Now you know the Manchurian Speaker is in. Or is he just a Sith with a Sith Lord he has allegiance to in hiding?
Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn’t count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker.
And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress.
A number of right-wing Republicans, long wary of Boehner’s commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama’s policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands.
But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they’d rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing to reach across the aisle in search of compromise. Replacing him with a Tea Party Speaker, they say, would only bring the legislative process — already limping along — to a screeching halt.
“I’d probably vote for Boehner [because] who the hell is going to replace him? [Ted] Yoho?” Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) said Wednesday, referencing the Florida Tea Party Republican who’s fought Boehner on a host of bipartisan compromise bills.
“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,” Pascrell added.
WOW! That’s definitely the essence of pure evil, wanting to change the world. “Fundamentally transform America” our King Barack said in 2008.
So the fix is in and Prince John, “Jar Jar” Boehner has formally gone over to the Dark Side where Sith Lords like Nancy Pelosi and her minions will protect a Republican!!
I lost faith in him 5 years ago when I started calling him “Jar Jar” but now the vote from Republic to Empire has occurred so welcome to the Socialist Empire known as THE UNITED SOCIALIST STATES OF AMERICA.
And if you don’t like it? Tough shit. The Republican elite have sold you out to The Empire, formally.
As proof of the discontent, 167 Republicans bucked their leadership by opposing the DHS package. Their votes protested Boehner’s move to strip out provisions undoing Obama’s executive actions shielding millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. from deportation.
Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) called Boehner’s capitulation “a sad day for America.”
“If we aren’t going to fight now, when are we going to fight?” he said Tuesday just before the vote.
Every Democrat joined 75 Republicans in passing the bill. 167 Republican voted against it.
“The point is to do what we told the voters we were going to do and do it in a way that’s consistent with the United States Constitution.”–Rep Jim Jordon.
And Prince John is not even close to that. He has his own Agenda. All that guff he said in 2014 was “campaign speak” aka lying one’s ass of to get elected.
“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 Tea 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.”
Machiavelli would be proud!
Other Democrats suggested they would side with Boehner for one simple reason: They’re hoping to move bipartisan legislation this Congress and see Boehner as a more moderate leader with a penchant for compromise.
He’s spineless and will let us do whatever we want, so why wouldn’t we want him over someone who stands on their principles.
“Personally, I don’t want to waste two years,” Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said Wednesday. “And I think that the crazy Tea Party type would probably not be willing to work with us on anything.
Yes, we Tea Party people who value the Constitution are “crazy”. 🙂
As for working with Democrats, I will repeat my often said definition of Democrat Bi-Partisanship: They get 100% of what they want, when they want it, and you give it to them willingly. End of discussion.
“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,” McGovern added. “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.”
Join the Dark Side Jonnie and become our puppet and do everything we want. Screw those evil Constitutionalist and people who are actually Conservatives and want to govern like actual Conservatives because they are crazy idealistic nutjobs.
The Constitution, who gives a crap about that old rag…
Join the Socialist Revolution and The Dark Side, Feel it’s Power!
(aside: what’s funny is that the Left thinks Netanyahu is Vader so I can’t be that far off) 🙂