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Boehner: Americans Want Obama To Change Course

November 11, 2010 by  

Boehner: Americans want Obama to change courseRepresentative John Boehner (R-Ohio) is expected to succeed Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the Speaker of the House when Republicans gain majority in January.

Following a resounding victory for GOP candidates in the midterm elections, which represents the largest turnover in Congress since 1948, Boehner was so overcome with emotion that he shed tears during his victory speech. The following day, he and Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who is expected to be the next House majority leader, addressed the media and spoke about a new direction in Washington.

“The American people spoke and I think it’s pretty clear the Obama-Pelosi agenda is being rejected by the American people,” said Boehner, quoted by Politico.com. “They want the President to change course and I think change course we will.”

Boehner said that the biggest issues that need to be addressed are government spending, healthcare and job creation. He added that "groundwork" needs to be laid before Congress can begin repealing President Barack Obama's healthcare legislation.

According to media reports, Obama has announced that he will meet with top Congressional leaders on Nov. 18. The President said that the session will allow officials from both parties to develop a better working relationship.

Along with Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Nancy Pelosi are expected to meet with Obama later this month.

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  • Dan az

    I would luv to be a fly on that wall with a recorder and camera just to see the look on his face and to hear what he had to cry about,wouldnt you?The first thing they need to do and I mean NOW is to restore the tax breaks before anything else.Time is running out!!!!Then when he stops crying then they can tell him that there is no more money for vacations or the health care.I know its going to be tuff but get over it!

    • Al Sieber

      Dan, they’re gonna tax the hell out of us.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Al,
        I’m kinda worried about that “groundwork” that has to be laid before Nobamacare can be repealed. Sounds alot like wavering to me and I hope I’m wrong!!

      • Dan az

        Hey Al
        Come on you know as well as I do you cant squeeze blood from a turnip.At the rate of divustation to the jobs market and with inflation never before seen coming where are the tax payers going to get the money to pay the absurd taxes?I heard that the house is not going to finance this BS so we just have to sit back an watch what happens next.

        • http://www.personalliberty.com/news/boehner-americans-want-obama-to-change-course-800221084/?replytocom=275573#respond Lin

          Dan, Taxes are inevitable. The only way is to get rid of the Federal Reserve and let each state handle their own money. Big government is not right or necessary. Face it, USA is already down the tube.

          • Dan az

            Lin
            the only way that could happen is if each state reseeded from the union!

    • Warrior

      Sounds to me like more teachable moment opportunities for the “professor in chief” I now you are but what am I, no you can’t, yes I can, Oh yea well my dad can beat up your dad!!

      Loads of fun this group should have.

  • Al Sieber

    they’re gonna tax everything and everyone, no one is immune.

  • Raggs

    Change course?.. Humm now there’s one for ya…

    I have been trying to teach my dog how to climb tree’s too…

    • Warrior

      LOL!!!!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Raggs,
      now that’s strange, I’ve been teaching mine to fly!!!! He’s up to about two feet now!!!

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    I think the ethics committee will be the busiest in Washington! If not, they should be!

    • 45caliber

      I definately agree!

  • gijoe

    Get the government out of the health care business. Stop funding people to sit on there backsides. Close the purse strings. Take care of the constitution and following it. Stop judges from legislating. Stop congressional and presidential pension. Cut these and we probably would not have to worry about term limits.
    Wish I only had to work 4 years for the kind of pension they get. It stead I work and take the abuse, unfair practices and may be lucky enought to pay for health insurance which I won’t need for long because I won’t have anything left for anything else.
    Got lots of gripes. btw I am 67

    • 45caliber

      I think between us we’ve covered enough to keep them busy the next ten years!

  • J.M.R.

    change course hell drop dead would work better

  • Winnie

    Republicans are back with some power and the country was just beginning to recover from the last republican government. Remember that the republicans took eight long years to bring US to the brink of distruction. And now they’re back!!! Americans, you voted now let’s see if times will change for the better. I know for sure that there many who will answer my comment complaining about what you call “dumbocrats”. But I’ve said my two cents worth. What happened to the tea partiers? All they did was sent in the republicans. the rich thanks you voters once again.

    • 45caliber

      You seem to be more hopeful than me, Winnie. “The country is just beginning to recover…”? Frankly, it is continuing to go downhill at an accelerated pace from my point of view.

      • a progressive nightmare

        That’s a cold HARD fact. With the FED monitizing our massive debt the cost of everything will skyrocket within the next 12 months.

        • Raggs

          Very true!!!

          ” Get it while you can” comes to mind…

          Canned goods, dried noodles whatever it takes…

          Oh did I mention dried noodles… I found several of those hidden in washington, they are called congressional “leaders” and the dehydrator lives in the white house…..

        • http://?? Joe H.

          apn,
          already started. Food up 10%, Gasoline up 30cents and back 20. The thing about the gas is they raise it 30 cents and you start to get used to it so when they drop it back twenty everybody is happy and they still get 10 cents more!!!

          • Dan az

            Hey Joe it went to 3.30 for reg. and 3.60 for diesel here but no signs of lowering only up!

  • Tank

    He’s in bed with the big corporations who want to rape us as badly as the government, but make a profit doing it. He’s a country club orange tanned bs’er….we need real change; if it’s no in the constitution, get rid of it, no social security, no Medicare, no foreign aid no nothing no tin the constitution!

    This guy is a s much as reformer (along with his buddy Mitch McConnell who muzzled rand Paul after he said what he really thinks on TV) as Barney Frank is, he needs to go too!

    • Julie

      John Boehner is a good man who loves his country.He has never asked for or recieved an earmark.If you cannot see the passion in his voice then you are as blind as the idiots who voted OBBUMMER in.For your information ,his color is normal,he has been that way since school.Stop being hateful,with men like him in control,perhaps they can turn it around.It is not right to hate but I can’t STAND this man,I wish he would friggin croak like a frog and soon preferably.This babboon is not only incompetent but is intentionally causing this destruction.His PUPPETMASTER,GEORGE SOROS controls him and SOROS has a rich history in collapsing economies throughout the world,the U.S. stands as an obstacle to his NEW WORLD ORDER.The FED,the Democratic party was purchased for 380 MILLION.This is not a blue dog group,they are all PROGRESSIVES.OBBUMMER intends on lowering our standard of living,raising our energy bills,hiking our gas and controlling our health.The UN will control our entire country if SOROS is not stopped !!!!

  • 45caliber

    We don’t want just a “new direction”; we want a new government! That means one a LOT smaller, less spending just to spend, no “pork” projects (needed projects are another matter but they have to benefit the country, not some local group or minority), departments that aren’t any of the feds business (such as Education, HUD, etc.), improved military, and closed borders.

    If you can’t or won’t supply that, then we need someone else in Washington. Remember that!

  • doris simonis

    The repubs are in office for a trial. If we don’t hold them to repealing the health care, stop bailouts, and pork spending, they will continue as in the past. We will hold them accountable. They can also be replaced.

    • a progressive nightmare

      Yep!

  • http://none Mike

    See I told you so. I wasent going to celebrate a victory untill I was sure it was one. The very fact that Rand still got elected even after the sabatoge of both parties gives me some hope that there are still people out there that listen to the person not the party. Now we need to educate the people of Arizona and California too. The republicans country club sabatoge still worked pretty well there. Mike L.

    • 45caliber

      Mike,

      The sabotage is true every election here when Ron Paul runs. The GOP spends more money trying to beat him than they spend trying to beat any Dem in the state. And I swear they join the Dems when the GOP candidate loses.

      • http://none Mike

        Yea unfortunately we seen this on parade in this last election if you didnt tow the rino line you didnt get funding or support. I think that was the main reason Sharon Angle lost to Reid There we just couldent see the forest for the trees and failed miserably to replace a true socialist with a somewhat conservitive buisness woman. We have Carl Rove as well as a few others to thank for that. That man has served his purpose and now needs to get out of the way.That he still has any position of power in the republican party after this election worries me to no end.The republicans in general have been willing to eat their own for a while now to conserve their power in washington. Which is what caused me to switch from republican to independent in my registration(almost went liberatarian but here in Tn we didnt have one to vote for)Mike L.

  • Revolutionary Thought Adjuster

    The Republican Party too, needs to “change course,” by working to free this country from debt slavery to the international bankers, under a usury-based, fractional reserve banking system.

    Will the Republican Party now manfully step up to the plate to publicly request the credentials of the obvious usurper, Resident Obama? This first order of business is of dire importance, especially in light of the fact that highly decorated Army surgeon, Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin now stands alone, facing courtmartial before a kangaroo court.

    I am thinking that the GOP will massively “wimp out” and Lakin will end up being sacrificed for the sins of the Obama regime, the same way U.S. Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean, were thrown to the wolves.

    The GOP needs to abolish the Federal Reserve and get the United States of America out of the United Nations, which is the phony storefront of the international bankers.

    This is the mandate of the Second American Revolution and the real “Pledge” to the American People.”

    Anything less, is nothing more than shifting the deck chairs on S.S. Titanic.

    • Raggs

      Yeah… We need to call this nation… “The united nusery states”..
      Maybe thats what the UN really stands for… United Nusery…

    • 45caliber

      I don’t mind staying in the UN – as long as we start using our veto power and making sure that what they do is the best for US too. I believe we have used our veto power only about five times in the history of the UN. The Russians and Red China have used their vetos about ten or fifteen times a year! Most of time when the UN has a vote for some stupid thing that will harm us, our politicians all say something like: “But everyone wants this! It is wrong of us to veto it if there is a majority that wants it.”

      Reminds me of the environmental meetings they have. All of them want us to come across with billions a year for every country of the world – without any audits or questions about how they use the money. And the progressives gets upset when the government doesn’t agree because this shows we aren’t interested in helping the environment.

    • 45caliber

      Unfortunately I’m afraid you may be right about Larkin. I suspect that – regardless of what the court martial board personally belives – they will find him guilty because “it would be best for the country to not bring up Oblama’s qualifications for President at this time.”

      • Dan az

        45
        When you have a out of control general what happens?They get removed and when you have an out of control commander what needs to be done by the military?Its the only way if the house dosent take a stand.As far as laken goes there needs to be some generals that have some balls to stand up for this guy because they will be more guilty than the ones that tried him for following the letter of the law.

        • Dan az

          Thats larkin

  • chuckb

    the gop will do nothing more than they did last time, ‘that’s nothing”

    i have been a life long republican and about as far right as possible, i believed in the party as a right wing patriotic party. after watching and hearing what karl rove siad about christine o’connell after she won the nomination of the gop, it shook me, could that be a republican speaking those words? then, all the snide remarks made by the democrats about rove came to mind, maybe they knew something i didn’t. since that time i have really did some soul searching, having been critical of people like graham, mconnell,hastert and a lot of the others i had not really taken a closer look. thank you karl rove for opening my eyes. we have people in the party that really don’t care about the country, they operate out of the pockets of big finance. the democrats have sold their party to the marxist and are for overthrowing the constitutional aspects of the country and forming a socialist society.
    it seems to me we have only one choice, force the republicans to do the right thing or gather in mass at the capital and demand the politicians to leave “empty handed”. immigration, healthcare and taxes will destroy this nation and barry soetoro is well on his way and if the wimpy republicans in congress don’t stand against the change directed by barry, then we have the option to take necessary steps to stop mr. soetoro.

  • KG

    I wish you all the luck!!! After the last wacko bitty – you should have an easy go of it :-)

  • http://com i41

    The first thing to help create jobs is to kill and burn the onumnutt healthcare, all the while exposing Soros control of the democrat party. Second,end or kill banking reform, it protects Soros from fund malipations, again tie it to the democrats lap dogs. We all want real jobs created by private businesses not government make work crap. If we are going to rebuild roads, bridges and infrastuctures, it will be 8 years down the raod, point out to all the Congress where government agencies has stopped projects from going forward, thanks to the socialist arms of the democrat party. Since banks are sitting on plenty of cash and more money is going to the dinks, either this money goes out to actual small businesses to create even on job, none of this 1000 employee corp, it can be all run through banks no matter how small. When cuts start on government programs, cut wildlife crap waste, idles land billion dollar yearly costs, start taking welfare in government housing and place them in parks in groups away from cities to clear waste and raise their own food, housing furnished by trailer houses bought for Katernia, if these people are goingto college set up satilight schooling programs, more students, using one teacher or professor, cheapercosts. Just a start!

    • Karolyn

      Wow, i41, I could actually understand most of what you said, and I actually agree with a couple of things – not that they will ever happen! As far as college goes, anyone can take clsses online.

  • Raggs

    I still haven’t figured out how to teach a dog to climb trees… Well let’s see if putting him on the government dole has the effect I need.
    If nothing else I will register him to vote…

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Raggs,
      The REAL trick would be to teach him to vote more than once, like those Demoncrat dogs do!!!

      • eddie47d

        Yes Joe!The Democrats take the city bus tour and stop at all the polling places. Get a life meatball!LOL

  • http://hughcpeconjrs.blogspot.com/ Hugh

    Well folks. If you didn’t believe it during the mid-term campaigns, now you know its true. Obamacare will have death panels. Just like every other socialist country with government run health care. On ABC’s “This week with Christine Amanpour”. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said. “Some years down the pike, we’re going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes. It’s going to be that we’re actually going to take Medicare under control, and we’re going to have to get some additional revenue, probably from a VAT. But it’s not going to happen now.”
    Obama’s healthcare scheme passed by a Marxist congress includes committees with powers to engage in price and cost controls. This is exactly what Briton has done and its resulted in the rationing of health care for the elderly.
    Krugman believes that death panels could be a way of controlling soaring healthcare costs, along with a new VAT tax. I guess he figures we will need the additional tax revenues to pay for Obama’s 159 new government offices and programs. Like the hiring of 16,500 new IRS agents at a cost of $10 billion. Also adding another 6,00 US Public health Service commission corps. Fidel Obama expands the commissioned corps with the creation of a “Ready Reserve Corps” to be mobilized “for service in time of national emergency.” What’s worse is that Obama set himself up as the one who hand picks the officers of this Ready Reserve Corps.
    Back in July 2 2008 the wannabe Marxist in Chief stated: We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded. This should be disturbing. Don’t we already have the national guard, Sheriffs, FBI, DEA, State police, local police? Could this be the first step towards Obama’s private national security force? A police state? Sound far fetched?
    Actually this all should be expected. Just look at the type of people Obama surrounds himself with.
    Manufacturing Czar Ron Bloom: “We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system. We kinda agree with Mao Zedong that power come largely from the barrel of a gun.” Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg: Here’s what I’ve said publicly in my pay determination- nobody should receive more than a base cash salary of $500,000 maximum.” Science Czar John Holdren: “redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided for every human being.”
    You see a pattern here? Obama is a Marxist and he put into power his Marxist friends. Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein said: “It is even possible that desirable redistribution is more likely to occur through climate change policy.” Czar by Czar Obama has placed far far left people in the infrastructure.
    America lets do a better job at electing a new president in 2012

  • http://hughcpeconjrs.blogspot.com/ Hugh

    Extending the Bush Tax Relief for Americans Earning Less than $200,000 a Year Is Not a Tax Cut
    The President’s budget proposal calls for the repeal of the Bush tax cuts for high-income earners, and an extension—albeit temporary—of these tax cuts for “middle class” earners (individuals earning less than $200,000 per year and households earning less than $250,000 per year). One of the claims made by supporters of the Obama plan is that continuing or extending the Bush tax provisions is equal to a tax cut—which implies a cut in levels and rates of taxation below that of current law. But, given that an extension of current policy is exactly an extension of current levels and rates of taxation, it is clearly false to speak of tax cuts.
    Allowing this current policy to expire for any income-earning group can be interpreted in no other way than as a tax increase.[1] In other words, the extension is not meant to— and will not—lower tax levels and rates for these individuals and households below the levels in current law; but expiration most certainly will raise taxes for those affected by the expiration of the tax relief provision.
    No matter how one views this policy debate, the notion that it is about whether to endorse a tax cut is logically—and factually— flawed. Rather, the debate is entirely about whether or not to allow the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cut laws for certain groups, or for all taxpayers. Thus, the end of the debate will yield one of two outcomes: Taxes will go up on some or all taxpayers; or taxes will remain the same for everyone.
    [1] J. D. Foster, “Obama Tax Hikes Defended by Myths and Straw Men,” Heritage FoundationBackgrounder No. 2454, August 26, 2010, at http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2010/08/Obama-Tax-Hikes-Defended-by-Myths-and-Straw-Men.

  • Briansz

    If Americans want to see change, they need to get rid of these ignorant narcissists like the John Boehners and the Rand Pauls of this world and not vote them into office. I can no longer listen to these republican fortunate sons preaching austerity while maintaining their extravagant lifestyles and while young middle class Americans are dying at the prime of their lives for some useless war s invented in the Middle East and in Asia by armchair old foagy fortunate sons that need to get their rocks off getting young people killed. These politicians creep me out. Their only rôle in life has been to serve big business interests and their rich crony friends while telling the middle class to buckle down on their needs and fight their wars while they wait for some tid bits to trickle down from greedy corporations that adore an invisible hand that twists the market to their advantage while the middle class works their asses off supporting the big lie called the American Dream. These corporatist politicians can’t even answer a simple question about what they want to cut. Like Humpty Dumpty, they babble about anything and then change their positions about what they actually said. Like Alice stuck in Wonderland with these strange creepy characters, Americans are also stuck with similar creepy politicians in this American nightmare trying to make sense of all their double talk and mumbo jumbo positions that only create more austerity for the middle class. And one then wonders why the American people are mixed up. There has to be limits to all this collective denial when one turns around and votes to bring back the same creeps that caused the economic problems in the first place and who exported American jobs into the third world and who then turn around and tell the middle class that they expect too much while these creeps laugh all the way to the bank preaching monetary scarcity to we the people. Obviously, for anybody who has one ounce of intelligence left, cutting the big ticket item of waste like the military and war machine budget would be the real solution to monetary scarcity excuse. Imagine getting rid of their wars, we would have enough money to provide health care, social services and quality education in the USA and world wide instead of letting these ignorant politicians piss all this money into their fabricated and invented wars that they and their fortunate sons don’t even go out and fight for. As the old saying could say,there are 3 types of lies: small lies, big lies and republicans.

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