Not defending the Tan Man but maybe he was just saying what the media wants to hear. As long as he carries a knife into those closed door sessions to stab away at the bs being presented by the opposition, then I'd say the Speaker is just reciting political rhetoric, as usual.
That's my hope anyway.
Do y'all actually think the Speaker of the House should call the President a lying POS? Do you actually think that would help the conservative cause?
Boehner doesn't have all the cards, so he has to avoid making blunders that would only cost him political capital.