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Harry Reid’s Office Leaks Boehner Office Emails—And It Could Ruin Any Faith You Have in Washington
The Blaze ^ | 10-2-2013 | Becket Adams

Posted on 10/02/2013 7:46:56 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

A series of leaked emails from House Speaker John Boehner’s 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 Reid’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; congresssubsidies; destroyingus; emails; govtshutdown; killmiddleclass; leakedemails; leaks; obamacarefail; reid; reidemails; scorchedearth; stealingwealth
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Ruh oh.
1 posted on 10/02/2013 7:46:56 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


2 posted on 10/02/2013 7:48:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The NSA knew what was in the emails too!


3 posted on 10/02/2013 7:49:19 AM PDT by PaForBush
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Doesn’t surprise me unfortunately.


4 posted on 10/02/2013 7:49:20 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


5 posted on 10/02/2013 7:50:34 AM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


6 posted on 10/02/2013 7:50:38 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve always believed they were in cahoots - coordinating their little “showdowns” for public consumption.


7 posted on 10/02/2013 7:50:49 AM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: cripplecreek
Now the question is, can he redeem himself by exposing what he knows about the democrats.

He can redeem himself by committing seppuku.

8 posted on 10/02/2013 7:50:53 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


9 posted on 10/02/2013 7:51:30 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Keep moving folks ... nothing to see here ...


10 posted on 10/02/2013 7:51:31 AM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
LOL- why is this an issue??

"[B]ehind-the-scenes, Boehner and his aides worked for months with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), and others, to save these very same, long-standing [congressional Obamacare] subsidies, according to documents and e-mails provided to POLITICO. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was also aware of these discussions, the documents show."

last I checked McConnell and Boehner both voted AGAINST obamacare- not for it.....the onus is on reid and hoyer- who voted in favor of obamacare yet conspired not to participate in it....btw- what was polutico's stance on obama's flip-flop on raising the debt ceiling???
11 posted on 10/02/2013 7:51:50 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

FUJB, FUHR, FUBO.


12 posted on 10/02/2013 7:52:00 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Noumenon

It would at least show sincerity!


13 posted on 10/02/2013 7:52:30 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


14 posted on 10/02/2013 7:53:26 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Shocking! not really.


15 posted on 10/02/2013 7:53:30 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


16 posted on 10/02/2013 7:54:00 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: cripplecreek

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!


17 posted on 10/02/2013 7:54:12 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; All

this would not have happened without jarret at the WH giving orders.


18 posted on 10/02/2013 7:54:43 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
DC Dirtbag rats out a DC Dirtbag.

19 posted on 10/02/2013 7:54:45 AM PDT by Amagi (God Save the Republic.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


20 posted on 10/02/2013 7:54:59 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: cripplecreek
I don’t have any faith in Washington to begin with

NO kidding. Who wrote the title?

21 posted on 10/02/2013 7:55:13 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: Da Coyote

“He is scum.”

LMAO. Are you enrolling into Obamacare? Why should he?


22 posted on 10/02/2013 7:55:24 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: latina4dubya

this is scorched earth.

obama just killed the country club in the name of arrogance.

what other blackmail is now in play?


23 posted on 10/02/2013 7:55:57 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Da Coyote
That about does it for me.

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!

24 posted on 10/02/2013 7:56:20 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Boehner acting as a quisling? Shocker (not).


25 posted on 10/02/2013 7:56:57 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"which may have been the point of their leaking"

Gee, yeah think?

26 posted on 10/02/2013 7:57:21 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: latina4dubya

Defund the GOP! Until that lying rat weasel John Boehner resigns


27 posted on 10/02/2013 7:57:42 AM PDT by ground_fog
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To: Da Coyote

“Not that it matters in any scale, but I’ll 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.


28 posted on 10/02/2013 7:57:49 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: God luvs America
Boehner is Speaker of the house, the Republican house not the Reid house.
This makes Boehner a double agent working against Zerocare in the camera and
for Zerocare behind our backs. And you think this is no big deal? Really?
29 posted on 10/02/2013 7:57:56 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This might lead to a new House leader being chosen.


30 posted on 10/02/2013 7:58:29 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


31 posted on 10/02/2013 7:58:32 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: latina4dubya

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.


32 posted on 10/02/2013 7:58:33 AM PDT by Principled
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


33 posted on 10/02/2013 7:58:35 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I don't believe any of this....its a plan to ruin the shutdown....by putting out that Harry Reid's emails were breached is just to make Bohner look bad....just high school games....
34 posted on 10/02/2013 7:58:51 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (Get the USA out of the UN then get the UN out of the USA; send bamaboy back to Kenya ASAP!!!!)
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To: MaxMax

Time for Zero and Boner to put in a round of golf!


35 posted on 10/02/2013 7:59:01 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Addressing” the issue is not the same as agreeing with it


36 posted on 10/02/2013 7:59:15 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: sheikdetailfeather

They DIDN”T LEAK ANYTHING!!! They released them on purpose.


37 posted on 10/02/2013 7:59:15 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


38 posted on 10/02/2013 7:59:23 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Now start leaking the emails from Harry Reid, Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.


39 posted on 10/02/2013 7:59:30 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: DesertRhino

“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.


40 posted on 10/02/2013 7:59:44 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: listenhillary

Can the body call for a new leader election at will?


41 posted on 10/02/2013 8:00:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


42 posted on 10/02/2013 8:00:29 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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


43 posted on 10/02/2013 8:00:37 AM PDT by stanne
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Anti-Sarah Republicans disgust me.

My solution is to support Sarah Palin's choices via SarahPac.

44 posted on 10/02/2013 8:00:43 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Remove him. It is wayyyyy past time!


45 posted on 10/02/2013 8:00:44 AM PDT by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
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To: Jack of all Trades

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.


46 posted on 10/02/2013 8:01:02 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: All

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.


47 posted on 10/02/2013 8:01:03 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I say good for him for “leaking” it.


48 posted on 10/02/2013 8:01:39 AM PDT by sport
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To: Spunky

Ping for later reading.


49 posted on 10/02/2013 8:02:02 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: sheikdetailfeather

WE KNEW IT BECAUSE boehner SOLD US OUT DURING THE CUT, CAP AND BALANCE (sequester) CON THAT THEY ALL RAN.


50 posted on 10/02/2013 8:02:30 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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