Skip to comments.House GOP Leaders: We Can Pass Gun Control, Immigration, Without Republican Support
Posted on 03/11/2013 5:46:17 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
With more and more conservatives in the House rebelling against John Boehners increasingly questionable Speakership, Republican House leadership is now moving to quash in-house concerns by reaching across the aisle for support. Leadership is moving in the wake of a surprising move by 16 House Republicans to vote against a Republican leadership-crafted closed rule on a government funding bill. The rule was designed to limit amendments to the government funding bill, but some House conservatives, concerned over the Boehner teams refusal to consider a floor vote on an amendment to defund Obamacare implementation, bucked Boehner on the rule.
After undergoing that unpleasant shock, House leadership hasnt responded by listening to the concerns of the more conservative members of its caucus. Instead, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Sunday that he would be open to ramming through bills without the support of a majority of his own Republican caucus. Not just on small bills. On issues like immigration and gun control, McCarthy said, hed be open to taking rogue Republicans across the aisle to work with Democrats.
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Not yet. They still need DOZENS of Democrats to support them, at least on gun control, as those Democrats know that a gun control vote will mean the end of their Congressional career - and most of them plan to be there a LOT LONGER.
I think this is TOTALLY a bluff, to get Republicans to buy-in on Amnesty. They already know the gun control issue is lost for them.
Not that I have any faith the ability to right things through elections anymore to begin with, but that’s the green light for a huge tear away of Republican party members to a 3rd party or formation of one nevertheless.
Why did they ever reelect the bonehead to the Speakership position. The guy has done nothing except spit upon the conservatives while basking in his sun tan booth sipping Black Jack on the rocks. These guys don’t wish to be the anti dems, they would rather just be the loyal collaboration, kind of a Vichy party.
We need to totally dump the RINO GOPe.
Leadership?....what Leadership?... did bonehead even know Gramnesty arranged the little gathering with Odungo last week? Were being sold a dead squirrel and told it’s a mink.
Vichyites, Quislingites, Nottobetrustedeverites......
Call girls have more integrity & self respect. And they at least charge for being serviced. Geez.......!
Not with John Boehner as Speaker. Boehner should have lost his position in the House elections ago. It's over for the GOP. The democrats know they will regain the House in 2014. And you can thank John Boehner for that.
Its clear that this is what the House is doing,
Boehner will pass whatever Reid sends him. There are no alternative GOP bills in the House that can get majority GOP vote, and not one of them challenged Bohner by running against him, instead they will just vote their 'no's as the Reid crap passes to Os desk.
So this is the sad state of affairs that we are stuck with.
What you mean “WE” blue man.
They re-elected Boehner because no one else would take the job.
This will start the demise of the ‘GOP controlled’ House, culminating into a Democrat victory in 2014. When the Republicans won in 2010 and they decided to elected Jon Boehner, I knew that it was the beginning of the end.
No worries. Nancy Pelosi will have it next year.
McCain/Boehner 2016 - leading the GOP into the future!
(Can you imagine what an utter failure that would be?)
The GOPe is no friend to the success of conservatives. The GOPe is only interested in re-election and being part of the political class.
It is time to fire them all.
Not one of them stood up to challenge Boehner and offer an alternative, they will just vote their symbolic ‘no’s and Reids crap passes.
Ryan will come out with another symbolic budget resolution that once again repeals O-care.
John Boehner has left nothing (ABSOLUTELY NOTHING) for us to support. He should have stepped down from that postion long ago. Obama will have a super majority during the 2nd half of his second term.
“... by reaching across the aisle for support.”
Nothing new there.
"In a statement to The Hill, McCarthy spokesperson Mike Long said: "Whip McCarthy strongly supports returning to regular order to bring legislation to the floor that has the support of a majority of the majority. Insinuation to the contrary is completely false.""
I hope not, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
I have my doubts about Mike Long’s backtracking in that update....McCarthy opened his big mouth, announced what they were going to do, and then realized that he had tipped over another hornet’s nest. Never believe any so-called “clarification.”
“Not with John Boehner as Speaker. Boehner should have lost his position in the House elections ago. It’s over for the GOP.”
We’ll see - I won’t give up until the votes are cast in 2014. Right now the Democrats are in ABJECT FEAR over gun control...knowing their history on that issue. Boehner may want to “pass legislation” (as they say), but he’ll still have to get the votes, and I still don’t think those votes are there.
Sounds like GWBush the morning after the 2006 elections — that he now had a Congress he could work with, to get immigration reform passed.
[Didn’t work for GWBush then. May not work for Boehner now.]
Their history on that issue is that they are FOR it, that's why they are democrats and those that put them in power already knew their history.
Those 16 or so who had a chance to end his speakership in January should have done so.
If the Republicans keep the House in 2014, they better do it in January 2015, or he will sell us out to the remaining Obama agenda.
We are too anxious to attack our own. Many of us forget the REAL enemy is Obama, not the GOP.
That is kinda funny.
When you think about it... I mean REALLY think about it and look at all that Obama has done since 2010 from Egypt to Libya to the debt, the power grabs, unconstitutional moves, declaring Congress in recess when it was not - (with the exception of ObamaCare being passed) much more of Obama's damage has been done UNDER a John Boehner led House than it was under a Pelosi led House.
Now that is telling.
With the exception of ObamaCare, Obama has advanced more of his liberal agenda under a John Boehner led House than he did under Nancy Pelosi.
John Boehner is NOT on our side. He never was.
>>Not that I have any faith the ability to right things through elections anymore to begin with, but thats the green light for a huge tear away of Republican party members to a 3rd party or formation of one nevertheless.
Yes. It is possible. It has happened already in Canada, which at one time was thought as unthinkable as many might believe now it is in the USA, and looks like it is about to happen in the UK.
It’s not pretty, and it is not quick, but it could happen. The big difference with those other countries, though, is SCOTUS. It seems to me it’s much more powerful in the USA than it’s counterpart elsewhere.
Of course they’re for it...but they still know what happens to them if they vote that way, at least the ones in competitive districts. Jack Brooks learned that lesson in 1994.
Time to tell the R’s they get no financial support from us ever again, and we WILL support a 3rd party.
In 1994 to admit to being a socialist was only a few steps above being a child molester.
Now it appears to be the new fad.
Very true. However, I was
anxious pissed off myself and went to the article (Ben Shapiro is the real deal) to verify it. H*ll, just last week Boehner said this!
It is getting harder and harder to tell the difference.
Throw a bunch of pennies on the floor. Heads are Republicans, tails are democrats. Now stand up. Pretty hard to tell the difference, ain't it? Two sides of the same coin. Especially when using the most worthless coin in the pot.
I honestly don’t see any difference between the 2. Tell me the difference between Obama and the GOPe, again?
They are saying they want to pass bills with majority GOP support but if they cant get enough Republicans to sign onto alternative bills that pass the house (with all Dems voting NO), which is even harder this session than it was last session because they lost seats, then they will continue to pass the Reid bills with house Dem votes.
If the House GOP could pass alternative bills then I guess Boehner would take them to conference.
Putting up the Reid VAWA for a vote really was bad
the House is split into two camps : 1) The 'Dem light' camp and 2) the 'dont pass nuffin' camp, a pretty nice situation for Pelosi and Obama,.
There are also a LOT MORE gun owners today and this is the first taste they’re getting of the gun-grabbers. We also have our media sources, including this blog.
Either way, we’ll find out soon enough. One of us will be right.
The elite golfing brigade is our enemy.
When will people learn that the republican leadership are nothing more then Big Government New World Order socialists, and this goes back to Bush I and Bush II and includes Bush III.
They will give their friends in the Democrat party what they want, because they support the same agenda.
Yes, this means Rush, Hannity and all of the other conservative talking bobble hears are wrong or misleading us on purpose.
If boehner follows through with this crap it will destroy the pubbie party as well it should
Obama has a D next to his name and those in the GOP have an R next to theirs. We are the “R”s. We need to support the “R”s because they are not “D”s. Hopefully the “R”s will trick the “D”s and come out with their own ban on guns and tax hikes faster than the “D”s so that the “R”s will get the credit for the ban on guns and tax hikes instead of the “D”s.
The GOP House of Representatives passed a bill repealing Obamacare. Three times I think
On issues like immigration and gun control, McCarthy said, hed be open to taking rogue Republicans across the aisle to work with Democrats.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
The dying gasp of the RINO GOP.
Like I have been saying for months, the RINO GOP is dead.Obama has actually succeeded in killing off the Progressive ink blots of the GOP who can represent no body. The only grace these RINOs have managed in this new session is in allowing the sequester, and that was an issue forced by conservatives, so now the RINOs hate Rand Paul?
Let the frivolous psychopomps sell out.
Time for a third party.
The more Repubs try to look like Dems——the dumber they look.
They are falling right into the trap set by the cunning power-mad Dem-O’s——to divide and conqueur——to split the Repubs so’s the Dem-O’s can takeover at midterms.
Gun control will be discussed in 2014 about as much as Fast and Furious was in 2012 because the MSM will make it so.
The backstabbing GOP-E is as much an enemy to Conservatives as Obama.
Several people have claimed that John Boehner has this job because NOBODY else wanted it. That tells me that the trap is being deliberately set by the GOP themselves so that they will lose the majority in 2014. It's really an easy way out if no republican really wants the job.
It's so much easier just to be the minority party.
The only traps being set are being set by the side that wants to lose.