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John Boehner plots to stifle Tea Party opposition to his speakership next year

May 29, 2014

 John Boehner has a history of punishing conservative (Tea Party) leaning members of the Republican party. Back in 2012 John Boehner punished conservative Republicans by stripping them of their positions on key committees because they did not fall in line with the establishment, while threatening to punish others if they did not learn their lesson from this action.

  Now he appears poised to do it again in the event that the Republicans hold on to their majority in the House if they dare to oppose his speakership in 2015.

  Here is more:

Boehner’s friends are trying to make sure that a small pocket of tea-party-aligned Republicans won’t have a chance to derail his speakership next year. And if they try, they could be punished.

A group of his closest allies — including fellow Ohio Republicans like Pat Tiberi — are discussing tactics such as trying to change GOP Conference rules to punish members who do not support the party’s nominee during a floor vote. A lawmaker who bucks the Republicans’ choice for speaker could lose committee assignments — or worse. 

  So, if you are a conservative Republican and you oppose John Boehner as Speaker of the House you can expect retribution. I would expect nothing less from an establishment politician who feels it is his birthright to hold on to power despite opposition from people who feel he is not doing an adequate job.

  This coupled with the lengths the establishment Republicans have gone to ensure they remain in power–from teaming up with traditionally Democratic leaning unions to Karl Rove forming a Super PAC to protect incumbents–and it is clear to me that the establishment Republicans are more interested in protecting their power and their influence than they are in listening to those in the party who have an opposing view because they are not interested in debating.

  If you are a conservative Republican and you are not willing to go along to get along with the establishment you will be relegated to obscurity because John Boehner wants to hold dictatorial power over his caucus.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2014 7:11 pm

    Reblogged this on theThumpHouse.

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  2. May 29, 2014 8:17 pm

    …and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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  3. May 30, 2014 9:22 am

    Peoople who believe that those who enter politics do so to help make their community, state, or nation a better place are kidding themselves. The vast majority of politicians are not in office out of any sense of civic duty. They are in politics to benefit themselves from the power, influence, the perks, and the the connections they can use to fatten their bank accounts…… and the sheeple let them get away with it.

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    • May 31, 2014 7:09 am

      And even the few who do get into politics for the right reasons are too easily corrupted when they get there because the lure is so great and the pressure applied to them is too hard to resist.

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    • lou222 permalink
      June 4, 2014 9:21 pm

      Jim, it is getting to where the longer in office the more they believe they know what is best for us! Apparently we do not know how to exist without their help. Correct me if I am wrong, but are we not still their boss? Guess all that power just corrupts them

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      • June 5, 2014 6:16 am

        The sad part is it seems like many people don’t realize we are the bosses and the people in the government work for us.

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