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Several Republican Congressmen Vote For Allen West Over Boehner For House Speaker
MEDIAite ^ | 1-3-2013 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 01/03/2013 11:31:26 AM PST by smoothsailing

January 3, 2013

Several Republican Congressmen Vote For Allen West Over Boehner For House Speaker

Andrew Kirell

It’s no secret that Speaker of the House John Boehner is currently unpopular with the more conservative elements of his Republican Party. As the new House voted for Speaker, several Republican congressmen made their negative feelings official, casting ballots for anyone but Boehner.

While other disgruntled GOPers either held their noses and voted for Boehner, or abstained entirely, several other Republicans cast protest votes in favor of Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI), Eric Cantor (R-MD), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Raul Labrador (R-ID), former U.S Comptroller General David Walker, and the recently ousted and controversial Rep. Allen West (R-FL).

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) cast the protest vote for comptroller Walker, prompting a collective “Huh?” among social media users.

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) and Rep. Gohmert cast the two votes for West, who lost his re-election bid to Democrat Patrick Murphy.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; allenwest; boehner; gop

Mr. Speaker?

The order of finish:

First: Boehner
Second: Pelosi
Third: Cantor
Fourth: West

1 posted on 01/03/2013 11:31:31 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Jane Long

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) and Rep. Gohmert cast the two votes for West.


2 posted on 01/03/2013 11:35:40 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I can’t believe Pelosi came so close. Although I would have loved West, we would have lost. We need to pick our battles here, folks. Big picture.

And she came in ahead of Cantor..What does that tell you?

FIGHT LIKE HELL but pick the battles, we need to have at least ONE branch in our court while we work on the other two..


3 posted on 01/03/2013 11:37:04 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: smoothsailing

Several? He got two votes.


4 posted on 01/03/2013 11:37:29 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: smoothsailing
The way to get Boehner's attention ~ and let him know you are really not satisfied with his performance ~ is to submit a bill for the construction of a GRAND CANAL in the middle of DC.

(See: venice, grand canal, doge)

5 posted on 01/03/2013 11:37:52 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: SueRae

Boehner should have resigned. Boehner picked his battle when he fired all the Tea Party conservatives from committee positions.


6 posted on 01/03/2013 11:41:46 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: smoothsailing

And the voters get shafted again.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 11:43:10 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SueRae

What’s the advantage? The Republicans will take the blame for the same policies Pelosi will enact. At least if Pelosi was the speaker, the Republicans would have a chance in 2014. Now the Dems will win in 2014.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 11:45:55 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: smoothsailing

Could care less.

Bonehead has released me from my misery.

No longer a Republican.

They are a lost party anyway.

We’ll have to regroup after CW-II.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 11:49:54 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: smoothsailing

Republicans are really, really good at two things:

1. Losing.

2. Meaningless symbolism.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 11:52:29 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SueRae
FIGHT LIKE HELL but pick the battles, we need to have at least ONE branch in our court while we work on the other two..

And which branch is in "our" court? The Boehner-Obama-Reid fiscal cliff deal passed WITHOUT a majority of Boehner's own Party, 151-85.
11 posted on 01/03/2013 11:58:08 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Perdogg

Yeah, and the article claims Cantor is from Maryland. HA!


12 posted on 01/03/2013 12:00:39 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Perdogg

It’s the new normal math.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 12:09:52 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

It’s up to the states now.


14 posted on 01/03/2013 12:14:57 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: SueRae
FIGHT LIKE HELL but pick the battles, we need to have at least ONE branch in our court while we work on the other two..

The point is you don't rally have one branch of the government, if the GOPe call the tune. Wise up.

15 posted on 01/03/2013 12:15:45 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: SueRae

Peelousi came in 2nd cause there are still quite a few dems in the House.

Speakers have always been one of the more political positions. Its amazing the Boenher can be a ruthless toughy within the House and a crybaby to nobama.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 12:24:09 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: smoothsailing
I think Alan West would've been a very good choice. I also liked the idea of a Speaker Issa.

I didn't want Boehner again because:
He hangs out with Obama too much while they speak secretly to reach deals.
It seems dishonest, like Obama promising to put things out for three days prior to passing them.
I just don't trust John Boehner.

Also, after watching Boehner doing press conferences for weeks, I'm finally going to say something.
He's looked/sounded intoxicated in many of them.
I wasn't the only one to notice it, and I hope I'm wrong about it.
Could be he has some sort of health issue, I don't know.

I don't like Eric Cantor.

IMO-He comes off as superior and smug. Just above everyone in general.

Having said these things Mr.Boehner now has an opportunity to prove me wrong.

I won't be changing parties. It might make guys like them too happy.
17 posted on 01/03/2013 12:30:34 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: novemberslady

I agree with you on West, he was my only choice.

I don’t care much for the rest of them.


18 posted on 01/03/2013 12:37:12 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Alan West? What am I missing. He wasn’t reelected.


19 posted on 01/03/2013 12:41:22 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: EnquiringMind

You don’t have to be a member of the House to be selected Speaker.


20 posted on 01/03/2013 12:48:36 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: EnquiringMind

Doesn’t need to be. The Speaker does not have to be a current elected offical. If you could get some of these guys to vote for you, you could be elected as Speaker of the House.


21 posted on 01/03/2013 12:48:56 PM PST by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: nickcarraway

“What’s the advantage? The Republicans will take the blame for the same policies Pelosi will enact. At least if Pelosi was the speaker, the Republicans would have a chance in 2014. Now the Dems will win in 2014”

If there is no difference between boehner and pelosi (and there is) and no difference between republicans and democrats then why do you care who wins in 2014?


22 posted on 01/03/2013 12:52:55 PM PST by plain talk
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To: smoothsailing

There were nine house republican members that voted for someone other than boehner. They split their vote over six people.

That’s right. Nine people voted for six different alternative candidates! Incredible.


23 posted on 01/03/2013 1:06:36 PM PST by plain talk
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To: EnquiringMind

Anybody can be Speaker if they can get the votes. There are no constitutional requirements for the job, although I imagine the Founders expected someone living and of good character to be chosen.

In addition to Allen West, Colin Powell also received a vote for Speaker today.


24 posted on 01/03/2013 1:06:38 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: plain talk

Good point.


25 posted on 01/03/2013 1:16:52 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: plain talk

Roll call 2 - Election of the Speaker
Mr. Boehner: 220, Ms. Pelosi: 192, Cantor: 3, West: 2,
Cooper of Tennessee: 2, Lewis of Georgia: 1, Powell: 1,
Labrador: 1, Jordan: 1, Walker: 1, Amash: 1, Dingell: 1,
and Present: 1.

http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.aspx


26 posted on 01/03/2013 1:16:51 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
controversial Rep. Allen West (R-FL).

A God-Loving, God-Fearing man who believes the U.S. Constitution means what it says and is not afraid to call evil by its name, is controversial ?
27 posted on 01/03/2013 1:41:25 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama - Fredo smart)
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To: stylin19a

Says alot about the state of our nation, doesn’t it?


28 posted on 01/03/2013 1:57:38 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: stylin19a

Speaking of our Constitution, What are your thoughts on the nazi Germany style NDAA bill? (Indefinite detention of American citizens by our own military. No trial, no jury, no counsel, no due process is now okayed, if the Feds. want it to go that way, after an American’s incarceration.)


29 posted on 01/03/2013 2:14:56 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: stylin19a

Speaking of our Constitution, What are your thoughts on the nazi Germany style NDAA bill? (Indefinite detention of American citizens by our own military. No trial, no jury, no counsel, no due process is now okayed, if the Feds. want it to go that way, after an American’s incarceration.)


30 posted on 01/03/2013 2:15:13 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: SueRae

The dems in the House voted for Pelosi. If she hadn’t come in second, I would have been surprised.


31 posted on 01/03/2013 2:21:49 PM PST by Waryone
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To: bobby.223

Well, that DID stink and his explanation made it worse. Course, now this post probably subjects me to NDAA “enemy of the state” designation.

Thanks, thanks a lot.


32 posted on 01/03/2013 2:31:56 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama - Fredo smart)
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To: smoothsailing

I thought West lost his congressional election this past fall?


33 posted on 01/03/2013 2:50:00 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: smoothsailing

I thought West lost his congressional election this past fall?


34 posted on 01/03/2013 2:51:37 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Anybody can be Speaker if they can get the votes. There are no constitutional requirements for the job, although I imagine the Founders expected someone living and of good character to be chosen.

In addition to Allen West, Colin Powell also received a vote for Speaker today.


35 posted on 01/03/2013 3:01:57 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

It would be interesting to see how the 2010 Tea Party candidates voted.


36 posted on 01/03/2013 3:37:42 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: stylin19a

West was my number one guy until that AYE vote of his. You are darn right it and his explanation stinks. No true conservative could possibly have voted for the anti-constitution NDAA imo. I hope somehow he can walk back his support of that nazi crap. As far as ‘enemies of the state’ goes.....I’ll bet my name was/is on all of their old lists and their new and current lists as well!


37 posted on 01/03/2013 3:40:37 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: smoothsailing

My rep (Yoho) voted for Cantor!


38 posted on 01/03/2013 3:47:11 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: SueRae

>> “And she came in ahead of Cantor..What does that tell you?” <<

.
Absolutely nothing!

Obviously the dems stuck with her.


39 posted on 01/03/2013 3:48:33 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: PoloSec

Here’s the breakdown....

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll002.xml


40 posted on 01/03/2013 4:44:21 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: jeffc

Cantor got three votes...

Bridenstine
Pearce
Yoho

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll002.xml


41 posted on 01/03/2013 4:50:41 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

!


42 posted on 01/03/2013 9:17:10 PM 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: novemberslady

Hank Jr. hit the nail on the head. boner and obama playing golf is like the Jews playing golf with Hitler.


43 posted on 01/03/2013 10:34:08 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I post so people who hate me will know what I think. And they can't seem to stop reading. LOL)
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