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Speaker Boehner: Obama has 'never even had a real job, for God's sake'
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Posted on 08/02/2012 1:56:11 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Speaker Boehner: Obama has 'never even had a real job, for God's sake' By Justin Sink - 08/02/12 03:21 PM ET

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) lashed out at President Obama during an interview Tuesday, saying the president has "never even had a real job, for God's sake."

Boehner was discussing the presidential election, and accusing President Obama's campaign team of using "over-the-top" rhetoric to distract from his economic record.

"Sometimes I have to catch my breath and slow down because the rhetoric in this campaign is just so over-the-top," Bohener said during an appearance on "Kilmeade and Friends." "And that's because the president's policies have failed. Listen — 93 percent of Americans believe they're a part of the middle class. That's why you hear the president talk about the middle class every day, because he's talking to 93 percent of the American people."

Then the Ohio lawmaker lit into the president's qualifications to discuss job creation.

"But the president has never created a job. He's never even had a real job, for God's sake," Boehner said. "And I can tell you from my dealings with him, he has no idea how the real world, that we actually live in, works."

In the same interview, Boehner blasted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for his suggestion on the Senate floor Thursday that Mitt Romney paid no federal income taxes for a decade.

"I don't know how you go out there and make a statement like that without any facts," Boehner said. "It's one of the problems that occurs here in Washington, people run out there without any facts and just make noise. The American people are too smart for this, they'll get to the bottom of this, it clearly is not a fact, and I would think that the Senate majority leader would be smart enough to know that."


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1 posted on 08/02/2012 1:56:16 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Boehner.............3 1/2 years late, and a dollar short.


2 posted on 08/02/2012 1:58:35 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: Sub-Driver
Hmm... okay, wait a minute. Am I actually watching Republicans grow a spine and... fight... BACK????

What planet did I just wake up on?

3 posted on 08/02/2012 1:59:11 PM PDT by Random_User_250
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To: Sub-Driver

Must have had a shot of T.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 2:00:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Sub-Driver

Way to go, RINObonehead.

Occasionally, just like a stopped watch, you actually stumble on the correct conclusion.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 2:04:09 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Random_User_250
Am I actually watching Republicans grow a spine and... fight... BACK????

Well, the election IS coming up, so the posturing is pretty much S.O.P.

6 posted on 08/02/2012 2:08:34 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Sub-Driver

The RNC got and delivered a little message the other week. They are required to become more aggressive now. How aggressive? We will see.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 2:11:54 PM PDT by crz
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To: Sub-Driver
"I don't know how you go out there and make a statement like that without any facts," Boehner said.

It pains me to have to explain this to you, Mr Speaker, but they do what they do because they want to win.

They don't want to compromise, get along, work together. They would rather lie, cheat & smear to have their way.

They want to win.

8 posted on 08/02/2012 2:16:11 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I thought he worked at Chick Fil A ? No? Wait, I know, the little prick had a summer job at Baskin Robbins. Oh, yeah, and then he became president of the United States. . . .

You couldnt make this stuff up.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 2:18:22 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Uhhh.....six trillion short...

But who’s counting?

The only take-away I have from Boehner’s behavior is that TPTB have decided Obamao is a loser and it’s time to complete the co-opting of Romney.

Boehner yukked it up with Charlie (Tax Cheat) Wrangel at a soiree in Charlie’s honor after the ethics committee hearings. Reprehensible.

They all have so much dirt on each other that it is Mutually Assured Destruction if they break with the statist marching orders. Boehner’s slight break is perhaps a precursor of the disavowal of the Won on a larger scale.


10 posted on 08/02/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT by esopman (Blessings on Freepers Everywhere, and Their Supremely Intelligent Designer)
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To: skeeter

They do what they do and say what they say because they get a free pass. Where are the Republicans out there telling Dingy Harry to put up or shut up?


11 posted on 08/02/2012 2:23:53 PM PDT by surrey
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To: Random_User_250

“Hmm... okay, wait a minute. Am I actually watching Republicans grow a spine and... fight... BACK????”

Kinda reminds me of the Al Pacino (Lt Col Frank Slade) line in Scent of a Woman: “No time to grow a d*** son!”


12 posted on 08/02/2012 2:31:54 PM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: jimmyo57
“Hmm... okay, wait a minute. Am I actually watching Republicans grow a spine and... fight... BACK????”

Texas happened...

13 posted on 08/02/2012 2:33:12 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Didn’t our once future Messiah previously work at a Baskin Robbins?


14 posted on 08/02/2012 2:33:34 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Random_User_250

Often it is not so much a matter of spine nor conviction, but a matter of hoping to save their political career.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 2:39:07 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: atc23

” I thought he worked at Chick Fil A ? No? Wait, I know, the little prick had a summer job at Baskin Robbins. Oh, yeah, and then he became president of the United States. . . .”

He worked at Baskin Robbins for 2 weeks, and was fired.
Probably for giving free ice cream to his homies. In one of his books, he states “ I didn’t like working for the enemy, anyway”


16 posted on 08/02/2012 2:43:13 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: crz

But will they remain aggressive after the votes have been cast or will they return to their old spineless ways and “reach across the aisle”?


17 posted on 08/02/2012 2:45:05 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: esopman

” Boehner yukked it up with Charlie (Tax Cheat) Wrangel at a soiree in Charlie’s honor after the ethics committee hearings. Reprehensible.”

Did you see the picture of a (VISIBLY DRUNK) Boehner sitting
with, and laughing with Obama after a golf game? It has been posted here often.


18 posted on 08/02/2012 2:47:12 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: Sub-Driver
Not only has Obama "never even had a real job, for God's sake," he's never been an employer, done payroll, hired and fired, got a loan to get started, had to make his zoning sign for his new office at midnight because it had to be up by the morning, never had to fight the rules and regulations to run a business, never had to redo the bathroom entrance because the inspector said it was 1 inch too narrow, never had to pay the various burdensome taxes, never had to buy all the insurances you need, liability, malpractice, umbrella, disability, the endless paperwork, . . . I could go on and on. . . most of the headaches of a small business are because of some government rule, regulation or tax. . and they just keep piling them on. Just think of the American goods and services we could produce if government rules, regulation and taxes were at a bare minimum.

Obama understands none of this because he's never experienced it. He called his first employer "the enemy." I wonder how long that job lasted. . . would love to see his performance reviews. . He doesn't understand we are the greatest country on earth and it got that way because of Judeo-Christian values, a mighty work ethic, and free enterprise free market capitalism. Obama wants to tear it down, piece by piece with more and bigger government. Government doesn't work, it just restricts. . . November 6, 2012.

19 posted on 08/02/2012 2:50:41 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Texas happened...

BINGO.

Ted Cruz' trouncing of the anointed GOP-e drone, David Dewhurst, sent a chilling message throughout the establishment: Do NOT mess with the Tea Party!

When Sarah Palin stepped onstage in South Texas and endorsed Ted Cruz for US Senate, Dick Cheney tried to undermine that by making a disparaging remark about her in a radio interview. His own daughter came out the next day and slapped the stupid out of his mouth for doing that.

Now we suddenly see Boehner finding the remnants of his spine, and the Romney campaign stepping up their aggression against Obama. To top it all off, Obama's new found support for gay 'marriage' (which has already cost him support among black Christian voters) was repudiated and thoroughly rejected by the historic Aug 1st mobbing of Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country.

You've gotta love this momentum.

20 posted on 08/02/2012 2:53:23 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe he sold choom.


21 posted on 08/02/2012 3:06:45 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How soon before Boner prostrates himself before the media and begs forgiveness?


22 posted on 08/02/2012 3:08:33 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Writing to a former girlfriend, Maraniss says, Obama also "expressed a distaste for the corporate world." And in his engaging but unreliable memoir "Dreams from My Father," Obama described his time at Business International this way: "Like a spy behind enemy lines, I arrived every day at my mid-Manhattan office. ..." Obama wrote that he took the job only after his applications to several civil rights organizations were ignored.

Yet as Obama told it in "Dreams from My Father," he sometimes felt tempted to sell out during his time at Business International. After getting a promotion, Obama wrote, "I had my own office, my own secretary, money in the bank. Sometimes, coming out of an interview with Japanese financiers or German bond traders, I would catch my reflection in the elevator doors -- see myself in a suit and tie, a briefcase in hand -- and for a split second I would imagine myself as a captain of industry, barking out orders, closing the deal, before I remembered who it was that I had told myself I wanted to be and felt pangs of guilt for my lack of resolve."

Maraniss discovered most of that wasn't true; while Obama did have a tiny office, he didn't have his own secretary, didn't meet with financiers and bond traders, didn't even wear a suit to work. But the one true thing in that passage is Obama's antipathy for the business world.

23 posted on 08/02/2012 3:11:40 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Speaker Boehner: Obama has 'never even had a real job, for God's sake'

Dear Speaker Boehner....now that you have distilled such an excellent statement....and have it well memorized without using a teleprompter....

my I suggest that you replace ' a real job" by the following...as appropriate...

1. a birth certificate

2. a valid social security number

3. a security clearance

4. a current law licence

5. an understanding of basic economics

6 how the American Society works

....etc....

24 posted on 08/02/2012 3:13:52 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Windflier

But not just Texas. One state you can chalk up as a fluke. They’ve had to sit and watch as one state after another voted out their entrenched RINO establishment elites. And it’s been accomplished not only without their help but DESPITE their interference.

The penny has finally dropped. It isn’t a fluke.


25 posted on 08/02/2012 3:14:57 PM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; waterhill; ixtl
Boehner.............3 1/2 years late, and a dollar few trillion short.

Are we sure this is not satire?

Sorry John. It is way too late. You need to go too!

26 posted on 08/02/2012 3:15:35 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Thanks for the info.


27 posted on 08/02/2012 3:20:17 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: Windflier
Do NOT mess with the Tea Party! . . You've gotta love this momentum.

So true. I hope it keeps building and reaches the peak on November 6th! The American people are finally starting to wake up. Keep sending those emails and articles to folks you know. Education is the key.

Go for it!

28 posted on 08/02/2012 3:25:45 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Envisioning

B U M P that!


29 posted on 08/02/2012 3:35:22 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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30 posted on 08/02/2012 4:06:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sub-Driver
.............. the president has "never even had a real job, for God's sake.

Neither have tens of millions of his supporters!

31 posted on 08/02/2012 4:24:46 PM PDT by varon (The patriots stand guard tonight.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Loserville. This is a guy that if he were on my boat in the USN, we’d have thrown him over the side at about 0300 and maybe 800 miles from shore - just for laughs


32 posted on 08/02/2012 5:09:21 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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