Boehner Continues to Feed Arsenic to Republican Base

Just add these to the growing list of reasons to leave the Republican Party:

Boehner: GOP Only Knows How To Speak To ‘People Who Look Like Us’

(Watch the video i that link, it’s only a few seconds long)

Boehner Mocks Tea Party Caucus

House Speaker John Boehner dismissed the Tea Party as irrelevant in an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer yesterday, while at the same time sending out contradictory messages on taxes.

Irrelevant? I’ll tell you who’s “irrelevant” to me — a Party that speaks like Boehner and acts like this, that’s who:

Chris Christie Congratulated Obama by Phone After Election — ‘Exchanged Emails’ with Romney

“Christie has been courteous to the president again, giving him a congratulatory phone call after his re-election was announced.

Bloomberg reported Christie recalling to reporters at the National Guard Armory in Franklin Township that he exchanged pleasantries with Obama via phone after Tuesday’s results.

“We didn’t have a political strategy discussion. I said, `Congratulations on your win last night, Mr. President,’ and he said, `Thank you,’” Christie said. As for GOP candidate Mitt Romney, Christie has only connected with him via email.

The day after the election, I tried to tell people the Republican Party is now useless as a means of trying to arrest the headlong rush toward socialism in this nation.  I pointed out they are already Progressive, and now they will be so fearful of loosing even more seats, they will do anything they have to to keep what they have left.  If these stories do not support my argument, then somebody needs to explain to me exactly when Boehner and Christie switched Parties.

 

(WM, brother, NEVER again — not even if they made ME President.)

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7 thoughts on “Boehner Continues to Feed Arsenic to Republican Base

  1. Theen please- by all means- leave the republican party and let the tea party stand on it’s own two feet (if it can). If this election made one thing clear it is that the tea party “values” to not represent those of the bulk of the gop- and that the gop was wrong to cower before a loud but small minority.

    So yes, please- go form a third party- and stop pretending to have more support then you do.

  2. This deserves some careful consideration, more than I am able to offer, but here goes:

    I have to take issue with that first headline. Boehner might have a legitimate point there about appealing to people who don’t ‘look like us.’

    We could have someone much worse in the top seat. I believe the record would show that Boehner fought Obamacare tooth and nail.

    If Boehner claims that the TEA Party is irrelevant, does it really hurt the TEA Party? If anything, it emboldens the movement, so what is the problem?

    In conclusion, let’s not force a drastic shift before it is necessary. A split could hurt us more in the long-run, whereas in unity, the TEA Party has shown strong influence, and for all we know, Boehner could well be aware of that, as much as he plays the part of diplomat. Keep standing for what is right, but why force a break in the continuity when the momentum of the GOP is turning in our favor?

  3. I have to take issue with that first headline. Boehner might have a legitimate point there about appealing to people who don’t ‘look like us.’

    OK, if he has a point because of how we look, then how is that not an admission that the Left is correct in calling the Republicans racists? And if the Left is correct about that, and taxes, immigration, the TEA Party and what elese has Boehner agreed with, then why be a part of the Republican Party.

    On the other hand, if we go the route you’ve suggested and pursue reason, principle and ideal, then what does it matter what we “look like” — especially given that there are more minorities in prominent positions of leadership in the Republican Party than there have EVER been on the left?

    If Boehner claims that the TEA Party is irrelevant, does it really hurt the TEA Party? If anything, it emboldens the movement, so what is the problem?

    The problem? You do not see a problem with the Republican Party giving the TEA Party the bird and then expecting their support??? Keep in mind: without the TEA Party, Boehner is the MINORITY LEADER!

    In conclusion, let’s not force a drastic shift before it is necessary. A split could hurt us more in the long-run, whereas in unity, the TEA Party has shown strong influence, and for all we know, Boehner could well be aware of that, as much as he plays the part of diplomat.

    So you want us to wait another 40 years along with Kells? I disagree. We split now or there will never be a chance to split. The Republican Party died this election. had they managed to just keep the Ron Paul people, Romney would have won. The Ron Payul crowd will include me next time, so keep that in mind.

    Keep standing for what is right, but why force a break in the continuity when the momentum of the GOP is turning in our favor?

    LOL I couldn’t find a YouTube clip of this, but I just pictured Henderson in Alien II when he says:


    “I don’t know if you’ve been keeping up on current events, but we just got our asses kicked!”

    ;-)

    • You know who LOVES the idea of a schism? Drugs does. What does that tell you?

      Imagine the ass-handing we will receive when Democrats get to compete with two little parties rather than one big one. The TEA Party is what, two years old? Are you sure the TEA Party could even survive a break from the GOP at this early date?

      Maybe Boehner was slandering his own party; I took it as constructive criticism. The point to be emphasized regarding minorities is not whether or not Republicans are racist. It is that Republicans might do well to step out of their comfort zone a little more in reaching minorities. If that is already happening, then good.

      IMO, whoever gets the Majority Leader position is going to have to play the role of diplomat a lot of the time, so that America does not perceive the party as intransigent. It’s just like the way you show a little courtesy here to the people with alternative viewpoints. Before we trounce on Boehner, it might be prudent to ask who would be taking his place.

      Make Boehner the Minority Leader. Right, awesome, hand it over to Pelosi.

      I thought Ron Paul was retiring. Who is picking up the mantle?

      • Justin,

        Apply logic to this. If we never start, how is the opposition ever supposed to get older than 2 years? Besides, the TEA Party is now about 4 years old and, if you’ll look to its demographics, it pulls from ALL political spectrums. Last time I looked, 15-20% who identified with the TEA Party reported as being Democrats.

        Next, the moment the Republicans start pandering to minorities, they loose my vote for being Democrats because the only way to “speak to minorities” is to promise free stuff. that is what all the polling data is telling us, even for Latinos it was not about immigration, it was about free stuff.

        Look, I’ll make this easy. the Republicans need to stop worrying about minorities and start worrying about their base. Their base is made up of all races. If they do not do this, they are done because, unless I am WAY off, the base is already leaving.

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