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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:33 AM

Former House Speaker John Boehner cried as his portrait was unveiled in a uniting moment

Source: Business Insider



Former House Speaker John Boehner has been immortalized with a congressional portrait in a uniting moment for Democrats and Republicans amid a divisive impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

The portrait ceremony took place at the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Boehner, a Republican, served as House speaker for three terms in the past decade before resigning in 2015.

He received praise from Democrats and Republicans alike Tuesday, a rare occurrence since House Democrats opened the impeachment inquiry into Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came together to honor Boehner at the portrait unveiling Pelosi, who was unseated from a term in 2011 by Boehner, described him as a "great patriot" and "the personification of the American dream."

Boehner was known for getting emotional throughout his years he served in the House, and Pelosi recalled a moment in 2006 when Democrats regained House control."I think he was crying when he gave me the gavel as speaker of the House," Pelosi said.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/john-boehner-portrait-picture-photo-house-unveils-house-speaker-2019-11



Full headline: Former House Speaker John Boehner cried as his portrait was unveiled in a uniting moment for Republicans and Democrats

It should have been painted showing him with a drink in one had, a tissue in the other, and a ciggy hanging out of his mouth!

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Reply Former House Speaker John Boehner cried as his portrait was unveiled in a uniting moment (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Nov 20 OP
TexasTowelie Nov 20 #1
hlthe2b Nov 20 #2
LeftofObama Nov 20 #9
C Moon Nov 20 #36
BumRushDaShow Nov 20 #5
Locrian Nov 20 #3
BumRushDaShow Nov 20 #8
groundloop Nov 20 #12
Locrian Nov 20 #19
BumRushDaShow Nov 20 #21
JudyM Nov 20 #26
Brainfodder Nov 21 #45
BumRushDaShow Nov 21 #46
Brainfodder Nov 21 #47
Chin music Nov 20 #4
area51 Nov 20 #6
Vinca Nov 20 #7
mopinko Nov 20 #20
rurallib Nov 20 #10
Mc Mike Nov 20 #11
BumRushDaShow Nov 20 #14
Mc Mike Nov 20 #15
LittleGirl Nov 20 #13
keithbvadu2 Nov 20 #16
Chin music Nov 20 #17
Judi Lynn Nov 20 #18
packman Nov 20 #24
keithbvadu2 Nov 20 #31
pecosbob Nov 20 #22
dchill Nov 20 #23
Wetsand18 Nov 20 #25
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 20 #27
BumRushDaShow Nov 20 #30
awesomerwb1 Nov 20 #28
The Wielding Truth Nov 20 #29
SunSeeker Nov 20 #32
BumRushDaShow Nov 20 #33
SunSeeker Nov 20 #34
BumRushDaShow Nov 20 #35
BigDemVoter Nov 20 #37
BumRushDaShow Nov 20 #38
CTyankee Nov 20 #40
BumRushDaShow Nov 20 #41
CTyankee Nov 20 #42
BumRushDaShow Nov 20 #43
NotASurfer Nov 20 #39
samnsara Nov 21 #44
BumRushDaShow Nov 21 #49
BumRushDaShow Nov 21 #48
maxrandb Nov 22 #50
BumRushDaShow Nov 22 #51

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:44 AM

1. Correction on the ciggy part of your closing comment.

It should have been a blunt hanging out of his mouth because he is a lobbyist for the cannabis industry now.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:51 AM

2. I can'tt believe how much I detested him all those years, but compared to today's crop....

I'm almost wistful. He is predictably true to his self-serving hypocrisy... Apparently, behind the scenes he could occasionally be worked with. Today's Trump sycophants are only predictable in their sycophancy and asshole nature.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:24 AM

9. Boner, Reagan, et al are the reason the country is in the position it's in.

Fuck them one and all.

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:39 PM

36. I feel the same.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:10 AM

5. Well that only came after he left

because certainly the holier-than-thou GOPers would have run him out of the chamber if he dared promote the "criminal stoners" (tobacco was king).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:52 AM

3. disgusting



>>House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came together to honor Boehner at the portrait unveiling Pelosi, who was unseated from a term in 2011 by Boehner, described him as a "great patriot" and "the personification of the American dream.


disgusting. shows that the "club" mentality is alive and well

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Response to Locrian (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:20 AM

8. Well...

It's something that the lunatic teabagger crowd completely lacks - "civility", a sense of respect. and the ability to disagree without being disagreeable. It has made us all furious at the nasty vitriol and childish antics that the current crop of GOP RWers have promoted and encouraged within more and more of their ranks. Rather than argue ideals they make it personal. In essence, they have found power by being junior high school bullies. Society has to step up to say enough is enough.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:11 AM

12. You're correct, of course.... 'civility' seems so outdated anymore

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 09:32 AM

19. civility

civility great when it is respects the OFFICE, and you maintain a professional standard

When it becomes a rich persons club where no amount of warmongering, stealing from the poor to give tax cuts to the rich, denying health care (people die), prison, on and on, then it's something else.

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Response to Locrian (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:13 AM

21. Unfortunately

unless someone can get McCain-Feingold updated, passed, signed into law and able to withstand a SCOTUS review, it will continue to be a "rich person's club" here in the U.S. (and in many cases, even a law may not thwart it).

"Wealth" has always been a critical pillar of "power" and "politics" for literally thousands and thousands of years.

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Response to Locrian (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:53 AM

26. +1.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 04:07 PM

45. Can you fit that on a T-Shirt please?

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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #45)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 04:09 PM

46. LOL

Can have one part on the front and the other on the back!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #46)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 04:11 PM

47. Sounds good, RED FONT on medium gray?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:12 AM

6. Suck it up, Boner.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:19 AM

7. Nice painting. Where's the booze?

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Response to Vinca (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:00 AM

20. ikr? a nice goblet of red wine would fit right in there.

and cig smoke is fun to paint. lazy artist.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:03 AM

10. {also add} .... and lobbyist money stuffed in all his pockets

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:08 AM

11. He cries more than Marsha Mason in an SCTV skit.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:48 AM

14. Or

Sponge Bob!



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:50 AM

15. Now, that's a good cry.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:23 AM

13. Ugh

Hes just one but there are many more, like Ryan, that should never be honored for being a coward in the House. Nope.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:58 AM

16. Should be a picture of him passing out checks in Congress.

Should be a picture of him passing out checks in Congress.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 09:27 AM

18. I heard he always had checks to share from the tobacco lobby.

He also used to be the first "Orange Thing."





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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:50 AM

24. Damn, you beat me to it

Wasn't those checks from the NRA?

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Response to packman (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:31 AM

31. Could easily be at times. This time was checks from tobacco.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:23 AM

22. Item added to bucket list

Discover Boehner painting's location and urinate on it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:47 AM

23. that's nice

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:51 AM

25. Legalize it

He's a great marijuana lobbyist too

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:53 AM

27. The artist apparently didn't have enough cadmium orange.

Maybe he's saving it up for a Trump portrait.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:20 AM

30. Yes!

He was the "original" Cheeto!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:54 AM

28. All I can say about him is

F*ck him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:11 AM

29. I heard that he may have Pseudobulbar, a disease where you have little control over crying.

Sad that he may not be honestly expressing a deep and profound emotion.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:44 AM

32. Nothing like Trump to make folks wax nostalgic for Republicans like Boehner.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:48 AM

33. It's pretty damn sad.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #33)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:01 PM

34. Right?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #34)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:05 PM

35. And even people like Bolton!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:05 PM

37. All that smoking hasn't killed that sorry excuse for a human being yet?

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #37)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:12 PM

38. The liquor has preserved him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #38)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:41 PM

40. But cirrhosis ain't too pretty...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #40)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:50 PM

41. Nor what it does to the brain!

But... He's like a brandied mandarin slice.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #41)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:03 PM

42. It makes you wonder how he gets/got through the day...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #42)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:08 PM

43. He seemed to be sloshed half the time.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:15 PM

39. The highest elected office achieved by an Orange-American before the current administration

and he did it without blatantly blatant help from former KGB agents, so I guess that's something

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 03:24 PM

44. i envy artists who can paint like that..its beautiful..

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Response to samnsara (Reply #44)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 04:18 PM

49. Whoever did that was amazing

Even from a distance it looks almost photogenic.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 02:43 PM

50. America wept when it realized how far it's fallen

that a fuckstick like John Boehner was actually once the speaker of the house.

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #50)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 03:10 PM

51. IMHO, Lyin Ryan was even worse

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