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Boehner: If Supreme Court strikes down health care law, ‘there will be no spiking of the ball’
Yahoo News ^ | 6-21-12 | Chris Moody

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 economy—and 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boehner; constitution; healthcare; obamacare; scotusobamacare; spiketheball; spikingtheball
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Well, if you think about it, it is Romney’s part of the health care plan that might get struck down - the individual mandate. They handicapped us when they nominated Mr. Progressive Romneycare.

Obama went Romney’s fascist route - central control over insurance companies rather than the Marxist road of single payer plan.

Since Milt is our candidate, we have nothing to say that is not embarassing.


101 posted on 06/21/2012 2:25:31 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: kingattax
I thought the TEARosaur always looked for an emotional moment? We'll spike the damn football and like it, with or without him.
102 posted on 06/21/2012 2:26:22 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No more spiking of the football than ObamakilledOsama did.


103 posted on 06/21/2012 2:26:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: SaraJohnson

” Well, if you think about it, it is Romney’s part of the health care plan that might get struck down - the individual mandate. They handicapped us when they nominated Mr. Progressive Romneycare.”

I know it. Now we have to deal with this.


104 posted on 06/21/2012 2:29:24 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: jersey117
When will they learn that nice guys finish dead last.

Under ObamaCare; nice guys will just finish dead.

105 posted on 06/21/2012 2:29:58 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: kingattax
I agree with Boehner.

Focusing on the bad economy is eroding Zero's numbers.

If our side gets too ecstatic over an Obamacare win, we lose focus.

In other words, triumphalism will creep in too early before we really have a victory.

106 posted on 06/21/2012 2:30:47 PM PDT by what's up
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To: KarlInOhio

“Considering how well Obama has punked the Republicans, spiking the ball now would be like doing after a touchdown which got your score to 14-56. It isn’t time to spike. It’s time for an onside kick to try to get another touchdown.”

I fiercely disagree with this. Most everything else Obama’s done has been a one-off. Ignoring the defense of marriage act, overturning Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and amnesty may or may not stay in place. My guess is they will, and that we’re not going back on any issue, but anyway that’s more a matter of momentum. Obamacare was the big f-ing deal. It is the massive new bureacracy that we have to see in action before we know what it is. It was to be his legacy. It is different.

By the way, Obama’s punking pubs and being ahead on points has to do with socializing the nation, not the election. He is not ahead electionwise. He is stuck in it deep, largely because of the economy (stupid).


107 posted on 06/21/2012 2:31:12 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: kingattax
You'd better not celebrate, you spineless, useless pieces of trash in Congress who let this abomination go so far as to require a virtual rebellion by the many states to get it to the SCOTUS, whom you expect to DO YOUR FRICKIN WORK!

No action should have taken place in Congress while this idiotic and unconstitutional infringement was walking the land as law. The SCOTUS was not elected by the people to represent them. Theirs is a duty to represent the constitution, a job many of them have forgotten, but far more of our congresscritters forget whom they represent.

108 posted on 06/21/2012 2:31:39 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingattax

Screw you Boehner


109 posted on 06/21/2012 2:34:26 PM PDT by free me (heartless)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Apparently, he doesn’t have the slightest conception of what it means to be out of work. When life gives you lemons and you’re sick to death of lemonade, you grab what chance you can to celebrate. Spike the ball, dammit.


110 posted on 06/21/2012 2:36:43 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: kingattax

cry me a river


111 posted on 06/21/2012 2:37:24 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Tublecane
Seriously, anyone who says, “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” is either playing politics—transparent and stupid politics—or is clinically depressed and needs medication.

"Playing politics"? No. It's "working politics" and in Washington, that's not something to be contemptuous about.

It's what you're there for -- to think not just about the moment, but about what to do next and how to get it done.

He's right. You don't throw a big public party over one judicial victory when the country's still in trouble -- unless you're some sort of narcissist.

If you actually have a role to play in the political system, you've got more important things to do than to put on a funny hat and congratulate yourself.

If you don't have those responsibilities, do what you want. It doesn't matter and nobody cares.

112 posted on 06/21/2012 2:37:24 PM PDT by x
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To: RetroSexual

Wow - did you ever notice the resemblance?

Hoyer = Sandusky


113 posted on 06/21/2012 2:37:40 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Christ Jesus Victor, Ruler, Lord and Redeemer!)
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To: kingattax

??????...and if we do, ya gonna cry?


114 posted on 06/21/2012 2:38:08 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: kingattax

And THIS isn't "spiking the football"?

115 posted on 06/21/2012 2:38:48 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kingattax; Nachum; justiceseeker93; bevperl; mazda77; vette6387; onyx; nutmeg; MamaDearest; ...

God willing, and the Supreme Court throws out DeathCare, I, for one, will be praying to God giving thanks for saving so many innocent American lives from those that want to destroy us. Kind of like my parents thanking God when Hitler was defeated. IMO, same thing.

Just saying!


116 posted on 06/21/2012 2:39:03 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: kingattax

Sure, don’t spike the ball, but give Pelosi a big poke in the eye when you get close to her, Boner.


117 posted on 06/21/2012 2:39:14 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Snickering Hound

I stole that for when the ruling comes down...LOL!!


118 posted on 06/21/2012 2:42:31 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: kingattax
I guess Boehner is under the impression that he has earned our respect and therefore, we will follow his ‘directive’. FAT CHANCE! I will be spiking BIG TIME!
119 posted on 06/21/2012 2:42:42 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: kingattax

Dear Speaker Boehner,

You are cordially invited to go screw yourself.

The US of A


120 posted on 06/21/2012 2:43:06 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: kingattax

I’ll spike the damned ball if I want to!

Freakin’ First Amendment Killjoy!


121 posted on 06/21/2012 2:43:33 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Presidential Race is about the relative light reflectivity of your Socialist Slavemaster.)
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To: TIElniff

T-E-B-O-W

Still sad he got traded from my Broncos.


122 posted on 06/21/2012 2:44:11 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: kingattax
there will be no spiking of the ball

... Well I'm spiking my ball

... So fine me!

123 posted on 06/21/2012 2:44:16 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Anybody but Obama.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

i’m going to be outside waving my flag, huzzahing, and honking my horn all day. especially in the face of liberals.

we have fought tooth and nail, at first in the pitch black of tyranny without hope, alone against republicans and democrats for 4 long years.

we deserve to camp out and celebrate in the end zone if this miracle comes to pass.


124 posted on 06/21/2012 2:44:38 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Sir Napsalot
If there are any responsible adults in our elected officicals, we wouldn’t have been in this pickle in the first place.

So it doesn't have anything to do with the voters?

And we shouldn't encourage politicians to be responsible when they can be?

125 posted on 06/21/2012 2:44:38 PM PDT by x
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To: who knows what evil?

“”Republicans are focused on the economy—and under President Obama’s policies, our economy is struggling. “

Then How About explaining WHY and HOW ObamaCare dumped the economy into the toilet and Spiking O’Care into the toilet in its place Does call for a massive celebration?

Stupid, it’s not just the Breakfast of Democrats.


126 posted on 06/21/2012 2:44:46 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Oh, I dunno. A simple “We won. Deal with it.” would suffice for me.


127 posted on 06/21/2012 2:45:14 PM PDT by wbill
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To: what's up

“Focusing on the bad economy is eroding Zero’s numbers.

If our side gets too ecstatic over an Obamacare win, we lose focus”

I don’t understand this whatsoever. Obamacare is tied very intimately to the economy in Republican and Democrat minds. We wouldn’t want to public to miss what a big deal its defeat would be. Nor would we want to, God forbid, silently comply with the Dems’ inevitable whining, lest they manage to tie the inevitable bad economy in November to the the partisan conservative SCOTUS’ retrogressive activism.

The way we avoid this, the only way, is by throwing Obama’s unpopular healthcare law back in his face and celebrating the fact that we denied him the chance to make the economy even worse. Which isn’t to say if we don’t Obama will have it all over the Do Nothing pubs. But in the least we would have lost a weapon with which to beat him.


128 posted on 06/21/2012 2:45:53 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Dogbert41
I’ll file this under “why I don’t vote for Republicans anymore”.

..better, why I won't vote for a lib , moderate, or a RINO

129 posted on 06/21/2012 2:47:09 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Anybody but Obama.)
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To: wbill

That’ll work for me too!


130 posted on 06/21/2012 2:47:29 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: kingattax

After all the suffering Americans have gone through for the last 4 years, all the havoc wrought on our values and Constitution, all the inane and constant comments from the left, the daily “I can’t believe he did that/said that” etc. etc. - finally (hopefully) we see some relief - and you won’t spike the ball?

SPIKE THE BALL from the tallest building in the country. That would be in Chicago right? Cool.

It would be major party time. Dance in the streets party time.


131 posted on 06/21/2012 2:48:17 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

I always keep a bottle of champagne chilling in case something actually goes the RIGHT way in this country...I had it for quite a while, of course. :-)


132 posted on 06/21/2012 2:48:49 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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Personally, if that piece of crap is found unconstitutional I will be dancing on my front porch and yelling Hoooray! Boehner can do what he finds appropriate.


133 posted on 06/21/2012 2:48:55 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: jersey117

You noticed that, too. When Barry was signing, he had a major smirk on his face that was extremely annoying. Payback will be sweet.


134 posted on 06/21/2012 2:49:24 PM PDT by JPG (Don't just talk about it, make it happen.)
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To: x

“we shouldn’t encourage politicians to be responsible when they can be?”

Not celebrating is not the adult thing to do. Adults are, again, not angsty teens who cry to their parents that they don’t want to go to school because everything sucks. Adults understand what a bad thing is Obamacare and what a good thing it would be were it struck down. Or, on the other hand, what sort of a bad thing it would be if it were struck down in the wrong way.


135 posted on 06/21/2012 2:49:55 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: TIElniff
Gloat fest

No more than like this from 2004. : D

136 posted on 06/21/2012 2:51:05 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: kingattax

I can recall the Dems celebrating on the floor of the House when Obamacare passed without a single Rep vote. Boehner is a disgrace.


137 posted on 06/21/2012 2:53:04 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kingattax

Kudos to the first Repub that gets caught on tape saying “this is a big f***ing deal”.


138 posted on 06/21/2012 2:53:08 PM PDT by Starstruck
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To: KarlInOhio

By the way, since when did spiking the ball come to mean the same as resting on your laurels? To spike the ball is not to declare ultimate victory. All it means is that you scored a touchdown, which is a good thing in itself whether it confers go-ahead points or you’re still down by 50 points.

Perhaps Boner means we shouldn’t spike the ball on the five yard line, or something.


139 posted on 06/21/2012 2:54:48 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: kingattax
...Boehner warned members not to gloat over what most Republicans would see as a victory.

Not celebrate a victory for American law? Get that spineless RINO the heck out of here!

140 posted on 06/21/2012 2:55:58 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: x

>>> So it doesn’t have anything to do with the voters?

Don’t get your point about ObamaCare rammed down our thoat.

>>> And we shouldn’t encourage politicians to be responsible when they can be?

Still don’t see responsible politicians (or very few) in DC. Boehner ain’t one of them.


141 posted on 06/21/2012 2:59:49 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: kingattax

I’ll be too busy watching and enjoying all of the crying and gnashing of teeth that will be on display from the socialists.

Just let the liberals spike the ball... over and over and over again... it’s much more fun and lasts longer.


142 posted on 06/21/2012 3:00:57 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: JPG

Yes. I noticed it. I also noticed him glaring at the black child who got in the way of the camera and threatened to steal a second or two from his big f’n moment.


143 posted on 06/21/2012 3:01:39 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: saganite

I agree. Just defund the whole thing in one fell swoop.

Only problem with that is Obama will show Americans how he saved 1 trillion dollars and saved Medicare at the same time.

And the media will bleat, “Ohhhhbahhhhmahhhhh”


144 posted on 06/21/2012 3:02:06 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I think “boehnless” in the sense that a truck of Viagra couldn’t cure . . .


145 posted on 06/21/2012 3:02:10 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: kingattax
He will probably start crying!

If the Act is struck down it is a great victory for liberty!

Get this guy out of there!

146 posted on 06/21/2012 3:04:29 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: kingattax

Pubbies won’t spike the football.

Lucy [Dems] will steal the football.

Charlie Browns [Pubbies] will end up on their keisters — again.


147 posted on 06/21/2012 3:05:29 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: kingattax

sigh..


148 posted on 06/21/2012 3:06:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: kingattax
There's always a reason to celebrate when MARXISTS lose on their tyrannical bullsh!t.

SCREW YOU BOEHNER, YOU FECKLESS WIMP!

149 posted on 06/21/2012 3:08:22 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: kingattax
What a nerd and a pussy Boehner is.

We should not only spike the ball but we should ram it down Obastard, his Commieczars, and the Demoncrat's rat bastard throats for putting America through this agony, disregarding the will of the American People, and crapping on the Constitution!

This should be an object lesson to tyrants who try and put us into their shackles - not a "let's all get along" moment! Gad, I detest these RINOs!!

150 posted on 06/21/2012 3:11:46 PM PDT by Gritty (John Boehner has basically climbed into the Bob Dole suit - Mark Steyn)
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