Republicans Fall Apart As Conservatives Are Openly Plotting To Overthrow John Boehner

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Even when they don’t show up for work, House Republicans are consumed by chaos and dysfunction. It is being reported that several groups of conservative House Republicans are plotting to overthrow Speaker John Boehner.

The Hill reported,

For months, several clusters of conservative lawmakers have been secretly huddling inside and outside the Capitol, plotting to oust John Boehner from the Speaker’s office when House Republicans regroup after the November elections.

The strategy — for now — seems disorganized and fluid: Find a way to push the Speaker’s race to a second ballot, create turmoil in the conference, portray Boehner as highly vulnerable and offer up an alternative.

Boehner’s supporters suggest that he is stronger than ever, but the House Republican leadership is also considering changing the rules to protect the Ohio Republican’s job. Under the plan being considered, anyone who votes for Boehner during the private Republican election in November, but changes their vote during the public roll call vote in January would be stripped of all committee assignments. The House leadership is concerned that as many as 30-40 Republicans could vote against Boehner.

Not surprisingly, Boehner’s fate could be tied to the outcome of the 2014 midterms. If Republicans win the Senate, the calls to dump Boehner will die down, but if Democrats keep the Senate, heads may roll, and the first head could belong to John Boehner. Instead of passing bills and doing their jobs, plotting to overthrow Boehner seems to occupy a lot of Republican time.

As long as Republicans control the House, this is the sort of chaos and dysfunction that the American people can look forward to. The Republican Party can’t stop fighting with itself. With only weeks to until a critical November election, Republicans are melting down under the weight of their systemic dysfunction.

The Republican Party is a broken down mess that can’t govern itself much less the rest of the country. There is no good reason why a unified Democratic Party shouldn’t keep control of the Senate and continue to win presidential elections. A split Republican Party should be easy pickings for Democrats for years to come.

17 Replies to “Republicans Fall Apart As Conservatives Are Openly Plotting To Overthrow John Boehner”

  1. vote all the lazy politicians out in 2016 including Boehner. they don’t want to work for the “people” then the “people” should fire them !!!

  2. I agree, vote them all out, they are doing dreadful harm to this country!

    Vote Blue & get out to vote! Very important!

  3. The GOP seems light years away mentally from the kind of thought that would lead to a new America, a new world. Their worship of greed and self interest is a kind of social disease. The right wing voters mostly don’t seem to get it. They vote on emotion and the GOp is good at getting them to do so. However I have read a few posts indicating that moderate east coast Republicans are starting to see it.

  4. Sorta reminds you of the Sectarian in-fighting in Iraq between Sunnis and Shias.
    Republican Sunnis=Tea-Party and the Extremists (Minority)
    Republican Shiias=Moderates and the Conservatives (Majority).

    So like the chaos in IRAQ…..let them fight it out amongst themselves. While they are doing that, let’s take over the House with majority Democrats to put some order and decorum back.

  5. “Boehner’s supporters suggest he is stronger than ever.”

    Actually, that is a typo. It should be “STRANGER than ever”.

  6. Their ‘private’ vote could count against them in the roll call. So, coercion in the House. Who’s surprised?

  7. Like Charlie Rangel said ‘the republicans won’t let anything in the way of them getting re-elected’.

    This was in answer to a question as to why they did not want to vote on the resolution to go after ISIS but slithered away home.

    So the president is a one man government
    right now!

  8. Under the plan being considered, anyone who votes for Boehner during the private Republican election in November, but changes their vote during the public roll call vote in January would be stripped of all committee assignments.

    And yet they call the Obama administration tyrannical.

  9. Republicans loathe democracy. They prove this time and time again with their so called voter ID/suppression laws, crying voter fraud because democrats are registering voters, and have an epic get out the vote campaign going on. The anti American republican traitors aren’t going to know what hit them on November 4th. We the people will be heard through our votes.

  10. They can scheme to help Boehner keep his job, but won’t do anything to get American’s working.

    “heads are going to roll.”

    literally or figuratively. I hope literally. according to rick perry, isis is about to come knocking on texas back door. after they finish with texas, perry can send them up to d.c.

  11. OMG! If Boehner is too moderate for the Tea Party, who will those homicidal maniacs replace him with? Mussellini’s still dead, isn’t he?

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