Skip to comments.John Boehner Tells GOP Moderates to ‘Trust Me’
Posted on 10/02/2013 7:44:09 PM PDT by 11th_VA
The White House session tonight was important, but perhaps an even more critical meeting for Speaker John Boehner took place earlier today in his Capitol office.
He met with a group of more than a dozen moderate Republicans, urging them to stick with him in what he acknowledged was an anxious and tense period during the government shutdown. Trust me, was the message relayed from Boehner, one lawmaker told ABC News.
No Shutdown Deal in Sight After White House Meeting A new grand bargain or the attempt at one could be in the works. Or thats one plan in Boehners strategy. The speaker and other House Republicans increasingly believe a deal on the budget impasse should be joined with talks on raising the debt ceiling. It would give his side more leverage in the negotiations. This was one topic of discussion at the White House tonight.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor hinted that some kind of compromise would ultimately happen from Republicans. Americans believe, as do we, neither side gets everything, he told ABC News earlier today.
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Institute an immediate balanced budget and no increase in the Ceiling.
Here comes the Amnesty. I smell tacos!
One Department at a time, Mr. Speaker. This will break them. Do not back down.
Is Boehner under ObamaCARE? No.
Did he introduce a bill to make HIS FAMILY under the
yoke of DeathCARE? No.
HAS HE EVER SIDED WITH CONSERVATIVES? Just to trick them.
So do the GOPe RINOs believe the head House RINO?
Watch how fast Odungo care vanishes like a fart in the wind.
Cry-baby Boehner spent the past year weaseling special deals for the governing class while just giving us lip-service. I say go Fight Club on his a$$. The people who trim his hedges, fix his toilets, wash his cars, do his wife's nails, serve his food, cut his grass, etc... should get creative.
Exactly. When you have the GOP House passing a bill to continue funding for the National Institutes of Health and Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid refusing to put it to the floor for a vote, you know these people are getting completely unhinged.
These guys are “damned if they do and damned if they don’t” .
The last thing they want is to vote on the Senate bill.
Boehner is protecting them, he owns them.
They’ll fold when he folds.
Why not send up a bill to reinstate laws in force prior to the overturning of the Dredd Scott decision like the run away slave law. Seems to me Obama says that laws on the books should be adherred to because they don’t have to be redone. See how he likes that one.
As far as I can throw him.
I’m watching to see if he might have developed some sort of spine. Based on his past, there is no reason to trust him at all.
Erectile boner to moderates: “I’m from the government. I’m here to help. Trust me.”
Raise our taxes and kiss your asses goodbye GOP, forever.
That's the Grand Plan (I hope); once the precedent is set, the House can control every budget ...
That’s the point to press. Pass that Bill out of the House. It can be one paragraph. “All parts of the ACA apply to all members of Congress, the Senate, the Judicial, and the Executive Branches of the United States Government.
Let Reid kill that one.
I think he's changed since Sequester ... I feel good about this now ...
I hope this works but I would not trust anything this guy does—and I am being gracious with regard to insulting this RINO.
If the runaway slave law were to be re-instated, it would most likely result in Øbama owning a bunch of slaves, given that his African-American side... errr, I mean non-white side... errr, African-Arab side... were slave traders, and there are probably tens of thousands of descendants that, presuming the North American continent owners can’t be found, would have to be returned to Ø himself. Gee, it could be like ol’ times at the White House again. Moochie could increase the number of chefs from 4 or whatever to a hundred or so!
The House is supposed to be in control of every budget, anyway!
Go to Hell, tears...
Tea Party congress people should all vote for Pelosi for speaker. Once boner is gone turn around and nominate a true conservative. Then we’ll see if the “moderates” will stick with Pelosi. boner being speaker is not good.
Freepers please is this true? http://www.examiner.com/article/obamacare-can-be-defunded-without-senate-approval :Obamacare can be defunded without Senate approval:
The dems would say you can’t compare Dredd Scott to this. Rangel said you can’t compare obama voting against a budget increase when he was a senator to this.
Just trying to fool some of the people all of the time.
All Boehner cares about is not losing his seat.
We need to make it clear that if he betrays REAL AMERICANS, he is gone and so is the GOP.
May have something to do with this Drudge teaser:
“DEMS UNLEASHED: Angry name calling, bombastic insults, rhetorical bullying... Developing...
That’s right Eric, you four-eyed buttboy.
When the “moderates” have reason to trust the speaker, that means the left and the moderates get the goldmine while Americans get the shaft.
“One Department at a time, Mr. Speaker. This will break them. Do not back down.
That’s the Grand Plan (I hope); once the precedent is set, the House can control every budget ...”
That’s the way the Constitution set up the government to work. It is the House of Representatives under Pelosi and Boehner that abdicated its responsibility and agreed to the continuing resolutions demanded by Harry Reid and Obama. The House needs to reassert its responsibility for appropriations. Pass separate bills funding each department. Send them to the Senate. If Reid says the Senate won’t vote on them, it is Reid who is shutting down the government. No more continuing resolutions. No more 7% increase “baselines”. The baseline must be prior year spending.
“As far as I can throw him.”
Out, the next time he shows weakness.
I was expecting him and McConnell to sell out and snatch defeat from victory this evening.
He could be Speaker for the Dems and 18 RINOS right now.
How can you cast doubt on his trustworthiness when it's obvious to anyone with two brain cells that he doesn't have any?
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Posted on 10/02/2013 8:33:26 PM PDT by 11th_VA
Maybe boner means he knows they can win and that’s why he’s saying “trust me”. I doubt it because if that was the case he’d be telling Peter King to shut the hell up.
The dept-specific strategy WOULD succeed if the GOP were ever given any semblance of balance from the MSM.
Jake Tapper hosted a show tonite, w Dana Bash as one of his guests. Reid’s treatment of Bash, nor his abusive statement regarding children w cancer, was never mentioned.
Bash is an abused, DNC-battered whore and the American people will never be told the truth.
If the Dems had to contend w media bias for just one week, they would publicly collapse.
MSM is in overdrive to protect Reid. Imagine if Boehner, McConnell, or Cruz ever said anything similar.
Sounds like it has merit to me, and it’s the first defense for why Chief Justice Roberts ruled as he did that I ever read. Nice link.
Ted Cruz should get this opinion and look it over.
Rught now there isn’t an option to reverse without huge cost to Republicans with their base. The shutdown has happened the stupidity coming from so called moderates (progressives) is just dumb. They are hurting themselves and are going to find themselves in primaries because of their behavior. Some may be protected but there are plenty in red districts and in red states so they’d better get with it or its going to be bad for them. Any retreat now without real concessions from the Democrats would be real political suicide for the GOP. You can’t unbake this cake but you can get with it and use it as an opportunity to hammer Democrats and Obamacare which is coming apart at the seams.
Is there a list of which House GOP members are still fighting with Cruz and still going after Obamacare and trying to get the Senate and the WH to compromise?
I am interested in seeing a list and seeing who is still keeping the fight going in the House.
What a great idea.
He should be telling them to sit down and STFU.
Anyone trusting Boehner in anything related to conservative policy positions has lost their marbles.
The Roberts opinion was confounding several respects.
No doubt it would have been much better had he simply joined the four who wanted to toss the whole law.
But it was clear to me that his opinion was vastly different from the four leftists.
He did rip the teeth out of the law by saying that it “is not unlawful to not purchase health insurance.”
I tend to think that at the end of the day people won’t comply and the law will collapse under its own weight.
List the burdens on business and the climate of fear created by the uncertainty of the law that is so dangerous to the economy.
I’m hoping that the next serious challenge to the law will give Roberts a chance to put a dagger in the law, in case he regrets passing up the easiest way to do so last time.
But I think that was ALREADY in the original legislation. The executive branch “deemed” otherwise, chose not to enforce that part, and made a rule allowing subsidies.
That is what is so cockeyed about it. The Assclown is NOT enforcing the law, but picking which parts to enforce.
Mandate on individuals? enforced.
Mandate on businesses? not enforced.
The Demonrats and their little tin god are the real anarchists.
???????????????????? Uh,...we're already compromising and trying to negotiate with democrats who refuse to negotiate....how do we compromise? This is all for show for the Tea Party ain't it Boehner and Cantor. Thanks Cantor, you just showed the GOP's hand and we caught you with the ace up your sleeve.
Boehner is another Washington lifer who will do and say anything to keep his power base. I wouldn’t trust him period. He’ll act conservative when he needs to but more often than not he’ll cut deals with the other side and claim later he fought hard but had to take the best deal he could to save the party. John Boehner, Everett Dirksen, Robert Michel and Gerald Ford. No offense to you midwesterners, but what is it with that part of the country that has given us too many Republican leaders, past and present, who are way too cozy with the other side and have thumbed their noses at the conservatives in the party.
Trust me: I’ll deal with the Conservatives? What is he meaning?
“trust me” ????
what, you mean, “be patient, we have a plan to kill the TeaParty..”
Anyone, Anyone have ANY confidence in Boehner?
A big ZERO.
Agent Orange is lying.
When has he ever shown anything but weakness?