He won't do any better against Reid, and he was already "smoked out" by Pelosi at least once.
What an idiot this man is.
How bout save his ass.
Get rid of this POS promptly.
To think the GOP-e abandoned Allen West.
You were a pitiful leader, Boehner.
The first test of possible success in getting rid of Bonehead will be a
rule change vote. Currently votes are not done by secret ballot.
If a rule change is brought up and passed.
Watch out Bonehead is in trouble.
I was reluctant about Boehner when he got the gavel, but having met him once, he’s been a good congressman, and pretty consistent in his voting record over the years. During the debt ceiling negotiations, I was annoyed at the strategy, but was willing to buy into the idea that our side wanted to go into the election year without a major shutdown-style showdown to give Obama traction.
Instead he was able to use the convoluted results of that debate to remake his image as the reasonable one. This time, I have had it. It is not because he compromised...there has to be compromise. It is that Boehner’s strategy gives up way too much ground EVERY time, and he and his leadership team focuses all their airtime on process, and not selling ideas. Political leadership is about selling a set of policies to the public. We haven’t had any of that type of leadership since Bush 2000, Newt before him, and Reagan before that. Our side has to advance and recruit ONLY leaders that can get on television and make the case for conservative solutions. Boehner is not that guy. Someone else needs to step in.
I thought it might be Ryan, but he continues to go-along-get-along on every major issue. He’s great in his role, and is an asset to our side, but I am nervous about his leadership strength at this point. I give him some leeway as a committee chair, in that he can advance his good solutions at times if he supports the party line at other times...give and take is part of the game. Last night, he easily could have taken a stand, like other leadership, but he chose to stick with the bill as it stands. Ryan might be better if he were in the lead, but my confidence has fallen.
Just for the sake of discussion, what would happen if Pelosi regained the Speakership?
We all know the gutless GOP wouldn’t fight, for anything, because they have no spines or convictions. But what would happen with a rabid Dem (instead of the current Dem Lite) leading a Republican-majority House?
Just curious ...
God, do you know how much he is going to cry when he loses?
The Hill reports he told Republicans he wont negotiate one-on-one with President Barack Obama anymore....
STFU Boner. You are a Poosy and an absolute disaster.
You suck so poorly that a double negative is the only way to describe you.
You didn’t talk to Obama in the first place and that’s where you lost any possibility of moving the ball downfield.
As it is, Obama is now in the position of making very public demands, moving the goal posts and he’ll start changing their colors.
You are screwed and I can’t believe how badly everyone is getting beat by this lightweight.
In short....You are a fag.
I call em as I see em, yuh bitch.
You are now Barry’s poodle and he can yank your chain anytime he wants.
GTFO of the Peoples House.
You shame the ground you walk on and are a emblem of derision.
DONT BLAME US!...Go home and wallow in your glory...Write a book...do something constructive and live off of it....*S*...You'll starve to death!
The dems are probably blackmailing him with something.
The article has a mis-leading headline.
If one takes the time to read the article.
Bonehead is not trying to save face
He is trying to negotiate the terms of retaining his speakership.
By saying he will no longer go one on one with Obama,
he is saying his Rino Monkey deal making skills ain’t working.
So then he promises to abide by normal house rules.
3 days to read bills, etc.
Sounds like a desperate man trying to save his job. Not face.
Great...we have enough votes to unseat the spineless wimp, but not enough votes to oust the commie-in-chief working to destroy America. Talk about small victories.
Little peek into just how much Republicans are like Democrats are like unaccountable government bureaucrats. John Boehner became Speaker of the House simply, merely and as it turns out tragically because he was “next in line.” His qualifications and skills for the position were not factors in his ascending to two heart beats away from being President. He was just the next guy in line.
From his lips to God’s ears. Please make it so.