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(Washington Post)   Boehner aborts Plan B, Plan C is to go home for Christmas   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 485
    More: Fail, Boehner, christmas, Harry M. Reid, GOP leaders, House Speaker, Eric Cantor  
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2012-12-20 10:58:13 PM  
Worse. Speaker. Of. The. House. Ever.

This man is bad at his job.
 
2012-12-20 11:03:34 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Worse. Speaker. Of. The. House. Ever.

This man is bad at his job.


No one could be both Speaker and rooted in reality these days.  So basically Boener's timing for ascending to the speakership just sucked.

But that doesn't change the fact that he speaks really douchey in his press conferences.
 
2012-12-20 11:04:01 PM  
Wow I spent all my energy and vitriol on two redlit threads. GOP is farked beyond all hope. To be honest I'm kind of scared of what is going to happen to the economy if nothing is done.
 
2012-12-20 11:11:08 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
"Oh I'm the Speaker, the Speaker is me
And I say that I'm through with planning Plan B
Whiskey is good, so pour me some whiskey
Whiskey whiskey whiskey whiskey whiskey"

4.bp.blogspot.com
"I cannot control my alcoholism or the House Republicans..." *sob*
 
2012-12-20 11:15:54 PM  
Cry havoc! And let slip the cuts to war!
 
2012-12-20 11:16:32 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Worse. Speaker. Of. The. House. Ever.

This man is bad at his job.




Worse than whats his apname before Pelosi?
 
2012-12-20 11:21:18 PM  
Now... just stay with me here... now why can't we just let tax rates rise back to Clinton levels?
 
2012-12-20 11:21:54 PM  
I thought I'd seen it all when the Soviet Union collapsed. Now, the Republican party.
 
2012-12-20 11:22:20 PM  
Does this mean we won't have another dozen headlines with this same unbelievably shiatty joke?
 
2012-12-20 11:22:29 PM  
That's it. We're Boehned
 
2012-12-20 11:22:29 PM  
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2012-12-20 11:22:53 PM  
Good. Stay there.
 
2012-12-20 11:24:42 PM  

DarkSkyForever: Now... just stay with me here... now why can't we just let tax rates rise back to Clinton levels?


because to hear the GOP tell it that would mean economic Armageddon
 
2012-12-20 11:24:52 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Cry havoc! And let slip the cuts to war!


This is the winter of their discount tent!
 
2012-12-20 11:25:00 PM  
Eric cantor has been like a snake in the grass, waiting for boehner to fark hisself. He got his wish
 
2012-12-20 11:25:24 PM  
Takes ball, goes home.

awildduck.com
 
2012-12-20 11:26:17 PM  
So all of you on the left who were raging at Obama for compromising, this is why I told you to relax.  The GOP is farking clown shoes.  The Democrats are united and have made several good faith compromises that they can show the people (including a tax cut bill that's passed the Senate), but the Tea Baggers are prepared to sink the ship out of spite.  Boehner has no control over them and now the knives are truly coming out.  All Obama has to do is sit back and wait.  If he can peel off enough GOP support to prevent a filibuster and push through a deal in the House, he doesn't need Boehner anymore.  If he can't, then he can sit back while we go over the cliff, let the GOP take the blame and then reset the terms after the first of the year.
 
2012-12-20 11:26:25 PM  
thedcam.com
 
2012-12-20 11:27:45 PM  
Was a legitimate plan?
 
2012-12-20 11:28:49 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Worse. Speaker. Of. The. House. Ever.

This man is bad at his job.


How quickly they forget......

the-american-journal.com

t0.gstatic.com

1.bp.blogspot.com

images.sodahead.com

4.bp.blogspot.com


/The Adulterer laughs in your general direction.
 
2012-12-20 11:30:03 PM  
Did he cry? I don't think I've ever seen a grown man bawl as much as he does
 
2012-12-20 11:31:20 PM  
Looks like.....

*PUTS ON SUNGLASSES*

....... Boehner pulled out.

YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
 
2012-12-20 11:31:50 PM  
oh, he's crying. Knee-crawling drunk, too...
 
2012-12-20 11:32:00 PM  
i933.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-20 11:32:08 PM  

DarkSkyForever: Now... just stay with me here... now why can't we just let tax rates rise back to Clinton levels?


Or, why not just go back to Clinton Spending Levels?
 
2012-12-20 11:32:15 PM  
Must admit I got a kick out of the author's use of the Speakers full name.

John A. Boehner

How did anybody ever take this guy seriously?

Are we all getting shiat on because John A. Boehner got picked on one too may times in public school?

Is that why he has a hard-on for defunding public education?

Was three questions enough?
 
2012-12-20 11:33:33 PM  
There is almost nothing that gives me more joy than watching the GOP screw themselves over.

How can he not take Obama's deal now? He can't get the votes to pass his own deal in the Republican house.

GOP you suck!!!
 
2012-12-20 11:33:46 PM  

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: Darth_Lukecash: Worse. Speaker. Of. The. House. Ever.

This man is bad at his job.

How quickly they forget......











/The Adulterer laughs in your general direction.


Naah. He's a disgusting human being but he was able to get bills passed.

Boehner is a disgusting human being that can't get bills passed.

For all the misguided hate on Pelosi, she really got stuff done.
 
2012-12-20 11:33:50 PM  
Honestly, did we really think this would end any differently? Boehner has no control over his fellow House Republicans. This has happened every time they've gone to the negotiation table. Boehner offers something, his party balks at it, negotiations fall through. You may as well bet on another "kick the can down the road" vote, as that's the only thing that they might agree on.
 
2012-12-20 11:33:55 PM  
There are not enough clown shoes in existence to accurately explain this magnitude of absurdity.
 
2012-12-20 11:34:08 PM  
Someone please help me out here with a non-partisan assessment of the situation. As I understand it, if we go over this so called "fiscal cliff" we run the chance of going into another recession. Is this chance of recession the only real reason not to strike some kind of deal now? And how likely is it we would slip into this possible recession if tax rates are left alone?

I
 
2012-12-20 11:34:29 PM  
If there was ever a time to dust off the ole EPIC FAIL meme.........
 
2012-12-20 11:34:31 PM  

foreman3: DarkSkyForever: Now... just stay with me here... now why can't we just let tax rates rise back to Clinton levels?

Or, why not just go back to Clinton Spending Levels?


HOW ABOUT BOTH?! For fark's sake....
 
2012-12-20 11:35:19 PM  
Abandon all hope,
ye who gee oh pee
 
2012-12-20 11:35:50 PM  
He can't work on it until after tomorrow just in case the Mayans were right and he has to explain himself to Ronald Regan and Republican Jesus.
 
2012-12-20 11:35:51 PM  
This is the guy who today accused Obama of being unwilling to stand up to his own party.

www.soul-amen.com
 
2012-12-20 11:36:09 PM  
and the Obvious question:

How in the hell do you ever suggest a plan like this unless you are 100% sure you have the votes. Because if you don't it makes your position much much weaker. Your position now is "I need Democrat support even in the house to pass it".
 
2012-12-20 11:36:33 PM  

sonnyboy11: Is this chance of recession the only real reason not to strike some kind of deal now?


We have to raise taxes and cut spending or else we'll go over the cliff which will result in us raising taxes and cutting spending.
 
2012-12-20 11:36:47 PM  
Clearly, this just shows how unwilling Obama is to compromise.
 
2012-12-20 11:37:19 PM  
I bet John Boner's cheeks flushed from orange to darker orange.
 
2012-12-20 11:37:39 PM  

Rann Xerox: Looks like.....

*PUTS ON SUNGLASSES*

....... Boehner pulled out.

YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!


No he shrank under the pressure.

/is it cold in here?
//shrinkage
 
2012-12-20 11:38:04 PM  

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: Darth_Lukecash: Worse. Speaker. Of. The. House. Ever.

This man is bad at his job.

How quickly they forget......

[the-american-journal.com image 350x230]

[t0.gstatic.com image 277x182]

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 330x270]

[images.sodahead.com image 350x232]

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 620x465]

/The Adulterer laughs in your general direction.


I. WILL. EAT. YOUR. SOUL.
media.salon.com
 
2012-12-20 11:38:08 PM  

DarkSkyForever: Now... just stay with me here... now why can't we just let tax rates rise back to Clinton levels?


Looks like that's what's probably going to happen.
 
2012-12-20 11:38:11 PM  
I can only come up with two possible explanations for how the GOP is handling this:

1. They think that the next election cycle is too far away for it to matter that Obama currently has his highest approval rating since we killed bin Laden, and that a majority of Americans will blame the GOP if we go over the fiscal cliff.

2. Potato.
 
2012-12-20 11:38:13 PM  
Looks like the Republicans are going to be blamed for higher taxes. How perfect is that?

We need to go thru tough times to start paying down the debt, might as well take down the Republicans at the same time.

/or, y'know, they could just compromise like big boys
//starting with extending the tax rates for 98% of Americans, if Boehner would just let it come to a vote
 
2012-12-20 11:38:31 PM  
Wait, he was actually trying to get Republicans to go for the tax hike?
Actually?
 
2012-12-20 11:38:49 PM  
Can you imagine the hell this poor bastard went through in grade school- little Johnny boner Nya nya nya!
 
2012-12-20 11:39:08 PM  

Corvus: There is almost nothing that gives me more joy than watching the GOP screw themselves over.

How can he not take Obama's deal now? He can't get the votes to pass his own deal in the Republican house.

GOP you suck!!!


Watching Eric Cantor run away from the press tonight would be hilarious if the consequences weren't so great.  You never want to say never in politics, but it sure feels like the GOP screwed themselves tonight.  If I were Obama, I would make another offer to Boehner (by choice, not because he's forced to) and see if they can get enough votes to push something through.  Otherwise, cut Boehner out and see if Obama can get the votes himself.

And we've barely begun the gun control fight :)
 
2012-12-20 11:39:17 PM  
From Politico:

"Things were so bad for Speaker John Boehner Thursday night, support for his Plan B tax bill so diminished, the limits of his power with his own party laid bare, that he stood in front of the House Republican Conference and recited the Serenity Prayer.

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

Boehner nearly cried."
 
2012-12-20 11:39:19 PM  
Come on troll boy. Make 'em stay through Christmas. You know you want to....
 
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