November 6, 2008, - 3:41 pm

Chutzpah Writ Large: Hilarious Comeback Attempt of the Day

By Debbie Schlussel
And today’s You’ve Got Chutzpah Award goes to . . . (drumroll) . . . Republican Congressman John Boehner of Ohio, who is seeking to remain top Republican dog in the House of Representatives.
Yesterday, he sent his ever-shrinking pool of Republican colleagues a letter asking for their support in his bid for re-election as Republican Minority Leader. He told Republicans that he’s “committed to building a lasting majority.” HA! No comment needed. Oh, and he says he will do that by:

standing up for the principles Americans believe in, offering better alternatives, and fighting as hard as we possibly can day in and day out, issue by issue, until we’ve won the trust of the people.

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GOP House Leader John Boehner Hard @ Work

You gotta be kidding, Congressman Boehner.
Boehner–who supports amnesty for illegal aliens and pressured ICE agents to repatriate a Muslim illegal alien from his district after they rightfully deported her, and who presided over Republicans who spent like drunken liberal sailors–is the rotting head atop the stinking fish that is House Republicans gone “centrist.” He’s the man singularly responsible for Democrats adding 19 seats, Tuesday. It wasn’t just the economy, stupid. It was Boehner and his Republicronies’ voting and spending and lack of conservative principles.
Good luck getting your job back, Jack.
On the other hand, they gave this useless dead weight his job back two years ago after big losses. Never underestimate the incompetence of Congressional Republicans.

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6 Responses

Bailout Boehner. More of the same. If there is any hope for the Republican Party, they are certainly keeping it well hidden.

c f on November 6, 2008 at 4:01 pm

Also a good metaphor in the first paragraph.

c f on November 6, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Boehner is the problem. A Bush acolyte.
Watch out for Tom McClintock here in California. Congressional District 4. He is the real deal. Extremely disciplined and focused on issues. Does not bluster like Darrel Issa or a lot of Republicans that gets themselves in trouble.
Currently in very tight race and is leading by 650 votes. Counting absentee ballots. Should win, since Republicans usually vote more by absentee ballot here in California. Knows policy like no one else. Future presidential material. The best California Republican. Liberals most hated Republican in state legislature, so you know he is great. Was criticized for not having a bill authored in the last two years in California. That is a badge of honor considering getting agreement with liberals sells your soul.
http://www.tommcclintock.com/
[CS: RIGHT ON. I LOVE TOM MCCLINTOCK. HE NEVER WAVERS ON CONSERVATIVE POLICY AND DOING WHAT’S RIGHT. JIHAD DARRELL (ISSA) IS HEZBOLLAH’S MAN IN CONGRESS, NOW THAT HIS COMRADE, HEZBOLLAH JOE KNOLLENBERG, IS OUT. DS]

californiascreaming on November 6, 2008 at 5:02 pm

The Republicans are going to have to go back to Reagan style conservatism in order to make a comeback. They need to do this in order to keep votes from their own base but also to sway some of the Democrats and independents that are necessary to win an election.
We gotta have:
Free market economics. No bailouts or corporate welfare.
Common sense regulation that stays out of the way as much as possible of free enterprise and is not influenced by tree huggers and global warming theorists.
A strong foreign policy, strong national defense and common sense support of America’s loyal allies and those wishing to have liberty like we have.
A foreign policy that prioritizes US interests over those of other nations and the UN.
Uncompromising support of the constitution, including the first amendment(speech) and the second amendment. (right to keep and bear arms)
A repudiation of “SanFrancisco values”. Those people already have a political party.
Secure the borders.
Drill and dig for every bit of oil and coal here and develop nuclear, solar, wind and other alternative power sources at the same time.
Strenghten the position amongst union people, working people and the middle class. Jobs need to start coming back instead of leaving at the current rate.
Forget bipartisanship. Democrats look out for themselves, they don’t play that game but they expect Republicans to do it, because it benefits them.
Develop political street smarts like the Democrats have. Many of the methods of the Democrats could be used by people of our ideology. Any future Republican administrations, whether in the White House or lesser offices should have all their own loyal people in staff postions and in the bureaucracies. The Bushes left Democrats in these positions who worked against them for thier entire terms in office. Democrats are also very skilled at sending their political opponents to prison. What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

Ron Taylor on November 6, 2008 at 10:30 pm

Debbie, I agree with all of your facts about Mr. Boehner. He should go. But your caption under the photo of him playing golf really smells like a cheap attack from the left. Stay classy!

Florida Ace on November 7, 2008 at 6:52 am

Agree that weak-kneed, just-happy-to-be-here Republicans like Boehner must be strictly back-benched. Otherwise, we risk ending up like the Conservatives in Canada or the UK: left-of-center liberal wannabes who have absolutely nothing in common with Reagan.
Even though Cantor is Jewish, he’s of the wishy-washy variety. Don’t know much about Paul Ryan, but seems like a smart guy. Like the new guy ex-Marine Josh Mandel out of Ohio, but he’s just a pup. Don’t know how conservative he actually is, since he represents and Dem-leaning district.

sonomaca on November 7, 2008 at 11:29 am

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