Ned Ryun is the President of American Majority (also on Facebook), a national non-profit that identifies and trains candidates to run for state and local office on free market, limited government principles. Ned resides in northern Virginia, with his wife, Becca, and four children: Nathaniel, James, Charlotte and Hudson.


    Mr. President, It’s Time to Fire Holder!

    Washington D.C. is known for politicians bucking responsibility for their actions, or for those that are under their leadership. Enough is enough. Someone must be held accountable for the incompetence at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Mr. President, it’s time to Fire Attorney General Eric Holder! There have been several recent high profile scandals that have rocked the DOJ and could have been grounds to | Read More »

    How To Win in Virginia in 2013

    * Written with Brian Baker, President of Ending Spending As the eyes of the nation turn to key state races in 2013 – New Jersey and Virginia – the issues of fiscal responsibility and economic growth will be a yardstick for how voters measure candidates. This year, Virginia will play a critical role in the ongoing national discussion of how we reverse the massive growth | Read More »

    American Majority: Organizing for Freedom

    American Majority turned 5 in January, and it has been quite the ride. Trust me. We’ve trained almost 25,000 activists and candidates nationwide in that time, with most of that work in the last three years, and many times with a staff of no more than twenty. Someone asked me the other day what our budget was. I replied, “A gabazillion pennies and nickels (with some | Read More »

    We Can Win (If We Start Doing the Right Things)

    Conservatives, we can talk all we want about fixing the message and following principles, but even if we fix both—we can’t win elections if we keep using campaign tactics like it’s 1999. For a real conservative comeback, we don’t need to become Democrats. We need to become conservatives with brains. Right now, conservatives’ technological lifeblood could use a dose of digital steroids. But, some of | Read More »

    After Big Punt, Here’s How GOP Can Score

    As a conservative, I hate when Republicans constantly punt on spending. It’s annoying, and it keeps happening. We have no reason to think it won’t keep happening. American Majority Action opposed the House GOP leadership’s plan to suspend the debt ceiling for four months without spending cuts. We believe that the day to stop stealing from our children is today–not tomorrow, not four months from | Read More »

    Let’s Force Obama Into a Balanced Budget

    Let’s start with a simple question: If conservatives had a choice, would we choose to balance the budget now or follow Obama’s model of catastrophic debt instead? For conservatives, the answer is painfully obvious. And the quickest way to a balanced budget is to let the US government hit the debt ceiling. When we reach the debt limit we can only spend what we take in; | Read More »

    Boehner Should Resign

    There comes a certain point when enough is enough: American Majority Action (AMA) believes it is time for Speaker John Boehner to resign after his embarrassing failure to pass his “Plan B” fiscal cliff bill. Speaker Boehner killed the planned 7:30 p.m. vote last night when he realized that AMA and other groups had succeeded in holding enough conservative members to defeat the measure. AMA | Read More »

    If Not Boehner, Then Who? We Have Options

    If Not Boehner, Then Who? We Have Options

    If not Boehner, then who? Last week, American Majority Action kicked off the trending #FireBoehner hastag on Twitter and began to pressure House members to abstain from voting for Speaker. After speaking with the House Parliamentarian, we discovered the House precedent is actually interpreted to mean an absolute majority of votes cast for a specific candidate. So, House members do nothing by abstaining. However, the | Read More »

    How you can fire Speaker Boehner

    If conservatives want to determine their own leadership on the Hill, it starts with firing John Boehner as Speaker.

    I described how and why here.

    We need all of you to make this happen. We only need 16 conservatives to abstain from the Speaker vote to depose Boehner and force the GOP caucus to pick new leadership.

    We’ve had thousands of activists nationwide ask how they can help. For now, we suggest calling and writing conservative Congressmen in your area.

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    Fire Boehner: We Only Need 16 Votes to Depose Boehner

    From the diaries…

    If conservatives want to keep the House and win the Senate, we need to fire John Boehner as speaker of the House. We only need 16 House votes to do it.

    As most conservatives know, Boehner and the House GOP Steering Committee decided to purge four conservative House members from their committee. Congressmen Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp were removed from the House Budget Committee, and Congressmen David Schweikert and Walter Jones were cut from the Financial Services Committee.

    Amash, Huelskamp, and Schweikert were targeted because they were too fiscally conservative—all three have voted against Boehner’s debt ceiling hikes. Amash and Huelskamp were the only two GOP votes against House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget.

    Amash explained that vote at yesterday’s Bloggers’ Briefing at the Heritage Foundation, “It’s unacceptable to have unbalanced budgets until 2040.”

    For anyone outside of DC, this statement seems obvious. Only in Washington is balancing the budget radical.

    Many conservatives voted for the Ryan budget because they didn’t want to “let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” I understand that, but we shouldn’t criticize those who actually understand the depth of our debt problem and plan to propose real answers.

    If Speaker Boehner wants to purge independent, bold conservatives—I think it’s time he gets fired as Speaker. Not only for the purge. He has failed to effectively win negotiations with President Obama and appointed moderate committee chairs. To the public, Boehner may appear radical but in reality he proposes milquetoast policies, like the tax-hikes he proposed this week.

    While the caucus has already voted in support of John Boehner as speaker of the 113th Congress, the final floor vote doesn’t happen until early January.

    Everyone thinks it’s a fairytale, but the Conservative Movement is capable of firing Boehner with just 16 votes.

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