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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:35 AM
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Scarborough: ‘Every Republican I Talk To On The Hill’ Tells Me John Boehner ‘Is Not A Hard Worker"
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MSNBC’s Scarborough: ‘Every Republican I Talk To On The Hill’ Tells Me John Boehner ‘Is Not A Hard Worker’


On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough made a damning accusation against House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), with whom he used to work in the House of Representatives. Scarborough said that the rap on Boehner amongst people who know him best is that he’s lazy:

SCARBOROUGH: I hear it on the Hill, I’m sure you hear it on the Hill all the time, it’s not reported but so many Republicans tell me this is a guy that is not the hardest worker in the world. After 5 o’clock, 6 o’clock at night, he is disengaged at best. You can see him around town. He does not have, let’s say, the work hours of Newt Gingrich. … Every Republican I talk to says John Boehner by 5 or 6 o’clock at night, you can see him at bars. He is not a hard worker.


Politico’s co-founder and executive director Jim VandeHei, doing his best to defend Boehner from Scarborough’s accusations, first tried to dodge the discussion but then said, “Well, a lot of those bars are fundraisers for Republicans, his people might say.”

:rofl:


Scarborough retorted that his accusation about Boehner’s work ethic “comes from every Republican I talk to on the Hill.” VandeHei, again defending Boehner, said that’s “not the biggest knock” on him and added that he didn’t know if John Boehner is a hard worker.

more...

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/06/30/boehner-lazy-scarbr...
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:36 AM
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1. He is too busy getting a fake tan.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:37 AM
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2. And boozing it up apparently.
My wish for him is he has many severe hangovers. :D
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:39 AM
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4. No, he's "fundraising".
:rofl:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:49 AM
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11. You gotta take the "d" outa everyting....
Fundraiser becomes Funraiser.....
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:15 AM
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18. In the clip Olbermann showed last night of him
giving an interview to the Pittsburgh press (I think) he looked hung over and in pain ...I laughed at that...he's a drunk...
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:47 PM
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34. He always looks to me like he has a hangover.
Something about those heavy lidded eyes and his general disgruntlement...
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:37 AM
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3. Doing some stealth job hunting, Joe?
:eyes:
rocktivity
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:42 PM
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32. He is being used by the GOBP they want JB out. He's such a tool.
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:39 AM
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5. He doesn't think very hard either.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:40 AM
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6. That skin doesn't tan itself. And what about the entire GOP Senate and House
during the Bush years? They came in late on Mondays, left early on Thursday, and took Friday off. I'd complain more but, it is probably better if they all stopped showing up.
:shrug:
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:40 AM
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7. That guy has drunk written all over him.
Looks like anyone of the hundreds of guys I'd see show up at the club right at noon.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:45 PM
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39. Ayup. Only real drunks drink before noon.
My brother had a restaurant with a lounge that opened at 10:30 for the lunch trade, and there were always a few regular car or insurance sales-types that would be there every day for two or three hours, drinking their lunch...but they never set foot inside before noon.

Sometimes they would wander back to the office before closing, sometimes they would close the bar at 0230.

Boner reminds me of some of those country club, private golf-course, three martini guys you'd see there every day promptly at lunchtime getting hammered.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:41 AM
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8. The Orange Boner is a slacker?
Who'da thunk it!

:rofl:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:42 AM
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9. My suspicions were that the fake tan was to cover up the
effects of boozing on his skin, all those little broken capillaries that give drinkers a red nose and other splotches.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:48 AM
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10. Good. nt
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:52 AM
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12. That makes him the perfect GOP spokesperson
Hypocritical GOP Politics 101: Do As I Say, Not As I Do
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:53 AM
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13. What caught my attention was his refusal to run for President
And what he said about it:

The GOP leader said he wanted to preserve what little bit of a normal life that he has.

"Listen, I don't have much of a life, but I have a little. And that little bit of life I have — I like to cut my own grass, wash and iron my own shirts, drink some red wine, smoke a few cigarettes from time to time, play golf," he said. "And frankly, I'm not willing to give up that little bit of life that I have for some job I don't need."
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/...


I'm sure he is trying to project an "everyman" type image, but I thought Mormons did not drink or smoke tobacco?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:08 AM
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14. I never heard he was a Mormon. nt
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:44 PM
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35. OK, he's not - I wonder where I got that impression?
I've been thinking he was Mormon since sometime during the 2008 election.

But then all those weird superstitions tend to blend together in my mind. Mormon, Catholic, Scientologist, Southern Baptist, Druids, Satanists - it gets too confusing to keep track of.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:52 AM
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24. He's Catholic. nt
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:46 PM
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36. Yes - I am completely confused. Channeling Rosannah Danna - "Nevermind!"
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:10 AM
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15. Boner oozes "lazy motherfucker" from every pore of his slimy body!
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kstewart33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:12 AM
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16. Two reasons - golfing virtually non-stop and tanning salons. nt
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:15 AM
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17. The Giant Orange Cock is trying to become the next Reagan.
Positioning himself for a 2012 run?
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:27 PM
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37. Don't insult penises that way
He's too lazy to run for President.
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WileEcoyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:16 AM
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19. Good.
You really want to see him work harder at destroying the country?
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:19 AM
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20. Nothing worse then a lazy good fer nothing worm like Boner
saying that the poor and elderly need to 'suck it up' and sacrifice their livelyhood, because he is too lazy to help out with the economy.

Oh yeah...LOL@the Newt remark. PULZE, we all now know that Newt was spending all that time meeting new future Mrs. Newts!


Do ANY Repukes EVER work a real day in Congress? I'd bet not.
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Renegades of Funk Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:30 AM
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21. Doesn't Billo even hate Snooki's dad?
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:39 AM
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22. Just look at the dude.....
he spends all of his time at the Beauty Shop....getting his hair cut and styled, pedicures, manicures, tanning, and facials.

And he's still ugly.
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:50 AM
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23. Clearing the decks for Gingrich in '12.
Who would Boner support? Is he tight with Haley Barbour or something?
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:46 PM
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33. I hope they run Newt...
Nothing like running a guy who was removed as of Speaker of The House for ethics violations.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:13 AM
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25. "Politico’s co-founder and executive director Jim VandeHei, doing his best to defend Boehner"
Wow I am SHOCKED!
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:18 AM
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26. LMAO I got news for the Scar... Newt isn't a "hard worker" either.
None of these fuckers have worked a "hard" day in their lives.
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:24 AM
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27. Does That Mean That Words Out In Repug Circles To Throw Boehner Under The Bus?.......
It will be interesting to see if anyone else in MSM and the Repug talking heads pick up on this comment by the Scar. Are they thinking if they take the majority in the House after the elections that they want a new majority leader and not Boehner? Who else would be vying for that job? Curious?
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:32 AM
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28. My thoughts exactly..trying to distance themselves from him and his words.
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:36 AM
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29. Article on Politico today that Cantor and Ryan are after his job. Guess Scarborough got the word!!
Those close to Cantor don’t deny his ambitions — but even they are uncertain of his next move. If Republicans take control of the House in November, the 47-year-old Cantor would become the youngest majority leader in more than 60 years. That would put him next in line to become speaker if and when Boehner leaves.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/39201.html#ix...
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:29 PM
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38. I don't know which of those two are worse. I find Ryan pretty despicable for insinuating the CBO
fudging the numbers or didn't know what they were talking about over the Health Care Bill.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:39 AM
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30. Looks like Boehner (R-Krylon) may have rubbed Joe the wrong way
when they were colleagues :)
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joe black Donating Member (514 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:43 AM
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31. No shit joe.
The fact that I have to share a name with you makes me want to puke and BTW why aren't you in jail for killing a young woman in your office.
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