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Boehner Seeks To Quell Revolt: Speaker Faces Criticism Over Leadership From GOP Right Wing
Albany Times Union ^ | 8:34 Thursday, December 13, 2012

Posted on 12/13/2012 5:10:14 PM PST by drewh

The House's most conservative members vowed to vote against any deal that raises taxes, openly challenging the speaker's authority. Rep. Jeff Landry of Louisiana, defeated in a House race decided last week, blamed the speaker for creating the perilous fiscal position the nation finds itself in. A senior Democrat suggested that Boehner was dragging his feet on deficit talks to avoid striking a deal before January, when the House formally chooses its next speaker.

"The biggest impediment right now is the speaker's ability to get a decent number of Republican votes for an agreement," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, who is the lead Democrat on the House Budget Committee.

"I'm getting increasingly concerned that one of the reasons the speaker is deciding to, I think, string out these discussions is that he wants to wait until Jan. 3, when the election for speaker takes place," he said.

The Republican dissenters at this point represent a small portion of the House Republican Conference, but their public anger is striking. It also reflects a storm of criticism Boehner is facing on conservative talk radio and Internet outlets, in part for moving toward the president on taxes, in part for embracing a purge that removed four Republicans who consistently dissented from leadership positions of committees.

In another twist, some of the House's most uncompromising conservatives joined ranks with its most ardent liberals in embracing a ride into the fiscal unknown next month. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said the across-the-board spending cuts to military and domestic programs would "break the mold and get some real cuts for a change."

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


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1 posted on 12/13/2012 5:10:20 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
As soon as House Speaker John Boehner gets reinstated as Speaker of the House, he’ll turn on us and give Obummer EVERYTHING HE WANTS.

Boehner is disgusting and is just putting up a media front about being a “tough” guy.

He will totally cave in after he is reinstated.

Two years ago, he could have stopped the funding of Planned Predators, Obamacare, and numerous other outrageous give-aways by not funding them, but he's an administration coward and a RINO, just waiting to turn on us. He will turn on us.

2 posted on 12/13/2012 5:13:23 PM PST by laweeks
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To: laweeks

Boner will fold like the cheap suit he is!


3 posted on 12/13/2012 5:15:35 PM PST by elephant
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To: laweeks

I guess we will have to wait until tomorrow to find out from Obama, in a presser, what Boner caved into tonight!


4 posted on 12/13/2012 5:17:46 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: drewh
uncompromising conservatives joined ranks with its most ardent liberals

Conservatives are 'uncompromising'. Liberals are 'ardent'. I see what that journalist did.

/johnny

5 posted on 12/13/2012 5:18:11 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: drewh
The great failure to me is that the party is once again letting the Rats mischaracterise it without making any attempt to correct the record. The effect of going over “the cliff” is that taxes go up for every taxpayer. So, the GOP could keep repeating that Obama wants to raise taxes on the middle class. It’s just as correct as the Rats claiming the GOP wants the rich to pay lower taxes, but all we hear is crickets.

One of the characteristics of bullies is that they target people who won’t defend themselves. This sleazy little bully’s acting true to form, and he’s going to keep doing it until we start fighting back.

6 posted on 12/13/2012 5:28:01 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: drewh
The great failure to me is that the party is once again letting the Rats mischaracterise it without making any attempt to correct the record. The effect of ears pushing us over “the cliff” is that taxes go up for every taxpayer. So, the GOP could keep repeating that Obama wants to raise taxes on the middle class and we're working to keep him from doing that. It’s just as correct as the Rats claiming the GOP wants the rich to pay lower taxes, but all we hear is crickets.

One of the characteristics of bullies is that they target people who won’t defend themselves. This sleazy little bully’s acting true to form, and he’s going to keep doing it until we start fighting back.

7 posted on 12/13/2012 5:30:37 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: drewh
said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, who is the lead Democrat on the House Budget Committee. "I'm getting increasingly concerned that one of the reasons the speaker is deciding to, I think, string out these discussions is that he wants to wait until Jan. 3, when the election for speaker takes place," he said.

By all means, let's consider as an authority the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee.

A big LOL!!!!

8 posted on 12/13/2012 5:40:46 PM PST by what's up
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To: elephant
Cry baby No Nutz Putz will fold at the knees like a cheap camera!

WHY ARE WE EVEN DEALING WITH THIS SWINE???





John Boehner AKA "The No Nutz Putz"

9 posted on 12/13/2012 5:40:57 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: drewh

Albany Times Union.

Another shill for the RATZ. Propaganda at its finest. Even the old Pravda knows that its insane.

Albany Times Union, Baghdad Bob’s favorite paper.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 5:44:03 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: drewh

Boner can dish it out...


11 posted on 12/13/2012 5:52:19 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: drewh
Let us not forget, dear FRiends, that it is none other than ace negotiator (hah!) John Andrew Boehner who traded one half of one trillion dollars in defense spending to the Dems for a foggy, meaninless "iou" for stuff that their lawyers can work around in no-time.

Boehner is not a Dem, as some think. Boehner is, however, completely, totally, and wholly not capable of seeing (a) what a fool he has been, and just how badly he (and we, and our fine Country) has been "taken" by his fiscal cliff nonsense, and (b) that he is just not fit (intellectually or emotionally -- think spontaneous fits of crying, here) to be negotiating on our behalf.

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12 posted on 12/13/2012 6:10:37 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

“not a Dem” = “not a RINO”.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 6:13:48 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

I hope he has a very good reason to cry.


14 posted on 12/13/2012 6:25:47 PM PST by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: drewh

Well, the first error is using the word “leadership” in the same sentence with “Boehner”.

Like others here, I fully expect Bawlin’ Boehner to sell America out in exchange for some under-the-table deal with Benghazi Barry.

However, all of the elements we are facing belong to BOTH parties. The level of corruption in politics today is so outrageous that it must have caused to Founding Fathers to spin their bones into mere shards!!

For those who don’t recognize it, we have reached the America that Ayn Rand described at the end of Atlas Shrugged. Corrupt government, union thugs, anti-business climate, phony climate concerns; the only thing missing is Galt’s Gulch.

This country is in VERY big trouble and it took both the corruption of our elected officials and complacent voters to bring us to this “cliff”. Whether we go over the cliff or not, America’s future is VERY dim!


15 posted on 12/13/2012 6:44:16 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: drewh

Get a rope?.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 6:48:01 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: JRandomFreeper

JRandomFreeper~:” Conservatives are ‘uncompromising’. Liberals are ‘ardent’.”

Has Boehner ever successfully negotiate anything with the Dems ?
Ever ..ever .?

Sometimes I think we have been represented by someone like Neville Chamberlin .


17 posted on 12/13/2012 6:50:22 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ((Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison))
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Conservatives could only hope to be respresented by someone with as much intestinal fortitude as Chamberlin. The GOP isn't as resolute as Neville was.

/johnny

18 posted on 12/13/2012 6:53:15 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: drewh

Boehner appeared on television once again reporting that no progress has been made because of Obama, as scripted.

Boehner thinks he is about to be re-elected as Speaker but guess what? Conservatives have turned on him, and are about to kick Boneys butt!

Lets just go over the cliff and get the cuts, and shrink this parasitic animal called government.Nothing like a recession to get the blood running hot!


19 posted on 12/13/2012 8:58:19 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: laweeks

Ofcourse, all that matters is that Boner stay in power...not.

Boner is small and can’t manage to talk in the media like Newt can. He’s a poor leader. His weakness tells him to take an axe to the family in order for him to feel powerful and to survive.


20 posted on 12/14/2012 7:42:39 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: JRandomFreeper

I believe that conservatives should strongly consider voting for Pelosi as Speaker.

Yes, I’m serious.

I hope that the threat would be sufficient to get sufficient GOPers to get rid of Boehner, but if it weren’t, put Pelosi in the position, and get rid of Boehner. Let Pelosi cobble together bills that garner GOP support. For bad bills, we will get a definite indication of which GOPers we need to eliminate from the nest by which of them Pelosi can recruit repeatedly.


21 posted on 12/15/2012 6:16:24 AM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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