Stop the presses! For once, John Boehner speaks the truth!

The first thing you need to know here is that right-wing talk radio has a finite audience. There are only so many beady-eyed weirdos available to listen to that crap. Consequently, the competition among wingnut blabbers on radio is intense. Each of them feels pressured to raise the ante almost every day. They know that the most outrageous broadcasters are the ones who will draw the biggest audiences. This inescapable of life has finally occurred to Republican House Speaker John Boehner, as we see HERE: Boehner appeared on The Golf Channel...

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Why would Democrats want to replace Boehner with an even worse speaker of the House?

The answer to the question in the headline above is simple: Democrats would not want to replace John Boehner as speaker of the house — at least not until they take control of the body in some future election. Granted, Boehner is a pretty poor leader, and his approval rating among Americans in general is far from impressive. But Democrats don’t want far-right Republicans to give Boehner the boot. Mike Lillis EXPLAINS: Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they’d rather see Boehner remain atop the House than...

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Bad bipartisanship: Obama and Boehner team-up to push a terrible piece of legislation

At long last, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner have found common ground. Unfortunately, however, it’s not good news. Arm-twisting by Obama and Boehner resulted last night in House passage by a narrow margin of a spending bill opposed by sizable numbers of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The New York Times ITEMIZES several of the bill’s awful features: One rider would allow a huge increase in the size of checks that deep-pocketed donors can write to win inner-sanctum clout with the major political parties. A...

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Theory: Obama leaked a scoop to Fox News just to mess with John Boehner’s mind

Everyone loves a story about how someone they don’t like is cleverly outmaneuvered by someone they do like. THIS is just such a story, but it’s too complicated to excerpt here. Read the whole...

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Boehner’s warning to Obama on immigration issue is ridiculous on its face

In effect, House Speaker John Boehner is telling President Obama that he doesn’t favor reform of America’s immigration laws under any circumstances. Boehner says Obama better not try any of that fancy executive-order stuff to achieve immigration reform — or else. Does that mean Boehner is promising that he’ll push for congressional action on the matter if Obama doesn’t issue an executive order? Well, no, not necessarily. The story is...

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