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Boehner: Obama doesn't have 'the guts' to tackle deficit
Fox News ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Bret Baier

Posted on 02/12/2013 12:32:15 PM PST by what's up

House Speaker John Boehner, in advance of President Obama's State of the Union address, said Tuesday that he doesn't think the president "has the guts" to seriously address the country's debt and deficit.

The speaker aired his concerns during a breakfast outside his office on Capitol Hill with anchors and reporters covering Obama's address Tuesday night.

He said he's pessimistic about the odds the president will tackle the country's long-term spending problem, which he sees as the biggest threat to America's future.

"I don't think he has the guts to do it. He doesn't have the courage to take on the liberal side of his own party -- never has," Boehner said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; bhodod; boehner; coward; defensespending; demagogicparty; obama; ohio; partisanmediashills; sequester
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Obama has urged Congress to craft a short-term bridge bill to avert the cuts if lawmakers cannot come up with a long-term plan in the next few weeks. But asked Tuesday about Congress voting again to delay the date the sequester kicks in, Boehner said, "We're not moving it."

Boehner insisted that whatever package comes forward, it must not have new taxes in it.

"The president's gotten his revenue. Period," Boehner said, referring to tax rate hikes on top earners enacted in the fiscal crisis deal. Pressed again, Boehner repeated, "The president's gotten his revenue."

He said a solution will only happen if the president and Senate Democrats act.

1 posted on 02/12/2013 12:32:19 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Boehner doesn’t either.


2 posted on 02/12/2013 12:34:30 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: what's up

Neither does the GOP from what I have seen in the last 20 years or so.


3 posted on 02/12/2013 12:36:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: what's up

LOL!!!! Gutess talking about guts!


4 posted on 02/12/2013 12:36:33 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: what's up

LOL!!!! Gutless talking about guts!


5 posted on 02/12/2013 12:36:58 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: what's up

Boehner is pathetic. Obama has more of a spine than anyone in Congress. Obama has actively set out to use his second term to destroy the GOP, while he reduces America to a pile of rubble.

Anyone who has attempted to stand up to him has been crushed by the Obama media.

Here’s a clue crybaby Boehner: Get sober, then call things as they are. Obama has the guts, not the will.


6 posted on 02/12/2013 12:37:13 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I think the Republicans are not going to break this time. With every other scandal about to break on the Democrats, the Republicans can withstand the media scrutiny if the sequester goes through.

No way the media will keep that in the news for 2 years.


7 posted on 02/12/2013 12:39:19 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: Timber Rattler

LMAO at Boehner saying someone else doesn’t have guts.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 12:39:29 PM PST by Venturer
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To: what's up

I thought he didn’t have the guts to say he wants to repeal the Second Amendment?

I guess we know the one phrase that focus-grouped well for the GOPe.


9 posted on 02/12/2013 12:39:55 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: brownsfan

Boehner whines about Obama’s lack of guts as he and the GOP keep authorizing deficit spending?! I think Boehner’s brain is pickled from all his drinking.


10 posted on 02/12/2013 12:40:06 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: brownsfan

“Obama has actively set out to use his second term to destroy the GOP, while he reduces America to a pile of rubble.”

Wrong. The GOP has destroyed itself, and in the process enabled obama to reduce America to a pile of rubble.


11 posted on 02/12/2013 12:42:01 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: what's up

12 posted on 02/12/2013 12:42:25 PM PST by THE_RAIDER
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To: what's up

Boehner lacks the guts.

Obama lacks the inclination.


13 posted on 02/12/2013 12:42:36 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: what's up
Nice try, but Obama IS the left side of his party. And why would he even think about reeling in spending when the true purpose of his fiscal irresponsibility is forcing his true goal, good old Marxist income redistribution.

But at least ol' John tried to play.

14 posted on 02/12/2013 12:43:06 PM PST by skeeter
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To: what's up

This from crybaby.


15 posted on 02/12/2013 12:43:06 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: what's up

Whoa...sounds like Boeher is calling Obama out...

Too bad he will fold like a cheap lawn chair the first time the media makes him cry...

I do have to give him a certain amount of credit....at least he grew a pair ...if only for a moment...


16 posted on 02/12/2013 12:44:49 PM PST by Popman
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To: what's up

Boner still seems to have a very weak fundamental understanding of 0bammy.


17 posted on 02/12/2013 12:47:57 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: what's up

The nutless wonder has the nerve to talk about “guts.”


18 posted on 02/12/2013 12:49:11 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
, the Republicans can withstand the media scrutiny if the sequester goes through.

Especially because Obama supported it and even said last year he would veto a change in sequester.

I do believe we have a winning issue this time....

19 posted on 02/12/2013 12:50:10 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Do you have any bite where that bark came from, Boehner?


20 posted on 02/12/2013 12:51:00 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Timber Rattler

A pretty lame attempt by Boner. Obama is not Marty McFly. He’s not going to do something stupid just because they called him chicken.


21 posted on 02/12/2013 12:51:38 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: what's up

Those 2 sissys are just spitting at each other for show, the 0ne has already got everyone from Soros to the Media lined up to fight for him... by the weekend they will be hitting the links together again

TT


22 posted on 02/12/2013 12:52:15 PM PST by TexasTransplant (“Live every day as your last...one day you will be right.”)
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To: what's up

Boehner doesnt get it. The issue is not the deficit or debt. Obama can say he would address that with even more higher taxes.

The issue is out of control SPENDING. Our side needs to redefine the terms of debate


23 posted on 02/12/2013 12:53:33 PM PST by plain talk
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To: SampleMan
Boehner lacks the guts.
Obama lacks the inclination.

Bump!

24 posted on 02/12/2013 12:53:43 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: what's up

Pot - kettle


25 posted on 02/12/2013 12:54:20 PM PST by OLDCU
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To: what's up

Lead the way, Johnny.


26 posted on 02/12/2013 12:56:00 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: plain talk
Read the article, not just the headlines.

It's all about spending.... particularly entitlements. And no new revenue.

27 posted on 02/12/2013 12:56:56 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Boehner: the Pot calling calling the Kettle black.

Great!


28 posted on 02/12/2013 12:57:44 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Bet?

Boehner will fold like a cheap suit.


29 posted on 02/12/2013 12:59:02 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: what's up
Boehner is the last person to ridicule anyone regarding bravery.

Anyhow, Bonehead is either lying or still doesn't get it.

Obama very much has the guts. And if it comes time to starve his constituents out, he'll do it in a second. Currently, he still needs those unwashed low info, government teet suckers to continue the destruction.

If Boehner "got it" or had the guts to be honest, he'd say that Obama doesn't have the desire to tackle deficit.

30 posted on 02/12/2013 1:03:02 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: what's up
obozo fixing anything that is wrong in the US is contrary to the NWO movement as well as his own agenda. Clearly the elected officials in DC (house and senate) are all on board with the NWO. I say that because if they wanted a productive society in the US, we would have one. The DC good cop - bad cop game no longer works, they are all bad. Well, the few good ones are so few that they just don't count.
31 posted on 02/12/2013 1:03:35 PM PST by drypowder
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To: SampleMan
Obama lacks the inclination.

Obama lacks the competence to do most things presidential. Financial matters are beyond him. He cannot remember numbers. He gets tongue-tied trying to explain anything without using the TOTUS.

He does not know how to reach out in a bi-partisan manner. Instead he insults. It's time for a change. Stop Obama and the democrats before the US is ruined beyond repair - Obama is incompetent to correct the ECONOMIC DEPRESSION the country is in.

The answer is obvious - you cannot get out of debt by borrowing more and more no matter how you invest it or donate it to the unions. Borrowing puts you deeper in debt.

32 posted on 02/12/2013 1:08:21 PM PST by Rapscallion (Homeland Security is buying millions of bullets - for you. So you can't buy ammo at all.)
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To: Rapscallion
Obama lacks the competence to do most things presidential.

Agreed. Obama is an idealogue. But he's also incompetent and that works to our favor.

33 posted on 02/12/2013 1:10:22 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Mr Boehner speaks from several directions.

..but, anyone who thinks BO is even a little interested in cutting the deficit, is lost; lost; way lost. If Boehner meant what he said he is King of the Twilight Zone.


34 posted on 02/12/2013 1:10:47 PM PST by veracious
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To: Howie66

“Bet?

Boehner will fold like a cheap suit.”

Will take the bet. Loser donates 25 to FR?

I would say If there is an increase in revenue you win. If there are only cuts in spending I win. If there are both, we both lose.

Deal?


35 posted on 02/12/2013 1:11:16 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

My bet is you’d win the bet.


36 posted on 02/12/2013 1:15:34 PM PST by what's up
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To: EQAndyBuzz

It’s congress’s job to manage the finances and the check-book. It’s congress’s job to reign in idiot presidents, and they DO exist.

Congress isn’t doing ITs job. I blame ALL of congress, both houses, for the mess we are in. They allowed it. They pretty much tossed their power, and authority into the trash. They forgot who voted them in. They forgot that they can override Presidential veto’s. They, more than anybody, have the ability to pull this nation out of the mess it’s in. And they aren’t doing it.

Instead, they sit as servants to a tyrant, quaking in their balless pants at the thought of growing a pair.

Shame on them.


37 posted on 02/12/2013 1:22:46 PM PST by PrairieLady2
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To: veracious

Agree with your BO analysis 100%, so the deficit will just have to be cut according to his own rules. Obama’s sequester rules. If the ship sinks, Obama is at the helm.


38 posted on 02/12/2013 1:26:28 PM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: what's up

Obama CANNOT spend what Boehner does not give him the money to spend..
Obamas spending is caused by Boehner..

Boehner is hoping YOU don’t know that.. ALL spending starts in the House..
Very easy to STOP Obamas spending spree.. IMPEACH BOEHNER..


39 posted on 02/12/2013 1:27:42 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe
Large scale long term reforms on spending and entitlements are going to end up having to have Dem votes as well as GOP support.

This is why Obama is running from the sequester. He can demogogue Boehner (effectively) when it's only the GOP who proposes responsible legislation. But this one passed with bipartisan support.

40 posted on 02/12/2013 1:34:11 PM PST by what's up
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I think the Republicans are not going to break this time.No way the media will keep that in the news for 2 years.

Where's the sarc tag?

41 posted on 02/12/2013 1:35:24 PM PST by mykroar (Sig is pending a Conservative party.)
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To: what's up

Cloward-Piven...that’s all.


42 posted on 02/12/2013 1:36:56 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Howie66

When it’s the other way around it’s “black calling the kettle pot.” So said Archie Bunker.


43 posted on 02/12/2013 1:38:27 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: what's up

He sure tears Boehner’s ass up one side and down the other though.


44 posted on 02/12/2013 1:39:49 PM PST by sport
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To: what's up

To Boehner:

Just stop it! Obama is a Bolshevik Communist that is determined to regulate, Control and DESTROY America. Deal with it!

Stop pretending that Obama is EVER going to “work with you.” Stop it!

Pass the House bills that need to be passed.

Hold weekely press conferences to accuse do-nothing Senator Reid of being a Communist Enabler to Communist Obama.

Criticize the Media for being Communist enablers to Communist Obama.

Let Obama veto anything he wants to.

And stop bawling like a baby RINO that causes all of us in Flyover Country to hurl!

BTW Boehner: Lead -— Follow -— or get the Hell out of the way!

We have lost all patience waiting for you to grow up!


45 posted on 02/12/2013 2:02:39 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf

-— We have lost all patience waiting for you to grow up! ——

Exactly right, but so damned depressing.


46 posted on 02/12/2013 2:09:17 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: what's up
He doesn't have the courage to take on the liberal side of his own party -- never has," Boehner said.

How can Boehner be so Bonehead? He is utterly clueless. A real house leader would be able to read the tea leaves of Ø's true intent from looking, for example, at appointees like Hagel, SCOTUS, NLRB and on and on. Look at his support first for O'Dinga, then Zelaya of Honduras, PA, Iran, Mudslim Brudderhood, and on and on. Ø *****IS***** the Marxist side of the relatively one-sided 'Rat party. Period!.

47 posted on 02/12/2013 2:24:44 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“I would say If there is an increase in revenue you win. If there are only cuts in spending I win. If there are both, we both lose.”

In the end, America will lose.

LOL

Personally, I would prefer to make the donation to Wounded Warriors Foundation, but that’s just me!


48 posted on 02/12/2013 2:48:11 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Terry Mross

And Archie Bunker was a Libtard as well.


49 posted on 02/12/2013 2:49:16 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Howie66

Fair enough. I will donate to the US Sled Hockey team.


50 posted on 02/12/2013 2:58:50 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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