Skip to comments.Harry Reid’s Office Leaks Boehner Office Emails—And It Could Ruin Any Faith You Have in Washington
Posted on 10/02/2013 7:46:56 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
A series of leaked emails from House Speaker John Boehners chief of staff, Mike Sommers, show that the Speaker may have coordinated with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) to exempt Congress from Obamacare.
The emails were leaked Tuesday by David Krone, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids chief of staff, who actually has a history of this sort of thing.
The leaks, which are a major taboo in Washington, show Rep. Boehner (R-Ohio) worked behind the scenes earlier this year to address confusion over a provision in the Affordable Care Act that would force members of Congress and their aides into the exchanges. In fact, if one were to go by the leaks, which were first given to Politico, it appears that the offices of Boehner and Reid regularly coordinated to exempt Congress from the health care law.
But given that the Speaker is now apparently against congressional Obamacare exemptions, the emails make him look inconsistent and hypocritical which may have been the point of their leaking.
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I don’t have any faith in Washington to begin with but this is really bad on Boehner’s part.
Now the question is, can he redeem himself by exposing what he knows about the democrats.
The NSA knew what was in the emails too!
Doesn’t surprise me unfortunately.
Just confirms what we who are paying attention already knew about Boner: he is a lying elitist establishment sneaky little $h1+ that needs to be replaced with a real conservative.
I hope I’m wrong, but I have zero confidence in this guy. Look for him to cave and give a tearful explanation of why he did.
I’ve always believed they were in cahoots - coordinating their little “showdowns” for public consumption.
He can redeem himself by committing seppuku.
There needs to be a “One and Done” federal term limit. Once you are elected to any federal office, you can never hold any other after the expiration of your first term. One and done.
Keep moving folks ... nothing to see here ...
FUJB, FUHR, FUBO.
It would at least show sincerity!
That about does it for me.
Not that it matters in any scale, but I’ll not vote Repulsican again until bonehead is thrown out.
He is scum.
Not pure scum...that description is reserved for the Obamadork.
Shocking! not really.
Huh? Boehner voted against Obamacare and has always been against it.
You can’t fault anyone for trying to get an exemption. Obamacare is just plain evil.
exactly... who can have faith in Washington to begin with? plus, the Boehner stuff is no surprise... but we should use it to hold his feet to the fire during this shutdown showdown... one the upside, hopefully he will never put his trust in Reid again!
this would not have happened without jarret at the WH giving orders.
This is a two-fer. We learn for sure that Beohner works against us behind the scenes, AND Reid ensures no GOP will be able to trust him in future schemes.
We have arrived at idiocracy.
NO kidding. Who wrote the title?
“He is scum.”
LMAO. Are you enrolling into Obamacare? Why should he?
this is scorched earth.
obama just killed the country club in the name of arrogance.
what other blackmail is now in play?
did you really need these leaked emails to come to this conclusion? i think most people here already knew what Boehner was about... at this point, we need to keep the pressure on him... and then primary him OUT!
Boehner acting as a quisling? Shocker (not).
Gee, yeah think?
Defund the GOP! Until that lying rat weasel John Boehner resigns
“Not that it matters in any scale, but Ill not vote Repulsican again until bonehead is thrown out.”
As of the 2012 election, I’m done voting Republican until the GOP decides to become an effective opposition to the Dems. Cruz, Lee and company are a good start, but they can only do so much until the Weeper and McConnell and the rest of their merry band of RINOs are out of office.
This might lead to a new House leader being chosen.
Boner proves what many have known for some time...he is dhimmicrap-lite, and has NO business in ANY leadership role in the US House of Representatives; or his local PTA for that matter.
So much slime and scum in DC, might be necessary to drain the swamp entirely and start with some fresh fill.
Why not get out of 0bamacare if you can?
It’s Reid who says it’s great but doesn’t want it. It’s Reid who is shown to by hypocritical here. DOH!
We already knew Boehner didn’t want it.
I sure as hell can fault someone for figuring out a way to get an exemption. IF that person is the leader and the people he represents have no escape hatch.
Example,,,How do you feel about ejection seats only for the pilots on airliners, leaving the poor schlubs in the back to their fate?
How do you feel about a rifle company commander extracted from a doomed perimeter?
Its a responsibility of leadership.
Time for Zero and Boner to put in a round of golf!
“Addressing” the issue is not the same as agreeing with it
They DIDN”T LEAK ANYTHING!!! They released them on purpose.
These were leaked yesterday, there were at least a couple threads on it.
In the micro, it looks really bad for Boehner, certainly.
But much more important here is the macro: by releasing these Reid is firebombing any back channel relationship he may have with Boehner and Republicans. This is SERIOUSLY scorched-earth stuff. I can’t understate that enough. Reid just pulled a Cortez, burning his ships so there’s no path of retreat.
Now start leaking the emails from Harry Reid, Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.
“We learn for sure that Beohner works against us behind the scenes”
This is about his own healthcare coverage and the coverage of his family.
Boner voted against Obamacare and said it was bad. He would look like a fool if he now got in line at the exchange to get coverage for his family.
Can the body call for a new leader election at will?
Remember when we had the big dust-ups here on FR between the folks who didn’t trust Boehner and those who said he was good to go?
Yeah... This is why some of us didn’t trust him.
Y’all need to start listening to us.
How is this surprising?
Boehner looked to tired the other day
Working against one’s employers and then faced withe need to be honest is the only possible cause if that demeanor
We know he is running a defect Uniparty
The only surprising thing is his trust in dems
My solution is to support Sarah Palin's choices via SarahPac.
Remove him. It is wayyyyy past time!
The office / administrative staff who know how things work would become our rulers.
A two year term for representatives? They might become proficient after a year.
Glenn Beck just said on his radio show that he is going to get into some further details about this story when he gets back from commercial break.
I say good for him for “leaking” it.
Ping for later reading.
WE KNEW IT BECAUSE boehner SOLD US OUT DURING THE CUT, CAP AND BALANCE (sequester) CON THAT THEY ALL RAN.
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