Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame member John Boehner’s reputation for pathetic leadership as Speaker of the House has been well-known since he took the gavel in 2010. It has been so weak that there was even a failed attempt to oust him from the Speaker job after the 2014 Republican landslide.
After Boehner threatened those who oppose him with retribution if they voted against him, new Republican members to the House of Representatives—led by Republican Freshman Class President Ken Buck (R-INO CO)—demonstrated their cowardice by re-electing Boehner as Speaker.
With his re-election secured, Boehner returned to serving his own selfish interests by destroying our constitutional rights and greasing the wheels for Obama’s fundamental transformation of America.
His betrayal to the Conservative values he claims to hold came to a head last week when he capitulated to Democrat demands to fund the Department of Homeland Security without reversing Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. With Boehner voting in favor of the measure even though 2/3 of the GOP voted against it, conservative Republicans are openly considering another attempt to take the gavel from Boehner.
But in a move that clearly proves that Boehner is working more like a Democrat than a Republican, House Democrats are vowing to support the Speaker if T.E.A. Party Republicans attempt to oust him from his leadership position.
“I’d probably vote for Boehner…,” said Bill Pascrell (D-NJ). “In terms of the institution, I would rather have John Boehner as the Speaker than some of these characters who came here thinking that they’re going to change the world.”
Wait a minute. Wasn’t “change” one of the things Democrats gave as a reason to vote for their messiah in 2008? I thought people who wanted to make a difference were a good thing. Maybe he thinks they’re being too uppity; maybe they should be seen and not heard. I seem to remember Democrats thinking something along these lines when they opposed the Civil Rights movement in the 60’s.
But let’s return to Democrats who have Boehner’s back. Rep. Raul Grijalva told The Hill that he believes it would be bad news for Democrats if Boehner were replaced:
“Then we would get Scalise or somebody? Geez, come on,” said Grijalva, referring to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, (R-LA). “We can be suicidal, but not stupid.”
There’s more folks!
“Personally, I don’t want to waste two years. And I think that the crazy T.E.A. Party type would probably be not be willing to work with us on anything,” said Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA).
“My hope is that what comes out of this is that Boehner realizes that there are some people in his caucus who are unreasonable, and you can never get them to say ‘yes’ to anything. Rather than spending so much time agonizing over how to please them, maybe he just ought to focus on how you build more bipartisan coalitions and actually get some things done.”
One more time.
“I think it would pose a real existential dilemma for us,” said Rep Gerry Connolly (D-VA). I mean, on the one hand, if you have a chance to take out a Republican speaker, why wouldn’t you do that?”
“On the other hand, if the obvious alternative is a T.E.A. Party speaker, now you’ve got to worry not only about your own political situation, but frankly about the institution. I think that would give very serious pause to the Democrats.”
So, using the Democrats own words, keeping Boehner as speaker will:
- Keep the “world changers” in check
- Stop the T.E.A. Party (something Boehner and McConnell also support)
- Protect the “institution,” which is code for status quo
- Protect the interests of the Democrat party
Keeping Boehner in charge of the House of Representatives will accomplish all of these things, and by default, will serve as a rubber stamp on Obama’s radical agenda.
After all, isn’t that what we voted for when we gave control of Congress to the GOP last November?