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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Boehner's Reelection As Speaker Worse For USA Than Obama's Reelection in 2012

Here's the Nonsense:  Boehner's reelection as House Speaker may not be liked by conservatives, but he's only one man and it can't make much of a difference.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Boehner's reelection as House Speaker just sealed the fate of the GOP and most likely the nation.  Our right to be represented in government was just taken away.

With the reelection of John Boehner as House Speaker yesterday, America has just suffered a far worse fate than that of Obama's reelection as president 2 years ago.  Yesterday sealed the future of the GOP and America's freedoms, and not for the better.

The establishment GOP has not only solidified their control of the Republican Party, but they've done two other things as well.  First, they've locked in the Democrats' control of American government for the rest of the lifetimes of anyone reading this.  Second, they've made it clear that they don't believe that American citizens have a right to their own opinion, thereby nullifying the First Amendment rights of free speech and free thought of the American people.

When Obama was reelected in 2012 it spelled doom for America.  And we've seen that play out in his actions.  When the Republicans won control of both houses of congress in November, Americans had hope that Obama's efforts would be stopped.  But not only did that incense Obama and drive him to increase his speed at efforts to destroy of our nation, the establishment Republicans who control the GOP made it clear they had no intention of trying to stop him.  Mitch McConnell and others in leadership let America know that they believed it was more important for the Republicans to show they could get along with the Democrats than it was to stop Obama's illegal actions.

Now, with the reelection of John Boehner as House Speaker, we face the darkest future that could be imagined.  Boehner is an establishment Republican whose power in Washington is huge.  People don't realize the power of that position, but it far outweighs just about anyone except the President and Vice President.  That makes sense since he's the 3rd in line for the presidency should a disaster occur.

Boehner has consistently given lip service to the American people saying he's standing with them while over and over again giving in to Obama and the Democrats' on virtually every issue.  The demand by the American people in the November midterms to stop Obama was met by Boehner and the rest of the establishment GOP with an unwillingness to stand up against the lawlessness that is out of control in our government.  He even announced that they would not use their constitutional authority and responsibility of the power of the purse to stop the out of control Executive Branch.  That was a slap in the face of the American voters who had made it clear what they wanted done. 

By doing what they've done they've allowed Obama to get away with his amnesty plan that will bring in so many millions of criminal immigrant invaders that will register as Democrats that the Republicans won't be able to out-vote them anytime in the future to get control of our government again. 

But as bad as that is, yesterday when Boehner was reelected as House Speaker a small number of conservatives stood up against it and voted against him.  In doing so they sealed their fate as Boehner is already striking back by punishing them.  Some have already lost their committee assignments, one of the things that's important for representatives to gain power and influence in Washington.  That's more serious than you may think.

Some people are already saying things like, "Well, they should not have stood against him."  But the fact is that those representatives were acting on behalf of their constituents' requests to elect a new speaker.  They were voicing the opinions of their constituents and now they are being punished for doing so.  In effect, their constituents are losing their right to have representation in the House of Representatives.  That's a loss of First Amendment rights.

Breitbart reported that many Boehner-supporting members of the of the House are pushing for punishment of those who voted against him.  Idaho's Mike Simpson, when asked if there should be repercussions against those who voted against Boehner said, "I don't know, but there should be."  What kind of representation is that?  What right do these people have to determine that voters do not have the right to have their elected representatives represent them? 

Politico reported last night that Boehner had already had some who opposed him punished.  The representatives and senators we've elected should be up in arms and screaming at the injustice of Boehner's actions.  This is an assault on the American people.  But most see it as simply Boehner using his power to control his party and will do nothing to stop him.  In fact, there may be nothing they can do any longer.  It may be too late.

The establishment is gleeful that they have stopped conservatives. They want to ignore and eliminate conservative opinion because they don't agree with it... even though the majority of American citizens are conservative.

This is terrible news for America and may be the final blow before we implode as a nation.  You now have no right to have your views brought to government.  And both parties are controlled by people who are making sure it stays that way.

America's problems are of our own making.  We've abandoned God and morality, elected terrible people to leadership, and allowed our government to get out of control by not doing our civic duty to be involved and keep them in control.  Even conservatives have spent too much time simply talking about what's wrong and not doing enough about it. 

We have gotten the government that we deserve and we have no one to blame but ourselves.