It is time for conservatives to unite and remove John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
This is not the first time that Tea Party Nation has called for Boehner’s removal as Speaker. John Boehner has a consistent pattern of surrender. The symbol of Boehner’s office is his freshly laundered white flag.
Now Boehner is preparing to take actions that will destroy the conservative movement and possibly America.
What is Boehner doing?
John Boehner is going to ignore the majority of his Republican Caucus and push through gun control, amnesty and a budget deal with Obama.
If we wanted all of those things, why didn’t we just leave Nancy Pelosi in as Speaker?
Boehner is violating the so-called “Hastert rule.” The Hastert rule says no legislation will be advanced for a vote on the House floor unless it is supported by a majority of the Republican caucus.
Boehner does not care.
From the Washington Post:
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signaled Thursday that he may continue to bypass a House Republican rule that has required any legislation being voted upon to have the support of a majority of the GOP conference.
Boehner has flouted the so-called “Hastert Rule” — named for former GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) — on a few pieces of key legislation so far this year, which hasn’t sat well with some conservatives.
He said at a news conference Thursday that he will continue to try and follow it in spirit, but also suggested he might well violate it for upcoming votes on guns, immigration and the budget.
“Listen: It was never a rule to begin with,” Boehner said. “And certainly my prerogative – my intention is to always pass bills with strong Republican support.”
Boehner in early March sought to reassure his conference that the rule would continue to be regular practice, but he broke it again earlier this week.
Many of the big upcoming votes in the House — specifically on immigration, guns and the budget — could struggle to get the votes of a majority of the GOP conference, which under the Hastert Rule would prevent them from coming to a vote at all.
Every objective poll out shows a significant majority of Americans oppose gun control and more gun control laws. Picking an issue that we have a majority on is a great idea to help grow a majority party. But John Boehner would rather fly his freshly laundered white flag of surrender than build a permanent majority.
Amnesty is the other big issue that Boehner is rumored to be planning to ram through. Amnesty will be the end of the Republican Party as a national party and the Democrats will own the nation forever.
The 1986 Amnesty turned California blue and another one will turn Texas and several other southwest states blue. The GOP will never be able to win another national election without Texas.
If Amnesty is granted, it won’t be to the 11 million that are claimed. Amnesty will be granted to 20 million or more. How do we know this? In 1986, the number of people granted amnesty was far larger than originally promised. When Amnesty was proposed in 1986, we were told it would affect less than a million illegal aliens. In the end, almost three million were granted amnesty.
In 2000, the Clinton administration rammed citizenship through for tens of thousands of people granted amnesty in 1986 so they could vote for Al Gore in the Presidential Election. Many of these people were later discovered to be ineligible for American citizenship.
These issues, Amnesty, Gun Control and the Budget form a line in the sand that we cannot surrender on.
John Boehner has given us a two and a half year track record of surrender and failure. He is Barack Obama’s favorite Republican because Obama can beat him anytime he wants.
Enough is enough.
If the Republicans in the House stand by and let Boehner ram these items through the House without having a majority of the Republican Caucus supporting them, then it will be the end of the Republican Party.
If Boehner surrenders on all of these issues, conservatives will have no reason to support the GOP.
In January, conservatives almost deposed Boehner. Boehner promised he would not cut any more deals with Obama and would proceed with regular order. Because of Boehner’s promises and some arm-twisting, the conservative coup failed.
Now it is time for conservatives in the House to unite and replace crying John Boehner with a conservative who will stand for conservative beliefs and advance a conservative agenda.
It is time for John Boehner to go.
I'm tired of reading the same old cry. Talk is cheap, action is required! No one with any authority will do anything and meanwhile we have one crisis after another. Alinsky (or however you spell it) rules are being followed right down the line, keep badgering the public with more and more confussion, keep their attention on everything unimportant so they forget about the big stuff...BENGHAZI...now if that were hammered on daily it would eventualy solve a lot of our problems because we would get rid of the BIG GUYS and start all over again to put this country back to normal. Just my 2cents worth.
No one with any authority will do anything and meanwhile we have one crisis after another.
Agree, they want us talking while they are doing. There is treason left and right in DC and no one in power will call it that and no one in power will do anything about it. It is time to stand up and demand trials or hold them ourselves.
It is time for We the People to excerpt our power!
Totally agree with you....how and when do "We The People" begin???? I'm in!!!!!!
How to begin???
We have to get to work! Sitting around (not you specifically) hoping congress reads our minds while we snooze on the couch isn't going to get it done. We need to put a few minutes every few days & contact our representatives - if there's a rally around we need to go to it. If your congressman or senator's in town having a meeting, go. It's what we're supposed to do, civic duty stuff.
Absolutely and make sure we vote most of them out of office.
But never indicate such an intention! You will be ignored or worse.... You will be a declared enemy.
Interesting commentary, Judson. I agree with you except for your statement "If Boehner surrenders on all of these issues, conservatives will have no reason to support the GOP." It seems to me that many Republicans in Congress have already failed to live up to the commitments they made to their supporters. When someone repeatedly makes promises to you, and consistently breaks those promises, you reach the point where you no longer believe that individual. We can no longer believe Boehner or any number of Congressmen. It's time to cut bait.
I agree with Joan. We tried to get rid of Boehner and it didn't work. What makes you think we can get rid of him now? I'm not saying I'm giving up, but what more can be done to oust Boehner? Seems they are all in cahoots. I'm very upset to learn that our own Lamar Alexander voted against the gun filibuster. He just lost some votes in my county that's for sure.
So who are you going to vote for, Vicki? If Ron Ramsey and the senate get to appoint the next Republican US Senate candidate and avoid the primary all you will be left with is the Dem. They say it is to restore the pre-17 amendment situation and get back to a smaller federal government, but is it just power politics...those with the power set the direction of the politics and therefore benefit. Oh, I hear they have pushed this bill off to the LAST DAY of this sesion! Why would they do that do you think....just saying.
My choice is either Ron Paul of Kentucky or preferable, Jeff Sessions of Alabama. Both are ultra conservative and ;like a redneck,. 'Say what they mean, and mean what they say.'
Ok, Kristin, but the word is that Alexander will have raised $3,000,000. cash by June...so where is the person who will stand for constitutional rights and freedoms who can take the "wack a mole" process and take on the career politician? Any ideas?