Skip to comments.Boehner Posts Easy Victory in Ohio GOP Primary
Posted on 05/06/2014 7:21:11 PM PDT by bimboeruption
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) coasted to a primary election victory Tuesday over tea party-aligned challenger J.D. Winteregg and two other opponents.
The Associated Press declared Mr. Boehner the primary victor with about 8,600 votes cast about 6% of precincts reporting.
Mr. Winteregg, a high school teacher who raised less than $50,000, represented Mr. Boehners most robust primary challenge in years, prompting the speaker to air television ads for himself. Mr. Wintereggs campaign was aided by $350,000 in third-party spending, but it was hardly enough to give the speaker a scare.
Democrats Tom Poetter and Matthew Guyette are competing for nomination to face Mr. Boehner in the November general election.
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Haven't you had enough corruption? You people are an embarrassment to the rest of us Buckeyes.
Aw hell! Rove and his buddies need to really break out the champagne now
They said only 6% of precincts reporting. How in blazes can you call an election that early?
I feel the same as you.
Well, that’s really too bad. If you vote for John Boehner you really do get the government you deserve.
So why do they declare it such an easy win without including any percentages in the article... not even unofficial totals?
Right...and we need to bring out the puke bags and pitchforks.
What total idiots!
Ohio is full of idiots who keep voting for RINO after RINO. The Governor, Lt, Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General (remember that whiny, little twerp who used to be our Senator...Mike DeWine?), Treasurer...ALL RINOs.
Too many people vote with little thought other than ticking the familiar name. Hopefully, Bonehead will have a lot tougher go if he seeks reelection to speaker.
The entrenched interests are too well dug in and financed, and I guess people aren't hurting enough to take a good hard look at the two card monte scam the politicians of both parties are running on them.
I'm not quite sure how much more it will take to wake people up. Maybe they can't be.
Absolutely...but it’s tragic that we have to suffer the consequences of other people’s stupidity.
Democrats who vote Democrat know exactly what they're voting for.
For Republicans who vote Republican, it's a total crap shoot.
“Ohio is full of idiots who keep voting for RINO”
FR has its own group of RINO supporters. If they’re here, its clear we are outnumbered by the Juan McShame’s of the world.
Yep, I’ve noticed that over the years, the amount of “moderate” posters has increased on this site.
What a shame.
Notice that they’re not reluctant RINOs. They are willing to compromise with the left BEFORE any negotiations even begin. Start out from a compromised position, and then compromise more when negotiation gets serious. Where does that end up?
Right here, where we are now.
further evidence to fuel my paranoia about election fraud
Because it’s a blowout. Boehner got about 75% of the vote.
Well, I’ll keep flying the flag for conservatism. Maybe we can wake these people up.
maybe the drunken lush will fall down the stairs and break his neck.
I still think his opponent’s viagra satire ad was funny.
I couldn’t agree more. Same with Senate races.
We’ve got a long and bumpy road ahead of us...but we can NEVER give up.
There’s virtually zero chance of beating a sitting Speaker in primary. It would be nice in this case, but I would guess it’s never happened.
I do agree with you. It looks like this primary season is going to be mostly a bust. The money interests are dumping major money into primaries to protect the favored ones. We should pick up a good one in Nebraska with Sasse, who’s a really good quality candidate. We have not seen very many super high quality candidates this round, and too few who raised the funds needed. Bannon looked like a possibility in NC, but he never got into the needed groove. I was hopeful there with the open seat. Bevin is a great candidate, but is up against too much this cycle against a sitting party leader.
Yup. You think the Republican Oligarchy will fight voter fraud if they are included in the game?
Pray his days as speaker are coming to an end.
Perhaps Conservatives should give this Boehner the treatment John Warner and Richard Lugar is giving the Conservatives...endorse the democrat. Its not like Boehner is advancing Conservative policies.
I think that was the general election in November, could be wrong.
The difference is that the frog-eating surrender sissy really had something to cry about.
Proof positive that lesser evil voting is the mindset of morons. He had challengers, including a Freeper and people chose him again.
After all this crying, avoiding the oath of office, demanding amnesty and the rest, people went to a PRIMARY and reelected him.
America deserves what it gets. I am sorry that a handful of us still married to the idea of principle will suffer with the rest, but it deserves what it just did to itself.
Excuse. You specified “primary”.
What you said. How ANYONE could vote for the Weeper Clown, or ANY of the entrenched, career politician RINO’s, is beyond me.
Oh oh. I guess he can go ahead and pass his amnesty BS for the Mexican government now. I’ll bet the boys are partying hardy tonight in Mexico City. They just unloaded all of their poverty on America.
I was sneaky! It’s not easy to pickoff top leadership at anytime, but especially in the primary. Too many allies, money, etc. the power to bring home tax money, too. A candidate would have to really screw up with all those factors. It’s darn near impossible in the fall, and I would say we will never see it in a primary.
We dont need more House Republicans. We need them to be scared at any time they could lose.
The results were known before the first vote was cast. The people don’t elect anyone. They’re selected by the powers that be. They love to get the people all upset and excited. That tells them the voters are still buying into their tricks. I got suckered back into it during the 2000 recount. It won’t happen again.
I fear it’s too late to stop the juggernaut that’s taken over this country and the world.
Eats Shoots and Leaves
Most arrived on FR in early 2000 as Bush supporters. Some of us here before then remember Freepers who were afterward forced out because they wouldn't drink the Bush Kool Aide. Bush like his dad was a NWO Globalist and a United States Chamber of Commerce Shill of which the Bush Family had very close ties. GW Bush has the unprecedented distinction though of being a GOP POTUS with a two house majority that did the DEM's work for them. We have Obama thanks mainly to the GOP House and Senate and Obama has expanded powers thanks to them as well.
Between Bush and his buddy Rove supporting "Long Time Family Friend"'s AKA RINO's and if they lost in the primaries then abandoning the winning Conservatives, the GOP-E Take Over by the likes of John Boehner which started in 1996 was completed. It was Boehner who was one of the ones behind the GOP-E Takeover of the GOP including forcing Newt out. Look up Bill Paxon former Congressman from NY and his ties to it as well.
Make no mistake about it the GOP-E which Rove is organizing funding for is not a friend of Conservatism. Worse the Conservatives do not have a serious Cable TV News Network to get out their message and no FOX News in not in any way shape of form pro-Conservative.
That post is dead on.
These were not serious challengers (and there were THREE of them, including one who dropped out but who’s named stayed on the ballot). If you expected Boner to lose or for it to even be close then you were not realistically following the race.
To have a realistic chance at beating him what was needed was ONE, WELL FUNDED challenger, not a trio of nobodies.
Too bad. I wonder if this seat is losable.
GW Bush has the unprecedented distinction though of being a GOP POTUS with a two house majority ...
I agree most of your posting, with the exception of what you stated above.
Dubya only had a GOP House and Senate his first six years. The last two years of his term, all of Congress was controlled by the Rats and his hands were essentially tied behind his back.
Don’t misunderstand me; I couldn’t stand 43’s squishy policies (like pushing shamnesty in 2006-07). However, he did respect our military personnel and didn’t take crap off of foreign nations that threatened the US.
I agree about the foreign relations. Foreign leaders knew what they were getting with him. Putin would never try this stuff under Bush. At least that is my fond memory of the time.
There is a radio host in Denver - Mike Rosen - who insists “party trumps person.” That you have to vote for the most likely Republican to win regardless if they really support Republican values. Because they will do less harm than a Democrat.
But... this household has decided no more. We will spend prayerful consideration of candidates and vote for the candidate who most represents the Constitution and would protect our freedoms.
Voting for the “Republican” has burned us for far too long.
You go to war for unconditional victory ASAP at minimal cost in lives and money to your own nation not the enemies. Go in, destroy quickly to point of threat elimination and unconditional surrender or otherwise unconditional destruction of the enemy nation. By night two Bagdad BOB's ability to go on air in any capacity should have been eliminated.
His downfall was he became obsessed with TRADE even dragging the W.O.T. into trying to give his beloved China MFNTS. BTW China did what to us his first few weeks as POTUS? And where was Uncle Prescott?
As for our military? He might have respected them but that respect did not turn into HELP for them in the way of much needed increases in Active Duty End Troop Strengths. He missed the Golden Opportunity to rebuild a military both his dad, Clinton, along with a two house GOP Majority helped to defund and decrease to a point of 4-5 deployments per almost unending enlistment obligations.
9/11 was the golden chance to say hey our nations defenses were down due to cuts. WE WERE DEPENDENT UPON FOREIGN MILITARU AID after that attack. What did he doo about that? NOTHING! He took us to war with a peace time military level ad never increased or rather asked for the needed significant increase in Active Duty Military End Troop Strengths. But perhaps the most revealing about his lack of military policies was the selection of two Sec of Defense neither of which should have ever gotten the job.
If Bush loved our military then why were our troops facing Court Martials based on the accusations of the enemies? Remember the Court Martials? Remember what Rummy did? neither do I because he did nothing. Most forget that Rummy was one of the reasons the military began the decline known as The Hollow Carter Military.