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(Boehner:) 'What the hell is this, a joke?'
The Hill ^ | March 26, 2014 | Russell Berman

Posted on 03/26/2014 10:14:58 AM PDT by maggief

“What the hell is this, a joke?” Boehner said at his weekly press conference.

He was responding to the administration’s announcement on Tuesday evening that people who had begun the process of signing up for insurance through the federal exchanges would have until mid-April to do so, instead of March 31.

The Speaker called the move “another deadline made meaningless,” adding it to a litany of unilateral changes that the administration has made to the law.

“This is part of a long-term pattern of this administration manipulating the law for its own convenience,” Boehner said. “It’s not hard to understand why the American people question this administration’s commitment to the rule of law.”

The Speaker mocked the use of the “honor system” to determine who was eligible for an extension after the administration said it would make no effort to ensure that people had actually begun the process of signing up by March 31.

“Why don’t they just say, ‘We’ve moved the date to April 15’? Because that’s in effect what they’ve done,” Boehner said.

Administration officials cited “a surge in demand” as a reason for the extension, which they said is aimed at people with “special circumstances and complex cases.”

“Open enrollment ends March 31,” Health and Human Services spokeswoman Joanne Peters told The Hill in an email Tuesday evening. “We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment — either online or over the phone.”

Republicans have attacked the healthcare law from virtually every angle, criticizing both its underlying regulations and the administration’s repeated decision to delay or not fully enforce them. Boehner has criticized the early problems with the HealthCare.gov website, and on Wednesday, he was pressed on why people shouldn’t have more time to sign up for insurance because of them.

“The dates are the dates, and the law is the law,” he said. “The president doesn’t have the authority to change the law whenever he wants, which he continues to do.”

Boehner added later in the press conference: “The law says that enrollment stops at the end of March. That’s what the law says. I’ve got to live by the law; you’ve got to live by the law; the American people have got to live by the law. And guess what? The president needs to live by the law as well.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: boehner; johnboehner; obamacare; obamacaredeadline; obamacareenrollment; ohio
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1 posted on 03/26/2014 10:14:58 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT, YOU F’ING LOSER???


2 posted on 03/26/2014 10:16:24 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: maggief
Republicans have attacked the health law from just about every angle

Except for the not funding it angle.

3 posted on 03/26/2014 10:17:16 AM PDT by grania
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To: maggief
Boner hisself likes to move the goalposts.

When is he going to invoke the "Power of the Purse"?

4 posted on 03/26/2014 10:17:22 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: maggief

“The dates are the dates, and the law is the law,” he said. “The president doesn’t have the authority to change the law whenever he wants, which he continues to do.”

Boehner added later in the press conference: “The law says that enrollment stops at the end of March. That’s what the law says. I’ve got to live by the law; you’ve got to live by the law; the American people have got to live by the law. And guess what? The president needs to live by the law as well.”


Has there ever been a bigger pussy in all of Congress?


5 posted on 03/26/2014 10:17:51 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

The House Boner just did everything he’s going to do ... BAWK! BAWK! BAWK!


6 posted on 03/26/2014 10:18:15 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Peter W. Kessler

“SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT, YOU F’ING LOSER???”

Quadruple dittos


7 posted on 03/26/2014 10:18:57 AM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: maggief

I like the quote in the headline. There should be more responses like that from our elected officials. Of course, it is also important to explain why you said it.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 10:18:57 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: maggief

And the joke is on him. Like Charlie Brown whiffing on the kick.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 10:19:27 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: maggief

IMPEACH, or shut the hell up, BoneHead....................


10 posted on 03/26/2014 10:19:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: maggief

No. The lack of a decisive response is the joke, thanks to you... you limp-wristed, parasitic, gutless pansy.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 10:20:42 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: maggief

You’re the “joke”, Boner.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 10:20:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Peter W. Kessler
Now you've done it.

I thought they liked me.

13 posted on 03/26/2014 10:20:57 AM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: maggief

Then do something about it, coward.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 10:21:27 AM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: maggief

15 posted on 03/26/2014 10:22:38 AM PDT by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: maggief; All

“What the hell is this, a joke?” Boehner said at his weekly press conference.”

When later asked what he was going to do about it — Boehner replied, “Well, not going to play golf with him anymore, I’m going to unfriend him on facebook, and I’m going to send a letter and capitalize “angry,” so...yeah, the president will understand that I’m mad this time.”


16 posted on 03/26/2014 10:23:53 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Red Badger

I second that. It’s well past the time Zero should’ve been impeached!


17 posted on 03/26/2014 10:25:37 AM PDT by Dave346
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To: maggief

Talking law to a lawless POTUS is like pi**ing up a rope. The only laws that mac daddy abides by are the ones he make up and those he likes.

Those who could stop him are about as ba**less as mac daddies dealinga wit Putin, again ba**less.

Still believe that the best decision is to replace numerous elected officials with little 1st grade girls, at least they would have more ba**s than those being removed.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 10:26:01 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: maggief

REMEMBER: It was Reid and his fellow nutcases than shut down the Government last fall because he wouldn’t delay Obamacare. Look what their doing now!


19 posted on 03/26/2014 10:26:25 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: maggief

if boner had any committment to the rule of law he’d start impeachment hearings due to this unconstitutional usurpation of legislative branch powers by the executive branch.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 10:29:08 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Paladin2

Power of purse does not apply to laws already passed.
For example the House can not stop Obamacare expenditures without passing a new law to stop them. Such law will not pass senate and will be vetoed by the community organizer.

Don’t they teach how our government works in schools anymore?


21 posted on 03/26/2014 10:29:40 AM PDT by entropy12
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To: maggief

actually isn’ t boner incorrect? didn’ t barrycades illegally extend the deadline to march 31st already?


22 posted on 03/26/2014 10:30:25 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Java4Jay

Very good point you make!!


23 posted on 03/26/2014 10:30:27 AM PDT by entropy12
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To: maggief
I'm am becoming more convinced that the purpose of the “delays” is to cement into the minds of the American public that the president is allowed to alter laws however it suits him.
24 posted on 03/26/2014 10:31:30 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Delta 21

sociopath smiling. couldn’t do a better joker if he was trying.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 10:31:32 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: entropy12

Boner has plenty of power to stick a fork into the works.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 10:31:49 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: maggief

No, it’s Obamacare, show some rspect


27 posted on 03/26/2014 10:31:49 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: maggief

naw boehner. you’re the joke and all the dems are laughing.


28 posted on 03/26/2014 10:33:16 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: maggief

'What the hell is this, a joke?'


WHO'S LAUGHING?


29 posted on 03/26/2014 10:39:01 AM PDT 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: maggief

Pelosi, Reid, and Boehner walk into a bar . . .


30 posted on 03/26/2014 10:40:12 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler
SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT, YOU F’ING LOSER???

Reply of the week!

31 posted on 03/26/2014 10:41:22 AM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: Delta 21


32 posted on 03/26/2014 10:42:57 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: entropy12

The Cruz/Lee/Paul’s 21 hour Obamacare Filibuster last fall was a thorn in the GOP-e ass. Screw you Boehner!


33 posted on 03/26/2014 10:44:36 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler
SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT, YOU F’ING LOSER???

Bump that. Once again, the feckless Boehner plays Hans Blix to 0bama's Kim Jong Il ....

Or else what?!

34 posted on 03/26/2014 10:47:03 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: maggief
The dates are the dates, and the law is the law, he said.
As a practical "rubber meets the road" matter, the law is what is enforced, not what is written. And enforcement has been and always will be selective.

Sort of like Andrew Jackson's remark, "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!" When it comes to enforcement, Congress, like the courts, is impotent.

35 posted on 03/26/2014 10:51:29 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Common Sense 101
IMPEACH, or shut the hell up, BoneHead.........
Common Sense:" The lack of a decisive response is the joke, thanks to you..."

Actually , both Osamma and bonehead should be IMPEACHED !
The first one for OVERREACH of office and failure to support his oath to the Constitution .
The other for UNDERREACH and failure to preserve the power of his office , and dereliction of office .
Obamacare was never designed to succeed ; it was always designed to fail, 3 years a failure and still being modified ,furthermore ,
It is an ongoing classic criminal act of "BAIT AND SWITCH " with UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES !!
Congress didn't read the bill because they didn't have the time to read it !

36 posted on 03/26/2014 10:52:48 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: maggief

I’m still trying to understand how I’m forced to pay for something that I DO NOT want.

“don’t want 0bamacare? no problem. just pay us for the privilege to not have it or go to jail.”

seriously... wtf?! what’s next? will they charge me for the privilege to not being shot? not having my car impounded? not having my free speech violated?

what a freakin joke


37 posted on 03/26/2014 10:53:11 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Delta 21

That is disturbing and creepy.


38 posted on 03/26/2014 10:53:56 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: maggief

Ted Cruz was right!


39 posted on 03/26/2014 10:54:18 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: maggief

ping


40 posted on 03/26/2014 11:00:43 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: maggief

Notice how this buffoon is all talk. HE NEVER DOES ANYTHING!!Impeach the president now!!!DO IT!!


41 posted on 03/26/2014 11:15:23 AM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: maggief

Ol’ John is a little slow on the uptake.


42 posted on 03/26/2014 11:15:49 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

+1


43 posted on 03/26/2014 11:18:28 AM PDT by Usagi_yo (Journalticion -- journalist + politician. Used to be called propagandist.)
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To: maggief

Even Boner figured it out. Finally.


44 posted on 03/26/2014 11:31:09 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: maggief

Boehner is beyond pathetic. A joke himself of monumental proportions, even by congressional standards. If he had an ounce of political integrity he would have resigned long ago.


45 posted on 03/26/2014 11:45:47 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: maggief
No, Boner, it isn't a joke. The entire Obama presidency and the democrats are a joke...

Unfotunately, YOU are the punchline.

46 posted on 03/26/2014 11:59:46 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Paladin2

I do not like Boehner any more than you do.
I prefer leades with more backbone.
But the true situation must be made aware to everybody.

Right now the way I see it, there is no need to stop the
democrats from destroying themselves over Obamacare.
There is nothing to be gained by another government shutdown
or other such initiatives which will be exploited by the MSM.


47 posted on 03/26/2014 1:05:25 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: maggief

“Yes, you are Boehner!”


48 posted on 03/26/2014 1:06:20 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: SADMILLIE

No need to kick up the dust. Impeachment will not be
popular with low information voters, who are the majority.

Wise man said “do not interrupt your enemy committing suicide”.

Let the democrats go down to defeat over Obamacare, first.


49 posted on 03/26/2014 1:08:16 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: maggief

Go suck down another you weepy unstable drunk.


50 posted on 03/26/2014 1:11:06 PM PDT by 1217Chic
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