Boehner: Shutdown 'Isn't Some Damn Game'
Takes aim at administration's 'we're winning' comments
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Oct 4, 2013 2:22 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Things are getting testy on Capitol Hill. John Boehner lashed out at President Obama at a news conference today, demanding he open talks with House Republicans. "I was at the White House the other night and listened to the president explain to me some 20 times why he's not going to negotiate," he said. He took particular exception to a quote in today's Wall Street Journal from an anonymous administration official, who said it didn't matter how long the shutdown lasted, because "we are winning."

"This isn't some damn game!" Boehner said. "All we're asking for is to sit down and have a discussion and … bring fairness to the American people under ObamaCare." The White House has officially disavowed the "winning" comment, USA Today reports. "There's no winning," Obama said. "No one is winning." (Republicans had their own winning moment yesterday.) The Journal interprets Boehner's comments as evidence that Republicans are sticking to their health care guns, and won't end the shutdown soon. Democrats have been making a target out of Boehner, Politico reports. "His job is not as important as our country," Harry Reid told CNN.

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jfarley
Oct 6, 2013 12:57 PM CDT
Get real you bunch of blanks its Corprate America running this country and The President,The Tea Party , Bohner Reid, Cruz etc are puppets in their game of destroying the largest country in the world and the world welcome to the New World Order.They are all getting paid off by Wall Street and Goldman Sachs to do what their doing and they don't give two cents about anyone except money.So get real and get prepared the worst is yet to come.Soon the thinning of the herd will begin. We can speculate that the New World Order is being implemented gradually, citing the formation of the U.S. Federal Reserve System in 1913; the League of Nations in 1919; the International Monetary Fund in 1944; the United Nations in 1945; the World Bank in 1945; the World Health Organization in 1948; the European Union and the euro currency in 1993; the World Trade Organization in 1998; the African Union in 2002; and the Union of South American Nations in 2008 as major milestones. An increasingly popular conspiracy theory among American right-wing populists is that the hypothetical North American Union and the amero currency, proposed by the Council on Foreign Relations and its counterparts in Mexico and Canada, will be the next milestone in the implementation of the New World Order. The theory holds that a group of shadowy and mostly nameless international elites are planning to replace the federal government of the United States with a transnational government. Therefore, conspiracy theorists believe the borders between Mexico, Canada and the United States are in the process of being erased, covertly, by a group of globalists whose ultimate goal is to replace national governments in Washington, D.C., Ottawa and Mexico City with a European-style political union and a bloated E.U.-style bureaucracy. Skeptics argue that the North American Union exists only as a proposal contained in one of a thousand academic and/or policy papers published each year that advocate all manner of idealistic but ultimately unrealistic approaches to social, economic and political problems. Most of these get passed around in their own circles and eventually filed away and forgotten by junior staffers in congressional offices. Some of these papers, however, become touchstones for the conspiracy-minded and form the basis of all kinds of unfounded xenophobic fears especially during times of economic anxiety. For example, in March 2009, as a result of the late-2000s financial crisis, the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation pressed for urgent consideration of a new international reserve currency and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development proposed greatly expanding the I.M.F.'s special drawing rights. Conspiracy theorists fear these proposals are a call for the U.S. to adopt a single global currency for a New World Order. Judging that both national governments and global institutions have proven ineffective in addressing worldwide problems that go beyond the capacity of individual nation-states to solve, some political scientists critical of New World Order conspiracism, such as Mark C. Partridge, argue that regionalism will be the major force in the coming decades, pockets of power around regional centers: Western Europe around Brussels, the Western Hemisphere around Washington, D.C., East Asia around Beijing, and Eastern Europe around Moscow. As such, the E.U., the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, and the G-20 will likely become more influential as time progresses. The question then is not whether global governance is gradually emerging, but rather how will these regional powers interact with one another. Can't you all see the real picture of what's happening you just can't see it can you?
Scott603
Oct 5, 2013 4:37 PM CDT
Absolutely right, Boehner isn't playing a game! He's a terrorist actively trying to destroy America, either by keeping food and medical care from poor children, or by destroying the economy. Either way, he's accomplished his objective.
MitchinThailand
Oct 5, 2013 1:17 PM CDT
More than 230 comments now. 5 people responsible for more than 70% of those comments. Unique opinions offered: 4 (well, 3 if you get want to be really picky). Enlightenment on the issue gained: 0%. Difference made to the lives of others:0%. Individuals who have changed their minds / opinions about this due to the discussions: 0. Sounds like the American public that I know. I'm glad I moved away from the chatter.