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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Boehner 100% stronger

Congressman Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina who voted for the shutdown has nothing but praise for Speaker Boehner. According to Mulvaney Boehner is not weaker but "100% stronger".
“No one blames him for this. We didn’t have the votes. We did not have the votes yesterday,” Mulvaney said. “I supported the compromise that the speaker offered yesterday, so did really good conservatives, myself, Jim Jordan, Raul Labrador, Justin Amash. We supported that compromise. We could not get him the votes. That was our failure. We did not deliver the votes in the House. It wasn’t the speaker’s fault.”
Maybe I'll have to upgrade my opinion of Boehner. If he's good enough for Jimmy Jordan and Justin Amash I suppose he will have to be good enough for me.
What is troubling in all of this is the moderates such as Peter King who rather than organize people of his own persuasion to counter the Tea Party faction elected instead to run crying to the media. Not all Republicans come from safe districts and periodically they are called upon to take a tough vote and it is understandable if they vote their district rather than their principles but weasels like King have no principles to compromise. Does this guy really think anyone other than someone in his district will vote for him for president?


  1. You can have Boehner. I want a new Speaker.

  2. I lean toward Hensarling but if tea party congressmen are happy with boehner there is not much we can do about it. Louie Gohmert could only get about 30 reps to go along with his revolt.