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“Hindsight is 20-20”: Boehner Regrets His Fiscal Cliff Strategy

KnuckleDragginSam Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 9:33 AM
We can't afford to be cutting anyone from our starting line-up right now, but we can certainly let these spineless people know how angry we are. We have to keep our numbers up in the House and take back the Senate. Let's keep our eyes on the prize folks... If you want to stop the liberal steam roller that has taken over the country, the only way to do it, is at the voting machine, that means adopting the same tactics that are being used against us...

After the fiscal cliff deal was reached, House Speaker John Boehner made it very clear that he was done negotiating directly with President Obama. Not surprisingly, Boehner’s promise of a new strategy going forward has to do with regrets over how he handled the cliff negotiations.

In a private speech to the Ripon Society on Tuesday, Boehner said that he should have taken a different course after the November election by immediately demanding that the Senate produce a bill to avert the worst parts of a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that were due...