Thursday, September 18, 2014

Conservatives Cave? ... Replacing Boehner As Speaker Supposedly Off The Table

A number of conservatives in the House of Representatives are generating some buzz with claims that replacing John Boehner as Speaker of the House is off the table... Perhaps, the trial balloon is part of the Coast-To-Victory-In-November strategy...

(Washington Examiner) A group of the most conservative House lawmakers said Thursday that Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is no longer in danger of losing his gavel to GOP opposition thanks to a leadership shake-up that now includes more conservative input.

"I don’t see anybody going forward and mounting a challenge to the speaker," Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, a frequent critic of Boehner, said at an event sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation. "I expect there won’t be a challenge."

The House Tea Party faction had long been grumbling about their Republican leadership, complaining that is too moderate and ignores the concerns of the far Right.

In 2012, a group of disgruntled GOP lawmakers plotted to defeat Boehner in the election for House speaker, but they backed down at the last minute.

The failed coup sparked speculation that Boehner may not have enough GOP support to win a third term as speaker in January 2015.

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  1. This Ohio Oaf must GO. A mangy dog has more intelligence than Boehner. Churls like Boehner are the reason the GOP can not raise enough funding. As my old mom used to say OUT WITH THE TRASH!

  2. Says who? I say it is past time for Boehner to go. He doesn't help us. He just hangs on and makes deals that do not help us.


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