December 6, 2012

“Conservative group launches campaign to ‘depose’ Boehner from speakership”

Finally. Some people who understand that a bureaucratic GOP awaiting its turn at the statist trough is every bit at odds with the founding principles as is the New Left, who have taken over the Democratic party.

Daily Caller:

The backlash against Speaker of the House John Boehner’s removal of several conservative members of Congress from committees continued Wednesday, with one conservative group calling for Republicans to “depose” Boehner from his speakership.

American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign. If 16 members of the Republican Party abstain from voting for Boehner as speaker in January, he will be one vote shy of the 218 necessary to confirm his speakership.

“Speaker Boehner has been an abysmal failure as speaker, and his latest purge is the nail in the coffin for conservatives,” said Ned Ryun, president and CEO of AMA. “Boehner has never won a negation [sic] battle with the White House or Senate — and he’s been nothing short of an embarrassing spokesman for the conservative movement. It’s time for him to go.”

The recent anger stems in large part from the removal of Reps. David Schweikert, Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp from their spots on committees. Boehner has said it was an issue of loyalty, Buzzfeed reported, but conservatives have labeled it a purge of more conservative and libertarian elements of the party. (RELATED: Purged conservative reps: Boehner planning to ‘run over’ conservatives, vote for tax hike)

[...]

Ron Meyer, press secretary for AMA, said that the group likes Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the outgoing chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, to replace Boehner, though he noted that “there aren’t enough votes to elect someone new — yet.” (RELATED: Amash slams GOP leadership for purging him without notice)

But removing him from the speakership, Myer said, is “doable for sure.”

A Boehner spokesman did not respond to request for comment.

[my emphasis]

Only 16 abstentions needed — 4 of which are probably done deals, given that they were unceremoniously kicked off committees and replaced by Boehner loyalists.  Add to that perhaps King and Bachmann, and that’s 6, leaving conservatives only 10 abstentions shy of beginning to right the House ship and preventing the Bushco crowd from moving the GOP into the role of (slightly more-left) JFK Democrats.

We can do this.  By identifying the most conservative House members and pressuring them to abstain.  If anybody wants to offer some names and contact info, I’ll happily post it in an update.

Let’s get going.  Because the next time Boehner cries his little orange tears, I want to make sure he has a damn good reason.

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update:  Senator Jim DeMint, who appeared on the Mark Levin show recently (hinting at plans to re-direct the GOP and return to it its conservative principles), is leaving the Senate to head up the Heritage Foundation. He’ll leave behind a strong sub group of constitutional conservatives who are growing more and more influential in that chamber. Gov Haley will name his interim replacement.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 12:54pm
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Comments (93)

  1. Team R’s can’t afford to have boehnerfag as the face of the party anymore that’s for sure

    But more importantly they have to demonstrate that they’re at least trying to change to where they don’t viscerally disgust people

  2. they’re at least trying to change to where they don’t viscerally disgust people me

    FTFY

    If your belief system is already 180° from the classical liberal system, anything CLs do will viscerally disgust you, right or wrong.

    Also, if you’re keyed to be viscerally disgusted with things as a way to mark yourself as acceptable to the popular kids, there’s really no reason for the CLs to worry about your viscera.

    Just sayin’

  3. CL’s are like unicorns in the forest you can only touch them if you’re a virgin but they’re not gonna turn their nose up if you offer to split your granola bar with them

  4. Stop the inanity!

  5. …or is it Onanity? So hard to tell, these days.

  6. It would be fun to see a Republican House leader with conservative principles…and balls as big as Pelosi’s. You know, someone eager to savage the minority party and fuck up the president’s agenda as much as possible.

    Mostly what I see happening is House Republicans getting so distracted with infighting and party positioning, what Democrats are doing will hardly be noticed.

    I have little faith in the stupid party missing a chance to shoot itself in the foot…

  7. Justin Amash is/will be my Congressman. The district lines were redrawn so that in the new term he will be my Congressman. He seems to be more to the libertarian side of conservative, which is fine with me.

  8. If 16 abstain and the Dems vote solid Pelosi does she become Speaker? That would be weird.

  9. While I agree with the sentiment and wish that it was even a remote possibility, but Republicans have repeatedly shown they can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory time and time again. (this is 45 years of observation speaking here) You think that 12 (and maybe all 16) Representatives would have the courage to openly stand up to the “leadership” even though said leadership can make or break them back home and make the next 2 years seem an eternity?

    You’re assuming facts not in evidence.

  10. If 16 abstain and the Dems vote solid Pelosi does she become Speaker? That would be weird.

    Not sure she could become Shrieker without at least 218 votes, or at least a majority of those holding seats — which would still leave her short. I could be wrong though.

    Also not sure what happens if no candidate gets a majority. The sensible thing would be for the majority caucus to meet and try to find a candidate that can get enough votes to win.

    But this is Congress we’re talking about.

  11. If 16 abstain and the Dems vote solid Pelosi does she become Speaker? That would be weird.

    I believe she would, and that it’s in our best interests that a Democrat become the public face of the House.

    After we rewrite the rules governing the next Congress so that most of the Speaker’s power falls to the Majority Leader, Whip and Senior Committee Chairs. A lot more power ought to be invested in the majority caucus as well.

  12. But we (Democrats) like Boehner.

  13. That there’s what you call the Kiss of Death ™, slippery.

  14. It would be entertaining in a devilish sort of way to make Pelosi speaker but without a majority. Unfortunately, Speaker does have it’s perks including being second in line for the presidency after the Vice President, and that is too painful to contemplate.

  15. - Just in time for christmas, and thank goodness it held off til AFTER the election, surprise, surprise.

  16. With our luck, we’ll get Boehner deposed and end up with an even bigger squish.

    Then again, highly unlikely. It’s physiologically impossible for a man who cries that often to capably lead others into any sort of fight. I’m all for being in touch with your feminine side and all, but gimmee a freakin break.

  17. G-d knows I anxiously await all of slipshod’s verbal spewage. I hope he remembered to donate for the month.

  18. Even when slippy lies openly, he’s being dishonest about the lie. Fortunately, lying about a lie is not the same as telling a truth.

  19. Info on my congresscritter, John Kline, R-MN, 2nd District, conservative
    http://kline.house.gov/
    MN Office Toll-Free Phone: 888-808-6644
    Fax: 952-808-1261
    DC Office Phone: 202-225-2271
    Fax: 202-225-2595

  20. “…or is it Onanity? So hard to tell, these days.”

    Pull out! Pull out!

  21. Well let’s see then, what would slippy want for Christmas?

    The house makes a real run at deposing Boehner but the severe conservatives are dealt a defeat. A much weakened Boehner gloats and tells them to STFU and go back to their hobbit holes. Their hobbity blood boily boils and now they really group against Boehner and give no ground. The more moderate Republicans, on a “their own neck saving” quest, break with the Teatards to “get stuff done” by siding with the Democrats. It’s impossible for Republicans to unify and obstruct effectively.

    That’s what I want Santa.

  22. But we (Democrats) like Boehner.

    - Loafers that love Boehners, now thats Ghey.

  23. - Well hang in there slippydork, maybe Santa will send you a Borhner of yout very own.

  24. That’s what I want Santa.

    you’ll get a lump of coal based on harryreid’s wisdom

  25. - In the mean time I notice you’re totally silent about you Commander-in-drones war crimes, just like the rest of your fellow useful idiots.

  26. The house makes a real run at deposing Boehner but the severe conservatives are dealt a defeat. A much weakened Boehner gloats and tells them to STFU and go back to their hobbit holes. Their hobbity blood boily boils and now they really group against Boehner and give no ground. The more moderate Republicans, on a “their own neck saving” quest, break with the Teatards to “get stuff done” by siding with the Democrats. It’s impossible for Republicans to unify and obstruct effectively.
    That’s what I want Santa.

    You and me and probably everybody else here.

  27. “The largest territory controlled by Islamic extremists in the world.” Al-Qaeda is not doing too badly for a group that has supposedly been destroyed. It may even be doing better than General Motors, a corporation that has supposedly been revived.

    But to criticize it would be to misunderstand. To understand the way the world works under the Obama administration, think in cycles. Consider Libya the shampoo to Mali’s conditioner

    link

  28. “Michigan House Approves Right-to-Work Legislation”

    Time for judicial magic!

  29. So Obama really is Santa Claus to some.

  30. you’ll get a lump of coal based on harryreid’s wisdom

    Well, coal is useful in keeping the house warm.

    It beats burning the furniture.

  31. Time for judicial magic!

    We still have a repub leaning state supreme court. Though not for lack of trying by the dems in the recent election.

  32. it worked so well in wisc.

    Prior to the House vote earlier this evening, the 46-member Democratic caucus walked out of the chamber in protest to the Capitol not being opened to the public, despite an injunction by an Ingham County judge. Democrats retreated to their caucus room and the hallway behind the chamber, before leaving the Capitol in an attempt to escort the public inside. Several Democrats said they were locked out temporarily, which initially prevented them from casting their votes. The legislators and the public were ultimately let back in the building around 4:40 p.m.

    link

  33. From that piece NR linked the way to pronounce Mali in Obamaese is Pigs, Bay of.

  34. Harry Reid says, “I’m a fucking idiot. Please put me out of my misery, and yours.”

  35. christie worked very very closely with obama in the process of deciding to let sebelius handle healthcares for his jersey trash constituents

    VERY closely

    it was a great experience

  36. In the mean time I notice you’re totally silent about you Commander-in-drones war crimes, just like the rest of your fellow useful idiots.

    What? I (heart) drones.

    BTW, the latest Bwahahaha:

    Obama Paranoid Government Coming For His Guns
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-paranoid-government-coming-for-his-guns,30638/

  37. I love you’re hatred of Christie.

    Rule #1: If a hurricane hits your state you throw feces at POTUS because Romney. GOT IT!

  38. I love you’re hatred of Christie.

    fundamental disagreement = “hate” fuck you and you proggtards too!

  39. i are hatred of christie is cause of he sucks rapey rapey obamacock and then when he’s caught he says he doesn’t give a DAMN about politics

    well what’s that on your chin all about then big boy

  40. I love you’re hatred of Christie.

    I love you’re mastery of English.

  41. Go re-read that article.

  42. Go re-read that article.

    no thanks it is the onion proggtard

  43. I meant the one you linked to

  44. don’t do it mr newrouter it’s a trick

  45. why not

    I am certain Obama thinks our gun laws are insane, and he doesn’t ever have to run for office again,” said Ladd Everitt, spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “It won’t be lost on many people that a sportscaster was willing to speak out about the issue but Obama hasn’t found the guts to take on Republicans yet.”

    Everitt said White House aides have privately assured gun-control advocates that the president would tackle the issue in his second term but didn’t commit to specific proposals.

  46. A twap!

    It’s like they wrote it like this:

    People who aren’t Mitt Romney said that now that the campaign is over, they totally expect him to go kill a bum to get an erection, saying, “We all know he hates poor people. How he made it through the campaign without chocking one out is a mystery.” A spokesman for Romeny said, “Our position on the destitute hasn’t changed.”

  47. the hf did you have borscht in the borscht belt?

  48. What slippy really wants for Christmas is a reacharound from Bob Costas.

  49. A twap!

    so the onion can take on mittens but the baracky and his fat ass wife is a no no. eff you proggs

  50. This seems as good a place as any to tell you that you’ve been cracking me up lately, McG.

  51. Go tell the Onion that you hate their liberal bias. I’m sure they’ll give you fair and balanced treatment that the rest of us will greatly enjoy.

  52. “We all know he hates poor people. How he made it through the campaign without chocking one out is a mystery.” A spokesman for Romeny baracky said, “Our position on the destitute hasn’t changed. the 8% unemployment is the new normal”

  53. Go tell the Onion that you hate their liberal bias

    easier to tell you that your links to bs fail

  54. John Boehner has a choice. Participate in the destruction of the Republican majority in the House and abandon 59,142,004 people who voted against Obama, or …

    Choose the Christmas Strategy, and make Obama take us off the cliff.

    You don’t understand how angry those 59,142,004 voters are right now at the humiliation you are enduring but which is directed at us.

    link

  55. no borscht actually food is sort of scarce

    the lesbian restaurant next door is arbitrarily closed and the “darling little cafe” closes at 3… that leaves a convenience store where you can get stuff like pulled pork sammiches and chili but the people that work there are nasty like they just got out of prison for being dirty and obese

    i had takeout left from yesterday and foozle in my car if i need something before morning

    it all worked out the cold and the hiking make you stupid hungry to where you’re better off not going out cause there’s no guaranty at all you will make good choices

    also i learned that the whole “base layer” thing just makes you sleepy and lazy i think it’s cause you feel like a little kid in your footie pajamas

  56. it hardly matters what boehner does now

    he’s shown no leadership he’s not communicating a messageor a strategy he’s just fucking winging it

    and that’s kind of shocking since this cliff thing is his deal he was so proud of negotiating… now he acts like a clueless simpleton with nothing to say for himself, much less his disintegrating party

  57. Borscht Recipe
    Add to shopping list
    Ingredients

    8 cups beef broth*
    1 pound slice of meaty bone-in beef shank
    1 large onion, peeled, quartered
    4 large beets, peeled, chopped
    4 carrots, peeled, chopped
    1 large russet potato, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    2 cups thinly sliced cabbage
    3/4 cup chopped fresh dill
    3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
    1 cup sour cream
    Salt and pepper to taste

    link

  58. that sounds tasty i will look for some

    but since the gay marriagings passed the catskills have become more gay slash gay friendly than jewish it seems cause they want to position themselves as a honeymoon place

    it’s hard to know if they’re having a lot of luck with that… i’m the only one here in my building tonight…

  59. John Boehner has a choice. Participate in the destruction of the Republican majority in the House and abandon 59,142,004 people who voted against Obama, or …
    Choose the Christmas Strategy, and make Obama take us off the cliff.

    Aren’t those the same thing?

  60. No, they’re not.

  61. Maybe the cliff is unconstitutional.

  62. obama will have a super sparkly day if we go off the cliff whereas republicans will rally round their orange messiah or risk their committee seats

    they will be under strict orders to make pretendsies that they’re acting out of clarity and conviction, and a few of them will try to communicate this to the obamaslut media

    but not to any effect

  63. The Republicans have a knack for trying to do what they think is the right thing while making it look like they’re clubbing baby seals.

  64. What a waste of bandwidth.

  65. Cheers, Dave.

  66. That’s because bigger assholes than slippy start crying crocodile tears about about mean Republicans always wanting to club baby seals and Republicans either stand there looking dazed and confused (like Romney), or they accept the premise and start trying to win the assholes over by proving that they’re nice guys who don’t club baby seals (like Boehner) —when what’s really needed is a fuck you.

    As in: there’s nothing “balanced” about an approach that raises taxes on the most productive members of society without doing anything to address out of control entitlement spending. There’s no compromise to be had with people who insist that a spending problem is a revenue problem. So there won’t be.

  67. Cheers, Ernst.

  68. RE: Boehner he has feared the rock too long. Let him rediscover the dangers of the hard place. De-speaker him. Publically. Call him a cowardly empty weasel. We did worse to Akin for less.

  69. Slippy was a waste of oxygen long before he was a waste of bandwidth.

  70. I look forward to Ace of Polls, Whittle, and even Reynolds lobbying in favor of Boehner because, you know, he can’t be deposed…and then he is anyway.

    By Howard Dean.

  71. now he acts like a clueless simpleton with nothing to say for himself

    He is not acting.

  72. That’s what I want Santa.

    If you only knew why.

  73. That’s because bigger assholes than slippy start crying crocodile tears about about mean Republicans always wanting to club baby seals and Republicans either stand there looking dazed and confused (like Romney), or they accept the premise and start trying to win the assholes over by proving that they’re nice guys who don’t club baby seals (like Boehner) —when what’s really needed is a fuck you.

    Arguing with the left is like debating slope. You get filthy and the pig just likes it.

  74. Heh. Me: Conservative Boehner: baby seal

    Figuratively mix those two until done.

  75. I read this thing on Counterpunch this morning; one of slipppery’s ideological masters quoted Noam Chomsky…

    The American health care system is a moneymaking machine for the Insurance giants and their pharmaceutical bedfellows and a major cause of poverty and hardship in the country. It is inefficient and at approximately twice the cost per capita of comparable countries, extremely expensive, Cuba e.g. Noam Chomsky says “achieves the same outcomes at 5% the cost.“ The fact that the worlds only so called ‘super-power’ does not offer a health care system to all 311 million or so of its citizens, based on need and “free at the point of delivery”, reflects the driving political/economic ideological doctrine that underpins all areas of life in America; Capitalism, with its single motive; profit.

    I sent to Mr. Peebles an email asking him to cite a single innovative technique or new drug that’s come out of Cuba. I’m anxiously awaiting his reply.

  76. but since the gay marriagings passed the catskills have become more gay slash gay friendly than jewish it seems cause they want to position themselves as a honeymoon place

    “And the hills echoed with the sound of… *

  77. I can achieve the same outcome as Cuba for no cost at all.

    ––If the outcome we’re looking for is death.

    I mean, really, what a complete, utter waste of money trying to keep people “healthy” when the end result for everyone is always the same.

  78. yikers the royal slut is clearly having a devil baby

    presenting prince damian duke of iniquity

    oh my god his eyes

    LOOK AT HIS EYES

  79. Stop it happy. The Duchess is not a slut.

  80. I seen her boobs

  81. Again with the woman-hatred, happyfeet?

    I can remember when your schtick was somewhat amusing, and you were a valued member of this community. Now you’re just a small, sad record player whose record is stuck replaying the same tired phrase over and over again.

    Seek help, rodent. I mean that as a friend.

  82. Americans died died died for so we were free of royal sluts and their hellspawn

    a hearty thank you from me is their due, but sorrow too for how obscenely our failshit little country had squandered their sacrificings

    gratitude and sorrow at the twilight’s last gleaming

  83. The Royals pay an assload of taxes on their many land holdings. They are beloved by the people of the UK who don’t want to abolish all ties to the past. Their funtion is only ceremonial, yet their “spawn” serve in the armed forces and put themselves in places of peril.

    Prince William is a Search and Rescue pilot and a captain in the RAF. Prince Harry is currently stationed in Afghanistan. When our elected, non Royal officials start sending their kids off to battle or merely to serve in non-combat positions, then we can talk about who exactly is playing the public for fools.

  84. *The Republicans have a knack for trying to do what they think is the right thing while making it look like they’re clubbing baby seals.*

    It helps when the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) report that the Republicans are actually clubbing baby seals, even when they’re doing no such thing. I’ll give the Dems this – they’ve sucked so much media scholong that it won them the last election. That will be some consolation to the media, as newspapers continue to lose their subscribers and MSNBC, CNN and other scholong sucking media outlets continue to take a ratings drubbing from Fox.

  85. King George was having trouble paying his bills and had racked up debt.

    While he did own huge tracts of land, the profit from their rental was too small to cover his expenses.

    He offered a deal to parliament: for the rest of his life he would surrender the profits from the rents on his land in exchange for getting a fixed annual salary and having his debts removed.

    Parliament took him up on the deal, guessing that the profits from the rents would pay off long-term.

    Just how well did parliament do? Back to the present, let’s compare their profits and losses by using a tenner to represent 10 million pounds.

    The cost to maintain the royal family today is 40 million pounds per year.

    But the revenue paid to the UK from the royal lands is 200 million.

    200 million in revenue subtract 40 million in salary costs equals 160 million pounds in profit.

    That’s right: The United Kingdom earns 160 million pounds in profit, every year from the Royal Family.

  86. Okay, I admit that I’m a little pissed by the whole ‘no high five for my Onan rejoinder’ thing.

  87. It was awesome, paleo. I was in a hurry and read it before I dashed out the door.

    You’re the man.

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