House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) was not happy when questioned by reporters about conservative disenchantment with the budget deal.
“You mean the groups that came out and opposed it before they ever saw it? They’re using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous.”
Boehner enjoys the limelight doesn’t he?
He seems to relish the opportunity to sound like the arbiter of truth and justice, speaking down to those slimy political groups who are only out for their own gain.
The problem with this is that the conservative groups he is talking about are the ones who are actually operating from the things they say they believe. It’s the Republicans who are using the American people “for their own goals.” If this were not so, wouldn’t Republican politicians actually be doing the things they say they are going to do when they are running for office?
See it’s not the political advocacy groups like Heritage, or the Cato Institute or FreedomWorks who say one thing and then do the opposite. No that’s the politicians like John Boehner and Paul Ryan (R-WI). I loved FreedomWorks’ response to Mr. Boehner’s little tirade.
“Speaker Boehner’s real problem here isn’t with conservative groups like FreedomWorks, it’s with millions of individual Americans who vote Republican because they were told the GOP was the party of small government and fiscal responsibility,” FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said in a statement.
Or how about what the Club for Growth had to say?
“We stand with Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Tom Coburn, Rand Paul, members of the Republican Study Committee and every other fiscal conservative who opposes” the deal.
The real problem, Speaker Boehner, is that it seems (because in reality, it is) that the Republican Party tends to give up a lot more in these negotiations than the Democrat Party. At the very least Republicans could have demanded that spending stay sequester levels… but we didn’t even get that.
It’s Republicans like John Boehner who are losing us ground every day. The average voter looks and sees no difference between the GOP and the Democrat Party, except that the GOP will talk about lowering spending, cutting taxes and shrinking government, but never actually do it – which, in the end, just makes them look like the liars they are. Because even when the GOP has the majority, they continue to tax and spend like drunk liberals.
Wake up, GOP. We desperately need some new leadership, and fast.
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