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Bridget Johnson


May 10, 2012 - 12:00 pm

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) went after President Obama’s “to-do list” for Congress, calling his presidency as small as the faux Post-It note bearing said list for lawmakers.

“The House is doing its work. The House is governing,” Boehner said at today’s press conference.

“And what do we get from the other side?” he continued. “Show votes in the Senate, more gimmicks and posturing by the president. I can’t think of a better symbol of how small this presidency has become than looking at the Post-It note that the president’s been carrying around. We’ve got the most powerful office in the world – there to tackle big problems – and he’s shrunken it to the size of a Post-It note.”

Boehner said Republicans want to work with Obama, but “it’s about time that he get serious.”

“My goodness — our economy is stuck, we have a national debt over $15 trillion, millions of Americans are out of work, and all the president has is his gimmicky ‘to-do list?’” Boehner said. “Give me a break.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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