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June 24, 2013 - 11:13 am

The GOP made Nancy Pelosi maybe the issue in 2010 (along with voter anger against ObamaCare) in their successful effort to retake the House that year. But it looks like Democrats won’t be waging a similar campaign with GOP Speaker John Boehner in the crosshairs:

If Boehner were a woman, his predecessor Nancy Pelosi has said, he would be considered “the weakest speaker in history.”

So as the two political parties gear up for the 2014 midterms, it would seem natural in today’s polarized environment that Democrats are eager to make Boehner a household word — and not in a good way. But interviews with several liberal strategists suggest that Democrats aren’t planning to demonize Boehner — or even to campaign against him at all.

Maybe that’s because Boehner isn’t a woman, and is therefore more difficult to demonize in our male-dominated patriarchy. (Cough, cough.) Or maybe it’s just because most voters would ask, “Speaker who?”

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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Boehner isn't a weakling, he's a Quisling. He has stood a little firm on lesser matters but whenever it counted, he kow-towed to Obama. He sometimes talked tough, but was working behind the scenes to give Obama what he wanted and then some. Boehner is doing them even greater service than Pelosi since Boehner gets more RINOs and other traitors to play ball.
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Or maybe they're thinking they like they way he and his pro-amnesty, pro-big government leadership team marginalize conservatives within the House GOP.
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Right. He's a non-entity. If the Left isn't targeting you, you're doing a really pathetic job.
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Why would they campaign against him? If they succeed in taking the House, he is a footnote. If they fail to take the House, keeping him in power and still collaborating with them would be the best thing for the Left.

Subotai Bahadur
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BINGO!
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Wait, Boner's not a woman? Of course the Dems won't be waging a campaign against him, he's the best thing that could happen for them. Besides, if they're mean to him he might break down and cry again.
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