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Boehner backs down, says House to vote on 'clean' debt-limit hike
FoxNews.com ^ | 2-11-2014 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 02/11/2014 9:20:24 AM PST by servo1969

WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner, in an abrupt shift, announced Tuesday that the House would vote on an increase in the nation's borrowing cap without any strings attached.

A senior House GOP leadership source told Fox News that the vote is expected Tuesday night.

Boehner's decision to proceed with a "clean" debt-ceiling bill amounts to a capitulation by Republicans to President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats who argued that the GOP should not attempt to use the bill as leverage to extract concessions from the administration.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: boehner; budget; debt; johnboehner; obama; ohio; randsconcerntrolls
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Well, ---- me to tears.
1 posted on 02/11/2014 9:20:24 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

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, ( OCF ), 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 “The OCF worked again! That was sooooo 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 Rove 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?
*** Sigh - - - - .”

BTW, Boehner, Cantor and Ryan are all heavily favored to win re-election to their well-worn House seats in 2014 - - - - .


2 posted on 02/11/2014 9:21:14 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

Like anyone is surprised.

Bonehead really is taking up a lot of space and consuming a lot of oxygen that could be more useful to someone with a brain and morals.

May he rest deep, deep in the bowels of h*ll, right next to Mohammed.


3 posted on 02/11/2014 9:22:44 AM PST by Da Coyote
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4 posted on 02/11/2014 9:22:46 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: servo1969

Boehner might as well steal another Trillion for Soros because they’ll all be sharing a prison cell with ‘president’ Bari Shabazz, son of Malcolm X and ‘Weather Underground’ alum ELIZABETH ANN DUKE (FBI fugitive since 1985).

She skipped bail after getting caught for domestic terrorism, holding forged birth certificates, stolen SSN cards, and equipment to manufacture false ID.

Does that sound familiar?


5 posted on 02/11/2014 9:23:46 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: servo1969

He knows the media will protect Obama and cast republicans as the villans - again.


6 posted on 02/11/2014 9:24:33 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: servo1969

the GOPe: craven, feckless, selfish, dumb, deaf...


7 posted on 02/11/2014 9:24:57 AM PST by dadfly
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To: servo1969

It’s not backing down when he never intended to in the first place.


8 posted on 02/11/2014 9:24:58 AM PST by Know et al (Spill chick want ketch awl yore miss takes.)
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To: Da Coyote

The voters in Boehner’s Ohio House District vote Boehner into the US House, and the US House Members vote to choose THEIR Speaker.

Weak, cowardly, permissive “Doormat” Boehner thus fairly represents our weak, cowardly, permissive, doormat House RINOs.

The voters in Ohio are simply overjoyed that the US House RINO Members have loyally continued to keep in place a weak, cowardly, permissive, doormat Speaker who has ALWAYS caved in to Obama.

Boehner’s Speakership is safe, as our House RINOs just love to Cave In to Commies, Socialists, Democrats, and especially to Obama.

Oops, I feel a “Boehner” coming on! Please pass the Kleenex! Sob!


9 posted on 02/11/2014 9:25:25 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: dadfly

Boehner is a cheese eating vet pay cutting surrender monkey.


10 posted on 02/11/2014 9:28:55 AM PST by lodi90
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To: LyinLibs; servo1969

>> “Boehner might as well steal another Trillion for Soros because they’ll all be sharing a prison cell with ‘president’ Bari Shabazz, son of Malcolm X and ‘Weather Underground’ alum ELIZABETH ANN DUKE (FBI fugitive since 1985).” <<

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Oh, they’ll be shareing something far worse and certainly more permanent than any prison cell. Babylon has a well defined future awaiting it.


11 posted on 02/11/2014 9:29:09 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: servo1969

Obama is right: “The nice thing about being President is that I can do whatever I want.”

Thank You, GOP Establishment Asshats.


12 posted on 02/11/2014 9:30:12 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: servo1969

Must have been low on Jameson’s.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 9:31:17 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Graewoulf

>> “Oops, I feel a “Boehner” coming on! Please pass the Kleenex! Sob!” <<

.
Or did you mean”Charmin?”
.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 9:31:24 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: servo1969

We might want to stop electing ‘lesser evils” because this is what that results in. Every time WE do it.

Just a thought. Discuss amongst yourselves...


15 posted on 02/11/2014 9:32:52 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: servo1969

Gives me the biggest shock since I learned that January was cold...


16 posted on 02/11/2014 9:37:21 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Norm Lenhart

This current bunch in the beltway GOP is just not interested in an engaged ideological battle with the Dems. Their timidity shows their true colors. Many are just conservative for pay. There is not a conservative patriotic bone in John Boehner’s body.


17 posted on 02/11/2014 9:39:23 AM PST by lodi90
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To: editor-surveyor

Ain’t nuttin’ Charmin ‘bout a DOORMAT!


18 posted on 02/11/2014 9:42:10 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: servo1969

There is NO DIFFERENCE between republican leaders and rat leaders... they are playing roles like in the WWE!


19 posted on 02/11/2014 9:45:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Iron Munro
He knows the media will protect Obama and cast republicans as the villains

They'll do that anyway - if you're gonna do the time, you might as well do the crime.

Maybe he doesn't believe in it?

20 posted on 02/11/2014 9:48:03 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: servo1969

Do we want to keep the focus on Obamacare or allow Obama to use the debt ceiling vote as a shiny thing to distract people away from his “masterpiece”?


21 posted on 02/11/2014 9:50:36 AM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Yes, if we had another confrontation over this, Obamacare would be out of the news maybe for weeks.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 9:57:40 AM PST by what's up
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To: Iron Munro

Correct. That’s all this is. Let’s take Congress in the Fall and then we can start screaming if they do nothing.


23 posted on 02/11/2014 10:01:39 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Do we want to keep the focus on Obamacare or allow Obama to use the debt ceiling vote as a shiny thing to distract people away from his “masterpiece”?


The GOP is focused on nothing right now except tip toeing to November. McConnell has already told us we have to wait until 2016 to battle Obamacare. Given that statement, I plan on doing the same and waiting until 2016 to support the GOP.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 10:05:48 AM PST by lodi90
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To: lodi90

The quisling was just sound bited on the news here: Obama will not agree to a debt deal with attachments. Let the dems make him do it.

Does he really think we are all chumps? Yup.


25 posted on 02/11/2014 10:07:45 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: servo1969
"House Speaker John Boehner, in an abrupt shift, announced Tuesday that the House would vote on an increase in the nation's borrowing cap without any strings attached."

Unexpected! Not. Voting tonight. Take a look at the weather forecast for D.C. Every denizen of Capital Hill will be "unavailable for comment" as they use the in the ensuing snow storm to scurry for cover. Sickening cowardice and dereliction of duty on display.
26 posted on 02/11/2014 10:12:37 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: servo1969
It's not Boehner's fault.

It's no Republican's fault.

It's solely the fault of the media.

They control almost all of the information-dispensing process in this country. No matter what happens, they will find a way to fault Conservatives and aid Liberals.

Turds in the media sit and laugh at us conservatives because all we're doing is causing strife within our own.

We have to find some way to get the public to realize that the cause of all their problems is the media, and their acting as cheerleaders for the Left.

27 posted on 02/11/2014 10:13:10 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: eCSMaster

Wrong. A leader leads. He doesn’t follow media dictates.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 10:22:11 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: servo1969
Boehner backs down,

Brave Sir Robin ran away.
Bravely ran away away.
When danger reared it's ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.

29 posted on 02/11/2014 10:22:55 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: eCSMaster

It’s not Boehner’s fault.
It’s no Republican’s fault.

It’s solely the fault of the media.


The media do not force John Boehner to ignore the IRS scandal. He CHOOSE to do that. He simply doesn’t care that our Constitutional rights are being violated.

It’s silly to blame the media for the failings of the GOP. They simply have no interest in being an engaged opposition party while Obama is in the WH.


30 posted on 02/11/2014 10:30:01 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Howie66
Boehner is making easier and easier for me to justify sitting out the November uniparty election.
31 posted on 02/11/2014 10:32:34 AM PST by Jacquerie (Article V.)
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To: Jacquerie

I agree. The republicrats will lose again. They stand for nothing!! They capitulate at the hint of media prodding. 4 million of us stayed home with that socialist Romney on the ticket— you can count that as doubling in ‘16. Jeb Bush my foot.I vote Tea Party ONLY now— no more wasting my vote on people I hate.


32 posted on 02/11/2014 10:39:20 AM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: servo1969

Boner may have backed down on his rhetoric, but he never intended to do anything else.


33 posted on 02/11/2014 10:39:50 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: servo1969

With a name like “Boner” you would think he would be on top instead of being Obama’s bottom boy. His name should be “Candeaus.” The correct pronunciation [ kan-dee-as ].


34 posted on 02/11/2014 10:42:29 AM PST by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: demshateGod

Bohner is a loser and there is no such thing as a ‘clean’ debt-limit hike.


35 posted on 02/11/2014 10:43:15 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Graewoulf

Boner is not a doormat. He’s in on the whole thing. His role is to move the R left, to grown government, to enrich himself. He’s used aggressive, cunning tactics to accomplish it.


36 posted on 02/11/2014 10:43:33 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: servo1969

What a pussy.


37 posted on 02/11/2014 10:45:34 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dadfly

You’re wrong about feckless and dumb. They know exactly what they’re doing. Well, the leadership anyway. That’s true of the rank and file.


38 posted on 02/11/2014 10:46:16 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Jacquerie

A few of us get a lot of crap for saying that the GOPe is every bit as bad as the dems. But to date, no one has pointed out the benefit of electing someone with an R attached when they stand for exactly the same liberalism. If they didn’t, common sense tells you they’d be opposing the Dems. They arent. They capitulate. REPEATEDLY.

At this point, I have no issue saying that anyone supporting them is supporting Democrats.


39 posted on 02/11/2014 10:49:47 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: servo1969; Graewoulf; All

Replace the Speaker

Republicans in the House of Representatives are preparing to support yet another increase in the national debt limit and they're not even trying to do anything to balance the budget or stop Obamacare.

Republicans are giving up because they know that winning is impossible when their leaders are determined to lose. These leaders have telegraphed weakness to the Democrats and sabotaged conservative efforts so many times that Republicans now have no leverage. There's only one solution.

John Boehner must be replaced as Speaker of the House.

Read more at above link...

40 posted on 02/11/2014 10:52:02 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

BINGO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have a WINNER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


41 posted on 02/11/2014 10:54:39 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Jacquerie

Wrong answer.

Sitting out any and all elections is EXACTLY what the GOP Establishment and the RAT Party/CP-USA want to see happen.

For Pete’s Sake, don’t you understand that this is EXACTLY how we have gotten to this point?

Before you follow through on this idea, take a little time and go to your nearest Veterans Cemetery and/or VA Hospital and think about what you are proposing and why.

I can’t think of a single one of US who have served this country did so, just to see it turn into a Third World Communist Sh*thole.

I hope and pray that you think real hard on this. Our future depends on it.

Semper Fi.


42 posted on 02/11/2014 10:55:12 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: servo1969

43 posted on 02/11/2014 10:56:08 AM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: demshateGod

really?

from Websters:

Dumb:

2. Destitute of the power of speech; unable to utter articulate sounds; as the dumb brutes.

or from vocabulary.com

Feckless:

feckless essentially means “ineffective,” but is also used to describe someone who is irresponsible, incompetent, inept, or without purpose in life.

naw. i think i’ve got them pegged perfectly.


44 posted on 02/11/2014 10:59:08 AM PST by dadfly
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To: SADMILLIE

“4 million of us stayed home with that socialist Romney on the ticket— you can count that as doubling in ‘16.”

It’s people like you that deserve all of the scorn and ire that can be thrown at you. You are NOT part of the solution. You ARE the problem. You are no better than that scum sucking Parasite in Ohio that voted for Obama 6 times.


45 posted on 02/11/2014 11:00:24 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Norm Lenhart
We might want to stop electing ‘lesser evils”...

This is likely the cutting edge issue, of course, and we all agree that RINO's are despicable.

However, history demonstrates that we Americans keep fighting wars even when we lose earlier battles. Now, more clearly than perhaps ever before in our history, we are fighting a political war for the soul of our nation both at the state level and at the national level.

We should have at least two simultaneous objectives:
a) to find and elect trustworthy Republicans to local offices while grooming them for national prominence, and
b) to reduce the number of declared Socialist Democrats at the national level.

While we find and nourish suitable politicians to reach the first objective, we must continue the battle to reach the second objective. This second objective is crucial because it is at the national level that the war for our soul will be more quickly won or lost.

That may mean voting for the RINO at the national level that has the best chance of winning the election. To do otherwise is to surrender.

46 posted on 02/11/2014 11:02:51 AM PST by frog in a pot (We are all "frogs in a pot" now. How and when will we real Americans jump out?)
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To: demshateGod

” - - - He’s used aggressive, cunning tactics to accomplish it. - - - “

And here I always thought that Boehner’s genetic “round heels” made him an easy-mark, pushover for the Democrat Evil Empire.

And now I find out that Boehner is aggressive and cunning.

Live and learn - - - .


47 posted on 02/11/2014 11:04:30 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: frog in a pot

Well, you are welcome to think that. however it is a set in stone fact that the rinos we put in office are the people now siding with the liberals.

Fact

Not fiction. FACT.

So anyone that thinks putting more RINOS in office rather than standing up on your hind legs and saying “NO”, has to deal with the fact that they are perpetuating the problem. Another fact. The RINOS we put in there are moving further leftward. By the day. Not rightward. They are not occasionally helping US more often. They are REPEATEDLY voting for leftism. Logic dictates that adding to their number accelerates the downfall of this country.


48 posted on 02/11/2014 11:11:41 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Bonehead “backs down”

backs down from what? Was there ever any doubt he would go for increasing the debt limit again?


49 posted on 02/11/2014 11:13:28 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Well as long as he has the number of sheep he has out here in publicland willing to keep sending him more RINOS, he can do whatever he wants, rub our noses in it and some think it’s just swell to do it all again come November.

The stupid... it burns like a magnesium fire.


50 posted on 02/11/2014 11:16:26 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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