This is where we see real anger coming from John Boehner – not when President Obama is trampling over the Constitution, not when Harry Reid is steamrolling over the will of the American people, not when the country is hurtling down the road to financial disaster, but when he feels threatened by conservatives. But his comments this past week let the cat out of the bag about his perfidy in pretending to be a conservative fighter.
Here is what Boehner said on Thursday:
“You know, they pushed us into this fight to defund Obamacare and to shut down the government. Most of you know, my members know, that wasn’t exactly the strategy that I had in mind. But if you recall, the day before the government reopened, one of the people that – one of these groups stood up and said, ‘Well, we never really thought it would work.’ Are you kidding me?”
Really, Mr. Speaker! The truth comes out. I remember back in October during the government shutdown, that it was framed as John Boehner leading the charge. Now he fesses up and lets us know that his heart was not in it.
I believed this all along. He was just trying to position himself as a fighter, to help preserve his speakership. But all along his objective wasn’t to defund Obamacare, but only to try to kill the idea of doing any more government shutdowns, to pave the way for budget deals like the one he just made.
He’s corrupt – he and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. See my post on the recent book, Extortion, where Peter Schweizer explains the vote-buying schemes employed by our esteemed Speaker. He doesn’t have the fire of liberty in his belly. His legislative objective, whenever there is a fight with the Left, is to get the most liberal result he can that will be supported by his caucus.
This latest deal had more support by Democrats than Republicans, proportionately, and has been decried by every outside conservative group that I have heard comment on it, including Heritage Action, Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth, and Freedomworks. Rand Paul was interviewed Thursday night on Mark Levin’s radio show and said that the sequester is better than this deal.
I’m going to repeat what I said several months ago – we need to get rid of John Boehner. A way that would work would be for the Tea Party to endorse the Democrat in his district. We would sacrifice one seat in the House for a change in leadership – it would be well worth the trade-off.
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