Skip to comments.John Boehner's Bizarre Arrogance Feeds Tea Party Revolution
Posted on 04/25/2014 11:06:23 AM PDT by cotton1706
Establishment Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner is taking a lot of well-deserved heat for mocking conservative House Republicans who are opposed to amnesty for illegal aliens.
Boehners mocking imitation of opponents of immigration reform, that is anything but a reform and more like an abandonment of American sovereignty in favor of a policy of open borders, was indicative of why, under Boehners arrogant leadership, the House Republican Conference has floundered from crisis to crisis.
But buried in Boehners remarks was an even more bizarre example of establishment Republican leadership that explains the great fault line in American politics today; the divide between the ruling class of Washingtons inside elite and what Angelo Codevilla called the country class of Americans who believe in the rule of law and limited constitutional government.
Heres the quote according to Sheila McLaughlins reporting for The Cincinnati Enquirer:
"I've gone to hundreds of tea party events over the last four years. The makeup is pretty much the same. You've got some disaffected Republicans, disaffected Democrats. You always have a handful of anarchists. They are against everything. Eighty percent of the people at these events, are the most ordinary Americans you've ever met. None of whom have ever been involved in politics. We in public service respect the fact that they brought energy to the political process.
We in public service?
We the People have a message for Speaker Boehner; in a republic, such as ours, theres not supposed to be a difference between those in public service and ordinary Americans.
We the People (ordinary Americans) are sovereign and those in public service come from our ranks to serve us, and their contract is up for review every Election Day.
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The caddy is starting to crack. He is caught between the ire of the base, and whatever it is that has compromised him and made him servile to the dems.
Bonehead is the reason I changed my affiliation from Republican to Independent. I’ll not give a penny to any Republican cause as long as that drunk cretin is in the house (very very small “h” intended).
He is caught between the ire of the base, and whatever it is that has compromised him and made him servile to the dems.
The very intense spectacle of the WWII, Vietnam memorials being shut down denying veterans visitation on trumped up reasons, and a rally for illegal aliens taking place on the Washington Mall during the government shutdown, and NO POLITICAL PUSHBACK whatsoever from the Republicans and Boehner, has me convinced that conservative patriots have no representation in Washington. Whatever it is they have on Boehner, it must be powerful. Picture with the goat?
The problem is that you cannot beat someone with nobody. This article talks about the race and Boner’s opponents:
Unfortunately it looks like Boner is going to win, particularly since there are three opponents and all it takes is getting the most votes to win. There is no runoff system if someone does not get more than 50%.
According to the article, the only hope is that Boner does poorly enough in the primary that a conservative will challenge him for the Speaker job. Not likely. If no big name Republican like Trey Gowdy will challenge Lindsey Graham for the Senate in South Carolina, I don’t think anyone with a chance to win will challenge Boner.
Whatever it is they have on Boehner, it must be powerful.
I have an intuitive conviction. If that suspicion is accurate, it will come out eventually.
For the last 40 years, the traitors in DC have done all they cam to replace American voters with Mexicans.
They aren’t about to give up now — when they are so close to achieving their goal.
Ive seen plenty of signs on lawns that simply state Fire Boehner.
I bailed from the GOP when Lindsey voted for Sotomayor.
Boehner has neutralized the Republicans. In fact, he is ushering in their demise.
>> Ive seen plenty of signs on lawns that simply state Fire Boehner.
That needs to be upped to fiery effigies.
“I bailed from the GOP when Lindsey voted for Sotomayor.”
So, you’ve surrendered to the likes of Little Lindsey Graham and Boehner?
Well, some of us continue the fight for the Republican Party and we are having more and more success-—such as Ted Cruz. But that’s with no thanks for those who have surrendered in the fight and have abandoned the battlefield.
If the republican caucus doesn’t figure out a way to get rid of him in the next month, then he will have 18 squish republicans back from their primaries ready to vote for amnesty with all the dems, and amnesty will become the law of the land unless Americans stage a revolt of historic proportions.
And amnesty will usher in ‘coaches’ and community organizers who will guide and instruct amnestied illegals to get id cards and register to vote under motor voter even though they are not citizens.
Boehner must be removed now.
The loss of three seats will not lead to loss of majority, but would be a shot heard round DC.
Sure you can just vote for his Democratic opponent, it would be a big improvement. He has to go one way or the other.
I don't think they have anything on Boner. He is acting they way he does because he wants to. I think he is a willing Globalist because that is what he believes. I think he's an Elitist. I think he is a power hungry jerk who sold his soul to Mammon and he likes it.
“Gerrymandering” has been described as the process by which politicians select their voters, rather than the other way around.
What we’ve seen over the last 40 years has been gerrymandering on an international scale.
Boner got bent out of shape when the Tea Party Rally in Fresno wouldn’t agree to have him or any other politician speak from the dais.
The man is an alcoholic who is incapable of doing anything other than surrendering. Time for John to retire
I have two words for Boehner, and they are not Happy Birthday.
Either this guy is a Democrat masquerading as a Republican, or the Dems have a highly comprising photo of him. Regardless, for sure, he is in no way representing Republican voters.
For me, the one word that describes Boehner is: Disgusting.
Thank you for an excellent idea. Now, not being a Democrat, can you advise as to how I get to vote in three Congressional districts??? LOL
Your tagline? Seems it’s true.
Rand Paul's immigration speech...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reformLatinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.[Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST by xzins]
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt's Generals: 'How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?'Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt's military -- even as Cairo's security forces massacre anti-government activists. [by "anti-government activists" is meant church-burning Christian-murdering jihadists][Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat]
Rand Paul On Shutdown: "Even Though It Appeared I Was Participating In It, It Was A Dumb Idea"I said throughout the whole battle that shutting down the government was a dumb idea. Even though it did appear as if I was participating in it, I said it was a dumb idea. And the reason I voted for it, though, is that it's a conundrum. Here's the conundrum. We have a $17 trillion debt and people at home tell me you can't give the president a blank check. We just can't keep raising the debt ceiling without conditions. So unconditionally raising the debt ceiling, nobody at home wants me to vote for that and I can't vote for that. But the conundrum is if I don't we do approach these deadlines. So there is an impasse. In 2011, though, we had this impasse and the president did negotiate. We got the sequester. If we were to extend the sequester from discretionary spending to all the entitlements we would actually fix our problem within a few years.[Posted on 11/19/2013 12:16:51 PM by Third Person]
This could cost him his Speaker’s gavel.
Change your name to Jose Jimenez, go to those districts and sign up for food stamps which will get you registered under Motor Voter Law, easy peasie.