Skip to comments.Anatomy of a shutdown (Boehner: “I got overrun, that’s what happened”)
Posted on 10/18/2013 9:07:24 AM PDT by mojito
House Speaker John Boehner just wanted to sneak out of the White House for a smoke.
But President Barack Obama pulled him aside for a grilling. Obama wanted to know why they were in the second day of a government shutdown that the speaker had repeatedly and publicly pledged to avoid.
John, what happened? Obama asked, according to people briefed on the Oct. 2 conversation.
I got overrun, thats what happened, Boehner said.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Translation: “I would have folded sooner, but those damned Teabaggers managed to delay our surrender.”
Bullshit. This was the plan all along. Goodbye.
Joe Carr to oust Lamar Alexander in TN
Lee Bright to oust Lindsey Graham in SC
Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS
Dr. Milton Wolf to oust Pat Roberts in KS
PLEASE, contact Louie Gohmert and tell him we want to add his name as opposing Cornyn
Sniveling little turd.
Talking is long since over, ans shooting should have been well into the fifth ton of ammo.
When you stand in the middle of the road, that’s what happens.
“John, what happened?”
Is Obama Boehner’s daddy now? Disgusting.
“...I got overrun, thats what happened, Boehner said....”
No, John... you folded.
You should have taken a lesson from Nancy Pelosi on how to use that position. But you weren’t paying attention.
So you folded. Rolled over and peed on your belly like a scared puppy.
In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, miraculously, professionally printed 3X4 foot signs appeared all over the country in the tens of thousands saying-this [park, facility, etc. with custom logos] closed due to government shutdown. There has not been a government shutdown in 17 years. These signs were designed, specifications were determined, signs were then requisitioned, bids were posted and vetted, government contracts were awarded. The materials were then ordered and the signs manufactured then distributed U.S. Mails or freight companies.
This shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 months ago. Millions of tax dollars were appropriated and spent in this process. There is a paper trail a mile long leading directly to the White House.
And whom do you recommend as the Speaker of the House? I have no favorites, but am frustrated at everyone calling for Bonhner’s replacement without naming whom they want as his successor, other than “NOT Pelosi.” :)
Tammy Faye would have caved in immediately if Cruz, Lee and the conservative caucus in the House hadn’t tape a popsicle stick to his back and told him it was a spine.
Of course, the correct answer is, "Baraq, you shut down the government. That's what happened."
Goodbye, "Speaker" Boehner.
You sat in the middle-of-the-road, Boner, what did you expect?
Neville Chamberlain of the House.
Replace the Republican Party.
Boehner’s opposition to Obama is FAKE.
Throw Boehner, McConnell, McCain out of the party.
I can tell you a few more names NOT to support - Ryan, Cantor, McCarthy, Lankford, McMorris Rogers, King, for starters. I, personally, would favor any of a number of conservative firebrands but they are unlikely to garner sufficient support from the wider GOP caucus. I'm ok with leaving the choice to those who see these people in action on a daily basis as long as it's not someone from current leadership.
It was a pickup truck cruzing with two occupants and Texas plates wasn't it, John?
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