John Boehner

The Cry Baby

Copyright 2012 VVeasey Publishing

12.24.2012

When, John Boehner, became “Speaker of the House” the man cried and cried and cried.In every interview, you saw him in; the man could not get through it without crying. He became the butt of nighttime and daytime comedians’ jokes and fodder for their routines and imagination.

Once Boehner got through that and after being endlessly made fun of by the press, comedians and everyday people for his frequent crying. He and the other House Republicans, spurred on by, Mitch McConnell, vowed that their number one goal was to “make President Obama a one term president” (well that didn’t work out too well did it)

They voted against every bill or proposal that President Obama presented to them to improve the economy, and then had the nerve to call him as an “ineffectual leader!” (Hahahaha, can you believe that sh!t? As former President Clinton said “That takes a lot of brass” I agree.)

Then Boehner and his house buddies made a pledge to Grover Norquist, never to raise taxes for any reason. Even if it meant the country would go “down the tubes). 219 of 234 Republicans in the House and 9 of 41 Republicans in the senate signed it. (Can you believe that? What the hell is wrong with these people? And who the hell is Grover Norquist?)


Grover Norquist

Norquist, is a conservative lobbyist, author of the “Taxpayer's Protection Pledge” and president of “Americans for Tax Reform” and a diehard conservative political ideologue.
So why are they making a pledge to this guy as if he’s Jesus Christ himself?

Because…Boehner and his crew are themselves conservative, political ideologues…they’re stuck on ideology and don’t give a damn about reality.(Ideologue: An adherent of an ideology, esp. one who is uncompromising and dogmatic "a Nazi ideologue" Dictionary.com)


The Fiscal Cliff And Compromise

Let me say this, I don’t think that Boehner is an evil or bad man. I think the man is not that strong of a person and therefore not that strong of a leader, as his constant crying showed, after he become Speaker of the House.He had the nerve to call President Obama a weak , ineffectual leader, but now the “chickens are coming home to roost”.His party has been taken over by right wingTea Party extremist ideologues, who he can’t control and are more stuck on ideology than he is. But, as ideological as Boehner is, he appeared willing to bend on his ideological stance so the economy wouldn’t go over the so-called “Fiscal Cliff”. But the man couldn’t even get enough of his fellow house Republicans to vote on his plan. He had to withdraw it because of a lack of support and lack of votes. His own party shut him down.(What a leader).


Can't Compromise

Case in point, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan. Said this about Boehner’s willingness to compromise, "We clearly can't have a speaker operate well outside what Republicans want to do”. Suggesting that Boehner position as Speaker of the House might be in jeopardy if Boehner isn’t "willing to sit and listen to Republicans first, or march off" and try to make a deal with President Obama on the Fiscal Cliff. Putting Boehner in a position of being between “a rock and a hard place” if he wants to negotiate a deal to avoid going over the “Fiscal cliff. (Poor guy. I feel for him…not!)

These guys act like they won the election and don’t seem to give a damn about what the majority of the American people want. All they seem to care about is themselves and sticking to their to ideology and sacred pledge to Grover Norquist not to raise taxes under any circumstances,

A least in President Obama case, it was Boehner and the Republicans opposing and stalling his effectiveness at getting things done, not his own party.

So who’s the weak and ineffectual leader now?


Just For Kicks

Just for kicks

Here’s a list of some of the times Boehner has just burst - out crying like a sudden summer shower, on a sunny day.

When. June 2011 What caused it: Giving a commencement speech

When April 2011 What caused it: Thanking Republicans for their support through budget negotiations

When Jan 2011 What caused it: Taking the speaker’s gavel

When.Dec 2010 What caused it: Talking about schools and his wife on “60 Minutes”

When.Nov 2010 What caused it: Election night

When.May 2010 What caused it: Talking about his 11 brothers and sisters

When.June 2009. What caused it: The singing of "America the Beautiful"

When.Sept 2008. What caused it: Talking about Americans suffering economically

When.Feb 2007 What caused it: Talking about the security of the American people

(List from Politico.com http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/0911/What_makes_John_Boehner_cry.html)

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Kyricus 3 years ago from Ohio

You lost me with your first sentence and your first insult. I don't care what a person's political beliefs are, but if you can't make them without insults, especially in the first few words, you aren't likely to change many minds.


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Kyricus

Thanks for your comments

I'm not trying to change any minds

Just expressing mine


Mark 3 years ago

Wow, what a low-value, pathetic excuse for a hub. Boner, seriously? Third grade childish insults really aren't necessary because you don't happen to agree with his or his supporters views. Grow up.


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Mark

how's is that an insult?

When I first saw the name it read boner to me and that's all I'm talking about.

But since some of you seem to be overly sensitive and are getting stuck on that one part and are taking it the wrong way, and saying the whole hub is bad because of that one thing, Is pretty extreme,

and I can see how you would take it that way.

I will alter that part, because to me that's the least important part of the hub and I don't want to have to keep wasting my time focusing on that and it wasn't meant as an insult.


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

And if that't the only criticism readers can make about this hub, then I think that's doing pretty good


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adjkp25 3 years ago from Northern California

I find it humorous that Republicans for years blasted Pelosi as being ineffective because they disagreed with her agenda but at least she was getting things done. The fact that Boehner couldn't even get enough support for his cliff plan B, from his own party, shows everyone what a real ineffective speaker looks like...if they want to open their eyes.


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

adjkp25

Agreed


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Kyricus 3 years ago from Ohio

adjkp25, I agree with you there, as an Ohioan it's a bit of an embarrassment that Boehner couldn't' even count well enough to find he didn't have the votes.

I do think he's trying to do the right thing, but he's fighting many of his own party. Just as I think Obama is trying, but he too is fighting those who don't' want to compromise.

As a Libertarian who has only voted that way for years, its sad to say but true, keep voting for the same people and parties, and we'll only get more of the same we've had.


Martin 3 years ago

I'm hoping some kind of compromise can be reached prior to Jan 1. I think Boehner is trying. It now seems he is more willing to bend than many other Republicans in the House. That is why he could not get the votes needed. I would think a liberal like yourself would be praising him for moving closer to the position Obama is proposing.

You seem to be forgetting that this is a country made up of people with many different views. Instead of embracing that diversity, you are childishly mocking those you disagree with. Grow up.


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

Vveasey

''They voted against every bill or proposal that President Obama presented to them to improve the economy''

Just for the record allow me to clear the distorted air that floats around the President and the media, the media who don't report the distortions of the truth.

House passed 39 Jobs bills and have sent them to the Senate for LEGISLATION action .

Obama or Reid telling the truth?

http://www.majorityleader.gov/JobsTracker/

FISCAL CLIFF, why?

2/13/10 Pay Go Law The President lies?

http://chicagoconsultant.com/page2.php?category=2&...

new taxes=cuts in present day expenditures= deficit neutral Meaning that what the President proposes does not meet the Pay Go law. That’s what the Republicans are fighting for, you and the taxpayers.

The solution is simple, cut waste and follow the law and the US Constitution.

Senator Coburn reports 9 million ways to balance the budget CUT WASTE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tVJ2gqqKWs

. http://hubpages.com/politics/PRESIDENTBARACKOBAMA-...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/17/senator...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/health/policy/ga...

http://hubpages.com/politics/barakobamacampaignpro...

GOVERNMENT WASTE, who should be held responsible and lose their job? It was reported that for the past 5 years, the Social Security Trust fund has paid $400 billion to dead federal employees. Obama deficit spending in 4 years is $5.7 trillion, the economy will fall off the cliff. Who’s fault, the Democrats have had 2/3s control of the government since 2007-2012. GOOD REASONS TO CRY FOR OUR COUNTRY.

There are more if you still are interested to what the media and the Obama administration are not telling the American people.

The President proposes $1.3 in spending (taxes) and $800 billion in cuts. That’s not close to deficit neutral, do you agree?


Luther 3 years ago

Jon,

Save your arguments for another post. All you're going to here from these folks is that George Bush is evil and that Obama inherited such a mess that it couldn't be fixed in four years. Four years from now when the country is in shambles they will still be claiming the same type of thing.


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

Luther

Not an argument, just clearing up the propaganda that for some reason there are some that don't believe the truth. Next week , watch C-Span and see these guys in action, both sides, it's enlightening.


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Martin

I'm not a liberal but I don't think it's a bad thing to be one or a consevative for that matter. It all depends on who the liberals or consevatives are.

You say "I think Boehner is trying. It now seems he is more willing to bend than many other Republicans in the House. "

I agree that's why I said in this hub "But, as ideological as Boehner is, he appeared willing to bend on his ideological stance so the economy wouldn’t go over the so-called “Fiscal Cliff .But the man couldn’t even get enough of his fellow house Republicans to vote on his plan"

You didn't see that when you read this hub?

You say "You seem to be forgetting that this is a country made up of people with many different views. Instead of embracing that diversity, you are childishly mocking those you disagree with."

I don't want to get in a back and forth argument with you about this, but I think it's kind of childish of you, if you think that I'm "forgetting that this a country made up of people with many different views" because I may disagree with some of those views.

I think peoples views need to be understood but sometimes need to be mocked or ridiculed. Just as people who disagree with my view mock and ridicule mine

Thanks for commenting


Marco 3 years ago

Boehner drops an F bomb in a back office conversation, everybody up in arms.

Reid refers to Boehner as dictator, barely a story.

I find it really funny that the conversation keeps coming down to taxes on the wealthy. I am in the top 1-2% and would be happy paying more taxes... IF and ONLY IF we get responsible about our spending. And this goes for defense, too.

This is completely unsustainable. Our children are screwed. I just bought land in Costa Rica. Time to start preparing for the exodus.


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Marco

obviously "cussing" will probably always get more attention in general unless it's name calling "cussing".

You seem to have a more reasonable, moderate attitude about this situation than others who happily want to cut medicaid and medicare and other social programs with apparently no qualms, but want to give the military industrial complex 2 billion dollars more than they say they need.

Or who ideologically took a pledge to Grover Norquist, not to raise taxes (revenue) under any circumstances, no matter how bad things get for the country.

Shouldn't their loyalty be to the country they took an oath to serve rather than to Grover Norquist?

Don't you think this is part of the log jam that's holding up progress?


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

Vveasey

The '' fiscal cliff''.passed by Congress just under the dead line again. Another last minute vote, Senators had less than an hour to read the bill before taking a vote. Sounds familar, Obamacare, National debt limits and now the fiscal cliff.

Round 1 new taxes, round 2 spending cuts, all deficit neutral? Obama broken promises. President lied? PAY-GO LAW http://chicagoconsultant.com/page2.php?category=2&...

1/2/13

Fiscal cliff" bill had some hidden pork

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57561726/fis...

full of special interest tax breaks All told, the fiscal cliff law designed to reduce the deficit, added $74 billion in spending through changes in the tax law.

Last night, Congress just added $70 billion worth of new loopholes.

PAY GO LAW any new taxes requires cuts in order to be deficit neutral.

The 113th Congress were sworn in today and took their oath of office. Maybe this new bunch will follow the Law and the Constitution of the United States.

The Chicago WAY in Washington?


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

JON EWALL

Oh Yeah!

All politicians were "altruistic" before President Obama took Office "especially" the Republicans.

They never added any "pork" to any bill before he took office.

They "paid" for the two wars started under the Bush administration, one of which was started under false pretenses.

But that doesn't matter.

It's all President Obama fault.

He's like a political "Jesus" taking all the sins of the politicians and the political world upon himself so they can be exonerated of their sins

You say, the “Fiscal cliff" bill had some hidden pork?

No shit…I’m shocked!

That’s a new thing for politicians

Yeah, the Washington politicians are way more "altruistic" than the Chicago politicians...Hahahah...I'm sorry...but I just couldn't help from laughing


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

vveasey

'It's all President Obama fault'' What is Obama's fault, can you elaborate on the issue?'CBS reported the pork, not me. Obama's first term is over and we can look back now.Barak Obama Campaign Promises

.http://hubpages.com/politics/barakobamacampaignpro...

The 113th Congress is in session, same players in charge.Let's hope for a transparent administration and a Congress that allows each House to follow the rules and regulations when it comes to passing bills for the betterment for ALL the people.


Pak 3 years ago

''A zebra does not change its spots.''

—Al Gore


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

JON EWALL

the pork and everything I said

My answer was not just to you but all the others to

whom my comments fit


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

vveasey

3/31/13 John Boehner on the move

2/25/13 Sequester - The Three Things you need to know

http://www.gop.gov/sequester/

President Obama Proposed the Sequester

12/25/12 wsj

Falling Over the Fiscal Cliff comparable taxes

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014241278873247...

2/4/13

Boehner, GOP Pressure Obama to Balance Budget

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/boehn...

The president’s plan demands more revenue than he claims And it cuts far less than he claims

http://www.speaker.gov/general/president-obama-s-f...

Barak Obama Campaign Promises

http://hubpages.com/politics/barakobamacampaignpro...

Obama promised hope and change will be coming to Washington

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