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Can This Go On?
National Review Online, by Jonathan Strong

Original Article

Posted By:SpeedMaster, 9/17/2013 6:12:34 AM

When Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz started pushing their plan back in July for using the upcoming government-funding bill to defund Obamacare, Lee convened a meeting in his office with ten senators and about 20 representatives of conservative outside groups like Heritage Action. One person he didn’t call: Speaker John Boehner. According to a senior House GOP leadership aide, there was “zero” communication between Boehner’s office and Lee, Cruz, and the other top proponents of the defund strategy. Boehner, majority leader Eric Cantor, and other top House leaders were reading the newspapers, obviously, so it’s not like they were unaware of

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IMHO, if boehner had done the right thing re, a special investigator for Benghazi, the Republicans would be in a stronger position today.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/17/2013 6:30:23 AM     (No. 9524055)

This article totally leaves out a large group of people who are trying to influence the GOP and the legislative process - the voters. We are tired of every battle with Obama starting with dissent and bravado and...words and then ending with defeat and capitulation. There is no leadership in Congress and no sense of purpose or resolve. I don´t care to hear any more lectures from McCain, Graham, Cantor, etc. It is no accident that Cruz, Rand and Leigh are highly popular.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 9/17/2013 8:15:19 AM     (No. 9524211)

Maybe his phone doesn´t work in the tanning booth. FTA:"Boehner, majority leader Eric Cantor, and other top House leaders were reading the newspapers, obviously, so it’s not like they were unaware of the push, which was growing in momentum throughout the summer."
Well Bonehead, phones work both ways so maybe you should have shown LEADERSHIP and called them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4freedom, 9/17/2013 8:56:07 AM     (No. 9524267)

Boehner is too busy servicing our dear leader to be concerned with what the people want.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/17/2013 9:35:14 AM     (No. 9524311)

Had Boehner been invited to attend he would have taken more names so he could remove more from committees like he did before.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/17/2013 11:00:25 AM     (No. 9524489)

Perhaps Boehner should worry more about what We The People want via our elected representatives than trying to save the Office of the President from the utter destruction being purposefully taken by othe current occupant.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: privateer, 9/17/2013 12:29:30 PM     (No. 9524621)

Boehner is obviously playing Renfield to Zero´s Blackula. He is a sellout, whether bribed, threatened or both. If he believes he is acting for the good of the Nation or the People he is less sane than Renfield.

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