Tag Archives: John Boehner

Verbatim

Boehner Doesn’t Want to Be President

“I don’t want to be president. I drink red wine. I smoke cigarettes. I golf. I cut my own grass. I iron my own clothes. And I’m not willing to give all that up to be president.”

— Former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), quoted by RigZone.

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Boehner: Cruz Is ‘Lucifer in the Flesh’

Lucifer in the flesh. I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.

— Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), quoted by the Stanford Daily, on Sen. Ted Cruz.

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Boehner Is More Involved oin Foreign Policy Than He Wants to Be

I wouldn’t have believed that I would be involved in as much foreign policy as I am today. And it certainly isn’t by choice. It’s just that the world is on fire. And I don’t think enough Americans or enough people in the administration understand how serious the problems that we’re facing in the world are.

— House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), in an interview with Politico.

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Netanyahu: I’m Not Dissing Obama

My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds. I have great respect for both.

— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, opening “his high-profile visit to the American capital by playing down any personal dispute with President Obama, but he said that he had a ‘moral obligation’ to warn against the dangers of an American-brokered nuclear deal with Iran,” the New York Times reports.

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Boehner Calls Failed Budget Vote ‘Messy’

It was just messy and I’m not into messy. But listen, I enjoy being in a legislative body. I enjoy all the personalities, and I’ve got a lot of them.

— Speaker John Boehner, in an interview with CBS News, admitting that averting a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security on Friday night “wasn’t a whole lot of fun.”

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Boehner’s Only Security Concern Is Over His Gavel

John Boehner’s view of security is the security of his gavel and tonight it’s less secure.

— Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), quoted by Politico, suggesting last night humiliating defeat for Speaker John Boehner “could dislodge the GOP leadership team.”

Enumerati

Big Majority Opposes How Boehner Handled Netanyahu Speaking Invitation

66% to 33%

Spread by which a majority of Americans believe that Republican congressional leaders should not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress without consulting the White House, a new CNN/ORC poll finds.

Verbatim

What Boehner Did During the SOTU

This is the president’s night, and so I sit there and try to make no news. Although, inside, I’ve got a lotta things rollin’ through my mind.

— Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), quoted by the AP, on what he’s thinking about during the State of the Union address.

News & Comment

Now It’s Clear Why Tea Partyers Don’t Like Boehner

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He’s darker skinned than Pres. Obama. But seriously, if you missed the president’s State of the Union Speech last night, check out Matthew Iglesia’s take over at Vox.

Poetic Justice

The Racist Club

Republican racists are thick as thieves.
They’re more numerous than a hound dog’s fleas.
But when they hang with David Duke,
They deserve a sharp rebuke,
Not John Boehner’s defense of Steven Scalise.