Boehner Cried Over the Government Shutdown — SHOCKING!

No orange, No cry

Boehner’s blubbering again — probably because he’s super sad that he can’t control the idiotic petulant Teabillies:

John Boehner was driven to tears again today. This time it happened at a closed-door meeting of House Republicans.

According to sources inside the meeting, Boehner it happened while Boehner was speaking to the group about the latest on his negotiations with Democrats over government funding. Boehner talked about his meeting yesterday with President Obama and then, in a rousing conclusion, he thanked the House Republicans for standing by him and supporting him through these tense negotiations.

The Republican conference responded with a standing ovation for their speaker.

As you could imagine, that prompted the Speaker to cry.

“Yes,” said one person at the meeting, “He cried, but only briefly.”



Hey John? You’re getting orange tanner all over the upholstery. Get your shit together.

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RE: Bipartisan Seating at the SOTU

I support this, if NANCY SMASH gets to sit next to Joe Wilson.

Does she still have her BFH gavel, btw, even though she isn’t Speaker?


I’m missing Nancy Pelosi already.

I called my daughter when Pelosi was elected Speaker to discuss the historic nature of the event, but she didn’t pick up, and I had moved on by the time I saw her. If she had picked up, I’m sure I’d have some profound yet spontaneous exchange to share with you.

Instead, here’s my favorite Pelosi quote:

So the Democrats would thunderously attack Bush and argue there was no Social Security crisis and therefore no need for them to put out their own proposal. Some members were leery, concerned that Pelosi would make the Democrats look like the Party of No.

As the spring of 2005 wore on, some pestered her every week, asking when they were going to release a rival plan. “Never. Is never good enough for you?” Pelosi defiantly said to one member.

I’m still nursing a grudge on this:

Nancy Pelosi has been an extremely effective speaker of the House for four years, shepherding hundreds of important bills toward passage and withstanding solid Republican opposition. Her work in passing health care reform and strong ethics oversight achieved what many thought was legislatively impossible. But is she really the best the Democrats can come up with as their leader as they slip into the minority?

She’s incredibly effective and hardworking, so, naturally, in our meritocracy, that means she should forget about running for a leadership position.

Pelosi should have spent less time working and more time crying. The suckers in the media love that stuff.

Alright, Moderates, You’ve Got Your Stand-Alone Bill

Nancy broke out Thor’s hammer and once again gets it done:

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to overturn the ban on openly gay and lesbian soldiers serving in the U.S. military, passing legislation repealing the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

The bill — a so-called “standalone” measure not tied to any other legislative items — passed 250 to 175 in a virtual party-line vote. It now advances to the Senate.

The House previously passed a repeal of the ban as part of a larger defense spending authorization bill, but the measure stalled last week in the Senate.

“Now is the time for us to act,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California. “We should honor the service of all who want to contribute” to America’s security. “Repealing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ makes for good public policy.”

Now we get to sit around and wonder what kind of bullshit excuses Scott Brown, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Joe Manchin, and the other “moderates” come up with to block the bill.