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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:23 PM

McCaskill: ‘I Feel Almost Sorry For John Boehner’

from TPM: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/mccaskill-i-feel-almost-sorry-for-john-boehner?ref=fpb


Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said that she feels "almost sorry" for House Speaker John Boehner during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, explaining that Boehner is in a tough spot because of the far-right wing of the Republican Party.

"I feel almost sorry for John Boehner," McCaskill said. "There is incredible pressure on him from a base of his party that is unreasonable about this. And he's gotta decide, is his speakership more important, or is the country more important. And in some ways, he has got to deal with this base of the Republican Party, who Grover Norquist represents."

McCaskill continued to talk about Norquist: "And you know, everybody's elevated Grover -- I mean, I met him for the first time this morning, nice to meet him -- but you know, who is he? Why is he this guy that has captured so much attention in this?"


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Reply McCaskill: ‘I Feel Almost Sorry For John Boehner’ (Original post)
bigtree Dec 2012 OP
Lasher Dec 2012 #1
bigtree Dec 2012 #2
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2012 #3
zbdent Dec 2012 #4
BlueStreak Dec 2012 #6
zbdent Dec 2012 #8
BlueStreak Dec 2012 #9
one_voice Dec 2012 #5
AlinPA Dec 2012 #7
bigtree Dec 2012 #10
Skittles Dec 2012 #11

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:40 PM

1. Norquist is a conduit for rich people's dark money.

His mission is to keep taxes low for his contributors.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:46 PM

2. yeah, he's their mouthpiece/enforcer

. . . that's why he survives. He's replaceable; inconsequential.

He's also a diversion; it works if he's allowed to posture like he's speaking for average Americans. He's clearly a corporate goon.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:50 PM

3. Despite his public face, Norquist - like all vampires - fucking hates the sunlight

The last thing Norquist or his sponsors want is for this to be a debate about Norquist and his sponsors. They're squealing like stuck pigs.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:15 PM

4. please, no sympathy

for the guy who dug his own grave in giving full fellatio to the Teapugniconvicts ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:44 PM

6. I think that was a rhetorical point

I don't think she was expressing true sympathy. Obviously the Republicans have created their own problems.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:35 PM

8. no faux sympathy, either ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:20 PM

9. I thought it was a nice way of taunting Boehner

I thought it was actually a rather artful dig.

This reminds of of Anne Richards (gawd, I miss her) when she did her "Poor George" schtick.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:18 PM

5. I don't feel one bit sorry for...

him.

He made his bed now let him sleep with the ticks, fleas, and bed bugs, he could have stood up to them 4 years ago, he chose not to. Fuck him.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:53 PM

7. Bullshit. Boehner is the base of the republican party just like any teabagger. He is not acting

under any pressure from them, he is "them".

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Response to AlinPA (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:08 PM

10. it was Boehner who cracked first in the last payroll tax cut standoff

He's vulnerable and Democrats know it. They can't pass whatever they want without Democrats in the House and Boehner will have to come down from this fake outrage and deal. McCaskill and others today have been pointing to his extreme caucus and working to divide them from their skittish leader.

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Response to AlinPA (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:49 PM

11. CORRECT

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