Skip to comments.INSIDE THE CONSERVATIVE REBELLION AGAINST JOHN BOEHNER
Posted on 01/06/2013 11:06:02 AM PST by seekthetruth
House Speaker John Boehner barely held onto his job atop Congress lower chamber on Thursday.
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I'm from Illinois and in this last election, we got our clocks cleaned. I've heard all the versions of why we lost most of our seats here in Illinois, and the White House. Election fraud, it's Romney's fault, he didn't make enough of a case, yada yada yada. I still go back to the one fact nobody can dispute and that is the fact that 3 million Conservatives did not vote. Romney just wasn't perfect enough for them so these so called "conservatives" didn't vote, the Dems won, WE LOST, and now we have 4 more years of Obama! It should be noted for those that haven't realized this yet, you don't get everything you want when you are not the majority party. Period! Grover Norquist, one of the favorites of the Tea party (which frankly has always boggled my mind considering all of Grover's nefarious radical Muslim connections!), even concedes this fact: http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/01/03/audio-grover-norquist-declares-the-fiscal-cliff-deal-a-victory-for-tax-cutters/
Well you have to look at where we started and what we could have ended up with, Norquist answered.
When I read the story by Matthew Boyle on Breitbart, I cringed. I read it a second time from the perspective of a Democrat and I must say, the "institutional left" really doesn't have to do a thing to win elections with this kind of reporting! If I was a Democrat, I would be smiling from ear to ear and I would hope this kind of "useful" reporting continues!
I suggest Michelle Bachmann, and the "more than 20 House Republicans who were considering unseating Boehner" and that "bailed" and voted Speaker Boehner back in, better watch their backs. These so called Conservatives are not happy with these votes! Further, I read somewhere that Allen West was nominated as Speaker and that truly surprised me. Remember this? http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/07/29/rep_allen_west_slams_tea_party_schizophrenia.html Congressman Allen West: "I think what we have to ask ourselves is 'if you're telling me that I need to vote no against the Boehner plan' then what am I voting for?" Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said on The Laura Ingraham Show. "I'm going to stand with this Boehner plan and once again, if the folks who one minute they're saying that I'm their 'tea party hero' and what, three or four days later 'I'm a tea party defector.' That kind of schizophrenia, I'm not going to get involved in it."
I send this email below again to remind people, who invoke the name of Andrew Breitbart, that Andrew Breitbart truly detested Conservatives turning on each other. He knew how it felt and how damaging it is. I'm also again including Andrew's UNITY speech again where he said: "This is my war cry for 2012. You need to join me in my war against the institutional left." and: "This is not your mother's Democratic Party... duh! John Podesta and George Soros? This is not your mother's Democratic Party You know whose party it is? ...I have a thesis about who we're fighting against on the hard left... [In college] I had no idea these [left-wing academics] people were actually serious about the malarkey they were teaching. The post-structuralist, politically correct garbage." "They try to portray you in the worst possible light... and when I travel around the United States meeting people in the Tea Party who care -- black, white, gay, straight -- anyone that's willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive left, I will be in that bunker, and if you're not in that bunker 'cause you're not satisfied with this candidate, more than shame on you. You're on the other side!" You can watch Breitbart's entire speech here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbycMtTUDfE
There a great expression of immense wisdom: If you don't like what you're getting, change what you're doing! It's time Conservatives stick together and do what Andrew asked, let's all get in that bunker and beat the institutional left! We need to learn to do what the left does really well, stick together and support each other. They NEVER turn on each other, NEVER! As we charge on the battlefield of 2013, let's point the arrows at the Democrats, not at each other. If you truly feel you can no longer support the Republican Party then please, please, please, leave the Republican party and form your own party, and I wish you well. Tearing up this party only leads to victory for the Democrats! If you like the expression by Andrew, "Truth isn't mean, it's truth", then I suggest you read the email below. Here's some real truth about Andrew Breitbart and it is clear, he "hated" backstabbing among Conservatives.
Beverly Perlson The Band of Mothers
Andrew Breitbart: Warrior Prince By Ann McElhinney
Dearest friend, we will miss you.
Andrew Breitbart said that a lot. And he wasn't just talking about liberal liars and hypocrites. As often as not he was talking about establishment conservatives who either never knew or had forgotten what the fight was really all about. He REALLY hated them.
And there are so many of them. You'll find them tweeting today about how much they valued him. They didn't; he scared them. He fearlessly said all the things they didn't have the balls to say. For that he was loved by true conservatives and hated by the establishment frauds. These fake conservatives knew they couldn't be that brave, that courageous, take those kinds of risks and, more than even the hateful liberals, they wanted him to fail. Andrew didn't fail. His words and actions have inspired so many young people, and many not so young, to take action and to speak out wherever they see the hateful liberal narrative being preached.
So many people today will talk about the nasty, vitriolic, irrational leftists whose tweets are such a fitting testimony to their bankrupt morality and such a fitting tribute to Andrew's power to drive them literally insane. But today is not their day.
We drove together on Saturday from Troy to Detroit airport. We had both made speeches at an AFP event over the weekend. He got in the car and immediately complained of feeling really ill. I presumed it was because we had drank too much the evening before. Turns out I was wrong. Andrew was probably dying. But despite this he talked so animatedly about Fox News' dated aesthetic, a CNN offer to team up with Weiner for a talk show, an Aaron Sorkin offer and of the fight, the fight--always the fight--to tell the truth and expose the liars.
He liked to use the word warrior. A few weeks ago we were both in Traverse City for another event and the Dana Loesch peeing over the Taliban storm in tea cup erupted. A conservative event planned for the following day had decided to drop Dana. Andrew hated those people. We stayed up super late that night. Andrew tweeted like a crazy thing. He was on the phone and texting, defending his "warrior princess" as he called Dana. I was a witness to those calls and to the texts and tweets coming from the cowardly organizers, the "it's out of my hands" crowd. Andrew hated you guys; you know who you are. The scene was amazing--Andrew tweeting and texting and calling people and getting more and more angry with the organizers of that event who had dropped Dana. He was surrounded by admirers who just wanted to be close to the fire that he was.
I am not sure if Andrew liked Jack Kerouac, but On the Road offers what's for me a perfect tribute for Andrew: "...the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"
Farewell Andrew, brave warrior. You were better than them all. I am so glad I knew you.
Just pinging friends!
Just pinging friends!
Lack of any recognizable leadership will do this to you.
Just pinging friends!
Try living up to your screen name. To say that Romney "just wasn't perfect enough for them" is akin to saying that sugar pills "just weren't perfect enough" for those needing penicillin.
Romney's established actual RECORD was the record of a competent functional liberal Democrat. He not only wasn't "perfect" enough for them, they were SMART enough to realize that voting for him would have been voting AGAINST their own best interests.
To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published headline, thx.
Good post. Thanks very much.
Romney just wasn't perfect enough for them
.This constant bashing of conservatives, this idiotic scapegoating has got to stop. Why don't you take a swing at the enemy for a change.
I think this bears repeating. “Three Million Conservatives did NOT vote”. And it was only a small fraction of these in key states that made the difference.
“We have faced the enemy, and he is us”. - Pogo
Who is/was he talking about? Romney, Bonher and Connelly are not conservatives. Period. There is no argument....
Those who voted third party or sat out the last election need to own up to the consequences of their actions.
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FYI - I voted against Obama, not for Romney. Romney is not particularly conservative. What infurates me is people like yourself demanding we all go along to elect a guy we don’t want. The GOP leadership is SQUARELY to blame here. They CONTINUE to push leftward leaning candidates and labeling them “conservative”.
MOVE TO THE RIGHT!
The Tea Party isn’t the problem. All they are trying to do is to get the OUT-OF-CONTROL SPENDING slowed down and under control.
The problem is the liberal GOP leadership that is following the Democratic Socialists down the big government rat-hole.
Be warned - I will not vote for a Republican in the 2016 election if they run another liberal.
They need to walk on their knees to beg forgiveness from the GOPE? Think again.
Think about what the GOPe needs to do to attract their vote.
On top of that, it appears the same Romney FR supporters are getting ready to dump their conservative principles in time for the next democrat-lite GOP nominee. Sad.
Am I mistaken ?
We have a primary system, in case you didn’t notice. The one who attracts the most vote wins. Your guy/gal didnt win? Blame his/her message or their campaign’s inability to get the message out. It does not absolve you from the fact that these non-votes mattered.
The GOP primary leader shifted many times during the campaign. If your person couldn’t take advantage, it’s their problem.
This “GOP-e” boogeyman is just a convenient excuse to not take responsibility.
Even if that number is accurate, it still wouldn't have been enough. Obama won by 5 million votes. It really wasn't that close. I am not sure where that 3 million number comes from but it's outdated now if you are comparing 2012 to Bush's total in 2004. Bush got 62 million votes in 2004, and Romney got 61 million votes in 2012. There is no reason to think that 1 million people sat home, heck they could be dead or unable to vote by now.
Further, the idea that we lost because some population of conservatives sat on their hands or wasted their vote on vanity candidates is probably nonsense. Most conservatives showed up and voted for Romney. Of people that sat home, most are actually what pollsters call "adults" and they support Obama and populist left policies even more than the "likely voters" that actually turn out. If every "adult" voted, Obama would have won in a landslide instead of the 4 point victory he got.
Remember Virgil Goode? Remember all the supposed conservatives here and elsewhere that were going to vote for him. Remember how we were told that millions of conservatives would walk away from the GOP and vote Constitution Party. Virgil Goode and his Constitution Party got 122,000 votes. That's it. That isn't even .1% of the vote. All the Virgil Goode/Constitution Party BS you saw people posting here and they actually got 70k LESS votes than in 2008.
The one area we are blowing elections most clearly is on the statewide Senate level. Nominating clowns like Akin, Angle, O'Donnell, etc, doesn't accomplish anything other than give the Democrats more 6 year Senate terms. That is 3 Senate seats right there we could have denied the Democrat Party and instead we threw them away on idiotic nominees who weren't even the kind of people that have a long term political leadership role worth building around. I mean come on, Democrats spent 1.5 million helping Akin win because they knew he had foot and mouth disease and would implode. Akin is the kind of guy who is fine for a very socially conservative district, but NOT a good nominee for a statewide office. We need to vote smarter and ignore the terrible advice of boneheads like Mike Huckabee.
Thanks, seek. I’m so sick over all of this :(
While I disagree with your assessment regarding total votes (only needed a small percentage of that in key swing states), your statewide elections comment was SPOT ON.
That so makes me want to see your point of view.
My point of view is if you absolutely cannot live without affixing blame in this disaster then you should blame the author of it - Mitt Romney.
Some rebellion - he was re-elected and only a handful even had to courage to vote for someone else. Well, the "good news" is that after four years, the genius Weeper figured out that it is stupid to meet with 0bama one on one - 0bama makes him look like a fool every time!
I was curious up until I read the name “Norquist” in the first few sentences . Curious no more.
There was a piece out recently which pointed out that the last election re-elected the same candidates with the most negative record among voters in history. Incredulously, Norquist and his ilk continue to defend their record. That the RINO politic retains any credibility at this critical point in American history is beyond all comprehension.
Regardless of what the non-voting “conservatives” rationalize about Romney does not bear the truth that no matter how unperfect Romney was, we would have been immensely better off had he been elected, now and in the future.
Hmm, "liberal Democrat". Seems redundant to me. All elected Democrat Senators and Congressman and our Democrat President are all at least liberal.
Anyway about the presidential vote.
Some people such as myself thought that voting for Romney, who has a liberal record and who was running on a mostly conservative platform was the smart option against Obama.
Others such as yourself thought that doing something else, was the "smart" option.
Surely, he (Romney/Republicans) had your support and vote? Surely, your vote was to keep Bowbama out of the Presidency for four more years? My guess: Surely not!
The last time I looked, liberalism and statism were the enemy. Pssst .... Romney, father-of-ObamaCare environmentalist gay adoption-loving pro gun control statist Romney, is the enemy. He just lost an election for conservatism that should have been impossible to lose. Hello?
I do. I own up to the fact that I was part of preventing an amoral statist (look at his record, please) registered as a Republican from conquering conservatism. The man should either be a Democrat, or "Republican" as a brand and identity should be thrown into the trash for the useless joke it's become.
Obama is vulnerable and weak right now, and so is liberalism. This is a clarion call to that fact. Romney is past, a loser, sayonara.
That he lost is just that much more evidence of the unseen reality that most regular joe Americans are disgusted with liberalism and statism.
Vote fraud, just enough to swing the balance of elections, is real -- or do you really think Al Franken, for example, didn't cheat? Vote ginning to favor liberals is real, complicated and diversified. What's fake is the MSM and pop culture portrait of Americans who love liberalism, and when elections bear the portrait out, more and more Americans hold their fellow countrymen in contempt for being stupid liberals -- when the reality is the real liberals are few and far between and held in high contempt. But the MSM and pop culture doesn't go there. That's something people must do on their own initiative. Initiative -- like reading the responses of fellow Americans to MSM stories on gun control, Hillary vs Palin, and Obama. Really, about the only folks who are liberals are the talking heads and celebrities, along with a few readers dumb enough to fall for it. But most folks see right through it. They may not be "Republicans" or "conservatives," but they despise liberalism and cherish the right to pursue happiness as free individuals.
As long as a person thinks his country is dominated by idiots, that person is on the losing side by definition.
I have more faith in my countrymen.
You go ahead and swallow that garbage. I'll pass.
Why should a statist have my support and vote? Why did he have yours?
So as not to allow a statist/communist to be in the Oval Office. You must love the guy in there now...
Hope we survive your libertarian thinking.
I received so many responses from folks thanking me for sending the email and I appreciate your support.
Republicans are sick and tired of watching so called Conservatives beating up other Conservatives. I'll tell you this though, the Democrats are counting on these so called Conservatives to continue the beatings. It's the BEST tool the Dems have ever had! All the infighting worked so well for them in this last election.
On that note, check this out:
If ever there was a time to for all Conservatives to stick together and go on the offense, it is now! Here comes the whining from those who voted for Obama and those who didn't vote at all because they didn't like Romney, he wasn't perfect enough for them! Well not voting was a vote for Obama so suck it up now like the rest of us who will now suffer for your reckless decision.
It is unfathomable to me that any so called Conservatives would continue attacks on Republicans. Surely, they realize their mistake, right?
We've got serious issues facing us folks, and with a Democrat run bankrupt state here in Illinois, a Democrat run White House in a bankrupt nation, Harry Reid leading the Senate who has NEVER passed a budget, gun grabbing the new bright idea of the Dems, radical jihadists infiltrating even our own government, with all that facing us, surely the so called Conservatives will focus on attacking the Democrats, right? Surely they realize that we all need to stick together now and fight the “institutional left” as Andrew so well labeled this dangerous enemy within. Surely, after examining their destructive tactics of beating up Republicans and our candidate, surely they see the disastrous results and are ready to STOP ATTACKING OUR OWN and are ready to focus full force on the Democrats and their dangerous agenda, right?
Surely they realize that engaging in this backstabbing behavior makes them a tool of the left or as Andrew Breitbart said is so blatantly well: “YOU ARE ON THE OTHER SIDE!”
It is my hope the so called Conservatives stop shooting arrows in the back of Republicans. Look at it like this: We are on a battlefield, charging the enemy, if you are among our ranks and you are shooting your arrows in our backs as we charge, you are the enemy among us!
This last election is the result of a lack of unity among Conservatives. The time for UNITY is now and the time for victory is now, the Democrats are already starting to complain! There is enough for all of us to agree on but if “perfection” is what you require, start your own party and good luck with that. We are tired up being set-up for failure by trying to meet your “perfect” standard! Andrew spoke about this in his speech at CPAC (the link is in the email below). In this republic, by the very nature of the Constitution many of you like to tout, if your party is not in the majority, you have to work the best deal you can!
In honor and in the spirit of Andrew Breitbart,
This is our war cry for 2013, Join us in our bunker to fight the institutional left, or go to the other side!
The truth isn't mean, it's the truth!
The Band of Mothers
You believe that a statist registered as a Democrat shouldn't get my vote, and you believe that a statist registered as a Republican should.
With Republicans like you, who needs Democrats? On the other hand, what's the point of being a Republican if the Republican nominee's entire political RECORD is one of advancing and supporting SIX major liberal causes (environmentalism, socialized medicine, the gay agenda, tax-funded abortion, gun control, and liberal judges)? You can look it up. I did. It's why I refused to vote for him. I don't vote for liberals and statists. PERIOD.
Either you are wholly ignorant with regard to Romney's actual record of action, OR you believe statists and liberals deserve your support and vote. Admit it.
Thank you, Mr. Paulite! Your vote for another candidate did what? Pfft...
I never demanded anything from anyone! We all are free to vote for whomever we want. It is a FACT that those who did not vote for Romney only helped Obama win. Romney was not my first choice for the Republican ticket, but I was determined to do everything I could to keep Obama from winning four more years in the White House.
Right now, I certainly would rather have Romney in the White House! And if that had happened the Republicans could have also taken control of the U.S. Senate.
So, I understand. In 2014 and 2016, if the candidates you get to vote for on the Republican ticket are not conservative enough, you won't vote for them. The Communist DEMS will sure love you for that action!!
Here are the totals I found:
The total we have is 62,615,406 votes (51%) for President Obama, with 332 electoral votes; and 59,142,004 (48%) votes for Mitt Romney, with 206 electoral votes. Barack Obama thus got 3,473,402 votes more than Romney.
One must also remember that the swing states of Florida and Ohio would have made certain that Romney would have won.
Obama, Hillary, Panetta have no clue what they are doing. Now we've got appeasing and apologizing Kerry, Brennan and maybe Hagel coming up on deck.
Please pray for our Troops and pray for this country who so many have risked their lives to keep us safe.
To those who didn't vote in this election, join the Democrat Party or start your own damn party! You are a tool of the left and you helped give them free reign to terrorize the rest of us. To those who want to continue to beat up the Republicans, the same to you! You call yourselves Republicans but you aren't. Start your own party and define who you are, quit hiding in the Republican Party. Take your so called “principles” and start your own party! What is “principled” about stabbing your fellow Conservatives in the back?
Constantly shooting arrows in the backs of your comrades would be treasonous on any battlefield and we are on the battlefield, precious Americans are losing their lives everyday!
Andrew Breitbart left us with the key to moving forward, and that is UNITY!
“This is not your mother's Democratic Party... duh! John Podesta and George Soros? This is not your mother's Democratic Party You know whose party it is?
...I have a thesis about who we're fighting against on the hard left... [In college] I had no idea these [left-wing academics] people were actually serious
about the malarkey they were teaching. The post-structuralist, politically correct garbage.”
“They try to portray you in the worst possible light... and when I travel around
the United States meeting people in the Tea Party who care — black, white, gay, straight — anyone that's willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive
left, I will be in that bunker, and if you're not in that bunker ‘cause you're not satisfied with this candidate, more than shame on you. You're on the other side!”
MORE THAN SHAME ON YOU, YOU'RE ON THE OTHER SIDE!!!
I'm sick of watching arrows going into the back of my fellow Conservatives while the Democrats laugh their ass off. If you don't want to get in the bunker with us, get your own damn bunker and stand up and identify yourselves. Stop hiding among us!
The rest of us will UNIFY as Andrew Breitbart directed and we will fight the progressive left!
I love this country and I love our Troops and I despise those who are helping the progressive left destroy everything my father, my brother and my son fought to preserve!
The Band of Mothers