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Politico: excusing in 2012 their lack of foresight about 2010?

I need to push back on this cover-their-rear statement by Politico on the ‘surprise’ flipping of the House of Representatives in 2010. [House Speaker John] Boehner doesn’t play political prognosticator often. But when he does, those close to him say, there’s usually a calculated reason. In April 2010 — almost two years ago exactly — the then-House minority leader said in a radio interview that an astounding 100 seats were in play in that year’s midterm elections, a figure he said was broader than “anything we’ve seen around here during my 20 years” in the House.
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Boehner Responds to Harry Reid’s Attack… “Go Fk Yourself”

US Politics / Conservative : Gateway Pundit (2 years ago)

On Friday Speaker John Boehner ran into Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House lobby. Boehner told him to – “Go fk yourself.” The Politico reported, via Weekly Standard: House Speaker John Boehner couldn’t hold back wh... Read Post

Boehner: Hagel Resignation Should Spur 'Re-Thinking' of Strategy to Confront ISIS

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (1 hour ago)

The resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel should fit into a broader conversation about national defense, according to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). “This personnel change must be part of a larger re-thinking of our strat... Read Post

Jarrett: Boehner Asked Obama For Help Avoiding Conservatives' Ire

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (2 hours ago)

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) requested that President Barack Obama avoid making a “very public push” on immigration during the midterm primaries, according to White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett. Speaking to the Chicago ... Read Post


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