The Corner

Boehner Embraces the Tea Party

Sterling, Va. — House GOP Leader John Boehner just made an impromptu visit to a small tea-party rally outside Tart lumber yard. “If the American people stay engaged, Congress will do exactly what you demand,” he said, as he accepted a silver tea kettle from a rally member. “Thank you for being involved in our democracy.”

“We know you are taking it in the head a lot,” said one activist. “We got your back, sir.” Boehner’s reply: “I appreciate that.”

With that, Boehner jumped into a black SUV, on his way back to Washington, as cries of “We love Speaker Boehner” echoed throughout the parking lot.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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