I am confused. . .

  • Posted by Judson Phillips on April 12, 2013 at 6:02am in Tea Party Nation Forum
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    It is time for conservatives to unite and remove John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    This is not the first time that Tea Party Nation has called for Boehner’s removal as Speaker.   John Boehner has a consistent pattern of surrender.  The symbol of Boehner’s office is his freshly laundered white flag.

    Now Boehner is preparing to take actions that will destroy the conservative movement and possibly America. 

    What is Boehner doing?

    John Boehner is going to ignore the majority of his Republican Caucus and push through gun control, amnesty and a budget deal with Obama.

    If we wanted all of those things, why didn’t we just leave Nancy Pelosi in as Speaker?

    Boehner is violating the so-called “Hastert rule.”   The Hastert rule says no legislation will be advanced for a vote on the House floor unless it is supported by a majority of the Republican caucus.

    Boehner does not care.

    From the Washington Post:

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signaled Thursday that he may continue to bypass a House Republican rule that has required any legislation being voted upon to have the support of a majority of the GOP conference.

    Boehner has flouted the so-called “Hastert Rule” — named for former GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) — on a few pieces of key legislation so far this year, which hasn’t sat well with some conservatives.

    He said at a news conference Thursday that he will continue to try and follow it in spirit, but also suggested he might well violate it for upcoming votes on guns, immigration and the budget.

    “Listen: It was never a rule to begin with,” Boehner said. “And certainly my prerogative – my intention is to always pass bills with strong Republican support.”

    Boehner in early March sought to reassure his conference that the rule would continue to be regular practice, but he broke it again earlier this week.

    Many of the big upcoming votes in the House — specifically on immigration, guns and the budget — could struggle to get the votes of a majority of the GOP conference, which under the Hastert Rule would prevent them from coming to a vote at all.

    Every objective poll out shows a significant majority of Americans oppose gun control and more gun control laws.  Picking an issue that we have a majority on is a great idea to help grow a majority party.  But John Boehner would rather fly his freshly laundered white flag of surrender than build a permanent majority.

    Amnesty is the other big issue that Boehner is rumored to be planning to ram through.   Amnesty will be the end of the Republican Party as a national party and the Democrats will own the nation forever.

    The 1986 Amnesty turned California blue and another one will turn Texas and several other southwest states blue.  The GOP will never be able to win another national election without Texas. 

    If Amnesty is granted, it won’t be to the 11 million that are claimed.  Amnesty will be granted to 20 million or more.  How do we know this?  In 1986, the number of people granted amnesty was far larger than originally promised.  When Amnesty was proposed in 1986, we were told it would affect less than a million illegal aliens.  In the end, almost three million were granted amnesty.

    In 2000, the Clinton administration rammed citizenship through for tens of thousands of people granted amnesty in 1986 so they could vote for Al Gore in the Presidential Election.  Many of these people were later discovered to be ineligible for American citizenship.

    These issues, Amnesty, Gun Control and the Budget form a line in the sand that we cannot surrender on.

    John Boehner has given us a two and a half year track record of surrender and failure.  He is Barack Obama’s favorite Republican because Obama can beat him anytime he wants.

    Enough is enough.

    If the Republicans in the House stand by and let Boehner ram these items through the House without having a majority of the Republican Caucus supporting them, then it will be the end of the Republican Party.

    If Boehner surrenders on all of these issues, conservatives will have no reason to support the GOP.

    In January, conservatives almost deposed Boehner.  Boehner promised he would not cut any more deals with Obama and would proceed with regular order.  Because of Boehner’s promises and some arm-twisting, the conservative coup failed.

    Now it is time for conservatives in the House to unite and replace crying John Boehner with a conservative who will stand for conservative beliefs and advance a conservative agenda.

    It is time for John Boehner to go.

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