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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:49 AM

Boehner to Reid: "Go f--- yourself"


The fiscal cliff deal that almost wasn't

House Speaker John Boehner couldn’t hold back when he spotted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House lobby last Friday.

It was only a few days before the nation would go over the fiscal cliff, no bipartisan agreement was in sight, and Reid had just publicly accused Boehner of running a “dictatorship” in the House and caring more about holding onto his gavel than striking a deal.

“Go f— yourself,” Boehner sniped as he pointed his finger at Reid, according to multiple sources present.

Reid, a bit startled, replied: “What are you talking about?”

Boehner repeated: “Go f— yourself.”

The harsh exchange just a few steps from the Oval Office — which Boehner later bragged about to fellow Republicans — was only one episode in nearly two months of high-stakes negotiations laced with distrust, miscommunication, false starts and yelling matches as Washington struggled to ward off $500 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts.

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http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/the-fiscal-cliff-deal-that-almost-wasnt-85663.html



WOW!

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Reply Boehner to Reid: "Go f--- yourself" (Original post)
Tx4obama Jan 2013 OP
BeyondGeography Jan 2013 #1
exboyfil Jan 2013 #2
elleng Jan 2013 #6
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #8
SleeplessinSoCal Jan 2013 #20
freshwest Jan 2013 #41
freshwest Jan 2013 #3
2Legit Jan 2013 #37
RC Jan 2013 #47
Maynar Jan 2013 #61
47of74 Jan 2013 #56
Iceberg Louie Jan 2013 #59
Tutonic Jan 2013 #4
catbyte Jan 2013 #12
Tutonic Jan 2013 #14
DRoseDARs Jan 2013 #24
truth2power Jan 2013 #31
freshwest Jan 2013 #42
elleng Jan 2013 #5
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #7
sasha031 Jan 2013 #9
Maynar Jan 2013 #62
TTUBatfan2008 Jan 2013 #10
olegramps Jan 2013 #63
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 #11
Flashmann Jan 2013 #35
Third Doctor Jan 2013 #13
Cha Jan 2013 #15
Hulk Jan 2013 #16
Amonester Jan 2013 #17
caledesi Jan 2013 #18
Cosmocat Jan 2013 #19
LeftishBrit Jan 2013 #21
JohnnyRingo Jan 2013 #22
Mkap Jan 2013 #23
davidpdx Jan 2013 #25
Flashmann Jan 2013 #27
bulloney Jan 2013 #28
Boomerproud Jan 2013 #49
Thav Jan 2013 #30
Rozlee Jan 2013 #38
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #26
Hamlette Jan 2013 #34
Mr.Turnip Jan 2013 #29
WI_DEM Jan 2013 #32
labman57 Jan 2013 #33
HoosierRadical Jan 2013 #36
SoonerPride Jan 2013 #65
Filibuster Harry Jan 2013 #39
drynberg Jan 2013 #40
libodem Jan 2013 #43
high density Jan 2013 #44
xtraxritical Jan 2013 #45
bucolic_frolic Jan 2013 #46
hedgehog Jan 2013 #48
ladym55 Jan 2013 #50
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #51
rightsideout Jan 2013 #52
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #53
47of74 Jan 2013 #54
Cha Jan 2013 #55
47of74 Jan 2013 #57
Cha Jan 2013 #58
gtar100 Jan 2013 #60
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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:54 AM

1. Civilization hangs by a thread

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:55 AM

2. Could you imagine Tip O'Neil

saying this to Reagan or Howard Baker or Bob Dole?

Washington has become sick beyond belief.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:00 AM

6. Yes it has.

Thanks for the reminder of the good old days.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:09 AM

8. Not even in private.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:16 AM

20. Reagan started this with his "nine most terrifying words"

when Reagan belittled our Federal Government, he set in motion what we witness today.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:27 PM

41. LBJ was rather direct in his day, though. The problem is, this is SOP for the GOP now.

Their shills in the media have so coarsened discourse that half the public thinks it's witty.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:55 AM

3. Who does Cheetos think he is? Dick Cheney?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:03 PM

37. Guffaw!!

Now, that's funny!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:30 PM

47. Yeah, Cheney taught his children well.

 

And people think the Republicans don't remember history. HA! Here's proof they do.

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Response to RC (Reply #47)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:00 AM

61. Was gonna say..

channel the Dick much, Boner?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:23 PM

56. Cheetos is probably too loaded to make much a Sith Lord

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:27 AM

59. CHEETOS! That is B.A.!

Maybe I've been out of touch the last couple months, but that is the best nickname for Crybaby I've heard yet.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:55 AM

4. Oh Politico--the thing that fairytales are made of. Tell us another story.

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Response to Tutonic (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:44 AM

12. Why is it so hard to believe?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:54 AM

14. Boehner is not suicidal. There is a thing called decorum practiced among sitting electeds.

If he made the remark he likely did so in jest or under his breath where Reid could not hear it. Politico is FOX without Ailes--willing to fabricate.

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Response to Tutonic (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:33 AM

24. Rep. Joe Wilson. "You lie!" President Obama. Addressing a joint session of Congress...

You were saying about decorum?

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:47 AM

31. Touché

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Response to Tutonic (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:30 PM

42. Decorum among elected officials or GOP elected officials? Did you see Darth tell Leahy FU on CSPAN?

Or Dubya shooting the bird?

Or the GOP convention last year?

Or the behavior of the Tea Party in general?


I hope you aren't defending a Repuke on DU.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:59 AM

5. Really WOW!

Surprised. Feeling pressure, I guess, and while I'm not one to claim everything he does relates to drinking, this one sounds like it.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:06 AM

7. Very interesting article. n/t

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:02 AM

62. Well guess I better edit for relevance then...

Last edited Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:16 AM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:23 AM

10. Boehner is finished...

Cantor has been waiting for a chance to take his spot and now is the perfect time for him to strike. Boehner comes across very incompetent in this Politico article.

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Response to TTUBatfan2008 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:18 PM

63. Yes, and Cantor will hopefully take the Repuks over the cliff.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:38 AM

11. That article is definitely not reassuring.

The GOPers are like children.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:03 PM

35. The GOPers are like children

Children have the capacity to learn....To evolve......I see no similarities.....

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:44 AM

13. Boner

was just pissed that he had to show up for work right after Xmas. He had a good bender going on and it was interrupted.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:06 AM

15. If this is true.. boner can't control himself anymore than

dick cheney. Lashing out because he knows that's what he's been acting like these last couple of years. It looks like Nancy did most of the work, tonight.

How the House Voted..

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:36 AM

16. Such a classy guy.

Sorta like his evil-uncle, the Dick Darth-Cheney. Two worthless, sore losers.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:37 AM

17. I bet on Reid by KO in the first round against the...

orange

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:38 AM

18. Classy...like Cheney! NT

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:14 AM

19. All the while guffing it up calling the President "thin skinned"

republicans, the party of personal responsibility and pulling yourself up by your boot straps.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:23 AM

21. Following the noble example of Dick Cheney?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:23 AM

22. Is there a bar off the WH lobby?

If not, I'm not sure why Boehner was even there. I've never seen him doing any work there.

It sounds like he just staggered out for a smoke after a few gin & tonics and couldn't restrain himself

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:30 AM

23. Was he crying?

Did Boehner cry afterwards?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:56 AM

25. Stay classy Boner

I'm glad he's up for reelection every two years. One of these days someone is going to slap him upside the head and send him back to Ohio.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:14 AM

27. Stay classy Boner=Fail

One must first BE classy in order to STAY classy.......

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:42 AM

28. Wishful thinking, davidpdx. His district is so red, they'd vote for Hitler if he ran as a Repub.

The northern part of his district is predominantly Right-to-Life Catholic. Come election time, they resort to their default issue--abortion--in determining who they vote for. Of course, I think it's just an excuse for them to vote Republican even though their candidates stand against everything else in their interests.

The southern part of Boehner's district is suburban Cincinnati, one of THE most conservative areas in the country.

Former colleagues of Boehner during his days as a state representative will tell you he was a womanizing, chain-smoking boozer. He still is, from what I can tell.

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Response to bulloney (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:48 PM

49. What the hell is wrong with Cincinnati?

We can blame them for Boehner, and don't forget they elected BOTH bizarre Jerry Springer and the insane Ken Blackwell as mayor. Weird town.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:38 AM

30. Funny, I was just thinking this.

The ultimate retort would have been "Stay Classy, Mr. Boehner."

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Response to Thav (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:06 PM

38. I'm too crude, foul-mouth and non-classy myself.

I would have told him, "Having screwed you over, I've gotten my quota of fu**ing today, but thanks for the offer."

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:59 AM

26. It would be terrible to have that much hate within yourself.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:50 AM

34. I do, for them. I'd say it to any number of GOP monsters who are ruining this country.

If one of them said about me, what Reid said about him, I'd say it in a heartbeat. I suspect most of us would.

I agree Reid was right in what he said but I suspect they don't believe that about themselves and have said things about Dems that drive me insane. I'd do it. And I'm classy. And yes, I have enough hate to swear at the likes of the GOP leaders who are screwing with this country.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:02 AM

29. Boehner has nothing but insults and tears at this point.

I mean who supports him now, what base does he have? Democrats don't, and now most Republicans don't ether, a majority of the GOP caucus actually voted against the Senate deal, his base of support is a minority of the GOP caucus. Even if he does manage to keep the speakership he's in many ways a Speaker in name only, only able to get things done by accepting demands from Pelosi for Democratic support or Cantor and his Teafriends for the support of the loony bin majority of the Republican caucus. He doesn't hold much real power as this entire saga has made perfectly clear, he made a deal with the devil in the Tea Party to gain power and now that devil has turned on him.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:41 AM

32. I'm sure Harry was cowering in fear

Not!!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:49 AM

33. Speaking of being screwed ...

Boehner wanted Reid to do to himself what the House Republicans have been doing to the American people for the past two years.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:11 PM

36. Boehner must not have heard Clint Eastwood





"He can't do that to himself"




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Response to HoosierRadical (Reply #36)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:08 PM

65. beat me to it

I hadn't seen your post when I replied below.

I owe you a Coke

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:40 PM

39. The house speaker should go fuck himself. He has lost it. He had 2 deals on the table

to reduce spending in the past 2 years and blew it. Some fiscal conservative. And how about those
fiscal conservative Rs adding more to the deficit. Some good bargaining. Way to go Mr. Vice President
want to be. You are going to have to realize you need to take revenues as well as spending cuts to
straighten out this mess.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:12 PM

40. OK, NOW ALL TOGETHER...(meee, meee, meee)

Bye bye Boner, Baby, just cry someplace else, y'know, like a bar...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:33 PM

43. Right after

I declared at least he's not Cheney. The worm turns.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:43 PM

44. Maybe Boner recently saw this episode of The Daily Show and was trying to be funny

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:37 PM

45. I think he'll gain votes from his constituency, red meat for the GOP base.

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:27 PM

46. Johnny!! A good little Catholic boy like you?

Shameful!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:56 PM

48. kicked because this story needs to get out!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:18 PM

50. Stay Klassy, Speaker BOehner!

Remember drunk, orange, crude, and stupid is no way to go through life.

BOehner is a lousy speaker. He is stupid, greedy, and frequently drunk. I'm guessing he swore at the Mormon guy because poor Johnny wasn't able to get into the Johnny Walker on schedule. This legislating cuts into golfing and drinking time. Life is rough for corrupt politicians some days ...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:25 PM

51. Well, at least he didn't say "fuck." nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:26 PM

52. "What are you talking about?"

Reid pretty much summed up the whole GOP with that question back to Boehner.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:59 PM

53. what a sophisticated statesman.

Ya right.


Mr Drunken Orange Crybaby.

Pack sand.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:13 PM

54. St. John of Orange really fucked up

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #54)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:17 PM

55. Yeah, it's like he was lashing out at Reid for

his own frustration at not being able to deal with the Koch party.

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Response to Cha (Reply #55)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:31 PM

57. And don't forget all the...

....alcoholic spirits he's been consuming and probably toxic sludge - aka bronzer - that he's been slathering on himself.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #57)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:43 PM

58. Possibly the

DTs.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:46 AM

60. Typical attitude that repugs have towards liberals and Democrats. It's time they start to eat

their own words. So sick of them holding the intelligence quotient down so low in this country.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:02 PM

64. According to Clint Eastwood "he can't do that to himself."

Didn't Boehner attend the GOP convention or was he plastered during that speech?

Eastwood certainly was.

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