(CNN) - House Minority Leader John Boehner criticized the newly-minted Democratic presidential ticket in an issued statement Saturday.
“Americans looking for a pair of candidates who are ready to fix a broken Washington aren’t going to find them on the Obama / Biden ticket," he said. "In Joe Biden, Barack Obama has not only found a running mate who doesn’t believe he’s ready to be president, he’s proven his opposition to an ‘All of the Above’ energy reform strategy to lower fuel costs for families and small businesses."
(Full statement after the jump)
“John McCain’s comprehensive energy reform plan is supported by a broad and bipartisan majority of Americans who are tired of struggling with high gas prices and soaring utility bills. And he’s taken the bold step of calling on Speaker Pelosi to bring Congress back from its break to vote on House Republicans’ American Energy Act. McCain is a real reformer and the only candidate in this race who is ready to lead.”
Who is John Boehner? I could care less what he thinks. Oh McCain is so so bold, is he? He is calling back Pelosi and others to vote when he himself didn't have enough respect for congress to vote for most of the last year! McCain didn't have enough respect for America's seniors or disabled citizens to even be there for the important Medicare vote this summer! McCain is a hypocrite!
Americans don't deserve to have Obama as their president. After picking Bush to Gore in 2000, and bearing in mind all the atrocities of the Bush administration (forging a CIA letter to justify the Iraq War, destroying US's and World's economy and the flawed response to hurricane Katrina, just to name a few), even considering voting for John McCain (that is no longer the maverick he was 5 years ago and is tied with Bush in almost every policy) shows how naive they are.
HA.....and this complete fool knows all about how to resolve the problems. I laugh and McCains "energy reform plan"
What a joke this guy he is like MCain senile..
Mr. Boehner, as a fellow ohioan can you please tell me why the far, far, far left liberals of the dem. party want to destroy the United States of America with the likes of SELECTING an obama candidate?
This is the reason Boehner is the minority leader and will remain the minority leader.
This guy touched on something that we as Americans should all be supporting:
Let's demand that our representatives get back to work. A five week vacation is absurd, especially with what is going on.
Any normal working person would not be allowed to go on vacation if they hadn't been doing their job.
I don't care if you are left leaning or right, let's all demand that Congress get back to work. They work for us, remember?
Well, well! So THIS is the CHANGE you've been waiting for, folks! Obama has now - with one fell swoop - thrown his ENTIRE philosophy "under the bus!" Nice going in order to have an "attack dog" do the dirty work for Obama. Doesn't surprise me a bit. Always knew Obama was nothing but empty rhetoric.
The AOl Straw Poll – REAL people voting REALTIME (without “sampling errors”): August 18-25: 117,545 total votes cast: McCain 68%, Obama 32%.
McCain for president - a grown-up doing a grown-up job!
This coming from a big oil operative,how sweet.
Let the games begin....
I can hear the Mccain campaign aides now saying....."Quick lets look back at all Bidens background and see if we can find any smut"
This is what the repubs do best to take away their incompetance off the issues that we want to know about such as the economy,health care,ending the war.
Obama for America
McCains comprehensive energy plan consists of drilling here and there and thats it. Also why is it he is for nuclear power every where else but arizona. If he had a good plan or cared about energy HE WOULD OF SHOWED UP TO THE FLOOR TO VOTE. But instead he didnt go all 8 times and even when he was in the same building he didnt have time. Unfortunately his no-show counted as a no.
How many years has John Boehner been in the House? Did they just realize that American people are suffering?
I guess it is election time.
hello....John 26 years in office McCain IS the broken Washington... criticism from a repub, how original...from the war in Iraq to 500,000 jobs lost here in the states...yep you repubs sure have done a great job so far. repubs have a record filibuster in the house...the Dems are the majority by 1 seat...it is and has been the repukes that are killing our country. tell me please what has McCain done in his 26 years? he wants the draft, he is anti choice, he VOTED 95% WITH BUSH...hell McCain knows Washington is broken, HE broke it!!!
Jesus John McCain is inept, risky, to dam forgetful and to dangerous, there is NO way anyone who loves this country can vote McCain...he has experience...26 years of BAD experience!
Boehner is as big a jerk as McCain. Maybe bigger.
SMART MAN BOEHNER..AMERICA IS IN FOR A SHELL SHOCK.
The same broken record about the broken Washington by the same Washington people/politicians!!
Boehner proves he is a big part of the problem that government in Washington is broken.
McCain has taken so many positions on energy until big oil kicked in to his coffers and now he wants to drill everywhere, even though he used to support the elder Bush's moratorium.
Obama/ Biden; The clowns of the Senate
What would we expect from a RETHUG..
Nothing but FEAR on his bREATH as the Dems sweep TO the Whitehouse..
Boehner is the new cast member of the Hollywood sequel of Grumpy Old Men, featuring McCain, Bush, Lieberman, Cheney and Guiliani.
Well…..I must admit I agree with Biden Obama is not ready to lead and being in the White House is not the time for OJT. Dont get mad at me Biden said Obama was not qualified
We have to live long enough to fix the energy problems. I believe Obama/Biden will work together for the good of the NATION, not just corp. america and oil companies.
With McWarmonger we won't survive long enough. He'll have us in wars at the drop of the hat. DRAFT. We're tired of hearing about the 1960s !!!!!!!
lets just kick bush out already
we need obama
ha ha. Who broke it? Look in the mirror. The Republicans controlled all the houses for 7 years. Only now it is a stalemate. Therefore nothing gets done.