John Bolton

John Bolton

Friday, September 25, 2015

Boehner Quits as Speaker Gives House Conservatives Chance to Organize for Replacement

With GOP voters increasingly dissatisfied with leadership in Washington, it's time for the RIGHT change we've been promised!

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) weeps as Pope Francis speaks fro m
Speakers  Balcony of the Capitol Building. The next day he resigned effective in October.
I've never been a Boehner basher but perhaps it's best that he's on the way out. As Speaker he had a tough job. For the first four years of his speakership Democrats controlled the Senate leaving little room for Republicans to stop Obama's extreme agenda. Since Republicans took control of the Senate earlier this year Obama and the Democrats have continued to stymie the Republican agenda. Boehner and company seemed to be tougher on conservatives than they ever were on Obama.

Is it any wonder that in a recent poll nearly two thirds of Republican voters say they feel betrayed by GOP leaders in Washington? Is it any wonder that outsider GOP presidential candidates like Trump, Carson and Fiorina are doing so well? Boehner has taken the blame for much of voter's disappointment. He should be commended for giving the House GOP the chance to select new leaders in the run up to the 2016 election.

The process for electing a new Speaker is straightforward but I don't know what the timeline is. Will the House wait until Boehner's resignation goes into effect?  That would give conservatives more time to organize a challenge to the establishment GOP favorite Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) the House Majority Leader who is pro-life but not exactly the fighter that conservatives are looking for.

What's needed is a conservative House Republican of some stature willing to put his, or her, name forward and take the heat from the establishment for doing so. Any chance of success also depends on holding conservative members together in supporting their alternative despite the pressure to cave. Voters in key districts need to make their concerns very clear to key members at the earliest opportunity!

For conservatives it's time to take our House back. Next, we take our COUNTRY back!

UPDATE: RINO's in U.S. House will not go quietly!

For those who want to follow the ins and outs of the looming leadership fight The Hill newspaper, a specialty publication focusing on Congress, is an excellent resource. Here's a sample:

"I don’t think that the conservative wing of the party has enough mass to get one of our own elected. We certainly have enough mass to influence the outcome," said another Freedom Caucus member, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.).

- Boehner's establishment allies in the House are furious at conservatives and may seek revenge.

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