Skip to comments.A Figurehead Speaker:out of step with the times - Boehner acts all too often like its 1960
Posted on 10/01/2013 6:34:24 AM PDT by bestintxas
Speaker John Boehner's goose is cooked. House conservatives' rebellion against Boehner's lame leadership has begun in earnest. How do we know this? Two names: "Cruz and Lee."
Remarkably, Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are leading from the House side of Congress. That's right, House conservatives, in a gutsy move, are consulting with both senators, seeking their leadership while spurning Boehner's.
This course-changing development -- the beginning of the end of Boehner's speakership (and likely his congressional career) -- is underappreciated. Boehner can't possibly retain the speakership in January 2015 -- even if he wants it -- if roughly a third or more of his caucus refuses to support his nomination for another term.
As Robert Costa reported last week for National Review Online, under the headline, "Cruz to House Conservatives: Oppose Boehner:"
Leadership sources, for their part, are startled by Cruz's attempt to shape House strategy and work against the speaker. They knew he'd oppose Boehner's playbook, but they didn't expect him to huddle with conservatives and ask them to ignore it. So, Cruz's meetings have made him a key House player, but they've worsened his already-fraught relationship with the leadership.
Cruz and Lee have become de facto Republican House leaders because they're acting -- not just speaking -- in step with the grassroots.
Boehner will be ever more marginalized as conservative House members look toward the 2014 midterm elections -- elections where energizing grassroots conservative voters is critical to their reelection fortunes.
Make no mistake, Republicans will lose the House if disgusted conservative voters sit home next year.
If the speaker attempts to take his moderates and build ad hoc coalitions with House Democrats to pass legislation unpalatable to conservatives (something his lieutenants have suggested in the past), he's likely to spark a crisis that leads to his
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It is Boehner hitting the brick wall of resilience fomented by the likes of Cruz and Lee.
The 2013 elections of both Houses will be for the heart and soul of not just the GOP but America.
I pity Bonehead - who I feel is basically a good fellow, but way out of his league when competing with professional lying maladjusted folks like the dork brothers (Obama and Holder) the witch sisters (Pelosi and Boxer) and the father of all ancient putridness, Whorehouse Harry.
Well, whether by conviction (of heart, not earthly of crime, at least I hope not) or by circumstances... when the Lord wants victory it’ll happen. But always a part of this is people who accept the victory, because it is a victory of God’s love. “Love shoved down someone’s throat” is not just an oxymoron, it is a blatant, quintessential contradiction in terms. But God can arrange for accepting people to be present at the proper place and time, so as to close this loop of love.
What were they thinking when they placed this man in charge of anything, let alone the House of Representatives? He has the leadership skills of a McDonald's maintenance worker.
He wouldn't know Conservatism if it slept in bed with him.
He cries more than either of my wives. And married to me, they were cryin', let me tell ya. ;^)
Almost 4 years of failure to to defund Obamacare is proof enough that Boehner has been a failure as the Speaker of the House.
Boehner skated by during this battle ONLY because Reid wanted to shutdown the Government.
The next battle is what Reid is preparing for: Crushing all Republican opposition to a large increase in the Federal Budget.
Reids plan is to move quickly, (Obama is scandal ridden, and has but 3 years left if he is not Impeached), to enshrine Obamacare as a single payer, Federal Insurance system.
Then Federal Obamacare Insurance premiums can be raised by the IRS anytime the Democrats need to extract more money from the taxpayers.
Thus, Congress would not be involved in this tax money raising scheme.
As for the Republicans, Reid is unconcerned about them, as he has always been able to beat them EVERY TIME.
Well, every time that Boehner has been Speaker of the House.
Well... the worst human whoever that might possibly be is only a servant of the actual spiritual father of ancient putridness (I kind of like that description).
The most innocent soul can rebuff this, in the power of God. But sometimes difficult times come to relatively innocent souls so that they may gain greater capacity for the power of God. Such a time of trying could be upon us and it is not a foregone conclusion that we will completely fail. God sees the potential faith picture that we cannot. Earnest prayers that those nominally on the good side will grow in faith will be of great use here. Let’s dig in and give the effort the holy yeehaw. Even failures, when the attitude is right, will lead to later successes.
I always thought that if Boehner want to he could easily join the cast of ‘Mad Men’ and go to work at Sterling Cooper. He would fit right in.
"...been around in 1776 rather than Jefferson, Madison, Washington, and Adams, et al, the American Revolution"
Madison should barely be included in the "et-al" part 1776. He was an aid to a Continental Congress delegate, Thomas Jefferson. OTOH, Madison was EVERYTHING later on, where tables were turned, while Jefferson would be in the 1789 "et-al".
I have been preaching this at folks here till their ears have gotten sore. But the battle at a high level really IS one between supernatural powers of good and evil and a chief point the Lord wants us to get is that He’s the cornerstone of it all. If we had the most clever, wily man on earth in Boehner’s position, but he cared naught for the Lord but only for some earthly political scheme, it would be only to the ill. Let’s start reaching out to the Lord who literally speaks through miracles and grants them generously, as long as the miracles being requested are for His own honor and not our worldly honor.
True enough, but it also highlights that people can come into the limelight very quickly and leave it just as quickly. Because God is coordinating this.
I wish he would and go back to this time at this shutdown
CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC IT IS TIME TO DO A RECALL
Two rebuttals the GOPES (gop Elite Snobs) running things should be using when the demo-coms,(( the DC’s, (they’ill never call the democrats either, they can’t even call them socialist) as the DC’s begin propagandizing dire results for a government shutdown .and racism where they could articluate the individual media alphabet soups so called news reporting contriubuting to the racial strife which they created . But this bunch of GOPES won’t because it doesn’t fit their mode of “bi-partisanship”
The four passenger helicopter already overloaded with eight just barely lifting off its roof top heli-pad. Attached to its steel tube runner type landing gear below the fuselage were about a dozen more desperate people clinging to the gear . As the craft struggles to get airborne. it lurches skyward as one of those clinging to the steel tubes used as landing gear lets go. Falling to a death some 35 feet down to the refugee crowded lamding pad atop the Saigon American Embassy roof..
They were fleeing South Viet Nam through its closed US embassy because American support was withdrawn and denied .Leaving its army running out of ammo and conviction. Sold out by an American congress controled ironically by Democrats that.decided to shed its support for a democratic form of government to what became a US ward for a socialist/communist replacement . It was a harbinger of what that political party will bring to the US 50 years later.
Because of Obamacare most recalling of defunding\ governemnt shutdowns simply goes back to Gingrichs time when he was Speaker. This earlier defunding/ government shutdown had profound implications where hundreds of thousands died because of it. Like the constitutional constrains on central government. That abandonment of Viet Nam is hardly if ever mentioned or discussed in classrooms despite American humiliation could be demonstrated in that film clip described in this articles lead paragraph.. Because it was created by the Democrat party responding to the socialist/communist radicals that had taken over the liberal arts eduicational industry and were slowly taking that party over as well..
Not only did we lose a war because of it. But those same university socialist educators which encouraged this defunding , and dis-honoring the of the 58,000 deaths of our military. Also encouraged their charges to use humiliation such as calling retuning servicemen baby killers (only later to kill their own) and spitting in their faces. Their educational products are now on their own, borrowing a military term, R&R . Running and Ruining destroying this country . For this time the same group are now in control of that political party.
Changing it so much that in their 2012 convention booed any reference to “The Creator” ,God.. Demonstrating that any connection to the political party of JFK is gone. They are Democrat in name only and really Demo-Coms.. A term their present political opposition would choke on repeating . For the Republicans are.unable even to use the milder epithet “socialist”.
The DCs are now demanding funding for a cherished socialist concept replete with 2000 pages of controls for the health collective. Controls which includes newly created bureaucracies for enforcement some under the direct control of the President .
Controls that:; Put thousands out of a 40 work week and reduced them to part time employees, Shut down physician hospitals, confiscated union health plans. prohibited private contracts with individual doctors, replaced medical specialists with socialist bureaucrats (death panels) Shut down medical insurance companies, or doubled the cost of health plans for starters...Yet not a word of this will be mentioned.by the complicit media apararatzicks running major visual media outlets.
For there is another example of the damage the aparatzicks do and will continue to do until challanged. Expect a continuing of the racism charge. OK ! Let’s see who started that ? It really began with the President of The United States implying an attacker was a “victim”. of a security guard doing his job when shot and killed by the guard defending himself..There seems to be a number of socialist agendas cited as Obama’s reasoning for doing this. One of which is living in collectives. However on Obama’s cue the propaganda arm swung into action with drastic results..
Pick on some security guard whos doing his job and make him expendable. Time to employ propaganda devices. Emphasize that white jews last name! . Call that surveilance stalking!, The area hes patrolling “public access” area not gated owned by rich whitieys,never mention the guard is part african and dark skinned.. Depict that person hes watching a 10 year old black kid (show picture) a victim and a saint. Not a six foot 160 pound 16 year old, who was killed in cold blood and not who was killed fighting over a gun..The episode was given the full hyperbolic treatment which lasted for months and the results are clear..
You will never see a true or false poll conducted in black districts asking if they beleive the Zimmerman attacker a Travon Martin was the following : a “victim”,” in a white neighborhood”,” ill-legally stopped” ,”accosted”, and “shot in cold blood” . My guess is 80 % would respond “true”. Since this barrage of propaganda black youths have been using these devices as their excuse even citing the “victims” first name Innocent whites, hispanics and asiains being murdered because of the inflamatory rhetoric composed of lies and missconceptions being driven by the regime and its supporters in the media begun by the President of the United States.. Obama never disassociated himself from it, nor discouraged it.and the reasoning behind it ?
Well, he can’t. He was using lies and fabrications painting a target on that security guards back when he geared up his black base .Aint that neat ? What better way to discourage any investigation into malfeasance and corruption by organizing the base for riots in the streets ? Think its too far fetched ? Think its not working ? Look again http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3051558/posts
To date the political opposition known as Republican has yet to mention or comment on these examples of how this regime operates. Time to demand that they behave like political opposition or leave the rostrum !
Now is the time not to ask.but demand...
To usher goodness forward one does have to call out evil. One can and should deal graciously with people who are mired in evil, but not so as to excuse the evil. They should be urged to leave the evil.
Excellent article .
We don’t have any leadership except for Cruz and Lee.
Obama is fortunate that the house is in the middle of an identity crisis during his time in office. The two sides have been mostly united by their dislike of Obamacare, but the split will reappear whenever a wedge issue comes up.
Obama, the Constitutional Scholar and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, KNEW that there are NO penalties for violating the US Constitution.
Well, no penalties that the sorry sit-on-their-hands Republicans were going to invoke.
FINALLY, a few brave souls got up the courage to challenge their sorry RINO “leaders,” and hopefully these same sorry leaders will be replaced with Republicans that are great fighters!
I wonder why there is no talk of removing harry reid as speaker.
Elections have consequences. After 2012, a removal of the ineffective leadership of the R party and a new strategy with new decision makers was expected and would have occurred in any other organization after such goofs as agreeing to a debate led by C Crowley, belittling the most energizing candidate in decades (Palin), having prominent party members like C Powell engage in racist advertising for the opposition, failing to support strong-voiced candidates, and running a bland campaign based on the strategy of not-criticizing opposition policies.
Why are these R-party leaders still running the party? Where is the new strategy?
Essentially, these older politicians do not understand how the internet has completely changed communication and information delivery.
That’s it in a nutshell.
These old fools can’t hide anymore.
“I wonder why there is no talk of removing harry reid as speaker.”
Someone in Nevada (Nevada, right?) needs to start a recall. Even if it’s a fail it would be nice.
Massive tax on the middle-class, transfer of wealth and power to the executive Branch... and their corporate partners. Includes use of personal financial data to apply and drain resources from individuals
losers are private sector, working people and seniors...stability of US economy