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American Majority Action (AMA) Launches Campaign to 'depose' John Boehner From Speakership
The Daily Caller ^ | 05 December 2012 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 12/05/2012 5:31:35 PM PST by VitacoreVision

Conservative group launches campaign to ‘depose’ Boehner from speakership

The Daily Caller
05 December 2012

The backlash against Speaker of the House John Boehner’s removal of several conservative members of Congress from committees continued Wednesday, with one conservative group calling for Republicans to “depose” Boehner from his speakership.

American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign. If 16 members of the Republican Party abstain from voting for Boehner as speaker in January, he will be one vote shy of the 218 necessary to confirm his speakership.

“Speaker Boehner has been an abysmal failure as speaker, and his latest purge is the nail in the coffin for conservatives,” said Ned Ryun, president and CEO of AMA. “Boehner has never won a negation battle with the White House or Senate — and he’s been nothing short of an embarrassing spokesman for the conservative movement. It’s time for him to go.”

The recent anger stems in large part from the removal of Reps. David Schweikert, Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp from their spots on committees. Boehner has said it was an issue of loyalty, Buzzfeed reported, but conservatives have labeled it a purge of more conservative and libertarian elements of the party.

(RELATED: Purged conservative reps: Boehner planning to ‘run over’ conservatives, vote for tax hike)

“We only need 16 votes to get conservatives on the path to actually reducing our $16 trillion debt,” AMA Virginia Director Matt Robbins said. “If conservatives want to tackle our biggest challenges, we need competent leaders — and frankly — new leaders.”

Ron Meyer, press secretary for AMA, said that the group likes Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the outgoing chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, to replace Boehner, though he noted that “there aren’t enough votes to elect someone new — yet.”

(RELATED: Amash slams GOP leadership for purging him without notice)

But removing him from the speakership, Myer said, is “doable for sure.”


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KEYWORDS: ama; conservativepurge; dividenconquer; fireboehner; johnboehner; nedryun; ryun

1 posted on 12/05/2012 5:31:40 PM PST by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

A different speaker isn’t going to make one damn bit of difference.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 5:35:46 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Do you know what you are talking about? Why did you say what you said?


4 posted on 12/05/2012 5:40:01 PM PST by impimp
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To: Sacajaweau
A different speaker isn’t going to make one damn bit of difference.

That you, John? Or one of your K Street lobbyists?

5 posted on 12/05/2012 5:42:15 PM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: VitacoreVision

Thank U !

We need to drive this K street scum and cantor and mccarthy and all
His pawns from power !


6 posted on 12/05/2012 5:48:38 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Sacajaweau

So what will make a difference?


7 posted on 12/05/2012 5:48:56 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: VitacoreVision

It is about damn time!


8 posted on 12/05/2012 5:49:56 PM PST by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: VitacoreVision

Sounds good to me. A good shake up might be what is needed to get Boehner’s attention. It it were to be batted around between now and the swearing in of the new Congress in January, it just might make a huge difference in his attitude now toward those who truly give a darn and care about achieving what they were sent there to do!!


9 posted on 12/05/2012 5:50:47 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: VitacoreVision

Boner should’ve been gone after the first tear fell. If he wants to cry he can do it in a support group for wussies.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 5:51:41 PM PST by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: VitacoreVision

If Boner is removed watch all the rinos caucus with the democrats. Hell, they may even switch parties.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 5:55:23 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: VitacoreVision

Don’t talk about it. Just DO it.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 6:00:01 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Sacajaweau

hahahaha, was that slip? rofl That is so funny, and appriorate. lol


13 posted on 12/05/2012 6:01:48 PM PST by annieokie
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To: MestaMachine



Michelle Malkin, Twitter:

Can we get #FireBoehner trending? It's time to take back the GOP.

14 posted on 12/05/2012 6:02:04 PM PST by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

bttt


15 posted on 12/05/2012 6:02:06 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Sacajaweau

rofl, sure glad you didn’t add Boner to that. rofl.....


16 posted on 12/05/2012 6:03:03 PM PST by annieokie
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To: VitacoreVision

I just sent this to my representative Frank Lucas:

Mr. Lucas, I think this is the first time i’ve taken the time to write my elected representative in congress. However, I am what you might call a political junkie. I stay informed on issues through the internet... NOT cable news (which i cancelled over 2 years ago with no regrets) I very much like your voting record that I’ve seen so far through this website. I should spend more time here instead of on the political news forums. Shame on me for not being more involved. Obviously the election results and current events in congress has my blood boiling, and you are my representative... so here goes: I WANT SPEAKER BOEHNER GONE!!!! His attack on fiscal conservatives by removing them from key positions to further enable his cowardly cave-ins to the democrats is inexcusable. I’m Sick and TIRED of seeing him as the majority leader. He is doing the republican party NO FAVORS! We need fighters in Congress. I am dead serious about leaving the republican party for the conservative party if the GOP doesn’t start growing a pair. If Boehner remains, I’m gone! Thank you


17 posted on 12/05/2012 6:06:56 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: WMarshal

“If he wants to cry he can do it in a support group for wussies.”

ROFL


18 posted on 12/05/2012 6:12:22 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Sacajaweau
A case in point is the initial debt limit debate last year. The Republican base wanted Boehner to use his powers in the House to force concessions from the Senate, since the Senate won't pass a budget and is instead passing a series of continuous resolution funding bills. The House should have forced Reid into a budget resolution fight before the 2012 election, instead of letting the Senate kick the can down the road until after the election. Boehner caved on that point.

Second, Boehner let Obama into a debate that should have stayed between the House and the Senate, giving Obama a national stage for him to "look Presidential" at a time when he was looking weak and on the outside.

Third, as Boehner was beginning to go wobbly on his resolve to play hardball with Reid and Obama, the Republican base was forcing Boehner to take a hard line. Then, out of nowhere, Mitch McConnell offers up his Senate compromise of giving Obama the power to raise the debt limit subject to Congress voting to veto it. McConnell pulled the rug out from under Boehner for what gain, to appear bipartisan? to appear statesmanlike?

All McConnell did was show how the Republican party does not coordinate tactics, or message, or anything else in a strategic way. Republicans act as if they are all independent players acting on their own motives.

As long as we allow "leadership" like that to continue, Republicans will never win again. Boehner is taking a harder stance with his fellow Republicans than he takes with Democrats. Didn't we just see that with the Primary Romney vs. the General Romney?

-PJ

19 posted on 12/05/2012 6:18:06 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: VitacoreVision

I suspect that Paul Ryan is situated to become the next speaker, assuming that Boehner is deposed. He seems to be the economic “idea man” for the party, and was good enough to be chosen as a VP candidate. Plus, Boehner has not treated him as a threat, at least that we know of.

Since by his latest action, Boehner created 4 of the 16 votes to depose him, the other 12 (or more) are where the head counts are going to be made. No doubt there will be some serious “horse trading” going on.

But there is not only very little that the leadership can offer, but they made some enemies in the last election, and this would be serious payback.


20 posted on 12/05/2012 6:18:35 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: VitacoreVision
American Majority Action (AMA)

Never heard of them.

21 posted on 12/05/2012 6:21:23 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: VitacoreVision; All

Good idea.

Boehner is just Nancy Pelosi without the plastic surgery

Anyone not supporting the removal of Boehner is part of the problem...the closet liberals


22 posted on 12/05/2012 6:29:35 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Illegal Aliens do not pay Social Security...Employers do)
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To: Terry Mross

If Boner is removed watch all the rinos caucus with the democrats. Hell, they may even switch parties.

I think you are right. That would be a two for one special and next election cycle we’d only have to fight the Democrats.

That would also give Romney cover to run in 2016 as the Democrat he really is.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 6:39:11 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2

While we’re at it, can we remove Mitch Mconnell for Say, Jim Demint? These guys cannot get out front and say what is good for America - they are behind the friggin 8 ball every last time!~


24 posted on 12/05/2012 7:00:24 PM PST by princess leah
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To: freedomfiter2

While we’re at it, can we remove Mitch Mconnell for Say, Jim Demint? These guys cannot get out front and say what is good for America - they are behind the friggin 8 ball every last time!~


25 posted on 12/05/2012 7:00:34 PM PST by princess leah
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To: VitacoreVision

” - - - American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign. - - - - “

I’m in.


26 posted on 12/05/2012 7:12:27 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: impimp; tennmountainman
You have to excuse Sac... she has an odd habit of letting her fingers fly over the keyboard without first really thinking about the meaning of the words she's publishing.

Like Europeans who, in an attempt to look "cool," will copy something they've seen Americans do (usually in a hit movie or TV Sitcom), but do it so badly that they just end up looking like an even bigger dork, Sac has a habit of typing first and thinking later... if, indeed, she thinks at all.

;-\

27 posted on 12/05/2012 7:54:43 PM PST by Gargantua ("Barbie O'Bunga ~ America's First Fly-Strewn, Maggot-Gagging Fag President")
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To: princess leah

Sent e-mails and will call as well on Monday!!!


28 posted on 12/05/2012 8:01:59 PM PST by Cookies4ever
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To: VitacoreVision

This.


29 posted on 12/05/2012 8:04:09 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: VitacoreVision; All
hmm...something to believe in
certainly not GOP LEADERSHIP! :-(

30 posted on 12/05/2012 9:41:59 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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To: princess leah; All
Sinister Mitch "Get/Go Along" McConnell (Wash. Estab. ) is up for re-election in '14.

31 posted on 12/05/2012 11:40:59 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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