Skip to comments.Vanity - Conservatives' first order of business after the election must be replacing John Boehner
Posted on 11/03/2010 5:19:16 AM PDT by jpl
Now that the election is over and the republicans have rode a tsunami of patriotic voter discontent into control of the House of Representatives, the first order of business for the new wave of conservatives and patriots should be to find a new leader for the loyal opposition in the House.
The battle may have been won friends, but the war is now just beginning. The House in the next congress is going to face enormous pressure from the combined forces of the still nominally democrat-controlled Senate, the dedicated Marxist Obama and the executive branch, and their staunch allies in the predominant leftist media.
To put it directly and bluntly, John Boehner simply does not have the charisma, the media savvy, the backbone, the conservative principles, or quite frankly the intellectual heft that is going to be necessary for this very difficult fight. He is and has always been a deal maker and an accommodator, which is the absolute last thing that America needs right now.
Obama has directly stated that the next two years would be "political hand-to-hand combat", and Boehner is not the man to lead conservatives in this most critical stage of the war. I would personally throw out the names of Mike Pence and Paul Ryan as just two men that can represent us far better. I would welcome other suggestions as well, but I hope that one of these two men will rise to the challenge and step up to the leadership mantle where he belongs.
I say, instead of eating our own we should give John a chance.
Put him on notice, but give him a chance.
Is he going to get rid of the jet? That would be a powerful signal of intent.
I say he’s earned the chance to lead. He’s kept the GOP caucus together when it would have been very easy for members to want to get on the O train. Now, just because he was good at opposition, doesn’t mean he’ll be a good leader, but he deserves the chance.
I want a tiger in there. Some one as nasty as Pelosi, without an ounce of compromise. Someone who will punch back and win.
I say that I very much like Boehner. The comment about his tan sounds like what I have heard Democrats say.....a sort of superficial low blow. I like Pence and Ryan but have NO problem with Boehner and think he definitely has the charisma to be the House leader. .
I agree, but there can be NO sign of squish or weakness. I want to see visible conservatism, and for gawd’s sake, don’t ever use the words “compromise”, “reach across” or “our friends across the aisle” or I swear, John, I will mail you what comes out of my mouth.
I agree with you completely. In my opinion, Boehner has already had more than a sufficient change to lead, and I believe he has failed us conservatives miserably. The last several years have been nothing short of a disaster for the country.
I say if we start acting like Democrats with this infighting bulls**t and people concerned with inside baseball crap instead of simply going forward and giving people a chance before we start firing them, the dems will take back the house in 2012.
Boehner is the back room slugger we need.
i would for for the gop senate leader first to be honest. The fact that we didn’t win senate majority and he failed in helping us get that, he should be removed from leadership
Couldn’t agree more.
Next two years will be a lot easier for you if you remember “stupid party”.
Will never happen.
And cross Pence off your list. He’s already stated he doesn’t want a leadership position and plans on stepping down from his current one.
Got to keep Boehner,,,give him a chance to get even with Pelosi,,,He deserves our support.
Right on. Besides, I have other things I want Paul Ryan focused on instead of herding cats and counting votes.
Boehner sounds like he understands what the mandate is, and I do not think it will be business as usual. I think we owe him a chance as Speaker, considering he had a great deal to do with everyone’s Victory last night.
Couldn’t agree more.
Next 2 years will be easier on you if you remember “stupid party”.
Boehner is a nice humble man.
But not the leader we need to deal with the kenyan marxist and his appointed politburo of czars. Not to mention that weasel jackwagon Harry Reid.
He didn't give us O'Donnell. Conservatives need to support serious candidates with serious resumes. It's not enough to look cute in red.