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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  1. Posted by Guest | January 2, 2013 at 11:18 AM

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

  2. Posted by guest | January 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Know how I know you're gay?

  3. Posted by Alt_EST | January 2, 2013 at 11:25 AM

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

    Also known as "being married and having children."

  4. Posted by investorcluzo | January 2, 2013 at 11:32 AM

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

  5. Posted by PermaGuestII | January 2, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Sounds more like a standard year in Finance post '08.

  6. Posted by Joe | January 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

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

  7. Posted by Wall Street | January 2, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    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.

  8. Posted by jerseyshorepatrol | January 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    "Break it up, ladies!"

  9. Posted by Pietro_F | January 2, 2013 at 12:35 PM

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

  10. Posted by SellTheBorrow | January 2, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Probably somewhere around a gazillion.

  11. Posted by John Boehner | January 2, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    "Kneel before Zod!"

  12. Posted by Oversized Flarkey | January 2, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Thanks Obama!

  13. Posted by segoviacobain | January 2, 2013 at 12:51 PM

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

    – Bahwney Fwank

  14. Posted by Guest Patrol | January 2, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    You could get banned from this site for writing things like that.

  15. Posted by Abe_Froman_ | January 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM

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

  16. Posted by Auld Lang Zombie | January 2, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Dealbreaker comments 2013 need more brainz eating!

  17. Posted by Guest | January 2, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    know how i know that the commenters think you're funny? (sarc)

  18. Posted by Ron | January 2, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Go fuck yourself San Diego

  19. Posted by SoulGlo | January 2, 2013 at 2:10 PM

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

  20. Posted by sohbet | May 12, 2013 at 7:08 PM

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