March 20th, 2010
04:52 PM ET
soundoff (76 Responses)
  1. Disgusted in Florida

    John Boehner is the best thing for the democratic party.....He is such an obstructionist, that he is leading his own party to it's grave. He argues against anything not put forth by the republicans. He is a cancer to his own party, and they need to "chemo" him out of town.
    Bitter bitter man!

    March 20, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  2. Lue Blacknell

    John Boehner needs to go back to Ohio-so he can do some "brown-nosing" to his constitiuents-because he is definitely will need to......

    March 20, 2010 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  3. Shelly

    Yes, Mr continue to fight AGAINST the best interests of the American people ( unless they are in the top 2% income bracket)
    You and your party have spend trillions of dollars on fighting wars but what have you done to fight for the American people when you were in power??? Nothing ( Remember Katrina, Halliburton, sending jobs abroad, deregulation of corporations to scam the Average Jane, NO tax cuts for middle class but only for the rich) In fact your party spend most of the years spreading fears about the Arab/ middle East and anyone "not like us" and did absolutely nothing else!!!!

    March 20, 2010 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  4. Independent

    keep it up Republicans all you are doing is obstructing a bill that would help millions to get the health care you are enjoying now.. by the way FYI "We The People pay for your health care" and is prohibited for us to have.. what an irony.
    You became the Party of No a very long time ago.. you guys are showing the only thing you care is about your own political ambitions.
    Me first, Party second, and Me always.. that is the motto you are using now.

    March 20, 2010 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  5. quieteye

    To the republican leadership. Where were your principes and low cost concerns when passing an underestimaed and unfunded prescription bill. Your words and pronouncements always sound so sensible. Yet your policies and (in)actions prove so dangerous to the nations well being. You passed an underestimated, unfunded prescription health bill. The democrats deserve to pass their watered down chipped away improvement to the status quo you long delayed to address.

    March 20, 2010 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  6. ED FL

    That photo is absolutley a group of hate mongering GOP politicians .no wonder they are such a group of cheating spouses, gay participants and down right mean people that want to deprive less fortunate people than themselved get like benefits that they receive as a freebee.If they had to pay for their own health benefits they would think differently.

    March 20, 2010 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  7. Cindy

    Boehner.. you lose. Stop acting like a sore loser.

    March 20, 2010 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  8. Scott

    The Republicans are puppets for big money and Mr Boehner is in the Mafia's pocket. These guys could carry one tape recorder of their message and just hand it to the next guy when he goes to the podium to talk. None of them speak or think for themselves they just repeat the talking points from their boss, big money/big business. When is last time these guys did something for middle class America? Never, it's always for big busines/big money with the explaination that it will trickle down to the peasants ...... will after 50 years of the Republican idea ....... I'm still waiting!
    Democrats Care!
    Republicans Don't!

    March 20, 2010 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  9. Marge

    Hey Folks what is boner fighting for...the right to paint everybody orange. He must be getting a lota lota money from the Orange Trade in Florida and California.

    March 20, 2010 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  10. David

    Yes Boehner, you are going to get an up or down vote. I expect you to now vote for this bill. Is not that so?

    March 20, 2010 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  11. Ken in NC

    Put a clause in the Health Care Bill that stipulates insurance companies are to cover 80% of the cost of Tanning Bed sessions and Rep.Boehner will sit down and STFU.

    March 20, 2010 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  12. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    Bonehead Boehner must be soooooooo proud of himself.

    March 20, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  13. John

    Boehner: Fight continues

    I just gotta be inspired by the sight of Republicans fighting for the interests of the wealthy and powerful.

    Billionaires are people too.

    March 20, 2010 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |

    The remarks by Mr. Bonner tells the whole GOP agenda, let the "fight" continue. That's all the GOP wants to do. Fight the president on anything and everything. They don't care about the American people, just scoring political points against the president. That's why congress is broken, the GOP broke it and refuse to fix it. The fine people of Ohio need to send Mr. Bonner home, surely Ohio has a more qualified person than Mr. Bonner, maybe even a democrat. It's time that the GOP started working for the People of America instead of the corporations of America, but then again that would take guts, just like it takes guts to come up with a program, a plan, an idea. It doesn't take any guts or brains to sit back and point to faults in the work of others, yet that's all the GOP does. No plan, no ideas, no guts, that's the GOP iof today.

    March 20, 2010 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  15. ronvan

    If the bill passes and it works the republicans are done, along with all the crooks/companies that have bled us for so many years! If the democrates blow it then they are done, but at least someone tried to help the American people!

    March 20, 2010 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  16. Liberal and Very Proud of It

    Mr. Boehner:

    A few words of much-needed advice:

    Please resign. America deserves so much better than the current Republican Congressional "leadership."

    March 20, 2010 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  17. MsDp

    The saddest thing about all of this is the people who are being deceived are the constitutents of the GOP. For 8 years all of Americans were their constitutents; therefore, we all were deceived. But I truly hope and pray that all of the American People will not allow themselves to be deceived again. Deem and pass has been used in the past by both (GOP & DEM). It is another method of law that is available for congressional use. I wish the DEMs would have used it-it is A LEGAL PROCESS!

    March 20, 2010 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  18. Julian

    The sky won't fall down if this health care legislation passes.The likes of Boehner and his senate minority leader will be out of ideas or strength to fight for "kill the bill" once the legislation is passed. All this grand-standing is typical of the right-wing nuts who never believe that 'someone else' can do something great equally or better than them. Please give the retards the up or down vote they wants and pass the bill.

    March 20, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  19. Mike in jax

    What an insurance company tool. Just another boner.

    March 20, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  20. Mickey

    TheOrangeMan has crawled out from his tanning bed!

    Pack it in now, Boner...your political career has ENDED! And while your at it, take that creep Cantor with you!

    Republican Politicians: Domestic Terrorists

    March 20, 2010 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  21. Pragmatic

    Up or down vote? This liar is planning all sorts of amendments and fancy procedural delays and obstructions. All about "winning" and never about what would improve life for average Americans ... from the people who are set for life on the taxpayer's dime.

    March 20, 2010 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  22. southern cousin

    I am not going to spit or call names like so many of the people that are so angry about this outrage that is about to be foisted on us be an unethical, corrupt president and congress. I am a man of limited means but I will send money the opponents of every singel member of Congress who votes for this, or supports it (in case they don't have guts to actually vote). Following his defeat in 2012, I want to see CNN and all of the other news outlets play the tapes of these lies, and arrogance and highlight the corruption that brings him down.

    March 20, 2010 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  23. BeverlyNC

    Sorry Boehner – all your daily lies and hypocrisy did NOT WORK.

    Healthcare is and will be the WATERLOO for YOU, Sen Jim DeMinted (SC) and all other traitors to the People this Nov.

    Guess you should have spent less time on the golf course (83K in green fees to prove your fiscal concerns) and your tanning bed that turned you orange and fried your little brain.

    Americans will be hitting you lying, hating, fear-mongering, racist Republicans with a backlash like you have never seen! You can kiss your seats in the House and Senate goodbye.

    Come back when you have one solution between you and are ready to work for the PEOPLE and not for the abusive banks and insurance companies,

    The disgusting GOP is dead and soon gone and GOOD RIDDANCE!

    We need real leadership lik President Obama who take their oath of office to SERVE THE PEOPLE seriously.

    Thank you Democrats for standing up for this country and for the working families!!!

    March 20, 2010 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  24. I Am The Narcissistic Wizard of Rush and I Say . . .

    You have two choices undecided Democrats:

    1. Vote "Yes" on health reform and incur the wrath and anger of the Republicans.
    2. Vote " No" on heath reform and incur the wrath and anger of the

    Now do you see the difference?

    March 20, 2010 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  25. yvonne in nashville

    Boehner: this is America's future- not the WWF.

    March 21, 2010 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
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