Don't expect Boehner to totally change his tune
December 13th, 2013
07:31 PM ET
9 years ago

Don't expect Boehner to totally change his tune

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner may have stood up to conservative arm-twisters and embraced bipartisanship in moving a budget agreement through the House, but insiders don't see it as the start of a sea change on Capitol Hill.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is one who was pragmatic about Boehner's new and strident public tone this week toward several influential conservative groups that have questioned his leadership and blasted the compromise budget plan approved Thursday.


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  1. Sheila

    ""several influential conservative groups that have questioned his leadership""

    what about the rest of the country ?

    December 13, 2013 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  2. ora pike

    you can keep your insurance. you can keep your doctor. you can keep your hospital. IT WAS THE VIDEO. wow, CNN why don't you follow this guide?? what do you call someone who lies???

    December 13, 2013 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    Once a yes man – always a yes man so I expect nothing less.

    December 13, 2013 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  4. Stan Laut

    House Speaker John Boehner should be removed from his role as speaker of the house as he no longer represent the Republican Congress and the American Republican voters. He compromises to many times and creates disunity!

    He no longer represents Conservative Republican Americans who questioned his leadership and blasted Republican Sen. Ryan's compromise budget plan.

    They disapprove of Sen. Ryan's compromise budget plan because he didn't present the plan to the Republican's in Congress for a review before releasing the plan for a vote. I call this back room politics.

    I now have a stern reservation as a voter for anything Paul Ryan puts up as a plan, bill.

    The speaker of the house no longer has my respect and vote as a republican voter. I suggest he change political parties, because he comes across as complete loser!

    Republicans in the Congress and Senate need new faces come the election in November 2014. The country needs new faces in Congress and the Senate to get America back on track.

    Old time Republican Congressman and Senator's no longer represent the American Dream of the hard working middle class that made America great.

    December 13, 2013 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  5. Randy, San Francisco

    Speaker Boehner does not have to sacrifice his principles or values. He only has to stand up to Tea Partiers and conservative purists when necessary for the good of the country.

    December 13, 2013 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  6. Thomas

    All look and very little show .

    Johnny should have done a North Korean purge , would have been more effective .

    December 13, 2013 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Boehner deserted the American people. He has to go.

    December 14, 2013 10:41 am at 10:41 am |