Skip to comments.Boehner starts second speaker term vowing end to one-on-one meetings with Obama
Posted on 01/03/2013 4:40:03 PM PST by EagleUSA
John Boehner's first order of business in his second term as speaker is no more one-on-one meetings with President Obama.
An aide to the speaker, who won re-election to the leadership post Thursday afternoon, confirmed to Fox News that Boehner is done with closed-door talks with the president.
Boehner and Obama over the past two years have made two unsuccessful attempts at striking a "grand bargain" deficit-reduction deal. The last set of talks, in the context of crafting a bill to avert the fiscal crisis, ended with Boehner exiting the negotiations and pushing a failed "Plan B" and then being forced to bring a Senate-passed bill to the floor. Though the bill passed the House, Republicans largely opposed it.
Going forward, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said, "he is recommitting himself and the House to what we've done, which is working through regular order and letting the House work its will."
The confirmation of the new approach came as Boehner was chosen again as speaker despite misgivings by some conservatives about his handling of the fiscal crisis negotiations.
Boehner, whose election marked the start of the 113th Congress, now will lead a chamber that looks a lot like it did two years ago, with Republicans holding a comfortable majority -- but with divisions showing within the GOP caucus.
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Too hard on his knees, apparently.
He must be tired of kissing the Kenyan’s butt in those meetings.
Kinda like me harrumphing that I will not play one-on-one with LeBron James.
“He’s made me cry for the last time,” said the weepy GOP-e charter member.
“Boehner ... being forced to bring a Senate-passed bill to the floor. “
BS. After the Plan B bill failed Boehner said he wasn’t doing anything until the Senate acts first. That’s my recollection anyway. So Boehner wasn’t forced to do anything. He chose to wait until the Senate produced a bill. And then the RINO got the House to support a bill twice as bad as the one he failed to get through the House. It was truly bizarre.
A pretty feeble way of saying Obama is much greater man than he. This bodes rather poorly, “our Speaker” can’t hold his own in a one-on-one with his opponent, who is a gay catcher.
Actually, good. Government via two guys in a room is just about a dictatorship.
Budgets and taxation and spending here in the USA are supposed to be discussed out in the open by 100+435 members of Congress, and not literally at the last minute of a deadline known fifteen months in advance.
with Republicans holding a comfortable majority — but with divisions showing within the GOP caucus.
Odd, there’s never any division in the democrat ranks,
I guess that’s cuz they are monolithic.
LOL. How brave of him to say this shortly after the kenyan said no negotiating on the debt ceiling.
They both want a period of stalemate and some strutting obviously. Whatever. We have seen this movie before.
Oh please. If they wanted him out; they would have done so.
Spare us this whining boner.
They didn't vote like, act like or even play like it. They had their chance and folded like the cheap suits that they are.
I am so disappointed in the people calling themselves the Tea Party Caucus. If they had come together in support of a true conservative and vowed to vote against Boehner even if it meant giving the speakership to Pelosi the RINOs would have had no choice. BUT, nooooo!
I think we are going to see republicans get pushed around a lot over the next few years. As I see it, there is only one alternative and that is an uprising of patriotic conservatives through the Tea Party movement. However it seems most people are content with forwarding emails to friends instead of getting up and making themselves heard.
Boner wants to add Reggie Love for a threesome in the "special meetings" in the oval office. He's "progressing." FORWARD!
...did he say this while he was at a one on one with Obama?
We need a new party, one that voluntarily imposes term limits on itself. Currently, there is only one party in Washington, the Re-Election Party. That is the source of corruption of the entire political system Professional politicians are killng us. We need a party of patriots, uncompromised and fearless, to advocate for the Constitution and limited government.
What I would like to know --WHO told Boehner to work with Obama in the first place!!!! That person (s) has their hands on this speaker. Find that answer and it will lead to who is running the republican agenda/and the party politcally in the ditch bsically. Is it a liberal friend/foe or is he a Bush, a ally democrat? Could someone in the know be honest; to find this out and spill it once and for all and show loylaty to the people. Stop being loyal to K-Street. He does what he's been told and he will continue to be weak, I suspect. (Miracles do occur, I can say) though, today, is very disheartening to see there were not enough people who could not vote against him. (It was shameful, I think) Because there is suppose to be an opposition party! The man from Ohio acts like the democrats and very close to Pelosi's character so makes this not good for dissent. Can't people at the top of this party see this. We are not the problem out here.
He wasnt forced to bring a Senat bill to the floor. He could’ve pulled a Harry Reid and said DOA.
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