Skip to comments.Boehner: I Was ‘Pushed…into this Fight to Defund Obamacare;’ It Wasn’t My Idea
Posted on 12/13/2013 9:15:59 PM PST by Olog-hai
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says he was pushed into this fight to defund Obamacare and that those who pushed him never really thought it would work.
In his weekly press conference yesterday, Rep. Boehner said defunding Obamacare wasnt his idea, but that of conservative groupsand he doesnt care what they do next.
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Bonehead is now number one on the “I don’t have a clue” list of politicians.
Really. That is pathetic.
I’m very glad to hear him speak frankly. More confirmation arrives every day that my decision to leave the Republican Party was the correct one.
“I’m as Conservative as anyone in her”
First runner-up to Obama for the “Lie of the Year” award
In the 2012 campaign he even said “ObamaCare is the law of the land and it will be funded”
The GOPe leaders want to lose badly in 2014
Doesn’t care what they do next? How about clean house of the RINOs and find a Speaker with a spine and 2 testicles or equivalent.
Texas folk wisdom: hardest fella in town to talk with ain’t Stupid but his second cousin Stupid an’ Proud of It.
Please, please dump this POC and put an adult with a set in charge.
I frankly don’t care why you do it Boehner. Just do it.
Who needs a two party government when all we have are Marxist Republicrats?
The most popular thing they did all year, one that excited the base and they bemoan it
Dissing the real base is not a good strategery.
Screw you Boehner, you scumbag.
Since WHEN does bohner do what Conservatives ask him to do?
Yea we know, you f**khead. We know.
What a....I just don’t have enough curse words for this guy. I use them all up on Obama!
Ohio-—for the sake of the NATION-—GET RID OF HIS RINO A$$!!!
I know it will be difficult as you’re a hotbed of voter fraud and corruption.
Boehner: I Was Pushed into this Fight to Defund Obamacare; It Wasnt My Idea
I believe him. He has never had an idea that was worth a crap.
Maybe it would be wise to think more than half a step ahead. Who would be in the running for Boehner’s post, were Boehner replaced by Ohio. Is this better or worse?
If We The People find our voice again, it won’t matter that Boehner is a limp rag. He’ll get with the program. Even weather vanes are useful when the wind can be made to blow in the right direction.
Let us not for the sake of purism jump from the frying pan into the fire. The Club For Growth tried that and the result was losing a number of GOP seats to Rats.
he’s been in a position where he could have become an American hero, just by doing his da**ed job
what a tragedy
Don’t quit pushing. He is the man in the spot and maybe it’s good that he isn’t all full of himself. Winston Churchill is another example of a lib who got pressed into a semi conservative stance.
Exactly right. He wasn’t elected to help push the liberals’ agenda on the USA, but to stop them.
Well if I wanted to put heat on his seat, so to speak, I’d start in his district in Ohio. Simple, no? Get those folks to demand some backbone.
Like Eric Cantor ain’t a Queen?
>> If We The People find our voice again, it wont matter that Boehner is a limp rag. Hell get with the program. Even weather vanes are useful when the wind can be made to blow in the right direction.
Poll after poll shows an overwhelming majority of Americans, both R & D, oppose Amnesty - yet Boehner is all for it.
And it’s probably not like it’s rocket science; Obamacare is set to hurt EVERYBODY. Get the clamor going from his district through some consciousness raising. Even a weather vane works when the wind is blowing in the right direction.
What has Eric Cantor to do with it. Red herring.
Forget “overwhelming majority of Americans...” — realpolitik is what is happening in HIS district. Seniority counts, whether or not we want it to. Let us make all we can of it. You just want excuses.
that socialist bastard needs to be voted out in November!!!
yes keep pushing Boner but
he’s been in that job too long already, failing and failing and failing and failing (apparently from all his recent statements, by design)
the harms to USA (and our liberty, and economy) just keep amassing
push Boner to try to make him start doing his job, yes.
if a political opportunity arises,
push him to retirement asap, too.
We definitely need someone else in that job, pronto!
I want excuses? Ha ha, hardly! I want him out of the Speakersip at a minimum, out of a job would be ideal.
We The People have made it clear and he hasn’t gotten with the program. You seem to think he will.
Assuming Cantor would be the next Speaker.
I think Steve King would be the best conservative because he is moderate enough on the farm bill and other issues.
Id rather they spend months on a perfect farm bill as long as it takes time away from amnesty.
Wow. He really doesn’t want the job.
He is sad in a pathetic sort of way.
Sounds like his vaginitis is kicking in...
Some have the traitor Ryan as the next Speaker.
firmly believe the Whip boy, Mr. Va likes it that way.
Zero has something on all of them.
Queue the Music..
Night and Day lalala
We need to get rid of this crybaby. My goodness, how many years has he been daily diaper changed in Congress? Does he evan have a spine?
Cry your eyes out.
Then bend over for Obama and the Democrats.
In who? Nancy Pelosi?
The man has been compromised I tell you. You don’t go from the great “Hell no” speech when Nancy was in control to now being a tool of the left. Dingy Harry practically spit in his face a couple weeks ago on immigration. I don’t know why he doesn’t resign if that’s the case even if he doesn’t spill the beans.
Mark Levin's arguments in favor of and Article V convention are grounded in the idea that we have a runaway convention operating at the controls now and it's called the United States Congress and the administration of Barack Obama. The operation of the federal government today bears no moral relationship to the Constitution as written and formally amended. Worse, the day-to-day operation of the Obama administration bears no relationship to a government that bears no relationship to the Constitution.
We are already living in a runaway convention situation.
Similarly, just as we cannot hope for rescue from the likes of the Republican establishment, so we cannot hope to be rescued by the judicial branch. We saw that when Chief Justice John Roberts bitch slapped us with is opinion in Obamacare and we have seen it repeatedly in the decades since Roosevelt's court packing scheme.
If we do nothing events will take their course and the country will experience a calamity, probably a fiscal calamity, but probably also a calamity of liberty and, ultimately, a breakdown of morality and social order. Against these calamities we must balance the risk of a runaway convention.
Those risks are greatly mitigated by Republican control of the state legislatures. It is not the Congress which is part of the federal branch but the state legislatures which will have the most influence over the conduct of the convention. While it is true that the Constitution is silent on how these constitutional conventions would be conducted and financed, nevertheless, there is historical data suggesting that the states would exercise control. This is, after all, essentially a fight by the people in the states against establishment in Washington. That is why it is unrealistic to expect Washington to reform itself and why it is realistic to believe that the states will not permit Washington to runaway with the convention.
Finally, the math works in our favor rendering it very unlikely that liberal amendments would get past conservative Republican state legislatures.
We have Boehner and McConnell, and we had Republican control of both branches of Congress and the White House during the Bush years. That is what the Republican establishment wants to see restored. Is there anything in reason that suggests that if Republican control of all three branches of the government is restored, that we will not have a repeat of the fiscal irresponsibility of the Bush years? Is there anything to suggest that we will have better control of the borders than we got from Bush? Is there any reason to believe that we will have better control over renegade agencies such as the State Department and the CIA as we had under Bush? Will the leftists infiltration of the entire federal bureaucracy be undone? Will we get any better judges than we got in the likes of John Roberts?
If the answer to these questions and many others is "no" then the sole remaining option is to be found in Article V.
Where have all the Newt Gingrichs gone?
Heh, beat me to it.
Your kind of thinking ignores spiritual and leadership effects.
When we take out the sellouts and those that are compromised, we inspire those that have kept a low profile to come to the forefront.
Boehner and others, as expressed by Ann Coulter in the days following the cave on the debt ceiling, revealed with 100% clarity that Boehner and a few others control the campaign coffers of most in the GOP caucus.
When Boehner is removed, then fear is removed as well and many members will find independence; and with independence comes courage.
So we should not think of who precisely will replace Boehner, we think of firing up the base and liberating those who have been held hostage by Boehner and his power brokers.
Removing Boehner is therefore an act of giving birth to inspired leadership.
Watch ‘Twelve O’Clock High’ with Gregory Peck for a lesson in leadership that is still taught in the War College. It shows that when all is dark and gloomy, hopeless and resigned as lost, it takes a leader who puts everything and everyone’s lives at risk to demonstrate one and only one thing, to put the mission above all else. And when putting the mission above all else, even one’s own life, comes into existence, then a realization of winning the mission as well as an awareness that winning has a cost brings victory into reality. This is when reversals in fortunes are born.
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