Skip to comments.House Conservatives Want to Oust Boehner
Posted on 04/11/2014 6:35:41 AM PDT by cotton1706
Conservative lawmakers are plotting to dump House Speaker John Boehner as soon as November, the National Journal reported Thursday.
The National Journal said 40 to 50 House conservatives are behind a scheme to infiltrate the GOP leadership in 2015, and pushing the Ohio Republican aside would be the first step.
The conservative disapproval with Boehner has been widely reported.
The rebels' strategies include backing a single conservative leadership candidate, cutting a deal with Majority Leader Eric Cantor that would swap support him for speaker in return for his bringing aboard "a conservative lieutenant," or showing Boehner at the post-November elections' meeting of the incoming GOP conference that he doesn't have the votes for re-election in January, the National Journal reported.
One Republican told the publication the "nucleus" of the rebellion is inside the House Liberty Caucus, which includes Justin Amash of Michigan, Raul Labrador of Idaho, and Thomas Massie of Kentucky, who all objected to Boehner's re-election as speaker in January 2013.
Amash, chairman of the Liberty Caucus, has warned then there would be a "larger rebellion" if Boehner's leadership team didn't bring conservatives on board.
"There are no big ideas coming out of the conference. Our leadership expects to coast through this election by banking on everyone's hatred for Obamacare," said one Republican lawmaker organizing the rebellion the National Journal didn't identify. "There's nothing big being done. We're reshuffling chairs on the Titanic."
Boehner isn't the only target of the conservatives' ire, the National Journal reported.
Cantor has come under fire from conservatives recently because of a voice vote maneuver that helped pass an Obamacare "doctor fix" bill.
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I would love to see Boehner replaced with Trey Gowdy.
He needs to go and we certainly don’t need Cantor as speaker.
Cantor is worse than Boehner. I would prefer to get rid of Cantor as and replace him with Gowdy.
I would love to see that—but the Vichy-Republicans at the wheel of the party would never let that happen. they would rather see John McCain as Speaker. watch as the MSM and the Vichy-Republicans force Jeb Bush down our throats so Hillary can get elected and finish the work of Obama’s Progressives.
Good! This time lets try to get someone who can actually aggressively push an agenda and make a persuasive case for conservatism.
“Cantor is worse than Boehner. I would prefer to get rid of Cantor as and replace him with Gowdy.”
The whole damn leadership team needs to go! Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy and token hyphenated female! And all their minion committee chairs too!
” - - - Conservative lawmakers are plotting to dump House Speaker John Boehner as soon as November - - - “
Why do these cowardly “plotters” choose to sit on their hands until November?
Why not “BOOT the BOEHNER” by April 15, 2014?
What has Boehner EVER done where he got the best of Obama, Holder, Pelosi or Reid?
Boehner is the joke of Congress, kept in power by cowardly “Conservative” House Members.
This 2014 Mid-term Election needs to have a fire-in-the-belly Speaker such as Trey Gowdy, PERIOD.
Let the Republican G-Men lead:
How can we help?
Too little, too late. I wanted him outsed on day one.
“How can we help?”
Support with money or otherwise, the election of conservative representative candidates who will NOT vote for Boehner or Cantor for Speaker.
Sorry, Gowdy is an amnesty guy.
Correct. I was quite disappointed when I read his position on amnesty.
Gowdy's position on amnesty if implemented would be fatal to our Republic.
“Sorry, Gowdy is an amnesty guy.”
So once again, “a conservative” tells us that we can’t abide a truly stellar individual, because he doesn’t agree with everything we want. So you will pi$$ and moan about each and every possible successor for Boner and we will end up with Cantor and/or McCarthy right? It’s like I don’t particularly like Scott Brown, but if he’s the best (R) that can be elected in NH (and in so doing we rid ourselves of Shaheen) count me in!
It is about time we got a Conservative in that spot.
So once again, a conservative tells us that we cant abide a truly stellar individual, because he doesnt agree with everything we want. So you will pi$$ and moan about each and every possible successor for Boner and we will end up with Cantor and/or McCarthy right? Its like I dont particularly like Scott Brown, but if hes the best (R) that can be elected in NH (and in so doing we rid ourselves of Shaheen) count me in!
I would be happy with Jim Jordan for Speaker. Gowdy is all hat and no cattle.
You are making a mistake supporting progressive Republicans. They are happy to back stab conservative opposition to the Obama agenda. They will never be an engaged opposition to the rampaging marxists. They would rather be in the minority than govern in a conservative manner.
True patriots have been warning us of Boehnor types for well over 200 years:
“The middle way is no way at all. If we finally fail in this great and glorious contest, it will be by bewildering ourselves in groping for the middle way.” - John Adams, March 25, 1776 in a letter to General Horatio Gates
The middle way is no way at all. If we finally fail in this great and glorious contest, it will be by bewildering ourselves in groping for the middle way. - John Adams, March 25, 1776 in a letter to General Horatio Gates
That’s one of my favorite quotes by Adams. I live five minutes from his birthplace and have written a book based on his writings.
I like the circumstances under which he wrote it - he was lamenting a Philadelphia fop who opposed declaring independence because he wanted the Continental Congress to reach across the Atlantic to our friends in Parliament in an effort to reach a compromise on the surging rebellion in the colonies.
Needless to say the Colonial John McCain is of no memory in our history books beyond footnotes (his name was John Dickinson).
Anybody with two or more brain cells wants to rid us of ‘ol Boner.
Dickinson was a good man but as Adams put it, his Olive Branch Petition put a “silly cast to our doings.”
Dickinson was a Quaker and absented himself from the vote when he knew it was inevitable. He later freed his own slaves.
You reinforce my point. History little remembers our elected representatives who made their career attempting to straddle the middle.
Dickinson absented himself because he did not wish to risk the anger of his fellow citizens by voting “no” nor risk his life, liberty and personal possessions to the crown by voting “yes”. In short, he was a feckless punk looking out only for himself and who only later had an attack of conscience and freed his slaves.
He fails the test of time. That is why there are no high schools, post offices, nor public facades bearing his name.
“You are making a mistake supporting progressive Republicans. “
I did not say that! The people of NH get to decide, not me. But if it’s Brown or Shaheen, do you really want Shaheen?
Bring back “The Hammer”!!!!!!
You’re right that Dickinson isn’t remembered except by people like us. It’s just that as a historian steeped in those times, I recognize that those decisions were not easy ones to make. They were indeed times that tried one’s souls.
THESE are also times that try one’s soul.
The entire leadership needs to be ousted. This should’ve been done a long time ago. Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, et al... (and the Senate, too).
I am doing just that.
Plus, of course, my “Kowboy Keyboarding!”
I believe Boehner is less likely than Cantor, Gowdy, Labrador or Mulvaney to be able to pull off amnesty.
Gowdy has also said he may not be around for too long because he didn’t want the Senate seat.
Boehner is not considered someone who is an active adversary. Cantor can be seen on immigration and a lot of other things as someone who is very resentful of what would be the patriot Republican right.
Scott Brown is against amnesty. He has called the Dream Act backdoor amnesty. Scott Brown understands that if he panders it is better to pander to women not Latinos.