Skip to comments.The 22 Patriots who voted against the Boehner Reed Trap
Posted on 07/29/2011 4:47:03 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
The following twenty-two House members stood firm and opposed the Boehner bill, which is nothing more than a vehicle which will be sent to the Senate, reworked by Harry Reid into something even worse than it already is, and then returned to the House. Boehner will dutifully bring it up and the Tea Partiers who voted for it will then vote against it, but it will not matter. Boehner and Reid will pass the Bill in the House with Democrat votes and Obama will sign it. The votes today cast by conservatives, many of whom are good people, are very much like the Christmas vote for the Health Care Bill. The original House bill contained prolife language, the so-called Stupak Amendment. It passed and went to the Senate which stripped the Stupak Amendment from the final bill. It came back and passed in the House with many proaborts voting for it even though many of the so-called pro-life Democrats voted against the final bill. Voting to advance this bill was a huge mistake. It pains me to say it, because I like many of the Congressmen who voted for it. But the truth is the truth.
The Hall of Fame:
1. Amash, 2. Bachmann, 3. Broun, 4. Chaffetz, 5. Cravaack, 6. DesJarlais, 7. Duncan(SC), 8. Gowdy, 9. Graves(GA), 10. Huelskamp, 11. Johnson, 12. Jordan, 13. King(IA), 14. Latham, 15. Mack(FL), 16. McClintock, 17. Mulvaney, 18. Ron Paul, 19. Scott(SC), 20. Southerland, 21. Walsh, 22. Wilson(SC).
Justin Amash has a bright future. West voted FOR this? Wow. Very disappointed.
That is maybe his life in the military! The call to stand for your country was too great for him! He did duty to the Republican party!
#14 is my congresscriter... #13 will be after the elections provided he defeats the carpetbagger wife of the Ag Secretary/Ex Governor running against him. :)
In the far future Boehner will not be known however these 22 may very well be remembered via a memorial to freedom.
You are lucky to have Congressmen as solid as those two.
That’s a thin list.
At least Tim Scott hasn’t been corrupted. He was smart enough not to join the Congressional Black Caucus.
“In the far future Boehner will not be known however these 22 may very well be remembered via a memorial to freedom.”
Well said. I saw the Congressman from South Carolina (Gowdy) last night on CNN with John King. He said he would gladly give up being reelected to achieve systemic reform, that is: a Balanced Budget Amendment. He said he had promised not to raise the debt ceiling and that he would only do so if the quid pro quo was a BBA. He had voted for Cut, Cap and Balance and he considered that a compromise, one last raise in the debt ceiling in return for a BBA.
Gowdy reminded me of a cross between Audie Murphy and the great actor, Barry Pepper, who played Joe Gallagher in “We Were Soldiers” and who was the psalm quoting sniper PVT Jackson in Saving Private Ryan.
#8 - Trey Gowdy, SC youngster, former Spartanburg Solicitor, occupies the seat formerly held by Bob Inglis who was defeated by Trey Gowdy IN THE 2010 PRIMARY, with a lot of our neighbors’ help.
BTW, all 5 of the SC representatives who voted NO, did so in the face of the Speaker’s pledge to do them harm especially as regards the on-going problems with NLRB about getting the Charleston, SC Boeing assembly plant.
What’s done is done; we will remember these things.
“When the communists Democrat Senators send the bill back to the House, the house can vote it down and it will then have to go back to the Senate. In that case I believe the Senate will not be able to pass it with a simple majority. The whole thing will die. Right?”
Wrong. I and many conservatives (like Rush and Levin) believe the following will happen.
The Boehner bill is nothing more than a vehicle which will be sent to the Senate, reworked by Harry Reid into something even worse than it already is, and then returned to the House. Boehner will dutifully bring it up and the Tea Partiers who voted for it will then vote against it, but it will not matter. Boehner and Reid will pass the Bill in the House with Democrat votes and Obama will sign it.
TEA Party conservatives have been shafted yet again by the GOP Establishment.
Trey Gowdy and Tim Scott are American heroes, plain and simple.
I wouldn’t credit all of them. Reports show that 2 of them voted in the last few seconds when the bill was sure to pass. How courageous! Supposedly Lantham could have gone the other way if this travesty needed it. I hate when they play games like this. Cowards.
God bless these brave patriots. Jordan has already been targeted by Boner’s henchmen — they are trying to gerrymand the OH districts so that he cannot be re-elected.
Boner and the rest of the old guard Statists stab their own in the back, while making deals with the Demonkats.
Which Johnson is that?
I was watching the vote and it became obvious that there were 6-8 Republicans who waited until the bill had 218 votes before they cast their courageous votes against the bill. Same sort of games that Demoncrats and Pelosi did to let some of their members vote no on obummercare.
Thank you ALL...
I hope Boehner gets something to REALLY cry about.
And all last week.
And all the prior week.
Tim Johnson of Illinois
Please post the names of those who waited until it had 218 before voting, if you know who they are.
Sorry, but I disagree with the assessment that the 22 No-voters are “heroes” in this situation. There are times when you have to “cooperate and compromise” and I feel this was one of them. It’s fine to have HIGH IDEALS but our country is going down the tubes and those of us who are trying to save it have to stick together—and it is especially important to show a UNITED FRONT against the DEMO-maniacs.
I’m not trying to start an argument or even a debate on this so much as expressing a personal “uninformed” opinion based simply on common sense. When you are going under for the third time, you don’t waste time and energy fantasizing about some more ideal vacation spot—you do what you have to do to get your head above water. There’ll be time for those high-flying IDEALS later on, unless you DROWN NOW. —Just my opinion.
Besides, I went to school with that blockhead Tim Johnson and he was a pompous jacka$$ then and hasn’t apparently improved with age!
In the far future Boehner will not be known however these 22 may very well be remembered via a memorial to freedom.
This sounds like wishful thinking to these naive ears. We all know that SOME kind of “deal” will be made, regardless of who votes for or against it! It’s not like they’re going to just STOP ALL SPENDING AND LET OUR CREDIT RATING GO ALL TO HELL, and even if they did, how in heck would THAT solve anything?, let alone enhance America’s “freedom”?
More likely than not, the evil Hungarian will have some “say” in what ultimately occurs—and HE more than anyone probably stands to GAIN because he’s so adept at BETTING AGAINST PEOPLE AND NATIONS WHO ARE IN A VULNERABLE POSITION.
The house won’t vote it down, because the democrats will vote for it.
This is no different than the traitor republicans in the senate that voted to let health care bill come up for debate, while claiming it was only fair to debate the issue. They knew full well what the outcome was going to be.
In the mean time we have let less than 2% of the population destroy our schools, our military and threaten the very faith of our Nation, but we can go on and worry about a phony debt crisis, while our royalty continue to create the One World Order they have dreamed of for centuries.
“When you are going under for the third time, you dont waste time and energy fantasizing about some more ideal vacation spotyou do what you have to do to get your head above water. Therell be time for those high-flying IDEALS later on, unless you DROWN NOW. Just my opinion.”
Funny you use that analogy. If you are drowning you don’t keep breathing water. If you are deep in a hole, you stop digging. The Boehner Bill sets us up for more water and an ever deeper hole.
Congressman Gowdy was right. CUT CAP and Balance WAS the compromise. No one but the House GOP “led” by Boehner is dumb enough to bid against itself out of fear of a 40% President.
Your post brings to mind something I read somewhere........
Choose this day whom you will serve, as for me and my household.....
Obama’s media guy Jay Carney said the passing of the bill in the House was “moot and irrelevant” and certain to fail in the Senate.
Maybe it won’t pass in the Senate, because the Dems won’t compromise. Aren’t they telling the Republicans to compromise?
The Republicans already compromised - the bill doesn’t go far enough.
This is the line of thinking that nearly kept Britain out of WWII and Churchill from coming to power. Would all have worked out well if the Appeasers in power then and their German whisperers had succeeded?
My point is that some Americans have become convinced there is really only one party in this country now and that party is composed of two lineups, Team A which is in power currently, and Team B the Appeasers, which sometimes are in power.
The 2010 elections were a strong attempt to get better public servants onto Team B, to begin setting things right, the way a good many Americans still believe Government should function Constitutionally.
Regardless if some of the 22 had knees knocking, they DID vote No, which their constituents expected them to do.
I have heard West explain exactly why he was going to vote for this,and I will tell you something,YOU don’t have the gravitas to dis West in any way shape or form. The man has more honor in his little finger than most members of the entire government combined. Shame on you.
Will we get a shout out to these 22 from Palin? I haven’t seen anything on twitter or fb yet.
Nobody, but NOBODY, is “going down for the third time” here.
The world as we know it is NOT going to go up in flames if the debt ceiling is not raised by Monday.
But spending money you don’t have, or won’t get in the foreseeable future, WILL eventually result in disaster.
If the line is not drawn now, then when?. If not by the heroic 22, then who?
To my South Carolina representatives: BRAVO!
Thanks go out to my Congressman, Tom Graves.
Adding trillions in debt to our economic catastrophe is not they way to get America’s “head above water”. Bob
West has plenty of honor, but he is dead wrong on this, just as he was on the Pigford reparations. Bob
You guys in SC are always startin’ trouble!
(sorry, I couldn’t resist....just a little humor)
What is your major malfunction??? Why are you so freaking obsessed with dissing Palin? I am getting so damn sick of this petty crap of yours on every single thread whether it’s a Palin thread or not, and THIS isn’t. Lemme tell you one of the good things about Palin and see how YOU like it. One of the goodest things about Palin is she is NOT bachmann. Put THAT in your pipe and choke on it!
He is human being, a fine one at that, and sometimes humans can be wrong. I will never dis the man for voting his conscience. At LEAST he has one! You know that, al.
Yes West has plenty of honor, Yes I like West, and yes West is wrong on this.
And I would add that a threat to primary any politician who doesn't vote correctly on this budget battle is appropriate and that includes one of my favorite congressmen, Alan West.
No cults please.
Preach it MestaMachine!
Don’t sweat it. She has the same problem with Gov. Palin as Ms. Coulter, Ms. Ingraham, Peggy Noonan, Kay Hutchison, etc.
My Congressman, Steve Southerland, FL, District 2, voted NO. When I called, his office said the bill did not go far enough and he was not voting for it.
Thank you, Sir. I am proud of your efforts.
Thats pretty cool, you follow her on both too?
Thank you to these men and women.
Dissapointed that Pence seems to have bowed to the establisment (or is that a Gubernatorial election campaign) by voting for this!!
Same here. I’m almost surprised that Latham voted against this. I’m really looking forward to having the real deal, Steve King, represent me after the next election. (Provided the Dems don’t steal one for Vilsack’s wife.)
Tom McClintock for President!