The Corner

“They have put all their chips on one man: Congressman John Boehner”

A sinister group of “special interests” and “third-party organizations” has been funneling millions of dollars into “nasty TV ads and shadowy robo-calls” all to one purpose: to elevate John Boehner to a menacing position of power. If Organizing for America’s latest fundraising appeal is any indication, Democratic strategists continue to believe that the harrowing prospect of John Boehner as speaker of the House will be enough to turn the electoral tide in their direction this fall:

Subj: John Boehner

The special interests in Washington are not happy, and it’s because of something you did.

Since President Obama moved into the White House, this movement has stripped them of their influence, proving we could take on the lobbyists and corporate cash with good, old-fashioned organizing.

Now these groups are vowing to get payback in the fall elections — and they have put all their chips on one man: Congressman John Boehner….

It’s easy to see why these special interests picked John Boehner. This is a guy who first made national news 14 years ago when he was caught handing out checks from tobacco lobbyists on the House floor.

John Boehner said he did nothing wrong — he was simply helping out his lobbyist friends.

And, in all of the fights we’ve waged together these past 20 months, he’s been these special interests’ right-hand man.

He teamed up with financial lobbyists to do everything he could to stall Wall Street reform and even took time before the vote on health reform to scream “Hell no!” over and over again from the podium.

If John Boehner is handed the Speaker’s gavel, all that is wrong with Washington is back in business. Their plans are simple — unravel what this movement has done and stand in the way of the rest of President Obama’s agenda….

With just 48 days to go until the election, this movement is the only thing standing in John Boehner’s way….



Mitch Stewart


Organizing for America

Someone’s putting all their chips on John Boehner here, but it isn’t nefarious right-wing “special interests.” If  “standing in John Boehner’s way” is going to be the Democratic rallying cry this November, there won’t be much chance of closing the enthusiasm gap.

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