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Boehner regrets Scozzafava support
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Posted on 11/02/2009 1:25:45 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Boehner regrets Scozzafava support By: Jake Sherman November 2, 2009 04:04 PM EST

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said today he regrets backing former GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava for New York's 23rd district race.

"This lady clearly has an agenda that's different that most Republicans," Boehner said of Scozzafava, who dropped out of the race Saturday. "She was out there promoting herself and we're doing everything we can to help Doug Hoffman in this race and we hope he wins."

Boehner's support of Scozzafava was a gamble. He donated $5,000 to her campaign and threw his weight behind her when some conservative Republicans considered her too liberal for the GOP.

"She'd fit in just fine," Boehner said in early October. "I've contributed to her election, and we're urging all of our members to help bring this race home."

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; boner; elections; hoffman; ny2009; ny23; scozzafava; teapartyrebellion
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bonehead..........
1 posted on 11/02/2009 1:25:45 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

d’oh!


2 posted on 11/02/2009 1:26:37 PM PST by clintonh8r (My country. Not my government.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Boehner, if you close your eyes nobody can see you. Try it..


3 posted on 11/02/2009 1:28:00 PM PST by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: Sub-Driver

OOOPPPPSS, PAY NO ATTENTION TO ME, I’M JUST THE “LEADER”.


4 posted on 11/02/2009 1:28:08 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Everybody makes a mistake
the big question here is will they learn from it


5 posted on 11/02/2009 1:28:39 PM PST by DM1
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To: Sub-Driver
"This lady clearly has an agenda that's different that most Republicans,"

No $***, Sherlock. I could have told you that and I am just a peasant (formerly known as a "citizen" in the US).
6 posted on 11/02/2009 1:28:52 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yea, Boehner, you Really got SUCKERED... WE TRIED to tell you but you wouldn’t LISTEN.

Now, not only do you get to suffer a LOSS... you get to LOSE with EGG on your face, too.

Reagans Run - THEY WIN!!! McCains Run - THEY LOSE!!!


7 posted on 11/02/2009 1:28:58 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (I will DIE with Israel BY MY SIDE, rather than LIVE with the CHAINS of ISLAM on my Back!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Most people in the working world are subject to PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS.....based upon criteria....these people (in Congress) really need to decide what their JOB is....being part of the GIMME GANG....or protecting American Citizens and Freedom...it really is getting down to that. Boehner should have known what the issues here were....or should fire whomever misinformed him!


8 posted on 11/02/2009 1:30:18 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tagline, oh tagline, whereart thou?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sure, he hates her now - - now that she's been exposed as a Liberal who has nothing to do with the Republican values -- now he hates her.

However, he loved her and everything she stood for just a couple weeks ago.

9 posted on 11/02/2009 1:30:43 PM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I would say this is an excellent demonstration why we need to clean house on ALL incumbents.


10 posted on 11/02/2009 1:30:44 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: gwilhelm56

He apologized at least, which is pretty good as politicians go.

Newt hasn’t, not yet.


11 posted on 11/02/2009 1:31:51 PM PST by buwaya
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To: Sub-Driver

He just doesn’t have the right reflexes.


12 posted on 11/02/2009 1:31:52 PM PST by RobbyS (Chirho.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bohner is a bonehead.

This week on CNN he was dissing the NY23 race as an aberation (state of the nation show)

He KNEW EXACTLY what she was.

This was his leadership ploye to get more rich people to pay for seats as country club republicans.


13 posted on 11/02/2009 1:31:57 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Sub-Driver

They all play ball until their wrists get slapped. The smart ones are beginning to see what the base wants.


14 posted on 11/02/2009 1:32:20 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Sub-Driver

Rut roh!


15 posted on 11/02/2009 1:32:37 PM PST by Bushbacker1 ( I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think it is kind of odd that the ones who are supposed to be so darn smart, are overpaid and in power, do not see these things while we, the supposed commoners, have the leftists pegged as soon as they open their mouths.

We must find a way to get rid of these low IQ morons and get some people who value the Country and our Constitution more than the money, perks and power.


16 posted on 11/02/2009 1:32:57 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: DM1

they will not learn from it.

next time we have another RINO with (R) next to their name, history will repeat.


17 posted on 11/02/2009 1:33:07 PM PST by VAFreedom
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To: DM1

I received a plea for money from Michael Steele today. His message told me that the RNC was going to support Conservative candidates for office to defeat the Obama platform.

I put a card in the envelope and said “Conservative candidates like DeDe? Get a Life!


18 posted on 11/02/2009 1:33:13 PM PST by kempster
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To: DM1

“learn from it” could mean “oh, we have to hide our elitism or we’ll be out of a job”.

I’d prefer they sincerely ditch the elitism as wrongheaded, but that’s just wishful thinking. Worldviews like that die hard.


19 posted on 11/02/2009 1:33:57 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: longtermmemmory

I truly hope that this entire leadership is DUMPED, when we take back the Congress in 2010!


20 posted on 11/02/2009 1:34:06 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: longtermmemmory

It’s an aberation only because most states don’t have a viable conservative party to hold Republican feet to the fire.


21 posted on 11/02/2009 1:34:07 PM PST by RobbyS (Chirho.)
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To: MaxMax
Boehner is a loser. Wonder if he has the Nads to ask for his $5k back?

Send him one of your grow bags and tell him to grow a pair!

22 posted on 11/02/2009 1:34:42 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Boner is the John Edwards of Republicans.


23 posted on 11/02/2009 1:35:48 PM PST by HospiceNurse
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To: Sub-Driver

Sheeesh! The House Minority Leader along with people like a former Speaker of the House can’t figure out what little nobodies out in the hinderlands, like me, can? No wonder people like me are pissed!


24 posted on 11/02/2009 1:35:58 PM PST by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: Red_Devil 232
LOL, I'm tempted but I'll send an an email at least. Btw OT,
I still have tomatoes blooming from those bags. Seedless tomatoes.
25 posted on 11/02/2009 1:37:40 PM PST by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: DM1

I do not trust him.

This was no mistake.

Thse appologies are crocodile tears.


26 posted on 11/02/2009 1:39:09 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MaxMax

Great!


27 posted on 11/02/2009 1:39:26 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"This lady clearly has an agenda that's different that most Republicans," Boehner said

Translation: Color me clueless.

The lady is more liberal than the Democrat in the race. Where was Boehner's head?
28 posted on 11/02/2009 1:39:34 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

Watching all this is hilarious. You SHOULD regret it Mr. Boehner. It won’t help you, but you should.


29 posted on 11/02/2009 1:39:39 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I’ll beleive Bonehead Boehner is sincere in his apology when he sues Dede to get his $5000 contribution back.
30 posted on 11/02/2009 1:40:27 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sub-Driver
WE Caught and Removed the RINO ... BEFORE THE ELECTION, This time...

I WANT MORE!!!


31 posted on 11/02/2009 1:40:37 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (I will DIE with Israel BY MY SIDE, rather than LIVE with the CHAINS of ISLAM on my Back!)
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To: Army Air Corps

Actually, her agenda is probably the SAME as most Republicans. Conservatives are fed up with it.


32 posted on 11/02/2009 1:42:52 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: Sub-Driver
"This lady clearly has an agenda that's different that most Republicans," Boehner said of Scozzafava...

And you're claiming you didn't effing look at her agenda BEFORE you gave her $5 Grand, and endorsed her? You should be dragged from your Minority Leader chair and thrown down the Congressional steps into the street, a$$hat!

33 posted on 11/02/2009 1:44:44 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: LRS
Sheeesh! The House Minority Leader along with people like a former Speaker of the House can’t figure out what little nobodies out in the hinderlands, like me,

It's that danged Internet and its unfiltered stuff. It is the biggest detriment to politics-as-usual that the country has ever known.

No wonder the politicians -- on both sides of the aisle -- would like to see it regulated.
34 posted on 11/02/2009 1:45:26 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

I think Boehner might have been tempted to brazen it out before Scozzafava endorsed Owens. For a party hack, that’s the last straw. My advice to Mr. Boehner - lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way.


35 posted on 11/02/2009 1:46:31 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver

How true. These people go with whatever way the wind blows.....


36 posted on 11/02/2009 1:47:44 PM PST by hsmomx3 (HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO..........)
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To: Sub-Driver

The GOP has only begun to regret...


37 posted on 11/02/2009 1:49:40 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Sub-Driver

38 posted on 11/02/2009 1:51:31 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Sub-Driver

Now THAT’S what we like in Washington....good , rock-ribbed, principled LEADERSHIP, John! And you wonder why you pi$$-ants are in the minority??!! But then at least you REGRET your utter betrayal of the American public by supporting a leftist, high tax, pro Husseincare, pro Cap and Trade, pro global warming nut, SUPER RINO!! That makes it all better, doesn’t it!!


39 posted on 11/02/2009 1:52:08 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Sub-Driver; seekthetruth; PGalt; All
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said today he regrets backing former GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava

Too late Mr. Boehner. I pray you choak on Scuzzy Fava Beans! Hopefully, the party of Liberal RINO'S. Suffer Scuzzy Fava Bean syndrome as well.

40 posted on 11/02/2009 1:52:46 PM PST by katiekins1
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To: HarleyD
Actually, her agenda is probably the SAME as most Republicans inside-the-Beltway schmucks.

Fixed it. ;-)
41 posted on 11/02/2009 1:52:49 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Sub-Driver

People of Ohio, do your duty and rid the House of this fool... What does he bring? 2 consecutive losses of seats in the House? Giving $$$ to a candidate that we all could see was a DEMONRAT? WTF?

Run a conservative against him and get him the hell out... Just Damn!


42 posted on 11/02/2009 1:53:14 PM PST by bfh333 ("Hope"... "Change"... You better HOPE you have some CHANGE after the next 4 years!)
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To: TomGuy

The Internet and Talk Radio. I had never heard of NY-23, but it took me no time to figure out what was happening there, and I became aware thanks to Rush and Beck, and was able to make confirmation with the net. Boehner, Gingrich, et.al., need to fire their staffs and hire mine!


43 posted on 11/02/2009 1:53:45 PM PST by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'll cheerfully mangle a fundamental truth:

Politics is hard. It's even harder if you're stupid.

44 posted on 11/02/2009 1:54:54 PM PST by gogeo (Democrats want to support the troops by accusing them of war crimes.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can we please “Do a Hoffman” on Boehner next year in the GOP primary. Anybody know of a conservative in his district we can get behind?


45 posted on 11/02/2009 1:55:44 PM PST by Falcon28 (I)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can we please “Do a Hoffman” on Boehner next year in the GOP primary. Anybody know of a conservative in his district we can get behind?


46 posted on 11/02/2009 1:55:47 PM PST by Falcon28 (I)
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To: DM1
"Everybody makes a mistakethe big question here is will they learn from it"

Bump, not ready to throw him under the bus yet. Mistakes happen, learn from them.

47 posted on 11/02/2009 1:57:46 PM PST by jpsb
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To: longtermmemmory

Exactly. It’s no secret that Scozzafava is a hard leftist. Boehner and his cronies (e.g., Pete Sessions) just regret that their behind-the-scenes, move-the-GOP-further-left agenda has finally been exposed.


48 posted on 11/02/2009 2:01:33 PM PST by ellery (It's a free country.)
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To: Vigilanteman
I’ll believe Bonehead Boehner is sincere in his apology when he sues Dede to get his $5000 contribution back.

Exactly. Each and every Republican should do that, starting with Boehner, Steele, and the NRCC. They have a small, very small window of opportunity to get this right.

Anyone dragging their feet or trying to straddle this fence or trying to sell another L in R clothing is going to be branded. No do overs after this one. They'll have sorted themselves out and permanently self-identified.

On the one hand, I give Boehner credit for admitting his mistake. On the other, the lack of discernment and judgment was egregious--especially when he was twisting arms to get dissenting colleagues to donate and endorse. The ones with the insight and good judgment not to were badly treated, and he owes them personal apologies, starting with Pence.

The good news is that, converts usually turn out to be the most ardent. Sometimes the only way for a person to shake free of a faulty position and come to a correct point of view is by getting badly burned on a personal level. We can warn and tell 'em til we're blue in the face, but, it's not effective. They know better.

But now he's gone and stuck his fork in the RINO electrical outlet. Nothing beats a hands-on learning experience. Maybe, that one frumpy, liberal goofball in NY-23 managed to do in one day what tens of millions of conservatives have been trying to get Republican leaders to realize for years.

49 posted on 11/02/2009 2:06:17 PM PST by Eroteme
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To: bestintxas
"She'd fit in just fine," Boehner said
With the current makeup of the GOP leadership, she certainly would.

I would say this is an excellent demonstration why we need to clean house on ALL incumbents.
AMEN.

50 posted on 11/02/2009 2:09:50 PM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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