House GOP Blows Chance to Advance Republican Agenda

BoehnerCareIt appears the votes are in, and RINO John Boehner has managed scrape by and hold onto the Speakership of the U.S. House of Representatives.  House Republicans just blew a great chance to make a difference and advance the Republican agenda by appointing an Obama stooge as their “leader.”

Interestingly, it would seem he owes some thanks to Democrats who made it possible for him.

From the Daily Beast:

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Mario Cuomo’s funeral may have saved John Boehner’s political life Tuesday.

Boehner managed to be re-elected Speaker of the House by a margin of 216-164 over Nancy Pelosi with 24 Republicans voting for other candidates and freshman Brian Babin of Texas voting present. The key to the Speaker’s success may have been that roughly a dozen Democrats were absent from the vote for the funeral of Cuomo, the former three-term governor of New York who died on New Year’s Day.

With fewer members of Congress voting in the race for Speaker, it meant that Boehner faced a lower threshold for a majority and could weather more defections. Normally, 434 members (minus Rep. Michael Grimm who resigned) would vote for Speaker. However, only 408 were present today. Therefore, Boehner needed just 205 votes to win.

From some things I read this morning, not all of those missing Democrats were at the Cuomo funeral. There are indications that some didn’t go tot he funeral, but just didn’t show up for the vote.

Now why in the world  would Democrats have any interest in helping a Republican like Boehner?  Because Boehner, being a RINO, helps them advance their agenda.

From the Daily Caller:

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Republican aides say House Speaker John Boehner was “elated” after he worked with President Barack Obama to push through the amnesty-funding 2015 budget in December, according to a profile in Politico, an establishment media outlet in Northern Virginia.

Sixty-seven GOP members voted against the budget, which funds Obama’s effort to provide five million foreign migrants with work permits, despite the historically low percentage of Americans who are working in the Obama economy. The budget deal split the GOP caucus, repudiated its November voters and rewarded Wall Street donors.

“Obama personally called Boehner to say thanks. … Boehner was elated over the deal, and offered praise for White House chief of staff Denis McDonough,” said the fawning profile, which hides the deep ideological split between the GOP’s anti-establishment and corporatist wings.

The article affirms the recent admission by a top Obama aide, Dan Pfeiffer, that Obama endorsed the budget deal — despite the inclusion of a big favor to Wall Street — because “you have a [funding] bill that you know Congress passes that doesn’t do anything to [Obamacare and] does nothing to immigration executive action.”

This is what ultimately makes RINOs even worse that Democrats in many ways. It’s bad enough that we have to fight the anti-American rabble in the Democrat Party, but with RINOs like John Boehner in the Republican Party, we have the enemy inside our own camp. A “Republican” who helps advance liberal agenda items and fights conservatives and conservative agenda items is no less than an enemy in our own camp.  How else can you rationally put it?

The Left has Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and other Democrat leaders to push for the liberal agenda…and they push it with relentless vigor. Who does the Right have to advance the conservative agenda?  With traitors like John Boehner as our “leaders”, the answer is obvious: we have no one to champion the conservative agenda.

Make no mistake about it, my fellow Americans. The elite political class in both parties is arrayed against the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, and the American people. While there remains a huge difference between Republicans and Democrats on paper, the corrupt establishment of the GOP is fully in bed with the Democrats and has not a stitch on.

At least there were 25 Republicans in the House who had the guts (because you’d better believe Boehner and the establishment will punish them for their impudence) to stand up and be counted to do the right thing.

From the Washington Post:

  1. Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) — Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)
  2. Rep. Brian Babin (Tex.) — “present”
  3. Rep. Rod Blum (Iowa) — Rep. Dan Webster (R-Fla.)
  4. Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) — Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.)
  5. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla.) — Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.)
  6. Rep. Curt Clawson (Fla.) — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
  7. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.) — Jordan
  8. Duncan — Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.)
  9. Rep. Scott Garrett (N.J.) — Webster
  10. Rep. Chris Gibson (N.Y.) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)
  11. Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) — Webster
  12. Gohmert — Gohmert
  13. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (Kan.) — Webster
  14. Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.) — Webster
  15. Rep. Steve King — Webster
  16. Rep. Tom Massie (Ky.) — Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.)
  17. Rep. Mark Meadows (N.C.) — Webster
  18. Rep. Rich Nugent (Fla.) — Webster
  19. Rep. Gary Palmer (Ala.) — Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)
  20. Rep. Bill Posey (Fla.) — Webster
  21. Rep. Scott Rigell (Va.) — Webster
  22. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (Ind.) — Webster
  23. Rep. Randy Weber (Tex.) — Gohmert
  24. Webster — Webster
  25. Yoho — Yoho

These people are heroes and real American patriots. We should acknowledge that and thank them for it.

And though I contacted her and practically begged her to vote against fake Republican Boehner, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) is NOT on this list.

Once again I am forced to ask: When it really counted, where the heck was Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD-51%)?


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  • Thisoldspouse

    Seriously, I feel like we just lost Congress to the radical leftist Demcrats, as we did in 2006. Tell me why we didn’t, when Obama’s lap dog Boehner is in charge.

    • Bob Ellis

      Man, I wish I could tell you different. But your lapdog imagery is too apt.