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Worried About His Job, Speaker John Boehner Uses Twitter To Kowtow To The Tea Party

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Thursday, April, 10th, 2014, 5:20 pm

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On Thursday, Jason Easley posted an article here stating that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) is in actual danger of losing his gavel after the midterm elections this November. Apparently, 40 to 50 House Republicans are conspiring to remove Boehner as Speaker. Assuming the Republicans hold onto the House this year, these conspirators are threatening to vote for someone else as Speaker if Boehner insists on pushing for another term. With these votes going to another Republican, other House Republicans will be forced to vote against Boehner rather than risk a Democrat being elected Speaker of a GOP-majority House.

Anyway, Boehner obviously is well aware of this mutiny taking place and decided to take to Twitter on Thursday to push forward some tried and true conservative talking points. I guess he figured better to try something than nothing at all. After having tweeted only once since April 3rd, Boehner unleashed a barrage of tweets early Thursday afternoon hitting on all of the GOP’s greatest hits.

First, to placate all of the conservatives who have been hoping that they can find a ‘scandal’ that will stick to the Obama Administration, Bohner sent this one out, which included a video clip from a press conference he gave earlier in the day:

He then followed that up with this tweet:

I guess he’s hoping to curry favor with the extremists in the House, and the likely mutineers, by pushing Benghazi, Fast and Furious and the IRS. However, even pundits at Fox News are now saying that Benghazi is a dead issue and Congress needs to move on. But, points for Boehner for making the effort.

Next for Boehner during his Twitter party was, you guessed it, Obamacare:

He also touted the Ryan budget, passed by the House on Thursday, as being a way to repeal Obamacare:

Speaking of the Ryan budget, Boehner made sure to send out tweets hyping it as a way to get a balanced budget, cut and simplify taxes and slash government spending, all favorite Tea Party positions.

Obviously, all of these tweets came about as a way for Boehner to show the extreme wing of the GOP House that he has their best interests at heart. Basically, he wanted them all to know that he will make sure that they continue to be the Party of No. On top of that, the only ideas coming forward will be the same old tired ideas that they’ve been pushing for years now (Ryan budget, repeal Obamacare.) He also wants them to know that he is completely behind the continued and unnecessary investigations into Benghazi, Fast and Furious and the IRS.

On Thursday, Speaker John Boehner showed everybody who his daddy is. And his daddy is the Tea Party.

Worried About His Job, Speaker John Boehner Uses Twitter To Kowtow To The Tea Party was written by Justin Baragona for PoliticusUSA.
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