Skip to comments.Boehner seen holding top post despite purge
Posted on 12/20/2012 6:43:57 PM PST by jimbo123
Despite rumblings from some Republican backbenchers, Speaker John A. Boehners hold on the Houses top post appears secure after key conservative lawmakers said they dont expect anyone to challenge him.
Several congressman who were booted from their committees last week have refused to commit to voting for Mr. Boehner when the House elects its speaker next year. But the discontent has not spread widely among their GOP colleagues, who generally give the Ohio Republican good marks for playing a difficult hand in the current budget negotiations.
The four lawmakers who were booted from their committees remain angry, and they have gotten support from some conservative groups who say the purge shows why Mr. Boehner should go.
If Speaker Boehner wants to come back to my district, hes not going to be met with very much welcome, said Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, who lost his seat on the House Budget Committee. You know, I spent a lot of time saying the stuff about, Speaker Boehners doing the best job he can do. I did that, you know, for a year, year and a half. Were not doing the best job we can do. Ive been here for almost two years its not acceptable to anyone.
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This was before this Plan B debacle Bonehead and Cantor tried to force
on GOP members. All bets are off now.
Sweet Jesus, please help us!
Cantor sucks, too. A total fraud.
The GOP Establishment has brought the upcoming electoral disaster upon themselves. It is going to be a Tsunami.
The GOP will lose its House majority and Democrats will get a near-filibuster proof Senate majority in 2016.
Whats more - the majority of Americans will blame the GOP (and Bush) for the countrys economic problems.
And, it gets better - President Clinton in 2016!
Now is the time to SMASH the GOP, send it to the ash heap, and build a genuine, grass-roots, CONSERVATIVE party.
Now is the time to SMASH the GOP, send it to the ash heap, and build a genuine, grass-roots, CONSERVATIVE party.
Agreed. I am not going to vote holding my nose anymore. It does no good
Unbelievable, the GOP sinks farther into the abyss.
IMHO, Boner was easily bought. Giving America away, from behind closed doors, is not conservative American politics.
His actions speak the truth.
Screw the RINOs.
Time for 3rd party.
This BS piece is pure pr crap by k st i
Lobbyist insiders trying to prop up there money bag man !
He will be gone !
This was a vote of no confidence and rebellion for this crooked weasel ‘s secret meetings , purges , and gun grabbing comments !
Three weeks ago, this would have troubled me.
Now that I no longer give a smelly Obama about the RINOblican party, I ‘m fine.
Complete utter hogwash. He gave away the store in the opening round, proceded to negotiate feverishly with HIMSELF, then the committee assignment krap. The fact is he puppets the ∅bama class warfare rhetoric, can't articulate individual property rights and personal freedom, and generally is NOT a good speaker to begin with. Oh yeah, he also has no charisma nor imagination as to battling the 'rats... just making deals to get along.
Weimar Republic of 1933 redux.
Once Boehner opened the door to raising taxes on anybody, he should have been forced to turn in his GOP card and his man card.
After this fiasco NO ONE, NO ONE will go near his job.
He just proposed a bill that would keep our taxes from going up that was defeated by the absolutely false claim that it was increasing taxes.
Now our taxes go up after this so called *tax increase* bill was defeated???
NO_ONE will take that job after this. When voters taxes go up in a few weeks there will be mobs with ropes and torches after the House Republicans. (because the bill they defeated was really not a tax increase bill but stopped them )
I always said Bohner was lame but no one could win with these demands.
Boehner was defeated by 50+ conservative GOP house members who told him to take his purge and shove it.
Cantor said he had the votes to pass Plan B.
Cantor has always been a fraud. He’s toast, too.
GOP establishment? It's past time blaming Boehner and the GOP Establishment. I blame House conservatives. The article said "Speaker John A. Boehners hold on the Houses top post appears secure after key conservative lawmakers said they dont expect anyone to challenge him. " You mean there isn't one of them that will run against Boehner? Cowards - all of them.
Who were joined by Pelosi and every rat in the house who want to see our taxes go up and Republicans getting the blame for it.
But in way this post is wrong.
This successful raise in our taxes tonight is a great step towards replacing Bohner with Pelosi.
If these *conservatives* are so brave then how come none of them will challenge Bohner as Speaker?
Answer: Because they figure Pelosi will just knock them off after this to become Speaker, so instead they will just whine and complain until the House makes the real (Big) cave next year to O that will show that defeating this was a disater. And what will their legacy be then?
Do you believe everything printed on the Internet ?
This is a pr piece placed in this rag to scare off
Challenges and support for getting rid if this k street stooge !
It’s called pr by boneheads owners .
The DC insiders !
puke, gag, yuck. Boehner must go.
Sobber of the House Boehner caved-in immediately after the November election, and then stupidly tried to meet Benghazi-Coward B. Obama’s demands.
Finally Boehner agreed to tax “Millionaires and Billionaires,” just like Obama pledged to do in his 2012 Election Campaign.
Could the Democrats ask for an easier cave-in artist than Boehner?
Amen, Sister! If any of these bozos think Boehner is all that, then there is no hope for the Repubs. My rep is Justin Amash, so I feel a bit lucky to have a Rebel with a cause. Unless this is all street theater, and I am being deceived once again.
The “GOP elite” is exactly the problem.
These “A List” quasi-Republicans — the heart of the Stupid Party — has done themselves in. Time for them to go.
We need a CONSERVATIVE party. The GOP is done.
And if the new party puts in a decent showing in the mid-terms, then they won’t be called a “third” party when (and if) 2016 rolls around.
Boehner will resign his position after this debacle plays out to some sort of a deal that is further capitulation to Obama. Boehener’s done. Pelosi will not be elected Speaker.
PJ I totally agree. Someone needs to step up and take on the Bawler, and I doubt REAL conservatives have given up.
Deal?? on taxes??
First you claim that you just saved us a tax increase with this defeat yet now you claim he will make a deal?
Look, that *deal* will come after lots of those same *conservatives* who killed this bill are begging him for a much worse deal with O than this one, because their voters will be screaming at them for raising their taxes. They will come to him.
This defeat will be a curse on this nation.
Could be interesting -- but I don't see too many Republicans voting for Pelosi as Speaker. If the choice is between Crybaby and Pelosi, even the conservatives will vote for him.
You're right, I feel the same way! I couldn't care less what happens anymore to the GOPE!
Boehner will do a deal with Pelosi and Reid and Obama and there will be enough RINO votes to pass the deal. And the GOP conservative who defeated Boehner today will not vote with the Rats and the RINOs. Your support for Flop Boehner is laughable and pathetic.
I’m sure you are right. But name one person who has said they will challenge Boner? There are conservatives in the House. Where the hell are these people? Conservatives as a group seem incapable of national leadership.
national conservative leaders? Palin? Gone. West? Can’t even hold a house seat. Santorum and Gingrich? Helped nominate Romney. Until we get some strong conservative leaders that can herd the cats we have nothing.
After this Plan B debacle, all three leaders must go.
Bonehead, Cantor and McCarthy. Now.
All three stooges must be Canned. Bonehead, Cantor and McCarthy .
Boehner will not run for speaker after this debacle. He’s done. There will be someone else nominated and it won’t be Cantor.
Cantor was one of the purge collaborators. He’s toast, too.
Your victory in raising our taxes will be a disaster. While claiming you stopped a tax increase by supporting one you have made sure that Obama gets the best possible deal he wanted by getting the GOP to take the BLAME for Obama’s automatic tax increase on most voters.
You have made sure that no one wants Bohners job.
You have handed the country over to Pelosi.
Your victory will be a curse on this nation.
You worry too much. You will get what u want.
Bonehead will work around those GOP rebels by working with Obama
and the Democrats. Bonehead will work around conservatives, by working
with Democrats just like he did on the debt ceiling.
And u will get what u want. Taxes on the rich, with the help of Rat votes.
Your RINO hysterics are typical of the RINOs who got the GOP into this situation on the so-called cliff. RINOs like you gave us Dole. You gave us McCain. You gave us Romney. You gave us this mess. Never again.
I wish boneheads staffers would stop posting here !
LOL. I think the same thing often.
Apparently one of the quotes from bonehead’s lips that killed the deal for the GOP rank and file was :” As soon as we finish the vote I will call Obama and see if he will meet !”
Yep ,Boner was acting as Obama’s gopher during the deal making!
So it was Obama and the K st lobbyist front man ( boner ) vs the GOP rank and file !
Funny u mentioned Bonehead was Obama’s Boy.
I think you and I know how this is going to play out.
Bonehead will work a deal with Obama, House Democrats and Senate
Whatever deal he puts forward next will be designed to work around
conservatives and get enough Rat votes to pass.
Just like the debt ceiling deal he did two years ago.
So yeah, he is Obama’s Boy.
No you two will get exactly what you accomplished.
Years ahead of your simple logic I posted a vanity here laying out exactly how your foolishness will destroy this nation
1) House Republicans listen to tennmountainman and jimbo123; and say ‘ taxes on the middle class will go up unless we get a full extension, for all that income above $250K too. We will not extend them without the others. We dont leave the job producers behind. We won the election.”
2) In January taxes go up
3) Obama gets on TV and Townhalls telling middle class voters that their taxes are going up because Republicans once again are putting ‘the rich’ ahead of them.
4) MSM hounds Republicans asking them if they are happy they ‘raised taxes’ on the middle class
5) House Republicans get flooded in a tidal wave of angry emails and phone calls from those who voted for them.
They try to go home for a visit and there are angly mobs around their house with signs
“I am sorry I voted for you. You raised my taxes you lying #%%$$”, many are white and 50 + obviously not ACORN.
6) The stock Market tanks
7) House Republicans even the most ‘conservative’ go to Bohner and say “WE made a big mistake. We need to cut those taxes (under$250K income) and put this behind us. My voters want to kill me” just as they did with last years FICA.
8) The House quietly passes the extension in secret just as they did FICA last February.
9) Obama signs it declaring that the Rs finally saw reason
10) The stock market recovers some just because the panic is over sand no one knows that the resulting Obama tax increases hurt the stock market because they think house Rs crashed it and O saved it.
11) Obama gets credit for saving the economy. AGAIN.
12) House Republicans dont challenge O again for the next two years. So the Republican party melts down in civil war. Dems bayonet the R wounded.
13) In 2014 election Reid and Pelosi get back the same numbers they got in 2009.
14) January 2015 Congress passes a bill making Obama King. (no more filibuster to stop it)
tennmountainman and jimbo123; blame voter fraud, the MSM, and the RINOs and claim their plan would have worked GREAT otherwise. They claim no one could have predicted this.
Off your meds again, Mr. Rove?
How many of the HR Caucus members do you think really believes Boehner is the cat's meow after his stretch of mediocre performance?
Who else besides Cantor has shown interest in the position?
I told you and another here that there would be a backlash with this Plan B.
And a backlash happened.
And I am telling u now. There will be a deal Bonehead cuts that will gain
the support of enough Rat votes in the House and Senate, thus bypassing
those pesky conservatives. And what u want will happen.
Taxes on the rich.
I am looking forward to telling u I told u so.
We’re at war, and half our forces are trying to pretend the enemy doesn’t want us all dead. Jeeze!!