If you have read my previous columns on the subject of Boehner and the spineless GOP, all I have to say here is ditto and we are done.
It is time for the Tea Party to act. We have said this before and we need to make them listen. All of the members of congress are up for election in eighteen months. We need to remind the 84 republican freshmen how they got there and for the other members of congress, we need to remind them, they are not a shoe in for reelection. We have a primary election process and we the people are not happy.
I am calling my Congressman today. I have known her since before she was elected to Congress and well before the Tea Party movement got started. I am going to have one simple message for her. If you support this bill that only cuts $33 billion from the budget, I am going to support someone in a primary against you.
As for Boehner, there is no compromise.
The people of America elected Republicans to cut the budget. The message was overwhelmingly clear. Obama, Pelosi and Reid are driving America off of a fiscal cliff. The American people wanted the Republicans to put the brakes on. All John Boehner is doing is watching the scenery go by and lighting another cigarette.
Boehner must go. The Tea Party must unite and make sure Boehner is replaced in the next election. Boehner is living proof of something I have said for a long time. It is not enough that we vote out bad leaders, we must replace them with good leaders. Getting Nancy Pelosi out of the Speaker’s seat was a good thing. Unfortunately, her replacement has not been very good. We need people in leadership who are committed to cutting spending and eliminating these programs.
That is not John Boehner. Apparently, he’s just another Washington good old boy, who, after 20 years in DC, has lost touch with America.
Our ultimate strategy here needs to be to make sure the debt ceiling is not raised. If we can win on this one, Congress will be forced to make changes. This is a message that, unfortunately, few leaders in the Tea Party have been carrying. We have been talking about it here at Tea Party Nation for quite a while; probably to the point some people are tired of hearing about it. Our friend, Joseph Farah over at World Net Daily has been really pushing this issue. According to Farah, all we need are 218 Republicans in the House to say no and the debt ceiling does not get raised. There have been a number of defections from Boehner on the budget process to date. All we need is 218 members of congress to say no and we will have a balanced budget. It will have to happen since Congress will not be able to borrow more money.
In the last few days, we have seen the messaging from the left. The Tea Party is fading. The Tea Party’s negative ratings are rising. The Tea Party is “extreme.” The Tea Party is an obstacle in the path of compromise.
Perhaps I should paraphrase Barry Goldwater.
Extremism in defense of our country and stopping those who will bankrupt her is no vice and compromise with those who would spend us into poverty is no virtue.
...the Tea Party, in general, is anything but "quiet". A lot was learned last year... primarily it was how-things-work, and we found out there are a lot of rules in place with one specific goal: to hinder the ability of We The People to regain control... so, we have to work through all of that.
"Rally Season" begins in April... don't let YOUR Tea Party have a rally in a location that the general public can't see... it's vitally important that everyone knows we're still here.
Tami, you're absolutely right! Their *** IS on the line. Those who are our "favorites" now could easily find themselves in the proverbial dog house a year from now...
It's time for everyone in the Tea Party to call or write Boehner and copy their Congressmen and Senators. Boehner needs to know that he is slipping and his support is about to go away. We Trusted that he would get this handled and now like all the other RINOs he wants to cut a deal... When Democrats control a majority they lock out the Republicans. When the Republicans have the majority the Democrats say we should "Negotiate". What is so hard to understand about that? It's time to conduct politics like they do until they decide to be academically honest.