Two sentences from John Boehner’s speech

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House Speaker John Boehner just gave a speech outlining the GOP’s ideas for jobs creation and its prescriptions for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. I thought I’d highlight two sentences from it. There was this:

If we want to create a better environment for job creation, politicians of all stripes can leave the “my way or the highway” philosophy behind.

And there was also this:

Tax increases, however, are not a viable option for the Joint Committee. They are off the table.

The juxtaposition of those two sentences perfectly encapsulate the last two and a half years of United States political history.

Republican’s talking out their ass about their mythical bipartisan efforts, yet constantly working blocking any significant efforts to get the economy moving.

I don’t know what’s more pathetic, the fact that they can’t see the obvious contradiction found just paragraphs apart or the fact that so many of their loyal supporters can’t.

Source: WP’s “the Plum Line”

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5 thoughts on “Two sentences from John Boehner’s speech

  1. I don’t know what’s more pathetic, the fact that they can’t see the obvious contradiction found just paragraphs apart or the fact that so many of their loyal supporters can’t.

    They’re doing whatever will gain them power, which mean spreading fear and hatred with lies. It’s reminiscent of 1930s Germany.

    • What’s reminiscent of 1930’s Germany is the NDAA, a piece of legislation not repealed by Obama. And the pork-barrelling of DOE loans to backers of the Democrat party. We have to see through the lies and realize that BOTH PARTIES are culpable in the destruction of the Constitution, the middle class, and America’s future.

      • I’d rather have one side cater to the needs of the masses (in the form of a Union) than one cater to the needs of billionaire oil tycoons like the Koch brothers.

  2. The Republicans may be damnable for such an approach, but isn’t that exactly the same approach Obama and the White House are taking? Both sides are culpable.

    • Hardly. When George Bush was in office he didn’t choose to meet with Democratic Congressional leaders until January of 2005, after he had served one full term. Obama met with the GOP nitwits about one week in, has made concession after concession in attempts to be “the adult in the room” and has been rebuffed non-stopped. Hell, they have even killed a half dozen pieces of legislation THEY INTRODUCED once he showed approval for them.

      All one has to do is look at the vicious attacks on Obama coming from the left fringe of his party to glean this. They see him as nothing but a GOP patsy because he has given up so much ground in an effort to compromise.

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