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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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.
No more spiking of the football than ObamakilledOsama did.
” Well, if you think about it, it is Romneys 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.
Under ObamaCare; nice guys will just finish dead.
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.
“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).
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.
Screw you Boehner
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.
cry me a river
"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.
Wow - did you ever notice the resemblance?
Hoyer = Sandusky
??????...and if we do, ya gonna cry?
And THIS isn't "spiking the football"?
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.
Sure, don’t spike the ball, but give Pelosi a big poke in the eye when you get close to her, Boner.
I stole that for when the ruling comes down...LOL!!
Dear Speaker Boehner,
You are cordially invited to go screw yourself.
The US of A
I’ll spike the damned ball if I want to!
Freakin’ First Amendment Killjoy!
Still sad he got traded from my Broncos.
... Well I'm spiking my ball
... So fine me!
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.
So it doesn't have anything to do with the voters?
And we shouldn't encourage politicians to be responsible when they can be?
“”Republicans are focused on the economyand 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.
Oh, I dunno. A simple “We won. Deal with it.” would suffice for me.
“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.
..better, why I won't vote for a lib , moderate, or a RINO
That’ll work for me too!
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 cant believe he did that/said that etc. etc. - finally (hopefully) we see some relief - and you wont 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.
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. :-)
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.
You noticed that, too. When Barry was signing, he had a major smirk on his face that was extremely annoying. Payback will be sweet.
“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.
No more than like this from 2004. : D
I can recall the Dems celebrating on the floor of the House when Obamacare passed without a single Rep vote. Boehner is a disgrace.
Kudos to the first Repub that gets caught on tape saying “this is a big f***ing deal”.
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.
Not celebrate a victory for American law? Get that spineless RINO the heck out of here!
>>> 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.
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.
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.
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”
I think “boehnless” in the sense that a truck of Viagra couldn’t cure . . .
If the Act is struck down it is a great victory for liberty!
Get this guy out of there!
Pubbies won’t spike the football.
Lucy [Dems] will steal the football.
Charlie Browns [Pubbies] will end up on their keisters — again.
SCREW YOU BOEHNER, YOU FECKLESS WIMP!
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!!