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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) becomes emotional and cries, wiping tears from both his eyes, on the opening day of the 112th United States Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young
Woe is him!
House Speaker John Boehner has nothing nice to say about his people.

On his fellow Republicans House members:

"Here's the attitude. Ohhhh. Don't make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard," Boehner whined before a luncheon crowd at Brown's Run County Club in Madison Township.

"We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it's remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don't want to ... They'll take the path of least resistance."

Agreed! They suck.

On immigration:

Boehner said he's been working for 16 or 17 months trying to push Congress to deal with immigration reform.

"I've had every brick and bat and arrow shot at me over this issue just because I wanted to deal with it. I didn't say it was going to be easy," he said.

Actually, pretty easy. Just bring the Senate bill up for a vote. If you want to skip the committees, sign the discharge petition and bypass all that messiness. Easy.

On health care:

"(To) repeal Obamacare … isn't the answer. The answer is repeal and replace. The challenge is that Obamacare is the law of the land. It is there and it has driven all types of changes in our health care delivery system. You can't recreate an insurance market over night.
So no repeal? How has he voted on the 50+ votes to repeal Obamacare? No need to look it up. The answer is obvious.

On the Tea Party:

"I made it pretty clear I'll stand with the tea party but I'm not standing with these three or four groups in Washington who are using the tea party for their own personal benefit."
Which groups? Heritage Action? The Kochs' Americans for Prosperity? Karl Rove's Crossroads? The people who are electorally propping up House Republicans?

All in all, a big heaping of "WOE IS ME WHAT CAN I DO?" which when added up equals a new House Speaker next Congress. Oh well. Nice knowing ya!

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