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Boehner, A Proven Failure at Leadership: With Just 28 GOP Votes, House Agrees to Raise Debt Limit
newsmax ^ | 2/11/*14

Posted on 02/11/2014 4:06:08 PM PST by bestintxas

The House of Representatives, by a narrow margin, on Tuesday passed clean legislation raising the government's borrowing authority for one year in order to avoid a default that was looming at the end of this month.

By a vote of 221-201, the House passed the bill, adhering to President Barack Obama's demand that it have no unrelated conditions attached. With House passage, the bill now goes to the Senate, where debate could begin on Wednesday.

Only 28 of the House's 232 Republicans voted for the measure, leaving Democrats to provide most of the votes for passage.

Republican Speaker John Boehner allowed the vote, ignoring factions of his party that called for tying the measure to defunding of Obamacare and including benefits for military retirees.

Boehner acknowledged before the vote that Democrats would need to back the measure, which would get minimal Republican support.

"We’ll let the Democrats put the votes up," Boehner said, adding that he had spoken to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, who told him there will be enough Democratic support to pass the measure.

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Boehner is now leader of the other party.
1 posted on 02/11/2014 4:06:08 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas
Only 28 of the House's 232 Republicans voted for the measure, leaving Democrats to provide most of the votes for passage.

Just like they planned to pass amnesty.

2 posted on 02/11/2014 4:07:57 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: bestintxas

Do we have a list of the 28 RINOs that voted with Bonehead?


3 posted on 02/11/2014 4:08:11 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: bestintxas

I thought that he has been for quite some time. :-)


4 posted on 02/11/2014 4:08:58 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Boehner is on the record as saying that he wants to wait until the Primary Season is over before slamming AMNESTY down our throats.

That is why WE need to ramp up pressure to force the House to eject Boehner with Extreme Prejudice.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 4:11:18 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: bestintxas

Boehner is now a wholely owned subsidiary of Nancy Pelosi. His caucus has abandoned him. He can do nothing unless Pelosi ok’s it and delivers her caucus to support him. He is a political corpse that Pelosi props up and animates. He might not even be removable because Pelosi would direct her caucus to support him so that she can continue to act through him.


6 posted on 02/11/2014 4:13:33 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Howie66

Haven’t seen yet.

Wish the GOP would now immediately vote for Boehner’s replacement as it would go the same way.


7 posted on 02/11/2014 4:13:34 PM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: bestintxas

This just keeps getting worse and worse.

Y’all had enough yet?


8 posted on 02/11/2014 4:13:39 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: bestintxas
And yet there are Freepers that support the speaker, and whine about conservatives like Cruz.

It's time for a house-cleaning.

/johnny

9 posted on 02/11/2014 4:13:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bestintxas

Hey Boehner, how does it feel to be Nanzi P’s b*tch?


10 posted on 02/11/2014 4:15:54 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: bestintxas

Here’s what Sen Ted Cruz had to say about this bill being passed....

“This is a mistake. Not a good sign when the bill that we pass, is the exact same Bill that would pass if we had Speaker Nancy Pelosi. That’s a sign that we’re going down the wrong road. In the Senate, I’ve already indicated my intention to object this Bill coming up - raising the debt ceiling with just the 50 votes threshold - I’m going to insist on a 60 vote threshold...”


11 posted on 02/11/2014 4:17:18 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: bestintxas
Boehner? Didn't he just say, at the Republican retreat, that he wouldn't bring up anything that didn't have the support of his caucus???

Maybe the NSA has something on him too...

12 posted on 02/11/2014 4:17:47 PM PST by Kay Ludlow (Government actions ALWAYS have unintended consequences...)
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To: bestintxas

Boehner - the GOP non-leader teams up with the oppostion to double team against his own party; he’s not a leader, like Obama he is an incompetent fraud

he loses the debt-ceiling issue NOT because there is NOT sound reasons NOT to raise the debt ceiling, but because he is not competent to make the case against it


13 posted on 02/11/2014 4:18:35 PM PST by Wuli
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To: bestintxas

Anyone know the 28 republicans who voted with dems?


14 posted on 02/11/2014 4:18:51 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: bestintxas

Where’s the roll call vote? I didn’t see it on thomas.


15 posted on 02/11/2014 4:19:13 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: JRandomFreeper
From Senate Conservatives Fund...


16 posted on 02/11/2014 4:19:21 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Linda Frances

Member Party Dist.
John A. Boehner R OH-8
Ken Calvert R CA-42
Dave Camp R MI-4
Eric Cantor R VA-7
Howard Coble R NC-6
Chris Collins R NY-27
Charlie Dent R PA-15
Michael G. Fitzpatrick R PA-8
Mike Grimm R NY-11
Richard Hanna R NY-22
Doc Hastings R WA-4
Darrell Issa R CA-49
Peter T. King R NY-2
Frank A. LoBiondo R NJ-2
Kevin McCarthy R CA-23
Howard P. McKeon R CA-25
Pat Meehan R PA-7
Gary G. Miller R CA-31
Devin Nunes R CA-22
Dave Reichert R WA-8
Harold Rogers R KY-5
Peter Roskam R IL-6
Ed Royce R CA-39
Jon Runyan R NJ-3
John Shimkus R IL-15
Christopher H. Smith R NJ-4
David Valadao R CA-21
Frank R. Wolf R VA-10


17 posted on 02/11/2014 4:20:57 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Jane Long
It's over 29K now. ;)

/johnny

18 posted on 02/11/2014 4:23:26 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bestintxas
Wish the GOP would now immediately vote for Boehners replacement

Could that end up being the constitutional crisis that's long coming? The dems couldn't win Speaker, but they along with a handful of 'pubs could vote for Boehner, keep him as Speaker, and keep conservatives out of power.

I have trouble imagining who the next HOR speaker would be, without a real tough battle among the 'pubs. Do I want that to happen? You betcha'. Let's find out who all the traitors in the HOR are.

19 posted on 02/11/2014 4:23:37 PM PST by grania
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To: Kay Ludlow

It took bonehead and slimy cantor 31 minutes to cave.

This type of incompetence can not be made up, it must come naturally.


20 posted on 02/11/2014 4:24:35 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: bestintxas

The Grand Old Pu$$ies strike again.


21 posted on 02/11/2014 4:25:24 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Howie66

It can’t be soon enough.

Here’s the 28 that voted with the democrats:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
House Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.)
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)
Peter Roskam (R-Ill.)
Hal Rogers (R-Ky.)
Dave Camp (R-Mich.)
Buck McKeon (R-Calif.)
Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)
Ed Royce (R-Calif.)
Ken Calvert (R-Calif.)
Chris Collins (R-N.Y.)
Charlie Dent (R-Pa.)
Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.)
Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.)
Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.)
Doc Hastings (R-Wash.)
Peter King (R-N.Y.)
Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.)
Pat Meehan (R-Pa.)
Gary Miller (R-Calif.)
Dave Reichert (R-Wash.)
Christopher Smith (R-N.J.)
David Valadao (R-Calif.)
John Shimkus (R-Ill.)
Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)
Reps. Howard Coble (R-N.C.)
Jon Runyan (R-N.J.)
Frank Wolf (R-Va.)

Note that Paul Ryan was given cover after learning there were enough votes, he could then safely vote against it.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 4:26:07 PM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: bestintxas

The time to replace Boehner is now and there is nothing in the House Rules that would prevent it.

It’s up to us to provide the proper motivation for our Reps to do just that.

I called my Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) and told his staffer that I would like a solid commitment from him to move to force Boehner to step aside. I was firm but polite and pointed out the fact that our Primary Race is a couple of weeks away.

IF enough people do the same or similar, we may have a chance. If no one does, we’re screwed.

Semper Fi.


23 posted on 02/11/2014 4:26:31 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: bestintxas
Boehner, A Proven Failure at Leadership....

There is something that he is very good at, and deserves recognition:

He is A Proven Leader at Failing.

24 posted on 02/11/2014 4:26:47 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: bestintxas

THEY DID NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT.
(This is the third headline that says they did for Pete’s sake!
THEY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED IT ENTIRELY, AGAIN.

“...bill suspending the nation’s borrowing cap until March 2015” per RollCall.
I haven’T found the text of the bill.


25 posted on 02/11/2014 4:30:22 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Jane Long
If 15 Republicans refuse to vote for John Boehner when the new Congress begins in January, he won't have the votes to be re-elected and House Republicans will be forced to pick someone else for the job.

Hasn't this vote already taken place? (it is February, after all)

What's the point of signing this petition?

26 posted on 02/11/2014 4:30:56 PM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: Hostage

Thank You!

Glad to see not one of our TEXAS Delegation voted with the Surrender Monkey.

I also notice that the Three Stooges were having their own little daisy chain.

We have our target list, people! Primary Away!


27 posted on 02/11/2014 4:31:20 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: bestintxas

Could you primadonas raise my debt limit?


28 posted on 02/11/2014 4:31:43 PM PST by jetson
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To: Hostage

Not a surprising list. Mostly committee chairmen and ball less RINOs from blue states.


29 posted on 02/11/2014 4:33:48 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Washi
If 15 Republicans refuse to vote for John Boehner when the new Congress begins in January, he won't have the votes to be re-elected and House Republicans will be forced to pick someone else for the job.

Hasn't this vote already taken place? (it is February, after all)

What's the point of signing this petition?

January of 2015. After the 2014 Elections.

30 posted on 02/11/2014 4:33:53 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: lonevoice

ping for more bad news.


31 posted on 02/11/2014 4:34:59 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: bestintxas

The SRs (Socialist Revolutionary Party) voted with the Bolsheviks in 1917, all it got them was VIP express lane processing for the Gulag and a future as landfill.


32 posted on 02/11/2014 4:35:19 PM PST by skepsel
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To: b4its2late; what's up

Issa. Figures

Yup. HE’s gonna investigate....something.....

I wonder where the staunchest of GOP defenders has been lately...Hey What’s Up, where’s your excuses THIS TIME????


33 posted on 02/11/2014 4:36:16 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Howie66

Looks like Boehner’s drinking buddies voted to save his sorry behind.


34 posted on 02/11/2014 4:36:24 PM PST by lodi90
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To: grania

Keep in mind that the position of House Speaker does NOT have to go to a sitting member of the House. They can put anybody into that position.

Hell yeah, it’ll be a fight. We’re Americans and we LOVE a good fight now and then.

Semper Fi.


35 posted on 02/11/2014 4:37:32 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Norm Lenhart
I wonder where the staunchest of GOP defenders has been lately.

They are around, Norm. Just today I got told I'd have to vote for the lesser evil. And the same bastard said that Cruz needed to mind his own business.

They are still here, and they need to go.

/johnny

36 posted on 02/11/2014 4:40:38 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: lodi90

Yep.


37 posted on 02/11/2014 4:40:43 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: bestintxas

What kind of back-assward stragedy is this?


38 posted on 02/11/2014 4:42:08 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bestintxas

wait, they didn’t raise it by a certain amount but by a year??


39 posted on 02/11/2014 4:42:38 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: bestintxas

Bohner. I always knew he was our guy.


40 posted on 02/11/2014 4:43:09 PM PST by Check6 (United States of Moronia: A nation of morons ruled by a gang of communist thugs.)
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To: smokingfrog; KC_Lion

RINO-Dem Coalition or Uniparty?


41 posted on 02/11/2014 4:43:19 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Jane Long
January 2015 sounds like an awfully long time to put up with this weasel.

Just imagine how much further down the river he can sell us in that time.

42 posted on 02/11/2014 4:44:34 PM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: bestintxas
Now THAT is embarrassing! That idiot is being supported by the likes of Krauthammer and Steve Hayes. Really guys?
43 posted on 02/11/2014 4:45:05 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Hi Johnny,

Yup I know. I have been arguing with several lesser evil/no matter what morons. As usual.

Yup. They do. Or we spend another season of chaos letting them disrupt any progress toward BEGINNING to fix this mess. We’ll see what happens.


44 posted on 02/11/2014 4:45:20 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Howie66
That is why WE need to ramp up pressure to force the House to eject Boehner with Extreme Prejudice

how many will it take to do that? minus the 28 who kissed his ass and pissed on their constituents.

45 posted on 02/11/2014 4:48:11 PM PST by drypowder
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To: b4its2late
I'm glad I don't see my Representative in there.

On the other hand, what I see is the GOP "leadership" voting against their overwhelmingly opposed caucus to pass a bill bad for America.

It's like Patton and his Third Army being in support and running interference for von Rundstedt to break open the Bulge line at Bastogne so the Germans could sweep through Belgium to the sea.

Just whose side are these "leaders" on?

It's time for a real housecleaning. Throw the bastards out.

46 posted on 02/11/2014 4:51:16 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: drypowder

Jane Long posted this earlier and I believe that she’s on target: “If 15 Republicans refuse to vote for John Boehner when the new Congress begins in January, he won’t have the votes to be re-elected and House Republicans will be forced to pick someone else for the job.”

I’m pretty sure that Louie Gohmert and Steve Stockman would be good to go on this. I’m betting that there are many other, too. Boehner is killing the House GOP with his nonsense.


47 posted on 02/11/2014 4:52:44 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: b4its2late

Thanks so much!


48 posted on 02/11/2014 4:54:08 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: drypowder

Why should they? There is plenty of “staunch conservatives right here that say they’ll vote for the Republican “no matter what”.

Eventually the rest of us have to accept the fact that until we act cohesively, these fools will just keep doing what they do knowing full well they can do whatever whim takes their fancy.

Cuz the ‘no matter what’ conservatives are proud to pull their lever. Of course, few want to admit their online pals are just as much the problem that Bhoner is. But they are the ones empowering him.


49 posted on 02/11/2014 4:54:41 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: bestintxas

Some of those No votes were fake.

The ratings groups should suspend counting some fake votes as part of their ratings.


50 posted on 02/11/2014 4:54:49 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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