Boehner debt ceiling package: Whose side is he on, anyway?

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WASHINGTON, February 11, 2014 – The Tea Party has never liked John Boehner. Three months into his term as House Speaker, at least one Tea Party group was already calling for his replacement. The Tea Party movement has expressed its disdain, disgust and displeasure with the House Speaker on numerous occasions. That anger has spread to conservatives within the House.

In 2013, Boehner barely survived a challenge to his reelection as speaker.

Conservatives really have to ask a question: Whose side is John Boehner really on?

Boehner is cobbling together a package to deal with the debt ceiling. Once again, he is going to go along with raising the debt ceiling.


But here’s the deal Boehner has for the GOP.  Not only will they give Obama more borrowing authority.  Not only will they give him more spending. They will also give him the authority to reverse the benefit cuts to military veterans. Yes, that’s the deal.  They will give Obama more borrowing and more spending, and he will also get to reverse the unpopular veterans’ benefit cuts.

That is astonishing.

Boehner’s back up plan is to give Obama a clean debt ceiling increase without any strings attached. Can someone please remind conservatives why they voted for the Republican Party? Boehner has never wanted to fight for anything the conservative movement wants, and with this kind of deal, someone needs to start asking whose side he is on.

This year has the chance to be a landslide year for the Republicans, much as 2010 was. Obamacare is hugely unpopular. Americans are screaming about unemployment as we go into the fifth year of the Great Obama Depression. The Obama Administration unilaterally rewrites laws like Obamacare, makes war on Americans through agencies like the IRS, and what is John Boehner’s priority?

He wants to get amnesty passed this year.

Amnesty is the one issue that could put Republicans back in the minority. It would eventually do that. It is political suicide for the Republican Party and for the nation. Of all the issues Boehner could champion right now, why that one?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the Sherlock Holmes series once said, “When you eliminate the impossible, that which remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”

The sad truth is that there are a number of Republicans on Capitol Hill who long for the days when the GOP was in the minority. They could go out with the Democrats drinking after work, and there would be no animosity because the Democrats were getting their way. Is there another explanation for Boehner’s actions?

The time for new leadership in the Republican House of Representatives is now.

If the Republicans in the House don’t make immediate changes and start acting like a conservative party, the base will stay home in November and Boehner will get his wish. He will make the Republican Party a permanent minority party in Washington.

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Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet. A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says. Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC. “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based. Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville. Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’ I did.” The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown. It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed. Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker. He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should. He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.
  • bumpkin

    Boehner is a RINO. He cares not for our plight. He does nothing about the LIC. He does nothing about the insurmountable debt he and the other politicians have shoved up our tails. He needs to be voted GONE!

    • Beadbabe16

      Another one BOUGHT & PAID for…..TRAITOR to USA!

  • Rob Sutton

    As a close personal friend and business associate of John Boehner from 1977 onward, Including going to the 1983 Superbowl Game and countless meals at his Country Club, I am befuddled…

    As a member of a Blue Collar, Catholic Family in a Conservative City (Cincinnati), John was then exposed to Xavier University Schooling and being a successful business owner, perhaps he did learn to become a sheep, to get along, as he thought was required. As a smoker – he must always LIE to his inner self about the Health Consequences; He is just that, a Salesman, a Liar, a Fraud !

    He never asked to enter Politics, it was a kinda accident, his boyish, I’ll please you demeanor has always allowed for people to like him. Actually, he continues to ‘play a role’, not as a Leadership person. He pretends to agree with us and support us, a good salesman, not a politician, it seems.

    However, Boehner, Mr Speaker continues to hold up the facade we expect, yet, he does nothing as would cause too many people to really hate him, not completely. More True Americans are seeing through him, feeling the poison and realizing he is Just Another Fraud in D.C., it has been many years for me to realize my friend … is just another useless turd stinking up the place.

    Mr Speaker could exercise his power and position for the could of America, he is too afraid, never has John been a gambler, to conservative. However, nor is he BRAVE enough NOW or Perhaps ever, to RISK it all and DO What is Right for AMERICA …. he is not that Guy. Good Luck Americans … you need to find another person to lead that battle … John Boehner will not.

    • Beadbabe16

      Thank you for your insight….Yes, a SPECIAL COMMITTEE on Benghazi WOULD~~END~~ hi-LIAR-y…….No BALLZ!

  • Michael McVey

    “Conservatives really have to ask a question: Whose side is John Boehner really on?” – EXACTLY!!! And the same needs to be asked about Mitch McConman and the rest of the Demon-crat double agents in the GOP “leadership”.

    • Beadbabe16

      EXACTLY…..we need to FIRE & REPLACE ALL RINOS……..People need to REALLY UNDERSTAND the DEPTH of what DID and STILL IS going on at the IRS…..It is CLAMP DOWN of 1st Amendment! And now they are “PROPOSING” to make it LEGAL for them to do this TREACHERY!!

  • Look close at that hand shake.. I See Kiss the Ring of ISLAM JOHN..

    I don’t think another piece of legislation should be allowed to pass (except for impeachment if we can’t arrest BO for fraud) until this administration is long gone…

  • RedBopete

    Is Boehner being blackmailed? That’s the only reason I can think of that would explain this.

  • alnga

    The leadership is just positive that if we make nice we can win it all in this years election. Well folks I do not see a shred of evidence that this is a true statement. In fact our show of weakness and split in our party is to invite a third party candidate that will destroy us in 2016.

  • Beadbabe16

    I think……like OTHERS we are seeing……BOUGHT & PAID for…………….
    .CITIZENS UNITED = $1 – 1 VOTE

  • Tim Kern

    Whatever the reasons, the Republican leadership has abandoned any pretext of upholding the Constitution, or of adhering to sound policy.
    It’s not enough to un-elect them; we must also un-elect every single Democrat. The problem will be to find politicians who give a damn about anything other than their own power; and what the people would do with power, if they ever got it back.

  • Michael Sultana

    Being an Australian, here in Australia that follows world wide politics closely a new ‘Conservative Party’ is what’s needed
    both in the United states and here in Australia. The Republican Party in
    the U.S and the Liberal National Party Coalition here in Australia has too many moderates
    within their own ranks to truly be considered ‘Conservative’. The Tea Party representatives in Congress should go it alone. It’s what separated the Republican Party from the Whigs in the first place and saw the formation of the LNP here in Australia as well.