Boehner: Oh, hey, I was just teasing my caucus by mocking them over immigration

posted at 3:21 pm on April 29, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via the Free Beacon, can lefties and righties join hands and proclaim our mutual disgust at this guy for endlessly talking out of both sides of his mouth on this subject? I feel like I’ve been writing the same two posts, alternating weekly, for the past year: “Boehner vows to make immigration reform happen” and “Boehner blames Obama for failure of immigration reform.” Last week was dominated by the first type; this week, apparently, will be dominated by the second.

The irony of Boehner periodically blaming his own caucus and then turning around and blaming O for haphazardly enforcing the law is that virtually nothing’s changed on either front. There is, was, and always has been a critical mass of centrist Republicans in the House who want to pass comprehensive reform; all Boehner needs to do is put something on the floor and let that centrist minority join with Democrats to pass it. Meanwhile, Obama is, was, and will remain on track to relax America’s deportation policy a bit as a pander to his base, while they wait for Congress to act on reform. In theory, if you believe Boehner’s shpiel that Obama’s the big obstacle here because Republicans don’t trust him to enforce the law, the fact that O’s getting ready to further scale back security measures should be the final straw for comprehensive reform. In reality, it may be that the GOP leadership is so worried about Obama earning more goodwill for Democrats among Latinos by relaxing deportations that they feel more desperate than ever to pass something. The whole thing is a charade, driven by the simple reality that the Republican leadership is “hellbent” on passing something that Republican base voters are hellbent on opposing. Everyone understands this, but the facade that the leadership is actually representing its constituents must be kinda sorta maintained, which is why Boehner is forever oscillating between “it’s happening” and “Obama’s the bad guy.” Pathetic. The boss emeritus is right — it’s time for this guy to go.

And maybe he is going. But, via Breitbart, not soon enough:

Immigration reform will be passed this summer, Sen. Charles Schumer predicted Monday during a visit to the 12th annual Daily News/CUNY Citizenship NOW! immigration call-in.

“I want to let you in on a little secret. We are going to pass that bill and sign it into law this year,” said the New York Democrat, one of the authors of a Senate immigration bill that would provide a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, overhaul the current system and boost border enforcement…

“We will have an immigration bill — it may not be exactly the Senate bill — on the floor of the House … We will come to an agreement. They will put that bill on the President’s desk for President Obama to sign into law,” Schumer said.

I’ll never understand why, if House Republican leaders were determined to pass something, they didn’t just bite the bullet last year a la Rubio and the Gang of Eight and ram it through then. Conservatives would have screeched and vowed to stay home in the midterms, but those promises would have melted away after the disastrous ObamaCare rollout and been all but forgotten by this summer. Instead Boehner and crew dragged their feet and now we’ve got someone as high-ranking as Cathy McMorris-Rodgers wondering aloud about passing a bill as late as August, just three months before conservatives get ready to vote. That’s political malpractice. Terrible policy, horrible strategy: Who cares if they lose anymore?


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I feel like I’ve been writing the same two posts, alternating weekly, for the past year: “Boehner vows to make immigration reform happen” and “Boehner blames Obama for failure of immigration reform.”

Not your fault, AP. Boehner’s brain is about the size of a ping pong ball and he uses it that way.

de rigueur on April 29, 2014 at 3:24 PM

And Boehner goes for the left’s favorite excuse…. “I was juuuuuust joking.”

Warner Todd Huston on April 29, 2014 at 3:25 PM

How about focusing on Obamacare, jobs, foreign policy mess instead of something 80% of America doesn’t give a sh!t about.

Mark1971 on April 29, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Amnesty will not happen this year. Neither side wants that issue in front of the LIV public come November.

Johnnyreb on April 29, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Terrible policy, horrible strategy: Who cares if they lose anymore?

And now you know where most of us on here are, AP.

Bitter Clinger on April 29, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Conservatives would have screeched and vowed to stay home in the midterms, but those promises would have melted away after the disastrous ObamaCare rollout and been all but forgotten by this summer.

Don’t count on this happening.

lineholder on April 29, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Uh huh.

Don’t believe you.

The usual HotGas suspects will still donate money and vote for Boney though, because of some unnamed hill to be fought over in the year 2068.

Bishop on April 29, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Conservatives would have screeched and vowed to stay home in the midterms, but those promises would have melted away after the disastrous ObamaCare rollout and been all but forgotten by this summer.

Nope. The gnawing truth that they aren’t going to repeal ObamaCare is the other bookend. 1. Amnesty by Orwellian name, 2. ObamaCare is here to stay. These are just two sides of the same tombstone.

ObamaCare has rolled out — did anything “melt away”?

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Who are the polling firms and analysts that are telling the Republicans that they’ll get Latino votes if they pass this abortion of a bill?

They must either be legitimate Soros saboteurs or else they’re too stupid to tie their shoes. In either case the moronic Republicans considering voting for this atrocity ought to have their heads examined.

ramesees on April 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM

SP for Speaker.

derft on April 29, 2014 at 3:31 PM

A boner by any other name is still a boner. (Gertrude Stein)

celtic warrior on April 29, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Is he going to cry about it?

I hate men who cry for no reason.

upinak on April 29, 2014 at 3:32 PM

OT/
Did it again..judge strikes down Wisconsin voter ID.

Mimzey on April 29, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Clown nose on.

Rix on April 29, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Bull Butter to you, too, Boehner!

mobydutch on April 29, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Time to leave the Republicans behind. I’ve resisted the “we need a third party NOW” stuff for years because, as bad as the Republicans could get with not pushing conservative principals, they were at least better than the Democrats. I could even support amnesty if we secured the borders first, even though I think every illegal should be arrested and deported. But this is just too much, they’re not even trying to hide their disdain for their base, and conservativism in general anymore. We’re gonna lose the next presidential election anyway, we might as well use the next four years to break away and form a real third party alternative.

Cyhort on April 29, 2014 at 3:34 PM

…the guy farts from his brain!
…everything else…comes out of his azz!

KOOLAID2 on April 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM

…where’s Bmore’s photo of him?

KOOLAID2 on April 29, 2014 at 3:36 PM

AP, your notion of a critical mass of centrist Republicans who presumably want amnesty is pure BS. You sound like you’re mad because Boehner can’t ram it through. The vast majority of Americans, especially those who are naturalized, legally, are opposed to any form of amnesty. Got it?

tomshup on April 29, 2014 at 3:37 PM

There is, was, and always has been a critical mass of centrist Republicans in the House who want to pass comprehensive reform; all Boehner needs to do is put something on the floor and let that centrist minority join with Democrats to pass it.

AP, I strongly object to the misuse of the term “centrist” here. Amnesty/open borders are both extremely radical and dangerous policies. People in favor of it are not “centrists” or “moderates.”

Who are the polling firms and analysts that are telling the Republicans that they’ll get Latino votes if they pass this abortion of a bill?

They must either be legitimate Soros saboteurs or else they’re too stupid to tie their shoes. In either case the moronic Republicans considering voting for this atrocity ought to have their heads examined.

ramesees on April 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM

There’s multiple groups of people pushing open borders. Roughly:

1. Leftists/open borders radicals
2. Those getting paid
3. Those stupid enough to think they can “buy” the Hispanic vote with welfare.

Boehner is almost certainly number 2, but there is likely a substantial minority of #3s elected to Congress, unfortunately. For the #3s, amnesty itself is no means to end, but they think that putting these “new Americans” on the welfare rolls will win them lots of votes.

Doomberg on April 29, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Who are the polling firms and analysts that are telling the Republicans that they’ll get Latino votes if they pass this abortion of a bill?

They must either be legitimate Soros saboteurs or else they’re too stupid to tie their shoes. In either case the moronic Republicans considering voting for this atrocity ought to have their heads examined.

ramesees on April 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Illegals who want to vote are already voting, the Dems wont get many more numbers if Amnesty is passed. Cities in Connecticut where I used to live are issuing Drivers Licenses and ID Cards to Illegals. New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury and other Cities are giving them out. They claim they are only being used so the Illegals don’t have to live in fear and can go to the bank to cash their paychecks and let them drive legally so they will buy insurance, etc., but they are giving them out so the Illegals can vote.

Johnnyreb on April 29, 2014 at 3:39 PM

You tease your friends. You mock your enemies.

astonerii on April 29, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Yep, humiliate and insult your caucus and say it was a joke. Wait! Was this on video? Fine him 3 million dollars and ban him for life from the senate (very wishful thinking). Oh, shoot, the video wasn’t done secretly? Never mind.

31giddyup on April 29, 2014 at 3:40 PM

You tease your friends. You mock your enemies.

astonerii on April 29, 2014 at 3:39 PM

With the old adage of, the enemy of my enemy is my friend?

Seems odd right now.

upinak on April 29, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Conservatives would have screeched and vowed to stay home in the midterms, but those promises would have melted away after the disastrous ObamaCare rollout and been all but forgotten by this summer.

NO!

slickwillie2001 on April 29, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Just go away boehner, go away, go away, go away…

OmahaConservative on April 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Terrible policy, horrible strategy: Who cares if they lose anymore?

It’s gotten to the point where I don’t care. It’s crystal clear to me that neither party represents my interests. I’m disgusted with both of them.

xNavigator on April 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM

There’s multiple groups of people pushing open borders. Roughly:

1. Leftists/open borders radicals
2. Those getting paid
3. Those stupid enough to think they can “buy” the Hispanic vote with welfare.

Boehner is almost certainly number 2, but there is likely a substantial minority of #3s elected to Congress, unfortunately. For the #3s, amnesty itself is no means to end, but they think that putting these “new Americans” on the welfare rolls will win them lots of votes.

Doomberg on April 29, 2014 at 3:38 PM

One of the White House Insider reports warned us that BILLIONS of dollars were available to bribe people in key positions.

slickwillie2001 on April 29, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Why does he keep talking about a Dem topic?

What an idiot.

Just say the words Benghazi, IRS, and Fast and Furious for the next few months.

faraway on April 29, 2014 at 3:45 PM

So, if you look at the speech Boehner gave at the country club where he was “teasing” those Republicans who would not vote for Amnesty and Permanent Open Borders; you will find that he also said that Obamacare could not be repealed because it was too late, and it had already changed the healthcare system.

Was that “teasing”?

How about Conservatives and TEA Party members forming another party? We can tell Boehner that we are just teasing him.

Qing Wa Cao De Liu Mang

Subotai Bahadur on April 29, 2014 at 3:45 PM

At this point I feel like I’m in some kind of superhero movie and Boehner is the mad scientist who got into the radioactive goo and has become Bonehead Man. One minute he is the genial congressman the next some kind of two-headed monster talking out of both mouths saying opposite things. I don’t feel like I can trust to turn my back on him for fear he will strike out with his claws and destroy my country. Is he or isn’t he a Republican? Is he or isn’t he some kind of Democrat plant? Does he or does he not have some kind of skeleton in his closet that the Dems are using to bend him to their will? If yes are his evil henchmen (Cantor, McCain, Mcconnell etc) also being blackmailed? I can find no logical reason, not even trying to cave to the Chamber of Commerce to explain the actions of RINOs like these. Is it spite because they don’t like the Tea Party messing with their little cabal of Dem Light friends?

What is it?

What does it take to get through to them that AMNESTY IS A REPUBLICAN AND AMERICAN KILLER!?

Why do we have to continuously be threatened this way?

When will we stop having to worry about our own supposed leaders and start concentrating on pointing out the the American public how much the Democrats have ruined the country?

When!?

neyney on April 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Geez can’t he just admit he was drunk. He could at least claim that someone spiked his Scotch.

Brat on April 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM

There is only one problem in the House and it’s the House leadership. The best way to pass an immigration bill is to get people together, write a House bill, and send it to the Senate. I know the Democrats think they can play with any House bill and put in whatever they want, but that will only happen if the House lets them. The leadership, such as it is, could have done this when the Senate sent over their bill, but they’ve done nothing.

It’s just like Obamacare, the House has offered nothing to replace the bill with yet they talk about repeal. What sort of idiocy is that?

bflat879 on April 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Just go away boehner, go away, go away, go away…

OmahaConservative on April 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM

5 bucks he cries, big ole’ alligator tears, and says everyone is picking on him.

I didn’t want him as speaker when he got the spot, and I said from the beginning this will be an issue with him as speaker. Hmmm, sucks to be right sometimes.

upinak on April 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Like a maniac shooting
flaming arrows of death
is one who deceives their neighbor
and says, “I was only joking!”

^

http://biblehub.com/proverbs/26-18.htm

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Conservatives would have screeched and vowed to stay home in the midterms, but those promises would have melted away after the disastrous ObamaCare rollout and been all but forgotten by this summer.

Uh, no. Not really, AP. In fact, the fallout over amnesty would’ve overshadowed the Obamacare rollout debacle, at least with conservatives. And it will do the same if they ram it through later this year.

Doughboy on April 29, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Schumer’s threats to pass something, even if it’s not a senate bill, just so they can get something for Soetero to sign into law, smells a lot like the chicanery that was used to stuff Obamacare up our asses. Just fake something up, thousands of pages of spew, have Soetero sign it, then make it up as they go along, just like the ACA. Americans need to re-introduce tar-and-feathers to the body politic.

fitzsweetpea on April 29, 2014 at 3:50 PM

That’s political malpractice. Terrible policy, horrible strategy: Who cares if they lose anymore?

Not me, let ‘em burn. I am done holding my nose and voting for GOPe. Won’t happen again.

captnjoe on April 29, 2014 at 3:52 PM

I hate hate hate the GOP.

Cicero43 on April 29, 2014 at 3:52 PM

upinak on April 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Yep, I remember how opposed you were to him. And ya’ just know he’ll bawl like a big baby…

OmahaConservative on April 29, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Oh, man up Boehner.

Texas Zombie on April 29, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Boehner should resign.

El_Terrible on April 29, 2014 at 3:54 PM

I hate hate hate the GOP.

Cicero43 on April 29, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Me too but I hate hate hate the Dems more

neyney on April 29, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Got a letter from an GOP leaning think tank about the impeachment on Obama. You signed something to Boehner and Roberts about it. I scratched off what they wrote and wrote to the Speaker do not pass amnesty and if they do we will fall into 40-50 years of darkness cause the GOP will be a permanent minority party. Then on Roberts portion I wrote that he was a turncoat for not tossing Obamacare. I also did not give them any money. Haven’t given to the GOP since 04 when Dubya ran!

anchorman on April 29, 2014 at 3:56 PM

You tease the ones you love?

John Boehner, you don’t mean that. You couldn’t stand all the love you’d be getting if you put that one to the test you pathetic drunk creamsicle-colored hack!

Happy Nomad on April 29, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Sarah for speaker.

meci on April 29, 2014 at 3:57 PM

I hate hate hate the GOP.

Cicero43 on April 29, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Me too but I hate hate hate the Dems more

neyney on April 29, 2014 at 3:54 PM

I don’t. Not anymore.

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Boehner should resign.

El_Terrible on April 29, 2014 at 3:54 PM

The amnesty is his going away present. Without it, he does not get paid by big government/big labor fellows.

astonerii on April 29, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Conservatives should follow the NBA’s example. Ban Boehner from leadership positions.

What is the actual process of removing a speaker from power?

El_Terrible on April 29, 2014 at 3:58 PM

The usual HotGas suspects will still donate money and vote for Boney though, because of some unnamed hill to be fought over in the year 2068.

Bishop on April 29, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Well, we just need to be patient. If it takes until 2068 to repeal zer0care or defeat amnesty, we’ll just need to wait until then.

/s

MisterElephant on April 29, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Alternate reality: Boehner is playing both sides against the middle and running out the clock. He knows the base will revolt over amnesty while he also recognizes that the donor class wants something–anything–passed despite the base’s objections.

So he alternately blames both sides while the clock ticks on this Congress’ ability to do the heavy lifting of getting an immigration bill passed.

Sometimes, the best course of action is inaction.

Maybe this guy ain’t so dumb, after all.

Conservative Mischief on April 29, 2014 at 3:58 PM

The amnesty is his going away present. Without it, he does not get paid by big government/big labor fellows.

astonerii on April 29, 2014 at 3:57 PM

My gut feeling is he’s going to get it through right after midterms

El_Terrible on April 29, 2014 at 3:59 PM

we might as well use the next four years to break away and form a real third party alternative.

Cyhort on April 29, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Yes

captnjoe on April 29, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Terrible policy, horrible strategy: Who cares if they lose anymore?

Welcome to the dark side. Let it burn.

Vince on April 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Doughboy on April 29, 2014 at 3:49 PM

That’s how I see it, too. I don’t think Conservatives would just get over this one.

lineholder on April 29, 2014 at 4:02 PM

I am keeping DEFCON at level “Set It On FIRE!” Where I raised it from “Let It BURN!”.

I don’t trust this jackass.

ConstantineXI on April 29, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Boehner’s horribly disrespectful behavior in front of Chamber amnesty pushers was inexplicable. Was Boehner drinking at the time? Regardless, it was infantile lunacy, in his pouty reddened and puffy cheeks and high pitched constipated whine, for him to so mock what is the strong majority of Republicans that don’t want amnesty. It’s a sheer travesty that this man passes as our leader. Get him out of there!!

anotherJoe on April 29, 2014 at 4:04 PM

I beginning to feel like I don’t care who the Republicans nominate for President. To put the “R” next to your name … well, you might as well a “for sale” sign around your neck.

Fu** you, Boehner.

M240H on April 29, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Who cares if they lose anymore?

That may actually be their ultimate strategy here.

Enough of the GOP old guard is safely entrenched.

So what better way to deflate the Conservative/Tea Party movement AND pander to Latinos all at the same time….. than what we’re seeing here.

This is the political version of The Sword of Damocles.

Augustinian on April 29, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Conservative Mischief on April 29, 2014 at 3:58 PM

I’ve thought about that scenario before, but if that is what he is doing, he is really inept at it.

captnjoe on April 29, 2014 at 4:15 PM

This is the culmination of conservatives giving their votes to the (R) party without demanding a return on investment. Conservatives have gone from the base of the party to a taken for granted vote to now being a punching bag of the party leadership. How long exactly do you stay in an abusive relationship? Glad I left the party last year. Be much happier when the Republican party goes away and makes room for a real conservative party.

astonerii on April 29, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Then tell us you’re not passing amnesty. Make a statement to that effect.

Then we’ll accept this teasing line. However, in the absence of such a statement, we have to assume you were not kidding.

Karmashock on April 29, 2014 at 4:20 PM

He should be fined $2.5 million and banned from government for life.

Brat on April 29, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Typical responses and excuses to serious problems: Just teasing…wrong word usage…out of context…in other words –you didn’t hear what you heard and you didn’t see what you saw

mobydutch on April 29, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Then have your vote before midterms.

rogerb on April 29, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Maybe this guy ain’t so dumb, after all.

Conservative Mischief on April 29, 2014 at 3:58 PM

He’s still totally unfit to be in any leadership position.

Best that everyone prays that Winteregg causes the political upset of a lifetime by primarying this sorry Socialist Democrat.

Myron Falwell on April 29, 2014 at 4:24 PM

I’ll never understand why, if House Republican leaders were determined to pass something, they didn’t just bite the bullet last year a la Rubio and the Gang of Eight and ram it through then. Conservatives would have screeched and vowed to stay home in the midterms, but those promises would have melted away after the disastrous ObamaCare rollout and been all but forgotten by this summer. Instead Boehner and crew dragged their feet and now we’ve got someone as high-ranking as Cathy McMorris-Rodgers wondering aloud about passing a bill as late as August, just three months before conservatives get ready to vote. That’s political malpractice. Terrible policy, horrible strategy: Who cares if they lose anymore?

Really? You don’t understand? It’s simple – Boehner is a pathetic coward and horrible incompetent rolled into one. No need to try to find any logic in it. Just ask yourself “what would a guy do if he has no b@lls and no competence?” It’ll get ya there every time with JB.

thirteen28 on April 29, 2014 at 4:26 PM

I don’t. Not anymore.

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 3:57 PM

I’ve reached a nexus. No passion. Not hate…just antipathy… for the entire political class.

It’s their donor masters who have my attention.

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Time to get rid of “96 Tears.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7uC5m-IRns

bw222 on April 29, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Boehner has to be replaced-period.

djn on April 29, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Boehner has to be replaced-period.

djn on April 29, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Bother really needs to go.

KMC1 on April 29, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Why do they do this?

I don’t know, but I suspect it is at least in part to antagonize the hysterical idiots who get so worked up about everything.

How many times do we have to go through the “Boehner is about to betray us on amnesty!!!!1!” scare before somebody says, “How come there’s never a wolf?”

How many times THIS YEAR? Never mind we’ve had the IDENTICAL rumor every single year since Boehner won the Speaker’s chair.

Don’t any of you ever feel like idiots for getting all worked up about nothing every time the monkey cage is rattled? Or are you conditioned to do that before they hand out the bananas?

◘■◘■

There is no bill. There will be no August votes.

If there is, I promise to stand up and call for Boehner’s head on a platter.

And when I’m right (AGAIN, like every time on this issue), I don’t even expect apologies. That would require a level of honesty I don’t see often.

Adjoran on April 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Adjoran on April 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM

The reason is to get us to the point that we no longer listen when they cry wolf, when that happens they are free to go. Screw em, I am perfectly happy to keep their freaking phones busy.

astonerii on April 29, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Mocking?
Jeezuz, John, you’re the Speaker of the House, not some 3rd-rate comic at The Laugh Factory!

Another Drew on April 29, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Boehner: Oh, hey, I was just teasing my caucus by mocking them over immigration

It wasn’t teasing (obviously) and it wasn’t mocking, either. It was just outright stupidity and lying. The Weeping Boner was trying to pull a Barky and act as if the only reason people wouldn’t allow the treasonous act of giving aid and comfort to invading illegals is because, as Boner tried to explain, “It’s too hard ….” No, it isn’t “too hard”. It’s treasonous.

This wasn’t mocking, since the Crybaby didn’t even come close to representing those opposed to this treason but only mocked the strawman he constructed that represented nothing more than the other side of his own low-life, weaselly, dirtbag pea-brain. The Weeping Boner was mocking himself. And now he is trying to explain that he was just teasing himself, instead.

Treason is treason. The GOP has already gone far beyond the pale by constantly bringing this treason up and further by acknowledging that they actually, really, really want to commit this treasonous act. I don’t care what ever gets to the floor, the real damage has already been done and the traitors have exposed themselves. They deserve the end that all traitors deserve.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 29, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Boehner has to be replaced-period.

djn on April 29, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Boehner has to be replaced-period.

djn on April 29, 2014 at 4:28 PM

That was worth repeating…

OmahaConservative on April 29, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Fluke off, puerile crybaby idiot.

He lies better than Kerry on apartheid in Israel.

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Bishop on April 29, 2014 at 3:27 PM

We’re not all DIABLOs.

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2014 at 4:45 PM

I don’t. Not anymore.

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 3:57 PM

I’ve reached a nexus. No passion. Not hate…just antipathy… for the entire political class.

It’s their donor masters who have my attention.

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2014 at 4:26 PM

If you’re going to be that specific, I should say I don’t really hate any of them. :) But I don’t see the Democrats as worse. The Democrats sit across the table, leer at me, tell me they are going to try to rob me later (and do); the GOP slaps my shoulder, greets me warmly, then tries to rob me later too.

. . . rather be at the table with the Pharisees than Judas. Just sayin’.

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Boehnhead is just this week’s example of what constitutes the GOPe. They mock us, cuss us, and stab us in the back, and then expect us to still bend over at the voting booth and re-elect them.

They will not get my money and they will not get my vote.

Obviously they think they can win without Conservatives and Tea Party supporters. Or they’re content to lose. Either way, I guess we’ll find out in November.

Meople on April 29, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Leadership..?

d1carter on April 29, 2014 at 4:54 PM

They should have dumped Captain Cave-man a long time ago.

K. Hobbit on April 29, 2014 at 4:57 PM

It’s very simple AP. Your posters have been speaking the truth about Boehner for years. I believe that you are blinded by your desire to defend Rino’s at all costs, and to bring this site way to the left of center, just like the current Republican leadership is doing to the party. Is it cowardice or ineptitude? The mistaken belief that pandering to the leftists will bring votes ( rinos ) or site traffic ( you )?

The republican party is committing suicide before our eyes.

Boehner appears to have a serious drinking problem. If he were the manager of a 7/11, i believe that he would have been forced into rehab by now. While he seems to struggle with his alcohol addition and complete lack of principles, the idiots and crooks are having their way with this nation.

Neither he nor MCconnell are fit to lead the republican party. They are both on the take.

Pull the blinders from your eyes or join Juan Williams on Faux news, ok?

Exninja on April 29, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Conservatives would have screeched and vowed to stay home in the midterms, but those promises would have melted away after the disastrous ObamaCare rollout and been all but forgotten by this summer.

I take issue with this comment; may AP didn’t think it through. If Conservatives threatened to stay home during the midterms but let that anger and passion go as a result of Obamacare, then the opposition to amnesty would be nothing more than politics. I believe it’s more than that. I think Conservatives understand that amnesty will be detrimental to both our economy and our future as a party; something Obamacare’s failures won’t magically wipe away like yesterday’s news.

Speaking for myself, I’m more principled than that. If the GOP passes amnesty, I’m out. I’ll vote third party or not at all on the national level.

BKeyser on April 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Boehner = gutless.puke.

bofh on April 29, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Conservatives would have screeched and vowed to stay home in the midterms, but those promises would have melted away after the disastrous ObamaCare rollout and been all but forgotten by this summer.

Yeah, conservatives can only focus on one thing at once. No one would notice the disastrous amnesty roll out. We probably wouldn’t notice the republicans who are now claiming they aren’t going to repeal Obamacare either.

xblade on April 29, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Again, if you live in Boehner’s district, vote for his primary opponent. Then vote for the Democrat in the general election.

I hate asking you to vote for a Democrat. But ultimately, one seat doesn’t matter. And he doesn’t vote anyway. But you can send a message to the powers that be. Same for Kentucky and McConnell.

As long as conservatives go quietly to the back of the bus, they can do stuff like this.

K. Hobbit on April 29, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Who cares if they (Republicans) lose anymore?

I’m trying to care, but I’m afraid it’s a losing battle.

RJL on April 29, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Then have your vote before midterms.

rogerb on April 29, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Yep. He is a coward as well.

Bmore on April 29, 2014 at 5:22 PM

. . . rather be at the table with the Pharisees than Judas. Just sayin’.

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Perfectly profound!

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Sometimes, the best course of action is inaction.

Maybe this guy ain’t so dumb, after all.

Conservative Mischief on April 29, 2014 at 3:58 PM

If Boehner had any successes to look back on I might buy it, but Boehner has surrendered to Democrats on every issue.

RJL on April 29, 2014 at 5:25 PM

America you’ve just been punked. Love, JB
If this is one of the Republicans best and brightest it explains how O came to power. – face plant

brads01 on April 29, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Yeah, he mocks Conservatives for opposing amnesty on principle and doing the will of their constituents, claiming that “it’s too hard”.

All while he and the rest of the SACKLESS GOPe come out whining and moaning about how ObamaGlitch can’t be repealed because “it’s too hard”.

Nice projection there, Sport.

Meople on April 29, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Boehner: Oh, hey, I was just teasing my caucus by mocking them over immigration

Uhm. No? You were playing off what you told Barry over and over again on the 19th hole because you know other people heard you screaming it.
You know the Secret Service heard it. Over and over again.
So stop pretending our reps are scabs like you Boehner.
You’ve done your little skirt dance for Barry and the boys on K street and you think we don’t know. Your daddy does it every time. Mocks what is decent. Whoever refuses to bend over for him.
You did Boehner. Now stay over on that side b*tch.

onomo on April 29, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Boehner is a lyin’ POS….like…Obama

workingclass artist on April 29, 2014 at 5:59 PM

How does this douchebag keep getting re-elected as Speaker?

bernie on April 29, 2014 at 6:14 PM

He doesn’t have much of an imagination. He’s using the favorite excuse of Democrats when they get caught saying something that is completely out of line.

“It was just a joke.”

Given time, everyone lets the mask slip at some point.

So, how are the attacks by moderate Democrats on the extreme leftist wing of the party going?

Is Sister Souljah available for comment?

Meremortal on April 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Unfrozen Caveman Weasel Boehner.

“My own BS confuses and frightens me.”

GTH con-man….

viking01 on April 29, 2014 at 6:24 PM

What a caucus teaser.

ronsfi on April 29, 2014 at 6:26 PM

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