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(CNN)   John Boehner whines that "Republicans need to go back to being Republicans," which I guess means they need to stop saying all the things they've always believed out loud   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-04-19 8:59:42 AM  
Pre-Nixon, or pre-Grant?  The distinction is important.
 
2021-04-19 9:44:54 AM  
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2021-04-19 9:49:26 AM  
You mean go back to the days before cable news and social media?

LOL ok... Good luck with that.
 
2021-04-19 9:50:59 AM  
Does he mean Reagan, Eisenhower, or Lincoln republicans?
 
2021-04-19 10:36:38 AM  
Not be the party of Trump? There is no "going back" now. Republicans are the party of Trump. Enjoy.
 
2021-04-19 10:37:24 AM  
I get that the guy has consumed more Scotch than the average Farker but even still his memory shouldn't be this bad.

He knows what his party is and is just pissed that these days thy are saying the quiet part out loud and non stop.

He prefers the years when the racist dog whistle was in play and not the racist megaphone.
 
2021-04-19 10:38:21 AM  
I could care less what the trumpbuddy thinks. He liked every step on the road to Trump; he can suck his trumpdicks and he can like it, and we can kick him into his trumphole when whatever the hell is up with his liver finally kills him.
 
2021-04-19 10:38:59 AM  
Boner should go back to what he's good at; crawling on his belly and drinking, his time has passed.
 
2021-04-19 10:39:56 AM  
They always talk republican when not in power. Anyone still listening to them is a fool.
 
2021-04-19 10:40:31 AM  

HerptheDerp: Boner should go back to what he's good at; crawling on his belly and drinking, his time has passed.


Don't forget the sobbing!
 
2021-04-19 10:40:51 AM  
Are those clown tan lines?
 
2021-04-19 10:41:05 AM  
Yo JB, crawl back into whatever pit you dragged yourself out of, dipshiat
 
2021-04-19 10:45:47 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Pre-Nixon, or pre-Grant?  The distinction is important.


Well, if Republicans were like they were around the Eisenhower administration it would be a vast improvement.
 
2021-04-19 10:46:04 AM  
So brave now that Daddy isn't on Twitter.
 
2021-04-19 10:50:07 AM  
He voted for Trump less than 6 months ago.  Fark him.
 
2021-04-19 10:51:22 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Pre-Nixon, or pre-Grant?  The distinction is important.


More like GHW Bush.  Although not like that because he raised taxes.  And he was an adulterer.  C'mon you know what mean!
As long as the party is dominated by people like Trump, Gaetz, and others like them they are not going to enjoy popular support.  They will be able to cling to power with white supremacists and neo-nazis though.
Also, it looks like Boehner just fought an oil well fire.  He needs to ease off on the tanning.
 
2021-04-19 10:53:24 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Pre-Nixon, or pre-Grant?  The distinction is important.


At the very minimum, Pre-Newt.  At least before then they pretended to govern, even if their ideas were usually shiatty.  After Newt, they wouldn't even support their own ideas if it would somehow give the Democrats a win.  That's when even the act of keeping the lights on became a partisan nightmare and the most basic of government functions became a major hassle.
 
2021-04-19 10:56:43 AM  
You can't have a party who's sole belief is "rich people should get everything they want". It wouldn't get enough votes to win anywhere.

That's why they had to court the racists and bible-thumpers in the first place, but it turns out telling them you're going to stop immigration, outsourcing, big tech, etc. and then making all of those things worse because it's what the wealthy elite want is not sustainable either. The loons realized they'd been played by the establishment and rose up to take control because they had the numbers. There's no going back now.
 
2021-04-19 10:57:07 AM  
I remember when Republicans molested teenage boys.

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2021-04-19 11:00:49 AM  
Is Boehner trying to get back into politics?
 
2021-04-19 11:02:15 AM  

fiddlehead: Is Boehner trying to get back into politics?


I think he's just focused on selling his book.
 
2021-04-19 11:02:34 AM  
Boehner you clown.
 
2021-04-19 11:03:10 AM  

harleyquinnical: Does he mean Reagan, Eisenhower, or Lincoln republicans?


Definitely Reagan Republicans. And definitely NOT Eisenhower Republicans.
 
2021-04-19 11:04:58 AM  
I don't think a single trump thing wants to go back to the RINO gop of the past.  They want to bathe in their constant flow of hate and worship trump while the US burns.

They have certainly sowed the seeds of hate in me for all of them.

A republican who does not worship trump is a rare animal and should get used to complaining on the sidelines and watch their party of traitors attack America.
 
2021-04-19 11:07:51 AM  

LL316: He voted for Trump less than 6 months ago.  Fark him.


He said in a CNN interview that he likes Trump's polices but not how Trump speaks. Yea.. Boehner  is evil.
 
2021-04-19 11:08:52 AM  
When he became Speaker, the first words he said at the podium was, "The adults are back in charge," and after a few years of dealing with the Tea Party, he resigned and the first thing he did at the podium while making his announcement was literally sing "Zip-Ah-Dee-Doo-Dah"

Also, and I've said a hundred times and I'm going to keep saying it, when asked about birtherism, instead of saying, "No, that's racist horseshiz and we want nothing to do with that, so let's talk about our opposition to Obama's policies," he said, "I can't tell people what to think."

So, enough of this rehab until he addresses at least and apologizes at best for his awful stewardship.
 
2021-04-19 11:09:56 AM  

Destructor: Not be the party of Trump? There is no "going back" now. Republicans are the party of Trump. Enjoy.


You can re-arrange the leadership however you want.  Your base knows what it wants, and plenty of potential primary challengers know what the base wants as well.  It isn't clear if you can regain control of the propaganda machine to reprogram them to be proper Gingrinch Republicans, or if the programming will work as long as Facebook and Twitter are in the hands or pro-fascits.

Sorry Boehner, they were never that into you and found someone else.
 
2021-04-19 11:10:33 AM  
Republicans need an internally consistent ethos a set of policies.  They tried with Reagan, but we all found out that the social policies made things worse, and the economics failed.  Nice try, didn't work.  Move on.  But nothing new since about 1985.  Not even an attempt.  They abandoned half of the economics, doubled down on the social policies, covered their ears and screamed "I CAN'T HEAR YOU LALALALA" while everything burns.  In the policy vacuum, the crazies grabbed the mic.

With no conservative policies, the regressives and reactionaries go to ramming speed.  Right now, we have almost no conservatives in the GOP.  Very few people are trying to actually preserve and strengthen the institutions that are good today.  Take care of troops?  Socialism and we can't pay for it.  Reinforce schools?  Kick it to the private market and kill funding.  Infrastructure?  Nope.  Healthcare?  Nope.  Technological edge?  Privatize and profit.  Where's the "conserve" in those that call themselves conservatives?

What they're doing is trying to recapture the "myth" of the lost past.  When things were shiny and wonderful and they were on top.  And through this, they'll usher in a national rebirth to escape this lull created by decadence and outside influences.  It's called palingenetic ultranationalism.
 
2021-04-19 11:11:32 AM  

fiddlehead: Is Boehner trying to get back into politics?


He's selling a book and making a name for himself as a weed entrepreneur.
 
2021-04-19 11:11:43 AM  
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2021-04-19 11:17:02 AM  
That's the thing, Johnny. Being Republicans is what made them what they are today. It's a flawed set of values.
 
2021-04-19 11:20:59 AM  

Khellendros: He's selling a book and making a name for himself as a weed entrepreneur.


I didn't believe it. But, well, there it is. Huh.

Once again, Khellendros, you prove to be a trusted source of information.
 
2021-04-19 11:21:25 AM  

Khellendros: fiddlehead: Is Boehner trying to get back into politics?

He's selling a book and making a name for himself as a weed entrepreneur.


In his interview with Dana Bash he still wouldn't unequivocally condemn Trump or 1/6. He still holds on to some fantasy that the GOP will reverse course and once again be a great political party.
I don't see any Republican lamenting his absence from politics or clamoring for his sage advice. He was vile then and he's vile now, but thankfully out of government. And making a fortune on legal pot, which he would be happy to see millions locked up for when he was in office.
 
2021-04-19 11:27:22 AM  
Shut up, Boehner, you cock
 
2021-04-19 11:30:42 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Pre-Nixon, or pre-Grant?  The distinction is important.


Earl Warren era.
 
2021-04-19 11:30:51 AM  

physt: LL316: He voted for Trump less than 6 months ago.  Fark him.

He said in a CNN interview that he likes Trump's polices but not how Trump speaks. Yea.. Boehner  is evil.


Trump doesn't have policies.  Boehner likes how easily manipulated he is.
 
2021-04-19 11:34:15 AM  
Too late, Boner.

You let your party be taken over by mouth-breathers, racists, inbreds and angry grievance peddlers of all varieties.

You now can reap the rewards: Permanently removed from any quality discussion about America's government.

Your former party is full of traitors and enemies of America. You helped put them there. Sit down, a-hole.
 
2021-04-19 11:38:55 AM  

Subtonic: HerptheDerp: Boner should go back to what he's good at; crawling on his belly and drinking, his time has passed.

Don't forget the sobbing!


NEXT:  John Boehner follows his memoir with a cover of a song by The Bloodhound Gang and calls it "A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When The Boehner Is Crying".
 
2021-04-19 11:39:19 AM  
Yup name checks out.

Still a boner.

Go back to irrelevance boner.
 
2021-04-19 12:01:00 PM  
The same guy who set up Obamacare the bomb 41 times.

Someone set us up the bomb!
 
2021-04-19 2:49:41 PM  
Soooo...Make Republicans Great Again?
 
2021-04-19 6:43:26 PM  
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