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Boehner: I'm "Shocked" Senate Democrats Blocked a Bill to "Hold VA Managers Accountable"
Fox Nation ^ | May 23, 2014 | AP via Fox

Posted on 05/27/2014 10:40:26 AM PDT by lbryce

On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives easily passed the Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act (H.R. 4031) -- a new bill making its way through the federal legislature that would bring more accountability to the VA. The bill earned strong bipartisan support (390/33) with only Democrats voting against it. However, when Republicans tried to bring it up for a vote on the Senate floor, socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) objected on the grounds that although the bill had many “important provisions,” Senate Democrats needed more time to debate the merits of the legislation. They have therefore scheduled a hearing to discuss the bill sometime in early June. Apparently cleaning up corruption at the VA can wait.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boehner
Boehner is shocked he's still House Majority Leader.
1 posted on 05/27/2014 10:40:26 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

And he wonders why we want him removed as Speaker...

A Twit.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 10:41:18 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: lbryce

I’m shocked Boehner is still House majority leader. :-)


3 posted on 05/27/2014 10:41:45 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: lbryce

I’m schicker Boehner got re-nominated. I hoped the GOP Congress picks another speaker next year.

The man is an idiot.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 10:43:54 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: lbryce

I’m shocked that Lerner isn’t in jail, seeing how Boehner himself wanted to know who is going to jail.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 10:46:47 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: lbryce

Either stupid or a liar. Actually, Bonehead, you’re both.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 10:46:51 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: lbryce

Did you think the dems really cared about the vets?


8 posted on 05/27/2014 10:46:54 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: lbryce

Is this something out of nothing? Did the House expect the Senate to vote on the bill on day 1 without anyone reading it? “On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives easily passed the Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act (H.R. 4031) — a new bill making its way through the federal legislature that would bring more accountability to the VA. The bill earned strong bipartisan support (390/33) with only Democrats voting against it. However, when Republicans tried to bring it up for a vote on the Senate floor, socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) objected on the grounds that although the bill had many “important provisions,” Senate Democrats needed more time to debate the merits of the legislation. They have therefore scheduled a hearing to discuss the bill sometime in early June. Apparently cleaning up corruption at the VA can wait.”
Early Jnne could be next week.


9 posted on 05/27/2014 10:47:07 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: NFHale

If America “had a dream” to live prosperous and free,
Then the dream must killed, and consumed you see.
The Obamavultures continue feasting, while Boehner sits still,
“Both” parties know our pain as required collateral damage to fulfill.

What word did our Doormat Republicans not understand,
When Obama was first crowned The Tyrant of the Land?
Was it “Fundamentally” or “Transform” or “The United States of America?”

Why are these confused Leader Doormat Republicans still kept in power?
Why haven’t our TEA Party House Members sent Boehner to the back bench?
What does it take be it Benghazi, NSA, IRS, DOJ, or Delay to Death of our Vets?
Who are the Patriot House Members of “both” Parties to vote out Boehner?

When do We, the People rise up and declare that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!?
When do our elected House Members stand and deliver?
When does the well-deserved Impeachment of Obama begin?
When do our House Constitutional Checks and Balances kick in?

Back in DC, things are as calm as can be,
Obama lies, frames, blames, denies and delays,
Allowing the Obamavultures to feast as before,
While Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, Ryan, and Issa,
Hold open the race to the bottom door - - - -.

It is time, - - - - time a change in 2014.


10 posted on 05/27/2014 10:48:38 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: lbryce
Senate Democrats needed more time to debate the merits of the legislation.

Yeah, right!

They didn't need "more time" to debate Obammycare, and this is a much simpler bill, besides Ol' Nan said we had to pass it to find out what's in it. So why not do the same with this bill?

What's wrong? Dems don't care for our wounded veterans?

11 posted on 05/27/2014 10:49:18 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: lbryce

Really? Shocked? I am sure Boehner is elated... Just like Dempsey: message to our former military: “shut up and die”.

Boehner is every bit part of the problem here.
http://intercepts.defensenews.com/2014/05/dempsey-to-retired-generals-shut-up-when-it-comes-to-politics/
“If you want to get out of the military and run for office, I’m all for it. But don’t get out of the military … and become a political figure by throwing your support behind a particular candidate. If somebody asks me when I retire to support them in a political campaign, do you think they’re asking Marty Dempsey or are they asking Gen. Dempsey? I am a general for life and I should remain true to our professional ethos, which is to be apolitical for life; unless I run.”

Another feminine idiot in power who aims the military guns at domestic target instead of the real problems of Islam, a China and Russia. I am sick of these political gun pay check warmongering traitors.


12 posted on 05/27/2014 10:52:53 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: wiggen
Did the House expect the Senate to vote on the bill on day 1 without anyone reading it?

How many Senate bills are actually read by Senators now? (cf. "Obamacare") It would seem only those bills that do not advance the progressive cause must be read beforehand.

13 posted on 05/27/2014 10:54:21 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: wiggen
Did the House expect the Senate to vote on the bill on day 1 without anyone reading it?

Well, there is precedent ...

14 posted on 05/27/2014 10:54:25 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: lbryce

which is worse in politicalese, being “shocked” or “chagrined”? /sarc


15 posted on 05/27/2014 11:06:09 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: lbryce

Pelosi told him to say that. Being ignorantly surprised works for democrats all the time.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 11:31:23 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: lbryce

Boehner: I’m “Shocked” Senate Democrats Blocked a Bill to “Hold VA Managers Accountable”

It’s time Boehner got his head out of his a—!


17 posted on 05/27/2014 11:33:19 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: lbryce

Well at least he isnt saddened. Like little Tommy Dashole..


18 posted on 05/27/2014 11:34:46 AM PDT by crz
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To: lbryce

He’s also shocked by the pink elephants in his bedroom, but what else is new?


19 posted on 05/27/2014 11:37:45 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: crz

Republicans should say this whenever they are in front of rolling cameras.

Why not point our that the LAST thing democrats want is ACCOUNTABILITY...?


20 posted on 05/27/2014 11:40:23 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: Graewoulf

Yer a poet an’ ya know it...


21 posted on 05/27/2014 2:57:00 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Nah! I just use my attempt at poetry to condense ideas into soundbites.


22 posted on 05/27/2014 7:21:43 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: lbryce

If he’s shocked then he needs to be in an insane asylum.


23 posted on 05/27/2014 7:38:42 PM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq (Teresa Davis)
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To: Graewoulf

All good, brother.

I just take the direct method...


24 posted on 05/28/2014 5:40:12 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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