And as the conservatives in the Republican Party sit on their hands once again, the Republican Party becomes more and more irrelevant. Might as well be Democrats.
We the People are thru being Democrat-Lite.
This is yet further evidence that Conservatives have no power over the soft-tyranny Republican party.
It's about time that Conservatives jumped over to the Libertarian wagon. Sod the Republican party, it deserves to die.
I have been a registered Republican since 1968. Today I re-register as an Independent. The RINO's left in the GOP do not deserve my vote or my money. They vote with the marxist to get along and do not represent anyone but themselves.
REPUBLICAN INSIDER: “It Was A Lot Closer Than You Think”
Just tweeted from Michelle Bachmann: At noon today, I introduced the first bill of the 113th Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.
Anyone could have been nominated once the floor was open. A nomination and second are all that is needed... the problem is that you have back room closed door meetings so pretty much everyone knows before the session is open who is voting for whom. I would suggest to all that you get a copy of Roberts book of rules that will make you all more familiar with parliamentary procedures. There is so much corruption going on now from both parties look at the leadership or lack of and this tells us that the tax payed monkeys are all running amok. This is truly taxation without representation. Prayers...
This is from November but an uplifting reminder of our gentleman from the great state of South Carolina, Representative Trey Gowdy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6doVxXfQkk&feature=youtu.be
Here's Louie Gohmert's interview on Fox News re: Speaker vote.
The lesson in what we've seen in the past week is that we can't look to anyone in the capital to protect the constitution or secure our freedoms. It's ALL up to us, just as it was to the grassroots of the founding generation. In the coming months, like them, we need to assemble and organize to counter this statist coup, independent of party. Just like-minded people who are determined that their children not grow up as slave laborers for the government. Tea party, whatever. If they're going to be Goliaths, we have to become Davids.
And we can't look to the Justice of the Supreme Court to protect the constitution either, after he ruled in favor of Obamacare. Seems everyone in DC is against us.
I've known since 2008 that the Supreme Court was completely corrupt when it dismissed without explanation both of Leo Donifrio cases on Obama's eligibility. They didn't even bother to pretend to be on the up and up and hear either one of the two cases in open court, and both cases fast tracked to the Court and were heard before all nine justices, then they just dismissed them both without explanation.
He filed his own case Donfrio v. Wells.
And he help with the briefs in Wrotnowski v. Connecticut Secretary of State
That's why I wasn't all that surprised by the Robert's decision. For me it was just par for the course.
You can read about the cases on Leo's old website that he keeps up for those that want to research his research and legal filings.
The rest of the blog is here:
...OH WELL ,at least the GREAT ONE (Mark Levin) who is on tonight will have some RED MEAT to CHEW ON !!!!!!!!!!
I can hardly wait for his monologue."
Someone correct me if I'm wrong: The vote on the Speaker of the House is by majority. Since only two were running that meant 218 decided the winner, i.e. Boehner. If the R's had challenged Beohner with another candidate that had gotten twenty two or more votes, Pelosi would now be Speaker by 207 D votes Pelosi, 22 R votes for Boehner R challenger, and 206 R votes for Boehner. It was a very tight game to keep Pelosi from being elected Speaker.
Edited for SP.
I'm sick to my stomach. Time to register as an independent. The republicrats do not represent me, and haven't in some time.
Could someone tell me how Boehner could have been thrown out since nobody else was there to compete? I am not sure I understand the process. I mean - if West for instance had been front and center running for speaker so we would have West and Boehner. Then I guess the votes could have been clear for one or the other.
May be I am being stupid but again, I don't understand how that worked - the only one really running was Boehner ..please enlighten me. Thanks :-)
It was done behind the scenes. Each party lobbies for a candidate and then submits it, then the floor votes. If there had been enough votes to overthrow Boehner, he would have 'gracefully' resigned before the vote. Apparently, not enough votes were garnered in the private lobbies of the Reps (the majority knows they need enough votes to beat out the minority, so they wouldn't split the vote allowing Pelosi to re-take the Speakership).
Congrats, GOP. You have now become the Whig Party. Kiss the House goodbye in two years. New party, now. It's our only hope.
These people have no idea how much they a hated. I hate them with the same passion I'm sure George Washington hated the British. I would like to do to them what the British did. For now, I hope death hits them or their family by something or someone. Nancy Pelosi dying in a plane crash would be nice. Boehner dying of a heart attack or skin cancer maybe?
I'm only wishing, the Father of our country acted. I revere that man.
I watched Rep. Chaffetz on Hannity last night being asked about Boehner being re-elected as Speaker. Chaffetz chuckled and said it was either Boehner or Pelosi, so of course Boehner would be the Speaker again. He completely brushed off Hannity's question and said we need to focus on a balanced budget amendment and move forward. It was at that moment when I knew they are all scumbags. All of them. And, I liked Chaffetz a great deal. I was very angry after that interview. I am still very angry. They can all suck eggs.
See my response to American Dream12. I agree with you that it sucks eggs, but all of the House gets to vote, so if the Republicans split their vote, Pelosi would have won. That's why they submit a candidate prior to the vote and it's a matter of majority leader or minority leader (generally, when a majority of the majority party wants another person, it has to be a greater number than the minority party can muster - and then the speaker actually steps down early to allow a head to head vote).
I know, and you are correct. I guess what upset me so much is that there was plenty of time to get another candidate to go against Boehner and get some solid opposition in place to either force him to resign, or scare the wishy-washy members into voting for a change or face Pelosi reign again. The GOP did nothing. They nominated Boehner with only one opposition, and then they voted him through, leaving nobody else to even try to run against him. Then, they smile and chuckle and waive away the concerns as though none of this even matters. Just move forward, move forward. That's all I ever hear these morons say when they are asked about stuff like this. Time for us to move forward. I'm just sick of it.... GRRRRRRRR
Im not surprised here. The problem was that there was no clear opposer that would have the necessary votes to unseat Boehner.
This shows the true colors of the republican party and their total disregard for the American people. Where will these traitors stand when Feinstein comes after our guns??? Will they fold just as they did on the fiscal (what an effing joke) cliff? We conservatives must hang on and remember and stick to our core beliefs and that God is on our side. Those that have thrown God aside are doomed.
I think the Republican party will wither away and as a result, a new party will rise up! It's time for conservatives to work towards this goal! Much planning to be done!
It is really hard for me to listen to people like Boehner and Pelosi talk about the constitution and the sanctity of the office while using God's name to legitimize their behavior. When I know that someone is blatently lying to my face, while envoking the name of God, I simply cannot continue to listen.
At noon today, I introduced the first bill of the 113th Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.
When Pelosi blesses Boehner, believe me, she means it.
We've got One Party Rule until conservatives start their own. To Hell with the GOP.
Yeah, Ms Pelosi: let's get rid of white Americans altogether, especially the males of the species, and let's start with Congress. Great programme. Won't happen.
You simply have to laugh at this point. The GOP in general but especially the idiotic Democrats just don't know enough about how to do their jobs or abide by the law or rules. They are so inwardly-focused.
Republicans putting Boehner back into power is so moronic that there aren't words. They deserve to die as a party. I just hope there's a good 3rd party up and running so that the few good conservatives who are trapped in a coward's body, will have a place to go.
This is all so laughable... those people are so stupid, that it's become entertaining.
Aww, hammering on wood doesn't get the attention of such unruly crowd - you need a proper 'speaker' who can shout "order, O-R-D-E-R!!" to make them quail.
Mind - your unruly crowd has got nothing on our lot in Parliament. If you want to see how MPs behave (or not ...!), then find a video of Prime Minister's Question Time ... one might as well be back in primary school, during recess ...
Nope - the Sargeant at Arms carries the Mace and precedes the Speaker into Parliament. But he - or she! we had an outstanding Speaker some years ago: Betty Boothroyd (sadly Labour) - is the one who shouts 'Order! Order!' - and it's he who says who can speak.
Still, there are occasions where herding ferrets is an easier way of making a living.
Thanks for the visual--heck of a weapon! Every member of U.S. Congress should be armed with one, and every U.S. household should have a gun.
Swinging this Mace against Harry Reid's head might do permanent damage!
I found this photo on the web:
to show what a magnificent mace this is.
There are more photos, showing how the 'Mother of Parliaments' looks when in session. If you look towards the Speaker, in the magnificent chair, then the government is always on the left, that is to the right of the speaker, and the opposition sits, well, opposite! They change places when the opposition wins.
Mace??? Is that the kind that can be sprayed in Nancy Pelosi's face?? Or is it the kind we could swing and slam it against Harry Reid's head?? I love the UK!