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Even Boehner Admits: Federal Spending Has DECREASED Under Obama! (Video)

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) gave a speech to a rotary club on Thursday, during which he talked about a lot of things — immigration, Obamacare, school funding, and how the federal spending has gone down under President Obama…

Wait, what?

There’s the Tea Party and then there are people who purport to represent the Tea Party.

I’ve gone to hundreds of  Tea Party events over the last four years. The makeup is pretty much the same. You’ve got some disaffected Republicans, disaffected Democrats. You always have a handful of anarchists. They are against everything. Eighty percent of the people at these events, are the most ordinary Americans you’ve ever met. None of whom have ever been involved in politics. We in public service respect the fact that they brought energy to the political process.

I don’t have any issue with the Tea Party. I have issues with organizations in Washington who raise money purporting to represent the Tea Party, those organizations who are against a budget deal the president and I cut that will save $2.4 trillion over 10 years. They probably don’t know that total federal spending in each of the last two years has been reduced, the first time since 1950.”

One hopes he brought the salt and pepper. The Kamikaze Caucus are going to eat this man alive and squabble over the remains.

He went on to add:

They probably don’t realize that we protected 99 percent of the American people from an increase in their taxes. They were against that too, the same organizations. There are organizations in Washington that exist for the sheer purpose of raising money to line their own pockets.

I made it pretty clear I’ll stand with the Tea Party but I’m not standing with these three or four groups in Washington who are using the Tea Party for their own personal benefit.”

So in addition to acknowledging that the Tea Party is actually something like a quantum superposition — whichever state it’s in, the “defending red-blooded ‘Merica” state or the “useful tool to undermine the tax system” state, depends on how much money the observer possesses — Boehner has attacked and dismissed one of the oft-repeated conservative lies: that federal spending has gone up under President Obama.

He didn’t stop there; he declared open war on the GOP, mocking them on the issue of immigration as well by saying “Here’s the attitude. Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard.” Here’s the video clip from WKRC 12.

He added:

We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to … They’ll take the path of least resistance.

I would contest that they take the path of least resistance. After all, there’s nothing easy about 50+ failed attempts to repeal the ACA, with more attempts promised. I daresay that’s not only taking the hardest path possible, but that they’re incredibly stupid for doing it. And while they get elected to make choices, they’re making some pretty poor ones because of this stubborn rejection of reality.

Here’s a report from CNN on Boehner’s ongoing feud with the Tea Party.

And here’s the original video from WKRC 12 with the quote in context.

More from AATTP on John Boehner’s feud with the Tea Party.






About Josh Kilburn

Josh Kilburn
Josh is a writer, author, blogger, and freelancer with a Bachelor's degree who lives in the buckle of the Rust Belt.
  • nolidad

    Well it is good to see seering as Obamas newest budget is spending $11,100 for every man women and child in America. I guess I can say one think I like about Harry Reid- because he has refused to vote on budget passed by the house and then send the senate version to committee to reconcile with the house- Obama and the house have negotiated flat line budgets. I don’t know about you but I think a federal budget that spends $11,000+ for every man woman and child in America is way too much.

  • joebbz2

    Now, he must continue to campaign in this manner. Minimize the effect of the tea party for the middle class. Prove that the tea party has been co-opted by billionaires and no longer has “for the people ,by the people” in their platform.
    But in reality , the crazies have kicked him to the curb so this ploy is his last grasp at relevance and his speakership/congressional seat.
    Tea Crazies have forced his hand ,so he , along with McCain & Ms Lesley Graham have been forced to appeal to the normal people of their district and coddle the nutjobs when they can

    • nolidad

      Well Joebbz2 you better let teh millions of tea partiers know, cuz we are waiting for all that money from the billionaires!!!! I think the left has forgotten that teh tera party is not a party but an ideology. The tea party is so loosely joined that you can fit aircraft carriers between the ties. The people all believe that America is out of control. Most of you have bought into the propaganda you disseminate that you don’t even remember what the typical tea partier is. They are middle class folks, who work blue collar jobs or are stay at hom moms raising families or retirees. Over 98% of the folks became “tea partiers” since Obama not because he is black (see nearly all tea partiers are color blind) but because he is an extreme leftist who if he had his way would forcibly redistribute and tax us into the ground.

  • Michelle

    Wait, is my calendar wrong? Is it April Fool’s Day?

  • https://www.facebook.com/candace.marley68 Candace Marley

    Boehner is going to end up in the cross-hairs of one of those tea-party, Bundy supporting militia guys.

  • Bob K

    Orange is the new black and blue?

    • James


  • http://gravatar.com/tromboneguy tromboneguyt

    Boehner issues denial in 3,2,1…..

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