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John Boehner Is Sorry He’s Not Sorry

House Speaker John Boehner couldn’t hold back when he spotted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House lobby last Friday. It was only a few days before the nation would go over the fiscal cliff, no bipartisan agreement was in sight, and Reid had just publicly accused Boehner of running a “dictatorship” in the House and caring more about holding onto his gavel than striking a deal. “Go f— yourself,” Boehner sniped as he pointed his finger at Reid, according to multiple sources present. Reid, a bit startled, replied: “What are you talking about?” Boehner repeated: “Go f— yourself.” The harsh exchange just a few steps from the Oval Office — which Boehner later bragged about to fellow Republicans — was only one episode in nearly two months of high-stakes negotiations laced with distrust, miscommunication, false starts and yelling matches as Washington struggled to ward off $500 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts.[Politico]

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20 Responses to “John Boehner Is Sorry He’s Not Sorry”

  1. Guest says:

    i don't give a shit, that is a boss move. liberals are such pansies.

  2. Alt_EST says:

    "…months of high-stakes negotiations laced with distrust, miscommunication, false starts and yelling matches…"

    Also known as "being married and having children."

  3. investorcluzo says:

    f- me once, shame on you, f- me twice…uh, you can't f- me twice!
    -you know who

  4. Joe says:

    If Boehner ever gets into a 12 Step Program that will be one of the things he'll have to make amends for.

  5. Wall Street says:

    F***ers. They could have done this crappy deal a year ago and we'd be up a gazillion points by now. Just think how much money they would have made in their PA portfolios.

  6. jerseyshorepatrol says:

    "Break it up, ladies!"

  7. Pietro_F says:

    So two guys who slow played their way to irrelevance got into a pissing match at the White House.

  8. John Boehner says:

    "Kneel before Zod!"

  9. Oversized Flarkey says:

    Thanks Obama!

  10. segoviacobain says:

    I suggest an oatmeal wrestling match to decide this dispute, preferably in my living room.

    – Bahwney Fwank

  11. Abe_Froman_ says:

    It's not Boehner’s fault, he reads whatever is on the teleprompter

  12. Auld Lang Zombie says:

    Dealbreaker comments 2013 need more brainz eating!

  13. SoulGlo says:

    I thought those f-bombs were reserved for the staff at his tanning salon

  14. sohbet says:

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