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Boehner says Obama not to be criticized while abroad
KA Times ^ | March 27, 2012, 9:31 a.m. | Lisa Mascaro

Posted on 03/27/2012 11:48:33 AM PDT by null and void

Reporting from Washington —

A day after President Obama’s hushed remarks to a Russian leader sparked outrage from GOP circles, House Speaker John A. Boehner backed off the criticism, and suggested Mitt Romney should do the same, while the president is traveling abroad.

“While the president's overseas, I think it's appropriate that -- that people not be critical of him or of our country,” Boehner said Tuesday.

Obama was captured on a live microphone telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev he would have “more flexibility” to negotiate on a missile defense system in Europe after the fall elections. Leaders were gathered in Seoul for a nuclear security summit.

Romney called the presidents remarks “troubling” and “alarming,” during a CNN interview Monday evening, and the Republican presidential candidate accused Obama of “telling us one thing and doing something else” in talks over a missile defense system in Europe.

Other critics and GOP leaders latched on to the comments to question Obama's long-term commitment to the missile defense system, which the U.S. has promoted but the Russians have objected to.

Boehner had raised concerns Monday about Obama’s comments, but on Tuesday declined to go further. He declined to agree with Romney’s assertion that Russia was the U.S. “number one geopolitical foe,” and suggested tamping down the rhetoric while the president is representing the nation abroad. “Well, clearly, the president is overseas,” Boehner said.

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To: ForAmerica

Hey Tammy Faye. What additional impeachable offenses does this guy have to commit to get you upset? Forget criticizing him how about impeaching and removing him?


51 posted on 03/27/2012 12:48:07 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Blackmailed/Threatened or both.

Think I'm going to say both on this one.

52 posted on 03/27/2012 12:50:17 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Boehner has spent enough time around Obama to be both threatened and blackmailed, so I agree with you.


53 posted on 03/27/2012 12:54:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: madison10

When the President puts our country in danger with his pandering and selling of secrets, IMO we have not only the right but the DUTY to call him on it.

I just sent this to the speaker.


54 posted on 03/27/2012 12:54:57 PM PDT by SweetCaroline (He is the Antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son. 1-John 2:22)
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To: SweetCaroline

“” When the President puts our country in danger with his pandering and selling of secrets, IMO we have not only the right but the DUTY to call him on it.

I just sent this to the speaker.””

Oh great....now he’s gonna cry!!


55 posted on 03/27/2012 12:58:52 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: null and void

Then Obama needs to take up residence over seas if he doesn’t want any criticism.


56 posted on 03/27/2012 1:00:33 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: null and void

Obama has no problem criticizing President Bush, or this country, nor selling us out to our enemies while he’s overseas. What a gutless wonder Boehner is.


57 posted on 03/27/2012 1:01:59 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ForAmerica
Bohener is more loyal to the political elites then to the American People.
58 posted on 03/27/2012 1:27:11 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: piytar
I always liked that rant and it works well in this case.
We need Boehner out of the Speaker seat.
59 posted on 03/27/2012 1:51:57 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: null and void

Boehner is quite obviously part of the problem.


60 posted on 03/27/2012 2:00:03 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: null and void

How about the tumbsucking bedwetter stop critizing the US while acting as our President abroad???


61 posted on 03/27/2012 2:55:09 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: piytar

Will you stop beating around the bush and tell us what you really think.


62 posted on 03/27/2012 3:00:20 PM PDT by taillightchaser (Third party=four more years of marxism)
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To: ForAmerica
Just about EVERYTHING is wrong with political pantywaists like Boehner.

OK, what we should do is wait for Obozo to return to these shores. In the meantime, we can have spring training by beating the crap out of corrupt quislings like Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy who think only of lobbyists' cash to line their pockets, beating Tea Party Congress critters like Adam Kinzinger into line (not that he resisted) behind their corrupt spending schemes and all purpose spinelessness on nearly everything, and covering Obozo's backside with more debt limit increases for his election year allowance.

That will help us get in shape for the main event: disposing of Obozo in the event that we have a worthy nominee (however unlikely) or to elect worthy nominees to US Senate seats, House seats and other offices to prepare for more effective resistance. Not that I am angry or anything at Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy scheming the primary defeat of the best Congressman I'll ever have, Don Manzullo R-IL-16 (20 year Congressman), at the hands of Slimy Kinzinger who is 20-30% less conservative than Manzullo using the same type of massively financed advertising blitzkrieg (financed by the usual gang of suspects) that the Massachusetts Mushball is using to BUY the GOP POTUS nomination.

63 posted on 03/27/2012 3:37:17 PM PDT by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: piytar; firehat; Dr. Sivana
piytar and firehat:

I am sooooo envious of each and every word. Good work.

64 posted on 03/27/2012 3:41:37 PM PDT by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: piytar

You left out:

And your mother dresses you funny.


65 posted on 03/27/2012 4:44:35 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1162 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: ForAmerica
What is wrong with Boehner? The landslide results of the 2010 Congressional races brought a positive outlook and hope for conservatives across the nation. Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives vanquishing the tyranny of Speaker Pelosi and her Democratic leadership within the the House of Representatives. Through the ballot box, conservatives in mass voice their displeasure at the Democrats in power. We anticipated that once Representative Boehner was elected Speaker of the House, he would quickly move to erect a barrier of protection from the onslaught of Democrat abuses and unconstitutional acts of a socialist President. Instead, Speaker Boehner concerned himself with shuffling paperwork while Rome burned! Speaker Boehner, our Republican House Speaker, was expected to galvanize effective opposition to the strong armed tactics employed by Senator Reid and President Obama; but instead, sadly he showed himself to be a man of little virtue, lacking in integrity, and possessed of a spineless conviction when confronting his Democratic adversaries. Why, maybe he fears the loss of power for himself greater than his sworn duty to fight, protect, or defend our laws, customs, and national Security from the abuses of power.

Yet, what has transpired in the House under the Republican Speaker is in sharp contrast to all our perceive hopes and aspirations. Speaker Boehner has proven himself to be the worst House Speaker in the history of this great nation. He has cowardly caved to this administration on all the important legislative acts and negotiations.

He has been remained passive and silent to the numerous breaches and usurpation of law by President Obama. Boehner provide Obamacare a major boost when he choose to fund the $100 million a year budget to implement the Obamacare programs.

Speaker Boehner supinely caved to Obama by offered up massive reductions in military funding. The President's own Secretary of Defense testified before Congress that the funding level would destroy the military and harm greatly our National Security. It would be a complete disaster. By negotiating massive reductions in military spending, an act that would never be expected of a Republican leader, Speaker Boehner betrayed to the core the trust of all military personnel. Worse, the Speaker has been silent on the Obama proposal to cut military pay, strength, and implement major increases in the cost of their military healthcare which was contractually promised to the military personal for a career of service.

Where was Speaker Boehner when President Obama ran over the Senate and made his unconstitutional recess appointments. The Speaker may not be in the Senate, but he could have voiced his displeasure.

On every major budget battle the Speaker has cut and run showing only his backside. Boehner is a Republican disaster leaving his party without a champion and a voice. Now, the President illustrates covertly that he will sell out America's interest to Russia with respect to Missile Defense and US Nuclear programs. Instead of forcefully responding to the betrayal of our President, Speaker Boehner runs to the podium to state that we need to be silent. Either Speaker Boehner is being Blackmailed by this administration or Boehner is thoroughly incompetent. In either case, the Representative of the House Speaker must replace him after the upcoming elections.

For all Americans who follow the law, pay taxes, work, and believe in the US Constitution, our point of the spear in Congress, House Speaker Boehner, has failed the American people totally!

66 posted on 03/27/2012 6:58:31 PM PDT by Col Vit
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To: null and void

Screw you, Boner.


67 posted on 03/27/2012 6:59:45 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

68 posted on 03/27/2012 7:02:02 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

Boner...stop sniveling for God’s sake.


69 posted on 03/27/2012 7:08:50 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: dfwgator

Therrrrrrre ya go !


70 posted on 03/27/2012 7:10:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ogen hal

"You can act like a man! [slap] What's the matter with you? Is this how you turned out? A Hollywood finochio that, uh, cries like a woman? (He imitates Johnny's whining.) 'What can I do? What can I do?' What is that nonsense? Ridiculous."

71 posted on 03/27/2012 7:12:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

too bad...so sad!


72 posted on 03/27/2012 10:25:06 PM PDT by SweetCaroline (He is the Antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son. 1-John 2:22)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

too bad...so sad!


73 posted on 03/27/2012 10:25:39 PM PDT by SweetCaroline (He is the Antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son. 1-John 2:22)
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