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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:08 PM

Boehner levels stunning charge against Trump (CNN)

Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner said that former President Trump “incited that bloody insurrection” in his new book, according to the New York Times.

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Reply Boehner levels stunning charge against Trump (CNN) (Original post)
ItsjustMe Apr 7 OP
ShazamIam Apr 7 #1
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 7 #11
ShazamIam Apr 8 #27
Irish_Dem Apr 8 #28
ShazamIam Apr 8 #29
Irish_Dem Apr 8 #30
ShazamIam Apr 8 #31
Irish_Dem Apr 8 #32
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 8 #33
Irish_Dem Apr 9 #35
bucolic_frolic Apr 7 #2
dflprincess Apr 7 #15
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 8 #34
FoxNewsSucks Apr 7 #3
Mickju Apr 7 #8
FoxNewsSucks Apr 7 #9
MoonchildCA Apr 7 #13
markpkessinger Apr 8 #23
MoonchildCA Apr 8 #24
Mickju Apr 8 #25
dflprincess Apr 7 #16
Deuxcents Apr 7 #4
mtngirl47 Apr 7 #14
Warpy Apr 7 #5
joetheman Apr 7 #6
Traildogbob Apr 7 #7
Blue Owl Apr 7 #17
Warpy Apr 8 #21
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 7 #10
Bev54 Apr 7 #12
usaf-vet Apr 7 #18
JoeOtterbein Apr 7 #19
czarjak Apr 8 #20
Rhiannon12866 Apr 8 #22
live love laugh Apr 8 #26

Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:13 PM

1. Remember when Boehner was on the far right wing of the Republican party? Good timing for his book.

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Response to ShazamIam (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:52 PM

11. Yes, but loving his comments now?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 01:04 PM

27. Especially because of the timing.

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Response to ShazamIam (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 03:03 PM

28. How does the timing factor in?

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:11 PM

29. I guess it depends upon how closely one watches the narrative, Boehner has added weight to other

Republicans working to distance the Republican party from Trump extremists, and it subtly reinforces Democratic complaints.

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Response to ShazamIam (Reply #29)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:18 PM

30. I get the part about prying the GOP away from Trump, but why subtly reinforce Dem talking points?

I know Boehner hates the GOP hardliners, but why bolster the Dems?

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #30)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:21 PM

31. I don't think Boehner is going to endorse the Biden presidency.

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Response to ShazamIam (Reply #31)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:30 PM

32. Boehner and Obama had a bromance, so who knows?

Boehner has some GOP scores to settle, he could go crazy I suppose.
And with all his years of drinking, I cannot predict his behavior anymore.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #32)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 11:41 PM

33. Maybe Boehner, and others like him, really do have no where

to go?

Too bright and fundamentally decent to side with trump or anyone who resembles trump. Too baked-in Republican and conservative to go full monty and become a Dem.

It will be interesting to see them all observe from the sidelines. Not enough strength to do anything, really.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 03:37 PM

35. They are men without a country so to speak. No where to go.

They can try to save the GOP, they have nothing to lose.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:14 PM

2. Of course I didn't like Boehner

but as much as you knew he was undermining and blocking Obama at every turn, you knew he just saw the world from rich Republicans' perspective and was doing their bidding. But I never felt he was undermining the whole country, and never doubted his patriotism. He just saw the world very differently than Democrats do.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:01 PM

15. Seeing the world only from rich Republicans' perspective was undermining the country

and it's what paved the way for Trump.

Listening to Boehner now may be entertaining but let's not pretend he's seen the light.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 11:44 PM

34. Of course, you are right. Yes, he never tried to undermine

the whole country. ( Damn that bar is really low now, eh)

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:17 PM

3. I still pronounce it "Boner".

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:10 PM

8. I always do also.

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Response to Mickju (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:18 PM

9. Well, that IS actually correct. . .



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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:54 PM

13. Actually, my Husband says it's a German name.

I’m not good at German pronunciations, but to my ear it sounds like Burner, without really pronouncing the middle “r.”
Of course, when I say it that way, my husband laughs, so let’s just say it’s a sound I have not completely mastered.

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Response to MoonchildCA (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:07 AM

23. Here's a trick for the German pronunciation . . .

. . . courtesy of my college singer's diction professor, Lois Laverty, at Westminster Choir College. Say any word with a long 'a' sound -- such as 'late' or 'mate.' While you say it take note of where your tongue is in your mouth to enable you to make that vowel sound. You will probably note that your tongue is arched front to back, with the middle section touching or nearly touching your upper molars. So, say the name Boehner as if it were pronounced "Bay-ner." Now say it again, only shape your lips as if you were pronouncing a long 'o', as in 'hope' -- and you should have it. It will feel awkward at first, until you get used to pronouncing it.

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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 10:07 AM

24. Interesting. I read something similar before,

... but not nearly so detailed. I’ll have to practice.
Thanks!

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Response to MoonchildCA (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 10:31 AM

25. I took two years of German in college.

So I always knew how to pronounce it, I just pronounced it Boner to mock him. I know it's juvenile but I didn't like him very much.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:01 PM

16. Me too. nt

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:44 PM

4. Where was he when it could have mattered?

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:59 PM

14. This. n/t

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:46 PM

5. Excellent summation

Right now, they're just rounding up all the assholes they can find. I imagine there will be a lot of good cop/bad cop sessions to get the hangers on to turn against the leaders and the leaders to turn on each other.

We need every high level planner and everyone who contributed money to make it happen to face charges, and I'm looking at you, Ginni Thomas. You need to face a few consequences, yourself, for pushing the big lie and enabling the mob.

If it cleans out a few of the guys Boehner describes so beautifully in his book, that is a good thing.

None of this should be swept under the rug, not now, not ever. We saw what that got us with Reagan, Nixon, and Dubya.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:56 PM

6. Looks like that pot smoking has made Boehner a lot smarter and more honest. nt

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Response to joetheman (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:02 PM

7. My thought immediately.

Merlot with a little mellow. The combo has accompanied me on many trails. Always made things clearer.

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Response to joetheman (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:05 PM

17. Hey man don't Boehner that joint

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Response to joetheman (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 01:03 AM

21. I think we now know why he was always weeping as Speaker

The sheer weary frustration at trying to deal with wingnuts who only cared about grifting and waging an unwinnable culture war must have taken a terrible toll on him.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:41 PM

10. Stunning charge? How about "Duh Charge"

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:53 PM

12. Is anyone else getting writing across the screen??

It looks like someone trying to keep up but cannot and cannot spell?? What the hell is that all about?

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:15 PM

18. ////

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:21 PM

19. What is with the too late GOP leaders getting so much hype....

...because they sort-of tried to be a little less crazy/evil than Trump?

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:03 AM

20. The Snake keeps striking. You rubes knew too.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:43 AM

22. It's about time actual Republicans stood up to this grifter

It boggles the mind how quickly they fell in line.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 11:16 AM

26. Anything for book sale$$$. F@#k BONER. nt

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