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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Calls To Depose GOP Leadership Mount

For the first time, GOP leadership is very nervous that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, could be deposed. Conservative disappointment with the Republican leadership on a host of issues from the Iran deal, to federal funding for Planned Parenthood, to the failure to secure a budget, have left some members openly calling for the leadership's removal.

"Time for new congressional leadership," Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich. tweeted Saturday. He added: GOP leaders "in Congress refuse to listen to regular Americans."

GOP leaders "don't follow their own party platform," former Sen. Jim DeMint, who now heads up the conservative Heritage Foundation, said Sunday. "Things that were mainstay 10 years ago [like] balancing the budget, limited government, getting rid of cronyism, [are] now called radical or far right."

"We, along with millions of Americans, are frustrated that this Republican Party has not stood up to President Obama for his whole time in office," DeMint said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"The key question is: who is in charge right now?" asked Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., in an interview with the Washington Examiner. "Who is in charge right now of the United States budget?"

"I'm a member of Congress, on the Budget Committee ... and I don't even know who is in charge of the budget process right now," said Brat.



Anonymous said...

I agree. Republicans have had plenty of chances dethrone Obama but have not stepped up to the task.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, we can expect Congressman Andy Harris to side with the current leadership and back Boehner. He has quickly become little more than a typical establishment politician.

Message to you Andy: I voted for you and tried to get past your arrogant demeanor (just put it on your doctor ways)...but you have become that ever careful politician that never does much of anything. This time out, I am going with someone else!

Anonymous said...

Why the surprise. Speaker is supposed to lead not become the Obama pinata. Let Harris do what he wants. He too will be replaced just like Cantor in VA #!!! We have term limits it's called VOTE.

Anonymous said...

Time to get Democrats and Republicans (Rinos) out of office that go against the core American values and ways! Not the bleeding heart, everybody is a good guy, looking at the world through rose colored glasses way of life, that would be our downfall.

Steve said...

The Republican Party is too corrupt and over, and the Libertarian Party is the replacement, as they adhere to the ORIGINAL R values.

And I'm not talking insulation, here!

Pete da Pirate said...

This may cause sobbing John to start drinking earlier in the day.

Anonymous said...

The GOP is over. Time for a new party to replace it.