Boehner defends ‘do nothing’ House, turns blame to Democrats

by Pete Kasperowicz - The Hill
December 4, 2013

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday defended the legislative record of the House, saying it passed nearly 150 bills aimed at boosting job creation, all of which have been blocked by Senate Democrats.

On the House floor, Boehner said House Republicans had passed several bills to ease federal regulations, allow for more energy independence and scale back or eliminate ObamaCare. He also noted bills aimed at reforming job training programs, boosting protection from cyberattacks, and helping schools recruit and keep good teachers.

“Every single one of these bills have been blocked by Washington Democrats,” Boehner said. “The Senate and the president continue to stand in the way of the people’s priorities.”

Boehner added that the GOP is now trying to work out differences with Democrats on the budget and the farm bill, but indicated little progress so far.

“Chairman [Paul] Ryan and Chairman [Frank] Lucas have made serious, good-faith efforts to Senate Democrats,” he said. “When will they learn to say ‘yes’ to common ground? When will they start listening to the American people?”

10 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • culper355 says:

    Complain all you want John-boy, but., YOU and the rest of the statist like things just like they are. Why are you pushing for amnesty along with Cantor, and McCarthy???

  • Tony G. says:

    John you are the senior lead . . act like it . . . stop playing into the hands of the Democrats . . you are no better than they are . . . get some gonads.

  • SafeOrSane says:

    So we’ve got a corporate shill in the white house who couldn’t give a crap about the average person, a corporate shill leading the senate who only gives a crap about the average person if they might fund his reelection campaign, and a corporate shill leading the house that clearly doesn’t have a handle on reality. These people (both parties) are so deep in the pockets of special interest that the fact that our government is only this dysfunctional is a testament to the ability of well meaning government employees trying to do their jobs despite the leadership. Saying yes to common ground, indeed. Both parties poison every bill with garbage that they know will make the bill unacceptable to the other side, and then they both agree to allow their corporate overlords destroy the planet, and profit at the expense of the small business owner & their minimum wage employees. For shame.

  • Michael J says:

    It is unbelievable how Boehner and Ryan can both keep straight faces and lie with every sentence out of their mouths. For instance, when Boehner said, “Chairman [Paul] Ryan and Chairman [Frank] Lucas have made serious, good-faith efforts to Senate Democrats,” he said. “When will they learn to say ‘yes’ to common ground? When will they start listening to the American people?” Boehner’s ” Do Nothing, ” Party of ,’No’, ” Obstructionists ” have not made a serious, good faith effort to do anything in the past 5 years. Let’s not forget that they are now in the records book for being the ” worst Congress with the least productivity in the history of our country “!!! And what’s worse is that they are proud of it. After all, Connelly did swear 5 years ago that the re pubs would do nothing except say “No” and obstruct this President. At least they have kept there word on one thing —- only one. The sad thing is that it’s not the President that they have said “No” to and obstructed continually and kept from moving forward for the past 5 years —– which this country can never make up for —– but it’s the PEOPLE OF THIS NATION THAT THEY HAVE DIMINISHED AND HURT AND SET BACK 50 YEARS . THE ONLY PEOPLE THEY HAVE HURT ARE THE PEOPLE THEY REPRESENT UNLESS THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT THEY REPRESENT “ALL” OF THE PEOPLE AND NOT JUST CONSTITUANTS. Take a bow re pubs. At least you accomplished something. History will not forget you, nor forgive you.

    1. jims_blog says:

      STFU:; go join “YOUR” Communists” friends, your one “SORRY” Excuse for an American clean the “SHIT” out of your head, “REMEMBER” it was oboma who “SAID HE” wanted to shut down the Gov.!!! You “SHEEPLE” CONVIENTIALY FORGET when it comes out of odumbass mouth and “we even have it on TAPE” dumbshit!!!

      1. Michael J says:

        That kind of a reaction and those kinds of words are exactly what I would expect out of a brainwashed idiot who can’t think for himself and who can only repeat the lies that have come out of the mouths of other un-American bigots. This is the only reply you’ll get because you’re just not worth wasting my time for. Go crawl back in your hole.

        1. pla47 says:

          Jim is not the brainwashed on. Granted he was wrong to cuss like he did. All you are doing is just as bigoted. When what the Stonewall Harry done was just as Obstructionist as anyone that I have seen or heard. Bohner is much more Wishy washy and has let the President and his henchmen run over him. Republicans are not the Obstructionists. They are the victim of an oppressive Regime that has no regard for the American people.

          1. helen dancer says:

            Cuss words or not, Jim is 100% right in every thing he

    2. pla47 says:

      Typical Democrat brainwashed. When the House was turned over to the Republicans.Reid made a point to say that anything the House Republicans that he did not agree with and the President would not be considered. He stuck to his guns and most of the Bills sent to Senate from the House was tabled. They never saw the light of day.

      So little tirade, is BS

  • Sarrah Goldblume says:

    Boehner is part of the problem.

    “Democrats and Republicans are two equal wings of a bird of prey”

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