Skip to comments.Boehner Considers Nixing SOTU in Chambers
Posted on 12/24/2012 3:01:37 AM PST by chiller
We've only heard talk and do not know if this is true but it certainly must be, given Obama's shabby and insulting treatment of the Speaker in fiscal cliff negotiations. The latest reports from the Wall Street Journal and other sources indicate Obama has threatened Boehner and republicans with a throw-down public humiliation during Inaugural and SOTU addresses, unless Obama gets his way.
Why would the Speaker invite the President (which is only done by recent tradition since the age of TV, iirc) into his house to allow him to soil his hosts ?
To do so is tantamount to surrender. The Speaker should publicly refuse use of House Chambers and let Obama work out the details. I'm sure the networks will happily accommodate him.
Petty behavior from Boehner ? Back at ya'. Not in my House
Maybe we should all start talking about where he was born. I’m just sayin’.
Just putting the thought out there
I like it. Boehner should put the question to a vote of the GOP caucus.
Asked and answered for most I inquiring minds. When the collapse occurs, followed by riots, followed by some daming evidence of more illegality coming from the white hut (Benghazi will do).....then perhaps his place of birth may be of interest to the rest.
I no longer care where the communist was born, just when we can send him back there and start repairing the massive damage to what used to be a free country. Once he can no longer harm us, our children, and our grandchildren, I don't care if he hides in Kenya, Indonesia, Hawaii, or Chicago. I just want a real American in our White House to repeal everything Obama has done to our country.
Pinging the Ohio list..
All of this assumes Boehner is still speaker in late January
Here’s a scenario: knowing he’s about to be deposed as speaker, Boehner should make this his last official act.
A coup has to be set in motion as the very first order of business and involves changing house rules to use secret ballots for speaker selection. (Supposedly members behind the coup don’t have the brass / won’t try it if they keep the voice vote / eventual roll call for fear of recriminations
There is no requirement for a once-a-year, media-driven SOTU with a congressional forum.
The SOTU can be satisfied with a written report delivered from time to time.
Ears will just use the Senate floor instead.
Correct, which is why this should be done this year. SOTU as an address is mostly a tv concoction. A report will suffice but no prez wants to waste so much free tv time.
i WISH HE had the balls to do it and then not show up at the SOTU him and the rest of the republicans...I am sure O will make some nasty comments, but it private he’d get all wee wee up...
Let him have the SOTU but turn the cameras off. It would drive him crazy.
And then what? Obama moves it to Yankee stadium or some such, and p it with adoring throngs of union member.
He still gets his made for tv moment, and destroys yet another tradition.
Senate chambers aren’t large enough to handle a joint session ,fwiw.
Of course Obie would find some accommodation from the networks, but this congress would forever be known as the one that wouldn’t roll over for Obama
This is a wet dream, of course.
Doesn’t need to be a joint session, no requirement.
Bams just wants free air time for hos dog and pony show
Who cares what the Kenyan maggot says, Idi Amin used the media to slam his opponents too. I’ve never listened to this sniveling tyrant more than 15 seconds. . Don’t give him a forum. Turn off the TV.
Also correct. Any change in recent custom sends a message that Obie’s act is not welcome. Diss him, as he has dissed the constitution
You should ask a moderator to correct your title—it gives Boehner far too much credit.
From your mouth to God’s ears. I’ve not seen one SOTU or inaugural address.
Try ganking the commie mooseSlimes credit card for a change Boner!
This is why republicans are just downright dumbasses because they will sacrifice principle and what is right for what they think is recognition and honor, when dems will just hammer them anyway!
I considered the title carefully but will bet its come to mind. Boehner left town almost immediately after these reported insults at negotiations. “Screw you” seemed the sentiment.
I will never believe Boehner hasn’t “considered” this expected invitation, given their sorry relationship
They should allow him to speak, then turn their backs to him when he tries to blame them as threatened.
You have absolutely nothing to base that on—your title should reflect your guess or suspicion not make a baseless claim that sounds like an actual report.
I would go ahead with the SOTU, and if and when he starts bad mouthing Republicans have a walkout.
All Republicans just get up and walk out.Turn your backs on him, and walk out.Call the Kenyans bluff.
Obama appears to believe he can run the country without the House, and so far he is doing it.
In 1991 Gorby went on vacation where he was then put on the USSR’s version of a no fly list and that was it, a half hearted effort at reactionary collectivism by some drunken generals and poof it all collapsed. So Barry Sotero is dropped off in exile in my least favorite state (I say give back most to the Hawaiins the ingrate racists) bring back Airforce 1 fumigate it and move on from there.
I think they should all start chanting “You Lie! You Lie! You Lie!” Joe Wilson redux. BTW - they owe Joe an apology .... he was absolutely spot on.
Just turn off TOTUS.
Show him to be the mindless fool that he is when he’s not reading from TOTUS.
Only thing I want to know is:
Why haven’t the military fullfilled its oath to protect the Constitution yet?
You need Obama and his kohorts under swift prosecution.
You are correct.
Article III, Section 3 of The United States Constitution states, “He shall from time to time give to Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend such Measures as he sall judge necessary and expedieny; he may, on extrodinary Occasions, convene both houses, or either of them, ...”
Don’t believe that SotU is an extrodinary occasion although Harry would more than welcome Zero to the Senate.
The A-hole in the WH is only the very tip of the iceberg. There are 60 million immoral “takers” who will only look to the next communist POTUS POS in 2016 to give them their just deserves spoils from the Makers! I doubt Clinton will be the nominee - Probably another non-whitey so they can appeal to their racist core.
I see no reason to host this graceless ingrate. He has shown no respect for the congress so why should they invite this lying thief to come in and spike the football in their faces?
If they can't stand up to Boehner, what chance will they have against Pelosi/Reid/Obama?
He's leaving his scent all over the Supreme Court, and so far has sprayed the Tree of Liberty with Sotomayor and Kagan. Four more years to go.
Yes. Yes! YES!!!
Pubbies are known for their folding on issues.
If Obama wants to the SOTU from the Hill, Obama will get his SOTU from the Hill.
the US Congress Boys club is so big on tradition they would never do this
They mighr be called rasist, ya know
However a SOTU broadcast of barry ranting his communist class warfare crap to a stone-faced nonresponsive GOP side of the House might be worth watching
I believe Justice Alioto has already said he will not attend after the USSC was dissed last year
Just thinking about the Senate chambers.
I imagine the bullet holes are still in the desks from the terrorist attack. Would be a dramatic stage from which he announces his next EO on guns. After all, assault weapons were used (you know, guns made for military troops).
Well considering this POS hasn't done anything for America except bend over for the banks and nothing actually for "We the People", maybe he should consider returning his paychecks from all his time in DC...
Cry me a river for that Boehner you mooge POS politician
I got my information from the same place Harry Reid got his about Mitt Romney not paying taxes.
Too small....... therefore demeaning
Boehner is weakened as Speaker, perhaps fatally so, but coups are funny things and often miscarry.