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Is There A Universe Where The GOP “Leaders” Aren’t Morons? I Want To Live In That One

    Once upon a time I naively thought that electing a Republican congress would put the brakes on Obama’s lawless destruction of our once-great nation. Silly me. Why did these bozos just vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General? Do they want more gun control? Do they like seeing unlimited late-term abortions? Do they enjoy it when “law enforcement” seizes private property without due process? I suppose that they do. Which makes Mitch McConnell no better than Dingy Harry. Need more proof of that? OK, Ole Mitch is gonna bail out ObamaCare’s subsidies if SCOTUS strikes them down. […]

Breaking: GOP Reins In President’s Spending, Repeals ObamaCare In Budget

  Hat/Tip to Tom Howell Jr. at The Washington Times. Did the GOP find their backbone???!!! I mean we KNOW it won’t get signed, but wow! House Republicans unveiled a budget Tuesday that balances in less than 10 years by cutting $5.5 trillion, repealing ObamaCare and relying on Americans to rev the economic engine in place of taxes. The blueprint from House Budget Chairman Tom Price, Georgia Republican, cues up a tense fight over the parties’ priorities for the middle class and yet another battle over President Obama’s health law, his signature achievement, by restoring $700 billion in cuts to […]

Why John Boehner’s Surrender On DHS Funding Is The Beginning Of The End Of His Speakership

  Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal.   It’s high time for Johnny to go! As largely expected, House Speaker John Boehner has surrendered on trying to defund President Obama’s executive amnesty through DHS. The Hill reports that Speaker Boehner is planning a vote today to pass a “clean” DHS bill that keeps President Obama’s executive amnesty intact. Much like the bill to temporarily fund DHS, Speaker Boehner will likely be forced to rely on Democrat votes to pass a clean bill. Boehner’s allies will also likely use House Rule 22, which would make a “clean” DHS bill a “privileged […]

Breaking News: Boehner To Cave, Expected To Allow Vote On Clean DHS Bill

  Hat/Tip to Drudge Report and CNN. Well, we’ve been expecting Boehner’s spine to turn to jelly, and frankly it’s surprising that it’s lasted this long. House Speaker John Boehner is expected to move soon — as early as Wednesday — to bring up the clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for a vote on the House floor, according to two House GOP sources familiar with leadership discussions. A clean bill to fully fund the Department through the end of the fiscal year is what Democrats have been demanding, and conservatives have been fighting against. The plan […]

Grand Old Cavemen

  “I told you guys the Senate GOP would screw us over on DHS funding, but even I had no idea Mitch McConnell would capitulate so easily. I assumed he’d do a major song and dance first, but instead he just went all Ned Beatty in Deliverance the moment Barack Obama looked at him funny.” –Eunuch Mitch McConnell Squeals Like a Pig “This is a total victory for the Obama position,” said a GOP senator unhappy with McConnell’s plan “Counterfeiters use the reputation of a trademark, which brand manufacturers have built up on the basis of the quality of their […]

As Expected, Ideologue Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline: Goodbye Jobs, Cheaper Energy

  Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. Well, as expected our King President has vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline bill, because he knows what’s better for America and Americans than we mere peasants do. “Through this bill the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest,” Obama said in his veto statement. “The presidential power to veto is one I take seriously … and because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on […]

Boehner Calls Out Cruz, Sessions on Immigration

Hat/Tip to Daniel Newhauser at The National Journal. Is Boehner really getting tough on immigration, or is he just competing in a “tit-for-tat” contest with the Conservative wing of the Senate? Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans are hoping to kill two birds with one stone. Before the Senate voted Tuesday against proceeding on a House-passed Homeland Security Department funding bill, Boehner called on Senate conservative firebrands to help pass the measure, loaded with provisions blocking President Obama’s immigration policy. At the same time, he and his lieutenants took aim at vulnerable Senate Democrats, daring them to vote “no.” “It’s time for […]

GOP In Full Retreat? Boehner And McConnell Raise The White Flag On Obama’s Executive Amnesty

Hat/Tip to S.A. Miller at The Washington Times. What was it Speaker Boehner said about Obama’s Illegal Actions on Executive Amnesty, again? Oh, yeah: “The House will soon take action aimed at stopping the president’s unilateral action when it comes to immigration,” Boehner said at his press briefing today. “Republicans are in agreement that this is a gravely serious matter.” “The president’s unilateral actions were an affront to the rule of law and our system of government,” Boehner said. “The American people don’t support it and as their representatives we cannot let it stand.” “I said we’d fight it tooth […]

Obama And His Senior Advisers Furious About Netanyahu’s Upcoming Visit: “There Will Be A Price!”

  Hat/Tip to Fox News. Looks like John Boehner finally grew a pair and took action to directly challenge President Obama, albeit in a round-about manner. Speaker of the House, John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to speak at a joint session of Congress. And he did so without consulting with the White House. It seemed to be in response to Obama’s State of the Union speech, in which he warned Congress against new sanctions on Iran to halt their development of nuclear weapons. Boehner has asked Netanyahu to talk about the threats posed by Iran and ISIS. […]

Boehner: House Will Fund Homeland Security, Block Obama On Executive Amnesty

Hat/Tip to Newsmax. While this is early and nothing more than a public statement (words, not actions), embattled Speaker of the House John Boehner is starting to sound like he may have taken the challenge from the right to his Speakership a bit more serious than previously thought. The U.S. House of Representatives will vote to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security this week while blocking President Barack Obama’s actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday. The $39.7 billion spending bill was expected to pass by Wednesday, when House Republicans leave Washington for a two-day policy […]

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Stand Up Comedy, Complete Denial, Or Just Your Normal, Average Lying Politician?

  Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. He’s not “establishment” Even though he’s punishing all GOP House members who voted against him, or who don’t tow the party line He’s a Conservative Even though he pushed the Cromnibus through and has done NOTHING to defund ObamaCare He’s not spineless Even though he won’t stand up to Obama and is afraid to shut down the government to defund ObamaCare So there you have it, he’s a tough-as-nails Conservative who isn’t afraid of Obama and the Democrats, pays no attention to public opinion polls and isn’t afraid to shut down the government. Wait, what? Okay, […]

Boehner Begins to Move Against Re-election Opponents

Hat/Tip to Elliot Jager at Newsmax. Hell hath no fury like a Speaker scorned… Newly re-elected House Speaker John Boehner is taking off the gloves. Some of the 25 Republican insurgents who opposed his re-election on the grounds that he is insufficiently conservative will find themselves locked out of desirable committee appointments or face other retribution, Politico reported. Now that he is back for a third terms in the speaker’s chair, Boehner and his team say they can count on a 220-member majority out of the 435-member House to follow the leadership’s cue. The reckoning came straight away for Florida […]

Boehner Re-Elected Speaker Despite 25 Republicans Voting Against Him: Boehner Immediately Seeks Revenge

Hat/Tip to CNSNews.com, Mark Levin, Politico and The Washington Post. Despite the fact that over two dozen House Republicans voted present or for someone else, John Boehner retained his Speakership today. The House has re-elected John Boehner to be speaker in the new Republican-led Congress, despite opposition by tea party lawmakers that underscored party divisions. The Ohio Republican garnered the votes of 216 GOP lawmakers as Congress convened Tuesday. That was enough for him to win a third two-year term leading the House. But in an embarrassing slap, 25 Republicans voted for other candidates or voted present. They consider Boehner to be too […]

Gohmert Says He’s Rounding Up The 29 Votes To Defeat Boehner

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. Boehner’s days as Speaker could be numbered… Cross your fingers… Via Washington Examiner: One of the two Republicans pledging to challenge the re-election of House Speaker John Boehner said conservatives are rounding up the 29 votes needed to defeat him. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told Laura Ingraham on her radio show that the effort to overthrow Boehner stands a better chance than a failed coup in 2012 because this time, disgruntled GOP lawmakers have another choice. “I was persuaded by some of my newer colleagues in the Congress that people have to have a name,” Gohmert said. […]

More GOP House Members Rebelling Against Boehner As Speaker

Hat/Tip to Matthew Boyle at Breitbart. Does this mean Boehner’s days as Obama’s GOP errand boy are numbered? We can only hope so. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) issued a statement on Saturday detailing why he’s going to vote against House Speaker John Boehner’s re-election on Tuesday. Massie, who’s entering his second term as a member from Kentucky, now becomes the second Republican House member announcing the coming rebellion against Boehner. Massie joins Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) in the fight for fresh leadership, and in his statement he detailed how Boehner and his leadership actually have misled members of the House […]

Conservative Lawmakers Plan To Vote Against Boehner For Speaker

  Hat/Tip to Alex Pappas at The Daily Caller. File this one under, “Maybe there is STILL hope for the GOP.” Some disaffected conservative House Republicans are planning to rebel and vote against John Boehner for speaker of the House when the new Congress convenes next week. The official speaker’s election is set for Jan. 6., when the House will convene for a public floor vote to open the new Congress.  While the vote is usually just a formality, these conservative lawmakers are planning to vote for someone other than the Ohio Republican who has been speaker since 2011. There […]

Is It Time For Trey Gowdy To Be Speaker Of The House? It Sure Looks Like It

Is it time for John Boehner to go? In this author’s opinion, not only yes, but “Hell yes!” But who would we like to see in his place? Well there are some good choices and some not so good choices: Trey Gowdy R-SC Darrell Issa R-CA Jeb Hensarling R-TX Kevin McCarthy R-CA Walter Jones R-NC Jim Jordan R-OH Steve Scalise R-LA Tom Price R-GA Paul Ryan R-WI Cathy McMorris Rodgers R-WA In all honesty, this author would have to say that the best choice for Boehner’s replacement would have to be Congressman Trey Gowdy from South Carolina. He’s a tough […]