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GOP Congressman: Boehner Will Lead Republicans to 2014 Loss
Breitbart.com ^ | 2 Jan 2013 | REP. JEFF LANDRY (R-LA)

Posted on 01/03/2013 9:20:01 AM PST by Qbert

It’s an embarrassing time to be a Republican Congressman—albeit 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 that’s 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 cuts—not 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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: boehner; fireboehner; taxhikes
Last chance...
1 posted on 01/03/2013 9:20:07 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

If Boehner remains Speaker I’m done with the GOP.
NOTHING will get done as long as he’s in charge.
And after him it will be Pelosi’s turn.

I’m just waiting to hear one way or the other.


2 posted on 01/03/2013 9:26:51 AM PST by servo1969
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To: Qbert

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.


3 posted on 01/03/2013 9:31:33 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Qbert

No Chance.

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 ?


4 posted on 01/03/2013 9:33:48 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: servo1969

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.


5 posted on 01/03/2013 9:38:51 AM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Qbert; All
*disgust*...Thank you, for the post...the truth really hurts and yet...
We, as concerned citizens; are despised / cursed in Washington, D.C.
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. Alexander Hamilton

6 posted on 01/03/2013 9:39:58 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Qbert

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.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 9:40:43 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Para-Ord.45
Curious if anyone else has thought about the impact conservatives would have if en mass they left the GOP and registered, not as Independents or Libertarians, but as Democrats. Would having millions of us also in the chorus change the dynamic?
8 posted on 01/03/2013 9:41:25 AM PST by masadaman
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To: masadaman

Sorry, the Democrats can tell the difference from just your breath.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 9:45:42 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Qbert

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.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 9:47:54 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: Qbert

Why?siding with
democrats rather than fellow
republicans gives no meaning to leading a party.

He is leading the
dems instead


11 posted on 01/03/2013 9:48:17 AM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: All

Where’s our leadership? Conservatives will get nowhere until somebody stands up and exerts the power of one man to say, “Follow me!”


12 posted on 01/03/2013 9:58:04 AM PST by Liberty Wins
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To: Qbert
That was their last chance.

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.

13 posted on 01/03/2013 10:03:41 AM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: Qbert

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.


14 posted on 01/03/2013 10:16:30 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Qbert
One thing you have to say about the Democrats is that every one of them has the same goal and that is to beat the crap out of Republicans. The problem with Republicans is that we all have our idea of perfection and by golly unless a fellow Republican fits our idea, we're not going to play ball.

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.

15 posted on 01/03/2013 10:19:25 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: servo1969

It’s over, Boehner just got to 217.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 10:26:44 AM PST by Truth29
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To: servo1969

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.


17 posted on 01/03/2013 10:32:17 AM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: Truth29

Michelle Bachman queen of the Tea party just helped save Bonehead


18 posted on 01/03/2013 10:36:22 AM PST by jbwbubba
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To: Truth29

#16

I’m watching the vote right now and it doesn’t appear to be over yet. Did I miss something?


19 posted on 01/03/2013 10:45:15 AM PST by servo1969
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To: Qbert
" 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 cuts—not 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.

20 posted on 01/03/2013 10:48:05 AM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: servo1969

Yep. I missed it.

It’s official. He stays.

And I’m out.


21 posted on 01/03/2013 10:48:06 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

>>If Boehner remains Speaker I’m 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.


22 posted on 01/03/2013 10:56:50 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: masadaman

Yeh — the Democrats would applaud your action as you en masse like misled lemmings commit political suicide.


23 posted on 01/03/2013 11:00:14 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: servantboy777
The party has been highjacked.

Communists control the Democrats; Socialists control the Republicans. I'm out.

24 posted on 01/03/2013 11:07:10 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Qbert
Assuming, for the moment, that elections will still be held, boner as speaker means the House guppies are resigned to another 60-year span out of power...

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...

25 posted on 01/03/2013 1:00:59 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: SuperLuminal; TADSLOS; jbwbubba; EricT.; RetiredArmy; who knows what evil?
Whoops!

ahve = have

26 posted on 01/03/2013 1:08:00 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Qbert

“2014 loss?” That depends, for each member of the House, on how they vote on every Second Amendment issue.


27 posted on 01/03/2013 1:20:41 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Who would want the darned job?

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?

28 posted on 01/03/2013 1:31:04 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: Uncle Chip
Democrats would applaud your action

The democrats are applauding now.


29 posted on 01/03/2013 1:34:17 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: familyop
“2014 loss?” That depends, for each member of the House, on how they vote on every Second Amendment issue.

Then why have a republican Speaker?

It's OVER

30 posted on 01/03/2013 1:38:54 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan
The democrats are applauding now.

Not as loud as they would be applauding if SanFranNan would have been elected Speaker.

31 posted on 01/03/2013 1:42:11 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
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???

32 posted on 01/03/2013 1:55:24 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: Uncle Chip
I think I remember you standing sturdy with Akin and so if I'm not mistaken I know and understand where you're coming from it it's all good. I respect that. You're keeping the faith and that's not a bad thing to do.

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.

33 posted on 01/03/2013 2:23:43 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

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.


34 posted on 01/03/2013 3:11:51 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

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.


35 posted on 01/03/2013 3:24:09 PM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: CityCenter
AMEN and AMEN!!! We keep this circular firing squad going until there's no one left standing. I'm beginning to despise reading FR because I see this cannibalism feeding off itself. No one is acceptable.

Democrats don't have that problem--they remain lock step in their march forward to destroy our country.

36 posted on 01/03/2013 4:05:38 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

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.


37 posted on 01/03/2013 4:16:54 PM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


38 posted on 01/03/2013 4:40:37 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: CityCenter

Thank you for being realistic—there’s far too little of that here on FR.


39 posted on 01/03/2013 7:07:59 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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