Representative John Boehner, if he had any conservative values which I now doubt, should resign from Congress after his latest betrayal of the voters who elected him. If he doesn’t, the voters of his district should choose a replacement in the primary and elect a real conservative to office. The country needs conservatives, not ‘pub wannabees of the Ruling Class.
Boenher’s gutless caving to the democrats on the last Continuing Resolution is a prime example why he is unfit to hold any elected office. He and the media claim it as a victory of ‘pubs over dems. Not so. To achieve that $48Bn, they included the $12Bn from the previous CR. That means that is last CR only included $26Bn in cuts.
For six months!
And in all that time, the federal wastrels continue to spend—like democrats. For all his fine words, Boehner’s acts are the opposite. As far as I can see, Nancy Pelosi still runs the house and the election last November changed nothing.
“But, but, it’d shut down the government!” claim the RINOs.
At least we’d see who really was essential and the rest should be targets for pick slips. When push came to shove, Boehner caved.
He allowed two of the more important actions to be deleted, funding for Planned Parenthood, and reining the rogue agency, the EPA. I believe that funding for NPR and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting survived intact as well, although I haven’t been able to confirm that at this time.
So what did we gain? Nothing.
What did the dems gain? Continued spending at the current rate for the rest of the fiscal year. Whenever you hear the MSM praising a ‘pub, you know the dems won.
Read the opinions of conservatives here, here, here, here, and here. I’m not the only one with this opinion of Boehner. The establishment ‘pubs run scared they’ll be painted as diciples of Newt Gingrich. The difference then was that Clinton was smart and said the military would still be paid and government employees too, at a later date. Obama held the military hostage. The ‘pubs had a great PR opportunity and blew it.
Boehner needs to be replaced with someone with backbone. We don’t need a spineless, whiner as Speaker.
Here’s a few quotes from others across the country.
“Boehner must go,” wrote Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips. “The tea party must unite and make sure Boehner is replaced in the next election. Boehner is living proof of something I have said for a long time. It is not enough that we vote out bad leaders, we must replace them with good leaders. Getting Nancy Pelosi out of the speaker’s seat was a good thing. Unfortunately, her replacement has not been very good. We need people in leadership who are committed to cutting spending and eliminating these programs.” — WND***The budget deal struck this weekend in D.C. is a complete and total betrayal of the Tea Party movement by John Boehner and the Republicans who voted with him, including Bill Shuster.
Forget the caves on reigning in the EPA, healthcare funding, NEA funding, earmark abolition, abortion funding, etc. Forget all of that. The fact is that Boehner and the Republicans promised to cut $100 billion from this year’s bloated budget if they were elected to the House Majority. The Tea Party did the hard part and kept its end of the bargain, getting Republicans their majority. Immediately, Boehner and Company reduced their proposed paltry cuts to $61 billion. Then agreed to just $38.5 in cuts to this year’s record setting spending—in other words, these aren’t cuts at all, just a reduction in how much more of the taxpayers’ money they were going to spend. — John McGinnis, PennPatriot blog.***
Today, Speaker John Boehner said there would be no government shutdown. That’s like robbing a store with a gun, but announcing at the outset that you
won’t use it. He is throwing away all of our leverage and seems headed for a “compromise” that will betray his weak position. — Dick Morris on the South Florida Tea Party website.