Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Congressmen Confirm That Boehner Will Either Resign Speakership Or Be Forced Out
Cybercast News Service.com ^ | 1/2/13 | Ron Meyer

Posted on 01/02/2013 5:08:45 PM PST by drewh

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 351-373 next last
To: nickcarraway
Those of us who remember the 90s remember Gingrich did more than anyone else to destroy conservatism from within.

You make it sound like you're one of the few FReepers who remember all that was going on at that time. Remember it however makes you happy, but that's not what happened.
51 posted on 01/02/2013 5:32:24 PM PST by Resettozero
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Huskrrrr

>>>>“Clint Eastwood for speaker.”
>>Or G. Gordon Liddy (as long as we’re dreaming).

Or R. Lee Ermey


52 posted on 01/02/2013 5:32:24 PM PST by vikingd00d (chown -R us ./base)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Thank you for reminding us about Gingrich...too many here have the memory span of a gnat.


53 posted on 01/02/2013 5:32:36 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

KMA


54 posted on 01/02/2013 5:33:54 PM PST by Toespi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: antonico
This Ron Meyer guy is one of those WANTING Boehner out - with good reason. But so far he’s the ONLY one who says he’s “confirmed” anything.

Yep. Meyer also told Martin Bashir (MSNBC) earlier today that Boehner was going to announce his resignation at 5PM Eastern today. He said he had a source for that too. When Bashir said he'd be surprised, Meyer conceded that he also thought it was unlikely. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2974382/posts

Meyer's blowing smoke.

55 posted on 01/02/2013 5:34:09 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: unixfox
I see your Levin and raise you the great one Mark Steyn


56 posted on 01/02/2013 5:34:16 PM PST by drewh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: tomkat

It won’t do any good to get rid of Boehner, but it’s probably time to dump him just because his name is too well known now.

To his credit he didn’t get convicted of any kind of malfeasance during his tenure.

If a new speaker can be prevented by just 17 republican votes, then no one can be elevated to that position without some kind of agreement...Ryan, maybe??? Otherwise, that leaves the #3 in presidential elevation to the majority leader of the Senate, IIRC. Harry Reid.


57 posted on 01/02/2013 5:34:41 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Toespi

>> TREY GOWDY.......For speaker

Yup.


58 posted on 01/02/2013 5:34:55 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: unixfox

The tepid GOPeeee would be wetting their pants too. Mark could hold mandatory schooling of the Constitution on the House Floor. New House Rule: No one introduces legislation until they pass Levin’s test on the Constitution.


59 posted on 01/02/2013 5:35:45 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: The Cajun

We can hope Admiral Akbar! I hope it is not.


60 posted on 01/02/2013 5:36:52 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Toespi

Typical reply from the follower of a communist leader with an IQ of 70. Gingrich portrayed himself as an intellectual wile he wrote “history” but were written at the third-grade level.


61 posted on 01/02/2013 5:37:12 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 54 | View Replies]

To: xzins

Um, no. Ryan spit in the soup pot with his vote today.


62 posted on 01/02/2013 5:37:48 PM PST by glock rocks (Pro Deo et Constitutione - Libertas aut Mors)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

To: AuH2ORepublican
Great reply. Here's a thought I haven't heard yet....

Suppose that the Democrats want to keep the ineffective, meandering, milquetoast Boehner as Speaker because it helps Obama and the Democrat Party to have him as their whipping boy. Then what's to stop House Dems from voting for him? They have a minority anyway - but they can't run the risk of a real effective Speaker emerging if the House Republicans want Boehner out. Is there anything that stops Pelosi from instructing House Dems to vote for Boehner and keep him where he is??

63 posted on 01/02/2013 5:38:07 PM PST by antonico
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: sarasmom

“Most of the Democrats will vote for him.
He will get a majority....”

Ouch. Probably right. *sigh*


64 posted on 01/02/2013 5:38:07 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Gene Eric
>> TREY GOWDY.......For speaker. Yup.

One day in the future. Not now with this crowd.
65 posted on 01/02/2013 5:38:32 PM PST by Resettozero
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: AuH2ORepublican

Mark Levin has been promoting the idea...his suggestion is Scott Walker for Speaker.


66 posted on 01/02/2013 5:39:30 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: drewh

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!

Screw you, John, for screwing me over.


67 posted on 01/02/2013 5:39:45 PM PST by wastedyears (My life mostly completely turned around in a few weeks. Now to leave NY...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: drewh

For me, it’s not a question of who, but what.

If there is a new speaker and that person doesn’t immediately draw up Articles of Impeachment and immediately launch major, non-stop investigations, then it’s just the same old Kabuki Theater.


68 posted on 01/02/2013 5:41:11 PM PST by ct_libertarian (W.W.J.G.D? What would John Galt do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: drewh

The establishment is laughing as conservatives align themselves behind Cantor. Cantor is their choice and was given the green light to oppose the bill so conservatives would rally behind him.


69 posted on 01/02/2013 5:41:28 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AuH2ORepublican

unless some Democrats vote to keep him in


70 posted on 01/02/2013 5:41:35 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Toespi

I knew that was the same guy I saw on Forensic Files aka Mystery Detectives.


71 posted on 01/02/2013 5:42:16 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Mr. K; sarasmom

That’s a no-brainer for the Dems. John Boehner was able to do last night what Pelosi has been unable to do for four years - raise income taxes and capital gains taxes.


72 posted on 01/02/2013 5:42:52 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: glock rocks

heh-

Okay...I’ll run with ya on that!


73 posted on 01/02/2013 5:43:07 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: wastedyears

74 posted on 01/02/2013 5:44:45 PM PST by drewh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 67 | View Replies]

To: drewh
I wish it could be Newt. He accomplished so much before as the speaker.

There's no one with that guy's intelligence and can balance many tasks to reform our government.

If it's Cantor, he will be weak. They all have to present this to go along but we are getting clobbered as the socialist agenda marches ahead. I don't care about the person's past or wife or other. Just get a fighter who does not give a crap what the democrat media says because the people will support that person when he/she does the right things. Stay with the basics. The person who does that will be the hero! The person needs to go on TV and make a pledge to follow the constitution and if they fumble, they promise to step down.

75 posted on 01/02/2013 5:45:10 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AuH2ORepublican
No one believes that the Chief Justice of the United States can be someone other than a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Let's ask John Roberts about that!

76 posted on 01/02/2013 5:45:40 PM PST by HomeAtLast
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: ct_libertarian
For me, it’s not a question of who, but what. If there is a new speaker and that person doesn’t immediately draw up Articles of Impeachment and immediately launch major, non-stop investigations, then it’s just the same old Kabuki Theater.

Just cannot happen with this bunch of representatives. At least two years away from that happening. And even if O were impeached in the House, so what? Ask Bill how much that bothered him.
77 posted on 01/02/2013 5:46:26 PM PST by Resettozero
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 68 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

Cantor would keep it in the GOPe’s domain. Same old, same old. Where’d y’all think Cantor got his creds? Being a Tea Party radical? Hell no.

Hell no!


78 posted on 01/02/2013 5:46:35 PM PST by glock rocks (Pro Deo et Constitutione - Libertas aut Mors)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 69 | View Replies]

To: drewh

Mark Steyn could read me the phone book all day and I’d beg him to read the Greensheet too.


79 posted on 01/02/2013 5:46:59 PM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: glock rocks
Speaker Ted Nugent - works for me.


80 posted on 01/02/2013 5:47:18 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: drewh

Mark Steyn is not native born citizen.


81 posted on 01/02/2013 5:47:34 PM PST by matthew fuller (Newt, Palin, West, Ryan, Gohmert, Gowdy, Poe, Issa, or McCaul for next House Speaker.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: TADSLOS; unixfox
Mark Levin - were he elected speaker, the collective gasp from the Democrat side would be heard for hunderds of miles. Nancy Pelosi would melt like the wicked witch.

I would pay real money to watch him instruct the House on the Constitutionality of bills before a vote is taken.

82 posted on 01/02/2013 5:49:19 PM PST by par4
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: All

isn’t it suspicious that Cantor suddenly voted differently with the boner?


83 posted on 01/02/2013 5:49:46 PM PST by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: halfright; drewh
Only guy I know qualified to balance the budget. Did it 4 years in a row with Clinton.

It sickens me to hear conservatives parroting Clinton lies. We haven't had a balanced budget since 1957. Noot is a lying POS. The debt increased each and every year he was Speaker.

84 posted on 01/02/2013 5:49:53 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Resettozero
What do you remember? - I remember the incredible victory in the '94 election - I remember Gingrich saying Clinton, "made him melt." and he let Clinton do whatever he wanted. - I remember Gingrich told the entire conservative House that they needed to abandon conservatism starting in 1996, and the rest of leadership had to mutiny so he didn't completely abandon it. - I remember he single-handedly saved by having his own bimbo eruption when Clinton was under impeachment. That was unfortunately, the defining moment of conservatism. It;s not fair, but from that moment on most Americans considered conservatives lying hypocrites. Conservatism has never recovered. If that hadn't happened, we wouldn't have President Obama today. - I remember during his run at speakership he and his mother acted like jerks, making Republicans look like jerks, reversing everything Reagan had done. -I remember he started out as a Rockefeller Republican and never changed and ran against Reaganism in '76. -I remember he went on apology tour with Nancy Pelosi in 2006, because it was trendy and apologized for the evils of conservatism (He did Obama's apology tour before it was cool) He said that conservatives were lying about global warming because they were greedy. -When conservatives cost his handpicked candidate Dede Scozzfava an election he posted a rant on his web site about how terrible conservatives were.

What do you remember? You can't deny any of these things, because they are true.

85 posted on 01/02/2013 5:50:51 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: drewh

The Marxist’s worst nightmare!
GO Newt!

Otherwise go with Trey Gowdy! He’s super smart and tough too!


86 posted on 01/02/2013 5:52:25 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: matthew fuller

Ron Meyer is with American Majority Action.

He was on Larry Kudlow this evening & only mentioned the possibility that JB’s speakership could be in jeopardy. Certainly did not convey it was a done deal (he was on during the 6 PM CST hour, so I guess he could have posted this revelation to CNS afterwards)......


87 posted on 01/02/2013 5:52:39 PM PST by tnvol01 ("...answering that question w/ specificity uh, you know, is, is, uh above my pay grade.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 81 | View Replies]

To: VAFreedom
isn’t it suspicious that Cantor suddenly voted differently with the boner?

Not just Cantor, but McCarthy, Hensarling, and Price as well. Numbers 2 through 5 bucked the Speaker. Boehner is toast.

88 posted on 01/02/2013 5:52:51 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 83 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
What do you remember? You can't deny any of these things, because they are true.

Whatever makes you happy.
89 posted on 01/02/2013 5:54:24 PM PST by Resettozero
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 85 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I think you left out his rant on Ryan’s ‘right wing social engineering’ comment. Thanks, Newt, with friends like you, who need enemies?


90 posted on 01/02/2013 5:55:02 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 85 | View Replies]

To: drewh

The fact that people are even talking about this means they are not
afraid of Bonehead.
The issue seems to be who will replace him.


91 posted on 01/02/2013 5:55:31 PM PST by tennmountainman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ptsal

In my mind, she is what mainly cost him the primary, but he seems severely PW, and its costing him one thing...RESPECT.


92 posted on 01/02/2013 5:55:31 PM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Ron C.
The job is a thankless task that few want...

The RATS and Piglosi certainly "liked it" and brought us Obamacare on Christmas eve in the dead of night. Almost pulled Obamacare off with a "Deemed" vote. They also gave us Cap and Tax and gave a rousing cheer when it was passed. The RATS have never ever seen a tax they didn't love. The real belief on the left is that all money belongs to the President and/or Congress and they are the ones to determine who gets the goodies. They do not live in "real-ville" but rather fantasy-land where unicorns reign supreme. How many RATS Congresscritters have every met a payroll? We certainly know the Liar in Chief never has - the only private sector job he ever held was dishing up Baskin Robins ice cream for a short while as a teenager. The rest of his career has been with his snout in the public trough.
93 posted on 01/02/2013 5:56:08 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: AuH2ORepublican; drewh

2. How is the Speaker of the House elected?
Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution states, “The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers.”

Although the Constitution does not require the Speaker to be a Member of the House, all Speakers have been Members.

When a Congress convenes for the first time, each major party conference or caucus nominates a candidate for Speaker. Members customarily elect the Speaker by roll call vote. A Member usually votes for the candidate from his or her own party conference or caucus but can vote for anyone, whether that person has been nominated or not.

To be elected, a candidate must receive an absolute majority of the votes cast—which may be less than a majority of the full House because of vacancies, absentee Members, or Members who vote “present.” If no candidate receives the majority of votes, the roll call is repeated until a majority is reached and the Speaker is elected.

http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/memberfaq.aspx


94 posted on 01/02/2013 5:56:36 PM PST by smoothsailing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: griswold3

Yes. I absolutely agree with that sentiment.


95 posted on 01/02/2013 5:57:15 PM PST by Dave W
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Democrat_media
Mama Grizzly as Speaker would be great too.


96 posted on 01/02/2013 5:57:53 PM PST by drewh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: tractorman
Clint Eastwood Ted Nugent for speaker.

There. Fixed it.
97 posted on 01/02/2013 5:58:05 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Christie at the beach
I wish it could be Newt. He accomplished so much before as the speaker.

Noot Gingrich Loves FDR

98 posted on 01/02/2013 5:58:31 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 75 | View Replies]

To: Resettozero

It’s not about what makes you or me happy. It’s about facts. So far, I have offered facts, you have offered nothing. And another Gingrichite offered, “kiss my ass,” Who wins, the ones who can site facts, or the one who sites insults? The idea of Gingrich of a conservative is all marketing and hype. He’s the Kim Kardashian of conservatism. (My apologies to Miss Kardashian)


99 posted on 01/02/2013 5:59:19 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 89 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
Sounds like a caption of the Young and Restless.

He followed the constitution to have Clinton brought up on charges while others tried to have him removed for their political careers. Don't forget that, buddy. Newt never blamed the standards for making bad choices like Mr. is did. So, you are a weak person for buying the spin. I'd like to see you and the others up there doing 1/100th of what the man did over his career.

100 posted on 01/02/2013 5:59:27 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 85 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 351-373 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson