Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Last Call For Orange Not So Crushed

We're a bit overdue, but as usual there's another article in The Hill about yet another attempt to dislodge GOP House Speaker John Boehner from his gavel, as certain Tea Party Republicans all think they can do a better job of making sure Congress is doing nothing for America.

A number of conservative lawmakers, both in interviews on the record and on background, described enormous frustration with Boehner and his top lieutenants for taking too safe a political route ahead of the 2014 elections. 
“In tough times, it doesn’t mean you play timid, it means to play bold, and I don’t see that. And you know what? Time’s up,” Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), who vowed to vote against Boehner, told The Hill in an interview. “I’m tired of the status quo of what’s going on in Washington, D.C. America’s tired, America’s angry and they’re scared, because they don’t have leaders in Washington, D.C.” 
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) was more succinct: “I’ll give him every bit as much support as I did last time.” 
Gohmert in 2013 was one of a dozen Republicans who didn’t support Boehner for Speaker. Ten of them will return to the next Congress and have a vote on Boehner’s future. 
Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), also said he’ll again vote against Boehner, even though he admitted it could be a suicide mission.

A handful of other conservative rabble-rousers, including Reps. Steve King of Iowa and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, declined to say whether they would vote to give Boehner a third two-year term. 
“When he makes an announcement on what his career is, I’ll start to contemplate that, but I haven’t really given it any thought in any kind of broader discussion,” said King.

After the repeated failures of these clowns to get rid of Boehner last year, I don't see them being successful this time around either unless something completely new happens., like the GOP losing several House seats.

It could happen, but then again it's not like the Tea Party has shown any leadership beyond leading the nation in stupid quotes.

Boehner, sadly, isn't going anywhere.

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