It’s time for a change: a Reagan not a Ford should lead the House GOP. Clearly John Boehner is not up to it.
“The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and
— Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution
Enough. Enough. Enough.
It’s time for conservatives to challenge John Boehner for Speaker of the House.
With Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin.
Yes, it can be done. And there is a way to do it, more of which in a minute.
But first, the question: why replace John Boehner?
What’s the problem?
John Boehner is not a conservative. He’s a Washington deal maker. An Inside-the-Beltway guy in the mold of all those Republican House Minority Leaders who led (kept?) the House GOP in minority status for 40 long years between 1954 and 1994 — when a bold Newt Gingrich finally led the charge that broke the liberal grip on the House. Boehner is House Minority Leader Gerald Ford or Bob Michel all over again.
To wit, this Boehner exchange with ABC’s Diane Sawyer the other day:
SAWYER: A couple of other questions about the agenda now. You have said next year that you would repeal the healthcare vote. That’s still your mission?
BOEHNER: Well, I think the election changes that. It’s pretty clear that the president was reelected, Obamacare is the law of the land.
Or this from Boehner, as reported by the AP the day after the election:
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner offered Wednesday to pursue a deal with a victorious President Barack Obama that will include higher taxes “under the right conditions” to help reduce the nation’s staggering debt and put its finances in order.
Or this story in Sunday’s New York Times headlined: