Skip to comments.Revolt Among Republicans: 70 House Members Risk Careers in Planned Showdown With Leadership
Posted on 06/13/2013 9:10:23 AM PDT by Lucky9teenEdited 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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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.
Well gee maybe Bachmann shouldn’t have voted for Boehner for Speaker at the last minute.
And you can bet Boehner will be in a retaliatory mood.
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.
Politically risky? Not in my book.
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.
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?
‘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?
Boehner is such a damn traitor.
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.
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!
Exactly right, that’s where we blew it. In 2010 they should have wiped out the old Guard.
The ones who should be at risk in this are the so called leaders.
Traitor Boner now joins the ranks of Traitors along side Traitor Roberts.
Why is it risky for Bachmann she has already announced she is not running again?
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.
And we have a system that is so corrupt that it allows Boehner the traitor to punish them.
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
Risk careers? It should never be a career, that’s part of the problem.
The attempted Amnesty bill in 2006, set up the Pelosi take over of the house.
“...but its possible some signatories might remove their names due to political risk”
And yet they’re seemingly ok with our soldiers being killed in Afghanistan led by a Commander-in-Chief who doesn’t even pretend victory is the objective. Not once has a single one of them had the guts to ask whether or not he was ever a citizen of Indonesia. What kind of stand are you expecting? Fool me once...
It’s ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!
I’m tired of being “stiffed” by Boner!!
how does the republican party propose to win future national elections without expanding its base among white males, when whites will be a minority in this country by 2050:
and no, i am not saying amnesty for illegals is the way to go, but reality needs to be faced. if it weren’t for gerrymandered house districts the GOP would have also lost the House in 2012, along with the Senate and WH
Is this what the causes a “whistleblower” to fear for his life?
Maybe he should be whistling past the graveyard, aka, 0b0z0’s USSA.
If Bonehead continues to refuse to grow a spine, they might as well elect a Democrat as Speaker.
He’s talking about the earlier immigration (i.e. amnesty) bill. Even here, few will recall that there was little public mention of a provision in that bill that would have basically made cash for labor without new government paperwork, even for paying your neighbor’s kid to mow your lawn, illegal, along with the other outrages.
IMHO your wish was granted at the time of his second inauguration!
I guess it’s just hopeless then.
You’re stalking me.
Among white males? Can i assume you meant Beyond?
are you some German Rubio?
You can worry about winning. I don’t. I care about being right. About doing the correct thing. The correct thing is to not reward people for committing crimes of which some equivalent committed by a citizen would result in prosecution. Thats really all i care about. If the values i espouse lose then so be it. Thats what elections are about.
Regardless it’s absolutely naive to believe adding 20-30mm people onto charity rolls here will equal a win at the ballot box or somehow create more revenue for the country. If anything they’ll pay no taxes as they will qualify for every deduction possible.
Why can’t they file extortion charges against Boehner and put the bastard in prison!!!
With your GOPe talking points,
New York times as a reference,
spouting garbage about republicans gerrymandering districts
(no mention of the dems rigging the elections)
and a very recent born on date,
I'll just remind you that this is a site for conservatives before I mention --
Welcome to Free Republic (maybe, maybe not).
It’s times like this that I recall how Liberals always accuse us of being in lock step! :)
Hve you EVER seen any of this kind of internal debate within the Liberal community?
Are you sure? It's hard to tell with Beck because it seems he's always overpromising and underdelivering.
Thank you. It was awkwardly written.
It would be politically risky not to sign onto this. Dove’s cabal needs smashing!
i am not trying to offend you. and the NYT references data from the Census Bureau. and you infer that i think the gerrymandered districts are wrong; i don’t. that’s how politics is played, and democrats would have done the same thing
to advance a conservative agenda, conservatives need to win elections. the republicans have mustered one popular vote presidential majority since 1992.
at some point, i believe it is necessary to lose on principle. for example, goldwater in ‘64 is a great example, getting blown out but laying the groundwork for reagan in ‘80.
my overarching point is that conservatives need a message that has the support of the majority of the american people
thanks. i am not trying to imply that amnesty for illegals should happen. the “reality” to which i was referring was crafting a conservative message that wins elections
(I only caught the first few minutes of his show before I left for work, but what I caught was this)....
As Beck said this morning....basically he’s saying there is a fight coming. A Constitutional Crisis is in the works....
The House of Reps has had enough and about 70 members (who also hold Chair positions) are going to start fighting back and have signed on to this. The Tea Party Coalition and Constitution Coalition have had enough. They understand the country is on the brink and it’s over, if we don’t act. There won’t be a next election, unless something is done NOW.
The GOP is in revolt. Members who are speaking truth and not being politically correct, are trying to be silenced. Several Republicans are going to stand up in the House, because he believes Boehner is going to violate the Constitution to push this Amnesty bill through. A deal has been made with Reid, Pelosi, Boehner and gang of 8. And it will happen before 7/4.
There were spies for Boehner when Beck was on capital hill....they don’t trust their own party. These guys are so slippery that they can fool even the very elect....you don’t know who the good guys and the bad guys are, up there. The GOP is spying and torpedoing their own members. The Democrats didn’t do this to the Progressive movement. Instead the leadership of the GOP has tied their wagon to the Progressive movement. So now we have the Progressive caucus to cause the Democratic party and the media to cave and the radicals have control.....ending up in a 1 party system.
Boehners idea is let’s hitch our wagon to the Progressive Caucus. What the Democrats did NOT do is stand against the rebels in their party who were pulling you in the (stated goal) direction away from the Constitution. Instead the Repubs and Dems decided to stand against the “rebels” that are staying “Stick to the Constitution, it’s the only thing that will save us”.
That bill was pushed on by GW Bush. The GOP leadership then was complicit. The 2006 democrat takeover of the house was in response to so many failures and betrayals by the GOP.
Re: this is the shocking news
I could be wrong...after all I didn’t hear his entire show today. But it’s what he lead off with and he started it by talking about his 24 hour news bust from the day before...so I just assumed they were related and this was it.
With Beck, it’s hard to say. I agree with others, as much as I like the guy and enjoy his “chalkboard history lessons”, he is over dramatic and over exaggerated on these “shocking revelations”. He’s ruining his credibility because these “revelations” are very under revealing, IMO.
Note to House Republicans planning this move: “If you opt to dethrone the House Speaker, make certain you have the votes to take him out. If not, failure will come with a high political price to you.”
Latinos are known for embellishing their numbers. They represent only 8.7% of the electorate but to hear them project you would think they will be 40% by 2050. Not going to happen if this immigration bill is stopped. May not happen even with this bill passed.
White conservatives are producing many more children than white liberals. Blacks are staying even in births.
Don’t believe the statistics you hear. They want you to think it’s a foregone conclusion so that you will surrender according to their terms.
Look at Coulter’s column today on immigration and the Stupid Party.
Stick with securing the boarders first. It's a winner.
The fascists in Washington are tapping all our communications right now to "keep us safe", while at the same time they have the U.S. borders wide open to any terrorist who wants to come here! Hello???
Not only will the cost of amnesty make Obomacare look small in comparison, but why bother tapping us when the broader let's everyone in no matter what? And instead they're controlling and watching US as if we're the problem????
Close the borders, so the government doesn't need to spy on us 24/7, and it'll finally fix the run away immigration problem once and for all. It's a twofer - a win/win.
Meeting schmeeting. The ole Washington two step in action. Boner will happily let the caucus add border security measures out the wazoo. Then the littled bassturd will send it to conference with RINOS who will simply agree to the Senate bill.
Wrong, the Government Never has to spy on us. EVER!
I keep hearing alternatives when the Act of spying on us is Illegal in the first place!
I wish people would get that and stop saying we can do it differently, Illegal is Illegal!
They are collecting data on us to be used in the future "Just in Case" a law is broken.
That information is being kept STAZI style to be used against us, not for our protection!
I WISH PEOPLE WOULD UNDERSTAND WTF IS HAPPENING@!
I'M PISSED AND EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD BE DAMN ANGRY ALSO!
Some of them like my Senator and his newly elected traitor-on-amnesty-sidekick McFlake, like the power. If I were elected, I’d go assuming I was elected to fix the garbage in Washington and if that was for two years, so be it. Our Country will cease to exist. I’ve never seen anything like this bunch of commies/marxists/socialists in my life.
Boehner needs to be thrown out on his face. All he does is gather Republican votes to advance Obama’s agenda. He never opposes Obama.