Tag: John Boehner

A Few Thoughts on the "Plan B" Battle, From a Moron

A Few Thoughts on the "Plan B" Battle, From a Moron

| December 21, 2012 | 1 Reply

So John Boehner’s big plan to cut the fiscal cliff Gordian Knot failed, then shattered like Narsil on the slopes of Mount Doom. Now we are in the Day of Recrimination, when the professional Republican set and their loyalists sneer down at the Tea Party rabble and the Tea Partiers are measuring Republican leaders for […]

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The Lay of the Land, A Week After the Election

The Lay of the Land, A Week After the Election

| November 14, 2012 | Reply

Compare and contrast. This was House Speaker John Boehner’s post-election move. On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party’s electoral battering last week, Speaker John A. Boehner dished out some bitter medicine, and for the first time in the 112th Congress, most members took their dose. Their party lost, badly, Mr. […]

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My Partial Mea Culpa on the Budget Deal

My Partial Mea Culpa on the Budget Deal

| April 13, 2011 | 1 Reply

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I’ve defended John Boehner’s budget deal. It looks, today, like Boehner played a lot of silly games to get cuts that, while still cuts, won’t perform as advertised. As such, I’m going to have to eat a little bit of crow. I’m not the only […]

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Another Reason to Like the Boehner Budget Deal: DC Kids Win

Another Reason to Like the Boehner Budget Deal: DC Kids Win

| April 9, 2011 | Reply

My what a wonderful little surprise I found this morning! On Friday night, before the details of the final deal became clear, [D.C. Representative Eleanor Holmes] Norton said, “We are in great danger of becoming bargained as we feared, despite my conversation with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a few days ago, and the many […]

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Conservatives and the Pretty Good, Better than Expected, Not Too Shabby At All Budget Deal

Conservatives and the Pretty Good, Better than Expected, Not Too Shabby At All Budget Deal

| April 9, 2011 | 8 Replies

I am now going to write something I never thought I’d write: I’m proud of John Boehner for beating Barack Obama and the Democrats. I know. Wait a moment to let the shock settle in and read this. Barely more than an hour before a midnight deadline, officials announced a deal to avert a government […]

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Boehner’s New Motto: Wanna Back Up Offa Me?

Boehner’s New Motto: Wanna Back Up Offa Me?

| January 30, 2011 | 6 Replies

I have had my differences with Speaker John Boehner and I’m sure I will have them aplenty in the future, but today, I am a fan. He appeared on the Fox News Sunday show with Chris Wallace and Wallace attempted a bit of levity. I don’t think Boehner caught all the humor of the situation. […]

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Boehner's New Motto: Wanna Back Up Offa Me?

Boehner's New Motto: Wanna Back Up Offa Me?

| January 30, 2011 | 6 Replies

I have had my differences with Speaker John Boehner and I’m sure I will have them aplenty in the future, but today, I am a fan. He appeared on the Fox News Sunday show with Chris Wallace and Wallace attempted a bit of levity. I don’t think Boehner caught all the humor of the situation. […]

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Boehner Drops the Debt Hammer: It’s a “Stand-Alone” Vote

Boehner Drops the Debt Hammer: It’s a “Stand-Alone” Vote

| November 8, 2010 | 2 Replies

I will never claim to be John Boehner’s biggest fan, but this move is sheer, ballsy political brilliance. For the first time in years, House lawmakers will soon have the chance to vote on a standalone measure to increase the federal debt limit next year under the new Republican majority — a vote that’s shaping […]

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White House Set a Trap for Boehner but Snared the Entire Democratic Leadership.

White House Set a Trap for Boehner but Snared the Entire Democratic Leadership.

| September 13, 2010 | 2 Replies

If the room full of Political Sooper Geniuses running the White House Message Machine got any smarter, it would suddenly burst into a blazing white light as the combined brainpower of those assembled therein transcended the mortal plane and became a hyper-intelligent gestalt being of pure intellect incapable of co-existing with mere humanity. The Message […]

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The Warrior and The Weasel

The Warrior and The Weasel

| March 22, 2010 | 6 Replies

Here are a couple video highlights from yesterday’s proceedings in the House of Representatives that tell you pretty much all you need to know about the two parties’ postitions on Obamacare. First up is John Boehner, House Minority Leader, taking Democrats to the woodshed for voting on a bill they hadn’t even read and (again) […]

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