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Boehner Coup Attempt Larger Than First Thought
Roll Call ^

Posted on 01/06/2013 6:47:48 PM PST by Windy City Conservative

A concerted effort to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner was under way the day of his re-election to the position, but participants called it off 30 minutes before the House floor vote, CQ Roll Call has learned.

A group of disaffected conservatives had agreed to vote against the Ohio lawmaker if they could get at least 25 members to join the effort. But one member, whose identity could not be verified, rescinded his or her participation the morning of the vote, leaving the group one person short of its self-imposed 25-member threshold. Only 17 votes against Boehner were required to force a second ballot, but the group wanted to have insurance.

(Excerpt) Read more at cdn.rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: boehner; fireboehner
If you're not willing to take a risk to oust Boehner; what are you willing to take a risk for? It seems GOP members 1st priority is always self-preservation. It is always themselves first, country second. Just think if our military members had that mentality.
1 posted on 01/06/2013 6:47:51 PM PST by Windy City Conservative
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To: Windy City Conservative

I’m embarrassed that the Weeper of the House comes from my State.


2 posted on 01/06/2013 6:50:49 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Windy City Conservative

The Stupid Party. Stupid is as stupid does.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 6:55:33 PM PST by CASchack
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To: Windy City Conservative
It's sad conservatives don't have their version of young radicals who grow up to become active in government. Just once, I'd love to vote for a Republican who, during his college years, spent time in jail for setting fire to the Dept. of Education building.
4 posted on 01/06/2013 6:58:43 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

I don’t believe any of this. if true then why did nine people vote for six different alternative candidates? if there was a plan then there would have been an agreed upon alternative candidate who agreed to run against Boehner. And the “renegades” who didn’t care about the 25 person rule would have coalesced around someone

There is zero evidence of any serious challenge to Boehner. Forget Boehner. He rules over the RINOs. Until we have at least 30 conservative House members willing to get things done we have nothing.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 6:59:56 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Windy City Conservative

If 25 people voted against Bonehead, anp Pelosi got all her votes, would she be speaker? Or was the vote inside the caucus?


6 posted on 01/06/2013 6:59:59 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Chair seats are more important.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 7:02:24 PM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: Defiant

To become Speaker, you need to get a majority: 435/2 + 1.

So Pelosi would have been locked out on any second or third vote.

I think “somebody” is trying to become an insider, and thus get more power/publicity/bragging rights later.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 7:16:42 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Cowardly RINO File.


9 posted on 01/06/2013 7:45:22 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Tex-Con-Man

a Republican who, during his college years, spent time in jail for setting fire to the Dept. of Education building.
__________________________________________

They were Democrats during the Vietnam years...

Theyre in Washington now

or been and gone


10 posted on 01/06/2013 7:49:35 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Windy City Conservative

Forget the one who backed out, I want to know the 24 spineless jellyfish who caved!


11 posted on 01/06/2013 8:03:15 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Windy City Conservative; Farmer Dean; CASchack; Tex-Con-Man; plain talk; Defiant; Undecided 2012; ..
RE :”A group of disaffected conservatives had agreed to vote against the Ohio lawmaker if they could get at least 25 members to join the effort. But one member, whose identity could not be verified, rescinded his or her participation the morning of the vote, leaving the group one person short of its self-imposed 25-member threshold. Only 17 votes against Boehner were required to force a second ballot, but the group wanted to have insurance.”

Those who voted symbolically against Bohner are mice, I call them the Fwighten Wabbit caucus.

Bohner was going to get voted back anyway. You know why?
Because not one of these mice was willing to stand up and announce a ran against him.
You know why? Because none of them want that job.

I been posting for weeks here a challenge to get one of these mice to run for Speaker, but No its way too easy for them to sit back and vote their meaningless Nos and get on FNC and brag about it.

So what if the scared little mice got enough votes together 25 to hold off Bohner taking over till another vote? Another symbolic No that did nothing?

You (reader) should have been on the phone telling Lou Gohmert TX or the others to run.

We are stuck with Bohner because no one wants that job,

12 posted on 01/06/2013 8:06:11 PM PST by sickoflibs (Fight like Dems, fight to win !)
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1/2 of my TN county was moved from the 3rd District..Chuck Freischmann (Zach Wamps old seat) to the 4th Distgrict..Dr Scott Desjarlais..

Lasdt month I called His Washinton office and asked them to tell him to vote against Boehner

I dont know if he did or not..

If he did not vote against Boehner he wont get any vote from me for reelection...

we need to vote out the riff raff RINO wimps who caved on this...


13 posted on 01/06/2013 8:21:55 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana
RE :”Lasdt month I called His Washinton office and asked them to tell him to vote against Boehner
I dont know if he did or not..
If he did not vote against Boehner he wont get any vote from me for reelection...
we need to vote out the riff raff RINO wimps who caved on this...”

So that's all you demand of your representatives is these endless symbolic votes that do nothing?
No one would step up and run against him so the vote was meaningless. Just like most of their votes.

Since the NONE of Fwightened Wabbits who voted against him would step up to run against him, they could have got rid of him for good by just voting for Pelosi. there ya go.

But voting for West, Palin, Rush, or even Mickey-Mouse as speaker is just silliness. Obama will NEVER lose with opponents like those why do that.

I know Bohner is weak, but no one wants his job,

14 posted on 01/06/2013 8:32:07 PM PST by sickoflibs (Fight like Dems, fight to win !)
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To: Farmer Dean; All
I’m embarrassed that the Weeper of the House comes from my State.
I hear you....My Sen. was Min. Ldr. Mitch "Go Along to Get Along" McConnell ....
an Establishment RINO (formerly of KY)..now, a very special friend of 0"ButtCrack

15 posted on 01/06/2013 8:32:46 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: sickoflibs

If they have to have a hanbd to hold ewhen they vote why bother???

Desjarlais could have been the only one to vote against Boehner

I didnt care

symbolic or not...


16 posted on 01/06/2013 9:05:44 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana
RE :”symbolic or not...”

Well I have had it, we had two years of symbolic votes, 33 repeals of O care, and what did it buy us?
O was re-elected and he picked up seats in House and Senate.
Symbolic votes against Bohner not even intended to replace him is the same.

At some point you should ask yourself if all these votes that do nothing are just intended to sucker us. I mean they are safe.

The Fwightened wabbits will never beat O, I don't even think that is their goal.

17 posted on 01/06/2013 9:14:30 PM PST by sickoflibs (Fight like Dems, fight to win !)
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To: Windy City Conservative

An embarassing GOP class
With wee testicles made out of brass,
..When they tinkled together
..They played ‘Stormy Weather’
And lightning shot out of their ass.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 9:51:16 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Spineless...the whole lot of them.


19 posted on 01/07/2013 2:22:38 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Windy City Conservative

“Big than we thought,” hmmm. I guess that’s why the ‘no balls’ RINOs relected him.


20 posted on 01/07/2013 3:12:14 AM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: Windy City Conservative

I wonder how many people realize a Republican gave us Obamacare. Had Olympia Snow voted NO while it was in committee, we would be living in a different nation now. These are the Benedict Armolds of our time. The names should be foremost so history will record them as traitors to the Republic.


21 posted on 01/07/2013 5:11:31 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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