‘opposition to a deal with obama creates problems for gop’

LA Times: As the debt ceiling debate enters its final stages, House Republicans face increasing political isolation in their opposition to sweeping budget reforms that President Obama has pushed for and polls show most Americans now prefer.

Republican resistance to compromise has turned a significant bloc of voters against them, according to several new polls, and has frustrated members of their own leadership as well as establishment GOP figures.

…  House Republicans remain the key obstacle to passing a debt ceiling increase and avoiding a possible federal default after Aug. 2. Their strict adherence to a no-new-taxes pledge all but rules out consideration of a larger agreement on deficits and the debt ceiling. Their position is reinforced by the fear that “tea party” groups will mount primary challenges against many Republicans who vote for anything that could be characterized as a tax increase.

… Boehner, at the center of negotiations with the White House over a sweeping deficit-reduction deal, has had to spend much of the last several days trying to get his members to lower their expectations and ease their hostility to a compromise.

Full article here

Thanks Tally

30 Responses to “‘opposition to a deal with obama creates problems for gop’”

  1. 1 MTmarilyn
    July 21, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Amazing how our President has always wanted to work toward something for everyone and the tearepubs want all or nothing. This is also why what the PL wants is wrong. You have to give sometimes or you will lose. Our President is a very smart man. I am behind him 100%.

  2. 2 isonprize
    July 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I am quoting Liberal Librarian, a frequent poster over at ‘The Obama Diary.’

    Do not play poker with Barack Obama. He will leave you broke, naked, and on the bus—but he will give you the bus fare home.

  3. 5 PoliticalJunkessa
    July 21, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Anyone know what brand of mascara Boner uses? It does quite a nice job of lengthening and separating. I am always on the lookout for lash products!

  4. 16 Bobfr
    July 21, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Psst, Boehner, her name is Speaker Pelosi and she is the only way you get out of this mess. Give her a call and do a deal. The consequences of not doing so go way beyond your having even a slight chance of being re-elected in Nov 2012. I’m sure several of your Wall St buddies have already made that abundantly clear to you.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 17 isonprize
      July 21, 2011 at 11:30 am

      clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap!!! Bob, too funny!!

      • 18 utaustinliberal
        July 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm

        Hahahahaha. Good one Bobfr. As they say; if you lie with dogs, don’t be surprised when you wake up infected with fleas and better the devil you know. I remember in the summer of 2010, when the teaparty cropped up with their racist disgusting signs, lack of intellectual curiosity, vile and violent rhetoric. John Boehner and company heavily courted them without stopping to think about the ugly side to this unknown entity. Now they’ve got his balls in a chokehold and he’s looking for backdoor ways to cry uncle. Make a deal with President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the Democrats and free your balls. Blue balls are not a beautiful sight to behold.

  5. July 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

    This site is more entertaining than anything on cable tv.

  6. July 21, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I can’t wait for him to hand that gavel back to Nancy Pelosi. And then Nancy call President Obama and congratulate him on his four more years, and saying okay Mr. President let’s get to work.

    • 22 tally
      July 21, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      And I can’t wait for Nancy to throw that oversized, penis-substitute of a gavel away, and go back to a normal one (that isn’t a disguised flask.)

      • July 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm

        ” And I can’t wait for Nancy to throw that oversized, penis-substitute of a gavel away…….”
        ——– Oh, Tally. I could become a recluse and live quite happily just reading the comments posted on TOD, especially yours. You are too much!! 😆 —- but it is sooo true! Poor Mrs. Bonehead 😉 hahahahahaha

    • July 22, 2011 at 7:06 am

      Pelosi knew how to get the job done. Boehner doesn’t.

  7. 25 Senior4Obama
    July 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    As my dear departed grandma used to say “when you lie down with pigs, you come up smelling like garbage”! Boehner and the rethugs in their blind desire to defeat PBO have sold their souls to these lunatics and they are going to pay the price. Karma is a bitch!

  8. 27 carolyn
    July 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Obviously, Boehner hasn’t been tending his flock for the last 6 months! If he had, he’s know how to bring the strays into the fold….they’ve gotten away from him, and he doesn’t know where to find them! Baa, baa, black sheep…….

    • 28 lmrj
      July 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      Sorry, but he has always been a fake shepherd. Nobody can control crazy people. I knew the repugs were asking for trouble when I saw them line up on the Capital steps in support of that awful tp demonstration last summer when someone in that acrowd spit on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver. At least I think that was the same demonstration.

    • 29 majii
      July 21, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      IMO, Boehner never had control of these people, Carolyn. If I had been a leader in Congress and saw the way the tea party folk behaved at their events, I would have run as far away from anyone they presented as a viable candidate to run for Congress as fast as I could. But, then, there’s desire. Boehner’s desire to be Speaker again outweighed his ability to court the kind of candidates who would allow him to leave behind an historical record that would describe him as a good Speaker of the House or one of America’s best Speakers of the House. He should be looking into his mirror every night and cursing himself for blowing an opportunity to leave a legacy that would have forever described him as a true statesman who was revered by the American people.

  9. 30 majii
    July 21, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    All I have to say about the situation Boehner finds himself in is that the he should have thought beyond his desire to be Speaker of the House and taken a closer look at the candidates the tea partiers were nominating to serve in Congress. He won the job of Speaker, but he lost any remaining credibility he may have had by working so diligently to elect to the House a bunch of rabid, ignorant, intolerant, no compromises under any conditions, loud-mouthed, callous, selfish individuals who have no respect for him, the American people, or the Republican Party.

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