John Boehner

Poor teary Boehner – he hates the new media

by Skip July 25, 2017

Yet another failure by an old style politician to adapt to the speed of the Internet (emphasis mine, reformatted): …Any interaction with a Democrat risks being covered by conservative outlets as a potential betrayal of the GOP, he said.  “Boehner blamed figures on the right who purchase lists of conservative activists and then position themselves […]

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Establishment Lets Out Orange Boehner To Trash Trump

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2017

Remember John Boehner? John Boehner. That other Congressional House Speaker with the Republican majority who did next to nothing with it. If he had green hair and white eyebrows he could be the Speaker for the Oompah Loompas. That guy. He just said this about Mr. Trump, “Everything else he’s done in office has been a […]

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An apt finish to an era

by Skip March 16, 2016

And they keep on saying that the TEA Party is dead and gone and that the Establishment Republicans have won.  Last laugh? Shot: former US House Speaker Boehner endorses Paul Ryan Former Speaker of the House John Boehner has endorsed current Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for president, in the event that no Republican candidate […]

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Rubio-Gowdy: Donor Class Peas In A Pod

by Mike December 30, 2015

The endorsement that proves Rubio is what we suspected, and shines an unwelcome spotlight on the less-than-conservative positions taken by his new endorser, Trey Gowdy. Breitbart News examined some of Gowdy’s markedly Establishment positions and ties to Boehner, Ryan, and the Donor Class, and in so doing really undermines the value of his endorsement outside […]

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Boehner’s Departure Illustrated

by Mike September 26, 2015

Mission Acomplished for the conservative wing of the GOP – now, choose wisely! Illustration Photoshopped from the GW Bush scene by William Banzai 7

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Trick Or Treat?
Orange Boehner To Resign Oct 30th!

by Mike September 25, 2015

Just in time for Halloween! From The NY Times: Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides in his office. Mr. Boehner was under extreme pressure from the right wing of his conference over whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood […]

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George Will Tells Angry GOP Base:
“Get Over It !!”

by Mike August 16, 2015

I think this is the George Will “meltdown” Skip refers to in his piece Outsiders Take Over The GOP. George Will, responding to a question from Chris Wallace on whether he would retract his derogatory comments about Trump, and citing the huge number of angry emails received by Wallace, stated that change is intentionally difficult […]

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Collusion with Obama right from the get go on his Executive Amnesty from the Senate and House Republicans?

by Skip March 3, 2015

Don’t have any other explanation, because even stupidity doesn’t begin to explain it: We can also add the US House to that sentiment.  Boehner and Frank Guinta melted faster than Odo into his bucket.  (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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If You Have An Orange Boehner Lasting More Than 4 Years…

by Mike January 6, 2015

The Republic Might Be In Need Of A Doctor! Rather than a good old “Yoho Heave-ho” or going with Gohmert, the cowards in the US House voted with few exceptions (who will undoubtedly be punished until morale improves) to return the gavel to John Boehner for a fifth term in today’s public rollcall vote. Those […]

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Lesser Evil – The Slow Road To HELL

by Mike April 15, 2014

After Rick’s post this morning, I couldn’t resist. Lesser Evil voters – you know who you are – I shall post periodic reminders between now and September. It may take a little longer to get to Hell by voting for the lesser evil, you may get to ride there in a luxury handbasket, but arrive […]

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If You Have a Boehner Lasting Longer than 23 Years…”

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2014

It was only a matter of time… Please Like, Link, and Share.  Thanks!

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The GOP Establishment: Craven Wussies, Really Dumb, or Just Democrats?

by Scott Morales February 14, 2014
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“Cossetted, craven, wussies or just contemptible charlatans?” That’s how I initially started this post. But things changed as I was writing it. I’ve been mostly absent from my perch here at the Grok due to other pressing responsibilities, but this past week, against the backdrop of the previous week, just made me wretch and I […]

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I don’t know what (or who) to believe anymore

by Tom January 22, 2014

Ted Cruz.  Love what he says, loved his Senate filibuster, and love his recent voting record.  And I hate writing this story. But something is wrong with the picture.  And it feels eerily familiar. This story about Cruz and his wife has been out there for about 5 months but it got by me.  Fortunately, others […]

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John Boehner – ‘I Told You So’

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2013
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Then minority leader John Boehner speaks before the House the night of ObamaCare in that chamber;  whatever you think of him now, or wheter or not he has since stepped on his own toes (and I think he has)…when it comes to the ACA and what happened after Democrats rammed it though, he had it […]

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Boehner on Obama’s Bright Idea to Add More Aggesive Regulations on Power Plants

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2013

I’d love to know where Senator Greene Shaheen, and Carol-McLane-Shea-Kuster stand on this energy-price spiking, job killing, economy punishing top down executive mandate on the way from Obama?  Seeing as they are all slaves to the green energy industrial complex and consistently support market distorting policies that favor them (and Obama is their guy) the […]

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Sticks and stones?

by Skip December 23, 2012

Via the Washington Examiner (Philip Klein): Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn’t reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his State of the Union speech to tell the country the Republicans were […]

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Is the GOP Headed for Implosion?

by Tom August 16, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner took part in an interview with Fox News this week and one of the topics, invariably, was VP-pick, Paul Ryan.  During the interview, Greta Van Susteren challenged Boehner about Ryan’s votes for TARP, the auto bailouts, and two 2008 stimulus programs, asking how, as a Conservative, he politically “sells that”. Boehner […]

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It’s A Knock Out!

by Steve MacDonald January 6, 2011

OK.  It’s not threatening vehicular manslaughter, but I can see the progressives filling their diapers in rage on this one. They do so love Nancy.  Thankfully this is the work of Jay Leno so if anyone is sewn so tight that they are actually offended by it, call him to complain.  

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Freshman Get A Voice

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2010

November 9, 2010 Dear Freshman Member–Elect, As you prepare to come to Washington for Orientation during the week of November 14th, we wanted to bring to your attention the various leadership opportunities available to your class.  The incoming GOP freshman class for the 112th Congress is no ordinary freshman class, and this is no ordinary […]

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Obama’s Big Boehner

by Steve MacDonald September 22, 2010

There are very few people who still believe the House will not flip–it is mostly a matter of how many seats. But the people who will make this shift possible are not entirely enamored of Boehner who is a career politician and whom many suspect will sell them out to make deals if given the opportunity. If the latter is accurate, given the odds that the new wave of Republicans will be less inclined to make deals, Boehner is the best hope Obama has, given a bad situation, of having any leverage whatsoever with that caucus.

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