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John Boehner Takes Revenge

“REPUBLICAN” HOUSE LEADER PUNISHES HIS ENEMIES || By FITSNEWS ||  That didn’t take long … Less than 24 hours after opposing the renomination of U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner, a pair of “Republican” lawmakers were removed from their positions on the House Rules committee.  Meanwhile a third was…

“REPUBLICAN” HOUSE LEADER PUNISHES HIS ENEMIES

|| By FITSNEWS ||  That didn’t take long …

Less than 24 hours after opposing the renomination of U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner, a pair of “Republican” lawmakers were removed from their positions on the House Rules committee.  Meanwhile a third was blocked from sponsoring a piece of legislation.

According to a “House leadership aide” who spoke exclusively with Jonathan Allen and David Weigel of Bloomberg Politics, U.S. Reps. Daniel Webster and Rich Nugent of Florida were both “on the list to be reappointed until they voted for Webster for speaker.”

Well, well …

Meanwhile Randy Weber told Allen and Weigel that he is no longer allowed to sponsor a clean energy bill because he supported the candidacy of fellow Texan Louie Gohmert for Speaker.

Sheesh … how petty.  America’s government is more than $18 trillion in debt and this guy is wasting time on settling scores?

What a joke …

Backing Boehner’s power play?  Rules committee chairman (and veteran establishment “Republican”) Pete Sessions of Texas, who referred to Webster and Nugent as “casualties.”

Moves like these are precisely why we opposed Boehner’s renomination.  Polls show the rank-and-file GOP is done with Boehner – and with good reason.  He’s a “squish” – a guy whose first impulse is always to sell out, not stand and fight.

“We’ve never had much use for Boehner, who has been utterly worthless except for two areas: Capitulating … and getting drunk,” we wrote earlier this week. “Boehner defines accommodation … an ongoing ideological betrayal that always seems to come at the expense of your wallet.  And your liberty.  And it’s not just when the going gets tough … this guy caves before the fights even begin.”

Indeed …

In fact Boehner’s acquiescence was on full display last month when he supported yet another fiscally liberal spending plan – as opposed to passing a short-term resolution and letting the new “Republican-controlled” Congress work out a better budget deal.

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25 comments

Rocky January 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Yeah, Johnny and the ‘stablishment gonna be taking names, and kicking asses. Well actually they already have the names. Guess Duncan’s headed for the sub-committee on septic recycling of home waste water discharge. And if anyone wondered if they new it was coming – just look at Sanford and the others – they ran into the weeds and hid rather than vote against Johnny. Reminds me of the Aerosmith song – “Johnny’s got a gun”

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Smirks January 7, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Don’t know why anyone would act surprised. If enough people threw out Boehner then I’m sure the replacement would likely toss out Boehner’s supporters from lead positions, much for the same reasons.

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dems r finished as party January 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm

I notice no talk of congressional Democrats? Thank you. Just confirms how the Democrat Party doesn’t exist anymore.

Course we knew that after November 4th.

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Rocky January 7, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Oh, they most certainly do. They don’t get any coverage because they’re not having a Mexican firing squad – but when Johnny needs them to pass amnesty in February – they’ll be there. When Johnny needs them to help pass the final spending bill in September that includes funding Obamacare through FY 2016, they’ll be there. Don’t you worry. They’re working with Johnny to Mess You Up.

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1 party system in USA January 7, 2015 at 1:43 pm

LOSERS never get any coverage nor should they.
Filling the pop machines,sharpening pencils and bring coffee to your new BOSS is NOT newsworthy!

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mamatiger92 January 7, 2015 at 1:50 pm

RTFA

mamatiger92 January 7, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Um… maybe because this is a piece about congressional Republicans?

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Smirks January 7, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Petty? If you’re the leader of your party in the House, why the fuck would you pick people who think someone else should’ve been leader? Would Boehner have any reason to expect these guys would listen to him a couple of months down the road?

These goobers can brag all they want to about how they’re bucking the trend, but it’ll just make it that much easier for the trend to buck them.

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Rocky January 7, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Boehner has been keeping his list for a long, long time. And now the Tea Party will get destroyed from the ‘Stablishment.

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Mike Mellon January 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Never fight a raging Boehner!!!

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imitation the highest form January 7, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Boehner must have learned a thing or two from his pal Obama and O’s IRS Gestapo.

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PCAlum January 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm

you do it to mend bridges and your party which has been cannibalizing itself

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Rocky January 7, 2015 at 2:17 pm

But you see, Boehner has come to understand what everyone else already realized, you cannot mend fences with them. They’re Tea-Terrorists.

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Cliche but true January 7, 2015 at 1:03 pm

No good deed goes unpunished.

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dems out of power 20 years + January 7, 2015 at 1:19 pm

ALERT:REPUBLICANS ARE IN CHARGE>>>CLEAN YOUR DESKS OUT>>>NO IMMIGRATION REFORM>>>REPEAL OF OBAMACARE>>>PASSAGE OF KEYSTONE PIPELINE>>>NO LIBERAL JUDGES APPROVED>>>>DEMOCRATS CAN GO HOME>>>NOT NEEDED>>>NANCY AND HARRY PLEASE BRING MY COFFEE>>>

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Rocky January 7, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Great – and then we’ll keep the White House and take back the Senate in 2016, and we can whittle away at the House as the amnesty benefits slowly up the voting group in select districts during 2018 and 2020. Saver the flavor – because it won’t last long.

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mamatiger92 January 7, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Thanks, Captain Relevant.

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RIP January 7, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Repubs extinct in 20+ years. Hell, most of the commenters here will be dead by then.

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Rocky January 7, 2015 at 1:36 pm

But, but, but we won the midterms. The Tea Party is a force to be dealt with. Guess they’re gettin’ the deal today.

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Rocky January 7, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Big loser of the day – Rafeal Cruz. But Boehner is sending him a nice love message too. This will take place over weeks. The Tea Party will be a shell by the time Boehner is done. Finished, history. Ended. No representation.

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TyroneMamaCollards January 7, 2015 at 1:45 pm

The GOP is moving to the center for the 2016 elections and cannot afford to countenance the far-right. Boehner and Jeb Bush will do this together. Look at the new Senator, Gardner, from Colorado, who moved from the right to the center and won.

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Obamalicans January 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm

This republican revolution is going really well. Just goes to show, when you strip away all the bigoted social issues republicans are just lamer democrats. At least, democrats throw a bone to the middle class and don’t pander to old white racists.

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tomstickler January 7, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Peter Finley Dunne was the first to observe, “politics ain’t beanbag”. A lesson being learned anew in DC.

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Lone Ranger January 8, 2015 at 11:48 am

Yo…Joe Wilson and you OTHER fake conservatives…think Boehner
will give you a free pass?

Just wait for your next turn before conservative voters when
you’ll ALL be looking for your… !!!

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NDpendent January 12, 2015 at 11:59 am

Boehner lost all credibility with me at the GOP convention when he heard the nays, ignored them, & proceeded to adopt a policy that will prevent anyone other than bought & paid candidates from ever being nominated. All this subsequent stuff just proves how far he its willing to take it. Dissolute.

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