP picks up the senate and McConnell becomes majority leader. Then we’ll have two weaklings in the chambers as leaders.

Yes, that is exactly correct. Nothing like having the Pansy Twins "leading" the "opposition" to Obama II.

24 posted on 03/08/2012 11:02:19 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: forbushalltheway
We need to get rid of that spineless RINO!!!!!

But, but, but it was his TURN!


25 posted on 03/08/2012 11:03:10 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: ScottinVA

Still believe that we have a two party political system?


26 posted on 03/08/2012 11:04:12 AM PST by sport
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To: maggief
Boehner is as useless as a brick life vest. Is it too late to get Pelosi back?
27 posted on 03/08/2012 11:07:08 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: maggief

John Boehner practices his remarks to Congress...

28 posted on 03/08/2012 11:10:00 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: sport

29 posted on 03/08/2012 11:10:44 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
That's what we pay you for, Boner, to give in.
30 posted on 03/08/2012 11:12:06 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: maggief

I’ve been done with him for a long time now. HE needs to go. He is part of the establishment problem. No balls Boehner.


31 posted on 03/08/2012 11:13:20 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: maggief

What a slut and prostitute. My apology to sluts and prostitutes for the unfair insult.

Pray for America


32 posted on 03/08/2012 11:17:29 AM PST by bray (Time for Newt to step aside)
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To: sport

Sometimes I view the establishment GOPers and Dems as members of the same team, playing different positions.


33 posted on 03/08/2012 11:27:55 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Freddd

I agree.


34 posted on 03/08/2012 11:29:22 AM PST by what's up
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To: Common Sense 101

A pussy


35 posted on 03/08/2012 11:30:15 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Joe the Pimpernel
That's what we pay you for, Boner, to give in.

And how ironic we call him "Boner."

36 posted on 03/08/2012 11:30:42 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Freddd
Instead of the inevitable name-calling which follows every story with "Boehner" in the title, I'd like to know why Freepers would prefer so strongly that Boehner go for the other bill.

Haven't seen any reasons listed yet.

37 posted on 03/08/2012 11:38:10 AM PST by what's up
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To: maggief

Of course he does. Faux, toothless leopards don’t change their stripes, (or grow teeth.) They stay yellow no matter how much Grecian Formula they use.


38 posted on 03/08/2012 11:40:01 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: BrewingFrog
Boehner rolls over without a fight yet again.

If ya haven't noticed both factions of the one party are all corrupted whores. Ya'll know that nothing is to change unless we totally BK or an all out revolution & that is very slim. So, get creased up each morning & accept it - like that women in Texas who didn't care if the men groped her because she just needed to get on the plane. Who knows if they wanted a Lewinsky she could have accommodated for the trip.Yep, it's only going to get worse & the same ole congress scum will be there to make sure.

39 posted on 03/08/2012 12:00:49 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: maggief
Loser.

'nuff said.

40 posted on 03/08/2012 12:17:05 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: maggief
Boehner gives in on highway bill

Has anyone found ANYTHING Boehner hasn't given in on? Oh well, he can go have a good cry.

41 posted on 03/08/2012 12:44:34 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: maggief

More pork spending.


42 posted on 03/08/2012 1:24:51 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: ScottinVA

Does good cop-bad cop come to mind?


43 posted on 03/08/2012 3:35:59 PM PST by sport
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To: maggief

LOL!
That looks like Jerry Sandusky on the right.


44 posted on 03/08/2012 6:55:21 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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