Meet The Speaker From K Street: John Boehner

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    Meet The Speaker From K Street: John Boehner

    Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), widely expected to become the next Speaker of the House, has promised to create a more “open” and “transparent” Congress. To cultivate an image of independence, Boehner has projected a media profile revolving around his humble upbringing and his refusal to request earmarks.

    However, Boehner’s media profile simply does not comport with his career-long record of corruption and influence peddling. Before his ascent to leadership, Boehner had been known for once handing out campaign contribution checks from tobacco lobbyists on the House floor. When Republicans controlled Congress, Boehner and Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) were the point men for former Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) in communicating with corporate lobbyists. At one point, Boehner even convened a weekly meeting called the “Thursday Group” to huddle with K Street lobbyists.
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    not true
     
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    He can't possibly be worse than that waste of space that just got fired. She had an 11% approval rating. What is even more crazy is that she will probably win the minority seat. How bad of a beating, (worse election in over 70 years), do the dems need before they learn? Her policies have been soundly rejected and still she is supported. The continuing absolute mindlessness of the Democrat party is beyond belief.
    But lets make this about Boehner. As the Obamabots have been quick to defend Obama with "give him a chance" mantra, seems they should take their own advice.
     

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