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HOUSE REPUBLICANS CIRCULATE PLAN TO OUST BOEHNER FROM SPEAKERSHIP
Brietbart ^ | 12,21,2012 | MATTHEW BOYLE

Posted on 12/21/2012 6:34:07 PM PST by HenryArmitage

Several conservative House Republican members are contemplating a plan to unseat Speaker John Boehner from his position on January 3, Breitbart News has exclusively learned. Staffers have compiled a detailed action plan that, if executed, could make this a reality. The Republicans, both conservatives and more establishment members alike, are emboldened after the failure of Boehner’s fiscal cliff “Plan B” on Thursday evening. Dissatisfaction with Boehner is growing in the House Republican conference, but until now there hasn’t been a clear path forward.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: boehner; fireboehner; johnboehner; ohio; planb; speaker
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To: Graewoulf
What has John done that is so wrong, that is a thankless job and I think he has done as good a job as could be done considering who he has to work with like Reid and Obama. His job is to try to bring things together for a vote or consensus , I don't know of anyone in the House that could do a better job. How about giving John a pat on the back instead of always giving him a kick in the pants.If you are so sure he has been a bad leader, why don't you run, get elected, and take the job>>>>////.../????
51 posted on 12/21/2012 8:04:35 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: HenryArmitage

do it.


52 posted on 12/21/2012 8:05:47 PM PST by dadfly
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To: nickcarraway

Yes.


53 posted on 12/21/2012 8:12:01 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: joesjane

Why do people keep bringing up West?

He lost.

Or did I miss something.


54 posted on 12/21/2012 8:15:52 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Why do people keep bringing up West?
He lost.
Or did I miss something
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I don’t think it is a requirement to be a Congressman to be Speaker of the House.


55 posted on 12/21/2012 8:20:27 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: RummyChick

It does not explicitly state that the Speaker of the House has to be a member of the house. As such some would like to see West get a crack at it.


56 posted on 12/21/2012 8:21:21 PM PST by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: xrmusn

It’s not. But it has NEVER happened and this time will not be the first time that it does happen.


57 posted on 12/21/2012 8:22:42 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: HenryArmitage

I think that I read recently - probably here on FR - that the Speaker of the House does not need to be and elected representative...if that is true, then draft Newt Gingrich. He’s got baggage, but I don’t think obama will buffalo him too much.

If I’m wrong on the requirements, someone please correct me


58 posted on 12/21/2012 8:25:08 PM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: RummyChick

btw, my pick is Trey Gowdy.

Of course, that isn’t going to happen either.


59 posted on 12/21/2012 8:25:38 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I know, sorry, I thought you were asking a question.

Thanks...


60 posted on 12/21/2012 8:27:09 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: struggle; stylecouncilor; raven92876; windcliff

Trey Gowdy ping....


61 posted on 12/21/2012 8:29:39 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Hildy

Well, you didn’t name one, so I assume you are guessing. Face it, all those Republican House members agree with Obama on everything and think Republican voters are ignorant jerks. They just pretend to think otherwise to get jobs.


62 posted on 12/21/2012 8:34:43 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

My Congressman Paul Gosar, is not one of those jerks. he was a Tea party freshman, reelected and he is a good Conservative.


63 posted on 12/21/2012 8:37:49 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: plain talk
I don’t see how they get all these House Republicans to rally around a single replacement during the last 2 weeks in Dec. All this should have done all this long ago.

No.

Pretty sure that's not how it works. I think the Caucus elects leadership in the first days of the new Congress, or before the session...no long campaigns.

64 posted on 12/21/2012 8:38:33 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Well I am not sure how it works. But somehow a replacement candidate would have to call people and line up support. I understand the sensitivity and they don’t want to go public etc. I want this to happen.


65 posted on 12/21/2012 8:44:21 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk

I think the leadership campaign period is pretty short term...like a week.


66 posted on 12/21/2012 8:55:37 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: joesjane

***** “Congressman Allen West would be perfect. Talk about a shot across the bow!” ******

Amen

TT


67 posted on 12/21/2012 9:03:51 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: RummyChick

please read my next post on the same thread, it explains how that doesn’t matter....


68 posted on 12/21/2012 9:04:08 PM PST by joesjane ((The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling))
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To: nickcarraway
Yes there is and his name is Tim Huelscamp. Tim is in his first term from Kansas and was one of the top four guys removed from their House committees!

Boehner disliked Tim precisely because Time openly stated on Fox News and anywhere else he could speak that, "He wasn't sent to Washington to do the bidding of the Speaker, or the rest of the RNC leadership. He was sent to Washington to do the will of the good people of Kansas that sent him to do what he promised he would do!"

Of course, Tim couldn't be elected as Speaker as one has to kiss too many backsides of the other RNC toadies but if the House desired to elect a man of principle, they wouldn't do worse than elect Tim Huelscamp as Speaker.

69 posted on 12/21/2012 9:13:12 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: nickcarraway
Chafetz of Utah sounds like he's got his head screwed on straight. Labrador of Idaho is relatively new, but has shown he has b*lls and brains, plus, he's a Tea Party guy. He's too new to be Speaker, but he should be given a committee, to see if he has leadership potential.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

70 posted on 12/21/2012 9:15:17 PM PST by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: mrsmith
Cantor is as worthless as Boehner. I've seen him speak twice recently, once to a private conservative group meeting in VA, where he was asked precise questions and secondly the next morning on FOX News Sunday, again where he was asked similar questions.

Both times, he punted. He basically said the exact same thing - which was nothing but a rah, rah campaign speech like he was running for office and hoping to get your donation!

That man is worthless.......and he won't look you in the eye when he is speaking to you. Never, ever trust anyone that won't look you in the eye, especially if that person is a politician!

71 posted on 12/21/2012 9:20:11 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: parthian shot
Of course, Allen West did lose his seat in November, so he won't be returning to Congress, at least not yet!

Didn't someone state that according to the rules, one need not be an elected member of Congress to serve as Speaker of the House?

Or maybe I'm just dreaming as that person is third in line to the Presidency and one would assume that the person be an elected official.

72 posted on 12/21/2012 9:26:17 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: JT Hatter
"But being a conservative leader is not one of them."

Unfortunately, for us, Boehner isn't either, "conservative" or "leader."

73 posted on 12/21/2012 9:32:18 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: HenryArmitage

“The plan” begins with a secret ballot. Not going to happen unless 80% majority agrees.

US Constitution Article 1 section 5:

Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.


74 posted on 12/21/2012 9:52:33 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: ladyjane

R’s did not vote for Obamacare. Get that straight. The Tea Party saw to it. The Democrats, controlling the house Senate and Presidency, did that alone.


75 posted on 12/21/2012 10:00:16 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: nickcarraway

yes..but only until january...


76 posted on 12/21/2012 10:03:07 PM PST by stylin19a (obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: samadams2000

He holds secret talks with Rinos, Dems and Obama and then comes in and announces how Republians will vote. He does not have the political skill to lay out a strategy with the members and bring them along in a plan. He does not have the skill to lay out and coordinate a message representing Obama’s opposition and tagging Obama as the radical who thinks he can dictate and wants to go over the cliff.

Boner has to go. We need a Speaker who can talk and coordinate a bunch of messenagers, understands the battle ground and who can bring people along. First thing Boner did after the election where the GOP WON the House was denounce the voters who put him there and then act like a hatchet man on committee members. He’s no political genus.


77 posted on 12/21/2012 10:06:29 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: HenryArmitage

” but until now there hasn’t been a clear path forward.”

To be a clear path forward you need a candidate to replace him. Last I heard there isn’t one.


78 posted on 12/21/2012 10:41:31 PM PST by Figment
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To: Figment

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2971320/posts


79 posted on 12/21/2012 10:47:30 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: BooBoo1000
His job is to try to bring things together for a vote or consensus , I don't know of anyone in the House that could do a better job.

Let's be realistic. That isn't going to happen, short of giving the Dems everything they want and getting diddley squat in return.

At that point, I see his job to thwart and frustrate the Communist agenda in every way possible. Hold the line. It is a long way down the slippery slope, even now.

We need someone who can play hardball and push back.

80 posted on 12/21/2012 10:54:33 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: BooBoo1000

You’ve got to be kidding!

Boehner has done every thing he can to squeeze the Tea Party life out of his delegation. The House has delivered nothing on spending cuts since the 2010 election, when that is what they should have been all about.

Fiscal sanity was entirely in the hands of the House GOP and instead Boehner has been Obama’s handmaiden.


81 posted on 12/21/2012 10:59:24 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: I cannot think of a name

“attachments” like cantaloupes in athletic socks


82 posted on 12/22/2012 1:14:42 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: HenryArmitage

83 posted on 12/22/2012 2:49:19 AM PST by mirkwood
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To: Paladin2

too smooth


84 posted on 12/22/2012 3:47:53 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Lake Living; SaraJohnson

I know, I know - they didn’t vote for ObamaCare. You’re right. But they vote for their own gold plated health care, their own gold plated retirement plans, their own salary increases, etc. while they cut social security increases and negotiate tax increases. They’re all a bunch of self-serving bums.


85 posted on 12/22/2012 11:05:12 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: ladyjane

That’s all true, ladyjane.


86 posted on 12/22/2012 11:52:03 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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