#1 BOEHNER WINS RE-ELECTION WITH LESS THAN MAJORITY OF HOUSE by FWP 06.01.2015 17:28

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BOEHNER WINS RE-ELECTION WITH LESS THAN MAJORITY OF HOUSE

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...ority-of-house/

Only 216 Republicans voted to re-elect a humbled Ohio Republican Rep. John Boehner as Speaker of the U.S. House on Tuesday, as many Republicans voted for alternative candidates in the second organized attempt to unseat Boehner in as many speakership elections.

He wins re-election as Speaker with less than a majority of the House, something that has happened only four times since 1917. A total of 25 Republicans in the chamber did not vote for Boehner, with 24 voting for alternative candidates and others who were not nominated and one voting present.

Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI), Rod Blum (R-IA), Dave Brat (R-VA), Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Curt Clawson (R-FL), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chris Gibson (R-NY), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), Walter Jones (R-NC), Steve King (R-IA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Richard Nugent (R-FL), Gary Palmer (R-AL), Bill Posey (R-FL), Scott Rigell (R-VA), Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), Randy Weber (R-TX), Daniel Webster (R-FL) and Ted Yoho (R-FL) all voted for alternatives to Boehner.

Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) voted present.


Rep. Webster threw himself in as a candidate to challenge Boehner at the last moment, and Gohmert and Yoho had previously announced as candidates. All three were officially nominated as candidates at the beginning of the vote, and each received votes—but others received votes as well. Those receiving votes included Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Duncan.

Gowdy was not present as bad weather delayed his flight back to Washington, but he issued a statement beforehand saying he would vote for Boehner. Boehner also didn’t vote, so he could potentially have received a majority–218–of the House of Representatives.

The 25 member-revolt against Boehner fell short, but was more than double the 12-member revolt against Boehner at the beginning of last Congress. It was also the biggest rebellion against a sitting speaker by his own party since 1923.

“The courage shown by Jim Bridenstine, Louie Gohmert and Ted Yoho in their fight for Constitutional government is an inspiration,” Rick Manning from Americans for Limited Government told Breitbart News. “Every American should give them a big thank you. The 24 Republican votes against Speaker Boehner is the largest in-party repudiation of a sitting. Speaker since 1923, hopefully he will return to his original conservative roots.”

Conservative leader Ginni Thomas said Boehner should take the right lesson from this–and work with Republicans rather than with Democrats and President Barack Obama to get things done.

“With citizens more engaged than expected in this leadership battle, Republican leaders should now be fully awake that they have ignored the base too long at increasing peril to their power,” Thomas said in an email. “Refusing to adequately battle the transformation of this nation, as voters expected when they voted in November, has real and unexpected consequences. Republicans outside the beltway expect a more vigorous defense of first principles. Republican leaders, if smart, would now build bridges on the inside and outside of the Congress, while getting much more effective in protecting self-government.”

Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, noted that the Republicans who voted against Boehner will one day lead the Republican Party after the party sheds the control special interests have over it.

“Republicans should study the names of those who were brave enough to stand up and cast their vote today against the status quo of the Boehner establishment,” Martin said. “One day, they will lead that party, and the party and our nation will be far better for it. Tea Party Patriots everywhere salute them.”

George Rasley of Richard Viguerie’s ConservativeHQ told Breitbart News that while Boehner may have won reelection on Tuesday, his power is waning.

“The conservative base of the Republican Party spoke loudly and clearly that they wanted a change in the Party’s Capitol Hill leadership,” Rasley said. “This is merely the beginning of the next battle in the war for the soul of the Republican Party, and the first casualties in that battle will be the Freshmen who broke their promise to vote for new leadership and gave John Boehner the votes he needed to stay in power.”

FreedomWorks’ Matt Kibbe said the close vote indicates change is coming in Congress.

“We knew going into this fight that it would be a David versus Goliath effort, but each year the tally grows of fiscal conservatives in the House willing to change the status quo,” Kibbe said. “Renewing the Export-Import Bank used to be automatic, it isn’t today. Raising the debt ceiling used to be automatic, it isn’t today. Re-electing the Speaker of the House used to be automatic, it isn’t today. This is the beginning of a paradigm shift in Congress, where inside baseball is now the people’s business.”

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#2 RE: BOEHNER WINS RE-ELECTION WITH LESS THAN MAJORITY OF HOUSE by Sanguine 06.01.2015 17:48

^%$^%$#@^&%($@$!!

#3 RE: BOEHNER WINS RE-ELECTION WITH LESS THAN MAJORITY OF HOUSE by Cincinnatus 06.01.2015 17:50

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I wonder if the less than majority vote caused Boehner to break down in tears and he had to be comforted by Obama.

#4 RE: BOEHNER WINS RE-ELECTION WITH LESS THAN MAJORITY OF HOUSE by algernonpj 06.01.2015 17:52

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"Conservative leader Ginni Thomas said Boehner should take the right lesson from this–and work with Republicans rather than with Democrats and President Barack Obama to get things done."

Unlikely.,.. most likely Boehner will learn like Obama he can do whatever without consequence.
:-r

#5 RE: BOEHNER WINS RE-ELECTION WITH LESS THAN MAJORITY OF HOUSE by Frank Cannon 06.01.2015 18:33

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I have never been prouder of the GOP for reelecting Boehner to this position. It shows vision and a real love for country. God bless them all.

The Speaker is a true national treasure.

#6 RE: BOEHNER WINS RE-ELECTION WITH LESS THAN MAJORITY OF HOUSE by Sanguine 06.01.2015 22:42

Exactly, Frank.

#7 RE: BOEHNER WINS RE-ELECTION WITH LESS THAN MAJORITY OF HOUSE by ThirstyMan 07.01.2015 00:22

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"It was also the biggest rebellion against a sitting speaker by his own party since 1923."

When put in that context the magnitude of the struggle takes on more importance. Those who voted to take down the King and failed will now pay the price for their rebellion. That's why this hasn't been done since 1923. I'm proud of the 25 with courage who stood up to the dumb Boner.

#8 RE: BOEHNER WINS RE-ELECTION WITH LESS THAN MAJORITY OF HOUSE by Cincinnatus 07.01.2015 02:07

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"Those who voted to take down the King and failed will now pay the price for their rebellion."

It begins:

"John Boehner is getting revenge.

After he secured his third term as speaker Tuesday afternoon, losing 25 votes on the House floor to some relative-unknown members of the Republican Conference, Boehner moved swiftly to boot two of the insurgents from the influential Rules Committee. That could be just the start of payback for the speaker’s betrayers, who might see subcommittee chairmanships and other perks fall away in the coming months

Boehner’s allies have thirsted for this kind of action from the speaker, who say he’s let people walk all over him for too long and is too nice to people who are eager to stab him in the back. The removal of Florida Reps. Daniel Webster and Rich Nugent from Rules was meant as a clear demonstration that what Boehner and other party leaders accepted during the last Congress is no longer acceptable, not with the House’s biggest GOP majority in decades.

The reason for dethroning the two Florida Republicans was simple: Webster ran against Boehner for speaker, distributing fliers outlining his candidacy and talking about how he would better adhere to the House rules than the Ohio Republican. Nugent supported his fellow Floridian in the quixotic endeavor, which garnered the support of 12 lawmakers. Webster didn’t even give Boehner a heads-up that he was running, although leadership was aware early Tuesday morning that it could happen.

With Webster openly offering himself as an alternative to Boehner, the GOP leadership thought seats on the Rules Committee were a plum that the pair no longer deserved. It didn’t take more than a few hours for Webster – a legendary former Florida statehouse speaker and state Senate majority leader – and Nugent to find themselves on the outside of a power structure they were once very much a part of.

Members are already making noises about reversing any punitive action by Boehner and the leadership, although the speaker’s allies warn that further retaliation could be on the way.

The House Republican leadership is carefully reviewing the list of members who voted against the speaker and those who opposed a procedural motion in December on the so-called “crominibus,” the $1.1 trillion spending package to keep the government open through to September."

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/bo...nge-114007.html

Boehner, the story states, has "let people walk all over him for too long and is too nice to people who are eager to stab him in the back." Well, he'll show them. That is, his fellow Republicans. But he will still bow and scrape before Obama.

#9 RE: BOEHNER WINS RE-ELECTION WITH LESS THAN MAJORITY OF HOUSE by Frank Cannon 07.01.2015 02:19

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #8
"Those who voted to take down the King and failed will now pay the price for their rebellion."




It could just be that the fine Speaker doesn't have enough jobs to go around with all those new GOPers in office? I bet he did a lottery or drew straw to hand out appointments. To say he is doing this as punishment doesn't seem right. All he cares about is fairness and the good of the country after all.

#10 RE: BOEHNER WINS RE-ELECTION WITH LESS THAN MAJORITY OF HOUSE by ThirstyMan 07.01.2015 08:00

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Quote: Frank Cannon wrote in post #9
Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #8
"Those who voted to take down the King and failed will now pay the price for their rebellion."




It could just be that the fine Speaker doesn't have enough jobs to go around with all those new GOPers in office? I bet he did a lottery or drew straw to hand out appointments. To say he is doing this as punishment doesn't seem right. All he cares about is fairness and the good of the country after all.



Is that you Cedric?

#11 RE: BOEHNER WINS RE-ELECTION WITH LESS THAN MAJORITY OF HOUSE by Rev 08.01.2015 03:29

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #8
"Those who voted to take down the King and failed will now pay the price for their rebellion."

It begins:

"John Boehner is getting revenge.




"Off with their heads!"


Boehner would never retaliate against Obama and the 'rats this way.

Never.

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