John Boehner Told Harry Reid 'Go F--- Yourself' Outside the Oval Office

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    Jonesy50posted 5 years ago

    http://news.yahoo.com/john-boehner-told … 32376.html

    NICE!!! Don't get me wrong. I'm not naive enough to think this is first time something like this has been said between politicians but it does give me a nice feeling to know somebody said it to the most arrogant man in Congress, Harry Reid.

    Perhaps it's something the American people should tell 90% of Congress during the mid-term election.

    1. Healthy Pursuits profile image90
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's obvious that you've bought into the negative politics that's tearing our country apart. But it doesn't make me feel good at all. It's unprofessional to me.

      The constant bickering and sniping on both sides has been very unprofessional, and it isn't at all why people are elected to office. Our Congress has become a bunch of greedy idiots scrambling for special interest groups - and their money - and ignoring the needs of the people they are supposed to represent.

      I think it's time we cleaned up Congress, eliminated the big money from politics by assigning limits to election spending and where the money comes from, and banning politicians from working as lobbyists after they leave office. There are a lot of other limits that could be implemented, too.

      Maybe then the politicians could get back to running the country by cooperating, negotiating and compromising where necessary to represent at least the majority of the people.

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        Jonesy50posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I haven't bought into anything, HP. Yes, it's highly unprofessional to say what Boehner said but It's still satisfying to know someone said it to the arrogant Harry Reid.

        As for your last 3 paragraphs, I agree completely.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Unprofessional,  yes.   But the unprofessional behavior of Reid and his cronies would tempt a saint to cuss.
          Wrong to say that word, yes.  But ditto above.

          And it's at least an honest response.   Better to say that to Harry Reid than to be all of America having to watch Obama say it to us all (even if not literally in those words).

          1. Healthy Pursuits profile image90
            Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            We then agree to disagree - somewhat. Whichever side seems more or less caring to each of us, I'd like to see our representatives at least act like they have some manners and control of their behavior. They'd all pretty much demonstrated that they don't have control when it comes to adding to their wealth and influence.

      2. RooBee profile image71
        RooBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        HP, may I just say that your blatant reason and outright common sense are like strange and beautiful music to my ears?

    2. breakfastpop profile image89
      breakfastpopposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's a dirty job, but somebody had to do it!

    3. Cody Hodge5 profile image61
      Cody Hodge5posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sure he has strong competition from guys like Cantor, anyone in the Tea Party and Mitch McConnell

      I agree with your last statement, but I don't think its going to happen.

      P.S Boehner is probably just upset that he lost his job as speaker either now or in 2014.....even if the GOP keeps its majority in the House.

  2. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    Term limits are the answer to giving the power back to the citizens.
    I found numerous petitions online but wonder how to get this enacted since the ones who benefit from no limits are the ones who must sign this into law?
    http://termlimits.org/
    http://termlimitspetition.com/
    http://www.change.org/petitions/term-limit-reform
    Also the benefits our elected officials have bestowed upon themselves is outright criminal since they have much better retirement and health care than those who support them.
    How did it get so corrupt?

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Of course, we have term limits; however, if a politician wants to be reelected, he/she can subvert the term limits e.g. Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, who used his influence to be reelected for a 3rd term.      Politicians can do whatever THEY want if it serves THEIR purpose.

    2. ahorseback profile image76
      ahorsebackposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Here her Stacie , you got it !

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    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago

    Making a recall law would be good. (Easier to recall a politician who doesn't follow his/her oath of Office and work for what's right for the people.)

    1. ATexanagain profile image55
      ATexanagainposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We would be doing a lot of recalls.

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        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yup.  Maybe it would make politicians take their jobs seriously.

        1. ATexanagain profile image55
          ATexanagainposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          We just need to hold them to the same standards as all government employees, oh forget it.

    2. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Brenda, I have sadly come to realize that many politicians view their jobs as a game and a career move.   There are very few politicians that are concerned with their contingents.   They are after their own good, not the good of the voters.    What we need are sincere people who view their office as a service to the people, not self-glorification.

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        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Agreed.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I remember the Nixon Tapes. If there ever was a politician famous for swearing, Nixon is it. big_smile

    1. ATexanagain profile image55
      ATexanagainposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LBJ had Nixon beat by a mile.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago

    I hope he did say it to Reid.  Maybe Harry will get the hint.
    Boehner was probably crying when he said it though.

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      Jonesy50posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol

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      Jonesy50posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'd like to see someone say it to Obama in the Oval Office.

  6. A Driveby Quipper profile image59
    A Driveby Quipperposted 5 years ago

    Remember Hamilton and Burr?

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSRy3KGRLkIJWECFusnlJdyc29f7A4DqQ073LRCrjQTyGL3UipZ

    These modern American politicians are wimps.

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      Jonesy50posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That and I believe there are laws against dueling. It would make a nice reality show though.

 
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