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Boehner Courts a GOP Civil War
American Thinker, by J. Robert Smith

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Posted By:mikkins2, 1/31/2014 7:21:55 AM

If you can´t win, flee. Heck, if you won´t even try to win, retreat. You can´t make this stuff up. A day after President Obama´s rousing State of the Union address to an enthralled nation, House Republicans skedaddled to Maryland´s Eastern Shore. They went to crack crabs, swill cold microbrews, talk issues, yuck it up with lobbyists, and concoct more legislative "strategy." Heck, there´s got to be more than one way to capitulate on measures the size of the Farm Bill? Come to think of it, there is. In the vernacular, it´s called "immigration reform," which when all the layers of

Its so profoundly idiotic and obvious what is going to become of this one has to conclude the Republican Establishment has already checked out and is looking to retire the entire party.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 1/31/2014 7:38:14 AM     (No. 9712819)

Do these establishment republicans even talk with their folks back home?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/31/2014 7:46:01 AM     (No. 9712827)

As our President says, we have our phones and our pens. We must call and write the Tea Party Republicans to once more stand and fight the Surrender Caucus on the immigration/amnesty bill.

I still find the war on the Tea Party astounding, and have yet to hear a good reason from the Rovettes to explain it. It can´t be just tactics; it has to be more for the Country Club GOP to take it this far.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/31/2014 8:05:20 AM     (No. 9712858)

I was shocked to see an item on Drudge yesterday saying Romney wants to run again for GOP presidential nominee. I´m beginning to think we have a lot of ´special needs´ men in Washington, especially in the Republican party. These people are so lost. They have no idea what their fellow citizens want or think. And trust me, it´s not about illegal aliens getting a pass and most definitely not wanting Romney to run again. It should have been obvious last time that most of us didn´t want him.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MirJoy, 1/31/2014 8:26:52 AM     (No. 9712886)

and I question whether or not it is true that four million people (I assume, who ordinarily vote in Presidential elections) stayed home in 2012 and did not vote for Romney. The crowds that came to hear Romney as compared to those that came to hear Obama were too much of a contrast not to believe that that amount of interest shown in Romney wasn´t representative of many many more people who did not make the effort to attend a rally. Fact is, I did not get one call to go out and vote for Romney on election day or before; though I did go out and vote for him.

Rove and company should take responsibility for a lousy get-out-the-vote computer program and stop beating the dead horse of who did not come out to vote.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/31/2014 8:29:59 AM     (No. 9712893)

IIRC, it´s not that Romney wants to run, it´s that the people of New Hampshire prefer him over all other possible candidates. I wish to God that he were president now. Just imagine how different things would be here, in Egypt, in Libya, in Syria and on and on and on. And for what it´s worth, he was not my first choice, but I´m tired of everyone bashing him.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 1/31/2014 8:44:00 AM     (No. 9712914)

I was lost at " President Obama´s ROUSING State of the Union Address!"

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bjnealeigh@aol.com, 1/31/2014 8:50:08 AM     (No. 9712924)

Who is giving Boehner advice? Stupid idea to try to get immigration reform now! He is going to lose the rest of his base!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 1/31/2014 9:06:19 AM     (No. 9712955)

BOEHNER MUST GO!!!!!! If my congressman votes him back as speaker, I will never vote for him again and he will never receive one red cent. I TOLD HIM THIS TO HIS FACE AT A MEETING.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/31/2014 9:08:42 AM     (No. 9712964)

Figure our odds when all Democrats and half the Republicans come to agreements...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/31/2014 9:11:17 AM     (No. 9712971)

Amen, #5 and #7.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/31/2014 9:15:03 AM     (No. 9712980)

NumbersUSA awarded Romney a B for his opposition to amnesty. Far better than the D grades assigned to Perry and Newt. Too bad the Mormon-haters stayed home. (20% according to polls).

Hope you´re enjoying the further antics of the Boy King. There is a saying that in a democracy the people get the government they deserve - and it appears we deserve Hell.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/31/2014 9:20:11 AM     (No. 9712988)

The Stupid Party contemplated suicide, aka immigration "reform" (aka, amnesty for millions of unregistered democrats).

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Reply 13 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 1/31/2014 9:37:18 AM     (No. 9713009)

Do any other posters on this site think that Obama has something on Boehner??? NSA? CIA? IRS? He is playing right into his hands and taking Ryan with him.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: yuban, 1/31/2014 9:47:55 AM     (No. 9713025)

Yup, you are tired of bashers, except those that bash Conservatives. You can always count on 5,7 and 11 to set us Neanderthals straight.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 1/31/2014 10:29:09 AM     (No. 9713080)

OK GOP Establishment defenders, please cite what you think are the top three accomplishments of the GOP leaders since they gained control after the 2010 elections.

No comments on what they said, support, oppose, believe, think, voted for, voted against, ´tried´ to do, or any other spin answer.

What are their accomplishments as an opposition party? The closest thing I could come up with was the sequester, which they just abandoned.

By any definition, they are a complete failure. Yet, the same people come to this site every day and lecture the rest of us about being "purists", and how staying home on election day is a vote for the Dems, blah, blah, blah.

When your heroes develop spines, start acting like an opposition leadership, and really accomplish something, then the rest of us, including me, will give due credit. Until then, you are going to hear a lot of bashing of your guys.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/31/2014 10:42:59 AM     (No. 9713093)

#17, no one is obligated to explain anything at all to you, no more than you are required to do so for others. Your challenge is not sincerely meant, since you already have snarked by your description "GOP Establishment defenders".

I haven´t seen anyone referring to you as a troglodyte.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 1/31/2014 12:09:25 PM     (No. 9713226)

The title of the article suggests that Boehner is behind this immigration push, but an opinion article, based on some inside sources and just posted on Hot Air makes the claim that Beohner is causing a stir among some House members. Apparently he is very reluctant to move on the Republican immigration bill. It is also suggested that Ryan is the real pusher behind the bill.

I know many here are really furious with Boehner, and I, too have been angry with some of his comments and lack of advancing conservative causes, especially in the most recent past and present, but I do not have the visceral negative reaction to him that many do,(though I can understand that anger). I reserve that disdain for Paul Ryan. I just can not tolerate that man in any way. I believe he is the major problem in this and in other things, such as the horrible military pension vote. Apparently he also wants to replace Boehner with Cantor; from the frying pan into the fire.

If it is true that Boehner is holding up this immigration legislation, let us hope he follows through and files it in the garbage where it belongs.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: absalom, 1/31/2014 3:03:30 PM     (No. 9713408)

Ah, the usual ´progressive´ gaggle are needy of attention, again. How predictable. We have Obama because we had Bush. Home truth! Prior to Bush the buffoon, the GOP, whether it held the WH or not, was perceived by average voters as the party which minimized foreign adventures, always putting American interests first. Also, it was perceived as a party of fiscal rectitude in matters of the deficit, debt and spending etc. And perhaps most critically, as traditionalist in the common principles and values of TR´s plain people. The fiasco in Iraq, the breathtaking spending recklessness, the refusal to enforce immigration law, the massive unfunded entitlements, the bailouts of autos and banks, the repeated incompetence of subordinates who were never summarily dismissed; among many other occurrences;
ended that positive perception of the GOP, likely forever. The voters, looking at Romney, saw Bush and decided better the inept and incompetent devil they knew. All this blather about the anti-Mormon say homers, voter fraud etc. is nothing bur ignorant unsupported speculation. So where do we go from here? The ´moderates´ want a do over even after McCain and Romney. Their current fave is Lard Butt; another No. East Dewey/Rockefeller Liberal from a rock solid blue state. Why just what the voters want!
Gallup informs us that despite Obama, R Party identification continues to decline.
Anyone who can´t see the handwriting on the wall for the willfully stupid GOP is well and truly in need of help.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 1/31/2014 9:04:23 PM     (No. 9713935)

I will take the response as an acknowledgement of the complete lack of any accomplishments.

BTW, I´ve been called worse things. You simply have to show more imagination.

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