Speaker Boehner pushes back over the phone
October 13th, 2011
06:37 PM ET
10 years ago

Speaker Boehner pushes back over the phone

Washington (CNN) - Sometime this afternoon President Obama made a phone call to House Speaker John Boehner to congratulate him on passing the three free trade agreements sent over to congress earlier this month.

But according to a readout released by the speaker’s office, the call quickly became a bit more confrontational when Boehner challenged the president on some comments made earlier today at his press conference with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.


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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. cindy

    Keep on them President Obama!!! It's past time someone took them to task.

    October 13, 2011 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    Did Boehner's voice crack and did he need tissues. Come on now – EVERYTHING the Republicans are presenting is LONG-TERM – it does not help the situation NOW!!!!!!!

    The Republicans had control of the house since January, 2011 and they made a promise to create JOBS!!! They said if the TAX BREAKS stayed in place, it would CREATE JOBS!!! We were recovering "slowly" but recovering until January, 2011 when all hell broke loose. Where are the JOBS???

    I will stick with our current leader and will support him in 2012!!! Obama/Biden!

    October 13, 2011 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  3. Hongli

    Is John Boehner upset he didn't get an invite to the state dinner tonigt? John Boehner is an embarrisment to this President. He simply has no respect for President Obama.

    October 13, 2011 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  4. dudeson

    Boehner is not a very effective leader. Obama will win in 2012 in a land slide.

    October 13, 2011 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  5. westward

    Boehner is W O R T H L E S S! Absolutely worthless!

    October 13, 2011 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  6. FEDUP!!

    My dream is to hear "John Beohner LOOSES RE-ELECTION BID!!!!" He can take both of those IDIOTS McConnell & Cantor with himl!!

    October 13, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  7. Donkey Party

    Can't we just skip all this childish unpleasantness and go straight to civil war?

    October 13, 2011 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  8. Squigman

    Looking forward to pushing back against Boehner, at election time. Have fun while it lasts. You republican parasite.

    October 13, 2011 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  9. racegirl1

    Obama you just can't help yourself, see you put your cheek out there extending the olive branch calling Boehner and he kicked you in it. When of When will you realize if you fell off the face of the earth you would not make these people happy. They – do – not – like – you – they -want -to – see – you – FAIL.

    October 13, 2011 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  10. Dreamer96

    The Republican jobs bill, just undo everything for the last 4 years, I'm surprised they did not want to close the EPA, close Department of Education, close NTSB, close FDA, close DEA, close ATF.close NIS..To the Republicans they all obstruct jobs and are not need in the Republican view....

    October 13, 2011 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  11. nyc dem

    Hi mr Boehner where are the jobs

    October 13, 2011 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  12. fred ca

    If every person who talked to obama took the time to point out obama's lies poor obama would lose all of his golf time. Mean Republicans.

    October 13, 2011 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  13. kelvin

    Mr Boehner no disrespect just want to know why do you close your eyes when president Obama is talking to you.

    October 13, 2011 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  14. kat

    Boo Hoo BHO is a cry baby. He can't stand that the American People can't stand his ideas. What a loser! Ditch him in 2012! We need a real leader, not a cry baby.

    October 14, 2011 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  15. MAC

    More proof that the Obama "Jobs Bill" is nothing more than a Campaign Slogan than a bill. Obama is an liberal who sees Canada and Europe as to what America should be. He wants a Welfare State. If you think he is a moderate, take off the rose colored glasses.

    October 14, 2011 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
  16. Rudy NYC

    Spkr. Boehner made an interesting remark yesterday. It was typical conservative talking points and spin, but there was something about his choice of words that caught my attention. I believe he was speaking on one of the network morning news shows. He said something to the effect like this. Of course, he had the misleading "most americans" in it, but he didn't say it that this time.

    "The American people are saying that they don't want all of these job killing regulations, increases in capital gains taxes, higher taxes, blah, blah."

    What "American people" is he talking about? How many "American people" do you know talk like that? Doesn't it sound like his "American people" that hears talking and saying stuff like that, doesn't it sound like something that special interests and lobbyists would say?

    Most "American people" seem to want jobs, to tax the wealthy a little more, don't talk about regulations, don't complain about capital gains tax rates, nor any of the other stuff Boehner cited. I don't doubt that is exactly what he has heard, but I just wonder who these "American people" are that are saying this stuff to him.

    October 14, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |