Skip to comments.TEA PARTY ACTIVIST LAUNCHES PRIMARY CHALLENGE TO BOEHNER
Posted on 10/02/2013 9:41:56 AM PDT by dalight
As Speaker John A. Boehner (R.-Ohio) struggles with the budget crisis, a Troy, Ohio schoolteacher and Tea Party activist announced Sept. 30 he will challenge Boehner in the 2014 GOP primary.
Joseph D. J.D. Winteregg, who is a founder of the Ohio Accountability Project, a grassroots organization in Ohio-8, a congressional district bordering Indiana, said he is motivated by the gulf between the interests and values of the district and Boehner.
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I wonder if it’s too late to move to Ohio and how many people would we need...
already here. count me in!
Boner is too busy looking for his gonads to run, ya think?
Now is the time for all those freepers who have been saying “I would contribute to anyone who would challenge Boehner!!” Well, here he is, please support do help support him. Our tea party group is going to, and we need tea party groups all over to do the same thing.
we could send him money. I hope he can win...
Winteregg appears to be a perfect candidate - young, smart, articulate, motivated. He’ll need money and support but there is no reason why he shouldn’t give Boehner a run for his money. And even if he loses the primary, Boehner had made rumblings about resigning after the next election and this would give him a leg up in the special.
No-Balls Boner. That’s how I’ve characterized him for years.
My brother is a business owner in Boehner’s district and a radical conservative veteran. I’ll let him know.
I could live with him for a few days, pay him some rent, and then go vote. :>)
(To the NSA: “I’m just KIDDING!”)
You really don’t want to move to Ohio right now...
LOL — Good One!
Good. Boner needs to go south. (Hmmmm, not a play on words either.) LOL.
And, Boehner is too busy writing love letters to Dingy Reid on how to stealthily exempt Congress from 0DeathCare...and put the screws to We the People.
I usually hate Boner. But he did send a de-fund 0bamaCare budget to the Senate, and has stood firm so far on shutting down the government instead of funding communism on the hoof.
So, for this microsecond, I’m willing to give him a pass. The moment he caves (which I expect imminently), I’ll back his opponent.
But if by some miracle he sticks to principles for the first time in his life, I think we’ll have forced a spine into the crybaby after all. In which case, it’s hard to back an opponent to someone who finally does what we’ve been asking.
So I’ll wait a bit.
Rep. Boehner (R-Ohio) worked behind the scenes earlier this year to address confusion over a provision in the Affordable Care Act that would force members of Congress and their aides into the exchanges. In fact, if one were to go by the leaks, which were first given to Politico, it appears that the offices of Boehner and Reid regularly coordinated to exempt Congress from the health care law.
Harry Reids Office Leaks Boehner Office EmailsAnd It Could Ruin Any Faith You Have in Washington,
I grew up in Boehner’s district. As appealing as it is to replace him, it’s not going to happen. He’s an entrenched career politician and basically owns the Ohio political machine - including the local GOP. The GOP in the state is NEVER going to allow the Speaker of the House to be primaried out of a job. The implications to the GOP Elites would be huge. They will work to sabotage any rivals to him. I salute the bravery of this young man to step up. But unless he has unlimited funds to burn away he has virtually no chance to unseat Boehner.
I’m a former Buckeye..
wish I was still there...
It is time for a new breed of leaders...not airheads..but some wise, caring, conservative, intelligent people...Boehner just doesn’t fit the mix any longer..
Do we know ANYTHING about this guy? Do we want to elect another bonehead before we have even vetted him?
I'm not giving ANY money to ANYBODY unless they can prove they aren't another RINO or COMMIE.
I border his district....I have contemplated moving the 10’s of miles necessary to be in his district.
I’m Ohio born
and Ohio bred
and when I’m gone
I’ll be Ohio dead
that is so sad to read..
fear for this Nations future..
money talks..the GOP will never see another nickle from me, I never gave much...but fifty bucks a couple times a year...never again...
L O L...
WAS A BUCKEYE FOR 52 YEARS..
BORN IN PA.
WILL PASS IN PA.
BUT WHEN I PASS I’LL KEEP MY EYE OUT FOR YOU BUCKEYES..
I’m in Indiana now, and will likely be planted here, LOL.
The rhyme was just something I remembered from my youth.
Good! Boehner needs to GO
You may want to see about sending him new voters instead of money. Withas many times as with voters in his district sent him back to DC, there may have been too much inbreeding and heavy metal poisoning there for any amount of money to overcome.
Doc Thompson interviews this guy extensively and this is linked in the article. He is bright, committed, and willing to stand up and fight.
I know he is active in the Cincinnati Tea Party and the Fredrick Douglass Republican movement.
What I don’t know is a link to his Campaign page. I will reach out and see if this is available yet. He just announced September 30th.
I’ve heard Doc sub in for Glenn and he is funny yet very smart and would be a great guy to replace Sean hannity on the radio.
Almost 4 years of failure to defund Obamacare is proof enough that Boehner has been a failure as the Speaker of the House.
Boehner skated by during this battle ONLY because Reid wanted to shutdown the Government, and couldnt care less about taking Boehner to the cleaners, as usual. Thank you, Senator Reid.
The next battle is what Reid is preparing for: Crushing all Republican opposition to a large increase in the Federal Budget.
Reids plan is to move quickly, (Obama is scandal ridden, and has but 3 years left if he is not Impeached), to enshrine Obamacare as a single payer, Federal Insurance system.
Then Federal Obamacare Insurance premiums can be raised by the IRS anytime the Democrats need to extract more money from the taxpayers.
Thus, Congress would not be involved in this tax money raising scheme.
As for the Republicans, Reid is unconcerned about them, as he has always been able to beat them EVERY TIME.
Well, every time that Boehner has been Speaker of the House.
After nearly 5 years on the job, Sobber of the House Boehner still hasnt figured out that Reid and Obama are permanently emotionally stunted at the 2 to 4 year old, temper tantrum level.
Boehner must be the most stupid man in our sorry Federal Government.
Boehner was led kicking and screaming to not cave-in to Reid. That is to his credit, but just barely.
Boehner was waaaaaaaaaay to timid with 2 year old Reid, and damn near gave up on staying on offense by continually trying to cave in to 2 year old Reid.
Thankfully, Reid wanted this shutdown, convinced Obama to want it too, and avoided the temptation to take Boehner to the cleaners again. Thank you Senator Reid!
Boehner has no ideas left now so he must be replaced ASAP.
This First Reid Shutdown is a blessing in disgust.
Ignore the slings and arrows that the fans of Obamanation hurl at us.
They enjoy making noise and Federal messes, and they are good at it.
We Conservative Republicans have the responsibility of adult leadership to the 53 % of the voters who still pay their Federal Income Taxes. We have a lot of work to do!
The House needs to get rid of Boehner, replace him with a fighter, say Newt or Allen West (the House rules allow members to choose anyone, even non-members to be Speaker).
Then the new Speaker needs to appoint 3 Special Prosecuters : 1.) Benghazi; 2.) IRS; 3.) NSA.
This is a perfect time to clean up the mess that Obama, Reid and Pelosi have made, abolish Obamacare, and start to wean Americans off of the Federal Welfare teat.
Let the fans of Obamanation scream and holler, for that is what they have been doing for the last 5 years. Let them have their brand of hate-filled fun. We have work to do.
It is time for the Republican adults to lead the juvenile RINOs to clean up the dung heap that is truly an Obamanation.
Sometimes one has to work with the crew that one is saddled with.
Damn the Democrats! Full speed ahead!
They said that about Ted Cruz going up against Dewhurst here in TX. True Boner is speaker but never say never..
I’m surprised it took this long.
humm never heard that one in my youth..
but I do remember repeating something about ‘out behind the barn’ while in 4th grade (heard it from my older brother, and I had to repeat it!!!) and mom had to come to school to get me out of trouble..
but really I was a good kid!!! as i lol
Defeatist attitude, bend over and take it like a homo. I would like to send this post to Davy Dew hurst and let him know it was all a mistake.
Howdy freaken Doodie would be better than this pos Boehner.
You don’t have to live there,
Just show up in busses and register on election day and vote often just like obammy’s people
I appreciate the dialogue here—I’m looking forward to earning your support! The website for my campaign is jdwinteregg.com.
In the end, it isn't how much money you've got. It's who has more votes.
Grassroots folks, led by Winteregg and others, have collected up lots and lots of supporters already. They've been at it for many months.
Welcome to FR, JD!
Welcome to FR, JD Winteregg! Looking forward to listening to your interview and taking a look at your website. Best of luck to you in unseating Boehner.
Your website looks great!
Well, you are more than welcome! Sounds like Glenn Beck got 100% behind you today. (not by name) Its going to be interesting.
“In the end, it isn’t how much money you’ve got. It’s who has more votes.
Grassroots folks, led by Winteregg and others, have collected up lots and lots of supporters already. They’ve been at it for many months.”
In case you need to be reminded, Boehner had a primary challenger in 2012. Looks to me like he survived that. Just sayin’.
Thanks to everyone for the welcome! Let’s see if we can’t get Beck behind me 100% with a name...
We in the district (and out) are going to have to be extra diligent in this run—if any of you see anything worth noting news-wise, I’d love it if you’d send it to me at the contact area on my website! I do still work, albeit part-time (something I believe is important to remain faithful to my platform), so I’ll need your help in finding the news!
Things aren’t the same.
Don’t make the mistake of trying to fight the last war.
“Things arent the same.
Dont make the mistake of trying to fight the last war.”
Fair enough. Even though you say “things aren’t the same now” - not really true. He’s as bad as he ever was. Boehner hasn’t changed a bit. But don’t you make the mistake of underestimating the enemy. There’s a reason that turnover in the House and Senate is negligible, very few get upended, and that’s why career politicians exist. The OHIO GOP is in love with RINOs. Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland - all the big cities are run by Democrats now. Wasn’t so a generation ago. That’s why Kasich agreed to ObamaCare setups - shocking TEA Party people nationwide. The Ohio GOP is aware of how un-conservative the state has become, and they’re going to get solidly behind Boehner - which means, expect virulent attacks on anyone who tries to unseat him. Good luck to the challenger. He’ll need it.
As Speaker, Boehner in particular has to be concerned about national issues as well as home district issues, and I am willing to listen to any arguments presented for or against him. As a resident of NE Ohio, I am just happy to no longer be "represented" by Dennis Kucinich...and I would also say that I would not be too harsh on Boehner, seeing as how he has an impossible job right now with an implacable foe in Harry Reid, and a completely intractable Administration to deal with under the "Chosen 0ne" and his legions of regulators and Cabinet appointees (none of which Boehner had anything to do with)...
He does know how "Washington works", which might be crucial to helping the next generation of Tea Party/Libertarian/Republican candidates succeed in breaking through the current Washington system and actually getting things changed.
IMHO, we don't need a new Speaker so much as we need a larger majority in the House, and a gain in the Senate, ideally even the majority, starting with 2014. You can't get blood from a stone, or Harry Reid, or President 0bama.
KUDOS to Mr. Winteregg for holding Boehner's feet to the fire, though...welcome to FR, and best of luck to you! I won't have a vote on this race, but should you win, you will have my heartfelt congratulations and support...I am sure you would be a terrific Ohio Representative!
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