Boehner Walks Out of Negotiations After Reagan Prayer Snub

Dec 10, 2012

Speaker of the House John Boehner walked out on fiscal cliff negotiations with President Obama today after the president refused to join Boehner in a prayer honoring Ronald Reagan.

Sources say the pair had been making considerable progress in resolving the looming fiscal crisis until Bohner abruptly demanded that Obama join hands and praise '"The King of Kings, the Captain of Salvation, The Alpha and the Omega, our Lord and Savior- Ronald Reagan." 

In a hastily arranged press conference outside the White House the Speaker explained that Obama was being unreasonable:

"I pray to Ronald Reagan and Grover Norquist three times daily. I politely asked President Obama to join me today as a sign of good faith in our negotiations. Like a petulant child, he refused. All I can say is that I am severely disappointed that our President can't take this process seriously."

"I don't know who this Obama thinks he is, but if he thinks he can disrespect Lord Reagan and Saint Norquist - he's got another thing coming."

The fiscal cliff negotiations seek to avoid a mixture of tax rises and deep spending cuts that go into effect on January 1st by replacing them with a more modest deficit reduction package. The process has been held up by what some describe as a religious aversion to tax increases on the Republican side.

  • Damm !!!! Reagan, The actor died. ? Someone said his final role was that of a politician ? Hell !! Must get out of my man cave more often.

  • scott

    I do hope this is a joke …. I’m certain it is. Yet, it sure seems to have a ring of truth to it

  • WTF has John Boehner been smoking “Praying to Lord Reagan and Saint Norquist”….. The GOP is certifiably NUTS

  • Boehner is a joke enough the way it is. http://www.ficksitall.blogspot.com

  • spaniel

    Bohner you are a fool. And a national embarassment. Ronald Reagan isnt Jesus Christ ! I wouldnt join you in that stupid prayer either. You rudderless idiot !