Now that Boehner is Speaker of the House, what do you think it will do for Obama?
Boehner and the rest of the republican will continue to make things difficult for President Obama, Democrats and the american people.But every day that they are in power the american voters will get to see hypocrisies in action.Then in 2012 we will send them packing.
Why wont Boehner and the GOP bring the shutdown to a vote?
The BULLY-BRAT extremists within his own party are backed by insurance lobbyists with mighty deep pockets and the far-FAR-rightwing Heritage Foundation and Council on National Policy, so they are threatening Boehner (and all other Republicans who do not vote with them to keep the shutdown in place) with a primary challenge---running a teabagging evangelical opponent against them in gerrymandered (rigged) "red" districts. There may be other factors at work, but this has been a running threat by the out-of-control teabagger extremists that are now holding this nation HOSTAGE in a SNIT-FIT TEMPER TANTRUM to EXTORT their way into an usurpation of power. There can be no yielding on the part of the Democrats or the President of the United States because the TP extremists are DEAD WRONG and will only do this insanity again if they are not treated like the SPOILED-BRAT CHILDREN they have become.
Does the look on Jon Boehners face say it all? Think Biden will take him down easy?
honestly I gotta give SOME credit to Boehner on the debt deal and now this. He basically told his fellow party members, albeit too politely, that they need to man up and stop being @ssholes and put their egos aside to get the job done. Boycotting the Presidents speech, for any member of Congress, should be grounds for immediate termination. I don;t care if you hated George Bush or Obama, he's teh president and you're an elected official. GO DO YOUR JOB.
I swear this whole congress is full of clowns just saving face for their parties. God forbid any Republican or democrat should think about their own constituents.
Boehner and the other loudmouths of the crackpot right only do ANYTHING for one reason: they're told to by the Koch brothers, AEI, the Freedom and Heritage Foundations, USCOC, the "Club for Growth" and a bunch of other slimy, crooked organizations whose agenda is to use propaganda to assure they pay no taxes at all, and defeat American labor and every principle of fairness through democracy.
Notice one of the nincompoops even uses your question to stray totally off-topic, much like the loudmouth blowhards Beck and Limbaugh, to criticize higher education, obviously indicating a level of anti-intellectual stupidity somewhat below an infected slug. This is typical of ultra-right wing reactionary mentality, and it is reflected by the crazy rants in response to your query, which I suspect many of them are incapable of reading. They are INTENTIONALLY trying to degenerate civilization and destroy civility in the United States. Worse, they are succeeding.
They know that by making the moderates in this country appear impotent, much like their philosophical forebears in Germany in the early 30's, they can frame a new narrative in which the principles of fairness, freedom, and equity which underpin democratic republics represent weakness. This is also why they insult and disparage government and government employees, except of course for the military. They'd attack the military, too, but the scum who own the neo-Nazi right wing in America are military contractors, and such attacks might cut down on their profits. This is the ancient "divide and conquer" strategy of previous criminal insurrections worldwide. They are not the party of "no" or "hell no!", they are the party and movement of destroying everything good in the United States.
This is the Orwellian concept of encouraging and organizing hate, much as Hitler and other right wingers have done for over a century. Notice that "meh" erroneously and strangely accuses everyone of "racism", by which he is using the insane definition wherein only persons of color can be racist, the one foisted by the neo-Nazi right in the vast attack and hate campaign of which these disgusting, unprincipled cheerleaders are the agents of provocation and focus. Amazing that crackpots and dimwits actually believe that a minority of some 14% or so can put pressure on the majority, which is what real racism is about...but never let reality interfere with the crocodilian minds of the fascist right!
They are only interested in doing that which is profitable for the maggots who own them. And this includes not merely Boehner, but Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, and the rest of the reactionary "pundits" on "Reich Broadcasting".
Why do Obama and Boehner want to get a debt deal done before the market opens?
Because the longer it takes to get the deal done, the more likely it is that credit rating agencies will downgrade the current AAA credit rating the US has. If that happens, the market will tank a ton and borrowing costs will go up. In addition, it will take a while to write any agreement into law.
How easy will it be for Boehner to deal w/ Obama now that he's bseen as weak for working with the Muslim?
Let's face it, the entire Legislative branch has lost a lot of credibility because of their failure to compromise on the Fiscal Cliff issue, Boehner's party is just healing its wounds after losing the presidential election and clearly voicing a mandate for a continuation of the Obama policy. The House Majority doesn't mean squat if the country has very little confidence in you.
Why did Boehner call the state of the union speech pathetic before actually hearing it?
He will have already read a copy of it!
But what else would you expect him to say? the fact that he is already condemning it means that it must be a very good speech, I really don't know why Boehner even bothers to come off the golf course for the zero amount of good he has done since 2010!!!
Just like all Republicans he is an arrogant loud mouth, too engrossed in himself to genuinely care about this country!!!
What would happen if Obama and Biden were both assassinated and Boehner became president?
First off, I'd be very careful about using that particular A-word, online or off. The FBI takes it very seriously.
Second, Boehner would indeed become President. I would expect that the Democrats would quickly field Hillary Clinton as a candidate to run against Boehner in the primary.
Is Boehner using Libya as a smoke screen to hide the fact of "Where are the jobs republicans promised they?
No, months ago they said government cannot create jobs. Besides, if Republicans can create jobs, there would not have been a net loss of jobs during the Bush Administration. The Republicans are only good at creating misery, especially for people who are unemployed and needing government help.
When john boehner says Congress should freez all tax rates for two years is he saying give the wealthiest?
Yes. Never mind that the tax cuts were unfunded at the start. Never mind that the GOP refused to extend UI benefits because they were unfunded.
It's part of Boehner's trickle down approach. It is far better to restore the tax rates for those over $250,000 and reduce the deficit.
Why did Boehner feel the need to call Limbaugh before his speech last night?
Maybe he needed Limbaugh to remind him that he works for the people of this country and not just for the special interests and oil companies. Maybe he needed him to help him phrase his response so that it "looks" like the the Republicans care about seniors' survival and not just protecting their base of haves and have mores.
Boehner and the Tea Party are going to help take this country down. Just add Palin in there with her screwey one line zingers and you have a really good mix of wingnuts.
And by the way to the Einstein, letting tax cuts expire is NOT raising taxes. Giving massive tax cuts like that is the essence of stupidity and irresponsibility when you are in the midst of two wars.
Was John Boehner alive and awake during the recent Presidential election?
It is called “epistemic closure” where conservatives living in their own bubble have nonsensical ideas that circulate with no contradiction. So here we are, post-election 2012. All the stupidity and closed-mindedness that right-wingers have displayed over the last 10 years has come back to haunt them. It is now widely understood that the nation may be center-left after all, not center-right as conservatives thought. Overwhelming losses by Republicans to all the nation’s nonwhite voters have created a Democratic coalition that will govern the nation for the foreseeable future. And Boehner has to go along with this naivety or loose his position. It must be maddening to be burdened with the crazy culture on the right now.
What do you think of Boehner's latest proposal in the Fiscal Cliff talks?
It appears to me that Boehner is desperate to find a way to make Republicans look better and not get the blame for going over the "cliff".
Obama appears to me to be willing to go off the "cliff" because Republicans, he thinks, will be blamed.
PERSONALLY I DON'T THINK THERE IS A SOLUTION BETWEEN THEM THAT WILL SOLVE THE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS THE US FACES.
How will Boehner explain having to drop Ryan's Medicare overhaul in order for any deficit reduction deal?
First he'll take him out for a drink.Prepare to cry into his beer and drop him like 3rd period French.It should be a piece of cake.These guys are so mixed up.Surely no one in their right mind would vote that way.
Will Boehner need a sedative before or after he hands over the speakers gavel?
John Boehner might need himself a supply of tissues and a weeper's bucket as tiny dynamo Nancy Pelosi, the Pisces with the heart of a LION, once again becomes our nation's Speaker of the House after the 2012 elections. Both C-SPAN News and the LA Times rated Speaker Pelosi's 111th Congress as the "most productive Congress in more than 60 years," having passed more than 360 nation-saving legislations despite ornery "say no to everything" obstinance from the Republicans en masse. Quite an achievement for a 72-year-old Pisces, I'd say!
Compare the 111th Congress's successes with the "name a post-office" do-nothing Congress under FILIBUSTER-everything Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the weep-prone John Boeher's 112th Congress, and you will discover that the Boehner-led House is now rated "the WORST CONGRESS since Herbert Hoover"! Not indicative of good leadership, I'd say...
Why did Boehner turn down an offer to fly to the Tucson memorial, so he could go to a fundraiser instead?
.... He's just showing us his true priorities. Just like when Obama wanted to talk with him about how they could work together to help the country, and Boehner blew him off saying he was too busy. Just like he only cries when talking about himself. Others don't matter to him.
What was so important that Republican leader John Boehner couldn't attend the memorial last night?
Imagine the Head of the US House of Representatives doing this:
The Ohio Republican is holding a 7 p.m. cocktail reception Wednesday night for 168 RNC members, who are in the Washington area for an annual meeting. The event is sponsored by Boehner’s political action committee and will take place at Maryland’s National Harbor resort.
What would Republican John Boehner be guilty of if Obama is not an American?
This was what could be defined as a "brilliant political strategy" by Boehner. Whether one accepts the credentials Obama has presented or disbelieve them, WHY should Boehner get involved either way. There are numerous "actions" coming in the next few months, that should provide hard evidence one way or the other. Boehner has far more serious issues to deal with than the Obama issue.
Do tea party republicans realize Boehner will just go around them to raise the debt ceiling?
He needs to.
Tea party extremism is in full view. They need to be marginalized in order to get anything done to help our country.
But Boehner is going to have to swallow some crow to get Democrats on board. They know he'll never get the tea party to help him get something done, so Dems can hold out for more concessions than he would like.
What are the chances Boehner becomes the next president?
Let me tell you about Boehner.
In June 1995, Boehner distributed campaign contributions (Bribes) from tobacco industry lobbyists on the House floor as House members were weighing how to vote on tobacco subsidies. In a 1996 documentary by PBS called The People and the Power Game, Boehner said "They asked me to give out a half dozen checks quickly before we got to the end of the month and I complied. And I did it on the House floor, which I regret. I should not have done. It's not a violation of the House rules, but it's a practice that‘s gone on here for a long time that we're trying to stop and I know I'll never do it again."Boehner eventually led the effort to change House rules and prohibit campaign contributions from being distributed on the House floor. But didn't stop them from being given off the senate floor
A September 2010 New York Times story said Boehner was "Tightly Bound to Lobbyists" and "He maintains especially tight ties with a circle of lobbyists and former aides representing some of the nation’s biggest businesses, including Goldman Sachs, Google, Citigroup, R.J. Reynolds, MillerCoors and UPS.".
Boehner is bought and sold just another political whore
If Obama is not an American why did Republican Boehner pass Obama during the vetting process?
Boehner and Obama smoke cigarettes together in the bathroom off the oval office, and made a pact that Obama would spin to the left, and Boehner would spin to the right, and together they dance and spin for Oil, Insurance, Banks, Defense and Pharmaceuticals and no one is the wiser.
Why is Boehner wasting time voting on a bill when knowing it cant pass the Senate?
By doing so, Boehner is acting out in the best traditions of political theater.
He knows full well he has to cave.
The country would never forgive his party for those draconian cuts to the military.
It could cost them everything for years.
So he floats every oddball, half-baked scenario he can, just to build legitimacy with the oddballs and the half-baked in his political base.
We tried this, "they" said no.
The we tried THIS, and "they" said no.
Finally, to save our troops, we had to ______.
We just couldn't bear to see those who serve so proudly get stepped on.
(yadda-yadda-yadda, wave the flag, wrap yourself in bunting, etc.)
Then he'll cave, as he knew all along he was going to.
How long before we see Boehner and House Republicans complete surrender?
I don't see it happening soon. The TeaPublicans/New Confederates are bragging about how they are bringing the USA to its knees. That kind of people will NOT let Boehner strike a deal and if he does they will sabotage it so that it can't work!
Oh, and have you noticed how a group that comprises 1/10 of 1% of the American people are out on web sites at 50% of the comments and questions and answers. They will do anything to destroy the USA!
Why would Boehner and Cantor want to raise the debt ceiling when their portfolio will gain without it raised?
That doesn't surprise me. About like Goldman Sachs profiting from the housing collapse in 08, gobbling up other brokerages and then getting taxpayer funded bailout. Where did you get the info on Boehner's portfolio? (out of curiosity)