Here's how and why it has to be done. John Boehner is a good man in a hard place. He has served in public office as a lifelong conservative, not a RINO. His position on the Obama tax increases has been better than almost any other Republican who has been speaking out lately, given the Obama/Democrat election victories -- close loopholes and deductions for $800 billion in new revenue over a decade, but no increases in rates. But face it. Boehner is no match for Obama on the national stage. He cannot press the economic arguments articulately. He does not have a compelling personality.
Comments: His suggestion of Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin is interesting. I would love to see the Democrats´ heads explode with just one day of Rush Limbaugh as Speaker of the House. He would sure whip them into shape! Mark Levin would be wonderful, but he said that won´t happen.
We do need fresh voices. Just a thought, what about Gov. Romney? He has half the country´s support, the country knows he´s an astute businessman and he is not an incendiary personality. His calming influence could keep making Obama look like the petty and mean person that he truly is.
Unfortunately Romney was not good at articulating the reasons for his economic beliefs well. Need someone that is strong and who can communicate. Not many candidates. But would really like to see Boehner gone. He´s hopeless. And he´s distroying our side.
It´s a problem all republicans have, and that´s they try to explain things as they pronounce the idea.
Democrats never try to explain the policy goal - they just state it and move on.
Boehner´s letter to Obama is classic example. Hannity was reading it the other day, and while I understood the context, my eyes glazed over quickly as it was just too long, too detailed, and helped Dems.
Cruz and Rubio would be great. Instead of having Rubio off fundraising right now, USE him in the forefront of the battle. No on Dreier, remember him real cozy with media and when they´ve been around like he has, he won´t stand up strong to wimpy GOP leaders. Romney? He won´t do it, no how, no way. FRESH NEW faces with fresh creative straight talk.
I sent Mr. Boehner a message at his http://www.speaker.gov/ contact site, reminding him that someone recently said that "the private sector is doing fine." I wish he would remind the obysmal won of that. And take to the House floor like the idiot pigosi does. The LSM pays attantion to her.
And I doubt Rush would take the job of speaker. It would be too big a pay cut.
Ted Cruz would stand head and shoulders higher than anyone else and has proven himself when he was Solicitor General for the State of Texas. He knows his subject matter and explains it well. Reid could not bully him. There would be no mumble-jumble or beating around the bush with him. Straight forward speaker.
Johnny "Bourbon Breath" Boehner is a co-opted, bought and paid for stooge for whoever is controlling Obama. They´ve undoubtedly dug up some very disturbing skeletons and Bourbon Johnny is going to dance to their tune.
Boehner is a conservative? No, if he raises taxes, he should be replaced and pronto. Here is why. BO will NEVER agree to any spending cuts now or in the future. People need to get this through their heads.
Therefore, a message needs to be sent that firing Boehner was directly related to him and BO rasing taxes. Draw clear lines for 2014. In 2014, the American people must know that the economy is still tanking and raising taxes, even on people earning 250K plus was just a ruse. Republicans must make it clear that the next tax group to be targeted is the middle class and they are not for raising ANYONE´S taxes as Boehner agreed to do with BO in 2012.
I agree with the general consensus that Boehner has been a disappointment and for the overall good should be replaced. The fact that it doesn´t have to be an elected representative is interesting. I did not know that. My suggestions: Newt, Sarah, Rush, allen.
The spectacle of watching Boehner cut a deal with the devil, a deal which any kindergardener can see will be used to further demonize the Republican brand, especially after the knockout punch of Nov. 6, is driving many of us to a third party position. It´s just too much, the humiliation of being outmaneuvered by a gang of openly dishonest, nitwit socialists, time after time after time after time, learning nothing in the process. Topped off by a seeming willingness to let the GOP be decimated by its enemies in the "media". Too little, too late, whatever Boehner comes up with at this point.
#22 - I didn´t know that either. I thought the speaker of the house had to be an elected House member. If something should happen to the Prez and VP, the Speaker would be the Prez. And that could be Rush, Sarah or an unelected individual? I´m scratching my head on that one!!
I must disagree with #15. It is perfectly understandable to shoot a leader who is losing the battle. We played this little game during the primaries and during the last half dozen or so elections; being cajoled into supporting bad to prevent getting worse. That has been a losing strategy. Even when we win we still get bad. Why not try a different, uniquely untried strategy? Why dont we throw out bad and get good instead?
What has Boehner done that makes anyone think he is competent? Has everyone forgotten the cave-ins he manufactured over the last several years. Where are the cuts he was promised? Where are the decreases in the amount of increased spending that was promised? What did he accomplish that has helped the USA? They are nowhere, due to him being an inept Speaker that will roll over at the end of the day and accept anything the anti-American socialists throw at him.
We need Ted Poe as Speaker. He has an abundance of common sense and he is a long-time fighter for normal people. Look up his light bulb youtube video, if you do not know who he is.
Anyone not infected by the washington disease of nospineitis would be better. change them every week and give the press a plethura of real conservatives to attack. bring in the best inspirational conservative speakers on a rotating basis. nothing is getting done but cave ins anyway. why not have a little fun and get some confusion going for the propaganda press ? Dreaming can be fun.
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