John Boehner Finally Turns on the Tea Party, WND Readers Already Had Him Pegged as a RINO

Posted: January 24, 2014 in politics, Republicans / GOP
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Take a look at the tags to this post if you don’t know what a RINO is. For an example, however, it would be what ultra-conservatives think of John Boehner – he’s a RINO. The evidence came on December 12 when he finally said publicly what he thinks of the Tea Party (Washington Post articles one and two, for reference):

With his assault on outside groups that have opposed him time and again over the past three years, Boehner gave voice to a growing feeling among congressional Republicans that their nominal allies at advocacy groups and think tanks have turned into puritanical partisans whose posture on many issues has undermined the GOP’s standing on Capitol Hill. Boehner’s remarks came amid increasingly strident clashes between establishment Republicans and Washington-based groups that claim the tea party banner, most prominently Heritage Action for America, the Club for Growth and FreedomWorks. …

The turning point for Boehner — who acknowledged feeling this way for several years — was an effort to sabotage the bipartisan budget deal crafted by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.). …

“Frankly, I think they’re misleading their followers,” Boehner told reporters at his weekly news briefing. “I think they’re pushing our members in places where they don’t want to be. And frankly, I just think that they’ve lost all credibility.”

Meanwhile, based on a story from The Hill, from which World Net Daily published three paragraphs under the headline, “Tea Party: Boehner Has ‘Declared War,’” WND polled its readers. It did not poll them about Boehner, but rather on what led to the comments by him — the House was debating Paul Ryan’s (Republican, and former VP candidate) budget plan, which actually passed. From this, about 84% of the 763 WND voters say that this means Ryan is a RINO [along with Boehner].

There are only two ratings (5/5) and 35 comments, but the top-rated are 10 up-votes and 0 down, by “darkknight91” and “krowbro”: “I’ve been saying this guy is a phony for years. He finally admits it.” and “I wasn’t happy when Boehner was elected then re-elected as Speaker of the House and he continues to prove me right.”

I don’t think this is really surprising for anyone who knows WND, but I thought I’d post about it since it was a major story a few weeks ago.

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