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  • Speaker of the House John Boehner, Democrat Majority Leader, Beats Back Republicans 257-167

    03/06/2015 9:41:49 AM PST · by xzins · 44 replies
    Personal ^ | 6 Mar 15 | Xzins
    When asked if they would support an overthrow of Speaker of the House, John Boehner, his democrat colleagues responded with a resounding negative. The general attitude was that he's the best they've got for the moment. How true. http://thehill.com/homenews/house/234766-dems-would-back-boehner-in-coup-attempt Spending, amnesty, ObamaCare...you name it. Boehner is their guy. "Oh no" you might say, "Didn't Boehner schedule Benjamin Netanyahu to speak over the objections of President Obama?" I'm not so sure about that. Since that speech (3 March) and the DHS vote (3 March) were scheduled at the same time, there are cynical ones among us who would suggest Boehner did...
  • Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup

    03/06/2015 6:09:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn't count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker. And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress. A number of right-wing Republicans, long-wary of Boehner's commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama's policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands. But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they'd rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing...
  • Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup

    03/06/2015 4:49:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 3/6/15 | Mike Lillis
    Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn't count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker. And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress. A number of right-wing Republicans, long-wary of Boehner's commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama's policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands. But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they'd rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing...
  • The End of the Charade

    03/04/2015 6:53:57 AM PST · by JayAr36 · 52 replies
    3/4/2015 | Jayar36
    Well Mr. Speaker the charade is over. Obama has received just what he wanted and you and Mitch helped him. You can both now get back in line, knee pads in hand, ready to kiss the bony rear of your leader and ask, "What do you want next, Sire?" A real man once called some of our foes the, "Axis of Evil." Well I see another axis right here in what is left of America. Between you and McConnell and Obama you are destroying the America you grew up in and it apparently isn't going to stop. A more ineffective...
  • Replace John Boehner as House Speaker (declare the chair vacant!)

    03/03/2015 2:35:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 93 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 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...
  • Vacate the Chair

    03/03/2015 10:59:55 AM PST · by Another Kansan · 4 replies
    "The Speaker can not be unmindful of the fact, as evidenced by three previous elections to the Speakership, that in the past he has enjoyed the confidence of the Republican Party of the country and of the Republican Members of the House; but the assault upon the Speaker of the House by the minority, supplemented by the efforts of the so-called insurgents, shows that the Democratic minority, aided by a number of so-called insurgents, constituting 15 per cent of the majority party in the House, is now in the majority, and that the Speaker of the House is not in...
  • Silver will be gone Monday - Assembly Dems want to keep de Blasio and Cuomo out of successor talk

    01/27/2015 9:40:23 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1-27-15 | Glenn Blain, Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — Embattled Speaker Sheldon Silver will be gone by Monday — and Assembly Democrats are strongly united that Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio should keep out of picking his successor. “On Monday, there will be a vacancy in the office of speaker,” Majority Leader Joseph Morelle (D-Rochester) said Tuesday. He said he didn’t know if Silver would resign or the chamber would have to take a vote to oust him. Morelle will temporarily run the chamber until a permanent speaker has been chosen. A vote has been scheduled for Feb. 10. Assemblyman Joseph Lentol told the Daily News...
  • Democrats jockeying behind the scenes to replace Speaker Sheldon Silver in New York Assembly

    01/25/2015 3:01:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/25/15 | Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — The early jockeying to possibly replace embattled Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has already begun, the Daily News has learned. A state assemblyman from the city said he has received calls directly from Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, and surrogates of Assemblyman Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) and Keith Wright (D-Manhattan) in recent days to gauge his feelings on the uncertainty in the chamber. None of the three directly told the assemblyman that they were looking to topple Silver. Morelle did say he'd be interested in being a candidate for the speaker position should Silver step down or be pushed out...
  • KS 3 Congressman Yoder's explanation for supporting Boehner

    01/07/2015 3:08:47 PM PST · by Zenot · 31 replies
    Kevin Yodder's office ^ | 1/7/2014 | Kevin Yodder
    Thank you for taking the time to contact me in regard to the election for Speaker of the House. It is an honor to serve the people of Kansas in the United States Congress and I appreciate your input. On January 6th, 2015, the House of Representatives voted to elect the Speaker of the House for the 114th Congress. As you may know, John Boehner was re-elected as Speaker. Speaker Boehner received a majority of the votes with 216 and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) received 164. No other candidate received more than 12 votes. As such, this vote was a...
  • Time for 3rd Party After Boehner Win?

    01/07/2015 3:03:01 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 01/07/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    In recent years, examples of good Christian art have at times been difficult to come by. This is partly due to the increasing preponderance of modern art that is often more focused on “making a statement” (political, social, or otherwise) and “pushing boundaries” than on capturing true beauty and uplifting the human spirit. Despite this, there remain many artists who wish to explore the persons of saints and Biblical figures through their art, whether for their own personal interest or simply because they have been commissioned. The following is a list of nine examples of such art in various styles,...
  • Mia Love explains why she voted for John Boehner as House speaker

    01/07/2015 12:56:34 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 192 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 7, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, shocked some conservatives Tuesday when the first vote she cast as a new congresswoman was to keep Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as House speaker. Twitter erupted, with several people claiming to be in her district saying they had lost faith in their previous hero, and that she had shown her true self. Remember, this was not a vote on legislation, it was a vote for the speaker of the House. Love, in an email to the Washington Examiner, provided some insight into why she chose to keep Boehner as GOP leader. “There were no qualified or...
  • Boehner defends retribution - says no final decision has been made

    01/07/2015 10:17:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 7, 2015 | Scott Wong
    A day after winning his third term as Speaker, John Boehner (R-Ohio) said his conference had begun a "family conversation" about how to respond to the 25 conservatives who revolted and voted against him on the floor. Boehner confirmed that the Rules Committee agreed hours after the Tuesday vote to boot two of the defectors off the committee: Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), who challenged Boehner for Speaker, and Rep. Richard Nugent (R-Fla.), who voted for his fellow Florida Republican. But the Speaker said no final decisions had been made, suggesting Webster and Nugent could rejoin the committee, even as some...
  • Boehner Retains Seat as Speaker of the House, Punishes Dissent

    01/07/2015 8:37:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Conservatives are seen as "the fringe," and the enemy, not just because they dare to challenge the power structure the leadership has established, but because they desire a dismantling of the centralized system The unconstitutional expansion of federal power began as far back as moments after the ratification of the United States Constitution. Under John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States, during his thirty-six year run, the courts created legal precedents that stood in direct opposition to the Jeffersonian Republicans, who called for principles more in line with the Constitution that authorizes stronger State governments. The Jeffersonians...
  • Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) Issues Statement On His John Boehner Vote

    01/07/2015 8:11:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Mick Mulvaney released the following statement: “There was an attempt to oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House today. I didn’t participate in it. That may make some people back home angry. I understand that, but I’ve got some experience with coup attempts against the Speaker, and what I learned two years ago factored heavily in my decision today not to join the mutiny. First, I learned two years ago that people lie about how they are going to vote. And you cannot go into this kind of fight with people you do not trust....
  • Glenn Grothman a Sellout? Give Me A Break

    01/07/2015 7:49:35 AM PST · by Sideshow Bob · 70 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | January 6, 2015 | Collin Roth
    Welcome to Washington, Congressman Grothman. Glenn Grothman's very first vote as a member of Congress, a vote in favor of John Boehner for Speaker, earned the ire of RedState.com Editor in Chief Erick Erickson who declared Grothman "all talk." "There will be no standing up by Glenn Grothman. Elections have a way of voluntarily and willingly neutering congressmen." Critics of Grothman are pointing to Grothman's willingness during the summer primary to criticize Boehner's leadership in the House and suggest that he would vote against the sitting Speaker in 2015. “I would have no problem looking for an alternative to Speaker...
  • Anatomy of a Failed Coup: Boehner’s opponents were slow and uncertain.

    01/07/2015 7:29:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/07/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Around 10 a.m. this morning, Representative John Fleming (R., Md.) received a phone call from a colleague asking him to vote against Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) on the House floor today. Fleming has a longstanding alliance with Representative Steve King (R., Iowa), Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.), and other ringleaders of the unsuccessful effort to oust Boehner from the speaker’s chair, which makes it surprising that this was the first time anyone had contacted him about the issue. “To ask me to vote against the speaker on the last day like this, without having an alternative to vote for,...
  • 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. — weren’t running for president. Will Rogers famously joked: “I don’t belong to any organized political party — I’m a Democrat,” and there has long...
  • 'They p***ed him off': Conservative Republicans lose committee assignments in retaliation...

    01/06/2015 11:30:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2015 | David Martosko
    Iron-fisted U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is moving quickly to punish conservative Republicans who tried to oust him Tuesday during the biennial leadership election. Hours after the contentious vote, Florida Rep. Daniel Webster – who actively campaigned against Boehner and persuaded 12 GOP members to support him – found himself left off the membership list of the powerful House Rules Committee, where he served for the last two years. Rep. Rich Nugent, a fellow Floridian who voted for him, suffered the same fate. 'My philosophy,' Webster told reporters after he heard the news that he had been bumped from the...
  • Terminology and Change (Vanity)

    01/06/2015 7:16:07 PM PST · by vmivol00 · 1 replies
    1/7/15 | VMIVol00
    For several years the terms GOPe and RINO have been used to describe less than conservative members of the Republican Party. As of today those terms are dead. There are no RINOs and there is no GOPe. There are only Republicans and the GOP. The Party has chosen their future. When only 25 members of the house GOP are willing to listen to their constituents and vote in a principled manner to remove a known betrayer, that tells you all that you need to know about the party as a whole. In my mind, there is nothing that can save...
  • Caption Time

    01/06/2015 1:01:58 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 61 replies
  • Anti-Boehner Rebels Come Up Short - But Was Stronger Than Expected

    01/06/2015 12:56:38 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 6, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) was reelected to his post as leader of the Republican conference, but the rebellion was stronger than expected. Boehner received 215 votes, of 408 votes cast. He needed 205 to win the speakership. Twenty-four Republicans voted for alternatives, with a 25th lawmaker voting present. Half of those ‘no’ votes went to Representative Daniel Webster (R., Fla.), who was backed by Representative Steve King (R., Iowa.) King was one of the ringleaders of the rebellion. The race was closer than the 215-24 result suggests. If 35 Republicans had voted against Boehner, he would not have...
  • Here are the Republicans who voted against John Boehner for speaker

    01/06/2015 12:09:34 PM PST · by leapfrog0202 · 177 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/6/2015 | Aaron Blake
    In the biggest defection from an incumbent speaker in at least 100 years, 25 House Republicans voted for someone other than John Boehner to serve as speaker in the 114th Congress. Here's the full list, in order: 1.Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) -- Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) 2.Rep. Brian Babin (Tex.) -- “present” 3.Rep. Rod Blum (Iowa) -- Rep. Dan Webster (R-Fla.) 4.Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) -- Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) ...click link for more
  • Tom Marino: “doesn’t have any options”… except Boehner

    01/06/2015 12:02:04 PM PST · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    David Madeira Show ^ | January 6, 2015 | David Madeira
    David asks Congressman Tom Marino about who he’s supporting in SpeakerFight 2015. The Congressman believes he “doesn’t have any options”… except Boehner.
  • House Session: The House convened for its first legislative session of the 114th Congress.

    01/06/2015 9:10:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | January 6, 2015 | House of Representatives
    House Session The House convened for its first legislative session of the 114th Congress.
  • Watch HouseLive

    01/06/2015 8:18:51 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    U.S. House of Representatives ^ | 2015-01-06 | U.S. House of Representatives
    Your Government in Action The Office of the Clerk gives you a front-row seat in the U.S. House of Representatives chambers. The Clerk’s HouseLive service allows you to watch streaming live and archived video feeds of House floor proceedings dating back to 2009.
  • 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...
  • Here what you need to know: We don't have 29 definitive nos. But Boehner only has about 130 yes's

    01/06/2015 5:38:54 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    via Daniel Horowitz on twitter Here what you need to know: We don;t have 29 definitive nos. But Boehner only has about 130 yes votes.
  • 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
  • Renee Elmers (R-NC-2) Attacks Boehner Challengers, Says They are Media Whores Without Substance

    01/06/2015 4:19:02 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | The Right Scoop
    Today Boehner lackey Renee Elmers attacked Boehner challengers Rep. Gohmert and Rep. Yoho as media whores with no substance whatsoever: Monday on NewsMax TV’s “Midpoint,” Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) without naming names blasted members of Congress who have come out against House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) in his bid for a third term as speaker. Ellmers said, “Those who are acting out right now though are getting some media attention. That is all it is. It’s media attention. These are folks that thrive on it. They are bad actors right now because they are acting as though they are going...
  • FAX JIM JORDAN NOW! (Free Online Fax)

    01/06/2015 4:14:47 AM PST · by Hostage · 5 replies
    Free Republic ^ | January 6, 2015 | Hostage
    His email and voicemail are jammed full. FAX all his offices using http://faxzero.com; here are his office's fax numbers: Washington, DC Office 1524 Longworth House Office Bldg Washington, DC 20515 T (202) 225-2676 F (202) 226-0577 Lima Office 3121 West Elm Plaza Lima, OH 45805 T (419) 999-6455 F (419) 999-4238 Norwalk Office 13 B East Main Street Norwalk, OH 44857 T (419) 663-1426 F (419) 668-3015 His vote against Boehner is critical!
  • Speaker Boehner staves off dissenters (Another Purge in the Works!)

    01/06/2015 3:57:11 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | January 5, 2015 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Speaker John Boehner hopes Tuesday is the beginning of a new reality on Capitol Hill. For years, Boehner has had to stroke the egos of his House Republican Conference’s far-right fringe, the hardline conservatives who had an outsized voice in every legislative debate and often dragged the entire party with them, even when he implored them to ease up. Now, though, the Ohio Republican and his allies are confident he will win his third term as speaker on Tuesday without the dozen or so “Hell no!” conservatives who have seemingly stymied him at every turn. He will lose the support...
  • SARAH PALIN: ‘I’LL 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 Boehner’s (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 News’s Hannity. “I’ll 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...
  • Voting Present is a Vote For Pelosi

    01/05/2015 7:35:06 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    Redstate ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | Streiff
    Some new members of the House of Representatives have pledged not to vote for Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/AN/A. Instead of casting their vote for someone, they claim they will vote “present.” They need to understand that doing so is a vote for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Nancy Pelosi11%House Democrat Average13%See Full Scorecard11%. Under House rules, a Speaker is elected based on an absolute majority of votes cast for a person. There can be no plurality. The person elected Speaker must be elected based on an absolute majority of the votes cast. If a member of the House of Representatives...
  • 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 doesn’t win, his political future is over. “If you don’t win, you’re toast,” Beck said. “And that’s exactly what they’re going to be saying [to those who don't vote for Boehner]. That’s what Boehner is saying to everybody right now. ‘Listen, you don’t vote for me, you don’t play ball with me...
  • Boehner Vote Crisis Jams Hill Phones, Splits Party

    01/05/2015 6:12:13 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Neil Munro
    The supposedly routine reelection of House Speaker John Boehner is becoming a dramatic repeat of the GOP’s December split over immigration, where the party’s populist base was jammed by the business-backed leadership. By mid-Monday, at least 10 defectors said they will vote against Boehner for speaker. A new poll was released showing overwhelming opposition to GOP leaders funding President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty. And the House switchboard was jammed by Republicans who are urging their members to vote against Boehner. The Daily Caller was on hold for 25 minutes, but the switchboard operator did not answer the phone. Boehner needs...
  • 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...
  • POLLSTER PAT CADDELL: ONE-THIRD OF GOP ‘HANGING BY A THREAD FROM BOLTING’

    01/05/2015 3:36:24 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 210 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Robert Wilde
    Fox News contributor and Democratic pollster Pat Caddell told Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that up to one-third of Republicans are ready to call it quits as members of the GOP. “The alienation among Republican voters is so high,” says Caddell, that conservatively “a quarter to one-third of the Republican party are hanging by a thread from bolting.” Caddell argues that GOP voters’ attitudes are “so anti-establishment,” and they give Republican leadership poor ratings. The revelation comes on the heels of polling data supervised by Caddell Associates and reported on Friday by Breitbart News that a stupefying 60%...
  • 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....
  • Conservative Activists Fuel Anti-Boehner Rebellion With Letter Calling for His Removal as Speaker

    01/05/2015 10:09:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/5/15 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Two dozen conservative activists, including prominent new media personalities Michelle Malkin and Dana Loesch, joined Judson Phillips of Tea Party Nation and John Hawkins and Tiffany Ruegner of Right Wing News, in signing a letter calling on “Republicans in the House of Representatives to elect someone other than John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives.” Members of the newly elected House of Representatives will meet in Washington on Tuesday to select a new Speaker of the House. “In the four years Boehner has been Speaker,” the letter reads, “he has been nothing short of a disaster.” The signatories...
  • Louie Gohmert challenges Boehner for House Speaker

    01/05/2015 10:27:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/15 | Dan Calabrese
    One thing you can certainly say for Louie Gohmert is that he wouldn't be afraid of the media, and too often that has been Boehner's downfall in going up against Obama I love Louie Gohmert, and I lost my patience with John Boehner a long time ago as House Speaker, but I’m still not finding myself getting too excited about Gohmert challenging Boehner for the speakership. Here’s why, in a nutshell: Gohmert’s not going to win. The number of House conservatives willing to participate in a rebellion against Boehner at this point is maybe 20 or so. That’s out of...
  • Does the Right Have a Shot at Ousting John Boehner?

    01/05/2015 7:41:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/05/2015 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON Ā– Two Republican lawmakers have stepped forward to challenge House Speaker John BoehnerĀ’s campaign for a third term as top dog in the lower chamber, raising the specter of an extended selection procedure that could muddy the selection process.Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), a Tea Party Republican who has been a consistent pain in BoehnerĀ’s side, announced Sunday that he will challenge Boehner, declaring that the election Ā“is not about a particular candidate ā€” it is about whether we keep the status quo or make the change the country demands.Ā”GohmertĀ’s announcement follows on the heels of the declaration by...
  • Palace intrigue: Minimutiny mounting against John Boehner

    01/05/2015 7:15:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | Joseph Curl
    The rank and file aren’t happy. A minimutiny may be underway in the House of Representatives as another conservative has come out to announce that he will oppose Rep. John Boehner in his re-election bid as House speaker. [Snip] Another Republican, Rep. Walter C. Jones of North Carolina, said there are up to 18 conservatives who are looking for an alternative to Mr. Boehner. In 2013, there were nine Republicans who didn’t vote for Mr. Boehner. [Snip] Mr. Obama has been eating Mr. Boehner’s lunch for years. Early on, the president got the speaker to agree to $500 billion in...
  • 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 ā€ˇ1ā€ˇ/ā€ˇ4ā€ˇ/ā€ˇ2015ā€ˇ ā€ˇ4ā€ˇ:ā€ˇ21ā€ˇ:ā€ˇ38ā€ˇ ā€ˇPM by cotton1706 via Matthew Boyle on Twitter Matthew Boyle ā€¸@mboyle1 Ā· 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
  • Marlin Stutzman is issuing a public statement TOMORROW saying he voting against Boehner

    01/05/2015 4:12:46 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 45 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 1/4/15
    via Matthew Boyle on Twitter: Jim Bridenstine just announced Marlin Stutzman is issuing a public statement TOMORROW saying he voting against Boehner Stutzman coming out against Boehner is MASSIVE. Takes this BIG TIME. Stutzman ran for House Majority Whip last summer
  • Conservatives in the House Have Only a Veto Power [use it]

    01/05/2015 2:42:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | January 5, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    ".....What conservatives need to understand is that they do not have the power to get their guy elected Speaker. Conservatives now only have the veto power, which is powerful in and of itself. Conservatives can block anyone from being Speaker. They can work together to ensure someone more favorable to themselves is elected, but they themselves cannot pick that person. 29 votes for someone other than Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/A can keep Boehner from being Speaker. The odds are that the person the conservatives vote for initially would never become Speaker. Conservatives in the House need to understand that if...
  • David Brat: Next House Speaker Must Tackle Trillion-Dollar Problems (against Boehner)

    01/04/2015 7:15:05 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 73 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/4/15 | Dave Brat
    Whoever runs for the Republican leadership of the U.S. House on Tuesday must communicate on paper how Congress is going to lead on the big issues. The American people elected us to solve trillion-dollar problems, not to kick the can down the road with only symbolic votes. My district expects any leader to clearly outline bold solutions on the major issues of our day, such as: · How he or she will defend the Constitution and challenge President Obama’s repeated illegal overreach into areas of congressional authority, particularly his unconstitutional amnesty by presidential decree; · How he will end Washington’s...
  • Replacing Speaker Boehner: Here's How It's Done

    01/04/2015 6:56:14 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 38 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | 1/4/2015 | JOSH WITHROW
    December’s disgraceful CRomnibus debacle fresh in mind, House conservatives may finally be ready to hand the most powerful gavel in the House from John Boehner to a more principled leader when they vote for Speaker of the House on January 6th. Replacing Boehner is both possible and necessary for a multitude of reasons, but it’s important to understand how the vote works in order to counter the misinformation that has already started coming from those with a vested interest in keeping the status quo. Under the Constitution, the Speaker of the House must be elected each Congress by a majority...