Because Boehner has actually betrayed both the Tea Party and the other conservative voters who are responsible for his attainment of the current power position he holds, there is no reason we should feel any shred of loyalty to him whatsoever. By his actions -- which speak louder than his words -- he has openly declared himself to be our enemy.
Therefore, let the Tea Party resolve, here and now, that unless Speaker Boehner "gets religion" immediately on this spending/taxing/debt ceiling issue, we will not only refuse to support his re-election; we will not only fight to have him defeated in the Republican primary next year; but if we fail to get him off the Republican ticket, the Tea Party NATIONWIDE will urge its members to support Boehner's opposing candidate in the election NO MATTER WHO IT IS. In short, this fight against Boehner will be a FIGHT TO THE FINISH if that's what he wants. So far, through his actions, he's been asking for it, loud & clear.
Yes, we can empathize and even appreciate a failed or imperfect attempt, but we give NO QUARTER to traitors.
We must send a message to Speaker Boehner that he is persona non grata with those he has betrayed, and let him know we understand that just as a traitor can be a far greater threat than an openly declared enemy, so is Boehner is an even greater threat to freedom than a openly admitted socialist, communist, or progressive Democrat.
Yes, we will fight to elect more conservative Republicans and other politicians who support the Tea Party's principles. But we will also fight very hard to eliminate the traitors who place themselves amongst us only to use us while betraying us. It will be better for the ultimate success of our own principles if we make a concerted effort not merely to work against Boehner, but also ACTUALLY TO SUPPORT anyone else who works against him -- even if that has to mean a progressive Democrat who runs against him.
If we, the Tea Party, were willing to go so far as to actually support even a Democratic Party nominee against Boehner (if necessary) with our contributions to Boehner's opponent pouring into his district from around the entire nation in the next election, that will send an unmistakable and very meaningful signal to the Republican Party leadership that they cannot take the Tea Party for granted, or expect to fool us with empty words. It will be OUR way of communicating via our actions, rather than merely with our words.
Some Republicans apparently think the Tea Party offers them an extra carrot which they can eat, and then forget to pay for at no cost to themselves. I offer the above tactic as a means for showing this group of fellows that the Tea Party also has a big stick that it's not afraid to use, when called for.
I think the dire outlook for our nation's well-being calls for . . . just about whatever it takes.
It will be worth the cost of losing one Republican seat in the House, and even if it ended in electing a Democrat to Boehner's house seat, it would be well worth not only the message we send to the Republicans, but also the practical result of having a House whose majority party is NOT led by Mr. Boehner. Still further: Thereafter, anyone in the House who isn't SOLIDLY on the Tea Party's side WON'T DARE to ask for the position of Speaker because he will have seen, in Boehner's case, that it'd be career suicide.
The long run benefits to the Tea Party principles of these results will be well worth the cost of losing one House seat, even to a progressive Dem -- especially when you consider that all we'll have lost is a wimpy RINO.
I think the above would also send a general message to the Republican leadership that the Tea Party understands very well that ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS, and that no Republican had better dare to seek a leadership position in the Republican Party if he thinks he can make verbal promises to the Tea Party and then violate them with impunity by his actions -- unless he is willing not only to lose our support, but to turn us into his personal political nemesis.
Let's do our best to show OUR commitment to principles -- in our words AND ACTIONS -- by sending a message that no Republican can fail to understand:
"The Tea Party won't tolerate a double standard when it comes to character (we treat politicians the same way we treat normal human beings). Lie to us, betray us, abuse our support and friendship, and you'd better start looking for some new friends -- not to mention a new career."