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Posted on 04/13/2013 6:34:26 AM PDT by bestintxas
On Thursday, in the midst of ongoing national debate over prospective gun control and comprehensive immigration legislation, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that he didnt need the approval of a majority of his own party to move forward with legislation. Referring to the so-called Hastert Rule, named after former House Speaker Denny Hastert (R-IL), which dictated that House leadership not bring up any bill for a vote without the support of a majority of the majority party, Boehner said, Listen: It was never a rule to begin with.
Then, realizing the gravity of admitting that he could move without a majority of his own party, Boehner added, And certainly my prerogative my intention is to always pass bills with strong Republican support.
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Why does any group select a leader who openly and blantantly defy the wishes of the group he supposesly represents?
He is a curse on the GOP
I think he’s brain damaged......
Et tu, Brute?
When the GOP calls asking for money, tell them not only are they not getting cash,but they aren’t getting your vote any longer as long as the progressive wing of the party is running things.
We are headed for a majority Democrat House in 2014. It would not surprise me if Boehner makes some kind a deal with Democrats to exit his post in lavish remuneration of the undisclosed kind.
He is a traitor like so many other Senators and Congressmen - all powerati RINOs content even in second-tier power.
Why doesn’t he just go ahead any change his party affiliation and stop trying to hide behind declaring himself Republican?
Boehner has been the problem since the day the Repubs took back the HOUSE! Cantor and his henchmen need to go too!
Something very insidious is going on in DC right now, folks. People who swore and oath to uphold and defend our Constitution are blatantly and outright abrogating their responsibilities to do so.
It’s almost as if once you’re inside the beltway, you’ve already succumbed to the siren’s song. There’s really no way for you to make it out of the district with your soul. Your ship will be scuttled on the rocks, and you will be left to wither in the sun.
I’m personally beginning to wonder if the political class, those with the money and the power to campaign and make it into DC, were on the take from the beginning, since before the elections, and they knew once they were in, and once they could safely take off their masks, they become the ghouls they truly are.
Like the Democrats (Socialists, if we’re being honest), the Republicans are tempted by the fruit of the power tree. They see now that if they could just pass this one gun control bill, they could get started on disassembling the Second Amendment altogether.
Once they start, folks, it’s game over. The time for the soapbox and the ballot box is over.
The Republicans have tasted the power. They have sampled the goodness of the Soros power structure. They’re bombarded on all sides by temptation, and they’re too weak to give it up. They don’t want to lose power now that they have. They have succumbed to the devil’s wiles.
We are long past the time when that will be effective.
The tea partiers in the House need to revolt against Boner’s leadership, make clear to him that he can’t govern without their support and call his bluff about him being able to destroy them.
He can’t destroy them without destroying himself—he depends on scaring them into submission.
Call his damn bluff.
John Boehner, Benedict Arnold.
I can’t help bit feel this is all our fault. We keep electing these people out of fear that we will lose to the democrats. We always lose either way. Incumbents must go! It will hurt for awhile, but they rewards will be worth the pain. Either that, or term limits. I’m done complaining and I’m ready to clean house.
We don’t need to pass another gun law - ANY gun law.
Just enforce the ones already on the books. And rather than any ordinance about ordnance, rigorously prosecute ANYONE who uses sidearms in a criminal enterprise with an addition severity as compared with other forms of perpetuation of acts of crime. No plea-bargaining, no exceptions, no mercy, no parole. Only genuine self-defense shall be accepted as a defense.
About 13 Republicans could have stopped this kind of insanity on in early January, but, in typical Republican fashion, they folded and helped reelect Boehner as Speaker.
Boehner is sounding like GWBush the morning after the 2006 election when he ‘finally got a Congress he could work with’.
I think the headline is a little bit misleading. He’s saying he doesn’t have to have support from a majority of his caucus to bring a bill to a vote. That’s quite different from “passing” the bill. While I don’t trust him at all, if he knows the bill will fail, it might be politically prudent to bring it to a vote. Only if he knows what will happen.
I have long since decided that I cannot and will not give aid and comfort to our Enemies, the Establishment Elites in the GOP.
Any financial support that I give goes directly to honest Conservative candidates that I can trust. TED CRUZ is just one that I support. He is the measure by which I measure others.
boner knows hagel’s voting machines will save him in a primary?
I know talk of a third party drives some folks crazy, but seriously.....as of now we have now we have no second party.