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How John Boehner learned to stop worrying and hate the Tea Party
The Week ^ | December 13, 2013 | Jon Terbush, Boston-based columnist

Posted on 12/14/2013 9:41:22 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Throughout the government shutdown, a great deal of speculation concerned when Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) would cut loose the Tea Party and deal with Democrats.

That time has now come.

Despite strong opposition from the right, Boehner threw his weight behind the bipartisan budget agreement reached by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), which passed the House Thursday by a 332–94 vote. In doing so, Boehner essentially gave the finger to the same forces who've repeatedly cornered him on thorny issues in the past and made his speakership, at times, quite miserable.

"Frankly, I think they're misleading their followers," Boehner said Thursday of the vocal outside conservative groups who opposed the deal. "I think they're pushing our members in places where they don't want to be. And frankly I just think they've lost all credibility."

The words alone don't do justice to exactly how fed up Boehner appeared:

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Or, for a more concise version, here's the gist of his press conference in one short Vine:

https://vine.co/v/h2bnqLTpqxZ/embed/simple

Harsh words for someone who, back in October, sided with the Ted Cruz wing of the party in pursuing and digging in on the quixotic government shutdown.

So what changed? Why is Boehner now so willing to deride and taunt the groups whose outsize influence has stoked the already-testy relationship between him and his caucus's right wing?(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at communities.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: boehner; budget; congress; gop; paulryan; republicans; teaparty; tedcruz
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1 posted on 12/14/2013 9:41:22 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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No thanks. They'd just get deleted and I'd like to keep my posting privileges.

2 posted on 12/14/2013 9:42:29 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d bet that he is hanging up his golf clubs.


3 posted on 12/14/2013 9:43:18 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If only the Republicans could channel some of their hatred of conservatives towards the Democrats.


4 posted on 12/14/2013 9:45:00 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He's going to hate it a lot more when he's pounding the pavement looking for a new job.

So long, Boehne-head.

5 posted on 12/14/2013 9:45:23 AM PST by Savage Beast ("And may the odds be ever in your favor." IT CAN HAPPEN HERE!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Boner/ Bohner has been an extreme disappointment since being taking on the job of Harry Reid’s whipping boy. Typical RINO...just has a better haircut and clothes than a regular Democrat...and in his case a better fake tan.


7 posted on 12/14/2013 9:50:41 AM PST by Meadow Muffin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left is the enemy within. They won’t budge as long as they believe the Right will. And the Right ALWAYS gives in. Except with Reagan. He had decades of experience negotiating with the other side and knew how to get 70% of what he wanted, giving the opposition 30%, becasue he knew that once the result of the 70% came in, he’d probably end up getting the 30% also. This required one thing from Reagan: HE BELIEVED IN WHAT HE WAS STANDING AND FIGHTING FOR. The GOP establishment doesn’t put it’s political future on the line for the values that make America a free society. They seems more concerned about their political future than the future of America. The enemy within knows this and, therefore, sees no reason to budge. But there are two entities the Left despises because these two DO BELIEVE in what they stand and fight for and, therefore, pose a real threat to the Left: Sarah Palin and The Tea Party.


8 posted on 12/14/2013 9:57:22 AM PST by PapaNew
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How John Boehner learned to stop worrying and hate the Tea Party we the people...

Fixed it.

9 posted on 12/14/2013 9:57:42 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I have a feeling the powers that be would totally agree with your comments. :)


10 posted on 12/14/2013 10:22:47 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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Dear lady, whether or not that’s true, at least I still have standards. :)


11 posted on 12/14/2013 10:23:36 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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I know that. IJS..... :)


12 posted on 12/14/2013 10:27:10 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: Savage Beast

To paraphrase Dean Wormer in Animal House:

“Tan Drunk and Stupid is no way to go through life Mr. Speaker”


13 posted on 12/14/2013 10:42:32 AM PST by slapshot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://theweek.com/article/index/254100/how-john-boehner-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-hate-the-tea-party


14 posted on 12/14/2013 10:43:04 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I expect Ubama to run campaign ads supporting Boner.


15 posted on 12/14/2013 10:53:23 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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Boehner’s “bipartisan” church does not include the views and abilities of the Tparty. The man is bigoted against individuals just like all of them self sificienting collectivist thug socialists on the back of sheeples accross the world.


16 posted on 12/14/2013 10:57:09 AM PST by lavaroise
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self suficienting government, that is


17 posted on 12/14/2013 10:58:11 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All this time spent trying to shut down the govt took too much time away from happy hour. He’s had withdrawal symptoms.


18 posted on 12/14/2013 11:48:23 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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You would be pressed to find a dumber man than him. Why go out of your way to insult your own base? This fool just threw away any chance of winning in 2014. You could not find a dumber man that him, I mean it, really. Played right into demo-crap hands, like an amateur.


19 posted on 12/14/2013 12:40:28 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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You would be pressed to find a dumber man than him. Why go out of your way to insult your own base? This fool just threw away any chance of winning in 2014. You could not find a dumber man that him, I mean it, really. Played right into demo-crap hands, like an amateur.


20 posted on 12/14/2013 12:41:40 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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