Skip to comments.House Speaker Grabs for More Power
Posted on 12/08/2012 12:32:37 PM PST by John Semmens
House Speaker, Representative John Boehner (R-Ohio) undertook moves meant to consolidate his authority this past week. First he executed a purge of House committee members he deemed not team players. Later he blocked all others from participating in the negotiations with President Obama on the so-called fiscal cliff.
My leverage with the President is diluted when Republican members of the House cannot be counted on to back my play, Boehner complained. He persistently taunts me with gibes about whether I truly have the authority to speak for the majority. Its humiliating. The GOP needs to speak with one voice. That voice is mine.
Not everyone in the GOP is comfortable with Boehners stance. In the Senate, Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) has questioned the secret negotiations being conducted between Boehner and Obama. The President should be laying out his plan for us all to see, Sessions contended. Maybe Boehner is satisfied to be the only one privy to whatever the President may be proposing, but I dont think that serves the country well.
The Speaker belittled Sessions concerns as an outsiders uninformed babblings. I am standing toe-to-toe with President Obama. I am the one whos carrying the ball for our side. The sooner everyone comes to terms with that the better off theyll all be.
Boehner discounted suggestions that he might be replaced as Speaker as rumblings of a disorganized and impotent gang of malcontents. Even in the unlikely event that they looked like they might succeed in their quest to remove me they still wont get what they want. If forced to do so, I and my loyal lieutenants would always have the option of caucusing with the Democrats. Do those who oppose me really want to bring back Pelosi as Speaker?
In related news, President Obama insisted that raising taxes on the rich is my number one priority and vowed to destroy this country if thats what it takes to achieve a greater equality among the mass of common people.
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“We need more power Cappin’!!”
Get out loser Boner.
Read my tag line and you will know exactly how I feel about this guy.
Good job Boehner, take it to that Muslim *******!.
Wonder how much O is paying him.
It reads like its hot off the press from Yahoo News!