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Boehner Eats Another Mud Sandwich

Written by Gary North on December 21, 2012

It was great to see. House Speaker John Boehner had to eat another mud sandwich yesterday. The man who sold out the Republican Party four years ago by leading the charge to vote for TARP has suffered a major personal defeat. The anti-tax conservatives revolted. They would not vote for his “tax the super-rich” bill. Good for them.

Harry Reid said the bill was dead on arrival in the Senate. The cadaver never made it to the Senate. It was dead on arrival in the House.

It was equally dead on arrival in the House.

Boehner looked like the sell-out that he really is. The Republican conservatives sent him a message: “Take another bite of mud, John. We will not be  joining you for dinner.”

It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy.

The idiots who bought stocks yesterday on the hope that this DOA bill was going anywhere except to the political morgue will eat their mud sandwiches today.

The worst thing that can happen to the Speaker of the House is a party revolt. It exposes him as weak. It tells the world: “This guy does not speak for us.” It leaves him twisting slowly, slowly in the wind. The Washington Post, like a shark, smells blood in the water.

Boehner blew it. Washington now knows that the nation is going over the fiscal cliff.

If he crawls on his belly to the Democrats again, the House Republicans will prepare another mud sandwich for him to eat in full public view.

His ego is large. He thought he could bully the conservatives. They sent him running with his tail between his legs. The alpha dog turns out to be an omega dog.

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14 thoughts on “Boehner Eats Another Mud Sandwich

  1. Replace Boehner as Speaker of the House.

  2. I think he is just playing the game. We should not be so quick to judge. Boehner knows we hated TARP and I believe he learned a good lesson from it. Think about what is happening. He has to look like he is trying to please odumbo and the dems so he puts these plans on the table ( knowing his House or the Senate won't go for it ) but it is evidence of a written try. The House has had several written "try's" and the dems have had ZERO. Why is that not being highlighted, instead all the blame no matter what direction is taken is on Boehner and the repubs. Stop falling for the tricks and just watch the show. I know what Boehner is doing I think. Good for him. We're taken the plunge via the automatic increases and cuts if no deal is made. We're taking the plunge if odumbo's plan is used. Same difference. No repub. plan will ever pass the Senate so only 2 choices left. It is better to jump now then go with dumbo's plan. His plan is raise the debt ceiling, raise the tax rates, the regulations, and spend spend spend. We can not do that. The cliff is NO more ceiling raises. Dumbo can not survive without a raise. Think about it and stop bashing Boehner. Surprised at these columnists. They do not see this? Hmmm.

  3. I am pleased that Boehner is twisting in the wind to quote you. Nothing against the man as a human being but as a representative of the People he sucks. With all do respect Boehner it is time to "Pony the F up and be a man, not a politician. Worry about your fellow Americans and not your job as a member of Congress. You keep this up and you won't have a job come next election or at least face being reduced to a has been.

  4. Gloria Wedemeyer says:

    What I don't understand is how the government can jump in like on price gouging on gasoline. Then they turn around and take more money from one part of the population than another and think it is ok. To me that is stealing. The rich did not get us into this mess and they should not have to pay to get us out. And all those people like Buffet, if they want to pay more, then by all means pay more but don't force it on all rich people. And what gets me is Buffet hires a whole bunch of lawyers to make sure he doesn't pay so much. Forget about all the lawyers and pay what the govt says you owe. I guess with their thinking right now, then rich people should pay more for everything such as gasoline, cars, household appliances, groceries, eating out etc. The government would be outraged by this and the taxpayers should be too. It is common thinking that any group would be happy if another group paid the bill, as long as they didn't have to pay and this sickens me.
    I love the rich as I was never hired by a poor person. And I don't care what O says, they did build it and shouldn't be demonized at every turn.

  5. For a stark contrast to Boehner, read Lew Rockwell's essay today on "The Astonishing Ron Paul".

  6. Buckeye Libertarian says:

    I voted for Boehner in 2010, although now with redistricting he is no longer my rep come the next Congress in January. It wasn't but a few months into 2011 when we were asking where the change was that the Republicans promised (as they came to us with hats in hand in 2010 asking for forgiveness for what happened from 1995 to 2007) when we started hearing how the Republicans only control one half of one third of the federal government. What a joke! All funding bills must originate in the House. And a few months ago there was the sound clip where he said if you didn't support the stimulus bill in 2009 you were a knuckledragger. Go home Boehner. 20 years in office is more than enough for my taste.

  7. SumerianMan says:

    What you fail to see is Boehner has caved in on EVERY demand the whitehouse has made of him, and continues to do so. He huffs and puffs and blows a little smoke, then he gets the mirrors out so we can't see him when he bends over for Oblabla the rumprider.

  8. I hope you aren't serious.

  9. That was not mud.

  10. This is all so much smoke screen. The 'Fiscal Cliff' is largely the same nonsense as 'Y2K' – what Obama really wants is total financial control over both spending and borrowing. Unless the Republicans Abdicate their Constitutional responsibilities to him alone, he will continue to refuse to play like the spoilt small boy that he really is, threatening to take his toys home unless you change the rules of the game in his favor. Wake up America, you are dealing with the spoilt small boy who is now semi-grown up, the unkown man from only Goid knows where, who has fallen into the presidency of the U.S.A. – and as the Pied Piper is leading its Citizens to a not so secret 'Hell" The clowns, and the ignorant in this country voted him into power and foolishly listened to his siren song. Caveat Emptor ! in spades !

  11. Looks like the Senate would have been cheering him on as they wanted to tax the super rich. They must have finally figured it out that if they tax the super rich, they would be taxing themselves. Maybe this is all for the better. Of course it will still fall back on the middleclass, Or Obama will take out his magic pen and just go around all of congress, as it seems no one will touch him period. Boehner should be on any and every talk show telling the ignorant exactly what Obama and the nitwits are doing. Start blaming the right people for no progress. The trouble is we conservatives have to leader to stand up for us!

  12. Yes, but Ron Paul is not in a position to help us any more. Thats the sad fact!

  13. He doesn't represent the People.