Skip to comments.John Boehner Violates The Hastert Rule Again
Posted on 05/09/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT by george76
A bill that reauthorized the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which was criticized on the right as unnecessary interference by the federal government in the free market, passed the House in violation of the so-called Hastert Rule Thursday.
The bill passed 297-117 overall. 106 Republicans voted yea while 116 Republicans voted nay. One Democrat, embattled Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), voted no as well, while 191 Democrats voted yes.
The Hastert Rule, the operating principle of former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, requires support from a majority of the majority.
Hastert has criticized Boehner for relying on Democratic votes on the House floor. If you start to rely on the minority to get the majority of your votes, then all of the sudden youre not running the shop anymore
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Hastert left office in 2007. Why would Boehner want to do anything with that guy? If Boehner is going to show leadership, you don’t follow a past leader. Leadership 101.
It seems that Hastert wasn’t the traitor that Boehner is.
All of a sudden? *snort* Has JohnBoy ever really "run the shop", or even wanted to?!?!
Hastert is a big lobbyist....they do more damage to the country then Boehner could ever dream of doing.
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If you’re the Speaker and a majority of your caucus is opposed to a bill, would you bring it to the floor for a vote? I wouldn’t.
This is why you never, never put a drunk in power. They are weak and easily bought off
Yes leadership, leading conservatives right off the cliff.
Kid Shelleen wasn't worth a damn...
until he was sober.
Yeah maybe you are right. Although if you really believe in the bill, I guess you can go it alone. I forgot what the bill was, but I can’t imagine he is just going in blind. He must have studied it some.
“It seems that Hastert wasnt the traitor that Boehner is.”
I STILL REMEMBER vote-after-vote with Hastert. The Republicans were the majority and they stuck together (and so did the Dems). The votes were, just about, all 230-205, nothing overwhelming, but the Republicans then dumped things on the Senate, where they usually, but not always, blocked it.
It really WAS NOT that hard to hold them together.
A drunk RINO Speaker is not inherently wiser or more capable than a sane former speaker who now earns money as a lobbyist. Especially when the bills being presented are being passed due only to all the liberal Democrat votes overriding all the conservative votes.
Bohner has got to go and your defense of him is completely senseless. You think that as long as Bohner “really believed” in the bill, it’s good he passed it with both parties’ worth of only liberal votes? REALLY??
I am not looking at it from a moral side but a leadership side. Being a leader is never a popularity contest as some want it to be. That is the problem we have gotten ourselves into. Everyone wants to be “friends” and have approval of everyone. I don’t think it should be that way. I am not saying I agree with Boehner in this because I don’t even know what the bill is but what I am saying is that finally he is taking the lead and getting things done.
Hastert was a crook. There was a whole documentary on his antics after he left office.
I don’t disagree with you one bit.
“... he is taking the lead and getting things done.”
FOLLOWING a majority of the Minority is NOT “taking the lead”; and “getting things done” that a majority of the majority OPPOSE is fatally-flawed RINO behavior; getting things done that probably ought not get done, nor even be brought up for a vote. Ever.
I’m holding out hope that Boehner gets Primary-ed out.
This is how Boehner will approve amnesty during the lame duck session
Im holding out hope that Boehner gets Primary-ed out.
And when is this blessed event going to happen? Well if you hope it happens this year....your six days too late....the primary was last Tuesday and he won by 66 percent. People in his district love him apparently.
“Im holding out hope that Boehner gets Primary-ed out.”
If you want to defeat Boehner in a primary, you should help recruit a viable challenger, help him raise money, and help him campaign. “Holding out hope” while not even knowing the date of the primary or who’s running against Boehner isn’t going to cut it.
“...OH held its primaries last week, and Boehner won...”
Et tu, Ohio?
But, then, I might beg your pardon seeing as I’ve my hands full with this Nest-O-Snakes aka “California.” I haven’t had friendly representation in either House of Congress since the turn of the Century.