Broadcasting locally on Philadelphia’s 1180 AM WFYL, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham expressed her frustration with the remarks of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on ABC’s This Week and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on CBS’ Face the Nation regarding the $16 trillion national debt. These Sunday show appearances followed George Stephanopoulos’ interview with President Obama, which ABC aired on March 13th.
“…When you had Boehner and Paul Ryan saying we don’t have an immediate debt crisis over the weekend – and then they kind of went on to explain ‘well it will be a crisis’ – I think that confuses people. I think it’s a crisis right now.” Ingraham said this Monday.
“I don’t think it’s a crisis in ten years. I think it’s a crisis right now. So they messed the message up…over the weekend on the debt crisis. We have Obama on the ropes finally where Obama is saying 'there’s no debt crisis. It’s not going to be a crisis for ten years.' And then we have both Boehner and Paul Ryan over the weekend say the same thing. I think this is what drives people nuts about the GOP. It drives them absolutely batty.” she continued.
The radio host went on to reference the surging popularity of Dr. Ben Carson among conservatives following his speech at last month’s National Prayer Breakfast.
“Paul Ryan saying there’s not an immediate debt crisis. John Boehner saying there’s not an immediate debt crisis. It is a crisis of leadership in this country. That’s why someone like a Ben Carson...who’s the head of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins can come to CPAC and take the place by storm.”
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