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‘Tea’ Cools, and House Speaker Boehner Is Back to Making Deals
McClatchy ^ | Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | David Lightman

Posted on 02/04/2014 7:18:08 AM PST by kristinn

House Speaker John Boehner is making deals again.

After three years of taking tough stands pushed by no-compromise tea party types _ positions that ultimately led to last fall’s partial government shutdown _ he’s returned to his roots as a conservative consensus-builder, and suddenly the House of Representatives is passing major bipartisan legislation.

He remains on fragile ground. The Republicans he leads in the House are still fractured over some of the day’s biggest issues, notably immigration and federal spending. But he’s returning to his roots as a dealmaker, and the result is a House that’s moving toward compromise, and action.

Since December, Boehner has pushed through budget deals crafted with Democratic support. He’s moved compromise legislation on farm policy. He’s led the effort to write immigration principles that include a path to legal status for those who are already in the country illegally.

Whether the 64-year-old Ohio Republican, now in his fourth year as speaker, continues to build on his newfound stature as the great compromiser might determine how his party fares in Congress and in November’s congressional elections. Also to be determined is how history regards Boehner.

“For years, he gave his caucus veto power over deals he could negotiate,” said Darrell West, the director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution, a research group. “The result was that he couldn’t cut any deals. “

In his new role as compromiser, “It creates problems with his caucus,” West said, “but it strengthens him as speaker.”

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; fireboehner; johnboehner; teaparty

1 posted on 02/04/2014 7:18:08 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

The liberal press cheering the RINOs on..........


2 posted on 02/04/2014 7:22:40 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: kristinn

“compromise”+caving to Democrats. When have Democrats ever compromised with Republicans?


3 posted on 02/04/2014 7:24:47 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: kristinn

SMOKE THEIR PHONE LINES!

Both their DC *and* their district lines.Tell them that the contributions *stop* the day amnesty passes and that you'll make it a point to be busy on 11/4.

4 posted on 02/04/2014 7:28:36 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: txrefugee

Never.

They don’t need to compromise since the RATs know that the RINOs will cave at the snap of the fingers.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 7:29:41 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: kristinn
After three years of taking tough stands ..


             

6 posted on 02/04/2014 7:30:41 AM PST by tomkat (where's door #4, Monty ?)
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To: All
*snickering*..what overpowering stench! ..absolutely retching!
there is no journalistic integrity/freedom there, DNC/RNC/GOPe talking points

7 posted on 02/04/2014 7:31:01 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: kristinn

Yay! Boehner is bending over and waiting for the consensus stick to be rammed up his bum! Yay!

Finally a conservative consensus builder who is compromised ...er...compromising...er...oh never mind.

Yay for Boneher!


8 posted on 02/04/2014 7:31:17 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: tomkat
yah, need a bigger gifs *grin*
..no need to reply

9 posted on 02/04/2014 7:36:27 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: tomkat

After three years of taking tough stands...


You’d think they could leave his drinking out of this...


10 posted on 02/04/2014 7:38:03 AM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: kristinn

Can I barf now?


11 posted on 02/04/2014 7:39:24 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy
<snort>
12 posted on 02/04/2014 7:39:59 AM PST by tomkat (it's likely behind door #4, Monty)
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To: kristinn

I love how they keep telling us how we are getting less popular with ourselves.

All the while the media viewership is plummeting


13 posted on 02/04/2014 7:41:58 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: kristinn
When we (finally) take to the streets will they still say the TEA Party is in decline? KievProtests2014Ukraine photo kyiv-protestsyy_zpse94ab15c.jpg Protests2014_Kiev_Ukraine photo kiev-protests_zps4cb08aaf.jpg LibertyLeadingHerPeople photo Pillar10-History-French-Revolution-.jpg RevolutionLadies photo MinuteWomenR.jpg
14 posted on 02/04/2014 7:42:21 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: kristinn

Scorched Earth Time.

I think we need to consider two avenues of action.

1) a Leftist-style BOYCOTT of ALL businesses giving substantial support to the Chamber of Commerce.

2) A petition to PLEDGE that if there are any shenanigans, you will cast your vote for the DEMOCRAT in November, for the SOLE PURPOSE of PUNISHING the GOPe.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 7:44:53 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

In many ways a democrat *is* preferable to a GOPe RINO turncoat. The enemy behind you is worse than the enemy in front of you.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 7:49:54 AM PST by turducken
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To: kristinn

After a full five years of Obamanation, it is time to stop using the following “surprise” words when describing Obama’s words, actions and inactions:
* Beyond Belief
* Unbelievable
* Surprising
* Incredible
* Astounding
* Shocking
* Unexpected
* Unprecedented
* Obama can’t do that
* Obama is oblivious to critics
* Obama is unaware of facts
* Obama ignores the Constitution

We know that Obama always does the opposite of what he says that he is going to do.

We know that Obama always states a lie at the start of each paragraph of a speech or comment.

We know that thanks to gullible RINOs Boehner and McConnell, Obama has been very successful in “Fundamentally transforming the United States of America” into a Neo-Communist Nation.

To continue to be “surprised” at what Commie Obama does and doesn’t do is to prove to ourselves that we are gullible, low information voters that haven’t learned a damn thing about the evils of the very predictable Communist Obamanation that has been killing our Republic for the last 5 Years.

Call Obama a lier when he lies, and hold Obama accountable for all of his words, actions and inactions.


17 posted on 02/04/2014 7:55:19 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: kristinn
“It creates problems with his caucus,” West said, “but it strengthens him as speaker.”

So why have a GOP Speaker of the House and GOP control over the House? The GOP caucus made Boehner the Speaker. His first obligation is to them.

Deals are supposed to be win-win solutions for both parties. Instead, we have the GOP's acceptance of the Soviet model (read Dems) of deal-making: "What's mine is mine, what's yours is negotiable."

Can anyone imagine a similar article about Harry Reid who recently invoked the nuclear option?

18 posted on 02/04/2014 7:56:43 AM PST by kabar
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To: Graewoulf

“...Obama has been very successful in “Fundamentally transforming the United States of America” into a Neo-Communist Nation...”

But...but...Bill O’Reilly sez the Right is silly in such criticism of Obambi because the prez is a basically honest guy who wants to help America.


19 posted on 02/04/2014 8:01:37 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
SMOKE THEIR PHONE LINES!

House GOP Leadership Contacts:

Boehner: 202-225-6205
McCarthy: 202-225-2915
Cantor: 202-225-2815
Ryan: 202-225-3031

20 posted on 02/04/2014 8:01:58 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: kabar
Support Eric Gurr to oust John Boehner in OH-8

Also, press your Representative to NOT support Boehner for Speaker - or Cantor, either!

And here's a few others, too:

Support Katrina Pierson to oust Pete (NOT Jeff) Sessions in TX-32

Support Bryan Smith to oust Mike Simpson in ID-2

Support David Hale to oust Adam Kinzinger in IL-16

21 posted on 02/04/2014 8:04:03 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Just got off the phone with Boehner's DC office.The woman I talked to didn't seem to be thrilled to hear from me.I told her...and I remember my exact words (from 5 minutes ago)..."could you tell Speaker Boehner that if anything remotely resembling amnesty passes all contributions to the Party and individual candidates will stop and that,for the first time since I first became eligible to vote,I will make it a point to be busy on election day this November".

From her "thank you" and *click*.

22 posted on 02/04/2014 8:07:02 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Billy-O is a Loyalist:
Loyal to the GOP-E,
Loyal to Obama,
And Loyal to Hillary.

Billy-O stands for nothing,
And so falls for anything.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 8:08:27 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: txrefugee

They don’t. Compromise is a one way street with Rats because they know they don’t have to with so many RINOs in the House and Senate.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 8:10:38 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Support Dave Brat for Congress in VA-7 to oust Eric Cantor
25 posted on 02/04/2014 8:19:00 AM PST by kabar
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To: kabar
Support Dave Brat for Congress in VA-7 to oust Eric Cantor

Thanks. I've added Dave Brat to my list. He looks pretty good. Here's more:

Eric Cantor’s Challenger from the Right

I can't find anything on him vis-a-vis immigration. Have you got anything?

26 posted on 02/04/2014 8:36:27 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Paine in the Neck
I am trying to arrange a meeting with him to talk about immigration. He talks a good game. I want to help him to go against Cantor on the issue.

Whenever someone tells you that we need to pass amnesty because “it’s the right thing to do” and because there “are no people to fill jobs”, it demands a look-see to see what’s behind that crap sandwich. In Cantor’s case, a look-see will turn up this.

"Whether it’s the DREAM Act or Cantor’s re-named version of it - the KIDS Act – it’s back door amnesty. We already have an immigration system in place, it’s just not enforced. We already have a pathway to citizenship, or else 757,000 new citizens wouldn’t have been naturalized in 2012 alone. We already have plenty of workers, and not enough jobs, which is why the US is facing a crisis of unemployed workers, disability payments and demands to extend unemployment benefits just this-one-more-time-please-until the economy recovers, which it won’t, under the current regime."

27 posted on 02/04/2014 9:44:40 AM PST by kabar
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To: kabar
Tell him we need to reverse the magnet that draws the illegals here in the first place. See what his reaction to this is:

  1. secure the border in a transparently verifiable way;
  2. end the anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment;
  3. enforce eVerify without exception and with severe penalties;
  4. no government benefits beyond critical emergency care (and that ought to be billed back to the Mexican government); and
  5. NO "Path to Citizenship" - ever - for anyone who has entered the US illegally.

28 posted on 02/04/2014 9:52:46 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Paine in the Neck
I have been working on the issue for 7 years. I lobby on the Hill and in Richmond on the immigration issue. I am also part of a grassroots immigration organization. I have briefed Cantor and George Allen on immigration one on one.

Thanks for your suggestions. They are just the tip of the iceberg on what needs to be done. The problem is that there are not enough Congressmen who feel like we do. The influence of the corporate paymasters should not be underestimated.

29 posted on 02/04/2014 1:32:19 PM PST by kabar
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