Speaker of the House (and sneaky helpful cheater this year at the RNC, helping them bypass the will of the delegates) John Boehner once again demonstrates that he does not have neither the intestinal fortitude nor the moral authority to be the majority leader in the House of Representatives. On the heels of Barack Obama's re-election, Boehner said, “This is your moment” and “we want you to succeed.”
Boehner said on Wednesday, “If there’s a mandate in yesterday’s [election] results it’s a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation."
The challenges Boehner is referring to are numerous, including the automatic defense cut spending, the expiration of the Bush tax cuts, a debt limit increase and the expiration of the continuing resolution to keep funding the government without a formal budget.
He claims that Republicans are willing to work with Obama to avoid the "fiscal cliff."
“Mr. President, this is your moment,” Boehner said. “We’re ready to be led not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Americans. We want you to lead not as a liberal or a conservative, but as the president of the United States of America. We want you to succeed. Let’s challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us.”
My friends, this is exactly why we are in the mess we are in. Republicans have offered us RINOs (Republicans in name only). Boehner is merely one in a long line of them. The latest being Mitt Romney and before him John McCain and before him George W. Bush and before him Bob Dole. Anyone else seeing a pattern here?
There was no mandate at all on either side from the American people. Instead there was merely division. Frankly the working class and those that actually are paying attention, would just as soon the Republicans stop the continuing resolutions and force the Democrats to balance the budget, not raise the debt ceiling and do what they were put in office by their constituents to do.
Interestingly enough, Congressmen were not put in office by America. They were put in office by their constituents. They represent them. Guys like Boehner are supposed to be, if nothing else, fiscally responsible, but instead of manning up and dealing with the issues head on, they have chosen the path of least resistance for political expediency and wish to not appear as the bad men and have allowed trillions of dollars to be added to our national debt because they would not stand on principle, but rather continued to compromise.
Honestly, not only does the GOP need to get rid of people like Reince Priebus as chairman, but the new Congress coming in needs to remove the current Speaker of the House and put someone in there who has some real leadership abilities.
Here's Boehner's worthless comments: