November 7, 2014

Memory Lane: John Boehner, October 2010; Is He Back?

Filed under: Activism,MSM Biz/Other Bias,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 12:01 am

Four years ago (sound bite; full speech transcript), the soon-to-be House Speaker used language which would drive shrieking harpy Nancy Cordes of CBS News, who badgered Boehner on Thursday about his alleged “Hell no caucus,” to distraction:


Ladies and gentlemen, your government hasn’t been listening.

Your government is disrespecting you, your family, your job, your children.

Your government is out of control.

Do you have to accept it? Do you have to take it?


You see, Nancy Cordes, we (the “you” Mr. Boehner was addressing) are sick and tired of a government which hasn’t been listening for almost six years now, has been disrespecting everything we hold dear, and remains out of control.

HELL NO WE DON’T accept that, and we’re not going to take it.

Here’s the full video of Boehner’s speech at a rally on October 8, 2010, presented in the expectation that he would become Speaker after that November’s elections:

Thanks to Matt at Weapons of Mass Discussion for digging into his archives and posting the full vid.

After revisiting this video tonight, Matt commented: “I miss that guy.”

After seeing how he conducted himself at his news conference on Thursday, maybe, just maybe, now that he has what he thought he would shortly have on that day four years ago — namely, control by his party of both chambers of Congress — he’s back.

We sure need him.


1 Comment

  1. [...] [6] — Werner lifted the “hell no caucus” tage directly from Cordes’s question to Boehner on Thursday. So let’s remind Werner, Cordes, and all the others where the “hell no” actually originated. [...]

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