Former Speaker Boehner Has Surprising Words For Candidate Ted Cruz
The 2016 campaign continues to make headlines providing Saturday Night Live, late night talk shows, and talk radio with endless material as the candidates verbally assault each other about their appearance, their wives’ appearance, the size of their genitals, and their table manners.
Even former Speaker of the House John Boehner, who is not even in the race for the presidency, joined in breaking President Reagan’s 11th Commandment: “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican” when asked about Sen. Ted Cruz during a Q&A session at a Stanford University event.
According to the Stanford Daily student newspaper, “Boehner made a face, drawing laughter from the crowd,” paused and then summed up his former Congressional colleague in four words: “Lucifer in the flesh.”
Getting a roar of approval from the liberal Stanford crowd, Boehner went on.
“I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
Although it was the first time, the former Speaker used that particular phrase, he had referenced the devil in describing Cruz last March, and called Cruz a “jackass,” after the Texas senator gained national attention when he read the Dr. Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham, aloud from the floor of the Senate as a goodnight story to his daughters watching on television as he filibustered against Obamacare.
During the Stanford Q&A session, Boehner also commented on the other three presidential candidates calling Ohio Gov. John Kasich a friend and revealing that he and Donald Trump are golf and “texting buddies.”
Although he predicted Hillary Clinton will win the Democrat nomination, Boehner hinted that the FBI investigation into her emails might result in a post-convention surprise.
“Don’t be shocked … if two weeks before the convention, here comes Joe Biden parachuting in and Barack Obama fanning the flames to make it all happen.”