WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R) says President Barack Obama can't run for re-election on his economic record so his campaign will "pull out every bogey man that they can." The Ohio Republican tells CBS News that he and Obama were close to a deal to break the budget stalemate when Obama "lost his courage"
Ok first, Obama took over from a Republican era of public policy with the country in absolute economic and fiscal meltdown. We were losing 800,000 jobs a month, the dow had crashed to 7000 and we were all watching the news to see when we were going to have to run down to the bank and pound on the glass to try and get our money out before the entire system collapsed. Obama turned that around. The system is stable and we've added jobs for 23 straight months. So he absolutely can run on his economic record. On top of that, anybody trying to bring back the public policy that caused that mess is a traitor.
As far as the courage part, we'll defer to Robert Gates, the former Republican Secretary of Defense commenting on Obama getting Bin Ladin: "I worked for a lot of these guys. And this is one of the most courageous calls – decisions — that I think I’ve ever seen a president make."
Boehner can suck on that.