October 16th, 2013
05:46 PM ET
9 months ago

Boehner urges House GOP to support Senate deal

Washinton (CNN) - Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, and House Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans to support it while a key GOP conservative said he wouldn't try to block it in the Senate.

"We fought the good fight; we just didn't win," Boehner told a radio station in his home state of Ohio in reference to GOP efforts to dismantle or defund President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms and extract deficit reduction concessions around the need to fund the government and raise the federal borrowing limit.

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soundoff (879 Responses)
  1. Buc

    "I'll allow it" Boehner is an arrogant twit.

    October 16, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  2. riviera

    Wouldn't it be nice if there was a law forcing lobbyists and 'special interests' to reveal who they are paying and how much?

    October 16, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. mike

    So as a life long democrat this means I'll be getting my welfare check right? I have 19 kids and it's not my responsibility to support them. Oh and make sure my free cellphone bill is paid to before I scream racism.

    October 16, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  4. erexx

    King Boehner has spoken!
    All hail the King!

    October 16, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  5. Pa

    IIts a shame for John Boehner to blame anybody but the republicans and the tea party for the government shutdown. The president and democrats have said they will negotiate the budget and anything else but only after the government is open and congress raised the debt ceiling. All he is doing is trying to save face and hiss ass. Whats with not winning i thought this wasn't same DAMM GAME republicans. Those are John Boehners own words to the president the only people who lost are all the people who could not do their jobs all because some republican cry babies.

    October 16, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. manicdrummer

    Great! So what happens after Feb. 7?

    Face it, Americans, your government is going broke and your economy is on the brink of total collapse. Look at all those morons buying up stock on the stock markets. They're feeling pretty upbeat right now, but another crisis looms in February 2014. Why throw away good money after bad when you know you're gonna lose it all.

    October 16, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  7. nwg6011

    Fought the good fight? Really? That's like Pee Wee Herman getting in the ring with Mr. T, and punching himself in the face.
    Your four hour "Boehner" has just gone soft.

    October 16, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    I am for throwing everyone out and starting fresh. This has been ridiculous.

    October 16, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  9. LuciferBernanke

    hahaha wow....anyone who thinks that the DemonRats or the RepubliCons are 'on the side of the American People' is a fool - they are owned and operated by JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs! Enjoy more and more debt until it all collapses, fools.

    October 16, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  10. Dave

    Oh yeah! I can't wait until all of the fools that voted for Obama get raped on health care premiums. It will put a smile on my face.

    October 16, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  11. Eugene in Seattle

    Attention Tea Party

    Your history. In the next election we are sending all of you to the bone yard.

    October 16, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  12. scott

    You do all realize that this accomplishes nothing. The debt will continue to rise, there will be no increase in
    the GDP or money going into the government, our dollar will still be backed by 'faith' and we will all hear
    the same story again in January. What exactly is the point of this???? How does this fix anything???

    October 16, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  13. erexx

    King Boehner has spoken.
    All hail the King!

    October 16, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  14. EricS

    How is putting thousands of government workers (who still will be paid in any event for work they didn't do), degradation of the national debt rating, and exposure of the country to ridicule worldwide, not to mention diverting congressional attention from other issues, a "good fight"? Does not compute.

    October 16, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  15. lisa

    Republicans do not understand that American people can see for themselves what is going on. They cannot tolerate providing healthcare for every American . They don't care about people, they only care about their rich buddies. They don't care about small business but only billionaires. All of these selfish people need to be sent home in the next election.

    October 16, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  16. Pratt

    Sifto....they get to sign up for Obamacare, they just don't get subsidized by the government....and that was a Republican ide.

    October 16, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  17. Dana

    We do not negotiate with terrorists. Threatening global financial meltdown to get your way is not ok. Dems had no choice but to tell them to shove it. Otherwise they would just be rewarding and setting a precedent for this absurd, detrimental strategy. I'm glad reality finally managed to seep through the thick skulls in the House.

    October 16, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  18. Jeff6187

    This is why, in some countries, the ability to dismiss the government and start all over comes in very handily.

    Now ... if only the voters would i) remember this crap next election, and ii) VOTE, maybe we could flush out the raw sewage and begin a path toward effective government!

    October 16, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  19. Derek

    He'll allow it? Well thank you. Guess what. WE will allow you to keep your job....or not.

    October 16, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  20. Arun Gupta

    When will the fools in this country realize that ObamaCare is an option for the 45 million American, who have no access to adequate or no insurance coverage. Dont like it, dont enroll in it. Let the ones who like it, enroll in it. These Republican bigots think they know what is best for others.

    October 16, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  21. Qi

    Wait till Feb. We will really go over cliff unless Obamacare is deleted.

    October 16, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  22. Jim

    Congress: You will never find a more wretched hive of sum and villanry"

    October 16, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  23. RS

    Where does he say "I'll Allow it"
    I can't find that quote in this story...

    October 16, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  24. fr114

    "We fought the good fight; we just didn't win," Boehner told a radio station

    the main point of the GOP was "fought". time to stop the fighting, saying no, filibustering, obstructing almost everything ranting hate, lies and insults and start coming up with some solutions and constructive ideas.

    October 16, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  25. Enigmatic1

    Finally! These clowns have definitely put not only the country but the whole world through enough. I can't believe the level of stupidity and bad tactics shown by the Republicans and especially, the Tea Party. John Boehner will at least be able to leave the House with a little bit of dignity now. I've been a Republican my entire life but that will change now after I find another party I can support. One thing is for sure with all the mess and poor choices Republicans have made, I will be doing everything in my power to ensure that none are re-elected nor will I ever again support any Republican initiatives... I am done.

    October 16, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
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