Skip to comments.Boehner full of regret over 'fiscal-cliff' moves
Posted on 01/26/2013 6:52:47 PM PST by RummyChick
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is sharing his regrets about his "fiscal-cliff" strategy, less than a month after the House bitterly swallowed a last-minute deal hatched in the Senate.
In a private speech to the Ripon Society on Tuesday, Boehner said that he should have taken a different course after the November election by immediately demanding that the Senate produce a bill to avert the worst parts of a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that were due to hit on Jan. 1.
Instead, Boehner delivered a formal speech at the Capitol on the day after President Obama won a second term, in which he offered a major Republican concession new tax revenue as part of a broader fiscal deal.
Looking back, what I should have done the day after the election was to make it clear the House has passed a bill to extend all of the current tax rates, the House has passed a bill to replace the sequester with cuts in mandatory spending, and the Senate ought to do its work, Boehner said. Were ready, able and willing to work with the Senate as soon as they produce a bill. It should have been what I said. You know, again, hindsight is 20-20.
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I no longer give a smelly Obama about bonehead.
Here, loser, have another drink.
Boehner is not part of the opposition in DC, he's part of the Ruling Elite, and their only goal is to keep the plates spinning on the sticks for a little longer, until the whole damned thing crashes.
He should step down.
He’s basically saying that he’s not cut out to negotiate with the Democrats.
THEN WHY THE HELL IS HE STILL THERE!!!!
Once again have to double check to see if it’s from The Onion or similar.
It does no good to be sorry once you have been a part of president Obamas destroy America. You and judge Roberts. Who cares now.
Will someone tell Bohner that all revenue bills are to originate in the House, according to Art.1 sec 7!
This is the reason the GOP isn't fit to survive.
To Quote Dirty Harry Callahan “ A man’s got to know his limitations” It seems the Dems know Boehner’s better then he knows himself!
That’s too nice. I say his evil moves were deliberate.
Good grief...this guy needs to go. He’s more concerned with his golf game than the American people.
I’m full of regret too, Boehner. I regret how easily you gave away the only card you held. And now you give it away for another three months without getting a single spending cut in return.
Try the veal, I'm here all week.
Lucy and the football.
Please, please, please residents of the 8th District in Ohio...VOTE THIS A-HOLE OUT IN 2014. At this point I don’t CARE if it’s a libtard, leftwing, socialist, facist Democrat.
This is the second time Boehner has tried to make himself out not to be part of the establishment in the past week alone, but we know his record. If he genuinely regrets all he has done, he should step down. If not, then we will gladly move to push him over when the next election day comes around in Ohio.
Sorry, John. You’ve been given every chance to redeem yourself, and you’ve failed each time. Start packing.
What a putz.
Think I could take the bastard just shrugging his shoulders and saying "Oops" better.
My goodness, it’s only about the 20th time he’s made the same “mistake.”
Did he cry when he said it?
Every body told you that before hand and you didn’t listen Dumb A.
A strategic mea culpa, nothing more.
Talk of his voting record is irrelevant. People don’t distrust him because he doesn’t believe conservative things. Maybe he does maybe he doesn’t. Our contempt is because he refused to fight for those beliefs.
If he can’t understand that, he will never be able to do what needs to be done.
Well step aside and let the nig boys play.
He’s like a cancer and as long as he and others like him are in power the Republican party will be nothing more than complacent pawns.
“What difference, at this point, does it make?!”
I BEG the voters in Ohio’s 8th district to get rid of this A-HOLE.
A libtard, leftwing, socialist Democrat would be better.
While he’s crying about this, he is rolling over on his back for criminal invader Amnesty. I detest this puke and the worthless lemmings that voted for him as speaker.
Shoulda woulda coulda...
This guy Boehner can make some friends if he finds a way to smack the sneer off that African communist scumbag’s face.
What a Freudian slip.
Well step aside and let the big boys play.
He is a liar.
Yeah, "originate". The senate still needs to pass what is called a "budget resolution". And then the president needs to sign the final budget deal.
What a liability. Go drown your sorrows yet again dumbbell and then, for the love of God, let somebody who has a clue take over as Speaker.
So what about THIS?
And he wonders why nobody trusts him...
So Bonehead’s hanging out with the ultra-liberal Ripon Society. Figures.
j. boehner, obama’s essential liberal republican. getting ready to duck conservatives while pulling his next fast one, i trust. may God direct him.
Why should he step down? Hillary “accepts full responsibility for Benghazi,” then gives the House the finger and goes back to her office.
He should resign his speakership and go off for a good cry!
There must be a reason OH has not produced a president since Harding!
“Looking back, what I should have done the day after the election was to make it clear the House has passed a bill to extend all of the current tax rates,....”
It wouldn’t of mattered.....
He’s obviously PERFECT for the GOP.
And since the GOP left me, I left them, just as Reagan left the Dems, because they left HIM.
If you’re REALLY a conservative, I can’t see how you can remain in the GOP.
It’s just not good enough for me to be in the, “I know only I’m not a Democrap”-party.
My family name doesn’t have the “IT” sound that celebrity names must have, like Rock Hudson or Judy Garland, and I know of only one celebrity who refused to change her non-IT name and somehow succeeded at the age of 14, Helen Shapiro, so when the celebrity bell rings for me, and it won’t be long, you’ll see, I’ve chosen to be called... Cliff Fiscal. How ya like it?
He’s a liar known for letting bills get through that a majority of the GOP members don’t support. The Democrats couldn’t have a better friend. His “incompetence” is intentional and supported by the GOPe.
Boehner is a capitulating SOB.
Precisely the word that came to my mind.
what he should have done and do is resign and let a leader take over