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Boehner: Demon or Patriot?

This is why we all love politics so much:  

September 8, 2010: Obama accused Representative Boehner and his party of favoring "the same philosophy that led to this mess in the first place: cut more taxes for millionaires and cut more rules for corporations."(Source: The Christian Science Monitor)

September 13, 2010: Democrats are again stepping up their effort to elevate Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio into a symbol of the Republican Party virtually equivalent to the elephant. And in doing so, they are executing a strategy intended to do more than just provide President Obama and his party with a convenient punching bag.The Democratic National Committee is weighing in with a new anti-Boehner advertisement scheduled to begin running Tuesday on cable television, and Mr. Obama again singled him out as a voice of opposition Monday in an appearance in Virginia. (Source: The New York Times)

July 11, 2011: “My experience with John Boehner is that he is a good man who wants to do right for the country.”(Source: President Obama, at a White House press conference.)

Charles Lane is a Post editorial writer, specializing in economic policy, federal fiscal issues and business, and a contributor to the PostPartisan blog.


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