Skip to comments.Boehner: Obamacare is law of the land, Ryan not the GOP leader ("slept like a baby" after Obama won)
Posted on 11/08/2012 4:09:24 PM PST by Arthurio
WASHINGTON In a wide-ranging interview, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said raising tax rates is unacceptable, vice presidential nominee Paul D. Ryan is not the new leader of the GOP and the reelection of President Obama means the nations new healthcare law is the law of the land.
Boehner spoke to ABC News Diane Sawyer on Thursday, his first post-election interview as the divided Congress prepares to negotiate with the White House over the scheduled year-end tax hikes and spending cuts that economists fear will put the economy back in a recession.
Im the most reasonable, responsible person here in Washington, said Boehner, who is expected to remain speaker in the new House Republican majority. The president knows it. He knows that he and I can work together. The elections over. Now its time to get to work.
The Ohio Republican said he called it quits at about 11:15 p.m. on election night once Romney was poised to lose, but still slept like a baby.
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What a selfish jerk. He's happy Romney lost because that makes him the top dog Republican in Washington.
I’ll bet he slept like a baby - booze will do that for you. I think he’s an alcoholic.
Yeh, he woke up and cried, woke up and cried, woke up...
Oh...lovely! Same RINOs, slightly different Congressional layout....now they bow and kiss the Fuhrer’s feet...
Honestly, I don't like the guy, but why waste energy right now hating on him?
Further evidence that the fix has been in for some time.
“Im the most reasonable, responsible person here in Washington
We need to make sure that expectation becomes an unexpected pink slip from We the People.
omg just stop. these guys are just political animals used to winning and losing. he still has a safe congressional seat so of course he didn’t sweat the lose. as a matter of fact he probably has more power in congress than as VP. He’s a solid conservative.
He better enjoy his two years, after that he will be a minority party backbencher.
I think it is pretty pathetic that FReepers are lashing out at this good man. He retained the majority in the house and given the cards he is dealt, has no choice but to work with the President and the Senate to move the ball as much in our direction as possible.
And, to him sleeping like a baby is not an indication of his happiness with the outcome. Lay off him people.
HE is the only one we have in DC with any power on our side.
How can we get this drunken clown replaced? Seriously. Does another House member have to run? I’ll take Jason Chavetz...
No you are not “the most reasoned and responsible person” - you are an INCOMPETANT COWARD who is letting a socilist traitor ruin the country
...slept like a baby.
When you are set with the insiders and your life and that of yours does not depend on productivity or real work, you feel that way.
And the Horse you rode in on Bonehead.
If he slept like a baby, then he doesn’t care about this country. No way this jerk should be speaker of the house.
When we needed Ohio, where was Jim Boehner?
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