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Sources: Enough Republicans Willing to Unseat Speaker Boehner
breitbart ^ | 1/1 | boyle

Posted on 01/02/2013 6:27:52 AM PST by RummyChick

“At least 20 House Republican members have gotten together, discussed this and want to unseat Speaker Boehner--and are willing to do what it takes to do it,” Meyer said. “That’s more than enough to get the job done, but the one problem these guys face is they need a leader to coalesce behind.”

Meyer said the conservatives have considered House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to take the helm after Boehner is knocked out. His opposition from the right to the Senate fiscal cliff deal that Vice President Joe Biden cut with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a sign Cantor may try for the job.

AMA is hardly the only conservative entity aware of the rekindled effort afoot to unseat Boehner. Another conservative with inside knowledge of the effort told Breitbart News that the movement has "new focus and juice," and if enough members go to Boehner telling him they won’t support his re-election, that Americans should “watch for him to resign gracefully.”

The vote for Boehner’s re-election as Speaker happens on Thursday, two days after Boehner’s decision to support the Senate "fiscal cliff" deal Vice President Joe Biden cut with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on New Year’s Eve.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; crybaby
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leadership under boehner voted no on fiscal cliff deal.

I think Boehner is out.

1 posted on 01/02/2013 6:28:00 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I’ve always felt that Boehner doesn’t have the consciousness to be a committed leader...and not sure that Cantor does, either.


2 posted on 01/02/2013 6:30:26 AM PST by Salvey
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To: RummyChick

Certainly Rube Goldberg could not have come up with a worse deal than what Boehner pulled-off yesterday.

In one fell swoop he agreed to raise taxes on the Eeeeeeevil Rich (conceding the Dem point that Reagnomics don’t work), while at the same time allowing the cut in payroll tax to expire, so Obama will STILL be able to rally “The 98%” against Eeeeeevil Republicans.

At the same time shattering his own party into splinters.
“Incompetent” just does not begin to do it justice.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 6:30:44 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RummyChick

His being “out” would be a pleasant surprise, but we haven’t been pleasantly surprised since the 2010 election, I think it is a pattern, the game is lost, this will only be the next proof of that.


4 posted on 01/02/2013 6:33:01 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: Salvey

When bohner unseated a lifelong Democrat he did it the right way- with conservative ideals.

But he has been in Washington too long. Everything is looked at as ow it affects Republicans, not the country.

His speach explaining the cliff deal says it all- it was ALL about the politics of it, and nothing about the country.


5 posted on 01/02/2013 6:35:08 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: RummyChick

get er done


6 posted on 01/02/2013 6:35:08 AM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (reasonable gun control is hitting what you aim for)
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To: RummyChick

“I think Boehner is out.”

I hope you are right, but I hope his replacement is not Cantor.

We need someone like Tom Price or Louie Gohmert.


7 posted on 01/02/2013 6:35:25 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: RummyChick
It will never happen.

God help us.

8 posted on 01/02/2013 6:35:25 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("More law, less justice." --Cicero)
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To: RummyChick; All

Get rid of that loser Boner

Tweet Republicans:

http://www.gop.gov/republicans/twitter

they fell for the news media’s scare tactic, the bs the media created “fiscal cliff”


9 posted on 01/02/2013 6:35:33 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

The Republicans want to be allowed to stay at court in D.C.,
while the rest of the country goes to hell!


10 posted on 01/02/2013 6:35:51 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Wanna’ take bets on the upcoming debt ceiling? I bet it goes up, oh hey, not a lot, just a “little more” like last time.


11 posted on 01/02/2013 6:37:36 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

For those that follow the inner workings of the party:

Is it a big deal that the leadership under him voted no instead of showing support??????


12 posted on 01/02/2013 6:37:44 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Bonhead’s payday will come after he loses the Speakership and resigns. He will join a K Street firm and reap his reward for screwing future generations.


13 posted on 01/02/2013 6:38:13 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( Boehner, our Vichy Speaker)
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To: Salvey
I’ve always felt that Boehner doesn’t have the consciousness to be a committed leader..

You felt it because he has demonstrated it over and over.

14 posted on 01/02/2013 6:38:28 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Democrat_media

I don’t tweet so I’ll just stick my head out the window and yell.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 6:39:04 AM PST by JonPreston
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To: presently no screen name
Mutiny on the SS Congress Bounty??

16 posted on 01/02/2013 6:39:47 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

2009-2011 Minority Leader—no fight.

2011-2013 Speaker, no fight.

See a pattern?

I knew the jig was up when The Weeper went to play golf with Zippy in the summer of 2011 during the rating crisis. Bastid.

We are where we are today thanks to John Boehner and Jim Beam.

Continuing resolutions, no repeal of Obamacare, even if for show, no cuts in spending.

A complete failure of leadership that keeps sliding us further behind the eight ball.

And does anyone think this is the man who will defend our Second Amendment rights?


17 posted on 01/02/2013 6:39:50 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Tom Cotton...


18 posted on 01/02/2013 6:41:00 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: JonPreston

Why don’t you tweet?


19 posted on 01/02/2013 6:42:13 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: RummyChick

That Cantor the Calculator would step out like suggests there are enough votes for a change. I’m not a fan of the guy—not conservative enough and oozing shiftiness—but I’m not sure it’s a job for a man of great character either.


20 posted on 01/02/2013 6:43:55 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: RummyChick

Thanks. I believe that picture tells the rest of the story..


21 posted on 01/02/2013 6:44:03 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

If the GOP hasn’t realized it, Obama plays brinksmanship on key fiscal issues so to put the opposition party under pressure to make a bad deal, just like the last debt ceiling debate and this recent fiscal cliff negotiation. You think anything will change next year under this current GOP leadership in the Senate and House?


22 posted on 01/02/2013 6:44:47 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: RummyChick

Allen West


23 posted on 01/02/2013 6:45:32 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Democrat_media
When you read twitter you can come up with all kinds of things
Like this:

24 posted on 01/02/2013 6:45:54 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: SharpRightTurn

“””“I think Boehner is out.”

I hope you are right, but I hope his replacement is not Cantor.

We need someone like Tom Price or Louie Gohmert.”””

We need a woman with balls like Bachmann. Nobody could be worse than the weepy boner.


25 posted on 01/02/2013 6:46:20 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: RummyChick

I’ll believe it when I see it.


26 posted on 01/02/2013 6:48:38 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: shelterguy
Yeah, Cantor won't be much better
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/01/cantor-mccarthy-turn-young-guns-on-boehner-ryan

"But, let's set aside the policy implications for now. The political implications are evolving rapidly. This is the first time in the 2-year GOP Majority that Leadership has broken so decisively. That Cantor and McCarthy would break so publicly with Speaker Boehner suggests a fight for Leadership on Thursday.

The whole point of Leadership is to grease bills like this to passage. They are ugly, but they are seen to keep open options for future debates. Boehner and Ryan lost their caucus tonight. They had to rely on Democrat votes to secure passage. Worse, though, they lost the number 2 and 3 members of Leadership in the vote. Those members do not take that vote lightly."
27 posted on 01/02/2013 6:49:56 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Is it just me or is Boehner channeling Bob Dole? Increasingly, its hard to see the difference.


28 posted on 01/02/2013 6:54:24 AM PST by rbg81
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To: RummyChick
When someone caves to bluffs like Boner does he ain't no leader.

We could have amended the fiscal cliff deal to include tax cuts for ALL taxpayers but the Dems threatened “Oh no don't do that or we will kill it!”

If they did going over the cliff would have been THEIR damn fault—IN SPITE OF WHAT THE RINOs and their sniveling pundits say.

But Boner didn't even freekin’ try! He handed the freekin’ House over to freekin’ NANCY PELOSI FOR GAWDS SAKE!!!

29 posted on 01/02/2013 6:55:19 AM PST by Happy Rain ("1/1/13: The day the RINO GOP-e died--long live the TEA Party!!!")
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To: RummyChick
Even if they reelect Pelosi to Speaker, it will be an improvement.
30 posted on 01/02/2013 6:56:08 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: rbg81

“Another conservative with inside knowledge of the effort told Breitbart News that the movement has “new focus and juice,” and if enough members go to Boehner telling him they won’t support his re-election, that Americans should “watch for him to resign gracefully.”

So, will he resign with his head in shame or will he be forced out?

I think he resigns.


31 posted on 01/02/2013 6:57:16 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
I sure wish Tom McClintock's hat would be thrown into the ring.

He's one of the few conservatives that I still trust to act/be conservative.

I don't trust Cantor at all. I feel his fiscal cliff vote was just posturing and he was given the 'go ahead' by Boehner so he could look good.

32 posted on 01/02/2013 6:58:30 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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To: Tupelo
Seen on twitter: Marshall Smith ‏@MarshallFSmith Jamie Dupree just hinted on air, that Boehner might go !!!! #tcot #gop
33 posted on 01/02/2013 6:58:55 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Buh-Bye, Boner.


34 posted on 01/02/2013 6:59:28 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: RummyChick

Everybody here is acting as if Boehner is the problem - but he’s merely representative of the problem. The reality is that the great majority of House members voted for the bill, and in fact would probably have voted for something even more outrageous and probably would even have been happy to go along with the Dems from the very start.

It’s true that he’s not a good negotiator and obviously not a very effective leader, but the real problem is that the great majority of the House was NOT putting pressure on him to do anything more and probably didn’t even want to go any further.

So it’s not just a matter of changing what is technically the leadership, but changing the mindset of the rest of the House. You’d think that after the 2010 elections, they would have smartened up, but they obviously regarded that as just a temporary aberration and don’t seriously expect that there will be any real challenges to business as usual.


35 posted on 01/02/2013 7:00:46 AM PST by livius
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To: dfwgator

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/01/Eric-Cantor-Makes-First-Move-to-Unseat-Boehner-in-Fiscal-Cliff-Kabuki-Theater

“Several Republican House members rallied around Cantor’s opposition. Late Tuesday Darrell Issa (R-CA), the powerful Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said “I’m with Cantor.””

Earlier Issa was with Boehner


36 posted on 01/02/2013 7:01:43 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Great photo! Who owns the legs...and who’s that looking at them?


37 posted on 01/02/2013 7:01:59 AM PST by livius
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To: 9YearLurker

Cantor and McCarthy were both encouraging the caucus to vote FOR the bill, then they voted against it. No courage here..just pure political opportunism.


38 posted on 01/02/2013 7:02:17 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: RummyChick

Okay, Boehner is definitely out.

I just checked out Issa’s vote.
Issa changed his vote to vote with Cantor.

Cantor will be the next speaker.


39 posted on 01/02/2013 7:03:59 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
Issa is my Rep. Never forget.....Issa is for Issa, first and foremost.

Pssst....how long has it been since we've heard anything about F&F? Seems to have just fallen "off the map".

40 posted on 01/02/2013 7:05:21 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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To: Tupelo
"Even if they reelect Pelosi to Speaker--"

Be careful what we wish for. I believe the Rats have 201 seats in the new House. Are there 17 Rino's willing to switch in an effort to shut out the Tea party caucus?

41 posted on 01/02/2013 7:05:48 AM PST by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: RummyChick

Boehner did not ride the Tea Party wave into Congress in 2010, he did nothing I know of that can be considered aligned with the Tea Party issues and yet he is Speaker only because the Tea Party enabled the GOP to take control of Congress.

What has he ever ***done*** (not just words) that gives conservatives confidence? How did he ever get to be Speaker? He would not be Speaker if it were not for the Tea Party groups.


42 posted on 01/02/2013 7:07:15 AM PST by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: RummyChick

They’d d***ed well better.

If Bonehead is there in the house(very small “h” intended) in any capacity other than cleaner of urinals and toilets, I shall actively campaign against ANY republican. At least dim-bulb-crats have the cojones to declare their idiocy...Bonehead doesn’t have the courage to even do that. Shove it Boehner, shove it up your smelly Obama (which is obviously quite large, since Obama’s been having you daily.)

I’ve had it with the party of no cojones.

May they all go directly to the very hot home of Bin Laden.


43 posted on 01/02/2013 7:08:55 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

no, don’t think I want to bet on that - the house will give up their main authorized constitutional duty of the purse o the whitehut - for the first time in my life, I am afraid for our nation

We are so screwed


44 posted on 01/02/2013 7:10:01 AM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (reasonable gun control is hitting what you aim for)
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To: buckalfa
The enemy in the field is preferable to the enemy behind you.

That is my thought on Boehner as Speaker. Even Pelosi would be an improvement since she would not be in position to betray us.

45 posted on 01/02/2013 7:13:25 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Buddy Sorrell
Bonhead’s payday will come after he loses the Speakership and resigns. He will join a K Street firm and reap his reward for screwing future generations.

Don't forget the infomercials for Coppertone...


46 posted on 01/02/2013 7:14:56 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: CAluvdubya

As much as I would like to see Boehner Humiliated in a vote - Issa’s change of vote has me convinced Crybaby will resign the speakership.


47 posted on 01/02/2013 7:15:13 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t “enough Republicans to unseat Boehner” have also been “enough republicans to stop a tax hike” last night? Where the f**k were these “enough Republicans” when it counted?


48 posted on 01/02/2013 7:16:05 AM PST by Redcloak (CA conservatives: Go to https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/ to quit the GOP!)
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To: RummyChick

Bonehead needs to go!


49 posted on 01/02/2013 7:16:24 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: RummyChick

I agree with you.....Issa’s good at finding which side his bread is buttered.


50 posted on 01/02/2013 7:18:43 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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