Besides calling Ted Cruz Lucifer in the flesh, former Speaker of the House John Boehner has confirmed that many of the beliefs that Democrats hold about the state of the Republican Party are correct.
Here are some things about the Republican Party that Boehner confirmed while speaking at Stanford University
1). Ted Cruz Is A Giant A-Hole:
When Boehner was asked about Cruz, he said, “Lucifer in the flesh. I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
What does it say about Donald Trump that Republicans are trying to unify around a man that they openly despise? Ted Cruz has always been in politics to advance his own ego. For Cruz, the Senate is a temporary stepping stone to the White House. If Republicans hate Ted Cruz, this much as a candidate, imagine what they would do to him if he were ever elected president.
2). The Republican Party Is Divided Into Warring Camps:
Throughout the talk, Boehner frequently referenced the Freedom Caucus as the “knuckleheads” and “goofballs” in Congress. When Kennedy asked about the Democrats in Congress, Boehner asserted that both parties have their own inner divisions.
Boehner went on to point out that Democrats fight behind closed doors while Republicans air their dirty laundry in public. The far right of the Republican Party is in open war with the establishment. The media tries to sell Donald Trump’s rise as a separate event, but the success of Trump’s candidacy was able to happen because the inner workings of the Republican Party are a complete mess. Trump is a warlord who filled a power vacuum by taking over a country that has been torn apart by a civil war. Trump isn’t a strong candidate, but he has swooped in and claimed a piece of turf in the Republican Party.
3). Ronald Reagan Would Be A Moderate In Today’s Republican Party:
“Well you know I’m a big fan of Ronald Reagan. But I love all these knuckleheads talking about the party of Reagan. He would be the most moderate Republican elected today.”
Democrats have been suggesting for years that Republicans have moved to the far right. The Party of Trump is no longer the Party of Reagan. Boehner confirmed that Ronald Reagan’s name had been hijacked by today’s Republicans to give credibility to an agenda that the former president would disagree with on many points.
4). Republican Are Planning On Dropping An Email Scandal Bomb On Hillary Clinton Before The Convention:
“Don’t be shocked … if two weeks before the convention, here comes Joe Biden parachuting in and Barack Obama fanning the flames to make it all happen,” Boehner said.
In other words, the email scandal is a total sham that Republicans are still hoping to use to knock Hillary Clinton out of the presidential race. Boehner was behind the setting up the House committees that are investigating Hillary Clinton, so he knows the timeline better than anyone else. Congressional Republicans have abused their investigative powers in a plot to derail Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and they are going to launch their bombardment of baseless accusations before the Democratic convention.
Democrats were right about many of their long-held suspicions relating to the chaos in the Republican Party. Republicans are trying to stop their own presidential frontrunner with an alternative that they loathe. The Republican Party deeply fractured and at war with itself. Ronald Reagan would not fit into today’s Republican Party, and the Republican majority in Congress has dedicated itself to stopping Hillary Clinton instead of passing legislation.
The Republican Party is rotting from the inside, and now that he has fled to the comforts of retirement, former Speaker Boehner can confirm the dynamics behind the GOP’s demise.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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