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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Boehner endorses McCain - updated

UPDATED 6 p.m.

Here's the Democratic reaction:

With Friends Like These...Boehner Says McCain's Ideas Are "%$*!," Voinovich Says He Can't Manage

(COLUMBUS)- Today John McCain announced the endorsement of Ohio Republican and House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner, a man who described John McCain's immigration plan as a "piece of %$*!." Boehner's lukewarm nod for Senator McCain comes on the heels of another mixed bag endorsement from Ohio Senator George Voinovich, who recently told the Cincinnati Enquirer that McCain was "sorely lacking in management experience."

"John McCain's two biggest Ohio supporters have informed us that the Senator can't manage and that his ideas are garbage," said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern. "Despite his shameless pandering to the far right and promises of a third Bush term, John McCain's doubletalk is clearly alienating everyone, even members of his own base."

BACKGROUND:

Boehner: Immigration Bill Is...
http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2007/05/post_211.html
Voinovich: McCain Can't Manage
http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/gov/2008/02/voinovich-mccain-cant-manage.asp




Diana Marrero of Gannett News Service reports:

WASHINGTON - Celebrating fresh victories in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, John McCain spoke to House Republicans Wednesday in an effort to shore up support among conservative leaders.

McCain, who has often clashed with Republican leaders, said he was ready to unite his party. His speech at the Capitol Hill Club marked his second day on Capitol Hill trying to convince his congressional colleagues to rally around him.

House Republican leader John Boehner of West Chester, who previously said he would not endorse the Arizona senator because he was chairing the GOP convention, threw his support to McCain after the speech Wednesday, saying he would be the eventual candidate.

"Clearly I've had some disagreements with Sen. McCain over the years," he said, going on to praise McCain for his unwavering support for the war in Iraq. "That type of leadership takes courage."

McCain addressed Republican senators, including those who have traded barbs with him, during their policy lunch on Tuesday.

Asked how it felt to return to his day job as a senator, McCain joked that he was "an outcast and a pariah."

"My colleagues have embraced me," he said.

McCain won Tuesday's "Potomac Primary" but did not receive support among conservative voters in Virginia, who largely voted for Mike Huckabee.

The former Arkansas governor and Baptist preacher has been described as an "irritant" by the McCain campaign. But McCain said Wednesday that he respected Huckabee's right to stay in the race.

"He is a man of integrity," McCain said. "He has every right to continue this race for as long as he wants to. In the meantime, we will be trying to gather more support and more momentum for the campaign."

Even so, McCain is trying to turn his attention to the general election, saying Wednesday that "there is going to come a time when we have to get into specifics" -- a jab at Democrat Barack Obama whose message of hope has appealed to many voters.

"I believe that I and my party, which is a center right conservative outlook, will prevail over the big government, big spending Democrats," he said.


17 Comments:

at 2:11 PM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boner is part of the dying Republican Leadership who fell off of the Reagon conservative wagon. Boner's endorsment means nothing among conservatives.

 
at 2:16 PM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I believe that I and my party, which is a center right conservative outlook, will prevail over the big government, big spending Democrats," he said.

Ha. As opposed to the small government, small spending Republicans in office now? Double ha.

 
at 3:19 PM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I remember correctly Boehner when he started out was for a "smaller lest costly government" it sure has not be less costly since he has been in office.

 
at 3:22 PM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

previous posters dont get it, President Bush was not our 1st choice but just as this time around....consider the opposition. HRC or BHO both suck....

 
at 3:43 PM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The foot-tapping Bold Typist knows the excitement that Boehners can bring to the staff at Bold Endeavors.

 
at 4:24 PM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"previous posters dont get it, President Bush was not our 1st choice but just as this time around....consider the opposition. HRC or BHO both suck...."

Umm...what? Care to clarify?

gObama!

 
at 4:38 PM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are living in la la land. McCain is another 4 yrs. of our young men and women dying in Iraq. Neither running for president is worth the vote. The policticians we have are only for one person and that's THEM. Any of us who think differently is a fool.

 
at 5:49 PM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm...I *had* considered McCain as a decent alternative should he be on the ballot in November, but now that Boner, er, sorry, Boehner, has endorsed him, I'll have to reconsider.

Mr. Boehner, if you read this, please know that most Ohioans are terribly embarrassed by the weak-willed, whiny, obstructionist politicking you've engaged in since taking office. No one expected much from you, but so far you've been as useless as 51-card deck.

 
at 11:24 PM, February 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boehner endorses McCain, Glenn endorses Clinton. Who cares?

 
at 2:14 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Boehner is part of the leadership that got us in the mess we're in.

Unfortunately, Boehner has not only been the Majority Leader, The Minority Leader, but also the Misleader in that he has held the 8th Cong Dist in his sway so long.

Each election his percentage of the vote decreases and eventually a majority in his district will find out the truth about how he votes against us and for the special interests only.

 
at 3:36 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain is a lying traitorous piece of garbage. Anybody who throws him any kind of support becomes equally guilty of his treason. McCain claims to be strong on national security and for that reason wants to continue to waste American lives and treasure in the Middle East but at the same time does his best to give away our country to invading Mexicans and other foreign undesirables, can you say crazy insane plan that betrays the very Constitution and people McCain swore to protect upon taking office as a Senator?

And that final quote: "I believe that I and my party, which is a center right conservative outlook, will prevail over the big government, big spending Democrats," it should read "I believe that I and my party, which is left of center and going further left all the time but still lie and claim to be Republican will prevail over the big government, big spending Democrats by attempting if not succeeding at being even bigger government and bigger spending RINO's."

I have siad it before and will say it again, if in fact McCain or any other piece of garbage ends up being the "nominee" then the "party" has left us behind and should in turn be left alone cutting off all further support both in terms of money and votes by taking our political support to a third party like the Libertarians. Why continue to choose the failed paradigm of voting for the party candidate because they are allegedly the lesser of two evils? Instead vote for a good candidate, vote third party and don't look back.

 
at 6:38 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote Ron Paul!

www.ronpaul2008.com

 
at 10:46 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The nation is moving LiBeral/Progressive/Socialist. I want a true Socialist leading the effort. As a conservative, I'll vote for Obama. He'll get the credit and blame for the results.

I don't want the Rino McCain Sacking the REpublican party with the blame of the next 4 years of Socialism results.

 
at 10:55 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"McCain is a lying traitorous piece of garbage. Anybody who throws him any kind of support becomes equally guilty of his treason."

McCain spent 5 1/2 years as a POW and you have the nerve to call him a traitor? Let's see your big mouth survive under those circumstances.

 
at 11:03 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the right wing conservative group continues to spew there venom at McCain. I think it's great that McCain can't stand them anymore than they like him. I hope they do form a third party and throw all of there money behind their invisable conservative candidate. I hope the infighting withing the GOP fractures the republican brand for MANY YEARS. Having said all of that, I hope all common sense Americans can finally agree that the wedge issues that have separtated us for the past 20 years mean nothing to our future. And finally, I hope that the new young voters who will determin this ellection will infact stand as ONE voice and say to the GOP thanks but no thanks we've got it now, enjoy your retirement. The whole world is counting on us to vote for change.

Obamacan 2008!

 
at 11:15 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.
"... Anonymous said...The foot-tapping Bold Typist knows the excitement that Boehners can bring to the staff at Bold Endeavors. 3:43 PM, February 13, 2008..."

WE DO !

While entrapping the 'flip-flopping' G-rand O-ld P-edophiles we have witness the (first hand) excitement the 'boner' can bring to the, 'sweet jeans', use-less ****ing idiot of the NAZI (tnp) party !

She seems to want to get behind, and promote the 'colon rink-a-dink' an elephant dew cleanser so they can 'cut & run' from their hypocRitical 'family values' !

lol, loL, Lol, LOL !

PATHETIC !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 1:01 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Mcinsane McCain = Bush said...

McCain is The Manchurian Candidate.

 
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