Speaker Boehner: “I Know the President Is Worried About Next Election But, My God, Shouldn’t He Be Worried About the Country?” (Video)

Speaker Boehner on FOX News Sunday:

There is going to be a two stage processI know the president is worried about his next election but, my God, shouldn’t we be worried about the country? We have a budget deficit of one and a half trillion dollars. We’re borrowing 42 cents on every dollar we spend. We have a $14 trillion national debt. It’s time to get serious about stopping the spending here in Washington DC.”

That left a mark.

Obama should be worried about the country, but he’s not.
He just wants to score political points.

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  • czekmark

    I think that Boehner needs to look up the defintion of a narcissist. Should Obama be worried about the country? Yes, he should but he only cares about himself.

  • Sandy

    Well said Mr. Boehner. The should be made into a commercial and stated by every Republican candidate. We out here in the hinterlands are terrified of the future because we can see that Obama’s only concern is not to lose in 2012. I read the White House is even looking for a way to run without mentioning the economy. Obama thinks he’s a magician and he can force us to ignore what we all can see and feel everyday.

  • jorgen

    That’s the way to beat Obama!

  • ar05075

    Good one Mr Speaker.

  • Ella

    #2 Sandy, do not worry. If we make it to November 2012, and admittedly that is a big IF, he’s going to get thrown out of the White House so hard his scrawny a$$ will hurt for the rest of his miserable life.

  • Major Kong

    Boehner has a mass media forum. He should demand to know, on the behalf of the American people, who is on Obama’s short list of those who will receive US taxpayer subsidized government payouts. Specifically, if he, Obama, cannot guarantee payments to senior citizens, active and retired military and Medicaid providers, who will he, Obama, be certain will be paid. TAKE OFF THE GLOVES SPEAKER BOEHNER!!!!

  • Sandy

    After Obama’s inauguration the Dems left the trash — and now they want to leave this mess for the Republicans to clean up while they blame them for coming up with a plan. I was a Dem for most of my life — this sickens and saddens me.

  • Redwine

    I think that Boehner finally understands the gravity of the situation, and that Dear Leader is causing the disintegration of American society.

  • Sandy

    Ella — From your mouth to God’s ears.

  • a former dem

    At this point Boehner is looking more like the leader of this country than that clown in the WH.

  • a former dem

    “I was a Dem for most of my life — this sickens and saddens me.”

    Ditto, was a lifelong dem until May 31th 2008. This party is a bunch of lunatics now led by a clown.

  • Molon Labe

    Boehner was pathetic. It was if he was doing his Anthony Weiner imitiation in trying to sell the public that $800 billion in tax increases were a wonderful thing and the best he could do given the circumstances.

    If Obama is a lying, petulant, idiotic little man, what is the Bonehead.

    What we are seeing is two rival mafia chieftians arguing over how to split up the loot and how many times they think they can rob the same bank again without consequence.

    I never imagined I would ever say this but “Workers of American unite, you have nothing to lose but your criminial, sociopath politicians.”

  • Old Dude

    The “time to get serious about stopping the spending here in Washington DC” has long ago passed us by. Neither side is serious now. This is all political theater. Any raising of the debt limit will prove it. The American people are being scammed by both Democrats and Republicans. The debt ceiling will be raised. The only “cuts” will only be cuts in the rate of increased spending. Taxes will be raised. Dear American People…..you are being played for fools by almost every politician in Washington,DC.

  • Bobbi

    Forget about all the other candidates. If John Boehner ran for President today, he would win by a landslide.

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  • Bill

    Boner’s going to cave. You just know he will. He would have caved a long time ago if the freshmen hadn’t been holding his feet to the fire. Boner’s got all the cards in his hand and can’t close the deal. Someone like Cantor got some big balls and should be speaker. How Republicans voted this emotional wreck as their leader is beyond me. All one has to do is think back to the promise of 100 billion in spending cuts that turned into 36 billion that turned in to a few million to see how lame boner is. He’s going to cave like he did last time and the media will give him a few hours of the “boner beat obama song and dance” Boner will go on tv and lie about what a great deal he worked out with “real” spending cuts.

  • Skip

    The Speaker surprised me! Let’s hope he continues this attitude and tells the ‘Bamster’ it’s his turn to present a solution for the debt crisis. BHO let us see your plan on paper for this problem.

    Send it to the GOP and we will get back to you.

  • Major Kong

    “…time to get serious about stopping the spending here in Washington DC.”

    Indeed, and how extremely foolish you will appear should you decide to capitulate to a moron.

  • Rock

    Well of course WTF is scared, if he loses the next election Big Mama will take the kids and leave his skinny a#$. No more tax payer funded gigs, Air-force One will be a distant memory, and all that world travel will have be earned on frequent flyer miles, and her staff pay will have to come out of her pocket, bummer 🙂

  • Kate

    Obama has never been worried about this country; only interested in promoting himself and his desire to destroy this country and make it like Europe.

  • Fed up with the Fed

    I’m sure there will be some of you who get exhubarant over the meager 1 Trillion in cuts, but that still leaves $13.3 Trillion in debt and $68 Trillion in unfunded liabilities for Medicare and Social Security. So what has been solved? Nothing. Both sides are merely kicking the can down the road. Again. The country is still headed for insolvency; they’ll just postpone it for a while. Both parties want to pillage American citizens and our businesses, and neither are proposing any substantial reforms to Washington or it’s programs. Hundreds of billions will still continue to be wasted each year – and that’s only the amount you’re aware of. Is anyone aware that the Fed was actually audited and a report issued last week? Has anyone in the media told you that? Google how $16 Trillion has disappeared since 2007 thanks to the Fed, most of which went to bail out banks and corporations not even in this country. All at your expense, and it’s going to continue because Americans are shallow; too lazy or ignorant to actually educate themselves about what’s really going on in DC. Both parties are corrupt, and an institution unto themselves. They don’t care about you or this country, only their own greed. Until Americans get it through their thick skulls that Washington needs to be cut in addition to it’s spending, we’re screwed.

  • bg


    “I Know the President Is Worried About Next Election
    But, My God, Shouldn’t He Be Worried About the Country?”

    where have you & yours been??

    why are you all of a sudden worried about the
    president not being worried about the country..

    when it has been quite clear to most conservatives as well as some
    liberals on both sides of the isle since he was crowned kill of the hill



  • Old Dude

    The “two stage process” explained.

    Stage 1: The American people will be screwed the first time by an increase in the Debt Ceiling. The so-called worry over reactions of foreign markets is a lie designed to confuse the gullible. The goal is to make SURE that the US government can spend as much money as it wants to spend. Both sides want to be able to do this. Both sides want a bigger government. Both sides want more spending. The only thing they differ on is the speed of government growth.

    Stage 2: The American people will be screwed the second time with sleight-of-hand book keeping masquerading as “real” cuts. On top of the usual DC smoke and mirrors book keeping,taxes and fees will increase.

    Boehner himself said that this two stage process was necessary in order to raise the debt ceiling immediately while tackling deficit-reduction later. What we have is a guarantee of more debt placed on the backs of the American people for government promises of tomorrow.

    It’s time for a REAL Tea Party. It’s time for a new political party to rise up and offer a real solution to the sham political parties we have in DC right now.

  • jainphx

    I know I’m beating a dead horse, but the only answer is term limits!!!!!!!!

  • mike191

    Prseident 44 birthday event, fund raising while the Nation becomes insolvent, is still full speed ahead.You understand Mr. Speaker what his true objectives are.However, our press still calls hin the “adult in the room.”

  • Looks like Speaker Boehner is finally understanding how much power he really has and how much support he has from the American people to stay the course. Here’s hoping to him staying strong.

  • Darius K

    Fed’s right, people. Ask any business owner what’s greater: fixed cost (overhead) or variable cost (budget). Slashing government would save the taxpayers far more than slashing the entire budget. Even One.Big.Arrogant.Motherf’ing.A’hole’s own commission admitted that. But nobody seems to care. Let’s all sacrifice while our ruling class sacrifices nothing. What sense does that make? Washington needs to reform or we’ll just keep going in circles. It’s like trying a different brand of gas in the same worn out engine. It’s not going to get far before it breaks down again.

  • bg


    correction re: #22

    kill of the hill = king of the hill

    which is really not too far off, as Obama has certainly
    snuffed out our once “shining light on a hill”.. *sigh*


  • chuck in st paul

    #24 July 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm – jainphx

    I’ll see your term limits and raise you:
    1) part time Congress (90 days)
    2) [in the law] if Congress and the President fail to pass a budget before the 90 days they ALL get impeached automatically with no trial – straight to jail
    3) in case two they automatically go to jail and are let out four hours a day to gather in Congress to complete the budget, their pay is suspended until then as well
    4) none of those so impeached may run for Federal office again for life and may not hold a Federal job ever or serve as a lobbyist

    works for me… *grin*

  • big L

    Don’t go to the WH anymore. It is not for a separate branch of govt to go over for a whippin’.
    And when you are in the WH wear a tie! Show some respect.
    And no “Chuckle” sessions- that is where everyone is photo-ed chuckling. Nothing is funny.
    No taxes. Eight Hundred Billion is a measurement to the stars, part of a light-year. It is INSANE to apply that figure to stealing from We, the People. STOP. Go back to little-ball govt:boring stuff like roads and defense and competent treasury behavior. And space. If we have a space station then we have to supply it. So we need that vehicle now. The ISS is a prior commitment. And we expect to fulffill it or close it up.Not be mooches on our enemy.
    Post the budget and spending and the PAST History for 10 yrs of every cabinet office and the depts of the govt. There is plenty of dough stashed in these programs, Calif found $2 billion
    dollars by draining accounts in var programs.(They said).
    In meantime 20 % across-the-board cut in every program. How hard is that?

  • chuck in st paul

    Speaker Beaner is just staging THE BIG FOLD. He’ll come back with the magic beans of a raised debt ceiling, higher taxes, and promises *nudge*, *nudge*, *wink*, *wink* of future cuts in spending amounting to trillions… but later…. MUCH later. We’re so-o-o-o-o screwed.

  • Fed up with the Fed

    “Actually it was the calculated shearing of the public by the World-Money powers triggered by the planned sudden shortage of call money in the New York Money Market” (That triggered the collapse of the stock market in ’29) “For a long time I felt that FDR had developed many thoughts and ideas that were his own to benefit this country, the United States. But he didn’t… Most of his thoughts were carefully manufactured for him in advance by the Council on Foreign Relations – One World Money Group.” “The United Nations is but a long range, international banking apparatus clearly set up for financial and economic profit by a small group of powerful One-World revolutionaries, hungry for profit and power.” “The One-World government leaders and their ever close bankers have now acquired full control of the money and credit machinery of the U.S. via the creation of the privately owned Federal Reserve bank.” – Curtis Dall, FDR’s Son-in-law (These are quotes from his book – FDR: My Exploited Father-in-law) What one does not learn from history one is bound to repeat.

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  • Big Dawg

    Mr. Speaker do what you need to do on the debt ceiling and then pass it onto the
    Senate and lay the gauntlet at the feet of Obama and the liberal democrats, let this
    man who only needs some floppy shoes and a red nose to be a Clown explain to the American people why he want support it……
    A President who witnessed the economy going to hell in a waste basket and spent over
    a year and half doing nothing except lying about CommieCare and then having to bribe
    all kind of liberal politicians to pass it behind closed doors don’t care about this country,
    and why does anyone think he cares about the debt ceiling, other than to have enough
    federal dollars to bribe his way into another election……..

    The only thing you need to do in ’12 is call this Interloper out on his failed policies and his
    path of destruction and his lying to the American people, this guy is history and the only
    thing that keeps him from seeing this is the media and his arrogant and narcissist personality disorder……Obama will explode like a liberals head when he can’t defend any
    of his policies in a debate with any conservative like Governor Palin or Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry or Herman Cain….
    Take the fight to this coward and make him show his true colors, 2012 is for the taking,
    keep it simple and we can win the battle and the war…..

    Palin / West 2012

  • What bothers me about many politicians and Obama in particular is that our nation has people in harms way that have made a choice to miss their kids growing up, to live in miserable conditions and to put life and limb in harms way for their fellow citizens and country. They make the sacrifices this President calls for, this President who is unwilling to consider the good of the nation over his chance at re-election. Me, me, me. His narcissism is mental affliction that we are all paying a price for. He is not fit to be the Commander-in-Chief of far better citizens than he.

  • bg
  • Pat the First

    Well, the leaders of the House and Senate are now leaving Obama out of the negotiations. Congress has given up on Obama. He has become useless. He might as well head for Martha’s Vineyard . . . and just stay there. He is the definition of lame duck.

  • Pat the First

    #36 July 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    bg commented:

    If the terminal can go non-union (and there are plenty of people looking for work in OR), it will help keep down the costs of food.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    I know the president is worried about his next election but, my God, shouldn’t we be worried about the country?

    Don’t concern yourself with what Obie is or isn’t worried about. You just do your part to put the country back on a sound footing (which doesn’t mean “compromise” with Democrats), and we’ll take care of the rest in 2012.

  • USMC Thomas

    Once again, SØBama votes present.

  • czekmark

    Many people think that nothing good will come out of these debt negotiations and I admit that I am often in that number BUT what is different this time is the tea parties which are the grass roots organization that were missing before monitoring every move of every congress critter. Today they try to fool us in their own peril and those congress creatures who don’t take debt reduction seriously will soon be looking for a new job.

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  • Sandy

    BG #22 You’re right — The American People were way ahead of our politicians on this one. But today Boehner spoke truth to power — and I am proud of him.

    During the Army/McCarthy hearings — the attorney for the Army spoke truth to power when he asked Joe McCarthy Have You No Humanity Sir? That moment was the beginning of the end for Senator McCarthy.

  • Molon Labe


    Wow this is what the American education system has come to.
    Have you ever read anything about the McCarthy era?

    No wonder you endorse someone who seeks to impose a further 800 billion in taxes and how many additional trillions in debt.

    I know your thanking God for the freedom of your chains.

    A pox on Boehner and Obama and especially those who enable them.

  • drjohn

    Getting re-elected is ALL Obama is worried about.

  • Pat the First

    #44, you do realize that the GOP only controls one branch of government . . . at least, I would hope that you do. What do you expect Boehner to do other than what he is doing right now? He is trying to find cuts and keep down taxes. That is not easy when he has to fight the WH and the Senate. He is doing a thankless job. Maybe if the GOP had electable people in 2010 in Maryland, AZ and Alaska, maybe we could be farther down the road than we are right now.

  • bg


    Pat the First #38

    well you’re optimistic.. 🙂

    i envision soylent GREEN if they keep this up..

    i think the powers that be want to do 3 things..

    1) control the food supply from a to z

    (done )

    2) drive the cost of food up so high so high that only elites
    can afford to eat meat et al, while the rest of us eat cake..

    (working on it, have to grow food for fuel consumption, not people consumption, so their GREEN investments grow miraculously.. /s/)

    3) starve us to death (just like they’re doing in 3rd world countries)..

    (in process, has been for a while)

    of course that was just a sample of what’s
    really coming up our future generations pike..

    there will be a NWO, perhaps not the one they dreampt up for us, but hey,
    they’ll fare just fine.. besides, we’ve already gone through decades of slow
    but sure preparation steps, now we’re steadily coming out of the eye with
    the tail end approaching the final steps of our transitioning (of course it’s
    not going to happen overnight, it’s going to take at least a couple more
    decades, that’s if we’re lucky).. jmho, take it or leave it..


  • bg


    Sandy #43

    wish i could feel the same, i really do, but i’ve been keeping tabs, and so
    far nothing they have promised on either side of the isle has been true..

    as far as MCarthy goes, the man was proved right..

    like i always say, the truth always reveals itself, always..


  • ogee

    Keep it up boehner or we will take that gavel away from you.

    “I know the president is worried about his next election but, my God, shouldn’t we be worried about the country?” LO 😆

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  • SaneGuy

    You tell em Boehner, keep your government hands off our job creators! Debt can only be lowered if we don’t take care of the most economically fragile people in our society. We need to cut social programs that protect citizens or provide essential care and extend greater tax breaks to job creators so that they can not simply widen the chasm between rich and poor but give back to the community by destroying local ecosystems and exploiting third world countries for cheap labor (which they would totally bring back to the united states if you gave them more no strings attached money). If you think this kind of approach works in the long run a brief glance at the history of almost every major civilization that has collapsed will tell you it doesn’t. Stop worrying about what’s “yours” and start worrying about what’s “ours”. A democracy should protect everyone from exploitation, and the elderly and the poor are not morally abhorrent because they can’t take care of themselves without our help. Taking care of our citizens’ basic needs should not be a for profit industry and the health of our society is invaluable. I’m sick of everyone being so angry all the time (yes i’m aware of the irony in that statement) and spewing all this misplaced hate towards people of different ideological backgrounds. I think we can all agree that we don’t want everyone to have to worry about predatory credit card companies or outrageous health insurance bills or failing schools or that their job might disappear never to return. Cutting taxes or decreasing spending doesn’t fix any of this unless the we are given assurance that the money that is taken in is used a responsible manner, and does not simply fuel the political-industrial coup that seeks to undermine that which makes the American people citizens of a democracy(i.e. direct political power over our society). If all of the polarized news stations and talk shows would start talking about how to mobilize our citizenry to reclaim this power instead of engaging in harmful demagoguery we could begin working towards living in the America that I want to live in, but it wont happen so long as people echo these emotionally charged but utterly farcical diatribes from liberals and conservatives alike.

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