Speaker Boehner: “I Got 98% of What I Wanted” (Video)

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Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told CBS last night that he got 98% of what he wanted in the debt deal that passed in the House yesterday.

The Hill reported:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he got “98 percent” of what he wanted in the final deal to raise the debt ceiling.

“When you look at this final agreement that we came to with the White House, I got 98 percent of what I wanted. I’m pretty happy,” Boehner said in an interview with CBS News on Monday evening.

He also said he expected to remain Speaker of the House.

Some political observers speculated Boehner’s Speakership was on the line as he sought Republican support for a compromise agreement congressional leaders negotiated with the White House.

The measure passed the House Monday 269-161, with 174 Republicans backing the bill. Sixty-six Republicans voted against the plan.

The deal is expected to pass the Senate on Tuesday, just barely ahead of the deadline the Treasury Department set for when the U.S. government would default if a deal to raise debt limit were to have failed.

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  • Redwine

    WTF – If Boehner “got 98% of what he wanted”, then he is no representative of the people in the House and should be booted out! We don’t care a bit about what he wants. He should care about what we want!

  • redpillpatriot

    Boner= another progressive Rino hack…. I’m still waiting for someone to draw a line in the sand… I mean someone on the right!

    Here is the solution to all our problems.

    No debt limit increase and cut 30% of spending now!

    Do away with the departments of Energy, Education and the IRS, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Sallie Mae, etc.

    Phase out welfare within the next 2 years.

    Go to a 10% consumption tax, get rid of the Federal reserve bank.

    Give corporations an incentive to keep jobs here, and penalize them for shipping jobs overseas.

    Secure the freaking borders, deport the illegals, and terrorists, give California to Mexico, etc, etc,

  • Downer

    Yeah, and “we the people” got 100% screwed.

    First rule of lawyer-ing–

    I know there are plenty of former lawyers in Congress-did they forget their law school training!!


  • Mitch Rapp


  • MacFletch

    I’m glad that Boehner got nearly all that he wanted in the deal. Too bad that does not coincide with what the country needs. Will the Republicans ever show up to play?

  • tommy mc donnell

    thats 98% of what the politicans want not 98% of what the people that supported him want. the only time a republican is different from a democrat is when they are running for office. once they are in office they want socialism(the key to government power and control)just as much as the democrat.

  • Mitch Rapp

    Lawyers should be outlawed from serving in congress
    No common sense
    No practical experience
    They are taught to lie on both sides of the fence
    They are taught to be good fact fabricators
    They don’t know how to make an Honest Buck
    They have never run a successful lemonade stand

  • Kilroy64

    RedPill X 2

  • redpillpatriot

    #7 tommy mc

    You are right on the money.

  • AuntieMadder

    Saying that was actually a smart move on Boehner’s part because the lamestream news media, always anti-Republican, will now be compelled to report that Boehner didn’t get much of what he wanted at all, that the Demonrats won again. In the long run, the Demonrats will own this deal and its negative effects.

  • NebraskaMilitia

    I guess BoneHead owns 98 percent of the largest debt increase in history. I got a call from the NRSCC during the vote. Told the nice gal to take my name off the phone list …no more money from me to these idiot republican RINOS.

  • redpillpatriot

    #11 Auntie – I wish I shared your optimism

  • Sickofobama

    Jim Hoft:

    I disagree.

    Conservatives heads are exploding!

    Libtards were given the gift of another 4 years of Obama.

  • Using Washington math, that means the Liberals got 102% of what THEY wanted and the American people just got the bill for all of it…for generations to come.

  • marie

    John-Boy needs to go back to Walton Mountain. If this doesn’t wake the people up again, like Obamacare did, nothing will. We’ve got one chance in 2012 to get rid of the poisonous Obama and start thinning the herd of the remaining rinos.

  • bg
  • gary gulrud

    Boehner is one lousy negotiator, but our real problem is he doesn’t much care what his constituents want let alone trust them to have a brain in their heads.

    He is better than McConnell tho.

  • tarpon

    Boehner needs a bigger brain, reality doesn’t fit inside his tiny little brain. Boehner got rolled, badly. And we got played by the Washington insiders, like that old hobbit McCain. We’re going to pay for Obama’s pappy colonial treatment,

    We should begin working on a replacement speaker, today.

  • Redwine

    Replace Boehner now!!!!

  • J4140

    Then Boehner-you suck! Go run as a democrat next time.

  • Lord Humungus

    Checks and balances. Boehner could have used a debt ceiling vote to get a balanced budget today. Period. He could have demanded a full repeal of Obamacare. He could have required a passage of a common sense Balanced Budget Amendment and having it sent out to the states for ratification. All of these things could have been on the table. I thought we conservatives didn’t need government cheese. Well I guess we do, or at least the insiders do. And we all know the Republicans we send to DC don’t give up powers put into place by the Democrats, oh no, they enjoy using it and having that influence.

    America lost in this debt deal. Just a matter of time folks. Cloward-Piven is on the fast track, and you just wait until higher taxes and full on Obamacare kicks in. Doomed.

  • czekmark

    He got what he wanted. Too bad it wasn’t what we wanted. We, the people, still have no representation in congress.

  • MrBlonde

    So, he wanted 98% of a sh#t sandwich?

  • Sickofobama


    No he wanted us to get 98% of a sh*t sandwich and we better like it because it may be all we will be able to eat in the future.

  • RS

    I guess if you set your sights low enough…

    Once again, we have the party of corruption up against the party of stupid.

    And it’s “our” guys holding the stupid.

    Time to flush the entire commode.

  • bg


    re: #17


    “just words”

    yeah, from back to the future.. /s/


  • Mad Hatter

    The good people of Boehner’s District needs to primary this bum out in 2012.

    If you haven’t seen Rand Paul’s open letter about this fraud of a bill, here it is.


  • bg


    re: #17

    Issues: Budget, Spending and Taxes
    Date: 08/01/2011
    Sponsor: Sen. Harkin, Thomas (D-IA)

    just in case Boehner forgot to mention it.. /s/


  • pill

    His expectation level is way to low , mine of him is even lower…

  • Redwine

    McConnell needs to be retired, too. Either he’s delusional or devious.

  • Mark1957

    The other 2% was that $800 billion in taxes which was in Boehner 2.0.

  • saveus

    he must have flunked math

  • 2nd Treatise

    Maybe we’ll get rid of 98% of the welfare state managers like Ryan, Boehner, McCarthy, Cantor, Hensarling, McConnell, Chambliss, et al., and get the 98% of our country being destroyed by their statist partners.

  • pink tie Republican

    Boner got Barney Franked by Obama – I guess that is what he wanted.

  • Mad Hatter

    And something else Boehner won’t let you know about.

    White House To Seek Tax Hikes in Special Committee Created by Debt Deal


  • Redwine

    Reid’s little nasty speech used Dem coordinated talking points, “millionaires, billionaires and corporate jet owners”. This is a propaganda tactic, to use repeated, coordinated talking points, like they way they and the media kept singling out the Tea Party for revenge, calling us terrorists and hostage-takers and by saying that we won so they can attach blame to us when the economy gets inevitably worse. All propaganda. All predictable.

    We are heading for increased taxes and regulation. This was the plan all along.

  • bg


    ps: re: #17

    if i counted correctly.. 66 Reps and 98
    Dems voted NO on House Bill S 365


  • justavoter

    So is it true that any senator who voted against this joke of a debt limit bill will be “barred” from consideration to be on the super duper, blue ribbon committee.And did this joke of a bill effectively close out the people who voted no, also known as the Tea Party people?



  • Militant Conservative

    I’m prepared. Been telling y’all for over a year.

    I’m not a rocket scientist, but I do know history.

    LOL, bring it on! Powder is dry

  • Conservative to the Core

    Speaker Boehner: “I Got 98% of What I Wanted”

    Perhaps he’s referring to cocktail hour.

  • Robert

    So this is how liberty dies…with mountainous debt.

  • bg


    Redwinne #37

    re This was the plan all along.

    ergo, no other choice than to accept a NWO

    [disclaimer: this of course will not happen overnight, as previously
    stated many a time.. future generations, not we (per se), are the
    target, and imo, Obama’s “siege surge” has so far been a success]

    thanks to all the ‘new-speak’, our vulnerable youth will more or less be
    raised with the notion that the Tea Party and all who came in the name
    of “FREEDOM” before them are their “enemy”.. 🙁

  • averagemelon

    Never send a crybaby boy in to do a man’s job. Boehner was PLAYED.

  • Finncrisp

    The Speaker is the one who pulled out from the discusson at the White House the weekend before. That action allowed the legislation that passed to happen. For only having 1/3 of the gvmt, this is a big win, especially for the tea party.

    The question is, since so many of you are so unhappy, does this mean that Nancy saved the world from the Republican budget? Just sayin.

  • Just what exactly did he get? We still have a $14.5 trillion dollar debt and expected deficits of $7 trillion over the next 10 years (will be $10 trillion w/o Washington math) that will be added to that debt. We are still declining, every dollar of debt makes us weaker.

  • PCM

    I agree with #11 Auntie Madder. Boehner HAD to say that, even if he doesn’t believe it. Otherwise, Obama will claim victory. Republicans can’t allow the Dems to control the narrative. (But I do agree with the sentiments expressed by the rest of you, too. If it were up to me, there would have been some major slashing of not only entitlements but departments, too: Education, Energy, EPA, etc.)

  • bg


    yet everyone seems to be touting the same line..

    of which the essence of is, the Republicans won..

    albeit true or not, it doesn’t change the fact that..


    one iota.. 🙁

    [reminder to Congress: you are not there for YOU.. you are
    there for US, but alas i know, head, bang, wall, etc.. *sigh*]


  • Warthog

    Silly Boehner, you misplaced the decimal point.

    It should be 9.8%!

    (or .98% if you are a TEA party member…)


    #41 I’m with you. I have had no expectations from this govt, since Bush’s last term. It just plain sux! Both sides of the progressive sh#t sandwich. I would prefer monarch rule from England over this garbage. At least then we could say it wasn’t our own people against us.

    But then again there were a ton of traitors and sympathizers back then as well.

    Food preps – check
    arms – check
    training – check
    Son of Liberty – check

    I’ll be ready when Paul Revere rides again.

  • Mad Hatter
  • Ripped

    This deal will reportedly cut spending by only slightly over $900 billion over
    10 years. But we will have a $1.6 trillion deficit after this year alone,
    meaning those meager cuts will do nothing to solve our unsustainable spending

    In fact, this bill will never balance the budget. Instead, it
    will add untold trillions of dollars to our deficit. This also assumes the cuts
    are real cuts and not the same old Washington smoke and mirrors game of spending
    less than originally projected so you can claim the difference as a

    The plan also calls for the formation of a deficit commission,
    which will accomplish nothing outside of providing Congress and the White House
    with another way to abdicate responsibility.

    Boner should have set his sites a lot higher, he has proven he is just another Neo-Con wannabe conservative.

    Republicans are as stupid as 0bama supporters are blind. I bet y’all end up with Mittens as the candidate the RNC decides to stuff down your throat and you’ll vote for him too. What’s the difference between him and 0bama?

    NOTHING. Get ready to take it up the rear for another 4 years.

  • ahem

    Since he didn’t get sh*t, this is a mystifying statement.

  • tom

    boehner is a rino sellout….why bother voting for republicans when you can vote for honest socialists, democrats?

  • BurmaShave

    That’s funny; it would seem that Obama got 98% of what he wanted.

  • Valerie

    It’s a start, and I think that John Boehner represented those who would restrict spending like Superman. This was an uphill battle. One house pushing one vote and one law is not going to solve all our fiscal problems. We, all of us, are engaged in a serious debate over the future of our country. It’s bound to be contentious, because there is, as yet, no theoretical consensus on how to deal with this recession.

    The debt ceiling probably needed to be raised. Our experiment in Kenysian economics, that is an attempt by the government to end a recession by vastly increasing government spending, resulted in a deeper recession, and lower tax revenues.

    However, our budget must be cut. That is a subject that has been tee’d up, and will be revisited, soon.

    A fisherman can go fishing, with an idea about what he wants to catch. What he brings back, however, is mostly determined by what kind of fish are where he decides to cast his line. In this case, Boehner got some things, but other things just were not available to be had. That he got anything at all speaks well for him, and for the quiet support of a significant number of Democrats.

    But oh, do we have a long way to go!

  • bg


    no no no, you TP dupes, 2 + 2 = 5 makes perfect sense!!

    oh btw.. you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, crap tax & ramnasty
    are still on the selling bloc (along with that old bridge)..

    oh wait, what??


  • Old Fan

    Congratulations to Mr. Boehner…

    The Republicans win on this deal. Fascinating to the the Democrat Partisans grow in further denial. Obama only cares about his reelection, yet has further eroded any credibility.

    But look at the absurd sophistry of some of these juvenile comments…

    “Boner= another progressive Rino hack…”

    Where do we get such ugly garbage? This is not conservatism.

    More signs we have a large group of immature, dysfunctional voices who are utterly lost. They go so overboard again, having no clue as to what they are talking about. And need to use pathetic name calling instead of offering basis. It is the anti-thesis to sound conservatism. It is ugly and pathetic.

    We see the misguided all over the place on the sound side, even as we have another victory, a small one, but taking another step.

    Mr. Hoft, it is sad to say, but Mrs. Palin has become a prime example of the problem on our side, providing one very poor influence. It is as if Mrs. Palin really doesn’t grasp the basis, or is so desperate to placate fashionable voices, she makes enormous mistakes. Her input on the last Midterms hinted at a very weak political grasp of reality.

    Of course, Biden is a fool who should apologize – be removed from Public Service for such garbage. But basically all the Democrats should be tossed on the dust heap of history.

    However, Mrs. Palin is now suddenly suggesting, that this deal was a “victory” for Tea Party supporters? Please, this is just another stretch. It is a good start, but Sarah Palin was just suggesting she was going to encourage Primary challenges to many who supported the deal – including our best like Mr. Pence. She actually called the Boehner plan a “retreat”.

    Talk about a flip flop spin. I am not certain she even knows, as with many juvenile comments in this thread alone, the basis of the actual deal.

    Sarah’s attempt to be a spokesperson for the Tea Party movement was always a stretch. She all too often jumps for the fashion, as many authors of the childish comments do as well. She was the Maverick choice as VP, who gave us populist tax increases on Oil Companies and Climate Panel bureaucracy. When the rest of us were out protesting in the streets, she was out selling a book and Celebrity.

    But many who simply blow with the winds like this, revealing they lack substance, vision, objectivity, insight. It grows embarrassing, far from Conservative.

    We had a serious political victory, some cuts – potential cuts, without tax increases. A small fiscal start, knowing nothing important will be accomplished until 2012.

    We must get it together for 2012.

    Mrs. Palin and others offer some truly bizarre reactionary voices from the sidelines, which only lower their credibility. It is sad to see. They simply cannot give us more folly like we watched over the past few weeks, with some calling for Boehner’s head, or the same who pushed the mindless Delaware debacle with O’Donnell.

    Yes, we want and need to empower serious conservatism, but we don’t need this delusional self destructive insanity pushed by a few irrational voices and exploitative Celebrities.

  • L. E. Liesner

    Isn’t it amazing that these establishment Republicans said that they heard the message that the American voters sent in the 2010 elections, they didn’t listen very long did they? These are the type of politicians that Joe McCarthy called the “medical wonders” no guts, no brains, and no backbone. Not much to say after that!

  • SeniorD

    And did the American People get 98% of what we wanted?


    Does the ‘Representative’ Government in Washington, D.C. care?


    Can something be done?

    Oh yeah! Its campaign time!

  • StrangernFiction

    Translation: Those TEA Partiers ARE crazy extremists.

    The disdain is mutual John!

  • bg
  • bg


    Old Fan #59

    re: [sophistry]

    there you go again..


  • the real wow

    Speaker Boehner: “I Got 98% of What I Wanted”

    I guess if you have low expectations, then I guess he did get what he wanted.

  • kato

    Spoken like a true member of the Clueless Party.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told CBS last night that he got 98% of what he wanted in the debt deal that passed in the House yesterday.

    Someone that’s easy to please has no business being in a leadership position.

  • Boehner obviously didn’t expect to get very much to begin with. The career neodem Republicans are simply wimps.

  • bg


    Old Fan #59

    in case you missed the obviously staged
    3 ring circus pre Obama’s post sig on bill..

    why is it “we the people” didn’t get to read the bill, how come “we the
    people” weren’t even informed the bil was sponsored by Tom Harkin??

    not to mention numerous other questions that will more than likely remain
    unanswered at at cost to “we the people”.. shame on you for shaggin” US
    with your specious sophistry charge..


  • Ryan

    I wanted you to keep your pledge and not RAM through a bill!


  • Molon Labe

    I hope that Boehner gets 98% of what he deserves.

    If the Old Flame endorses Boehner as an adult you know the American public was raped.

  • bg


    re: #58

    link didn’t take for..

    oh wait, what??

    there you go..


  • Estragon

    Boehner was referring to what he wanted in the negotiations, not what he wants as policy. Unlike many of you, he was realistic about what could be obtained, and set his sights accordingly.

    #22 August 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    Lord Humungus commented:

    Checks and balances. Boehner could have used a debt ceiling vote to get a balanced budget today. Period. He could have demanded a full repeal of Obamacare. He could have required a passage of a common sense Balanced Budget Amendment and having it sent out to the states for ratification. All of these things could have been on the table.

    We did pass Cut Cap & Balance. It failed in the Senate. Please explain precisely how Boehner could force Reid to pass anything – much less a BBA which requires 67 votes in the Senate and 290 in the House?

    To believe he could have forced that is delusional at best.

  • Estragon

    Hey, since Palin reversed herself and endorsed the deal, does that make her a “RINO” too?

  • Kissmygrits

    98% of nothing is less than nothing. Zero doesn’t have to deal with the debt ceiling until after the election and gets another influx of cash for his slush fund. We will deal with all of the rinos and our dear leader next Nov.

  • bg
  • Markus

    Nothing changes unless 10 million men go to DC and build gallows!

  • daryl

    You can give a guy some fish and he will eat for a day but you can teach a guy to fish and he will steal your fishing spot. true story

  • tommy mc donnell

    if boehner got 98% of what he wanted, then he wanted higher spending, larger debt and higher taxes. i believe he was telling the truth when he made that statement. all to avoid a debt crisis. the left sure as hell didn’t let this crisis go to waste.

  • Fuquay Steve

    Repeal and replace yourself, Mr. Speaker. Or Cut, Cap and replace.

  • owl

    No to most of the Senators to be on the committee.

    No Soreloser Lisa
    No Torturer McCain
    No Katrina Collins
    No OBAMACARE Snowe
    No Gitmo Graham
    NO NO Brown
    & many more…………

  • Varmint Hunter

    Boehner, you’re a gaping ahole and you will eat those words. My advice: don’t quit smoking; you’re gonna need ’em soon.

  • GrayRider

    …and liberal heads explode.

  • xiphos

    Bonehead or any of the GOP don’t know how to “haggle”.
    The president didn’t offer a plan, the GOP does. The president says no and the GOP change the plan. WTH?

    #77 is right.

  • What’s the difference between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama?

    For starters, Mitt has some history of actual accomplishment in business. Obama only has had credentials (Columbia University, Harvard Law School, adjunct lecturer at Univ. of Chicago, state senator, US senator) without any form of record showing.

    They both seem to be complete phonies, but Mitt seems more phony than Obama. That’s hard to swallow, because Obama’s a malignant personality masquerading as benign, while all accounts have it that Mitt Romney is actually a sincere and good man who just seems oily. So beneath the phony, there is a personality difference. It’s unfortunate for Mitt that his neatness and calm (plus the weathervane thing) makes him seem oily, and unfortunate for America that Obama’s neatness and calm fooled us.

    Romney appears to have no firm principles other than Mitt Romney ought to be President. Barack Obama has many firm principles, most of them antithetical to anyone who loves America. The plus side to Obama is that he seems to have little capacity to stand and fight for his principles, or at least he cannot fight effectively. His only tool is peevish lecturing, which is a complete turnoff.

    Both of ’em have an unfortunate history of pushing for Big Government solutions to individual problems. And Mitt’s “solution” — Romneycare in Massachusetts, the forerunner of national Obamacare — looks to be disastrous for the taxpayers of Massachusetts. I think the difference there is Romney delivered what the traditionally liberal-leaning Taxachusetts voters wanted, while Obama goaded the Democratic Congress to ram Obamacare down everyone’s throats despite massive opposition.

    Both of these guys belong to weird churches. To my knowledge, though, there are few Mormons declaiming God Damn America!

    None of Mitt Romney’s friends is known to be a murdering terrorist. That should count for something.

    Romney will get 0% of the black vote.

  • ogee

    @#8 Mitch Rapp commented:

    “Lawyers should be outlawed from serving in congress”

    Did you know it IS against the constitution to have lawyers serve in Congress?

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  • Gary

    Everybody has already hit it on the head with Boehner here. I hope if Bachmann is drummed out in the primaries next year that she will be elected Speaker.

    Red Pill,

    I agree with almost everything you said.
    Just one exception:

    We can’t penalize companies for taking jobs overseas. That’s protectionist and it always fails (read Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose for an entire chapter on it).
    It isn’t companies faults that workers (yes the Marxist term) have unionized and made their industries unprofitable.
    It wasn’t corporations or medium-sized businesses that implemented the minimum wage that makes it impossible for them to hire for their lower-level jobs. Never mind healthcare plans, FICA matching, etc.

    Businesses are about making money. We can incentivize them to stay here by dropping the socialist laws that have them in a chokehold, but we can’t force them to stay in America and hire American workers. If that is the only option, and it doesn’t make money, they’ll just close their doors. (read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged) It happens every day with companies whose structure doesn’t permit moving overseas (like restaurants, etc). They just close because it isn’t profitable. That’s not the answer.

    Instead I propose:
    cancel the min. wage
    dissolve the unions
    give companies tax breaks based on the number of U.S. employees they employ

    and we still have to deal with the fact that the Chinese are simply able to make it cheaper, and Americans for the most part have forgotten about the value of quality goods.

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  • Ripped

    Ron Paul the only Constitutional Conservative in the Republican cabal!

  • 98% of nothing is nothing!

  • He got 98% of what he wanted and it was 25% of what was necessary. On both ends. Best check yerself, Boner. Check yerself before you wreck yerself.