Skip to comments.The Speaker Reaps What the Speaker Sows
Posted on 01/31/2014 6:34:34 AM PST by cotton1706
Less than twelve hours into the Republican retreat and the leaks and attacks came fast and furious. John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and Paul Ryan intend to push immigration through the United States House of Representatives.
The bulk of the House Republicans thus far seem opposed, but Boehner and his lieutenants intend to find a path forward. They will start bid and grandiose and whittle their way down into something, anything, to show they intend to move the ball forward.
Conservatives inside and outside the retreat began preemptively crying foul. The bill is going to suck. We all know it will suck. But we only have a few digestible nuggets.
John Boehner is reaping what he sowed. During the last great fight the Ryan-Murray plan Boehner attacked conservatives who, relying on press leaks from his office to reporters, opposed the deal. They had not yet seen the deal, Boehner claimed and, consequently, were opposing something they had not seen with no basis for opposition.
Once he made the case and had people rally to his cause, he rushed through the Ryan-Murray bill in less than seventy-two hours. Boehner expected that many of those who joined him in ridiculing conservatives for their opposition to Ryan-Murray (again: based on leaks from Boehners own crew, but before the entirety of the package was released) would stand with him.
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The Chamber of Commerce will be happy, the base will not be, and Boehner can retire to a cushy K-Street job with Chambliss, Latham, and his other BFFs who are retiring this year.
Unfortunately for the Speaker, the alliance he built for Ryan-Murray was an alliance for that legislation only. Many of those with him then are not only opposed now, but see how he played that game. So theyre rallying as early as they can.
I'll bet that there is something in the legislative pile that will provide amnesty for Bammy.
then this speaker should reek of barnyard
Who looks like the bad guy in that Ryan-Murray bill? Who can be blamed for taking away benefits from Veterans? Republicans of course and that is the correct answer. How in the blankety-blank does that help the cause? I think Boehner and crew are closet democrats. They sure know how to hurt conservatives and suck up to dems.
I can't even get through to Boehner's office.
Amnesty will be the final nail in the coffin of the GOP, as tens of millions
of conservatives will walk away from the GOP. Many have already have
walked away. Many more will follow.
Really, they don’t care about the GOP or their reputation (at least among us pions). The destruction of the country will be complete and they will have satisfied their corporatist, statist, wealthy clients - their real constituency. After that, they know there’s not much conservatives can do. So what if we leave the party? So what if we form another party, vote them out of office, etc., etc.? The damage will be done and our liberties history. That is the real goal. Boehner will probably retire giving us the middle finger as he goes off to enjoy himself. He and his traitorous buddies are provided for very nicely and they know it. However, there is a Judgement he will not escape if he choses not to repent. And at that point in time, God will not have mercy on his soul. “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” I Cor. 15:19