Skip to comments.Dick Morris: Boehner Eats His Young With Attacks on Conservatives
Posted on 12/15/2013 2:03:12 PM PST by Hojczyk
The Republican Party has always represented a fusion of two broad groups: those who are driven by ideology and those who grew up in geographic areas that are traditionally Republican and joined the party because it was the obvious way to enter politics.
Call them the Nixon Republicans, these folks live in suburbs or small towns and represent the equivalent of the urban big city machines that spawn and nurture Democrats.
But this party could not get elected. It would not have defeated Jimmy Carter in 1980 or elected Ronald Reagan. It would not have been the vehicle for the Gingrich Revolution of 1994, nor would it have taken the House in 2010.
It required a Reagan, a Newt Gingrich, a Ted Cruz, a Paul Ryan, a Mike Huckabee, or the like to animate it, fill it with ideas and carry it to victory.
For Boehner to cast aside these party enthusiasts and conservative workhorses is shortsighted and ungrateful in the extreme.
The tea party types are amateurs. They are small businesspeople, retired military, doctors and so forth that are professionals in their occupations but amateurs in politics. We need to be patient with their learning curve. They learned a lesson in October when the government shutdown backfired. And they wont make that mistake again. Indeed, their basic acceptance of the Ryan-Murray deal indicates precisely that growth of perspective and maturity.
In this light, the Speakers comments are outrageous and cast real doubt on his ability to lead the House in the future.
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Uh Oh... Karl Rove won’t like this.
Morris is mostly wrong in his public statements, but this time, he is right. BONER is a moron RINO with mental problems that is giving away America for his own gains.
Not a profound statement, but he should be history when his election comes around.
I do take Moris with a large grain of salt. From time to time he gets it fairly right. It’s just that you can’t recommend his views to anyone, because he’s more likely to spout something entirely wrong and misleading on a regular basis.
"A picture is worth ten thousand words.."
Bonehead has a wrll known drinking oroblem !
And a total K street whore !
He has the largest number of former aides that head various K street crony capitalist scams in DC .
We are in deep trouble with this souless drunk in charge!
Congress has become a cesspool of liars, thieves, inside traders, traitors, drunks, criminals, and other low level swine who will do and say anything in order to be continually re-elected.
It’s time that we, the American voter, cleaned house starting with Mr. Boner.
I remember when I started calling him Boner, seems like forever ago, other freepers told me to stop it. lol. Now everyone is doing it.
Morris got part right and part wrong.
He is right about Boehner being a Moron. He is wrong about the Tea party learning a lesson in the October shutdown.
The shutdown was a win in a way, Cruz and the party were willing to settle for a one year suspension of Obamacare.
We didn’t get it so Obamacare came on, then Obama had to suspend it. Now the Democrats own it Lock, Stock, and Barrel. Let them eat it.
If Morris thinks the Tea party has accepted Ryan -Murray he is full of sh*t.
He is right about Boehner being a Moron, but Boehner has a ton of GOP e’ers who share that title with him.
Can someone tell me what this means: “the shutdown backfired.”
From my observation of political reporting, the theme was “the shutdown was the Republicans’ fault.” But if breathing was the only crime that could be pinned on Republicans, they would be accused of breathing.
What exactly are Republicans accused of hurting by the govt “shutdown?”
Represents a cooption by the GOPe.
Where’s the research on first use?
Hey Boner! What if they gave a Government shutdown and nobody cared?
Bonehead fails to realize he would not be speaker except for the 2010 Tea Party managing to win a majority of House seats.
Bonehead fails to realize he would not be speaker except for the 2012 Tea Party who decided not to unseat him as speaker.
Bonehead OWES the Tea Party, big time!
Boehner is a schmoozer, a boozer, a loser. He is destroying the Republican party.
I supported Boner till he began attacking conservatives. He would get more support from us if he would use his wrath on liberals like Pilousy and dirty Harry. Who would like to replace him? Those attackin conservatives should either shut up or face the consequences. Unions replace elected officials who attack them. Why can’t the Tra party do likewise?
I lost any respect for him at the “long-ago” debt ceiling deal that led to sequester.
I’ve never liked Boehner. He’s a strange, overly emotional man who is not conservative.
It’s nothing more than a mediacrat fairytale.
Truly a “country club” Republican.
Unfortunately that’s the norm these days.
“Ive never liked Boehner”
He’s a Godsend compared to Pelosi as Speaker.
well, at least one sane Freeper left!! You jerks that get off dancing on the grave of the Tea Party are going to get some surprises.
“Truly a country club Republican.”
At least he came up the hard way. Large family without wealth, family business success with hard work.
Hey isn’t that the American Way? AND he remembers his roots and hard way up the ladder, even gets sentimental about it.
Can do better for Speaker? Could do a LOT WORSE. And Pelosi WAS.
They’re worried about getting blacks and hispanics into the party?
They’re going to have trouble getting young people into the party. If will die from the top.
Certainly much better that Pelosi.
And much worse than what we really need.
why not simply do BETTER? How about someone from SC?
Two of these things are not like the others.
Most of us would think that the election of 2010 would have never spawned a Boehner. Egads, we have to plan better.
He’s more than a disappointment. He has betrayed us.
Who says the govt shutdown failed? Where’s the proof?
If it went longer the numbers for Obamacare would be falling faster.
Pray America is Waking
He’s supposed to be conservative. Pelosi is a democrat. I expect less than nothing from her.
And you can see what will happen.
He’ll get taken out in the primary by somebody who will be shredded by the MSM and a Dem gets the seat.
“Certainly much better that Pelosi.
And much worse than what we really need.”
In the mean time, I pray that he receives the best guidance from above and from his peers and constituents; and the courage of his convictions and those of his constituents who have indeed strengthened him in the shutdown battle etc.; and the same for a more conservative Speaker who would replace him.
And in the mean time, he is as far as I can tell a humble and decent, if flawed, human being; which is why he gets teary some times. My father was a very decent, very saintly, humble and manly man, and he got teary-eyed sometimes over something that meant a lot to him, and that is nothing to be made fun of!! But to be admired! Such a man as he could have the courage of his convictions enough to tear up over them. Not a flaw. Speaking here of my Dad.
I just dislike so much, ad hominem attacks! That is the cowardly and intellectually vacuous tactic of the Left! for crying out loud!
When we have the Speakership! for crying outloud!! build the guy up with prayers and advice! NOT ad hominem attacks, not for goodness’ sakes, making FUN of the guy! Give him strength! do not cut him down for his weaknesses!
And if there is a better conservative Speaker in the wings, OK, all for it! Let’s not weaken the one and only Republican Speaker we have, with back-biting. And uncharitable assaults.
just saying! ; )
God Help Us! Our Country! Our Speaker, among many others.
"Hes a Godsend compared to Pelosi as Speaker."I'm in complete agreement with your reply here. He is certainly not everyone's dream of the perfect speaker, but it bears considering exactly what can realistically be accomplished with Harry Reid leading the Senate, and Obama/Biden (not Romney/Ryan) ruling from the White House, assisted by their cabinet and agency appointees who love rule-making more than anything.
I just can't wait to see what happens next time there's an issue before the DC Court of Appeals, now that we have the new judges there that they didn't want or need, thanks to Harry's "nuclear option".
We had better put differences aside, keep the House, and take back the Senate next Fall, or we will be in even more of a world of hurt, IMHO.
“Hes supposed to be conservative. Pelosi is a democrat. I expect less than nothing from her.”
So Gott sei Dank we have Boehner rather than Pelosi now! And if a better candidate arises for the Speakership, Heaven Help him or her as well.
Thanks for saying that. While he is a moron, compared to Pelosi, its like night and day.
I agree with your comments. In particular, Boehner has a lot of company, and the worst of it is in W., D. C.
They are going to have a hell of a time keeping people like me, a de-facto republican only because they are usually the better choice. For instance, this time Cornyn has a primary challenger (Steve Stockman, who sounds GREAT). I am sure that there other similar situations all over the country.
As for Boehner needing to leave his position as Speaker of the House, yes, that is necessary. It is not just that he has been ineffectual but he is attacking the dominant force in his own party. That is foolish and absolutely intolerable in a party leader. He stands to weaken fundraising and votes in one of the most favorable election seasons of this century. He is a danger to his own party and he is not alone. I occasionally try to figure out what these “leaders” are thinking and I can only suggest that they are driven by information from the DC media, demographic-based surveys (they measure inaccurate and unreliable independent variables, demographics, by the way), and consultants who have conflicts of interest. Those three sources together may seem compelling, until you get out past the edge of the city—then the world looks different.
As far as the Tea Party becoming more mature by recognizing that the shut down was a mistake, Morris is maligning the Tea Party. The Tea Party people did not shut down the government. Morris is supporting the leftist media narrative in stating so and thus weakening his position. That kind of thinking is a loser’s way of thinking. If the Dems can tout OWS in a favorable way and not feel a need to suggest that OWS members are getting more mature then sure as heck the R party need not criticize Tea Party people.
Of course, Tea Party people don’t need Morris’s approval.
Boehner and his colleagues are a serious threat to not only the R party but the nation’s government.
Better is OK. Just not lets us not destroy the Speaker we have now.
Name-calling and ad hominem attacks are of the leftists. We can do better than that.
Disagree on policy and let him know through his phone and email and etc. I do and will.
Do not attack the person. That is cowardly. And not charitable. ; )
I don’t know what will happen. All I know is that he is not conservative.
In Ohio news (Boehner's home state), gubernatorial Democrat candidate Ed FitzGerald (Cuyahoga County Executive) is the only serious contender v. Kasich so far, and he's already made the huge gaff of selecting Lt. Governor who withdrew from the race...but there's plenty of time for him to choose another "ticket balancer" (minority, south Ohio) running mate.
The point? If Kasich is not conservative enough for the conservatives, and gets primaried (?), or conservative votes are split with a Libertarian candidate, FitzGerald could easily end up being elected Governor of Ohio, which would be an unmitigated disaster. FG is the most ambitious, callow, and clueless "executive" you could imagine. Just saying.
“exactly what can realistically be accomplished with Harry Reid leading the Senate, and Obama/Biden (not Romney/Ryan) ruling from the White House, assisted by their cabinet and agency appointees who love rule-making more than anything.”
Exactly! Leadership is an art, not a science, and we are in uncharted territory. The events since the shut-down and o care rollout have been unexpected and unprecedented. No one can be expected to both adhere to the most purist of conservative policies, which we expect, AND win the political battles, which we ALSO expect!
Heaven Help Us and our leadership! We have had a decent showing . . . not ideal, not earth-shattering, not 0 repeal, but the groundwork has also been set.
I know I couldn’t have finessed it all any better. Go Cruz and etc. BTW!
“compared to Pelosi, its like night and day”
and the wicked witch is just itching to get back in power
so . . . vote in the primaries for your best candidate
but vote in the general election for the Republican caucus, even if you feel you have to hold your nose
because Pelosi and her lock-step caucus are FAR FAR worse, and would just love backbiting and infighting and purist voting to pave the way for her gleeful gavel pounding again. HEAVEN HELP US!
I know you are referring to Washington DC...but "the city" applies in many states...take a look at "red state/blue state" maps, county by county, district by district...and you'll know why Ohio voted to re-elect Obama (sickeningly)...and why national Representatives and Senators elect to "represent" their districts and states, and why the Tea Party and conservative voters are strong, but not yet enough of a majority.
Operative word: city
You mean that it's not?
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