I think Boehner is out.
I’ve always felt that Boehner doesn’t have the consciousness to be a committed leader...and not sure that Cantor does, either.
Certainly Rube Goldberg could not have come up with a worse deal than what Boehner pulled-off yesterday.
In one fell swoop he agreed to raise taxes on the Eeeeeeevil Rich (conceding the Dem point that Reagnomics don’t work), while at the same time allowing the cut in payroll tax to expire, so Obama will STILL be able to rally “The 98%” against Eeeeeevil Republicans.
At the same time shattering his own party into splinters.
“Incompetent” just does not begin to do it justice.
His being “out” would be a pleasant surprise, but we haven’t been pleasantly surprised since the 2010 election, I think it is a pattern, the game is lost, this will only be the next proof of that.
get er done
“I think Boehner is out.”
I hope you are right, but I hope his replacement is not Cantor.
We need someone like Tom Price or Louie Gohmert.
God help us.
Get rid of that loser Boner
they fell for the news media’s scare tactic, the bs the media created “fiscal cliff”
2009-2011 Minority Leader—no fight.
2011-2013 Speaker, no fight.
See a pattern?
I knew the jig was up when The Weeper went to play golf with Zippy in the summer of 2011 during the rating crisis. Bastid.
We are where we are today thanks to John Boehner and Jim Beam.
Continuing resolutions, no repeal of Obamacare, even if for show, no cuts in spending.
A complete failure of leadership that keeps sliding us further behind the eight ball.
And does anyone think this is the man who will defend our Second Amendment rights?
That Cantor the Calculator would step out like suggests there are enough votes for a change. I’m not a fan of the guy—not conservative enough and oozing shiftiness—but I’m not sure it’s a job for a man of great character either.
I’ll believe it when I see it.
We could have amended the fiscal cliff deal to include tax cuts for ALL taxpayers but the Dems threatened “Oh no don't do that or we will kill it!”
If they did going over the cliff would have been THEIR damn fault—IN SPITE OF WHAT THE RINOs and their sniveling pundits say.
But Boner didn't even freekin’ try! He handed the freekin’ House over to freekin’ NANCY PELOSI FOR GAWDS SAKE!!!
He's one of the few conservatives that I still trust to act/be conservative.
I don't trust Cantor at all. I feel his fiscal cliff vote was just posturing and he was given the 'go ahead' by Boehner so he could look good.
Everybody here is acting as if Boehner is the problem - but he’s merely representative of the problem. The reality is that the great majority of House members voted for the bill, and in fact would probably have voted for something even more outrageous and probably would even have been happy to go along with the Dems from the very start.
It’s true that he’s not a good negotiator and obviously not a very effective leader, but the real problem is that the great majority of the House was NOT putting pressure on him to do anything more and probably didn’t even want to go any further.
So it’s not just a matter of changing what is technically the leadership, but changing the mindset of the rest of the House. You’d think that after the 2010 elections, they would have smartened up, but they obviously regarded that as just a temporary aberration and don’t seriously expect that there will be any real challenges to business as usual.
Boehner did not ride the Tea Party wave into Congress in 2010, he did nothing I know of that can be considered aligned with the Tea Party issues and yet he is Speaker only because the Tea Party enabled the GOP to take control of Congress.
What has he ever ***done*** (not just words) that gives conservatives confidence? How did he ever get to be Speaker? He would not be Speaker if it were not for the Tea Party groups.
They’d d***ed well better.
If Bonehead is there in the house(very small “h” intended) in any capacity other than cleaner of urinals and toilets, I shall actively campaign against ANY republican. At least dim-bulb-crats have the cojones to declare their idiocy...Bonehead doesn’t have the courage to even do that. Shove it Boehner, shove it up your smelly Obama (which is obviously quite large, since Obama’s been having you daily.)
I’ve had it with the party of no cojones.
May they all go directly to the very hot home of Bin Laden.
Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t “enough Republicans to unseat Boehner” have also been “enough republicans to stop a tax hike” last night? Where the f**k were these “enough Republicans” when it counted?
Bonehead needs to go!