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POLL: HALF OF GOP VOTERS IN BOEHNER’S DISTRICT WELCOME PRIMARY CHALLENGE TO SPEAKER
Human Events ^ | 9/5/2013 | Neil W. McCabe

Posted on 09/06/2013 10:32:55 AM PDT by neverdem

A Sept. 4 Human Events/Gravis poll of more than 1,000 Republican primary voters in his congressional district, Ohio-8, shows 50 percent of them would welcome a primary challenge to Speaker John A. Boehner (R.-Ohio).

The poll, which dealt with issues facing Capitol Hill as the calendar collapses on unfinished business and new urgencies, was conducted by Human Events with Gravis, a Florida-based pollster, which has a margin of error of 2 percent. The poll had a sample population more than twice the size of a typical poll in a single congressional district, said Doug Kaplan, the founding owner of Gravis.

The poll also showed:

Matthew B. “Matt” Kibbe, the president and CEO of FreedomWorks, the Washington-based training, logistics and policy support organization for Tea Party groups, said the poll reflects Boehner’s disconnect with conservative voters.

“Conservative activists in Speaker Boehner’s district have been disappointed time and time again on his failure to hold the line on fiscally conservative policy,” Kibbe said.

“He failed to stand up to Democrats on numerous debt ceiling fights, defunding ObamaCare, putting restrictions on the NSA’s data collection on American citizens, and failing to allow an open and transparent appropriations process,” he said.

“Most recently, the Speaker failed to host any town halls to address his constituents’ concerns face to face. It’s hard to lead effectively, when you are effectively invisible,” he said. Freedom Works ran a summer campaign helping local activists demand their members of Congress hold town hall meetings.

J. D. Winteregg, co-founder of the Ohio Accountability Project, said the poll reflects the mood of the people he talks in the district.

Winteregg said he has heard from conservatives contacting the project and from elsewhere in the district that Boehner is disconnected from the local mood.

It would not surprise him if there were a primary challenge to the speaker, he said.

The schoolteacher said he, along with local Tea Party activists, held an Aug. 27 “Defund Obamacare” rally in front of the speaker’s Troy office with a few hundred people showing up. “As far as I know, no one from Boehner’s office came out to talk to us.”

The Troy, Ohio resident said he was surprised to see support for military action in support of the Syrian rebels at 20 percent. “It seems a little high to me.”

There is little appetite in the district for the president’s plan to get involved in Syria, he said. “I have not met one person who is in favor of it, I have a buddy, who was thinking about it, but now he is against it.”

Winteregg said Boehner’s quick and full support for the president’s plans in Syria is no longer a surprise. “It’s just another Obama bailout.”

A Capitol Hill staffer said the polls numbers do not look good for the speaker.

The staffer said there are rumors in Washington that Boehner may retire at the end of this congressional session.

“Boehner’s days on Capitol Hill are numbered,” the staffer said. “It’s either his choice or the voters. Regardless, conservatives can no longer be ignored.”

Professor Daniel R. Birdsong, who teaches political science at The University Dayton, said GOP voters might welcome a primary challenge to Boehner, not because they want him out of office, but maybe to send him a message.

Birdsong said as the Speaker of the House, Boehner is pulled towards national issues and a more national perspective. “They may think he is preoccupied with other things, so this would be a way to pull him back into the district.”


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1 posted on 09/06/2013 10:32:55 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Take him out. He’s a butt boy for Obama starting a war in the Middle East and will probably give us amnesty for the invaders, too. He’s a stinking lib.


2 posted on 09/06/2013 10:35:36 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: neverdem

Great news!! Dump Boehner!!


3 posted on 09/06/2013 10:35:51 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: neverdem

LS what say you?


4 posted on 09/06/2013 10:36:00 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: neverdem

Free Republic has already reported that Boner is stepping down.


5 posted on 09/06/2013 10:40:52 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Might as well deal with the real thing. At least you know not to let your guard down with ‘Progressives’ in charge.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 10:42:53 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: neverdem

ONLY half? WTH is wrong with the rest of them?


7 posted on 09/06/2013 10:48:47 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: neverdem

Hmmm

[donning tinfoil hat]

Could that be the reason for the recent ‘leaked’ story that Boehner plans to retire ‘after the next election’?

That ‘after’ didn’t sound right. If he wanted to step down as speaker, why not do it at the end of the current Congress?

Could the resignation ‘leak’ be intended to make the voters reelect him under the guise of his stepping down, only to have a change of mind/heart, if he did get reelected?


8 posted on 09/06/2013 10:49:19 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: neverdem

Hopefully, he will be voted out, and then he can retire with the NSA, IRS and other files the rats have on him.


9 posted on 09/06/2013 10:58:01 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: neverdem

I wish he would leave tomorrow before he screws anything else up.


10 posted on 09/06/2013 11:04:50 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

John Boehner is a perfect example of spending too much time in Washington. He has too many owners.


11 posted on 09/06/2013 11:05:29 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: neverdem

When is Boehner going to Americanize his name and drop the silent e and the silent h?


12 posted on 09/06/2013 11:14:50 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: neverdem
curious, when was the last real challenger to Rep. Boehner over the years? ...
of the non-democratic Party variety? ...I'll try to check.

13 posted on 09/06/2013 11:19:37 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: laplata
Free Republic has already reported that Boner is stepping down.

Could you provide a link to that please? That would be music to my freaking ears.

14 posted on 09/06/2013 11:21:37 AM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: SC_Pete
..just another Dick Lugar (IN-Establishment)

15 posted on 09/06/2013 11:23:44 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: neverdem

Just for you, John......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4hPii_RVHE


16 posted on 09/06/2013 11:36:59 AM PDT by Gator113
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To: neverdem

One of the best benefits of taking Boner out via primary would be he could immediately be challenged as Speaker, opening up a great opportunity for a tea party conservative to get the job. There is no challenge right now because they are afraid of Bonehead. That could get us a decent speaker heading into the general election, and, if that person nationalizes the election, it might give people a reason to vote for Republicans.


17 posted on 09/06/2013 11:37:02 AM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: neverdem; mickie
If he's going to retire he should be a man and announce it.

If he's going to retire he should immediately step down from leadership. A lame duck commands respect from no one and can provide no leadership or unity.

Leni

18 posted on 09/06/2013 11:41:52 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: neverdem

Is there such a thing as recall of congressmen? I would sure donate to a tea party challenger even before 2014.


19 posted on 09/06/2013 11:53:46 AM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 46)
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To: neverdem

Pick 1 credible candidate. Get behind him or her and take out that bastard.


20 posted on 09/06/2013 11:56:11 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: neverdem

This is the most important politician to vote out, I’m really hoping that someone steps up in his district, even if it’s a democrat.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 11:59:56 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: neverdem

It’s the only thing that politicians understand.


22 posted on 09/06/2013 12:00:59 PM PDT by abb
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To: MinuteGal

Bonehead wants to stay Speaker thru the 2014 midterms to further damage America and our Constitution.

The only question - is he doing the damage willingly or is he being “coerced” by comrade obamatollah?


23 posted on 09/06/2013 12:05:22 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: neverdem

Take out Boner.


24 posted on 09/06/2013 12:10:09 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: RS_Rider

Why don’t they try recalling him NOW?


25 posted on 09/06/2013 12:16:33 PM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: neverdem

Boner should go home and search for his spine, guts, and gonads, IMO. Is there a more worthless disgrace in DC?


26 posted on 09/06/2013 12:17:53 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: erod

Speaker Boehner Will Step Down After 2014 Elections
ZeroHedge Tweet ^ | 09/04/2013

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 1:17:02 PM by ph12321

Former Boehner Aides, GOP Sources: House Speaker Will Step Down After 2014 Elections


27 posted on 09/06/2013 12:31:30 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: MinuteGal

“If he’s going to retire he should be a man and announce it.”

BWAHAAHAAA!!

You realize that this is the weeping cheetoh you’re talking about, right?


28 posted on 09/06/2013 12:36:17 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: IM2MAD

“Why don’t they try recalling him NOW?”

I’d love to see that!


29 posted on 09/06/2013 12:38:25 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: neverdem
Hell, 99% nationwide want the crybaby a$$ kissing closet RAT gone. And I'm being kind. We need stron conservative values and leadership in DC. These wimpering limp wristed pretenders need to crawl back under their RAT rocks and stay the Hell out our government.

Take a lesson from Phil Robertson . . . God, Family, Country, Self Reliance, and Personal Responsibility, you will not be sorry!
30 posted on 09/06/2013 12:47:06 PM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: laplata

Thanks FRiend!


31 posted on 09/06/2013 12:48:31 PM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: Venturer
A play on your screen name Run Don't Walk
32 posted on 09/06/2013 12:48:59 PM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: neverdem
I think Boehner is beatable, but there needs to be a good candidate that knows what he is doing, isn't a whackjob, and can win the district. It can also only be one on one.

The challenger can't be from the Sharron Angle wing of the tea party, but a Midwestern version of Ted Cruz.

33 posted on 09/06/2013 12:49:56 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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34 posted on 09/06/2013 12:53:06 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: erod

You’re welcome. Too bad Boner will wait that long.


35 posted on 09/06/2013 12:53:34 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: MinuteGal
If he's going to retire he should immediately step down from leadership. A lame duck commands respect from no one and can provide no leadership or unity.

If he steps down now, the RINOS will control his successor, making him far more difficult to replace after the election.

36 posted on 09/06/2013 1:18:28 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: RS_Rider

I actually have thought quite a bit about challenging Mr. Boehner in the primary. I’ve contributed to his campaigns in the past and I personally think he is a good man. But I also believe we are at a critical juncture in our history and I think he is exercising poor judgement across a range of issues. I could fund the early stages of the campaign myself and I don’t have the baggage or political ties that many others in this area have.
The only thing that’s stopping me is that I think it would take a ton of fund-raising and effort. Beating an incumbent is historically next to impossible. I’m going to think about it over the weekend. Perhaps I’ll have some news for you next Monday or Tuesday.


37 posted on 09/06/2013 1:26:29 PM PDT by stuckinohio
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To: neverdem

I heard he wasn’t running again anyway - no doubt why he is paying no attention to his base.


38 posted on 09/06/2013 1:31:41 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Carry_Okie
If he steps down now, the RINOS will control his successor, making him far more difficult to replace after the election.

Maybe not.

The Cabal That Quietly Took Over the House


39 posted on 09/06/2013 1:35:13 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem
Maybe not.

There's ideology and then there's money.

We'll see which one wins.

40 posted on 09/06/2013 1:42:04 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: RS_Rider

“Why don’t they try recalling him NOW?”

This is the difference between a “generic” challenger and a real challenger. You have to have a candidate to run against him. In Ohio 2 we have had stacks of good candidates.. but Ohio 8 is missing any real alternative contender. This has been the problem for 3 cycles. Ultimately, the Tea Party farm teams will provide these candidates but it takes time to lift folks from the Minor Leagues to the Big Show.. folks don’t get that.


41 posted on 09/06/2013 1:51:09 PM PDT by dalight
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To: Carry_Okie

This is what worries me. There would probably be a special election but a hand picked successor would have an advantage.


42 posted on 09/06/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT by stuckinohio
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To: laplata; erod
Free Republic has already reported that Boner is stepping down.

As Speaker, not as a Congressman. (HuffPost) was where the story came from, erod.

43 posted on 09/06/2013 2:21:50 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Thanks for the clarification, I hope the bum gets primaried.


44 posted on 09/06/2013 2:42:47 PM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: tsowellfan

It was also reported on FR. Thanks for the clarification.


45 posted on 09/06/2013 2:56:34 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: stuckinohio

The conditions are right for historical change, I hope that you rise to and are successful in this challenge.


46 posted on 09/06/2013 3:48:32 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: RS_Rider

Thanks. I’ve gotten the paperwork together and talked to a political consultant yesterday. I know it will be an uphill battle, but I think I’m well positioned.


47 posted on 09/06/2013 5:13:41 PM PDT by stuckinohio
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To: skinkinthegrass

Only one party in Washington: the Re-Election Party.


48 posted on 09/06/2013 5:21:53 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: skinkinthegrass

Only one party in Washington: the Re-Election Party.


49 posted on 09/06/2013 5:22:04 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: stuckinohio

The ones who played us for fools in 2010 will not get the votes in 2014. If the Republicans do not get their act together the next time around the party will cease to exist and I will not mourn its loss. It’s time for a Tea Party or a Tea Party branch of the Republican party that is strong enough to command influence.


50 posted on 09/06/2013 5:23:05 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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