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January 24, 2010

House GOP Leader John Boehner (R-OH) Delivers Weekly Republican Address

Delivering the weekly Republican address, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) provides a prebuttal to President Obamas upcoming State of the Union address. Boehner says Republican Scott Brown's victory in the Massachusetts special election gives Washington Democrats a choice: work with Republicans to create jobs and get our economy moving again or double down on the job-killing policies that are making matters worse. Boehner also outlines Republicans better solutions to address todays challenges, including a no-cost jobs plan and the only health care bill that would lower premiums up to 10 percent.

Boehner said earlier this week that health care is not as dead as he wanted it to be.

Boehner: "Nearly a year ago the President signed into law a trillion dollar stimulus with promises that jobs would be created immediately and that unemployment would stay below 8%, since then roughly 3 million people have lost their jobs........

We know that Washington Democrats will pull out all the stops to try and shove this government takeover of health care with its Medicare cuts and tax hikes and if there's a sweetheart deal that needs to be cut, Democrats wil cut it, if there's a vote that needs to be bought, they'll buy it

So at the State of the Union, we'll listen to what the President has to say, but make no mistake, if the powers that be keep turning their backs on the people, Republicans will continue to challenge the the status quo"


Democrats Continue to Ignore the Will of the American People


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White House nightmare persists

At the end of Barack Obama’s worst week since taking power a year ago, the US president’s fortunes look set only to deteriorate over the coming days. Obama has just four days to reboot the system.

The US president had originally delayed next week’s State of the Union address to Congress in the hope he would get his signature healthcare reform bill enacted in time. That prospect, already waning, was killed dead by the voters in Massachusetts. A growing number of Democrats believe the nine-month effort could collapse altogether.

The death of the healthcare effort would rob Mr Obama of what he had hoped would be the centrepiece of his first State of the Union message. “It now looks extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get anything resembling a broad healthcare bill out of Congress,” said Scott Lilley, a senior fellow at the liberal Centre for American Progress, the think-tank that is closest to the White House. “In his State of the Union, Obama has to slim down his ambitions. It should be short and simple and focus on jobs.”

Republicans are in even less of a mood to co-operate with Democrats than before. The difference is that with 41 seats in the Senate they are in a position to block almost anything Mr Obama proposes – including the Wall Street regulatory measures he announced on Thursday.

“Obama has to decide whether he wants to be a transformational president, which looks optimistic at this stage, or merely an effective president,” says Bruce Josten, head of government affairs at the US Chamber of Commerce, which has spent tens of millions of dollars opposing healthcare. “My advice would be that he pick up the phone and ask for Bill Clinton’s advice on how to recover from a situation like this.”

Nor can Mr Obama rely on unity within his own party, which has been in disarray, if not panic, since Tuesday. For example, Mr Obama’s more populist tack on Wall Street re-regulation failed to attract endorsement from Chris Dodd, chairman of the Senate banking committee, even though he was present when Mr Obama made the announcement.

Worse, most people do not think Mr Obama can even command unity within his own administration on the Wall Street proposals amid growing speculation about whether Tim Geithner, the Treasury secretary, can survive in his job. Mr Geithner was conspicuously sidelined during Thursday’s announcement by the presence of Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman, who lent his name to the push to rein in Wall Street banks.

The speculation about Mr Geithner is only likely to grow. “The Obama proposals were clearly politically motivated and came from the White House not the Treasury,” says a Democratic adviser to the administration, who withheld his name.

Finally, there is increasingly open Democratic disaffection about the way Mr Obama is managing relations with Capitol Hill. Many believe that Rahm Emanuel, Mr Obama’s aggressive chief of staff, served Mr Obama badly by persuading the president that his election was a transformational moment in US politics that gave him the opportunity to push through long-cherished Democratic goals, such as healthcare reform.

In fact, exit polls from Mr Obama’s election showed that almost two-thirds of the voters cited the economy as their chief concern, with fewer than one in 10 mentioning healthcare. Mr Emanuel is also perceived to have mishandled the day-to-day logistics of getting healthcare through Congress.

By leaving the scripting of the details of the healthcare bill to Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, the White House openly courted the risk of chaos. Tellingly, in his victory speech in Boston on Tuesday, Scott Brown, the new Republican senator, cited voter disdain for the sight of lots of “old men” on Capitol Hill bickering over healthcare reform at a time when their priority was jobs.

“I haven’t seen Rahm Emanuel except on television,” Jim Pascrell, a Democratic lawmaker from New Jersey, told Politico, the news website, on Friday. “We used to see him a lot; I’d like him to come out from behind his desk and meet with the common folk.”
In short, Mr Obama’s nightmare January could easily slip into a nightmare February. “Unless and until the president changes the way his White House, works, things are going to continue to go badly for him,” says the head of a Democratic think-tank. “Heads still have to roll.”


Wild Thing's comment..........

Good for Boehner.

Stupid democrats will never listen to the people, they are way too into being dictators and wanting BIG government.

I love it so much that for the first time in a VERY long horrible year for our beloved country, FINALLY Obama is having a BAD week!!!!

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at January 24, 2010 04:49 AM


The White House teeming with its Tax Cheats, anyone associated with or attempting to be part of obama's politburo are Tax Cheats. Good example of the double standard. So much for THEM having some "skin" in the game. Then there are the Communist side of the administration, the Science Czar Dr. Holdren who wants to contaminate the water to sterilize the population, not unlike George Bernard Shaw(Playwrite and Communist) who wanted science to invent a gas that would kill all the undesirables in a painless fashion.

Then there's Anita Dunn who holds Mao up as one of her most admired people. Let's see Mao killed how many Million Chinese close to 60 Million, and this is a role model for the administration.

And obama thinks the people are still mad at Bush
a Republican and Massachusetts is so confused they voted for a Republican. Must be the drinking water, Holdren's been screwing around with.

Now obama's attacking the Banking industry and Wall Street, that's really smart. Every time he opens his mouth the Dow goes south.

In all obama's accomplished nothing caused nothing but fear and chaos throughout the country and given the Republicans a brand new weapon for victory, Obama himself.

Posted by: Mark at January 24, 2010 09:03 AM

Again the Repub Party has a chance to grab the reins and halt the Democrat merry-go-round. I like Boehner. He seems to be a good leader. Now if he can get ahold of the "moderate" Repubs and guide them in the right direction we can continue to be a roadblock to Democrat plans and programs.

I am hoping that 2010 brings a mass of new Reups into now held Democrat seats. That would be another blow to obama, Holder, Emanuel and company.

Posted by: TomR at January 24, 2010 11:06 AM

I don't see all that many differences in ideology between Hussein Obama and Saddam Hussein, fascism and control, where Obama is still getting his butchers in order. As for the Repubs, they still love Collins, McCain, Lindsey Graham, Olympia Snowe, two bit whores that can be bought with Democrat dollars. Remember these bastards still have $billions stolen from the treasury under Tarp etc. in their hands.

Posted by: Jack at January 24, 2010 12:51 PM

Mark, Ditto all of that and this for sure.
"Every time he opens his mouth the Dow goes south."

Tom, I would love that soooo much. Massive losses of the dems.

Jack, I agree, there are a lot of things similar, especially their personalities.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 24, 2010 11:05 PM

This slimy bastard calls "We The People", a "Buzzsaw"? I thought that we were "bitterly clinging to GOD and Guns", or that we are "Right Wing Extremists", Or "Veteran Extremists", but never would have thought that we are a "Buzzsaw".
Guess we will have to take that up with our local chapters of the "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy", and see what we can do to keep obummer on the run.

Posted by: Frankly Opinionated at January 25, 2010 07:41 PM