March 25th, 2010
01:43 PM ET
8 years ago

Boehner: threats 'unacceptable'

Filed under: Congress • John Boehner
soundoff (73 Responses)
  1. CAL

    many americans are angry at democrats, is this stupid orange faced baboon serious? He has been at those violent nasty rallies speaking, and what he is saying now is a bald face LIE!!! How could he use Dingles comments on the radio show, that is just down right low. This idiot and Pence are the political ring leader for all this crap and they got fat greasy boy rush and stupid hannity on the airwaves. It's pathetic.

    March 25, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  2. FL for Change

    Isn't that just "peachy." The hatred, bigoted, riotous rhetoric from the Republicans started with Hannity, Limbaugh, Palin, Beck, and McCain. They just keep stirring up the "nut jobs" who do not understand the appropriate way to voice their objections. If anyone gets hurt because of their actions, blood will be on their hands!

    March 25, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. dave

    Gee John, I am still waiting for armageddon to show up. You said it would happen on Monday (the day after the passage of the health care bill), You promised. Maybe this is just like the rest of the promises we heard during the Bush years (Iraq will welcome us, We will get Bin Laden, the Iraq war will pay for itself in oil revenues, etc.). I just can't keep track of the republican promises that don't happen any longer. That is probably because they never come true.

    Republicans: They can't campaign on change because under them it never happens and if it does it usually is bad for the country.

    March 25, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  4. Jen B

    He is part of the problem.
    Words matter, I have listened to him, his language is inflammatory.

    March 25, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    shut the heck up boner! You are another repug hypocrite. Instead of growing some (elephants have big ones) like your mascot you talk out of both sides of your mouth.
    You say threats are unacceptable, but you make sure that you tell the world that it's because of the democrats passing the healthcare reform bill not because your talking heads and the quitter are inciting nuts to violence.
    No, it's not about healthcare. It's about your party still not being able to accept an intelligent, charismatic, charming Black man as our president.
    You all suck!

    March 25, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  6. JustMe

    John Boehner said it himself ... its his view. Just because you disagree (or agree) with something does not necessarily make it right or wrong.

    The GOP likes for say that the Democrats were going against the will of the people by passing this healthcare bill and yes, there were (are) a lot of people out there against it, but there are also a lot of people out there that are for it (as a matter of fact, I saw the USA Today poll that was published earlier this week and it said that more people were now for it than against it). And note that the poll results were outside the margin of error.

    March 25, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  7. HBO

    Bye Bye "Boner" ... your days in congress are dindling... The people of Ohio are sick of your exxagerations (lies), points of view (lies), and your political rhetoric (lies).

    Enjoy your last months in congress as the loud-mouthed, orange-faced, LIAR that you are!

    March 25, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  8. cindy

    It is all fun and games when it comes to encouraging folks to commit violent acts, until you are the one getting targeted. I love how the GOP can spin a situation, he needs to be directing his words at his buddies the Tea Party, Rush, and Beck because frankly they are telling people to "get a gun" and "get ready for the revoloution"!

    Hey Boehner, Cantor.....Self Defence is not an act of violence is a Re-action to it!

    Looks like you guys have a big mess to clean up!

    March 25, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  9. I am the Great and Sociopathic Wizard of Rush and I Say . . .

    Republicans "Palling Around" or is that "Palin Around" with domestic terrorists.

    March 25, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  10. Dave

    Obama, pelosi, and comrades pass a bill with only 30 something % approval and wonder why the backlash? People are angry. many are taking it out the wrong way, but many more will take it out at the polls in Novemeber.

    Say goodbye to the House Barry.

    This bill might have changed the Senate as well.

    Can you say "lame duck" in novemebr and one term?

    March 25, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  11. Ruth

    I think "Bonner" is unaceptable! Go home idiot!

    March 25, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  12. cardog

    Mr. Boehner reminds me of the guy protrayed in the movies of the refined gentleman heading a group of other refined gentlemen with ideas on how to continue in control. When control appears to be slipping away, the group enlists the assistance of a suragate group to do dirty deeds and the refined gentlemen group will denie any involvement.
    That's my take on this guy. The people of Ohio as well as the people of Minnesota should take a strong second look at the people they sent to Congress. Minnesota's representive borders on being as close to an American terrorist as you can get and still be legal. This lady is far off the chart of civility.

    March 25, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  13. Moab

    Let you voice be heard. They just want to silence any opposition. Liberals are the first to throw salty and unsavory language around so I find it humorous these scumbag Democrat politicians can't hear a little of the same things their friends say all the time. This is just the start.

    March 25, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  14. sherri

    isnt it ironic that abortion was such an upsetting factor but threats of death???? come on is that hypocrisy??

    March 25, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  15. rdepontb

    Unequivocation-that's what kind of tone this message needs.

    Why aren't Republicans AND Democrats appearing together on this? Such a joint appearance would seem to de-politicize the errant, uncivil behavior in question. Something more needs to be done to calm things down on all sides before someone actually gets hurt.

    March 25, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  16. Paul

    I think that the Republicans have the most to worry about since that is all they worry about is the mid-term elections.

    Getting re-elected and trying to stop any progress that President Obama and the Democrats are doing for the American People, NOT for personal gains in politcs and re-election.

    Republicans are poor lossers and....America needs to WAKE UP and realize who is fighting for them!!!!!

    March 25, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  17. once upon a horse

    the GOP will not want to admit that they are at the root of all this violence towards those who support Healthcare reform. This just didn't start two days ago...this kind of stuff was going on at the town hall meetings, the so-called Tea Party protest.....and less known the stuff that the likes of Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh and Palin spew on a daily basis. And none of the afore mentioned folks have even come out and spoken against it. WHY? Because the GOP is so afraid of upsetting their "base". What a crock of............

    March 25, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  18. Beejay

    The climate in the U.S. is getting very dangerous and there are many wingnuts who only need a little bit of encouragement to make people start fearing for their own lives and the lives of their families. Members of the Republican party seem to be encouraging this climate by things they are saying and doing. The leaders have to be more careful what they say because it is just inciting these type of people. They are not doing enough to discourage the.behaviour, and are living in denial.

    March 25, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  19. normajean

    Boehners wimpy attempts to calm the violence is much like a slap on the wrist to errant 5 yr. old Too little,too late He's the one who has been stirring his people up to irrational anger with his diatribes against thehealth plan. This all because the changes with the insurance companies will lessen the kick backs that some politicians have been getting, Why else his incredible anger and yet all this last year and half, his party has done nothing for his people.Doesn't make sense. The
    man is a loser.

    March 25, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  20. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    Being screwed by the far Left is "unacceptable" too.

    March 25, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  21. Chris from NY

    I guess you're just waking up to it. What happened since you're party was uping the rhetoric? The political atmosphere has been volaite since then.

    March 25, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  22. Dan Coleman

    There are laws against threats and actual attempts to harm; however, the American Spirit which is still alive and well in this country requires that we speak out against the new government tyranny that is coming in with these democrats in DC. The American Spirit and the Constitution demand we be stronger than our government, remember THAT, government.

    March 25, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  23. Preston

    "We promote with our rhetoric – yet dutifully condemn – these acts and threats of violence. We purport to be Christians, yet we are unanimously opposed to helping 32 million uninsured people get proactive and meaningful health care. Yes, America, we are proud Republicans. And, in the course of bringing our hypocrisy to ever greater depths, can we totally destroy what's left of civil discourse in Washington? Yes, we can!"

    March 25, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
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