John Boehner Throws A Fit Over President Obama’s Threat To Veto Republican Bills


Speaker of the House John Boehner threw a tantrum during his press conference because President Obama refused to give Republicans any advantage before he issued his veto threats.




Boehner signaled his unhappiness early in his remarks, “These measures would also provide President Obama a chance to begin the final years of his presidency by taking some steps to build a stronger economy, Unfortunately, the president’s been taking steps towards more confrontation rather than bipartisan cooperation on jobs. Earlier in the week, literally as we were taking our oaths of office, for this new Congress the White House threatened to veto two of these bipartisan bills. Given the chance to start with a burst of bipartisan productivity, the president turned his back on the American people’s priorities.”

Later, the Speaker of the House was asked if the Democrats where really obstructing because he already knew where the president stood on Keystone XL and Obamacare. Boehner responded with a tantrum, “Well, the president, you know, at a minimum, he could have waited a few hours, or even a few days. We were taking our oaths of office when they were issuing veto threats. C’mon.”


Boehner was tantruming because reality is starting to set in. Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader McConnell believed that President Obama and the Democrats were going to roll over and let them do whatever they wanted. It was ironic of Boehner to complain that Obama issued his veto threats quickly when it was Republicans who met on inauguration night in 2009 to discuss how they could gridlock the Congress and obstruct President Obama.


The truth is that everyone knew where the president and Democrats stood on these issues. Boehner’s shock that Obama would quickly issue veto threats is nothing more than a ploy in an attempt to blame Democrats for the kind of obstructionist tactics that Republicans have been using for years. President Obama use of his veto power is not a form of obstruction.

John Boehner’s tantrum is the biggest sign yet that the Republican fantasy of controlling Congress has already been slapped in the face by the realities of real world politics.

51 Replies to “John Boehner Throws A Fit Over President Obama’s Threat To Veto Republican Bills”

  1. This is yet more evidence that Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton. They expected that he would be as Clinton had been.


  2. he can not control the tea party and that has obstructed a lot of what the democrats wanted and now he crying wolf .. how low can the tan idiot go

  3. Obama waited just like McConnell waited before announcing that the GOP’s primary goal was making sure Obama was a one term president.

  4. “These measures would also provide President Obama a chance to begin the final years of his presidency by taking some steps to build a stronger economy, …” Boehner needs to start paying attention, the President is handling the economy much better when the Republicans are NOT in the picture. Just sayin’ .. regarding the President could have waited a week? Like McConnell and Boehner could have waited a week rather than meeting during the President’s 2009 swearing in the decide they would stand down for four years to ensure a failed presidency? How’s that shoe fittin’ Boehner? Enjoy your walk.

  5. The TP/GOP does not like it when others play the game using their same tactics against them. What a shame.

  6. I agree Rita. Looks like they can`t stand the taste of there own medicine. It`s unbelievable that these people are so out of touch with reality.

  7. He has no good answers for anything other than the president is to blame for everything. He has no plans or goals. He just says we got to fix things that he blames Obama for, then they try to destroy it. He keeps saying he is focused on the American peoples priorities, but he has a screw loose because he isn’t doing a damn thing for me. I can’t stand his drunken ass.

  8. Honestly! I mean, you’re only trying to stick a pecuniary knife in the back of working Americans so you can fluff the Koch Brothers. What’s Barack Obama’s problem?!

  9. Lol……poor cry baby boehner! He doesn’t like it when it gets dished back in their face.

    I am so proud of President Obama and his team of advisors. Keep dishin it!

  10. Boehner does have goals and a plan, hes got a vested financial interest in Transcanada, as many in Congress do, just look at whose pushing it. They’re willing to sell our country to some big Canadian Corp. to line their own pockets – why else would they continuously lie about the fact that we take 100% of the risk. What if we had to pay for the BP spill without being able to get that money back from that company. Thats the XL deal( we’re responsible for all cleanup).

    Thats a horrible deal with no benefit to us normal people. The Canadian people rejected the pipeline due to poor safety record of TC and environmental pollution of waste.

  11. They should be tried for treason!

    “The room was filled. It was a who’s who of ranking members who had at one point been committee chairmen, or in the majority, who now wondered out loud whether they were in the permanent minority,” Frank Luntz, who organized the event, told FRONTLINE.

    Among them were Senate power brokers Jim DeMint, Jon Kyl and Tom Coburn, and conservative congressmen Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan.

    After three hours of strategizing, they decided they needed to fight Obama on everything. The new president had no idea what the Republicans were planning.”

  12. Well welcome John to the last 6 years that Republicans have blocked every thing that the President tried to do. As I remember you Republicans went on record as saying that you were going to make sure that President Obama accomplished nothing in his Presidency. Then he was reelected and you have done the same thing for the past two years. Well welcome to the shoe on the other foot big guy. I think that with unemployment down and the stock market at record highs he done a pretty good job all without you. If I remember right you almost lost your job this time around to Republicans who are tired of your do nothing agenda.

  13. Let him (them) cry….His tantrum is a sure sign that Obama has stuck a thorn in their Arses.

  14. Did you notice Luke Russert’s rear end kissing where he “didn’t understand why conservatives question” Boehner’s credentials? This is a joke of a news conference. Soft ball questions and no topics of substance to challenge the GOP madness.

  15. Is he that stupid to even think President Obama wouldn’t VETO the tea bag/repub crap against the citizens?

    This is how democracy works, congress passes bills and the president can either sign or veto them.

    A doorknob has a higher IQ.

  16. “would also provide President Obama a chance to begin the final years of his presidency by taking some steps to build a stronger economy…”

    Um, I know we make fun of John’s drinking but has he actually been drunk the last six years?

    Because otherwise, wouldn’t he have noticed THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ALREADY DONE THIS??????


  17. Hey, Boehner. You spent the last 4 years pissing Obama off with your nonsense and now he’s done with you. Karmic payback is a, well I’m sure you know what it is. You’re gettin’ the 2×4 to the head for the next 2 years. You need to get in shape buddy. If you can’t keep up with the big dogs, stay on the porch. And stop crying, it’s creepy. You look like an Orange Julius fountain.

  18. And what seems like 5 minutes after they all took the oath of office, they started in on destroying Social Security, and pushing that fatality-causing pipeline. I hope my phone calls and emails to my “representation” do some good. I put representation in quotation marks because I live in Florida in a district where I have NO representation.

  19. Their constituants are the clueless ones that screamed “no goverment healthcare and don’t touch my medicare”
    I’m in CA-28 with Adam Schiff and I feel for you.

  20. It appears to me that the old saying “Walk a mile in my shoes” applies here. Boehner was A-OK with republicans blocking everything the president has wanted to do to in the last five years, even things he knew would help our economy recover from the 2008 recession, but now that the shoe is on the other foot, he’s crying foul. Funny, he didn’t feel that the president winning reelection in 2012 was a mandate for him to govern, but he feels that GOPTPers having majorities in both houses of Congress means they should have their way on all issues. Sorry, Boehner, but the Constitution is structured so that a president can check the powers of Congress, and vice versa. Good luck, GOPTP in trying to override the president’s veto, since it requires 290 votes and your majority is only 246. Ha! Ha!

  21. Boehner say’s he is comfortable in his own skin….???…..NOBODY could be comfortable in THAT skin other than an Alligator…..

  22. Mr. Boehner apparently doesn’t keep up on all of the market and economic information. It spite of the intransigence of congress, the reports are quite good, thank you.


  24. The chickens are coming home to roost and the sly fox is stirring them up. David Duke is holding them hostage with a list of all who are affiliated with his group of KKK. Now that is what I call grabbing the bull by the horn or in this case a little below where it hurts the most…lol

  25. John Beohner & Mitch McConnell has the very same mindset as two prominent super heroes, Snidely Whiplash and Dick Dastardly. Only a lot more pea-brained than they were.

  26. Or maybe it’s JIM BEAM. Ya’ never know which one is strong enough to make him cry and throw tantrums.

  27. Obama has bent backwards, leaned forward, stretched out his hands to them Republicans….And Boehner and his gang of Do NOthings obstructed, and obstructed and obstructed. But now Obama had set the table to now say to them: Kiss my but, you are either with me or against me going forward for the next two years. Yes, I know you were against me all along, NOW I don’t care if you are against me, I will proceed without you sorry arses. Bye! The train has left the station guys, too late to come aboard. The American public know exactly what’s been going on with you obstructionists. Now you cry and want me to pacify your hurt egos and you give me bullcrap to sign? NO stinking WAY! Adios.

  28. I don’t know how anyone can vote down the comment from George Keller on 1/8/15 @ 4:40 P.M. It’s certainly not false as the GOP has admitted they gathered together prior to President Obama’s inauguration and decided they would not work with him on anything. Please take your head out of the sand.

  29. these are the people who pose a very big threat to this country. the only thing motivating them is extreme hate and bigotry.

  30. Boo Hoo Jhonny and the Turd Hole man made their bed and now they don’t like the results. I suggest these crooks and their cronies get used to it. They have tried to destroy America for too long!!!!

  31. I guess Boehnor and Republicans forgot that Obama cant threaten bill until AFTER bills are being written. It seems to me that if anyone was “rushing things” it was the Republicans who “rushed” a bill through the House “while we are still taking our oaths”.

    How can they complain about Obama simply responding to a bill they themselves are writing as they were taking their oaths?

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