Skip to comments.Boehner to GOP: Our Tactical Plan Against Obama Worked
Posted on 03/29/2013 4:14:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Speaker John Boehner told fellow House Republicans in an Easter week memo that his decision to allow the sequestration cuts to take effect has forced President Barack Obama and the Democrats to confront economic issues they have long been avoiding.
We forged a new tactical plan that focused on using our limited leverage to maximum effect in support of the reforms needed to support economic growth and job creation for all Americans, Boehner wrote in the memo distributed to House Republicans on Thursday.
The memo noted that GOP efforts had forced Senate Democrats to produce their own budget plan for the first time in four years and had made the president focus more attention on the importance of addressing entitlement reforms. But it did not address controversial social issues such as immigration and gun control, which the Senate will debate after Congress returns April 8.
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In this ONE CASE he did win. He called the President’s bluff on “the sky is falling” because of the sequester and the country saw that it wasn’t.
Not a very big win, but a win - and hopefully a first step.
At BEST, they got lucky. I am not seeing any clear ‘Path to Victory’ from any of these idiots!
He had a tactical plan?
either they are so deluded, or they’ve all been to colorado for wacky weed.
I don’t know if it was tactical but it did work. Even the liberal polls show as much. However do I really believe Boehner intended from the beginning to go ahead with the sequester? Not at all. I believe they did intend to cave. They deserve credit for not caving on this but excuse me if from day to day I can’t keep up with the number of times they do cave. :-)
They managed to get the Senate to publish a budget. Haven’t yet gotten the same from the Executive branch.
A little bit of tactical progress.
This is definitely not the “end of the beginning” to paraphrase Churchill.
Please recall that the art of politics is actually the art of achieving the possible.
The sequester gambit was possible and it was definitely a win
However, this was mainly due to the Tea Party in 2011.
We'll see how the debt ceiling plays out, which is coming on May 19, 2013.
Hope the Bhoenhead loses it all in 2014. Let them have it all :
Let It Burn
Let It Burn is about inaction. Theres no point in trying do anything that avoids going over the fiscal cliff/sequestration. Remember, the deal that got us to this point was agreed to by House Republicans, Senate Democrats and signed by Obama. Thats as bi-partisan as it gets. Ive heard from squishy low information voters, Obama and the media that bi-partisan problem solving is the Holy Grail of politics. Well, here it is.
The current system is rigged against conservative. We should play no part in its perpetuation. If you cant win the game, concede and start new one. Thats the heart of Let It Burn.
This isn’t some petty “I lost so I’m taking my ball and going home” tirade. This is what people want. It’s simply not sustainable. If we can’t stop them, we don’t have to continue to enable them either.
We need to start disassociating conservatism from the GOP. Weve tried it for 30 years. It hasnt worked.
Weve tried to save the country from the folly of expanding liberalism and the country said, we dont want to be saved. Let It Burn just means letting them have what they want and rebuilding later.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children
and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
President Ronald Reagan
I wouldn’t be bragging or doing any chest-thumping....
Then why the Foxtrot did he get re-elected?
If Boehner's plan worked, then pigs fly, Hell froze over, and the cows came home.
Boehner Declares Victory ala Montey Python
As small as the victory was on sequester it was a HUGE STEP for the Republican leadership.
Without a doubt, their gay consultants (that he Republicans always seem to find) told them that they would get “creamed” by Obama on sequester - and, for once, they didn’t listen to them. But these SAME gay consultants are also telling them that they need to get gay marriage “behind them”, and the gay consultants do seem to be getting their way here.
even if all of that was true - why would one advertise that inside baseball stuff to the media (we know why)? There is nothing to declare victory over. nothing. Boehner should be increasing the pressure on the dems to reduce spending and reminding everyone there have been no spending decreases yet, just some minor decreases in the rate of increase. what a dork
If revenue bills must originate in th House, why can’t Boehner declare, “Read my lips: No new taxes.” Then grow a pair and stand by his statement???
The power of the purse trumps a lot.
What’s Boehner’s overlying master srategy?
To let Obama spend enough money and issue enough regulations to destroy the country then say:
“See? I told you he would do this!”
Why did the House let the continuing resolution get out of there without, at the very least, no funding for Obamacare!
If I am wrong or mistaken, I wish someone here would set me straight and tell me exactly why the House could have not cut programs out of continuing resolution, send it on and dare Zer0 to veto, which would "shut down the government"....
I almost choked on my chicken pot pie on that one.
Why do I have ZERO confidence in boehner???
Boner got a good result,
given the cards he had to play.
nominate ‘legitimate rape’ candidates,
Yes, Boehner did score a field goal. Bravo to actually making Dems pass a budget and to holding firm to the one actual spending cut implementation since getting elected. And a bonus was exposed Obama for a total hysterical over-reacting liar. Nice.
But what about defuding Obamacare? Boehner and the leaders in the Senate could have gone to the mat and stripped Obamacare funding from the CR. They whiffed on that.
“There is nothing to declare victory over. nothing. “
Correct. Instead of preening ‘how great are we’ - tell the truth, that this was a fraction of what is needed to stop big govt. Boehener is emphasizing how Republicans are the ‘minority’ which is at least more honest ...
Now look at the Democrat response ...
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi later dismissed the speakers comments in a statement saying, If they dont have the Congress lurching from manufactured crisis to crisis, then theyre passing gimmicks that do nothing to address the urgent priorities of the American people.
... wait, its the Democrats who are manufacturing the crisis!
I think it was bigger than you might realize. I don’t think it was a coincidence that the global financial markets ramped up the value of the U.S. dollar on the very day that “sequestration” took effect. All it took was a tiny little indication that Uncle Sam was willing to reduce its outlays in the future, and suddenly we began to look like a model of fiscal responsibility around the world.
You are an idiot and delusional.
This wasn’t your grand strategy and you share the blame for being lazy minded with the spine of a jellyfish....
has forced President Barack Obama and the Democrats to confront economic issues they have long been avoidingIt's known as calling his bluff. So, he headed off to Israel and Jordan, sent "his" daughters skiing in Idaho on the taxpayer dime, and continued to drag his feet on Keystone, while his alleged justice dep't continues to obfuscate, stonewall, and violate the law.
If this is the gentleman’s big “braggable” accomplishment, perhaps it really is time for a new House Speaker.
Because enough Conservatives refused to vote for Romney and stayed home on election day. That's something Boehner had nothing to do with.
The GOP must be the party that cuts the government down to size with a balanced budget.
The bubble of debt is on its way to bursting.
Paul Ryan and Pat Toomey say they have plans to balance the budget in ten years.
When politicians say they want to do something in ten years, they are telling me they don’t intend to do it.
Rand Paul wants to balance the budget in five years with whole departments being cut.
That’s better, but we need action ASAP.
Five years could be too late frankly.......
Okay how do you bring the budget in line within a year? I’m curious where would you cut?
Thank God for small triumphs....We did manage to jam JugEars gears a bit. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz know how the jam their gears too. How to take them on verbally
In other words _Resident JugEars went off in a pout, decided he had better things to do like shoot hoops and thangs with Reggie Love and head off to Israel to personally deliver his nastygram to Netanyahu. To dump his internal theater of funked-upness on the Jews who have enough problems already.
This is an emergency situation. I would go along with cabinet level (Education as example) eliminations, plus add EPA and OSHA.
The answer for liberal whiners on EPA-OSHA is that state agencies exist in those areas, they can take it over.
Don’t let a crisis go to waste, cut EPA and OSHA 100 percent because its an emergency, we have no choice.
Move onto the IRS which can be cut 50 percent, then move onto food stamps which could also be literally cut (there’s a lot of public opinion resentment on that one).
The business and political leaders in the US and Europe keep trying to band aid a bleeding wound with this fix and that.
The debt problem really isn’t going to be solved, we’re heading for big trouble.
I think that’s why the Ryan’s and Toomey’s claim they want to balance the budget in ten years. By then it will be too late.
Regarding Defense, do we really need 11 aircraft carriers? We would still be fine with just 6. We would have 4 in action at all times, with 1 in shop with 1 in rest.
How can members of Congress vote for this zero of a human being?
This memo's just a CYA. I think he fully intended to cave, but went on a bender the day before the sequester and woke up a day or two afterwards.
Wholeheartedly agree. I have to admit that how some of the posters here will jump on any chance to further denigrate our side, even when they do right for a change, is probably not good news as more elections pop up - they will manage to so marginalize our candidates that we end up handing the whole shebang to the Dims....again and again.
I realize that, but its a big mess that would have to be gone through item after item and there would need to be real cuts all over the place.