Skip to comments.Bachmann, Garrett, and Blackburn votes re-elect Boehner
Posted on 01/03/2013 10:31:45 AM PST by Perdogg
click here to read article
I caught that but seriously, WTH?!?
I agree with pretty much what you say.
It’s not defeatist to recognize repeating the same losing strategy is a bad game plan.
Why would they vote to ban guns? They don’t have to fear from the voters, do they?
McCain was right. We have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency. It is a Republican congress we should fear.
They got the Defense budget they wanted and raised taxes, the thing that the Democrats wanted.
Neither Party is concerned about shrinking the size of Government.
“Oh Lord. Get a grip. She is one of the best in Congress.”
Naps, what does that actually even mean?
HELP! We must contact those Conservatives who voted and find out what happened....
HELP! We must contact those Conservatives who voted and find out what happened....
An attempt to continue the illusion that Bachmann is a conservative while acting like a GOP RINO.
...and the 'Republicans' aren't? No more Republicans. (spit) Two wings of the same bird of prey. Democrats = Republicans. Deal with it.
Yes, along with everyone else that voted for Boner. I am finished the Republican Party. He is a cry baby, sorry excuse for a man, that lacks the spine to stand on conservative principles."
The only reason - and I mean ONLY reason - that Bachman voted for Boehner is that at the last moment she saw he was going to win and wanted to keep or get any committee/hold any committee positions.
In other words, by voting for Boeher, she might have felt that it would maybe make her safer from being ostracized and she thought she could do the best part of Republicans there.
I know - I'm a dreaming idiot.
I don't trust any R's now except for the ones who voted against Boehner and I'm not even sure I buy any of their reasons either.
what is the link to the list of names of those politicians who did and did not vote for boehner?
The actual list will be posted at the House website later on. Check the link below.
Roll call 2 - Election of the Speaker
Mr. Boehner: 220, Ms. Pelosi: 192, Cantor: 3, West: 2,
Cooper of Tennessee: 2, Lewis of Georgia: 1, Powell: 1,
Labrador: 1, Jordan: 1, Walker: 1, Amash: 1, Dingell: 1,
and Present: 1.
Take it up with Eternal Vigilance. Come to think about it, he may be the only perfect person left.
Wonder if Mark Levin will call her on the carpet.
I’m not interested in taking up anything with anyone...you have your ‘Republican’ party. Enjoy. They won’t disappoint me again. I’m out.
I wish I could say it would probably been better to put Nazi Pelosi in charge, then the Marxist dems would own it all.
Thing is, the MSM would still tell the sheeple the GOP was running things.
Face it, short of a mass uprising, the US as we know it is dead and gone.
There no longer is any pathway to freedom, the ballot box is dead as we are, it has been compromised and nobody has the guts to stop this.
Based on his positions I would LOVE to rally behind him. Had all the ‘conservatives’ taken their heads out of the fantasy of the GOP and voted like conservatives, he, or a person like him might be in a position to help fix this mess.
But it was Romney or bust and any opposing were ‘traitors to America’. And I hope all the Romney supporters choke on the reality. Because they got exactly what they asked for. FAILURE.
Waiting Until the Last Minute is code............
If it looked like there was going to be close to enough support to put someone else in, i.e., a last minute surprise, they held out so they could make the difference.
That's kind of what I've been thinking. IMHO, too.
What kind of legislation do you think we would have had if PELOSI or WASSERMAN-Schmuck had been Speaker??
We already have dems running the House. The key parts of the senate fiscal cliff bill were written by dems and presented to the house 3 minutes before they voted on it.
It’s over and the “conservatives” in Congress are looking out for #1. We should also.
Who else were they supposed to vote for. No one else was running. If no one wanted the position enough to campaign for it then why should any vote for them.
Any idea who the 220 are?
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), one of the four congressmen purged by Boehner, just voted for Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) as speaker.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) just voted for Cantor.
Tea Party favorite Allen West, who lost his reelection to Congress, just got a vote for Speaker. (That's GA R Rep. Paul Broun)
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) votes for Colin Powell. Thats the second Democrat to defect from Pelosi.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) gives Allen West his second vote for speaker. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) abstained.
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), another purged congressman, votes for Rep. Jim Jordan, the head of the Republican Study Committee.
Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) votes for David Jones, the former GAO comptroller. Yes, thats pretty random.
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) abstains. Thats four Republican abstentions and six defections from Boehner.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) votes Amash for Speaker. Both Massie and Amash are acolytes of retired Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC) a Blue Dog Democrat, defected from Pelosi.
Hope this helps you for now.
Thanks for getting back to me. Where are you getting the updates from? I’m looking for a actual list of who voted for whom. Is there any such list that you know of?
The fact that Michelle was one of the votes absolutely breaks my heart.
We are alone.
thanks perdogg. didn’t mean to yell at you...more at the defeatism on the thread as a whole. :)
Yep. And that is why Romney was the nominee.
Too many conservatives running split the vote.
I’m not sure how we can accomplish that task with the same man who along with Mitt Romney stole defeat from the jaws of victory.
Tradition, good judgement, and prinsable demanded that we replace John with someone else. Not continue with his failed leadership.
I find myself wondering if it is their objective to have what we have a half hearten stalemate, to ignore logic and reasoning.
That’s because both parties work for the K-Street Money Changers.
It does not matter which party is in charge, the K-Streeters get their
Huge cut either way.
It really doesn’t matter any more. We have a terribly dysfunctional government led by dysfunctional elected officials who were put there by a dysfunctional electorate.
All of them are illusions.
They are shimmering mirages in the desert. They give you hope, but when you come to it, nothing is there except thirst and despair.
Just a slight update to your note:
Is Boehner the enemy of our freedom? YES.
No surprise. The useless and feckless gop gets the leadership it needs and deserves.
This is your “conservative” gop at work.
B..b..bb..buut we can’t have a third party! Not now! Now is not the time! Maybe after the next election. Yeah, that’s right. Later. We have to stay the course! The gop will turn around, just you watch!
Color me VERY disappointed! :(
How profound. You should remove Conservative from your name and replace it with Republican if you like Boehner so much. There are few congressmen that remain as conservative Republicans. That's why they won't get my money or support.
Why is anybody surprised????????????????????
They only have morals and backbone when they need votes.
There’s a lot to fear about having an incompetent boob in the White House.
“The deal Boehner & McConnell gave them seems to be that they will use the kenyan as cover to open the spending spigots. The lobbyist payola will flow generously to those who play ball.”
Yeah, that’s why Rove gave her no money. What if the alternative was Cantor? Is he any better than the crying creep Boehner? I think not. If the alternative was a Louis Gohmert or Steve King, THEN her vote would have been shameful. Bob
Boehner got picked again because there was no alternative. Pelosi would be a worse disaster.
The only way to change the political dynamic is to start a third party, one with no baggage.
Shame on Bachmann!
Now I know she is a faux conservative.
“She always was. She, merely, used conservatives as her stepping stool. The big mouth is a deceiver.”
Bingo. We have a winner. Remember that she had no problems working for the IRS shaking down people prior to being elected to Congress.
Huh? Are you that naive? Are you part of the GOP-e machine? Boehner has more often than not strongly side with those who push Tyranny.
Anyone who can view objective reality can easily see that Boehner is an enemy of Liberty.
Boehner has shown himself to be 100% of the side of those who worship at the Alter of State Power.
I agree with much of that. But that’s the problem. conservatives are like cats and won’t unite. Although the field wasn’t very strong perry, newt, santorum would have been far preferable to romney. Yes they had weaknesses and none of them were pure. But we are a long way from pure. We are down into deep RINO turd.
Our only hope of defeating RINOs like boehner and romney is to unite around conservative alternative candidates. Nine house members voted for six different alternative candidates to boehner. Pathetic.
When that doesn't work, please switch to the next Stupid Party talking point of 'we need a bigger tent' and tell us all the rest of the values we can cave to.
When all else fails call everyone a liberal because they refuse to support liberal pandering members of the Stupid Party.
Trust me, napscoordinator can't enlighten you. He has no conservative current, dim is dim.
Wrong! Conservatives picked Newt. Those against Newt picked santorum, the one who is KNOWN for taking one for the team/GOP. They learned nothing and,thus are not unteachable. The reason why santorum didn't drop out was to prevent Newt from winning against THE TEAM/GOP/Romney.
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.