Boehner: I Don’t Need GOP to Pass Gun Law
On Thursday, in the midst of ongoing national debate over prospective gun control and comprehensive immigration legislation, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that he didn’t need the approval of a majority of his own party to move forward with legislation. Referring to the so-called Hastert Rule, named after former House Speaker Denny Hastert (R-IL), which dictated that House leadership not bring up any bill for a vote without the support of a majority of the majority party, Boehner said, “Listen: It was never a rule to begin with.”
Then, realizing the gravity of admitting that he could move without a majority of his own party, Boehner added, “And certainly my prerogative – my intention is to always pass bills with strong Republican support.”
That may be his intention, but it has not been his history. On the fiscal cliff deal at the end of 2012, for example, he ignored a majority of his own party. That prompted a mini-rebellion in the House resulting in a supposedly humbled Boehner retaining his speakership. Should he buck the House Republicans again, he may face a stiffer challenge this time. SOURCE
How about that? Boehner actually stands up, speaks what he believes is the truth and then it dawns on him; he just slammed every member of the GOP. Priceless!
Many of us have pointed out, repeatedly, John Boehner is a GUTLESS piece of garbage and he has NO business being the Speaker of the House. Boehner is NOT a Republican, he is NOT a Conservative, he is simply put, a RINO that borders on becoming a full blown Democrat.
I don’t understand WHY the House of Representatives didn’t remove this poser when they had the opportunity to do so. No one can convince me that John Boehner it the only person claiming to be a Republican that is qualified to be Speaker.
The actions of Boehner, and those that support him tend to make me believe that the GOP is as dead as many of us have been saying it is. I have been posting my opinions on the demise of the GOP for a very long time.
So, then we get these *words of wisdom*:
Exclusive — Whip McCarthy Defiant: Republicans Strongest When United
On Thursday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said that the so-called Hastert Rule “was never a rule to begin with,” implying that he could proceed with legislation without a majority of his own party in support.
Responding to Boehner’s comments, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Breitbart News exclusively that any move away from the Hastert Rule would be unacceptable. “As Whip,” he said, “I strongly believe in regular order to ensure all legislation has the support of a majority of the majority. If we have learned anything from the last three months, it is that Republicans are strongest when we lead and when we are united.” SOURCE
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy needs to be given the title *Captain Obvious*, of course the GOP is stronger when united; therein lies the problem.
In a perfect world the GOP would be united, and yes, they would be strong and they would stand for the RIGHT and espouse true Conservatism, but the truth of the matter is this; there are very few members of the House OR Senate that are true Conservatives.
Other than a few *fire eaters*, and thank God for them, the GOP is comprised of a few wimps that are afraid of their own shadows and will bend over backwards to follow the mantra of political correctness as they make every effort to not make waves.
These people do what I call *go along to get along* and this is what I believe they have in their BLACK HEARTS.
‘To hell with the REAL Republicans of this nation, to hell with the Conservatives and the religious RIGHT, let’s just go along with the Dems, appease them, keep them happy and never mind the fact that our efforts to please the Dems is KILLING America and has all but destroyed the Republican Party.’
One of these days folks are going to look back on what I said way before McRINO and North Pole Barbie lost to Obama and they will remember; I have been telling folks for a very long time; the GOP is over and done, it’s time to start over with a new Conservative Party.
Oh well, it’s probably too late now…