Thursday, October 27, 2011

Boehner: 'We Have the Ability to Limit Their Use of Funds to Try to Bring This Administration to Heel'

Bring them to heel? I don't know there, Johnny. There could be hidden racial dog-whistle codewords going on there.
@2:48 - Ingraham: Are you saying that the president, with his approach today, from what you know of it, is acting around his Constitutional parameters and violating those parameters?

Boehner: Well I have great concerns that he may be. And I know that our committees of jurisdiction...are looking at these proposals to make sure that the president isn't exceeding his authority.

@3:27 - Ingraham: What will you do if you believe he is exceeding his authority? What recourse do you have?

Boehner: We've got an appropriations process that's under control here where we have the ability to limit their use of funds to try to bring this administration to heel.

@3:46 - Boehner: I've had my share of disappointments this year, but I gotta tell you what, there is nothing that has disappointed me more over the last eight weeks than to watch the President of the United States basically give up on the economy, and give up on the American people, decide he's going to quit governing, and spend his entire next 14 months campaigning.

@4:09 - Boehner: If the president is serious, he ought to be up here working with us to find common ground to solve the issues that the American people want us to solve.

On Obama's assertion that Occupy Wall Street isn't much different from the tea party protests:

@5:52 - Boehner: I don’t think it's a valid comparison at all.
Thanks to Matt Wolking for the clip.

Since Obama enjoys recycling speeches, be on the lookout for a reprisal of this.
President Obama strayed from his prepared remarks at a Labor Day rally to accuse his opponents of talking about him "like a dog."

Obama was in Milwaukee to speak at the Milwaukee Laborfest, attended by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. He used the speech to promote his $50 billion infrastructure plan and to criticize Republicans ahead of crucial midterm elections.

"Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time and they're not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That's not in my prepared remarks, but it's true," he told the union crowd.


Bob said...

Well, it's not like he said he was going to give them a taste of the whip if they don't straighten up.

The Watcher said...

Thank you, Speaker Boehner, for restating the obvious. 

Now, if you would be so kind...