Sorry – its a little late but I have been busy with a project. Thanks to Medina Tea Party Patriots for this information.
The details of March 3, 2015 vote debacle
In a vote of 267 to 167 to fund the Department of Homeland Security with no stipulations on defunding illegal amnesty, the House of Representatives showed why Speaker Boehner should be ousted as Speaker of the House. Boehner was one of seventy-five Republicans (four were from Ohio) to vote in support of President Obama’s unconstitutional overreach of power. Boehner is, by definition, voting for his own irrelevancy. If he cannot lead the House to oppose the president and the Democrats on something so fundamentally basic as this, then he is making the House of Representatives an irrelevant body. Boehner has essentially neutered the House from having any meaningful authority. With his cohort, Mitch McConnell, “leading” the Senate down the same path, the two have acquiesced the authority of the legislative branch to the Obama administration.
How they voted
The eight GOP House members that did vote against this outrage should be thanked for their stand, however meaningless it turned out to be.
Rep. Jim Renacci, OH-16
Twitter: @RepJimRenacci / https://twitter.com/repjimrenacci
Rep. Bob Gibbs, OH-7
Twitter: @RepBobGibbs /https://twitter.com/repbobgibbs
Rep. Dave Joyce, OH-14
Twitter: @RepDaveJoyce / https://twitter.com/RepDaveJoyce
Rep. Bill Johnson, OH-6
Twitter: @RepBillJohnson / https://twitter.com/RepBillJohnson
Rep. Jim Jordan, OH-4
Twitter: @Jim_Jordan / https://twitter.com/jim_jordan
Rep. Steve Chabot, OH-1
Twitter: @RepSteveChabot / https://twitter.com/repstevechabot
Rep. Brad Wenstrup, OH -2
Phone: (202) 225-3164 (DC) / (513) 474-7777 (Cincinnati)
Twitter: @RepBradWenstrup / https://twitter.com/@RepBradWenstrup
Rep. Bob Latta, OH-5
Phone: (202) 225-6405 (DC) / (419) 422-7791 (Findlay)
Twitter: @boblatta / https://twitter.com/boblatta
The four GOP members of the House that voted against the will of the people, against our Constitution and against our nation are:
Speaker John Boehner, OH-8
Phone: (202) 225-6205 (DC) / (513) 779-5400 (Butler)
Twitter: @SpeakerBoehner / https://twitter.com/SpeakerBoehner
Rep. Steve Stivers, OH-15
Phone: (202) 225-2015 (DC) / (614) 771-4968 (Hillard)
Twitter: @RepSteveStivers / https://twitter.com/RepSteveStivers
Rep. Pat Tiberi, OH-12
Phone: (202) 225-5355 (DC) / (614) 523-2555 (Columbus)
Twitter: @TiberiPress / https://twitter.com/tiberipress
Rep. Mike Turner, OH-10
Phone: (202) 225-6465 (DC) / (937) 225-2843 (Dayton)
Twitter: @RepMikeTurner / https://twitter.com/RepMikeTurner
“Boehner Super PAC” attacks Congressman Jordan
The Plain Dealer is reporting that the “center-right” political group American Action Network is running television ads against Congressman Jim Jordan for his principled stance to eliminate funding for President Obama’s illegal amnesty. John Boehner’s former chief of staff, Barry Jackson, and the former RNC chief of staff, Mike Shields, are both officers of AAN. Does this give you some indication about what is wrong with the GOP?
The group plans to spend $400,000 to buy ads against Jordan and eleven other members of Congress.
The ad says, “While the threats grow, conservatives in Congress want to beef up our security, enhance cybersecurity and put real teeth in immigration enforcement,” the ad says. “It’s the right message to send to our enemies. But some in Washington are willing to put our security at risk by jeopardizing critical security funding. That’s the wrong message to send to our enemies. Tell Congressman Jim Jordan to fund homeland security.” (You can watch the AAN television ad here.)
In other words, the congressional representatives that are most concerned with the fate of our nation are being accused of weakening it by the same type of Republicans that allowed our country to be in its current state. Club for Growth has blasted the ads and called the AAN the “House Speakers Super PAC.” Club for Growth‘s president, David McIntosh, asks “What’s next? Will Speaker Boehner run ads against House conservatives who oppose raising the debt ceiling or support eliminating the corporate welfare slush fund that is the Export-Import Bank?”
The Senate Conservatives Fund has also issued a statement, saying that the ads were an attack on “constitutional conservatives by the GOP establishment to punish them for opposing House leadership,” and has pledged to collect political donations for Jordan and other congress members targeted by American Action Network’s ads.
Will they wake up and smell the coffee?
The question now becomes whether the lack of confidence in Boehner as Speaker from Conservatives in the House will amount to another challenge to oust him from his position. In the past, most GOP members of the House stood by the Speaker, whether out of a sense of loyalty, a fear of retribution, or a desire to not make waves. Will these same representatives now realize that leadership is key to accomplishing anything meaningful or will they be content to collect their salaries from taxpayers and continue to be nothing more than a small part of a paper tiger?
If the opportunity presents itself again, these congressmen will have one more chance to show that they actually want to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. They will need to rally behind the Conservatives in the House and pressure Boehner to resign or vote him out, replacing him with a real conservative leader.