“Prisoners learn how to become prisoners, all right?”
“You can teach yourself to do anything, especially if you’re committed to a cause”. Longshot choices may include Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, who ranks fourth in the Republican leadership.
Two years ago, conservatives drove him to reluctantly embrace a partial government shutdown in hopes of delaying implementation of Obama’s new health care law. And as the speaker walked to his SUV, a man at a neighboring restaurant approached the speaker for a handshake, and then asked him to please not shut the federal government down. While we face incredible challenges – global conflict, climate change, poverty and more – His Holiness reminds us that the resilience and strength of the American spirit has overcome tremendous obstacles throughout history to create a country that remains, to this day, a land of dreams.
I don’t know where it came from, but this is truly a miracle. “GOP leaders continue to marginalize or ignore the concerns of the conservative/Republican base – grassroots conservatives – and we are rightly outraged”.
Mr. Obama has “run circles around this Congress since John Boehner’s been speaker”, said Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R., Kansas), who said his constituents wanted to see Mr. Boehner replaced.
Boehner first made the announcement to his fellow Republicans during a closed-door meeting.
House and Senate leadership opposed to the idea, and Boehner rejected his critics’ charges that he was not challenging the president because he’s not as conservative as they are.
His mention of climate change drew standing cheers from Democrats while Republicans stood to applaud the reference to opposing abortion. But according to a piece in Texas Monthly by Texas Democrat Joaquín Castro, the speaker had much stronger language in private.
The conservative uproar was set to resume Friday morning, as House Republicans were to meet to discuss next steps in the fiscal fight. And I’m not here today to bash anyone.
While Boehner has few fans on the left, he was a moderate voice in a Republican House that has proved increasingly extremist.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a co-founder of the Freedom Caucus who has been a thorn in Boehner’s side in recent weeks, said the Speaker had “served with honor and distinction and his resignation was done with real class”.
Conservative activists, gathered across town for the annual Values Voters Summit, hosted by the Family Research Council, celebrated Boehner’s fall from grace. ‘And the idea that I’m the establishment, that I’m some RINO, is just laughable. A guy who cries anytime he talks about growing up in southwestern Ohio.
“I’m pretty comfortable in my own skin. And, on behalf of all Rhode Islanders, I thank him for blessing our nation with his wisdom and prayers”. While the Republicans lost the House in 2006, they retained Boehner as minority leader.
“Here’s the attitude. Ohhhh”.
House Speaker John Boehner chokes up in an interview on CBS. “We get elected to make choices”. It could be that his job really was in serious danger, though most scholars of Congress didn’t think so.