Why Is John Boehner Sabotaging the Conservatives[Again]?

Embracing Obama: John Boehner Sells Out

It’s become more and more difficult to believe that John Boehner isn’t representative of some sort of progressive fifth column in the Republican party. The longer this goes on, the more obvious it becomes that Boehner and his lackeys in the House Republican leadership are simply giving away anything and everything, while sabotaging their conservative members and their legislative goals.  This time, they’ve tucked some anti-abortion provisions into the spending bill in order to push conservatives to join in approving the bill.  The basic idea is cynical DC-insider garbage: Bring in the pro-life lobby to harangue conservative members on behalf of this bill in order to get their votes, and thus pass the spending bill to which they are otherwise opposed.  Yes, it’s a damnable dirty trick, and it is brought to you by John Boehner.  This is the sort of cynical ploy common to DC politics, and it’s precisely the sort of thing to which so many of us are fervently opposed.  This is one more reason John Boehner must go.

Rather than unite his party by affirmative measures they can all support, he instead weasels his way out of that by putting this off on members, leaving them to choose between support of the anti-abortion lobby and the anti-spending lobby. In short, it’s another sick attempt to split conservatives and Tea Party types.  Why would John Boehner do this?  Why would he set his own party up for defeat and electoral disaster?  The answer is either that he is the most incompetent Speaker of the House in my lifetime, or he is intentionally sabotaging the conservatives in his party.  Why would he do that?  What would motivate him in this way?  I have only one answer:  John Boehner is an establishment sell-out whose political career consists of more crying than legislating, and more surrendering than victory.

It really doesn’t matter what his intentions may be, but if you don’t understand anything else about what he’s doing here, you must understand this:  What John Boehner is now doing will ultimately guarantee that we will not win the elections, we will lose control of the House, and have no prayer of retaking the Senate.  Obamacare will become a done deal if this happens, and you must know that there will be no repeal, no overturning, and no recovery. Ever.  You may wonder how this would be, and the answer is quite simple: Conservatives in his party promised to cut spending, and to cut the growth of government.  They promised it. Loudly. Often. Regularly.  In 2010, they appealed to the Tea Party on this basis.  The Tea Party showed up to support them, by and large.  Now, having secured their votes, and the majority in the House, the leadership is leading those conservatives to sell out their promises, or squeeze them into so doing as with this latest ploy.  What will happen to the Tea Party folk who supported them in 2010?  In November 2012, just as in 2008, and 2006, they will stay home in perfect disgust.  Who could blame them?

When the people who you place in power turn on you, and undercut you, you’re hardly to be blamed if you decide no longer to lend your support to such people.  Call a dog to you, with a firm “Come,” and then whack his nose with a rolled-up newspaper, and you’ll quickly see the dog learn to cringe and balk at your call.  This is what the Republican leadership is doing to the Tea Party and conservatives, but worse, the leadership is setting them one against the other.  That’s why Boehner’s tawdry ploy is destined to lead the GOP to defeat in 2012.  Obama is weak, but Boehner continues to improve his position by compromising endlessly with the Democrats.  How does this win support for victory?

It cannot.  If we’re to see Barack Obama replaced, and Obamacare repealed, we must discharge John Boehner and those like him from leadership.  They are a walking advertisement for the statists, because they don’t really care about the direction of the country, but only maintaining power, and lately, one would be right to wonder if they care even for that. The burdens of leadership are many, and John Boehner is incapable of or unwilling to bear them.  It is my recommendation that in the name of the Republic, never mind the Republican party, that we send him home, or at least to the back benches with all due dispatch.

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  • Tracy

    I thought I was the only one in the country who was not the least excited by the win in 2010. I knew in my heart that this victory meant absolutely nothing. My feelings were accurate. I do not for one minute believe that any of these politicians are stupid. I think they are on this bandwagon because they have the same ideology as the dems. There is no difference anymore between the two parties. At least I see no difference. So what are we supposed to do? I agree with you, Mark, that most Tea Party people will stay home. I can't blame them. We are tired of voting for the lesser evil. There really is no such thing anymore. If there is a chance that Obama will not win we know that something will happen to change that course. Either we will see an event to call for Martial Law or there will be massive voter fraud. One way or another we will be on the losing end. As I have said before on this site, we have run out of time and there is now only one road to follow. I firmly believe with the passing of the defense bill today by the senate our time has come. Obama will play at a veto of this bill and congress will just override the veto. He will then be able to say that he tried. That he tried so hard. I have been reading a lot lately about Germany in the 1930s and the similarities are astounding.The last nail in the coffin was pounded in today. Our future is up to us now. Will we fight or will we lay down and die.

  • SkyShark

    I have the feeling in my stomach, like the first time I jumped from an airplane in the Army. Will the parachute open? This time, the feeling isn't the fear for me alone. I feel it for my country. The country I swore to defend. The battle being fought in this country isn't the kind I was trained for and the people we chose to do so are failing us at such an astounding rate it is undefineable. I no longer have confidence in any politician and can only pray that I am prepared to help rebuild this country after the politicians are done destroying it.
    I hope we can find enough people, at that time, to restore the USA to what she once was…

  • Mimi

    My first thought the day after the 2010 election was I didn't see enough change I could believe in. I was mildly elated when Boner got the speaker's gavel. He has proven himself to be the grave disappointment I thought he would be.

    • http://blaze jud

      Its our job to send Boehner packing. Send money to anyone who will oppose him

  • Mimi

    And another thing, I heard a comment recently that passion had dimmed in Congress for the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act…PPACA. ( I don't use the common name for it because Obama doesn't Care.) Passion hasn't dimmed here since 63% of the voters said butt out of my health care! The people have spoken and Coca-Cola canned the white polar bear can. Too bad our federal govt. isn't that responsive.

  • http://gravatar.com/preserver3 JasonWS

    On religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme being. But like any powerful weapon, the use of God's name on one's behalf should be used sparingly. The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both.
    I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in "A," "B," "C" and "D." Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me?
    And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of "conservatism." –Barry Goldwater…. a real Republican

    Likewise, there is nothing actually conservative about the current Republican party. What Boehner is doing is horse trading. His religious voters are waning in support, so he wants to give his beleaguered house Republicans something they can vote on that can sway religious voters. The policies of obstructionism have failed the country and he simply is grasping at straws to actually get something done to attach to his name.

    • http://www.markamerica.com MarkAmerica

      Actually Jason, in many respects, I believe most conservatives wish Boehner would be more obstructive of Obama and the Democrats rather than less. In this case, he's trying to use the abortion provisions to get people to go along with a compromise who might not otherwise be so-inclined. At this point, Boehner's attempting to hold together a voting bloc to get the bill passed out of the House, and he's fighting against the repeat of his earlier embarrassment when a number of conservatives defected over spending. He's using this to bring them back in. I don't know if it will succeed, but it is certainly a cynical ploy.

      • LordChamp

        That's exactly the point. Instead of supporting the Country, which is majority Conservative, and the conservatives in the House, he is pulling these stunts to try to force them into the republican elitest, statist, progressive mold. It is more and more evident every day that he is NOT a friend to any truly Conservative agenda.

        I'm not sure of the process to oust him but WE THE PEOPLE need to get that process started IMMEDIATELY or has already been stated, he's going to doom us and the Country by costing us the 2012 elections which I and many consider to be our last shot at a new beginning.

  • John Fedor

    We sent the "conservatives" to Washington to be "STRONG Conservatives" not cards for establishment Republicans to use when they need a favor! If our representatives stand strong in their beliefs, I can't believe they will be punished at the polls. But, if they continue giving in to their leadership, you can bet they will be challenged in a primary ! There has to be ONE person in the Party right now that will "take it " to the leadership and begin to show us we weren't just used to get them on Washington's gravy train ! We have more than enough "RHINO'S" in Congress as it is, one more will be one too many !

  • IwjwI

    Mark,
    Here is how we can win our country back. It is a solution that has been overlooked because #1, it is such a simple solution and #2, one that the political elites and statists want us to have no clue about.

    Want to really "do something?" Take back the Republican Party precinct by precinct from the ground up. http://bit.ly/tkq21q

    Restoration Momentum http://bit.ly/u0NLgS (from C4P)

    The Precinct Solution http://bit.ly/uh6eM4

    Time to become more than just 'voters' and become 'Captains' to restore America.

    It is time to get off of the couch, get out from behind our computers, put our walking boots on, and hit the streets in an peaceful and bloodless coup that will restore our country and it's people to prosperity and greatness.
    We need to get into action, or the "Death Panels" of O-Care will surely become the "Killing Fields" of America and we will loose our lives and a generation of memories of what it was like to live in a country where it's people once lived free.

    "Revive – Renew – Restore" will happen only when we infiltrate the political system and retake it from within.

    "United we stand; divided we fall."