TEA PARTY TAR­GETS BOEHNER

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Po­ten­tial po­lit­i­cal woes are creep­ing into the hal­lowed halls of the U.S. Capi­tol. The Tea Party Lead­er­ship Fund PAC has de­clared House Speaker John A. Boehner a con­ser­va­tive foe, and is act­ing, well, ac­cord­ingly. There’s a pub­lic pe­ti­tion against the Ohio Repub­li­can, a $25,000 ad­ver­tis­ing buy and a new web­site — all co­or­di­nated by a group that claims to be the na­tion’s largest po­lit­i­cal ac­tion com­mit­tee for the grass-roots move­ment.

“John Boehner has de­clared war on con­ser­va­tives,” says talk ra­dio host Rusty Humphries, spokesman for the new cam­paign. “To­day we de­clare war on him. We in­tend to send a mes­sage to his fel­low ‘Repub­li­cans In Name Only’ that such ide­o­log­i­cally bank­rupt lead­er­ship must come to an end.”

Mr. Humphries points to con­sis­tently lower fa­vor­a­bil­ity rat­ings for the GOP in re­cent polls.

“Voter iden­ti­fi­ca­tion with the Repub­li­can Party is at his­toric lows. And no won­der. The Repub­li­cans don’t stand for any­thing ex­cept sur­ren­der,” he says. “By col­lect­ing 1 mil­lion pe­ti­tion sign­ers by Jan. 31, we will show John Boehner, the lib­eral me­dia, and ev­ery other con­gres­sional sell­out that the tea party is se­ri­ous about re­turn­ing Amer­ica to great­ness.”

The Tea Party Lead­er­ship Fund PAC has de­clared House Speaker John A. Boehner a con­ser­va­tive foe, and is act­ing, well, ac­cord­ingly.

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