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  • John Boehner just sacrificed his career for the good of the Republican Party

    09/25/2015 3:07:29 PM PDT · by detective · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    The stunning decision by House Speaker John Boehner to resign from office in October is a sign of not only his inability to lead a congressional party riven between its establishment and tea party wings, but also the toll fighting that fight has taken on him -- and the GOP more broadly. Almost since the day he became speaker -- following the tea party-led takeover of Congress in the 2010 midterm elections -- Boehner had been caught betwixt and between. His roots were firmly in the establishment end of the party, having spent decades in Congress and moving up the...
  • Boehner Betrayed His Party (great article...from Politico!!)

    09/27/2015 6:52:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 9/25/15 | Michael A. Needham
    Why the Speaker's resignation is great news for conservatives. “We want to give Boehner a governable majority so the crazies you hate will be irrelevant.” This is how the Washington Republican Establishment talks to its K Street allies. It’s a quote from last October when a Republican campaign operative told the business community why it was important for Republicans to capture 245 House seats. The establishment isn’t focused on marginalizing liberal lawmakers trying to grow the size and scope of government. They want to marginalize conservative lawmakers fighting to keep the reasonable promises they have made to their constituents. The...
  • Boehner On Dealing With Conservatives: ‘Garbage Men Get Used to the Smell of Bad Garbage’

    09/21/2015 9:34:38 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 73 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/21/15 | breitbart news
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)is under fire from Conservatives. While on a fund raising trip, he told a Politico reporter that dealing with them is part of his job. “Garbage men get used to the smell of bad garbage. Prisoners learn how to become prisoners, all right?” Boehner said in a phone interview this weekend from Seattle during a fundraising trip to the Pacific Northwest, referring especially to the grind of constant travel. “You can teach yourself to do anything, especially if you’re committed to a cause. I came to Washington to fight for a smaller, less costly and...
  • Like Warsaw/Paris/Prague in 1944-5, Conservatives Staging Uprising Ahead of Our Own 2016 Liberation

    09/10/2015 3:15:39 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    You can now see it with how we've got Boehner on the run, needing Democrats' votes to just to hold-on his speakership. How on Earth could he possibly retain any effective authority or ability to lead our party after we all just said we want nothing to do with this bozo?  Maybe the Democrats will bail him out just to keep the GOP in a state disarray .. they'd own him more than ever -he'd effectively become a Democratic 'majority' leader in the House- and then they could all ram-through even more Obama lunacy. At least it would be clear once-and-for-all...
  • Is Boehner on His Way Out? [Politico Reads the Tea Leaves]

    09/08/2015 7:05:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/08/2015 | Liz Sheld
    Politico ran a piece this morning asserting “Boehner’s future as speaker in doubt.”“The Republican leader faces a grueling next few months, and even allies believe this will be his last term atop the GOP conference,” is the article’s subhead.Could we be seeing the last of John Boehner?With anti-establishment fervor at all-time high (see: presidential candidate Donald Trump’s ascension in the polls), it’s no surprise Boehner is standing on fragile ground with the speaker’s gavel. Grassroots Republicans are sick of the GOP’s “failure theater” and superficial efforts to push an agenda supported by center-right voters while choosing to push the...
  • What Will Nancy Pelosi Make Boehner Do to Save His Speakership?

    09/06/2015 1:12:26 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/96/2015 | Ed Straker
    When someone challenges the Speaker of the House (by a technical procedure known as declaring the office of the speakership "vacant"), usually the leadership holds what is basically a vote of confidence immediately to show that a majority of the members still support the Speaker. Otherwise it raises doubts about whether the Speaker still has the support of the majority of the members. But that's not what happened when Rep. Mark Meadows declared the office of the speaker vacant in late July in protest against the accomodationist policies of Speaker John Boehner. The House didn't hold any kind of vote...
  • My title: My NC Senator is John Boehner's Worst Nightmare

    09/06/2015 6:45:04 AM PDT · by ElainaVer · 48 replies
    Speaker ’s worst nightmare is on the rise here in rural North Carolina. Senator Mark Meadows is gaining steam as a clearly coordinated, highly orchestrated effort to remove Boehner as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives—and fix a broken Congress that no longer represents the wishes of the American people—comes into much clearer focus.
  • John Boehner Calls Sen. Ted Cruz a “JackA$$” at Colorado Fundraiser

    08/27/2015 12:32:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 94 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 27,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Speaker John Boehner held a fundraiser this week in Steamboat Springs for Rep. Scott Tipton. Boehner referred to Senator Ted Cruz as a “jacka$$” during his speech. The Daily Caller reported: Speaker of the House John Boehner stunned audience members Wednesday evening at a Colorado fundraiser by referring to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a “jackass,” two people in attendance tell The Daily Caller. At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his...
  • John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz A ‘Jackass’ At Fundraiser

    08/27/2015 11:58:46 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 97 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/27/15 | Alex Pappas
    Speaker of the House John Boehner stunned audience members Wednesday evening at a Colorado fundraiser by referring to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a “jackass,” two people in attendance tell The Daily Caller. At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job.
  • John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldn’t Find Votes to Reelect Him Speaker Last Week

    08/02/2015 3:31:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess. “[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA),” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions with...
  • He Lacks the Votes to Keep His Job: Now Is the Time to Dump Boehner!

    08/06/2015 8:55:32 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 14 replies ^ | 8/4/2015 | stridentconservative
    Last week, we learned about a motion filed by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) 83% (R-NC) to remove Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 16%‘s favorite Republican, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%, from his perch as Speaker of the House. At the time, many within the party establishment wrote off the effort by Meadows as the nonsensical vagary of the radical right-wing; unworthy of serious consideration because, after all, the votes to kick his sorry butt to the curb didn’t exist. Right? Well, as Lee Corso of ESPN College Game Day would say, not so fast my friend. In a new exclusive report...
  • Move to remove Boehner grows and may have the votes

    08/04/2015 6:40:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 45 replies
    If you, as will most people, just glance at the Elite Media's reporting of Rep. Mark Meadows move to oust John Boehner as Speaker you probably think he is a delusional nutcase and that the move has no chance of passing. Well, think again. reports that the reason the Meadows' resolution was not put on the floor for a vote was simply because they were not sure they had the votes to defeat it, meaning that they were afraid the resolution had enough votes to remove Boehner and declare the Speakership vacant. So they recessed for the summer. Here's...
  • Boehner's View on Congressional Representatives: Members Must Remain on the "Reservation"

    07/30/2015 12:12:38 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies ^ | 7/30/2015 | Mara Zebest
    Mark Levin exposes how Boehner views the Congressional representatives elected by the people. Apparently, Boehner feels that the representatives need to remain on the reservation and serve only CHIEF Boehner—rather than represent their constituents. The below audio also contains a clip from Congressman Walter Jones who supports Mark Meadows’ move to remove Boehner and provides supportive reasons for why it needs to be done. Congressman Jones explains that Boehner uses his position to intimidate and coerce (more on the CNN interview with Jones here). Boehner’s mafia-like tactics are used to gain support for bills that ultimately enable Obama instead of...
  • Boehner on Why He Can’t Golf with Obama: ‘Everybody Gets Bent Out of Shape (truncated)

    07/30/2015 10:05:33 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 15 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7-30-2015 | Trent Baker
    The Golf Channel is promoting Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) appearing on the show “Feherty” on August 3, where he will be discussing the importance of golf in his life, which brings him to tears. Boehner says that President Barack Obama wants to go golfing with him, but they cannot golf together “because everybody gets bent out of shape worried about what we are up to, when all we are really want to do is just play golf.”
  • Boehner: Dang it, I can’t play golf with Obama anymore because ‘everybody gets bent out of shape’

    07/30/2015 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Dan Calabrese
    World's smallest violin You people are really something, you know that? You send a regular guy like John Boehner to Washington - a guy who cuts his own grass and irons his own shirts - and all he wants is to be able to play golf with the president in peace. And you # about it, to the point where he’s had to come to the heartbreaking conclusion that hitting the links with Obama just isn’t worth the trouble anymore: “The President has suggested, ‘Hey, do you think it is too much trouble to play golf again?’ ” he said...
  • House conservative seeks Boehner's ouster [Mark Meadows]

    07/28/2015 3:05:37 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 107 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/28/2015 | Jake Sherman and Lauren French
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has filed a motion to try to force Speaker John Boehner from his leadership post. The move, called a motion to vacate the chair, represents a new level of opposition to GOP leadership from the conservative wing of the House Republican Conference. The motion can be postponed for several days before consideration. The resolution was filed late Tuesday afternoon, just one day before the House was slated to depart for its summer recess.
  • It's On: Rep. Mark Meadows Makes Move to Unseat John Boehner As Speaker Immediately

    07/28/2015 4:45:09 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 17 replies ^ | 7/28/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Yet another rebellion against Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) is brewing among Republicans in the House of Representatives, and has now burst into public view. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) has filed a motion aimed at unseating Boehner immediately as Speaker of the House. “Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has filed a motion to try to force Speaker John Boehner from his leadership post,” Politico wrote in a breaking news alert. “The move, called a motion to vacate the chair, represents a new level of opposition to GOP leadership from the conservative wing of the House Republican Conference. The motion can be...
  • John Boehner Is Not a Man to Be Crossed (vindictive oligarch!!)

    06/23/2015 1:44:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies ^ | 6/21/15 | Joel Gehrke
    Voting against the speaker’s reelection may have cost one Iowa Republican his seat. John Boehner has found ways to punish the fractious conservatives who have formed into a thorn in his side since attempting a coup at the beginning of the year. Through means both petty and significant, Boehner has made his displeasure felt while trying to lead the broader conference in a series of high-profile legislative fights. A number of rebel backbenchers have had their overseas travel curtailed and their committee posts threatened or even taken away. But the treatment of one lawmaker in particular stands out: Colleagues worry...
  • 'Fed up' conservatives plot revenge against Boehner

    06/23/2015 1:36:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies ^ | 6/23/15 | Susan Ferrechio
    Dozens of members of the House GOP's most conservative faction plan to meet Tuesday to discuss ways to counteract the decision of House Speaker John Boehner and other leaders to seek retribution against members who vote against must-pass measures. The House Freedom Caucus, a GOP group made up of about 40 of the most conservative members, plans to hold the discussion some time after Tuesday's evening votes, according to lawmakers familiar with the initiative. Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Monday in a radio interview that many conservatives were "fed up" with the string of punishment meted out to...

    06/20/2015 9:29:16 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 20, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    It’s time for conservatives to take out House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35% and all of his comrades in primaries, nationally syndicated radio host, New York Times bestselling author, and conservative movement thought leader Mark Levin argues in an exclusive comment to Breitbart News. Levin’s comments come after Boehner’s retaliation against conservatives hit a new low this weekend, with a report from Politico about how House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)80% —playing along with Boehner’s scheme to attack Republicans for voting their conscience—removed Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)96% as the chairman of a subcommittee on...

    06/23/2015 4:29:02 AM PDT · by Leto · 733 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 June 2015 | Ted Cruz
    As a general matter, I agree (as did Ronald Reagan) that free trade is good for America; when we open up foreign markets, it helps American farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers. But TPA in this Congress has become enmeshed in corrupt Washington backroom deal-making, along with serious concerns that it would open up the potential for sweeping changes in our laws that trade agreements typically do not include. Since the Senate first voted on TPA, there have been two material changes. First, WikiLeaks subsequently revealed new troubling information regarding the Trade in Services Agreement, or TiSA, one of the trade deals...

    06/23/2015 7:33:15 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 8 replies ^ | 23 June, 2016 | SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX)
    The American people do not trust President Obama. And they do not trust Republican leadership in Congress. And the reason is simple: for far too long, politicians in Washington have not told the truth. Both President Obama and Republican leadership are pressing trade promotion authority, also known as TPA, or “fast-track.” Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)9% and Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)2% both oppose it. As a general matter, I agree (as did Ronald Reagan) that free trade is good for America; when we open up foreign markets, it helps American farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers. But TPA in this Congress has...
  • 'Fed up' conservatives plot revenge against Boehner

    06/23/2015 7:42:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 06/23/15 | Susan Ferrechio
    Dozens of members of the House GOP's most conservative faction plan to meet Tuesday to discuss ways to counteract the decision of House Speaker John Boehner and other leaders to seek retribution against members who vote against must-pass measures. The House Freedom Caucus, a GOP group made up of about 40 of the most conservative members, plans to hold the discussion some time after Tuesday's evening votes, according to lawmakers familiar with the initiative. Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Monday in a radio interview that many conservatives were "fed up" with the string of punishment meted out to...
  • Vacating Boehner’s Empty Chair

    03/09/2015 2:58:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies ^ | 3/9/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    As Barack Obama rushes the gates of our Republic in his final two-year assault, there is nothing standing in the path of his destruction. There is nobody standing guard by the gate, aside from two empty chairs. One of those chairs belongs to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and the other belongs to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The past few months have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that the only way Obama will be checked is by a change in GOP leadership. Given that the Senate is already a lost cause because of the coalition of...
  • It's Time to Vacate the Speaker's Chair

    03/06/2015 1:29:34 PM PST · by mn-bush-man · 42 replies ^ | March 6, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    This year began with an election on whether Rep. John Boehner should continue as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. A number of brave House conservatives, led by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Tom Massie, and Rep. Steve King (R-IA), waged a historic effort to deny Boehner the Speakership. What resulted was an earth-shattering groundswell of grassroots opposition to Boehner that shocked every Republican congressman. It was unsuccessful only because a handful of otherwise reliable House conservatives chose to support Boehner and give him another chance. And look at what their vote for Boehner has wrought in just two short...
  • Lew to Congress: US hits debt limit on March 16, must be raised ASAP

    03/06/2015 10:13:30 AM PST · by Theoria · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06 Mar 2015 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Unless Congress takes action, the U.S. will hit its debt limit on Mar. 16, but would begin taking "extraordinary measures" to finance the government on a temporary basis, according to the U.S. Treasury. In a Friday morning letter to House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that his office will be forced to suspend the issuance of State and Local Government Series securities on Mar. 13 unless the debt limit is decreased. "Accordingly, I respectfully ask Congress to raise the debt limit as soon as possible," Lew wrote in his letter. The...
  • Boehner-Aligned Group Expands Anti-Republican Pro Obama Executive Amnesty Ad Campaign...

    03/06/2015 7:42:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies ^ | 03/06/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A group close to House Speaker John Boehner that’s been running anti-Conservative advertisements in support of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is now airing positive ads thanking liberal Republicans who supported funding executive amnesty earlier this week. The Republican member at the center of this new leg of the pro-executive amnesty ad buy is Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Politico reports, with others including Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Todd Young (R-IN), and Dan Benishek (R-MI) benefiting from the ads as well.
  • Report: Boehner Cut Deal With Pelosi to Use Netanyahu Speech as Cover to Fund Obama’s Amnesty

    03/05/2015 7:39:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies ^ | 03/05/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A new bombshell report from Politico found that House Speaker John Boehner had several days of secret negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the recently emboldened former Speaker, leading up to his decision to flip-flop and fund President Obama’s executive amnesty—including a pre-hashed out deal to use the hoopla around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as political cover to sneak in the extraordinarily controversial vote. Even with the bombshell report, however, Boehner’s office continues to deny any deal took place.
  • Replace John Boehner as House Speaker (declare the chair vacant!)

    03/03/2015 2:35:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 93 replies ^ | 3/3/15 | Bill S
    As my colleague streiff wrote a while ago, (alleged) Republican Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner just pushed through a “clean” bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and funded Barack Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals. Boehner has once again flipped the bird to the conservative base and shown his cowardice in the face of the Democrat meanies who threaten to throw a fit about a shutdown. John Boehner must go. He must be replaced as House Speaker. He does not represent the interests of the majority of Americans who voted for a Republican...
  • John Boehner Allies Fret Coup Attempt

    02/28/2015 11:59:23 AM PST · by kristinn · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2015 | John Bresnahan; Anna Palmer and Lauren French
    Close allies of Speaker John Boehner are worried that his conservative rivals could move to oust him as soon as next week. Removing a sitting speaker is exceedingly difficult, and such an effort would almost certainly fall short. Yet growing speculation about the possibility of it – coming after Friday’s embarrassing defeat at the hands of conservatives and House Democrats on the homeland security battle — shows how vulnerable the speaker has become. Five years into the job, he’s a leader consistently buffeted by forces beyond his control. The legislative calendar guarantees it won’t get any easier: in the coming...
  • WHIP LIST: Boehner opposition grows

    01/06/2015 8:10:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 6, 2015 | Scott Wong
    A small but growing number of Republicans say they will vote Tuesday to deny John Boehner a third term as Speaker of the House. But ousting a sitting Speaker is a difficult feat, and a group of a dozen defectors failed two years ago to depose Boehner, the powerful Ohio Republican. Because the House GOP expanded its majority in the midterm elections, 29 Republicans would need to vote against Boehner to force a second ballot. Even then, it’s improbable that Boehner would relinquish the gavel and step aside without a drawn-out fight. The Hill is keeping a running list on...
  • The Boehner for speaker whip count [14 against so far]

    01/05/2015 11:10:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 486 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Aaron Blake
    ~~snip~~ Voting against Boehner (10) Gohmert* Yoho* Rep. Steve King (Iowa) Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla.)* Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) (freshman) Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.)* Rep. Gary Palmer (Ala.) (freshman) Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.)* Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) Rep. Marlin Stutzman (Ind.) Said prior to 2014 election that they would vote against Boehner (2) Rep. Jody Hice (Ga.) (freshman) Rep. John Ratfliffe (Tex.) (freshman) Voted against Boehner in 2013/haven't weighed in (2) Rep. Steve Pearce (N.M.) (spokesman says he's "undecided") Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) Voted against Boehner in 2013/will support him (3) Rep. Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Rep. Raul Labrador (Idaho) Rep....
  • Running Total of Republicans that will Not Vote for Boehner for Speaker

    01/05/2015 6:03:27 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 151 replies
    January 5, 2015 | Self
    LibFreeUSA suggested this on the thread linked below, but didn't see one in my search. Starting a thread to keep a running total of those Republicans that have publically stated that they will not vote for Boehner for Speaker. I hear many more members are working on statements to oppose Boehner as we speak...[and Stutzman] ^ | 1/4/15 | via Matthew Boyle on Twitter Posted on ‎1‎/‎4‎/‎2015‎ ‎4‎:‎21‎:‎38‎ ‎PM by cotton1706 via Matthew Boyle on Twitter Matthew Boyle ‏@mboyle1 · 12m12 minutes ago I hear many more members are working on statements to oppose Boehner as we speak....
  • traffic through the roof

    01/04/2015 4:46:51 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 56 replies ^ | 1/4/15
    via Matthew Boyle on twitter: Sources close to the organized effort against Boehner tell @BreitbartNews that traffic through the roof.
  • Louie Gohmert Is Officially Gunning for John Boehner’s Job

    01/04/2015 5:00:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 4, 2015 | Zach Noble
    It’s official: House Speaker John Boehner has multiple challengers gunning for his job. Texas Republican Louie Gohmert announced Sunday morning on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” that he would throw his hat into the ring, saying he’s officially a candidate for the speaker gig. Gohmert’s announcement comes as Boehner’s approval from conservative voters sags. Gohmert’s office also sent a statement to TheBlaze on the announcement, in which Gohmert said that his bid — or other Republicans’ bids — for the speaker position don’t create a serious risk that Democrats could slip in a victorious candidate. Read the full statement below:......
  • Gohmert Announces Run for speaker on Fox News (Vanity)

    01/04/2015 4:29:31 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    Vanity | Jan 4, 2015 | Vanity
    Louie Gohmert just announced on Fox News he is running for speaker. No link as yet.
  • Louie Gohmert running for Speaker

    01/04/2015 4:27:55 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 108 replies
    Fox and Friends | January 4, 2015 | Louie Gohmert
    Rep Louie Gohmert was just on Fox and Friends and has thrown his hat in the ring to be Speaker. Whoo Hoo! Will post link to article when one comes up

    01/02/2015 2:59:14 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January, 2, 2015 | By DANIEL HOROWITZ
    Conservatives have grown used to being a minority in Washington, irrespective of which party controls the White House and Congress. But on Tuesday, January 6, a group of just 29 conservatives will have perhaps its only opportunity to change the course of history and drive the direction of the country. It would only require 29 House members to depose current Speaker John Boehner. With this leverage, conservatives could negotiate significant reforms from a successor who emerges on a second or third ballot, thereby restoring the mandate given to them by the electorate on November 4. Tuesday will be a profound...
  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Why I Will Not Vote for John Boehner to Be House Speaker

    01/02/2015 10:14:42 AM PST · by iowamark · 104 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 02, 2015 | Rep. Jim Bridenstine
    The day after Republicans won the largest majority in the House of Representatives in almost 100 years and won a significant majority in the Senate, our liberal activist president claimed to hear the voices of all the people who didn’t vote. It was another example of stunning obstinacy from this president. It seemed Democrats were melting down, Republicans were unified, and all we had to do was buy enough time to get our Republican reinforcements to Washington in January. Like President Obama, Speaker John Boehner must have heard voices that didn’t vote. Together, they crafted the CR/omnibus, a $1.1 trillion...
  • Poll: 60% of GOP Voters Want Boehner Out as Speaker

    01/02/2015 7:42:44 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 82 replies ^ | 1/2/15
    A new poll out today reveals GOP opinions about Speaker of the House John Boehner. The poll was commissioned by a group called The People’s Poll, supervised by Pat Caddell of Caddell Associates and fielded by EMC Research. The survey was conducted among self-identified Republicans and independents who say they lean Republican so the opinions in the poll come from the GOPers around the country, not the public-at-large. When asked if Speaker of the House John Boehner should be re-elected only 25% say so, with a paltry 11% strongly supporting Boehner. On the other hand, almost two-thirds (60%) want someone...
  • Poll: Republican Voters Overwhelmingly Want Members to Remove Boehner as Speaker

    01/02/2015 7:40:31 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 36 replies ^ | 1/2/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Republican voters nationwide overwhelmingly want their House representative to elect somebody other than Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House, a new poll from Pat Caddell’s organization Caddell Associates shows. A whopping 60 percent of voters who voted for Republicans in the last election either definitely or probably want their member of Congress to elect someone other than Boehner on Jan. 6, when Congress convenes, according to the poll. The voters were asked: “As you may know the new Congress will select its leaders in January. If it were up to you, would you elect John Boehner to...
  • Lame-duck discontent puts Boehner speakership in jeopardy

    01/02/2015 5:09:29 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 41 replies ^ | 1/2/14 | Rick Manning
    During election season, one of the most common refrains to bring a reluctant party faithful to the polls is "the most important vote that will be cast is the first one for Speaker." Nothing has changed. The Speaker election and indeed all House leadership elections are determinative for the next two years, and cannot easily be undone. So, when Republican members of Congress come back to D.C. next week and are sworn in, they make their first and most important vote. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is a known quantity, and for those newly elected members, the lame-duck session demonstrated what...
  • The Last Resort: Replace John Boehner (lengthy must read!)

    01/02/2015 5:04:25 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 1/2/14 | Lester Jackson
    Crominbus was the last straw. Conservatives are now absolutely livid at the RINO Establishment. Rarely, if ever, has such an unmistakable voter mandate been so brazenly nullified before the newly elected could even take office. Calls escalate to "end" the Republican Party because conservatives cannot change it. By contrast, Rush Limbaugh, while lamenting that "the losers in the last election [got] pretty much everything they want[ed]," nevertheless rejects the third party call: "taking over the Republican Party is better." Sarah Palin protests that what House Speaker John Boehner and 162 Republican "yahoos" did "stinks to high heaven," for which Rep....
  • Stopping Obama's Amnesty is the Battle of Our Time

    12/31/2014 4:07:15 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 30, 2014 | By: Daniel Horowitz
    Every generation of conservative leaders must rise to the occasion to confront the challenge of the time. The challenge at present is to stop Obama’s war on our borders and thereby his war on the rule of law. Will conservatives rise to the occasion? When the 114th Congress convenes in January, Republicans from across the political sphere will be offering advice concerning the focus of the new GOP-led majority in both houses of Congress. Conservatives will want to focus on taxes, others want to focus on entitlement spending. Still others want to focus on an anti-regulatory agenda. All of these...
  • The tea party’s New Year’s resolution? Fire John Boehner [Dump Boehner!]

    12/30/2014 5:56:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 77 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 28, 2014 | By Judson Phillips
    2014 turned out to be the year the Republican Party had long waited for. Finally, the GOP took control of the Senate and set a record for the number of seats it controlled in the House of Representatives. As we all know, it did not take the Republicans long to blow it. A month after its incredible victory, the GOP squandered its mandate, surrendering to the Democrats. The GOP led House of Representatives did not proclaim its mandate and hold off on major decisions until the Republican majority in the Senate was sworn in. No, they went to the GOP...

    12/31/2014 9:00:50 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/29/2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) declared that Republican leaders in Congress “need to get on board” with defunding the president’s executive action on immigration on Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. “Some of us wanted a contract that would include defunding the amnesty. I think that helped us win the majority in the Senate. Defund the amnesty, defund Obamacare as much as we can in next year’s legislation. And release the energy sector to provide more jobs. It’s ready. There’s ready to be an economic boom if we will stop the overregulation. Let states that have the power do the...
  • FIRE BOEHNER BY STATE .. (where in each state)

    12/30/2014 8:15:28 PM PST · by knarf · 19 replies
    self with prod from ^ | December 30, 2014 | knarf
    Where are folks gathering ?
  • Could Boehner Lose the Speakership? (more and more stories! Is something bubbling??)

    12/30/2014 5:46:48 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 12/30/14
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS2/FOX28) -- Next week, lawmakers will return to Congress. Often a formality, the new session will have to elect a new Speaker of the House. But a growing number of conservative Republicans are mounting a challenge to Speaker Boehner. In a radio interview last week, North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones said he's meeting with more than a dozen Republicans considering to submit another name for the leadership. Though pundits see the challenge as a long shot, the hope of Boehner's opponents is to deny him a majority of votes so that he's forced to drop out of the...
  • Boehner is vulnerable to palace coup

    12/27/2014 8:17:51 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 60 replies ^ | 12/25/14 | Joseph Farah
    Are you angry at House Speaker John Boehner for facilitating Barack Obama’s unlawful, unconstitutional amnesty and Obamacare plans after Republican voters gave him a mandate for opposing them? Now there is a process for igniting a revolution against him within his caucus. It’s called the Dump Boehner Campaign. Already, more than half a million letters have been generated to House Republicans putting them on notice that Boehner must go. When Congress reconvenes in early January, every House Republican member will be greeted by boxes of yellow letters demanding Boehner go. Why yellow? The letter begins: “Don’t be yellow: Dump Boehner...
  • Marsha Blackburn for House speaker to replace John Boehner

    12/19/2014 5:08:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 42 replies ^ | 12/18/14 | Judson Phillips
    The final recount from November’s election had not even been finished when current House Speaker John Boehner blew the mandate. Voters gave the Republican Party a majority in the House of Representatives they had not seen in 80 years. Voters kicked Democrats to the curb in the Senate as the GOP had a nine-vote swing. snip On Jan. 3, a new Congress begins and one of the first orders of business in the House of Representatives is to pick a new speaker. The conventional wisdom is Mr. Boehner will be re-elected speaker. That may well happen and if it does...