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Revolt Among Republicans: 70 House Members Risk Careers in Planned Showdown With Leadership
The Blaze ^ | 6/13/13

Posted on 06/13/2013 9:10:23 AM PDT by Lucky9teen

Edited on 06/13/2013 9:25:18 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Seventy House Republicans are planning a politically risky showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to try to force additional debate on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants and have dire consequences for the country.

The 70 members are petitioning for a special Republican conference meeting on the bill, a “highly unusual” move to go head-to-head with the speaker, according to Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Steve King (Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (Texas), who are serving as spokespersons for the group.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; revolt
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This is the "shocking news" that Glenn Beck claims is going to "rock the country".

I don't know anymore, but I'm glad some are finally standing up and standing firm against this tyranny. And I for one, will gladly stand with them.

1 posted on 06/13/2013 9:10:23 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

Well gee maybe Bachmann shouldn’t have voted for Boehner for Speaker at the last minute.


2 posted on 06/13/2013 9:12:18 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Lucky9teen
If the showdown ends with Boehner still as Speaker, the showdown was relatively meaningless.

And you can bet Boehner will be in a retaliatory mood.

3 posted on 06/13/2013 9:13:48 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Lucky9teen

It’s way past time for the conservatives to stage a coup against the Republican leadership.We need a serious change in leadership in DC.


4 posted on 06/13/2013 9:14:08 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Politically risky? Not in my book.


5 posted on 06/13/2013 9:14:18 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Lucky9teen

I’ll stand with them, but I take everything with a grain of salt. There’s a coup going on in our capitol. The progressives have gained the high ground and are flanking us. Without a divine intervention, I fear we are simply grist for the mill.

I personally wish the dictatorship of Barack Hussein Obama would start. At least we’d know what side everyone’s on.


6 posted on 06/13/2013 9:14:19 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Lucky9teen
A Boehner spokesman did not immediately comment. >BR> Boehner is on a tight schedule for getting immigration reform passed in the House, predicting this week that Congress could finalize a bill for President Barack Obama’s signature by the end of the year. Any major challenge could ignite pushback from the American public that could force lawmakers to scrap the bill, as happened in the 2007 immigration effort.

I wonder if a stain will be found on Bohners tie or jacket. I wonder if he uses the same cleaner that Monica Lewinsky used?

7 posted on 06/13/2013 9:15:35 AM PDT by SilverMine (IF the US gøvt says it is a lie.)
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To: Lucky9teen

‘The three representatives told TheBlaze that more than half of the Republicans in the House were elected after 2007, and have no concept of how strongly the public opposed the bill. “

Don’t they mean the ones elected prior? I’m confused here thinking that the newly elected are more in touch?


8 posted on 06/13/2013 9:16:47 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Boehner is such a damn traitor.


9 posted on 06/13/2013 9:18:20 AM PDT by dragonblustar (NSA, can you here me now?)
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more than half of the Republicans in the House were elected after 2007, and have no concept of how strongly the public opposed the bill.

And a lot of them don’t care what the public thinks. That’s the problem. Screw the republican “leadership” and listen to the voters.


10 posted on 06/13/2013 9:19:10 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Lucky9teen

What some of those who fear “political risk” don’t seem to get, is if this all goes down, their either won’t be a country to be a congresscritter or there won’t be a lot of “conservatives” elected anymore. IMHO, if you took an Oath to this Country, too bad about the “political risk” and DO THE RIGHT THING!


11 posted on 06/13/2013 9:19:58 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: cotton1706

Exactly right, that’s where we blew it. In 2010 they should have wiped out the old Guard.


12 posted on 06/13/2013 9:20:14 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Lucky9teen

The ones who should be at risk in this are the so called leaders.


13 posted on 06/13/2013 9:20:19 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: puppypusher

Traitor Boner now joins the ranks of Traitors along side Traitor Roberts.


14 posted on 06/13/2013 9:20:36 AM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Lucky9teen

Why is it risky for Bachmann she has already announced she is not running again?


15 posted on 06/13/2013 9:22:31 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: puppypusher
It’s way past time for the conservatives to stage a coup against the Republican leadership.We need a serious change in leadership in DC.

They've decided to protect the Constitution at their own risk.

The RINOs joined the socialists/communists on the left a long time ago, and they're not going to give up all that power and privilege they steal easily. The RINOs are threatening anyone who get's in the lefts way, because the personally benefit from it.

In my opinion, the RINO right has become an enemy of the state as much as the socialist/communists on the left. They're one and the same. It's all about absolute power, and absolute power has corrupted them absolutely.

16 posted on 06/13/2013 9:23:34 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Lucky9teen

70 Hero’s.

And we have a system that is so corrupt that it allows Boehner the traitor to punish them.


17 posted on 06/13/2013 9:24:33 AM PDT by Revel
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To: cotton1706

Bachmann has nothing to lose as she is not running again

I’m not sure many people realized how weak Boehner (and the rest of the mainstream GOP) would be


18 posted on 06/13/2013 9:24:49 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Lucky9teen

Risk careers? It should never be a career, that’s part of the problem.


19 posted on 06/13/2013 9:25:24 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Lucky9teen

The attempted Amnesty bill in 2006, set up the Pelosi take over of the house.


20 posted on 06/13/2013 9:25:53 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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