What Has John Boehner Done For Americans Lately?

John Boehnerby Leigh Bravo  1/5/15
John Boehner has promised over and over not to fall into the status quo trap.  He has promised over and over not to give in to President Obama. He has promised over and over to fight Obama’s illegal amnesty. He has promised over and over to give the Congress over 72 hours to read bills. He has promised over and over to curtail the spending that is sending middle class Americans down the proverbial drain.  He has promised to fight President Obama. He has promised again and again and again. Speaker Boehner has made more false promises to Americans as Obama has lied to Americans. Is John Boehner a Republican or a Democrat? The line between the two seems to get smaller and smaller.

In the Washington Times, Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of Freedom Works was quoted,

“With a growing Republican majority in the House and a historically  high number of liberty-voting fiscal conservatives within it, there is an urgent need to replace Speaker Boehner with fresh, bold leadership that better represents the views of the whole caucus.”

“Speaker Boehner has kicked fiscal conservatives off committee positions for voting against his wishes, caved on numerous massive spending bills at the eleventh hour, and abused the legislative process to stomp out opposition by holding surprise votes and giving members little time to actually read the bills before they vote.”

“An effective Speaker would be someone who leads through action, consistently doing what Republicans promised the American people they would do. We need someone willing to shake up the status quo!”

It is time for change!  The Republicans swept the November elections because the American people were demanding change! They are sick to death of the status quo! They are sick of Obama’s pen and phone and want someone who will lead the charge to break that pen and cut off service to Obama’s phone!

In 2013, a total of 8 Republicans voted against Boehner’s continued speakership! Today, the number opposing Boehner is growing. it is time for all Republicans to vote “NO!”  The American people are demanding change, they are demanding payment for their votes! We are ready for a real leader to tow the conservative line.  Boehner is not it!  The voters are watching and keeping track of those who vote “YES” and those who vote “NO!” A vote for Boehner is a vote for the status quo!

The Republican party has been given a gift! The majority of the House and Senate.  It is time to do the job that was promised.  Stop the spending, stop illegal amnesty, secure our borders, pass the keystone pipeline, de-regulate small business, defund Obamacare and offer up something better, get the American people back to work, stop the growth of government overreach! Do your job and represent your constituents! Republicans finally have the opportunity to take the White House in 2016, but not if they refuse to do the job they were elected to do in November, 2014.  Give the American people a reason to show up to the polls! Surprise us and stand up and fight for this country. The United States of America!

The American people are mad as hell and are not going to take it anymore. It is time to step up to the plate, vote Boehner out and get down to the work of getting America back to where it belongs…..the strongest economic force in the world, the most powerful country in the world, the country who stands as an example to all. A place where the American dream is accessible to all!

Contact your representative and tell them to “VOTE NO TO BOEHNER!”

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20 Responses to What Has John Boehner Done For Americans Lately?

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Backstabber Boehner is, at best, a perfect example of why I came up with the term YBR for Yellow-Bellied Republican. At worst, he deliberately betrayed his party’s voters. Either way, the effects are about the same.

  2. GHG says:

    The word politician has probably always had somewhat of a negative connotation, an element of dishonesty, someone who says one thing to get elected but then cuts backroom deals for personal gain rather than represent the interests of his constituents. That definition of politician is probably more appropos today than ever before. Integrity and honesty have become vestigial, the rarest of qualities found among those who take an oath of office before being entrusted with the public’s trust.

    Yes, John Boehner is just such a politician. A man without integrity. A man whose words are meaningless because they come from a dishonest man who can’t be trusted. He doesn’t work for the poeple of his district in Ohio, nor to uphold the U.S. Constitution. No, his masters are the shadowy figures that will benefit from an influx of cheap labor, from the American taxpayer footing the bill for healthcare, and other political wranglings that increase their profits and power.

    America has been sold out by those who hold Boehner’s puppet strings. He’s really nothing more than a politician. And I mean that in the most derogatory way.

    Edit: I feel compelled to add that Boehner has never struck me as an intelligent preson … wait … let me turn that around and more directly say he seems a little dim. Granted, it’s hard to get the measure of someone from sound bites but unlike Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi who, although evil to the core, display an intelligence and deviousness that leave little doubt that their intellect is in gear, Boehner seems like he says “huh?” a lot. He can read lines and repeat talking points, but he never gives me the impression he has an original thought. Makes me wonder who shepherded him to the position he holds.

    • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

      The word politician has probably always had somewhat of a negative connotation

      Over 2,000 years ago, Cicero said, “politicians are not born, they are excreted.”

      The man was on to something.

      He also said,

      The more laws, the less justice.

      Ability without honor is useless

      Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak

      Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.

      He was writing at the end of the Roman Republic.

      When one reads Cicero it is clear that nothing is new. This is the reason history should be taught and why the Left doesn’t want it to be taught. An ignorant public is easy to fool.

      Our founders understood this and knew the fallibility of human beings, especially of those with power. This is why they expected the public to be moral and informed.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        John Maddox Roberts, the author of a series of Roman mysteries set in that time period, has pointed out the similarities between the last years of the Roman republic and modern America. Pat Frank noticed a few similarities in Alas, Babylon (his classic post-nuclear novel).

  3. GHG says:

    Boehner has been re-elected as Speaker. Washington DC is Washington DC. The ruling class will not go gently into that good night. Power is not so easily given up. The true conservatives, those who opposed Boehner will now get their comeuppance and what little representation we conservatives have will be effectively neutered.

    As a conservative, I don’t have representative voice in our government. There’s no question about that. Rather, the question is whether or not there should be conservative leadership in Washington – are there enough conservatives in the electorate to warrant a seat at the table? I’m not sure there is. If survey results indicate a higher percentage chose conservative over liberal or independant, that is more likely a reflex response than one of conviction, not unlike chosing “Christian” on a survey but rarely if ever going to church. It’s aligning with family tradition more than living as a conservative and demanding your representative vote that way.

    Dinosaurs don’t need representation.

    • Rosalys says:

      We conservatives may not have the great numbers, but like blacks are to the Democrats, the Republicans need us if they want to get elected. We are amazed that blacks overwhelmingly continue to vote for a party that does very little for them. Maybe we should be asking ourselves why we continue to vote for a party that for the most part pays lip service to our concerns and then works to undermine all we stand for with an occasional bone tossed our way.

      • SkepticalCynic says:

        Basically, in the US we have the option to vote for what we see as the lesser of two evils…..or to stay home an not vote. We should understand why so many choose to stay home when you consider how long this train wreck has been going on.

        • Timothy Lane says:

          This is Hobson’s choice — take it or leave it. You can vote for the GOP (the Plunderbund is not an option for me, and probably for the rest of us here), or we can abstain from voting (or the equivalent, such as a third party). Note that the concept goes back 400 years, and probably longer with different terminology (though the original Hobson’s choice involved horse rentals).

          • GHG says:

            I’ve always considered voting a civic duty. Times change but one’s convictions shouldn’t, although it is getting to the point were not voting could be considered a legitimate protest.

            • Timothy Lane says:

              I still vote and have no plans to stop. But if they want my active support (such as volunteer labor for GOP candidates), they can come up with people I would be willing to work for — which (at least at the moment) includes no one in or near (or supportive of) the party leadership.

              • Rosalys says:

                I stopped contributing to the Republican Party several election cycles ago. when they call and ask for a donation I say NO and I tell them exactly why!

      • Leigh bravo says:

        The problem is their are only 2 parties… Corrupt and more corrupt! We need to demand a third party. I have no doubt that a third party would sweep the White House in 2016 ig Americans were offered that choice! It is so tiring seeing the same few people get elected and re-elected to run the country because we do have to choose between two evils. I’m pushing Carson for President! Non politician, conservative, businessman, smart with a lot of common sense. And imagine??? He actually loves this country!


      I believe that we Conservatives are in fact a majority within the Republican Party; therefore, we most certainly are entitled to a seat at the table. Indeed, we are entitled to control of the Republican Party, but we do not have it because the Establishment is better organized and more devious than we are. But the struggle is on – the challenge to Boehner proves that, and it came very close to succeeding, remember – so this is no time to give it up.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        This was the problem with the farcical move against Boehner (it has been pointed out that Dan Webster, who got half the votes of the dissenters, isn’t even as conservative as the average House Republican, so that choosing him would probably have gained nothing). There was no preparation work. Not until a few days ago was any effort begun, and not surprisingly it failed even to receive the support of some Boehner critics.

  4. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    My mother loves the guy and is hoping he will run for president. Don’t hit me with any tomatoes. I’m just reporting the facts.

    But she is part of the core of Boehner’s constituency. They view him, first of all, as Republican and, second of all, as a nice guy…not one of those black radicals like we have in the White House. Note one of those queer freaks you see marching in parades. Not one of those feminists who are forever angry at the world for having dared to create the male of the species.

    To some extent, I can understand that point of view. Boehner, unlike the freak show of the Democrat Party, does look like a normal American. Perception is reality. He seems calm, stable, reasonable, and affable.

    But what I think we actually need is a little radicalism and a little less of this looks-normal-and-unthreatening RINOism (whose policies, I would say, threaten at the very least the financial foundation of this country — debt, debt, and more debt).

    But to the John Boehner types, we conservatives are the “wacko birds.” The Establishment Republicans view themselves as reasonable (and probably even as “very conservative”). But the point is that they can (and must) psychologically and intellectually write off real conservatism because real conservatism is as opposed to what is going on in Washington DC as Frederick Douglass was to what was going on in the deep South. You can try to normalize evil (or just irresponsible and cowardly politics) by casting off one’s adversaries (which are, of course, conservatives, not Democrats) as “wacko birds.” But the reality itself doesn’t change.

    And given that not many people are interested in reality these days, you can understand the easy, self-deceptive “do nothing conservatism” of a John Boehner. After all, if people actually like Marxism (under whatever term is being used — Pope Francis might use “social justice”), who is Boehner to stand athwart? And to some extent, I can’t blame him. He may or may not think conservatives are “wacko birds,” but anyone with any intelligence sees the bizarre tangents this culture is running off on. And such a person can only shake his head. But by no means will that head think of trying to drain the swamp.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      It’s important to remember that people like Backstabber Boehner, despite their flaws, are at least not our enemies, at least not in the way liberals are. They simply fail to do what is needed to defeat those enemies. Lindsey Graham is one of the least popular Republicans for conservatives, but his response to the Muslim atrocity in Paris was perfect — an awareness that this is a religious struggle against jihadism that literally is a matter of life and death for Western civilization. What Demagogue will ever admit that? Certainly never Feckless Leader himself.

  5. GHG says:

    There is not just one definition for what GOP conservatism is supposed to be, but a good starting point would be the “three pillars” of national defense, free market economics, and traditional family values. Of those three, family values have all but been eliminated from the national conversation and with it went the transcendent bedrock upon which ethics and morality were based. Without it, anything goes and there is little difference between the dishonesty of the right and the dishonesty of the left. Without it the oath they took to uphold and protect the Constitution – the Rule of Law – is just formality. The GOP work for the Chamber of Commerce and profits trump all. The Democrats work for Marxist special interest groups and the Constitution be damned.

    John Boehner and his ilk are just as much my enemy as Harry Reid and Obama – none of them seek to uphold and defend the Constitution which is the only thing that can hold the country together as it was originally inteded to be.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Well, I do make a difference between those who are actively malevolent (such as Barry Screwtape Obama and his claque) and those who fail to recognize and understand that malevolence. It’s sort of like the difference between jihadists (who are the ultimate pinnacle of satanic evil) and those (such as virtually all liberals) who fail (most likely by deliberate choice) to acknowledge that evil.

      • GHG says:

        I do recognize the difference between political enemies and mortal enemies, but I don’t see much difference between the Democrats and Republicans in terms of where the country will end up. One will drive us over a cliff and the other will take us on a slow and winding road but in the end it won’t matter because both will have fundamentally transformed our country. Once the Constitution is ignored and the Executive and Judicial branches are allowed to make laws, then our country has been fundmentally changed and it would appear we are in the beginning stages of that now.

  6. Timothy Lane says:

    I got the latest issue of Conservative Chronicle today, and it had a number of interesting cartoons on this subject. The first, on page 7, showed Boehner walking along and 3 conservatives standing with their backs to him. A cartoon on page 9 showed Boehner walking with a pair of buckets of water labeled “Obama Health Plan” and “Obama Amnesty Plan”, and Louis Gohmert holding a large fork gift-wrapped “To: GOP” and labeled “NoBoehner” and saying, “It’s a message from the majority of our voters.”

    On page 15, perhaps the best of these (Elizabeth, who looked at it before I did, told me about it) features someone about to get on a spaceship labeled “GOP-Controlled 114th Congress” with 2 spacesuited elephants at the foot of the entrance stairway. A woman is running with a book titled “To Serve Boehner” and saying, “Wait! It’s a cookbook!” Of course, we especially appreciated that this is based on a famous short story by Damon Knight and the Twilight Zone episode based on it.

    On the next page, a suited elephant is writing his 2015 New Year’s Resolution on a blackboard — crossing out various ideas (such as “Stop Obama”) and finally putting up “Maintain Status Quo”. The next page after that has a Mallard Fillmore cartoon in which 3 elephants agree on their tasks for the year — one in charge of “Fighting Among Ourselves”, another “Alienating Our Base”, and the third “Caving In to Whatever Democrats Want”.

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