There is a hashtag now floating around twitter. It is simple and it is to the point.
John Boehner must go.
He is totally unwilling to fight Barack Obama, but he is quite willing to fight conservatives. His white flag of surrender is out and he is ready to agree to massive tax increases that will only grow the big government state but will also destroy the Republican Party.
So what do we need to do?
I was not the first to come up with this idea but I was one of the first to call for getting rid of John Boehner and warning that he was going to be a disaster for the conservative movement.
On March 1, 2011, I wrote that then out of control actor Charlie Sheen was making more sense than John Boehner. I also called for a primary opponent for Boehner.
The fight today is much simpler than trying to primary John Boehner.
If sixteen Republicans defect and refuse to vote for Boehner as Speaker, he will not have the requisite 218 votes to be reelected.
We need to put pressure on Republican Members of Congress to vote against Boehner for Speaker.
It is safe to say we already have four votes. Those would be from the conservatives removed from Committees. Louie Gohmert, who is one of the heroes in Congress who nominated Newt Gingrich to be Speaker during Party Leadership elections might well be a 5thvote.
That would leave only eleven members of the GOP to defect to end Boehner’s epic failure of a tenure as Speaker.
We conservatives need to reach out to every Republican member of Congress. The message needs to be the same. Boehner must go.
If Boehner does not go, a lot of Republicans are going to leave the Party. If Boehner surrenders as I predict he will, he will destroy what is left of the Republican brand. Conservatives will have no choice but to form a third party because the Republican Party will simply collapse.
If we are successful in kicking Boehner from the Speaker’s chair, who replaces him?
It cannot be anyone in the current leadership. Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy were up to their ears in the conservative purge. All we would be doing would be trading one bad leader for another.
Perhaps Louie Gohmert was right.
Perhaps we need Newt Gingrich.
The Speaker of the House does not have to be a current member of the House. Article One, Clause Five of the Constitution sets up the Office of the Speaker of the House but does not explicitly require that the Speaker be a current member of Congress.
Gingrich would come into the job with a wealth of experience no one else could offer. Gingrich has dealt with a Democrat President in the past and got a conservative agenda through.
Newt is a field general. That is his greatest strength. He can articulate a conservative vision and more importantly he can strategize to get that vision accomplished.
Of all of the potential leaders out there, Newt is the only one I can think of who I would trust and feel totally comfortable with leading the charge against the Democrats and the Party of Treason.
Newt is the only leader I can think of who we could put in charge of the House and be confident that he would not only fight, but he would win.
We have a choice. Surrender or victory.
John Boehner will not fight. He is too much of a coward to go up against Barack Obama. Newt is not a coward. He is a brilliant leader. He would have done much better than Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee.
The day has come and we need his leadership.
Louie Gohmert is one of the wisest men in Congress. When he nominated Newt to be Speaker in the party leadership elections, he showed that wisdom.
We should listen to Louie more often!
Good Judson, you contact Newt and warn him. Put the pressure on. Boehner has to go!
Lets get the ball rolling on this. I'm in for sure, Judson you are in the best position to get this started. Outline your plan for the rest of us, and what we need to do to make this happen. As Larry The Cable Guy would say "Lets gitter done"!
This is a great idea! One question.......wasn't a vote already taken on this? We should probably have a list of the most conservative candidates to put extra pressure on, plus everybody needs to contact their own representative.
Does the Speaker of the House HAVE to be a sitting member of the House?
If not, then I agree that we should draft Newt. Either that or put Allen West in
If it does, then I recommend we put Michelle Bachmann or Paul Ryan as Speaker
Rick Bulow, NO, a " speaker " does NOT have to be a " sitting " member of the House ! . . . . WOW ! ! Rick, I had believed this, for a long time, myself, but, a VERY INFORMED friend of mine went to " WIKIPEDIA," & found that, NO, a speaker does NOT have to be a MEMBER of the house !
WOW ! ! ! !
Now, the " WIKIPEDIA " article went on to say that is has NEVER HAPPENED ; that the members of the House of Representatives have NEVER elected a " non " - member to be their speaker, . . . . but, HEY, there's a FIRST TIME for EVERYTHING, . . . . ( wink ! )
YES, Judson, I've felt, for a long time, that we SHOULD have GOOD OL' NEWT, back in there ! Ya know, NEWT is the MOST KNOWLEDGEIBLE MAN IN WASHINGTON, . . . . . . and, Judson, I, & OTHERS, have SUGGESTED this to you ! So, THANK YOU, for GETTING BEHIND us, on this, Judson !
YEP, . . . . not only WILL Newt fight, Newt KNOWS HOW to fight ! ( GRIN, . . . . ).
David, I honestly did not know that, which is why I had made inquiry and if that is not the case, then we need a Newt or an Allen West.
However, I can live with Bachmann or Ryan as House Speaker as well.
Per the Constitution, there is no requirement that the Speaker be a member of congress.
The most fruitful Congressmen to contact should be the 61 members of the Tea Party Caucus....those presently being stuffed down a deep hole by Boehner. None of them should have much use for Boehner!
A compilation of this list can be found here. Each entry is also a link, to make contacting them easy!
Good idea as always Vern
Hold on to your hats folks. If what I've read is accurate then those tax 'loopholes' that Boehner is negotiating to get rid of are actually what you and I would call individual deductions. You know...state income tax deduction, charitable deductions, the MORTGAGE INTEREST deduction.
Yes, waving the white flag on deductions was beyond stupid. And the effects are far reaching. For instance, the mortgage deduction deletion should will tank the fragile and depressed real-estate market.
Doing away with the charitable giving deduction will gravely affect all non-profits. On the radio yesterday, someone played a clip of Obama from just one year ago, in which he stated that it would probably be possible to get the amount of revenue needed by closing tax loopholes. He said it plain as day. And now he is claiming otherwise. Why on earth aren't Republicans playing that clip for him and demanding a response???!!!