What can we say about John Boehner? He surrenders more often than the French Army. Members of Congress are allowed to put three flags out in front of their Capitol Hill Offices. Most put the national flag, their state flag and then another, such as the Gadsden flag. Boehner has three in front of his office. They are all white flags of surrender.
Now, he is doing it again. He is going into default surrender mode. If Obama wants to fight, Boehner wants to surrender.
What is Boehner ready to surrender over this time?
John Boehner was asked if the House of Representatives would provide funding for the Obama Regime to implement regulations that require Catholics to act against their religious beliefs and provide birth control, sterilization and abortion inducing drugs (i.e. the morning after pill) without co-pay or fee.
This one is a no brainer. Boehner could hit a home run on two fronts; first for religious liberty and second for fiscal restraint.
What did we get from surrender John?
From CNS News:
At his Capitol Hill press conference on Tuesday, Boehner evaded answering the question of whether the House would permit funding to implement the regulation. His office also did not respond to follow-up inquiries seeking Boehner's answer to the question.
CNSNews.com asked Boehner at his press briefing: “The Catholic Church begins a two-week nationwide protest on Thursday against the HHS regulation that requires all health care plans to cover sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortifacients. The church says this violates their religious liberty as Catholics. So will the Republican House permit funding for this mandate in the next CR [continuing resolution]?”
Boehner, who is Catholic, responded: “I do believe that the issue of religious freedom is a serious issue and Catholics around the country--and other denominations--have very serious concerns about this proposed regulation from the Department of Health and Human Services. I believe that their protests, covered under the First Amendment, are the American way to deal with this issue. God bless ‘em.”
In seeking a yes-or-no answer from the speaker on whether the House will permit or prohibit funding for the regulation, CNSNews.com contacted his office by telephone and e-mail several times on Tuesday afternoon to ask the question again. Boehner’s office did not respond.
Of course Boehner will not answer the question. He is a gutless coward.
John Boehner has one agenda in Washington. That is keeping himself in the Speaker’s chair. That is it. He does not care about reducing spending or stopping Obama, except to the extent it either threatens his ability to remain as Speaker or if it threatens one of the big groups who support him.
Someone again remind me why the Tea Party worked so hard to get a Republican majority in the House of Representatives again?
When John Boehner as Speaker of the House authorizes more spending than Botox Barbie did when she was Speaker, something is really wrong with this picture.
A friend of mine, who is very much a Washington insider, told me a story about Boehner. Boehner was a young Lieutenant of Newt Gingrich back in 1995 when the government shutdowns happened. He says Boehner has said he learned the lesson from that 1995 shutdown.
What is the lesson John Boehner learned from the shutdown?
Never pick a fight with the President.
It does not matter what the President does, don’t pick a fight with him.
Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy?
We have a leader who is too much of a coward to fight.
Boehner treats the Speakership as another civil service job. “Hey, I have the time in grade. The job is mine and you can’t fire me.”
Yes we can. We need to. We must.
We need someone who will fight, not simply roll over. The next Speaker will probably serve under a Romney Presidency. That means we need a conservative who will cut spending and advance a conservative agenda.
Mitt Romney is not going to do those things and neither will John Boehner.
We need another insurgent. We need someone willing to fight the establishment in Washington. We need someone who will fight period.
Where is Newt Gingrich when we really need him?
One would think that if Boner wanted to keep his seat, he'd start doing what the people expect of him. The guy is a total idiot and needs to be kicked out of his office.............for once and for all.........
@Gary, I was amased he was not primaried. But he thinks that as long as he has all his "friends" like Canto and Mitch he is in good shape. They all need to go. They are the "OLD WHITE MEN'S CLUB."
The Ohio Republican party is just a bunch of RINOs. They where not going to put up anyone that could seriously challenge Boehner.. Heck our great Governor just signed the most restrictive fracking law in the country. Just what Ohio needed, more regulations to hamper the biggest economic event in the history of this state.
Jon Boehner and company (graham, mccain, rove) worked overtime to keep Newt from getting the nomination. Just because they knew NEWT was going to take apart their party, and he was not afraid to take on obama just as he did clinton.
I agree with you Pat Fisher. Whats sad is Boehner and co. just don't appear to give a damn about us or our country's future. Seems they limit their sentiments for themselves only.
I sent Mr. Boehner an email asking him to grow a pair.
Well, that should get his attention! Actually, we should call for his resignation. He has been a traitor or, at best, he is well and truly lost.
Can you see the future with Boehner and mittens? Why am I suddenly scared? ;) We have to fight till we bleed on getting him OUTSTED!! We still have a chance with Newt and some of us are NOT giving up, we have to get word out for the Tampa thing that Newt is the one and only here. We have got to stop all of this madness with the Republicans. I was laughing the other day, I have some friends that are Democrats (Not liberals, they do hate Obama VERY much.) And we were all talking about the idiot twins (Boehner and Mittens) when I had informed them that I am not happy with the Republicans and how much I can't stand the Establishment, they just looked at me without saying anything for about 5 mins..then I was asked, "How is that possible? I thought that you were a Tea Party person." "See you all don't get it, we ARE NOT Republicans, we are freedom fighters. If you all would just pay attention then you would see what we are." We have to stop Boehner and Mittens before they destroy us, and they will, we are not in a good spot right now and there is more and more fighting we have to do and they are going to make life harder if we don't get rid of Boehner. Maybe we just need to put Allen West in there...face it you all, he is the best of the best!!
The House does not need the Senate to investigate criminal activity, run impeachment hearings or OK any spending. Yet cryin' Johnny has done nothing in his power to stop Obama. He has actually enabled him to continue on his destructive path.
Forgot, I believe the Speaker is in control of the DC Police also.
Congress is not powerless! All they need do is form an investigation committee in the Judiciary Committee under Lamar Smith of Texas and investigate Obama.
Boehner, Cantor and the "establishment" Republicans are chicken-cowards and afraid of the blacks rioting in our cities. They are racists and coddling the blacks which the Democrats have done since Lyndon Johnson and destroyed the black culture and family structure!
We are going to elect a Democrat in Boehner's district as the Tea Party has done in electing Scott Brown, saving Governor Walker and Wisconsin, eliminating Lugar and eliminating Senator Hatch.