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Motion filed to Vacate the Chair - REMOVE John Boehner

Posted by  $  Bobhummel 3 years, 9 months ago to Politics
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Whereas the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress has endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent;

Whereas the Speaker has, through inaction, caused the power of Congress to atrophy, thereby making Congress subservient to the Executive and Judicial branches, diminishing the voice of the American People;

Whereas the Speaker uses the power of the office to punish Members who vote according to their conscience instead of the will of the Speaker; Whereas the Speaker has intentionally provided for voice votes on consequential and controversial legislation to be taken without notice and with few Members present;

Whereas the Speaker uses the legislative calendar to create crises for the American People, in order to compel Members to vote for legislation; Whereas the Speaker does not comply with the spirit of the rules of the House of Representatives, which provide that Members shall have three days to review legislation before voting;

Whereas the Speaker continues to direct the Rules Committee to limit meaningful amendments, to limit debate on the House floor, and to subvert a straightforward legislative process;

and Whereas the House of Representatives, to function effectively in the service of all citizens of this country, requires the service of a Speaker who will endeavor to follow an orderly and inclusive process without imposing his or her will upon any Member thereof: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives is hereby declared to be vacant.
SOURCE URL: http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/meadows-wants-boehner-fired-as-speaker/


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  • Posted by  $  richrobinson 3 years, 9 months ago
    Doesn't sound like it has a chance of actually happening. Wish it did. Boehner is an idiot.
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    • Posted by  $  3 years, 9 months ago
      The shot heard around the world on Lexington Green was seen as not having a chance of being successful too. But it was.

      We must take control of this government. Boehner is Nancy Pelosi's favorite republican.

      I can only wish Mark Meadows great success in this effort. I have written my Congressman in support of this resolution.
      Cheers
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      • Posted by  $  richrobinson 3 years, 9 months ago
        I agree. Boehner has lined up with Obama far too often for my taste. It just sounds like Meadows could have planned this better. I wish him luck as well and will contacting my Rep reaffirming my disgust with Boehner
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        • Posted by SaltyDog 3 years, 9 months ago
          Boehner? Pelosi? McConnell? Reid? Schumer? There's not a hair's breadth of difference between them all.
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          • Posted by  $  3 years, 9 months ago
            EXACTLY.
            And you can add John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Lamar Alexander, Susan Collins, Orin Hatch and John Cornyn to that list. And that is just the senate.
            Cheers
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          • Posted by  $  nickursis 3 years, 9 months ago
            Dog, you are exactly right. That's why Trump seems better as it goes on despite the fact he is certifiably nuts. Maybe we need a good nut. Atleast he can see some of the crap going on. Bone Head is a corrupt as the rest of them, they do not do a good job hiding his strings, or the rest of them either.
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            • Posted by SaltyDog 3 years, 9 months ago
              The more I listen to what he says, the less nuts he seems...or the more nuts I'm becoming. Whichever.
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              • Posted by  $  nickursis 3 years, 9 months ago
                That's the way I feel too..and maybe others, if you listen to him talk, you are vaguely reminded of some famous rabble rousers from the past, except instead of having to make up his material, he is actually calling out all the stuff I see going on. That is the scary part, because he doesn't seem the most stable platform to have, but then, stability and predictability is what we have had for 100 years, and look at what we have. His selling point of being so rich he doesn't need to be politic, is also endearing. I just get the feeling he might get pissed and nuke someone just because...
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        • Posted by  $  3 years, 9 months ago
          I just listened to him on the Mark Levin Show. He knows he is in for a bit of a storm. But he is representing his constituency in North Carolina. He said " ... that is my job" . And if the money people in the Chamber of "Crony Capitalist" Commerce want to try and take him out, let them try. He got 2/3 of the vote last time. I may have to send him some Colorado money in support of his efforts.

          This may very well increase his popularity. Look at Donald Trump. if he gets hits hit, he hits back harder. He is growing on me.
          Cheers
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      • Posted by  $  Flootus5 3 years, 9 months ago
        The shot heard around the world and the Lexington Green is very special to me. It was in the late 60's and early 70's that I would ride my ten speed from nearby Winchester, Massachusetts over there to contemplate those events.

        There was an old store front on the green with a sill above the door that still had a bullet hole in the wood from that event. I remember fingering it while trying to understand what it must mean to people to stand in front of that and risk your very life. To risk your life, for what?

        That, and time spent sitting on the Concord bridge after reading everything I could of Ayn Rand taught me so much of what freedom actually is and what it takes.

        We'll be there again.
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      • Posted by Ducky 3 years, 9 months ago
        "The shot heard around the world on Lexington Green was seen as not having a chance of being successful too. But it was."

        I hear what you're saying, but this is historically inaccurate--and I feel the need to correct you, because it's significant (I'm not just nit-picking, here) .

        That first shot on Lexington Green did not come from Captain John Parker's (colonial) militia. He had given this order to his men "Stand your ground--do not fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!"

        No one knows who fired that first shot, heard somewhere off the green--but hearing it, in the heat of the moment, made a Redcoat soldier think he had missed the "FIRE" command, and he fired his musket on the colonists who by now were following Capt Parker's orders to go home. Once this happened, all the Redcoats who had marched onto that green opened fire, and once their volley was over, they lowered their bayonets and charged. It was all done without orders. Their commander, Lt. Colonel Francis Smith, was horrified at their lack of discipline. His orders from Royal Governor Thomas Gage, included "do not molest the colonists or disturb their homes"--the mission was to seize the colonists' armaments at Concord.

        This historic detail is a perfect illustration of how easily things can spin out of control.

        For a full, beautiful telling of the story of America's birth on April 19, 1775, I strongly recommend this video presentation:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k6zq...
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 years, 9 months ago
    Yesterday I received a questionnaire with a donation request from the National Republican Congressional; Committee with a prominent placement show of John Boehner, Speaker of the House,at the top..
    I opened up the questionnaire and saw a lot of enumerated questions with little for me to check off.on.
    I started to read the first question before I flew into a dino rage!
    I did not pick up a ballpoint but a big fat black magic marker.
    On top of the questions I scrawled, "Speaker Boohoo is Obama's favorite water boy!"
    I'm staring at the sealed envelope now, failing to recall what else I wrote in anger.
    It says "No postage necessary etc."
    I'll drop it off at the post office with some bills I'm paying later today.
    The bills contain something my latest response to the GOP does not.
    A check.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 3 years, 9 months ago
      +1 and I wish I could do more! Maybe I should pay more attention to the junk mail I get and adopt your lead. A hat tip to you, sir!
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      • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 years, 9 months ago
        Pssst! I've done this before a couple of times before, especially when I see Boehner's name on a GOP "send us a donation for sitting on our hands"request,
        As for the AARP, I've shredded up a page and stuffed it into "no postage necessary" envelopes ever since I learned they were greedy unpatriotic Obamacare cronies.
        I'm sure I'm not the only one who did that. Why?
        I've long noticed that the AARP very rarely provides.a "no postage necessary" envelope anymore.
        I must have been one among legions.
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    • Posted by Herb7734 3 years, 9 months ago
      The questionnaire as I'm sure you know, is a ploy to get you to contribute. This whole pre-election campaign reminds me of the 1945 World Series. I think is was Detroit VS St. Louis. Both teams were decimated with most of the best players in the military. A famous commentator was asked which team he favored, he replied, "I don't think either side can win."
      So it goes.
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      • Posted by  $  MichaelAarethun 3 years, 9 months ago
        They couldn't play with a ten percent loss in the roster?
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        • Posted by Herb7734 3 years, 9 months ago
          Sure. But then, how could you make such a great comment?
          I think that when we'll be discussing this topic at the same date next year, we'll be in an entirely different situation.
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          • Posted by  $  MichaelAarethun 3 years, 9 months ago
            Of course but substitute 'know' for 'think.' Miracles can happen especially if people are embarrassed into action. The Rand Paul episode is coming up in September. How many will ask the good Senator from Kentucky what it would take to bolt the Republican Party and declare for the Constitution? In whatever words you choose to couch the question. And end the request with. "Absent that i cannot support your continued romance with the left wing socialist fascists in an organization that was and continues to be lap dogs of the left."

            How many will ask "Senator are you ready to return to the center and the sacred ground of the Constitution?"

            "Doctor Paul what would it take for you to repudiate the illegal repeal of the Bill of RIghts as contained in the Patriot Act and really win the fight against terrorism?"

            Never mind such obvious moves as standing for honest voting systems, a multi party system of government, and stating firmly. Citizens Control Government not the other way around."

            "It's not for me to make the great comments. It's for someone -perhaps Rand Paul, perhaps someone as of yet unknown, and better as group effort to stand in the houses of Congress and say, "This is not a Reichstag or a Politbureau. THIS is Free North America!"

            If of course the Democrats allow it. First things first. Freedom of speech starts in the halls of congress. And if not there why support them?"
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    • Posted by  $  3 years, 9 months ago
      well Done sir! Well Done! I donate to specific candidates directly. I will never give money to the NRCC. It is same thing as giving it to Wesley Mouch.
      Cheers
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      • Posted by gcarl615 3 years, 9 months ago
        I made the mistake of donating direct to NRC once. I had to threaten to donate to Hillary to get them to stop bugging me.
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        • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 years, 9 months ago
          Of course, I have made that mistake too.
          Thus what I still get stuff in my mailbox.
          That's OK. Old dino gets to snap back at their wanting their money for nothing at their own "no postage necessary" expense.
          I ignore any and all caller ID campaign phone calls. Vonage provided a handy button that cuts my end of the ringer off.
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 3 years, 9 months ago
    The fun part about this is that Boehner can not block this vote. He can attempt to retaliate before the vote, but he cant block it from happening.

    What I think the vote will really do is expose the establishment Republicans. If nothing but that comes out of this, I will consider it a success.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 3 years, 9 months ago
    Boehner is the old guard carrying water for the Democrats, thinking to win by emulating them. The fact is that the Republicans need a younger, more conservative Speaker is obvious.
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  • Posted by fosterj717 3 years, 9 months ago
    It is time if there is to continue to be a Republican party that the stale and ineffective leadership be changed! The Whig party destroyed itself because it did not take a stand on a critical issue of the time hence the birth of the Republican party.

    Boehner (and yes, McConnell, Graham, Bush, McCain and the rest of the "Establishment" types of which are many) must go! Boehner is the problem and not the solution! He represents everything that is wrong and broken with the Beltway Establishment....too many cocktail parties and too much time under the sunlamp.

    It is time that support initiatives is provided. This is a watershed moment that will determine whether or not the Republican party can reinvigorate itself or, as with the Whig party, a new party will rise from the ashes!
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