Skip to comments.Boehner to GOP members: 'Get your ass in line'
Posted on 07/27/2011 5:13:31 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet
Washington (CNN) House Speaker John Boehner leveled tough words at fellow Republicans Wednesday, telling conservatives who are unhappy his bill doesn't go far enough to "Get your ass in line."
Boehner's admonishment came during a closed-door meeting, during which House GOP leaders sought to rally support for their debt bill, according to two Republican sources who attended the meeting.
The Ohio Republican told members he was working hard and didn't want to turn around and not see an army behind him.
House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia also said it was time to pull together and pass the House GOP debt bill, instead of feeding a storyline that pits Republican against Republican.
But the meeting turned into exactly that-a venting session with Republicans turning on each the other-and exposing an ugly split among the rank and file.
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GTH you damn RINO.
Please Republicans, dump this loser ASAP! He is not our G-d, it was just his ‘turn’. He ain’t cutting it, find someone who will.
Rather than “Pubbies, get your ass in line”, how about “Boehner, get your head out of your ass”?
“Get your ass in line”, code for “get your inner democrat in line” and vote to make the issue go away until after the election.
Obama awakened the sleeping giant, but RINOs are providing it with lots of caffeine.
Tough talk from a Quisling.
This is "fresh meat" for the Liberals and their media whores...
This is "fresh meat" for the Liberals and their media whores...
..and yet he sheds a tear to our opponents..
|Boehner: You bet your ** I told my caucus to get their ** in line (WATCH VIDEO)
Hotair ^ | 07/27/2011 | Ed Morrisey
Laura Ingraham got the man of the hour on her show this morning, who confirmed that he did indeed tell the House Republican caucus to get their asses in line to pass his debt-ceiling proposal once the rewrite comes in. Speaker John Boehner also explained how he and Mitch McConnell would keep the deficit-reduction commission it creates from raising taxes, especially as Boehner reminds us some tax hikes are already in place. Boehner explains that he wants to push the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, but he wants to make sure that he and a Republican Senate...
|Boehner: Get your ass in line
Boehner: 'Get your ass in line' By: Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan July 27, 2011 09:55 AM EDT Scrambling for votes on his troubled deficit package, Speaker John Boehner told GOP lawmakers Wednesday morning to get your ass in line behind his debt ceiling bill, saying the Senate will fold and pass it. This is the bill, Boehner said in a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Wednesday morning. I cant do this job unless youre behind me. Boehner was forced to postpone the vote until Thursday after the Congressional Budget Office said it fell $150 billion short of the...
The Speaker should be reminded that he enjoys his position only at the will and desire of the GOP. He is there to represent their caucus not to tell the GOP what to do.
“Ignore that even if future Congresses accept this plan that spending still goes up by $8.5 trillion! Just keep using the word “cut” to fool those freaking TEA Party fools!”
We are winning because we are reversing the spending model of government. Like any big machine, there's a lot of inertia to overcome.
I wonder what he’d do if one of the Tea Party congressman calmly got up, walked up to him, knocked him on his ass and said “Nobody uses profanity when they talk to me.”
some good info on this post about heavy-handedness trying to crush any indications of the conservative revolt.
"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
Or so they tell us...
Its not Republican against Republican,...its conservative relevancy against (finger quotes in air) “Republican”.
Did Laura fawn all over him, gushing with “little girl” emotions? “Oh, I’m so thrilled to have Speaker Boner on my show today! Oooooh!”
Boner (pronounced bay-ner) and McConnell are going to keep the commission from raising taxes? He’s sure they’re going to be in office years from now? Sadly he’s probably right.
Boehner is only as bad as the next speaker whom the Tea Party will savage during his/her first month in office thus remaining a faction without a leader forever.
So it's better to pit the Republican Party against all those who came out last November and gave the GOP a majority in the House in a landslide election? The House leadership is playing with fire.
Its the beginning of the beginning...The Republican leadership didn’t get the message the last election. Time to wake them up this coming election.
The smell of desperation is strong with this one.
Maybe he isn't really John Boehner, he's John Belushi...
"Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no!"
Boehner along with Cantor and the rest of the filthy RINO House Republicans.
Traitors is what they are.
You could see it in their eyes last November. They HATE the Tea Party. And some of them played the Tea Party. McCain comes to mind. The Tea Party voted for McCain because of their love affair with Palin. Palin played them, too.
Hopefully the rank and file are offering direct counsel to Boner behind closed doors.
He's about to lose his Speaker's seat.
The deficit and debt limit are deadly serious issues, but they have been for many years. before those problems can be solved the conservatives have to break the back of the socialists who control the government and the media. This debt limit confrontation is not the end game.
Take what we've got -- no tax hikes and a one year ceiling deal. It comes up again just in time for the election.
This is a win -- don't try to portray it otherwise.
Cantor probably sold out for plum committee leadership position. Every man has a price..... Tropic Thunder: “G5”!
Boehner, along with Cantor & McConnell, needs to be impaled with a pike and it then placed outside the Capitol bldg.
Soon he'll turn around to find there's nothing but a cold wind behind him.
Here’s the Leader doing his victory dance...
I’m really sick of idiotic, overpaid politicians telling me what my opinions should be.
Ummmm, the lack of an army behind you is a damn good sign that you are heading in the wrong direction.
Why don't the conservative freshmen in the House force Boehner to step down from being Speaker? Is that even an option? They should at least try, because at the rate this dumba$$ speaker is going they won't have a job come next election.
"It's time to leave Reagan behind"
Boehner should have got a commitment for a balance budget amendment as part of the deal to be brought to the floor BEFORE the next election.
These guys are just trying to move this out of the news cycle....they want to go back to loading up their campaign coffers to ensure longevity of personal, ego-stroking, political parsonage...i.e...washington cocktail circuit that reminds them of how important they have become.
I think you`ve generally hit it on the head. What should have been a rubber stamp for Obama has instead been a major hit. Boehner getting anything from this is a win. Let`s say Boehner crafts something the Tea Party loves—it gets out of the House, and Reid and Obama reject it—the end. I`m not thrilled by what Boehner ISN`T getting, but people`s expectations of what is possible here are, frankly, ridiculous. We`re going to end up reinforcing the idea that the right wants to cut and the left, even in this horrible economy, wants to spend, spend, spend ina way that will cling to them for years. That`s a win.
Were there tears in his eyes when he said this? You can tell when he's really serious because he gets all weepy.
And in the process, you’ll probably give the Dems control of the House again. Brillian / sarcasm off
The GOP is just going in the hole more slowly. Both parties are parties of federal spending beyond tax revenue; which means both parties like federal control.
There is reality and there is the tomfoolery that often exists here on the island of Conservutopia. At the end of the day, we need to retain the House as a check against Obama and libs....this factoid never ceases to amaze me that some folks here want it all and want it all now, and in the process the piss off independents to the point that the country lurches back to the left again.
Damn straight they do. The sentiment is mutual.
Get your ass back to Ohio, you weak weeper. You have to use every old retired GOP hack to do the work for you. To strong-arm the Freshmen.