John Boehner daring to call Ted Cruz a jackass -- which he did at a recent fundraiser -- is emblematic of the problem.
At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job.
That remark rubbed some attendees the wrong way.
“I don’t think it’s terribly speaker-like, and I think it kind of goes against everything that Reagan ever said about disparaging Republicans,” said Ed MacArthur, the president of Native Excavating, who attended the fundraiser... Another Steamboat Springs resident confirmed Boehner’s remark: “I about fell on the floor... [t]o build coalitions to work together in Washington, D.C., you don’t start it out by calling your colleague a ‘jackass,'” she said.
In Boehner's defense, he was probably liquidly exuberant. You know, juiced. Fleemered. Poleaxed.
But this sort of thing is typical for the cowardly Republican establishment.
In 2013, Mitch McConnell said conservatives "needed a punch in the nose"; the following year, he vowed to "crush" the Tea Party and any Constitutional conservatives who dared to challenge the GOOP establishment.
Do you ever hear these clowns talking this way about the people who are actually trying to dismantle the country? Shipping assault weapons to the Mexican drug cartels? Weaponizing the IRS to attack political opponents? Unleashing millions of illegal immigrants on the citizens of the United States by Executive Order? Setting the stage for a nuclear arms race in the Middle East?
No: the vitriol is reserved for those who believe in protecting America's interests, limited government and the nation's highest law.
J.D. Winteregg, who mounted a respectable first-time challenge to John Boehner in 2014, has recruited a top-tier campaign staff, including members of Dave Brat's team. You may recall that Brat crushed the second most powerful House Republican, Eric Cantor, in 2014.
You can help J.D.'s campaign out by clicking here.
It's time to get rid of the soggy, overcooked hack known as John Boy Boehner and replace him with a person that actually has more than 12 firing neurons. And who believes in America.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.