It’s time for a change: a Reagan not a Ford should lead the House GOP. Clearly John Boehner is not up to it.
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Boehner Tells House G.O.P. to Fall in Line
Reads the beginning of the story:
WASHINGTON — On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party’s electoral battering last week, Speaker John Boehner dished out some bitter medicine, and for the first time in 112th Congress, most members took their dose.”
….It was a striking contrast to a similar call last year, when Mr. Boehner tried to persuade members to compromise with Democrats on a deal to extend a temporary cut in payroll taxes, only to have them loudly revolt.
Then there was this Boehner statement:
Mr. President, this is your moment. We’re ready to be led not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Americans. We want you to lead not as a liberal or a conservative, but as the president of the United States of America. We want you to succeed. Let’s challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us.
So the fight to repeal Obamacare stops dead? The GOP becomes complicit in tax increases that will ruin the economy? Confronting Obama on energy and immigration and the growth of government and all the rest is now dismissed? Knowing full well that then-candidate Senator Obama said in 2008 he didn’t care if a lower capital gains tax rate brought in more revenue, he would look to raising them anyway out of fairness — how can any conservative Speaker possibly say “we want you (Obama) to succeed”???
President Obama’s goal is to make of America a government-centered nation. And the response from Speaker Boehner is “we want you to succeed”?
This is leadership????
Mark Levin has hit the nail on the head in telling me:
“Boehner is an old-time, worn out mush Republican who is incapable of promoting or even articulating a liberty agenda. We must replace the current Republican leadership with statesmen and fast. They have fear and loser written across their foreheads.”
Fear smells. And conservatives across the land are smelling the political fear emanating from the Speaker’s office.
Mark also said:
“We lost the presidency, which was the great setback for our nation. Yet we held the House fairly easily and only lost two Senate seats. Even in Obama’s case he received millions less votes. Boehner interprets this as a mandate for Obama and liberalism. He’s not fighting or leading. He’s dragging what little resistance is left in the GOP down the cliff. Far more damage will be done to the nation and the GOP than ought be done with this kind of quisling behavior.
“He must go.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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