Saturday, September 26, 2015

No More Tears! Boehner Resigns

No more tears!  Speaker John Boehner has finally been driven out of office.  Conservatives around the country are buoyed at the prospect of a House that will finally act upon the principles for which they were elected.  But that is easily said than done.  The House leadership is polluted with establishment republicans.  The general consensus is Boehner’s underling will ascend the throne.  Here is an excerpt from the Politico:

Though McCarthy is the heavy favorite to succeed Boehner, who announced Friday that he would step down at the end of October, it's unlikely he'll be unopposed.

Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) said Friday he plans to run for speaker, though he faces redistricting problems back home. Webster was nominated for speaker by hard-liners at the start of the current Congress and received a dozen votes.

The real competition, though, may be for the leadership jobs directly under the speaker.

Among those who are expected to run for majority leader, or are at least thinking about it, include Georgia Rep. Tom Price, chairman of the Budget Committee; Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the current majority whip; House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington; and Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, who runs the Rules Committee and is former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Let’s hope Rep. Daniel Webster can garner enough votes to topple the statist in the House and cut the heads off this hydra monster.


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