Skip to comments.Sources: Enough Republicans Willing to Unseat Speaker Boehner
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. Thats 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 wont support his re-election, that Americans should watch for him to resign gracefully.
The vote for Boehners re-election as Speaker happens on Thursday, two days after Boehners decision to support the Senate "fiscal cliff" deal Vice President Joe Biden cut with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on New Years Eve.
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I think Boehner is out.
I’ve always felt that Boehner doesn’t have the consciousness to be a committed leader...and not sure that Cantor does, either.
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.
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.
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.
get er done
“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.
God help us.
Get rid of that loser Boner
they fell for the news media’s scare tactic, the bs the media created “fiscal cliff”
The Republicans want to be allowed to stay at court in D.C.,
while the rest of the country goes to hell!
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.
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??????
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.
You felt it because he has demonstrated it over and over.
I don’t tweet so I’ll just stick my head out the window and yell.
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?
Why don’t you tweet?
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.
Thanks. I believe that picture tells the rest of the story..
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?
“””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.
I’ll believe it when I see it.
Is it just me or is Boehner channeling Bob Dole? Increasingly, its hard to see the difference.
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!!!
“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 wont 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.
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.
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.
“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
Great photo! Who owns the legs...and who’s that looking at them?
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.
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.
Pssst....how long has it been since we've heard anything about F&F? Seems to have just fallen "off the map".
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?
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.
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.
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
That is my thought on Boehner as Speaker. Even Pelosi would be an improvement since she would not be in position to betray us.
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.
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?
Bonehead needs to go!
I agree with you.....Issa’s good at finding which side his bread is buttered.