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How President Obama Lost His Shirt to John Boehner

petroleum engineer Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 4:37 PM
Boehner did not re-institute the payroll tax - Obama did. Look at it this way - Obama did not gain any friends with the tax. Boehner stuck to what he thought he could accomplish and I think he did one helluva job. ANSWER to our Problems: Elect a majority in the US Senate and return the majority in the House in 2014. I just hope 2014 may not be too late.

The House, under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, has precipitated a postponement in the debt ceiling fight until May. This represents a strategic choice by Boehner to make the Sequester fight, not the debt ceiling fight, the next major engagement. Much of the mainstream media now is accusing Congress of “kicking the can down the road.” They are missing the strategic implications.

In retrospect, at the Battle at Fiscal Cliff, Boehner took President Obama to the cleaners. He did it suavely, without histrionics. While Obama churlishly, and in a politically amateurish manner, publicly strutted about having forced the Republicans...