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House conservatives doubt Boehner stays ^ | 6/10/14 | Russell Berman

Posted on 06/10/2014 1:20:20 PM PDT by cotton1706

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) has spent the last few months seeking to dispel doubts that he’ll run for Speaker again in 2015. But he hasn’t convinced at least a few of his members that he plans to stick around.

Conservative Reps. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) and Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) told reporters Tuesday that they didn’t believe Boehner would seek another term after the November midterm elections.

“I don’t think he runs,” Labrador said at an event held in conjunction with the Heritage Foundation.

“I don’t think he’s going to come back as Speaker either,” Salmon added.

The conservatives were asked to respond to a report that Boehner were hatching a plan to punish members who refused to vote for him on the floor in January, two years after a group of conservatives failed in their bid to deny him the 218 votes he needed to win a second term as Speaker. Labrador was one of the dozen members who didn’t vote for Boehner, while Salmon did.

“I think that would be the most bone-headed move,” Salmon said of any plan to punish Republicans who denied Boehner their vote. “Even making that kind of threat is a bone-headed move.”

Earlier this year, another Republican who supported Boehner in 2013, Rep. Mo Brooks (Ala.) told The Hill he did not think he would run again.

Boehner has said he would seek another term and has argued that his support within the Republican conference is as strong as it has ever been, despite the difficulties the leadership has had in winning unified support for its priorities.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 06/10/2014 1:20:20 PM PDT by cotton1706
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2 posted on 06/10/2014 1:24:01 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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It is a boneheaded move because Boehner IS a bonehead.

Duh! No more Speaker Bonehead.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 1:25:27 PM PDT by vaudine
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Allen West for Speaker.

4 posted on 06/10/2014 1:28:50 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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The GOP-E has had control of the Nation’s purse strings for over 4 years.

Boehner has been in control as Speaker of the House for over 4 years.

Obama has thus been at the mercy of Boehner and the GOP-E for over 4 years.

Obama thus could not have been as successful as he has been without the full cooperation of the GOP-E and ESPECIALLY Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor, Whip McCarthy, Economist Ryan, Chairman Mike Rogers, Chairman Issa and loose cannon Peter King of NY.

As long as the Member Republicans in the US House choose to keep in place the above Leadership team, Obama will be able to continue his personal race to the bottom.

Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi are just doing what they have been raised up to do: Destroy America, ASAP. They are Public Enemy Number One.

Those who refuse to oppose the destruction of our Republic are Public Enemy Number Two.

BTW, when have “ - - conservatives - - - ,” Boehner, Cantor, or Ryan EVER “Conserved” anything when doing battle with Obama, Reid, Holder or Pelosi? Hmmmmmmmmm?


The only thing that matters in politics is to stay on offense.

The GOP-E has perfected the art of always staying on defense.

Thus, the GOP-E will continue to lose elections by wide margins.

R Sc Rep. Trey Gowdy is an exception to the shunning of Offense by the GOP-E.

Gowdy has the required fire-in-the-belly to attack, Attack, ATTACK!

I stand with Gowdy, Lee and Cruz, who so far have told the truth, and then refused to apologize for telling the TRUTH.

The Republican Party has come a long ways since 2012.

In 2012, then GOP-E candidate Romneycare Romney published a book entitled “No Apologies.”

Also in 2012 Romneycare Romney told the truth about the 47 % who pay no personal FI Taxes, and thus would not vote for him.

Two weeks later, Romney apologized, saying “I was completely wrong.”

The GOP-E lost the support of Conservatives when GHW Bush lied to us about “Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!”

The GOP-E lost the support of the “Hold-your-nose-when-you-vote” segment in 2008 by voting for McCain.

The GOP-E revealed itself to be a dedicated loser when they chose to run Romneycare Romney against Obamacare Obama.

Now we have “Scandal Coverup Artist” Sobber Boehner caving in to Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi on a weekly basis.

We need to march into the US House of Representatives and “escort” out the above mentioned “Leaders” for a TEA Party “reception” on the Lawn of the US House.

I have the tar, y’all bring the feathers!

5 posted on 06/10/2014 1:51:38 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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despite the difficulties the leadership has had in winning unified support for its Obama's priorities.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 1:53:04 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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Doesn't really matter who the House speaker is. This BS Federal Government is totally less competent than what we could find in any kindergarten class in America.
7 posted on 06/10/2014 2:05:51 PM PDT by Logical me
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Boner needs to go.

8 posted on 06/10/2014 5:22:04 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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