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Anatomy of a shutdown (Boehner: “I got overrun, that’s what happened”)
Politico ^ | 10/18/2013 | JOHN BRESNAHAN, MANU RAJU, JAKE SHERMAN and CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN

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, that’s what happened,” Boehner said.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; obama; shutdown
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Interesting, if infuriating account of the recent shutdown battle from a decidedly beltway perspective.
1 posted on 10/18/2013 9:07:24 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Translation: “I would have folded sooner, but those damned Teabaggers managed to delay our surrender.”


2 posted on 10/18/2013 9:10:05 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mojito
I got overrun, that’s what happened

Bullshit. This was the plan all along. Goodbye.

3 posted on 10/18/2013 9:12:48 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the Libs say we are.)
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To: mojito

Senate

Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY

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

House

J D Winteregg to oust John Boehner in OH-8

Also, press your Representative to NOT support Boehner for Speaker.



PLEASE, contact Louie Gohmert and tell him we want to add his name as opposing Cornyn

4 posted on 10/18/2013 9:12:58 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: mojito

Sniveling little turd.

Talking is long since over, ans shooting should have been well into the fifth ton of ammo.


5 posted on 10/18/2013 9:13:28 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: mojito

When you stand in the middle of the road, that’s what happens.


6 posted on 10/18/2013 9:14:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mojito

“John, what happened?”

Is Obama Boehner’s daddy now? Disgusting.


7 posted on 10/18/2013 9:14:19 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: mojito

“...I got overrun, that’s 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.


8 posted on 10/18/2013 9:14:22 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Cicero
Absolutely. Boehner confesses that he's more worried about pleasing Barry than anything else. It sounds like their relationship is real “cozy.”
9 posted on 10/18/2013 9:14:31 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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http://www.usaprepares.com/government-corruption-2/all-national-parks-are-closed-signs-put-up-only-eight-to-ten-hours-after-the-government-shut-down

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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.


10 posted on 10/18/2013 9:15:17 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Paine in the Neck

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.” :)


11 posted on 10/18/2013 9:16:46 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: dfwgator
When you stand in the middle of the road, that’s what happens.

Nice one.

12 posted on 10/18/2013 9:17:38 AM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: mojito

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.


13 posted on 10/18/2013 9:19:25 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mojito
“John, what happened?” Obama asked, according to people briefed on the Oct. 2 conversation.

Of course, the correct answer is, "Baraq, you shut down the government. That's what happened."

Goodbye, "Speaker" Boehner.

14 posted on 10/18/2013 9:20:45 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: mojito
“I got overrun, that’s what happened,” Boehner said.

You sat in the middle-of-the-road, Boner, what did you expect?

15 posted on 10/18/2013 9:21:45 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: mojito

Neville Chamberlain of the House.
Replace the Republican Party.


16 posted on 10/18/2013 9:23:19 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: mojito

Boehner’s opposition to Obama is FAKE.

Throw Boehner, McConnell, McCain out of the party.


17 posted on 10/18/2013 9:25:49 AM PDT by Ray76 (Get thee behind me, Obama.)
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To: GreyFriar
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.”

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.

18 posted on 10/18/2013 9:25:56 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: mojito

19 posted on 10/18/2013 9:25:58 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: mojito
“I got overrun, that’s what happened,” Boehner said.

It was a pickup truck cruzing with two occupants and Texas plates wasn't it, John?

20 posted on 10/18/2013 9:26:18 AM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: mojito
Boehner confesses that he's more worried about pleasing Barry than anything else. It sounds like their relationship is real “cozy.”

Yes, it was a superficial analysis, but when I first saw a series of pictures of John Boehner out on a golf course with Barack HUSSEIN Obama, I deduced that the current speaker of the house had become nothing more than a satrap. I have tried to give Boehner credit when he was deliberately misquoted, etc, but I'm no longer in a mood to be magnanimous with these GOP-e eunuchs.

And they ARE eunuchs whenever Barack I appears in the wings.

Mr. niteowl77

21 posted on 10/18/2013 9:27:18 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("There's nothing a vulture hates more than biting into a glass eye.")
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To: EagleUSA

Ein Volk, eine Partei, ein Reich, ein Führer


22 posted on 10/18/2013 9:28:27 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Paine in the Neck

>>PLEASE, contact Louie Gohmert and tell him we want to add his name as opposing Cornyn <<

Done. I will also contribute financially to the others. Thanks.


23 posted on 10/18/2013 9:28:50 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("There's always free cheese in a mousetrap." - Marine Col. Peter Martino)
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To: GreyFriar
And whom do you recommend as the Speaker of the House?

Mark Levin

24 posted on 10/18/2013 9:30:14 AM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: Cicero

Exactly, it was a sellout from beginning to end. Boehner had already made the deal with Obama, and Ted Cruz came along, then Boehner was forced to go along with the farce.

Why else would Obama ask him what went wrong.

The deal was already cut.


25 posted on 10/18/2013 9:31:46 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Bronzewound

Good choice, if he would accept.


26 posted on 10/18/2013 9:33:10 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Bronzewound

World’s shortest book: “Great Moderates In History”


27 posted on 10/18/2013 9:34:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TangoLimaSierra
I got overrun, that’s what happened Bullshit. This was the plan all along. Goodbye.

Absolutely! 100% correct. So if 99% of CONgress are bought & paid for just how does one think that anything will change? These crooks, banksters are there to take EVERY cent of money that you have earned & since no opposition they will get away with it. There is no Constitution & the laws are all what Bath House Barry & his cronies decide.

28 posted on 10/18/2013 9:36:06 AM PDT by Digger
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To: TangoLimaSierra
The article says that the shutdown itself was a matter of being overrun. One ramification of that is that Boehner was against the shutdown on any principle.

Boehner is apologizing to Obama when he says "I got overrun."

29 posted on 10/18/2013 9:39:33 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Paine in the Neck

“Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY

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 “

These are all red states. There is no excuse why any of these guys will not be the next senator from each.


30 posted on 10/18/2013 9:49:02 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: mojito
"The proposal was dubbed the “Cantor plan,” after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who came up with the idea. Then, Boehner would’ve had Republicans fight hard on the debt ceiling, using the sequester as a bargaining chip against Obama."

"As long as he had sequester spending levels, Ryan told colleagues on the House floor, he thought he could complete an entitlement and tax reform deal."

Last Wednesday I voted for Lonegan for Senate. That was the last vote the Republicans will ever get from me until they stop using the US military as a pawn.

I will never, ever vote for another Republican again until they STOP USING THE MILITARY AS A F%^&&%$ "bargaining chip."

The Sequester has punished the military, and threatens to devastate it.

Read the report yourself if you don't believe it.

Screw the GOP. I am outraged and ashamed of them.

They REFUSE to tackle runaway entitlement spending (the real cause of our debt and deficit) and instead to continue to use and abuse our warriors and the institution they have served. No one, and no group, has sacrificed and done more in the last 12 years than them, and yet, they are abused and used like garbage.

31 posted on 10/18/2013 9:55:12 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: mojito

This must be true. Politico is neutral and just reports the truth; the majority of which is embarrassing to the GOP and conservatives.

It’s because they’re troglodytes, ignorant, gun and bible clinging hill billies. (no offense meant to real life hill billies)


32 posted on 10/18/2013 9:57:06 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: VanDeKoik
My theory: The Republicans planned this all along with the Democrats as a final solution to discredit and destroy the Tea Party. Plan was to have the Tea Party Candidates cause all this to happen, public gets mad, and the Rhino's come out looking good. People demand an end to Tea Party antics. The Dems are happy if that is the result because they know all the Rino’s want is to stay in power and live large. They know they need Rino’s in power to maintain the illusions that there is competition of ideas.
The problem is that Washington is isolated and has no understanding of the anger in the rest of the country. They do not know that this will be looked back on in 20 years as the beginning of the end.
33 posted on 10/18/2013 9:59:41 AM PDT by lynn4303
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Harry Reid refused to send conferees to a House/ Senate conference committee. That’s what really happened.


34 posted on 10/18/2013 10:02:58 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative
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To: mojito
The lashing humbled Cruz, who began to take a quieter role in the intervening days. But he continued to push forward on strategy that Republicans had essentially left for dead. At one point, Cruz told GOP senators that they should force votes on bills to fund individual agencies and programs, like on veterans issues. But McConnell bluntly told Cruz that Republicans had no procedural way of doing that. In fact, he asked Laura Dove, McConnell’s chief floor expert, to explain to Cruz how Republicans were prohibited from taking such a parliamentary tactic.

A genius he is not. Even I knew that tactic was prohibited by Senate rules. You would think he could read the rules of the place that pays him $174,000 a year (even during a shutdown).

United States Senate Rules and Procedures

35 posted on 10/18/2013 10:06:34 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: GreyFriar

An orange juice can, could replace Boehner. He and McConnell are easily replaceable. I would pick Rep. McClintock from California who accurately and intelligently explained how not raising the debt ceiling would only cause default if Obama refused to pay the interest and principal on the debt. Of course, the GOP media completely ignored this fact.


36 posted on 10/18/2013 10:07:02 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative
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To: mojito

“Geez, I’m really sorry Barry, really I am. I tried to do exactly what you wanted, really I did.”


37 posted on 10/18/2013 10:09:28 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SkyPilot

I am as unstinting as anyone in excoriating the House “leadership” in their recent capitulations and blunders. But, in the case of the Sequester, the fellow you should be directing your vein of bile at is Il Douche, and Chuck Hagel. For it is they who determined where and how to spend the funds given them, and, like the Park Service in the recent “shutdown” they did their level best to wield their budgetary knives in a way to cause as much pain and trouble as they could. Your reaction to their actions is precisely what they wanted.

Don’t play Il Douche’s game. Keep your eyes on the real enemy. Boehner, Ryan and Cantor will be taken out in time for not putting up a fight on the important matters against a spiteful White House. Soon we may have some people with more fire in their bellies...


38 posted on 10/18/2013 10:10:07 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: SkyPilot

Whatever, the GOP would be happy to lay down and be walked over by Democrats. At least Cruz has a touch of fight in him.


39 posted on 10/18/2013 10:10:49 AM PDT by turducken
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To: lynn4303

The rinos did not come out looking good to the media or the people. They just proved to conservatives that rinos are the enemy. The Tea Party came out looking like they always look. The media, the left and the republican party hates them. Most of America loves what they stand for.

So nothing changed other than to show the world obama has no opposition other than the Tea Party. So, get rid of them and obama has NO opposition. And obama owns obamacare.


40 posted on 10/18/2013 10:16:04 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: mojito

The Dems had embarrassing information on Gingrich and then his successor Bob Livingston. Is there much doubt they have similar information on Boehner, Graham and McCain? (Well maybe not McCain, he is just nuts.)


41 posted on 10/18/2013 10:17:59 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: mojito

Thanks for posting. It’s good to read the official State version of events. Politico continues its proud tradition of serving as Obama’s print mouthpiece. I give the article zero credence.


42 posted on 10/18/2013 10:18:15 AM PDT by pluvmantelo (The issue isn't the issue-power is the issue.)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping....


43 posted on 10/18/2013 10:25:08 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Windy City Conservative

And who to replace McConnell?


44 posted on 10/18/2013 10:25:22 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: mojito

What’s worse than being compared to Obama and found to be a “weak sister”?

Nothing.
Nothing’s worse.


45 posted on 10/18/2013 10:26:55 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: GreyFriar

Newt Gingrich


46 posted on 10/18/2013 10:34:39 AM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: GreyFriar

TOM DELAY ALL THE WAY!


47 posted on 10/18/2013 10:42:05 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: mojito

How much “retirement bonus” was he offered?


48 posted on 10/18/2013 10:42:15 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Ray76

More important than throwing people out is getting the right people in to stiffen their spine and achieve a voting majority in the Senate.


49 posted on 10/18/2013 10:45:32 AM PDT by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar are soon to be relearned.)
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To: Cicero

50 posted on 10/18/2013 10:52:46 AM PDT by caww
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