Skip to comments.Angry House Republicans demand better communication
Posted on 09/15/2013 11:36:05 AM PDT by maggief
Republican lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated with what they say is a lack of communication from their leaders.
Both centrist and conservative members in the House believe that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his lieutenants could have done more earlier this year to counter the Tea Party's effort to defund ObamaCare. Some Republicans on Capitol Hill say such an effort is politically impossible with a Democratic-controlled Senate and a Democrat in the White House. Regardless, the rift on what to do on ObamaCare has opened up a civil war within the GOP.
That deep division is flaring at a time when fiscal showdowns are front and center following the August recess. A number of lawmakers, who spoke with The Hill on the condition of anonymity, say they are upset that their leaders don't appear to have a strategy and didn't communicate more with them during the summer break.
Shortly after Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz unveiled his intention in mid-July to turn up the heat on House Republicans on ObamaCare funding, a GOP lawmaker walked to Boehner's office to warn the Speaker of the impending public relations battle, according to a lawmaker close to the situation.
The source said that Boehner was asked to get in front of the issue or else the battle will be set for us."
But the Speaker and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) opted not to publicly shoot down Cruz's ideas. Cruz has been subsequently joined by other senators, most notably Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
Over the five-week recess, GOP lawmakers dealt with angry constituents on a daily basis, provoked by the conservative crusade to defund ObamaCare by any means necessary even at the risk of a government shutdown.
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” to counter the Tea Party’s effort to defund ObamaCare.”
the American people demand these assholes follow our orders
we are not their serfs, they are our representatives and they MUST do what we say, not the other way around
insubordination of our representatives, they need to be thrown the hell out of office
Did they stamp their little feet when they made those demands?
Politically impossible my eye.
Spending/appropriation originates in the House.
Don’t fund the damn thing and don’t compromise with the Senate.
Well yee haw cowboy lover.
They’re complaining that Boehner was foiled to some extent in undermining the Tea Party protest against the Huge Fail called Obamacare. The sooner it is branded a Huge Fail and treated budgetarily in accordance, the better.
Quit reading this BS right there.
The “Hill” is pro-Democrat. Look at the spin and to we conservatives see TEA Party efforts & Heritage Fnd. efforts are working to defund ObamaCare. Keep up the calls to your House members on this issue, no funding!
So the gist of this article is that Boner and his GOPe lieutenants are not RINO enough....
I’m partial to Keelhauling.
I’ve never heard of that candidate. What is the platform of Mr. or Ms. Keelhauling?
After all, they want to all use the same knot in the rope they use to hang themselves.
The newly defined 30 hour week?
The medical instrument tax increase?
An additional 16,000 IRS agents sent by Obama to harass Americans and American businesses?
The Death Panel?
The 40% excise tax?
The implied rationing of health care assets?
The illegal immigration loop hole that makes the American Worker more expensive vis a vis an illegal?
Exactly what are you jackasses supporting? And why the eff are you NOT fighting for us?
This is what inevitably happens to folks with rhetoric but no real principles. It isn’t a question of if they will go down, but when they will go down.
Conservative as in Rockefeller-Republican?
What a sick joke occupies Washington today.
Well there is no sick joke in Heaven, although God gives the sickly obstinate the old har-har from Heaven. Ps. 2:4
The source is 100 % correct and House leadership should have "framed" the issue before the libtards did it for them...
Now every news media has taking the DNC talking points to make it look like the GOP is fractured and rudderless trying to deal with a rogue element of Tea Party members ..
Real "sober" house leadership would have put together a game plan with the Senate to have a united front...
Boehner is freaking useless...
They’re supporting the Kaleidoscope Configuration Of The Week. Or something like this!
Well, if Boehner is dug in against stark common sense and against taking the bull by the horns... he’s reaping the judgment.
So let’s be clear: These “angry House Republicans” are angry Boehner hasn’t been firm enough in his wimpiness. He hasn’t been strident enough in his cave-ins to Obastard.
Do I have this correct?