We allowed this to happen now deal with it.

    I have been trying to figure out what I wanted this post to say for a few days. Today it struck me as to what it was that I wanted to say. I have been reading that people think that the Conservative caucus of the Republican House screwed everything up by throwing a “Tantrum” and making sure that Plan B failed. Some people believe that | Read More »

    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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    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.

    Read More »

    LA-3: Third place cadidate, Ron Richard (D), endorses Boustany

    On this site, I’ve seen opinions divided on whether on not Conservatives should go for Jeff Landry, the representative from the current 3rd District or the representative from the soon-to-be defunct 7th Congressional District. Arguments on both sides are actually fairly strong, and the campaigns have gotten incredibly nasty. Living in Lafayette Parish and working in Vermilion Parish, I am getting rather tired of it. | Read More »

    The Stupid Party Expands Government Again

    House and Senate Republican leaders, collectively the Stupid Party, are yet again set to expand government, government spending, and engage in Keynesian economic policies they’ve criticized Barack Obama for.Somewhat wisely, they are releasing all this as the Supreme Court releases its Obamacare decision so no one will pay attention. Ironically, as we wait to see if the Supreme Court gives Congress plenary power through the | Read More »

    The Stupid Party Expands Government Again

    House and Senate Republican leaders, collectively the Stupid Party, are yet again set to expand government, government spending, and engage in Keynesian economic policies they’ve criticized Barack Obama for.Somewhat wisely, they are releasing all this as the Supreme Court releases its Obamacare decision so no one will pay attention. Ironically, as we wait to see if the Supreme Court gives Congress plenary power through the | Read More »

    Rounding Up GOP Reactions to Obama’s Immigration End-Run Around Congress *UPDATE: Romney’s Response*

    See bottom for Romney’s response. Unless you’ve been living under a rock today, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard about the Obama administration’s decision to end deportations of illegal immigrants under 30 years old and provide them with two year renewable work visas (amnesty by any other name)–adding a possible 800,000 to the number of people to the work force. Despite the fact that he said in | Read More »

    Politico: excusing in 2012 their lack of foresight about 2010?

    I need to push back on this cover-their-rear statement by Politico on the ‘surprise’ flipping of the House of Representatives in 2010. [House Speaker John] Boehner doesn’t play political prognosticator often. But when he does, those close to him say, there’s usually a calculated reason. In April 2010 — almost two years ago exactly — the then-House minority leader said in a radio interview that | Read More »

    Politico: excusing in 2012 their lack of foresight about 2010?

    I need to push back on this cover-their-rear statement by Politico on the ‘surprise’ flipping of the House of Representatives in 2010. [House Speaker John] Boehner doesn’t play political prognosticator often. But when he does, those close to him say, there’s usually a calculated reason. In April 2010 — almost two years ago exactly — the then-House minority leader said in a radio interview that | Read More »

    This Week in Washington — March 12, 2012

    The House is out of session this week. Tthe Senate will be in session to finish work on a bloated two year $109 billion highway bill.  Big fight this week on judicial nominations with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) expected to file cloture on about seventeen nominees today. Also, expect a fight when the Senate tries to use a House passed Small-Business bill to pass the | Read More »

    This Week in Washington — March 12, 2012

    The House is out of session this week. Tthe Senate will be in session to finish work on a bloated two year $109 billion highway bill.  Big fight this week on judicial nominations with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) expected to file cloture on about seventeen nominees today. Also, expect a fight when the Senate tries to use a House passed Small-Business bill to pass the | Read More »

    This Week in Washington — March 5, 2012

    The Senate will work through a Senate version of a highway funding bill  this week.  The House has a relatively light schedule.  This week will dominated with discussion about “Super Tuesday” and President Obama’s Tuesday press conference intended to steal the press corps on “Super Tuesday.” The House is working on a bill that will partially repeal ObamaCare.  The Senate is continuing work on a highway bill that spends too | Read More »

    This Week in Washington — March 5, 2012

    The Senate will work through a Senate version of a highway funding bill  this week.  The House has a relatively light schedule.  This week will dominated with discussion about “Super Tuesday” and President Obama’s Tuesday press conference intended to steal the press corps on “Super Tuesday.” The House is working on a bill that will partially repeal ObamaCare.  The Senate is continuing work on a highway bill that spends too | Read More »

    This Week in Washington – February 27, 2012

    The House and Senate this week come back into session for five weeks of work before the next recess.  The highway bill will be the first order of business in the Senate.  The House has a full schedule of suspension bills and hearings on the FY 2013 budget. Expect an extended debate in Washington on President Obama’s strategy for Afghanistan in the wake of the killings | Read More »

    This Week in Washington – February 27, 2012

    The House and Senate this week come back into session for five weeks of work before the next recess.  The highway bill will be the first order of business in the Senate.  The House has a full schedule of suspension bills and hearings on the FY 2013 budget. Expect an extended debate in Washington on President Obama’s strategy for Afghanistan in the wake of the killings | Read More »