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Stephen Kruiser

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March 13, 2013 - 11:20 pm

We can only hope.

House Speaker John Boehner, the top elected Republican in the United States, agreed that wide differences remain, even after Obama’s strong re-election victory last November.

Boehner did not restrain his criticism following Wednesday’s meeting, telling reporters: “Republicans want to balance the budget. The president doesn’t. Republicans want to solve our long-term debt problem. The president doesn’t. We want to unlock our energy resources to put more Americans back to work. The president doesn’t.”

Gotta love the thoroughly brain-dead implication that because Obama won the presidency, the members of the House should capitulate. All of those Republicans winning House races to maintain control must not have counted has being part of a real election.

I remain as surprised as anyone that Boehner didn’t blink in the face of Sequester Scare Theater. It just takes one time and, having gotten through his first exhibition of evidence of a spine without having the world crumble around him, Boehner seems emboldened. This may (MAY) be why the president is suddenly fond of having dinner with everyone rather than hitting the trail to tell horror stories around the ideological campfire.

It’s far too early to tell if the Spinate Boehner is a real thing or if the next “crisis” will catch him on a bad tanning day but at this point all many of us can afford is some weak hope for the best.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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The Kamikaze conservatives are responsible for this meme. Boehner beat the President on taxes in January and beat him sequestor. He is even going beat him on the CR.

On any number of issues I find that many conservative, or really Libertarians, haven't got a clue on how the constitutional government works. They think evey Presidential pronouncement has the immediate force of law, any gun control measure introduced into a red state legislature automatically become law, or by the waving of magic wand by the Speaker Republican policies can be implemented by one house of Congress.

These "friends' undoubtedly slept through their high school civics class.
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Boehner stumbled into what ended up being a bargaining chip for him with the deal at the beginning of the year. He was thoroughly awful during the last debt ceiling "negotiations". In fact, his voting record on this has historically been unsatisfactory. I'm very well aware of how this representative republic works and my disgruntlement with Boehner has to do with how he functions in his leadership role. He has a habit of last minute capitulation to bad ideas (Google "crap sandwich"). I don't think he has a magic wand, but I do think he could exhibit a little more resolve from time to time and that's what this post was about.
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Cute speech. Pity Boehner has proven time and again that while he can talk a good game when the chips are down, he can't be trusted to stand fast.
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It depends partly on whether he has a group he can lead, or a herd of cats (fat or otherwise).
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