Boehner's gotta up his game ... of golf
June 7th, 2011
01:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Boehner's gotta up his game ... of golf

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said he's "gotta get my golf game in shape" before he plays with the president in a few weeks.

"I played so bad yesterday and it was nothing to brag about. So I gotta get my golf game in shape," Boehner told reporters in Middletown, Ohio Tuesday. "I am playing with the president and vice president."

Boehner and the frequent golf playing President Obama are set to hit the links June 18th.

He also said it might be a good idea to trade a trillion dollars per stroke, a reference to the money Boehner hopes to cut from the annual budget.

"That will be a wonderful day. I'm dead serious," Boehner said. "It's golf!"


Filed under: John Boehner • President Obama
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Sharon

    They get paid for this? And he wants us to simultaneously support the idea that 98% of Americans should work harder with fewer retirement benefits. What a load.

    June 7, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    That's his top priority -always has been.

    Jobs? What Jobs? He and the republicans ran on JOBS in 2010 - were are the jobs? We can't afford to play golf.

    June 7, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Oh that's bull droppings Bonehead! This is nothing but a set-up on your part, and a weak one at that!
    You know good and damn well that ALL you do is drink, and play golf. The golf course is your biggest FUNDRAISER for chrissakes! You may play up your "humble" beginnings but I assure you they let you into the clubhouse and the course more often than they did Barack.
    The President may not be able to give you the arse whipping you deserve but I sure hopes he "humbles" you on the course.

    June 7, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  4. C. Howe Yulikit

    How's that jobs bill coming, Boehner?

    June 7, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  5. BeverlyNC

    Wish Boehner cared as much about the JOBS he promised as he does his golf score. Maybe he can go on a golf tour when he is ousted as Speaker next year for being the worst House Republican leader ever. :Let's get REAL LEADERS who know how to govern and who actually CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE in office – ALL DEMOCRATS IN 2012 SO WE CAN RESTORE OUR RIGHTS REPUBLICANS HAVE TAKEN AWAY, KEEP THE BANKS REIGNED IN, GET CORPORATIONS TO PAY THEIR TAXES, HAVE FAIR TAX RATES FOR ALL CITIZENS REGARDLESS OF WEALTH, AND CUT REAL WASTEFUL SPENDING LIKE THE DEFENSE BUDGET, END THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN WHICH REPUBLICANS WANT TO KEEP GOING, END TAXPAYER OIL SUBSIDIES AND OTHER REPUBLICAN NON-PEOPLE PET PROGRAM SPENDING.

    WE THE PEOPLE ARE SICK OF REPUBLICAN LIES, FLIP-FLOPPING ON EVERYTHING, AND OPPOSING EVERYTHING PRESIDENT OBAMA DOES OR SAYS JUST TO BE CONTRARY. THAT IS NOT GOVERNING – IT IS JUVENILE. NO MORE REPUBLICAN HATE, LIES, AND DO-NOTHINGNESS FOR AMERICA.

    June 7, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  6. ted

    Boner will cry if he loses or wins. Wonder if that two pack a day habit will slow him down. Biden will be the pale face and will have to wear SPF45.

    June 7, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  7. gt

    maybe they can get some ideas going on the course....work for the people ....

    June 7, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  8. Greg in Arkansas

    His golf game would probably improve if he didn't start at the 19th hole.

    June 7, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  9. terry,va

    Golf is exectly what the fools ought to be playing.......NOT. Maybe they should get out the fiddles next and play as the country goes up in flames.

    June 7, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  10. cf

    Ok you Republicans who criticize the President for playing golf, what do you have to say now when its Boehner?

    June 7, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  11. diridi

    I told you, we need Term Limits on Congress and Senate...period....these guys are paid for playing golf.....o.k....shame America....shame...work on jobs, jobs, and jobs, energy, energy and energy...o.k,

    June 7, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  12. Bruce

    The reason you are so terrible at golf and the President isn't, is because you stay back to take care of the people's business while he goes on vacation, after vacation, after vacation......

    June 7, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    No smoking on the golf course, gentlemen.
    Make sure you cover your bets, Jaybee. Rocky is bringing his "A" game.

    June 7, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  14. MedaBlkman

    So this is what he "Boehner" spends his time on everyday....................................republicans are such a bad TRIP!

    June 7, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  15. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I hope Boner does not fall off the ball washer.

    June 7, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  16. Democrat Swamp Inspector

    You're a better golfer than them. Show them no mercy John! And make sure they don't cheat.

    June 7, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  17. GOP-Tea Party Radical Social Engineering to Kill Grandma Medicare

    Boehner needs to man his game up and STOP crying like a wussy, and actually put a JOBS bill on the table for congress to VOTE on!

    These IDIOTS are playing a round of gulf on the taxpayers dime while Rome (USA) burns!...it's time for all elected politicians to be voted out of office and the American people use their cadillac pay & benefits to pay down our nations debt!

    We do not need these fraudsters representing us in congress...our founding fathers created this boondoggle of a shell game called congress where we have kooks doing nothing, feeding fats off estacodes, and just selling America to the highest bidder!

    Enough is Enough!!!

    June 7, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  18. OneMoreTime

    Glad Boehner has his priorities straight.

    June 7, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  19. Bill from GA

    He'll probably cry if he looses. Or if he wins.

    June 7, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  20. Kenny

    FINALLY.......... Something this sucker can get serious about. If they place a few side bets, I suspect Democrats might get everyting they want, including a clean debt bill and Sarah Palin would be deported back to Russia.

    June 7, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  21. Bill from GA

    He should have plenty of time to work on his game, since he's DOING NOTHING for America.

    June 7, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  22. T

    Dont cry now...........you need to put your game face ......JOBS JOBS AND MORE JOBS.........maybe that is the problem you are playing to many games!

    June 7, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  23. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    There are other things he needs to give up like crying and being orange.

    June 7, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  24. bill

    We don't pay these people to golf. Get back to work.

    June 7, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  25. Jay1221

    Are you serious? Boehner is more concerned with his golf game than the major crises facing our country.
    Could the politicians and wealthy be more blatant about thumbing their noses at the middle class?

    June 7, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
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