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When House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) backed away from yet another manufactured debt ceiling crisis on Tuesday, he effectively killed what has been the Republican Party’s favorite negotiating tactic throughout the Obama administration. The costly practice of threatening to crash the global economy unless the president relents to the GOP’s ever-changing series of demands will never again be taken seriously in Washington, D.C.

Needless to say, Tea Party Republicans — the majority of whom don’t believe that the debt ceiling ever needs to be raised — are not pleased.

Within minutes of Boehner’s announcement that the House would vote on a “clean” debt ceiling raise, right-wing groups began calling for his head. And although Boehner remains very unlikely to actually lose his job — in addition to the lack of credible challengers to his speakership, starting the 114th Congress with a coup is not exactly how the GOP hopes to start the 2016 primaries — mutual enmity with the Tea Party seems certain to remain a huge thorn in Boehner’s side.

Here are five of the right-wing groups that lashed out at Boehner’s move towards fiscal sanity:

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  • charleo1

    When the blind lead the blind, they may be forgiven for ending up in the
    ditch. But, when the sighted follow the stupid, who think everybody would
    be better off in the ditch. What are we supposed to think about that?

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  • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

    “While Democrats are the driving force behind running up our national
    debt, growing the size of the federal government and wasting our money,” I love this phrase. Guess these guys forgot about the years 2001 to 2009 when “He-who-must-not-be-named” and his puppet, Dubya, blew the budget away with massive tax cuts, two unfunded wars, and the biggest growth in government since Reagan grew it 15% bigger than he inherited it!

    • TZToronto

      Ah, but that was Reagan and Bush II. This is Obama, and that makes all the difference to the far right.

    • ThomasBonsell

      It’s more than W.

      Ronald Reagan raised spending 69% and the debt 188.9%. In 4 years Poppa Bush raised the debt 55.6%. Baby Bush raised the debt 89% and spending 89%. On the other hand the debt rose 35.6% under Bill Clinton even though he produced a $62.9 billion surplus and actually reduced the debt in the last year in office. How he produced a surplus and raised the debt is a matter for another time and is rooted in the Reagan scam.

      On government employment (Big Government), it rose from 4.985 million under Reagan to 5.310 million. It lowered a tad under Poppa Bush. Clinton lowered employment from 4.931 million to 4.129 million. Baby Bush increased employment from that point to 4.206 million. A recent news story reported that federal employment has been reduced by more than 600,000 in Obama’s time in office but is not yet in the official records because his time in office hasn’t ended.

      Having a conservative actually look at reality is task yet to be realized.

  • latebloomingrandma

    I wonder if we had “President Romney” who called for a clean debt ceiling vote, if the right would be calling for his impeachment.

  • FT66

    I get difficulties to understand what kind of opposition Tea Party has? They can’t say NO all the time. There must be some occasions when they must say YES. This will show at least they take time to ponder/think about issues and come up with the right answer.

  • howa4x

    Funny when GWB requested a raise in the debt ceiling all these groups supported it. Rove spent time lobbying for it with democrats, republicans and even socialist Bernie Sanders

  • JDavidS

    Well, I can see the Tea Clowns and the other like-minded fools being against this, but Faux Noise? “Fair and balanced” Faux Noise? I’m shocked! Shocked I tell you!

  • MJRinPA

    I find this attitude to be one of the most frightening aspects of the current GOP/Tea Party/Republicans: “We can debate who should replace him later, but first we need to create
    the vacancy. John Boehner isn’t going to leave unless we force him
    They don’t think about what they stand for, they don’t say who they will replace him with and why that person would be better. Just say no to the next thing on the list.
    GOP – think about who you think would do a good job, make a list of his assets, then propose that to your party.