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  • Boehner: Trump has been a 'complete disaster' (Politico)

    05/26/2017 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/26/2017 | Louis Nelson
    Former House Speaker John Boehner said earlier this week that Donald Trump’s presidency has been “a complete disaster” thus far and that the billionaire-turned-commander-in-chief is still learning on the job. “Everything else he’s done [in office] has been a complete disaster,” Boehner said during a question-and-answer session at a conference in Houston on Wednesday. “He’s still learning how to be president.” ~snip~ He seemed content with his life as a retired politician and was quick to shoot down any talk of a future presidential bid. “I wake up every day, drink my morning coffee and say hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,” Boehner...
  • Boehner: Republicans won't repeal and replace Obamacare

    02/23/2017 10:11:44 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/23/2017 | DARIUS TAHIR
    Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not going to happen.” Boehner, who resigned in 2015 amid unrest among conservatives, said at an Orlando health care conference that the idea that a repeal-and-replace plan would blitz through Congress is just “happy talk.” Instead, he said changes to former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement would likely be relatively modest. “[Congressional Republicans are] going to fix Obamacare – I shouldn’t call it repeal-and-replace, because it’s not going to happen,” he said. Boehner’s comments come as Republican lawmakers across the country are...
  • Ex-House Speaker Boehner compares Trump to Teddy Roosevelt

    12/07/2016 3:23:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2016 12:33 PM EST
    Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner sees President-elect Donald Trump as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, a populist who wants to do “big things.” The Ohio Republican told WCPO.com in Cincinnati that Trump is similar to Roosevelt, the 26th president, because he’s “another guy who saw himself larger than life.” He said Trump doesn’t want to just “trim around the edges” as president. “If you look at what Teddy Roosevelt did, he came in to do big things,” Boehner said. “I think Donald Trump wants to do big things.” …
  • John Boehner told the House "Never criticize the first female speaker" (Nancy Pelosi)!

    10/31/2016 3:28:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the Sean Hannity show, today, 31 October, 2016, Sean had Congressman Louie Gohmert on as a guest.  They were discussing the election, and possible results from the finding of hundreds of thousands of emails connected to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on at least one computer, and perhaps other devices belonging to Anthony Weiner and Abedin Huma, a close and intimate associate of Hillary. The emails were found when a computer was searched as part of a child sex crimes investigation involving Weiner. Congressman Gohmert casually threw away this line to Sean Hannity at about 14:48 Pacific...
  • (1997) Potentially Illegal Gingrich Tape Turned Over To Criminal Investigators

    10/20/2016 4:17:30 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | January 13, 1997 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Jan. 13) -- A potentially illegal recording of a cell phone conversation involving House Speaker Newt Gingrich was handed over to federal criminal investigators tonight, the House ethics committee's chief counsel said. First the tape was sent to the committee by Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington state, the committee's ranking Democrat. A Florida couple who taped the call told a news conference in Gainesville, Florida today they gave the recording to McDermott last week.
  • John Boehner: I’m Voting For Trump

    10/11/2016 9:03:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2016 | Caroline May
    Donald Trump might not have been his first choice, but former House Speaker John Boehner says he will be voting for the Republican presidential nominee come November. “He is not a conservative. He’s barely a Republican,” Boehner said in an interview with Vice News, previewed Tuesday. “He kind of became a Republican in order to run.” Although Boehner contends that Trump lacks sufficient Republican bonafides, the former Ohio congressman said Trump’s ideas are more appealing to him than those of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton....
  • Want to know why Trump’s winning Ohio? Drink a beer with ‘deplorables’ in Boehner’s old district.

    10/04/2016 7:08:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPartisan ^ | October 4, 2016 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: MIDDLETOWN, Ohio—Many Washington elites, including Republicans, do not know a single person who supports Donald Trump. In this depressed industrial town in southwestern Ohio, it is hard to find anyone who says they are for Hillary Clinton. “I cannot tell you one person I know of who has said to me that they support Hillary. Not one,” said Chris Polleys, who cleans benzene pots at the AK Steel plant here. “I don’t understand how she’s doing anything in the polls. I see Hillary for prison, but there’s no Hillary for president signs anywhere. It’s just impossible for...
  • House conservatives plot coup against Paul Ryan

    09/04/2016 6:31:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    Conservatives don’t have enough votes to oust Ryan (R-Wis.). But they say their coup movement shows his hold on the speakership is far more tenuous than he realizes. Denying Ryan re-election on the first ballot would undermine his political future and cast him as a conservative pariah, they say, and may give conservatives leverage to enact rules changes that would help them push their agenda for years. “If he loses the speaker election, he’s not going to be president,” one conservative member told The Huffington Post on Monday. Conservatives hold no illusion of preventing Ryan from remaining speaker (or, you...
  • #NeverTrump Kansas GOP Lawmaker Loses Primary to Pro-Trump Challenger

    08/02/2016 8:10:21 PM PDT · by blueyon · 482 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 08/02/16 | Jim Hoft
    #NeverTrump Republican Tim Huelskamp was defeated Tuesday night in the Kansas primary. Pro-Trump challenger Roger Marshall is up by 14% with 602 of 1338 precincts reporting. Ooops
  • [October 3, 2010]King: Pence is “best communicator” among House GOP (Audio) [2010]

    07/14/2016 9:05:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    http://www.radioiowa.com/ ^ | October 3, 2010 | O. Kay Henderson
    A Republican congressman who is considering both a bid for the White House and a campaign for governor in his home state of Indiana in 2012 made a trip to Iowa this past weekend. Indiana Congressman Mike Pence was the headliner at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s fall banquet in Des Moines.
  • Meet Warren Davidson, the Man Who Took John Boehner’s Seat

    06/15/2016 4:41:18 AM PDT · by milton23 · 2 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/14/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Standing in former Speaker John Boehner’s empty and cavernous Longworth office, Ohio’s newest congressman seems out of place. Maybe that’s because Warren Davidson is more of a business and military man than a politician. Before being sworn in last week, Davidson made a career parachuting from airplanes as an Army Ranger, then filing patents as a manufacturing entrepreneur. Other than a short stint as a township trustee, he’s never held elected office until now. But what Davidson lacks in political acumen, he’s confident he can replace with leadership experience. His operating doctrine is simple, he tells The Daily Signal: “Fight...
  • John Boehner’s Coming Revenge?

    05/19/2016 7:29:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Back when John Boehner was Speaker, he was the unpopular establishment figure fighting against a passionate Republican base that adhered strictly to conservative orthodoxy. Today, in a surprising turn of events, Boehner—who supports Donald Trump—finds himself in a more enviable position. Boehner has nothing to lose. He has no Speakership from which to be ousted. Meanwhile, many of his old adversaries—you know, the Ted Cruz  97% wing of the House GOP—suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of a passionate base that prizes Trumpian strength over ideological purity. The tables, it seems, have turned. Which brings us to this...
  • The return of John Boehner

    05/16/2016 9:19:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    John Boehner is back. The former House speaker will spend late July and all of August on a cross-country bus trip raising money and campaigning for House Republicans, according to multiple sources familiar with his plans. The trip — on Boehner’s bus, dubbed “Freedom One” — will begin after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and end Labor Day weekend. Boehner has done these trips for years, but it is especially significant that the former speaker — who left Congress after being targeted by House conservatives — is spending his summer campaigning less than a year after leaving office.
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • John Boehner thinks Donald Trump can win in November

    05/12/2016 5:08:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | May 12, 2016 | CBS/AP
    Former House Speaker John Boehner is supporting Donald Trump, although he disagrees with Trump on issues like foreign policy, Trump's temporary Muslim entry ban proposal, and tearing up trade deals, among other things. In Las Vegas at a financial industry conference, Boehner said the billionaire businessman is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, "whether people like it or not." And he is confident that Trump can beat likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
  • In 6 Months Since Budget Deal: Debt Up More Than $1 Trillion

    05/02/2016 7:14:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    CNS ^ | May 2, 2016 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the six months that have passed since then-retiring House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cut a budget deal with President Barack Obama that suspended the legal limit on the federal debt until March 15, 2017, the federal debt has increased by more than $1 trillion. The Senate passed “The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015” with a vote held in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 30. Obama signed it on Monday, Nov. 2. At the close business on Oct. 30, 2015, the total federal debt was $18,152,981,685,747.52. By the close of business on April...
  • Look Out Lucifer! Boehner Plans to Roast Enemies and Settle Scores at WH Correspondents' Dinner

    04/30/2016 5:39:27 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | D: 13:15 EST, 30 April 2016 | Geoff Earle, Deputy Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    Ted Cruz isn't going to have the last word in his feud with former House Speaker John Boehner, as the lawmaker who branded Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh' is set to have some fun before all of political Washington at the White House Correspondents Dinner, MailOnline.com has learned. Boehner is still seething over Cruz – having branded him 'Lucifer in the Flesh' during a Stanford University speech this week. Boehner repeated his 'son of a bitch' characterization when the DailyMail spoke to him at a low-key DC waterfront watering hole just as most of DC was heading to glitzy lobbyist-subsidized...
  • No, Ted Cruz Was Not 'John Boehner's Lawyer"

    04/30/2016 11:22:56 AM PDT · by grumpa · 63 replies
    Trevor Loudon website ^ | April 28, 2016 | Renee Nal
    The media is working hard to convince you that they caught Ted Cruz in a lie about working with John Boehner. But they are the ones lying, as usual. During an interview hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG) and the Stanford Speakers Bureau, former House Speaker John Boehner referred to presidential candidate Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh.” He continued, “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.” But Boehner did not “work” with Ted Cruz. Boehner only...
  • WaPo: Ted Cruz Was John Boehner's Lawyer

    04/29/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04/28/2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Ted Cruz's claim on Thursday that he never knew or worked with John Boehner has been called into question following the revelation that the Texas senator once served as the former House speaker's lawyer.
  • Judith Miller: Senators Say Cruz ‘Not A Man Of His Word,’ Would ‘Stab You In The Back’

    04/29/2016 9:30:57 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Judith Miller said Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is so disliked in the Senate,” because “he was not a man of his word,” and would “stab you in the back.” Miller said, “Cruz was so disliked in the Senate, and Boehner was a charter member of that club. So, you could just see the politicians hated Cruz for reasons, by the way, that still have yet to be fully reported.”