In January 2011, the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives. We joyously watched as Nancy Pelosi was vanquished from the Speaker’s chair and we believed we had won part of the victory we needed to win.
Now, fourteen months later, we are sorely disappointed. John Boehner has been the most ineffective speaker in modern memory. Not only is a conservative agenda not being advanced in the House, he is surrendering on every fight he has with the Democrats.
We need a solution. We need someone who can be our leader in the House of Representatives, who will stand up to the establishment and do what needs to be done.
Who could this leader be?
Michelle Bachmann has returned to Congress and is now running for reelection in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. We need her not only in Congress, but we need her in the leadership of Congress.
We need her as the Speaker of the House. We need her to replace John Boehner.
First, there needs to be an immediate disclaimer. I have had no communication with Michele Bachmann, her office or her campaign. If John Boehner and the establishment GOP believe she is a threat to his leadership, the establishment will fall on her to make certain she is not reelected.
That still does not change the fact we need to replace Boehner with someone who has two specific qualities. First, they must have the courage to fight and lead and second they must be a conservative. These are two qualities John Boehner is sorely lacking.
Last year, the House of Representatives approved more spending than they did when Nancy Pelosi and the Party of Treason controlled the House. Did anyone support Republicans taking over so they could spend more money?
John Boehner was given the greatest mandate in modern history and he blew it. In February, the government set a record for a budget deficit. The United States was $229 billion in the hole just for February. Just remember 2007, where the deficit was $161 billion for the whole year.
Boehner is incapable of leading. If he were honest with himself he would admit that and allow someone else to take over. But he is a careerist politician who sees himself being Speaker for the next twenty years.
We must have change in Washington. The RINO establishment must be changed.
Michele Bachmann would be a great choice to be the next Speaker of the House and we should encourage her to consider running!
I signed it David and amazingly enough, it worked.
David Henning: I received an E-mail after I signed and submitted the petition. I, in turn sent it to my entire address list. Good job!
Michelle Bachman all the way!!!!
What a great idea. She was be an incredible Speaker.
Let's support Michelle in her re-election effort then help her take control of the house.
David! Thanks for the petition. I've signed as well. Guys: If it's not to late, we should keep this under wraps until she's elected. I'm one of her supporters. She sent an email the other day saying an OWS candidate is going to run up against her. I guess the libs didn't have anybody so they had to dig this one out from underneath the OWS rock. I say keep it under wraps until she's elected. If we let the cat out of the bag now, the establishment elites will try & stop her from being elected. Once she's elected then we put it on full throddle and elect her house speaker.
She would do the right things for the right reasons. I will plan to make calls for her campaign as I know no one in MN.
When is Boehner up for reelection? I'd gladly go to Ohio and campaign against his reelection.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner soundly defeated his latest Republican challenger by more than a 5 to 1 margin to allow him to serve a 12th term representing Ohio’s 8th Congressional District.
In the newly-drawn 8th District, which includes all or part of Butler, Preble, Clark, Darke, Mercer and Miami counties, Boehner soundly defeated challenger David Lewis of Batavia by a vote of 69,743 to 13,474, according unofficial results to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office.
There is no Democrat opposition in the November election.
So, in other words, he's a shoe in come November 2012. Does he automatically retain the Leadership position if the GOP maintains control of the House or would it be put to a vote (as a matter of protocol).