John Boehner ‘I have learned to deal with jackasses’

This is what good old John thinks of Conservatives. Anyone think that the so-called Immigration Reform bill is not coming our way? Now the purge begins of his enemies.

September 19, 2014.

House Republicans are quietly discussing a proposal that could fundamentally alter the way future speakers of the House are chosen, according to multiple GOP sources, with the objective of avoiding a repeat of John Boehner’s embarrassing reelection vote in 2013.

The rule tweak began as an informal discussion but has morphed into a concrete proposal that is beginning to circulate in the House. According to people briefed on it, any Republican who votes on the House floor in January against the conference’s nominee for House speaker—that is, the candidate chosen by a majority of the House GOP during its closed-door leadership elections in November—would be severely punished. Specifically, sources say, any dissenters would be stripped of all committee assignments for that Congress.
“There’s a real concern that there’s between 30 and 40 people that would vote against the speaker on the House floor, so they’re trying to change the conference rules to make sure that doesn’t happen,” said a GOP member familiar with the proposal.

Boehner: ‘I have learned to deal with jackasses’

Every skill he needs to do his current job he learned working in his dad’s bar, House speaker John Boehner told Jay Leno on Thursday night. Chief among them: “You have to learn to deal with every jacka** that walks in the door.”

That requires the speaker, at times, to be the “big-brother figure,” at others, “the father figure” or “the dean of students or the principal.” “Some of them I have to be the Gestapo,” he said.

Boehner described his job as “trying to get 218 frogs in a wheelbarrow long enough to pass a bill.” Nonetheless, he said he welcomes the diversity of his caucus and praised the Tea Barty for bringing “great energy to the political process.” (Laugh line here) More at National Review

House

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) drew sharp criticism Friday for poking fun at Republicans who oppose recent efforts to tackle immigration reform.

“Here’s the attitude. Ohhhh! Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh! This is too hard,” Boehner said theatrically, wincing and pulling a funny face during a speech Thursday at the Middletown Rotary Club in Ohio.Here is a refresher Mr. Boehner.

“Boehner doesn’t seem very concerned about trying to win over Republican detractors who are aiming to unseat him,” the report said. “Since October, when conservatives forced an unpopular partial shutdown of the federal government, he’s stopped disguising his disdain for Tea Party groups and their tactics, calculating that enough other Republicans are fed up, too.”

House Speaker John Boehner mocked his colleagues for not tackling immigration reform during a rotary club meeting. 

CBS This Morning
April 25, 2014

 

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Vote Tally Count House Speaker John Boehner 2015 Paul Ryan Update

UPDATE: Paul Ryan vote tally here

Below is the previous posting of the election of John Boehner last year.

TOTALS     REPUBLICAN     DEMOCRAT
BOEHNER 216
50%
216 0
PELOSI 164
38%
0 164
WEBSTER (FL) 12
3%
12 0
GOHMERT 3
1%
3 0
JORDON 2
0%
2 0
YOHO 2
0%
2 0
HON. JEFF SESSIONS 1
0%
1 0
COOPER 1
0%
0 1
LEWIS 1
0%
0 1
DEFAZIO 1
0%
0 1
MCCARTHY 1
0%
1 0
GOWDY 1
0%
1 0
HON. RAND PAUL 1
0%
1 0
COLIN POWELL 1
0%
0 1
DUNCAN (SC) 1
0%
1 0
PRESENT 1
0%
1 0
NOT VOTING 25
6%
5 20
REQUIRED: Simple Majority

Breakdown of individual votes at link below. Who voted for which speaker.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h2

Omnibus Budget deal to cut retirees benefits for millions UPDATE

UPDATE:

Congress’ backroom pension-cutting deal is even worse than expected

By Los Angeles Times @latimes

Back to my post”

On a personal note, I am far too angry and upset to do a decent post on this topic as I am about to see my 30 year worked for pension go down the drain with this obscene Boehner budget fiasco. I have taken liberally from Always on Watch, and I thank her. UPDATE: Passed procedural vote 214 to 212

Here is a link to the procedural vote breakdown at GOV Track:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2014/h561

UPDATE:BLOOD IN THE WATER: TEAMSTERS, JIMMY HOFFA, JR. TO CONGRESS: KILL THE OMNIBUS BILL

“On behalf of the 1.4 million members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, I am writing to ask that you vote NO on the rule and NO on the Omnibus Appropriations Bill,” Hoffa wrote to all members of Congress on Wednesday afternoon. “This bill and its self-executing rule will slash the pensions of thousands of retirees who worked years for a pension that they thought would provide them financial security in their retirement years. That promise is now busted.”

Back to the orginal post. Excerpt from the article Washington Post here.

Congressional leaders hammer out deal to allow pension plans to cut retiree benefits

A measure that would for the first time allow the benefits of current retirees to be severely cut is set to be attached to a massive spending bill, part of an effort to save some of the nation’s most distressed pension plans.

The rule would alter 40 years of federal law and could affect millions of workers, many of them part of a shrinking corps of middle-income employees in businesses such as trucking, construction and supermarkets….

Note the example cited below the fold.

Whitlow Wyatt, 70, retired with a $3,300-a-month pension in 2000 after working more than 33 years as a long-haul driver. He could face pension reductions of 30 percent or more if Congress permits trustees of the hard-pressed pension fund to slash benefits.

Read the entire article here

Just imagine what havoc these cuts would work upon the personal budgets of many already-retired, elderly retirees under the age of seventy-five!  Retirees who are over age seventy-five or disabled are exempt from the cuts.

Thanks to Always on Watch – wander over. My comment:

Millions of Healthcare workers will lose their benefits. The majority of Hospitals were late in ending defined pension plans as part of contracts with workers. These are not government workers who retired after 25 years with 80 percent salaries as pensions. The problem is not with the ERISA, but rather the ability of Companies to borrow against the set aside funding for pensions, and then merge or sell, divesting themselves of these obligations and leaving ERISA stuck with the bill.
Looks like I will be enjoying food stamps shortly. Thanks John Boehner.

Comrade Boehner offers 10 lies in support of Omnibus budget bill

UPDATE for individual votes. This is procedural vote only.

Vote Tally Count Omnibus budget bill

Ten things Comrade Boehner wants you to know about his porkulus coming down. But of course the dang website had been down so I guess we don’t get the three days. Here is a taste of what is in the bill, 401K’s next.

PENSIONS:

For the first time, the benefits of current retirees could be severely cut, part of an effort to save some of the nation’s most distressed pension plans. The change would alter 40 years of federal law and could affect millions of workers, many of them part of a shrinking corps of middle-income employees in businesses such as trucking, construction and supermarkets. Read more on this here.

Wander over to his page if you want to read his 10 lies. Just Like Obamacare: Boehner’s Omnibus Website Fails, Bill Text Disappears Behind ‘Server Error’

A few short hours after the House GOP posted Speaker John Boehner’s 1,603-page $1.1 trillion omnibus bill text on its website, the website failed.

The bill text—both the PDF and the XML versions—went down around 11 p.m. on Wednesday night, for unspecified reasons. Speaker Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel hasn’t responded to inquiries as to why the bill is no longer available for the public to see.

Instead of the bill being available online, the website reads: “Server Error.”

“401 – Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials,” the website now reads. “You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.”

The Rules Committee website which serves as a gateway to get to the bill text is still up.

More over at Breitbart

From Boehner Gov: (10 point plan)

The House Appropriations Committee has released the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill.  The bill contains a number of important measures to fulfill the people’s priorities, including protecting jobs, stopping wasteful spending, reining in government overreach, and funding our national security. -“

Comments from so called “dummies” over at his website:

Full ObamaCare funding, FULL amnesty funding, and $250 million MORE than Obama wants for the EPA –oh, and a disgraceful cut to housing money for rank-and-file military.

HE GOP “LEADERSHIP” HAS GONE INSANE:

The $1.1 TRILLION dollar “cromnibus” spending bill being RAMMED through the House with Dem votes is a DISASTER…. Not only does it FULLY FUND every aspect of ObamaCare, and FULLY FUND every aspect of Obama’s illegal executive amnesty, it gives the Environmental Protection Agency $250 million MORE than Obama requests…. In short — the bill – just four weeks after a massive, historical Republican election – looks as if DEMOCRATS have huge congressional majorities… It absolutely BOGGLES THE MIND, the level to which Rs are in lockstep with Democrats, who doubtless can’t believe how stupid they are.

Full screed of Mr Boner at Boehner Gov with his 10 point lies.

Boehner threatens purge of member’s Committee seats if not supported

Boehner is taking no chances in being removed from his speakership. Apparently our cry baby can only remain in control under Gestapo like tactics. Back in 2012 we came within 4 votes of defeating him. Twelve brave souls voted their conscience and Boehner purged them more like a third world Government would react than a Democracy. Brave souls lost their Committee seats. Welcome to North Korea. Dissent will not be tolerated. First the latest, then the back story in 2012. Here we go:

September 19, 2014. House Republicans are quietly discussing a proposal that could fundamentally alter the way future speakers of the House are chosen, according to multiple GOP sources, with the objective of avoiding a repeat of John Boehner’s embarrassing reelection vote in 2013.

The rule tweak began as an informal discussion but has morphed into a concrete proposal that is beginning to circulate in the House. According to people briefed on it, any Republican who votes on the House floor in January against the conference’s nominee for House speaker—that is, the candidate chosen by a majority of the House GOP during its closed-door leadership elections in November—would be severely punished. Specifically, sources say, any dissenters would be stripped of all committee assignments for that Congress.
“There’s a real concern that there’s between 30 and 40 people that would vote against the speaker on the House floor, so they’re trying to change the conference rules to make sure that doesn’t happen,” said a GOP member familiar with the proposal.

“There are members frustrated with other members about what happened last time,” said a senior Republican.

Twelve House Republicans refused to vote for Boehner’s reelection in January 2013 at the outset of the 113th Congress. This level of dissent was insufficient to oust Boehner from the speakership, but served to embarrass the speaker and publicly air the party’s dirty laundry. The incident infuriated Boehner’s allies, who claimed no opposition was voiced privately during the conference elections—an affront to the traditional process of keeping internal campaigns private.

(RELATED: Amash slams GOP leadership for purging him without notice)

More over at National Journal. And just what happened previously?

Conservative Group Launches Campaign To ‘Depose’ Boehner From Speakership’ December 7, 2012

The backlash against Speaker of the House John Boehner’s removal of several conservative members of Congress from committees continued Wednesday, with one conservative group calling for Republicans to “depose” Boehner from his speakership.

American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign. If 16 members of the Republican Party abstain from voting for Boehner as speaker in January, he will be one vote shy of the 218 necessary to confirm his speakership.

“Speaker Boehner has been an abysmal failure as speaker, and his latest purge is the nail in the coffin for conservatives,” said Ned Ryun, president and CEO of AMA. “Boehner has never won a negotiation [sic] battle with the White House or Senate – and he’s been nothing short of an embarrassing spokesman for the conservative movement. It’s time for him to go.”

The recent anger stems in large part from the removal of Reps. David Schweikert, Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp from their spots on committees. Boehner has said it was an issue of loyalty, Buzzfeed reported, but conservatives have labeled it a purge of more conservative and libertarian elements of the party.

John Boehner thinks we are such a pain in the butt, mocks us

Saturday, and I come home to this. It is enough to throw in the towel isn’t it? How easy he forgets how he got to his position.

House Speaker John Boehner mocked his colleagues for not tackling immigration reform during a rotary club meeting. The second video? He is certifiable.
CBS This Morning
April 25, 2014

Crying, crying, crying…. back to the asylum. That’s right. That is where you are. That is what the congress is.

Published on Jan 3, 2013

Boehner Crying

Boehner: ‘I have learned to deal with jackasses’

If we thought Pelosi and Reid should get the spokesperson of the year award representing the Democrats, fear not. We have our man Boehner who even exceeds them in absurdity. Want to gain support for our party? Call people jackasses. At least Nancy doesn’t go that far. As far as the bar scene, cry baby John is well-known for his tippling of the bottle. Here we go:

Every skill he needs to do his current job he learned working in his dad’s bar, House speaker John Boehner told Jay Leno on Thursday night. Chief among them: “You have to learn to deal with every jacka** that walks in the door.”

That requires the speaker, at times, to be the “big-brother figure,” at others, “the father figure” or “the dean of students or the principal.” “Some of them I have to the Gestapo,” he said.

Boehner described his job as “trying to get 218 frogs in a wheelbarrow long enough to pass a bill.” Nonetheless, he said he welcomes the diversity of his caucus and praised the Tea Barty for bringing “great energy to the political process.” (Laugh line here) More at National Review

Here is a reminder. Of course he would not be speaker for not the Tea Party.

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