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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:24 AM

17. Boehner was awful. This folksy article is sour grapes about how he

was upstaged by people more extremist than him.

He isn’t contrite about the role he played. Instead, he feels sorry for himself about stating the obvious about Obama’s birth certificate (that he was born in Hawaii). He never expressed interest in working with the Obama administration, even though he says he did.

The bits about the depth of Roger Ailes’ belief in fringe conspiracy theories were interesting. It helps explain the editorial choices he made at Fox News. Murdoch was interested most in ratings, so he saw no reason to rein in Ailes.

One thing about the across-the-board obstruction that worked in the democratic party’s favor was that the republicans were never going to go along with Obama’s “grand bargain.” I never liked the social security concessions that Obama was willing to make as a show of bipartisanship. The sequester was bad, but the grand bargain was worse.

Before the ACA passed, he signed onto Sarah Palin’s death-panels lie along with Mitch McConnell. He was a problem before the shellacking placed him in the role of majority leader.

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