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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 Floats $40 Billion Compromise

US Politics / Conservative : NRO: The Corner (4 years ago)

Author: Andrew Stiles Politico reports that House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) floated an offer of $40 billion in spending cuts during a meeting at the White House this morning. Speaker John Boehner’s office refused comment, but ... Read Post

Boehner: 'I'll Get There' on CR Vote

US Politics / Conservative : NRO: The Corner (4 years ago)

House Speaker John Boehner tells Politico that he’ll “get there” on tomorrow’s CR vote: Speaker John Boehner brings his White House budget deal to a floor vote Thursday, predicting success but still battling worrisome new cost estim... Read Post

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


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