Raddatz: "So, do you trust President Obama?" Boehner: "Absolutely." Raddatz: "Absolutely?" Boehner: "Absolutely. There's no issue there."—
Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) March 17, 2013
Speaker Boehner appeared on “This Week” yesterday. Not only did he say that he trusts President Obama, but he uttered another sound bite that had Press Secretary Carney swooning ( and spinning, natch).
When POTUS said we don't have an immediate debt crisis, R's erupted. Spkr Boehner today on ABC: "We do not have an immediate debt crisis."—
Jay Carney (EOP) (@PressSec) March 17, 2013
Thanks, Speaker! With friends like you …
Of course, Carney is spinning it a bit. This is what Boehner said about a “looming” debt crisis.
SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER: We do not have an immediate debt crisis. But we all know that we have one looming. And we have– one looming– because we have entitlement programs that are not sustainable in their current form. They’re gonna go bankrupt. Washington has responsibility– to our seniors and our near seniors– that we firm up these programs so that they’re there for the long term. Because if we don’t do it, not only will they not get benefits, we will have a debt crisis right around the corner. We have time to solve our problems. But we need to do it now.
Sigh. Twitter users were flabbergasted by the absolute trust.
John Boehner says that he "absolutely" trusts Obama. Too bad I can't say the same about my trust of Boehner.—
Kelly Campagna (@warriorwoman91) March 18, 2013
What have you been smoking—
Don Juan (@JMos) March 18, 2013
After years if lies and deceptions Boehner says that he trust Obama, the GOP has got a big problem to solve.—
Patriot (@patriot112) March 18, 2013
Boehner absolutely trusts Obama. And now house conservatives absolutely trust Boehner. There you have it, folks.—
Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) March 17, 2013
Indeed. A hashtag then entered the fray. Read, and learn, Speaker Boehner.
Keep them coming, Twitter.