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?
All the leadership wants is for fellow Republicans to “get their asses in line” and vote with the leadership. Its the Boehner way of leading.
I can’t find an iota of sympathy for these critics of the Leadership since they put them in the leadership knowing they weren’t communicators.
Screw that. I’m insisting on some plank-walking, and while we’re at it, keep the rope and yard-arms warmed up because we’re going to need them too.
Enough is enough of their backstabbing us at every turn.
That is one of the myriad ways we can disobey God’s plan, short of creating a viable third party.
God promises us the resources we need to exalt His name. Dumping some resource on the floor because we had a grudge does not honor Him.
I be thinkin’ Ms. Hooper, the author of this article’s source is her five year old kid.
Angry constituents demand better Republicans.
Sure, I know we are stuck with the Republican party we have, and not the one we want. There are a few stars, to be sure, but they are a minority even within the ?Republicans? in the House, and for sure, within the Senate.
The opposition Republicans have an opportunity to go and be the sufficiently large majority to significantly stall out the Current Regime now squatting in the White Hut until January 2017. The first priority now should be to defund it, not defend it, when it comes to the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010”. About the only part of that atrocity that remotely resembles fact and reality is the date of passage. Patients are not protected in any realistic way, and the care offered is not sustainable in any fiscally defensible manner.
Now, not that I would disagree with raising a third party, but we can’t do it out of ego. We need to read the spiritual signs that this is propitious.
Here is where, unfortunately, the Dems are smarter than Repubs (I hate saying that, but it needs saying). Dems would force the vote and then use it as propaganda against the Repubs. This is what the Repubs should do. Take the vote, let it be voted down by the Dems in the Senate and use it against them in the 2014 elections.
Damn right we're angry.
Knowing the history of such boondoggles, way back then I prognosticated that it would turn out to have been cheaper if the welfare set had simply had been issued health care plans while leaving the rest of the system alone.
Well We The People need a good stiff lesson in Not Being God. The good Lord has let this happen for a purpose. He did not go off on a bender. He did not go on vacation. We have a Challenge here, but a Challenge which can be eminently met with restored faith. IF we choose to let our faith be restored.
It’s true, Republicans could show themselves as having been prescient here when this dead skunk finally does rot into little bitty pieces.
When are these assclown Republican "leaders" going to understand that the only people who even notice a "government shutdown" are the moochers and parasites (AKA, "the Democrat party base") who suddenly find their snouts hitting the dry bottom of the public trough?
SHUT IT DOWN! Do whatever is necessary to save America from communist health care.
I like the story of St. Augustine walking on the beach and encountering an angel.
It really depicts the folly of man trying to understand the mind of God.
Nuff said on religious matters, that's is definitely a to each his own thing, but trying to do right as best as we can in life.
No, we cannot afford to treat faith as to each his own.
That’s the kind of insipid, disjointed spiritual condition that helped Satan pick America apart.
We do not have to agree on every single solitary thing to get some good solid basics of a grace faith reaffirmed across most of society. And I mean a grace faith.
“Boehner is freaking useless...”
Useless? Are you kidding?
He’s about the best all around Speaker the Democrats could have hoped for. It would have been much more difficult to scroo us over if someone else was in there.
Well I went and googled it about the story (What hath God wrought? among other things, the internet). What was being purported as impossible to grasp was all the details of the holy Trinity.
That doesn’t mean we cannot grasp enough of the holy Trinity in order to be extremely useful even here on earth. God does not smile at a false modesty, which is laziness.
Dont Call Them Moderates, but Centrist Republicans Are Emerging in the House
By Billy House
Updated: May 30, 2013 | 12:27 a.m.
February 11, 2013 | 9:30 p.m.
Pinning down this groups actual membershipor even identifying members under one umbrellacan be difficult, in part because of the political climate. In some Republican circles, for example, being labeled as a moderate can now be problematic. Yet one segment met last week in the basement of the U.S. Capitol for the reorganizational meeting of the Tuesday Group, a gathering of fiscal conservatives who are traditionally more moderate than many of their GOP counterparts on social issues.
About 20 GOP lawmakers attended the initial meeting, during which they elected three cochairs: Reps. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, and Erik Paulsen of Minnesota.
I meant that each of us should try and get right with the Lord each day.
That will be different for each of us because we are unique individuals, but that doesn't stop us from doing right.
Lots of not doing basic *Right* going on in the country today.
My sincere feeling is that we had better begin helping ourselves a little if we want the Lord to help us.
That has to come from ourselves individually, not from a minister, priest or even the pope, but from our own hearts.
Definitely nuff said on this by me.
Many of these men were for getting rid of Obamacare before they were elected — then told us the truth after they were elected.
Actually I am in favor of having ObamaCare be fully implemented in 2014 as the legislation called for. Over riding Obama’s waiver for the employers mandate. But to nothing to correct any problems found as it launches. I wan to see it implode as fast as possible. I don’t want to wait until after the 2014 election.
“”What is the platform of Mr. or Ms. Keelhauling?””
“The trip from port to starboard will kill you”
Wah! They deserve what they get.
How do you hope to get more conservatives then? :-)
Which is apparently one abomination the no-budget budgets have brought us, but what prevents simply not putting an appropriation for it in the bill. Then when they try anyhow, sue.
Yeah, makes you wonder about supposed “conservatives” complaining about the TEA Party.
I wasn’t thinking that any Conservatives would put to that form of punishment. rinos and rats yes! ;-)
I would not consider these Republicans as “moderates” or “centrists” — they are liberal RINOs. Rep. Adam Kinzinger is a liberal RINO that needs to be retired after his present first term. this guy is an absolute disaster. He is clueless and brain dead.
That would depend on whom he is working for wouldn't it?