Category: John Boehner

The Atlantic Says GOP Leader Hopes Minorities Don't Vote, But He Didn't Say That at All

-By Warner Todd Huston The Atlantic illicitly portrayed GOP House Speaker John Bohner as saying that he "said out loud he hopes blacks and Latinos 'won't show up' this election," but a look at what Boehener actually said proves that The Atlantic is purposefully misleading its readers. In its headline, The Atlantic Wire story for August 27 screams, "Boehner Says Out Loud He Hopes Blacks and Latinos 'Won't Show Up' This Election." If John Boehner really did say that he hoped that blacks and Hispanics wouldn't vote this election that would be quite an incendiary thing to say, for sure. It would rightly bring condemnation down on the Speaker's head. And The Atlantic is saying flat out that this is what Boehner said. It wasn't just the headline, either. Even in its lead paragraph The Atlantic characterized Boehner's comments as wishing minorities won't vote. (My bold)...

Wash. Post: Obama the Failed and Hard-Edged Partisan President

-By Warner Todd Huston The Washington Post did an amazing thing over the weekend. It published a story that highlights the critical failure of the President to achieve what could have been a signature success in his first term, that of achieving a budget compromise with the GOP. The Post, usually a paper with a... Read more »

Infant Tyro: Obama's One-Upmanship of GOP Debates Clearly a Power Play

-By Warner Todd Huston President Obama wants to give us his jobs plan. Yeah, three years after he got elected saying he was all about jobs. It isn’t the speech that is important, here, though — he won’t say anything new or important in it. It is the fact that he’s trying to bury the... Read more »
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VIDEO: 'Cut, Cap, & Balance' Will Help Stop the Spending Binge That's Hurting Job Growth

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R, OH) takes his case for the Republican plan to the people. But, whether you like him or agree with him or not, the fact is that the GOP is the only party offering a plan, here. Obama has no plan. He’s made all sorts of vague claims about... Read more »