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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 02:08 AM

Speaker: Conservative groups ‘using’ Republicans, Americans

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

WASHINGTON - In an uncharacteristically forceful tone, House Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday lambasted the conservative advocacy groups that helped bring his party to power, saying their opposition to a bipartisan budget proposal amounted to an effort to manipulate Republicans and the American people "for their own goals."

The rare outburst from the often poker-faced speaker, a reversal of his past approach toward influential conservative groups, underscored long-simmering tensions between them and mainstream Republicans, who appear to be moving to re-establish their control over the party’s agenda.

The hard-line groups have bedeviled Boehner and his leadership team all year by opposing efforts to compromise with Democrats and influencing primary campaigns aimed at unseating establishment Republicans, whom they accuse of abandoning conservative ideals on controlling government spending.

Boehner’s words also reflected his apparent confidence that the recently announced $85 billion budget deal will be approved by the House this week despite attacks by conservative groups like Club for Growth and Heritage Action. Even if as many as 100 Republicans vote against it, as some predicted, Boehner is counting on Democrats to make up the shortfall, something he has been loath to do in the past.

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57252127-68/boehner-groups-conservative-budget.html.csp



Odd that this story appears in the Salt Lake City Tribune of all places.

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Reply Speaker: Conservative groups ‘using’ Republicans, Americans (Original post)
TomCADem Dec 2013 OP
SoapBox Dec 2013 #1
Iliyah Dec 2013 #2
davidpdx Dec 2013 #3
delrem Dec 2013 #4
King_Klonopin Dec 2013 #5
silvershadow Dec 2013 #6
KansDem Dec 2013 #14
JHB Dec 2013 #7
Berlum Dec 2013 #8
cosmicone Dec 2013 #9
Marcuse Dec 2013 #10
struggle4progress Dec 2013 #11
Tom Ripley Dec 2013 #12
SunSeeker Dec 2013 #19
SoapBox Dec 2013 #13
liberal N proud Dec 2013 #15
niyad Dec 2013 #16
olegramps Dec 2013 #17
freebrew Dec 2013 #18
daybranch Dec 2013 #20
octoberlib Dec 2013 #21

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 02:22 AM

1. Well...

Duh!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 02:24 AM

2. STFU

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 02:43 AM

3. So you are finally sick of taking the crap Boner?

You made your bed, now lay in it.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 04:03 AM

5. Did he send a c.c. to Ted Cruz ? Jim DeMint ? Rand Paul ? Gomer Goehmert ?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 04:31 AM

6. Oh, good. Wonder if he thinks that will help keep him safe from the baggers?

 

Well, he can cross that bridge when he comes to it.

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 11:28 AM

14. Provided that bridge doesn't collapse...

...due to a decaying infrastructure.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 04:34 AM

7. Quite true, and its been true for a long time now

It's a bit remarkable for him to come out and say it.

What would actually be remarkable, though, is if this resulted in more than just a fart in the general direction of the billionaire-funded ideological "action" groups.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 05:24 AM

8. "We Republicons are basically just 'useful idiots." - Teh Boehner (R)

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 07:56 AM

9. He probably feels like a prostitute

 

after a customer refuses to pay saying the sex was bad.

Boehner, you are a prostitute nevertheless and you DID sleep with the guy.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 08:14 AM

10. Proceed, Mr. Boehner.

Pot, meet Kettle.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 08:42 AM

11. "Holy shizz! Just look at the time! It's almost 2014! I gotta start running towards the center!"

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 09:44 AM

12. I give Boehner credit for acknowledging there is a difference between "Republicans and the American...

 

people"

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 13, 2013, 04:13 PM

19. LOL. Nice catch. nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 10:22 AM

13. Once a tool...

Always a tool.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 12:04 PM

15. Too funny stupid



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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 07:22 PM

16. I wonder who is blackmailing him.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2013, 07:07 AM

17. He is still a class A-ONE a$$hole.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2013, 12:40 PM

18. Why is he still there?

I am thoroughly confused who votes for this guy(well, not just him). Are the districts so rigged as to permit only idiots and greedheads to vote?

I know, it's the same here, Hartzler, isn't there anyone else to run against these freaking morons?

Damn that Einstein.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 07:25 AM

20. Just another republican good cop , bad cop ploy to convince the public there is a difference.

And the media goes along with it, calling both the Teaparty and republican think tanks conservatives. Let me make it clear, overwhelmingly Republicans want to cut government funding for everyone. Most want to do this in order to preserve and expand tax breaks and lower rates for their corporate bosses and or themselves. Others do it to create a Christian theocracy. But the goal is the same and no amount of labelling some as conservatives and some as just republicans will change the facts. We can easily see the game, we just have to make sure others see it too.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2013, 08:32 AM

21. Is this the part where the Republicans try to appear rational so they

can win elections, after which, they'll revert to their extremist ways?

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