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Louie Gohmert lists John Boehner’s broken promises

January 5, 2015

 Yesterday Texas Republican Louie Gohmert announced that he would be voting against John Boehner for Speaker of the House and he put his name forward as a possible candidate to replace the current Speaker.

 Today he released a list of John Boehner’s broken promises, here it is:

  • Promising to “fight tooth and nail” against Obama’s executive amnesty orders, but then allowing the CRomnibus bill to proceed forward with it still being funded;
  • Promising every debt ceiling increase would be paired with a spending cut, but that has not happened;
  • Promising Members would have time to properly read bills, then allowing only a three day period, which in reality was actually only two days;
  • Promising a regular order of bills through committees, but bills keep coming to the floor without having followed that process;
  • Promising that sequestrations would not happen, but then later declaring that they were necessary;
  • Promising he would only serve one term as Speaker when he first ran; and
  • Promising to have  more transparent and open Speakership than Pelosi, who would not allow amendments, but instead running what Gohmert dubbed “the most closed Speakership in the history of the country.
10 Comments leave one →
  1. Petermc3 permalink
    January 5, 2015 10:33 pm

    Boner is a shoo-in to be re-elected. Anyone within the ability to break promises in the Obama fashion surely deserves another term. ⬇️

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 6, 2015 6:42 am

      He does fit right in, doesn’t he?


    • lou222 permalink
      January 6, 2015 10:42 am

      Peter, there is just so much corruption in both parties, where do we start at trying to get rid of it? That Boehner has the ability to remove Congressmen from positions on committees is not right, but it is being done. I guess I can see why they would not want to balk against him when he says they will be more or less “shunned” if they dare vote against him. I do not think anyone should have that much power, but then again look what people voted into the White House. However, IF they all massed together and removed Boehner, then he has no power. They are afraid of being afraid of someone. What the hell did we elect to represent us, a bunch of babies???? Steve, YES he fits right in!

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      • January 6, 2015 8:29 pm

        That is what bugs me about this the most, don’t those that are afraid to oppose him realize he will not have the power to remove them if they remove him first? The only answer I can come up with is that most of them approve of what he is doing.


  2. lou222 permalink
    January 6, 2015 10:37 am

    I do not often watch Glenn Beck, or go to his website, but today I did and ran across this interview with Louie Gohmert that is worth listening to.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lou222 permalink
    January 6, 2015 11:14 am

    This might help, I got this in my email, so hopefully all of us can start making a few calls, they vote at 11:45am Eastern time, so about an hour and a half left in Central time to pick up the phone and tell a few what you think. You do NOT have to be in their State or District to voice your opinion.
    Pick out a few lawmakers, call their offices, and simply urge them to vote for someone other than John Boehner today.

    If they tell you there aren’t enough votes to elect someone else, remind them that if they vote for Boehner, that is certainly true. But if they take a stand and vote for someone else, he most certainly can be replaced.

    Americans did not send them to Washington to stick their fingers into the wind; they sent them there to do the right thing.

    Justin Amash (R-MI) 202-225-3831
    Brian Babin (R-TX) 202-225-1555
    Mo Brooks (R-AL) 202-225-4801
    Ken Buck (R-CO) 202-225-4676
    Ron DeSantis (R-FL) 202-225-2706
    Scott Desjarlais (R-TN) 202-225-6831
    Jeff Duncan (R-SC) 202-225-5301
    John Duncan (R-TN) 202-225-6440
    Tom Emmer (R-MN) 202-225-2331
    John Fleming (R-LA) 202-225-2777
    Trent Franks (R-AZ) 202-225-4576
    Scott Garrett (R-NJ) 202-225-4465
    Glenn Grothman (R-WI) 202-225-2476
    Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) 202-225-2715
    Jim Jordan (R-OH) 202-225-2676
    Raul Labrador (R-ID) 202-225-6611
    Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) 202-225-2931
    Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) 202-225-2311
    Mark Meadows (R-NC) 202-225-6401
    Alex Mooney (R-WV) 202-225-2711
    Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) 202-225-5501
    Gary Palmer (R-AL) 202-225-4921
    Steve Pearce (R-NM) 202-225-2365
    John Ratcliffe (R-TX) 202-225-6673
    Dana Rohrabacher(R-CA) 202-225-2415
    Matt Salmon (R-AZ) 202-225-2635
    Mark Sanford (R-SC) 202-225-3176
    Mark Walker (R-NC) 202-225-3065
    Randy Weber (R-TX) 202-225-2831
    Daniel Webster (R-FL) 202-225-2176
    Roger Williams (R-TX) 202-225-9896

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 6, 2015 8:31 pm

      Thanks Lou for the info and the effort, we fell short but it was closer than I thought it would be.


  4. January 6, 2015 7:06 pm

    It is sad, though proven predictable… Even the ones who go in with the BEST of intentions seem to get sucked into the muck and before you know it they, and we, don’t have a clue what they stand for anymore! Beyond frustrating. Rand Paul even voted for him! WTH? UGH!

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