Boehner: Why do Republicans want to side with Obama, Reid, & Pelosi?

Boehner is pushing his caucus hard to get behind him on this deal and even admitted that he told them to get their a**es in line and get behind this plan. I’ve got the full interview for you to hear, but what stuck out to me was something he said around the 7:15 mark. Regarding his deal he said:

President Obama hates it. Harry Reid hates it. Nancy Pelosi hates it. Why would Republicans want to be on the side of President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi [is] beyond me.

Sorry but I find that to be quite condescending. I think I can say categorically that the Republicans who want Cut, Cap, and Balance aren’t on the side of Obama, Reid, and Pelosi, but rather on the side of the American people getting their fiscal house in order. And if Boehner doesn’t understand that then he needs to step down as Speaker and hand the gavel to someone who does. It’s just that simple.



Here’s the whole interview:

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Partly because I listened to the audio by Levine am I getting what is going on here! I really appreciate TRS for its great informative value.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Why does the anyone support cut cap in balance when it tries to change the US constitution without a 2/3 vote by passing an if/then statement as part of the legislation. Seems to me that we should defend the constitution and not stop playing games with it.

Orange Shaman
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Orange Shaman

He’s no different now than he was under Bush. Is anyone here actually surprised that Boner…er…I mean Boehner’s using the same ol’ pro wrestling tactics of the past and trying to get the people to side on something just because the other guy’s whining about it? The welfare state needs to be brought to its knees. I’m confident that no matter what happens with this ridiculous charade…our economy’s going to go down the tank and people will revolt. So…since there are too many Boners in D.C., we everyday people need to do what we can to prevent falling off the cliff with the rest of this failing state of ours.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Yeah, Scoop (if I may). Seems like B is treading a thin line here. He did seem to “get” the Tea Party in the very beginning, even attending a few, but now is wanting to get tough and whip everyone in line…fascinating to watch all this!!

poljunkie
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poljunkie

It’s all become such a joke.

Sonny
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Sonny

Exactly.. Liberal Republican RINO’s, apparently do not seem to understand the point- which is, there has got to be a point where “enough is enough”. no more..!! That tomorrow never comes, because tomorrow is here..  and that we need to start adhering to the old adage-  ” An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure”.!!   and why, because it’s true, as in stop spending more than we make and collect in revenue.. and if need more Revenue, then we must grow the US Economy, to get that Revenue, not tax and over regulate the American People, and US Businesses, to death.. As the prevention never seems to come before the cure, with these standard same old politics, with the same old politicians, as usual game..  which is why we had the 2 Nov. 2010 Elections, which were a mandate by the American people, to stop Obama’s Socialist-Marxist Policies… Read more »

gdblackthorn
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gdblackthorn

Boehner keeps speaking in fear of Aug 2nd, as though a default is imminent. This plays right along with obama (small letter intended each time). If you ask me what my heart of heart tells me is going on here, it is that Boehner has planned this along with obama. Part of their charade is for him to talk tough against obama. He is pressuring everyone else to hurry and vote before you think about it enough to figure out that we have been scammed with Boehner’s plan! He started his negotiations waving a white flag! The real plan to pass is Cut cap and balance. Sure it failed in the Senate, but it wasn’t even allowed a chance! I would try to push it through the Senate by getting the few extra votes needed to get it to obama’s desk! I really wish there was some way to replace… Read more »

Constance
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Constance

Bingo. I have been saying the exact same thing too. It’s just in my gut. There is something fishy here, and it ain’t the river.

publius
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publius

Boehner says this is what happens when you have a Democrat controlled White House and Sentate. He left off, and this is what happens when you have a Democrat in Republican clothes as the Speaker to go along with it.

BigM
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BigM

I hope they pass nothing. Because anything passed with this administration just means more trouble down the road.

Philo Beddoe
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Philo Beddoe

Boehner, Pluresy, Reid and obama are all the same.

They appear that they are at odds but why does it look like even though they are opposed, in reality they are covering for each other.

The republicans don’t want that much of a change because it will affect them once back in power. Who would want to ruin the scheme for themselves?

Along comes the Tea Party, exposes the agenda of both parties, and everyone hates the Tea Party.

NJK
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NJK

He has really made a fool of himself with this. My representative in Maryland is an accomplished anesthesiologist as well as representing his district. He deserves more respect than that. Mo Brooks received two degrees in three years in economics, with high honors, he doesn’t support this. I guess he needs to get his butt in line, Mr. Boehner? Boehner has no self respect, and I have no respect for him. He rode the wave of the Tea Party in, and now he’s mocking us. No more.
We will not support you Mr. Boehner, and hope to replace you. You are a coward. My hope is that Reid will vote this down, and shove it in your face. You have it coming.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

When Cut- Cap- and Balance was being pursued and considered, at the point the liberals started crying about it the republicans should have upped the ante instead of backing off. Each new plan should have been strickter than the last until the liberals caved.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I wish I had half the wit and wisdom of Mark Levin, then I could make a sagacious comment. He is laying it on in his opening monologue

jonathon b
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jonathon b

“get their a**es in line”? no, it’s time to represent their constituents, something cry baby has no idea of, apparently. the plan sucks john, live with it.

Marlene Klein
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Marlene Klein

The major objection Obama has with Boehner’s plan is that it re-evaluates the situation in January, a two-step process. I think this is a good feature to the plan. Extend the debt limit now, pay our bills, make necessary adjustments to get us through the next 5 or 6 months, then re-evaluate , re-calculate and carry on for another period of time.

jonathon b
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jonathon b

it’s been done enough like that already, time for them to either balance the budget or get the “F” out!

Marlene Klein
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Marlene Klein

There is a huge difference in what occurred in recent history and what Boehner is thinking about now. In this case I would call it “micro-management”; under Obama I would have to call it “procrastination”. There have been plenty of times when I have had to micro-manage my own finances. There is nothing wrong with being prudent. The only problem is, I would want to know who would sit on the committee that recommends the budget savings.

Mike Allen
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Mike Allen

You can bet your booty it won’t be any Tea Party Freshmen.

Marlene Klein
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Marlene Klein

And that would be for the good of the people of course.

The Wizard of Oz
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The Wizard of Oz

I don’t remember who called it, but they were right…..I was being overly optimistic.

Some radio or TV personality had said last week that they would put on a show and argue, but in the end, Boehner would capitulate and give them what they want. His “tough” talk is just posturing to try to feign leadership and gain favor with the base of real conservatives (taking a cue from Trump and others). It’s a load of crap, and it seems that the administration’s and other Dem’s threats are just to provide cover for Boehner while he gives them what they want.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I haven’t even listened yet but I am dreading what I am going to hear after browsing the comments.

The Wizard of Oz
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The Wizard of Oz

“He’s gonna break my heart again.”

I think he just did.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Yup. Fooled again. Like a drug….my mind checks out.

djo burnett
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djo burnett

So let’s see, in 2012, when we’re all to rally dutifully behind our republicans betters so we can get a majority in the senate and hard liner Mitt in the white house…so we can do what again?
Can you imagine the compromising Boehner and McConnell will be able to do in 2013 with all that power?…the Democrats will be unstopable.
Whooo whee, those republicans are just to darn tough to negotiate against. /no s

MJS
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MJS

Time for a vote of “NO CONFIDENCE”.

Step aside Boehner, revolt is ensuing.

Brian Wilson
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Brian Wilson

This is so simple. You have someone addicted to spending. He continually runs his credit cards to the limit. Every time this happens, he chooses the irresponsible path of raising his credit limit rather than doing what is responsible – cutting up the credit cards and living within his means. I want no deal raising the credit limit under any situation. Whatever is promised by politicians will be a lie and lead to betrayal.

It the debt ceiling is hit, then voila! Suddenly Congress must balance its books immediately. Pay the interest on the debt, then with the rest of the money left over, make the hard choices, just like most Americans have to do with their households. Gridlock is wonderul – it led to balanced budgets in the 1990s. Perhaps it can work again.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It does sound sooo very simple.

NJK
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NJK

Speaker Boehner, when you didn’t return Obama’s calls you looked like a leader. When you told him you would no longer deal with him, you looked like a leader. When you offer to give a man a raise in the debt ceiling when he hasn’t produced a budget, as he is required by law to do, you don’t look like a leader. When you want to raise the debt ceiling for a man who said, “Shovel ready jobs,” only to later say, and joke, “I guess those jobs weren’t so shovel ready after all,” you don’t look like a leader. When you want to raise the debt ceiling for a man who said he knew nothing about Fast and Furious, only to find out later, he gave $10 Million out of that so called “Stimulus” bill to Fast and Furious to buy weapons, you don’t look like a leader. When… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The dems hate it? Baloney.

“Please don’t fling me in that briar patch.” Remember that one? That’s the game the dems are playing.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

boehner has defected to the Left, and the usual natural consequence has occurred: his brain has broken. Now he’s spouting lies just like his new masters, the evil trio, obama, reid, and pelosi, and he honestly doesn’t know he’s lying. He really believes he’s still a good guy. He can’t see the fang marks on his neck. Doesn’t understand why he no longer has a reflection in a mirror.

Twilight Zone. The Night of the Lying Dead. Zombie Jamboree. Whoopeee! Who needs reality? We won’t spend our way out of this one, we’ll fantasize our way out. Cue weird music and lurch offstage.

Maroon Republic
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Maroon Republic

The only reason they hate it is because it doesn’t give Obama cover past 2012 elections. They love the fact that they still get to bankrupt the country.

Maroon Republic
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Maroon Republic

The only reason they hate it is because it doesn’t give Obama cover past 2012 elections. They love the fact that they still get to bankrupt the country.

Maroon Republic
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Maroon Republic

The only reason they hate it is because it doesn’t give Obama cover past 2012 elections. They love the fact that they still get to bankrupt the country.

josie wales
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josie wales

You can’t compromise with Marxists / Socialists . I think it may be time for both Parties to seriously consider splitting the country up . Since the Conservatives are the majority throughout the country, let the Socialist Libs have the Northwestern part of the country where it’s rainy & depressing , it fits their personalities . Let them have their own nation . Problems solved .

Jason siejutt
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Jason siejutt

the republicans or more to the point Boehner should have stuck with Cut cap and balance!!! this idiot keeps talking about default. there will be no default and the white house is saying that now to.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Right you are Jason. He should stick with the gang of 234 in the House or present a naked Balanced Budget Amendment to the Senate and watch them squirm.

Shivang Patel
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Shivang Patel

Obviously he thinks siding with Democrats on anything is stupid I have to agree. However his fallacy of thinking that the democrats hate it therefore it is good is false and deviated from fixing our nation.

jeff reeder
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jeff reeder

Yet another reason we have to take over the Republican Party. Boehner is more concerned with scoring political points for the Republican Party than serving this country. We should be more concerned about doing the right thing, and a plan that puts us 7 trillion dollars further into debt over the next 10 years, isn’t even close.

B-Funk
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B-Funk

Amen man! We’re on the way, but we have A LOT of work to do…

Anonymous
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Anonymous

What happens if no budget is agreed on?

Josh
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Josh

Most likely it will either be:
The interest debt gets paid (by law). Social security is paid by cashing in treasury funds (separate from the government). The rest Obama has to prioritize and pay as needed. This is what NEEDS to happen.

or

Obama declares we can’t pay anything. Obama withholds entitlement checks in order to cause chaos and disorder. The country defaults (Obama should get impeached on this one). He blames it on the Republicans. People riot. Go get your canned goods ready and have a gun at the door.

Jim Land
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Jim Land

Hey John.

You blinked.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Blinked, my foot. He sold his soul to the evil one.

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