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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Boehner's post in danger?

Politico reports:

House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has put to rest questions about the future of NRCC Chairman Tom Cole (R-Okla.), but he hasn’t quelled concerns of Republican members, aides and lobbyists who say Boehner lacks the “killer instinct” necessary to fend off an electoral disaster in November.

As usual in stories like this, no one is speaking on the record.

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at 4:06 PM, May 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rep. John Boehner will remain House Minority Leader. He's a survivor and a true Conservative.

at 4:21 PM, May 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It matters little who has the position, 7+ years of failed Repug policies are coming home to roost. Their horrendous record on ethics and scandals aren't helping, either.

No one can save the Greedy Oily Perverts now. The American people will eliminate them from government this November.

If I were Boehner, I'd save every dime I had for my legal defense fund. A couple years from now, he'll be bunking with Tom Noe, or maybe Duke Cunningham, or some other Repug in jail because of either their greed or sexual perversions.

at 4:38 PM, May 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Joy Boy" is in trouble? The party never stops at JB's office!

at 4:40 PM, May 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God. He's an empty suit.

at 5:40 PM, May 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


The boner is always switching to the other side to drag on a fag !

Hack, hack, hack, hack !

at 6:01 PM, May 20, 2008 Anonymous CincyCapell said...

Once the reTHUGlicans get crushed in November, centerists will force Crybaby Bone-Her out, just like they pushed fat, philandering Newt out a decade ago.

And the reTHUGS will get crushed.
Two surveys in the past week show the Republicans’ dilemma. First, a new Rasmussen poll revealed that voters trust Democrats more than Republicans on each and every one of the 10 issues measured. Democrats enjoy double-digit advantages on the economy (50%-36%), government ethics (45%-26%), health care (54%-33%), Social Security (49%-36%), education (50%-35%), Iraq (50%-39%) and immigration (45%-35%). The GOP lags by smaller margins on national security, taxes and abortion.

Meanwhile, an ABC News/Washington Post poll similarly reflects the devastating impact for the GOP of Americans’ record-setting disapproval for President Bush and the direction of the country…With 82% of respondents now believing the U.S. has gone off the rails, Democrats have built a massive 21 point cushion (53%-32%) as the party Americans trust to “do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years.”

Those lopsided results are consistent with an April poll from Rasmussen which found that “election 2008 is creating record numbers of Democrats.” The results showed a 10-point Democratic advantage in party identification (41.4% to 31.4%), almost double the margin one year earlier. That delta is unprecedented, as a polling expert said:

“In fact, the Democrats now have the largest partisan advantage over the Republicans since Rasmussen Reports began tracking this data on a monthly basis nearly sixty years ago.”

Bye-Bye Bone-Her. Cry us a river.

at 6:03 PM, May 20, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

"...aides and lobbyists who say Boehner lacks the “killer instinct”..."


Boehner lacks the will to cut the underhanded deals of the K street boys!!

at 6:58 PM, May 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aw, leave little Johnny Boehner alone. You all are gonna make him cry!

at 8:13 PM, May 20, 2008 Anonymous Jane said...

Yeah, his job is in danger -- because of Nick von Stein. You can't be leadership if you aren't in office.

at 8:34 PM, May 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:21 Get over yourself. The Dems won't prosecute one Republican, not one. If they did, the scandals committed by Democrats would hit the headlines and they would be trapped.
All this legal BS being threatened is just BS. If Bill Clinton didn't go to jail, nobody will go to jail.

at 8:59 PM, May 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry cincycappell...

no one is going to listen to you until you are brave enough to post your real name.

guess we won't be hearing from you until tomorrow morning though (when the library opens up).


Lincoln Heights Smith

at 9:56 PM, May 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:34, plenty of Dem scandals are already in the news. It still doesn't change the fact that Repugs will lose by record margins and Democrats will control all means of investigations and all of the manipulations of the past 8 years will be exposed.

at 10:30 PM, May 20, 2008 Anonymous cincycapell said...

Ignorant rethug 8:34: Bill Clinton was put on trial. It was called an Impeachment Trial. He was found Not Guilty.

reTHUGlicans, on the other hand, are getting found Guilty left and right.

at 12:01 AM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason why Boehner can't scavenge a single win for the Republicans is because he is the epitomy of the problem. He really believes his own line and is so demented that he doesn't see why it's wrong and that his own politics (or mangling thereof) is the cause for what ails all the rest of us.

The Republicans don't know what to do, simple as that. They have proven their party platform as failed government policy. Trickle down economy doesn't work and can no longer be justified. Tax and Spend is a mantra for government - the only difference between parties is really, what they tax and spend it on. They have failed to provide leadership and guidance to the executive branch that would forward a positive agenda for America, and instead forwarded one for certain Americans.

Neither party is perfect. It is a blend of ideologies that creates the balance that forwards the interests of the nation as a whole, and that forwards the lives of the people of the nation.

Republicans have proven that a purely capitalistic society equates to a monarchy. Monarchies are a proven failure worldwide.

Boehner would need to set the Republican Party on a trail of economic honesty. I believe they can do it - but they can't do it fast enough for this election.

Boehner needs to go and Butler County voters need to grow up, read a book, and use their own brains.

I remember a couple decades ago the Catholic Church had lost so many parishioners with their stringent interpretations and condemnations that they had lost their power and strength right here in Cincinnati - The Archdiosece put up billboards all over the place saying, "We're Sorry, Please Come Home." --- It worked

Of course, in the long run - the church betrayed that apology by covering up the molestation of thousands of its own children and again faces the loss of their collective congregations.

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

Republicans, when you decide to fess up, repent, and change your ways --- don't blow it.

at 9:20 AM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The GOP's real problem is that they campaign on one thing and do another. What they do ends up failing and the Republican Party and conservatism gets blamed for it.

Huge new spending on Rx drugs? Not conservative!

Massive spending on "Homeland Security" items for the most obscure local towns in America? Not conservative!

Increased spending on the programs you promised to cut when campaigning? Not conservative!

Not drilling in ANWR? Listening to the enviro lobby on building refineries? Huge spending on unproven enrgy sources? Not conservative!

Openly allowing illegal aliens to enter this country? Not conservative!

The Republicans have gotten into this mess by acting like Democrats the past 7 years! Liberalism is a failed policy, whether enacted by Democrats OR Republicans!

at 10:01 AM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

CincyCappell @10:30
If you still think Bill Clinton was not guilty of rape, then you probably think OJ didn't kill his wife either.
It's said that Ignorance is Bliss; you must be on Planet Bliss.
I prefer Blue Ash and reality.

at 10:21 AM, May 21, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

Thank you Annon 9:20

at 12:35 PM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous cincycapell said...

Mr. Wingnut,

Do we really need to look at the acheivements of Bill Clinton vs George Bush again? Obviously we do...

Mr. Wingnut & the 19 Percenters hate the fact that Clinton had a very successful presidency, and that Bush has had the worst, most inept presidency in American history. The choke in that fact.

Bill Clinton left office with the highest approval rating of any president in modern American history, over 70%. His approval rating during the trial wat 60%+. The American People loved Bill Clinton, with the exception of the fanatical 19 Percenters.

Bush has a record high disapproval rating of 75% by contrast. He is despised by the American People.

The Clinton Administration's acheivements:

Longest Economic Expansion in U.S. History. In February 2000, the United States entered the 107th consecutive month of economic expansion -- the longest economic expansion in history. [National Bureau of Economic Research and Council of Economic Advisors]

Moving From Record Deficits to Record Surplus. In 1992, the Federal budget deficit was $290 billion – the largest dollar deficit in American history (up to then). Bill Clinton eft office with a $290 billion surplus – the third consecutive surplus and the largest surplus ever, even after adjusting for inflation.

Paying Off the National Debt. In July 2000, the Treasury Department announced that the United States would pay off $221 billion of debt this year -- the largest one-year debt pay down in American history. This will be the third consecutive year of debt reduction, bringing the three-year total to $360 billion. Public debt was on track to be $2.4 trillion lower in 2000 than was in 1993.

More Than 22 Million New Jobs. 22.2 million new jobs were created between 1993 & 2000, the most jobs ever created under a single Administration -- and more new jobs than Presidents Reagan and Bush created during their three terms. 92 percent (20 million) of the new jobs were created in the private sector, the highest percentage in 50 years.

Fastest and Longest Real Wage Growth in Over Three Decades. verage Ahourly earnings increased 3.8 percent -- faster than the rate of inflation. The United States had five consecutive years of real wage growth -- the longest consecutive increase since the 1963. Between 1993 & 2000, real wages were up 6.5 percent, after declining 4.3 percent during the Reagan and Bush years.

Household Income Breaks $40,000 for First Time in History. Income for median households rose $1,072, or 2.7 percent, from $39,744 in 1998 to $40,816, marking an unprecedented fifth year of significant growth in income. In 1999, the median income of African American households increased from $25,911 in 1998 to $27,910 -- an increase of $1,999, or 7.7 percent, which is the largest one-year increase ever recorded.

Lowest Unemployment in Over Three Decades. Unemployment was down from 7.5 percent in 1992 to 3.9 percent in September, the lowest in more than three decades. The unemployment rate fell for seven years in a row, and remained below 5 percent for 37 months in a row -- over three full years.

Highest Homeownership Rate in History. The homeownership rate reached 67.2 percent in the second quarter of 2000 -- the highest ever recorded.

Lowest Poverty Rate Since 1979. In 1999, the poverty rate dropped from 12.7 percent to 11.8 percent, the lowest rate in two decades. Since President Clinton and Vice President Gore passed their Economic Plan in 1993, the poverty rate declined from 15.1 percent in 1993 to 11.8 percent in 1999 – the largest six-year drop in poverty in nearly 30 years (1964-1970).

Tax Cuts for Working Families. 15 million additional working families received additional tax relief because of the President’s expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit. In 1999, the EITC lifted 4.1 million people out of poverty – nearly double the number lifted out of poverty by the EITC in 1993

Helping Parents Balance Work and Family. The Family and Medical Leave Act allows workers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for seriously ill family members, new born or adoptive children, or their own serious health problems without fear of losing their jobs.

Increased the Minimum Wage. The minimum wage has risen from $4.25 to $5.15 per hour, increasing wages for 10 million workers.

Putting Families First. The President and Vice President developed and implemented first-ever plan to protect our children from tobacco and end tobacco marketing targeted to young people.

Lowest Crime Rates in a Generation. When President Clinton and Vice President Gore took office in 1993, the violent crime rate in America had more than quadrupled during the previous three decades. Since then, America has experienced the longest continuous drop in crime on record. The overall crime rate was the lowest in 25 years.

Put 100,000 More Police on the Streets.

Lowest Percentage of Americans on Welfare in 35 Years

Stabilizing Southeast Europe by ending a decade of repression and ethnic cleansing in Kosovo through leading NATO alliance to victory in air campaign and ushering in international peacekeepers, and by launching the Stability Pact to strengthen democracy, economic development and security throughout the region and accelerating its integration with the rest of Europe
Helped broker the Good Friday Peace Accord in Northern Ireland, ending decades of bloodshed and empowering the people of Northern Ireland to determine their future.
Led diplomatic efforts to end the civil war and foster multi-ethnic democracy in Bosnia.
Restored democratic government in Haiti, ending military dictatorship and stopping refugee flows.
Supporting transitions to democracy in South Africa, Nigeria, Indonesia, Central Europe and the Baltics and supporting the mediation of peace efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Burundi, and Ethiopia-Eritrea.
Helped end violence and protected democracy in East Timor by leading diplomatic efforts and supporting international peacekeeping mission.
Helped settle the Peru-Ecuador border dispute and end civil war in Guatemala.
Pressing for human rights and religious freedom worldwide, including in China, Burma and Sudan.
Re-started talks toward a comprehensive settlement on Cyprus.

Do I need to go on Mr. Wingnut? Bush's dubious 'achievements' HAVE BEEN THE STELLAR OPPOSITE OF ALL OF CLINTONS ACHIEVEMENTS.

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