Obama Policies Make Boehner 'Want to Throw Up'

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2009 1:41 PM CDT

The Obama administration’s policies on national security, spending, and the law make John Boehner almost physically ill, the House minority leader tells the Washington Times. Democratic hate-crime legislation in particular, which Boehner says could be used against religious leaders who don’t support the gay agenda, makes him “want to throw up.” It would amount to prosecutions based on “what we think they were thinking as opposed to what they did.”

Boehner also says President Obama’s foreign policy amounts to a “piecemeal approach” with no “overarching strategy.” The Democrats have “no plan for keeping America safe.” Boehner is incensed by the release of the torture memos, but says he thinks Dems will quash further inquiry when they “realize how many of their own members were in the midst of this.” Despite the setbacks, he says, the GOP is “doing fairly well, considering the barrage that's coming at us.” (More legislation stories.)

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