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Democrats Get It Right On Boehner And Bush

As CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie observed in his book TAKEOVER, the stock-in-trade of Democrats and the Left is to lie to make Republican candidates look scary to various independent segments of the electorate; the non-existent war on women, alleged Republican racism and “meanness” to the underprivileged are just a few of these tactics. 

John BoehnerEstablishment Republicans happily fall into these traps because they are often unfamiliar with the principles at stake and the arguments for them or they are just plain unwilling to go on the attack against the Democrats using the bright lines of the conservative agenda. 

But what if Democrats actually told the truth about a Republican, like John Boehner or Jeb Bush? 

Hillary Clinton confidant Sid Blumenthal had some interestingly truthful insights about Republican “leader” and Speaker John Boehner when he was elected Speaker following the 2010 Tea Party wave election. 

According to an email Blumenthal sent to Clinton that our friends at Judicial Watch forced the State Department to release Boehner is "…louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle," 

"Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference," Blumenthal wrote to Clinton. "They are repelled by his personal behavior." 

"Boehner is neither feared nor loved," he goes on. "He's a would-be DeLay without the whip. He's the one at the end of a lash." 

"He is not Gingrich, the natural leader of a 'revolution,' riding the crest into power," Blumenthal continued as he described Boehner, R-Ohio. "He is careworn and threadbare, banal and hollow, holding nobody's enduring loyalty." 

He also said Boehner "twitches" if the conservative base makes "gestures that might undermine his position." 

Blumenthal said then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is "relatively in the same position in the Senate." 

Who could argue with any of that, particularly once you look up “louche” and discover it means “not reputable or decent”? 

Democrats have also had some interesting – and truthful – insights into Jeb Bush as well. 

In an AP article “Dems Paint Jeb Bush As Romney 2.0” run by the Huffington Post and other liberal outlets a few months ago, writers Ken Thomas and Thomas Beaumont said Democrats are unwilling to let Bush define himself as a reformer who aims to close the gap between the rich and poor, so they are trying to paint him as this cycle's Romney. The ex-Massachusetts governor struggled in 2012 against criticism related to his work in private equity and was portrayed by President Barack Obama's allies as a cold-hearted plutocrat. 

"We don't need to try to show that Jeb is like Romney. He pretty much is Romney," said Eddie Vale, vice president of American Bridge 21st Century, a liberal group set up to conduct opposition research on Republicans. "When it comes to any ideas or policies, he's the same as Romney." 

And they had a point. 

Bush and Romney both worked for Wall Street and backed the Wall Street bailout. Both are advocates of the kind of trade and immigration policies that only benefit Big Business at the expense of America’s struggling working families. 

One thing the Democrats seem to have left out of their recent attacks on Bush that is just as scary to Republican primary voters as the idea of a Wall Street bailout-loving plutocrat for President is that the people around Bush and Romney are also very similar. 

The same interests and people, we might add, that John Boehner and his Chamber of Commerce-run Speaker’s office are beholden to. 

See “Viguerie’s Foolproof Test: Is Jeb Bush A Conservative?” by CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie for more on that topic. 

Many establishment Republicans will be quick to defend John Boehner and Jeb Bush without looking at the truth and reality of the Democrat attacks. 

 “Country class” Americans won’t vote for, or at least won’t work for, candidates from the Wall Street – Washington – Silicon Valley axis like Jeb Bush. They want candidates – and leaders – who will focus on the quality of life and economic concerns of America’s hard-pressed working families, not the louche facilitators and apologists for Lehman Brothers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Wall Street’s elite.

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Please tell me why.

If the last thing we need is "more of the same" then why do we keep getting more of the same?

Boehner/Bush

The last thing we need is more of the same.

Boehner/ McConell

I think both the above should be dumped.
Neither of the have shown any respect for their party or the American people, in fact they are down right disrespectful.
I say blackball them both.

And Cruz should do the dumping

I continue to believe that Cruz's run for president is woefully misguided.

Mitch McConnell is EVERY bit as responsible for the fundamental transformation of this country as is Barack Obama. And yet who is there to take him out?

Cruz fought him, briefly. But now that he's given up that fight, which he is the best-positioned and best-qualified to win, it makes me suspect that his filibuster was never about taking out McConnell but a posture to launch him into a presidential run.

Likewise, Cruz calling McConnell a liar earlier this year. What did he hope to accomplish by that? What are you, Senator Ted Cruz, doing about the liar in charge of the body in which you serve? Why aren't you working to take out that liar as the Senate Majority Leader? Apparently it was just another stunt to help your presidential campaign along.

Seriously, folks: If Ted Cruz runs from the fight against McConnell, either because he doesn't think he can win or because his ego demands he be president, then what won't he run from as president?

How strong will he be on the international scene if he can't take on a person in power on the domestic front?

And if he should manage to win the presidency, how, pray tell, does he think he'll manage the Mitch McConnell problem then? Even if Mitch is relegated once again to Minority Leader, in large part because of the ill-timed runs of freshman senators Paul, Rubio, and Cruz, how will President Cruz work with McConnell?

I find this mad dash to the presidency actually quite unconstitutionally-minded. If, in fact, Congress is a co-equal branch with the executive then the Senate Majority Leader and Speaker of the House are EQUALLY as powerful as the President.

And yet these freshman Senators apparently have NO interest in such a position.

I really hope it doesn't come to me having to vote for one of these freshman Senators who, IMO, don't really live the constitutional truths they pretend they espouse.

There is only one way to take

There is only one way to take this good old boy down. Vote his support out at every election. The dems and rinos who support him in his deeds do have to run for reelection. McCain is going to go in his 2016 run. The legal constituents in this state of AZ are fed up. McCain schedules all his so called town halls these days with businesses who are friendly with him. Not one open scheduled town hall I or other constituents like me could attend that would give us the opportunity to address our discontent in over two years. He pops in and out of things but these are not advertised town halls his legal constituents are notified he is attending. No invitations to talk to him in over two years. Trent sends out announcements and invites me to sign up and attend. What a difference. I believe McCain is completely avoiding what he knows will become a brawl. We are so fed up. Flake had to go out a back door on his last adventure into this territory. So, vote McCain and all the rinos and dems who are supporting Boehner and McConnell out of their elected positions. Vote in the conservatives they all hate. It is such a fitting end to this incredibly evil little oligathy in congress. 2016 elections will hurt this bunch. I know I am not the only legal voter who has figured out how to end this little power couple!