John Boehner Reelected House Speaker
MICHELE BACHMANN DELIVERS DECIDING VOTE
Fresh off of his wholesale betrayal of the principles his “Republican” party is supposed to stand for, U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (RINO-Ohio) was reelected to his post this week by a narrower-than-expected margin.
The fiscally liberal “Republican” – who backed a pair of massive tax hikes in the run-up to the fiscal cliff debate – was defeated former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) by a 220-192 vote margin.
The deciding vote in Boehner’s favor was cast by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann – a rabid social conservative and failed GOP presidential candidate from Minnesota who fancies herself as a Tea Partier with a “titanium spine.”
Apparently not in this case …
“Bachmann, the leader of the Tea Party Caucus in the House, was widely assumed to oppose Boehner in his quest to retain the gavel after having been ridiculed for her strong stands in favor of limited government and balanced budgets,” reports Adam Bitely of Net Right Daily. ”While many in Washington denied the existence of active opposition to a second term of Boehner’s speakership, Boehner won with a narrow margin.”
Among South Carolina Representatives, U.S. Reps. Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy, Tom Rice and Joe Wilson voted for Boehner. The vote was Rice’s first as a Congressman following his November election from South Carolina’s newly drawn seventh congressional district. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn voted for Pelosi.
U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney chose not to support either candidate – which as far as we’re concerned was the right move in this election.
A choice between Boehner and Pelosi isn’t a choice at all – unless of course you believe selecting a red versus a blue condom is going to make any difference in the ass-raping your government is going to administer to your wallet this year.