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Boehner: I Was ‘Pushed…into this Fight to Defund Obamacare;’ It Wasn’t My Idea
Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2013 - 11:32 AM | Craig Bannister

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 wasn’t his idea, but that of conservative groups—and he doesn’t care what they do next. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; boehner; boner; defundobamacare; gopestablishment; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; rino; zerocare
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1 posted on 12/13/2013 9:15:59 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Spineless POC


2 posted on 12/13/2013 9:18:38 PM PST by doc1019 (Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened!)
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To: Olog-hai

Bonehead is now number one on the “I don’t have a clue” list of politicians.


3 posted on 12/13/2013 9:19:25 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Olog-hai

Really. That is pathetic.


4 posted on 12/13/2013 9:19:38 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


5 posted on 12/13/2013 9:20:39 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Olog-hai

“I’m as Conservative as anyone in her”

First runner-up to Obama for the “Lie of the Year” award


6 posted on 12/13/2013 9:20:59 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai

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


7 posted on 12/13/2013 9:21:27 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Olog-hai

BS


8 posted on 12/13/2013 9:21:37 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


9 posted on 12/13/2013 9:21:42 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Olog-hai

Texas folk wisdom: hardest fella in town to talk with ain’t Stupid but his second cousin Stupid an’ Proud of It.


10 posted on 12/13/2013 9:21:51 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: MV=PY

Please, please dump this POC and put an adult with a set in charge.


11 posted on 12/13/2013 9:22:04 PM PST by doc1019 (Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened!)
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To: Olog-hai

I frankly don’t care why you do it Boehner. Just do it.


12 posted on 12/13/2013 9:22:29 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Olog-hai

Who needs a two party government when all we have are Marxist Republicrats?


13 posted on 12/13/2013 9:22:47 PM PST by AlexW
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To: VideoDoctor

The most popular thing they did all year, one that excited the base and they bemoan it


14 posted on 12/13/2013 9:22:50 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Olog-hai
Boner joins McConnell as one of those who, if not eliminated in the primary, needs to be sent home in the General.

Dissing the real base is not a good strategery.

15 posted on 12/13/2013 9:24:42 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

Screw you Boehner, you scumbag.


16 posted on 12/13/2013 9:24:44 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: Olog-hai

Since WHEN does bohner do what Conservatives ask him to do?


17 posted on 12/13/2013 9:24:53 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Olog-hai

Yea we know, you f**khead. We know.


18 posted on 12/13/2013 9:27:35 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: Olog-hai

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.

Good luck.


19 posted on 12/13/2013 9:32:38 PM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Olog-hai

Boehner: I Was ‘Pushed…into this Fight to Defund Obamacare;’ It Wasn’t My Idea

I believe him. He has never had an idea that was worth a crap.


20 posted on 12/13/2013 9:34:07 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Olog-hai

21 posted on 12/13/2013 9:36:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: Thorliveshere

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.


22 posted on 12/13/2013 9:37:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Olog-hai

he’s been in a position where he could have become an American hero, just by doing his da**ed job

what a tragedy


23 posted on 12/13/2013 9:39:04 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Olog-hai

No kidding?

Dunce.


24 posted on 12/13/2013 9:39:38 PM PST by Ray76
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To: faithhopecharity

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.


25 posted on 12/13/2013 9:40:26 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: faithhopecharity

Exactly right. He wasn’t elected to help push the liberals’ agenda on the USA, but to stop them.


26 posted on 12/13/2013 9:40:30 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

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.


27 posted on 12/13/2013 9:41:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Like Eric Cantor ain’t a Queen?


28 posted on 12/13/2013 9:44:47 PM PST by acapesket
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To: HiTech RedNeck

>> 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.

Poll after poll shows an overwhelming majority of Americans, both R & D, oppose Amnesty - yet Boehner is all for it.


29 posted on 12/13/2013 9:45:00 PM PST by Ray76
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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.


30 posted on 12/13/2013 9:45:14 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: acapesket

What has Eric Cantor to do with it. Red herring.


31 posted on 12/13/2013 9:45:45 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Ray76

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.


32 posted on 12/13/2013 9:46:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Olog-hai

that socialist bastard needs to be voted out in November!!!


33 posted on 12/13/2013 9:48:40 PM PST by dalereed
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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.
but
if a political opportunity arises,
push him to retirement asap, too.

We definitely need someone else in that job, pronto!


34 posted on 12/13/2013 9:51:17 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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.


35 posted on 12/13/2013 9:51:59 PM PST by Ray76
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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.


36 posted on 12/13/2013 9:52:05 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Olog-hai

Wow. He really doesn’t want the job.

He is sad in a pathetic sort of way.

Kitty.


37 posted on 12/13/2013 9:52:16 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like his vaginitis is kicking in...


38 posted on 12/13/2013 9:52:46 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Some have the traitor Ryan as the next Speaker.


39 posted on 12/13/2013 9:55:17 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: acapesket
Whaddya Nutz? This is all about pushing Amnesty! Read the other threads re; Paul Ryan being a Boner Intern, Kevin Mc Carthy’s wife. Cantor is pro Amnesty
The Looza’s have been bought, lock , block and load..Chicago style.

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

40 posted on 12/13/2013 9:57:32 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Olog-hai

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?


41 posted on 12/13/2013 9:57:33 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Olog-hai
“I was pushed.”

Cry your eyes out.

Then bend over for Obama and the Democrats.

42 posted on 12/13/2013 10:04:42 PM PST by detective
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To: Olog-hai

Bump


43 posted on 12/13/2013 10:05:54 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: bigbob
“I’m as Conservative as anyone in her”

In who? Nancy Pelosi?

44 posted on 12/13/2013 10:06:07 PM PST by detective
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To: Olog-hai

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.


45 posted on 12/13/2013 10:09:54 PM PST by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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To: Olog-hai
Conservatives who fear an Article V convention process ought to consider their objections, usually rooted in the fear of a runaway convention, in the context of speaker Boehner's remarks. Do we really believe that a majority of Republicans in the United States Senate will change the mentality of John Boehner? Do we really believe that obtaining an even more unrealistic goal of a filibuster proof majority in the Senate or a veto proof majority in the Senate will change the mentality of the men who are running the House of Representatives and who would be running the United States Senate?

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.


46 posted on 12/13/2013 10:12:42 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Olog-hai

Where have all the Newt Gingrichs gone?


47 posted on 12/13/2013 10:15:29 PM PST by McGruff (Obama lied. Period!)
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To: Olog-hai
Message to "Boner":


48 posted on 12/13/2013 10:17:58 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Heh, beat me to it.


49 posted on 12/13/2013 10:18:51 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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.


50 posted on 12/13/2013 10:22:59 PM PST by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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