Skip to comments.Boehner: If Supreme Court strikes down health care law, ‘there will be no spiking of the ball’
Posted on 06/21/2012 1:42:34 PM PDT by kingattax
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care law within the next week, and House Speaker John Boehner has issued a pre-emptive warning to fellow House Republicans if parts of the law are struck down: Forget about celebrating.
In a memo sent to his entire caucus Friday, Boehner warned members not to gloat over what most Republicans would see as a victory.
"[I]f the Court strikes down all or part of the president's health care law, there will be no spiking of the ball," Boehner wrote in the memo. "Republicans are focused on the economyand under President Obama's policies, our economy is struggling. We will not celebrate at a time when millions of our fellow Americans remain out of work, the national debt has exceeded the size of our nation's economy, health costs continue to rise, and small businesses are struggling to hire."
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Oh, Boehnless Chicken Breast!
There ought to be every manner of spiking of the ball.
Speak for yourself John. I’ve got a cell phone hidden under the goalpost.
“I’ll do the spiken’ around here, an’ dooon’t you for get it!”
The way obama arrogantly spiked it when he signed the bill with his nose in the air.
Go back to Andover, Boner.
Yeah! We wouldn’t want to gloat over the Supremes upholding the Constitution!
You need to go crybaby!
I had to check to see if this was satire.
Good grief, what a jerk. Obama is caught violating the Constitution and the GOP isn’t supposed to talk about it?
If the economy is so important, Boner, then why did you let Obama spend as much as he liked on green jobs and corrupt cronies the past three years?
I’ll file this under “why I don’t vote for Republicans anymore”.
Smart move, no use in gloating.
Should we shed a few tears Boehner?
Let’s replace that Boner guy with Issa. Issa has nmore testicles than the rest of the GOP Congressional Delegation put together!!!!!
At this point I think I’d be willing to quit my job, move to his district and vote for the Democrat if it would help get rid of this guy...
If I can’t spike the football, can I post videos of crying liberals and despondent rants from the DUmmies?
Boeher is a leftwing socialist republican and should shut his mouth.
” Oh, Boehnless Chicken Breast!”
I agree completely.
I think it’s fine and good for all of us to spike the ball out here in flyover country, but I think it would be bad form for the Representatives to do it. I’m with crybaby on this one.
” I think Id be willing to quit my job, move to his district and vote for the Democrat if it would help get rid of this guy... “
And, just think - if you’re unemployed and homeless, and vote Democrat, you can probably get paid for your trouble...
” Oh, Boehnless Chicken Breast!”
Speak for yourself, you aisle-crossing, pussy crybaby.
I’m putting on the clown shoes and going all Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco
That’s gloating, and why we should not partake.
“Smart move, no use in gloating”
Can we find some happy medium between VE Day and the 5 month funeral service for the economy recommended by Boner?
By the way, would Boner let us celebrate Romney’s election? Republicans taking the Senate? Or is it like Lent until unemployment reaches 6%?
Schadenfreude in advance! In your face b!7c#e5!
I agree. Children gloat, adults work to make it right.
Sadly - about what we have come to expect from the Weeper. Tone deaf. And clueless.
YET ME THINKS IF SCOTUS DOES SIDE WITH REGIME.....THEY WILL BE SPIKING THE BALL.
What a load!
If it’s overturned, celebrate like it’s June 5, 2012, all over again!
Oh, please...come on guys. This is an “in your face” to Obamugabe.
He’ll NOT spike the ball just like Obamugabe “didn’t spike the ball” on UBL...
I think Boehner is laughing his ass off at the Prompter Punk.
Good one! The republicans have short memories. When will they learn that nice guys finish dead last.
He’z such a wussie
No spiking the ball? How just a few hundred tickertape parades with US and Gadsden flags waving, fireworks, marching bands playing and Americans singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless the USA” and maybe even a little chorus of “Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye.”
In this occasion -— YES, SPIKE IT BY ALL MEANS!
It should be cause for celebration!!
Looked like Fancy Pants Nancy was gonna rap-a-tap-tap the ball with her big old (understated) gavel. - Humility on a stick.
Let us not count chickens before they hatch.
Elected officials, though, have to at least try to be adult about these things.
Is there any concrete reason this failure is the Speaker of the House?
Boehner has no balls to spike. What a wuss.
Hey Mr. Speaker, stick your head where the sun don’t shine. If the SC strikes down the commies marxist Obamacare it is a blow for FREEDOM and every American should celebrate including elected pubbies. It’s time to take our country back and I’m sick and tired of pubbies that don’t want to stick it to the RATS.
There should be fireworks and parties!!
Killing this monstrous law will save the republic; for a while anyway.
Damn straight! We’re fighting like dogs to save our country and supposed to act like pansies?
PING THE GLOAT-A-METER!
There ought to be a huge “before” and “after” poster of Pelosi.
The “before” shows her strutting around with the giant gavel.
The “after” shows her trying to walk with it shoved in her backside.
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