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Conservative group says it will only take 16 abstentions to kick Boehner OUT - so lets do it

I say we organize protests in the hundreds and thousands outside of GOP congressional offices around the country screaming to kick Boehner out.

Here's the write up from this national conservative group asking all Conservatives to band together to make ths happen.


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I think

It's much better to go to the committee meetings locally and get the GOP the represents YOU on the bus.. If folks would show up to these meetings then things would happen.. otherwise it's just watching youtubes MSM isn't interested in.. remaining marginalized.

(202) 225-6205. Leave a voicemail for the speaker. It feels

great! Remember to be polite. ;)

My tweet:

#ShowUsTheScorecard. Call @SpeakerBoehner (202) 225-6205 to get @repjustinamash and three other principled fiscal concervatives back!

fiscal cliff

as much as I'd love to see him voted out of the seat by his own party, I think I'd prefer to see it all happen after the fiscal cliff "disaster" is over.

republicans are going to cave big time, and we want to be able to pin it to them for being spineless weasels. throwing out the speaker of the house right now will create just enough smoke and mirrors that when they cave in and break their promises to their constituents, the news will be on the rebellion within the party, and the cockroaches will be able to use the chaos as cover and avoid some of the accountability for whatever stupid decision they are planning on making as the cliff approaches.

I want the focus to stay on current speaker of the house, along with all of the other current players so that when they all play their grand-standing game and then cave on their promises they will have no finger to point. Sometimes you have to just let them fail so you are justified when you replace them with a new speaker, and I think this is one of those times.

Boehner Departs, So What?

Some other corrupt politician will fill the void.

The problem as I see it is the rules of the House of Representatives must change. Why should the position of the Speaker have such power? Originally it did not.

Back in July of this year, I researched early American history as to the role of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. I went to the library of the Office of the Clerk and found these images of the House journal for the first session written on Wednesday, April 1, 1789 which recorded the votes for the first Speaker, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg and the first Clerk of the House, John Beckley (see: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwhjlink.html#anchor1 ).

On Tuesday, April 7, the duties of the Speaker were documented in the journal for that day as follows:

First – Touching the Duty of the Speaker.

1. He shall take the chair everyday at the hour to which the House shall have adjourned on the preceding day; shall immediately call the members to order, and, on the appearance of the quorum, shall cause the Journal of the preceding day to be read.

2. He shall preserve decorum and order; make speak to points of order in deference to other members, rising from the seat for that purpose, and shall decide questions of order, subject to an appeal to the House by any two members.

3. He shall rise to put a question, but may state it sitting.

4. Questions shall be distinctly put in this form, viz. “As many are of opinion that (as the question may be ) say Aye;” And, after the affirmative voice is expressed – “As many of a contrary opinion, say No.”

5. If the Speaker doubts, or a division be called for, the House shall divide; those in the affirmative going to the right and those in the negative to the left of the chair. If the Speaker still doubt, or a count be required, the Speaker shall name two members, one from each side, to tell the numbers in the affirmative; which being reported, he shall then name two others, one from each side, to tell those in the negative; which being also reported, he shall rise and state the decision to the House.

6. The Speaker shall appoint committees, unless it be determined by the House that the committee shall be consist of more than three members, in which case the appointment shall be by ballot of the House.

7. In all cases of ballot by the House, the Speaker shall vote; in other cases he shall not vote, unless the House be equally divided, or unless his vote, if given to the minority, will make the division equal, and in case of such equal division, the question shall be lost.

8. When the House adjourns, the members shall keep their seats until the Speaker go forth; and then the members shall follow.

Other than a few additional nuances of parliamentary procedure, the Speaker’s authority was limited to keeping House activities orderly and with as few disruptions as possible as he oversaw the proceedings of the House with respect to bill introduction, discussion or being forwarded into committee(s). As you already know, political parties did not exist at that time.

Now fast forward to today in 2012. I found this interesting document at the Central Connecticut State University (see: http://www.polisci.ccsu.edu/trieb/Cong-9.html ).

Without going into a lot of detail, the Speaker’s position of authority has increased significantly as well as that of certain powerful committee leaders to the point where the Congress over the last 223 years has ignored its responsibilities to the people and strayed far from the republican form of representative government guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution as defined in Article IV, Section 4, The States.

Until the Speaker's power reverts back to what it was during the country's beginning, Americans will continue to feel the brunt of abuse by an incorrigible government.

Boehner only know how to follow the teleprompter

with regards to #4. Thanks for taking the time to research this info. I didn't know what the actual act of "division" meant.

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He may cry if defrocked...

but that's okay with me!



After reading some of the

After reading some of the comments on the article, the majority of people who want him out are neocons. I don't negotiate with terrorists.

Yes! Boner has to go!

If any congress critter votes him back in, is NO better than Boner himself!

Simple Kick Out boehner Solution:

There is an old saying: Work smarter. Not harder.

Gun sales are through the roof.

You don't have to go door to door, pay for mailings or write blogs that few people read.

Print out some stuff, head to a gun show and pass them out.

Where else will you find thousands of gun-toting Republicans at one single place?

There is Campaign for Liberty table at gun shows, but there doesn't have to be. Just hand out flyers and there ya go.

You may as well hand some of these out too, while you are there:


"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Amash For Speaker!


Be careful voting Boehner out

Lest you let that little weasel, Eric Cantor worm his way in.

Spend your energy wisely. Work on Cantor and Lindsay Graham. Truly despicable creatures.

arent they all?

might as well make boehner feel some heat just for fun.

Oh I agree with you 100%

They pretty much all are rotten. Kucinich, Sanders, Rand, Coburn maybe a few others I respect.

Still, start with the worst offenders, and work your way up imo.


...for speaker of the house.


We have to start sending louder messages these crooks are acting deaf.


And replace with????

And replace with????

The next shill sold out prostitute puppet

any will do. But this one will know that not only the puppet master Rothschild bank gangsters can cut his strings we the people as well have the ability to cut the stings. Meybe the next shill will think twice about the blatent attacks upon my freedom.


Fair enough.

Fair enough.

Ron Paul for Speaker!

There is no requirement for the Speaker to be a present member of the House.

I was just scrolling down to see if anyone else thought of it

We need to start a movement to draft Ron Paul as speaker of the house.

lets get that trending on

lets get that trending on twitter!! seriously he'd the second most powerful man in the country!

I'm for that!

on twitter the suggestions are Cantor, Bachmann etc..... no one faith inducing.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Im in!

Im in! Time to rub this annoying Boehner out

Hee Hee...

I see what you did there...

That is... if you pronounce Boehner the same way I do ;)

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I dislike Johnny (I need

I dislike Johnny (I need another drink and it's only 6:00am) Boehner as much as anyone...However, the idea that conservatives will rally to a cause that, if successful, will make Nancy Pelosi speaker again is really a huge waste of time.

Ron Paul 2012 - It's Almost Here!

no it would be an internal caucus vote for leader of the majorit

in the House.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

That guy who rigged the RNC

psshh im down

Kick Boehner out!

Its time congress sees what happens when they forget to represent The People!

Too bad Ron Paul isnt in Congress anymore. Dennis Kuchinich would make a great speaker of the house IMO

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

not likely

as Kucinich isn't going to be in Congress anymore either. Besides he isn't in the majority as he is a Democrat. Hope he continues to make waves out in the Real world though