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Time to Remove Boehner as Speaker?

michigander4 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 8:47 AM
All I can say is House repubs had better stop cannibalizing each other. That's exactly what Obama wants them to do (conduct a civil war between themselves). It's called "Divide and Conquer." I'm not overly fond of Boehner, but I think he is trying to get his membership to speak with "one voice." Okay, let's say Boehner gets tossed out of the speakership and is replaced with an ultra conservative teapartier. How long do you think that person could hold a coalition together, considering that there's a bunch of "moderate-conservative" members to deal with. To believe that the entire House would line up in lockstep with knuckle dragger is fantasy.
Rick 2811 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:42 AM
since when is disagreement civil war only...I've always felt it natural...what is one suppose to do "lie" to themselves and their constituents...how long would you allow your elected representative to go against your wishes? Come on..how would you define political corruption...anyone can be a "rubber stamp"...we see that all the time with the other party robots !!
iprazhm Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 8:54 AM
I don't think Obama had anything to do with either Boehner being chosen for Speaker of the House or the election of House moderates. So he has no power to 'start' a civil war in the Republican lead House.
To equate true conservatives with knuckle draggers tells me you are probably an ultra liberal who doesn't have a dog in this race. It is up to repubs to vote for the House Speaker at this time in history and we best know who to support to represent our platform, thank you very much.
michigander4 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:12 AM
You're putting words in my mouth -- nowhere in my post does it say Obama had anything to do with Boehner being chosen as Speaker.... nowhere does it say he has power to start a civil war in the Republican-led House. All that I implied was that Obama is probably filled with glee watching the House Republicans fight among themselves. If the House Republicans can't speak with one voice it plays right into Obama's hands. Now, rather than spewing more blather, try answering my original question. Here it is again: How long do you think that person (an ultra conservative) could hold a coalition together, considering that there's a bunch of "moderate-conservative" members to deal with?
michigander4 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:16 AM
And, by the way, if you think I am an "ultra liberal" you have never read my posts on here.
Rick 2811 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:52 AM
Boehner's Conservatism isn't all that different than the others...we are talking tactics that Boehner seems very at odds with many Republicans and their constituents...Boehner is between a big rock and a you know what...a bigger rock called Obama. Real conservatives would last...that's the whole point...give it a try...look at the governorships.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 10:42 AM
Maybe Obama's glee is that his trained pony does everything he wants. And that glee will turn to whining with that lil poney GONE! John BARACK has covered for Obama from the first, tried to sit on Fast and Furious investigation; went after Michelle Bachman and the other four Congress members supporting her letter asking for an investigation of the infiltration of Muslim Brother hood spies, including
Huma Abedin. These spies are in EVERY part of our government, think about who were in DHS when TSA's policy, you know the grope and pornoray machines were forced on American Citizens. He's caved at every Obama demand while putting up a front of fighting the good fight, guess he learned from the 'master' how to taquiiyya the American people
iprazhm Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 12:05 PM
Heres more blather.
i concede that Obama IS filled with glee because a moderate is at the helm betraying the party platform.
But It's not the social conservatives, or knuckle draggers as you refered to us, that are refusing to speak with one voice, as we embrace the party platform as it supports our ideas. It's not the 'ultra' conservatives who are cannabalizing the party. it is the moderates like yourself.
michigander4 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 4:18 PM
Okay, throw Boehner out and put in one of your pristine-true-blue-unreproachable conservatives as Speaker. Then see how consistantly he or she can put together 218 votes on important legislation, because that is the bottom line regardless of ideology. Good Luck!

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