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John Boehner Wins … Again

AND SO DOES BARACK OBAMA …  || By FITSNEWS || Sporting a deep tan (two weeks into winter), status quo “Republican” John Boehner won reelection to a third term as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives this week. Of course the real winner is U.S. president Barack Obama – who has…

AND SO DOES BARACK OBAMA … 

|| By FITSNEWS || Sporting a deep tan (two weeks into winter), status quo “Republican” John Boehner won reelection to a third term as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives this week.

Of course the real winner is U.S. president Barack Obama – who has benefited over the last four years from Boehner’s chronic appeasement.  Oh, and Washington, D.C. liquor store owners … and tanning salon operators.

Despite his win, 25 GOP lawmakers (including South Carolina’s own Jeff Duncan) voted for someone other than Boehner.  That’s the largest defection an incumbent Speaker has faced in the last century … and the worst could be yet to come for the fiscally liberal Ohio lawmaker.

Polls show the rank-and-file GOP is done with Boehner – and with good reason.  He’s a “squish” – a guy whose first impulse is always to sell out, not stand and fight.

“We’ve never had much use for Boehner, who has been utterly worthless except for two areas: Capitulating … and getting drunk,” we wrote earlier this week. “Boehner defines accommodation … an ongoing ideological betrayal that always seems to come at the expense of your wallet.  And your liberty.  And it’s not just when the going gets tough … this guy caves before the fights even begin.”

Indeed …

In fact Boehner’s acquiescence was on full display last month when he supported yet another fiscally liberal spending plan – as opposed to passing a short-term resolution and letting the new “Republican-controlled” Congress work out a better budget deal.

Such accommodation is par for the course for Boehner, who has consistently backed Washington’s culture of excessive taxation, spending and borrowing.

Sadly, it’s not surprising Boehner won … but it is surprising some of the lawmakers who supported him.

We’re especially disappointed in South Carolina’s so-called “conservative” delegation – which saw Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney and Mark Sanford join fiscally liberal “Republicans” Tom Rice and Joe Wilson in supporting Boehner.

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70 comments

Republican Follies January 6, 2015 at 2:25 pm

WOW!

What a surprise!

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mamatiger92 January 6, 2015 at 2:29 pm

As if there was any doubt.

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Get Some Change January 6, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Just fucking hilarious!

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SCBlueWoman January 6, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Trey Gowdy didn’t vote. Spineless wonder. He would have voted Boehner anyway, just didn’t want his peeps here in SC to see it.

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John Boy January 6, 2015 at 2:38 pm

True Coward Gowdy!

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Jim Bob January 6, 2015 at 2:44 pm

I won’t tell John Boy. I promise.

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fits idiots ride again!! January 6, 2015 at 3:16 pm

U.S. House, South Carolina District 4 General Election, 2014PartyCandidateVote %Votes RepublicanTrey Gowdy Incumbent84.8%126,452 LibertarianCurtis McLaughlin14.7%21,969 N/AWrite-in0.4%628Total Votes149,049

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John Boy January 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Ha! Looks like 126,452 of his Conserative voters will be pissed.
Nice try, troll…

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go john go!!! January 6, 2015 at 2:42 pm

A ‘spineless wonder’ is a mother that kills her own unborn child.

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SCBlueWoman January 6, 2015 at 2:48 pm

A ‘spineless wonder’ is Gowdy and the one who keeps changing their login name to post bullshit.

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go away go January 6, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Why is it the ones who have no chance of impregnating anybody are so concerned with other normal people’s bodies and decisions?

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grandtangosuglydog January 6, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Brilliant!!

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I'm deeply dumb January 6, 2015 at 2:47 pm

It’s OK, he’ll get that dastardly Obama with his totally serious BENGAHZI!!! hearings. Go Trey!

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Native Ink January 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Gowdy’s fact-finding commission found the Democrats were right about the Benghazi tragedy in every way. That should have been a teachable moment for the Republican right, but they’re still just as crazy as ever.

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I'm fucking retarded January 6, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Oh crap! But….but….ISIS!!! Yeah, ISIS is coming! They’re sneaking up through Mexico. All they have to do is shave, put on some jeans and cowboy boots and they’ll be completely unnoticeable. Now with Obamacare, everybody will be at a doctors office or hospital and will be easily overthrown. Trey will have a totally-not-a-stunt hearing that will save America from that slippery Obama. He won’t even make it to 2016. IMPEACH in 2015!!!

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Smirks January 6, 2015 at 4:41 pm

You can’t teach those who are unwilling to learn, I’m afraid.

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SCBlueWoman January 6, 2015 at 4:42 pm

They don’t need no edumacation.

tomstickler January 6, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Duncan voted for Gowdy. and Dave Brat (R-VA) voted for Duncan. Trey broke that daisy chain.

Gohmert voted for himself; so did Yoho.

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fits idiots ride again!!! January 6, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Vince sheheen or Tom Ervin should run against Gowdy-it was close last time!!!

U.S. House, South Carolina District 4 General Election, 2014PartyCandidateVote %Votes RepublicanTrey Gowdy Incumbent84.8%126,452 LibertarianCurtis McLaughlin14.7%21,969 N/AWrite-in0.4%628Total Votes149,049

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Vote Conserative, We Love You! January 6, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Oh, is Sandi/Pogo mad?? He didn’t vote! Hahahaha!

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sparklecity January 6, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Exactly.
See the bulletin issued by the Spartanburg H/J (“goupstate.com”) for all the details.
I posted many times but I will post again:
TREY GOWDY IS FOR ONE THING AND THAT IS TREY GOWDY!!!!!!
Too bad the “Tea Drinkers” are so brainwashed to understand that or face the truth.

Bob Inglis (as an independent candidate) for SC Dist. 4 in 2016!!!

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SCBlues January 6, 2015 at 7:47 pm

“Bob Inglis (as an independent candidate) for SC Dist. 4 in 2016!!!”
Inglis will get my vote – and could never have imagined myself saying that eight or ten years ago – but Bob came around big time!

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bye bye dems January 6, 2015 at 9:05 pm

LMAO!!! What a dumbass. Didn’t Sanford and Haley show you SOB”S that the SCDP doesn’t exist in SC.

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wimpy boyz January 6, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Sanford’s FB page is ablaze with disgust.

He wrote another epic piece using his pretzel logic.

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thank you Mark! January 6, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Obama couldn’t beat Sanford in SC1!!! Loser. Only thing ablaze is your queer ass.

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SCBlues January 6, 2015 at 7:43 pm

“Spineless wonder.”
And can we please take up a collection to send Trey “Bad Hair Day” Gowdy to an actual barber or beautician or hair-stylist or something!

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pubs in charge January 6, 2015 at 2:38 pm

What is Nancy Pelosi doing today? Oh. Getting coffee for Boehner. LMAO!!!!

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SCBlueWoman January 6, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Sexist POS.

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Obama's bitches. January 6, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Orange you hilarious?

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Word Of The Day January 6, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Veto.

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VETO PROOF 2017 January 6, 2015 at 3:39 pm

I hope so. We need to pick-up 6 more senate seats in 2016.

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No Vaseline January 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Who’s “we”? The Moderates or the one’s who took it up the ass today? I thought You/Flip/Tango whould enjoy the anal bit…

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Bible Thumper January 6, 2015 at 2:40 pm

A tactical withdrawal.

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Rethuglican January 6, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Thanks for voting for us, you sad little rubes. You get exactly what we think you deserve.

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Native Ink January 6, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Obstructionist and spineless at the same time? How is that even possible?

Unless you mean he’s spineless in standing up to the Republican establishment. Even then, that makes no sense because he’s part of the establishment to begin with.

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Parrot January 6, 2015 at 2:58 pm

So which republican is going to run against the republicans in 2016?

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Guest January 6, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Trey Gowdy’s flight into DC got cancelled this morning or else he would have been there. I think it is premature to assume how he would have voted.

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PCAlum January 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm

ok. why wasnt he there to begin with, its not like this isnt one of the most important votes of the session or anything

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Guest January 6, 2015 at 3:03 pm

I guess his crystal ball didn’t tell him the flight would be cancelled!

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Winter Storm Coming January 6, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Ya know, The Weather Channel has an app. for that…

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fits idiots ride again!!! January 6, 2015 at 3:17 pm

This will probably defeat Gowdy in 2016! LMAO!!!!U.S. House, South Carolina District 4 General Election, 2014PartyCandidateVote %Votes RepublicanTrey Gowdy Incumbent84.8%126,452 LibertarianCurtis McLaughlin14.7%21,969 N/AWrite-in0.4%628Total Votes149,049

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Think Tank Sunk January 6, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Maybe he’ll get elected and “serve” his people?

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give me give me!!! January 6, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Oh.You must want him to write you a check or create another ‘freebie’ for the welfare class in SC.

STFU and go cash your $10,000 EIC check you didn’t earn.

mamatiger92 January 6, 2015 at 4:18 pm

You sure sound giddy about the fact that a bunch of mindless lemmings will re-elect a hypocrite like Gowdy.

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Rocky January 6, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Well you’re right there, because the ruling class of South Carolina will make sure he gets all the money he needs to keep on representin’ the fine folks. And sneak him some fine wine, and couple of hot chicks, maybe a new Audi SUV for the little missus, and heck, how about some of them ties.

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dink January 6, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Really? You’re that stupid to believe that? Wait, did you actually vote for that guy?

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fits idiots ride again!!! January 6, 2015 at 3:19 pm

HE IS GOING DOWN LIKE HALEY!!!RUN TOM ERVIN!!!

U.S. House, South Carolina District 4 General Election, 2014PartyCandidateVote %Votes RepublicanTrey Gowdy Incumbent84.8%126,452 LibertarianCurtis McLaughlin14.7%21,969 N/AWrite-in0.4%628Total Votes149,049

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mamatiger92 January 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Dude, really?

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sparklecity January 6, 2015 at 4:39 pm

He is quoted as saying IF he could have been there he would have voted for Boehner and fully supports him as Speaker of the House.
Plus him not being there because his flight was “canceled” is lame as shit
Drink you kool-aid somewhere else

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guesty January 6, 2015 at 4:47 pm

So much for Gowdy being the new conservative idol. Every conservative blog I read the dummies have been sighing and swooning over the hypocrite for several years. He sure fooled them all.

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Rocky January 6, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Why didn’t he fly up last night? What – already starting off by skipping days at work?

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Astonished January 6, 2015 at 3:03 pm

I’m guessing Mulvaney will be getting a better committee assignment for his vote this time!!! So much for standing “tall” !!!!

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Rocky Sienfield January 6, 2015 at 4:39 pm

You mean Mulva – like vulva?

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GrandTango January 6, 2015 at 3:13 pm

I’m going to get f^@king sh!tfafed, you dumb@sses.

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Buz Martin January 6, 2015 at 3:25 pm

This is the mainstream GOP jerking a serious knot in the tail of the tea freaks.

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i endorse u lose January 6, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Appears to me that those ’25’ that voted against Boehner hold ALL the cards in regards to legislation.

Do the math moron. No wonder you are considered the ‘schleprock’ of all things politics!!!

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Buz Martin January 6, 2015 at 4:11 pm

Yeah right. They are so damned NOT powerful, they just got steam-rolled by the REAL power in Congress, and fanatical simps like you think you are still winning.

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Buz Martin January 6, 2015 at 10:23 pm

The steamrolling has not ended either. We will see how much power those supposed bad-asses have when the party gets through with them. They’re purging all that they see as trouble-makers, in order to smooth the way for the coronation of Jeb Bush. I’m not crazy about them doing that, and I don’t like Jeb worth a shit either. But I understand why it is happening, and I don’t lose any sleep over it.

I abhor the idea of Hillary Clinton being POTUS. If it comes down to a choice between her and Jeb Bush, I will hold my nose and vote for Bush. And so will you.

All these other pissants will still be walking around dazed, wondering what the hell has happened to them. You will blame Obama for all of it. And go running to Big T to cry on his shoulder and get a little man-love from him.

Pathetic loser creep.

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2 for two please! January 6, 2015 at 9:26 pm

You all listen to Boz. He has been known to vote and show up at a local city council (even though he apparently lives with his mother in a different city and county)meeting demanding the resignation of the mayor, accused the same mayor of a DUI, has accused the MBACC and Brad Dean,Deron Gore,Shep Guyton,Mark Kelley, Wayne Gray,Tom Rice and others of multiple felonies-stating that indictments are just around the corner and they are ‘crooks’-while finding the time to visit local bars and establishments,carrying around a bag of canned goods for favor and walking out on bar tabs.
If Boz had a DL or vehicle ,he could be dangerous. Yes indeed. Listen to Boz, Tinabu’s boy. No wonder Rice was elected 2x.

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Buz Martin January 6, 2015 at 10:15 pm

You’re such a one-trick pony.

I don’t know squat, really, about that Gore dude. I challenge you to find any instance, anywhere, of my having ever accused him of anything.

Note also that Rice is the only one I’ve consistently called a crook. Also that none of the allegations ever originated with me, and many of them appeared in articles in more than one newspaper and were picked up by the AP. That there was indeed an investigation of much of this is a fact, as evidenced by more than one of the politicians questioned by the federal authorities having let it be known in the media that they had been interviewed.

ALL of it is old news. On the subject of Rhodes, we are completely reconciled, and have spoken cordially on the phone.

I did indeed have a residence in Myrtle Beach at the time of my ill-advised appearance at MB City Council. Otherwise, I would not have been allowed to speak. btw, besides being friends with one member of MB city council, did you know I’m related to one of them as well? I’m also related to four members of Horry County Council, and two of the last two persons to chair the Horry County Republican Party. I have four relatives working for City Hall, six working for the county. Relatives and friends employed at the courthouse. etc. All of this does make a difference, where I’m concerned and how I get dealt with. How I am tolerated you might say, by some. At the very least it explains why I have not been run out of town on a rail.

I grew up in Myrtle Beach, and lived there for most of my adult life. My Horry roots go back to the 18th Century on the white side, and who knows how far back on the Indian side. Possibly thousands of years in the general region. This is my home. All of it. That’s the way it is with people down here who are lifetime or long-time locals. The entire Grand Strand and upper lowcountry area is our home. And in some regards it is like a small town, where everyone knows everyone. Or at least, knows of them and a little something about them.

YOU know nothing about me. Fact is, I’m no big deal. I’m not a saint, but I’m not a bad guy either. I’m a good father, even if I was a lousey husband. I’m a good son, and no matter what kind of crap was spouted by me by some truly malevolent drunks on a blog once upon a time, I am my mother’s only caregiver, and I devote much of my life and practically all my money to making sure she has what she needs.

You are a heartless bastard for for ever making the kinds of comments you do about my residing in the same house with her. It’s none of your goddamned business, anyway, and nobody but you and maybe GT on here really gives a shit.

Your are also a base coward. Spouting bullshit about me under all of those fake name. No balls. Dickless wonder. Pussy. That’s you.

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Nurse Ratched January 6, 2015 at 10:29 pm

You don’t play a very good ‘victim’ Boz as you have tried to destroy and hurt so many people.

Have at it. From your above post it appears you are saying that your family,friends and the community know you to be a LUNATIC so you get a pass on your absurdity.

I will buy that. Thanks for your reply.

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Buz Martin January 6, 2015 at 10:42 pm

You seek to be a destroyer yourself, and virtually all the words you write are intended to be hurtful toward others, so your words don’t mean shit to me.

As to whether or not I’m considered a lunatic, it depends entirely on who you ask. A few think that, but if they do they have never really known me at all.

I am not “feared” as you have suggested. I am not despised by all, either. And I am not without friends. Real ones, not just FB friends. At least 300 of my friends on there are “real life” friends. Among them are 4 ex-girlfriends and my ex-wife, around sixty people I went to school with, former teachers and professors people I went to church with, several ministers, etc. They are not my friends on there to humor me, or to “protect” themselves from me. They are friends and family. Period.

My former therapist unfriended me, though. Oh, well. Between you and me, he is a very wierd guy.

Point of order January 6, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Who doesn’t like more Boner? Boner is like cowbell.

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Told you so January 6, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Just like I thought. The SC Delegation’s opinions meant jack shit.

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Rocky January 6, 2015 at 4:42 pm

It never did. It never will. Do you really think what a bunch of corrupt white ass jerks in black suits think? You put them all in the same room you think you’re at a Funeral Director Convention.

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Rocky January 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm

You can’t be the Tan baby, the Tan Man. Tea Party got iced. They’re the weak tea party now. Bye bye Conservatives. Hey, Hannity probably is sending Johnny Boy as fruit basket and cuddlable candies with a note – “I’m sorry. Will you come back on my show.” Lindsey Graham is actually looking for a good time tonight. Hurray for the Establishment. Now we can move on with Obamacare for everyone and a little amnesty for the brown people. Because – You Can’t Beat the Tan Man.

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Smirks January 6, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Scapegoat keeps his title, surprise!!! Republicans being Republicans, the outrage!

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Roscoe P. Coltran January 6, 2015 at 5:43 pm

I cannot understand Gowdy or Mulvaney. They do not appear to be cowards.

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guesty January 6, 2015 at 8:21 pm

And heads begin to roll – Rep Webster and Rep Nugent bounced from the rules committee after voting against Boehner.

With Webster openly offering himself as an alternative to Boehner, the GOP leadership thought seats on the Rules Committee were a plum that the pair no longer deserved. It didn’t take more than a few hours for Webster – a legendary former Florida statehouse speaker and state Senate majority leader – and Nugent to find themselves on the outside of a power structure they were once very much a part of.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/boehner-allies-out-for-revenge-114007.html#ixzz3O5uVewSS

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TyroneMamaCollards January 7, 2015 at 9:44 am

Gowdy and his hair. He’s another fart blossom, do nothing politician, using politics to beef up his law practice maybe? the US delegation from SC is the height of mediocrity but because the Dems don’t fight any more in SC, I guess we are stuck with Howdy Doody Gowdy and his band of brothers.

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