RINO Speaker of the House John Boehner, whose favorability ratings really can’t get much more abysmal, called Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a principled constitutional conservative, a “jackass” at a fundraiser Wednesday evening.
Boehner, a supposed Republican who has been running hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of ads against principled conservatives like Jim Jordan (OH), Tim Huelskamp (KS) and Jim Bridenstine (OK) through his “American Action Network” front group, told attendees at a fundraiser for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton that he’s happy that Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is keeping “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job, The Daily Caller reports.
The DC reported that the remark raised some major eyebrows and did not sit well with some in attendance.
“I don’t think it’s terribly speaker-like, and I think it kind of goes against everything that Reagan ever said about disparaging Republicans,” said Ed MacArthur, the president of Native Excavating, who attended the fundraiser.
“It’s becoming very disturbing to me that we can’t have good, polite conversation,” MacArthur said. “It all has to be at the throat.”
RINO Boehner is likely butt-hurt over Ted Cruz’s staunch opposition to what Cruz refers to as the bipartisan “Washington Cartel,” that fattens the pockets of lobbyists and special interests groups at the expense of hard-working Americans.
“Washington is looking for solutions for Washington — not solutions that empower citizens across the nation to succeed,” Cruz recently told The Heritage Foundation. “Instead Washington solutions invariably help the rich and well-connected,” Cruz explained.
Another attendee at the fundraiser where Boehner made his uncivil remark told The DC that they were shocked that Boehner just called a fellow Republican a “jackass.”
“I about fell on the floor. To build coalitions to work together in Washington, D.C., you don’t start it out by calling your colleague a ‘jackass,'” she said.
Boehner’s attack on Cruz will likely help Cruz’s presidential campaign and his well-earned reputation as being a fighter against the establishment in both parties.
Upon taking the helm as speaker, John Boehner promised a more civil discourse. Apparently, calling a colleague who stands for the Constitution a “jackass” fits into that promise somehow.