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Tea Partier challenges Boehner for House seat
CBS/AP ^ | September 17, 2011 1:35 PM | Staff

Posted on 09/17/2011 11:11:41 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman

CBS/AP) CINCINNATI — A tea party activist is challenging U.S. House Speaker John Boehner in the 2012 Republican primary.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that David Lewis announced his candidacy on Friday.

Lewis, 26, is the father of a 2-year-old girl, and says he plans to run on a single issue — Boehner's support of a federal budget that includes funding for Planned Parenthood, which he calls "the largest killer of unborn babies in America."

Lewis told the newspaper he plans to run graphic...

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 112th; boehner; carpetbagger; davidlewis; faketeaparty; oh2012; teaparty
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1 posted on 09/17/2011 11:11:45 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Outlaw Woman
I + LOVE + THAT + GRAPHIC

2 posted on 09/17/2011 11:13:49 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I think it is a good thing for our leaders to be challenged.


3 posted on 09/17/2011 11:14:37 AM PDT by Grunthor (Almost any republican currently running for POTUS would be light years better than Obama)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Go baby, go!


4 posted on 09/17/2011 11:15:19 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Outlaw Woman

If he is running on a single issue, he is DIW. I hope he “extends and revises” his reasons for running, because if I have any extra money, I will donate to his campaign. Like Obama, Boehner has done a lot of things that a savvy candidate can attack.


5 posted on 09/17/2011 11:16:23 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Outlaw Woman

as david barton says,

abortion is our key issue.

all others follow.


6 posted on 09/17/2011 11:16:53 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Good!!!!

Get rid of that weakling. He is working against us.


7 posted on 09/17/2011 11:17:03 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Funding planned parenthood, the budget and debt ceiling debacle, the stimulus bills, etc., etc. We need people in place who have common sense enough to know how to balance a budget honestly and straight forwardly and will disavow and ignore all the political wrangling in order to simply do what is right.


8 posted on 09/17/2011 11:17:55 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Outlaw Woman

There are a whole lot of issues that Boner could be vulnerable on. It makes no sense to limit oneself to this issue only.


9 posted on 09/17/2011 11:18:47 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

“Get rid of that weakling. He is working against us.”

I imagine a lot of dems are saying the same thing about Obama.


10 posted on 09/17/2011 11:19:12 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Grunthor
I think it is a good thing for our leaders to be challenged.

That was my first thought when reading the title. It helps keep them straight.

11 posted on 09/17/2011 11:19:57 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Grizzled Bear
Lewis said if he beats Boehner in the primary he will have to move into his district

A true politician for the people...."If I win the primary, I will move to YOUR district so you can vote for one of your concerned neighbors"...

12 posted on 09/17/2011 11:20:04 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Sorry, I think this is stupid.

Hussein is happy about this...it diverts resources and attention away from him and his sycophants.


13 posted on 09/17/2011 11:22:43 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Grunthor
"I think it is a good thing for our leaders to be challenged"

Some are. Mentally.

BTW Who is in line to take his spot as Speaker?

14 posted on 09/17/2011 11:22:54 AM PDT by tal hajus ("Thank you sir. May I have another?" GOP)
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To: Enterprise

“If he is running on a single issue, he is DIW.”

True, but that was just what the author of the article said, probably to make the guy sound like a nut.


15 posted on 09/17/2011 11:25:32 AM PDT by ngat
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To: tal hajus

hmmmm....Cantor?


16 posted on 09/17/2011 11:28:25 AM PDT by Grunthor (Almost any republican currently running for POTUS would be light years better than Obama)
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To: SharpRightTurn

“There are a whole lot of issues that Boner could be vulnerable on. It makes no sense to limit oneself to this issue only.”

Nobody runs on one issue only. Look at the source : CBS. CBS wrote that - not the candidate.


17 posted on 09/17/2011 11:29:12 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Outlaw Woman

ATTENTION: SPEAKER BOEHNER

We The People spoke loudly on November 02, 2010 and you said you heard us but went deaf within 48 hours.

We the People spoke again this past Tuesday in the special elections held in Nevada and New York.

You've been repeatedly told that we want Obama and this Marxist agenda STOPPED.

Yet, since November you have continually compromised with the agenda that keeps adding links in the long chain of Tyranny! WE WANT IT STOPPED!!

You have now been put on notice Sir.

18 posted on 09/17/2011 11:29:34 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (GOD 2012 because He is the only One pure enough for some)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Boehner certainly needs to be challenged. And his failure to hold Obama’s feet to the fire in either one of the two budget votes—the only votes where the Republicans really had the power to DO something—is the obvious place to attack him.

But I doubt if this unknown 26 year old is the person to do it. Yes, we need someone to do it, but it looks to me as if this guy is just getting in the way.

I do give him credit for speaking out. But I hope a stronger candidate will emerge. Frankly, CBS/AP would not be giving him this free publicity if they didn’t think he was eminently beatable.


19 posted on 09/17/2011 11:30:44 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

There are a myriad of reasons why to replace Boehner. While I think the funding for Planned Parenthood is an excellent issue to oppose him on, you really do need to explain other things that reveal what your total perceptions are concerning governance.

What we may realize this one issue conveys, the general public may not recognize. It’s good to give folks a number of reasons to back you, even if the one good reason is sound.


20 posted on 09/17/2011 11:33:14 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 year right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: Cicero
Lewis said if he beats Boehner in the primary he will have to move into his district

He's already lost as far as I'm concerned.

21 posted on 09/17/2011 11:33:37 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: EGPWS

Anybody got a Twitter and or Facebook page URL for David Lewis? (the only one I’ve found so far is a democrat from another state)


22 posted on 09/17/2011 11:38:19 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Outlaw Woman

It brings attention to the establishment and life issues. Thanks David. The picture of David that CBS posted tells us what they think...


23 posted on 09/17/2011 11:40:31 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Me too! I’ve been looking for hours for it...lol it turns out that I had it on my hard-drive.

Great graphic!


24 posted on 09/17/2011 11:40:41 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (We The People are coming for YOU)
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To: WKUHilltopper

It’s good they have a little fear...


25 posted on 09/17/2011 11:41:06 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I want a Triple A president for our Triple A country)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Sorry, I think this is stupid.

Keep trying you may recover one day, stupid comment on your part. Boehner goes limp every chance he gets. We need stand up people in congress.

26 posted on 09/17/2011 11:43:14 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ngat; Jeff Head
"But what I can do is show the Ohio voters that Boehner has a box full of empty rhetoric. ... He's an establishment Republican. He doesn't believe in the Tea Party. He doesn't really believe in the pro-life issues."

This goes to my hope that he will extend his statement. Because he has said that Boehner doesn't believe in the Tea Party, he needs to articulate, in addition to the pro-life issues, why he believes past Boehner actions have been counter to Tea Party philosophy. Post #8 by Jeff Head is a good example of other issues Lewis could be talking about. The sooner the better. It would be enjoyable to see how fast to the right Boehner can sprint. Maybe words like "We are willing to cooperate with the President" will be forgotten words, alien in their concept.

27 posted on 09/17/2011 11:43:34 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
I agree...it will be up to the constituents & Ohio FReepers to help him revise that pledge. There are too many issues to narrow it down to one. However, with that said, Abortion has been the one issue that has cursed us/our Nation. The open slaughter of our most innocent is THE most important issue and it must be stopped.
28 posted on 09/17/2011 11:44:19 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (We The People are coming for YOU)
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To: ngat

“Nobody runs on one issue only.”

Hope you’re right. We need to retire this shrinking violet.


29 posted on 09/17/2011 11:45:16 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn
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To: Outlaw Woman

Hope he runs. Bonehead needs to go.


30 posted on 09/17/2011 11:47:59 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: bronxville

Of course but now, a professional photographer needs to go in there and start ramping up the photo montage with patriotic images; as this man is obviously a patriot.

Disclaimer: I have not researched this guys background yet so I cannot verify the claim of teaparty.


31 posted on 09/17/2011 11:48:05 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (We The People are coming for YOU)
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To: Outlaw Woman

the feckless one must go!

i’ll be writing a check if he checks out.


32 posted on 09/17/2011 11:50:30 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Outlaw Woman

bump


33 posted on 09/17/2011 11:52:29 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Get rid of that weakling. He is working against us.

What? Boenher was the Rock of Gilbraltar during those debt-ceiling negotiations. He was able to reduce the massive projected increase in spending for FY2012-13 by almost 2%! I swear, there's just no pleasing some people....

34 posted on 09/17/2011 11:52:55 AM PDT by kevao
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To: dadfly

Amen and Kudos to you


35 posted on 09/17/2011 11:52:55 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Attention: Liberals & RINOS: We The People are coming for YOU)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I think Boehner is doing a good job.

This primary challenge, where this guy has virtually no chance, is precisely the kind of thing upon which many here will apply scarce resources, which could be better deployed defeating democrats.


36 posted on 09/17/2011 11:54:17 AM PDT by truth_seeker (is)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Since there is no such official party as the "Tea Party", that means this guy could be anything. Like with the "revolutionary democratic people's movement" of Egypt's uprising, who turned out to be Muslim Brotherhood haters of Israel and friends of al qaeda, this young man could be anything.

Here's something we do know about the young man:

Lewis, a University of Cincinnati graduate who quit his job with a bank last December to be an activist, acknowledged that he lives in Rep Jean Schmidt’s (R-Loveland) district now. But he said he’d move into 8th District if he wins the primary.

He's not even living in Boehner's district.

37 posted on 09/17/2011 11:54:33 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: newzjunkey
He's already lost as far as I'm concerned.

Yup, it's a stupid, silly, vanity challenge that will never go anywhere. This is probably the last we will hear of it.

38 posted on 09/17/2011 11:55:07 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Outlaw Woman
That's nice that someone decides to run - but this guy isn't going anywhere whatsoever - on this quest.

He, and thousands just like him, need to run for seats at the bottom of the GOP, where they could easily win.

It is because the average 'conservative' doesn't understand their duty to take care of business in their own district that we find ourselves with far too few vetted capable candidates for all elections. Yet the RINO's and liberals 'get it' while conservatives just don't.

39 posted on 09/17/2011 11:55:31 AM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Outlaw Woman
Yes, Boehner should lose his seat for voting to kill babies, and to fund the killing of babies.

After all, he swore to God to support the Constitution, which says:

"No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law."

"No State shall deprive any person of life without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

He should also lose for a whole lot of other things, not the least of which is the fact that he lectured the new Tea Party freshmen the first day they arrived on the Hill about how they had to be "adults" and vote to raise the debt ceiling, and for advocating throughout the debate that we raise it by more than two TRILLION dollars.

40 posted on 09/17/2011 11:57:52 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Truth is the first object.' -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Outlaw Woman

“Disclaimer: I have not researched this guys background yet so I cannot verify the claim of teaparty.”

I’ve come across this a few times. I ask respectfually, because I really don’t know, is there something specific one has to do?


41 posted on 09/17/2011 11:57:57 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: Ron C.

Township offices and school boards are fine places to start for many.


42 posted on 09/17/2011 11:58:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Enterprise

While Boehner—even as Speaker—is not a sacred cow; for a one issue candidate from outside his district to challenge him, is an embarrassment to those of us on the right:

First of all, it is not in any sense Conservative to run on only one issue. Conservatives believe in the heritage of their communities (and I emphasize communities for my second point). The heritage of Southern Ohio is not solely dependent upon whether a particular, Left leaning, organization, is funded, or not. Of course, it is improper for the Federal Government to be funding ideological organizations of any sort. But so too, is it unacceptable to be funding all of the other Unconstitutional programs that we now must live with.

How do we even know that Mr. Lewis can articulate our concerns on all of those other programs? Is one vote, over a two year period, a proper purpose for a candidacy? Does that not sound ridiculous?

Secondly, Boehner represents the people of a particular district. If he is to be opposed, is it not obvious that the candidate should be a constituent? In Britain, this may be acceptable. But it is an implied insult to the citizens of that district—and there is nothing conservative about that.

William Flax


43 posted on 09/17/2011 11:58:35 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Grizzled Bear

Boehner = TARP voter


44 posted on 09/17/2011 11:59:13 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Ohioan

Good points.


45 posted on 09/17/2011 12:00:26 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Let’s check out this guy and see if he is for real

This could easily be a diversion from a democrap organization to portray Tea PArty as one- issue voters

There are A LOT of reasons to primary Boner, not just this issue.


46 posted on 09/17/2011 12:00:37 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Welcome Speaker of the House Eric Cantor?


47 posted on 09/17/2011 12:02:23 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: bronxville

Just run searches on a search engine and call Ohio area TPs etc.

Just dig in and start picking apart information, links etc.

Hope that helps.


48 posted on 09/17/2011 12:03:24 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Attention: Liberals & RINOS: We The People are coming for YOU)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Lewis doesn’t even live in the district.

Boehner will win handily. After all, the vote is up to the bona fide residents of his district, not to outsiders.


49 posted on 09/17/2011 12:04:31 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Outlaw Woman

Godspeed, Boehner sucks! The D.C. insiders he has surrounded himself with are arrogant brats and not much better either...


50 posted on 09/17/2011 12:04:49 PM PDT by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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