Speaker of the House John Boehner doesn’t have any interest in winning the hearts and minds of Conservatives. We have proof. His disdain for them came out again today.
On Wednesday, he insulted Ted Cruz at a fundraiser. He thinks he’s funny but he is the reason people in his own party are gravitating to the so-called blowhard reality show star.
The meme of the establishment is the right wing of the party is causing all the dissension.
Boehner is the person who won’t use the power of the purse to stop anything Barack Obama does unlawfully. His word means nothing and the same goes for McConnell.
Boehner called Senator Ted Cruz a jackass at a fundraiser in Steamboat Springs Wednesday.
He joked that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job.
This is how the establishment plans to win over Conservatives apparently.
Two people verified it and said some in the audience were not pleased.
“I don’t think it’s terribly speaker-like, and I think it kind of goes against everything that Reagan ever said about disparaging Republicans,” said Ed MacArthur, the president of Native Excavating, who attended the fundraiser.
“It’s becoming very disturbing to me that we can’t have good, polite conversation,” MacArthur said. “It all has to be at the throat.”
But MacArthur added: “I do believe he’s got the right to say it.”
Another resident said, “I about fell on the floor.”
“To build coalitions to work together in Washington, D.C., you don’t start it out by calling your colleague a ‘jackass,’” she said.
Senator Cruz criticizes the establishment for their passiveness. He says he is there to do what the voters elected him to do.
Cruz has also been called a wacko bird by John McCain along with Rand Paul.
In April of last year, Boehner mocked Conservative politicians in his party who are opposed to amnesty.
“Here’s the attitude,” Boehner complained to Middletown Rotary Club in his Ohio district, according to news reports. “Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard.”
In June of this year, Conservatives accused Boehner of establishing a “culture of punishment” when they disagree with his demands. They are expected to support him and not represent their constituencies.
Conservatives are now looking to non-establishment candidates for the presidency at all costs, people with no government experience, and Boehner is one of the reasons why.