A brief update from a Republican Insider regarding the war now being waged inside the Republican Party.
(Will John Boehner remain Speaker after January 3rd? )
Sorry for not getting back to you. Remember what I said a month ago about the push to remove Boehner from his position as Speaker? That move has now turned into all out war. Kudos to the Tea Party wing who stood strong and united against what Boehner did to them with the committee purge. And a double kudos to a certain outgoing Congressman from Florida who when asked if they could count on his vote for Boehner’s Plan B said, “Tell Speaker Boehner he can go to hell. I won’t vote for anything he sends my way unless it’s a vote to impeach Barack Obama or his own resignation as Speaker. Preferably both.”
The fact this particular Congressman was even approached about supporting the Plan B option shows just how weak John Boehner has become among his own Republicans. January 3rd is the vote for Speaker. I am going to be part of an effort to see Boehner removed. We would actually like him to step aside to avoid further conflict inside the party. And if the White House wants to see that as some kind of victory for them, they will have another thing coming. These Republicans are finally getting ready and willing to start putting up a real fight.
Doesn’t mean the fiscal cliff stuff won’t turn into some kind of negotiation pledge with the White House. That is too far gone to stop now and the Democrats are obviously trying to use it as political leverage with the voters for 2014. That appears to have been the plan all along. Typical Obama bullcrap.
Kind of related, I watched the Benghazi news conference today. Figured you were watching too as well as (WHI). I can’t help but wonder how the 2012 election might have been different if those three senators had given that same news conference two weeks before the election like they had promised (WHI)?
I am ashamed of my party and how weak it has been the last few years. I disagree with almost everything the Democrats stand for, but at least they fight.
Time we started to fight back.