Skip to comments.John Boehner must cut loose the Tea Party
Posted on 09/11/2013 11:41:50 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
Heres the read among Congressional Dems on this falls fiscal fights. At some point, House GOP leaders will have to pass an important bill with a lot of Democratic support stiff-arming the Tea Party in the process. GOP leaders are trying to defer that moment for as long as possible, but theres just no clear way around it. Multiple reports this morning tell us House GOP leaders are struggling to round up support among House
Republicans for their new strategy for the fall. They are proposing a vote on a measure that would temporarily fund the government at current sequester levels, with another measure attached to it that would defund Obamacare. The Dem-controlled Senate would pass the first but not the second; conservatives would get to vote to defund Obamacare; the House GOP would dodge blame for a shutdown.
But conservatives are rejecting the approach because, well, it wouldnt defund Obamacare. And lets face it, this strategy is rooted in fear. House GOP leaders dont want to tie Obamacare defunding to a government funding bill because it will pass the House and force a shutdown confrontation that they will lose. But conservatives wont be happy until they have that confrontation. And as David Drucker reports, this has frustrated more sober minded House Republicans who understand that this crusade is reckless, counterproductive and self destructive.
Right now, its unclear whether House Republicans can even pass their latest funding gimmick out of the House, because House Dems wont support it and House conservatives wont either because it wont ultimately defund Obamas tyrannical law. So House leaders are promising to fight the good fight in the next battle...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
He’s scheming to fund Obamacare (Boehnercare!) right now.
Thanks for the advice, Compost.
We should do the exact opposite, of course.
Make your calls and emails count folks!
Greg Sargent’s a putz.
Why not advocate that the Democrats will sooner or later have to dump the Communist Party and become more mainstream?
I love getting advice from my liberal friend about who we should nominate and what issues we should support. sarc/
i got a better idea - the tea party should stiff arm boehner! why is it better to work with the democrats than with your own party?
The Washington Post wants to help Republicans.
Of course they do.
This is all to cover up the amnesty vote..
Boehner must know how despised he is, yet he continues to alienate conservatives, it just doesn’t make sense.
Maybe the Tea Party should cut Boehner loose.
More likely that The Tea Party will cut Boehner loose!
“Tea Party cuts John Boehner loose”...???
I guess that these losers did not pay attention to what happened in Colorado last night.
Flood this moron’s twitter with reality.
Wow! I thought the spineless little wimp already had.
When the Washington Compost, that backs every Democrat all the time no matter if it is a floundering dolt like Obama, gives advice to Republicans, the only reaction should be laughter. They have no credibility.
The TEA Party is already and has always been independent of the GOP and John Boehner has never been TEA Party
This leftist at the compost is just trying to help Boehner, yeah that’s it. /s
Ohio voters should be all over this dud.
Boehner must cut loose the Tea Party? That’s ridiculous garbage from the WP. He was never attached to it. In fact, Boehner has done everything he could to marginalize the influence of the Tea Party.
Boehner must go! He’s a loser not a leader.
I'm sure this Greg Sargent guy has the best interests of the Republican party at heart.
This is the Romney-GOP Agenda coming to you.
1. RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE FOR EVERYONE
(except the Congress, the pREs_ _ent,
their families, their Staff,
and a certain select, protected, religion)
2. Open Borders for illegals
with optional weapons from Holder.
3. Ignore the NSA/IRS atrocities
(except for the Congress, the pREs_ _ent,
their families, their Staff,
and a certain select, protected, religion)
4. Ignore the growing terrorist atrocities in America
and everywhere else with US taxpayer money.
Without the Tea Party, there is no GOP.
I like how the author says that it is “sober minded” to sell out America.
I’m sure this is what he wants. Don’t worry John Boner, we want to oust you too.
“John Boehner must cut loose the Tea Party”
They got it bass ackwards.
“The Tea Party must cut loose John Boehner”
I see. RINO cowards are "sober-minded. Tea Party members are "reckless, counterproductive, and self-destructive". See what they did there?
The left-wing post cites left-wing writer, Drucker to confirm that it's sober-minded people in Washington versus the crazy folk.
If the WaPo is fer it, then I’m sure it ain’t good..........
Follow the $$$$$$$
Thanks for posting this big Jim, but come on - spare us all the agony andgive us the Readers Digest version of the Compost so we can get on with more important stuff like trimming our toenails and some such.....
Since when is Boehner “sober minded”?
Earth to WaPo: Read last night’s election returns from Colorado.
Johnnie Boy should have never been reelected as Speaker......or reelected at all.
He needs to go away, run his dad’s bar and retire.
Good point, Jim.
I think the floating of the idea that he is retiring after this term means he just might be burning bridges with conservatives.
I hope I am wrong.
Of course, his impending retirement also means there is no reason for any sitting House member to be loyal to him, either.
Eric Cantor, the next “in line” ought to pay attention and listen to the Tea Party.
You sure he isn’t already... Oh.
You said “run” not “chug”.
What’s the over/under on Bonehead doing the latter anyway?
and vice versa
What is there to cut?
yes John Boehner, cut the tea party loose
Drop the pretenses and let’s see how well you do without conservatives
The RINO's outnumber the few Good Guys, and The Agenda WILL move forward, as will Amnesty and Obamacare.
Once Passed, Laws that are wealth-redistributing and vote-buying are NEVER undone, PERIOD.
1. Boehner is not in any way affiliated with the Tea Party, so there’s nothing to cut loose, and;
2. When will the Compost take 0bama to task for not cutting loose the Communist Party?
Oh wait, the democrats ARE communists. Silly me.
This is BS. The GOPe has already shown they are sensitive to the "Republicans have to pay the bill they're run up" argument they were defeated with last time. Obastard is already beating that drum, and if the GOPe is promising to "fight the good fight" over the debt limit, they are lying through their teeth.
Again. Sonsabitches think we're pretty stupid.
We’ve already beat him to it. He’s already been stiff-armed by the Tea Party.
ROTFL!!! That's some funny stuff right there. I hope he's not talking about the GOP's "important bill" being amnesty for illegal aliens.
Just say NO to drugs.
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