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Speaker Of The House Shocked That President Who Likely Left Two Heros High And Dry In Benghazi Proves Incapable Of Keeping Phone Call Secret

Posted on | November 29, 2012 | 29 Comments

by Smitty

For crying out loud in the dark, Boehner:

Republicans believe the administration leaked details of the 30-minute Wednesday night phone call to Politico, which is causing them to question whether they can trust the White House to keep details private, a sentiment that has caused progress in the negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” to stall.

Trusting Obama to do anything other than throw you under the bus is like dropping off your children at the Jeffrey Dahmer Day Care Center. What if, and I fantasize, you just punted and started offering a no-kidding reform platform that stabilizes the fisc and returns liberty to Americans?

Of course it’s not going to get through Chokepoint Harry in the other chamber, much less get signed into law by #OccupyResoluteDesk, but your purported base would SURE LIKE TO SEE YOU DO MORE THAN COWER FOR ONCE!


29 Responses to “Speaker Of The House Shocked That President Who Likely Left Two Heros High And Dry In Benghazi Proves Incapable Of Keeping Phone Call Secret”

  1. OCBill
    November 29th, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

    What he said.

  2. M. Thompson
    November 29th, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

    He might be playing to members of the electorate here.

    Or finally pissed off enough he’s taking it out in public.

    But, my incurable optimism has quite likely lead me wrong here.

  3. Mortimer Snerd
    November 29th, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    One hopes that Speaker Boehner does not run out of Kleenex.

  4. Adobe_Walls
    November 29th, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    Anyone who trusts any Social Democrats on any subject is a fool. The premise of these “negotiations” is cowardice.

  5. Paco
    November 29th, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    Boehner is simply not hep to the jive. Someone – I believe it was Eric von Kuehnelt-Leddihn – once wrote that Woodrow Wilson, in trying to deal with the European nations after WWI (including the gaggle of new countries) – was like a parson who had wandered into a bordello, asking loudly for a glass of lemonade. The same naivte seems to bedevil Boehner. He is not negotiating with people who will deal with him in good faith; why will he not see this?

  6. richard mcenroe
    November 29th, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    Exactly what details does the GOP want to keep private AND FROM WHOM?

  7. richard mcenroe
    November 29th, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

    He has an aide follow him around with a briefcase full of unopened Havahanks to twist.

  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    November 29th, 2012 @ 8:08 pm
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  11. Beeblebrocs
    November 29th, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    We already know Boehner doesn’t know how to negotiate.

    A.) he thinks he has no leverage when he has the ultimate power to shut off the money spigot COMPLETELY including the money for state diners and the fuel for AirForce One and Obama’s golf cart.

    B.) he has the to START negotiations with a 25% tax CUT and a balanced budget. He could pass that through the House tomorrow and have the House go home for the holiday. But no, he starts by conceding that taxes increases are on the table.

    The GOP will get blamed for the fiscal “cliff” and the recession that’s coming NO MATTER WHAT. So do the right right thing Boehner. You might surprise yourself when you actually get something out of Obama.

  12. JeffS
    November 29th, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    Communists lie. It’s what they do best.

  13. Beeblebrocs
    November 29th, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    Oh, and if people don’t think that the House budget can’t pass the Senate, all McConnell has to say to Reid is “pass that budget or not a SINGLE Obama nominee will get confirmed during the next 4 years. That includes SCOTUS nominees, SecState, judges, or anyone who has to get out of the Senate.”

  14. DaveO
    November 29th, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    Boehner is Old School GOP, which used to negotiate in smoke-filled back rooms. The 24/7/365 Information Operations-as-news removed that privacy years ago. Any day now Boehner will learn too many hours in a tanning booth leads to cancer. Until then, leave him his shock and his 8-track of Captain and Tenille.

  15. John Scotus
    November 29th, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    “Dropping off your children at the Jeffrey Dahmer Day Care Center”–good analogy. Where is Boehner’s head at? No, don’t tell me–I don’t want to know.

  16. Bob Belvedere
    November 29th, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    Methinks you’re right and, I believe, Eric von Kuehnelt-Leddihn wrote that in Leftism: Revisited.
    I miss the old gent.

  17. Bob Belvedere
    November 29th, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    It’s in a very dark and stinky place – let’s leave it at that.

  18. DaveO
    November 29th, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    Several articles have been published in the last week or so that lay out the parliamentary procedures available to Reid to undermine the minority party. Recall that not too long ago, the GOP put forward the argument that the Senate ‘advises’ and ‘consents’ to nominees which requires only a simple majority. Reid can put forward the same argument and miraculously the Dems become strict constructionists.

    For Reid to do this (nuke the minority) means he firmly believes the machine is in place which guarantees a Dem majority for at least the next decade. And by machine, I mean a PC or a laptop with a wifi connection because that is all that is needed to guarantee the outcome of an election.

  19. Scoob
    November 29th, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

    Boehner needs to treat Obama like Michele Bachmann

  20. Scoob
    November 29th, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

    Boehner needs to treat Obama like he treats Michele Bachmann

  21. Andrea Shea-King
    November 29th, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    I dunno… maybe Boehner’s stewed to the gills looking for courage in the bottle to deal with the Chicago thugs. C-c-c-courage. Boehner, the Cowardly Lion.

  22. Adjoran
    November 30th, 2012 @ 12:01 am

    Exactly which of these Boehner critics from Smitty on down through the comments was EVER for a single minute a supporter? Links, please. Every single word I recall from any of you regarding the Speaker has been harshly critical and/or mocking.

    So WHY would he, in his safe Ohio district and with solid support in his caucus, consider any of you part of his “base” or spend one second caring what you have to say? You’ve spent his entire time in leadership ensuring he will not care at all what you think.

    Like it or not, Boehner is THE Republican man in DC right now. No one else in our party wields the kind of power he does.

    Now, I know it seems “cool” to be with the “rebel” kids “resisting authority” and all that, with your leather jackets, purple hair, Marlboros, and hippety-hop music, but when it counts, the doors of power are closed to you, by your own choice. So enjoy your kvetching, and be secure in the knowledge that no one with any real influence gives a crap what you think.

  23. mrt721
    November 30th, 2012 @ 1:41 am

    Boehner Angered by Leak of Phone Call
    “White House aides, however, denied that the leak came from the administration…..”

    ….but they got the blueberry pie all over they face.

  24. K-Bob
    November 30th, 2012 @ 3:44 am

    They don’t have any real influence with me. They can keep their crap to themselves.

  25. K-Bob
    November 30th, 2012 @ 3:46 am

    The Republican party is smelling Whiggish.

  26. McGehee
    November 30th, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    Like it or not, Boehner is THE Republican man in DC right now. No one else in our party wields the kind of power he does.

    And this makes Weepy acceptable how?

  27. Beeblebrocs
    November 30th, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    Sorry Adjoran, but this comment is a bit nonsensical. As I recall, you’ve “kvetched” about Obama many times on this blog. So your condescending comment here about the anti-Boehners could be easily applied to people who complain about Obama – which is just stupid.

    Were you ever an Obama supporter?
    Do you think Obama cares what you think from the safety of the White House?

    No, he does not. So I trust that you will cease uttering any criticisms about Obama and the Dems from here on out.

    Boehner serves at the pleasure of the GOP caucus. Eventually, that caucus will tire of this coward. For my part, I’ve already told my Congressman here in GA that I won’t support him in 2014 because of his support for Boehner. If enough voters do this, eventually, the caucus will wise up and boot the guy.

  28. Bob Belvedere
    November 30th, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    ‘Smelling Whiggish’!…Christ, they reek, at this point.

  29. K-Bob
    November 30th, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Like gangrene, baby!