Oh, whatever. Cry me a damn river. John Boehner has a sad because the President “disrespected” him.
We met at the Capitol the day after the president announced the new tax deal. When Stahl asked him about the president, he dwelt on their differences.
Lesley Stahl: What do you think of him?
Rep. John Boehner: I think he’s engaging. Certainly smart. Brilliant. But, you know, we come from different backgrounds. And I think our view of the economy is also very different.
That’s for sure: Stahl asked him about the president saying that the Republicans are holding the American people hostage to get tax cuts for the wealthy.
Stahl: He basically called you a hostage-taker.
Boehner: Excuse me, Mr. President. I thought the election was over. You know, you get a lot of that heated rhetoric during an election. But now it’s time to govern.
Stahl: Do you think that his tone will make it more difficult for you to come together as we move forward on issues? Or are you just flicking it off?
Boehner: I listen. I’ve got thick skin. And a lot of words get said here in Washington. You just have to let ‘em run off your back. The president was having a tough day.
Stahl: You’re so understanding. [Editor’s note: RETCH.]
Boehner: I have a tough day from time to time myself.
But later in the interview, it became clear that the president’s jab about hostage takers had bothered him.
Stahl: There have been moments of disrespect shown to President Obama.
Boehner: Well, there was some disrespect, I would suggest, that was shown to me yesterday by the president.
(BTW, in that same interview Boehner claims he has never visited a tanning salon. Must be all those many, many hours at the golf course, eh, John?)
I’m just sayin’…
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