Boehner’s Statement (19 posts)

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  • Profile picture of catpaw catpaw said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    Just watched Boehner on the tube. Concilatory but a carefully worded statement crafted on a teleprompter with some fine print.
    I do get the impression that congress is under pressure to DO SOMETHING!! Contracts and pledges and “taking down Obama” has just about run its course.
    Nor do I mean to confine my indictment solely to Republicans. I have in the past accused a do nothing congress more than Bush, Obama, or anybody else.
    The people made a choice between two capable candidates. Time for congress to act like a congress charged with the responsibility of the good of the country.

  • Profile picture of think4yourself think4yourself said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    My concern, cat is that the GOP has completely lost cohesiveness. Factions within the party are blaming eachother for losing the White House. If there is dysfunction in the house, the root cause is that republicans can’t reach a consensus with democrats because the republicans cannot even reach a consensus amongst eachother. Hopefully all of us remember the threats Bohner got from his own party when he tried to reach across the aisle. I hope I’m wrong, but it will be a mess! Some within the GOP will want to evolve or reinvent, while others will insist on ‘standing on principle’, holding that hard line and making the next four years difficult on the Obama Administration. The GOP factions kept it together for the sake of the White House and ‘getting rid of Obama’, but I wonder now if they don’t start turning on eachother and blaming one another for losing the White House. The House retains its make-up. The question is will there be a make-OVER, or will it be total chaos on a scale we have not yet to even see? It’d be fun to watch if it wasn’t so tragic to all the rest of us.

  • Profile picture of RosemarysAbortionist RosemarysAbortionist said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    The GOP tried to suppress the vote, they lost.

    The GOP tried voter intimidation, they got beaten in the swing states they tried it.

    The GOP threw all the Citizens United Super PAC money they could find at us, and got walloped.

    The Kenyan socialist Marxist Communist Muslim Brotherhood Sympathizer plastered the expert businessman economist in the middle of a lousy economy.

    &&&…… The GOP took this shelaccking in a climate that favors them, lower than usual voter turnout.

    Face it, righters, you got creamed because your hateful ideas and attitudes STINK.

  • Profile picture of think4yourself think4yourself said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    RA-and that would be the graciousness that moves this nation forward. More ugliness and dirt slinging. Its one thing to have fundamentally different political philosophies. Its another thing to completely demonize the other side. We need to get past all the political ‘sky is falling’ hyperbole, and make honest efforts come to a consensus on SOMETHING. But, as I can see by your comments, its not just the ‘righties’ that are committed to holding the hard line and political postering.

  • Profile picture of H8cloz H8cloz said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    But seriously folks…I hope this will push republicans away from social issues, cause them to keep their religious beliefs to themselves and focus on fiscal issues. Fix the debt, fix the government agencies and re focus them on working for the people, not against them, and make sure we remain the most powerful force on the planet and in space. Is that too much to ask?

  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    How true H8.
    Government needs to keep out of peoples religious beliefs. If an employers religious beliefs call it immoral to pay for abortions, then they shouldn’t have to pay for abortions for their employees. If an employers religious beliefs don’t include contraception, then that employer shouldn’t have to pay for their employees contraception. If a persons religion allows them to have multiple wives, then the government shouldn’t prevent them from having multiple wives.
    Excellent point H8.

  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    “Government needs to keep out of peoples religious beliefs.”

    And church should stay out of our state, just to make it equal for both sides.

  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    Agreed. Churches and religious institutions have no business paying for birth control, abortions or executions if those actions go against their beliefs. Just as Churches have no buisiness telling the government how to run the state, the state should have no business telling the churches how to run their business. Goverment shouldn’t require Muslims to eat bacon, just as Government shouldn’t require Catholics to pay for other peoples abortions. Sounds like some common ground.

  • Profile picture of H8cloz H8cloz said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    You mentioned having multiple wives JB. I ask you; How does someone having multiple wives in any way infringe on your right to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness? How does it harm public safety or security? It does not, and therefore should not be illegal. The law is based mainly on religious beliefs. No law, of any kind, should be based on religious beliefs. Republicans need to learn to actually embrace what they claim to be for…Freedom.

  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    Where did I say I was against multiple wives?? It should be up to the people of the States, not the Federal Government.
    If people in a State want to allow multiple wives, no problem by me. If people in a state want to allow marriage between a man and a farm animal, so be it. If people in a state want to allow marriage between 3 men and ugly fat women, fine by me. If people in a state want to abolish gay marriage, fine by me. If people in a state want to ban heterosexual marriage, more power to them. Let the people of the State have the freedom to decide.

    IF people of a state want to make killing of the those older than 80 years for the sake of convenience, more power to them. If people of a state want to make hunting of democrats legal, with no bag limits, then more power to them if that is what they vote for. No law of any kind, should be based on religious beliefs, especially any of the Ten Commandments.
    Freedom. I’m all for it.

  • Profile picture of H8cloz H8cloz said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    Freedom is NOT what we have right now. We need to test all laws against that principle. Does the activity you want to make illegal infringe on the right to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness of others. If so…you may need a law. If not, don’t go there.

  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    We certainly don’t have freedom. I’m all for that. It currently is illegal for me to refuse to fund abortions or refuse to provide contraceptives to my employees. That is against my moral upbringing. I think that should be illegal. Don’t you agree? It is against the law for me to have more than one wife. How is that infringing on the right to life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness? I don’t have the freedom to live my life without health insurance.
    We have much fewer freedoms than we had 4 years ago.
    The constitution say only citizens can vote, yet an ID is not required to vote. The constitution says the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed, yet there are hundreds of gun laws.
    School kids have to be served two servings of fruits and vegetables?? So much for freedom…

  • Profile picture of catpaw catpaw said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    I agree that individual freedoms are being eroded. Indeed, we would not have a Constitution had it not included a Bill of Rights protecting the individual. I understand any society must supercede individual freedom for the public good.
    True, a religious organization posting “God We Trust” posters in public schools or showing ID to vote or submitting to a search to board a plane does not have any affect on what I do day-to-day. It is the precedent that should concern us all.
    An inconsequential poster can lead to the curriculum that is taught; mandatory IDs can lead to questionaires; a pat-down can lead to a strip search or detainment or confiscation of property.

  • Profile picture of Lamonster Lamonster said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    Yeah, and what’s with making me go thru a metal detector on my way into the courthouse? Or produce a drivers license when I’m pulled over by a cop? Or an ID when I want to write a check? Or a pay stub when I want to borrow from a bank? I’m beginning to feel like William Wallace. (For those who would ask, no, he was not the governor of Alabama.)

  • Profile picture of catpaw catpaw said 1 year, 5 months ago:

    Goes to show how complicated the world has become. When I was a kid and visited my grandmother, she never locked the door when she left the house. We stayed home on Sunday (except for church) because stores were closed.
    Of course, if I repeat that to youngsters they will look at me like I’m either crazy or lying. But there really was such a “normal” and I guess despite my old age, I was lucky enough to be in it for a while.