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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.
Litigator of the House John Boehner
Greg Sargent reports House Democrats plan to use Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama as exhibit number one on how Republicans are out of touch and focusing on all the wrong things:
This week, Republicans are expected to mark up the lawsuit in committee, and in an interview, DCCC chair Steve Israel — who oversees House races for Dems — said Dems are launching a campaign designed to “contrast Republicans focused on suing the president with Democrats who are focused on economic solutions for the middle class.” [...] “We’re going to make August very hot,” Israel told me. “Paid ads, robocalls, rallies, protests — we’re going to use earned and paid media to continue to drive the critical contrast between Republicans focused on suing the president and issuing subpoenas versus Democrats who are focused on specific economic solutions.”
If there's anything I disagree with Israel on, it's this:
“They are motivating their base with the lawsuit, but they are also motivating our base,” Israel said.
I don't think Boehner's lawsuit motivates the GOP base. Instead, I think it makes them wonder why Republicans aren't impeaching Obama already. But as for the Democratic base? No question: Boehner couldn't have done a better job reminding Democrats why they should vote.
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