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?
YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO THE TEA PARTY IS! WE SUPPORT GINGRICH FULLY!!
THE REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT AND BIG BUSINESS SHOT DOWN GINGRICH BECAUSE THEY CANNOT CONTROL HIM!!!
It is ironic you should post this blog on the same day I am reading, ‘The Amateur’ by Edward Klein.
In it, John Boehner is quoted as saying, “President Obama has got so little appreciation and knowledge of how Congress works—that it’s an equal branch of government. If you challenge him, he’s furious. He gives you the death stare. He has no close relationship with any member of the Senate. And certainly not in the House. In Boehner's twenty years in Washington, he’s been through four administrations, and that this one is completely opaque. He doesn’t know who makes the decisions and how they make then in the Obama White House.
John Boehner goes on to say that “All this goes back to the fact that Obama is a leftist. He doesn’t understand that the way to make this town work, both sides have to get up from the table thinking that they’ve won something. This White House is incapable of doing that.”
If the Republicans had had a backbone, stood for the American people and had left the table sooner, this country would not be so close to bankruptcy, today.
My 12 year old son has more balls than Boehner. He's such a wuss.
My neutered dog has more than him.
I hope Mr. Bohner has some kind of secret surprise maneuver to upset Obama that we do not know about. If he does, he should not wait very long. The election may be a little late for it. Lets hope Bohner is not as dumb as he appears to be, and the voters are smarter now than they were.