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December 21, 2012
[Calling for John Boehner’s ouster] is like saying that the superintendent of an insane asylum should be discharged because he couldn’t control the crazy people. It’s nuts.
GOP Rep. Steve “That’s A Bullshit Question" LaTourette, in the wake of Boehner’s failure to rally his own caucus around his “Plan B” legislation to avert the fiscal cliff. The accuracy of this characterization aside, we’d argue that a superintendent of an asylum who can’t control the inmates probably should, indeed, be discharged. source
20:41 // 1 year ago
July 12, 2012
reuters:

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (L) applauds as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) reacts during an event posthumously awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol fresco painter Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880), “in recognition of his many artistic contributions to the United States Capitol” in the U.S. Capitol, Washington July 11, 2012. [REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque] 
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He has something in his eye.

reuters:

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (L) applauds as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) reacts during an event posthumously awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol fresco painter Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880), “in recognition of his many artistic contributions to the United States Capitol” in the U.S. Capitol, Washington July 11, 2012. [REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque] 

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He has something in his eye.

13:03 // 2 years ago
June 6, 2012
reuters:



Anyone want to try to continue this amusing metaphor?

reuters:

Anyone want to try to continue this amusing metaphor?

11:10 // 2 years ago
March 29, 2012

Ryan budget passes, heads to certain death in the Senate

  • yesThe House GOP passed this year’s Paul Ryan budget, the party’s annual flagship legislation, with 10 Republicans voting against it and no Democrats voting for it.
  • noThe bill won’t go anywhere from here, as it’s now in Senate Democrats’ hands, and Democrats, as in past years, are none too fond of Ryan’s budget. source
20:40 // 2 years ago
August 16, 2011

John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi both very unpopular

  • -24 net approval of Speaker John Boehner
  • -24 net approval of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi source

» The moral of the story? Don’t become Speaker of the House. Boehner’s approval ratings have fallen thirty-one points (!) since he assumed the Speaker’s chair; Pelosi, meanwhile, is just as hated as when she handed over the gavel. These numbers comport with surveys showing Congressional disapproval ratings at their highest levels in thirty years.

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22:26 // 2 years ago
July 31, 2011

producermatthew:

Raw video: President Obama says an agreement has been reached between the White House and key GOP leaders over the national debt crisis. [ABC News]

The speech, in video form.

21:17 // 2 years ago
January 31, 2011
That would be a financial disaster not only for our country, but for the worldwide economy.
Speaker Of The House John Boehner • Appearing on Fox News Sunday, the Speaker waded into the debt ceiling issue, seeming to suggest that to his mind, failure to raise the limit would be unthinkable. The nature of Boehner’s unabashed candor is very surprising, considering the Republican voices who have recently toyed with the idea of voting against raising the ceiling. This may be an early example of the internal struggle between establishment Republicanism and their new Tea Party cohorts. source (viafollow)
12:52 // 3 years ago