Boehner to White House: You’ve been dodging our calls since April.
I’m translating this into English, of course – but not too much; Boehner made it clear Monday that the White House was disinterested in getting anything except a rubber-stamp on health care. Earlier this year, GOP leaders sent a letter to the president in May stating that they would like to work with the administration to find “common ground” on healthcare reform. But the administration | Read More »
Dear John Boehner, Let Mitch Daniels Speak
UPDATE: By the way, if you agree, call John Boehner today at (202) 225-4000 and suggest Mitch Daniels give the Republican Response.——————————On Wednesday, September 9, 2009, Barack Obama will address a joint session of Congress to pitch his his healthcare plan to the American people using the ultimate bully pulpit, some free press, and Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden standing behind him clapping, though not | Read More »
Republicans Start Attacking Democrats’ “Dying With Dignity” Message
The Republicans are engaging on this front. Good for them.Congressmen Boehner and McCotter released the following statement: Section 1233 of the House-drafted legislation encourages health care providers to provide their Medicare patients with counseling on ‘the use of artificially administered nutrition and hydration’ and other end of life treatments, and may place seniors in situations where they feel pressured to sign end of life directives | Read More »
Where are the jobs?
That’s House Minority Leader John Boehner’s response to CoS Rahm Emanuel’s rather… well, sad… statement that the White House has turned the economy around:
USPS at risk at not making payroll?
Back last month, House Minority Leader John Boehner made the following comment about government-run health care options: “Listen, if you like going to the DMV and you think they do a great job, or you like going to the post office and think it’s the most efficient thing you’ve run into, then you’ll love the government-run health care system that they’re proposing because that’s basically | Read More »
A Tale of Two Leaders: Boehner v. McConnell
There are some calls out there right now to boycott the NRCC over the 8 cap-and-trade votes cast by the GOP. Are we going to seriously punish Dave Reichert for voting for cap-and-trade when he barely won his district in 2008 and something like 70% of his district both supports cap-and-trade and thinks environmental issues are the most important issues in Congress? If so, don’t | Read More »
Boehner: ‘where are the jobs?’
In today’s “Weekly Republican Address,” House Republican Leader John Boehner asks, “Where are the jobs?” It’s a good question. After all, to justify spending trillions of borrowed money on President Obama’s so-called stimulus, energy and health care bills, Obama and the Democrats promised the unprecedented spending would create jobs: The president and Democrats in Congress claim this spending binge is necessary to put Americans back | Read More »
John Boehner Filibustering the Cap & Trade Bill
Congressman John Boehner is on the floor of the House of Representatives engaging in a rare House filibuster. Boehner, given unlimited speaking time, is reading the text of Henry Waxman’s 300 page amendment to the Cap and Trade legislation. Here’s what I need you to do: Go here right now to get your Congressman’s phone number. Call your Congressman right now. Tell him to vote | Read More »
Um . . .
No thanks. It’s not that I don’t want the GOP in charge, it’s just I’ve never seen running against a personality to be an effective approach. God knows Jim Marshall would be toast in GA-08 if running against Nancy Pelosi were a winning strategy. And perhaps we don’t need to make it about incumbent personalities, but actual, factual, challengers to Democrat incumbents. Oh, and, unless | Read More »
Democrats, GOP both want Pelosi out of DC.
The former is claiming that having a Speaker with a 39% approval rating will only help the Democrats in swing districts: The vice chairman of the House Democrats’ campaign arm says Speaker Nancy Pelosi could play a critical role in the 2010 elections, and not the one that Republicans have in mind. GOP strategists have been signaling that they intend to make the San Francisco | Read More »
‘Boehner to Pelosi: Put Up, or Shut Up.’
Whoops! I was channeling Maureen Dowd there, for a moment*. Anyway, the title is of course from Hot Air Headlines, and it refers to this story: GOP leader: Pelosi should show proof or apologize WASHINGTON (CNN) — A key Republican leader demanded Sunday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi produce evidence to back up her assertion that she was misled by the CIA on the use | Read More »
John Boehner on AIG
The Republicans are in a fighting mood:
GOP Attempt to Freeze Spending, Strip Earmarks from Omnibus Fails in House
Update: An emailer points out that the 54 Rs and Ds who abstained from voting on the motion must have made President Obama, with his history of over 100 “present” votes in the Illinois state legislature, very proud. Minority Leader John Boehner’s Motion to Recommit, which would have frozen federal spending at current levels and stripped the 9,000 un-reviewed earmarks from the $410,000,000,000.00 omnibus spending | Read More »
BREAKING: House Republicans to Force Vote on Spending Freeze, Stripping of Earmarks from Omnibus
We’ve received word that House Republicans plan to force a vote this morning on a spending freeze that would lock in federal spending at current levels and strip the $410,000,000,000.00 “omnibus” spending bill of all 9,000 “un-scrutinized earmarks.” Though certain to fail, this is another laudable move from a GOP minority that unanimously opposed the nearly $1,000,000,000,000.00 in pork-barrel waste that made up President Obama’s | Read More »