Wednesday, January 02, 2013

REPORT: Tomorrow, John Boehner will either resign or be fired

Ron Meyer of CNS News has the latest dirt in the Boehner soap opera:

I have confirmed with a group of Congressmen that House Speaker John Boehner will not be reelected Speaker tomorrow.

He will either resign or be forced out tomorrow.

Only 17 members are needed to block Speaker Boehner's election tomorrow. A Speaker needs an absolute majority of all votes cast for a specific person.

If no one has a majority, the House is speakerless. I've confirmed these rules with the House Parliamentarian.

Boehner may be a competent ladder-climber but he is a horrible Speaker, especially in times as dangerous as these.

• Instead of forming alliances with the Constitutional and Tea Party conservatives who brought him to power, he instead waged war against them.

• Instead of taking advantage of the GOP's historic, sweeping victories in 2010, he bypassed the new Congress and cut a secret deal with Democrats that led to yesterday's "Fiscal Cliff" debacle.

• Instead of standing on first principles, he became the leader of the "Democrat Lite" movement, which can no longer be substantially differentiated from the Marxists running the Democrat Party.

• Instead of eloquently explaining to the American people the fiscal abyss we are facing and the certain impact of "financial repression", Boehner instead bumbled through a series of public appearances where he seemed to be negotiating with himself.

• And rather than operating as a strategist, a leader, and a statesman, Boehner allowed himself to be bullied by antique media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself).

We need a fighter as Speaker. I nominate Allen West, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin or Jim Jordan.

Update: Close your eyes and imagine having a Speaker who can articulate his principles like this.


chillguy33 said...

Obama targeted Boehner, of course. Boehner is now angry. The next guy won't start angry; and Obama will target him/her the same way.

Boehner's pride may require him to shut down the US government for a quarter or so. I would certainly go along with that!

Anonymous said...

Boehner is proof that turning your back on those that put you in power to play Lewinsky for demorats has a serious drawback.

Clayusmcret said...

If it's someone in Congress, I nominate Eric Cantor. If someone who will be "outside", I wholeheartedly support Allen West!

Either way, John Boehner should voluntarily step down, issue a written statement and not cry on TV again.

Clayusmcret said...

Also, Boehner pulled a John Roberts. He tried to protect the reputation of his institution to the detriment of the nation as a whole. In the end, they both lost.

ginger meeder said...

Is anybody really feelin sorry for his sunny fried, addicted to tannin whiney crocodile teary ass? Because I'm not, he will not be re-elected next time around either &the it's just because he is an arrogant pompous ass. Poor baby, Reid, lovingly called him a dicktator and he in turn tells Reid to go & fuck himself. I could just a hear all the cryin if Obama ever responded in this fashion, especially since many have given him that pet name as well...sticks & stones may you break muh bones, but names will never hurt me...ginger