Honor the 25 Patriots of the House and Witness the Betrayal of Conservatives by Boehner

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From Freedom Works – here’s the list of the 25 who had the stones to do the right thing – remember their names:

Justin Amash (MI-3) Twitter: @repjustinamash Facebook: repjustinamash

Brian Babin (TX-36) Twitter: @Babin4Congress Facebook: BabinForCongress

Rod Blum (IA-1) Twitter: @BlumforCongress Facebook: blumforcongress

Dave Brat (VA-7) Twitter: @DaveBratVA7th Facebook: davebratforcongress

Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) Twitter: @RepJBridenstine Facebook: CongressmanJimBridenstine

Curt Clawson (FL-19) Twitter: @RepCurtClawson Facebook: RepCurtClawson

Scott DesJarlais (TN-4) Twitter: @DesJarlaisTN04 Facebook: ScottDesJarlais

Jeff Duncan (SC-3) Twitter: @RepJeffDuncan Facebook: RepJeffDuncan

Scott Garrett (NJ-5) Twitter: @RepGarrett Facebook: repscottgarrett

Chris Gibson (NY-19) Twitter: @RepChrisGibson Facebook: RepChrisGibson

Louie Gohmert (TX-1) Twitter: @replouiegohmert Facebook: Louie-Gohmert

Paul Gosar (AZ-4) Twitter: @RepGosar Facebook: repgosar

Tim Huelskamp (KS-1) Twitter: @CongHuelskamp Facebook: congressmanhuelskamp

Walter Jones (NC-3) Twitter: @RepWalterJones Facebook: Walter-Jones

Steve King (IA-4) Twitter: @SteveKingIA Facebook: SteveKingIA

Thomas Massie (KY-4) Twitter: @RepThomasMassie Facebook: RepThomasMassie

Mark Meadows (NC-11) Twitter: @RepMarkMeadows Facebook: Repmarkmeadows

Richard Nugent (FL-11) Twitter: @RepRichNugent Facebook: Rich-Nugent

Gary Palmer (AL-6) Twitter: @Palmer4Alabama Facebook: PalmerforAlabama

Bill Posey (FL-8) Twitter: @congbillposey Facebook: billposeycampaign

Scott Rigell (VA-2) Twitter: @RepScottRigell Facebook: RepScottRigell

Marlin Stutzman (IN-3) Twitter: @RepStutzman Facebook: CongressmanMarlinStutzman

Randy Weber (TX-14) Twitter: @TXRandy14 Facebook: TXRandy14

Dan Webster (FL-10) Twitter: @RepWebster Facebook: RepWebster

Ted Yoho (FL-3) Twitter: @RepTedYoho Facebook: CongressmanTedYoho


A Plea From New Zealand: Inspire Us All, Make History, Vote Against John Boehner

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal


I wrote an email this morning to the wife of a Republican Congressman, both are constitutionalists through and through. I wrote asking her to persuade her husband to vote against John Boehner, for Speaker of the House today.

Dear C.

I know R thinks it won’t work, and he risks his influence, but he risks a lot more if he doesn’t do this.

This is history here, and R. needs to be on the right side of this. You know I’m a big fan of R’s. I have so much hope for his future career. He needs to stand on this. Please do what you can to persuade him.

It will take at least 29 No votes today to force balloting into a second round. That will very possibly lead to Boehner’s ousting, or at the very least, severe embarrassment.

If Boehner is fired, every Congressman leading the vote against him will become a conservative hero and be almost certainly re-elected.

If Boehner stays, every opponent will almost certainly face retribution, loss of committee influence, withdrawal of party funds and probable loss of their Congressional seat. They may even be de-friended from Karl Rove”s Facebook page.

If John Boehner wins, being a Republican Congressman may not be such a great prize anyway. The GOP is on the verge of a major split now. I pray that doesn’t happen, but if Boehner stays and Jeb Bush becomes the 2016 nominee, it’s almost guaranteed.

If that happens, America’s next President will be either Hillary Clinton or Pocahontas Warren.

The Democrats will then effectively dissolve the Southern Border, give the vote to 12 or 20 million “illegals” and America will become a permanent “one party state.” If some GOP Congressman thinks they will remain privileged under that regime, they deserve their fate.

All this can be avoided, if 29 good men and women put Principle before Party today.

This vote will be watched all over the world. Millions all over the planet realize that this is a very big deal. All of us who value freedom understand what hangs in the balance.

Americans have a Republic because a few brave men risked their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to seize it from the tyrannical King George.

Let’s all pray that we see similar courage and integrity in the House today.

Being in politics is about shaping history. Every Republican in the House today needs to ask him or herself today – which side of history do I want to be on?


FULL-BLOWN REBELLION: Another House Republican Says He Will Not Support Boehner for Speaker

Doug Ross @ Journal

My question to House Republicans is simple: are you going to honor your commitment to the voters who elected you or are you simply going to suffer Borg-like absorption into the Beltway establishment?

Will you be on the right side of history or not? What will you be able to proudly tell your grandchildren about what you did to protect this Republic?

Or will you instead knowingly participate in the ugly, corrosive deconstruction of the American form of government?

Over at Breitbart, Matthew Boyle alerts us to another House Republican who has decided to stand up against the Beltway elites of both parties.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) issued a statement on Saturday detailing why he’s going to vote against House Speaker John Boehner’s re-election on Tuesday… Massie, who’s entering his second term as a member from Kentucky, now becomes the second Republican House member announcing the coming rebellion against Boehner.

Massie joins Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) in the fight for fresh leadership, and in his statement he detailed how Boehner and his leadership actually have misled members of the House GOP conference.

…Massie reported focused mostly on Boehner’s work on the so-called “CRomnibus” $1.1 trillion spending bill [stating] that Boehner “schedule[d] a fiscal crisis in a lame duck session on the last legislative day before Christmas to get maximum leverage over rank and file members” and then worked to “mislead members into thinking that a vote on an unpopular bill was postponed, only to then conduct a rushed voice vote on the $10 billion unfunded spending measure with fewer than a dozen members present.”

Boehner also made sure to “give members less than 72 hours to read bills over 1,000 pages long, and,” Massie said, has proven he will “remove members from committees simply because they voted for the principles upon which they campaigned.”

“With a process this broken, is it any wonder that Washington no longer works for the people?” Massie said. “My constituents expect better, and America deserves better. On January 6th, 2015, I will vote for a new Speaker who will consistently articulate a constitutional vision for America and facilitate an inclusive and orderly legislative process that allows Congress to truly reflect the will of the people.”

These developments are exceedingly important. Earlier today, Tiffiny Ruegner offers a decisive set of instructions for those who have had it up to here with Boehner, Rove, Priebus, and the rest of the cocktail circuit geniuses.

This weekend spend all the time you can spare spreading the word and asking ALL your friends on Social Media to

tell their Congressman to deny reelection to John Boehner. Follow these steps:

1. Find your Congressman (CLICK HERE)

2. If your Congressman is Democrat spend your time sending these steps to everyone you can!

If your Congressman is Republican click on their name and scroll to the bottom of their website to get their phone number and email.

3. Call your Congressmen and tell them: “I live in your district, I am an active voter and volunteer with the Republican Party. I will be watching your vote for Speaker, Tuesday. If you utter the words ‘John Boehner’ and offer no other alternative to the man who has bent over backwards to please Obama, I will make the next two years miserable for you. I will do everything in my power to stop any donations or any support from others in this district even if it means going door to door to reveal who you really are. If you put up another alternative to John Boehner, I will become your #1 fan and do everything in my power to make sure my neighbors know what a hero you are and to reach into their pockets to support you.”

4. Email a similar statement to your Congressmen.

5. Spend 20+ minutes each day the next 3 days to pass this information on to your neighbors and social media friends.

NOTE: If you have a twitter account use hashtag #FireBoehner

Just 29 patriots.

Will your representative be part of the rebellion that helped rewrite the history books? Will you take action to help transform America back to its rightful, constitutional roots?

Hat tip: BadBlue News.


Bridenstine (R) – OK, Nay: Who Else Has the Courage to Vote Against John Boehner?

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal


From Caroline May at Breitbart:

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) says he will not vote for House Speaker John Boehner’s reelection as speaker.

In a lengthy statement, the Oklahoma lawmaker laid out some of his issues with Boehner’s current tenure. He specifically cites the “Cromnibus,” the government-funding measure that passed before lawmakers ended the 113th Congress in December.

Bridenstine notes that, despite huge wins by Republicans in the midterm elections and with Democrats in melt-down mode, Boehner worked with Obama and surrendered Republican’s best chance at retaining control in Congress.

“Together they crafted the CR/Omnibus, a $1.1 trillion spending bill which funded the government for 10 months and blocked our newest elected Republicans from advancing conservative policy and delivering on campaign promises,” Bridenstine said. “With this vote, Republicans gave away the best tool available to rein in our liberal activist President: the power of the purse. The power of the purse is Congress’ Constitutional strength.”

Bridenstine argued that passing the cromnibus provided Obama and liberals a huge victory by funding Obamacare.

“This is unconscionable after watching the campaign rhetoric that won such decisive victories for the GOP,” he said.

And went on to predict that when funding for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) runs out in February that Republicans will not be able to stop Obama’s executive amnesty.

“Does anybody believe that President Obama is concerned about Republicans not funding DHS?” Bridenstine asked. “Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have already sued the Administration for not allowing them to enforce the law.”

Bridenstine, who is no stranger to bucking Boehner — notably voting for then-Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) for Speaker in 2013 — stressed that in failing to fight against Obama’s refusal to faithfully executive America’s laws, House Republicans share some blame for going astray from the Constitution.

“When our Constitution is under assault and House Republicans give away our Constitutional power of the purse, they share the guilt of abandoning our founding principles,” he said.

He concluded by pointing to the cromnibus as the primary reason he will vote against Boehner as speaker.

“The CR/Omnibus legislation sufficiently undermines the checks and balances enshrined in the Constitution that it warrants my pending vote against the Speaker,” Bridenstine said. “Speaker Boehner went too far when he teamed with Obama to advance this legislation. He relinquished the power of the purse, and with it he lost my vote.”

Objectively speaking, John Boehner is more morally culpable for America’s slide into socialism than Obama is. Barack Obama is a communist and he does what communists do. Boehner pretends to be a conservative, but he does what communists do.

Obama is not a traitor – he never really has been an American, in spirit.

John Boehner though – that’s a whole different story. By many accounts he was once a good man.

Thank God for Americans like Jim Bridenstine.