“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.”
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.