Right-wing media mourned Rep. John Boehner's (R-OH) re-election to a third term as House Speaker by comparing his opponents to the American revolutionaries, the hero David from the biblical story of David and Goliath, and lobbing accusations of election rigging.
Boehner Survives Conservative Challenges To Win Third Term As House Speaker
Boehner Wins Re-Election As House Speaker. Despite facing opposition from conservative members of his caucus, John Boehner (R-OH) won re-election to a third term as Speaker of the House on January 6. According to The New York Times, “Not long after trying to topple Mr. Boehner in Tuesday's opening session of the House, 12 of the 25 Republican members who cast their votes for someone else still lined up to have their ceremonial swearing-in photo taken with Mr. Boehner.” [The New York Times, 1/7/15]
Right Wing Media Lament Boehner's Win And Lionize His Opponents
Mark Levin Compares Boehner's Failed Opponents To American Revolution Patriots. On the January 6 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Mark Levin Show, Levin lamented the news that Boehner was re-elected as Speaker of the House and consoled Boehner's opponents by comparing them to the leaders of the American Revolution:
LEVIN: I think about what happened today on the floor of the House and so forth, it really crystallizes things for me and I hope for you now. I think about all those great patriots, all those great patriots who risked everything for freedom. Who risked everything so their progeny could live better than they do. They rejected taxation without representation. They rejected authoritarianism in the form of a king. They put everything on the line. [Premiere Radio Networks, The Mark Levin Show, 1/6/15]
Laura Ingraham Applauds Conservatives Who Voted Against Boehner As “A Bunch Of Davids” Who Fought “Goliath.” On the January 7 edition of Courtside Entertainment Group's The Laura Ingraham Show, host Laura Ingraham applauded the “honor roll of those who had the courage to oppose Boehner,” and compared them to the hero David from the biblical story David and Goliath, saying “They're a bunch of Davids” who took on the establishment “Goliath” :
INGRAHAM: It's not just a symbolic vote or a symbolic position you take. It inspires the folks out there who say, 'look, at least my guy is with me.' He's up against Goliath. The establishment is Goliath. They're a bunch of Davids. Got their slingshots, maybe you don't hit the giant this time, but giant had to expend some energy to try to defeat you. And as far as we understand now, John Boehner, oh boy. He flexes his muscles and he strips people of committee chairmanships and he takes out his vengeance on the Tea Party folks. [Courtside Entertainment Group 's, The Laura Ingraham Show, 1/7/15]
Breitbart's Shapiro: “I Can't Believe That The Refs Just Picked Up That Flag To Rig This Election For Boehner.” On January 6, Breitbart.com senior editor-at-large Ben Shapiro claimed that Boehner's reelection was rigged:
I can't believe that the refs just picked up that flag to rig this election for Boehner.
-- Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 6, 2015
Michelle Malkin Blasts Boehner's Win As A Collusion To “Sell Out America.” Responding to Boehner's re-election, conservative commentator Michelle Malkin accused the Chamber of Commerce of “colluding to sell out America” :
Colluding to sell out America. RT @FAIRImmigration Boehner's win is a victory for the Chamber of Commerce's amnesty agenda
-- Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 6, 2015
Fox's Starnes: Boehner's Win Is “Good News For Obama, Bad News For Taxpayers.” Fox News radio host Todd Starnes deemed Boehner's win “bad news for taxpayers” :
Boehner reelected House Speaker. Good news for Obama, bad news for taxpayers.
-- toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) January 6, 2015
Truth Revolt's Horowitz Lashed Out At “Liars” Who Promised To Oppose Boehner. TruthRevolt.com founder Daniel Horowitz took to Twitter following Boehner's win to praise the conservative members who voted against Boehner slammed those who did not:
-- Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) January 8, 2015
I would like to personally apologize for endorsing these individuals who promised to vote against Boehner #Liars
-- Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) January 6, 2015