Skip to comments.GOP Congressman: Boehner Will Lead Republicans to 2014 Loss
Posted on 01/03/2013 9:20:01 AM PST by Qbert
Its an embarrassing time to be a Republican Congressmanalbeit an outgoing Congressman.
As negotiators, we utterly failed to meet our two objectives: to reduce spending and prevent tax increases. President Obama demanded tax increases with small spending cuts, and thats exactly what passed. Thanks to the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, the House passed a bill which raises taxes by $620 billion while cutting spending by a mere $15 billion over 10 years. Usually, a compromise is an even trade (one-for-one). In this trade, House and Senate Republicans traded $41 dollars in tax hikes for every $1 dollar in spending cutsnot exactly a balanced approach. Conservatives can thank the Republican establishment for this profound failure. While establishment Republicans and the media blamed Tea Party conservatives for holding up a deal, we found out last night that Speaker Boehner was willing all along to balk 150 members of his caucus and join with the Democrats to raise taxes.
Speaker Boehner and his merry band of establishment Republicans wanted to blame the tea party freshman for putting him between a rock and a hard place during these negotiations, but that wasn't the case. The truth is, protecting the establishment from their own votes is what has put him in such an untenable spot.
By running out the clock, the Speaker gave his establishment members cover to vote for a deal with President Obama. Boehner is more interested in cutting deals that don't rock the boat with President Obama than defending conservative, debt-reduction principles. This type of compromise is what gave us this fiscal cliff in the first place. In the last two years, the Speaker has given the Democrats exactly what they wanted...
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If Boehner remains Speaker Im done with the GOP.
NOTHING will get done as long as hes in charge.
And after him it will be Pelosis turn.
Im just waiting to hear one way or the other.
Yep. Last chance before the GOP falls off the cliff.
It matters to us.
But it doesn’t matter who’s in power for the K-Street Money Changers.
They work both sides. I like to call them the DC Party.
Why vote for a liar when you can vote for the guy who`ll tell you up front, “ Yes, I`m going to raise taxes and increase the size of Govt. “ ?
How much of a masochist can one be ?
I will be following you out the door if Boner keeps his position. I will still leave the party if Boner is replaced by another lame weasel. The party can either grow a backbone or it can fade into oblivion.
It is the degenerate, sub-human, monkey-vomit filth that is the American voter which will lead to the defeat of anything good or virtuous.
Sorry, the Democrats can tell the difference from just your breath.
The House is all that partly remains between this Republic remaining some what free and coming under a total government controlled communist government. The House goes and that would be the final end. The GOP might as well dissolve.
democrats rather than fellow
republicans gives no meaning to leading a party.
He is leading the
Where’s our leadership? Conservatives will get nowhere until somebody stands up and exerts the power of one man to say, “Follow me!”
The Gutless Old Pretenders are done as a national political party.
Here's an interesting quote from the Wikipedia page on the Whig Party:
"When new issues of nativism, prohibition and anti-slavery burst on the scene in the mid-1850s, no one looked to the quickly disintegrating Whig party for answers."
Here we are once again, many new problems bursting on the scene and nobody is looking to the quickly disintegrating Republican Party for answers.
Who would want the darned job? It is a thankless job. I read these hateful posts on FR and I see unrealistic expectations. I’m not necessarily defending Boehner and frankly, I don’t care one way or the other if he’s reelected but I also see how he is in a no-win situation.
We can hate fellow Republicans more than we hate Democrats. By golly, we have our principles, after all.
We are Democrats' best friends, we keep them in office.
It’s over, Boehner just got to 217.
So much for that whole Speaker fantasy pick exercise yesterday. I think I’ll send Boehner a gross of crying towels for his new term. Obama will provide the Jameson’s.
Michelle Bachman queen of the Tea party just helped save Bonehead
I’m watching the vote right now and it doesn’t appear to be over yet. Did I miss something?
Usually, a compromise is an even trade (one-for-one). In this trade, House and Senate Republicans traded $41 dollars in tax hikes for every $1 dollar in spending cutsnot exactly a balanced approach."
Isn't this the kind of thing that happened to G.H.W. Bush?
Add the "read my lips" quote was the death nail to his presidency.
Yep. I missed it.
It’s official. He stays.
And I’m out.
>>If Boehner remains Speaker Im done with the GOP<<
If we keep fishing from the same ol pond, were gonna keep catchin the same ol big mouth bass!
It’s time to try something different y’all.
I’ve been very cynical of the GOP for quite some time. The party has been highjacked.
Yeh — the Democrats would applaud your action as you en masse like misled lemmings commit political suicide.
Communists control the Democrats; Socialists control the Republicans. I'm out.
IAC, the RINO's have always preferred that as an excellent way to be a marxist/progressive without having to take responsibility for it...
However, the speakership is really a moot point.
The key goal for the country in the next two years (after most of the guns ahve been confiscated) will be eliminating, or simply ignoring, the 2-term Emperor limit. Dear leader will be in the WH for the next 12 years with her holy buttness following for another 12 years...
Secession will be messy...Albeit the only hope for the producers...
ahve = have
“2014 loss?” That depends, for each member of the House, on how they vote on every Second Amendment issue.
That's not the point. The question is whether Boehner should have the darned job. The answer is no.
Nobody wants to be President either. Should we keep Obama indefinately?
The democrats are applauding now.
Then why have a republican Speaker?
Not as loud as they would be applauding if SanFranNan would have been elected Speaker.
With the exception of ObamaCare I think you would be startled if you were to review the list of democrat accomplishments under Boehner vs Nancy Pelosi.
How many illegal wars, Mr. Speaker???
Unfortunately when it comes to Boehner I have lost it. That does not make me right and you wrong.
Keep the faith. It's all one can have.
Akin’s final act in his political career was a vote against this Fiscal Cliff bill, while another Missouri Congresswoman [Emerson], who also retired today and who was also under consideration as his replacement in the Senate Race, cast her final vote in office for this bill.
Akin, flaws and all, will be missed.
Conservatives are quickly becoming a party of one. No one is acceptable to us and if they veer even slightly askew from our individual definition of “conservatism,” they are thrown aside. Is it any wonder we are losing? We can’t even agree with each other.
Democrats don't have that problem--they remain lock step in their march forward to destroy our country.
I often find myself wondering who is really posting here. I cannot believe any conservative would ever choose to give up the fight for our country. Yet I see this stated over and over again. It is extremely disheartening. A week is an eternity in politics, things can change in a moment. We have to accept the realties we are faced with as it is an imperfect world we live in. But we never ever give up hope. Never.
Each member of the House can vote “nay” to stop a bad bill from passing. There’s no sense in cult of celebrity propaganda to let any of them off easy for evil votes. Political discussion boards have been looking too much like henhouse publications written by leftist infiltrators and are lacking effectiveness.
Those bills will be posted in full, and so will the votes of all members—repeatedly.
Thank you for being realistic—there’s far too little of that here on FR.