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Boehner: No difference in beliefs between GOP and tea partiers (huh?)
The Hill ^ | 2/4/10 | Michael Obrien

Posted on 02/04/2010 5:03:17 PM PST by pissant

There aren't any major differences in beliefs between "Tea Party" activists and the Republican Party, the top House Republican said Thursday.

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the GOP and the groups conservative activists across the country are indistinguishable when it comes to policy.

"There really is no difference between what Republicans believe in and what the tea party activists believe in," Boehner said during an appearance on the conservative Mike Gallagher's radio show.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: boehner; ohio; rinoparty; rinos; stupidparty; teaparty
Whoa Nelly.

Who was it pushing the crap sandwich called TARP when Americans were screaming at the top of their lungs to sh*tcan it? Answer: it included Boehner/Cantor/McConnell

Who was it that tried to push Amnesty down America's throat? Just the dems?

Who was it that hasn't lifted one finger in 25 years to kill off ANY federal department, agency, or bureaucracy? Just the Dems?

Who was it that helped pass on a dumb as a brick, leftist "wise latina" to the SCOTUS for life.

Who was it that spent so much damn money and couldn't articulate a reason for existing that the American people elected democrats to replace them in Congress?

Who was it, tooth fairies, that decided to support and nominate a walking RINO cadaver for the GOP ticket?

1 posted on 02/04/2010 5:03:17 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs

Boehner once again proves that he has the IQ of a Pop-Tart.


2 posted on 02/04/2010 5:04:50 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: pissant

Just vote them OUT!

Rebellion is brewing!!


3 posted on 02/04/2010 5:06:17 PM PST by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: rabscuttle385

4 posted on 02/04/2010 5:07:08 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: pissant
There really is no difference between what Republicans believe in and what the tea party activists believe in,”

I can think of plenty of differences.
Does the name “Scozzafava” ring a bell, Mister Boehner?

5 posted on 02/04/2010 5:08:24 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: pissant

“Whoa Nelly.
Who was it pushing the crap sandwich called TARP when Americans were screaming at the top of their lungs to sh*tcan it? Answer: it included Boehner/Cantor/McConnell

Who was it that tried to push Amnesty down America’s throat? Just the dems?

Who was it that hasn’t lifted one finger in 25 years to kill off ANY federal department, agency, or bureaucracy? Just the Dems?

Who was it that helped pass on a dumb as a brick, leftist “wise latina” to the SCOTUS for life.

Who was it that spent so much damn money and couldn’t articulate a reason for existing that the American people elected democrats to replace them in Congress?

Who was it, tooth fairies, that decided to support and nominate a walking RINO cadaver for the GOP ticket?”

Add to that:
Have the Republicans cut back on state and federal worker pensions?

Have the Republicans cut back on welfare and gone after welfare fraud?


6 posted on 02/04/2010 5:09:20 PM PST by doc
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To: pissant
GOP hitching a ride? No way--- make 'em pay for the tickets first!


7 posted on 02/04/2010 5:09:52 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: pissant

Whatever he’s smoking certainly must be illegal!


8 posted on 02/04/2010 5:13:18 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: pissant

Tea Party: Constituional rhetoric ——> direct action without compromise.

Republicans: Constitutional rhetoric ——> generally compromise with Democrats.

Conclusion: If you were offered you a strawberry sundae with just a little bit of dog sh*t in it, would you take a nice big spoonful?


9 posted on 02/04/2010 5:14:36 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: tflabo
Boehner may be a lot dumber than I thought.
TWB
10 posted on 02/04/2010 5:16:22 PM PST by TWhiteBear (Islam is an ideology with several elements of Judeo Christian traditions)
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To: rabscuttle385
Boehner once again proves that he has the IQ of a Pop-Tart.

"MUST we be insulting?!?!?"
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11 posted on 02/04/2010 5:23:02 PM PST by mkjessup
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To: TWhiteBear

Boehner’s not dumb—he’s conniving and corrupt.


12 posted on 02/04/2010 5:46:15 PM PST by ellery (It's a free country.)
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To: pissant

A worthy recipient of the famous......


13 posted on 02/04/2010 5:56:31 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: rabscuttle385

No, Boehner is absolutely right. Why, our party platform in Texas is very “Tea Partyish”, it’s just that our Rs in Texas simply don’t realize that their professed beliefs and their actions need to be consistent. The same thing is true at the national level.

John, get back to us when you and the slack jawed, mouth-breathing R’s in DC learn to connect their alleged beliefs and their actions. ;-)


14 posted on 02/04/2010 6:08:36 PM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: pissant
This is what some do not understand at all about the republican party. By nature it's conservative. Boehner is correct. What you are referring to is a person or persons, not a platform. You people better understand this is about voting and electing people who are steadfast in advancing the conservative agenda, not some bozo moderate who understands what it is, but is too cowardly to make real progress.

The tea party doesn't have a corner market on the conservative agenda, because it's born out of the conservative republican side.

15 posted on 02/04/2010 6:15:56 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: pissant
Technically, he's right - Republicans are supposed to be conservative, according to the platform.

The problem is there are a lot of elected Republicans who don't even pretend to be conservative, and a lot who do pretend to be conservative, and a minority who actually are conservative.

16 posted on 02/04/2010 6:35:33 PM PST by Crichton
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To: pissant

Boehner is 100% right.

There is no difference between what the Tea Party believes and what the Republican party say they believe.

But when the rubber hits the road and it’s time to push conservativsm, negotiate a bill and vote...that’s where we Tea Partiers often part ways with Boehner.


17 posted on 02/04/2010 6:35:57 PM PST by Personal Responsibility ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: pissant

I get a chill when Boehner’s name comes up as the next Speaker of the House........sheesh!


18 posted on 02/04/2010 6:57:03 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: pissant

Only a lib would see no difference between the two....


19 posted on 02/04/2010 7:01:02 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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A Tea Partier is running for NY governor. Gubernatorial Candidate Challenges New York Establishment http://groundreport.com/articles.php?id=2917009


20 posted on 02/04/2010 7:16:47 PM PST by lpnykahuna
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To: pissant

WELL SAID Pissant... well said...

Leaders of the establishment Republican Party are trying to co-opt the Tea Party movement... just try to sound like the real people... don’t be like them - just sound like them..

There is hope that the aloof, elitist Republican Establishment will at least by osmosis - finally get it... but it is only a ‘maybe’...


21 posted on 02/04/2010 7:23:28 PM PST by ICCtheWay
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To: rabscuttle385

There you go -—offending pop-tarts!


22 posted on 02/04/2010 7:50:35 PM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: pissant
Outstanding!

OTOH, who are part of the super bowl halftime show...

23 posted on 02/04/2010 8:02:23 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: pissant
Huh?

I would not trust JB to watch my dog. The guy gives me the creeps.

24 posted on 02/04/2010 8:06:27 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue for as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: pissant
Now wait a minute everyone perhaps we have a chance to be heard? Afterall it was here and other places where we spoke up asking why Brown wasn't seated already and *bling* he's seated today.A week late but better than next week! Perhaps they are finally listening to us? I'm very upset from their past actions but am willing to work with them if they listen to me now.I want all bills that increase the size of the debt/budget/government blocked from here on.Own the "party of no" label, fight it by using *if party of no means....fill it in with why you are against something....talk to the people.Rail against the mamouth size of the government!
25 posted on 02/04/2010 8:10:47 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: pissant
Shameless attempt by an obsolete 1900's politician to co-opt a true grass roots movement. Pathetic fail. Nobody is fooled. We got fooled to our fill by the last twenty years of GOP fecklessness and corruption. Tell ya what John--go tell it to Newt and GW. We got better things to do. Oh, and good luck on your next career, whatever it is.
26 posted on 02/04/2010 8:11:16 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: WorkingClassFilth
That is a perfect analogy to the sick reality of party politics.
27 posted on 02/04/2010 8:13:50 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: PghBaldy

If one looks at the record from 1988-2008, none of the Republican Presidential candidates were/are conservative. NONE.


28 posted on 02/04/2010 9:53:27 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: pissant

Enough with the third party crap.


29 posted on 02/04/2010 10:49:43 PM PST by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: Terpfen

Enough of the idiots telling independents they must join the GOP. Make them earn it.


30 posted on 02/04/2010 10:53:09 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

“There aren’t any major differences in beliefs between “Tea Party” activists and the Republican Party, the top House Republican said Thursday.”

The Republican Party exploits the word republican, but, unlike the Tea Party(s), fails to exposit, practice or enforce the principles of our constitutional republic.


31 posted on 02/04/2010 11:01:59 PM PST by corvus
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To: pissant

The GOP is still the best vehicle for the advancement of conservatism, and will continue to be for many a year to come.

Worry about taking it back, not leaving it in the water ala Kennedy.


32 posted on 02/04/2010 11:18:28 PM PST by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: pissant

Man, that was a good rant. I’m sending it to Boner. Please do the same ;-)


33 posted on 02/05/2010 7:14:00 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: pissant

I just sent it to Boner.

http://republicanleader.house.gov/Contact/


34 posted on 02/05/2010 7:21:57 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: rabscuttle385

That’s my congressman you’re insulting there buddy....at least wait for me to insult him.

He’s conservative, but he’s a crappy leader. (good tan though) I want Pence to get the top spot when we take the House.

I’m hear at the Tea Party convention and spoke with a guy running for congress from Illinois and he promised that if he gets elected he’s going to vote for Pence as leader.


37 posted on 02/06/2010 8:43:54 PM PST by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 107)
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To: achilles2000; rabscuttle385; TonyRo76; pissant
it’s just that our Rs in Texas simply don’t realize that their professed beliefs and their actions need to be consistent. The same thing is true at the national level.

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

You Win the Cookie!

Exactly right these guys are politicians. Their actions more often than not will not reflect their beliefs.

They make deals and spend money that is what they go to Congress to do.

Politics is the art of compromise. Unfortunately the longer they are in Washington the easier compromise becomes and the farther away from their ideals they move.

What I would prefer in stead of term limits that so many want is that Congress be in session only three to six months out of the year and that Congress be required to return to their districts the remainder of the year.

In addition the make up of the House of Representatives should return to the original Constitutional representation of one Representative to one for every thirty thousand. (Article 1 Section 2)

If government was administered in this way congress people would remain in touch with their constituency and they would not produce as much legislation.

38 posted on 02/07/2010 6:05:22 AM PST by Pontiac
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To: TonyRo76

Whats the problem with Boehner? No earmarks EVER. Staunch Conservative on any issue you care to name. No hint of a scandal.

The fact is the Minority in the House is almost completely powerless, by design.

What I see on this thread is a good example of how the DEMOCRATS gained full and complete power in Washington DC.

JMHO.


39 posted on 02/08/2010 7:28:53 AM PST by Badeye (Still pretending Long Island is Manhattan, willie? (laughing))
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To: pissant

Watch out. The thought police will be around to explain to you that you can’t win elections if you take such tough stands on issues.

You need to be wishy-washy, compromising, stand for as little as possible, put up the big umbrella, and then watch your “representatives” sell the country down the river. That’s how to win elections.


40 posted on 02/08/2010 8:03:31 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's policy: A thousand points of lies.)
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