Boehner: Obama's focus on shoving GOP 'into the dustbin of history'
By Jonathan Easley - 01/23/13 08:13 PM EST
Boehner’s remarks referred to Obama’s inaugural address. Republicans were hopeful Obama would use that speech to lay the groundwork for a partnership over the next four years, but he instead made it a rallying cry for an active federal government — including on such politically charged issues as climate change, gun control, gay marriage and immigration.
Boehner's speech on Tuesday was not open to the press, but the Ripon Society released a transcript and video on Wednesday with the knowledge of the Speaker's office.
While Boehner has said that immigration reform should be a priority, his remarks on Tuesday are a clear signal to Obama that his ambitious agenda on climate change and gun control, among other proposals, will face heavy resistance in the Republican-led House.