UPDATE – CONFIRMED BY BOEHNER – Reuters: Republicans to pass a ‘clean’ debt limit bill



So predictable:

REUTERS – Republicans will bring a “clean” bill to raise U.S. borrowing authority to the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday with the hope that Democrats will provide a significant number of votes for passage, according to a source familiar with the plan.

The plan, presented to House Republicans in a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, came after it became apparent there was not enough Republican support for a plan unveiled late on Monday that would have coupled a debt limit increase with the repeal of a pension benefit cut for military retirees.

President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats in Congress have been demanding an unconditional debt limit increase.

UPDATE: CONFIRMED by Boehner:

REUTERS – Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday caved in to demands by President Barack Obama and agreed to advance legislation raising Washington’s borrowing authority without conditions.

House Speaker John Boehner, announcing to reporters the plan to advance a “clean” debt limit bill to the House floor on Wednesday, said: “we’ll let the Democrats put the votes up. We’ll (Republicans) put a minimum number of votes up to get it passed.”

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Jay Va
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Jay Va

Our resident marxist agitator recently wasted $100 million on a summer vacation to the 3rd world: http://tinyurl.com/lz9nxur

skl20
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skl20

John Boehner will go down in history as a disgusting traitor! God will be his judge! Keep smoking you creep!

NJK
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NJK

“Republican leaders?” That’s funny. Republican sissies or commie pinkos is more like it. Hey, Boehner, do us all a favor and die of a heart attack or stroke, will you?

JohnInFlorida
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JohnInFlorida

Well, this will give us a totally accurate list of which Republican Representatives we will need to primary before November. If they go through with it … then so be it!

Louis
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Louis

Don’t show your cards to your opponents and then expect them to forget what they saw when the betting begins. Boehner and McConnell both vowed never again to shutdown the government. The only reason they did that was to distance themselves from Ted Cruz and Tea Party conservatives. They didn’t care that they were showing their hand to the Democrats. Now they can’t even get a tiny compromise out of them because they threw away the only leverage they had. Democrats now know that Republican leadership will cave under pressure because they know that any demand they might make is nothing but an empty bluff. Boehner and McConnell are damaged goods. They wounded themselves, not by battling with Democrats, but by attacking fellow Republicans. We must replace them with conservatives who know who the real enemy is if we ever want to end our losing streak.

sDee
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sDee

“leaders” of both parties in Congress know the deck is stacked. They play the hands they are dealt, the way they are told to.

lawngren
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lawngren

I just got an email from mcconnell listing a bunch of lies about Matt Bevin. I vetted Matt Bevin for a political party some time ago, and mcconnell was pushing the same pack of lies then. You can pass that on to anyone who fears that Bevin has, as mcconnell claims, been hiding something.

Not true.

What’s true is that mcconnell’s sniveling groveling to the obama REGIME is catching up with him, and he’s desperate. He has for all practical purposes BECOME a democrat. We see this now (again) as he LIES about his opponent, because, like any of mcconnell’s fellow democrats, lies are all he has.

Louis
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Louis

If McConnell is resorting to lies to get elected, that would prove he’s really a Democrat in Republican clothing. When Obama is caught in one of his many lies, the only thing his supporters have to say is: “Thank you sir, may I have another.” Democrats believe the ends justify any means, so they expect their politicians to lie. Republicans not so much.

lawngren
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lawngren

I agree. I’ve also just received an email that Cornyn is resorting to lies. I’ll have to check that out tomorrow.

This is it for me tonight. Pleasant dreams, Scoopers.

B-Funk
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B-Funk

/facepalm

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Boehner is a worthless turd. Totally worthless… What a whimp.

warpmine
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warpmine

Get him drunk and set him on a small boat down the Potomac

lawngren
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lawngren

Nope. He might sober up and find his way back. Get him drunk and lure him onto the streets of D.C. on a Saturday night.

Conservator1
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Conservator1

Stop badmouthing turds; at least a turd knows its roll in reality unlike Boehner who has reached the lowest level of rinoship and is seeking help from Democrats to kowtow to Obama whims.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

All of my Disqus responses were inexplicably moved to my delete folder – sorry for the late response. Lol – my bad.

Conservator1
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Conservator1

No need to be sorry over Disqus cause I have had my own problems too.

TJinNJ
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TJinNJ

Boehner has thus confirmed this is one party rule.

sDee
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sDee

…and that he could care less what we think.

Primary the bastard – 2014.

lawngren
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lawngren

I do hope we can stomp his self-esteem and political career in the primary, but what I’d really like to see done to him involves a cheese grater.

MadMadJack
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MadMadJack

LBJ forced made me to become a Republican, George W forced me to become an Independent and now finally all the rest have forced me to become a Tea Partier. Oh and I am MAD.

warpmine
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warpmine

Would have thought revolutionary was next.

MadMadJack
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MadMadJack

@Warpmine, probably so and soon. I used to believe in our voting system. No longer.

Anti_Ameritopian
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Anti_Ameritopian

My contempt for the DNC is only exceeded by that for the RNC.

At least some things be said for the DNC; they fight like hell for their goals, they rarely surrender, they win by any means necessary. You at least know what you’re getting with the DNC. Having said that the full communism/socialism direction they are pushing us will be the death of this nation – believe it!

The RNC pretends to fight but collapses and disappointments.. NOW is the time to Fight, NOW is the time to shine, NOW is the time to differentiate yourself from the leftists that are pushing this nation to the brink.

Instead what do we get? Surrender, capitulation, and worse sabotaging those who would fight this.

sDee
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sDee

It is the DC Kabuki Theater dance. The ones who dress up as donkeys have everyone on stage take two giant steps to the left.

The ones who dress up as elephants then make great drama by coercing everyone to take one baby step back to the right.

After the show they all take off their makeup and head to a bar for drinks and to laugh at all of us who believe their Kabuki dance is an actual fight.

ArizonaPaul
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ArizonaPaul

Same old story. Caved in again.

Conservator1
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Conservator1

So Boehner didn’t want to go BIG with the Tea Party conservatives and the base of the GOP. Thus he surrenders and ask Democrats to support the RINOs’ clean debt ceiling bill to the floor on Wednesday. Does anyone have a question now why Obama can trample over the Constitution?

The so-called obstructive party and their leadership in reality support BIG GOVERNMENT and prefer to battle their base than Obama.

ryanomaniac
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ryanomaniac

You couldn’t get the military benefits out of the deal?? How can the GOP be so pathetic??

Observer
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Observer

Eric Gurr is running against Boehner in the Ohio primary. A contribution, no matter how small, could make the difference if enough people really want Boehner out.

iaintlyin
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iaintlyin

Lets not forget the other race to replace a senile dinosaur, Matt Bevin has a uphill fight against McConnell and the Rove machine. Help Matt with a few sheckles too

lawngren
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lawngren

mcconnell is again circulating the same old lies he told about Bevin a month or two ago. I just got mcconnell’s email. I vetted Bevin for a political party, and I checked out mcconnell’s lies then, so I know they are lies. Pass it on. If people have forgotten about it, they might fall for it.

Jim Cohen
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Jim Cohen

If this is true, there is NO opposition party anymore.

sDee
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sDee

There has not been since the brief bright flame of Ronald Reagan’s victory.

MadMadJack
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MadMadJack

They don’t call it the Repugnicant Party for nothing.

sDee
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sDee

Primary the bastards 2014. Greg Brannon is waging a strong fight in NC against the Republican establishment. He is not a mush.

Here is his first TV ad released today. . Consider helping him with money to air it!

This is another Cruz/Paul grassroots tidalwave in the making.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCIor3uft-8

Wolfie
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Wolfie

lawngren
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lawngren

Beautiful. Wolfie. Clear and plain. Well done!

lawngren
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lawngren

Good ad. Good candidate.

Career politicians have become so rapaciously greedy and so pathologically obsessed with power that actual citizens, like Brannon, are getting involved. I hope it’s not too late.

MJS
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MJS

Whatever dude. I’m so sick of these people I don’t even care anymore. Pass whatever you want. We the People will defy your BS.

lawngren
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lawngren

It has come to that. 1776. “A pox on the lobsterbacks!”

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