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  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Republicans seek coveted Benjamin Netanyahu speech tickets from boycotting Democrats

    03/02/2015 4:38:49 AM PST · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, March 1, 2015 | By Jacqueline Klimas
    Some Democrats may be boycotting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday, but tickets for non-members to get in to see the affair are proving to be a very hot item. Each member is allotted a ticket to give out for seating in the viewing galleries, similar to a State of the Union address, and they are so in demand that Republicans have pleaded with boycotting Democratic colleagues to share their extras. “I could scalp that ticket, there are so many people who want it,” said Rep. Tim Walberg, Michigan Republican. Support for Israel has become dominant within the GOP,...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert Challenges Boehner For Speaker

    01/05/2015 3:56:11 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 5, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Congress: With polls showing most GOP voters in opposition to the Speaker's budget deal and saying they would "probably" or "definitely" prefer a new leader, a Tea Party favorite fires a shot heard around the political world. In 2010, House Speaker John Boehner loved the Tea Party. The grass-roots movement, which arose in opposition to manifestations of big government such as ObamaCare and unlimited taxation and regulation, put the GOP back in control of the House of Representatives and made Boehner Speaker. But by December 2013, Boehner loved the Tea Party and other conservative groups not so much. They had...
  • The Boehner for speaker whip count [14 against so far]

    01/05/2015 11:10:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 486 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Aaron Blake
    ~~snip~~ Voting against Boehner (10) Gohmert* Yoho* Rep. Steve King (Iowa) Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla.)* Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) (freshman) Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.)* Rep. Gary Palmer (Ala.) (freshman) Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.)* Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) Rep. Marlin Stutzman (Ind.) Said prior to 2014 election that they would vote against Boehner (2) Rep. Jody Hice (Ga.) (freshman) Rep. John Ratfliffe (Tex.) (freshman) Voted against Boehner in 2013/haven't weighed in (2) Rep. Steve Pearce (N.M.) (spokesman says he's "undecided") Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) Voted against Boehner in 2013/will support him (3) Rep. Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Rep. Raul Labrador (Idaho) Rep....
  • Does the Right Have a Shot at Ousting John Boehner?

    01/05/2015 7:41:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/05/2015 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – Two Republican lawmakers have stepped forward to challenge House Speaker John Boehner’s campaign for a third term as top dog in the lower chamber, raising the specter of an extended selection procedure that could muddy the selection process.Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), a Tea Party Republican who has been a consistent pain in Boehner’s side, announced Sunday that he will challenge Boehner, declaring that the election “is not about a particular candidate — it is about whether we keep the status quo or make the change the country demands.”Gohmert’s announcement follows on the heels of the declaration by...
  • Former House Majority Whip Candidate Marlin Stutzman Joins Rebellion Against Boehner

    01/05/2015 6:11:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 1/5/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) will officially join the rebellion against John Boehner’s re-election as Speaker of the House on Monday morning, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) announced in a statement late Sunday evening. Stutzman, Bridenstine said, will issue a statement early Monday announcing his public opposition to Boehner’s re-election. That brings the total number of members who are public in their opposition to nine, as Bridenstine and Reps. Steve King (R-IA), Dave Brat (R-VA), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Thomas Massie (R-KY) issued public statements saying they are opposing Boehner. Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Ted Yoho (R-FL) both...
  • Boehner ally: GOP challenges to Speaker 'unprofessional' (Rep. Tom Cole, Okla.)

    01/05/2015 6:39:53 AM PST · by maggief · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 5, 2015 | David McCabe
    Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) called GOP challenges to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) “pretty unprofessional and very disappointing” on Monday. Cole, a close ally to Boehner, said the challenges aren’t serious and blasted Republicans trying to unseat the Speaker for not trying to do so when the GOP held its internal discussions late last year. “Well, I don’t think they’re very serious,” he said while appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe" of the bids by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) to challenge Boehner for speakership. “And frankly, they’re pretty disappointing in the sense that anyone who wanted to...
  • Ted Yoho on Challenging Speaker Boehner: ‘I Fear No Man’

    01/05/2015 6:17:13 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 1/5/15 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), who is challenging House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for the Speakership, said he fears no man and does not expect retribution for trying to oust Boehner. On Breitbart News Sunday, Yoho said voters in his district, including a seasoned farmer in his seventies this weekend, have urged him to vote against Boehner because he is a “weak leader” and not a good voice for the GOP. “My base wants me to vote this way,” Yoho said. When asked if he expected retribution for challenging Boehner, Yoho indicated that he did not anticipate that, saying, “I don’t...
  • Replacing Speaker Boehner: Here's How It's Done

    01/04/2015 6:56:14 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 38 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | 1/4/2015 | JOSH WITHROW
    December’s disgraceful CRomnibus debacle fresh in mind, House conservatives may finally be ready to hand the most powerful gavel in the House from John Boehner to a more principled leader when they vote for Speaker of the House on January 6th. Replacing Boehner is both possible and necessary for a multitude of reasons, but it’s important to understand how the vote works in order to counter the misinformation that has already started coming from those with a vested interest in keeping the status quo. Under the Constitution, the Speaker of the House must be elected each Congress by a majority...
  • Revolution: Only 16% of GOP Voters Support Boehner and McConnell for Leadership of New Congress

    01/04/2015 5:59:29 PM PST · by kristinn · 41 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, January 4, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A second round of poll results from a survey of Republican voters taken Christmas week was released on Sunday. The poll shows that a revolution is at hand with a stunning majority of 2014 GOP voters who gave their party control of both houses of Congress ready to throw out the Republican leaders of both houses in favor of new leadership. Only sixteen percent of voters surveyed want both John Boehner and Mitch McConnell to serve as leaders of the House and Senate respectively when the 114th Congress convenes this week. Boehner’s support on his own for Speaker of the...
  • Myth vs Fact: Speaker's Election

    01/04/2015 5:02:56 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 1/4/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    In most aspects of life, there are ‘cants’ and there are ‘wonts.’ When it comes to deposing John Boehner as Speaker of the House on Tuesday, there are only wonts. All excuses for lacking the ability to fire him have been discredited. Below are some of the myths that are circulating regarding the Speaker’s election. As the effort to fire Boehner grows, some members who are sitting on the fence are looking for any excuse under the sun to avoid the effort. None of them can or will publicly vouch for Boehner and defend his support for amnesty, violation of...
  • Conservative Activists Launch Anti-Boehner Website

    01/04/2015 3:30:20 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 1/4/15 | Dave Urbanski
    On the heels of Texas Republican Louie Gohmert’s announcement Sunday that he’s officially a candidate for Speaker of the House, conservative activists have launched a website aimed at getting present Speaker John Boehner voted out. The FreedomWorks website explains its position under the title “Speaker Boehner Has Got to Go”: It’s time for a new Speaker of the House. John Boehner has been Speaker of the House for four years. And in those four years he has betrayed conservatives and cut backroom deals to give President Obama exactly what he wants. We can’t accept a Speaker of the House who...
  • Tammy Bruce trolls House Speaker, nominates own #BetterSpeakerThanBoehner

    01/04/2015 2:26:08 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 2, 2015
    Though Rep. Trey Gowdy has emerged on social media as a grassroots favorite to take over the post of House Speaker from John Boehner, author and radio host Tammy Bruce has her own choice for the position. First, though, Bruce has compiled some visual aids under the #BetterSpeakerThanBoehner hashtag to make it clear that Boehner hasn’t set the bar very high.
  • Here's why House Republicans should replace Speaker Boehner

    01/03/2015 6:29:07 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 1/3/15 | Jason Pye
    The House of Representatives may be under Republican control, but it lacks any semblance of principled leadership. In fact, fiscally conservative and libertarian-leaning members -- the ideas wing of the GOP -- have faced an increasingly hostile environment under Republican leadership, one in which they're treated as obstacles rather than allies to advance the limited government policies that Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and his team purportedly believe. Since 2011, when he assumed the gavel, Boehner has gone out of his way to antagonize principled members of his own caucus. In December 2012, for example, Republican leadership unceremoniously purged three fiscal...
  • Rep. Ted Yoho Joins Movement Against Boehner, Offers Himself As Potential Alternative

    01/03/2015 6:01:25 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 62 replies ^ | 1/3/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) says he will vote against House Speaker John Boehner’s re-election. Further, Yoho is the first GOP member of the House of Representatives to announce he is willing to stand up as an alternative candidate to Boehner if no other alternatives emerge. Yoho joins Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) in announcing he will not be voting for Boehner on Tuesday. “I ran for Congress in 2012 because I had had enough,” Yoho said in announcing his public opposition to Boehner. “Enough of career politicians, enough of political gamesmanship, and enough of the lack of...
  • FreedomWorks: Time for a New Speaker

    01/03/2015 5:54:37 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 1/3/15 | Jacqueline Bodnar
    Washington, DC- With Republican control of the House and Senate in 2015, FreedomWorks believes the coming legislative cycle is too important of an opportunity to waste with visionless leadership. That’s why FreedomWorks is the first grassroots liberty group to formally announce its support for the growing movement of fiscal conservatives in the House who have committed to vote against Speaker Boehner for re-election. The election for Speaker of the House will be held on Tuesday, January 6. FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe commented: "With a growing Republican majority in the House and a historically high number of liberty-voting fiscal conservatives within...
  • Florida Republican Steps Forward as Alternative to Boehner for Speaker

    01/03/2015 8:08:30 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | Rob Bluey
    January 3, 2915 Florida Republican Steps Forward as Alternative to Boehner for Speaker By Rob Bluey In a daring move just days before the next election for House speaker, Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., today offered himself as an alternative to incumbent Speaker John Boehner, the party establishment’s choice.Boehner, who has served as speaker since 2011, will likely face his first formal challenge from a member of his own party on Tuesday when lawmakers convene for the 114th Congress. The Daily Signal has learned Yoho is one of several Republicans weighing a run for speaker.“The American people have allowed us to...
  • Bridenstine throws support to Yoho for speaker

    01/03/2015 6:12:03 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    WASHINGTON - First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine said Saturday he could get behind U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida as speaker of the House. "Congressman Ted Yoho is a courageous leader," Bridenstine said in a press release."I applaud and respect him for standing up to offer an alternative to the status quo. "I could certainly vote for Ted Yoho as speaker of the House."
  • Ted Yoho Calls Out Obama and Eric Holder on Immigration

    08/09/2014 8:37:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies ^ | August 6, 2014 | KEVIN DERBY
    U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., introduced the “Border State Protection Act" on Tuesday. The freshman Republican’s bill would let border state governors submit their governments’ expenses from dealing with the flood of illegal immigrants to the federal government for reimbursement. Yoho’s proposal also ensures the states flexibility to ensure the federal government doesn’t sue them over their handling of illegal immigration. “The Obama administration has failed to achieve operational control of our southern border while simultaneously enticing individuals to make the dangerous journey to America,” Yoho said on Tuesday, before taking aim at U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for suing...
  • Cruz Hosts Secret Meeting for House Conservatives (Updated)

    04/30/2014 4:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | April 30, 2014 | Matt Fuller and Steven T. Dennis
    Updated 6:37 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz gathered a group of House conservatives in his office Tuesday night, talking about immigration and House GOP leadership elections slated for after the midterm elections. As CQ Roll Call first reported last October, Cruz held a secret meeting with members at Tortilla Coast during the height of the government shutdown drama. Many of these same Republicans are the agitators who aren’t happy with Speaker John A. Boehner. The Texas Republican gathered roughly 10 members of the GOP Conference at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a 90-minute session that included candy bars, crackers and soda....
  • Rep. Olson Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder

    11/13/2013 6:03:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 13, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) has introduced an Articles of Impeachment resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in Operation Fast and Furious and other scandals of President Barack Obama’s administration. Seven congressman have signed onto the resolution thus far in addition to Olson. They are Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Phil Roe (R-TN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), Ted Yoho (R-FL), and Randy Weber (R-TX). The Articles of Impeachment has four different sections. The first calls for Holder’s official removal because of his failure to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to Operation Fast and Furious....
  • Articles of Impeachment Against Holder to be Introduced on Thursday

    11/13/2013 8:03:30 AM PST · by bkopto · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    A Texas Republican plans to introduce a resolution of Articles of Impeachment for Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday. Rep. Pete Olson’s (R-Texas) office said this morning that “this was not a decision made lightly,” but comes with Holder’s “pattern of disregard for the rule of law and refusal to be forthright with Congress and the American people” since being held in contempt in June 2012. That 255-67 vote on criminal contempt, which included 17 Democrats, was tied to the Fast and Furious scandal and marked the first time Congress has found an attorney general in contempt. A measure of...
  • Sorry, Nancy: Axelrod Admits GOP In Solid Shape For 2014

    10/16/2013 6:00:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Amidst all the blather about Republicans going over the cliff and taking the world with them, a tantalizing bit of truth was spoken on today's Morning Joe. Doomsaying notwithstanding, the GOP is actually positioned to do OK in 2014. Making the comment particularly surprising was its source: Barack Obama's former senior adviser himself—David Axelrod. View the video here.
  • GOP Rep. Yoho doesn’t have courage of his Birther convictions (Bashir: Arpaio "an idiot")

    09/05/2013 6:55:51 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 5, 2013 | Martin Bashir
    The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart and The Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim discuss why Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Florida, will admit his Birtherism to voters, but not on-camera... (video transcript) Bashir @1:44: I'd have more respect for these guys if they actually had the courage of their disgusting convictions...a man who thinks it's impressive to join an idiot like Sheriff Joe Arpaio? Ryan Grim @2:10: This is what you get when you have representative democracy tilted by Gerrymandering...because there are, you know, millions of people out there who don't think that the president is legitimate...think he was born in Africa or Asia...
  • Birtherism, cont.: Florida Rep. Yoho isn’t sure Obama is American ("No comment" to Chris Matthews)

    09/04/2013 10:37:07 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 28 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 4, 2013 | Aliyah Frumin
    Matthews...asked if Yoho questioned Obama’s legitimacy. Yoho said “No. He’s been under enough scrutiny. We need to move on from that,” and even pointed to a recent town hall meeting in which the president’s birth certificate came up. Matthews asked Yoho: “So you accept the fact that he’s a born American,” to which the Sunshine State pol said “no comment.” “No comment?” Matthew said. “In other words, you question the president’s legitimacy.” When pressed further, Yoho said “I haven’t studied it enough to spend the time on it to come back with an intelligent answer, so I will not respond.”...
  • Congressman Steve Stockman Questions Obama Birth Certificate; Foreign Student?

    08/20/2013 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 57 replies
    WASHINGTON – To hear Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, describe it, the difference between President Obama and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas – on the question of their eligibility for the highest office in the land – may be a case of comparing apples and oranges. ~ The congressman said with Cruz, it is a legal question of whether he is eligible to serve as president – whereas the issue with Obama is not really about where he was born, but whether his documentation is authentic. ~ Obama, on the other hand, is the subject of Stockman’s proposed legislation calling for a...
  • Steve Stockman Accepts Ted Cruz’s Challenge To Defund Obamacare In The House Of Representatives

    08/08/2013 6:13:02 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Steve Stockman (Texas, 36th District) has responded to Ted Cruz’ challenge to House Republicans by filing a 19 point resolution to defund ObamaCare. Mr. Steve Stockman is not afraid of a fight. “I applaud the dozen Republican Senators who sent a letter to Majority Leader Reid explaining they will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds ObamaCare. But as Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have said, ‘The House must refuse to fund Obamacare’ because every appropriations bill originates in the House and the House is the only chamber that Republicans control. My resolution includes 19 whereas statements that...
  • Florida Republican calls Obamacare tax ‘racist’ against whites

    08/07/2013 8:15:01 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    wash examiner ^ | 8/5/13 | s. lengell
    Republican Rep. Ted Yoho said a tax on tanning salons included in President Obama’s health care overhaul law is “racist” against white people. At a town hall meeting in his north Florida district earlier this month, the freshman Tea Party favorite suggested the 10 percent tax was discriminatory because “dark skin” people don’t using tanning booths. “I had a little fun with [House Speaker] Boehner and told him about the sun tanning tax. He goes, ‘I didn’t know it was in there,’” Yoho told his constituents in an audio clip of the event posted on Right Wing Watch, a blog...
  • [Audio on YouTube] Rep. Stockman Confirms Bill About Obama ID Fraud

    Congressman Steve Stockman has confirmed to U.S. Representative Ted Yoho that he will introduce a bill to investigate Obama's birth certificate forgery. This is the kind of action that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Mike Zullo have been hoping for.
  • A Must See Political Ad That a Helped Newcomer Defeat 12 Term Incumbent in Florida Primary

    08/16/2012 8:28:57 AM PDT · by OneVike · 19 replies
    GATE ^ | 8/16/12 | Chuck Wolk
    This has got to be one of the best, if not the best, political ads of the season. Regardless of where you stand as far as incumbents vs their challengers go, you must admit that this was one great political ad. It very well could be the reason enough voters were influenced to pull the lever for Tea party challenger, Ted Yoho of Gainesville FL, over the 12 term incumbent, Cliff Stearns, in the primary for Florida's 3 district.While I am always happy to see a Tea Party candidate defeat a Rino, I must admit to being a bit confused...
  • Great Political Ad That Helped Newcomer Defeat 12 Term Incumbant in Primary (must see video)

    08/15/2012 9:24:46 PM PDT · by OneVike · 17 replies
    NorCal Blogs ^ | 8/15/12 | posted by "GATE" / Chuck Wolk
    This has got to be one of the best, if not the best, political ads of the season. Regardless of where you stand as far as incumbents vs their challengers go, you must admit that this was one great political ad. It very well could be the reason enough voters were influenced to pull the lever for Tea party challenger, Ted Yoho of Gainesville FL, over the 12 term incumbent, Cliff Stearns, in the primary for Florida's 3 district.While I am always happy to see a Tea Party candidate defeat a Rino, I must admit to being a bit confused...