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Sat Apr 10, 2021, 01:14 PM

John Boehner doesn't deserve a rehabilitation tour: Mayor of GOP's "Crazytown" sparked rise of Trum

John Boehner doesn't deserve a rehabilitation tour: Mayor of GOP's "Crazytown" sparked rise of Trump
The former speaker wants to remake himself into a respected elder statesman, but he helped turn the GOP radical
https://www.salon.com/2021/04/09/john-boehner-doesnt-deserve-a-rehabilitation-tour-mayor-of-gops-crazytown-sparked-rise-of-trump/


John Boehner is clearly worried about his legacy. The former Republican speaker of the House is on a mission to rehabilitate his image and position himself as a noble, principled conservative who is at odds with the current slate of bug-eyed Donald Trump enthusiasts and lying Dr. Seuss trolls. He's recently published "On the House: A Washington Memoir" and is on the media circuit, both heavily promoting the book and this cockamamie notion that Trump and other trollish Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas or Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida represent some big departure from a more dignified conservatism that Boehner claims to represent.

"I don't even think I could get elected in today's Republican Party anyway. I don't think Ronald Reagan could either," Boehner writes in excerpts quoted by the Washington Post. He also claims that "I'm not sure I belonged to the Republican Party [Trump] created

This is —and it cannot be stated firmly enough — a stinking pile of horse-generated plant fertilizer.

Ronald Reagan was a proto-Trump figure, a B-list Hollywood celebrity who got elected riding a wave of white grievance by making barely coded racist overtures. That is why people like Boehner loved Reagan so much, and why they remade the Republican Party into the perfect vehicle for Trump, a sociopathic narcissist whose racism and sexism was even less coded than the brand that Reagan was peddling.

Boehner has been grabbing headlines lately by dunking, in often incredibly entertaining ways, on Trump and Cruz, who Boehner instructed to "go f*ck yourself" in the audio recording of the book. But as fun as all this is, no one should be fooled. Boehner is one of the main architects of the version of the GOP he dubs "Crazytown" in his book, a Republican party that is oriented around bigotry and trolling — and completely uninterested in anything resembling good governance.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 01:21 PM

1. Boner!! If today he were back in power, he would be spouting the same lies to maintain his

Grip on power...

Hate the guy even more for his phony tirade

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Sat Apr 10, 2021, 01:57 PM

2. yep..fuck him...

always been an asshole....

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Sat Apr 10, 2021, 02:02 PM

3. I can't forget his endless, mind-numbing repetition of the talking point that

greedy, corrupt corporate stooges were actually "job creators", and that taxing them would basically be pissing on a holy altar.

He spewed it so often in his drunken, gutteral growl that one got the sense he was activated by a push-button, and his campaign contributors pushed it ceaselessly.

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Sat Apr 10, 2021, 02:02 PM

4. Cheers to that.

He can say whatever he wants. Fuck him and the misery he has caused this world.

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Sat Apr 10, 2021, 02:22 PM

5. Boehner was corrupt and inept. He's better than Trump, but worse than any Democrat i can think of.

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Sat Apr 10, 2021, 02:56 PM

6. Thanks. This is a good reminder of who Boehner and the republicans are.

He has lately even embraced legalizing weed which has softened his image to some but we can't forget he helped pave the way for trump and the obstructionists in Congress.

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