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  • Possible Rules Change Could Punish Boehner Dissidents

    09/19/2014 1:25:25 PM PDT · by HOYA97 · 62 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9/19/2014 | Tim Alberta and Daniel Newhauser
    House Republicans are quietly discussing a proposal that could fundamentally alter the way future speakers of the House are chosen, according to multiple GOP sources, with the objective of avoiding a repeat of John Boehner's embarrassing reelection vote in 2013.
  • Bashing Boehner: A No-Brainer?

    07/22/2014 7:23:21 AM PDT · by Jabba the Nutt · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2014 | Doris O'Brien
    I was reading a political blog the other day when my computer screen suddenly went dark. On came the burning question: "Who Would Make a Better Speaker of the House: John Boehner or Trey Gowdy?" Great. Just the sort of speculation that Republicans need in order to take our eyes off the burning issues of the day, and maybe even start a fight in the GOP ranks on an ill-timed matter. Well, it wouldn’t be the first time. snipBut this is hardly the time to suggest that John Boehner is an incompetent leader. After all, he is in the process...
  • What If Jeb Hensarling Conceded Majority Leader Battle To Win The Speaker War?

    06/20/2014 4:57:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/20/2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    What if conservatives in Congress conceded the Republican majority leader battle in order to win the larger leadership war? After Eric Cantor’s surprise primary defeat and his subsequent announcement that he would be resigning his leadership position at the end of July, many on the right urged someone with stellar conservative credentials, like Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, to challenge Cantor’s heir apparent, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, for the majority leader spot. But Hensarling opted not to run and McCarthy cruised to victory Thursday after a nominal challenge by Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador. Some conservative pundits who longed for someone like...
  • (Rep Tim)Huelskamp: Cantor’s Defeat Weakens Boehner

    06/11/2014 2:59:05 PM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 10 | Matt Fuller
    As conservatives begin to wrap their heads around the shocking primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, at least one member of the coup to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner doesn’t think an open spot in leadership will strengthen Boehner’s hand come the 114th Congress. Just minutes after Cantor’s defeat was official on Tuesday night, Rep. Tim Huelskamp told CQ Roll Call that Cantor’s ouster “bodes well for an entire new leadership team.” The Kansas Republican, who hasn’t been quiet about his qualms with leadership, said it’s “too early to tell” exactly how this affects leadership races, “but, again,...
  • Conservatives Predict Boehner Won’t Be Back as Speaker Next Year

    06/11/2014 12:23:25 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 06/11/2014 | Rob Bluey
    Two outspoken conservative lawmakers predicted John Boehner’s days as House speaker are numbered—despite an assurance from the Ohio Republican that he has every intention to return. In response to a question at today’s Conversations with Conservatives event on Capitol Hill, Reps. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, and Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., said Boehner won’t be back next year. “I don’t think he runs,” Labrador said. “I don’t think he’s going to come back as speaker either,” Salmon added. Boehner’s spokesman told The Daily Signal that’s not true. “The speaker has said—publicly and privately—that he intends to be speaker again next year,” Michael Steel...
  • Boehner Posts Easy Victory in Ohio GOP Primary

    05/06/2014 7:21:11 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 70 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-6-2014 | Reid J. Epstein
    House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) coasted to a primary election victory Tuesday over tea party-aligned challenger J.D. Winteregg and two other opponents. The Associated Press declared Mr. Boehner the primary victor with about 8,600 votes cast — about 6% of precincts reporting. Mr. Winteregg, a high school teacher who raised less than $50,000, represented Mr. Boehner’s most robust primary challenge in years, prompting the speaker to air television ads for himself. Mr. Winteregg’s campaign was aided by $350,000 in third-party spending, but it was hardly enough to give the speaker a scare. Democrats Tom Poetter and Matthew Guyette are...
  • Report: 40-50 House conservatives plotting to oust Boehner as Speaker

    04/10/2014 10:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2014 | AllahPundit
    If this feels like deja vu, it’s because Jonathan Strong of Breitbart reported the same thing more than two weeks ago. According to his and National Journal’s sources, there are now 40-50 Republicans in the House who are quietly committed to voting against Boehner in the next Speaker election in January — if he hasn’t already retired by then. That would deny him the majority he needs to take the gavel. Faced with the prospect of that humiliation, the thinking goes, he’ll quit before it ever comes to that. This story and Strong’s are the insurgents’ way of warning him...
  • Report: 40 House Republicans ready to vote against Boehner for Speaker next year?

    03/24/2014 2:47:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2014 | AllahPundit
    We’ve been told before that a tea-party revolt was brewing, only to see it fall flat, so maybe this is idle saber-rattling on a slow news day.Riddle me this, though. If this is just a bluff, what’s the angle? What do the anti-Boehner forces gain by warning this guy through the media that he has nothing to lose by screwing the caucus every which way before the midterms? If he’s a dead man walking, what’s keeping him from bringing amnesty to the floor and letting 20 RINOs pass it with Pelosi’s help? “My sense at the present time that the...
  • R.I. state police take over House Speaker Fox’s office

    03/21/2014 9:16:19 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 35 replies
    Prov Journal ^ | 3/21/14 | Catherine Gregg
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Federal and state law enforcement authorities took over House Speaker Gordon D. Fox’s State House office Friday morning, carrying storage boxes and a bag marked “evidence.” Rhode Island state troopers took up positions outside the office just before 11 a.m. They were followed just before noon by other investigators, including some wearing IRS jackets. The troopers would not answer questions about why they were there nor would they allow reporters into the office. They referred questions to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jim Martin, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said the office, the FBI, the state police...
  • REP. GOHMERT: Boehner Will Be Gone as Speaker by January

    02/24/2014 7:58:43 PM PST · by rdb3 · 11 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 24 FEB 2014 | Doug Ross
    REP. GOHMERT: Boehner Will Be Gone as Speaker by January To paraphrase Michael Ledeen, "faster, please!" One of the tea-party leaders in Congress believes the days of Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker of the House of Representatives are numbered... Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, ... predicts Boehner will no longer be speaker “by next January,” regardless of the outcome of the midterm election in November. The Texan doesn’t think it will take a coup to remove Boehner, believing the tide is already moving in that direction, and saying, “I think people are ready for a change.” And Gohmert would see...
  • Conservative group calls for Boehner’s head

    02/11/2014 11:16:46 AM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    The Senate Conservatives Fund says that it is time for House Speaker John Boehner to go and they will keep track of the GOP lawmakers that support their effort to oust him from his leadership post. The group, which is targeting several incumbent Republicans in primary races this year, said Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, has sold out small government principles on too many occasions and the last straw came this week when....con't here
  • Senate Conservatives Fund: Boehner must be replaced!

    02/11/2014 9:10:50 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    The Senate Conservatives fund is targeting Boehner’s speakership, trying to get at least 15 people to vote against Boehner next time around which would keep him from getting the speakership again: THE HILL – The Senate Conservatives Fund is calling on House Republicans to force out House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), taking aim at Boehner’s support of a clean debt ceiling hike. “John Boehner must be replaced as Speaker of the House,” the group says in an email to supporters. The group is rallying supporters to the website replacethespeaker.com, looking to pressure House Republicans to vote against Boehner next January....
  • I Reckon We Can Get Rid of Boehner Soon- but Replaced by Whom?

    02/11/2014 3:34:21 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 54 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    We first heard rumblings of an internal challenge to John Boehner's wholly-ineffective 'leadership' back in 2010: it was Eric Cantor who looked like he might make a move, tho he quickly backed-off any idea of snatching the Speaker's gavel when support didn't materialize. But Cantor -who seems to have accomplished little of 'conservative' substance on Capitol Hill- hasn't stopped working on his slow, quiet coup either... Another obvious candidate some thought the Tea Party could get behind would be Paul Ryan ... but after his support for bad budget deals, open-borders-lite immigration legislation (since collapsed), ceaseless spying on US citizens, and...
  • London Holocaust Day speaker admires Hitler, hates Jews

    01/27/2014 5:18:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/27/14 | Carl in Jeruslaem
    I'd like you all to meet Hassan Farooq. Farooq was a Holocaust Day speaker in London in 2013. Let's go to the videotape. But a British organization called Stand for Peace has done an investigation into Mr. Farouq and has found some very disturbing things. Hassan Farooq is a a “senior member” of the Newham Dawah Team, an East London-based organisation which attempts to spread the message of Islam. Newham Dawah Team is part of the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) Network, and its officials regularly liaise with iERA officials such as Abdurraheem Green. The iERA is an extremist...
  • BOEHNER GOES OFF: Conservative Groups Have 'Lost All Credibility'

    12/12/2013 10:13:17 AM PST · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 12/12/13 | Brett LoGiurato/business insider
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) continued to blast outside conservative groups over their opposition to the budget deal struck by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), saying in a press conference Thursday that they have "lost all credibility." " When you criticize something and you have no idea what you’re criticizing, you’ve lost your credibility," Boehner told reporters on Capitol Hill.
  • Obama says Speaker Boehner ´can´t control his caucus´

    10/15/2013 9:35:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/15/13 | Steve Holland and Mark Felsenthal
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the frantic stop-and-go effort in Congress to avoid a debt default and end a government shutdown is "a mess" as a gloomy mood descended over the White House with time running out to a Thursday deadline. Obama, who is to meet Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday, and his Democratic backers stressed there is still time to avoid a historic default even as efforts to reach a deal in Congress floundered on Capitol Hill. "My expectation is that it does get solved, but we don´t have a lot of time," Obama told...
  • Report: GOP operatives, former Boehner aides expect him to retire after midterms next year

    09/05/2013 7:02:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/05/2013 | AllahPundit
    Nothing concrete, just speculation, but speculation from people who know Boehner well.Before you pop the champagne, ask yourself: How much of an improvement would Speaker Cantor be? “He has to say that [he's staying]. He can’t not say that. The minute you say [you're leaving], you’re done,” said one former GOP leadership aide who is part of Boehner’s circle. “Everybody around him thinks this is his last term.”Despite the effort by Boehner to tamp down speculation that he will depart the House after the 2014 midterms, multiple cooks in Boehner’s kitchen cabinet think the Republican is still strongly considering making...
  • Canada: 'Al Quds Day' Speaker Calls for Israelis to be Killed

    08/05/2013 9:02:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    inn ^ | 8/5/13 | Ari Soffer and Dalit Halevi
    The former president of "Palestine House," a Canadian NGO accused by the government of showing a "pattern of support for extremism," has called for the forced ethnic-cleansing of all Israelis Saturday. In the video below, Elias Hazineh can be seen addressing a crowd of anti-Israel activists in Toronto during the annual Al Quds Day march. "We have to give them an ultimatum," he said of Israelis, "you have to leave Jerusalem; you have to leave Palestine..." But Hazineh did not stop there. Dismissing negotiations, he called for the forced ethnic-cleansing of Israeli Jews as a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict:...
  • Buckeye mutiny seeks to return Boehner to private life

    07/26/2013 5:55:51 PM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 23, 2013 | Neil W. McCabe
    Conservatives on Capitol Hill are not the only ones frustrated with Speaker John A. Boehner. Now a group of conservatives in Ohio-8, his congressional district are working to defeat him in the 2014 GOP primary. According to the Ohio Accountability Project’s website, the group came together and decided it was time to hold their own congressman accountable: “John Boehner–was no longer adequately representing the people in OH-8.” In addition to challenging Boehner, the goal of the project is inform conservatives, so they can act before it is too late to stop the liberals, said its founder J. D. Winteregg, a...
  • Boehner backtrack? Now says immigration conference report must have majority GOP backing

    06/27/2013 11:30:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/27/13 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that any immigration legislation — including a House-Senate compromise — must have majority House Republican support in order to pass.
  • Knesset Speaker Shocked by UK MP's 'Jew' Remark

    06/09/2013 8:22:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 6/9/13 | Gil Ronen
    Knesset Speaker MK Yuli Edelstein wrote a letter of protest Sunday to his British counterpart, MP John Bercow, after a hidden camera video showed a British MP making an offensive anti-Semitic remark regarding a female IDF soldier he encountered on a visit to Israel. The MP resigned last week. "I was shocked to hear about the crude antisemitic words used by a Member of Parliament, Patrick Mercer, regarding an event during his recent trip to Israel,” wrote Edelstein. “This was a totally unacceptable comment, certainly as made by a public figure.” "This comment is merely one of a number of...
  • Average Guest Speaker At IRS Conference Made More Than $9,000

    06/04/2013 3:27:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Andrew Kaczynski ^ | 6/4/13 | Buzz feed
    The IRS spent $135,350 on 15 guest speakers at a single conference in Anaheim, according to a report by the Treasury Inspector General’s report, released by the House Government Oversight Committee Tuesday. The report states that the IRS spent $50 million on such conferences between 2010 and 2012. The average speaker at the Anaheim conference made $9,000, according to a list of the 15 speakers. The IRS paid for the $4 million conference with unused funds originally intended to hire more enforcement personnel. A breakdown of spending from the report: • The IRS reported that it expended
  • Obama in California: ‘I could get a whole lot more done if Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House’

    04/04/2013 8:43:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/04/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    During his fundraisers in California, President Obama explained that it was more important than ever to win a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives in the upcoming elections. Obama singled out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. as the reason he flew out to California for a fundraiser. “She has been an extraordinary friend of mine, but more importantly, she’s a friend to working families all across the country each and every day,” Obama said about Pelosi. “I could not be prouder of her, and I expect that she is going to be once again the Speaker of the...
  • Obama predicts Pelosi will be speaker again soon

    02/09/2013 11:48:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/07/13 | Ed O'Keefe
    President Obama predicted Thursday that if Democrats pursue an ambitious agenda, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will soon have the speaker’s gavel back. “It won’t be smooth, it won’t be simple, there will be frustrations, there will be times when you guys will be mad at me, and I’ll occasionally read about it.” he said. But if they keep focused, he said, ”I would expect that Nancy Pelosi is going to be speaker again pretty soon.” But the president also appeared to be steeling House Democrats — who are more liberal than their Senate counterparts — for the need...
  • John Boehner: a Leader ALL Republicans Can Be PROUD of

    01/06/2013 1:42:17 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 147 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    If you believe the Obammunist hacks  at the New York Times, anyway...  Uh, I'm pretty sure this is the same  John Boehner they're talking about: LAZY COWARDLY TRAITOROUS DRUNKEN ORANGE More/video at Reaganite Republican.... ____________________________________________________________ BonerPlan   YouAreHATED   TotallyLooksLike   DownWithTyranny   GrassRoots    DriftGlass   About.com   CourantBlogs   StopObamaNow   SodaHead
  • What happened in the House; the best course now...

    01/04/2013 8:33:42 AM PST · by txrangerette · 22 replies
    self | January 4, 2013 | self
    Being able to describe something accurately is the first step to understanding it, then fashioning a course of action. What happened in the House Speaker vote is that, although some opposition to Boehner began to surface, no candidate ran for the position against him. For days Mark Levin has been urging an opponent to run, but nobody did. Therefore, the options were Boehner, Pelosi, or continued votes without a winner. You can't beat somebody with nobody. Many thought Cantor was going to challenge Boehner when Cantor and the other leadership voted against the "cliff deal". They were mistaken. It's possible...
  • Boner All Set Up to Cave on Immigration and Gun Grabs Now, Great

    01/03/2013 2:04:35 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 98 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    In the wake of the ludicrous 'fiscal cliff' deal made by Boehner and McConnell -packed with pork, increasing the deficit by $4 TRILLION, and raising taxes on most every American while extracting diddly-squat in spending cuts- the Republican Party doesn't represent my interests anymore, yet no GOPer has the huevos to mount a viable challenge to Boehner's feckless 'leadership'-Ron Meyer, a spokesman for the conservative group American Majority Action, which was among several calling for Boehner’s ouster, acknowledged that House Republicans simply do not have a viable alternative to Boehner. “It turns out no one else seems willing to...
  • FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 2 (Speaker Vote)

    01/03/2013 2:02:26 PM PST · by ZULU · 11 replies
    THOMAS ^ | January 3, 2013 | THOMAS
    FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 2 (Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined) YEA-AND-NAY 3-Jan-2013 1:38 PM QUESTION: Election of the Speaker
  • Boehner re-elected House speaker (after threatening his caucus)

    01/03/2013 1:36:50 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 86 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 3, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was reelected on a 220 to 192 vote by his colleagues Thursday despite last minute grumblings that opposition from within his own party would derail the embattled politician as retribution for his leadership on controversial issues including the recent fiscal cliff deal. (snip) Boehner ran unopposed within his own party, contrary to speculation that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) might challenge him for the position. Just prior to the vote, Cantor told CNN that Boehner would “absolutely” be reelected. Cantor voted against the fiscal cliff deal, which raised taxes on a majority of Americans,...
  • If I Were The Speaker Of The House

    01/03/2013 7:46:17 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    boortz.com ^ | Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 | Neal Boortz
    And as we get into this, let’s remember that if frogs had wings they wouldn’t bump their ass every time they jumped. Got it? OK ….. We learned yesterday from Jamie Dupree that there is no Constitutional requirement for the Speaker of the House to actually be a member! In other words, the Republicans could make Jessica Simpson the Speaker today if they wished to .. and frankly she would probably do a better job than the weak-kneed man we have in there right now, and attendance at her press conferences would certainly go up. But Jessica is pregnant and...
  • Plans to Oust House Speaker Boehner Are Taking Shape

    01/03/2013 3:07:05 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 20 replies
    the New American ^ | 29 December 2012 | Bob Adelmann
    Plans to Oust House Speaker Boehner Are Taking Shape 29 December 2012 by Bob Adelmann Following increasing dissatisfaction with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), staffs of unnamed House members have developed a detailed plan to oust him as the first order of business when the new Congress convenes on Thursday, January 3. Matthew Boyle, writing for Breitbart.com, obtained a copy of the plan with its strategy and tactics laid out in detail. Provided by staffers who demanded anonymity in case the plan backfires, it will be the first issue the House will have to deal with when the Congress returns...
  • Report: Group of 20 Republican congressman to block Boehner’s election as Speaker tomorrow?

    01/02/2013 1:50:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/02/2013 | AllahPundit
    There's just one hitch. It's a terrible, thankless job and no one else wants it. American Majority Action spokesman Ron Meyer told Breitbart News late Tuesday that enough House Republicans have banded together in an effort to unseat House Speaker John Boehner from his position -- they just need a leader to take up the mantle.“At least 20 House Republican members have gotten together, discussed this and want to unseat Speaker Boehner --- and are willing to do what it takes to do it,” Meyer said. “That’s more than enough to get the job done, but the one problem these...
  • GOP Leaders: Allen West for Speaker of House!

    01/02/2013 1:08:46 PM PST · by RobaWho · 37 replies
    RobCunninghamUSA ^ | Rob Cunningham
    Send a loud, strong and bold message! Cost = Nothing. Value = Party Salvation.
  • Report: House Members Seeking to Oust Speaker Boehner

    12/22/2012 8:27:25 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/22/2012 | Kate Hicks
    As members prepare for the 113th Congress, several have been dissatisfied with Speaker Boehner's conduct: he's been accused of booting more conservative members off of major committees, and the abject failure that is "Plan B" seems to have been the final straw for some. Breitbart News reports that there's a plan circulating some offices intended to facilitate the election of a new Speaker of the House come January. Several conservative House Republican members are contemplating a plan to unseat Speaker John Boehner from his position on January 3, Breitbart News has exclusively learned. Staffers have compiled a detailed action plan...
  • HOUSE REPUBLICANS CIRCULATE PLAN TO OUST BOEHNER FROM SPEAKERSHIP

    12/21/2012 6:34:07 PM PST · by HenryArmitage · 85 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12,21,2012 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Several conservative House Republican members are contemplating a plan to unseat Speaker John Boehner from his position on January 3, Breitbart News has exclusively learned. Staffers have compiled a detailed action plan that, if executed, could make this a reality. The Republicans, both conservatives and more establishment members alike, are emboldened after the failure of Boehner’s fiscal cliff “Plan B” on Thursday evening. Dissatisfaction with Boehner is growing in the House Republican conference, but until now there hasn’t been a clear path forward.
  • We're About to Snatch the Gavel from Feckless RINO Doormat John Boehner

    12/17/2012 2:56:48 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Why is Barack Obama playing hardball on fiscal-cliff talks with Gee-Oh-Pee 'leadership' -clearly not negotiating in good faith- as he seems to even welcome the pending economic catastrophe most sensible Americans find so terrifying? If Obama looks like he doesn't care, it's because he doesn't: the WH knew from the start that weaker-than-circus-lemonade John Boehner would play tough at first, then promptly cave on things like still-yet-another debt ceiling increase and ill-advised new taxes on the entrepreneurs and small businesses that Reagan said 'create most or all of the economic growth in the U.S.' Meanwhile, the most damaging president in US history is...
  • Reward Fund: Let's Donate Funds to REWARD Campaign Cash IF true Conservative is elected.

    12/12/2012 7:12:13 AM PST · by RobaWho · 8 replies
    Self ^ | Rob Cunningham
    Following the lead set by Dana Loesch for raising money to ID the union thug that sucker punched Stephen Crowder, I recommend we create a REWARD FUND to collect donations from conservatives that will be immediately donated to any newly elected CONSERVATIVE Speaker of the House. Imagine IF we placed $100,000 (or more) into an escrow fund, only to be rewarded to any truly Conservative Speaker's PAC, otherwise ALL donated funds would be returned to ORIGINAL contributors. We could consider this new campaign a Christmas present to ourselves.
  • Boehner’s Biggest Threat (Representative Tom Price of Georgia is a conservative force)

    12/10/2012 7:15:38 AM PST · by Fred · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 121011 | Robert Costas
    Should a debt deal go sour, the buzz is that Tom Price, a 58-year-old physician from Georgia, may challenge John Boehner for the speaker’s gavel. “Price is the person we’re all watching,” says an aide close to House leadership. “We know he’s frustrated, but we don’t know much else.” In an interview with National Review Online, Price won’t speculate about his future, but he acknowledges his growing uneasiness. “My concern is that within our conference, conservatives, who are a majority, don’t have a proper platform,” he says. “That’s true at the leadership table and on the steering committee.”
  • Did Boehner have anything to do with Allen West's redistricting?

    12/07/2012 7:14:40 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 19 replies
    FLORIDA’S GOP ESTABLISHMENT TRYING TO REDISTRICT ALLEN WEST OUT OF A SEAT? - January 31st, 2012Allen West: House GOP leadership ‘sold us down the road’ for ‘pathetic policy’ - January 06, 2012
  • Ousted GOP freshmen demand explanation from Speaker Boehner

    12/07/2012 5:18:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/12 | Justin Sink
    Ousted GOP freshmen demand explanation from Speaker BoehnerBy Justin Sink - 12/07/12 06:20 PM ET Three Republican congressmen who were booted from House committees are demanding an explanation from Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to Boehner asking for "a full and complete written explanation of the rationale for removing us from our current committee assignments, including any 'scorecards' presented to the Steering Committee to justify our removals." “Two days ago I asked House GOP Leadership to explain why we were taken off key committees, but my questions...
  • Only 16 Members Can Unseat Boehner, Group Says

    12/05/2012 4:06:39 PM PST · by Fred · 141 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 12/05/12 | Matthew Boyle
    The president and CEO of conservative group American Majority Action (AMA) is demanding Republicans band together to fire House Speaker John Boehner. “Speaker Boehner has been an abysmal failure as speaker, and his latest purge is the nail in the coffin for conservatives,” AMA’s Ned Ryun said in a statement. “Boehner has never won a negation battle with the White House or Senate—and he’s been nothing short of an embarrassing spokesman for the Conservative Movement. It’s time for him to go.” Ryun pointed out, too, that if conservatives want to unseat Boehner, they’d only need 16 members to abstain from...
  • Newt Gingrich nominated for Speaker of the House

    11/14/2012 5:23:18 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/14/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Gotta love Louis Gohmert. He stuck his neck out and nominated former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to replace Boehner as Speaker of the House today. Sadly, not a single Republican seconded the motion and it died. And so did our hopes of ousting Boehner: THE HILL – Former Speaker and failed presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was nominated for the position of Speaker on Wednesday by conservative Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas). There was no second. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was nominated for another term by sometime-rival Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Boehner in turn nominated Cantor.
  • Allen West for House Speaker (out with Boehner)

    11/08/2012 2:39:26 PM PST · by publius321 · 22 replies
    Literally, an organization in San Fran Freakshow and George Soros spent millions to libel and defame our venerable patriot Allen West here in FLORIDA. Unacceptable. This is WAR.
  • Time To Make Paul Ryan Speaker of the House

    11/07/2012 11:48:32 AM PST · by ArmyBratproud · 51 replies
    11/7/12 | Armybratproud
    With concern that the current Speaker of the House will cave on issues such as the debt limit, it is time to make Paul Ryan Speaker of the House. Please contact your U.S. Representative.
  • Meet the Next Obama Controversial, inept mayor Julian Castro headlines first night of DNC

    09/04/2012 8:51:54 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 16 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 09/04/12 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Democratic San Antonio mayor Julian Castro is scheduled to headline the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tuesday night despite a questionable record on crime and education and campaign finance. ...
  • Who is the mystery Republican convention speaker?

    08/28/2012 12:44:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    AFP ^ | 08/28/2012
    TAMPA, Florida — As the Republican convention kicks off Tuesday in Tampa, one niggling question remains: who is the mystery speaker with a prime time slot just before Mitt Romney accepts the presidential nomination. Aides to the Republican White House hopeful have taken far too much pleasure in teasing frustrated journalists and heightening the sense of intrigue. "Tune in!" campaign strategist Russ Schriefer challenged in his latest update. The schedule released by the Republican National Convention lists a "To Be Announced" speaker on Thursday night just before the keynote introduction by Hispanic rising star Marco Rubio and Romney's all-important acceptance...
  • Palin will not speak at Republican convention

    08/12/2012 4:51:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 211 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/12/12
    Palin will not speak at Republican conventionWASHINGTON | Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:36pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will not speak at the Republican nominating convention in Tampa later this month, she said in statement on Sunday. "This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I'm excited to hear them," Palin, who was Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 election, said in a statement on Gretawire, the blog of Fox News's Greta Van Susteren.
  • From the Senate Race to the Speaker’s Race (Oust Straus)

    08/02/2012 3:40:20 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 20 replies
    Empower Texas ^ | 8/2/12 | Dustin Matocha
    From the Senate Race to the Speaker’s Race Posted on August 2, 2012 by Dustin Matocha If anything can be taken from Tuesday night’s victory for Ted Cruz and others around the state, it’s that the Tea Party is as powerful of a force as it ever was. The passion and determination of the movement was something remarkable to witness.It safe to assume our next U.S. Senator will be a Republican, and a re-focused Tea Party can have just as significant of an impact on the 2013 State Legislature.There’s no doubt about it. Ted Cruz’ victory last night was in...
  • Over 26,000 petitions sent to Georgetown opposing invitation to HHS Secretary Sebelius

    05/17/2012 12:08:01 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Cardinal Newman Society is sending to Georgetown University President John DiGioia the names of more than 26,000 people who joined an open letter urging Georgetown to cancel an invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at a diploma ceremony this Friday. The petitions are also being shared with Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., and Pope Benedict XVI’s ambassador to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. “These signers are students, alumni, Catholic families, pastors and others who can no longer tolerate Georgetown University’s betrayal of our Church and...
  • Speaker Gingrich Comment on Sen. Santorum Suspending Campaign

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