HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Boner Presser on now
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:01 AM

Boner Presser on now

Boehner to hold press conference, likely on "fiscal cliff"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner has scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. ET (1500 GMT) Friday that likely will focus on his thoughts on how to avoid the "fiscal cliff" at year's end.

Late on Thursday, Boehner abandoned attempts to pass a narrow Republican remedy to the tax and spending problem when he could not muster enough votes in his own party.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-fiscal-boehner-confbre8bk0ir-20121221,0,3533148.story

14 replies, 1050 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:02 AM

1. Lying thru his teeth, And now Cantor doing the same thing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mass (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:08 AM

4. It is the Senate's fault



Does anybody believe this horse crap?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:10 AM

5. That's standard House republican talking point.

My dipshit rep (Bill Flores) says that in every email and press release he sends out. Every single one of them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mass (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:46 AM

14. Lying thru his teeth, And now Cantor doing the same thing.

That's merely doing what they do best....It's their true field of expertise......I think those guys are austic savants...Barely adequate in any other endeavor,very substandard,but possessing an extreme level of excellence in one narrow area.......Lying.....The ability to DO it,not actually pull it off.........

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:03 AM

2. Resign, Boehner!

Do it now, before you're further humiliated by your own party. Let Cantor try, and President Obama will go directly to the moderate Republicans and get what he wants passed. The GOP is dying.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:07 AM

3. His only option as far as I can see

if he really wants to avoid the sequestration he's been bawling about is to go to the Democrats and non-teabagger repukes. He's never going to get the support of the baggers, no matter what, and Pelosi has done a really good job of reining in the blue dogs and keeping the Democrats in line.

I for one don't see Boner actually having the guts to do this, he probably still holds out hope that he can remain speaker next year. Likely he's the only one that still holds out hope that he can remain speaker.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sharp_stick (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:10 AM

6. Boner can release the bill Pelosi was talking about for a vote by the House today

The dems and enough non tea bagger repubs would vote for it and it would pass.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:20 AM

11. He could, he probably should

but I'd put a paycheck on the line to say he won't. I don't think he's got the foresight, guts or integrity to do anything but oppose Obama.

Obama could have responded to the first idiotic proposal that the repukes put out with. Sure, I'll take it! and Boner would have pulled the offer himself before DU exploded in keyboard rage.

Obama was right yesterday when he said that the repukes just can't say yes to anything he offers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sharp_stick (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:10 AM

7. Repubs should just face up to it and nominate Norquist for Speaker.

Hell, he runs their party anyway...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:17 AM

10. Norquist doesn't want that

he's probably pissed off that he's getting the attention he is. He's most happy with pulling the strings outside of the public eye.

Before the republican fiasco over the debt ceiling last year most people who weren't paying attention had very little idea of who this clown was never mind the fact that a majority of puke reps and senators made a vow to him that they would never raise taxes.

Nobody is happier than I am that good ol' Grover is being forced onto TV to defend his little money making band of assholes at Club For Growth.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:11 AM

8. Why should the President negotiate with Boehner?

Has he been able to deliver the votes on any large issue?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:14 AM

9. Tap Dancing With Two Left Feet...

More or less what Boner wants is the Senate to force him to call for a vote. He punted...it'll be their compromise bill, not his that will be what is voted on. The dude is screwn any way things turn out here. Kantor's Cheshire Cat smile says all you need to know about where he thinks he's sitting...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:21 AM

12. nothing. he offered nothing. they have nothing. it's their way or the highway.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to spanone (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:25 AM

13. "he offered nothing"

Yes he did. It is the senate's fault and then he said Merry Christmas.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread