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John Boehner calls Ted Cruz a ‘jackass’ at Colorado fundraiser

boehner-obamaWhile speaking at a fundraiser in Colorado Wednesday evening, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, called Sen. Ted Cruz a “jackass,” the Daily Caller reported.

Apparently, the comment didn’t sit too well with some of those in attendance.

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At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job.

That remark rubbed some attendees the wrong way.

“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 was reportedly at the fundraiser.  “It’s becoming very disturbing to me that we can’t have good, polite conversation.”

MacArthur said Boehner has the right to make the statement, but it shows how the GOP establishment views the conservative base.

It’s long past time for Boehner to go…

H/T Gateway Pundit

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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