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Boehner’s Biggest Threat (Representative Tom Price of Georgia is a conservative force)
National Review ^ | 121011 | Robert Costas

Posted on 12/10/2012 7:15:38 AM PST by Fred

Should a debt deal go sour, the buzz is that Tom Price, a 58-year-old physician from Georgia, may challenge John Boehner for the speaker’s gavel.

“Price is the person we’re all watching,” says an aide close to House leadership. “We know he’s frustrated, but we don’t know much else.”

In an interview with National Review Online, Price won’t speculate about his future, but he acknowledges his growing uneasiness. “My concern is that within our conference, conservatives, who are a majority, don’t have a proper platform,” he says. “That’s true at the leadership table and on the steering committee.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; georgia; obama; price; safeseat; speaker; teaparty
interesting choice, looks like firing Boehner is doable
1 posted on 12/10/2012 7:15:49 AM PST by Fred
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To: Fred
Dr. Price is the real (conservative) deal....

imo...

2 posted on 12/10/2012 7:18:03 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

He’s not a lawyer, which is a huge +1.


3 posted on 12/10/2012 7:19:27 AM PST by Brookhaven (theconservativehand.com - alt2p.com)
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To: Fred
What's holding the House conservatives up. Dump Bonehead. Dr. Price sounds like he might just be the bee in King Obama’s bonnet.
4 posted on 12/10/2012 7:21:29 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Fred
At the rate Pubbies in both chambers are folding, their mantra seems to be:

5 posted on 12/10/2012 7:25:20 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

or, its corollary:

“Read My Lips! Know New Taxes!”

or...

“Read My Lips! No Gnu Taxes!”


6 posted on 12/10/2012 7:31:58 AM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: Brookhaven

Bingo!


7 posted on 12/10/2012 7:33:33 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

I personally met him at The Grand Hyatt in Buckhead on Dec 1st ‘08 for a dinner conference called “A Night of Intelligent Talk - The Changing Face of America” sponsored by 920am WGKA and which featured Michael Medved, Dr. Tom, Ann Wilson Cramer, Ralph Reed and Mylie Mangum as speakers.

Dr. Price is a very honorable man, Boehner needs to go right now.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 7:37:17 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: TomGuy

Boo Hoo Boehner is desperately trying to cave in and (I know you won’t believe this!) with no spending cuts!!! NONE!! The strategy was laid out on Fox this morning by South Carolina Senator LIMPY GRAMNESTY who said “”AW shucks we lose. We must raise rates. We will get ‘em in March at the debt ceiling time”!! You can’t make this up.If Boo Hoo can pull this off, then he will be elected without a raging civil war in the republicrat party!! He WINS!!


9 posted on 12/10/2012 7:40:15 AM PST by willowdean
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To: Fred

>“My concern is that within our conference, conservatives, who are a majority, don’t have a proper platform,”

Well then why not vote boner out and put in a new leader? I don’t see the problem.


10 posted on 12/10/2012 7:41:33 AM PST by soycd
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To: Fred

Why wait for a disastrous concession on the fiscal agenda? Wouldn’t a move to replace be more advantageous before a capitulation can occur?


11 posted on 12/10/2012 7:42:51 AM PST by Faith
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To: Fred

If conservatives are truly aching to fire Boehner let them emulate the NY state senators who chose to caucus with the GOP and make Skelos the majority leader. Get 20 or so conservative Repubs to vote for Pelosi as Speaker. That will punish Boehner for his transgressions. Purging the GOPe is what we should be about now, and this is the easiest way to eliminate Boehner.


12 posted on 12/10/2012 8:03:58 AM PST by xkaydet65
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To: Faith
Why wait for a disastrous concession on the fiscal agenda? Wouldn’t a move to replace be more advantageous before a capitulation can occur?

Because we are stuck with Boehner until the new Congress is sworn in, in January. It'd be great to be done with him now but there's no mechanism to do it.

13 posted on 12/10/2012 8:07:12 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Fred

Go for it Dr. Price.


14 posted on 12/10/2012 8:17:08 AM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

WOW— Honorable is not the word I would use...he is just as much a liar as most of them....and he didn’t get “conservative” until John Konop ran against him in 2006.

I spent 6 months “meeting” him in 2004. I was running a state house campaign and we were at all the same events 2 or 3 times a week.....

The only Congressman I have ever met that I trust is Dr Broun...he is not MY congressman, but he and his staff are top notch and the real deal....Dr Broun and I have prayed together for this country often....

That being said....I do believe that Price will be easier to control seeming as his district is way more conservative than Boehners....and we have very active folks around hear that would have NO problem challenging Tom- which is Tom’s biggest fear....He is a doctor, not a lawyer....don’t get me started on doctors and how they rip people off....but anyway- Boehner needs to go- Tom is a weasle but better than boehner.....just plz, don’t think for a second that he is an “honorable” man....ugh....


15 posted on 12/10/2012 8:21:48 AM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

What are some ways they could rebel against the Leadership NOW, as a group?

In terms of these “negotiations” and their outcome that would have the current Leadership bringing a bill to the floor...?

And BTW, it isn’t only JB, it’s also Cantor and McCarthy and whoever else.


16 posted on 12/10/2012 8:22:22 AM PST by txrangerette ("hold to the truth...speak without fear". (Glenn Beck))
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To: Fred

Two questions— “buzz”.

When will we learn to be curious whom it is creating this buzz, sinc it’s not us?

And, second question— “concern”.

Is Mr. Price’s “concern” decipherable, as in WTH does that mean on the Titanic as it slips under water?


17 posted on 12/10/2012 8:22:22 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Fred

I’d take Daffy Duck over the crybaby at this point, but Tom Price sounds much better. Come on House conservatives, now would be a good time to stand up and be counted!


18 posted on 12/10/2012 8:30:21 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Colonel_Flagg

A Speaker may be removed at the will of the House, and a Speaker pro tempore appointed.

In fact it was Boehner who led a coup to replace Newt Gingrich...

The coup failed.


19 posted on 12/10/2012 8:31:29 AM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Fred; mickie
It's not possible to dump Boehner today, peeple.

In my opinion Rep. Price's name as an aspirant to the Speaker post has (with crafty forethought) come out of nowhere to put conservative pressure on JB and to stiffen his spine.

This is an EXCELLENT move at the right time on the part of the congressional conservatives (playing one of the few cards they hold at the moment).

Leni

20 posted on 12/10/2012 8:47:12 AM PST by MinuteGal (Please Restore Former Format on FR "Latest Posts" Page ASAP !)
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To: Fred

The SNL video link on hulu is hilarious, and accurate.
http://www.hulu.com/#!watch/433371


21 posted on 12/10/2012 8:50:22 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: EBH

Then I shall stand corrected.


22 posted on 12/10/2012 9:17:04 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: C210N

or...

‘Read my lips! No Newt axes’?


23 posted on 12/10/2012 9:35:40 AM PST by Zajko (Never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get dirty, but the pig likes it.)
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To: Fred

We need to do something.


24 posted on 12/10/2012 9:42:16 AM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: MinuteGal; All

Tom Price voting record. He has been in congress since 2004

http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/11853/tom-price#.UMYmP5ZZ-So


25 posted on 12/10/2012 10:20:08 AM PST by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

My “Conservative” Congressman Patrick McHenry, NC, is part of the problem: He is one of boners men; but he tells you he is conservative.


26 posted on 12/10/2012 10:49:55 AM PST by captnorb
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To: Fred

Boehner has morphed into Trent Lott. Time for him to go!


27 posted on 12/10/2012 11:25:31 AM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: eeevil conservative; All

GROUP TO ENDORSE CONSERVATIVES TO REPLACE BOEHNER, CANTOR, MCCARTHY

UPDATE: Price spokesman Ryan Murphy told Breitbart News he will not challenge Boehner. “Congressman Price is not running for speaker,” Murphy said in an email. “He is focused on real solutions to get America back on track. Those solutions reside in fundamental principles that embrace individual opportunity and economic freedom.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/10/Group-to-endorse-three-conservatives-to-replace-Boehner-Cantor-McCarthy


28 posted on 12/10/2012 11:39:27 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Fred; Impy; sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne

Thanks for posting this, Fred.

Go get him. Do SOMETHING to remove Boehner, and put in a man who won’t burst into tears.

Ping to Impy; sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne - You guys see this article?

-H


29 posted on 12/10/2012 1:20:54 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale; Fred; Impy; Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne
Bohner didnt get much, if anything, out of the last Debt limit standoff. What is the point of claiming you got concessions if the whole next year 2012 you will be whining about how destructive the concession cuts will be? The whole thing was a scam.
Hell, this time how about demanding automatic tax increases on 'the rich' to get Obama to cave the next year (2014 in this case) ?

But it takes more than guts, it takes brains and skill to win something like that and as Newt learned the hard way in 2005 any careless statements will be used as weapons against you.

30 posted on 12/10/2012 1:41:32 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: sickoflibs; Fred; Impy; Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne

“...it takes brains and skill to win ...”

Two qualities that have been shown to be sadly lacking in this election.

Walker/West 2016


31 posted on 12/10/2012 1:48:45 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale; sickoflibs; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

Price has declined.

Too bad, but then again he lost to Cathy McMorris for a lesser leadership role so it’s questionable he could beat Boner.

Sigh.


32 posted on 12/14/2012 2:55:30 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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