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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:28 AM
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Is Boehner afraid of the Tea Party?
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 08:44 AM by davidthegnome
Honest question - what do you think? I've given this some thought and I've been paying careful attention to this Teabagger "revolution". It's backed by corporations and individuals with a lot of money and power. A lot of it's members are part of various right wing fanatic militias and fringe movements.

Now one theory I have is that the republicans in congress fear the backlash from their corporate donors if they compromise. Another is that they're honestly afraid for their lives. Is congress being held hostage by crazy assholes with guns?

Maybe this is a lunatic conspiracy theory of mine. Maybe it's early and I haven't had enough coffee yet... still, I can't help but wonder. A government shutdown will cost the Nation a great deal, republicans will almost certainly be blamed by the majority. I don't think Boehner is stupid - I think he's an asshole, but nonetheless I wonder if he is truly afraid for his life.

So, do I need a tinfoil hat or do my suspicions have merit?

(Edited to change "conspiracy" to "conspiracy theory". I need more coffee.)
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:31 AM
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1. Well considering how many "ops" white supremacist and dominionist militias have done lately...
I would be worried too
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:32 AM
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2. He looked ready to piss his pants during his brief comments last night.
It was a stark contrast to Reid's demeanor.

I really do think Boehner is scared on the teanuts.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:33 AM
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3. He isn't afraid for his life, he is afraid he won't be re-elected
Shutting down the government cost Newt his seat.
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:34 AM
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4. I have a hunch the baggers are going to give him something to cry about....
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:34 AM
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5. YEs, he and most 'old' Republicans take the TP's threats seriously.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:40 AM
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6. Absolutely. He knows that Frankenstein's monster is loose, and its hungry.
The fact that his part created the monster provides him no cover.
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