Tag Archives: John Boehner

This week’s Herald column: Sorry, Boehner, it’s not over

This week’s column details the reasons why, in my opinion, the GOP’s civil war is just beginning. 

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John Boehner, the GOP insurgents and the perils of striking the king

A much younger John Boehner stands beside then House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whom Boehner would later turn on in a failed attempted coup. There is a saying in military lore, that if you’re going to strike the king, you’d better … Continue reading

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It starts … John Boehner tries to assert himself, right wing freaks out

John Boehner finally did something ballsy today: he kicked four House Republicans off of key finance and budget committees, for bucking his leadership, including two who voted against the poor people smacking Ryan budget, not because it was too cruel, … Continue reading

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John Boehner has had enough of this sh–! (and the GOP caves on the payroll tax cut)

John Boehner gives up the ghost.

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What Boehner is dealing with: a tea party that’s stuck in 2010 …

This missive from the Dick Armey/Koch lobbying amalgam known as the Tea Party Express, (former home of this guy)… explains pretty much everything you need to know about the tea party, and why they have made the House of Representatives … Continue reading

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Don’t take it from me… GOPers feel their side got rolled on the temporary payroll tax extension

Take it from the folks at RedState.com. The Republicans and their hapless leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell lost the December budget showdown … 

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Boehner on government spending: ‘show my district the money’

John Boehner is not a tea partier. Never has been. He’s an old fashioned, transactional pol, and he knows why Congress is there: to bring money home to their districts.

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John Boehner: still not in control of his caucus

A GOP insider told me recently that shortly after the 2010 election, they told newly minted House Speaker John Boehner that he wouldn’t be able to control his freshmen, which this person says they knew because they’d helped elect them. … Continue reading

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What the Boehner-Obama speechgate flap is really about

Republicans derive a benefit from their base by disrespecting the president.

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Defining victory in the debt ceiling showdown

What would a “win” look like for each of the parties in the debt ceiling debate?

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