I called my Rep. this week to ask that he not support Boehner for Speaker in the next Congress. Below is his response. I can tell now that this guy has to be watched as he seems to have the makings of a ‘moderate’ rather than a principled conservative. We can do much better than him in this CD.
Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts on the future of the House Republican leadership team. It is good to hear from you.
On November 14, 2012, the House Republican Conference selected its leadership team for the 113th Congress. Speaker of the House John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy were all re-nominated for their current positions, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers was nominated as chairman of the Republican Conference.
While I respect your opinion, I believe it is important to point out that Speaker Boehner has a tough job. Like you, I want to reform entitlements, reduce spending, and re-energize our economy. But House Republicans are becoming our own worst enemy. Instead of bolstering Speaker Boehner’s negotiating position with Democrats and allowing him to bargain from a position of power, we are putting up roadblocks at every turn. Ultimately, this puts us in a weaker position and will prevent us from getting the best deal possible. The reality is, President Obama was re-elected, and the Democrats gained seats in the Senate. House Republicans are the only line of defense. However, to be effective, we must come together as a conference and demonstrate that we are unified behind the speaker.
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