In late July we learned of the extreme courage on display by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) when he filed a motion to remove Nancy Pelosi’s favorite Republican, John Boehner, as the Speaker of the House — a move that conservatives across America strongly support. Then, just before Congress began its August recess, we learned that Boehner prevented the motion from coming to the floor for a vote because he lacked the support necessary to defeat the measure.
Now, thanks to a new survey by Gallup, it looks like the move to oust Boehner is an idea that most Americans would support.
According to the survey, the approval rating of Congress has cratered, falling to 14 percent in early August from 17 percent in July. And in an interesting bit of reality, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell didn’t fare much better than Congress did.
Here’s a look at their dismal ratings:
- 54% held an unfavorable opinion of Boehner – 23% viewed him favorably
- 41% held an unfavorable opinion of McConnell – 22% viewed him favorably
Bad news, but it gets worse because these numbers are pretty close to their predecessors, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid:
- Prior to the 2010 midterm elections, 56% held an unfavorable opinion of Pelosi – 29% viewed her favorably
- Prior to the 2014 midterm elections, 45% held an unfavorable opinion of Reid – 21% viewed him favorably
In both of these elections, they lost their leadership position due to a flip to the Republican party.
Of course, the unpopularity of Dumb and Dumber is easy to identify. Mickey and Johnny Boy have abandoned Conservatives and the Conservative cause, and in exchange they have worked closely with Obama to fully fund Obamacare and executive amnesty, raise the debt ceiling without limit, approve Obama’s radical judicial appointments and… well, you get the idea.
There’s an old adage about history that I’m sure you’ve probably heard before:
“Those who do not know history’s mistakes are doomed to repeat them.”
According to the favorable/unfavorable numbers mentioned in this survey, history says that Boehner and McConnell are most likely on the path to becoming the leaders of the minority party once again. And the saddest part is they don’t care.
Which begs the question: will Conservatives continue to follow the failed leadership of Boehner and McConnell? Will they stay the current dead-end course? Or will they seize the opportunity presented by Mark Meadows and write a new story?
In Colorado, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) appears to be ready to join the movement to oust Boehner. He’s having Meadows appear with him at his “Buck Stops Here” fundraising bash on August 20, 2015.
I invite you, once again, to contact your local Republican representative and get him/her on the record. If Rep. Meadows has enough support, he can bring his motion to the floor without Boehner.
Let’s do this thing!
David Leach is the owner and publisher of The Strident Conservative where he is proudly politically-incorrect and always “right.” He is also a frequent contributor at RedState.com.
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