Despite Goading By Liberal Crank, Boehner Won’t Distance Himself From Tea Party
So sad. Despite the best efforts by the liberal media Speaker Boehner won’t distance himself from the tea party.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., left, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, after meeting to work on a budget deal and avoid a government shutdown. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
Despite being goaded by ABC liberal George Stephanopoulos, Speaker John Boehner would not distance himself from the tea party in an interview held Wednesday.
The Politico reported:
There is “no daylight” between the tea party and John Boehner, the House speaker said in an interview released Thursday morning as negotiations to avert a government shutdown come down to the wire.
“Listen, there’s no daylight between the tea party and me,” the Ohio Republican said in an interview with ABC News conducted Wednesday.
“None,” he said, when questioner George Stephanopoulos pushed back. “What they want is, they want us to cut spending. They want us to deal with this crushing debt that’s going to crush the future for our kids and grandkids. There’s no daylight there.”
Democrats say that Boehner is being swayed by the influence of the tea party movement and have urged him to make a break for the sake of a bipartisan agreement, but the speaker did not indicate that he’s willing to do so. “I’m fighting for the largest number of spending cuts possible,” Boehner said. “Because it really will help our economy. This is what the American people had to say last November. They wanted us to cut spending in Washington, D.C. and they wanted us to do everything we could to help create jobs in our country.”
Boehner is no dummie. The tea party is still twice as popular as Congress.