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Sunday, April 11, 2021

John Boehner says a tendency toward being "political terrorists" is stronger in his own Republican Party than among Democrats, and named Texas Senator Ted Cruz and fellow Ohioan Representative Jim Jordan as among the offenders.

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...Boehner spoke of the rise of hyper-partisan lawmakers who reject any compromise as weakness or selling out, and how it undermined his ability to make deals with the Obama administration when he was Speaker.

"Some of these members, I'm not quite sure what they're for. They're against everything," he said, adding that "when you're in the majority party, you've got a responsibility to govern, not just make noise."

Referring to Jordan, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, he said, "I just never saw a guy who spent more time tearing things apart -- never building anything, never putting anything together," he said.

Cruz, Boehner said, was the "perfect symbol, you know, of -- getting elected, make a lot of noise, draw a lot of attention to yourself, raise a lot of money, which means you're gonna go make more noise, raise more money."...



#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-11 03:47 PM | Reply

You know if ----- hadn't acted so much like
a flaming ------ during his own tenure in Congress,
I might be willing to lend him a little more
credence. Sure he's right about Cruz and several
of the other Republicans, but the same could
have been said about himself when he served.

#2 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-04-12 05:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Not withstanding the fact, of course, that Boehner himself was one of the early enablers of what later became known as 'political terrorism' out of fear of losing his job as Speaker.

He speaks the truth now but sadly, his words are a "day late and a dollar short."

Compared to Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner is the Mr. Milquetoast of House Speakers.

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-04-12 05:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#1 | Posted by LampLighter

That's Trumpism - Tear it all down.

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-04-12 07:43 AM | Reply

Just because Smoky has been wrong about so much in his political career doesn't mean he can't be right in this case, and I think he is right on the money here. For decades he was a loyal Repub soldier and leader, but he lost control of the crazies, and when Trump happened, the ditch into which the GOP bus was driven proved to be too deep for that vehicle's extraction.

At least Smoky didn't sell out to Trumpism, unlike so many long-time GOP members ...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2021-04-12 09:48 AM | Reply

We should stop calling it a memoir. It's a confession. Just further confirmation that what we on the left side of the spectrum have been saying about the turdblossoms on the right for decades now. The Republican Party if full of traitors, miscreants, criminals and terrorists...and they know it. He's even going to make a buck proving it to us with a book.

Spineless, drunken coward that guy.

#6 | Posted by chuffy at 2021-04-12 08:15 PM | Reply

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