So don't dare call Boehner weak. He's plenty game to flex his muscles when it's to pummel conservatives
Boehner Shows Some Back Bone . . . to Conservatives
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Defying all expectations, House Speaker John Boehner finally showed off some back bone the other day. The bad news is that this new found toughness was directed at conservative Republicans.
As he labors to cave in to all of Obama’s outrageous and destructive demands, the Speaker managed to find the time to kick a small group of rebellious, mainly conservative Republicans off of prominent committees.
According to Roll Call, Representatives David Schweiker of Arizona and Walter Jones of North Caroline were eighty sixed from the Financial Services Committee. Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas were removed most unceremoniously from the Budget Committees.
Their crimes? Failure to fall into lockstep with the establishment.
All of the congressmen other than Jones were rogue conservatives; both voted against Paul Ryan’s budget because it didn’t cut spending quickly enough. They voted against the Continuing Resolution that is keeping the government running on Monopoly Money through March.
So don’t dare call Boehner weak. He’s plenty game to flex his muscles when it’s to pummel conservatives. Just don’t expect him to show any of that chutzpah during “negotiations” with Obama, the real enemy of the people.