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John Boehner Should Just Get Out Of Obama's Way
American Thinker ^ | 11/09/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis

Posted on 11/09/2012 7:24:35 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Based on the dismal state of the union and after four years of doing exactly what Rush Limbaugh said he hoped that he would do, by any thinking person's standards President Barack Obama has indeed "failed." Yet, despite the catastrophe, on Election Day the American people inexplicably invited the President to spend the next four years beating the dead horse that he killed during his first term.

The next day, after being MIA for months, Speaker of the House John Boehner crawled out of the tanning bed long enough to publicly assure the President that House Republicans plan to work with him on his sole first-term accomplishment - the looming "fiscal cliff."

Wait a minute, wasn't it way back in 2008 that Barack Obama told America that "this is the moment" when good jobs would be provided for the jobless, the rise of the oceans would slow, and the planet would begin to heal? Why then, as America drowns in an ocean of debt and sinks in a sea of unemployment, would the Speaker of the House tell Obama "This is your moment...we want you to succeed?"

SNIP SNIP

if Boehner believes that this is truly Barack Obama's "moment," why not just let the President do whatever he wants? Republicans in Congress should politely step aside and allow Obama to finish what he started. In so doing, they will inoculate themselves against any ensuing liability as well as avoid becoming the object of Obama's notorious blame game.

And so, as conciliatory bipartisanship is cultivated and John Boehner encourages Barack Obama to forge ahead, one can only hope that the newfound collegiality in Washington DC includes Republicans helping our determined liberal leader to aim that big ole' policy gun he has pointed at America's head downward toward his own foot.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: johnboehner; obama
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1 posted on 11/09/2012 7:24:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Amen to that... get out of his way and make him — and the American electorate — own everything.

And every day... remind them... THIS IS WHAT YOU WANTED, REMEMBER???


2 posted on 11/09/2012 7:26:28 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: SeekAndFind
In so doing, they will inoculate themselves against any ensuing liability as well as avoid becoming the object of Obama's notorious blame game.

Wrong. As long as the MSM remains in its current form (which has been unaltered in the past four years, btw), the Republicans and conservatives will be blamed for the failures of the Democratic White House and Senate.

The truth only matters if the MSM reports it.

3 posted on 11/09/2012 7:28:20 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Finally someone is getting it and writing about it. JUST GET OUT OF THE WAY!


4 posted on 11/09/2012 7:28:29 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: SeekAndFind

If the Republicans do anything at all to stand in Obama’s way, they will get the blame for the mess that is surely going to ensue. It will be said that everything would have been wonderful if the GOP hadn’t obstructed to protect their zillionaire buddies.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 7:29:28 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: ScottinVA
I'm inclined to agree - the GOP House is being set up to be the Washington Generals to Obama's Globetrotters, the MSM is already referring to them as if their intransigence is the root of all our current problems.

We know they ultimately are not willing to go to the mat, so why serve as Obama's patsy?

6 posted on 11/09/2012 7:29:55 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind
If Boehner believes that this is truly Barack Obama's "moment," why not just let the President do whatever he wants?

In terms of real opposition to Obama's disastrous fiscal policy, that's exactly what he's been doing. Hasn't really worked out too well.

7 posted on 11/09/2012 7:30:13 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'll add to that. Go Galt and do as little business as possible with any sector or person who supports Obama. Stop being a serf pulling the overburdened wagon full of looters. If it all collapses, so be it. Don't be exploited by the Marxist.
8 posted on 11/09/2012 7:30:34 AM PST by Truth29
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To: SeekAndFind

And the voters will get what they want. The producers will be punished for achievement (voting is the best revenge) and the number of people being able to sit back and have every one of their needs and wants satisfied by uncle Barack will be increased by tens of millions in time for the next election.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 7:31:45 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

Paul Ryan for Speaker.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 7:31:54 AM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: SeekAndFind
why not just let the President do whatever he wants?

I don't think it's going to be just that simple. The media controls the narrative and even if they have video of every Republican in the House sitting in an Adirondack chair in the Bahamas sipping Mai Tais and smoking Cuban cigars, they'd manage to blame them for any problems that arise.

Make no mistake, folks, this election proved to the Liberals that their little experiment in tilting further to the Left not only worked but was embraced. Now that they see how cowed and woefully ignorant are the public, they're going to push that accelerator through the floor to put us over the precipice into a communist dictatorship. The people want it, apparently.

11 posted on 11/09/2012 7:32:19 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...John Boehner crawled out of the tanning bed long enough to publicly assure the President...”

soooo hilarious!

I never saw so much boot licking in my life as John Boner on Wed!

Eff him.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 7:32:24 AM PST by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

One could be reminded of that scene from Blazing Saddles

Picture obama confronting Boehner and the GOP, holding a gun to his own head and demanding: “Pass my tax hikes or the ...... gets it”

uh, OK


13 posted on 11/09/2012 7:32:46 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: SeekAndFind

If the GOP allows tax hikes on the (rich) small business owners only, you’ll never never never get them reduced again.

It’s got to go up on everyone if there’s ever hope for bringing them down again.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 7:33:14 AM PST by MNDude
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To: SeekAndFind

Just like gun control laws, when Republicans step out of the way, the liberals blame the states for lax regulations.

Liberals will not be happy untl they have 100% control over every level of gov’t, industry and society.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 7:33:54 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: mbarker12474

Already yesterday, the MSM was reporting
“Republicans agree to TAX INCREASE!”

Not a word blaming Obama or Dems for tax increases!


16 posted on 11/09/2012 7:34:14 AM PST by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Boner has always been just a bump in the road.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 7:34:34 AM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: sauropod

read


18 posted on 11/09/2012 7:34:38 AM PST by sauropod (For Barack so loved the poor, he created millions more of them.)
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To: rarestia

Government is the new God, really explains it all. I stared at that phrase for a full ten minutes election night, as the results rolled in.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 7:35:56 AM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: ScottinVA
Speaker of the House John Boehner crawled out of the tanning bed

...and he should crawl back in and roast his own A$$.

I'll tell you where he was for the last two months...on an extended bender. They finally cleaned him up, propped him up, and voila....he's back!

Let's face it, Mr.B a useless, pompous, alcoholic country-clubber. I'm serious, ask anyone who knows him personally. Big mistake giving this man "his turn" at the wheel. I'm fed up with GOP RINO's and RNC elites picking complete losers and "giving them their turn" to run the party. Time for big, big change, time for a new third party.

Let's get at it.

20 posted on 11/09/2012 7:36:05 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bookmarked.


21 posted on 11/09/2012 7:36:10 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: ScottinVA

My husband and I were just stating that very same thing. Call a press conference on the steps of the Capitol and announce that for the next 2 years, the Republicans will sign off on everything the President wants. Then we will see what the country thinks.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 7:36:56 AM PST by bella1 (As it was in the days of Lot.....)
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To: mbarker12474
The truth only matters if the MSM reports it.

Good point, even if the GOP does back away and gives this administrationa completely free hand we still have to depend upon the MSM to report it that way.

And they won't.

There is no good outcome here.

23 posted on 11/09/2012 7:37:05 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Boehner makes George McClellan look decisive by comparison.

Time to get a new general.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 7:37:33 AM PST by SargeK
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To: skeeter
I'm inclined to agree - the GOP House is being set up to be the Washington Generals to Obama's Globetrotters, the MSM is already referring to them as if their intransigence is the root of all our current problems. We know they ultimately are not willing to go to the mat, so why serve as Obama's patsy?

One FReeper in another thread addressed this quite well... he/she said to stand aside and let Obama have his tax-and-spend agenda, all the while loudly reminding voters they are getting out of the way of what is apparently the will of the people... open the path to the vote, then abstain.

25 posted on 11/09/2012 7:37:44 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: corlorde

A FReeper posted something yesterday to the effect that they’d “never seen blasphemy on a national scale,” but on election night, it was a repudiation of Christianity in a way never before seen in the history of man.

If Christianity isn’t forced into a back room over the rise of Islam in the next 4 years, I’ll be VERY surprised.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 7:38:08 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind
In so doing, they will inoculate themselves against any ensuing liability as well as avoid becoming the object of Obama's notorious blame game.

Don't kid yourself: they most certainly WILL find a way to pin it on Republicans. How many times did they cite 'the failed policies of the past', without ever once stating exactly which GOP policy was a failure? And don't think for a minute that the 'Blame Bush' strategy is going away, or that the DBM won't continue to circle the wagons for their messiah.

This is going to be a LONG 4 years.

27 posted on 11/09/2012 7:38:23 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Leap Headlong off the Cliff and let Em Have it....

I am starting to like that idea.


28 posted on 11/09/2012 7:39:04 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: mbarker12474

Yep. The GOP will get blamed for whatever happens and the Dems will continue to claim that we’re only one more tax increase away from recovery. California is a perfect example of this. One party rule and the taxes keep coming - no blowback on the Dems. Just endless taxes and spending.


29 posted on 11/09/2012 7:39:26 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve been telling my friends and family the same thing.

Mitt Romney should call a press conference (since that will draw the biggest audience) and announce on live TV that the GOP has decided to step aside and allow the Democrats to implement any policy they choose “in the spirit of bipartisanship”.

Make sure the Dems embrace this happy news and watch as things spiral out of control quickly.

The GOP should offer NO ideas and contributions. Just vote “present”.

After all, that is all the current guy had to do to be POTUS for 8 years!


30 posted on 11/09/2012 7:41:11 AM PST by RMDupree (I'm not really here.)
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To: SeekAndFind

My tagline...


31 posted on 11/09/2012 7:42:04 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans lusted for Obama. Give them Obama! Everything he Constitutionally asks for.)
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To: bella1

I am not sure that I agree with this tactic, but if we are going that way:

DO NOT sign off on anything.

As stated above, go on vacation, vote present, sit on you hands....but do not agree. Just let it happen.

Voting with obumbler will just give him protection from blame for the results.


32 posted on 11/09/2012 7:44:08 AM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: tobyhill

Yes, get out of the way in exchange for one compromise: the tax hikes are on everyone, not just the rich. Let ALL the Bush tax cuts expire. Let all these idiots that voted for Obama and are eking out a living with $500 paychecks try to eke one out with $400 paychecks so they can see all this free stuff isn’t actually free. Until there is a popular uprising, the spending programs and expansion of government will never end. Taking money out of these people’s pockets might make them rethink the function of government.


33 posted on 11/09/2012 7:54:48 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: SeekAndFind

Unfortunately, there is no “stepping aside”. The House must vote, thereby the media complex will inform the stupid 51% that the deal is bipartisan.

REPUBLICANS WILL GET BLAMED NO MATTER WHAT. “They did not give the President all he needed. They fought him. They did not agree to .....you name it.

TIME FOR THE NUCLEAR OPTION:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124044199838345461.html


34 posted on 11/09/2012 7:56:01 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: old curmudgeon

That will work.


35 posted on 11/09/2012 7:56:54 AM PST by bella1 (As it was in the days of Lot.....)
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To: rarestia
If Christianity isn’t forced into a back room over the rise of Islam in the next 4 years, I’ll be VERY surprised.

Apparently you didn't hear what Obama said to the UN. Islam is now America's official state religion. Next up, the jizya. Then the public beheadings.

36 posted on 11/09/2012 7:57:55 AM PST by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: RMDupree
Mitt Romney should call a press conference (since that will draw the biggest audience) and announce on live TV that the GOP has decided to step aside and allow the Democrats to implement any policy they choose “in the spirit of bipartisanship”.

How would this be any different from what the Republicans have done since 1989?

37 posted on 11/09/2012 7:59:19 AM PST by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: old curmudgeon

I also agree with this position, except with 2nd Amendment issues. That must be the impenetrable ‘firewall’.


38 posted on 11/09/2012 7:59:33 AM PST by yadent
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To: bella1

More than that, insist on a 75% bracket for ‘millionaires’ who earn in excess of $250k. The libs will have their punishment tax, the producers will relocate to New Zealand and obama will be straddling a big pile of squat.


39 posted on 11/09/2012 8:00:22 AM PST by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: mbarker12474

“Wrong. As long as the MSM remains in its current form (which has been unaltered in the past four years, btw), the Republicans and conservatives will be blamed for the failures of the Democratic White House and Senate.

The truth only matters if the MSM reports it. “

Not true. The media wants tax hikes and expansion of government. They will be more than giddy to credit Obama for the achievement. The shit hitting the fan will be the effect, but the media won’t have the patience to wait for it to hit the fan before crediting Obama.


40 posted on 11/09/2012 8:01:04 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Thane_Banquo

Did he say something since Tuesday? Because you’re right, I’ve been trying to avoid his voice at all costs. My BP goes stratospheric when I hear him talk.


41 posted on 11/09/2012 8:01:17 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

“The future should not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

—Barack Obama


42 posted on 11/09/2012 8:05:50 AM PST by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: wolfman23601

Hey, that’s so true.

They’ll still be patting themselves on the backs for all the Ochievements when the EBT cards are empty and the dollar is worth its equivalent square inches of TP.


43 posted on 11/09/2012 8:06:06 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: old curmudgeon

I agree. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and these are DESPERATE times. Therefore I would advise Boner to recess the House and not call it back into session til after Barry is sworn in again. In the meantime the Bush tax cuts expire for EVERYONE, the sequestration takes place and ta da!!!... the debt limit is reached. Boner to Barry....”Sorry Preezy of the Steezy, but I’m down in the Keys gettin in some rounds of golf. I’ll call you back in a couple of months. Better dust of that plan of yours. Bye”

Never happen but it sure would be fun to watch the Moochers burn down their neighborhoods when their EBT cards don’t show up in the mail.


44 posted on 11/09/2012 8:06:43 AM PST by technically right
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To: a real Sheila
I never saw so much boot licking in my life as John Boner on Wed!

Spot on. He isn't concerned for the country and he darned sure wasn't upset at owebama winning. All he cared about was keeping the majority in the house and keeping HIS position.

He and barry obama should go have a good cry together. Heck, the probably already have.

45 posted on 11/09/2012 8:07:38 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Headline reads “ Boehner should get out of Obama’s way”

My question is, when was he ever IN Obama’s way?

If Boehner had one ounce of integrity, he would resign and just go away.


46 posted on 11/09/2012 8:09:05 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Thane_Banquo

It would be different because it would then be on the record that the GOP will not block anything.

The Obama Zombies believe this is the reason for why nothing has gotten done.

Take away any and all excuses to blame us for the mess.


47 posted on 11/09/2012 8:11:22 AM PST by RMDupree (I'm not really here.)
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To: SeekAndFind

TOTALLY AGREE!! Let the Dems HAVE IT ALL. If the Repubbies try to stop this tax cut or anything...it will be a crutch for the dems to use against us. This is a time to let them have it all. It’s the only way to wake them up. We can’t block...we will only be blamed.


48 posted on 11/09/2012 8:13:04 AM PST by Fawn (Obama is in for a 4 year Rebellion...)
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To: wolfman23601
Taking money out of these people’s pockets might make them rethink the function of government.

Only if they were to make the mental connection between the cause and the effect of the economic decline, which they won't because

1) The media will continue its brainwashing mission and hammer the theme that the evil republicans and conservatives are causing their economic misery

2) They have been thoroughly conditioned to believe that what they hear from the media is true and accurate

3) The vast majority of them are incapable of critical/ analytical thinking, which is why they were so susceptible to being manipulated by Obama and his cohorts to begin with.

49 posted on 11/09/2012 8:13:24 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess my question would be: why would someone vote for the GOP in 2014?....especially when they sat on their hands for 2 years.


50 posted on 11/09/2012 8:18:35 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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