Boehner Has To Go: Ignore the Constitution, Party Uber Alles!
The people Boehner has punished were not elected by their constituents to represent John Boehner, his leadership, nor the Republican Party. The Republican Party is not protected by the Constitution. By his actions, Boehner has made himself the tanned poster child of everything that is wrong with Washington. It’s two parties vying for power, the will of the American people be damned!
What does this idiot Boehner hope to do, split the party officially?
The House of Representatives is called the ‘house of the people’ for a reason. It is not the House of John Boehner, or the GOP. By punishing certain members as he has, Boehner may as well be punishing individual citizens for their thoughts, opinions and positions. The bottom line is, Boehner is intellectually not up to the job. Obama will continue to kick his ass around like a dope and he needs to resign. He can’t even handle this internal situation adequately and is simply not up to the job.
The issue of how Congress was to be structured was one of the most divisive among the founders during the Convention. Edmund Randolph’s Virginia Plan called for a bicameral Congress: the lower house would be “of the people,” elected directly by the people of the United States and representing public opinion, and a more deliberative upper house that would represent the individual states, and would be less susceptible to variations of mass sentiment, would be elected by the lower house.
The Speaker’s actions are anti-democratic and un-American. He needs to step down.
Also removed from committee spots were Reps. Justin Amash R-Mich., Walter Jones R-N.C. and David Schweikert Ariz..Huelskamp added that Boehner warned GOP lawmakers that “there may be more folks that will be targeted … were watching all your votes. ”
“It was a message to the Republican conference in general, especially the comment today that there may be more punishment coming if you don’t vote the right way,” Huelskamp said.A source at the conference meeting disputed Huelskamps characterization of Boehners point, noting that the Speaker said “some votes factored into [the decision to remove lawmakers from committee assignments] but it wasnt just [votes], it was a bigger picture than all that, that caused this to happen.
“The crux of the problem is that Democrats have successfully employed a “divide and conquer” strategy when outspoken GOP House members “gratuitously bad-mouth the leadership,” a separate source told The Hill. “That [GOP members] run to the press to get their own headlines and that divides us and thats really where Boehners coming from,” the source said.