Well, if he holds to that promise, it would be a refreshing change from the weenies who used to call themselves Republicans. As promised, the video of the Boehner video.
The presumptive Speaker of the House, John Boehner, gave an interview last night to Brett Baier and I must say I was both surprised and encouraged. Baier asks him if the President is willing to extend the tax cuts for those making above $200,000, Boehner does hesitate or equivocate. “The people of this country have spoken”. Courage!
Start spreading the news please. This guy at least shows he has some cashews. As the President famously told us, “I won, and elections have consequences.”
As the president, he had told Kyl after the Arizonan raised objections to the notion of a tax credit for people who don’t pay income taxes, Obama told Cantor this morning that “on some of these issues we’re just going to have ideological differences.”
The president added, “I won. So I think on that one, I trump you.”
Maybe it has something to do with this … an open letter from conservatives to the Speaker and the Senate Minority leader.
We are united in strongly urging you, for the sake of our nation and its future, to go before the American people jointly and present a unified vision of what this Republican victory will stand for grounded upon these principles:
• A commitment to restoring free enterprise and implementing tax and spending reduction, deregulation, and other policies that promote economic growth and prosperity.
• A commitment to protect individual liberty by reducing the size and scope of the Federal government and to reducing government spending to only those functions entrusted to it in our great constitution.
• A commitment to restoring traditional moral values by passing laws that recognize the sanctity of life, promote rather than penalize traditional marriage and the family, and respect freedom of religion.
• A commitment to rebuilding our nation’s military and establishing a foreign policy grounded upon America’s national interest, rewarding our allies, and removing threats to freedom and security from abroad.
Hot Air has more on this. Burrow down through the links. Remember Mr President, we won. Heh?
Looking for more courage. Hotair has this clip and a full transcript on Healthcare repeal from the Speakah!
BAIER: You’re still committed to repealing it?
BOEHNER: This healthcare bill will ruin the best healthcare system in the world and it will bankrupt our country.
BAIER: So you’ll take a vote on…
BOEHNER: I am convinced…
BAIER: — repealing it?
BOEHNER: We are going to repeal Obamacare and replace it with common sense reforms that will bring down the costs of health insurance.