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Boehner facing tea party challenge (Tuesday!!)
daytondailynews.com ^ | 5/3/14 | Jessica Wehrman

Posted on 05/03/2014 3:51:39 PM PDT by cotton1706

WASHINGTON —

After more than two years of trying to accommodate arch conservative lawmakers and organizations in Washington, House Speaker John Boehner appears to have declared his independence.

As he faces a challenge Tuesday from tea party conservatives in the Republican primary, Boehner, R-West Chester Twp., seems to delight in aiming a barb here and a blast there at those who constantly talk about trying to depose him after the November election.

Just last month in a speech in Middletown, Boehner referred to the conservative pressure on House GOP lawmakers to oppose an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. Declaring that “we get elected to make choices,’’ Boehner complained in a mocking tone that many Republicans are saying, “Ohhh, don’t make me do this.’’

Last year as he attempted to nudge House Republicans toward a budget compromise that would cut the deficit by $23 billion, Boehner assailed as “ridiculous” complaints from independent conservative groups such as Heritage Action and Freedom Works before the deal had been made public.

The barbs have hit their mark. Tea party groups have launched multiple “Fire Boehner” websites and one of Boehner’s primary opponents — J.D. Winteregg of Troy — has the backing of the Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC, which has spent more than $300,000 either on pro-Winteregg or anti-Boehner advertisements.

“You can’t swing a dead cat without reading a story about some conservative saying they want to take Boehner out,” said former Republican congressman Steve LaTourette of Bainbridge Twp.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: elections; johnboehner; ohio
“You can’t swing a dead cat without reading a story about some conservative saying they want to take Boehner out,”

Ha!

1 posted on 05/03/2014 3:51:40 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

"After the election, I will have more flexibility, my lord!!!!"

2 posted on 05/03/2014 3:55:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: cotton1706

C’mon Tea Partiers in that District. This is vital. Take Boehner out in the Primary and it will be Titanic. Don’t ... and it will be equally Titanic. They will know they can ignore us. PLEASE VOTE!!


3 posted on 05/03/2014 3:59:05 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: All

Not a chance.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 4:02:46 PM PDT by Owen
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To: RIghtwardHo

A defeated Speaker lame dead duck would be cataclysmic. Suffer it to be so Lord! It’s just this sort of event that is necessary to destroy the establishment. Come on Ohio!


5 posted on 05/03/2014 4:05:01 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: cotton1706
"Let's try a different Boehner, whaddya say?" Your Morning Wood Fairy morning wood fairy photo: Fairy Fairy.gif
6 posted on 05/03/2014 4:05:16 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: RIghtwardHo
PLEASE VOTE!!

Defeating Boner would send such a strong message that the revolution is here. We will reclaim our party and country.

GET OUT THE VOTE!

look what we did here in Oklahoma. We defeated the RINO John Sullivan and elected Jim Bridenstein. It is not hard. Not impossible. Get 5 people to see things our way. Get those 5 to get 5 more. It becomes a Tidal wave.

7 posted on 05/03/2014 4:06:54 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Owen

You say that, but consider: Why did The Speaker suddenly come off the dime and ask for a select committee on Benghazi? Don’t be surprised if after Tuesday he suddenly changes his mind.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 4:09:24 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Diogenesis
Boehner is the caricature of spinelessness and exuberance in giving democrats everything they could possibly want or need.

We need a strong assertive Speaker of the House. John Boehner is not the man for that job.

These are not times for republicans to be reaching across the aisle, acting bipartisan on every issue and attempting to be "centrist" in ideology. The base is conservative and continual attempts by the GOP and RNC to ignore that fact are destroying the party from within. We need a uniter, not a Boehner divider.

9 posted on 05/03/2014 4:11:21 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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10 posted on 05/03/2014 4:13:02 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: HMS Surprise

Amen!!!!!


11 posted on 05/03/2014 4:13:45 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: HMS Surprise

Oh exactly. That Committee will go NOWHERE. It will make some noise, but will be as buffoonish as Issa. This is for show only to save Boehner. Whatever it does will be limited to “echo chamber” chatter.


12 posted on 05/03/2014 4:15:19 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: HMS Surprise
Why did The Speaker suddenly come off the dime and ask for a select committee on Benghazi? Don’t be surprised if after Tuesday he suddenly changes his mind.

I share your concern.

(Think McCain, before-and-after the election, here)

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13 posted on 05/03/2014 4:15:32 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: cotton1706

Unfortunately I do not think it will happen this Tuesday. The slobbering drunk will be his party’s nominee in Nov


14 posted on 05/03/2014 4:18:39 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster
The slobbering drunk will be his party’s nominee in Nov

Then the Tea Party can boycott his election. He can't win in November without the Tea Party and if I were in his district, there is no way I would be casting my vote for him. Better to vote for Mickey Mouse.

If he doesn't get re-elected, then he won't be the speaker and maybe the next one will get the message.

15 posted on 05/03/2014 4:23:02 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: cotton1706

Does Winteregg’s funny ad actually screw up the chances of uniting behind one candidate?

I thought the other challenger was in the lead amongst challengers.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 4:32:15 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: RIghtwardHo

I’m one district over, oh if I could! Please flush this turd!


17 posted on 05/03/2014 4:39:13 PM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: cotton1706

Boo Hoo Boner is not worried. He will have the same election results in his Ohio district that his hero, golfing buddy, and chummy chummy chum, Obamalamadingdong had in certain Cleveland districts in 2012. Guaranteed win for him Tuesday. I think the November boycott is an excellent suggestion. After all, one less RINO will not shift the caucus. Just got to hope Eric Cantor gets the heave ho in Nov. because of a similar well documented and advertised vote boycott.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 4:54:28 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: HMS Surprise
You say that, but consider: Why did The Speaker suddenly come off the dime and ask for a select committee on Benghazi? Don’t be surprised if after Tuesday he suddenly changes his mind.

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Boehner, McCain, Graham, McConnell etal make LUCY 'yanking the football' from a Trusting Charlie Brown look like a Pacifist.

When it looks 'shaky', they toss some 'bait' to us but know one notices it is attached to a boomerang - meant to tease, little else...

Any opponent of Boehner and his cronies should have that photo of him 'caressing' BO made into a T Shirt and GIVE THEM AWAY for people to wear in public.

BTW a 'boomerang' that doesn't come back is just a stick.

19 posted on 05/03/2014 4:55:12 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) --"On occasion, nothing said says a lot more than saying something".)
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To: bonehead4freedom

“I’m one district over...”

Establish a residency there. Rent a storage compartment in that district and send some mail there. That’s what a democrap would do.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 5:15:19 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

It would be really nice to have a conservative in that seat. Although I do have to wonder what kind of damage this guy will do if he looses the primary.


21 posted on 05/03/2014 5:17:14 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: logic101.net

Boner has been a big disappointment to me. I actually thought when he first hit the headlines he might be POTUS material!
However has turned into a skunk! Get the fool outta here!


22 posted on 05/03/2014 5:54:16 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

The very fact that there are at least four challengers in this race to Boehner virtually assures a split vote so Boehner can win.

I strongly suspect the political machine designed a multi-candidate field to ensure Boehner’s victory.


23 posted on 05/03/2014 5:56:52 PM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Owen

Not a chance.

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With three challengers and no run off you are probably correct. One of
the challengers would have to get the vast majority of the opposing votes.


24 posted on 05/03/2014 6:05:52 PM PDT by deport
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To: P-Marlowe

The conservatives in congress need to develop a back bone. Eric Cantor thinks he will be the next repub. leader in the house. Unless the conservatives stand tall and prevent this from happening we will just get more of the same.

Agreed that of he isn’t reelected maybe a message will be sent but I am not convinced the elites will understand it


25 posted on 05/03/2014 7:24:18 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: cotton1706

All that really matters are the voters. Those who care enough to turn out to vote. Hopefully those who supported him in past will just stay home.


26 posted on 05/03/2014 8:12:53 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Anyone who believes the challenger has a chance in this primary is 100% delusional and has no understanding of politics. Actually, I am inclined to think they are low information voters.


27 posted on 05/03/2014 8:20:39 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: P-Marlowe
Your statement is evidence of delusion. I don't disagree with you, but it's not possible to defeat him in a primary or general election - it isn't going to happen.

The best way to defeat him would be to have true leaders in the House make a concerted effort to challenge him as speaker - they need to pick a potential heir and campaign quietly behind the scenes. It will take effort and complete discipline, which is why I don't think it will happen, but it is the only method to defeat our weak Speaker. Then, when a Speaker becomes a former Speaker, they almost always resign (Pelosi is an exception).

The odds of the above scenario happening is almost zero. Other legislators just don't want to expose themselves to retribution if they lose the Speakers vote, so I think you are looking at Boehner being voted as Speaker once again in January 2015.

28 posted on 05/03/2014 8:34:52 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: cotton1706

Does anyone know if there has to be a run-off if no one gets 50% of the vote, or can one win with a plurality?


29 posted on 05/03/2014 9:24:10 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Din Maker; All

Does anyone know if there has to be a run-off if no one gets 50% of the vote, or can one win with a plurality?


30 posted on 05/03/2014 9:24:46 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Din Maker

There are no runoffs in Ohio, plurality wins. Only a few Southern states have runoffs.

Doesn’t really matter in this case, these are not competitive challengers to Boner, he will easily top 50%.

To have a chance at beating him what was needed was ONE well funded candidate.


31 posted on 05/03/2014 10:26:34 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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