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Boehner to Harry Reid: “Go f*** yourself”

posted at 8:26 am on January 2, 2013 by

Alternate headline: “Boehner reelected Speaker in landslide.”

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.

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Reid might actually do it. He’s from Nevada and what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

radjah shelduck on January 2, 2013 at 8:29 AM

He said it to the wrong person.

OldEnglish on January 2, 2013 at 8:32 AM

“And now let me show you how that’s done”

–Johnny B

eyesky on January 2, 2013 at 8:34 AM

unfortunately “go f–k yourself” is what Obama and Congress have said to all Americans as well with their actions.

gsherin on January 2, 2013 at 8:35 AM

It’s the correct sentiment, but it rings hollow coming from Boehner.

The GOP is dead to me.

Rixon on January 2, 2013 at 8:35 AM

… and then Boehner proceeded to bend over and let himself be f***ed, instead.

Sayan Neviot on January 2, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Maybe Boehner was just channeling Clint Eastwood’s convention speech.

Heh…remember when Cl,int’s speech was a brilliant piece of political stagecraft that would symbolize the Obama era and help carry Romney to a decisive victory?

urban elitist on January 2, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Ummm… Are morning prayers before the altar of the Messiah done? It seems all the resident trolls are out.

Illinidiva on January 2, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Suitable for framing.

Shy Guy on January 2, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Is there a petition?

diogenes on January 2, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Excellent.

changer1701 on January 2, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Well, we all got screwed.

Now I’m going to call my congressman and demand that the beltway republicans produce a budget that is balanced with no additional new taxes or tax increases. Then they must stick to the proposed budget, if Reid and that Chicago thug refuse to act, let the government run out of money. Stick to your guns (and that will be an entirely new debate).

Zorro on January 2, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Reminds me of that 80s phrase, “He can talk the talk but cannot walk the walk.”

Ted Torgerson on January 2, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Not as funny as I wanted, needed, it to be.

DeathtotheSwiss on January 2, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Well what do you expect? Everytime you turn around the democrats have Boehner’s vajayjay in a vice. I mean come on, sooner or later that’s really gonna get old.
You go girl! Stand up for yourself!

onomo on January 2, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Mr. Boehner is not a wartime consigliere… the time for such phrases was 24 months ago

phreshone on January 2, 2013 at 9:18 AM

- which Boehner later bragged about to fellow Republicans -

but it rings hollow coming from Boehner.

The GOP is dead to me.

Rixon on January 2, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Seems rather calculated. Someone else for Speaker.

Fallon on January 2, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Ooooh tough guy! The fact that he bragged about this even after Reid ate his lunch? No words. What. A. Tool. Same goes with Ryan, the guy not afraid to vote for something he likes. The destruction of America? It’s really happening. Buckle up.

quiz1 on January 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Hey, Boner. Go f_ yourself! You’ve f_ed us enough, already.

HiJack on January 2, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Reminds me of a few years back when Cheney basically told Leahy to do the same thing when Leahy tried to be buddy buddy with him after railing against President Bush in the Senate.

More believable coming from Cheney than Boehner.

Mitoch55 on January 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Great, a foul mouth and a loser.

RedRedRice on January 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM

The GOP is dead to me.

Rixon on January 2, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Completely. And they’re dead to America. The House is already lost for 2014. They are nothing — men of nothing — and never were anything, just empty vessels to contain their second-class ambitions. People never vote for nothing over something. 2010 was a phenomenon, a gift of power the Tea Party gave to them. But these people understand neither power nor principle. It seems something truly awful is in store for America and the circumstances for it are falling into place, have been for awhile. It’s as if we’re living in some surreal dream-play, watching the characters move stupidly and ineluctibly toward ruin, our ruin.

rrpjr on January 2, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Statesmen. You can never take that away from Reid and Boehner.

forest on January 2, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Seems rather calculated. Someone else for Speaker.

Fallon on January 2, 2013 at 9:18 AM

It is. He’s trying to save his job.

Doomberg on January 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Whatever. From where I sit, they may both go f*ck themselves.

Midas on January 2, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Just a lovers’ quarrel.

2ndMAW68 on January 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM

And now Boehner has said it to the entire country.

locomotivebreath1901 on January 2, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Seems rather calculated. Someone else for Speaker.

Fallon on January 2, 2013 at 9:18 AM

It is. He’s trying to save his job.

Doomberg on January 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Concur, but I consider the possibility it might be a caculated news item from the left to help Boehner keep his job.

Meanwhile, Reid was taken aback by the crude suggestion as it had nothing to do with young boys….

apostic on January 2, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Boehner isn’t satisfied that Republicans are beaten and bruised, he sacrifices our dignity as well.

Axion on January 2, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Boehner repeated: “Go f— yourself.”

.
Not once, but twice.

Learn to enjoy the little pleasures in life.
They won’t come often, and little pleasures are all that’s left in the USSA.

FlaMurph on January 2, 2013 at 10:16 AM

When John Boehner needs a smoke, he needs a smoke!

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 2, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Should have went over the cliff.

astonerii on January 2, 2013 at 10:31 AM

This would have been a better story if he hadn’t rolled over for a nice belly rub within a few days of this happening.

cptacek on January 2, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Are we sure we can’t just get Vic Mackey in here to pistol-whip a few senators into passing some bills? This little epithet from Boehner right before throwing the rest of us under a bus to get any old deal passed, just doesn’t give me that smug sense of satisfaction.

The Schaef on January 2, 2013 at 10:36 AM

oh, golly gee, what a hard a##…

tweener girls hopped up on sugar ,defending justin bieber against the haters on twitter have more backbone and resolve than Orange Boehner.

seeing how the speaker doesn’t have to be a congressman, i suggest a random 10-12 year old girl to take his place.

mittens on January 2, 2013 at 10:41 AM

tweener girls hopped up on sugar ,defending justin bieber against the haters on twitter have more backbone and resolve than Orange Boehner.

Stealing this. Thanks!

cptacek on January 2, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Mr. Boehner is not a wartime consigliere… the time for such phrases was 24 months ago

phreshone on January 2, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Agreed. Just support Cantor’s coup already.

Illinidiva on January 2, 2013 at 10:45 AM

This would have been a better story if he hadn’t rolled over for a nice belly rub within a few days of this happening.

cptacek on January 2, 2013 at 10:34 AM

.
Disappointed? Why should We be disappointed? We got rose bushes didn’t we? We got a used car, didn’t we?

He got $3,000,000, but he didn’t get the rose bushes. We got the rose bushes. We definitely got the rose bushes. Those are rose bushes!

This other guy, what’d you call him?

“A Marxist.”

FlaMurph on January 2, 2013 at 10:46 AM

He bragged about it later? What a rookie.

Kataklysmic on January 2, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Reid might actually do it. He’s from Nevada and what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

radjah shelduck on January 2, 2013 at 8:29 AM

..I wish he would’ve stayed in Vegas.

The War Planner on January 2, 2013 at 10:51 AM

It’s the correct sentiment, but it rings hollow coming from Boehner.

The GOP is dead to me.

Rixon on January 2, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Good. You and the rest of the “Red Dawn” deadenders need to go third party. Bye.

NoDonkey on January 2, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Boehner to Harry Reid: “Go f*** yourself”

…everybody heard it wrong!…HE SAID!… “MYSELF”…!!!

KOOLAID2 on January 2, 2013 at 11:04 AM

An investor friend of mine told me that Harry Reid does, in fact, “f*ck himself” and has been doing so for over 10 years.

J_Crater on January 2, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Good. You and the rest of the “Red Dawn” deadenders need to go third party. Bye.

NoDonkey on January 2, 2013 at 10:53 AM

This thing just played out in the Kansas legislature too. The past two years, nothing got done because we had three factions, Democrats, RINOs and Tea Party. We even had to have a judge (a 3 judge panel?) do our redistricting for us.

The last election pushed the RINOs out and more Tea Party Reps/Senators in.

I guess we’ll see how it goes nationally.

cptacek on January 2, 2013 at 11:07 AM

And yet he did PRECISELY what Harry wanted him to do. Boehner is a spineless weasel that needs to be replaced.

michaelo on January 2, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Children, both of them.

This is why Washington is broken. We have children like Obama, Reid, and Boehner calling the shots.

Red Cloud on January 2, 2013 at 11:39 AM

“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.”

After which, they went to a DC bar, had a beer together, and slapped each other on the back over the great “deal” they just reached.

More believable coming from Cheney than Boehner.

Mitoch55 on January 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Is it possible for a former VP to run for Congress? We need men like Cheney.

UltimateBob on January 2, 2013 at 11:52 AM

There is a poll on Drudge asking boehner for speaker, yes/no! The no’s are way ahead. It won’t make any difference, but made me feel better voting NO!
L

letget on January 2, 2013 at 11:54 AM

That childish rant is almost as disgusting as his performance Speaker of the House.
It’s not just the Democrats who are dragging the US down the toilet.
There are Republicans like Boehner who are helping them.
Please, GOP, dump Boehner. Eric Cantor would be a good, dignified, & emotionally stable Speaker.

itsnotaboutme on January 2, 2013 at 12:08 PM

What Boehner did not say was after saying that, Reid just stared at him in a aggressive manner and Boehner ran away in tears.

William Eaton on January 2, 2013 at 12:08 PM

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