Skip to comments.Boehner on Hannity "We can't let perfect be the enemy of the good" (using Obama's phrases)
Posted on 07/26/2011 2:40:55 PM PDT by teg_76
He's using the same language that Obama used to sell Obamacare to the public.
Hannity gave both Cantor and Boehner total softball interviews. Very disapointed.
Bottom line: 5B in cuts next year for a 1000B debt limit raise today.
I hate to be the one to break it to you but Boehner is sinking. He should have let the passed CC&B bill just sit there and let the Dems and MSM wear themselves out smacking it around like a pinyatta.
Applauding your post!
Has anybody noticed how Hannity really makes some good points, but when he gets the policy makers on the air, he acts like if he asks those same questions live, he will be audited by the IRS.
Actually, Obama has been sinking and Boehner has been gaining respect.
Obama's polls have been tanking and the left-wing is after him for caving. Let's not reverse these trends.
Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA)
Baker talked him into it over his better judgment.
Agreed. Boehner has tried, but he’s ultimately too weak.
Cantor for Speaker, Ryan for Majority Leader. Boehner for a return to saloon-keeping.
“Boehner” and “respect” in the same sentence? HA! They’re PLAYING him, and wearing him down. He’s lost every battle so far, and saying “We’ll get’m at the NEXT one!” I hate to tell you that THIS is the next one!
You don’t debate anyway. Just spew out RINO talking points. None of which u can back up his history or facts. U live in an alternate reality.
For those who think like u, it’s never the time to draw a line in the sand. It’s always wait until the Ryan budget, or wait until the next election or wait until the next deal, even though there is recent history in the form of the CR Deal, to determine what the next deal will be like.
How about we follow California off the cliff.../s
CA seeks bridge loan to pay bills...
Guv OKs financial aid for illegal aliens...
Actually, Boehner's winning the "hike tax" battle quite vigorously against Obama...so much so that Gloria Borgia rightly said yesterday that Obama is now the only one in DC now saying he wants to hike taxes.
That alone is quite an achievement.
I don’t like Cantor for Speaker. He’s another RINO who occasionally has a sterling moment.
Hannity has made some awesome points and asked some great questions. But when he has the chance live with these policy makers, he seems to forget the great points and questions he made. Then after they are off the phone, he goes back to the great points and questions.
Before Obama, there was Voltaire:
Dans ses écrits, un sàge Italien
Dit que le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.
(In his writings, a wise Italian
says that the best is the enemy of the good)
Before Voltaire, there was Aristotle and the Golden Mean, which warned against extremism in thought.
Confucious had something to say about it, too.
The truth is hard sometimes.
Boehner hasn’t won a dam thing yet.
I listened to Boehener on the radio today tell Rush Limbaugh that meaningful cuts wont be possible because of all the baby boomers retiring, and that the cuts for 2012 are 7 Billion, instead of 6 Billion (Like that makes it OK), and that Obama gets his Trillion Dollar spending spree money now and we will wait years if not forever for any cuts, because thats the way its done in Washington.
That does it for me. I want Boehener fired with the rest of them, and I want the government to undergo a limited shutdown for the duration of Obamas remaining term. They should be cutting a Trillion a year and de-funding agency after agency. Instead we are being offered chump change that will never materialize and not a single significant cut to ANY agency whatsoever.
Its enough to make me want to vote for Ron Paul! (Expletive deleted)
Stop the madness!
Nor can we permit "RINO" to be the enemy of "REALITY"!
Everytime I hear this, it’s usually fronm some wimpy person defending a really wussie idea. I don’t remember hearing it from Ronald Reagan, although he might have said it, but the first time I heard it was from a so-called pro-lifer who was pushing legislation in my state for a bill containing the rape and incest exceptions. There were those who wanted a bill without those exceptions. This person gave a TV interview and uttered that phrase. I hated it then, and I have no use for it now.
We can’t let a crybaby be the ally of evil either!
I heard that interview as well.
It leaves one thinking that if Bonehead believes he can’t cut because of the “Baby Boomers”, then there are only two ways to deal with the out of control spending.
1. Increase Taxes a whole lot and I mean a whole lot
2. Our country collapses under the weight of spending we cannot pay for.
Neither one is a good option
...and right now it looks like a winner
/speaking of, haven't seen an epic flame war in a loooong time....let the animals in the basement out to play mod's? ;)
Let Bobo do what Bobo gonna do, cuz a government shutdown is gonna stick to him. I saw a FReeper post earlier today that was dead on -- the MSM can say w/e, Bobo can cry "Bush's fault!" -- but the People know.
NO PRESIDENT HAS EVER WON RE-ELECTION BLAMING A BAD ECONOMY ON HIS PREDECESSOR. NEVER. CARTER TRIED, AND WE THREW HIM IN THE BRER PATCH.
FYI...you posted to the wrong person. I'm not the Speaker.
Debt ceiling raised 1 trillion guaranteed. Cuts are based on planed talks, I’m sure the talks are guaranteed, but not much else.
OMG what are they going to do about the FY2012 budget? The budgets will never get passed with the amount of spending that the Rats want so they will put some crap together with more economic terrorism and threats? A Trillion dollar increase in the debt at roughly 4 billion new deficit added to the debt per day means we will be revisiting this monkey again in 250 days.
Now is the time to reform all the entitlement programs, let the leaderless rats kick and scream all they want, we are talking about the number 1 national security threat....
This debate is brain dead simple. Does America want its solvency or Do they want the end of America?
The left does not believe in the black and white of right and wrong. Boner is falling into the moral relativist trap set by the left. He has been a politician too long and doesn’t think like a conservative anymore. He is too ready and willing to surrender some of his principle for expediency.
I like listening to Hannity, unless he has Karl Marxist Rove or Gingrich on. Then I tune-out for the moment.
Your common sense (as always) brings to mind one of my theoretical observations.
We all love to talk about the failures of “compromise” but we also have to admit we only have one House and the No Action alternative has its problems as well as its good points.
Everyone from Bismark (I think he said it originally) to Russell Kirk says that while compromise often turns you away from principles, we have to recognize that “Politcs is the Art of the Possible” and Prudence comes into play at all levels of action for the conservative.
Even if the House took no action, I have no reason to believe whatever gyrations the Obama administration goes through would provide the needed course correction. It would all be as much Theater as we have had leading up to the problem. Only a new Senate majority and President with a forced Constitutional amendment will protect and correct his and Nancy and Harry’s actions from the past two years. The “no action” option, while satisfying, produces no change in the current administration.
Boehner has been for a multi-trillion dollar increase in the debt ceiling all along. This is publicly-available information. He lectured the new freshmen their first day on the Hill about how if they were adults they would raise it. That’s why every single plan that has been proffered has been to raise it.
So, in short, he is fighting. Just not on our side, or the side of our posterity’s prosperity and freedom.
You said it, FRiend! He’s forgotten what principles really are. I do think, however, in his heart of hearts, he knows that we won’t settle for this latest travesty. I could hear the wavering “big sell” attempt in his voice. He *knows* we don’t want this.
The House MUST draw the line NOW!
Right. The one with the purse-strings.
At least until the Democrat and Republican "leaders" hand that power over to a "bipartisan" committee of the elites of the elites.
Thanks, I wasn’t aware of that. The House must turn from him. The moment is here.
Dang good point.
It's been used on FR too because I know I've used it in the past dozen years!
BONE-us basically said that they can’t/won’t cut what past congress’s have passed............
What Boehner thinks is good, is really pathetic.
If Boehner wants to wait for a new president before we really start cutting then he should say so. And he should clearly state to the American people that this deal is not "good", it's dangerous, it's reckless and it's a dagger pointed at the heart of this countries future.
Boehner is wrong.
You totally lost me. The “no action” means the debt ceiling remains and Obama can no longer borrow to propel his horrific spending. The debt ceiling acts as an immediate brake on spending. In fact, real cuts would have to occur since revenue equals only 60% of what Obama would spend each month.
No action = immediate deep spending cuts. This is why it is so critical for the Tea Party freshman to hammer Boner and make sure he does not surrender their power with any deal raising the current debt ceiling without immediate spending cuts.
How does this produce no change in the current administration? I don’t follow you.
Not only is Boehner wrong, he has missed his chance to tell the real truth to the American people! With $200 billion a month coming in to the federal coffers and nearly 40 billion a month due to pay our debt interest, the United States is not going to default. BUT, like any household over their head in debt the government will have to prioritize spending to make do on what revenues it has coming in. That John avoids telling that truth to the people when he had the chance indicates soemthing disturbing: is he playing US to avoid the hard choices the Tea Party is now entitled to for sweeping the D’s out of the HOuse control? I’m afraid John Boehner is an establishment Repubican (kudos to Levin for the word) and I no longer trust him. But I’m not sold on DeMInt’s approach either. We need major reductions in spending immediately, not a two year process to reach a balanced budget amendment.
So, Boehner’s definition of “good” is taking a meat ax to 1 freakin’ BILLION of spending in the first year! OK, so it’s not perfect, but with several thousand more of these prodigious cuts, we might reach solvency! Happy days!
I actually perfer tne No Action version, but out of Prudence I will take Cut, Cap and Balance with all its warts rather than wash out any majority unity in the House for later.
Under the No Action we still will have Obama doing the pick and chose and we will still have his administration and regulatory evils tne next month. A congress with enough of a record of some success at cost cutting will get us a better chance of a new Administration more to our likeing. Just because the discretionary funds won’t be there in the volume they are now doesn’t mean that the Obama juggernaut will stop.