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  • John Boehner thinks Donald Trump can win in November

    05/12/2016 5:08:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | May 12, 2016 | CBS/AP
    Former House Speaker John Boehner is supporting Donald Trump, although he disagrees with Trump on issues like foreign policy, Trump's temporary Muslim entry ban proposal, and tearing up trade deals, among other things. In Las Vegas at a financial industry conference, Boehner said the billionaire businessman is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, "whether people like it or not." And he is confident that Trump can beat likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
  • Ted Cruz: I’ve hardly ever met John Boehner, but I know why he calls me Lucifer

    05/02/2016 9:08:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    For holding so-called conservatives accountable to actually do what they say they're going to do It was attention-getting when John Boehner referred to Ted Cruz last week as “Lucifer in the flesh” (and surely that was the point), but it’s hardly breaking news that Cruz is unpopular among his colleagues in Washington. The political and chattering classes often cite this as a reason he is not fit for the presidency, although for many of us it’s far from clear that this is actually a mark against him. And give Cruz credit: He doesn’t grovel or squirm when people aim stuff...
  • 'If this material works, I'm going to use it at Goldmans next year': Obama swings for Hillary, profe

    04/30/2016 9:32:08 PM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    dailymail ^ | 30 April 2016 | By Ollie Gillman
    <p>President Obama took aim at Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and the Republican establishment tonight in his hilarious final White House Correspondents' Dinner speech - and he even saved some ammunition for Hillary Clinton.</p> <p>Before he tore apart the GOP candidates, Obama brought up his former Secretary of State's speeches to Goldman Sachs as he contemplated what he might do to make money after leaving the White House.</p>
  • Look Out Lucifer! Boehner Plans to Roast Enemies and Settle Scores at WH Correspondents' Dinner

    04/30/2016 5:39:27 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | D: 13:15 EST, 30 April 2016 | Geoff Earle, Deputy Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    Ted Cruz isn't going to have the last word in his feud with former House Speaker John Boehner, as the lawmaker who branded Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh' is set to have some fun before all of political Washington at the White House Correspondents Dinner, MailOnline.com has learned. Boehner is still seething over Cruz – having branded him 'Lucifer in the Flesh' during a Stanford University speech this week. Boehner repeated his 'son of a bitch' characterization when the DailyMail spoke to him at a low-key DC waterfront watering hole just as most of DC was heading to glitzy lobbyist-subsidized...
  • No, Ted Cruz was not ‘John Boehner’s lawyer’

    04/29/2016 11:23:34 AM PDT · by OneVike · 109 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 4/28/16 | Renee nal
    The media is working hard to convince you that they caught Ted Cruz in a lie about working with John Boehner. But they are the ones lying, as usual.During an interview hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG) and the Stanford Speakers Bureau, former House Speaker John Boehner referred to presidential candidate Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh.” He continued, “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”But Boehner did not “work” with Ted Cruz. Boehner only worked...
  • Satanists are furious that Boehner compared Ted Cruz to the Dark Lord

    04/28/2016 5:45:50 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 18 replies
    Raw Story ^ | 4/28/16 | Bethania Palma Markus
    On Wednesday night, former House Speaker John Boehner bluntly called GOP candidate Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh.” When asked for his opinion about the Texas senator, Boehner said, “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.” It turns out that the Satanic Temple agrees with Boehner’s sentiments — but they said there’s no way Cruz is the living incarnate of Satan. When asked by the Friendly Atheist, Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves bashed Cruz.
  • Ted Cruz Responds To John Boehner With A Really Weird (And False) Comeback

    04/28/2016 4:28:03 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 24 replies
    uproxx.com ^ | 04.28.16 | ANDREW HUSBAND
    Cruz also told reporters gathered in Fort Wayne, Indiana that he’d only met Boehner “two or three times.” Which, in terms of actual numbers, may or may not be true, but the depth of these meetings was far greater than Cruz’s statements suggested. That’s because he worked as Boehner’s attorney during the Ohio representative’s federal lawsuit against Washington representative Jim McDermott in 1998.
  • John Boehner once hired Ted Cruz to be his lawyer

    04/28/2016 3:16:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/28/16 | Allan Smith
    Former House Speaker John Boehner ripped into Sen. Ted Cruz in a memorable fashion during a Wednesday appearance, prompting Cruz to say he "doesn't know" Boehner. "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life," Boehner said, dubbing Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh." But a closer look at their history reveals the two weren't always enemies. In fact, long before Boehner saw Cruz as Lucifer, the 2016 Republican presidential candidate was actually his lawyer.
  • Long before John Boehner called Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh,’ he called him his lawyer

    04/28/2016 12:43:33 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/28/16 | Sean Sullivan
    We are re-upping this post from early 2014 in light of Boehner labeling Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" and saying, "I've never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Here's where their work together began, two decades ago. For what it's worth, Cruz downplayed their relationship Thursday in his comments responding to Boehner. "I've met John Boehner two or three times in my life," he assured. As we show below, that's not entirely accurate.
  • Cruz Hits Boehner for 'Lucifer' Slam

    04/28/2016 11:32:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 28, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    EXCERPTS "When John Boehner calls me 'Lucifer,' he's not directing that at me," the GOP presidential candidate and Florida senator said in a Fort Wayne, Indiana press conference Thursday morning. "He's directing that at you. What Boehner is angry with me for is not something I've ever said to him. What Boehner is angry with me for is standing with the American people and energizing and encouraging House conservatives to stand with the American people and actually honor the commitments we've made." (snip) "If I said 50 words in my life to John Boehner, I'd be surprised," said Cruz, nothing...
  • Boehner likes Trump, savages Cruz

    04/28/2016 10:21:03 AM PDT · by GilGil · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/2016 | Chris Stirewalt
    BOEHNER LIKES TRUMP, SAVAGES CRUZ The Republican establishment is getting jiggy with the idea of nominating Donald Trump. How jiggy? Former House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday told a crowd at Stanford University that he was “texting buddies” with the celebrity businessman and would have no trouble voting for him in the fall. According to the school’s student newspaper, Boehner “accepted Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee,” though he declined to endorse Trump’s specific policies. As for the remaining obstacle to Trump’s takeover of the GOP, Boehner sounded rather Trump-like himself. “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said of...
  • John Boehner talks election, time in office

    04/28/2016 9:07:46 AM PDT · by astrat7 · 36 replies
    The Stanford Daily ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ada Statler-Throckmorton
    When specifically asked his opinions on Ted Cruz, Boehner made a face, drawing laughter from the crowd. “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
  • John Boehner calls Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh," "miserable" SOB

    04/28/2016 7:37:02 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 172 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 28, 2016 | Reena Flores
    John Boehner sounded off a litany of insults for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz Wednesday night, labelling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh" and a "miserable son of a bitch." "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends," the former House speaker said during a frank on-stage discussion at Stanford University Wednesday. "I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Boehner, who retired from Congress at the end of October, also let loose on the two other GOP candidates in the race. Of his relationship with...
  • John Boehner talks election, time in office (Cruz: "Lucifer in the flesh")

    04/28/2016 5:50:43 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 80 replies
    Stanfordtimes ^ | Ada Statler
    2016 Presidential election Much of the discussion – and laughs – focused on Boehner’s views on the current presidential candidates. Segueing into the topic, Kennedy asked Boehner to be frank given that the event was not being broadcasted, and the former Speaker responded in kind. When specifically asked his opinions on Ted Cruz, Boehner made a face, drawing laughter from the crowd. “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.” Boehner...
  • Conservative credentials at center of Ind. Senate race (which one voted against Boehner??)

    04/26/2016 4:36:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    pharostribune.com ^ | 4/25/16 | Maureen Hayden
    INDIANAPOLIS – Two Republican contenders for the state's open U.S. Senate seat are getting a new appreciation for all of Indiana's 36,418 square miles. Leading to next week's primary, airwaves are filling with messages to bolster the campaigns of Todd Young and Marlin Stutzman in their increasingly bitter fight to face Democratic contender Baron Hill in the fall. The candidates, themselves, are crisscrossing the long state and logging countless hours on two-lane highways, in between appearances in coffee shops in small cities and local Lincoln Day dinners in rural counties. Each man – both were elected to Congress in 2010...
  • Judith Miller: Senators Say Cruz ‘Not A Man Of His Word,’ Would ‘Stab You In The Back’

    04/29/2016 9:30:57 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Judith Miller said Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is so disliked in the Senate,” because “he was not a man of his word,” and would “stab you in the back.” Miller said, “Cruz was so disliked in the Senate, and Boehner was a charter member of that club. So, you could just see the politicians hated Cruz for reasons, by the way, that still have yet to be fully reported.”
  • WaPo: Ted Cruz Was John Boehner's Lawyer

    04/29/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04/28/2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Ted Cruz's claim on Thursday that he never knew or worked with John Boehner has been called into question following the revelation that the Texas senator once served as the former House speaker's lawyer.
  • Paul Ryan: I'm no John Boehner (Say he is more inclusive)

    04/21/2016 3:38:52 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/21/16 | Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN
    Paul Ryan wants everyone to know he's no John Boehner. "I think I do it better," the House speaker told CNN during an interview this week, adding that his leadership style is different than his predecessor, whose resignation last year shocked Washington. "Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis." Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2012, has won over conservatives by trying to showcase a more inclusive leadership style than Boehner. But he's still beset by the same internal divisions that led to Boehner's ouster -- as his...
  • CAVUTO CONFRONTS JASON CHAFFETZ FOR OUSTING MARK MEADOWS

    06/25/2015 5:54:39 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 24, 2015 | Neil Cavuto
    Cavuto took the opportunity to confront Jason Chaffetz over ousting Mark Meadows for his TPA vote. Chaffetz admitted that the TPA vote was part of it, but claimed there were a ‘variety of factors’ and also said Boehner had nothing to do with it.
  • Freedom Caucus Republicans accuse McConnell of not advancing conservative priorities

    03/28/2016 6:42:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    foxsanantonio.com ^ | 3/28/16 | Raffi Williams
    WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — Time and time again Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has failed to usher conservative priorities successfully through the Senate. He failed to pass legislation that would deter illegal immigration. He failed to defund Planned Parenthood, much to the dismay of conservatives. And he failed to stop the nuclear deal with Iran. Now he is being pressed to usher through the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. If he fails, conservatives say, he could be forced out of leadership. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was introduced and shepherded through the House last fall by Rep. Trent...
  • After Trump’s Big Night John Boehner Endorses Paul Ryan for President

    03/16/2016 7:11:27 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 106 replies
    GP ^ | 03/16/16 | Jim Hoft
    Former Speaker John Boehner endorsed Paul Ryan for president today – the day after Donald Trump won 4 of 5 states in Super Tuesday 2.0.The elites don’t give a damn about the Republican base and this is more proof.The Politico reported: Former Speaker John Boehner said Paul Ryan should be the Republican nominee for president if the party fails to choose a candidate on the first ballot. “If we don’t have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I’m for none of the above,” Boehner said at the Futures Industry Association conference here. “They all had a chance...
  • Am I losing my mind?

    03/15/2016 10:01:50 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 191 replies
    Am I losing my mind? Donald Trump gives me the creeps at times. He offends my Christianity. His persona turns me off. He can be all other the map in terms of consistent principles. But there is something inside of me that wants him to kick the stuffing out of the powers that be. Even though I am a Cruz man I could see myself voting for the guy. Am I losing my mind?
  • Florida Republican Party ignores Trump, supports the Liberal GOP Elite

    09/03/2015 5:59:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/3/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “We need a new crew leader in the Senate,” former Congressman Mark Foley (R-WPB) told a recent meeting of the Martin County Republican club. This reporter asked the final question of the evening, namely, “What’s wrong with McConnell and Boehner…our readers and commenters on our conservative threads are furious with the Republicans…we gave them victories in 2010 and 2014 and nothing has changed...Boehner won’t stand up to Obama.” That’s when the West Palm Beach resident said it was time for a change in Washington. Foley suggested that John Thune, a newer, younger face, would move the party forward. “Boehner is...
  • The damage “conservatives” in Washington have done

    03/04/2016 8:25:33 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/4/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Over the past number of years we rank and file conservatives have learned a number of hard lessons. We have learned that the liberals were far more greedy and self-absorbed with “White guilt” than we could ever have imagined. We learned that Democrats really will stop at nothing to get and keep power. While both of these lessons could have been predicted, a far more profound lesson about the insidious nature of politicians has been shoved down our throats by the very people we trusted to help us fix the damage caused by Democrat governance: The “conservatives” in Washington. They...
  • Netanyahu Speech Moved American Public Opinion on Iran Deal

    03/02/2016 5:21:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Frank Howard
    There was a lot of whining inside the beltway last March about whether then-House Speaker John Boehner broke diplomatic protocol by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without informing the White House. This was during the critical period a few months before the Senate weighed in on President Obama’s Iran nuclear agreement. The results are in: the Prime Minister’s speech will stand the test of time, while partisan hand-wringing will have nothing to do with the outcome of Iran’s nuclear development. Let’s review the record though to see how the political people in charge behave when something...
  • In 2013 and 2014, Donald Trump Funded John Boehner and Mitch McConnell Against the Tea Party

    01/22/2016 2:41:00 PM PST · by Isara · 66 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 22, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    In 2013, the tea party rallied to Matt Bevin against Donald Trump. RedState and tea party groups around the country swung into action in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to get Matt Bevin through the primary against Mitch McConnell. We were completely out-funded by establishment interests and Washington lobbyists.It turns out, one of those establishment interests was Donald J. Trump.In 2013, Donald Trump gave $220,000.00 to organizations, many of them dedicated to stamping out the Tea Party. From Karl Rove’s American Crossroads to Mitch McConnell’s Super PAC, Trump spread out money. Rove got $50,000.00 and McConnell got $60,000.00. Trump also wrote...
  • Boehner-Backed Candidate Out of Race to Replace Him

    12/22/2015 3:09:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 12/22/15 | Warren Rojas
    Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds' abrupt withdrawal last week from the 16-way contest to fill the vacancy created by Speaker John A. Boehner's retirement is another sign of how little conservatives think of the former speaker. Reynolds was seen as a favorite among the 14 Republicans in the race and was believed to have Boehner's backing. But that didn’t work in Reynolds' favor among some conservatives. "It is pretty clear that Boehner is behind Roger Reynolds," Lori Viars, a board member of the Conservative Republican Leadership Committee, told Cincinnati.com in October. And that, she hinted, might not be such a...
  • Right to Rise - Jeb Bush's super PAC - is about to start airing commercials in Ohio

    11/21/2015 5:21:54 PM PST · by RC one · 26 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 18, 2015 03:34 PM | Jessica Wehrman
    A super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will place an ad buy in Ohio today. Right to Rise, the super PAC supporting Bush, won't release specific figures on the buy, but it's the latest case of GOP presidential contenders paying attention to a state that isn't one of the initial primary contests. A source familiar with current TV ad buys says the buy is or $315,402 - with the bulk of that going to cable and just $4,395 going to a Fox affiliate. The total buy in Columbus is $109,349, on stations including TNT, HGTV and USA. Billionaire...
  • Mark Levin Hammers Paul Ryan on Refugee Bill, While Politico Praises Ryan

    11/20/2015 11:48:11 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-20-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    When Congressman Paul Ryan said he'd run for House speaker, many conservatives were critical. The House Freedom Caucus members were among them. This band of conservative congressmen worried that Ryan would quickly prove to be yet another establishmentarian who'd act against the interests and views of his party's base. After meeting with the House Freedom Caucus and launching a PR campaign in which he promised to work with conservative colleagues, Ryan was eventually elected. Now, only a few weeks later, Ryan has already turned his back on them. The ultimate proof? Left-wing website Politico and "Beltway insiders" praise him for...
  • Liberals Are Losing the Culture Wars

    11/04/2015 9:55:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Molly Ball
    In Tuesday’s elections, voters rejected recreational marijuana, transgender rights, and illegal-immigrant sanctuaries; they reacted equivocally to gun-control arguments; and they handed a surprise victory to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who emphasized his opposition to gay marriage. Democrats have become increasingly assertive in taking liberal social positions in recent years, believing that they enjoy majority support and even seeking to turn abortion and gay rights into electoral wedges against Republicans. But Tuesday’s results—and the broader trend of recent elections that have been generally disastrous for Democrats not named Barack Obama—call that view into question. Indeed, they suggest that the left has...
  • Let’s Really Clean the Barn

    10/30/2015 8:41:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dr. Robert R. Owens
    Let us hope that the bell of freedom will once again ring throughout our land. Outgoing Speaker John Boehner gave a parting gift to his partner President Obama steaming on the floor of the House with the comment that he wanted to “Clean the barn.” What he did instead was add to the barn litter he is leaving behind. His Omnibus Budget Bill aptly entitled the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that funds the government for the rest of President Obama’s term continues the surrender by Congress of the only leverage they have over a runaway executive: the power of...
  • Cruz rips compromise budget deal

    10/27/2015 2:54:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/27/15 | Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz launched a searing critique of Capitol Hill's bipartisan budget deal on Tuesday afternoon, slamming outgoing House Speaker John Boehner for leaving Congress via a "golden parachute" and accusing GOP leaders of capitulating to President Barack Obama."It is complete and utter surrender," Cruz said. "We now have a GOP Congress, but no one watching this budget surrender would know it." Though dozens of Capitol Hill Republicans have knocked the compromise legislation, Cruz's criticisms stood out from the rest of the pack just a day before he will take the GOP debate stage in Colorado. And they continued his running...
  • THE BUDGET DEAL STINKS BUT THE VOTES THAT COUNT ARE ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    10/27/2015 4:38:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    10/27/2015 | Self
    "There were only five of us actually who supported the motion to vacate the Speaker (on January 6th this year). And then, this is most important, Glenn, on October 29th, there will be a vote in front of C-SPAN and God and country, where every member of Congress has to stand up and say who they're voting for, for Speaker. Pay attention" Representative Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) interviewed on "The Glenn Beck Show" Thursday October 22, 2015 A lot of rank and file Republicans got to look good on the Export-Import Bank vote yesterday and will be able to look good...
  • White House, Congressional Leaders Reach Tentative Budget Deal

    10/27/2015 12:14:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/27/2015 | Frank Thorp V and Alex Moe
    Congressional leaders have reached a breakthrough tentative budget deal with the White House that would set government funding levels for the next two years and extend the nation's debt limit through 2017, avoiding routine talks of a government shutdown. The 144-page bipartisan funding bill, labeled a 'discussion draft,' was posted online just before midnight setting up a potential vote in the House as early as Wednesday. If approved, the agreement would be a milestone after years of gridlock and annual threats of government shutdowns......
  • The Insiders: Bush, Kasich and Rubio are stronger than you think

    10/24/2015 4:59:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2015 | By Ed Rogers
    The headlines recently have been full of suggestions that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is solidifying his lead while the other real outsider in the race, Ben Carson, is firmly in second place — and that the political class’s favorites, including Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Marco Rubio, can’t gain traction. I don’t buy it. Republicans should not overcommit to the notion that Trump, much less Carson, are serious candidates for the Republican nomination for 2016. I’ll admit to being a little perplexed by the polls right now. When Trump entered the race, I said he would max out somewhere...
  • Do we really need a Speaker? Maybe not if the will is there

    10/20/2015 9:42:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Discharge petitions could be the answer to the impasse in the matter of a new House Speaker. I don’t much care for the current Speaker of the House John Boehner. If you are reading this, chances are you feel the same way. This said, we should acknowledge that our dislike for Boehner, while currently personal, has its origins in his lies and disregard for our wishes regarding illegal alien control, Obamacare and the passage of a federal budget. A layman’s review of whether or not the House can actually function without a Speaker reveals that doing so is pretty much...
  • Mo Brooks: John Boehner Will Likely Remain House Speaker Until 2017

    10/19/2015 2:30:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) acknowledged on Breitbart News Sunday that since no candidate has a clear pathway to becoming the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) could remain Speaker through January 2017.
  • GOPe Leadership and Democrats Preparing To Support Paul Ryan and Wage War Against Conservative Base…

    10/18/2015 9:08:09 PM PDT · by BAW · 86 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 18, 2015 by sundance | Sundance
    It really is stunning how open the republican leadership in both the House and Senate are with their disdain for the base of their own party. Reports now surfacing that the GOPe has entered negotiations with Nancy Pelosi to support Paul Ryan. According to Roll Call the Democrats are willing to elect Ryan if the GOPe promise to give them comprehensive immigration reform and amnesty legislation. Representative Steve King warns of the political bloodbath which would follow such a deal. As Rep. Paul Ryan’s history of working for open borders has come under increasing scrutiny, conservative lawmakers have begun to...
  • The TEA party movement is finally scaring all of its enemies

    10/18/2015 10:05:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/18/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In 2009 many of us made our way to Washington to let the political establishment know we were “mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.” We knew we wanted change and knew we weren’t going to get that change sitting at home complaining. Naturally our enemies made light of our efforts and lied about our numbers. This made both wings of the Uniparty feel good about what was happening. They sniffed and said, “They’re just a bunch of retired seniors looking for some excitement. They don’t understand how government works. They will get tired and go away.”...
  • Boehner likely to give Obama debt ceiling increase before he leaves Congress

    10/16/2015 4:39:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA/AP ^ | 10/16/2015 | AP Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner is signaling that he'll move must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap before he leaves Capitol Hill.</p> <p>The statutory cap on the government's so-called debt limit needs to be raised by early November, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday, confirming a recent warning from the administration.</p>
  • Who's 'Crazy' Around Here?

    10/13/2015 11:50:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    It strikes me all of a sudden that a word spoken on behalf of the Republican Party's "crazies" might not come amiss. Ah, those half-wits, those yo-yos, those howlers at the moon -- just look at 'em! Overthrowing House speakers, threatening to shut down Congress over funding for Planned Parenthood, allowing no end to trouble for responsible GOP leaders! And all of this to the vast entertainment of the liberal media. So, what kind of word might be appropriate to speak on behalf of the House's Freedom Caucus and their allies in the Senate, such as Ted Cruz? Let's steer...
  • Banana Republicans?

    10/13/2015 10:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    When Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) walked into a Capitol Hill conference room to meet with his Republican colleagues last Thursday, he seemed a certain bet to be elected the next speaker of the House of Representatives. Subsequent reports revealed McCarthy already knew he didn't have enough votes to win, or if he did, it was barely enough, but an insufficient majority to rule the contentious GOP caucus. And so he shocked everyone when he emerged and announced his withdrawal as a candidate. The website The Hill reported that Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) confronted Speaker John...
  • George Will and Karl Rove Endorse Paul Ryan for Speaker (VIDEO)

    10/12/2015 3:09:02 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 52 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/12/2015 | Bad Blue
    If you needed any more reason not to support Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House, check out the Fox News hacks this past Sunday. Karl Rove and George Will are basically in love with Paul Ryan, claiming he would be a perfect selection to replace the weeping drunk Boehner. George Will must have some sort of connection to Republican RINOs from the state of Wisconsin. His wife worked on Scott Walker’s failed campaign, and now he wants Paul Ryan to be the next speaker. When you add Karl Rove to the mix, it basically tells you what type of...
  • Politico: Ryan Seeks Coronation

    10/12/2015 12:11:22 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not run for the House Speakership unless conservatives surrender “unconditionally” to him, Politico reports citing sources close to Ryan. “The conservatives who drove out Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) would need to get behind him unconditionally for speaker,” Politico’s Jake Sherman writes of the donor-class-backed Ryan. Ryan does not want to run for Speaker, he and his spokesman Brendan Buck have made “abundantly clear,” Sherman writes—before noting what exactly it would take for Ryan to get in the race. “But there’s one remote scenario, people close to him say, in...
  • NumbersUSA President: Paul Ryan ‘Terrifying,’ ‘Open Borders Seeps Out of Every Pore Of His Being’

    10/12/2015 10:01:07 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | Julia Hahn
    "Open borders seeps out of every pore of his being."
  • Trey Gowdy is right. The House is basically ungovernable.

    10/12/2015 8:54:47 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/12/15 | Chris Cillizza
    In an interview with NBC's Kristen Welker, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy offered his honest — and correct — assessment of his party in Congress. Here's the key bit: I think the House is bordering on ungovernable right now. ... Being Speaker is a very difficult job. We need to have a family conversation and sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before that conversation starts. We're getting close ... Now, Gowdy was explaining to Welker why he wouldn't be interested in the soon-to-be vacant job as speaker of the House. But his reasoning is almost certainly why Paul Ryan...
  • Open Thread: Did the House Dodge a Bullet With McCarthy?

    10/11/2015 5:08:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Last week, the House Republicans were plunged into disarray when House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the presumptive favorite, withdrew from the speakership race. It seemed he was already facing a troubled road to succeed out-going Speaker John Boehner, given that the House Freedom Caucus–a 40-member block–was going to vote for Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) for the top spot; McCarthy had reportedly refused to give in to their demands. That, coupled with the possibility of relying on Democrats for his victory, along with his comments about the House Select Committee on Benghazi–he said it was sinking Hillary’s poll numbers–crippled...
  • Watch:Reps.Charlie Dent,Dave Brat Have Heated Exchange Over The Next Speaker

    10/11/2015 10:29:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Reps. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) battled over the divide between the moderates and Freedom Caucus conservatives in Congress deciding who will be the next Speaker of the House.
  • Newt Gingrich: Paul Ryan ‘Should Be Very Cautious’ About Becoming Speaker

    10/11/2015 9:33:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/2015 | Derek Draplin
    Newt Gingrich issued a warning to Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) Sunday morning, saying that he “should be very cautious” when considering running for speaker of the House.Asked by Fox’s Chris Wallace if he thinks Ryan should take the job, Gingrich was hesitant to push the Wisconsin congressman towards what many describe as a “thankless” position. (RELATED: Freedom Caucus Would ‘Look Favorably’ On Paul Ryan As Speaker)“I think Paul should be very cautious,” Gingrich told Wallace. “He is the most prestigious member of the House on the Republican side. He has the best future, he’s still very young.”“It’s easy to get 218 on the first...
  • Obama: Republicans have 'gone off the deep end'

    10/10/2015 10:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Los Angeles (AFP) - President Barack Obama said the Republican Party has "gone off the deep end" with its messy failure to elect a new speaker of the House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled House was left in shock and disarray this week when Kevin McCarthy, the frontrunner to replace John Boehner, who has announced his resignation, suddenly withdrew from the race because of a revolt by conservatives. The challenge now is to find a consensus candidate who can soothe wounds and unite a fractious caucus. Obama addressed the drama at an expensive fundraiser at a private home in Los Angeles....