Skip to comments.The Day John Boehner Admitted He's Totally at a Loss
Posted on 09/12/2013 5:45:56 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
On Tuesday, after John Boehners last gambit to pass a government-funding bill ran aground in the face of a Tea Party revolt, a reporter asked the House speaker if he had any idea what hed do next.
No. Do you have an idea? Boehner replied, according to Politico. Theyll just shoot it down anyway.
Boehners dilemma -- finding a way to satisfy the right wing of his caucus that doesnt involve shutting down the government -- isnt new. The debate rages in Washington over whether he has an impossible job or whether hes just terrible at it, but it doesn't really matter. Throughout it all, as Congress lurches from crisis to crisis, he has always evinced a survivors weary optimism that this, too, shall pass. But now he is finally, totally, out of ideas.
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He could consult with Putin....
Boner’s too busy looking for his gonads to do anything else, ya think? Both hands and a mirror probably wouldn’t help the eunuch.
What Boner should do next is RESIGN!!
I know what he could do to make me happy.
I say leave it alone and then let it hit everyone...the Unions will kill Obamacare..why should we take the hit for something that the Unions will kill off.and let everyone —individuals—get the $$ hit.
GTFO Boehner. Eunuch.
So how many decades will that take? and why don’t you think the unions won’t be exempted with their members given huge subsidies.. and how many more decades to re-create what we had...
Booener needs to quit reaching across the aisle
Boner needs to take a month off and get some remedial ecumacation regarding the founding of the nation.
Agreed. What a grand buffoon.
He is ineffective, irresponsible, inept and totally lacking in support of the conservative ideals of the Republican party. Since he is at a total loss, let me assist him by recommending this, the most responsible course of action, resign. To paraphrase Dr. McCoy, Your career is dead John, dead!
They can write thousands of pages of budget documents yet not strike one page from it. Hilarious.
You make good points...I just don’t think you can defund an existing law when we don’t have the presidency or the Senate.
and why aren’t the republicans hammering home a message of a simple, easy to grasp replacement plan of Obamacare?
BTW your screen name is terrific.
Putin speaks in terms of strength. Boehner wouldn't understand a damn thing he said.
You are excluding his to greatest assets, his tan and ability to cry!
If the Senate kills it, it's on them and Obama.
But the GOP sucks at messaging.
John Bohoneyr, RESIGN NOW!
(Did you move to another State or become a brunette?)
The unions will be exempt or receive subsidies.
I know but as I see it he making a personal attack on us and America by his weakness.
next to screeching owl.. lol Pelosi
He needs to quit worrying if “they” will shoot it down or not.
Do what is right - be true to the Constitution and the People. Kick your own selfish ego aside.
If they shoot it down, it’s on “them”.
That's about how I see it, too. Once they run out of makers, to pay for all of the takers, more than just Guam will capsize and tip over ;) ....couldn't resist that one :)
What makes Congress and the unions...and EVERYONE else getting an exemption so special? Where's OUR d@mn exemption?
Any chance he can be replaced or recalled?
He should do what he always does: capitulate. Only this time he should cave to the conservatives.
Boehner would rather lose than engage the Dems and govern in a conservative manner. It’s all about what the big money donors want now for the beltway GOP. Everything else is secondary. Donors want a deal and some goodies. No deal, no pork. Main Street is SOL with these careerist pigs running the GOP.
Here's an idea. Be a man for once in your semi-vir, eunuch life.
What is lacking in todays body politic is a philosophy that can be advanced BECAUSE of the veiled threats of doom by the opposition.
Without that Damn the torpeodes! Full speed ahead! philosophy, the meekest member of the opposition can turn us into sniveling, sobbing, cowards such as Boehner and McConnell.
For example, the manipulating, fear-mongering, threat of doom and gloom promoted by the supporters of Government harm to our Republic that a certain Republican action would shutdown the Government SHOULD be a clarion call for Republicans to shut down the Government to right the wrong that the Government is currently doing.
To not shut down the Government is to support continuation of the wrong that the Government is currently doing.
Whatever wrong is being protected by the supporters of Governmental wrong, SHOULD BE our signal that we should focus on undoing what they are trying to protect, deny, coverup or otherwise hide.
What is required to right the wrong is known to all Warriors: THE COURAGE OF ONES CONVICTIONS.
Instead, today in our sorry body politic, these are times of whimpering, timid, compromise-away-ones-values in the false hope of achieving the equivalent of a 1960s group hippie hug.
These are times when we wait silently for a larger than life, Warrior to swoop in on a white horse and make everything nicey-nice again.
These are times when the majority of people who vote choose politicians that promise pie-in-the-sky to them, and then these same politicians get put in charge of increasing the debt burden on our Grandchildrens descendants.
Thus, we have a self-caused burden of a virtual cycle of debt to our descendants caused by promises that we choose to vote for.
These are the times when the obvious solution to these problems can be seen by The Man in the Glass.
BTW, read below the above quoted poem for suggestions to improve ones response-ability.
The Man in the Glass
by Dale Wimbrow, (c) 1934
When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that man has to say.
For it isnt your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
Whose judgment upon you must pass.
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the man staring back from the glass.
You may be like Jack Horner and chisel a plum,
And think youre a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says youre only a bum
If you cant look him straight in the eye.
Hes the fellow to please, never mind all the rest,
For hes with you clear up to the end,
And youve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the man in the glass is your friend.
You may get what you want down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If youve cheated the guy in the glass.
Resign! You weeping weak sister. You and your boyfriend in the WH.
Then he should quit and let the people with balls and the desire to tap into the frustration of most of the country and make the case that if this Obamacare is not good enough for Congress and their staffs,the AFL-CIO THEN it’s not good for the rest of the country. If bone head can’t make that case and won’t even try he should get out,this thing is disaster.
You think hispanic voters appreciate his fake tan or Steve King’s real tan?
This guy needs to be removed today !