Republican Insider’s Battle Inside GOP Confirmed By Roll Call Article…

Readers here know well the battle within the GOP outlined by Republican Insider that led to a direct challenge to Speaker John Boehner by a group of dissatisfied conservative lawmakers.  Details of that battle were recently published by Roll Call and give strong confirmation of earlier details by R.I.


EXCERPT (via Roll Call)

Boehner Coup Attempt Larger Than First Thought

A concerted effort to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner was under way the day of his re-election to the position, but participants called it off 30 minutes before the House floor vote, CQ Roll Call has learned.

A group of disaffected conservatives had agreed to vote against the Ohio lawmaker if they could get at least 25 members to join the effort. But one member, whose identity could not be verified, rescinded his or her participation the morning of the vote, leaving the group one person short of its self-imposed 25-member threshold. Only 17 votes against Boehner were required to force a second ballot, but the group wanted to have insurance.

…One member who participated in the effort described it as the work of small groups of Republican lawmakers who concluded independently that new leadership was needed in the speaker’s office. After learning of their agreement on the subject through discussions on the House floor during the week or two before Thursday’s vote, they decided to band together in an attempt to assemble a group of 25 members committed to opposing Boehner.  LINK


Having come so close to losing his position as Speaker, and deflecting that challenge in great part by promising to fight much harder against Barack Obama and the Democrats over the approaching debt ceiling debate, John Boehner must now decide if he is indeed a conservative leader, or simply another “get along” politician.  Many have already made up their minds regarding that contrast – but Boehner now has the opportunity to either change some minds in that regard, or further prove the reasons for his already lessening support.


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      • Kat
      • I saw at lest 3 different stories about a conservative revolt in the Republican Party that took place last week. Just like the RI said was happening. I just wish they had been successful and got Boehner out of there but hopefully it will at least put pressure on these members of Congress to stand up to Obama. Otherwise primary them out of there IMO!

    • ebysan
    • @ RI

      I just faxed this to Speaker Boehner

      John Boehner Fax: (202) 225-5117

      Mr Speaker:

      We the people are waiting for you to “stand up” to Mr Obama!!

      In Oct on Huckabee Catherine Herridge Fox New Journalist stated that there was US involvement of the “movement of weapons to our Enemy!!”
      No one reacted!!…. I understand Catherine Herridge was told to stop reporting this!!

      Aiding & abetting the Enemy is TREASON!!

      I have recently faxed many Congressman & Senators & have not had one response!!

      Benghazi explained: Interview with an “Intelligence Insider” (Part III) (Read complete story)

      I sent Faxes to these Congressman & Senators (Today I also sent the above Report to Congressman Marco Rubio Fax: (202)-228-2183)

      Congressman Darrell Issa Fax ..(202)-225-3303
      Congressman Trey Gowdy Fax ..(202)-226-1177
      Congressman Mike Rogers Fax…(202)-225-5820
      Congressman Michael McCaul Fax ..(202)-225-5955
      Congressman Jason Chaffetz Fax ..(202)-225-5629
      Congressman Peter King Fax ..(202)-226-2279
      Congresswoman Ileana
      Ros-Lehlienen Fax.. (202)-225-5620 (Chair of
      Foreign Affairs Committee)
      Congressman Joe Wilson Fax.. (202)-225-2455

      Senator Kelly Ayotte Fax..(202)-224-4952
      Senator Rand Paul Fax..(202-228-6917
      Senator Chuck Grassley Fax.. (202)-224-6020
      Senator Diane Feinstein Fax..(202)-228-3954
      Senator John Brasso Fax..(202)-224-1724
      Senator Lindsey Graham Fax..(202)-228-5143

      Advancing the agenda of Saudi Arabia, the Muslim Brotherhood in North Africa, Middle East. We’re doing their work, pitting ourselves against Syria, Iran and ultimately Russia and China
      Benghazi explained: Interview with an “Intelligence Insider” (Part III)

      - Doug Hagmann Tuesday, December 11, 2012


      The so-called “Arab Spring” is an initiative by Obama and his foreign policy advisers, Clinton in her capacity of Secretary of State, and others including some of the most powerful people in the world. International bankers, the power brokers and string pullers. It is a plan to reshape the Middle East and North Africa, and change the geopolitical balance of power. It’s not about some feel good mission to free the oppressed. Never was. It’s about the U.S., through the CIA, using groups ideologically aligned to al Qaeda aligned to overthrow various Middle East nations to install regimes controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
      It’s a globalist agenda, using the blueprints and agenda created by Saudi Arabia
      With regard to Libya, it was in March of 2011 when the Clinton State Department, under orders of Obama, appointed Ambassador Stevens as the point man to the al Qaeda linked Libyan opposition forces to topple Qaddafi. Remember, Osama bin Laden was reportedly killed two months later and al Qaeda was supposedly out of existence, according to Obama. But think about this. Under direct orders of Obama, Clinton appointed Stevens to work with the very same people who reportedly killed 3000-plus Americans on September 11, 2001 for the purposes of overthrowing Qaddafi. It worked, and Qaddafi was deposed and murdered in October of 2011
      Clinton announced that the U.S. was throwing $40 million into Libya to “secure” Qaddafi’s weapon arsenals. Oh, really? That’s what was being told to the public and to congress, but it’s not reality, certainly not from the inside. AsI’ve already explained, that money and our personnel were being used to collect the weapons to send them to Syria to topple Assad. Before getting to Syria, they were placed in staging areas in Turkey near the Syrian border, and other places, including Jordan. They were being collected and sent through northern Libya, and the CIA operations center was the headquarters for this operation. As I’ve said many times, there was no embassy or consulate in Benghazi. It was a covert CIA operations center.
      OUR tax money in part that was used to arm Islamic groups ideologically aligned with al Qaeda. Imagine that. Eleven years after 9/11, we’re funding and assisting the very same terrorists who attacked our country to topple another country.
      weapons everyone in government said that were “collected” and destroyed were pieces of junk that never worked. The working weapons, including an estimated 10-15,000 shoulder fired missiles were shipped out of Libya. Stevens was the head of logistics, coordinating this operation.
      attack was perpetuated by Ansar al-Shariah, an Islamic terrorist group backed by Iran. Also present were members of the terror group AQIM, or al Qaeda in Northern Africa. It was a coordinated attack for a purpose, and never, ever had anythig remotely to do with any internet video.

      three “hit teams” were dispatched to Benghazi[iii]. Stevens was lured to the CIA compound to talk about Russia’s knowledge of what the U.S. was doing – running weapons to be used against Assad in Syria, which is Russia’s “red line.” They needed to talk and not at the embassy, but at this out of the way location. The weapons running operation, although it was winding down anyway, was compromised. Over. Done. It is likely that the Turkish consul general told Sevens that the Russians had evidence – proof, of weapons in Turkey, including chemical weapons. Turkey, a NATO ally being squeezed by Russia, wanted the weapons gone from their turf. We also had people up there training the “rebels” on how to use the weapons as well. You heard about training exercises in that area on or about September 11, 2012? Who do you think we were training? Right after the Turkish counsel general left, the attack against the CIA compound began.

      Iranian Red Crescent workers being “snatched” from the streets of Benghazi late on July 31 or the early morning of August 1, 2012? This happened at the same time the CIA compound wall was hit by a mortar. These Red Crescent workers were spies
      The belief was that they were being held at the CIA compound. Iran wanted them back. So, in addition to everything else, Ansar al Shariah was looking for their people. AQIM were looking for their people too. This is the reason the compound was not immediately leveled by the weapons they had on sight. They were trying to find and free their people, who were not being held there, but elsewhere. They were trying to ‘smoke” the people out of the compound and rescue the “hostages.”

      Plus, a message had to be sent to Obama, Clinton and others that the weapons operation had to stop. The groups leading the attack, primarily Ansar al Sharia with an AQIM presence as well, were tools of Iran, Syria and of course, Russia.

      So there were two reasons for the attack: get their spies back, and expose this operation for what it was.


      The snatched Red Crescent Workers play prominently into exposing this operation.

      Yes, and here is where it gets interesting. They were released exactly 65 days after they were snatched. They were in good health and dropped off on the streets of Tripoli. But why then? This is where it get’s damning to Obama, Clinton, and Valerie Jarrett.

      What is not widely known to Americans is that Obama sent Iranian born Valerie Jarrett to Qatar for high level talks with the Iranians about coming to an agreement before the November elections. This, despite Jarrett not having the capacity as official of the U.S. government. She had no business doing what she was doing. That aside, the plan was that Jarrett would broker a deal, and Obama would announce to the world that he had succeeded in diplomatic negotiations with the Iranians where they would

      halt their nuclear weapons ambitions and Obama would officially live up to his title as savior of the world.

      Iranians told Jarrett that the Red Crescent workers had to be released before any talks could be done in earnest. Jarrett relayed that to Obama and Clinton, and then, out of nowhere, the missing workers were suddenly released.

      Jarrett, Obama and Clinton were being played by the Iranians. It was to buy time, especially since the Obama agenda of arming the anti-Assad rebels was continuing. The Iranians are not stupid. They understood that Obama and Clinton were continuing to support the anti-Assad rebels, and with bipartisan support, STILL ARE!
      chemical weapons planned for use by Assad. What’s the real story?

      The world is being set up for a false flag operation. Obama, Clinton and every supporter of the anti-Assad initiative are either lying to the American people or are “dupes.” The objective remains taking out Assad and replacing him with a Muslim Brotherhood-backed regime.

      There have been reports out of the U.S. and the UK that Assad is preparing to use chemical weapons against the rebels. Assad denies that he would ever use them, and there is a reason we should believe him in this case. The condemnation that would result is unnecessary and certainly unwarranted. There reports are to condition people to immediately suspect Assad when a chemical incident occurs. In this case, it’s the U.S., the UK and other Western backed countries constantly asserting that Assad will launch a chemical attack, and we’re getting ready just for that case.

      the anti-Assad, Western backed forces that have taken possession of chemical storage areas.
      It’s a set-up to topple Assad and put a Muslim brotherhood leader in his place.

      a chemical weapon attack would justify U.S. and NATO intervention
      Syria will not implode. It will EXPLODE, and we will be fighting Iranians as well. Russia has “advisers” in Syria as well. Are the American people ready and willing to square off against Iran AND Russia in a regional conflict that will likely turn into a global, full scale war?
      Russia deployed Iskander missiles into Syria, rendering the Patriot missiles ineffective. This move shows exactly how serious Russia is. They are not backing down.
      these missiles poses a grave threat to our aircraft carriers. Want to see how fast we can lose an aircraft carrier and the several thousand crew members on board? This is what we face.

      Russia is doubling down, Iran is doubling down. Assad is doubling down. Meanwhile, Obama and the U.S. State Department continue to lie to the American people. The lie continues, and the fuse to WW III is burning down while the Obama regime is heading full steam ahead toward regional and global war.

      we are still supporting the overthrow of Assad, despite Putin’s warnings. Obama, Clinton, the global leaders and their financiers are continuing to lead us into World War III.
      consequences of our actions will cause the death of an estimated FOUR MILLION in Syria alone, many Christians. When, not if the “conflict” escalates, we’ll see many millions dead. And for what?
      Behind the smoke and mirrors is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It’s their agenda. We’re just providing the army, the training, performing the logistics and doing the heavy lifting. It’s the Saudi agenda, and it’s about power, control and oil. Who do you think controls the Muslim brotherhood? Has anyone asked why Obama, raised in a Muslim culture, is tied at the hip with the Muslim Brotherhood?
      Why aren’t Americans angry that we are using our assets, our men and women to advance the agenda of Saudi Arabia under the orders of Barack Hussein Obama?
      The agenda of Obama is so overt, so “in your face” yet not one member of congress, not one media outlet is calling him out on this.
      One of the biggest threats to the United States right now is an attack on the U.S. Dollar. At this moment, the fate of the U.S. dollar hangs in the balance. What is the U.S. dollar backed by? Gold? Silver? Neither. Some say the dollar is not backed by anything, and although they might be technically accurate, it’s not entirely true. At this moment, the dollar is backed by one important thing, which is oil. The stability of the dollar rests on the free and unimpeded flow of oil. Once that is interrupted or even threatened, there is a high degree of risk that the dollar will collapse.

      The “string pullers” are pulling us into a situation where our actions result in the disruption or the threat of disruption of the free flow of oil. Given the current state of our economy, how fast might this bring down the United States without a shot having to be fired?

      • Perceptible Future
      • Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration

        by John Rossomando • Jan 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

        An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy.

        The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

        The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers.

        The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference; Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.

        Alikhan is a founder of the World Islamic Organization, which the magazine identifies as a Brotherhood “subsidiary.” It suggests that Alikhan was responsible for the “file of Islamic states” in the White House and that he provides the direct link between the Obama administration and the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011.

        Elibiary, who has endorsed the ideas of radical Muslim Brotherhood luminary Sayyid Qutb, may have leaked secret materials contained in Department of Homeland Security databases, according to the magazine. He, however, denies having any connection with the Brotherhood.

        Elibiary also played a role in defining the Obama administration’s counterterrorism strategy, and the magazine asserts that Elibiary wrote the speech Obama gave when he told former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to leave power but offers no source or evidence for the claim.

        According to Rose El-Youssef, Rashad Hussain maintained close ties with people and groups that it says comprise the Muslim Brotherhood network in America. This includes his participation in the June 2002 annual conference of the American Muslim Council, formerly headed by convicted terrorist financier Abdurahman Alamoudi.

        He also participated in the organizing committee of the Critical Islamic Reflection along with important figures of the American Muslim Brotherhood such as Jamal Barzinji, Hisham al-Talib and Yaqub Mirza.

        Regarding al-Marayati, who has been among the most influential Muslim American leaders in recent years, the magazine draws connections between MPAC in the international Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure.

        Magid heads ISNA, which was founded by Brotherhood members, was appointed by Obama in 2011 as an adviser to the Department of Homeland Security. The magazine says that has also given speeches and conferences on American Middle East policy at the State Department and offered advice to the FBI.

        Rose El-Youssef says Patel maintains a close relationship with Hani Ramadan, the grandson of Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna, and is a member of the Muslim Students Association, which it identifies as “a large Brotherhood organization.”

        This story title is a bit of a misnomer. It should be titled “The Muslim Brotherhood invited to the Whitehouse”. The story itself hits the nail on the head.

    • ShainS
    • The Stupid Party strikes again.

      If they needed 25 members, why not shoot first for a 30-member threshold, knowing full well ahead of time that a couple (maybe even a handful) would probably back out last minute — I mean, that’s standard operating procedure up there …

      Good grief!

    • silverdust
    • R.I., You can tell your GOPals they appear to have slit their collective throats further by going along with Boehner the sellout. This morning, Beck said he has info on Repube operatives that will more than likely damage the party beyond all repair. He said he’s waiting to get his ducks in a row but when the news ultimately comes out, no one will be shocked but will believe it immediately because it is so plausible.

      Tell the turncoat, lily-livered GOP that they’ve shot themselves in the collective foot with their disastrous conduct and ineffective representation.

    • Francesca
    • After reading this, I am becoming VERY, VERY afraid. I don’t see what any of us can do to stop this although this insider says people are working on it. I don’t have a gun, so they can’t get me for that. However, I am a small older woman who certainly cannot overcome these people physically. WHAT CAN WE DO? WHAT CAN I DO? I am a teacher and good at research. Is there some group that I can help? I will do whatever I can to help.

      Thanks for any ideas.

      Sorry to sound so down.

      • Jules
      • It’s fake, all down the line. Look at these actors, supposedly grieving after the death of a child, but what is on their minds? Gun control, of course.

        And of course, one of the children who got to “meet with” (p)resident Bobo didn’t get the chance, but had so hoped to be able to tell him there needs to be legislation to make sure only the military and “law enforcement” have guns.

        Also see parts 1 and 2 of the same video. Sandy Hook [hoax] actors

        Don’t be afraid of the conniving, lying creeps.

      • ShainS
      • Francesca, at least get a gun while they can still be gotten (I fully expect someday for sales to be illegal). Regardless of ANY law, the greatest natural right you possess is that of self-defense.

        The more gun owners there are, the less likely the feds will be to attempt criminalization/confiscation. Also, even if you find yourself overmatched by more thugs with more firepower, you may be able to participate in a group of citizen resistors — and if murdered, you will die a dignified and hero’s death (although I don’t expect to see this in our lifetimes).

        Don’t apologize for sounding so down; it confirms that you are seeing the terrible reality of the situation in front of us. Allow yourself some measure of feeling personally in control, like by purchasing a firearm or contributing to some group (per your expressed interest — although I have none in mind), which will make you feel better and a little more optimistic.

        If you live in an urban environment, I’d definitely consider — if it’s an option — moving to a more rural one … and hopefully finding like-minded individuals with whom you can relate — possibly join some patriotic group (at minimum, a Tea Party organization).

        Never forget that we Americans are the descendants of among the best of the best — mostly individuals who gave up everything to take a huge risk coming to this country so that they and their children could have freedoms and opportunities denied. I often find this comforting …

        Finally, although fiction, I’d recommend reading (or re-reading) inspiring heroic novels along the lines of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and watching (or re-watching) movies like Braveheart and The Patriot with Mel Gibson.

        Best of luck and hang in there! There are still a HUGE number of Americans who won’t go quietly in the night, and what we lack in quantities (perhaps a majority of “the masses”) we more than make up for in qualities (the “virtues and talents” of the minority) …

      • silverdust
      • Francesca — See if there’s a self-defense/martial-arts class in your area. Some are only a few hours long but WELL worth the time. Size is irrelevant in martial arts. A well-placed throat punch wil take down the biggest goon and give you time to get away.

    • Francesca
    • To add to my previous post: we have all noticed how Obama is even more arrogant (if possible), defiant, and ‘in your face’. If all this info from the insider is true, it would explain Obama’s attitude. Surely, there is some way out of this nightmare.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • #1.)

      The truth about the Valerie Plame case. (10 years later)

      Hugo Floriani, Investigative Reporter

      We’re going into the final year of a decade since the Valerie Plame case burst into the national news, and still the truth remains untold by key persons involved. Why is that?

      Is Richard Armitage telling the truth when he says he didn’t tell President Bush that he was the leaker in the Valerie Plame case because of U.S Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald?

      In an interview with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin, former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said he didn’t come forward as the source of the leak because “the special counsel, once he was appointed, asked me not to discuss this and I honored his request”.

      Patrick Fitzgerald was appointed special counsel on December 30, 2003.

      Let’s examine Armitage’s claims.

      Armitage has stated that reporter Bob Novak’s column, published October 1,2003, caused him to (1) immediately meet with the FBI and confess to being the leaker, and (2) then call Secretary of State Colin Powell and tell him he was Novak’s source and, therefore, responsible for leaking the identity of Valerie Plame as a CIA employee.

      According to court records Richard Armitage went to Marc Grossman, the Undersecretary of State, on the evening of October 16, 2003 and told Grossman that he, Armitage, was the leaker. Armitage did this knowing that Grossman was scheduled to be questioned by the FBI the next day.

      Undersecretary Marc Grossman is the author of the memo that started it all by identifying who Valerie Plame was to his superiors at the State Department – Armitage and Powell.

      So, what do we know?

      (1) We know that as of Oct. 16, 2003 the top three officials at the State Department and the FBI knew that Richard Armitage was the person who divulged Valerie Plame’s identity to the press.

      (2) We know that, between Oct. 16 – Dec. 30, it was not Patrick Fitzgerald who was keeping the three top officials in the U.S. State Department from divulging that Armitage was the leaker.

      And (3) we know, that, if in the time between Oct. 16 – Dec 30, any one of the State Departments top three officials (Powell, Armitage or Grossman) or the FBI would have gone public with what they knew, Patrick Fitzgerald would have never been appointed Special Counsel.

      Consequently, New York Times reporter Judith Miller would not have spent nearly three months in jail, and Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff, Scooter Libby, would not have been prosecuted.

      As this unfolds, ponder this:

      Did our current FBI director Robert Mueller keep the identity of the “leaker” Richard Armitage from his boss, Attorney General John Ashcroft?

      And, if not, did John Ashcroft neglect to tell President George W. Bush?

      To be continued….

    • AmericaTheBeautiful

      The Valerie Plame case: The man who was appointed to appoint Patrick Fitzgerald “Special Counsel”
      January 4th, 2013 by Whistle Blower

      Thomas Barton, Investigative Reporter

      U.S. Attorney James B. Comey was appointed Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of appointing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as “Special Counsel” to lead the investigation into who “leaked” Valerie Plame’s identity as a C.I.A. employee to the press. It was all choreographed.

      It was known that Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage leaked Plame’s identity as a CIA employee to the press – even before Patrick Fitzgerald was appointed “Special Counsel”. Go figure.

      And, it was known that Armitage was the “Leaker” before Comey was chosen for his job, and before he appointed Patrick Fitzgerald as “Special Counsel,” and before Fitzgerald was tasked to find out what the government already knew.

      Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up! Here’s a sequence of key dates:

      Oct 1, 2003: Bob Novak published an article that causes Richard Armitage to go immediately to the FBI and confess to being the “Leaker” in the Valerie Plame case.

      Oct. 3, 2003: George W. Bush nominates Patrick Fitzgerald’s peer and close friend, U.S Attorney James B. Comey, to be Deputy Attorney General.

      Oct. 29, 2003: During Comey’s senate confirmation hearing, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) questions Comey about the possibility of Attorney General John Ashcroft recusing himself in the Plame case and Comey appointing a Special Counsel to that case.

      So, what happened next?

      Comey was confirmed Deputy Attorney General.

      Ashcroft recused himself, putting Comey in charge of the Plame case.

      Comey appointed his close friend, Patrick Fitzgerald as Special Counsel in charge of finding the “Leaker”.

      And, this was all done after Armitage confessed to being the “Leaker,” said he wouldn’t seek legal representation, and claimed to be prepared to accept the consequences of his actions.

      Fitzgerald asked Armitage to keep his guilt to himself.

      Armitage complied.

      Judith Miller went to jail, and Scooter Libby was prosecuted and found guilty…of something other than leaking.

      Shortly after appointing Fitzgerald to the Plame case, Comey left the Attorney General’s office to become lead counsel at Lockheed Martin. We’ll explain the significance of that move later.

      And where’s Comey today? Why he’s a partner at Attorney General Eric Holder’s former law firm, Covington & Burling.

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