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By Clonakilty32, March 23, 2010 at 10:25 am Link to this comment
What a blowhard! The GOP is pathetic if they look to this guy for leadership.
By ocjim, March 23, 2010 at 10:09 am Link to this comment
Boehner is just one of the Republican miscreants.
By Watchdog, March 23, 2010 at 6:12 am Link to this comment
Go back to the tanning salon or golf course BoneHead !
I’d like to wack this Mother right in the fricking head with a Pitching Wedge !
By Beltwaylaid, March 22, 2010 at 9:56 pm Link to this comment
.... and handy fire to light your Tarytons. Maybe
you’ll get a chance to check it out.
By Beltwaylaid, March 22, 2010 at 9:51 pm Link to this comment
John, I hear you can get a killer tan in hell.
By jltnol, March 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm Link to this comment
I think he’s just angry because he realizes how wrong they’ve been, how much
they’ve lied to the American public, and once everyone realizes the good things in
this bill, how much easier insurance is to get, and hopefully, how much cheaper it
will become in the near future, everyone is going to get the pitchforks and the
torches out and head over to the GOP office for an old fashion burn the monsters
I suspect Mr. B will be near the top of the list.
By Kitschwheeler, March 22, 2010 at 8:43 pm Link to this comment
Stick it, Boehner. Your lies got the GOP exactly what it asked for: a good fight.
And the good fight—was won.
By Jimnp72, March 22, 2010 at 7:06 pm Link to this comment
He is such a ninny in every respect
By GWK123, March 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm Link to this comment
‘Boner’s’ refusing to go into withdrawl. American
politics is toxic! Give me a break, his fearless
leader was ‘dubya’. America is ungovernable and it’s
going to get messy. You don’t allow Wall Street to
rip off the future of your children and not expect a
blood bath. The tide has turned. I don’t like Obama’s
politics esp. Rahm Emmanuel but at his core President
Obama wants a USA that is achieving the greatness
inherent in her constitution. Boehner is
representative of US governmental corruption. Be
careful Barack, there is danger lurking in the
shadows of the capitol. These ‘good ‘ole boys’ want a
lynchin. Like JFK but even darker. That’s the word
for ‘Boner’. DARK!
By JFoster2k, March 22, 2010 at 1:22 pm Link to this comment
In the first 3 minutes of his tantrum, Mr Boehner criticizes the bill by saying people won’t be able to keep their current health plans, that it weakens medicare and includes tax-payer funded abortions. Then he follows by saying no one has read it.
If no one has read it, as Mr Boehner admits he hasn’t, how the hell can he rail against what’s in it?
By Bobbarob, March 22, 2010 at 11:42 am Link to this comment
I have on interest in what the Federsl Republicans have to say. Once they work out their talking points with Limbaugh and Fox “News” they never waver. For this issue, that was more than a year ago. Everything they say is fantasy and its plain boring.
By Basoflakes, March 22, 2010 at 10:46 am Link to this comment
Boehner is a jack assed Republican. In the 6 years that they controlled the House and Senate, what did they do? Nothing - Republicans - the party of no and the party of nothing - especially between the ears.
By Jim Yell, March 22, 2010 at 7:31 am Link to this comment
Boehner has been well covered on tv news programs. I watched him repeatedly say “we have the best healthcare system” over and over and not once was he called for this statment.
Healthcare can be very accomodating providing you are rich, or you are lucky to work for someone who actually provides health insurance that actually pays most of the cost, or you can be real lucky and be Boehner who suckles at the public teat and has all his healthcare paid by a restricted National Health Service that pays for everything.
No we don’t have even a good health service. And, no we don’t have control of our healthcare unless we are very wealthy. And, no we don’t have options.
While I am not sold on this package which is largely an effort to perserve medical profits, not to provide affordable healthcare, still let us not forget it was largely Republicans, in fact all Republicans who have blocked true National Healthcare Service that would have brought to an end the profiteering of Private For Profit Healthcare.
No need to cheer Mr. Boehner, another in a long line of Republican’s who talk of sacred life, but as usual will do his best to kill the average citizen by wars and huge profits and neglect. His mama must be proud.
By Big B, March 22, 2010 at 7:01 am Link to this comment
I echo your sentiments Ardee. My hope is that it is now not too late for single payer. The longer we wait the less likely that it will happen. In just another decade we will be in too much debt, the nation will be polarized even more, and the likelyhood of a socialized democracy in america will be as dead as the Dodo.
CaptRon, We here in Pa feel for you. For it was we who posessed the biggest fascist asshole in DC for a few years in the spectre that was Rick Santorum. But I, like most americans cringe every time a word leaves the mouth of the idiot Boehner. Has the tanning bed and skin bronzer rotted his brain and corrupted his soul? Or did he just come that way?
By moe, March 22, 2010 at 5:14 am Link to this comment
Capt Ron-That was good. That Boehner is a fool and a
very emotional one.
By ardee, March 22, 2010 at 5:07 am Link to this comment
Of course both sides,as represented by Boehner and Pelosi, are partially correct. The Bill ( or now is it to be referred to as Law?) is flawed and delays even a modicum of impact for years to come. But it does contain the germ of a reform.
While thousands die each year without care or having been denied by the care they thought they had our legislature couldnt pass a decent bill that took effect immediately.
This “reform” bill or law, is no real reform at all. It is a sop to the continued and escalating profit of our insurance industry. It continues a health care system that has proven itself inept and far, far too expensive. The “fixes” to which Pelosi spoke do exist, but how long is a good question, and how much they do to repair the broken system is questionable at best.
I hope that single payer will be the issue that refuses to die.
By CaptRon, March 22, 2010 at 12:19 am Link to this comment
John, John, John. Was that your attempt at Obama motivation or was it paranoia? Can you feel the veil of doom about to drop on your career? That’s the trouble with being a leader, and a arrogant and clueless politician. When you realize what you did to yourself you start cussing everybody else out. Couldn’t have been you could it? It was the best speech that I ever heard you orate. It was so REAL and revealing of your ego. Can you feel all of the finger pointing at you from your constituents already? Doesn’t matter that it wasn’t just you, but somebody has to take the blame and they know you won’t, and you wouldn’t. I watched you at the meeting with Obama and both party leaders. It was clear to me you were in way over your head, but you knew how to take the credit. It was your eyes in the headlights look when Obama, or anyone who gets what you don’t confronts you, that gave you away. That, and the voice tone difference and the lack of retoric. Kind of like the gang of guys beating up on someone weaker where you stand back so he can take the credit when the fight is over but never through a punch unless the guy wasn’t looking or was being held by the others while you did. Good luck with your career John, I would miss you. I always knew where you stood and how the argument was going by watching you. If you weren’t out front, you were losing. If you were, somebody else from your side had the right idea. That’s what leadership is all about in your world and your leadership was predictable. Alas poor John, we knew yee well.
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