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4/28/2016

Ted Cruz Has John Boehner’s Number: “What Made John Boehner Mad Is That I Led A Movement Of People To Hold Washington Accountable”

Filed under: General — Dana @ 5:48 pm

[guest post by Dana]

During an interview , retired Speaker of the House John Boehner went after Ted Cruz, accusing him of being “Lucifer in the flesh” and saying that he was difficult to work with:

I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.

However, that wasn’t the worst thing Boehner said. The worst thing, which was also the most revealing thing, had nothing to do with Ted Cruz:

Boehner described other Republican candidates as friends. In particular, the former speaker said he has played golf with Donald Trump for years and that they were “texting buddies.”

So much for Trump’s claim about being the “outsider” in the race. It doesn’t get much more inside than John Boehner.

Cruz responding, pointed out the obvious:

“Tell me again who will stand up to Washington? Trump, who’s Boehner’s “texting and golfing buddy,” or Carly & me?”

In the end, it all comes down to this:

[T]he former Speaker did say he would vote for Trump in the general election if he becomes the Republican nominee. He said he would not, however, vote for Cruz.

So remind me again, who’s the real outsider??

ADDED: Sen. Mike Lee brilliantly called out John Boehner on Mark Levin’s show today. It’s an awesome and well-deserved shredding of Boehner:

–Dana

UPDATE BY PATTERICO: Whoops. We double-posted. In order to keep the commentary in one place, I’m closing comments on this excellent post (which adds value and should be read) and asking you to comment here.

6 Responses to “Ted Cruz Has John Boehner’s Number: “What Made John Boehner Mad Is That I Led A Movement Of People To Hold Washington Accountable””

  1. Hello.

    Dana (0ee61a)

  2. Oh my gosh but Mike Lee is terrific!

    Dana (0ee61a)

  3. You judge a person by his friends and by his enemies.
    Trump’s friends: John Boehner and Peter King
    Cruz’s enemies: John Boehner and Peter King

    Think you’re in good company, Trumpers?

    nk (dbc370)

  4. Great point, nk. We are known by the company we keep.

    Dana (0ee61a)

  5. Yes, yes.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  6. UPDATE BY PATTERICO: Whoops. We double-posted. In order to keep the commentary in one place, I’m closing comments on this excellent post (which adds value and should be read) and asking you to comment here.

    Patterico (86c8ed)


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