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Boehner’s Parting Memo

Incoming House Min Leader John Boehner has sent his fellow House GOPers a final memo as they head home for the holidays.  Looking ahead to the new, Democratic-held House, Boehner writes that there will be a ”time and a place for everything.”

  • Sometimes we’ll need to work with the new majority to advance Republican principles and the good of our nation.


  • Sometimes we’ll need to engage, dig in, and fight the Democrats toe to toe. 


  • And sometimes we’ll want to simply get out of the way and let the other side struggle under the weight of its own insincere promises, internal turmoil, and inherent contradictions.  The past couple of weeks – clearly – have been such an occasion. 



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