February 03, 2006

Meet The New Boss...

from - smijer

same as the old boss...

Which is a running joke here, but I was reminded of it by a comment that I ran across while preparing this post. I thought it would be fun to compare the points and chat from RedState with the the same from Daily Kos. I'll let Red State go first:

While RedState endorsed another candidate - we see a lot to like about Mr. Boehner. We wish him the best of luck and look forward to working with him in the future.

Now dKos:

In 1995, Boehner handed out campaign checks from the tobacco industry to members on the House floor at a time when lawmakers were considering eliminating a tobacco subsidy.

Tobacco subsidies? Let's see what RedState has to say about government spending...

I think you can expect a bold agenda focused on cutting the size of government. The conservatives in the House are the reason Boehner won. He knows it. He is obligated to put forth an agressive agenda that curtails our out of control spending.

DKos:

Representative Chris Shays, a Connecticut Republican, said he believes that Boehner is even closer to lobbyists than Blunt. "The problem John faces is that he's so close to K Street; that's the challenge he's got," said Shays, who's backing Blunt.

RedState rebuts:

...real impression, good step. one by one, we're turning the gop back into real conservative reformers.

dKos takes the cross-examination:

Interesting to note, via Political Cortex, that Boehner was Ohio's number one recipient of Abramoff-connected Indian Tribe donations, outpacing even Bob Ney.

(which he refused to return, by the way)
RedState on Boehner/Abramoff?

Do I hear crickets? Let's give them another turn...

Maybe Boehner can corral the out-of-control Ohio GOP Delegation. They've gone way too far off the reservation on important legislation like CAFTA.

Last word from dKos:

[T]he new ethically pure, reformist, anti-corruption Congressional Republicans will be led by a Republican from Ohio. Boehner is a member of a male-only country club with a $75,000 initiation fee. Maybe that cleaned out his bank account, which is why he had to take almost $14,000 in free trips from the lobbyist-connected Ripon Society.

Your Republican Party: small government; big lobbyists, cars, country clubs, and tobacco subsidies!

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Posted by smijer at February 3, 2006 07:10 AM
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