John Boehner: I Used To ‘Sneak In’ To The White House To See Obama

Who could’ve ever predicted that one day we’d be longing for the good old days of John Boehner? Lefties hated Boehner when he was Speaker of the House. But one thing Donald Trump and the Republicans have taught us is that things could always get worse….much, much worse.


Last week, former Speaker of the House John Boehner spoke at an event in Las Vegas. And he told the audience that he literally used to have to “sneak in” to the White House when he wanted to see President Obama.

According to the Washington Post, Boehner would go incognito to avoid the right-wing press. He knew that if he was seen going into the White House the right-wing media would have a meltdown. Back then it was almost as bad as it is right now with the country being so partisan…tribal even. So much so that any sort of communication or compromise with Obama was seen as some kind of Conservative treason.

Boehner believes that his visits to the White House would’ve been equally damaging to Obama with the Liberal media.

“If I didn’t sneak in,” he said, “if I went in like I would normally go in, the right-wing press would go crazy. ‘What is Boehner up to?’ The left-wing press would go just as crazy. ‘What is Obama doing? He’s going to let Boehner roll him again.’ You’re dead before you even have an agreement.”


The former Speaker placed a lot of blame for the deep divisions in this country on the partisan press. He lamented that there are now so many different news outlets that it’s become too easy for people to get caught in their bubbles, only hearing news from one side.

“What’s making everything even worse today is because we have so much news, people get to choose where they get their news. It used to be we had three big TV networks, five big newspapers, and five big radio stations. And whatever they said was the news. Everybody else followed what they do.”

Who could’ve ever predicted that one day we’d be longing for the good old days of John Boehner? Lefties hated Boehner when he was Speaker of the House. But one thing Donald Trump and the Republicans have taught us is that things could always get worse….much, much worse.

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