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Boehner: 'It is time for us to stand and fight'
« on: October 06, 2013, 09:48:30 AM »
http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2013/10/boehner-insists-hes-leading-house-gop-it-is-time-for-174374.html

 By JENNIFER EPSTEIN |
10/6/13 9:39 AM EDT

House Speaker John Boehner says he wasn't pulled into demanding concessions from Democrats to keep funding the government - he willingly joined with fellow Republicans.

"I and my members decided that the threat of Obamacare and what was happening was so important that it was time for us to take a stand. And we took a stand," the Ohio Republican said in an interview aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

That's even though he had offered a clean government funding bill to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) over the summer. "There was a conversation about doing this ... several," Boehner said, but he ultimately decided against it.

"I, working with my members, decided to do this in a unified way," the speaker said -- with demands to defund, delay or otherwise alter the Affordable Care Act.

"You've never seen a more dedicated group of people who are thoroughly concerned about the future of our country," he said of House Republicans. "It is time for us to stand and fight."

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Re: Boehner: 'It is time for us to stand and fight'
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 10:02:35 AM »
Interesting.  Seems to me that someone's been sampling which way the wind's blowing.  Not that my opinion's worth that much, my not being a member of the political inner circles and all; unlike some here - at least unlike what some here claim (t_s, ahem) - I don't get to have dinner or drinks with my local government representatives on a regular basis, nor do I get to hobnob with those who do.


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