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Boehner full of regret over 'fiscal-cliff' moves
the hill ^ | 1/26 | berman

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. “We’re 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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IDIOT
1 posted on 01/26/2013 6:53:00 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I no longer give a smelly Obama about bonehead.

Here, loser, have another drink.

And another.

And another.


2 posted on 01/26/2013 6:55:15 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: RummyChick
I ain't buyin'.

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.

3 posted on 01/26/2013 6:56:04 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: RummyChick

He should step down.


4 posted on 01/26/2013 6:57:20 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: RummyChick

He’s basically saying that he’s not cut out to negotiate with the Democrats.

THEN WHY THE HELL IS HE STILL THERE!!!!


5 posted on 01/26/2013 6:58:05 PM PST by BobL
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To: RummyChick

Boehner sucks.


6 posted on 01/26/2013 6:58:44 PM PST by dinodino
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To: RummyChick

Once again have to double check to see if it’s from The Onion or similar.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 6:59:11 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: RummyChick

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.


8 posted on 01/26/2013 6:59:16 PM PST by Ramonne
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To: RummyChick

Will someone tell Bohner that all revenue bills are to originate in the House, according to Art.1 sec 7!


9 posted on 01/26/2013 6:59:16 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: RummyChick
'Sorry' don't feed the bulldog.

This is the reason the GOP isn't fit to survive.

/johnny

10 posted on 01/26/2013 6:59:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RummyChick

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!


11 posted on 01/26/2013 7:00:41 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: RummyChick

That’s too nice. I say his evil moves were deliberate.


12 posted on 01/26/2013 7:01:39 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: RummyChick

Good grief...this guy needs to go. He’s more concerned with his golf game than the American people.


13 posted on 01/26/2013 7:01:39 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: RummyChick

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.


14 posted on 01/26/2013 7:02:13 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: RummyChick
Impotence, thy name is Boehner

Try the veal, I'm here all week.

15 posted on 01/26/2013 7:03:17 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: RummyChick

Lucy and the football.


16 posted on 01/26/2013 7:03:29 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: RummyChick

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.


17 posted on 01/26/2013 7:05:06 PM PST by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. Let's start over.)
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To: RummyChick

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.


18 posted on 01/26/2013 7:05:24 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: RummyChick

What a putz.


19 posted on 01/26/2013 7:06:16 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: RummyChick
This idiot has me about to go ballistic with that statement.

Think I could take the bastard just shrugging his shoulders and saying "Oops" better.

IDIOT!!

20 posted on 01/26/2013 7:06:25 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: RummyChick

My goodness, it’s only about the 20th time he’s made the same “mistake.”

Did he cry when he said it?


21 posted on 01/26/2013 7:06:44 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Hoodat

Every body told you that before hand and you didn’t listen Dumb A.


22 posted on 01/26/2013 7:06:52 PM PST by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: RummyChick

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.


23 posted on 01/26/2013 7:08:57 PM PST by irv (Live Tea or die!)
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To: RummyChick

Well step aside and let the nig boys play.


24 posted on 01/26/2013 7:09:56 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: RummyChick

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.


25 posted on 01/26/2013 7:10:06 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: RummyChick

“What difference, at this point, does it make?!”


26 posted on 01/26/2013 7:10:21 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: RummyChick

I BEG the voters in Ohio’s 8th district to get rid of this A-HOLE.

A libtard, leftwing, socialist Democrat would be better.


27 posted on 01/26/2013 7:10:21 PM PST by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. Let's start over.)
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To: RummyChick

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.


28 posted on 01/26/2013 7:10:32 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: RummyChick

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.


29 posted on 01/26/2013 7:10:38 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RummyChick

What a Freudian slip.

Well step aside and let the big boys play.


30 posted on 01/26/2013 7:11:27 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: RummyChick

He is a liar.


31 posted on 01/26/2013 7:12:00 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Will someone tell Bohner that all revenue bills are to originate in the House, according to Art.1 sec 7!

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.

32 posted on 01/26/2013 7:13:45 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RummyChick

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.


33 posted on 01/26/2013 7:14:39 PM PST by PAR
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To: RummyChick
“But a lot of our newer members – they don’t know that. And so, you know, they think I’m some squish, that I’m ready to sell them out in a heartbeat, when obviously, most of you in this room know that that ain’t quite who I am.”

Uh huh.

So what about THIS?

Boehner Facing Unrest in Caucus Over Payroll Tax Cut Deal (December 2011)

Or THIS?

Boehner Booed at Convention as Chaos Erupts on Convention Floor Over Ron Paul Delegates

or THIS?

Right ballistic over John Boehner ‘purge’

Or THIS?

Boehner re-elected House speaker (after threatening his caucus)

And he wonders why nobody trusts him...

34 posted on 01/26/2013 7:15:16 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: RummyChick

So Bonehead’s hanging out with the ultra-liberal Ripon Society. Figures.


35 posted on 01/26/2013 7:21:01 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: RummyChick

j. boehner, obama’s essential liberal republican. getting ready to duck conservatives while pulling his next fast one, i trust. may God direct him.


36 posted on 01/26/2013 7:22:50 PM PST by dadfly
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To: fortheDeclaration

Why should he step down? Hillary “accepts full responsibility for Benghazi,” then gives the House the finger and goes back to her office.


37 posted on 01/26/2013 7:37:36 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: RummyChick

He should resign his speakership and go off for a good cry!


38 posted on 01/26/2013 7:40:05 PM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: RummyChick

There must be a reason OH has not produced a president since Harding!


39 posted on 01/26/2013 7:42:40 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: RummyChick

Thanks John.


40 posted on 01/26/2013 7:44:38 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: RummyChick

““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.....


41 posted on 01/26/2013 7:45:35 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: RummyChick

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.

Sorry.


42 posted on 01/26/2013 7:46:38 PM PST by gaijin
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To: RummyChick; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

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?


43 posted on 01/26/2013 7:47:35 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: RummyChick

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.


44 posted on 01/26/2013 7:50:49 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: RummyChick
A little late for crying in your beer now, Mr Speaker.
45 posted on 01/26/2013 7:55:32 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RummyChick

Boehner is a capitulating SOB.


46 posted on 01/26/2013 8:02:44 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Pray for revival. <BCC><)
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To: RummyChick
Boehner: sh!t for bra!ns
Where's are hi!s fl!es?
reference: Bathhouse 0'Buttcrack's insect problem.

47 posted on 01/26/2013 8:03:31 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: RummyChick

IDIOT
Precisely the word that came to my mind.


48 posted on 01/26/2013 8:04:32 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: RummyChick

what he should have done and do is resign and let a leader take over


49 posted on 01/26/2013 8:04:38 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: Timber Rattler
and I'm sure more has not been "evaluated"...
Boemher is a pile of *+#@.

50 posted on 01/26/2013 8:11:23 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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