Memo to Boehner: Make Reed and Obama Own it

Mr. Speaker, understand that Barack Obama is not just attempting to “fundamentally transform” the country from a capitalist country to a welfare-state where the left never loses elections. He is also attempting to destroy the Republican brand. So perish the thought that he has any intention of negotiating with you in good faith. He expects you to abandon your principles while he will give you nothing. If and when the economy falls off a cliff, he and his sycophantic media will blame you and your party as surely as night becomes the day. He’s fully expecting that he can force you into a lose-lose, no-win situation. Realize also that he’s the consummate narcissist and therefore thinks he’s got a mandate to do this.

So here’s what you need to do.

Quickly draft a bill that will allow the Republican majority House members to vote for two things.

One: it will be referendum on the Bush tax rates, endorsing those rates as fair and productive of economic growth. Additionally, render all new Obamacare taxes null and void.

Two: it will be a resolution to roll government spending back to 1999 levels, that is, back to Clinton-Administration levels.

And as I do in my book, Lessons from Fallen Civilizations, just for good measure, you might list in your bill those redundant and wasteful federal agencies such as the Energy Department, Education Department, and National Labor Relations Board, which should be shut down, lock, stock, and barrel. This way, you can announce to the country that you and your House Republicans are “plotting a course back to the halcyon days when Bill Clinton was President.”

After you pass the bill and send it up to Harry Reed’s Senate, you’ll know that he will not even bring it to a vote. So you’ll immediately need to bring together all your media allies so that it can be sent there with the maximum of fanfare. This way, you’ll make Reed and ultimately Obama demagogue your bill.

Then when no grand bargain is struck and all the tax rates go up, the military budget is slashed, and the country falls into a recession, you’ll shout from the top of the proverbial mountain, “Reed, Obama, and the Dem’s own this!!”

If you don’t do this, Mr. Speaker, you may be consigning the Republicans to a minority wilderness for a generation.

By | 2013-01-14T11:31:54-08:00 December 1st, 2012|United States of America|43 Comments

About the Author:

Larry Kelley’s life was utterly changed by 9/11. On the day after the attacks, on his way to work, he was struck by the sudden realization that World War III had commenced. Like most Americans he desperately wanted to find out who were these people who attacked us, what could ordinary citizens do to join the battle and how can those plotting to kill us in future attacks be defeated. Mr. Kelley has written scores of columns on the dangers of western complacency.


  1. Phil Silverman January 11, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    why is it MR. Speaker, then “Barack Obama”. You give your bias away, up front. By the way, “Mr. Speaker” has been the biggest impediment to the workforce; obvioulsy U R unaware of the GOP P-L-A-N to obstruct him and his jobs-infrastructure bills and even his deficit reduction package, which included cuts to the Big Three.

    • Nonotagain January 13, 2013 at 12:43 am

      Funny thing, own it when you admit the money was stolen when Rumsfeld said it was long before President Obama, then they transferred our jobs! What exactly did POTUS have to work with?

  2. anotherliberal January 12, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Everyone agrees John Boehner is the worst speaker in the history of the United States.

    • burnett January 12, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      and i also agree that obama is the worst president. he hates everyone, including you and i.

      • bondgirl January 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm

        I can’t be the only one who always hears the Abummer statements in first person. I recall Bush using his whole group credit in the we. Abummer is an I did this guy. We should do some playback for him and his loving supporters and make him own all his stuff.

  3. burnett January 12, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    telling it like it is, as i read it. obama hates the idea of “america.” while not being fond of boehner, he would do well to fight obama and the rest of his terroist buddies any way he can think of.

  4. anotherliberal January 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Obama has basically saved America from the Bush recession.

    36 months of private sector job growth under Obama.

    2 wars ending.

    Housing market is making a comeback

    Bush ruined America
    Obama is saving America

    • Rusty53 January 13, 2013 at 5:25 am

      Tell us anotherliberal, what was Barny Frank and Chris Dodd’s role in the economic meltdown? Do you have a clue? Clearly you do not. As a liberal, you’re good at ignoring the FACT that it was caused by two democrats. Bush was not a great president, but do some research, get the real facts before you continue to make an ass of yourself. Here’s a hint, you’ll get no truth from Chris Mathews, which is where you apparently go for your “news” (liberal talking points).

      • V January 13, 2013 at 5:39 am

        So funny that I am hearing lately that a person must now show he/she can pay back a loan. Is there possibly a return to common sense or are the banks being “evil”?

        • Angel light January 13, 2013 at 8:45 am

          Well didn’t you know that it makes perfect sense to take out a loan that you can’t afford? Then, after you have to foreclose the house by not being able to pay for it, turn around and blame everyone else for your own stupidity! It’s all the rage these days! It’s fun to say “F U” at the people that actually worked to get what they have and then reap their rewards!

          Just like paying off your debt (on your charge card or what have you) by spending more money. wait…..HUH!?

          So you mean to tell me that I have to pay back what I’ve borrowed?? It isn’t free?? But everybody owes me b/c I’ve had such a hard life not doing anything to improve it. I want free stuff!!! ME ME ME ME ME!!!!!

          *sarcasm off*

        • Jan January 14, 2013 at 1:06 am

          The banks through the LIBOR interest rate manipulation robbed the world of upwards 500 trillion bucks and you are stuck thinking all people who took out loans were at fault becuase of shaky slice and diced deriative invested paper and credit default swaps were whose fault? Good and bad loans were in these high risk casino investments. You think the enemy is American citizens. Man you are brainwashed. Find the truth.
          The banks robbed you and you bailed them out so their CEOs could make even more money during a major recession. Jeez wake up man.

          • V January 14, 2013 at 3:49 am

            Hmmm. World banks amd their cohorts. How about the fed’s manipulation of our own interest rates and the impact this has on people who have scrimped and saved their entire lives planning at some point to retire? How about savers and investors in general? Only borrowers (like our leaders) benefit and who can afford to borrow?

          • V January 14, 2013 at 3:56 am

            (Though those who can and do not shrink from uncertainty will take advantage of borrowing at the low rate.)

          • V January 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

            Don’t forget that in order to make fast money during a time of low rates a lot of high leveraging was taking place in the housing market. The interest rates should not be manipulated this way. They have been artificially held too low for too long and this was behind the overheating of the housing market in the first place. All the while investment has been suppressed. All to ultimately attempt to coax the population to incur more debt so the gvmt can bail out their continual massive spending. It isn’t working.

    • were skrood January 13, 2013 at 6:39 am

      Let`s take them point by point
      Private job growth . Only if you count flipping hamburgers for each other as job growth .

      2 wars are ending as the Muslim scourge threatens to creep into every country , ours included . Thank you Obama for the apology tour.

      Housing has yet to hit the bottom . Jobs are disappearing in record numbers and the comeback is an illusion as Obama spends like a drunken fool .

      Bush had balls and kept these maniacs at bay . The floodgates are being opened by the first gay/ Moslem / black president who most unfortunately is completely out of his element and league.

    • Constance January 13, 2013 at 11:58 am

      Maybe you should follow the news and look around before you comment?

    • lunarwhiplash January 14, 2013 at 12:35 am

      Bush recession started before Bush. We all know the general rule of how long something takes to go thru political red tape… unless special circumstances. Housing market is not making a comeback, unless you are talking about selling houses at a loss. 2 wars ending, more others to finish. Did you know that Obama has given more orders to selectively hit certain targets (people) than any other president? So for you to understand… Obama has given out more orders of assassination than any president, ever. Obama isn’t saving America, unless you think apologizing for America’s greatness is saving… then we are golden by now

      • Jan January 14, 2013 at 1:17 am

        According to the CBO, the Bush years are the most responsible for the economic downturn. Two unfunded wars and a Part D non negotiable drug price giveaway to Big Pahrma under Part D Medicare ballooned the national debt. The biggest almost in history and you people still blame Obama. He won by 3 million votes. Ya got 4 more years to blame him. Go ahead on.Remaining bogged down in partisan politics as usual denies the fact that the banking cartels continue to use this distraction to their advantage. Divide and conquer.They laugh all the wway to the bank on your head. Obama bashing solves what? Provides what. We know he kow tows to corpoatists The GOP is in disaray. Their extremeists have brought down that party. Get prepared for 16 more years of a Democrat in the White House.Whose fault is that? This conservative vs liberal thing serves the real powers in the world very well.

        • V January 14, 2013 at 2:53 am

          Oh, please! I blame all guilty parties, and no less the greedy citizenry who desire to garnish the fruits of others’ labors! But I digress.
          Fiscal liberal Bush, Congress and Goldman Sachs who seemingly one way or another had a finger in every pie – – current or former employees in various positions of power incuding advising the first bailout of which I was oppossed from the beginning. A former employee was the new CEO of Wachovia. The government tried to force a merger between Wach (whose only fault was the recent aquisition of Golden West) and Citi to shore up failing Citi but Wells swooped in instead. No small number of retirees dependent upon the dividend income were not quite as decimated though it was still horrific (you know, evil “wall street type” citizens which applies to many on “main street” who actually have investments and/or a pension). Not all the banks wanted a bailout – – do some research. I would have been pleased as punch if all who risked investments in AIG were wiped out. Do you have an annuity? Do you know how many do? And retirees? It would have been quite interesting to see who was left standing after the proverbial smoke had cleared had I had my way. That doesn’t change the fact that BO is like Bush on steroids.

        • V January 14, 2013 at 3:12 am

          Simple fact: Risk is (or should be) risk. You know how much risk you are taking in any form of banking or investment. You know what is FDIC insured in your bank account and you know there is even risk there, though it should be slight. If no one is allowed to fail, the system does not correct. This, unfortunately, is the age of gvmt meddling and low accountability. If all would take personal responsibility and reap the results of their OWN actions, general improvement would result without the loss of the freedom to make one’s own choices. People don’t grow up if they are “enabled.”

        • V January 14, 2013 at 3:24 am

          But it is always fun, Jan, to hear a partisan hack such as yourself disparage partisanship.

        • were skrood January 14, 2013 at 4:57 am

          If we don`t bash Obama for not at least putting up an effort to cut spending , who do we go after ? Reed and Pelosi ? No , they are puppets as well . By the way it`s better that we fight these animals on the other side of the globe than here in N.A. Here in Canada there has been huge shift in direction ever since Harper , an economist and conservative was able to replace the long line of disgusting socialists . Much damage has been done and it will take another 20 years to right the ship but progress is being made. The fate of the cast, now that Obama has tipped the balance is

    • Jan January 14, 2013 at 12:59 am

      How many people on the “public dole?” What an outmoded term. Give a figure. Suppose you belive it’s Romney’s 47% lol Welfare was reformed by Clinton and the GOP to workfare. There are single women with kids working three jobs and collecting “welfare” Cut ’em off? What do you include as the “public dole” SSI SSDI too that we pay into? Unemployment insurance? The last few years of the Bush adminisration saw 2.7 million jobs lost. 400,000 a month at one point. I suppose you wanted nothing for them, No ‘public dole” Oh ok. Let ’em eat cake.

      • V January 14, 2013 at 3:34 am

        What three jobs? And there are people working under the table, not paying taxes and receiving public assistance as well. I grew up underpriveleged and received no assistance as I did not ask so, no, I don’t feel sorry for anyone other than the truly disabled. It isn’t the govmts job to bail anyone out. If there are members of the community who are into philanthropy more power to ’em. Helping my fellow man should be done by choice, not by force. The gvmt was not intended to be a church.

  5. anotherliberal January 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Republicans hate America
    Republicans want America to fail
    Republicans hate our commander in chief

    Democrats love America
    Democrats want America to win
    Democrats love our commander in chief.

    • bondgirl January 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      Dems loved changing Reps into Dems and now they do not differ enough for Independents to choose.
      Dems love Abummer’s collective methods of handling America’s economy.
      Reps have no fight in them except for political theater, wich is Boner’s job.

      • V January 13, 2013 at 5:25 am

        Too true, bondgirl.

        • V January 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

          Would like to be proven wrong, but have my doubts.

  6. anotherliberal January 12, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    the Bush recession is over

    and the Obama recovery is moving ahead full steam

    don’t let the sore losers fool you

    America will always be middle class not the rich.

    • V January 13, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      Never say never/always.
      So, you and your children (if applicable) have no aspirations?

  7. anotherliberal January 12, 2013 at 9:45 pm
    • lunarwhiplash January 14, 2013 at 12:29 am

      food stamp growth, not existing food stamp areas. with the decline of employment past minimum wage, what do you expect?

  8. Nonotagain January 13, 2013 at 12:51 am

    If u have all these facts, 1970 to present tell us WHEN our revenue started to decline and why!? Tax cuts without paying for them created the debt, right? Stop the bias BS and tell the TRUTH!

    • Rusty53 January 13, 2013 at 3:58 am

      The massive growth of government caused the expansion of debt, not tax cuts. I know you dont want to hear the truth, but its still the truth. We have become a welfare state, which in turn, will destroy us.

  9. aerocruzing January 13, 2013 at 2:22 am

    The president could just as easily advocate reasonable cuts in government spending by using his ultra-groovy popularity. If he is so totally cool and can be reelected after adding 6 trillion to the nation’s debt load in only four years…it seems reasonable that he use his coolness and community organization craft to get all sides to agree. The president has the upper hand. Even if the Republicans don’t challenge him on his reckless fiscal abandon or cabinet selections – they’ll get blamed for not stopping him.

    • bondgirl January 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Aero, Would that be the cool left hand of Abummer’s Executive Orders which might be used to implement the Cloward–Piven strategy to bring the USA into economic submission?
      Reps were brought on board to be the whipping boy when one is needed; explains Boner’s tears.
      Just learned: the Exec Ords cannot be rescinded until the is issuer is impeached. Another bummer.

  10. V January 13, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Which is it? A misspelling or a typo? I can blame my itty-bitty keyboard with/without autocorrect and the fact my fingers fly but not at the same pace + poor eyesight for proofreading, being in a hurry, not majoring in English . . .
    Nit-picking typing or grammatical errors, whether said errors are intentional or not, departs from the subject at hand. If you are attempting to redeem yourself by your last statement, please elaborate.

    • V January 13, 2013 at 5:19 am

      With facts. (Oops, a fragment!)

  11. Bandele January 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Stop blaming Obama for your problems. Republican’s need to unify their party and focus on solutions for America.

    • V January 13, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      “Your” problems? “Blaming”? Who is doing the blaming? Who is ever eesponsible? That’s rich. Don’t know what kind of partisan hack Bandele is, but the entire country is in deep.

      • V January 13, 2013 at 9:54 pm


    • bondgirl January 14, 2013 at 7:48 am

      The only visible blame here is that blue overtook red and now it is difficult to blame red when mostly purple is visible. A genuine dilemma for blue, as red is quietly acquiescing. What is blue’s plan for purple anyway, the iron fist?

  12. lunarwhiplash January 14, 2013 at 12:38 am

    I can’t wait… I’ll be first in line for the almighty Obama coin when it comes out. Anyone with me!?!?!? LOL

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