It´s a contest of wills and guess who is winning? President Obama, of course. And that´s because the president is up against the GOP´s equivalent of Churchill´s "Boneless Wonder," Speaker John Boehner. Matched against the president, Boehner is making Ned Beatty´s hapless character from the classic movie Deliverance look downright gritty. Boehner the Boneless Wonder´s beta dog routine is doing much to deep-six the Party of Lincoln. Hyperbole? Don´t grumpy grassroots conservatives grouse incessantly that establishment Republicans are screwing the -- well, putting it more politely, screwing it up
Well, I think it´s mostly that he´s overseeing the demise of the GOP, rather than single-handedly orchestrating it. But he´s doing his best to kill it, don´t misunderstand me. I just think a lot of other folks have had a hand in helping kill it off. Like all those who think the Tea Party and standing for conservative and Constitutional principles are bad things, to be avoided at all costs. :bleaksigh:
John Boehner has the toughest job in Washington and there are those in the party who will not be happy with any move he makes. He has my sympathy and I believe the writer of this piece is being hysterical.
Boehner is not alone, but stands as the spokesperson for those that have already killed the GOP. The demise has already occurred, as evidenced in the election. True conservatives, however, will not die because their values are based on deeply rooted principles that cannot be compromised. Until more of the population shares those convictions, the entitlement distributors and their grateful recipients are in charge.
Republicans are the "real" party. They don´t wallow in denial or live to the vote today. That we leave to the democrats. Republicans have been going to the left, which necessitated the TEA party. Boehner needs to think: Is for the Constitution? Is he for smaller government? Is he for the individual? Is he for growth and jobs for all who want to work? OR Is he for taxing more, so that Obama can flush it down the sewer with THE most stupid spending bills ever known to man? Obama is addicted to spending and Boehner and Republicans do not have to enable his bad habit.
Politics is the only job class in thw world where they take, steal if you will, our money, waste it, blame us and demand more...Boehner is a disingenuous liar, or he would have an honest line of work. Trusting in one man to save everybody and everything died out when George Washington died. He´s a progressive, doesn´t know the faintest thing about the Constitution of the United States and is poised to sell it all for nothing but empty promises and some "I saved everybody´s bacon, re-elect me next time" photo- ops. I cannot believe anyone thinks he can be trusted to do aything but what he has done in the past, what they all have done in the past, and that is to stand on our necks.
Boehner is a spineless RINO and he has been dealt a weak hand by 5 million of us not showing up on Nov 6. Is he doing the best he can with cards he has got? Only the future will tell. Those who instantly jump on him have no viable alternatives beside mass political harakiri.
When the Democrat Party left me, I did as Reagan had done and became a Republican. Now the Republican Party has left me. Where to go now? I wonder what Reagan would have done? For the moment, I’ll just park in the Independent column.
If Boehner is not gone in the next congress, and replaced with an articulate and visionary conservative, the GOP is useless. Time for a new party. Maybe the new Bull Moose Party, perfect if a little diesely sounding for Sarah Palin. But leaders should be looking for candidates now. Boehnerism will include changing the laws to make it nearly impossible for the new Bull Moose to qualify.
Second Post. This is the biggest and most self-destructive bunch of bull crap I have ever read. Someone who is not a friend of the Republican Party is standing back and laughing at this ankle-biting, circular firing squad. Shame on you. Let Boehner alone.
I was shocked at Boehner´s comments on revenue increases on "the wealthy." If I thought that this punitive tax increase--which is what it is--would improve the economy, I would be for it. But it won´t! It won´t even make a dent in the deficit and will take more money out of the economy. It´s a job killer and a recession-inducer. I think Boehner needs to go. We need someone with principles.
For the past few decades, DemonRATS have leaped to the left, looked back and complained that Repugs are "extremely right." Today, the RNC management and many elected"professional´ politicians stand where the DemonRATS were way back when.
Maybe the demise of the GOP will allow the TEA party--or their equivalent--to rise like a phoenix and bring back adherence to Constitutional principles.
It isn´t my intention to compare and contrast the performances of Julie Andrews and Carrie Underwood, both of whom sang the lead role of Maria in The Sound of Music. (snip) The Sound of Music reveals the culture shock that typified the sixties. During that time there was a titanic wrestling match between traditional America and radical America. For the time being, it appears the radical version of our country has prevailed. I watched both the staged and on-screen versions. I honestly felt I may as well have been watching a musical about medieval England. The story seemed as far removed
The political collapse of Barack Obama continues apace, with his own allies in the Democratic Party starting to give up on him. Now comes news that Obamacare supporters outside the party have decided to take matters in their own hands, rather than rely on the White House to sell Obamacare. Noam N. Levey and Kathleen Hennessey of the Los Angeles Times report: As supporters of the Affordable Care Act brace for new headaches next year, many have concluded they cannot count on the Obama administration, whose efforts to explain and promote the law are increasingly viewed as poorly planned, unreliable and
The old media won´t tell you so, but President Obama is facing a revolt from within his own political party. It was bound to happen once the dimensions of the ObamaCare disaster started to become obvious. Yesterday, I pointed out that Charles Rangel is an early indicator of the discontent bubbling beneath the surface, and that he is freer to speak than non-black Democrats. But today we have another leading indicator. (snip)Rosslyn Smith points out: "If Obama has lost Gergen, he´s lost the entire DC establishment. Gergen is almost the perfect indicator of the conventional wisdom inside the beltway.
MSNBC is the gift that keeps on giving, serving up propaganda intended to benefit the far left, but which in its absurdity repels people grounded in reality. Now, one of its hosts, Melissa Harris-Perry, already familiar to AT readers for her theater of the absurd political performance art, has played a race card so bizarre that it self-discredits. (snip) "I want to talk today about a controversial word. It´s a word that has been with us for years. And like it or not, it´s indelibly printed in the pages of American history. A word that was originally intended as a
Like communism, the collapse of the Obama Administration agenda is inevitable, not solely as a result of its many flawed policies, but because it lacks an ethical dimension in regard to individual rights, justifiable criteria for its use of state coercion and, in particular, a respect for the truth. Stated simply, Obama lies because the true objectives of his fundamental transformation of the United States are incompatible with American democracy and tradition. (snip) The arrogance and mendacity of the Obama White House is directly proportional to misplaced political loyalty and a submissive and willfully blind press.
By now, the news has spread online of the IRS audit notices sent to two Obamacare whistleblowers. On November 25th, cancer victim Bill Elliott and C. Steven Tucker were informed of the ordeal each was to face. Elliott has been waging a pitched battle with cancer. Tucker is the insurance agent and healthcare freedom activist who informed him that the canceling of his insurance, wrought by the Obama administration for the sake pushing citizens into Obamacare, was illegal. Tucker reached out immediately after Elliott appeared on Fox News´ The Kelly File, Nov. 7th, and Elliott´s insurance was hastily reinstated.
I claim no special insider knowledge of the Democratic Party´s inner workings, but still I am rather certain that discontent with President Obama is bubbling beneath the veneer of public unity behind the Nation´s First Black President. (snip) They´re two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land. And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other. The most recently revealed salvo in their war of words - Obama´s assertion that Rangel is a "hack," according to the political tome "Double Down" - is just one element of a long-dysfunctional relationship.
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
Just how much do many Hollywood liberals hate conservatives? In an interview with Playboy, Ben Affleck said, "When I watch a guy [on film] I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him": PLAYBOY: You developed a political profile campaigning for presidential candidates Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama. How did that come about? AFFLECK: I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider—very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values there, and I
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry opened her program over the weekend with a commentary about the Affordable Care Act’s colloquial moniker: “Obamacare.” She said that the word was originally created as a “derogatory term,” designed by white men as a way to delegitimize President Barack Obama and his achievement. However, she said that the term will soon be synonymous with all of Obama’s accomplishments and she urged her audience to use the term with pride. “I want to talk today about a controversial word. It’s a word that has been with us for years, and like it or not, it’s indelibly
President Obama, former president George W. Bush and their wives departed Washington Monday morning on Air Force One on their way to a memorial service in South Africa for Nelson Mandela. The president and first lady Michelle Obama are being accompanied by Mr. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the flight to Johannesburg. A four-hour memorial service will be held on Tuesday for South Africa’s first black president. Mr. Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary, died on Thursday at age 95. Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea are traveling separately to South Africa. Former President