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Offline Rapunzel

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On John Boehner’s Temper Tantrum
« on: December 12, 2013, 06:05:15 PM »
http://www.redstate.com/2013/12/12/on-john-boehners-temper-tantrum/

On John Boehner’s Temper Tantrum

By: Erick Erickson (Diary)  |  December 12th, 2013 at 02:36 PM

Today John Boehner held a press conference and said that the conservative groups who believed him when he said he’d hold the line on sequestration have lost all their credibility for believing him.

His histrionics surprised a great many people.

What he is doing though is strategic.

John Boehner is trying to get the “us vs. them” battle lines drawn before primary season. He needs those lines drawn because he is about to move on to the immigration fight. To get to that fight, he has to take on the conservative movement in a number of primaries around the country.

His temper tantrum today had very little to do with the present fight, but the next fight. Boehner needs to draw fence sitters to him, make conservative groups unpopular, and then dare the fence sitters to go sit with the unpopular crowd during the immigration fight.

He’s been staffing up for the immigration fight in the House. Today, he fired the first real shots in that battle.

He’s done as Speaker. This is all legacy building now. And if he has to cry on television and attack his conservative base, he’ll do it.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: On John Boehner’s Temper Tantrum
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 06:10:59 PM »
Erick Erickson continues his 0fer streak.

Boehner is not 'done," no matter how much Erick wishes it so.

Shining the light on what Heritage Action and Senate Conservative Fund is all about has them howling.  They gave away the game by trashing the budget deal before details were even revealed.

Agreement doesn't raise money; opposing raises money.  And that's what these guys are all about:   raising money.
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Re: On John Boehner’s Temper Tantrum
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 06:12:16 PM »
Erick Erickson continues his 0fer streak.

Boehner is not 'done," no matter how much Erick wishes it so.

Shining the light on what Heritage Action and Senate Conservative Fund is all about has them howling.  They gave away the game by trashing the budget deal before details were even revealed.

Agreement doesn't raise money; opposing raises money.  And that's what these guys are all about:   raising money.

Actually... per Mark Levin ... the RSC didn't give it away, he said he knows for a fact Boehner leaks this stuff like a seive all over town before he every calls for any vote whatsoever.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: On John Boehner’s Temper Tantrum
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 06:23:35 PM »
Actually... per Mark Levin ... the RSC didn't give it away, he said he knows for a fact Boehner leaks this stuff like a seive all over town before he every calls for any vote whatsoever.

Oh well, I guess if Mark Levin says he KNOWS Boehner leaks, then it must be so.  How could I have guessed he would say something like that?
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