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  • Who from Butler County (Ohio) could replace Boehner?

    09/25/2015 2:42:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    The Hamilton Journal News ^ | September 25, 2015 | Michael D. Pitman
    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones Jones pulled petitions to run against Boehner in the 2010 primary election. He told the Journal-News today that he’s “weighing my options at this moment.” If he runs and is elected, Jones said he would commit to only serving six years in Congress. Jones said he doesn’t think anyone can beat him based on his national name recognition, which stems from his hard-line stance on immigration. State Sen. Bill Coley The Liberty Twp. Republican served six years in the Ohio House of Representatives and is the current state senator for Butler County, being appointed...
  • John Boehner must rein in the GOP caucus

    10/02/2015 10:56:52 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 22, 2015 | Editorial Board
    THE FEDERAL government’s authority to spend money on discretionary programs expires at midnight on Sept. 30 — just a week from Wednesday . As we write, no one can be sure that Congress will pass a law keeping the government funded beyond that date and thereby enable it to avoid a partial shutdown. In the Senate, Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) reportedly has a plan that would permit his caucus to stage a symbolic vote against Planned Parenthood without risking a shutdown. The bigger problem is in the House, where Speaker John A. Boehner (Ohio) is struggling — once again...
  • Karl Rove: Boehner’s Conservative Legacy. Speaker has achieved far more than his GOP critics have

    10/01/2015 2:32:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/01/2015 | Karl Rove
    John Boehner is a decent, honorable man who displayed his deep commitment to country and party last week, announcing that he will resign from the House of Representatives in October and relinquish the speaker’s gavel. Mr. Boehner would have easily beaten any challenge to his leadership. But having decided some time ago that a quarter-century in Congress was enough, he chose to spare his Republican colleagues and the institution he loves a bruising fight. As Republicans’ leader in the House, Mr. Boehner’s record has been impressive. He marshaled united GOP opposition to President Barack Obama’s stimulus and to ObamaCare. He...
  • Jeb: Boehner Did "A Good Job" As Speaker

    10/01/2015 3:12:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush argued House Speaker Representative Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) did “a good job” as speaker in an interview broadcast on Wednesday’s “Situation Room” on CNN.
  • Congress avoids government shutdown (Planned Parenthood wins again thanks to Boehner)

    09/30/2015 3:52:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 30, 2015 | Ted Barrett and Deirdre Walsh
    Just seven hours before federal agencies ran out of money, the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill funding the federal government through Dec. 11. The measure, which comes hours after the Senate passed a spending bill of its own, will now go to President Barack Obama's desk and averts a government shutdown. The bill was approved 277 to 151, with House Democrats providing most of the votes in favor. Many conservatives wanted to use the bill to defund Planned Parenthood after edited videos released by an anti-abortion group purportedly showed officials talking about the sale of fetal tissue....
  • Kevin McCarthy: 'I think John Boehner deserves a B-' as speaker

    09/30/2015 3:23:02 PM PDT · by JediJones · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/30/2015 | David Sherfinski
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he’d give John A. Boehner a grade of “B-” for the job he’s done as Speaker of the House. “I think John Boehner deserves a B-,” Mr. McCarthy, California Republican, said on Fox News’ “Hannity” program Tuesday evening. “Now look, you may disagree with me — he won a majority, we’ve got the highest margin we ever had before, we lowered the deficit … but you know what? There is a lot more.” He said the House has passed 300 bills this year that haven’t moved in the Senate.
  • Conservatives organize to 'Fire McCarthy'

    09/30/2015 1:59:24 PM PDT · by lward99 · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2015 | KELLY COHEN
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy is not even Speaker of the House yet, but there is already a group ready to fire him. A group of prominent right-leaning organizations formed a coalition Wednesday dubbed "Fire Kevin McCarthy," pledging to remove the California Republican should he be chosen to replace John Boehner when he retires at the end of next month. "Having worked with Kevin McCarthy in the House, I'll admit he's a friendly guy," former Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in a statement announcing the formation of the coalition. "But we need a dramatic change in House leadership — we can't afford...
  • Boehner secretly urged Gowdy to run for leader

    09/30/2015 12:39:26 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/30/15 | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner secretly met with Rep. Trey Gowdy Tuesday to encourage him to jump into the race for House majority leader, a dramatic attempt by the chamber’s top Republican to try to influence the intraparty election. The previously undisclosed meeting reveals new behind-the-scenes involvement by Boehner, who has not endorsed any candidates in the leadership race. That the Ohio Republican inserted himself in the contest underscores his concern about who succeeds him in GOP leadership. Boehner requested the meeting after word spread that Gowdy was considering a bid for the post. Many Republicans close to Boehner and House Majority...
  • Sowell: Good Riddance!

    09/30/2015 11:32:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The impending departure of Speaker of the House John Boehner gives the House Republicans a real opportunity to accomplish something. But an opportunity is not a guarantee. It is a little like a football team being first down and goal at the ten-yard line. You have a good chance of scoring a touchdown from there -- if you can get your act together. But you could also find yourself having to settle for a field goal. Or for a missed field goal. And of course you can also fumble the ball and have the other team grab it -- and...
  • To Replace Boehner, Why Not Newt for Speaker?

    09/30/2015 4:24:13 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/30/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Almost exactly seven years ago, House Speaker John Boehner said of the Wall Street bailout bill, “I think this thing is a crap sandwich” — but he’d vote for it anyway. I remarked at the time, “It’s crap sandwiches for as far as the eye can see” — and I was right. Boehner finally had his fill of the meal, opting to push away from the table, as it were. On Friday, he announced he’ll be resigning the speakership and his seat. (snip) Meanwhile, it appears the dogs have no idea what to do now that they’ve caught the car....
  • How McConnell outfoxed Ted Cruz (That's Vice-President Cruz to you, Turtle-Face)

    09/29/2015 7:57:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/29/2015 | Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz called out Mitch McConnell seven times by name on Monday night. Afterward, the Senate majority leader barely uttered a word about his chief Republican adversary. Asked about Cruz’s diatribe on the Senate floor, during which the Texas Republican suggested McConnell is a puppet for Democratic leaders and a foe of conservatives, McConnell couldn’t conceal his smile on Tuesday. Story Continued Below “I have tried very hard to stay out of the presidential race, and I think that’s probably a good rule for me,” he said with a chuckle. McConnell may not like to talk about Cruz, but he...
  • Rand Paul rebukes Ted Cruz

    09/29/2015 10:42:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)The rift between Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, political allies turned rivals, widened on Tuesday when Paul decried his Senate colleague's hardline tactics. Paul criticized Cruz for breaching Senate decorum, saying the Texan could not accomplish any of his legislative priorities because of how much his GOP colleagues despise him. "Ted has chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names, which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate, and as a consequence he can't get anything done legislatively," Paul said in an interview...
  • ‘You Felt Bad for John Boehner?’: Beck Confronts Carly On Her Past Criticism of Ted Cruz’s Tactics

    09/29/2015 6:51:22 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9-29-2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Carly Fiorina defended her past criticism of the controversial tactics employed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to defund the Affordable Care Act, during an interview that aired on TheBlaze TV Tuesday evening. Glenn Beck confronted Fiorina with comments she made about Cruz’s 2013 strategy to defund President Barack Obama’s signature health law. Many have contended the Texas senator’s efforts were largely responsible for the government shutdown. “When Ted Cruz, a lot of people have pointed this out, when Ted Cruz who didn’t shut the government down — when that happened, you said, ‘Everyone could see this train wreck coming. I...
  • A Fallen Leader Who Did His Best

    09/29/2015 6:58:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | September 29, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    So that's it: John Andrew Boehner out as House speaker, and the way cleared (whoopee! Hallelujah! Pass the Dom Perignon) for a conservative revival on Capitol Hill? I don't believe I would bet my last plugged nickel on it, oh, my brothers and sisters. It turns out generally that life is more complicated than we suppose when admiring or deploring a particular political career. Back when we needed passing grades in history to graduate from high school, we absorbed some lessons as to the rise and fall of human hopes. We tended to note, if we weren't looking out the...
  • RUH ROH: Conservative Rebellion Threatens Key Mitch McConnell Ally Marco Rubio

    09/29/2015 4:11:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 28, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    While Breitbart News has been reporting for months that Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’s speakership was in jeopardy, the Washington media was stunned on Friday with the historic announcement of Boehner’s resignation. The anti-leadership sentiment seems to be growing as the Washington Times is now reporting that a top Republican party official, Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere, has called for Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’s resignation. The populist, anti-establishment groundswell could spell trouble for the presidential campaign of donor-class darling Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)—who has twice fearlessly ignored voters and risked his political career to advance the goals of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: #Boehner’s Replacement Is Carrying On Long Running Affair With Congresswoman

    09/29/2015 3:54:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    Got News ^ | September 25, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Updated September 25, 2015… first published this article earlier this year and has received numerous confirmations about it since then. Neither McCarthy, nor Ellmers has denied it and now that McCarthy is next in line for the speakership of the House the affair has taken on new relevance. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (center) at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. Multiple sources within Bakersfield, North Carolina, & on Capitol Hill tell that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) have been carrying on a long-running affair since...
  • McCarthy on How He Would Differ From Boehner: ‘I Won’t Be As Tanned’

    09/29/2015 1:11:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2015 | 10:40 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    A reporter on Tuesday asked House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) how he would differ from John Boehner if McCarthy succeeds Boehner as House Speaker: “I won’t be as tanned,” McCarthy joked. “There’s a generational difference between us as well,” he added later. “I’m a little younger.” Speaking at a Republican leadership news conference on Capitol Hill, McCarthy praised Boehner as a “very good and decent man.” “We want to make sure that we’re closer to the people—that they feel this is their government, they’re in charge, and we serve them. Now, that’s not easy and it won’t change overnight....
  • Carly Fiorina: A liberal chameleon wearing conservative colors

    09/29/2015 11:55:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | September 29, 2015 | James Richard Edwards
    Is Carly Fiorina a liberal chameleon wearing conservative colors? And if she is, will it give Clinton what she needs to win the White House? Carly Fiorina, candidate for the Republican party’s nomination for president, has enjoyed quite a bounce in the polls since the most recent Republican debate. Ironically, however, Fiorina’s policy positions more closely mimic those of Democrats than those of Republicans. Fiorina will not be able to draw a distinct line between her and the Democrat candidate, which will lead to a repeat of 2008 and 2012 when millions of conservatives chose not to vote and a...
  • Stop calling Ted Cruz a conservative: This self-promoting narcissist is a fraud and a nihilist

    09/29/2015 10:47:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    Salon ^ | September 29, 2015 | Sean Illing
    Labeling Cruz a conservative underestimates how dangerous he is. It's time we called out this Messianic crusader. The people of Texas owe America an apology. They elected Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, and now the country is forced to endure his presence throughout the interminable election season. Cruz has worked diligently (and successfully) to become the least liked human being in Congress. Judging by last night, he’s hated most by his Republican colleagues, who, once again, blocked his inane efforts to shut down the government unless it defunded Planned Parenthood. Both Republicans and Democrats passed a temporary spending...
  • Jeb Bush: “I Admire John Boehner, Greatly. He’s a Great Public Servant”

    09/29/2015 6:37:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    John Boehner surrendered on every major issue to Barack Obama since he took the Speaker’s gavel in 2010. Last week he resigned as the least popular Speaker in three decades. On Sunday Jeb Bush defended Speaker Boehner, saying, “I admire John Boehner greatly. He’s a great public servant. He left at the apex of his time as service to the country.” Boy, is he out of touch.
  • Senate Democrats Protect Abortion Profits – Instead of Babies and Women’s Health

    09/29/2015 6:35:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Speaker John Boehner ^ | September 28, 2015 | Matt Wolking
    Last week, Senate Democrats voted to block a bill that would keep the government open, provide more resources to women’s health centers around the country, and withhold funds from an abortion business under investigation for selling babies’ body parts. Why? [....] 2 comments helen754 • 17 hours ago while we are approaching 7,000,000,000 that is 7 billion people who are unable to find enough water, food or are killing each other over land that they claim in the name of some non existent god the Republicans want to support the continued population explosion. Abortion is safer for many women...
  • Conservatives not running in race to replace Boehner

    09/29/2015 5:02:56 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    WSB Radio ^ | 09/28/2015 | Jamie Dupree
    While more conservative GOP lawmakers in the House celebrated the decision of Speaker John Boehner to leave his post, those same Tea Party lawmakers readily acknowledged that they are passing on the idea of trying to elect one of their own fellow conservatives as Boehner’s replacement, or even to fill another expected opening for a top Republican leadership post in the House. “This has never been about making the conservatives the leaders of the party,” said Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID). “We never thought we had enough votes to get one of our own elected,” said Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), as...

    09/28/2015 10:34:03 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 97 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 9/28/2015 | TheRightScoop
    Ted Cruz couldn’t get anyone in the Senate to back him tonight as he tried to get a ban on Planned Parenthood funding and a linkage of the Iran Nuclear deal in a government funding bill. He stood alone on the Senate floor. After this Cruz launched into an hour speech, one that Mark Levin just tweeted out saying it’s a MUST LISTEN. I haven’t heard the whole thing yet but didn’t want to keep it from you while I checked it out.
  • Boehner runs to media to rip conservative ‘false prophets’

    09/28/2015 5:57:07 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Can an MSNBC gig be far behind? John McCain had a good run as the media’s favorite Republican. It’s an easy gig to get. All you have to do is rip the conservative members of your own party who expect you to actually accomplish the enactment of conservative policies. You can call them wacko birds. You can call them extremists. The more colorful and condescending the name-calling the better. The media will eat it up and you’ll be in high demand. John Boehner seemed ready for his audition as the new Media’s Favorite Republican in his appearance yesterday on CBS’s...
  • Rubio, Boehner meet on immigration [2013]

    09/28/2015 2:30:46 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/14/13 | Jake Sherman
    Not much is truly known about where House Speaker John Boehner stands on immigration reform. He says he wants it done but has barely waded into the policy. But in a closed meeting with his closest Capitol Hill allies — a group informally known as “Team Boehner” — he’s giving more clues. On Wednesday, Boehner welcomed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) into the meeting of his inner circle in his Capitol office suite.
  • The Revolution Has Begun

    09/28/2015 2:17:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 28, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Democrats shouldn't take glee in Boehner's ousting: the revolution is done messing around, and they are next. “You can almost see the circuits blowing.” – Neil Peart, in Far Cry It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it started, but with Speaker John Boehner’s resignation announcement, there’s no doubt the revolution has begun. Perhaps it was the first time you bookmarked the Drudge Report. Or maybe, when at the Drudge Report, you said: “Who is this Breitbart?” Eric Cantor’s primary loss to Dave Brat was certainly a moment when the revolution was stirring and produced tangible results rather than just internet...
  • Boehner's resignation is good for these GOP candidates (Guess who?)

    09/28/2015 2:07:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 28, 2015 | Sara Fagen
    I've learned from my time in politics that things are rarely as bad as they seem. The converse is also true – they're rarely as good either. I'm reminded of this statement as we hash out the meaning of Speaker John Boehner's abrupt decision to depart Congress and resign his speakership at the end of October. Many leading conservatives, none more than Senator Ted Cruz, have cheered Boehner's demise, claiming a scalp and taking a victory lap. They see the speaker's departure as the obvious outcome of a grassroots uprising that demanded change. They look at Boehner's political troubles and...
  • Boehner’s exit is not enough; we need to see some serious Republican mojo

    09/28/2015 9:11:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Herman Cain
    Show us you're in the game. In golf a par is good, but a birdie is better. In baseball a single, double or triple is good, but a home run is great! In football a first down, or a few first downs are good, but a touchdown is great. Contrary to what some people think, it’s going to take more than Speaker John Boehner’s resignation for the Republicans in Congress to show their supporters some results. It doesn’t have to be a series of birdies, home runs, or touchdowns politically speaking. They just have to accomplish something that Main Street...
  • Jeb Bush: 'I Admire John Boehner Greatly'

    09/28/2015 9:07:48 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 97 replies ^ | Sept. 28, 2015 | Susan Jones
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, asked for his reaction to the resignation of John Boehner, had good things to say about the House Speaker: "We'll have to see how it plays out," Bush told "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace. "I admire John Boehner greatly. He's a great public servant. He left at the apex of his--of his time in service to this--to the country, with the Pope speaking in Congress. "I think people are going to miss him in the long run, because he's a -- he's a person that is focused on solving problems." Asked if Boehner's departure...
  • Boehner: ‘False Prophets’ Like ‘Jackass’ Cruz ‘Whip People Into Frenzy’ Over Plans That Won’t Work

    09/28/2015 8:37:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared on one Sunday show — CBS’ “Face the Nation” — after his Friday surprise announcement that he’d be resigning from Congress in about a month.And Boehner used the opportunity to make another firm announcement: There will be no government shutdown this week, despite the efforts of some conservatives to block Planned Parenthood funding. “The Senate is expected to pass a continuing resolution [this] week. The House will take up the Senate bill. We will also take up a select committee to investigate these horrific videos that we have seen from abortion clinics in several...
  • Inside the Religious Right’s hive mind: Why Trump was booed & Carson cheered at Values Voter Summit

    09/28/2015 7:00:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | September 28, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    Over the past several days, GOP hopefuls looked to curry favor with hardcore culture warriors. Here's what happened.Last week was one for the political books. The Pope brought his message about the need to help the poor and deal with climate change to America, apparently leading Catholic Supreme Court Justices Scalia, Alito and Thomas to boycott his historic speech to a joint session of Congress. At the same time, the evangelical activist community held its annual Values Voter Summit featuring many of the GOP presidential candidates who once would have been excited to celebrate the pope’s visit but were instead...
  • Now Show Mitch McConnell the Door

    09/28/2015 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2015 | Christian Whiton
    Last week, House Speaker John Boehner decided to retire rather than chance being ousted by his own colleagues. Despite this lucky break, the congressional GOP has little chance of winning back disenchanted Republican voters unless it also shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the door. Continued Republican control of the Senate is on the line. A brand-new poll reveals that 72 percent of Republican primary voters are dissatisfied with McConnell and Boehner. Only 2 percent of those polled were “very satisfied” with the party’s two congressional leaders, who the majority believe have accomplished essentially nothing. The situation is actually...
  • John Boehner: Bad Speaker or Worst Speaker?

    09/28/2015 6:41:10 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 22 replies
    am thinker ^ | 9/28/15 | ce wright
    All you need to know about the failed speakership of John Boehner was exposed to the entire world by Boehner himself as he announced his resignation from Congress. The what, the how, and the why of his failures were succinctly explained when he said, “The first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution that we all love.” Do what? Well, no wonder he was a disaster as speaker. He had no clue what the job description was. In just 15 words, everything about his disastrous reign was brought into laser-sharp focus. Never has someone so orange said so...
  • John Boehner: Bad Speaker or Worst Speaker?

    09/28/2015 4:41:44 AM PDT · by Ouderkirk · 30 replies
    American THinker ^ | 9-28-2015 | C. Edumund Wright
    All you need to know about the failed speakership of John Boehner was exposed to the entire world by Boehner himself as he announced his resignation from Congress. The what, the how, and the why of his failures were succinctly explained when he said, “The first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution that we all love.” Do what? Well, no wonder he was a disaster as speaker. He had no clue what the job description was. In just 15 words, everything about his disastrous reign was brought into laser-sharp focus. Never has someone so orange said so...
  • John Boehner vs. the 'crazies': Should GOP just let tea party win?

    09/27/2015 9:22:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 27, 2015 | Mark Sappenfield, Staff writer
    John Boehner is leaving as speaker because he can't control the tea party. Should the whole GOP give in? It has happened before. The Republican Party is barreling head-first toward a worst-case scenario – or is that a best-case scenario? The tea party wing of the party has essentially toppled House Speaker John Boehner. His replacement will almost certainly need the tea party's stamp of approval. Meanwhile, the Republican presidential campaign continues to confound the establishment. Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Ted Cruz together have more support than all other Republican candidates combined, according to polls....
  • My gracious: What has happened to our politics?

    09/27/2015 8:24:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | September 27, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Between Pope Francis’s visit and House Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement that he would step down next month we got quite a lesson last week in grace and gracelessness. The pope brought humility and genuine concern for the poor to Congress. The punditocracy soon reduced it to another round of partisan one-upmanship. (He talked about the environment, so take that, conservatives! Ha — he mentioned the family, so stick that in your pipe, liberals!) Clearly these people missed the point — and did not have the self-restraint to keep their obsessive partisanship to themselves. Boehner (R-Ohio) left office in an...
  • Boehner Indicates He'll Rely on Democrats to Pass CR That Funds Planned Parenthood

    09/27/2015 7:35:13 PM PDT · by xzins · 124 replies
    CNS ^ | September 27, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Speaker John Boehner said on CBS’s "Face the Nation" this morning that there will be no government shutdown—thus signaling that the House of Representatives he will lead until the end of next month will not send the Senate a continuing resolution that Democrats there would filibuster because it prohibits funding of Planned Parenthood or that President Barack Obama would veto for the same reason. In response to a follow-up question from host John Dickerson, Boehner said he was "sure" the funding bill he will put through the Republican-majority House will need Democratic votes to pass. The law currently funding...
  • Speaking of winning and losing: Hit the road, Jack. [Boehner]

    09/27/2015 4:40:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    Re: Your statement about "We Lose because... conservative grassroots... yada yada." Wrong. We win, you lose.. You lost because of your boneheaded, slavish devotion to big government. You lost because you declared war against the conservative base of your party. You lost because you danced to the tune of the big GOPe donors. You lost because you failed your constituency. You lost because you lied to the voters. You lost because you're a sniveling coward. You lost because you failed to fight for the constitution. You lost because you are an incompetent nincompoop. And your partner in crime and equally...
  • Obama Heaps Praise on Boehner: ‘He Is a Patriot'

    09/27/2015 4:37:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cns news ^ | 9/27/15 | Melanie Hunter
    ( – In a White House Rose Garden news conference alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Barack Obama praised outgoing House Speaker John Boehner as “a good man” and “patriot,” who “cares deeply about the House” and America. I just heard the news as I was coming out of the meeting here, so it took me by surprise, and I took the time prior to this press conference to call John directly and talk to him. John Boehner’s a good man. He is a patriot. He cares deeply about the House, an institution in which he’s served for a long...
  • Not only cowardice, but lack of imagination hurt GOP Congress

    09/27/2015 4:23:57 PM PDT · by LS · 9 replies
    self | 9/27/2015 | LS
    It's well understood that neither Mitch McConnell nor John Boehner really wanted to stop Obama from doing anything. There are several theories for this. Rush Limbaugh and many conservatives think that the GOPe's polling data has told them that a shutdown---or any perceived opposition to Obama---would harm them in elections. Another theory is that, well, they really don't disagree with the guy, and really only prefer to "manage" the decline better than him. Both could be true. What is NOT true is that there were never any other means of stopping Zero and his cronies except for either a government...
  • Boehner Warns Conservatives About The Tea Party: Reavows Calling Ted Cruz ‘That Jack-Ass’ (Video)

    09/27/2015 2:59:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Liberals Unite Magazine ^ | September 27, 2015 | Samuel Warde
    Outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner lashed out at the House’s “most conservative members” during a Sunday interview on ABC’s “Face the Nation.”CBS host John Dickerson began the interview by asking Boehner about the threatened government shutdown: “Four days, the government runs out of money. Is there going to be a shutdown?” Boehner responded, “no,” that he expected the Senate to pass a continuing resolution and that with the help of Democrats in the House, he expected the House to vote to keep the government open. Moving to the issue of Boehner’s upcoming retirement, Dickerson asked Boehner about conversations...
  • Boehner rips GOP critics, suggests deals with Democrats on way out

    09/27/2015 1:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | September 27, 2015 | William Douglas
    * Boehner calls some conservatives "unrealistic" * Plans to pass government funding bill with Democratic support * Says he could have survived a vote to oust himHouse Speaker John Boehner isn’t going out quietly. The outgoing and embattled speaker had choice words Sunday for his foes inside and outside of Congress and signaled that he intends to be very much in charge until he relinquishes the speaker’s gavel under pressure at the end of October. Boehner took aim at Republican rebels in the House of Representatives and unnamed conservative and tea party groups that agitated for his departure. He blasted...
  • Boehner Warns Of ‘False Prophets,’ Refers To ‘Jackass’ Ted Cruz

    09/27/2015 10:48:43 AM PDT · by VinL · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/15 | Derek Draplan
    Outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner on Sunday didn’t deny that he was referring to Senator Ted Cruz when he warned of false prophets “out there spreading noise about how much [the government] can get done,” even pointing to comments he made at a fundraiser where he called the Senator a “jackass.” When questioned if Ted Cruz was a false prophet in an interview Sunday on “Face the Nation,” Boehner didn’t deny the suggestion, citing past comments he made at a fundraiser in August. “Are they unrealistic about what can be done in government?” CBS News host John Dickerson...
  • Ted Cruz: Criticisms of Boehner not personal ( 5 min video-)

    09/27/2015 8:44:00 AM PDT · by VinL · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 9/27/15 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz: Criticisms of Boehner not personal ... Senator speaks out about new House leadership, possible government shutdown
  • Congressman Boehner Must Be Stricken with Amnesia

    09/27/2015 11:37:16 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 31 replies
    self | Sept 27, 2015 | self
    Speaker of the House John Boehner disappeared from view during the government shutdown in 2013, assuring conservatives they would have no representation by elected officials.
  • Republican hard-liners are ‘false prophets,’ Boehner says

    09/27/2015 10:35:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2015 | Mike DeBonis
    Outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner, in his first one-on-one interview since announcing his resignation last week, compared conservative hard-liners in his party to biblical "false prophets" who promise more than they can deliver. Boehner announced Friday that he would step down Oct. 30 after nearly five years as speaker amid constant pressure from his party's right flank. Asked Sunday by host John Dickerson on a live broadcast of CBS's "Face the Nation" whether those hard-liners are "unrealistic about what can be done in government," Boehner exploded. [Snip] Boehner addressed the remaining five weeks of his speakership, in which he...
  • Boehner Resignation Unleashes Cascade of Caterwauling [semi-satire]

    09/27/2015 9:53:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) announcement that he is resigning from Congress effective October 30th was followed by a torrent of tears in Washington. Leading the sob fest, of course, was Boehner himself who lamented that “the blood, sweat, and tears I’ve shed for this country have gone unappreciated for too long.” As if to contradict Boehner’s lament, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) praised “Boehner’s cooperative approach to getting things done,” and expressed the hope that “a similarly motivated and compliant successor can be found.” A glum Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest called the resignation “a serious setback for...
  • Cruz Crosses Iowa Reflecting on Boehner Departure

    09/26/2015 7:44:56 PM PDT · by VinL · 15 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 9/26/15 | PatrickSvitek
    It was supposed to be a low-key drop-in, a so-called "retail stop" in between the candidate's more high-profile events Saturday in Iowa. But shortly after strolling into a coffee shop in this tiny northern Iowa city, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was holding court with a handful of supporters, a vocal number of them anxious to hear his take on some of the biggest news this week in Congress. It was the sudden resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, a growing target of conservative lawmakers who find him too willing to compromise with Democrats. Cruz, for his part, did not go...
  • Here’s MARK LEVIN at the Value Voter’s Summit!! [FULL INTERVIEW]

    09/27/2015 7:18:21 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Sept 26 2015 | Right Scoop
    The Great One appeared at the Value Voters’ Summit today and stuck it to the wastrels and scoundrels of the leadership of our spineless Republican party like no one else can!!! ROLL THE TAPE MISTER PRODUCER!!!! “We are smarter than the leaders of the Republican Party. We are BETTER than the leaders of the Republican party!!” [ ] straight.
  • GOP Rep. Peter King: ‘The crazies have taken over the party’

    09/26/2015 10:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 26, 2015 | Zachary Roth
    The abrupt resignation of House Speaker John Boehner shows that “the crazies have taken over the party,” Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Friday. “I think it signals the crazies have taken over the party, taken over to the party that you can remove a speaker of the House who’s second in line to be president, a constitutional officer in the middle of his term with no allegations of impropriety, a person who’s honest and doing his job. This has never happened before in our country,” King said in an interview on CNN. “He could have stayed on.” King praised Boehner,...