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#22 Mar 18, 2013
How did your father die? Was it embarrassment?
How's the car food?
#23 Mar 18, 2013
Right on dude he's second in line for the Presidency instead of Biden... wait a minute
#24 Mar 18, 2013
Our President has already visited 57 different states. That's no easy thing to do. He rules!
#25 Mar 19, 2013
You really aren't very smart are you? Second means after Biden dummy!!!
Gee wonder why America might not be the leader of the free world some day!!! IDIOTS like you, that's why!
#26 Mar 19, 2013
As for playing games with the Economy, that's funny, he's been bringing it back for more than 4 years now after Republicans sunk it!
"The latest job numbers were strong; the latest manufacturing figures were very encouraging; the housing sector is looking increasingly strong; Wall Street is up; and the new retail-sales numbers were so good, "it's hard to imagine how the numbers could have been stronger."
It's a game the American people would like to continue as opposed to having it all threatened by whining, shitty GOP "Leaders". Boehner keeps saying the country needs leadership completely ignoring the fact that HE is supposed to be a leader, he's second in line to the Presidency for christs sake!
Since: Apr 12
#27 Mar 19, 2013
What's car food?
#28 Mar 19, 2013
Good point, he should be leading this country. I believe everything I read about the economy from the internet! Wait a minute there is a kangaroo trying to box with me... never mind it turned out to be just a stamp. Any how you make alot of sense.
#29 Mar 19, 2013
It's better than relying on your 5th grade edumication!
Besides, don't have to go by the Internet, can see it, is it better now than Jan. 2009? BY FAR it's better, FAR AND AWAY MUCH BETTER.
If you weren't such a stuborn hateful usless idiot, you could see that.
But hell, you dopes can't even get to two without help!!!!!
Biden is first, Boehner is second!
I know that was a long class and hard for you to comprehend but, are we good now with the one and the two or would you like to Judge ME clueless again??!?!!?!!?
#30 Mar 19, 2013
I'm rooting for George wallace
#31 Mar 21, 2013
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sat down with CNN's Jake Tapper yesterday, and their discussion turned to the Sandy Hook shootings. The host asked about the Speaker about his emotional reaction "as a dad," and Boehner replied with a complaint about President Obama.
"Our hearts go out to those who are the victims of Sandy Hook, or these other mass shootings," Boehner said. "I would hope the president would have focused on the bigger problem, you know, violence in our society."
It led to this interesting exchange:
TAPPER: Do you think background checks, improving background checks might be part of that?
BOEHNER: They should actually do a real background check on everyone.
It was an unexpected response. After all, a policy that requires real background checks on everyone is the centerpiece of President Obama's efforts to combat gun violence, and it's an idea that enjoys overwhelming support from Americans. But Republicans and the NRA continue to strongly oppose the policy, making Boehner's response on national television a pleasant surprise.
Alas, it was a fleeting development. Tapper later reported that the Speaker's office said Boehner misspoke, and he only supports Justice Department background checks "that are already required that are not necessarily done." In other words, when Boehner endorsed "real background check on everyone," he did not mean that he actually supports "real background check on everyone."
Of course, we can't say with certainty exactly what happened here. Maybe he misspoke or maybe the Speaker just spoke his mind and said what he believes, only to learn soon after that his genuine position is impolitic and he would have to abandon it.
It wouldn't be the first time.
The funny thing about John Boehner, which doesn't seem to get much attention, is that his political instincts are not ridiculous. In 2010, he said in a television interview that he was prepared to accept tax increases on income above $250,000 if that was all Democrats were prepared to offer. His office had to walk that back soon after, saying Boehner didn't really mean that.
In 2011, the Speaker said in another television interview that he would consider ending tax subsidies to the oil industry. Less than a day later, Boehner had to say he didn't mean that, either.
Presented with opportunities to align himself and his party with the American mainstream, Boehner does not reflexively run to the far-right extreme. Indeed, it's exactly why he said he supports "real background checks on everyone" as if it were a common-sense position to take -- which it is.
But the Speaker seems to realize soon after that he's the nation's highest-ranking Republican officeholder, and reasonable positions on controversial issues put his career in jeopardy, so he keeps having to explain that he doesn't really mean what he says.
Watch what they do, not what they say!
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