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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    The right winger nutjobs should support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker. That'll teach people about not being conservative enough.

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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya V. There is only one in the House that could run against Boehner and have a chance at winning. That is Jeb Henserling. Once he threw his support behind Boehner.....it was a done deal. The rest were the same Tea Partiers that wanted Boehner out with the vote for all of the Leadership are the same from last year.



    Conservatives have long been pressuring Hensarling to seek a leadership spot in November, when Republican officials will hold their regularly scheduled elections for positions in the next Congress. Those members pounced when Eric Cantor unexpectedly lost his primary last week, pleading with Hensarling to run for majority leader right then and there. He said he would "prayerfully" consider doing so, but friends of the Financial Services chairman knew he wouldn't bite.

    In truth, Hensarling allies explain, he had been taking seriously the encouragement to run in November. But he needed to go through an exhaustive process—meeting with advisers and colleagues to discuss strategy, and more important, discussing the decision with his family. That process, Hensarling always thought, would not need to commence until late summer or early fall. Hensarling is the target, and conservatives have played the long game in luring him toward a leadership battle. They have applied soft yet steady pressure, letting the Texan know that he's got plenty of time to decide, but that he's their No. 1 choice. The recruiters are so serious that they regularly reach out to Hensarling's mentor, former Sen. Phil Gramm, hoping he can talk Hensarling into a leadership bid.....snip~

    Jeb Hensarling Sees 'Green Light' to Run for Leadership in November - NationalJournal.com
    I've heard more than Hensarling being dropped. Gowdy was another with a number of supporters. Look the point here is there are a good number of Republican constituents who are not happy with Boehner and the number is rising. And I don't blame them.

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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    He will keep the position, as he should. I don't think changing leadership now would be as terrible of an idea as it was before the last election, but it's only wise if you pick someone that's a good one-two punch with Mitch.

    Otherwise it's useless ideological pretentiousness.

    You don't want some guy who's going to tank something just because it doesn't sit right with the yahoos in the House.
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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I've heard more than Hensarling being dropped. Gowdy was another with a number of supporters. Look the point here is there are a good number of Republican constituents who are not happy with Boehner and the number is rising. And I don't blame them.
    That's true.....but Gowdy backs Henserling.

    If the Tea Party wants to make Ripples.....then I suggest they start going after anything that comes out of the mouth from the left. That's when the left is talking with cameras on them. Start forcing them to answer up on the spot.

    Also if they are freshmen.....go after the MS media reporters journalists and the questions they come up with for the left. Help them to NOT forget what the left has said, and as well as what they missed.

    Which as you know when it comes to the left.....there is always a lot that is missing. Not surprising.....so it should be used.

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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    The vote is tomorrow:

    In principle the conservative wing of the Republican party feels like they need a new leader. In reality, it will only be a protest vote by a few but growing disenfranchised party members. Will they upset history?

    Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Congress Could Make History for the First Time Since 1923

    I live about 5 miles from the start of Boehner's district. SOme of my more conservative friends think JB is too easy on Obama and the Dems. Some of my liberal friends think JB is too obstructionist. that suggests to me he's doing a decent job in a position where its hard to please people

    I suspect he's gonna win easily and some of those voting against him are doing that to pander to their tea party hysterics



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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Boehner's strong support of Scalise has muted any rallies from the TEA party rightists .
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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    He will keep the position, as he should. I don't think changing leadership now would be as terrible of an idea as it was before the last election, but it's only wise if you pick someone that's a good one-two punch with Mitch.

    Otherwise it's useless ideological pretentiousness.

    You don't want some guy who's going to tank something just because it doesn't sit right with the yahoos in the House.

    Yeah Fiddy, it was pretty much decided last year.


    "This was our best shot to change leadership—not November," said Rep. Justin Amash, who voted against Boehner in 2013 and whose closest friend in Congress, Rep. Raul Labrador, lost to McCarthy on Thursday.

    For "movement" conservatives—those aligned with the tea party and grassroots advocacy groups—the search for a candidate to vault into the top tier of House Republican leadership always narrows to two lawmakers: Hensarling and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio. Both are considered ideologically pure. Both are former chairmen of the Republican Study Committee. And both are respected throughout the House GOP......snip~

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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    While a certain poster turns a Boehner thread into another "bash the left" pile of moronic nonsense .
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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Amash was lucky to win his primary against a RINO.
    His days are numbered .
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    Re: Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    While a certain poster turns a Boehner thread into another "bash the left" pile of moronic nonsense .
    When trying to call someone out.....don't tremble and then don't make up **** with your paint brush. As politically.....you can't even compete. That's where you stand around here!

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