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Dems Unlikely to Target Boehner in 2014 Messaging (Democrats protect their handmaiden!)
realclearpolitics.com ^ | 6/24/13 | Caitlin Huey-Burns

Posted on 06/24/2013 5:30:44 AM PDT by cotton1706

It's no secret that Democrats consider John Boehner an ineffective speaker of the House. He is unable to control his restive brood, as evidenced most recently by last week's surprise implosion of the Farm Bill on the House floor. On budget issues, Boehner has been hamstrung in his negotiations with the White House by members with Tea Party leanings. And he has all but acknowledged being forced to waste precious legislative time catering to social conservatives who want to cast symbolic votes on everything from abortion to Obamacare.

If Boehner were a woman, his predecessor Nancy Pelosi has said, he would be considered “the weakest speaker in history.”

So as the two political parties gear up for the 2014 midterms, it would seem natural in today’s polarized environment that Democrats are eager to make Boehner a household word -- and not in a good way. But interviews with several liberal strategists suggest that Democrats aren’t planning to demonize Boehner -- or even to campaign against him at all.

Republicans spent millions of dollars doing just that with Pelosi through virtually every medium at their disposal in the 2010 elections. Midterms typically serve as a referendum on the president, but that one was also a check on then-Speaker Pelosi, a top Obama cheerleader who shepherded his signature achievement, health care reform, through the House. For Republicans, she was a symbol of what was wrong in Washington. She proved to be a liability for some of her members in congressional races, and voters gave the GOP control of the House.

But for several reasons, Boehner won’t be same sort of albatross for Republicans. And Democrats don’t want him to be.

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Democrats would love for Boehner to remain as Speaker. He puts committee chairmen in place who thwart conservative legislation, he passes Obama's agenda items with the help of democrats, and he only fights back with droning, boring statemens or "tersely worded letters."
1 posted on 06/24/2013 5:30:44 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

This is how corruption works in DC on both sides. The D and R monopoly is maintained this way.


2 posted on 06/24/2013 5:34:14 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: cotton1706

Boehner is a turd and the pubbies have lost my support hell with dem lite


3 posted on 06/24/2013 5:40:34 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: cotton1706

Bet he doesn’t even get a Dem challenger on the ballot. This REALLY smells to high heaven.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 5:45:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cotton1706
Dems unlikely to target Boehner

Quid pro quo.

5 posted on 06/24/2013 5:49:27 AM PDT by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Triple
Dems Unlikely to Target Boehner in 2014 Messaging (Democrats protect their handmaiden!)

The problem is that the rank and file congressman in DC seems to take orders from the party higher ups and ignores what his constituents really want. Unless they really screw up, most voters say "well he's a pretty good guy" and keep re-electing them, so the cycle continues. We need to start demanding that our "representatives" do more representing of OUR views, starting with getting rid of Boehner!

6 posted on 06/24/2013 5:51:08 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: Triple

This is why I believe there’s no concerted effort to get to the bottom of the IRS criminal activities in concert with the White House. Boehner, McConnell and the establishment Republicans want the Tea Party to go away. The Democraps and their media water carriers have succeeded in killing the story (does Fox News even cover it anymore?). The IRS unions saw the goal of the Tea Party to get rid of it as a threat and were more than willing to jump in bed with Obama. Corruption everywhere. This is the story that should bring down a lot of the political class, and it gets no coverage. If the courts kill off the civil suits, the destruction of the Constitution is complete.


7 posted on 06/24/2013 5:53:15 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Bet he doesn’t even get a Dem challenger on the ballot. This REALLY smells to high heaven.”

That’s to prevent conservatives from voting for whoever the hell would run against him to get him out of office. But with the democrats not actively working to remove him, he stays in power, in the congress, and in the speakership (because the rank and file are apparently afraid to put somebody against him)


8 posted on 06/24/2013 5:53:38 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The dens have to concentrate their resources on people like Allen West.

Neither side can afford to have them rise to committee chairman level seniority.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 5:54:51 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: cotton1706
Dems Unlikely to Target Boehner in 2014 Messaging

Of course not. When you have a Trojan Horse traitor positioned on the other side, you never try to remove him.

10 posted on 06/24/2013 5:56:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: cotton1706
"If Boehner were a woman, his predecessor Nancy Pelosi has said, he would be considered “the weakest speaker in history.”

Why does he need to be a woman to be called that? I'll say it right now.

11 posted on 06/24/2013 6:03:15 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: cotton1706

Democrats don’t consider Boehner an ineffective speaker. They consider him an ally.


12 posted on 06/24/2013 6:04:27 AM PDT by Piranha (We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.)
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To: cotton1706

it’s all a country club game for these people , you watch my back and we watch yours and we’ll just get the base wind up every now and again when it suits us .

Rove to most of the GOP to most of the Dems back slap and have bets with each other and then attack those who are not the country elitist club types like they did to Sarah, Col West Bachmann, O donnell, and now Cruz.

Then they wonder why people are fed up of them .


13 posted on 06/24/2013 6:14:11 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: OrioleFan
Democrats control all the money. How many liberal billionaires are there Soros, Zuckerberg,lewis, Google billionaires, etc. they have bought and payed for Boner too.

The enemy of the American people is the democrat party. The democrat party controls

1. the news media
2. hollwywood
3. the presidency
4. The senate
5. the gov bureaucracies
5. the unions
7. the universities
8. the schools
9. soros , Lewis,zuckerberg, msny other billionaires are democrats.
10. Obama the main tyrant is a democrat
11. silicon valley, Google etc. are democrats
12. Pelosi, REid, fienstein, Shumer, Durbin , Lois lerner r democrats
13 . the rest of the media
14. IRS , EPA, DHS, HHS, TSA, FBI, etc.
15. liberals control the supreme Court( they approved Obamacare)
15 . Democrats control all the political money .Soros, tides foundation,gov grants,Zuckerberg,Lewis (another billionaire. moveon.org,unions etc.

Democrat party controls all this and more but the media and many others say that everything is the Republicans fault even though r’s have only a few votes majority in the House and that’s it

Democrats want to makes slaves of all Americans, turn us into cattle with less rights than a cow or farm chicken for them to manipulate.

14 posted on 06/24/2013 6:15:41 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: cotton1706

Of course Dems won’t target Boehner, HE’S THEIR MAN.


15 posted on 06/24/2013 6:23:18 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: cotton1706

Boner is their best ally, why mess with a good thing?


16 posted on 06/24/2013 6:24:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: OrioleFan

Agreed!


17 posted on 06/24/2013 6:50:02 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: cotton1706

I thought Boehner was out looking for his nads with both hands and a mirror; obviously coming up empty! Could be that he’s worn out his knee pads as well and is looking for a new pair of those too.


18 posted on 06/24/2013 6:54:09 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: cotton1706

CHB, Caitlin Huey-Burns, of RCP, Real Clear Politics, seems to be casting a net with big holes as she goes fishing for prognostications on the 2014 House legislative calander season.

House Speaker Boehner who is the target for everyone conservative CHB feels won’t be for the demo-coms. Demo-Coms not “democrat”? You betcha! Ever since they decided to remove any reference to God at their 2012 convention they have moved far away from the democrat party of old and they should be refered to as such. Particularly since their hyphenated marriage to too many one world socialists known as communists running that party was “consumated” with that Godless action .

It might be too much to expect CHB who has a hyphenated name to point this out. Or to bring up the campaign of hyphenation brought by the hypehnated party. Like “Afro-American, Hispanic-American, Gay-American, ad infinitum. CHB doesn’t seem to believe hyphenation that will not be an issue during 2014 campaign season. As well it should be a center point in many campaigns for both the house and senate.

CHB does come up with a blanket assertion of conservatives wasting time and money on, paraphasing here, political grandstanding without citing examples . That’s too bad but it is both sides of the aisle doing this. More so by the Demo-Coms but use of these tactics should be exposed to the to LIVs low information voters as well as those MIV’s more informed voters.

Maybe CHB should go back to Ogeewe board. Let’s hope her predictions of Boehner of remaining where he’s at and a lack luster campaign for 2014 ,if run by the RINO and GOPES gop elite snobs will be , is wrong.


19 posted on 06/24/2013 6:56:39 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: cotton1706

Boehner is exhibit A for the inevitable corruption of incumbents. John used to be a conservative. I know, I used to live in his district. He is now a soulless, empty suit, sucked dry by incumbency.

There is only one party in Washington: the Re-Election Party, and they are hard at work destroying our country.


20 posted on 06/24/2013 7:02:55 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: cotton1706
"It's no secret that Democrats consider John Boehner an ineffective speaker of the House."

I hate it when Democrats are right.

"He is unable to control his restive brood, as evidenced most recently by last week's surprise implosion of the Farm Bill on the House floor."

You mean the one that only 24 Dems voted for and 172 opposed, and that's the fault of House Republicans? THAT farm bill?

21 posted on 06/24/2013 7:04:44 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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