Skip to comments.Boehner and Cantor Declare No Debt Ceiling Increase Without Obamacare Delay and Keystone Approval
Posted on 02/11/2014 6:30:55 AM PST by SharpRightTurn
With the President delaying, again, parts of Obamacare, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor and Speaker John Boehner have declared they will not raise the debt ceiling unless the President does two things: (1) delay Obamacare by a year and (2) approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
In fact, Congressman Paul Ryan is standing shoulder to shoulder with them, telling Robert Costa, Shutting down the government puts us on the wrong side. The fight is on the debt limit. Further, the GOP wont even bother fighting on a continuing resolution because they feel so strongly the debt ceiling is the path forward for a fight on Obamacare and the Keystone XL pipeline.
Senator John Cornyn has even gone so far as to say the GOP might need to shut down the government to force Barack Obamas hand in debt ceiling negotiations. Theres just one major caveat to their plan.
But first, back to the House of Representatives. As Jonathan Strong notes in his article,
In exchange for a debt-ceiling increase, Cantor told colleagues, the GOP will issue a litany of demands, including a one-year delay of Obamacare, construction of the Keystone pipeline, an anti-regulatory bill called the REINS Act, and other spending reforms. The exact combination will be negotiated with President Obama and Reid.
According to Congressman Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, who was in the meeting with Eric Cantor and John Boehner, I liked everything I heard.
Congressman Jim Jordan, asked if he liked the GOP strategy to fight on the debt ceiling, responded to National Review with Heck yeah!
Oh . . . what? Whats that you say? Oh. Sorry.
That was back last year. That was all back when the GOP did not want to fight on the continuing resolution. Sorry folks, my bad. The GOP in January of 2013 and again in September of 2013 said they were going to fight Obama using the debt ceiling, not the continuing resolution.
But now they want to fight on the continuing resolution, not the debt ceiling. Yes, in 2013, the GOP said theyd fight on the debt ceiling and not the continuing resolution. Here now in 2014, John Boehner and Eric Cantor are signaling theyll pass a clean debt ceiling and not ask for anything at all theyll fight on the continuing resolution.
How many times are they going to yank the football away from themselves before Republican voters kick them to the curb?
When we all have the same gut reaction to these idiots, there must be a reason.
Yes, they are talking tough for their base, only to cave in later on, and say: “What could we do? We tried.”
Boehner and Cantor... ugh.
My senator, Portman is so bad, when he’s up in 2016, if he doesn’t get primaried, I’ll vote for the Democrat. Hey, if you’re going to govern like a Democrat, may as well have the real thing getting the blame.
Why not implement Obamacare and secondly get the guy to not approve the keystone pipeline...and make it an issure for the 2014 elections.
Boehner wants to give Obama exactly what he wants in exchange for getting exactly what Obama wants.
“Comprehensive Capitulation” hits it right on the nose, Gaffer.
Agreed, Portman is pretty much a toady to the left.
And, I don’t hold out a lot of hope that Boner and the GOPe crowd will stand resolute on this one, either.
Sad to watch, but the pubbies have already surrendered any hint of moral authority on the debt issue, and on immigration, Keystone, or any of the other progressive pogroms of Zero and 0bamunists.
“Boehner and Cantor... ugh.”
I don’t get nearly as many GOP fundraising letters as I used to, I suppose since I not only never donate to them but also send back a stinging note in their prepaid postage return envelope.
The most recent I did receive, however, was a “voter survey” under Boehner’s name. My suggestion sent back to them was for the resignations of Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, and McMorris-Rodgers.
I realize it probably won’t be read, but it made me feel better and cost them some postage, a little less money that they can’t use to battle conservative primary opponents.
I understand the feeling, but please don’t vote democrat. Vote third party if you must, but voting democrat will only make the establishment believe they’re more popular than they are.
(1) delay Obamacare by a year
Designed to protect the democrats at election time- Obviously.
Since that is really what Boehner and Cantor are in reality. then it all makes sense.
And they cave in 3,2,1 or more likely 1.
In other words, Boehner and Cantor want Obama to rule by executive fiat, unconstitutionally changing for the 28th time the law that Congress passed, and only Congress can change?
And this is what passes for leadership?
When Wisdom and Common sense left the Republican Party. Compromise took its place.
“And they cave in 3,2,1 or more likely 1.”
Yeah, the only thing you could safely bet money on is WHEN they will cave, not that they WON’T cave.
Here we go again. The GOP might just as well drop their pants and bend over right now. That’s where all this is going, AGAIN! My sister was out of work during Barry’s last mini government shutdown. She was highly pissed when the GOP capitulated to Barry and the ‘RATS.
“And this is what passes for leadership?”
House Republicans in primaries this year have to be made to answer whether they will vote for Boehner/Cantor/McCarthy/McMorris-Rogers, Ryan, or other squishes for House leadership positions next January.
Having “leaders” who run for the rear on every fight has got to be stopped.
That Charlie Brown, what a sucker!
GOP - STOP RIGHT THERE !
Stop trying to help Obama make the Obamacare debacle less painful.
Let it run its course.
Anything the GOP does to make this pile of Obama Dung less stinky will come back to haunt them.
Lets get a FR pool going as to how many days/hours til Tammy caves and agrees to passing a clean debt ceiling increase.
No wonder Senator Ted Cruz feels compelled to push for GAME CHANGERS mostly on his own.
Once again great leadership by republicans. Sheesh!
WOW. You’ve now heard from the head of this USELESS RINO REPUBLICAN PARTY. This is why the once proud REPUBLICAN PARTY has turned into a bowl of tasteless pudding. This is the very reason of the upsurge of the TEA PARTY. These “LEADERS” have attacked their base more than they’ve attacked the democratic party. It’s high time that the truly republican base, get rid of all these PUSSYFIED REPUBLICAN “LEADERS”, and elect politicians that are “JUNK YARD” dogs, that will fight these liberals, socialists and communists politicians that have destroyed this country.
GOP stupid is as stupid does....
Wait, the GOP has pants?
Whenever the rare opportunity to reduce the size of the Spendaholic Federal Government approaches a decision point, the unchallenged and therefore invincible Obamanation Congressional Format unfolds flawlessly as follows:
* Permissive, weak and cowardly Speaker “Doormat” Boehner proclaims that THIS time he will protect and defend the US Constitution;
* “Assistant Doormat” Cantor will nod like the bobble head lap dog that he is;
* Cave-In, Con-Artist Ryan will make a side deal with his Pelosi Pals;
* “Rubberstamp” Reid will then approve whatever the Pelosi Pals have shamed Ryan into ramming through the House;
* Lazy, Anti-Work Obama will say “That was EASY!”
* The Left Stream Media will gently boo Boehner, while mildly applauding his “Bipartisan” Leadership;
* “Doormat” Boehner will then slink off sobbing, relieved that he dodged another major tongue-lashing from the Left Stream Media;
* Karl Rowe will go on FOX and say “The Moderate House Republicans are showing that they are willing to work with Obama;”
* Krauthammer will go on Fox and say “Unbelievable;”
* The Conservative voters will say:
*** “Yup, permissive RINOs are no match for the Commies, Socialists and Democrats in Congress.
***We are doomed to feel sorry for ourselves, again.
*** What shall we do?
BTW, Boehner, Cantor and Ryan are all heavily favored to win re-election to their well-worn House seats in 2014 - - - - .
Correction : Change Rowe to Rove. Sorry.
No debt ceiling increase unless all facets of the PPACA are implimented exactly as stipulated in the law as passed and signed. No date changes, no exemption, no exception, post dated back to all the original dates.
Don’t worry. They’ll legalize marijuana, and we can all smoke ourselves stupid to forget how bad it is.
“A perfect illustration, a walk through history, showing how inept and feckless the GOP “leadership” is.”
You’re right. It’s easy to forget about what happened just a year ago. That’s what these establishment guys have counted on for decades—that we’d forget how they cooperated in promoting ever bigger government.
Erickson is good about tracking this treachery, reminding us, and rubbing it back in the establishment pols faces.
Boehner caved and will pass a clean debt limit increase with Dem votes. Drudge has it now.
Mixed messages from Republicans.
“Its high time that the truly republican base, get rid of all these PUSSYFIED REPUBLICAN LEADERS, and elect politicians that are JUNK YARD dogs, that will fight these liberals, socialists and communists politicians that have destroyed this country.”
I agree. It would be laughable to watch Boehner and McConnell parade out to give their lying, pathetic “we’re going to fight tooth and nail next time” speeches if they weren’t lending a hand to the demise of the republic.
These guys have to go and have to be replaced by real leaders capable of taking the fight to the bolsheviks.
Boehner Drops Conditions on Raising Debt Limit
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 06:23 AM
By: Elliot Jager
The House will vote tomorrow on raising the U.S. debt limit without conditions, Speaker John Boehner said today, ignoring factions of his party that called for tying the measure to defunding of Obamacare and including benefits for military retirees.
Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said Democrats will need to back the measure, which will get minimal Republican support.
I can understand their stance on the pipeline, but not nobamacare. nobamacare is gonna help the pubbies keep the House and take the Senate. Why burn your hole card?
“Boehner Drops Conditions on Raising Debt Limit”
Deja vu, all over again.
These guys are just too predictable.
I detest the use of that good word to describe liberal Democrats and/or the Democrat Party.
The only time these people will “FIGHT TOOTH AND NAIL” is when they are running for re-election. The rest of the time, all they do is count how much money they’ll get from this corporation or that corporation. If we had these kind of leaders during WW2, we’d all be speaking German or Japanese. My lord in heaven, if this is the best we can do as republican party, we may as well throw in the towel. We’ve lost the fight before it even starts.