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  • Insider leaks real reason for GOP kingpins' anti-Cruz venom

    01/23/2016 5:33:17 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 112 replies
    WND ^ | 1/23/16 | Greg Corombos
    It's well known that many Republicans in Washington do not like Sen. Ted Cruz, but the full extent of that antipathy is coming to light this week as several current and former lawmakers say they prefer Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, although they have little regard for either man. Some GOP consultants and strategists started the rumblings in recent days. Then Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told Republicans in his state to oppose Cruz because of the senator's opposition to ethanol subsidies. But the story broke wide open on Wednesday when former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee...
  • 'Cruz Caucus' of House Conservatives Lining Up Support

    12/31/2015 11:55:54 AM PST · by Isara · 8 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    GOP candidate Ted Cruz may not be popular among his fellow senators, but a growing number of House conservatives who have been dubbed as the "Cruz Caucus" are backing the controversial Texan's campaign, and Rep. Louie Gohmert said Thursday that's because they want a true conservative in the White House. "I didn't endorse anybody in 2012 and we ended up with the only Republican nominee who could not criticize Obamacare because they really did model it after Romneycare," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "This time, I thought early on I need to get behind whoever...
  • Despite Obama's Claims, We Are Not Able to Properly Screen Syrian Refugees (Gohmert op-ed)

    11/18/2015 7:32:08 AM PST · by kristinn · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Rep. Louie Gohmert
    There is truly a war taking place throughout the world. Radical Islam is at war with Western civilization that is not currently part of its caliphate. Though the Obama administration is out to convince you that there's no war, or that climate change is our country's biggest threat, the bloodbath in Paris proves the contrary without doubt. Though we are not engaged in defending ourselves fully, the one-sided war goes on, allowing our enemy to get stronger and more radical. America is now faced with a stinging reality, one that threatens the very heart of our national security. President Obama...
  • Rep. Gohmert: Put Gays on One Island, Straights on Another Island, We’ll See ‘Which One...

    11/10/2015 6:49:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/10/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Defending marriage as the union of one man and one woman, House Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) cited the Bible but then took a “totally secular approach” based on nature and proposed an experiment: put gay couples on one island and heterosexual couples on another island and then come back in 100 years and you will see “which one nature favors.”“Let’s just see” what happens, said Gohmert in a speech to students at Liberty University. “Just see, you know?”As he explained, “I took some grief recently. I was being interviewed on C-SPAN, in their private interview early and she [the host]...
  • Can These Three Texans Save America and the GOP?

    11/09/2015 6:20:12 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 14 replies
    Consevative HQ ^ | 11/9/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Three Texans, limited government constitutional conservative Republicans; Senator Ted Cruz, Representative Louie Gohmert and Governor Greg Abbott are demonstrating how governing according to conservative principle is not only good policy, but good politics. As our friend Rick Manning observed in an excellent article for NetRight Daily, in just one day last week, Ted Cruz took on Operation Choke Point through an Obama nominee for Justice who should be rejected, Chinese Cruz Gohmert Abbotthuman rights abuses, sanctuary cities that release violent illegal alien offenders, and led a hearing giving voice to U.S. victims of Palestinian and Iranian terrorism. Cruz followed this...
  • Can These Three Texans Save America and the GOP?

    11/09/2015 7:22:48 AM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 11/09/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Three Texans, limited government constitutional conservative Republicans;Senator Ted Cruz, Representative LouieGohmertand Governor Greg Abbott are demonstrating how governing according to conservative principle is not only good policy, but good politics. As our friend Rick Manning observed in anexcellent article forNetRightDaily, in just one day last week, Ted Cruztook on Operation Choke Point through an Obama nominee for Justice who should be rejected, Chinese human rights abuses, sanctuary cities thatrelease violent illegal alien offenders, and led a hearing giving voice to U.S.victims of Palestinian and Iranian terrorism. Cruz followed this one-day blitz of policy entrepreneurship with a bill to designate the...
  • A Preview of The Fox Business Debate – Will It Be Different From CNBC? You Decide…

    10/31/2015 7:17:51 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 64 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Oct 31 2015 | Sundance
    Everyone thinks the next Presidential debate hosted by Fox News Business Network would most likely be different from the CNBC debate. We are not quite sure why anyone would believe that, but OK Let us take a look at an interview yesterday from one of the FBN debate moderators, Trish Regan. Rep. Louie Gohmert explains his position. Trish Regan is one of the next debate moderators. You decide. Any questions
  • Et Tu Brute Behind The Scenes Pressure Upon The House Freedom Caucus

    10/23/2015 6:50:55 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    Louie Gohmert tells of the backroom deals and pressure: (VIDEO LINK)
  • Cruz, Gohmert Demand Removal of Margaret Sanger Bust (Planned Parenthood)

    10/13/2015 7:04:51 PM PDT · by VinL · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/13/15 | Todd Beamon
    Twenty-six Republicans, led by presidential candidate Ted Cruz and Rep. Louie Gohmert, have called on the Smithsonian Institution to immediately remove a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, saying that honoring her "is an outrage." "Ms. Sanger was an avowed advocate of eugenics and the extermination of groups of people she deemed as 'undesirables," the GOP legislators said in a letter sent Friday to Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery.... "Specifically, Ms. Sanger singled out African Americans, among other minority groups, as deserving to be subjected to such horrific and inhumane treatment," the letter said. "Honoring a...
  • McCarthys Withdrawal: Too Early for Conservatives to Rejoice

    10/10/2015 9:18:31 AM PDT · by Lester Jackson · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | Ocober 8, 2015 | Lester Jackson
    [NOTE: this is Revised and Updated for this posting] Many conservatives across the land have rejoiced over the withdrawal of Kevin McCarthy from the Speaker election. They shouldnt. House Republicans are largely a collection of phonies. In my view, there are only two who have earned the Speakership: Louie Gohmert and Steve King. I am confident that few conservatives would disagree that these two Representatives have demonstrated honesty, courage and outspoken defense of true conservative principles. Each towers far above the rest of the field. The election of anyone else as Speaker would be a travesty, indicating Republican business as...
  • Louie Gohmert: Boehner Postponed Speaker Vote Like Any Good Dictator Would

    10/08/2015 9:57:46 PM PDT · by amorphous · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Rep. Louie Gohmert blasted John Boehner for his decision to postpone the Republicans vote for the next House speaker, saying he acted like any good dictator would because he wants to choose his own successor. It actually pointed to the reason we need a new speaker, and that is because its like he feels he has to pick a successor, like any good dictator would, the Texas Republican said in comments to TheBlaze Thursday night after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly took himself out of the running as GOP members gathered for the secret-ballot vote. But this is not...
  • Gohmert: Next Speaker Will Be More Conservative Than Boehner

    09/26/2015 4:01:18 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 September 2015 | Trent Baker
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) appeared on Fox News Channels Fox & Friends Saturday to react to Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner's (R-OH) announced resignation set for the end of October. First of all, I awoke this morning, I said my prayers and I said, Thank you, Lord, Gohmert said of his reaction Saturday morning. The congressman from Texas stated that under Boehner there has been a dictatorship and a more conservative Speaker will actually listen to the majority. I think that you will see a no matter who the Speaker is, and Im supporting Dan Webster of...
  • Gohmert releases statement following Boehner resignation

    09/25/2015 1:37:39 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies
    The Tyler Morning Telegraph ^ | September 25, 2015 | Congressman Louis Gohmert
    U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, released the following statement after Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from the position of Speaker of the House: "America is at an incredibly perilous time in our history; we need bold leadership more than ever, and the Speaker now has graciously given us that opportunity." "Due in part to the massive shift in power away from the most accountable representatives of the people to a President and five judges, we have needed leadership with vision for the future that did not continue the downhill slide. A goal to simply slow the losses of liberty...
  • EXCLUSIVE GOHMERT: HOUSE GOP LEADERSHIP CONSIDERING HOLDING IRAN VOTE ON SEPT. 11, (Shortened)

    09/09/2015 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is furious that House GOP leadership is considering holding a vote on a resolution of disapproval of President Barack Obamas nuclear arms deal with the Islamic Republican of Iran under the terms of the Iran deal constructs put forward in legislation approved earlier this year from Sens. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).
  • Did Louie Gohmert just lay down the Gauntlet? ~ Vanity

    09/04/2015 6:23:09 PM PDT · by GraceG · 11 replies
    Listening to Sean Hanity on my local station (delayed). Louie Gohmert is guest hosting. He said he would NOT run for re-election if the Senate would consider Obama's Iran deal an actual treaty. That is a gutsy move, but considering Obama that is really safe bet they would never consider it an actual Treaty. He also told the establishment this would be their best chance of getting rid of him in the house. I am fine with that, If Cruz becomes prez, Louie would make a fine Texas senator!
  • Congressman Gohmert Reads My Article on Islamic Racism in Congress (Greenfield aka Sultan Knish)

    07/14/2015 8:04:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 10, 3015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 2015, slavery is no longer freedom, but it certainly is tolerance. Congressman Louie Gohmert read a portion of my article "Pull Down the Slaver Flags of Islam" on the floor of Congress which addresses the hypocrisy of censoring the Dukes of Hazzard while opening the doors to Islamic racism and other forms of supremacist bigotry and nostalgia for slave-owning cultures. When Obama condemned Christianity for the Crusades, only a thousand years too late, in attendance was the Foreign Minister of Sudan; a country that practices slavery and genocide. Obama could have taken time out from his rigorous denunciation of...
  • Louie Gohmert reminds: Democrats were party of slavery

    07/10/2015 8:53:11 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 3015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Rep. Louie Gohmert took to the House floor to deliver an impassioned speech about history, with a lesson on hypocrisy, reminding the nation and those on the left the rabbit hole of removing all things perceived as racist like the Confederate flag is a deep one that leads right to the Democratic Party. The context of Gohmerts remarks was the nationwide condemnation of the Confederate flag, leading to a congressional attempt to boot the banner from some federally managed properties. Gohmert first reminded the cause of the shooting at the Charleston, South Carolina, church that left nine dead...
  • Louie Gohmert Endorses Ted Cruz for President!

    06/27/2015 9:25:36 AM PDT · by TNMOUTH · 186 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | June 26, 2015 | Steve Foley
    Fellow Conservative: Im writing to urge you to support Ted Cruz for President. The Republican primary field is getting crowded, but I endorsed Ted because he has been a steadfast patriot in the fight to ensure that Americas best days remain ahead of us. On conservative fight after fight, Ted Cruz has led the way: Ted led the battle against Obamacare, while fighting for the right and ability to choose our own best health care. Ted led the fight opposing amnesty for illegal aliens amidst pressure from both parties to pass comprehensive immigration reform that included sweeping amnesty. Ted led...
  • Rep. Gohmert: Obama Outed Active Israeli Iranian Spy Mission

    06/20/2015 2:15:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/15 | Mark Langfan
    United States Congressman Louie Gohmert revealed Thursday that the Obama administration had outed an active Israeli spy mission in Iran. Israel, he said, had infiltrated Israeli spies into mainland Iran via cargo boats. He dropped the bombshell in a speech at EMETs 9th annual Rays of Light in the Darkness gala dinner. Rep. Gohmert, who is one Israels fiercest and truest friends on Capitol Hill, stated: We are on the brink of disaster. He listed a stream of virulently anti-Israel actions taken by President Obama which included the outing of the Israeli spy mission, and the Obama Administrations disclosing of...
  • The Problem with Jade Helm

    05/22/2015 5:48:33 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 44 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | May 22, 2015 | by Arnold Ahlert
    Jade Helm 15, a large-scale military operation conducted by U.S. Army Special Operations Command and service members from the militarys four branches, scheduled to take place in several states between July 15 and September 15, 2015, has elicited a firestorm of criticism. Many have gone so far as to claim the exercises are a prelude to the imposition of martial law, especially in Texas, one of the states designated as hostile territory. However, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) puts the issue in the proper perspective, noting why its reasonable that Americans would be concerned about the operation.
  • 4 Texas Congressmen Say They're Backing Cruz's 2016 Bid

    05/21/2015 10:04:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 20, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign will announce the endorsements of four members of the Texas congressional delegation. Republican U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess of Lewisville, John Culberson of Houston, Louie Gohmert of Tyler and John Ratcliffe of Heath are all backing the state's junior senator on Thursday, according to a Cruz campaign news release obtained by The Texas Tribune. Gohmert had a specifically pointed statement in the batch of endorsements. "With a Ted Cruz Presidency, America will finally be respected around the world again as other nations will see a courageous and intellectual leader, NEVER wavering on principle, who stands...
  • Gohmert on Jade Helm: Govt Must Not Practice War Against Its Own States

    05/19/2015 6:03:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Mediate ^ | 05/18/15 | Evan McMurry
    Once I observed the map depicting hostile, permissive and uncertain states and locations, I was rather appalled that the hostile areas amazingly have a Republican majority and believe in the sanctity of the United States Constitution. When the federal government begins, even in practice, games or exercises, to consider any U.S. city or state in hostile control and trying to retake it, the message becomes extremely calloused and suspicious. Such labeling tends to make people who have grown leery of federal government overreach become suspicious of whether their big brother government anticipates certain states may start another civil war or...
  • Cruz nomination would set up a clear choice

    05/17/2015 7:31:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | May 17, 2015 | Former Rep. Dave Nagle (D-Iowa)
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is running for president. His candidacy should not be overlooked. Many are not familiar with him, which is not surprising because for most of Iowa it is still very early in the caucus process. But the senator has attributes that may distinguish him from an unusually crowded field of GOP contenders. First, he went to Harvard. No, I am not writing about Ted Kennedy, I am saying this fellow actually went to not just Harvard, but the Harvard Law School after doing his undergraduate work at Princeton University. He is well educated and very intelligent....
  • Republican areas designated 'hostile' for military training (Jade Helm

    05/05/2015 9:33:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | May 05, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    The urban legends about black helicopters, clandestine military camps, tunnels underneath major airports, secret cabals, hidden detention camps, trains loaded with caskets and body bags and the like were around long before the Internet. The Web just made them easier and quicker to reproduce. One of the tea-party organizations even has reported an anonymous claim there were train cars moving around the country with prison-like shackles installed. Most people dismiss such reports as hyperbole. Fiction. The fretting of nutcases. But now there are powerful new forces aligning with those who are suspicious of the federal government, doubt the official...
  • Louie Gohmert Gets Why Some Texans Are Worried About a Military Takeover

    05/05/2015 6:26:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 5, 2015 | Matt Berman
    The Texas congressman is joining others in his state calling for the Pentagon to alter the Jade Helm 15 military exercises. May 5, 2015 U.S. Special Operations Command is preparing to launch a five-month, multi-state exercise across private and public land to prepare Army special forces for threats anywhere in the world. Or at least that's what the Pentagon would want you to believe. Officials and citizens in Texas, one of the states involved, see something potentially more nefarious in the exercise, dubbed Jade Helm 15. And now Rep. Louie Gohmert is joining them. "Over the past few weeks, my...
  • Gohmert floats presidential campaign

    03/27/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 24 replies
    KETK, East Texas ^ | March 26, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    First Louie Gohmert was after the speaker's gavel. Now it could be the White House.
  • Rep. Gohmert Absolutely Unloads on FCC Chief: Youre Playing God With the Internet!

    03/26/2015 10:23:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/26/15 | Oliver Darcy
    Rep. Louie Gohmert unloaded on Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheleer Wednesday during a Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. Youre playing God with the Internet, the conservative firebrand shouted at the FCC chief, referencing the agencys move to regulate the web.
  • This Is Why We Have Elections - Gohmert vs. Boehner was a fight worth having

    01/07/2015 3:06:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    NRO ^ | January 7, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    "................This is why we have elections to choose representatives. The 2014 congressional elections were quite good for conservatives, who are restive and impatient for reform. Many of them fault congressional leaders, especially John Boehner and Senate leader Mitch McConnell, for being too eager to compromise and too generous in their terms. There might have been a mutiny against McConnell if all the likely candidates for Senate majority leader Senators Rubio, Paul, Cruz, etc. werent running for president. Will Rogers famously joked: I dont belong to any organized political party Im a Democrat, and there has long...
  • Gohmert: People Backed Out of Vote Against Boehner At Last Minute

    01/06/2015 10:44:55 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 6, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said that people that were right there ready to go ended up deciding not to vote with us in his campaign to unseat John Boehner (R-OH) as House Speaker on Tuesdays Sean Hannity Show. We had enough votes but people that were right there ready to go ended up deciding not to vote with us, he stated. Although, he told Hannity that some representatives were blown away by the number of constituents lobbying their representatives to vote against Boehner and that some of Boehners allies really scared they didnt have the votes and that some representatives...
  • Weber, Backing Gohmert Over Boehner, Says Retaliation Has Begun

    01/06/2015 10:55:31 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    RollCall ^ | January 6, 2015 | by Matt Fuller
    Updated, 1:10 p.m. | The 114th Congress is barely underway, but Randy Weber, R-Texas, says hes already paying a price for making known his intentions to vote against another term in leadership for Speaker John A. Boehner. Weber, who is backing the long-shot speakership bid of fellow Texan Rep. Louie Gohmert over Boehner, has been removed as the lead sponsor of a nuclear energy bill expected to brought to the floor in the 114th. During a small meeting Tuesday of about 10 members of the Texas delegation to discuss the speakers race, Science, Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas,...
  • RUSH: Caller: Gohmert Is the Man to Beat Boehner

    01/06/2015 6:41:10 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 60 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | January 05, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Paul. Great to have you, sir. Thank you for waiting and hello. CALLER: Yeah, great to speak with you, too, Rush. Most Republicans agree that Boehner has to go. He not only voted for the cromnibus that funded Obama's illegal activities until next October, he also negotiated behind closed doors and then threw it on the clerk's desk 48 hours before the vote so nobody else had a chance to see what was in it. So he's disgraced himself. He's got to go. The question is who should replace him.And two men...
  • Gohmert vs. Boehner the Base vs. the Establishment [CALL CONGRESS NOW!]

    01/06/2015 6:04:45 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 42 replies
    The Life and Liberty Report ^ | January 6, 2015 | The Life and Liberty Report
    If the Republican rank and file were voting today for Speaker of the U.S. House, we all know who would win. And it certainly wouldn't be John Boehner. It wouldn't even be close. Conservatives across the fruited plain know too well by now that Boehner's governing coalition is not with them, but with Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. Boehner's repeated abandonment of the Hastert rule, which was that no legislation would move in the House unless it was supported by at least a majority of the majority, and his seeking of Democrat votes to pass legislation that is hostile to...
  • Justin Amash announces against Boehner

    01/06/2015 5:14:57 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 1/6/15
    via Jamie Dupree on twitter Rep Justin Amash R-MI says he will not vote for Speaker Boehner
  • Exclusive: Boehner, McCarthy, Scalise to All Republicans on All Bills: Pass to Find

    01/05/2015 8:03:10 PM PST · by leapfrog0202 · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/5/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Two top deputies to Speaker John Boehner defended on his behalf the tactic of forcing members to vote on legislation they havent yet read in Monday evenings more than two-hour-long conference meeting of Republican members, one of the members challenging Boehner for Speaker told Breitbart News exclusively. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), a candidate joining Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to challenge Boehner for Speaker on Tuesday, told Breitbart News that he stood up and offered in conference that Republicans should not vote on legislation without having 72 hours to read it at a minimum. But Yoho was met with fierce opposition...
  • SARAH PALIN: ILL BE ROOTING FOR LOUIE GOHMERT TO REPLACE SPEAKER BOEHNER

    01/05/2015 9:17:55 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Tony Lee
    On Monday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin called for House Speaker John Boehners (R-OH) ouster and said she is rooting for Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to replace him. I love Louie Gohmert, Palin said on Fox Newss Hannity. Ill be rooting for Louie. Palin said that Boehner, in asking President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to get Democrats to vote for the CRomnibus spending bill, made a choice to make deals with the far left instead of consulting with conservatives and the base. She said that Boehner is someone who has gone along just to get...
  • Will John Boehner Be Embarrassed Again?

    01/05/2015 8:01:48 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 16 replies
    The Atlantic/Yahoo News. ^ | Jan 5, 2015 (Updated) 10:05PM | Russell Berman
    Barring a stunner, John Boehner will be reelected as speaker when the House convenes for the beginning of the 114th Congress. But as opposition from conservatives trickles out, it appears Boehner won't be able to escape the indignity of watching a dozen or more members of his own party refuse to support him in a public vote shortly after noon on Tuesday. For the second consecutive term, a vote that is ordinarily a formality will carry with it the potential for high drama. Two Republicans, Representatives Ted Yoho of Florida and Louie Gohmert of Texas, have launched what can only...
  • Disconnect 75% of GOP Voters Want Boehner/McConnell Out..

    01/05/2015 7:46:20 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | David Steinberg
    A national poll of GOP voters supervised by Caddell Associates, Pat Caddells outfit, presented the following findings yesterday regarding tomorrows full House vote for the speaker position: Only a quarter of GOP voters think [John] Boehner and [Mitch] McConnell should remain Speaker and Majority Leader. Three-fifths want someone new rather than Speaker Boehner and almost half want someone new rather than Leader McConnell. As of now this finding has received scant media attention. It deserves more. The Daily Signal broke Caddells poll but somewhat buried that lede; Drudge linked the Daily Signal article halfway down his site. Otherwise, I see...
  • Louie Gohmert Reveals Real Intimidation Happening in Speaker Battle

    01/05/2015 6:20:20 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 100 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 5, 2015 | Erica Ritz
    Texas Republican Louie Gohmert said there is real intimidation happening in the fight to determine who will be the next speaker of the House of Representatives. Gohmert announced Sunday that he is running for speaker to unseat John Boehner (R-Ohio). Glenn Beck warned him Monday that if he doesnt win, his political future is over. If you dont win, youre toast, Beck said. And thats exactly what theyre going to be saying [to those who don't vote for Boehner]. Thats what Boehner is saying to everybody right now. Listen, you dont vote for me, you dont play ball with me...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert Challenges Boehner For Speaker

    01/05/2015 3:56:11 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 5, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Congress: With polls showing most GOP voters in opposition to the Speaker's budget deal and saying they would "probably" or "definitely" prefer a new leader, a Tea Party favorite fires a shot heard around the political world. In 2010, House Speaker John Boehner loved the Tea Party. The grass-roots movement, which arose in opposition to manifestations of big government such as ObamaCare and unlimited taxation and regulation, put the GOP back in control of the House of Representatives and made Boehner Speaker. But by December 2013, Boehner loved the Tea Party and other conservative groups not so much. They had...
  • 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] https://twitter.com/ ^ | 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.... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3243475/posts
  • Gohmertforspeaker.com traffic through the roof

    01/04/2015 4:46:51 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 1/4/15
    via Matthew Boyle on twitter: Sources close to the organized effort against Boehner tell @BreitbartNews that http://Gohmertforspeaker.com traffic through the roof.
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert Announces Run for Speaker of the House

    01/04/2015 8:33:31 AM PST · by FR_addict · 150 replies
    US House ^ | Jan 4th 2015 | Louie Gohmert
    WASHINGTON, DC Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding his decision to buck the status quo and challenge John Boehner in the race for House Speaker: After the November elections gave Republicans control of the Senate, voters made clear they wanted change. There have been numerous examples of problematic Republican leadership, but we were hopeful our leaders got the voters message. However, after our Speaker forced through the CRomnibus by passing it with Democratic votes and without time to read it, it seemed clear that we needed new leadership. There had been much discussion. But, until yesterday,...
  • Louie Gohmert Is Officially Gunning for John Boehners Job

    01/04/2015 5:00:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 4, 2015 | Zach Noble
    Its 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 hes officially a candidate for the speaker gig. Gohmerts announcement comes as Boehners approval from conservative voters sags. Gohmerts 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 dont 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
  • GOHMERT: GOP LEADERSHIP NOT ON BOARD WITH DEFUNDING EXEC AMNESTY

    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 presidents executive action on immigration on Mondays 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 years legislation. And release the energy sector to provide more jobs. Its ready. Theres ready to be an economic boom if we will stop the overregulation. Let states that have the power do the...
  • Gohmert: Leadership Wouldn't Work With Conservatives on Cromnibus

    12/12/2014 12:11:19 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Dec 2014
    Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said that conservatives in the House heard "not one word" from House GOP leadership on compromises to make changes to the cromnibus in order to get conservatives to vote for it even though "we were willing to work with them to compromise" on Thursday's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel. "There was no encouragement to conservatives. The Speaker and Majority Leader, these folks knew there's money for abortion, money for the EPA to hurt states like Texas, Arizona. There's just all kinds of money in there for things we don't support. and, Sean, you and I...
  • House GOP Leaders Trick 216 House Republicans into Accidentally Supporting Obama's Executive Amnesty

    12/08/2014 9:09:35 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-8-14 | Matthew Boyle
    In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obamas executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envyand they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obamas executive amnesty. Whats more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehners gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenantsincluding at least two committee chairmenat political risk of serious primary challenges...
  • House GOP Leaders Trick 216 House Republicans into Accidentally Supporting Obama's Executive Amnesty

    12/08/2014 5:49:43 AM PST · by bestintxas · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/8/14 | m boyle
    In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obamas executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envyand they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obamas executive amnesty. Whats more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehners gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenantsincluding at least two committee chairmenat political risk of serious primary challenges...
  • Exclusive: House GOP Leaders Trick 216 House Republicans into Accidentally Supporting Obama's

    12/07/2014 9:03:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/7/14 | Matthew Boyle
    In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obamas executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envyand they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obamas executive amnesty. Whats more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehners gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenantsincluding at least two committee chairmenat political risk of serious primary challenges...