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Boehner to GOP: Our Tactical Plan Against Obama Worked
Newsmax ^ | Friday, 29 Mar 2013 09:03 AM | Lisa Barron and Dan Weil

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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: boehner; boner; fff; gopestablishment; johnboehner; ohio; sequestration
Hmm, why does that “declare victory” tactic look familiar . . . ?
1 posted on 03/29/2013 4:14:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

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.


2 posted on 03/29/2013 4:19:00 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Olog-hai

At BEST, they got lucky. I am not seeing any clear ‘Path to Victory’ from any of these idiots!


3 posted on 03/29/2013 4:19:00 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Olog-hai

He had a tactical plan?


4 posted on 03/29/2013 4:20:48 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Olog-hai

either they are so deluded, or they’ve all been to colorado for wacky weed.


5 posted on 03/29/2013 4:21:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Olog-hai

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. :-)


6 posted on 03/29/2013 4:23:24 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Olog-hai
Boehner is delusional. Sequestration was Obama’s idea and he fell for it. It is so trivial a cut but the most damage is in the most vital area of government and he calls that a “tactical plan?” The only thing Boehner is fighting for is a rock to hide under so the media can't find him.
7 posted on 03/29/2013 4:23:50 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: BobL

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.


8 posted on 03/29/2013 4:25:05 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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


9 posted on 03/29/2013 4:28:13 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Olog-hai
A 3% decrease in spending is not a victory, but the negative impact it will do to union dues is very important to conservatives.

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.

10 posted on 03/29/2013 4:30:20 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Olog-hai

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/right.wav


11 posted on 03/29/2013 4:30:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: trubolotta

Hope the Bhoenhead loses it all in 2014. Let them have it all :

Let It Burn

“Let It Burn” is about inaction. There’s 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. That’s as bi-partisan as it gets. I’ve 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 can’t win the game, concede and start new one. That’s 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. We’ve tried it for 30 years. It hasn’t worked.

We’ve tried to save the country from the folly of expanding liberalism and the country said, “we don’t want to be saved”. Let It Burn just means letting them have what they want and rebuilding later.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/335557.php


12 posted on 03/29/2013 4:31:09 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Olog-hai

"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

13 posted on 03/29/2013 4:32:16 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Olog-hai

I wouldn’t be bragging or doing any chest-thumping....


14 posted on 03/29/2013 4:32:40 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Olog-hai
Boehner to GOP: Our Tactical Plan Against Obama Worked

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.

15 posted on 03/29/2013 4:34:21 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Olog-hai

Boehner Declares Victory ala Montey Python

16 posted on 03/29/2013 4:36:11 PM PDT by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Diogenesis

Amen.


17 posted on 03/29/2013 4:39:45 PM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: glorgau

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.

Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Mehlman


18 posted on 03/29/2013 4:47:27 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Olog-hai

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


19 posted on 03/29/2013 4:48:41 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Olog-hai

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.


20 posted on 03/29/2013 4:51:33 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: Olog-hai

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!”


21 posted on 03/29/2013 4:51:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Olog-hai
... using our limited leverage......DAMMIT..OUR LEVERAGE IS NOT LIMITED!..It is only "limited" to the extent that the "power of the purse" is not being used. JUST DAMN!

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"....

22 posted on 03/29/2013 4:54:34 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: Olog-hai
It is to laugh.

I almost choked on my chicken pot pie on that one.

23 posted on 03/29/2013 4:55:09 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Olog-hai

Why do I have ZERO confidence in boehner???


24 posted on 03/29/2013 4:56:01 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Olog-hai

Boner got a good result,
given the cards he had to play.

nominate ‘legitimate rape’ candidates,
you lose.


25 posted on 03/29/2013 4:58:04 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: Olog-hai

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.


26 posted on 03/29/2013 5:04:46 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: plain talk

“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 speaker’s comments in a statement saying, “If they don’t have the Congress lurching from manufactured crisis to crisis, then they’re passing gimmicks that do nothing to address the urgent priorities of the American people.”

... wait, its the Democrats who are manufacturing the crisis!


27 posted on 03/29/2013 5:12:07 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: BobL

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.


28 posted on 03/29/2013 5:21:07 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Olog-hai

Boehner:
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....


29 posted on 03/29/2013 5:21:56 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.
has forced President Barack Obama and the Democrats to confront economic issues they have long been avoiding
It'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.


30 posted on 03/29/2013 5:35:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Olog-hai

If this is the gentleman’s big “braggable” accomplishment, perhaps it really is time for a new House Speaker.


31 posted on 03/29/2013 5:37:01 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Darren McCarty
Then why the Foxtrot did he get re-elected?

Because enough Conservatives refused to vote for Romney and stayed home on election day. That's something Boehner had nothing to do with.

32 posted on 03/29/2013 7:15:02 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Olog-hai

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.......


33 posted on 03/29/2013 9:33:46 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: Nextrush

Okay how do you bring the budget in line within a year? I’m curious where would you cut?


34 posted on 03/29/2013 9:40:02 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: BobL

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


35 posted on 03/29/2013 9:42:55 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing--- Joe Pine)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


36 posted on 03/29/2013 9:49:18 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing--- Joe Pine)
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


37 posted on 03/29/2013 10:43:46 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: Nextrush
That's not enough. Sure, you've eliminated a hundred billion or two from our budget. You need to tackle the big ones. Entitlement programs. Defense. All must be cut.

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.

38 posted on 03/29/2013 11:24:02 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Olog-hai

How can members of Congress vote for this zero of a human being?


39 posted on 03/30/2013 5:02:52 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Maelstorm
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. :-)

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.

40 posted on 03/30/2013 5:08:23 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: SueRae
I wouldn’t be bragging or doing any chest-thumping....

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.

41 posted on 03/30/2013 5:10:50 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


42 posted on 03/30/2013 2:15:27 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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