Finally, John Boehner stopped playing nice with the groups that seem to relish in keeping Americans fearful and misinformed.
Finally, the Speaker of the House came out against “conservative” organizations that go by the names Club For Growth, Heritage Action, FreedomWorks and Americans For Prosperity.
In defending the budget agreement reached Tuesday, Boehner snapped when asked about the above-mentioned groups and their knee-jerk opposition to the two-year deal.
“You mean the groups that came out and opposed it before they ever saw it?” Boehner said. “They’re using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous.”
Watch the video above and you can judge Boehner’s anger for yourself. We see it as genuine.
These groups Boehner railed against aren’t conservatives in the mold of William F. Buckley or Ronald Reagan.
They spend millions on advertising and gear it to an audience of desperate Americans afraid of the future, worried about being replaced on the job and who are losing faith that hard work pays off somehow.
Congressional leaders should be applauded for reaching a budget agreement that avoids the repeated and tiresome brinksmanship we’ve become accustomed to enduring.
And three cheers for John Boehner. It’s about time he went off-script and spoke from his heart.