Skip to content

Boehner Looking More Like Benedict Arnold of Republican Party

February 13, 2012
da Tagliare, Godfather Politics

When the Republican Party regained control of the House of Representatives in the 2010 election, John Boehner (R-OH) became Speaker of the House.  At that time, Boehner spoke about how he and the Republican controlled House would stand up against the path that President Obama and the Democrats had been leading our country down.

In one of the first stand offs, many of the newly elected Republican House members stood firm on the debt crisis.  They were determined to keep their campaign promises by cutting spending and the national debt.  Under Boehner’s leadership, the Republican House eventually made compromises with the Democratic controlled Senate and the president to avert a government shutdown and supposed default on the national debt loan payments.

Then on the payroll tax cuts, the Republican House insisted on passing a measure to extend them through the end of 2012.  The Democratic Senate only wanted a two month extension.  Once again, a number of freshman Republicans in the House vowed to stand firm on their demand for a one year extension.  And once again, Boehner slithered off to the White House to negotiate with the President.  He came back with another capitulation measure as he bowed to the pressures of the Democrats once again.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 14, 2012 12:10 am

    Well, for every action there is a reaction. The Democrats happen to have a very smart and educated President who can think on its feet.
    Now if he can get rid of some of those smarty in his own party we cold all do better.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: