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Sat Jan 25, 2014, 11:00 PM

Boehner: ‘I have to be the Gestapo’ because nothing is ‘conservative enough’ for Tea Party

Even when a Republican admits the truth on a talk show that Republicans were responsible for the shutdown, the MSM ignores this, and does not retract its false equivalency stories blaming both sides for the government shut down.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/24/boehner-i-have-to-be-the-gestapo-because-nothing-is-conservative-enough-for-tea-party/


House Speaker John Boehner went on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night and blamed Republicans for shutting down the government last year.

Although Senate Republicans like Ted Cruz continue to insist that the government shutdown was the fault of President Obama, Speaker Boehner frankly admitted that the gambit was undertaken by members of his own party.

“I told my colleagues in July that I don’t think shutting down the government over Obamacare was going to work, because the president ‘I’m not going to negotiate.’ So I told them in August, ‘Probably not a good idea.’ Told ‘em in early September.”


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“Some members,” he continued, “I have to be the big brother figure. Some, I have to be the father figure. Others, I have to be the dean of students or the principal. Some of them, I have to be the Gestapo.” “There’s nothing I could do that was ever conservative enough for them.”

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Reply Boehner: ‘I have to be the Gestapo’ because nothing is ‘conservative enough’ for Tea Party (Original post)
TomCADem Jan 2014 OP
GP6971 Jan 2014 #1
Jim Lane Jan 2014 #6
AlinPA Jan 2014 #8
longship Jan 2014 #2
MannyGoldstein Jan 2014 #3
Heywood J Jan 2014 #7
steve2470 Jan 2014 #13
longship Jan 2014 #15
JeffHead Jan 2014 #4
steve2470 Jan 2014 #12
jaysunb Jan 2014 #5
JRLeft Jan 2014 #9
DFW Jan 2014 #10
apnu Jan 2014 #11
Blue Idaho Jan 2014 #14
struggle4progress Jan 2014 #16

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 11:06 PM

1. For what ever reason

I can't pull up the link. Did he actually use the word Gestapo? If so, it just shows that he and is fellow repukes are total assholes.

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 10:36 AM

6. I interpret it differently.

 

The way it struck me was that he was disparaging some of the House Republicans because of the demands they placed on him.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 12:54 PM

8. He actually led them and admitted it that he was doing the leading. (quote below)


“When I looked up, I saw my colleagues going this way. And you learn that a leader without followers is simply a man taking a walk,” he said. “So I said, ‘You want to fight this fight? I'll go fight the fight with you.’ (Boehner discussing teabaggers and the shutdown + threat of default)

He is actually a full fledged teabagger. Just listen to him in his press conferences. He sounds just like Ted Cruz or Michelle Bachmann.

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Response to longship (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 11:29 PM

3. search google news for boehner gestapo nt

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 11:48 AM

7. I am almost afraid as to what you would get if you put that into regular Google.

"Did you mean boner Gestapo?"
(insert pictures here)

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 07:21 PM

15. I gladly retract my post on this.

Amazing.

Thanks.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 11:32 PM

4. Here it is, and yes he says it.



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Response to JeffHead (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 06:13 PM

12. thanks for that ! nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 01:14 AM

5. What a liar !

He could put the issue up for a vote and avoided the whole thing.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 06:18 PM

9. This is about breaking the Teabaggers! The establishment neocons are trying to break away from

 

religious kooks in their party.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 08:57 AM

10. Poor old Kolonel Klink

Always having trouble keeping the troops in line..........

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 01:33 PM

11. That's because Conservativism doesn't have a point anymore.

I have no idea what Conservatism is about anymore. And when I ask conservatives individually, I always get a different answer. Some are fad-feasting libertarians. Some are actual Libertarians. Some are teabaggers. Some are Randian zealots. Some are old school "Reagan Republicans" Some are even older school "Rockefeller Republicans" Some are Fundy Christian types. None of them agree on what being a conservative is.

That's their problem. And that's why they're constantly trying to run further and faster to the right than others in their own party. Until they can define what being a conservative is, they'll continue to have this problem.

The only consistent answer I can get from them is being a conservative means not being liberal. So then I ask them about voting rights for women and African Americans. They agree with me. I ask them about the 40 hour week and weekends and vacations, and they agree with me. I ask them if people have (or should have) the right to keep their medical situation between the individual and the doctor, and they agree with me (I say that instead of using pro-choice language, which sets them off and ends the conversation). And then I point out that these are all liberal principles and they freak the hell out.

The truth is, most Americans agree on most of the issues we face. We agree that poverty, health, jobs and security are critical and interrelated issues and we do not like or want and wish to solve.

But the "conservatives" in America have always, and will always, it appears, oppose issues simply because they feel that an issue isn't defined unless there is opposition and in the absence of opposition, they will provide it.

Janeane Garofalo said it best years ago: [paraphrasing] "With Republicans, everyday is opposite day."

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 06:18 PM

14. Have another drink John... maybe it will all go away... nt.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 07:28 PM

16. Such a sad song, it brings to tears to my rheumy ole eyes, it does

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