So far Boehner has my approval after the way he politely responded to the
wailing's of Reid that the Republicans can forget making any changes to any laws
or programs he and Obama invented. Reid declared that the Senate will not
tolerate interfering with repairing our economy and repairing our excessive
debt.Boehner's reply was a polite thank you to Reid for reminding
him and this assembled bipartisan group before him about the mess the Democrats
and Obama have left this country in. Now they will try and fix it. That's a
facsimile of what was said but you had to hear how gracious that Reid was told
to shut up.I just hope the Republicans don't turn this country over
to corporate America as they promised and put government back in the hands of
the people.What really surprised me about this ceremony and reading
of the constitution was the contempt there was from some elected congressmen
calling our constitution outdated and impossible and no longer a relevant
document to american government and the way it does business. I think he was
speaking for Obama.
Pelosi.Good Lord, I despise that woman!I've literally
taken an oath to "defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and
domestic". The other night on TV I saw a clip in which earlier this week
she said, with that plastic smile of hers intact, that Democrats have been
serious about trying to reduce our national debt. This, despite the obvious
fact that a year ago she suceeded in cramming a nationalized health care bill
down our throats that cost over a TRILLION dollars. Make that a
trillion dollars we do NOT have.And yet she said it with a straight
face. She is, quite frankly, a "domestic enemy" and needs
to be jailed and then tried for treason in order to save our country. And, no,
that's not a typo.To Boehner and the Republicans in charge...do a
better job or we'll fire you, too.
@FDRfanIf he was working his way through college to better himself then he
was already thinking as a Republican. If instead he was spending his time
dreaming up ways to get a free ride off those who work and are self sufficient
then he would have been thinking like a Democrat.
How refreshing it is to see that gavel in the hands of somebody, anybody other
than MRS. Pelosi!!!Now, go forward and make us proud or you will be fired
like the little misses you have just replaced.
Let's hope he isn't as ideologically-bound as his immediate predecessor. Let's
also hope he holds his ego in check much better than she did.
Speaker Boehner missed an opportunity to strengthen his appeal to his religious
fundamentalist base. He could have paraphrased the Apostle Paul in this manner:
"When I was a common man working my way through the American dream by
sweeping floors and attending night school to get a college education I thought
as a Democrat and supported the policies of JFK and FDR, but now that I am rich
I can see more clearly through the champagne colored glasses that wealth can buy
and have tasted of the good life of society's elite, I think as a Republican.
Now its time to impeach Jim Matheson!