Skip to comments.Is John Boehner Finally Finished?
Posted on 02/12/2014 6:51:39 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
Do you have a GOP Representative? Contact him or her today and ask these two questions:
1. Do you support John Boehner continuing as Speaker of the House?
2. Will you make a —public— statement in that regard?
I, for one, would love to know who’s pulling Boehner’s strings and what leverage they have over him. If he were to plan his political demise by the numbers, he wouldn’t do it any differently than he is right now.
Recall that Boehner crticised Ted Cruz and the shutdown by saying that they were saving their ammunition for the debt ceiling fight.
Looks like he shot his wad a long time ago. Didn’t even resist.
Hope his donors and lobbyist firms got their 30 pieces.
Boehner was put on the throne by the Tea Party with the 2010 election.
They put him there, they can take him down again.
This vote was near complete repudiation of Boehner by his own party. He’s done and needs to be removed.
I got this monkey off your back and not one clap?
Boehner is exhibiting more than weakness; he’s showing outright fear. He has to be compromised. The Dems have something good on him and he’s their puppet.
Whatever it is, the Dems will still use it to finish him off after they have no more use for him.
That’s what lesser evil and “No matter what!” gets America. Lots of freepers and the general public need that fed to them on a cold dish until they get it.
Saving ammunition would imply he’d have to twist arms to get repubs to fight against the Dems on debt. Not only didn’t he do that, the concept itself, if people give it a moments thought, is either farcical or an admission there are a number of GOP that are willfully going to vote Democrat. Otherwise what ‘ammunition’ is needed? The Dems are supposed to be the other team. Not like they will side with Bhoner for anything the right wants.
Ugggh, not again. WHY is there ALWAYS the assumption that a Repub who acts like an anti-conservative is somehow "compromised" or "has a file"????
We need to stop giving excuses for these jerks. Boehner, like all the others, is simply showing his true colors. He does what he does because he IS an anti-conservative, not because someone is blackmailing him.
Boner is a same member of the party all Democrats belong to, The Government Party.
I'm not even familiar with how a Speaker of the House is selected?
Nonsense. What he “fears” is losing his place on the cocktail circuit.
"I, for one, would love to know whos pulling Boehners strings and what leverage they have over him."
To be honest, the first time I heard people say that Boehner was acting the way he is because Obama and Holder "had something on him", I dismissed it as tin foil hat stuff. The more I see how this administration spies on, and intimidates, all political opponents in an orchestrated manner, the more I wonder if it's really true. (You dig deep enough, and you'll probably find something on any politician- especially with the MSM's help in making a big issue out of whatever it is).
It's one thing to make foolish decisions because you're a fool... it's an entirely different thing to act a certain way out of fear of being exposed. What Boehner has been doing recently does not seem rational- if they really do have smething on him, he needs to be honest and come clean to his party...
Whatever it is, the Dems will still use it to finish him off after they have no more use for him.
This is what happens when you ‘vote for the R’. You get a “Republican” leadership that is indistinguishable from the Democrats.
Ted Cruz got it right (as he almost always does) yesterday when he said the House bill was the same one we’d have seen from a Speaker Pelosi.
Boehner must go, NOW.
Of course not. The more things change ...
Yep. All the political drama is for show.
Couldn’t agree more. As long as we do ... “if you don’t vote the Dim will win” you get this. It’s been going on for many years now.
Show the GOP our power. Do NOT vote if it is one of the same ol same ol. They WILL get the message.
But, alas, I don’t see so many changing on that. We just keep saying, “please Sir, can I have some more”.
He’s going to lose that anyhow. The Dems will crush him for good measure after he’s of no further use to them and that will be the end of the invitations.
No, just like John Roberts, they have something good on him. Its all part of the DC game.
Ah. You you believe that:
A) He is as pure as the driven snow.
B) The NSA has found nothing controversial by monitoring him 24/7/365.241 for nearly a decade.
C) The Left wouldn’t muscle someone closely aligned with their goals for the shear joy of muscling them.
(Not that he isn’t intrinsically anti-conservative)...
My first reaction was that they have something on Boehner. If what they have is bad enough to account for this treachery, wouldn’t he have been better off just slithering away before now? No, I think as with McCain, Ryan, and a few other jerks who are backstabbing us, they view themselves as dealmakers, and principles don’t mean a damn thing.
Ya don't say?
I’m saying that every time an R does something anti-conservative, the first thing that seems to be said is “Pelosi has his file” or “he’s hiding something” or some such. IMO that is gives an EXCUSE and cover for a politician. I don’t believe Boehner is being forced into anything. I think he is so blinded by his hatred of conservatives, and the Tea Party, that he (and his fellow travelers) will do whatever they think it takes to destroy them — and if that means the destruction of the GOP and the very country itself, they don’t care.
they view themselves as dealmakers, and principles dont mean a damn thing.
You’re right, they’re just horse traders who don’t really have any deep seated convictions or principles. The funny thing is they are always trying to compromise with people who won’t compromise.
The only thing I admire about the Dems is that they play to win. And it works well for them.
Republicans don’t want power.....They want all the perks, with none of the responsibility.
It can’t be both?
In a abusive relationship, the abused spouse is devoted to the abuser, yet the abuser can’t resist giving frequent verbal and physical beatings...
Washington DC is one of the most ruthless places on earth. Integrity means nothing. It’s all about power.
Boehner is exhibiting more than weakness; hes showing outright fear. He has to be compromised. The Dems have something good on him and hes their puppet.
Boehner has been inside the beltway a long time. I don’t doubt there is a female lobbyist sandwich or other photographed hijinx in his past.
Remember when Reid leaked some of Boehner’s office emails during the Vitter Amendment fight? Boehner did NOTHING. There is one big clue right there.
Of course he is. You can't be a member of the House as long as Boehner has been and not have the Democrats learn something of your character and behavior. Particularly your behavior in private. Boehner probably thinks he has many Democrat "friends" in the House. He going to find out those "friends" can't wait to stick a knife in the backs of him and any other Republican they can.
"dont believe Boehner is being forced into anything. I think he is so blinded by his hatred of conservatives..."
There is some truth to that. He is also the type of person who can be easily influenced by close confidants (his friend, Rep. Steven LaTourette, convinced him once he became Speaker to attack the Tea Party, and the Chamber of Commerce has been leaning hard on him to push its agenda- amnesty, caving on the debt ceiling, and "pragmatically fixing" Obamacare instead of calling for its outright repeal- these are all the workings of the Chamber- look it up).
Still, I don't think it's outside the realm of possibility that the most vindictive administration in history would dig up all they could find on the Republican Speaker of the House...
The one thing every right winger should do is visit porn sites of all ‘types’. Just to have it on NSA file. Then announce they have. Why? To take it off the table as a blackmail issue.
Then when a dem brings it up, laugh in their face and say “What’s the issue, it’s just about sex. We ALL do it!”
I’m quite serious.
Pretty well says it all, doesn’t it?
Thats why I harp on ridding ourselves of the psuedocons. Here, in real life and in politics. Every time you see a freeper mouthing that stupidity, all it does is keep the lurkers cowed and too skeered to say what they really think. No one likes being mocked and anyone who cares do dig through my and several likeminded freepers here will see the level at which the psuedocons will go to ensure people stay on the GOP plantation.
Edit...Dig through our post history
The Pansies in both the House and Senate need to be fired.
for the sake of any remaining GOP party,
get the hell rid of this worthless mamby pamby go along get along piece of CRAP!!!!
If Boehner is being squeezed by some powerful and hidden force, he ought to just resign his seat for the good of the nation, instead of doing their bidding.
I honestly don't give a damn what they have on him. If he's compromised, then it's time to go home. Let someone who can't be compromised have the job.
I was saying this guy shouldn’t be speaker in 2012, but nnoooo nobody ever listens to me.
Is is appalling that so many Freepers believe Boehner is being blackmailed or such.
Anyone who has followed Boehner knows clearly that over time Boehner has become a rabid Statist.
Boehner is in it for Beohner.
Boehner is a very evil human being.
Our Republic is being destroyed by an evil out of control President and he stands by and cries.
Boehner wholeheartedly wants 100% amnesty so he can get his lobbying payoff -- no matter that amnesty destroys our Republic as founded
When events compel "We the People" to reestablish true Constitutional governance, may Boehner and the rest of the Statist be shown absolutely no mercy.
Brilliant. Boehner does have a red-hot hatred of the Tea Party.
I ask all Freepers to view videos of Beohner when he attacks the Tea Party -- he is fully alive and revealing his core nature.
To repeat, Boehner is a very evil human being.
It can, I just don't believe any of them being "compromised" is near as likely or frequent as some FReepers seem to think. I agree with Starboard -- power is the thing. The GOP-e hasn't ever really done more than tolerate conservatism. Then came 2008, the Palin attacks, the Romney fiasco, Ted Cruz.... and we all coalesced under the Tea Party. Suddenly lip service wasn't enough and that pissed them off. And it's just been growing exponentially. Anyway, that's JMHO.
Fair enough, and I certainly hope you are correct.
They are power whores. They vote is for sell to the highest bidder on the left.
God help us on the day when we are attacked again or the dollar finally collapses none of either party in this bunch in Washington are up to the task. It’s like a bunch of freakin college kids in a big fraternity with their rich daddys platinum card, it’s party time!
I have a different spin on all of this.
I do hate the Speaker.
I wonder what these guys know something is coming down the road a little ways that is going to overshadow all of this.
In other words, what would make this moot—kind of like the shark attacks all during the summer of ‘01.
I see a bad moon arising.
we all coalesced under the Tea Party
I’m hoping there’s a major Tea Party rally in DC in the springtime. We really need an event like this, and soon. Time to flex our muscles again and send a message with a huge turnout this time.
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