Skip to comments.REPORT: TOP BOEHNER ALLIES DEPARTING CONGRESS
Posted on 04/03/2014 12:16:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
House Speaker John Boehners top allies are racing out the door to retirement, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.
Top Boehner allies that are retiring in 2014 include four committee chairmen: Reps. Mike Rogers (R-MI) of the Intelligence Committee, Buck McKeon (R-CA) of the Armed Services Committee, Doc Hastings (R-WA) of the Natural Resources Committee and Dave Camp (R-MI) of the Ways and Means Committee. One of Boehner closest friends, Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA), is retiring this year, and anotherRep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)may lose his seat in a primary in Idaho against conservative Bryan Smith.
In a Capitol where accomplishments are built on relationships, some of Boehners most trusted confidantes wont return next year, when lawmakers must again address the U.S. debt ceiling and possibly grapple with immigration policy, Bloombergs Michael Bender and Derek Wallbank wrote. Replenishing his support system will be crucial for Boehner as the limited-government Tea Party movement -- which often equates deal-making and compromise with weakness -- has complicated management of the House Republican majority.
Notably, Simpson, a top Boehner confidant, suggested Boehner has yet to decide whether he will come back to Congress next year.
Thats a challenge for Boehner if he decides to run for speaker again, Simpson said about how will Boehner address the exit of many of his top supporters.
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I smell Soros.
Let’s hope he’ll get the retirement bug from his buddies. He’s done enough damage.
> “Notably, Simpson, a top Boehner confidant, suggested Boehner has yet to decide whether he will come back to Congress next year.”
Thats a challenge for Boehner if he decides to run for speaker again,
Oh! Be True!
Boehner needs to retire and if he truly loves his country, he will voluntarily step down now.
“My whores! My whores! Oh, my Speakership for some whores!”
Well, no. We equate it with surrender, which it is.
It just won’t be as much fun anymore for ‘ol John! Trying to re-create the days of Bob Michael hasn’t worked out as he expected.
Impending Tea Party tidal wave...???
Hmmm, their ship (of fools) is sinking and corrupt millionaire rat GOPe’s are scurrying towards tax payer funded retirement!
Tea Party? You’re on deck! :)
“...as the limited-government Tea Party movement — has complicated management of the House Republican majority. ...”
Dear Mr. Boehner:
Be careful how you treat people on your way up...
You’ll meet them on the way back down too.
What goes around comes around.
They are getting out before it all collapses and then they can say they had nothing to do with it1
K-Street pays better.
Who in the House should we be pushing for to replace Boehner?
They don’t want to be around when the SHTF. Our national debt is a ticking time bomb and they know it.
Yep...the same rats that pass laws which they then exempt themselves from are fleeing the sinking ship. To them ‘consequence’ is a four letter epithet.
Doubt it has much to do with Tea Party pressure but more to do with cashing out while the opportunity is there for them. Bank on all these guys to roll right into cushy K street lobbyist positions so that they can legally suck up all the cash promised them when they were giving out our money to various corporate entities.
That is my impression also.
They know the storm is coming!
DING DING DING! A winner!
boehner is useless. he gotta go, mang.
The ship is sinking and the rats are fleeing.
Too bad Fred Upton isn’t on that list. Or Darrel Issa. What tools.
Things are going to get really ugly. Economically, politically and socially. Those in high profile positions want to get out of town before the tornado hits.
Creating the mess is so much more fun than cleaning it up.
I’m terrible about picking political winners, because my first choice will be the conservative, ie, pro-life, pro-family, pro-small (constitutionally limited) government, pro-defense, pro-constitution, pro-gun, pro-drilling, pro-free enterprise, pro-liberty, etc. Liked Gowdy before I found out he was weak on illegals. How about Louie Gohmert?
“Boehner also recently purchased a luxury condo in Marco Island, FL, prompting a new round of speculation about the issue by GOP insiders.”
I am confident that one day there will be photos released of Boehner and Charlie Crist bathing together, sharing little tropical drinks and damning troglodyte conthervativth.
Thank you so much!!
God bless and keep you, dearest Phil Dragoo!
So who can be gotten to replace Agent Orange next January as Speaker.
Bob Michel was the Luser Deluxe minority leader that Democrats loved to patronize and despise. On his last day in the House, the 'Rats amused themselves by letting Michel hold the big gavel for half a minute or so ...... the motives behind that "gesture" were absolutely impossible to calculate.
But critics of congressional "incivility" <bitch, bitch, bitch>, when asked, always go back to the end of Michel's Lusership, which was the moment when House Republicans quit letting 'Rats push them around. That's when, the MediaRats say, "things got nasty" ...... uh, huh.
(Republicans who were there remember instead the "Class of Watergate" in 1975 and their smug moral superiority and unwillingness to treat with "tainted" Republicans, even as the 'Rats threw the Vietnam War, sandbagged President Ford, and prepared to take history into receivership with an incoming Prog-Stalinist Democratic majority in Senate, House, and White House under Jimmy Carter.)
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