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#StageTheCoup – John Boehner Must Go [Updated Below]

08 November 2012 @ 19:31

Cryin’ John, Speaker Of The House and Republican, gave an interview to ABC News today.

Three highlights:

Asked whether he will make another attempt to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”


The speaker also downplayed the influence of the Tea Party on his Congress, even though at least 49 members of the Tea Party caucus won re-election.

“This has been the most misreported story of my two years’ tenure. We don’t have a Tea Party caucus to speak of in the House,” Boehner said. “All of us who were elected in 2010 were supported by the Tea Party.

“These are ordinary Americans who’ve taken a more active role in their government. They want solutions, but we’ve all come a long way over the last two years. I think we all understand each other a lot better.”


The speaker also revealed that comprehensive, bipartisan immigration overhaul would be a top priority of his agenda during the 113th Congress.

“This issue has been around far too long,” he said. “A comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.”

Big tip of the fedora to Jeff Goldstein, who comments:

In fact, if I can be honest here, I think the GOP establishment wanted precisely this all along. Which is why measures were never taken to cut funding for implementation, and why anything other than symbolic votes never materialized.

You are now subjects. And that works for the permanent ruling class, regardless of party.

As Chesty Puller, the greatest Marine, once said: ‘We’ve been looking for the enemy for some time now. We’ve finally found him. We’re surrounded. That simplifies things’.

One last Cryin’ John quote from the interview:

“I’m the most reasonable, responsible person here in Washington. The president knows it. He knows that he and I can work together. The election’s over. Now it’s time to get to work.”

Yes, John, it is: time for us to throw you out of office and send you back to the [tear-filled] obscurity you so richly deserve.


UPDATE at 2103


Spoken by Leo Amery to Neville Chamberlain in May 1940.

  1. 08 November 2012 @ 19:59 19:59

    The saddest (and most maddening) part of this, Bob, is that the people here in his district won’t throw him out. They’re mostly retired, old people who probably think of Boehner as a “nice, young man” with an R after his name. They don’t follow politics.

    The line that raises my blood pressure here is: We don’t have a Tea Party caucus to speak of in the House. Oh, really, John? We’ll see about that!

    I RT’d the Protein Wisdom blog earlier, and was glad to see it here. Thank you for all that you do.

    • thecampofthesaints permalink
      08 November 2012 @ 20:38 20:38


  2. Adobe_Walls permalink
    08 November 2012 @ 21:28 21:28

    This might be acceptable if it were a cynical political tactic, but of course it’s not. The most cynical approach to our current governing dilemma would be to grant Comrade President his economic policy programs. Standing on principle and forcing all of the tax rates to go up might have a positive effect on the deficit short term. The money markets would be thrilled. Giving the Bolsheviks their political victory and only letting the rates expire for those making 200 thousand and up won’t raise much revenue but will have devastating effects on the economy sooner rather than later. Most politicians are cynical some are even principled, very few are cynically principled. Boehner’s cynicism goes no farther than maintaining his position. Two days ago he said in response to Comrade President’s claim to a mandate that We (the house) have a mandate too. Today he said “Mr President we are ready to be led”. Amazing how far one can fall in two days.
    Comrade President and his media allies are crowing that his narrow win is the result of people voting for his agenda. Overthrowing Boehner will be to no purpose if the other members who were elected running against that agenda take the notion that instead that they were elected to break rather than maintain gridlock.
    Some will say that resolutely standing for principles is mere ideological obstinacy I call it trying to save the Republic.

    • 11 November 2012 @ 01:38 01:38

      I’m starting to think that the salvation of The American Idea lies in the Several States.

      Perhaps we should turn our backs on the national government and concentrate on pushing and prodding the Several States to resist the Feds.

  3. 09 November 2012 @ 13:07 13:07

    Mark Levin has a good description of Cryin’ John – “Utter idiot.” I hope teh TEA Party caucus rises up against Cryin’ John and makes it known they will not cooperate with him in the destruction of the country. First step is rise up and try to throw him out as Speaker.

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