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Boehner: 'I should be' considered a member of the Tea Party
The Hill ^ | Feb. 8, 2011 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 02/08/2011 3:21:00 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he "should be" considered a member of the Tea Party movement.

Boehner, speaking on a Cincinnati radio affiliate, said he is a "big believer" in what the Tea Party stands for, and is in touch often with leaders of the grassroots, conservative movement.

"I should be," Boehner said on WLW radio when asked if he were a member of the Tea Party.

"I don't know if I actually pay dues, but I'm a big believer in the Tea Party," he added. "I talk to Tea Party activists all over my district and all over the country every day."

The top House Republican isn't a member of the official House Tea Party Caucus founded last year by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). His office said at the time that, as a personal policy, the Ohio Republican doesn't join any other caucuses other than the GOP Conference.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cryingrino; rinoboehner; rinorino; weepingrino

1 posted on 02/08/2011 3:21:01 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You are certainly welcome to PROVE it, Johnny.


2 posted on 02/08/2011 3:25:35 PM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When you prove it, you will be.


3 posted on 02/08/2011 3:25:48 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OK quit whining and raise a little Hell.


4 posted on 02/08/2011 3:26:31 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Its not about CRYING, its about CONSERVATISM.

So far, NOTHING.


5 posted on 02/08/2011 3:28:37 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The only incumbent Republicans that are Tea Party Republicans are the ones just elected and those like Michelle Bachman, Palin and Jim DeMint who got on the bandwagon early and in earnest, back when the town halls were raging and nobody knew if “tea party” backing would bring political hay to Republicans. The rest of the GOP jackasses are not tea party Republicans. They are just grandstanding opportunists. They are welcome to follow the trend but we wish you would step aside for the real tea party Republicans who stand for freedom, not compromise and socialism light.


6 posted on 02/08/2011 3:30:02 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be Fooked.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

fine...now bring back duelling in the house.


7 posted on 02/08/2011 3:31:03 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well, that's really nice lip service. Acta non verba, Ioannes. Deeds not words.
8 posted on 02/08/2011 3:31:39 PM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well, it is really rather simple. He attends some Tea Party meetings/gatherings AND SITS IN THE AUDIENCE!

If asked to speak, all that he needs to say is: “How can I help?”

This goes for other elected officials. Demonstrate that one is indeed a public SERVANT. If they get the “optics” right, maybe their egos will follow.

9 posted on 02/08/2011 3:31:39 PM PST by taxcutisapayraise (Making Statism Unpopular)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Boehner has pledged an open amendment process that would allow additional amendments and deeper cuts, and on Tuesday he said he expected the GOP to surpass its commitment for $100 billion in cuts.”

This smart use of the system is why I think he’s a great Speaker for the Tea Party.


10 posted on 02/08/2011 3:33:34 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Double-Secret Probation !


11 posted on 02/08/2011 3:36:15 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well, it is really rather simple. He attends some Tea Party meetings/gatherings AND SITS IN THE AUDIENCE!

If asked to speak, all that he needs to say is: “How can I help?”

This goes for other elected officials. Demonstrate that one is indeed a public SERVANT. If they get the “optics” right, maybe their egos will follow.

12 posted on 02/08/2011 3:36:34 PM PST by taxcutisapayraise (Making Statism Unpopular)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If you don’t know if you are a Tea Party person you probley aren’T.


13 posted on 02/08/2011 3:36:36 PM PST by stockpirate (U-6 Total unemployed for January 2011 16.1 percent)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe he is, and maybe he isn’t.. He has much to prove..


14 posted on 02/08/2011 3:48:38 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

start by stopping the debt limit increase and cut spending so that we won’t have a default


15 posted on 02/08/2011 3:49:28 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stop crying and start investigating and cutting.


16 posted on 02/08/2011 3:50:01 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I don't know if I actually pay dues, but I'm a big believer in the Tea Party,"

There are no dues (unlike unions)......only action.

17 posted on 02/08/2011 3:55:54 PM PST by NoGrayZone (WTF?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bonehead.

Go ahead and show us. We want to see some actions. Don’t come crying to us if you can’t cut the mustard.


18 posted on 02/08/2011 3:56:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There’s no crying in the tea party.


19 posted on 02/08/2011 3:58:39 PM PST by jetson
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To: taxcutisapayraise

“Well, it is really rather simple. He attends some Tea Party meetings/gatherings AND SITS IN THE AUDIENCE!”

Politicians who speak at Tea Party events are accused of trying to take over or take advantage so I’m not sure how they win on that one.

Performance over time will tell the tale on John.


20 posted on 02/08/2011 3:59:22 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

PROVE IT Boner.


21 posted on 02/08/2011 3:59:36 PM PST by crz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

John isn’t perfect but we should welcome him, he’s done some good things this year, he’s spoken out against Obama’s policies. Yes he’s a creature of the beltway but he’s trying, credit where credit is due please. Sorry but I like John Boehner, so sue me.


22 posted on 02/08/2011 4:08:51 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Boehner: 'I should be' considered a member of the Tea Party

We'll consider you a "pledge"...get to work!

23 posted on 02/08/2011 4:17:37 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I have been very skeptical of John Boehner. I believe he is right of center in his intentions, but he just doesn't pass the smell test. He is still a beltway republican first and an American patriot second.

You know a real Tea Partier when you hear one. I don't hear you, John.

24 posted on 02/08/2011 4:20:12 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
Borhner does not understand that the Repubs are on probation in the House and Senate. The Senate hasn't learned a thing and still think it's November 1, 2010, even with new members. The House is more worried because they've got the ball and they'd better not go RINO, or they're toast.

Boehner’s been drinking the DC Kool-Aid and become adicted to the “good ole boys club” — he'd better wise up he's on the endangered species list.

25 posted on 02/08/2011 4:37:05 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: toddausauras

I like him too and believe that he is a true conservative but he needs to get control of his emotions. The crying business is weak and I’m sick of it.


26 posted on 02/08/2011 4:43:58 PM PST by RC one
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stop the bloody crying already Johnnyboy , grow a pair and then we’ll see.


27 posted on 02/08/2011 4:51:12 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boehner is the one who said the stimulus was “a crap sandwich, but we’re gonna have to eat it.”


28 posted on 02/08/2011 5:12:11 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
sure Boner.

now go back to weeping

29 posted on 02/08/2011 5:12:25 PM PST by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Weeper of the House needs to cowboy up and open a can of whoop-ass on the commie savages before we award him the Badge of Tea Party Honor.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

30 posted on 02/08/2011 5:27:18 PM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, let’s see...hmmm...what was the first thing John Boehner did when the 2010 freshman class hit DC...

He told them that if they were adults they would have to raise the debt limit.

That was after campaign season promises to cut spending.

I listen to the words, but I look at their actions, too. And if this guy is “Tea Party” than I don’t understand what that means. Not much, probably.


31 posted on 02/08/2011 5:31:59 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Is this a Tea Party, like the kind that happened in 1773, or the kind where they serve crumpets?)
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To: RC one

I agree, I don’t want to ever see him cry in publc again.


32 posted on 02/08/2011 6:00:03 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: screaminsunshine
OK quit whining and raise a little Hell.

That's what I told my Congressman when his lackies called for money.

33 posted on 02/08/2011 7:36:45 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wrong, Johnny. There are no leaders and there are no dues. It is We the people that are driving the TEA Party. It is We the people who volunteer for long hours and no pay. It is We the people who man the phone banks and poll watch and hand out literature.

Stop thinking of the TEA Party as some club with secret handshakes that are so cool to join. Start thinking of the TEA Party as a revolt brewing. And we’re coming for you!


34 posted on 02/09/2011 3:26:42 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When I see a few RINOS cutting a trillion or two, shuttering a few Federal Agencies...de-regulating and detaxing industry and Americans...they can come back to us as to how Tea Party they are...until then they can STFU....


35 posted on 02/09/2011 3:40:30 AM PST by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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