It was the worst form of de je vu.
The headline on Drudge read: SHOWDOWN: Boehner demands spending cuts for any debt limit increase...
Wait, where have we seen that before? That’s right it was a year ago. John Boehner announced there must be spending cuts if we were going to raise the debt ceiling.
How did that work out for us?
Let’s see, the debt ceiling went up by over $2 trillion dollars. Our per capita debt now exceeds that of Greece, which is committing slow motion economic suicide. And our spending last year? Oh, that went up by 3%.
Does Boehner really believe we are that stupid?
Now Boehner says we may need some short-term increases in the debt limit.
No, what we need is long-term leadership; something John Boehner is singularly incapable of delivering.
In 2006 and 2008, the Republican Party listened to people like John Boehner, who believe in Republican big government. What happened?
The Republicans were slaughtered at the polls. The American people were sick of them. Then in 2010, the Tea Party came along. If it were not for the Tea Party, John Boehner would be the minority leader of such a small minority; they might not even be able to field a softball team.
The Tea Party rolled in demanding fiscal responsibility. John Boehner just wanted another drink.
Boehner was selected as Speaker for one reason. Seniority. The Republicans have a seniority system that would make any union shop green with envy.
Unfortunately we need leaders who know how to lead, not just mark time in a job until the next one opens up.
John Boehner has been an unmitigated disaster as Speaker. The only thing he does well is haul up his freshly laundered white flag of surrender.
In 1997, House Republicans led a coup against then Speaker Newt Gingrich. One of those leading that coup was John Boehner.
It is time for the Republicans of 2012 to lead a coup against John Boehner. Boehner has proven repeatedly he is not a leader. He will not fight against the Democrats. He will not fight against Harry Reid or Barack Obama. He gives lip service to reducing the national debt but will not fight for it.
In short, he is somewhat less than worthless.
Those of us in the Tea Party movement did not spend our time, effort and money to get Nancy Pelosi out of the Speaker’s chair just so someone who spends money like a drunken Democrat could replace her.
Eric Cantor is the number two Republican in the House. He has caught a lot of flack recently, and deservedly so, for some of the efforts he has led.
Whatever his flaws are, he could not be any worse that John “Unilateral surrender” Boehner.
Boehner just said that lawmakers should not dread another fight over raising the debt ceiling. Democrats should not. They know Boehner will simply give them everything they want. Republicans should be in absolute, wet your pants terror at the thought of Boehner leading them into another major legislative battle.
We the people put our faith in the Republican Party to help save America from the Obama, Pelosi, Reid axis of fiscal evil.
It is time to start throwing out those who will not cut spending and help pull America away from a Greek like economic apocalypse.
For the Republicans who may be squeamish at the idea of throwing Boehner out of the Speaker’s chair, I have two words for you: Richard Lugar.
You can act or we the people will.
Here is Bloomberg’s report on Boehner.
I believe that Boehner is up for re-election this year. Good bye John.
unfortunately, Debrajoe, I don't think any competent candidate is in the race against him.
As far as I know, no one is running against him in Ohio, the man is a disaster, he is destroying our country as much as Reid by his wishy washy ways.
Actually Marguerite, the press claimed a Tea Party Activist was running against Boner!
He is and he's here to stay - Ohio residents chose Boner over David Lewis back in March.
Maybe our headline should be, "No more donations to the GOP until Boehner resigns"? I bet it would take less than a week if we stopped donating to all GOP candidates.
I have NEVER donated to the GOP...always the person, never the party.
I'm with you John! Lately my home is bombarded with calls soliciting donations to the Rep. Party. If I bother to answer at all I tell them when the party can prove it is interested in true conservative leadership and values I might reconsider. Until them my cash goes to particular congressional or senatorial candidates from around the country I believe will do so. Here is my current list:
Donations to the RNC and the NRA got us Mike Simpson on the ballot again, yesterday.
The challenger was not promoted enough, although he's 'real'.
He definitely NEEDS TO GO !!!!
Who would we replace him with? Eric Cantor?
I really don't see that being an improvement! Cantor is another Ivy League elite. He's conservative. But, not really that conservative! I see him endorsing a lot of RINOs as of late!
Let's replace him with Michele Bachmann!