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Boehner: Obama’s Goal Is To 'Annihilate' The Republican Party (reaction to inaugural address)
The Hill ^ | 01/23/13 02:48 PM ET | By Jonathan Easley

Posted on 01/23/2013 3:53:04 PM PST by drewh

Speaker John Boehner said he believes the primary goal of President Obama’s second term is to “annihilate the Republican Party.”

“Given what we heard yesterday about the president’s vision for his second term, it’s pretty clear to me that he knows he can’t do any of that as long as the House is controlled by Republicans,” Boehner said in a speech Tuesday to The Ripon Society. “So we’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party.

“And let me just tell you, I do believe that is their goal — to just shove us into the dustbin of history.”

Boehner’s remarks referred to Obama’s inaugural address. Republicans were hopeful the president would use that speech to lay the groundwork for a partnership over the next four years, but he instead made it a rallying cry for an active federal government.

The Republican leader ripped the president for not taking the country’s deficits seriously, and said the failure of the "fiscal cliff" talks last year reflected the president's refusal to face facts on the budget.

“In our meetings before Christmas, the president was so tired of me talking about when we were going to deal with an entitlement crisis that he looked at me and said: ‘Boehner, we don’t have a spending problem. We have a healthcare problem.’ It gives you some idea of the challenge that we’re facing,” Boehner said.

“For a guy who’s run up the deficit 60 percent — 60 percent of the deficit has occurred under his watch — when you see this, and then you hear him say: ‘I am not going to negotiate on the debt limit. I am not going to deal with the debt limit. That’s Congress’s problem!’ …

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: boehner; bonehead; donothing; dosomething; obama; stupidparty

1 posted on 01/23/2013 3:53:16 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Oh. Is that why you were yucking it up with Dear Leader on Monday?


2 posted on 01/23/2013 3:54:52 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: drewh

Boener doesn’t need all that much help.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 3:54:52 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: drewh

I thought that was Boehner’s goal? He and his boss have so much in common.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 3:55:01 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: drewh

After talking tough, Boehner then promptly dropped his pants and bent over. What a wuss.


5 posted on 01/23/2013 3:55:41 PM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: drewh
"Speaker John Boehner said he believes the primary goal of President Obama’s second term is to “annihilate the Republican Party.” "

I think there is bipartisan agreement to do just that.

6 posted on 01/23/2013 3:56:05 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: drewh

There is nothing the ‘Rats would like better than to have America under the heel of one party rule.

They really do admire Red China.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 3:56:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: drewh

Imagine if Churchill had simply stated/shared Hitler’s aims and goals with the country, essentially repeating Hitler’s own threats, instead of cheering on the fight against Hitler....


8 posted on 01/23/2013 3:57:09 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: drewh

Boehner knows he’s lost the House in 2014 and he’s trying to blame someone else.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 3:58:10 PM PST by tsowellfan (cafenetamerica.com)
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To: drewh

John, you’re doing a good job of it, all on your own.


10 posted on 01/23/2013 3:58:39 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: drewh

Boehner has done his best to kill the GOP but neither he nor his golf buddy, the Dear Leader, can kill conservatism.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 3:59:13 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: drewh

There are a lot of socially conservative Libertarians who are left stranded by the Republican party.


12 posted on 01/23/2013 4:01:33 PM PST by rsobin
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To: drewh
“Speaker John Boehner said he believes the primary goal of President Obama’s second term is to ‘annihilate the Republican Party.’”
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John Boehner continued: “...and well, you know, we're just fine with that."

13 posted on 01/23/2013 4:01:42 PM PST by Artcore
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To: drewh

I thought that was Boehner’s goal.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 4:02:20 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: treetopsandroofs

That’s about it.


15 posted on 01/23/2013 4:05:43 PM 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: drewh
Is the GOPe just now remembering what happens to the fellow travelers after the revolution?
16 posted on 01/23/2013 4:11:41 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: drewh
Nothing in the Republican party worth being a part of. They are like sheep with nothing but silly talk. I'm thoroughly disgusted with them.
17 posted on 01/23/2013 4:13:38 PM PST by Logical me
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To: drewh

Republicans had a plan of denying theOne a second term. But they never went on attack. Pelosi never let up on republicans when she ran the House. I don’t expect the Kenyan to be gentle either.


18 posted on 01/23/2013 4:14:31 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: drewh

Apparently , John, yours is too, punk.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 4:17:58 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: drewh

Newsflash for Boner....its not just Obama trying to annhilate the Republican Party. The MSM has the Party in its sights too.

Calling Captain Obvious.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 4:20:34 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Sgt_Schultze
“But they never went on attack. “

To be fair, it is much harder to “go on the attack” when you have so very little to attack with.

Obama has all of the major media, the MSM.

The Republicans have some talk radio, half of Fox, and a decent presence on the Internet.

I give the Democrat to Republican advantage in the media at about 10 to 1.

If the Republicans are too effective, the MSM simply refuses to give them air time. Consider the debates. Completely set up in favor of the Democrats.

21 posted on 01/23/2013 4:20:38 PM PST by marktwain
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To: drewh

(eye roll)


22 posted on 01/23/2013 4:24:29 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: drewh

I don’t think the idiots that run the GOP need any help doing that.


23 posted on 01/23/2013 4:26:36 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: drewh

The republican party is so past tense.


24 posted on 01/23/2013 4:33:02 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: drewh
“annihilate the Republican Party.”

Republican party is doing a good enough job all by itself.

25 posted on 01/23/2013 4:33:33 PM PST by the_daug
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To: drewh

Well we’ll see how concerned about it, when we see if Boehner actually fights AGAINST Obama.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 4:46:01 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: drewh
“And let me just tell you, I do believe that is their goal — to just shove us into the dustbin of history.”

Dear Mr. Boehner,

It is YOUR actions, dare I say INACTION and INABILITY to stop Obama from destroying the economy and our freedoms that has put the Republican Party in the dustbin of history. All Obama has to do is simply put the lid on it.

Disrespectfully,
A TEA PARTY Member

27 posted on 01/23/2013 4:53:24 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: drewh
Said Boehner...And let me just tell you, I do believe that is their goal — to just shove us into the dustbin of history, sniff, sniff.

After which, Ms. Boehner sat down to have a good cry.

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28 posted on 01/23/2013 5:06:08 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: drewh

As opposed to the GOP grandees who want to help implement the DNC agenda, but at a discount.


29 posted on 01/23/2013 5:08:32 PM PST by marron
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To: MattinNJ

“Cry me a river”?


30 posted on 01/23/2013 5:09:57 PM PST by JOPO (Hank)
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To: drewh

Your party won’t be all that hard to destroy, boner, since you and your band of nutless eunuchs stand for NOTHING AT ALL except feathering your own nest.


31 posted on 01/23/2013 5:20:03 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: drewh

“annihilate the Republican Party.”

Beat him to the punch (pun intended) you stupid spineless collaborating lush.


32 posted on 01/23/2013 5:25:12 PM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: drewh
Republicans were hopeful the president would use that speech to lay the groundwork for a partnership over the next four years...

RINOs like Boehner are pretty freakin' naive!

33 posted on 01/23/2013 5:40:29 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: drewh
Boehner, if you're not up to the task of protecting House Republicans from Obama, then step aside and let someone else take a shot at it.

All you seem capable of doing is purging your own from power.

-PJ

34 posted on 01/23/2013 5:43:59 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: drewh
Speaker John Boehner said he believes the primary goal of President Obama’s second term is to “annihilate the Republican Party.”

And so, Speaker Boehner, exactly what the hell do you propose to do about it?

Fight back? Have a good cry? What?

You do realize, of course, that when the President speaks of "annihilating the Republican Party" he is referring to the people who voted for you as well as the party's leadership? Or do you?

You might be prepared to go quietly. We are not.

35 posted on 01/23/2013 6:03:50 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: drewh

Boner’s so pussy-whipped he can’t stand up.


36 posted on 01/23/2013 7:14:32 PM PST by gotribe (obama = the Great Divider)
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To: drewh

Unless you step down, Boner, and let someone with courage and character lead, Obama most likely will annhilate the Republican party.

Leftists play for keeps.


37 posted on 01/23/2013 8:57:26 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: marktwain
"Boehner: Obama’s Goal Is To 'Annihilate' The Republican Party"

If he wants to change that he'll first have to learn to stop being an obama enabler.
38 posted on 01/24/2013 12:08:59 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: drewh
Speaker John Boehner said he believes the primary goal of President Obama’s second term is to “annihilate the Republican Party.”

Ah, so don't help him. Boehner hasn't acted on his stated beliefs for 2 years. I'll believe him, when he acts like he believes himself.

39 posted on 01/24/2013 7:05:20 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: drewh
Boehner: Obama’s Goal Is To 'Annihilate' The Republican Party

This headline prompted three immediate thoughts .....

First, I am glad to hear that the Speaker finally understands 0bama's goal.

Second .... 'What in the hell took you so damn long to realize this'?!

Third .... Would you please starting acting like you want to resist the annihilation!!!

40 posted on 01/24/2013 10:26:22 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
BUMP to your post.

Would you please starting acting like you want to resist the annihilation!!!

41 posted on 01/24/2013 10:33:45 AM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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