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 like your idea!
Our problem Norman is we don't even have leadership in the Tea Party; there's no one to orchestrate "anything" but complaining. Who the heck is in charge of the Ohio Tea Party? Group complaining will solve nothing
Rob, I LOVE your idea. If the state Tea Parties could be a presence to the current leadership from their state, just maybe the senator/representative would begin to listen. We've done the Townhall scenario and celebrated victory in 2010. I'm getting several "tele-conference" calls from my local representative but it seems nothing of substance is discussed. They get bogged down in very minor issues. IF we tackle the big issues, the minor ones will fall into place.
Like many, as a senior citizen, I can't afford to make multiple trips to D.C. and I can't afford to make huge contributions to any individual candidate (although they "appreciate my $5.00 donation!!). I also tell the "many Republican Committee tele-marketers" that I don't see any action being taken and that I don't support the RNSC or the RNC; that I prefer to give to the individual candidate. I know "pooled funds" make more campaigning possible but the funds are NOT being spread equally among the candidates. The majority goes to the incumbents which are mostly RHINOS!
It all gets so very frustrating!
boner is a queer bait for the fag0t in the white house
they need to get married and ride off into the sunset
What about Hensarling (TX) Steve King (IA) or Michele Bachmann? I have heard good things about all three.
I know nothing of Hensarling & King but I would "Back Michele Bachmann in any endeavor she undertook" ! The Republicans, The Democrats & Independents "fought Sarah Palin & Michele Bachmann because Sarah & Michele were 1st Christians, 2nd Ladies, 3rd Honest" !
None in Washington would survive if "Sarah Palin was President and Michele Bachmann, Vice President".
They would put so many of "Washingtonians in Federal Prison that Marion Federal Prison would have to build a new high rise to accommodate them" !
They "Can't Stand The Truth in Washington, DC, Incorporated" !
JOHN BOEHNER PLEASE LEAVE--- YOU HAVE DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE AND YOU LACK BA--S! WHAT AN DISAPPOINTMENT YOU HAVE TURNED OUT TO BE.
There is this STUPID pill everyone takes when they enter the D.C. beltway ... and COMMON SENSE is suspended in lieu of politi-speak ... where there is much sound and fury meaning .. nothing.. but it sure looks good for the media to report on... doesn't it though?
I totally agree on Boehner. From what I'm hearing, he has also made very disturbing comments on the Fast and Furious Investigation whereby he isn't sure he wants to charge anyone [Holder et al] in contempt of Congress; What a friggin turncoat!
Enuf said; HOW DO WE GET RID OF HIM ? Lets stop talking and take action against him and his twin Eric Cantor; neither should be Speaker of the House
I'de like to give credit to the Author, but I dont know who wrote this:
If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.
As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water. After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result … all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.
Now, put the cold water away.
Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs.
To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him.
After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.
Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment… with enthusiasm.
Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by a fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he is attacked. Most of the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, none of the monkeys will try to climb
the stairway for the banana.
Why, you ask? Because in their minds…that is the way it has always been!
This, my friends, is how Congress operates… and is why, from time to time, all of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.