Skip to comments.No Replacement, No Vote - From Article:" The speaker isn't to be trusted"
Posted on 02/11/2014 5:30:25 AM PST by bestintxas
Last week, U.S. House speaker John Boehner backed down on immigration surrender. It took a firestorm of grassroots opposition to make the speaker drop Paul Ryan's cave-in to big business interests (led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) and the left, arrayed throughout the Democratic Party, the mainstream media, show biz, academia, and whatever other crags and holes they inhabit. And Democrat-supporting Hispanic pressure groups, which the GOP establishment believes needs to be appeased.
Note that the speaker only backed down. The bone of immigration surrender is still lodged in Boehner's pearly-whites. The speaker isn't to be trusted -- on immigration reform and other vital issues. If recent history is the guide, Boehner's capacity to trim amply and fold fast is seemingly unlimited.
It's high time that the grassroots insists that Speaker Boehner and his lieutenants be replaced come January 2015. The same goes for Mitch McConnell and his crew. Republican candidates for Congress should be asked to pledge to jettison Boehner, McConnell, et al. If candidates don't do so, then grassroots conservatives and Tea Pparty patriots should withhold resources and votes. It's a tough approach, but the stakes are enormous.
Some GOP candidates are already promising to oust Boehner if elected in November. Kansas State Senator Steve Fitzgerald (R-Leavenworth) is challenging incumbent Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins for the GOP nomination. He's on record as supporting a new speaker. Same goes for Georgia U.S. House candidate John Stone, who's making his second bid to dislodge Democrat incumbent John Barrow.
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This priamry season we need to replace as many RINOs with non-nonsense, in-you-face conservatives who will NOT back down to libs.
Indeed it is this primary season when we need to pick a candidate.
In the general, I will always vote R. It is the primary when I do my work.
Liberal republicans are more destructive than democrats, because they have your blessing to be liberal.
Now, let’s make this happen.
However, your point is well taken. Liberal Rs are very bad. Again, this is why it's important to rid ourselves of them in the primary.
"Now what, Mitch?"
Here's a starter list for motivated RINO hunters.
Support Dwayne Stovall to oust John Cornyn in TX
Support Joe Carr to oust Lamar!
Support Lee Bright to oust Lindsey Graham in SC
Support Dr. Milton Wolf to oust Pat Roberts in KS
Support Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS
Also, support Ben Sasse for the open Senate seat in NE
Support Dave Brat to oust Eric Cantor in VA-7
Also, press your Representative to NOT support Cantor for Speaker.
Support Katrina Pierson to oust Pete (NOT Jeff) Sessions in TX-32
Support Bryan Smith to oust Mike Simpson in ID-2
Support David Hale to oust Adam Kinzinger in IL-16
Ditto. No more blackmail of the so called lessor of two evils.
We are hell bent on getting rid of McConnell. But if he manages to win the primary with his dirty sh1t and scorched earth tactics, I will not vote for him in the general. The man has publicly dumped on conservatives in Kentucky. He gets nothing from me.
I’m with you, 100%.
Cornyn has to go, no question about it. Steve Stockman or Dwayne Stovall, I have not quite decided, yet.
Every time I hear one of his campaign ads, my BP shoots through the roof! I predicted that he would go “Full Dewhurst” as soon as he had a Primary opponent and he has done just that.
Greg Abbott. Jerry Patterson. David Watts.
“Ditto. No more blackmail of the so called lessor of two evils.”
Since Jesus Christ isn’t on any ballot, if you won’t vote for the lesser of two evils, then you’ll never vote again.
No one expects Jesus to run for office, but the republicans could run someone that isn't pro-abortion and anti-gun and doesn't help the democrats with their socialist agenda.
I understand that position, and have always shared it in past elections.
But I think times have changed now. Having a Republican majority in the House has not helped us, because in truth the GOPe is only slightly less terrible than Democratic leadership.
I now believe that the most important thing to do, even if it results in Democrats winning the Senate AND the House, is to make it absolutely clear to the GOPe that the Republicans cannot win an election without the conservative base. And if that means the Democrats control the House, the Senate and the White House, so be it.
What difference, at this point, does it make, when our country is all but gone already? Unbelievable, today we have a Republican party that cannot sell liberty and limited government to the American people, because it no longer believes in those concepts.
So I will NOT vote for a GOP RINO in any election. I won't vote for a Democrat, but I will not pull a lever for a RINO. Period.
Either the GOP becomes a conservative party, or let it die.
Well, sure. It's what the GOP-e is counting on you saying. "Where else you gonna go?" It's worked for them for a long time, but that dog won't hunt anymore. They've openly and unabashedly shown their contempt for you and all of us. So crawl back like a beaten wife if you must, but don't be surprised that most of us have wised up.
“Cornyn has to go, no question about it. Steve Stockman or Dwayne Stovall, I have not quite decided, yet.”
it makes no diff, either vote will mitigate Cornyn getting his 50%.
I sent money to both candidates.
Voting for the lesser of two evils has resulted in our being in the current predicament.
If you can’t see this reality, I sure hope that you don’t vote at all.
The good news is that my Rep won’t vote for Boehner or Cantor to be Speaker. The bad news is he will vote for Pelosi or Hoyer.
Lesser of two evils is still evil. It’s why I didn’t vote for Zero or for his Socialist ringer, Slick Willard.
Well, that' something, I guess. :^(
“In the general, I will always vote R.”
The only reason the Republicans are around is due to people not adhering to this dumb strategy to always vote for one of the 2 parties in power.
Even Lincoln changed from being a Whig to a Republican to get elected and eventually the Whigs went away.
Morale is do not sit on this type of strategy. If the GOP is stupid enough to disregard the Tea Party and the Tea Party runs candidates, conservatives will ultimately replace the GOP.
What will be amusing is to watch the RINOs try to figure out which party they will vote for, the lib Dems or the conservative Tea Party.
Your position is absolutely reasonable. I’m not far from joining you ... but I haven’t yet.
That is a ridiculous statement in the context of this discussion.
“Since Jesus Christ isnt on any ballot, if you wont vote for the lesser of two evils, then youll never vote again.”
If you think the ‘lesser of two evils’ is a profound statement, consider this: Ronald Reagan was the ‘lesser of two evils” since he signed bills into law that granted amnesty, raised income tax rates, and increased the national debt.
Given a choice between voting for Reagan or a Democrat, would you vote for the ‘lesser of two evils’ or would ‘you stand on your principles’?
Once it is the general election, you can choice to vote for the ‘lesser of two evils’ or cast your vote for the ‘greater of two evils’. And, no, you can’t just not vote for that is a vote for the ‘greater evil’.
And lots of folks here aren't buying your crap.
You enable liberal republicans by voting for them. It's you guaranteed voters that the liberal establishment republicans rely on to keep getting elected, so they can screw all of us.
No more. Me, and many others won't vote for your liberal republicans, even if that means a democrat wins.
They may as well, as have a liberal republican that will give the dems what they want.
“No more. Me, and many others won’t vote for your liberal republicans, even if that means a democrat wins.”
Well, I certainly hope you like your life under Obama and Hillary.
Given a choice between voting for Reagan or a Democrat, would you vote for the lesser of two evils or would you stand on your principles?
Gimme a Reagan, then we'll talk. Til then, enjoy the tortilla crumbs.
No, I don't consider it a "profound statement". Just a statement of fact. I'm not going to argue esoteric semantics with you, it's pointless.
It's quite simple. Liberal "Republicans" (actually Democrats) are blackmailing us. I refuse to continue to be blackmailed. Will that make everything nice? No. Will it make it worse? Probably not, but if so, it is short term. Liberal RINOs and the elitist party leaders MUST be shown that they can no longer blackmail us. In the longer term, nothing else will work.
And BTW, the republic is already lost, not too far off serious SHTF is coming. Those are immutable facts. Mitch McConnell et al have sold the republic down the river and reelecting them isn't going to change that or delay it. Face that fact and then then decide what to do. What I am going to do is not reward the traitorous bastard for selling us out.