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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:18 AM
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Boehner: We Can't Just Be 'Party Of No' Under Obama
More gum-flapping, or are they coming to their senses?


GOP Calibrates Role as Opposition

By NAFTALI BENDAVID


WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader John Boehner recently attacked the potential "wasteful spending" and "mountains of debt" in President Barack Obama's stimulus plan. A few days later, he warmly invited Mr. Obama to address House Republicans, saying, "We do not want partisan differences to stall achievement."

The contrast captures the balance confronting Republicans as they enter the opening act of what is likely to be a dynamic Democratic presidency. For the first time in eight years, Republicans don't occupy the White House, making Mr. Boehner and his Senate counterpart, Mitch McConnell, the party's leaders.

The November elections were widely seen as a rebuke to Republicans, and Mr. Obama has claimed the economic crisis as a mandate for action, leaving Messrs. Boehner and McConnell groping for the right blend of cooperation and defiance.

Republicans can't simply be "the party of 'no,' " Mr. Boehner, of Ohio, said in an interview this month, but must offer solutions to voters' problems. "We have to give the American people reasons to take a look at us," he said. Tuesday, Mr. Boehner issued a statement congratulating Mr. Obama on his inauguration, vowing to find "common ground with the President on solutions to rebuild our economy, strengthen American families, and keep our country safe."

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123250393568700955.html...
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:22 AM
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1. he needs to hit the road!!!!!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:24 AM
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2. Go bone yourself Boehner
Fugging mandate. Get on board or be left behind.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:25 AM
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3. Handwriting, meet wall...
n/t
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:27 AM
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4. Boner needs to sit down and STFU
It is so ridiculous to hear these jackasses talk about "wasteful spending" after their support of throwing billions and billions down the rathole that is the Iraq war. Anybody with a brain should bust out laughing every time one of these dinosaurs throws out this ridiculous canard. :eyes:
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:29 AM
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5. Heh
"We have to give the American people reasons to take a look at us," he said.

Yes!!! Get the people to look at you. When they do they will see your reptile nature.

Boehner, take my advice and hide. Just go away. We got this now.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:32 AM
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6. Hope his actions match his words.
We shall see.
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:33 AM
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7. Sound and fury, etc.
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stubtoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:56 AM
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8. I hope it's "coming to their senses".
It's pretty clear that they will get left behind if they don't ditch the vicious partisanship, get on board, and help get the work of the nation done.
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:21 AM
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11. it is bs
I posted a fund raising email that landed in my inbox from him yesterday.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:08 AM
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9. Let's see if Republicans can come up with something original, I know, how about
"Tax Cuts"... Anyone think they could think of that one?
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:11 AM
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10.  "wasteful spending" and "mountains of debt" left by your president boner
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