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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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!!
Am I the only one that thinks that “plan b” was a good political (not good policy) move that Boehner was trying to make? It was never going to become law. We are going over the fiscal cliff. Obama is dead set on it, and now he will be able to blame us for the higher tax rates.
Plan b was about calling Obama’s bluff on wanting a “balanced” solution. By offering him 90% of what he claims he wants, only to have him reject the offer, we might have been able to finally gain the upper hand. Every Democrat up for election in 2 years would have to explain why they wouldn’t vote for what was originally Nancy Pelosi’s plan to retain some of the lower tax rates. Now we’re the ones holding out to get 100% of what we want. Now we’re the obstrutionists. We’re the reason everyone’s taxes will go up.
After decades of capitulation on issue after issue. Is this really where we want to make a stand?
That is going to be difficult because you just won a HUGE victory tonight that spells disaster for this nation.
This will lead, as I have posted many times, to Republicans signing terms of surrender that in comparison will prove plan B to what would of been a huge victory.
Your win tonight will be a curse on this nation.
You are wrong.
You were too blind to see a backlash was about to happen.
If this country goes to hell iit won’t be because we tax too much.
It will be because we collapse under the weight of out of control spending.
And when that happens, it really doesn’t matter what tax rates are.
You will be dumpster diving like the rest of us to survive.
I suggest u quit making predictions. You are not very good at it.
The crazy part is that in the past I have taken heat HEAT here for posting comments against RINOs: McCain, Boehner and McConnell when many of these nut-bags were supporting them,
Yet I see no point in helping Dems completely destroying their only opposition Rs so they can rule unchallenged. Some of these folks seem to want to be under Dem total rule because they LOVE living like a cult.
You have a problem. You claim you won a big victory against tax increases tonight and then when all our taxes go up as a result you will claim that you were right?
My predictions will come true unlike YOURS, Obama will win BIG because of your victory today.
You could not even see the backlash happening on Plan B, like most of
us here could. Once again there will be a fiscal cliff deal. Bonehead will
rely on democrats to pass it. Taxes will go up on the rich, just as u want.
The only difference is Bonehead will get the votes of Rats, instead of
conservatives to pass it.
You will get what u want!
Don’t blame me if Bonehead and Cantor can’t count votes before they
commit to bringing up a bill for a vote.
Bonehead and Cantor should have discussed this with the members
instead of trying to ram it through Pelosi style.
NO I wont, you just raised my taxes and destroyed the economy with your big win today. You got what you want.,
My taxes go up
Obama gets to spend it
GOP gets the blame
Someone working for O couldn't have done a better job on this than you did, they should give you a give you a BIG pat on the back.
Your Marxist won big win-win tonight, celebrate.
Baa waa waa.
Go cry to your mother. I’m not a social worker.
It was u that engaged in class warfare like the democrats.
This plan u liked so much was Pelosi’s Plan before It was Bonehead’s
plan. Bonehead and Cantor should dicuss these bills with their members
before trying to shove it down members throats... Pelosi style.