Boehner: There’s no rule that says I need a Republican majority in order to pass bills in the House

posted at 6:51 pm on April 11, 2013 by Allahpundit

This is exactly what you want to hear with bills on gun control and immigration in the pipeline.

Dude, I’m nervous.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signaled Thursday that he may continue to bypass a House Republican rule [i.e. the "Hastert Rule"] that has required any legislation being voted upon to have the support of a majority of the GOP conference…

He said at a news conference Thursday that he will continue to try and follow it in spirit, but also suggested he might well violate it for upcoming votes on guns, immigration and the budget.

“Listen: It was never a rule to begin with,” Boehner said. “And certainly my prerogative – my intention is to always pass bills with strong Republican support.”

He’s violated the Hastert Rule several times on budgetary matters, most notably the fiscal-cliff deal (and as recently as two days ago), but caving on cultural hot-buttons like background checks and amnesty has the makings of a Category Five shinolastorm among the base. Some House conservatives are already warning him not to cross the line:

The effort is being led by Reps. Paul Broun, a Senate hopeful gunning for Georgia’s open seat, and Steve Stockman, a Texas Republican who gained notoriety earlier this year for inviting rocker/2nd Amendment-defender Ted Nugent to the State of the Union.

“We are writing to express our strong opposition to legislation requiring private sale background checks for firearms purchases,” the letter reads. “Under the precedents and traditions of the House, we would ask that no gun legislation be brought to the floor of the House unless it has the support of a majority of our caucus.”…

A spokesman for Rep. Stockman says more than 45 Republicans have signed the letter, although it’s doubtful a “Hastert majority” of the House GOP will endorse it.

Other House members are warning him to follow regular order on immigration and not try to rush the bill through. Could a bill even get through GOP-dominated House committees, though? The only way to get something passed might be to violate both the Hastert Rule and regular order: Bypass the committees, rush something to the floor, and then hope that a unanimous Democratic caucus and critical mass of 30 or so GOP squishes rams it through. The question is, what if that happens? Will the caucus, under the microscope of a shady amnesty vote, be forced to oust him as Speaker? Or is Jonathan Bernstein right that tea-party congressmen kind of like the idea of seeing popular legislation pass, which arguably helps the party in the aggregate, while being able to vote no on it, which helps them in their home districts? It’s certainly true that, for all of Boehner’s anti-Hastert-Rule heresies, there’s been no serious effort to depose him. But maybe on immigration and, especially, on guns, the caucus would have no choice. If a bad bill passes and they don’t dump him, conservatives back home might hold it against them regardless of whether they voted no on the bill itself.


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The GOP must die…

ninjapirate on April 11, 2013 at 6:54 PM

As I commented here at least once before, Boehner is, effectively, Pelosi. I mean what is the point of having him as Speaker?

Blaise on April 11, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Whatever. Tar and feather the useless SOB.

Kensington on April 11, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Boehner has to go. Seriously, it’s almost like they don’t want our votes.

DRayRaven on April 11, 2013 at 6:55 PM

And here come the responses to “give them the benefit of the doubt”. Sorry pals, my doubts have long since turned into total distrust.

Limerick on April 11, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Live boy or dead girl. Obama’s Boehner dossier contains photos of john with either one or the other.

Kataklysmic on April 11, 2013 at 6:56 PM

What do you call it when there is only one political party?

BoxHead1 on April 11, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Goodbye GOP.

Hello Conservative Party.

And yes, there will be purity tests.

portlandon on April 11, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Hey, if Boehner allows gun control and immigration to pass this way, let’s just all vote Democrat from now on! At least we’ll know what we’re getting, and we won’t feel royally effed in the end.

DRayRaven on April 11, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Where is KingGold to tell all of us how wrong we are, and how Moderate Vichy Republicanism is the way to the promised land?

portlandon on April 11, 2013 at 6:58 PM

I swear. I hate these people. All of them should be tarred, feathered, and incarcerated.

Resist We Much on April 11, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Whatever. Tar and feather the useless SOB.

Kensington on April 11, 2013 at 6:55 PM

That will be pleasant after he is the recipient of the old soap in a sock trick.

arnold ziffel on April 11, 2013 at 6:59 PM

At least he’s good at communication.

aquaviva on April 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Get this guy the FUQ OUT OF THE SPEAKERSHIP! OUT!!!!!!!!

crrr6 on April 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM

They’ve obviously got you where they want you, John. Follow Petraeus’ example and resign.

Kataklysmic on April 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM

And THIS is why those of us who know better were so pissed this morning with the Repubs who allowed the gun control bill to pass in the Senate.

If this happens, it’s effectively over.

The GOP will be finished

The Democrats couldn’t be happier.

catmman on April 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM

We expected less of a 2006 era Republican? He should have never been given a second term as Speaker.

joekenha on April 11, 2013 at 7:02 PM

I swear. I hate these people. All of them should be tarred, feathered, and incarcerated.

Resist We Much on April 11, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Yep, and I will not be peered pressured into voting for any of their A$$es again because they are electable.

melle1228 on April 11, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Calling terryannonline from last night. No problem eh? We’re just a bunch of RINO haters for no reason.

arnold ziffel on April 11, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Man, his a$$ must really hurt, giving it up so willingly.

msupertas on April 11, 2013 at 7:04 PM

He will singlehandedly kill the GOP.

CycloneCDB on April 11, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Here’s one no-brainer as to why the Speaker is so bad at his job.

Weeks ago, the Senate passed a “sense of the Senate” on the Keystone pipeline. Passed 62-37.

Now, you’d think the House would jump on this, pass a Keystone bill, and send it over to the Senate, and force the issue. Politics 101.

Nope. Nothing since.

aquaviva on April 11, 2013 at 7:05 PM

It time to vote these traitors out of office. Do not reward them Do not reward bad behavior. Punish the traitors.

jdun on April 11, 2013 at 7:06 PM

AP,
Why be nervous, as I am sure you are acutely aware, there is no Constitutional Republic anymore. We are now ruled by the elites, who are only in it for themselves, either you get up to the table and get their scraps or you go hungry, unless your one of those who could care less about them. To me they are irrelevant, they are going to do what they want, doesn’t matter what we the people think, all that is left now is how you want to go down, turned up soft underbelly or free!

MarshFox on April 11, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Democrats stab you in the Back.

Republicans stab you in the face.

portlandon on April 11, 2013 at 7:07 PM

The GOP is the DNC and the DNC is the GOP.

They are both “ruling” against the will of the People. This is why they want to disarm the rubes.

FIGHT.

Key West Reader on April 11, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Boehner’s closest contact with illegal immigrants consists of nothing more than waving to the guys doing the grounds in his gated community in West Chester, Ohio. I know because I have a close relative who lives in the same community.

I’d hate to jeopardize the seat, and I’d hate to see SW Ohio lose the “clout.” But I wish someone would primary this POS.

But, hey, our area gave us Rob (“I stand athwart history, and say, ‘Anything goes!’”) Portman.

BuckeyeSam on April 11, 2013 at 7:07 PM

I swear. I hate these people. All of them should be tarred, feathered, and incarcerated.

Resist We Much on April 11, 2013 at 6:59 PM

I’ll settle for incarcerated, for a start.

riddick on April 11, 2013 at 7:08 PM

The GOP needs to send a very clear message to him, if he does this he is done in the GOP forever. No more Speaker of the House, no more ranking member on ANY house panel, no more sitting on ANY panel, and no more input in the GOP.

Simple as that. If he crosses over again then he needs to be done in the GOP. Its one thing to cross over on a fiscal issue that might or might not have caused the US economy to implode overnight, its quite another to betray the core principles of the party on issues that wont cause the US economy to burn to the ground.

Blu3Yeti on April 11, 2013 at 7:08 PM

I didn’t know that Coppertone could affect your brain function.

trigon on April 11, 2013 at 7:08 PM

“Why filibuster the gun control bill when it will never pass the House anyway?” How many times have I read some version of that on HA threads…..

KCB on April 11, 2013 at 7:09 PM

We expected less of a 2006 era Republican? He should have never been given a second term as Speaker.

joekenha on April 11, 2013 at 7:02 PM

FIFY for greater clarity.

riddick on April 11, 2013 at 7:10 PM

I swear. I hate these people. All of them should be tarred, feathered, and incarcerated.

Resist We Much on April 11, 2013 at 6:59 PM

How violent of you.

/

steebo77 on April 11, 2013 at 7:10 PM

I swear. I hate these people. All of them should be tarred, feathered, and incarcerated.

Resist We Much on April 11, 2013 at 6:59 PM

They view you as the unwashed masses who must be ruled with a firm grip, lest you step out of your assigned place and start to believe you actually have any input other than giving them your vote.

Wendya on April 11, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Sorry, I’ve been holding it against House member that he was ever SEATED as speaker this term.

michaelo on April 11, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Will the caucus, under the microscope of a shady amnesty vote, be forced to oust him as Speaker?

We need to oust Boehner before he does betrays the country, before it’s too late.

FloatingRock on April 11, 2013 at 7:11 PM

We sure are at the cross-roads now, aren’t we…?

… Either Boehner will follow regular order and allow an open debate and public testimony which will give time to slow things down and stop these bills, or he won’t and this Country will be changed for ever.

I already live in California, so I’m used to illegals canceling out my vote…

… but my gun, now that is something a bit more meaningful.

Seven Percent Solution on April 11, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Its amazing. The GOP takes an issue the majority of the country is with them on and that the base goes crazy over. And they make every effort to throw it all away. Are they really this dumb??

Jack_Burton on April 11, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Kataklysmic on April 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Who would you suggest replaces him???..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 7:14 PM

He needs to go, right now, today. If the caucus allows him to continue and pass gun control and amnesty, it will be a pointless gesture. He has to be replaced before he does any more damage, not after.

unclejack on April 11, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Oh, great…what is this NWO Rino up to now?

Or is he just a closet Socialist? Plain old crook? Cowed by the Chicago/Obama political machine?

Whatever it is, he is certainly unreliable as far as I’m concerned.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 11, 2013 at 7:15 PM

This would qualify as ‘crossing the Rubicon’…

Khun Joe on April 11, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Good for him. Occasionally, the elephant doesn’t know what’s good for him or for America.

unclesmrgol on April 11, 2013 at 7:18 PM

We need to oust Boehner before he does betrays the country, before it’s too late.

FloatingRock on April 11, 2013 at 7:11 PM

We???..WE can’t oust Boehner..Speakers are elected by House members..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 7:18 PM

This is the crapola that is forcing me to vote NONE.I will be very proud to have a bumper sticker that says,Don’t Blame Me I Voted NONE.

docflash on April 11, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Kataklysmic on April 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Who would you suggest replaces him???..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 7:14 PM

I think Van Jones would be awesome. No, really!

/

Key West Reader on April 11, 2013 at 7:20 PM

These people who like to pretend to be our representatives just keep going further and further down the rabbit hole, don’t they?

Aitch748 on April 11, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Whatever it is, he is certainly unreliable as far as I’m concerned.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 11, 2013 at 7:15 PM

He is unreliable due to the position he is in..A rock and a hard place..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Key West Reader on April 11, 2013 at 7:20 PM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 7:22 PM

I swear. I hate these people. All of them should be tarred, feathered, and incarcerated.
Resist We Much on April 11, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Incarceration is unneccessary is if the tar and feathers are applied correctly.

M240H on April 11, 2013 at 7:23 PM

General Boehner: Ready! Aim! Surrender!

portlandon on April 11, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Hey, if Boehner allows gun control and immigration to pass this way, let’s just all vote Democrat from now on! At least we’ll know what we’re getting, and we won’t feel royally effed in the end.
DRayRaven on April 11, 2013 at 6:58 PM

I am just about there. I already decided to pass on R candidates for national office but now thinking I’ll just vote D.

earlgrey133 on April 11, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Boehner has to go. Seriously, it’s almost like they don’t want our votes.

DRayRaven on April 11, 2013 at 6:55 PM

They don’t. I mean, insofar as you want your vote to translate into a particular action on their part, they don’t want that at all. We’re all just being used.

We’ve been led into this same circus for years now, but everyone keeps stepping up to sit and watch. Frankly I’m surprised Allahpundit can still do it.

Pitchforks. The answer is, and has been for some time, that word that AFAIK is still banned here.

ernesto on April 11, 2013 at 7:23 PM

This would qualify as ‘crossing the Rubicon’…

Khun Joe on April 11, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Come now. That river’s crossing is so very well worn at this point.

ernesto on April 11, 2013 at 7:24 PM

His preogative? Isn’t he supposed to represent ….US?

ctmom on April 11, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Well if we’re gonna sit back and let it burn, might as well have the Republican Party do the same…and pray some decent individuals spring forth post collapse.

Maybe I might have to look into our local seats…

nextgen_repub on April 11, 2013 at 7:25 PM

I already live in California, so I’m used to illegals canceling out my vote…

… but my gun, now that is something a bit more meaningful.

Seven Percent Solution on April 11, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Soo sorry. California is crazy. And you know if they can come for your gun they will.

I mean this is a state that is yanking tax exempt status for Christian organizations and the boy scouts because of their anti-homosexual stance. And they want to mandate that insurance pays for “gay infertility”- you know because gays have sex with the same gender and can’t “biologically” get pregnant that way.

So of course, California will take your guns for the “children.”

melle1228 on April 11, 2013 at 7:25 PM

What do you call it when there is only one political party?

BoxHead1 on April 11, 2013 at 6:56 PM

.
The “Borg”.

listens2glenn on April 11, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Who would you suggest replaces him???..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 7:14 PM

.
I think Van Jones would be awesome. No, really!

/

Key West Reader on April 11, 2013 at 7:20 PM

.
That kind of sarcasm also pegs the ‘cynicism meter’.

listens2glenn on April 11, 2013 at 7:28 PM

The “Borg”.

listens2glenn on April 11, 2013 at 7:26 PM

I was thinking “Shitcago”

VegasRick on April 11, 2013 at 7:28 PM

If this ahole tries something like this then I’m done with the GOP until he’s gone.

WisCon on April 11, 2013 at 7:29 PM

What do you call it when there is only one political party?

BoxHead1 on April 11, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Errr. That’d be Washington, D.C.

Democrat Central

Key West Reader on April 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signaled Thursday that he may continue to bypass a House Republican rule [i.e. the "Hastert Rule"] that has required any legislation being voted upon to have the support of a majority of the GOP conference…

This crybaby twerp needs to be booted out of the Weepership right friggin NOW!! What the hell are these idiots in the GOP waiting for? Was it not bad enough that they refused to toss this pile of blubbering refuse onto the trash heap while he was being a spectacular treasonous, Barky-collaborating traitor in his first term? Was it not bad enough that the idiots voted this blithering idiot back into the Weepership that he obviously is unsuited for – to be overly charitable?

Die, GOP, die already. Your extended suicide attempt is pathetic. Just end it quickly and leave the stage so a party that actually represents America can do the job you refuse to do.

The Weeping Boner needs to be thrown out of the Weepership, tossed out of Congress, deported from the country, and then blasted out of the solar system.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM

How come, even though we are daily inundated with polling that shows a fair amount of support for gay marriage and some vague notion of firearm background checks, you never, ever see any polls of the broad general public supporting ‘immigration reform’?

/

M240H on April 11, 2013 at 7:31 PM

What do you call it when there is only one political party?

BoxHead1 on April 11, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Washington D.C.

Democrat Central. The GOP needs to go.. the DNC needs to go.

Key West Reader on April 11, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Male version of Jane Fonda

Keep smoking arsehole. the sooner you are gone the better.

RealMc on April 11, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Pat Toomey must be so happy to hear this!

Looks like his dreams of launching a torpedo at the Second Amendment may come to pass, after all! With his very own name on it and everything!

Congrats, Pat! Now, get on the horn with Bloomy and share the good news.

/s

God, how I despise these worms.

ROCnPhilly on April 11, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Dude, I’m nervous.

-ALHANPANDIT

Dude, obviously you’re not. It’s always “clown-nose on” with you.

sartana on April 11, 2013 at 7:33 PM

He’s violated the Hastert Rule several times on budgetary matters, most notably the fiscal-cliff deal (and as recently as two days ago), but caving on cultural hot-buttons like background checks and amnesty has the makings of a Category Five shinolastorm among the base.

If he wants to knife the party in the back over matters over continuing-resolution blue-star committee emergency crap that most people secretly support anyway, that is not a good thing because we need to confront those issues, but it is understandable. The fact is, America voted. They put their stamp on kicking the can, stagnation, and fomenting disaster. Compromises have to be made.

And if that causes everyone to hate Boehner and revile him for a couple years before tossing him as a scapegoat, well, he’s a contemptible individual and it’s hard to shed a tear – no pun intended – for his bad break in that case.

But if he’s serious about passing real, serious, permanent country-changing bills with a modified Democratic majority, then he needs to go. Now. And the answer to The Question in that case is: anybody.

HitNRun on April 11, 2013 at 7:34 PM

This is the crapola that is forcing me to vote NONE. I will be very proud to have a bumper sticker that says, “Don’t Blame Me I Voted NONE.”

docflash on April 11, 2013 at 7:19 PM

.
That’s wayyy too cynical.

Get yourself a bumper sticker that says: “Don’t Blame Me I voted for Homer Simpson”

listens2glenn on April 11, 2013 at 7:34 PM

How come, even though we are daily inundated with polling that shows a fair amount of support for gay marriage and some vague notion of firearm background checks, you never, ever see any polls of the broad general public supporting ‘immigration reform’?

/

M240H on April 11, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Even if there was polling.. Polling is largely dependent on how you word it and who you call. I often wonder who the heck they call. I mean when you use innocuous terms like immigration reform; people are going to be more likely to be for it then if you were to say amnesty. Of course, people think immigration needs to be reformed, because what we have right now isn’t working, but most people don’t think you automatcally legalize millions of illegal immigrants.

melle1228 on April 11, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Is this GOP betrayal day?

Good Lord.

gophergirl on April 11, 2013 at 7:37 PM

It’s really time to impeach this moron.

Rovin on April 11, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Is this GOP betrayal day?

Good Lord.

gophergirl on April 11, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Its been GOP betrayal the last few years or so. :)

melle1228 on April 11, 2013 at 7:38 PM

This is what happen when Republican goes against the gun community hive mind. They end up committing suicide.

Here is a tip for the Republican leadership. Do not play politics with rights. You’re not going to win. You not going to get more seats.

jdun on April 11, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Sure, he needs to go, but what are the rest of the republicans doing about it? Not a damn thing. Now enjoy voting republican and thinking of getting rid of just the rinos to save this truly pathetic party. And enjoy your Memphis soul concert as well.

GhoulAid on April 11, 2013 at 7:40 PM

melle1228 on April 11, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Yeah; point poorly made by me. No matter how you phrase the question on a push poll, the public wants the border secure and the illegals on the other side of it.

M240H on April 11, 2013 at 7:41 PM

The GOP is committing septecku but without the honor part.

VorDaj on April 11, 2013 at 7:41 PM

My guess is Boehner watches MSNBC to get a sense of the pulse of a the nation. Just glad that the gun bill comes before the amnesty bill… As its our best chance to ditch this orange rino before we grant citizenship to 12 million democrats.

Bensonofben on April 11, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Eff the Ds and Eff the Rs, d-bags of a feather flock together. Why is anyone even surprised at this cowardice?

All I have to say is Molon Labe.

bbinfl on April 11, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Whose boat are House member’s meeting on to “cut deals” on our Bill of Rights?

Ya’ know, like those big-shots in the Senate.

aquaviva on April 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM

“Somebody” must have “something” on this guy. Mr. Speaker, do the right thing, stop bawling and step down.

dawndawn on April 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Scumbag… Why boner why? What is wrong with your head mate?

Do you desire the downfall of this country that much that you are willing to forgo your principles eh? I doubt you ever had any to begin with…

You ain’t no republican… Just another azzhat R.I.N.O…

So from me to you: STFU and crawl away into a tiny hole and pull the dirt in after you, for gawds sake…

*spit*

Scrumpy on April 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM

My guess is Boehner watches MSNBC to get a sense of the pulse of a the nation.

Bensonofben on April 11, 2013 at 7:41 PM

“Morning Joe” is required watching for all GOP politicos.

portlandon on April 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

I knew as soon as I saw 60 minutes make him cry that he would be worthless.

GO TO HELL BONEHEAD

WisCon on April 11, 2013 at 7:47 PM

We have to unleash primary hell on anyone who votes yes on this garbage and if the incumbent survives vote 3rd party in the general.

Wigglesworth on April 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM

First thought, who is blackmailing Boehner (and with what information)? Second thought, is he being threatened?

Because to say something like this is simply irrational otherwise.

Mayday on April 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Boehner has a majority because the nation wanted to stop the democrats in 2010 from ruining this country. If Johnny boy continues to allow his big eared golf buddy to enact his leftist policies, we will never get the middle to vote red again. It’s like the republicans forgot that they carried the white majority in 2012. Wtf

Bensonofben on April 11, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Don’t forget tonights QOTDCOTT!!

No commenting in support of SWalker being banned…

Scrumpy on April 11, 2013 at 7:55 PM

I can’t say how I really feel about Boehner because, well, it would be really profane. Then be deleted and I’d be banned.

So.. let me just state that cow manure has more value than Boehner. He is actively working for the enemy.

“No worse fate can befall a man than to be surrounded by traitor souls.” William S Burroughs

The American people are surrounded by traitors. We call them congress. Government officials. And President. But in every sense of the word they are traitors.

But I will say this.. I have so much more respect for Democrats than I do turncoat Republicans. Getting angry at a Democrat is like getting angry at a dog for being a dog. But Republicans are supposed to be on you side.

JellyToast on April 11, 2013 at 7:55 PM

I want to make one comment; I told you so! Gun Control and Amnesty will be passed in the House without a majority of Republican support. Prediction, 100 seat flip in the House and Republicans will lose more seats in the Senate. I will never vote Republican again.

jjnco73 on April 11, 2013 at 7:56 PM

As of yesterday I am a Life member of the NRA, having sent back an NRSCC letter telling them to pound sand, Impeach the Lyin kING and oust McStain , Grahamnasty and Boehner! After todays cloture vote you can rest assured that the day my membership Packet arrives I will begin lobbying the NRA at every opportunity to Oust the people who voted for Cloture on this bill. The Lies and intimidation the current regime brings on these issues are too fierce and too intimidating to career ass coverers to take a chance on a positive vote in either House, Senate or Supreme Court.
I would have thought they would have learned from Obamacare what happens when they do this, not withstanding the fact that it is wrong and We The People deserve to see and read the laws they propose to impose upon us!

As a contributing member of the Tea Party you can rest assured I will lobby them as well to oust those cowards who would bow to the kING and his phony posturing and outright lies in subverting the second amendment rights of law abiding Americans! These Second Amendment Rights are the ONLY thing that protect all the others from this corrupt, Lying, anti-American Regime. I knew MCCain and Grahamn were scum, I now have a few more to add to the list of those who shall go into the history books as subversive cowards not worthy of the title of Americans, let alone senators with a small s and congressmen with a small c!
Molon Labe!

ConcealedKerry on April 11, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Don’t forget tonights QOTDCOTT!!

No commenting in support of SWalker being banned…

Scrumpy on April 11, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Done and Done!

tom daschle concerned on April 11, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Don’t forget tonights QOTDCOTT!!

No commenting in support of SWalker being banned…

Scrumpy on April 11, 2013 at 7:55 PM

SWalker has been banned???? whaaaa?…

jimver on April 11, 2013 at 8:02 PM

i think its time the Speaker asks himself if he is a dem or a rep.

oh nevermind I know the answer. He ran as a Rep because his district votes repbulician but he really is just an elitist as@wipe.

unseen on April 11, 2013 at 8:03 PM

First thought, who is blackmailing Boehner (and with what information)? Second thought, is he being threatened?

Because to say something like this is simply irrational otherwise.

Mayday on April 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Last year one of the WHI reports warned us that the progressives have billions of dollars available to bribe the right people.

slickwillie2001 on April 11, 2013 at 8:05 PM

The Boehner defenders are getting into comicly Bagdad Bob territory.

“This isn’t the hill to die on.”

“He has a tough job.”

“And who do you suggest replace him?”

“Blargh, blargh, SoCons.. blargh…”

Dongemaharu on April 11, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Don’t forget tonights QOTDCOTT!!

No commenting in support of SWalker being banned…

Scrumpy on April 11, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Looks like you’re planning on joining SWalker soon. Gonna miss ya./

Rovin on April 11, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Boehner has to go. Seriously, it’s almost like they don’t want our votes.

DRayRaven on April 11, 2013 at 6:55 PM

They don’t. I mean, insofar as you want your vote to translate into a particular action on their part, they don’t want that at all. We’re all just being used.

We’ve been led into this same circus for years now, but everyone keeps stepping up to sit and watch. Frankly I’m surprised Allahpundit can still do it.

Pitchforks. The answer is, and has been for some time, that word that AFAIK is still banned here.

ernesto on April 11, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Stop fronting. We all know you’re having a Maorgasm, commie boy.

RovesChins on April 11, 2013 at 8:10 PM

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