Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warned his conference on Wednesday that leaders are "watching" how the rank-and-file vote to determine committee assignments, according to sources in the closed-door meeting. Boehner addressed the firestorm over the removal of four lawmakers from plum committee assignments at the weekly GOP conference meeting. According to Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), one of the lawmakers denied a spot on his current committee in the next Congress, Boehner did note "that we [leadership] have punished four members, he claimed that it had nothing to do with their conservative ideology, but had to do with their voting patterns."
Comments: What a joke. Republicans specialize in dumping on their own people. The last paragraph tells it all. They weren´t even given a list of the alleged votes that rewarded or punished the members of the committees. Amazing.
As soon as I can get there, I will no longer be a registered Republican. I cannot vote for this bunch led by Boehner. No backbone, no principles, no more money or votes. Done. I will vote only when I think there is someone worth while voting for. You can say, then you are letting them win. No, I see it as Boehner and his ilk letting them win for years and years. Call it caving.
I think 2014 will be a good time to remind Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy that the Tea Party conservatives are the one and only reason they lead the majority in the House. I live 90 miles from Cincinnati and think I will go up there to work to defeat the twitchy-lipped Boehner.
Lucianne should put up a special thread for a few days to let us brainstorm as to what a new party should be, who should start it and lead it, what it should be called, etc. Republican no longer means conservative, yet conservatives are supposedly in the majority in the country. I think a Conservative Party would put republicans out of business in short order.
Boehner ~ When will you get a Clue ~ the Left is cemented together like glue and YOU divide your party. My Congressman ~ Justin Amash is a great young man and a clear thinker and we in this district love him for his openness ~ posting all his votes and the reasons for them on facebook.How refreshing ! Tea Party ~ it´s time to break away and get it on your own.
Boehner knows he´s the speaker of the house because the Dems want him to be. Democrat election fraud is so entrenched, he knows which side holds the cards and it´s not the GOP. He will do the dems´ bidding and the dems don´t want trouble makers in lead roles.
Boehner has no expectation that he will lose if he sides with the dems. They will help him keep his seat as long as it is worth it to them to keep the House under "Republican" control.
The entire Republican party needs to be scrapped and replaced by a party that has not signed off on never investigating Democrat election fraud and lining its own pockets.
Looks as though the elephants are getting WAY to big for their britches. Remember this, ´you ´never forget elephants´ YOU are the majority at the moment only because of conservatives. You want to play dirty and rough? You do so at your own peril. We can leave you as fast as you tend to walk away. Watch us and watch our feet. Careful....your clock is ticking and your time is up. Face it you two bit klowns, you need us much more than we need you traitors. As another poster said today. This is JB just giving Two Won another bonus to add to the scalps. Just as our o great dictator wants his way, ousting conservatives is just another bullet of his agenda. My God, look who has been placed on the finance committee...the loon Maxine Waters.....and JB allowed this why??? JB, did you ever see ´Dallas´ Your character has morphed into JR. Dream on you bugger.
Boehner´s a company man first, a Republican second and conservative doesn´t make the top ten. First and foremost he´s a company man and the company business is Big Government. He has never supported small government conservatism. He kept Jeff Flake, my new Senator, off the appropriations committee because of his crusade against pork.
I see a groundswell biulding up of people coming to face the truth of the demise of the republican party - and not before time. The leadership continues to be pitiful. They sold out their principles a long time ago. Forget party identification and get the best men and women who will uphold the constitution and properly represent their constituents. They thumbed their collective nose atthe newly electeds with the energy in favor of compromised dead wood.
The actions of the TEA party conservatives are what put Boehner in the role of Speaker of the House. Now he spits on conservatives. And kisses the arse of Obama. We will not forget this, Boehner. Is everyone aware that Boehner preferred a democrat in Michele Bachmann´s seat and told the RNC NOT to fund her campaign? She received not ONE cent from the RNC in her hard fought race for re-election! I guess she was too conservative for King Boehner.
About 6 years in Congress rots a person´s ethics and morals. Boehner has more in common with Reid, Pelosi, Biden, and Obama than he does with you and I. Work to elect conservatives and give no money to the RNC.
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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