Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

No Longer Pandering To The Anarchists, Republican Speaker Of The House, John Boehner Says Own Base Has Lost Its Credibility, Highlight Hollywood News

Everyone was taught, that if you push the truth into the category of PROPAGANDA, you soon lose your credibility, or as the right likes to call themselves, “Your moral authority.” The propaganda usually starts on talk radio with Mark Levin, Uncle Tom Sowell, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, then find itself on silly Twitter and Facebook by Sarah Palin. However, the last Federal Government shutdown not only hurt the GOP, but poor people, you know, the very people who vote for people who frankly hate them and see them as a blight on society. Or to quote Mitt Romney, “The 47 percent doesn’t matter!” The 47 percent are the very people voting for people who hate other poor people, and then when they vote for the rich, who hate them, but need their votes, poor children are the ones who suffer.  Silliness, I know. But the color of the occupant of the Oval Office has destroyed these people’s veil of sanity, and the insanity now shows. The rich bigots are doing just great. Have you seen their stock portfolios lately? It’s the poor bigots that are hurting. And yet, they are so racist, they just can’t help but harm themselves and demand their idiot representatives heap more hurt on them.  They never learn.
This is not a pat on the back for the President or the Democrats. I personally believe the Democrats are too crooked and the Republicans are too stupid to run the country. But, to see idiots, who don’t know economics, history, sociology, who are running a party (GOP) into the ground, while they pander to the wealthiest amongst us, just because of racial hatred of our President, is pathetic and sickening.  And to keep saying, “Oh no, I’m not prejudiced,” is a lie, and it should be called, and will be called out.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) assailed conservative groups Thursday for opposing the latest budget deal, saying they had crossed a line and lost their credibility.


“This budget agreement takes giant steps in the right direction,” Boehner said. “But when groups come out and criticize something they’ve never seen, you begin to wonder just how credible those actions are.”



Boehner has been reticent in the past to criticize conservative outside groups, such as Heritage Action and Club for Growth. Some of the groups have had a considerable influence on the tea party faction among House Republicans, and were the rallying force behind the effort to either defund Obamacare or shut down the federal government.



For the first time, Boehner acknowledged that these groups pushed Republicans into an unsuccessful strategy that he didn’t favor. He expressed particular outrage that one of the groups later said it knew the shutdown strategy wasn’t going to work.  “Are you kidding me?” Boehner shouted.  “Frankly I think they’re misleading their followers. I think they’re pushing our members in places they don’t want to be,” he added. “And frankly I just think they’ve lost all credibility.”



Boehner showed his first signs of true frustration Wednesday, when he slammed the groups for coming out against the budget deal before they had seen it and accused them of “using” his members. Heritage Action and Americans for Prosperity stated their opposition to the Murray-Ryan budget deal before it was even announced, while Club for Growth urged members to vote against it moments after the deal was made public.



“Yesterday when the criticism was coming, frankly I thought it was my job and my obligation to stand up for conservatives here in the Congress who want more deficit reduction, stand up for the work that Chairman Ryan did,” Boehner said.



The deal brokered by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) offers modest relief to the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, by raising spending levels slightly from $967 billion to $1.014 trillion over the next two years. The framework produces savings and non-tax revenue totaling $85 billion, $20 billion to $23 billion of which would be devoted to deficit reduction.



Asked if he was officially saying “no” to the tea party, Boehner emphasized the deficit reduction achieved under the budget deal and said there was no reason to oppose it.

“I came here to cut the size of government,” he said. “That’s exactly what this bill does, and why conservatives wouldn’t vote for this or criticize the bill is beyond any recognition I could come up with.”



Boehner also defended his own commitment to conservative principles, which has repeatedly come under fire. This criticism has at times threatened his speakership when he has attempted to negotiate with President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats.  “I say what I mean and I mean what I say,” he said. “I’m as conservative as anybody around this place.”



Despite the notable shift in his tone, Boehner denied that he was turning a new leaf in his approach toward the tea party. “I don’t really think that I’ve said anything new or anything different than what I’ve felt and what I’ve said in the past,” he said. “It just comes to a point when some people step over the line.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) praised Boehner for standing up to conservative groups attacking the budget deal.   “I think it was a breath of fresh air as far as I’m concerned,” Reid said at a press conference later Thursday.   “Why are they doing this?” Reid said of the outside groups. “What is this supposed to accomplish? It is showing the American people why the [Senate] rules had to be changed.”



Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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