House Speaker John Boehner is under fierce attack from conservatives in the blogosphere and on Twitter over his “purge” of several conservatives from top congressional committees, as well as for his offer to fend off the fiscal cliff. “#purgeboehner,” tweeted Michelle Malkin, following committee changes that hit members, including Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.). “Boehner, GOP leaders purge conservatives from powerful committees; update: Boehner scoffs,” read a headline at Breitbart.com. “Tomorrow we should all call John Boehner’s office to remind him to call Congressman Amash,” tweeted RedState.com’s Erick Erickson.
Comments: The Republican Party is like a 34 year old kid who still lives at home, perpetually promising mom and dad he will go look for work tomorrow through hungover induced blurry eyes, all the while asking for another fifty bucks....
Its time to either kick their conniving arses out of the house or move and not tell them where you are going.
New address: #1 Tea Party Avenue Had Enough Of This Crap City, United States 54321
I said from the beginning that the House and Senate leadership composed of the "Old Guard" would be the fall of the Republican Party. See now how their survival is the ultimate goal? They are prepared to cave on all the fundamentals of conservatism if it means their survival as leaders.
The right tack for any principled statesman in this situation is sticking to your principles and remaining a true alternative once the fall of liberalism takes place. And it is sure to happen. When it does virtually ANY alternative will then be acceptable to the ignorant and gullible, the voters who now determine our future.
I´m calling John Boehner today to fill his or his staff´s ears with my displeasure.
John is not our friend nor our representative. He does not work for the people.
It makes my teeth ache that he thinks this whole game is "politics as usual" instead of the critical health and welfare of our beloved country. He needs to descend from his perch and really listen to the "little people".
Actually, conservatives haven´t delivered enough votes expect in isolated areas of the country, so far.
They´ll never make a dent in California, NY, IL, MA, NE, so stop whining until you deliver and stop acting like the sky-is-falling every time there´s a set-back.
Democrats build coalitions and govern.
We need to focus on fiscal responsibility, restraining the growth-rate of gov´t, making sure gov´t is efficient, productive and prudent with tax revenues, and attaching any Dem regulation that hurts business as hurting gov´t revenues (and how it will affect teachers, police and fire fighters - use their own phrase against them).
State, "we gave the President more revenues in our budget proposal than he was asking for, and he´s rejecting it. Therefore, he´s not interested in a deal, he´s trying to play politics. We look forward to hearing the Senate Democrat proposal now."
He got a round of golf with Voldemoor, got to keep his job and his Oompa-Loompa tan, plus a promise to keep his FBI file under wraps, for now. The only reason I can see that the dims picked Boehner for speaker is he is under their control. When a man´s not getting the job done, you´ve got to let him go. NOW.
Boehner kicked our Congressman off of the Ag committee. It will be the first time time since the early 20th century that Kansas has not had anyone representing us on the Ag committee. Tim Huelskamp is a true TEA partier, and of course, the left wing Kansas media attacks him every chance they get. He has voted against the faux wind energy and voted NOT to raise the debt ceiling.
They should be ballistic. Republicans were elected to represent their constituents - not John Boehner. This crony good old boy political game playing is why Congress´ approval ratings are in the single digits. And the Democrats are even worse.
Since Boehner has longevity, we must assume he knows politics. If he has made the calculus that it is expedient to throw conservatives under the bus, what does that tell us? Perhaps that conservatives need to regroup and work harder.
Shame on Boehner for caving. But more shame on conservatives that don´t take the clues from this.
#17, The New Tea Party will be a beacon on a hill. If those living in darkness recognize the goodness of the light, they will join us. If they don´t we will eventually be overwhelmed and overcome. But I would rather die fighting for and defending what I believe in than be stabbed in the back by those who want to feed the crocodiles.
As a Conservative, I am being called a toad and a whiner by posters on here. Since it comes from folk that do not care about morality or principles, only fiscal issues, I am not surprised. I realize the GOP is picking up folk from the Left to replace Conservatives in the Party but you still won´t defeat the Democrats. Why vote for Socialism Lite when you can have the real deal. So, keep calling us names and keep blaming us for all your failures. Just never call me a Republican and I will be ok.
Maybe its time for another march on Washington, except this time its against the Republican establishment. Numbers mean something.
I just sat on hold for ten minutes in order to give Boehner´s office a rant. Due to high volume it eventually dumped me to his answering machine. Hearing his voice before I left my message motivated my mind even more. I feel better.
And by the way, lets find out who the big dogs are that keep funding the RNC and GOP. Call them out and shame them.
Joh Boehner is a capable,knowledgable and honorable man. He is the man in the arena.I have been dismayed by the ignorant and reckless reactions to the election outcome. We lost because more of them - some of them dead- showed up to vote - some of them twice- than we did.
But some nicmmpoops cast their vote for people who were not even on the ticket - like that idiot, Ron Paul and others, or sat at home like vegetables. In the words of Casey Stengel,they don´t understand " how this game is played." And shame on us. Get behind and stay behind John Boehner. He is where it is. I will support him until the last dog dies.
re #26 -- I agree with you. Although I voted. We may have to create our own party.
True Conservatives need to follow the Reagan model. He dared to say he was against abortion, but didn´t lead The Cause for it. As far as my memory serves, he tried to stay neutral on Gay Rights & didn´t have to answer the marriage question.
The most important things he did was:
1) stood up to Communists, Totalitarians & Muslim Terrorists with real military power coupled w/negotiations 2) caused citizens to fall in love with, & be proud, of America again 3) unabashedly trimmed government growth & cut it´s spending 4) renewed our economy by using "trickle down" economics: cutting taxes & restrictive regulations.
He had morals, but the social issues were not a hard line in his policy platform. Who did he get to vote for him? A little bit of everybody. Immigrants liked him, Democrats changed their party for him, the GOP turned out in droves, the press couldn´t smear him: he gained the moral majority of this country.
The most important traits he had: 1) a handsome well-known face that was hard to throw mud on 2) longevity 3) charm 4) a great sense of humor 5) back bone 6) patriotism
Also being from the huge populated state of California was a big plus. This time around, that might not work well. It may have to be Florida. Or Texas, if the right candidate won´t come off like a cowboy.
You´ll notice none of our candidates this time around encompassed this model. It´s what we desperately need to overcome the media & the power players in our GOP. Boehner has pushed me to the edge. I´m resigning from it.
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