Boehner is busy
flogging removing more Representatives from their chairmanships for having the audacity to vote their own conscience. As we have all learned, voting for the procedural rule(s) typically leads to passage of a bill.
So in order to stop Obamatrade and protest that the Leaders were working too closely with Democrats on the bill, 34 Republicans voted against the rule. Well that boiled Boehner’s blood as if they were heretics and he was out for retribution. This time he got help from his fellow weeper, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, to remove [mc_name name=’Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’M001187′ ] as the Chair of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations. Chaffetz said Meadows was removed for a variety of factors and that it was his decision, not the Leaders. And I have a bridge to sell you Mr. Chaffetz.
Here’s how Politico described the actions:
Losing a subcommittee chairmanship midway through a congressional session is among the most serious punishments thus far in Speaker [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ]’s (R-Ohio) majority. Boehner and his leadership team have grown frustrated with Republicans who vote against the procedural “rule” motion. Those votes — which allow the Republican leadership to bring a bill up for debate and a vote — typically fall along party lines. But a group of conservatives has voted against the measures, mostly in protest of Boehner’s leadership. Republican leadership sees the move as unacceptable —akin to ceding power to Democrats.
Now if that ain’t the pot calling the kettle black. Leadership thinks voting against the rule is ceding power to the Democrats? Hello Boehner, continuing to push through Obama’s agenda, mostly by breaking the Hastert Rule, is ceding power to the most radical and unlawful president ever! You do remember that you filed a lawsuit against him don’t you? Passing the Cromnibus bill in the lame duck was ceding power to the Democrats. The list goes on and on.
In 2012, Republican Representatives [mc_name name=’Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’A000367′ ] of Michigan, [mc_name name=’Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’H001057′ ] of Kansas, [mc_name name=’Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S001183′ ] of Arizona and Walter B. Jones of North Carolina were pulled off panels by the Boehner-led Republican Steering Committee for failing to support party initiatives.
Last year, Huelskamp, lost his spot on the Agriculture Committee in the last Congress and on a subcommittee chairmanship this year for voting for Webster for Speaker this year.
This year, Boehner removed Florida Representatives [mc_name name=’Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’W000806′ ] and Rich Nugent from reappointments to the Rules Committee also for not voting for him for Speaker in January.
Who’s next? It should be Boehner on the chopping block as Mark Levin aptly opined to Breitbart:
Speaker Boehner’s and Congressman Chaffetz’s removal of Meadows is the latest in a series of ideologically-driven attacks on conservatives. Boehner seems to think he’s Stalin cleaning out all opposition in the Kremlin,” Levin said. “No Republican Speaker in recent times has behaved with less integrity in his wielding of power”
Levin said that Boehner, House Majority Leader Re. [mc_name name=’Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’M001165′ ] (R-CA) and Majority Whip [mc_name name=’Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S001176′ ] (R-LA) – and more – each need to be removed by Republicans in primaries in 2016.
I agree. Enough backstabbing from Boehner and his lackeys. The Speaker wants unity in the Party but instead he’s the one creating mutiny within the Party by dishing up cold revenge when someone thinks differently than him. He needs to learn the difference between honey and vinegar.
The floggings will continue until Boehner loses his Speakership. Three times as Speaker is enough. We have one too many tyrants in D.C. already; we don’t need another. Please Ohio, so many of us are counting on you to vote him out in 2016.