Boehner: Obama stubbornly refuses to end crisis I created (satire)

Andy Borowitz has the tongue-in-cheek story HERE: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that he was disappointed after meeting with President Obama at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, telling reporters, “The President is stubbornly refusing to end the crisis I created.” “Government is about teamwork,” Mr. Boehner continued. “I’ve done my part by putting together an entirely optional crisis that has shut down the government and will throw thousands out of work. Now it’s up to the President to do his part by ending it.” Mr....

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Conservative pundit sees “collapse of institutional Republican power”

Robert Costa (above) of the conservative magazine National Review says THIS in an interview with Ezra Klein of The Washington Post: The thing that makes [House Speaker John] Boehner interesting is he’s very aware of his limited hand. Boehner doesn’t live in an imaginary world where he thinks he’s Tip O’Neill and he can bring people into his office and corral them into a certain vote. So he treads carefully, maybe too carefully. But he knows a clean CR [continuing resolution] has never been an option for him… [T]here are 30 to 40 true...

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Boehner advises Americans to delay getting cancer for a year (satire)

Andy Borowitz has the tongue-in-cheek story HERE: In a special Sunday radio address, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) delivered a health tip to the American people, advising them to delay getting cancer for a year. “We’re involved in a high-stakes fight over our freedom from centralized government control of our lives,” said Mr. Boehner, speaking on behalf of his House colleagues. “You can do your part by delaying getting cancer.” He added that heart disease, emphysema, and diabetes were among a laundry list of conditions that would be...

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John Boehner unwittingly passes along an article that doesn’t say what he thinks it says

THIS is funny: While Republicans are rarely known for making a whole lot of sense, a tweet I saw from House Speaker John Boehner yesterday really takes the cake.  In an apparent attempt to claim that the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” will raise health care premiums for Ohioans by 41%, Boehner actually tweeted a link to a story that shows premiums will go down for most people in the state… In fact, the article goes into some great detail on the many benefits of Obamacare.  It claims about 80 to 90 percent of people who, according...

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John Boehner unwittingly paved the way for high court ruling against Defense of Marriage Act

You can file THIS under Poetic Justice: House Speaker John Boehner spent $3 million of taxpayer money to hire Paul Clement for the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. Turns out, that was a pretty good investment for our side. Justice Kennedy, writing for the majority, tells us that once the Justice Department dropped the defense of DOMA, the Court needed someone to step up so they had standing to actually decide the case. In the case now before the Court the attorneys for BLAG present a substantial...

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