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Boehner offers congratulations to Obama
Seattle Times ^ | 6 November 2012

Posted on 11/07/2012 8:04:02 AM PST by COBOL2Java


WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says that the decision by voters to keep a Democrat in the White House and Republicans in control of the House means they are looking for political leaders to find common ground.

The more conciliatory wording from Boehner came early Wednesday after Barack Obama secured a second term. The statement, part of a press release, contrasted with earlier statements when he said Republicans offered solutions while their opponents chose inaction.

Boehner said that the elections were a mandate to take "steps together" to boost the economy.

He had earlier said that the GOP's retaining of the House majority meant that there was no mandate to raise taxes. Obama is seeking higher tax rates for the wealthy.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 11/07/2012 8:04:08 AM PST by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

Don’t know if this was already posted, can’t do searches yet.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 8:04:58 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: COBOL2Java

I wonder if he cried.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 8:07:21 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: COBOL2Java

Boehner, just STFU and do your job opposing obama at every turn .....


4 posted on 11/07/2012 8:07:27 AM PST by Ken522
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To: COBOL2Java

A$$HOLE! He’s a major part of the problem we face.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 8:07:52 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Wiggins

"Does a bear...."

6 posted on 11/07/2012 8:08:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: COBOL2Java

Boehner and the rest of congress should go home ,they are not needed for the next 4 years


7 posted on 11/07/2012 8:08:52 AM PST by molson209
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To: COBOL2Java; mickie; flaglady47
Sheesh, the ink is hardly dry on the election results and Boner is kissin' up to Obama already.

You'd hardly know we still control the House.

Maybe we don't with this perpetual hang-dog heading the pack.

Leni

8 posted on 11/07/2012 8:09:09 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: COBOL2Java

Just think. The only thing we have to save us from total destruction is Boehner’s leadership. We are so screwed.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 8:09:46 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: COBOL2Java

I wonder if he shed a tear as he curled up on obama’s lap? I’m sure he’ll make a nice pet.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 8:10:14 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: COBOL2Java

So Mr Boehner, how do you explain the 2010 House Majority and why after, that you agreed to raise the debt ceiling? You could have cut spending, and now we’re are just saddled with more debt.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 8:10:23 AM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Of course he did...his candidate won!!!


12 posted on 11/07/2012 8:11:55 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: MinuteGal

“Sheesh, the ink is hardly dry on the election results and Boner is kissin’ up to Obama already.”

They have something on him. He sells out before the negotiations even begin.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 8:13:13 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Turns out that White Horse was just a whitewashed jackass.)
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To: factoryrat

"Uh, hey, John? I'll be needing a caddy these next few years. You game?"


14 posted on 11/07/2012 8:13:29 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: factoryrat

“I wonder if he shed a tear as he curled up on obama’s lap? I’m sure he’ll make a nice pet.”

He is stump broke, to be sure.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 8:14:34 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Turns out that White Horse was just a whitewashed jackass.)
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To: COBOL2Java
"Democrat in the White House and Republicans in control of the House"

No Bozo Boehner, it means thousands of ballots stuffed into the ballot boxes with only '0bama' checked off, that's all.

16 posted on 11/07/2012 8:15:26 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: COBOL2Java

Right thing to do. Now go kick his ass and don’t cave you wuss.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 8:15:33 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: factoryrat
I wonder if he shed a tear as he curled up on obama’s lap?

He had to wait behind Fat Christie.

18 posted on 11/07/2012 8:16:11 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: COBOL2Java

Boehner is as faithful to conservatives as Colin Powell.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 8:16:19 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Diogenesis
Boehner is as faithful to conservatives as Colin Powell.

And Governor Fat Bastard.

20 posted on 11/07/2012 8:17:22 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: COBOL2Java

Boehner doesn’t get it. None of them get it except maybe Rick Perry.

There is no middle ground between CONTRADICTORY viewpoints on the role and scope of government like we have in this country.

Only state elections matter now.


21 posted on 11/07/2012 8:17:59 AM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: COBOL2Java

Well John, obama will be in Asia when you guys reconvene to tackle the fiscal cliff. Good luck with all that, you’ll be left twisting in the wind.


22 posted on 11/07/2012 8:19:13 AM PST by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: COBOL2Java
Isn't Boehner the only guy that can start impeachment proceedings?
23 posted on 11/07/2012 8:20:52 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: dfwgator; Diogenesis

Agree with 18 and 19


24 posted on 11/07/2012 8:22:02 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: mountainlion

Hey Boner
Why don’t you 2 visit Maine where you can legally kiss his ass you pathetic loser.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 8:23:26 AM PST by cp124 (Government is value subtracted.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Boehner has to be careful that he doesn’t upset the Republican mantra of playing defense and not trying to upset the Democrats.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 8:23:40 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: All

Bonerless, you’re a gutless puke


27 posted on 11/07/2012 8:28:47 AM PST by tomkat (too broke for galt)
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To: COBOL2Java

” Boehner said that the elections were a mandate to take “steps together”

Like scwarzenegger did when he was governor of California?

Republicans aren’t elected to “take steps together” with democrats. They are elected to defeat democrat ideas.

So please step down, boehner.


28 posted on 11/07/2012 8:30:55 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: COBOL2Java
House Speaker John Boehner says that the decision by voters to keep a Democrat in the White House and Republicans in control of the House means they are looking for political leaders to find common ground.

No, you moron, it means the parasites outnumber the producers and the former want the government to keep robbing the latter on their behalf.

29 posted on 11/07/2012 8:31:17 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: tomkat
Boehner is the latest in a long line of gutless RINO Bob Michel losers - the kind of Republicans that Obama loves.
30 posted on 11/07/2012 8:31:49 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: COBOL2Java

:^(


31 posted on 11/07/2012 8:34:02 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: lowbridge
So please step down, boehner.

And miss out on all the perks of Speakership? Are you mad?

32 posted on 11/07/2012 8:34:48 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Here is what Boner should have said: Photobucket
33 posted on 11/07/2012 8:38:34 AM PST by GnL
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To: COBOL2Java

As a female I say this to Boner: You’re a pussy!


34 posted on 11/07/2012 8:38:43 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun
As a female I say this to Boner: You’re a pussy!

Aw, now look what you did! Get the kleenex!


35 posted on 11/07/2012 8:42:37 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Boehner getting behind Christie to give Obama a reach around. What a worthless POS he is and any other RINO weasel that will grovel to the man that wants to destroy this great nation of ours.


36 posted on 11/07/2012 8:43:38 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: COBOL2Java

I wonder if he cries thinking about the destruction of the country with 4 more years of Obama? Probably not. He is a wuss and one that wants to be friends with the enemy because he is tired of getting sand kicked in his face.


37 posted on 11/07/2012 8:49:02 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
I wonder if he cries thinking about the destruction of the country with 4 more years of Obama? Probably not. He is a wuss and one that wants to be friends with the enemy because he is tired of getting sand kicked in his face.

IMHO he's just another craven politician who's perfectly happy getting his crumbs.

38 posted on 11/07/2012 8:50:54 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: vette6387; All

” A$$HOLE! He’s a major part of the problem we face.”

WINNER


39 posted on 11/07/2012 8:51:32 AM PST 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: COBOL2Java

Having Congressman and Speaker Boehner in the House is evidence that the entire Republican Party is impotent in every way. Either the Republican Party can determine a strong course or it can just go away. Perhaps the Tea Party is the answer, even in the face of the “Republican Establishment,” an outfit that is just as evil and self-serving as the “Democratic Establishment.” I await a party that serves the country and its citizens, and neither the Republicans nor Democrats care!


40 posted on 11/07/2012 8:54:10 AM PST by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: COBOL2Java
Boehner played golf with Obama exactly once.

Why do people post these golf pictures as though Boehner is Obama's bud? He does NOT hang out with him.

41 posted on 11/07/2012 8:55:41 AM PST by what's up
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To: COBOL2Java

Screw Boehner. This is my one and only post today because the things I want to say would not pass muster on a traditional conseravtive website. A large part of “Americans” are not my co-citizens, and if they are who America is, I’m no longer an American. This outcome and those who support it in any way are despicable. Let them continue to play their reindeer games in DC, jockeying and supplicating for position and power. It means nothing to me, and app half of is country means nothing to me. Starving, killing their own children, their kids illiterate and low IQ? Good. It’s nothing to do with me. My job is to make sure nothing they do can touch me or mine in any way to the best of my ability


42 posted on 11/07/2012 8:57:35 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: COBOL2Java; DungeonMaster

Can’t wait to see how far Boehner and the R “leaders” are willing to bend over and take it up the @$$ when they have to “reach across the aisle” to avoid the impending fiscal cliff.

I’ll be SHOCKED if they don’t capitulate to a nice fat tax increase on the rich to pay their fair share (remove the cap on FICA taxes?), and relief for working families (reduce the FICA tax rate or-—OOOOOH, better yet, two birds with one stone!—replace the flat rate with “progressive” rates?!).

Anybody got a raffle on what date The One’s pen will finally sign a budget?

Meanwhile, is there ANY chance the House will stop passing Continuing Resolutions? Those weak-kneed, limp-wristed, spineless “Republicans” HAVE to share the blame for the rising debt. Without those CRs, NO additional debt is incurred. Unless I’m missing something.


43 posted on 11/07/2012 9:00:17 AM PST by newgeezer ("... no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God." --Rom. 13:1)
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To: COBOL2Java

In that regard then, he is a happy recipient of big government. Why did people on FR at a time rally behind Boehner like he was a conservative that was going to be a great House Majority Speaker after years of a dimwit Nancy Pelosi?


44 posted on 11/07/2012 9:10:26 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: COBOL2Java

So Boner finally shows up. Where has he been in the nearly 2 months after Benghazi? Not a peep out of him. We need to get him out of the Speaker’s seat...even if we have to drum up a scandal that forces him to step down. He has to go.


45 posted on 11/07/2012 9:15:43 AM PST by An American In Dairyland
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To: Blue Highway
Why did people on FR at a time rally behind Boehner like he was a conservative that was going to be a great House Majority Speaker after years of a dimwit Nancy Pelosi?

The same reason people on FR rallied behind Romney.

46 posted on 11/07/2012 9:17:57 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Wiggins
He cried tears of joy knowing he could continue to sit back and eat Cheetos since this administration (along with major help from the congresscritters themselves) sent Congress on permanent vacation.
47 posted on 11/07/2012 9:19:00 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: An American In Dairyland
We need to get him out of the Speaker’s seat...even if we have to drum up a scandal that forces him to step down. He has to go.

He'll never go as long as the GOP-e runs the shop. After all, it was "his turn", and whoever replaces him will be just like him.

48 posted on 11/07/2012 9:33:57 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: COBOL2Java

This traitors first act will be to put another 2-3 Trillion on the debt ceiling.


49 posted on 11/07/2012 9:47:53 AM PST by Revel
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To: Revel
This traitors first act will be to put another 2-3 Trillion on the debt ceiling.

With this man's blessing, of course! Laissez les bon temps roules!

50 posted on 11/07/2012 9:52:00 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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