Boehner Says He 'Absolutely' Trusts Obama - We Are in Trouble Now

Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner (R-OH), on March 17, 2013, on ABC's This Week, said that he "absolutely" trusts Obama.  Boehner also said that he and Obama have a good relationship, and that they are "open with each other ... honest with each other."  I know it sounds unbelievable, so watch this 22-second video.

Where to start?  Well, how about these specific examples of Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama not being "absolutely" trustful?  I'm sure AT readers can think of others.

Obama Reneging on Promises and Telling Out-and-Out Lies:

  • In September 2007, then Senator Obama said, "If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election." But in January 2009, Obama, after securing the Democratic Party nomination, announced that that the public financing system "is broken" and that he would rely upon private fundraising.

  • In September 2008, during a presidential debate, Obama said, "And, absolutely, we need earmark reform. ... And when I'm president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely." Well, Obama, we're still waiting. Or does the sequestration qualify as having that renege declared null and void?

  • While campaigning in 2009, Obama repeatedly called for making the entire health-care reform process transparent -- to have all negotiations broadcast on C-SPAN. But then House Speaker Nanci Pelosi said in January 2010, "The House and Senate plan to put together the final health care reform bill behind closed doors according to an agreement by top Democrats." Then White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that "the president wants to get a bill to his desk as quickly as possible." I guess we really did "... have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it."

  • Obama, in September 2011, said that Medicaid must be reformed. But, eleven days later, he reneged on that statement. He said he was seeking less aggressive changes to Medicare and Medicaid and said that he would not include raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67.

  • Obama, in September 2012, said, "I think it's important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration. When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it." I guess Obama "forgot" that the Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009.

  • We have yet to be fully informed about the September 2012 attack on the Benghazi, Libya consulate. Obama blames the attack on demonstrations over a video about Islam on YouTube, a lie that he used for (at least) two weeks. He even sent Susan Rice out to perpetuate his version (that kept changing) after he was aware that the video had nothing to do with the attack.

  • Ed Koch, the former mayor of New York, said in January 2013, "Frankly, I thought that there would come a time when he [Obama] would renege on what he conveyed on his support of Israel. It comes a little earlier than I thought it would." Koch said that in light of Obama's selection of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, and he hoped that some Democrats would come out against the nomination. We all know well that worked out.

  • A report released in March 2013 by the Congressional Research Service, entitled "U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production in Federal and Non-Federal Areas," illustrates that oil and natural gas production has increased on privately owned land while production on federal land has decreased. Obama claims an energy increase with which he had nothing to do.

Yet, somehow, Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts Obama.

Obama's "Balanced" Approach to Fiscal Cliff Deal:

Remember the Simpson-Bowles Commission -- the one Obama ignored?  The commission's definition of balance was $3 of spending cuts for every $1 in tax increases.  But that recommendation was not to Obama's liking.  He originally proposed a a $1.6-trillion tax increase paired with a $50-billion spending increase.  Balanced?  Only in ObamaLand.  But now the sequestration is forcing him "into the 'balanced approach' he called for but did not actually pursue.  We are now almost at the Simpson-Bowles 3-to-1 ratio."

And, ironically, Obama's balanced approach to avoid the fiscal cliff was exposed by (wait for it...) John Boehner.  Obama proposed $1.2 trillion in spending cuts paired with $1.2 trillion in increased taxes.  But, according to Boehner, Obama's proposal called for $850 billion in spending cuts and $1.3 trillion in tax increases. 

Yet, somehow, Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts Obama.

Obama Blames Republicans for Sequestration

On October 22, 2012, Obama said, "The sequester is not something that I've proposed.  It is something that Congress has proposed."  Then, on Saturday, March 2, he said, "These cuts are not smart.  They will hurt our economy and cost us jobs.  And Congress can turn them off at any time -- as soon as both sides are willing to compromise."  Obama blamed Republicans for the implementation of the sequester -- his idea.  Obama said, "It's happening because of a choice that Republicans in Congress have made.  They have allowed these cuts to happen."  Compromise?  Only on Obama's terms.

Yet, somehow, Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts Obama.

Just how naïve must John Boehner be?  I guess that neither he nor his staff have a memory or internet access.  Or did he say that just so the MSM will like him?  Either way, if there is an illustration of why Boehner should go as speaker, this is it.

Dr. Warren Beatty (not the liberal actor) earned a Ph.D. in quantitative management and statistics from Florida State University.  He was a (very conservative) professor of quantitative management specializing in using statistics to assist/support decision-making.  He has been a consultant to many small businesses and is now retired.  Dr. Beatty is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 22 years.  He blogs at

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