Epic Conservative fail – McCarthy locks in Cantor’s position UPDATE

Well, another opportunity lost once again for conservatives to gain control of our destiny in Congress. McCarthy, Cantor’s hand-picked successor for his position locks in. Boehner’s bud, who will continue to intimidate anyone who doesn’t follow the Rino line will maintain the status quo. He and Boehner will chose Committee assignments, and lots of luck for Conservatives getting any assignments that will give them face time. And what do the Conservatives have to say to this?

UPDATE: From Hot Air with a good take on the situation.

So the night after Eric Cantor’s defeat, the House Republican whip, the amiable Kevin McCarthy—the apparent frontrunner to succeed Cantor as leader because intelligent conservatives don’t want to compete for the privilege of serving as No. 2 to the amiable speaker, John Boehner—was telling a group of lobbyists pulled together by the Chamber of Commerce in a private room in a D.C. steakhouse: Don’t worry, nothing much will change, it will be business as usual in the House of Representatives.    

Back to the post:  

Brent Bozell, the chairman of ForAmerica, said he didn’t want to criticize Hensarling or Jordan for their decisions, but he was nonetheless exasperated that out of dozens of conservatives, none was willing to step up to the plate.“So many chest thumpers. Where are they now?” Bozell said. “There’s a real question as to whether a member of congress has the right to complain to anybody about anything leadership does if they don’t challenge them.”

“Shame on all of us. Here’s the conservative movement, and we were all asleep at the switch. We did not galvanize behind a guy, or a person, and we waited until the die was cast.

If conservatives are going to do more than throwing mud in people’s eyes, if we’re going to actually win some battles, then we damn well better get on our game,” one conservative lawmaker said.
It’s not that they didn’t try

In a commanding display of sheer political power, GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy locked up support over 48 hours to replace the vacancy at Majority Leader left by Eric Cantor’s stunning primary defeat.

Recall: Conservative Group Launches Campaign To ‘Depose’ Boehner From Speakership’ back in 2012??

Conservative Group Launches Campaign To ‘Depose’ Boehner From Speakership/a>

December 7, 2012 

American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign. If 16 members of the Republican Party abstain from voting for Boehner as speaker in January, he will be one vote shy of the 218 necessary to confirm his speakership.

“Speaker Boehner has been an abysmal failure as speaker, and his latest purge is the nail in the coffin for conservatives,” said Ned Ryun, president and CEO of AMA. “Boehner has never won a negotiation [sic] battle with the White House or Senate – and he’s been nothing short of an embarrassing spokesman for the conservative movement. It’s time for him to go.”

Now back to reality of this latest misstep. You are telling me that no one wants this position? What in the world are we fighting for???

House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) abruptly dropped out late Thursday, saying “the measures necessary to run a successful campaign would have created unnecessary and painful division within our party.”

Although Sessions made a spirited effort to run to McCarthy’s right by seizing on the immigration issue, McCarthy’s biggest risks came from more conservative lawmakers that didn’t enter the race: namely House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX).

The episode has left conservatives on and off the Hill deeply frustrated that they had missed what is likely the best chance they’ll ever get to remake the leadership team.

 Cantor’s abrupt downfall threw the House into chaos, prompting a flurry of meetings and intrigue. On the right, small groups of members held dozens of impromptu sessions to draw up a game plan.

The problem was, as it has been for some time, they didn’t have a candidate.

An optimistic scenario, posited by some on the right, was that conservatives could build support for a candidate over the coming months and mount a serious challenge in November.
But that runs square against how power works in the Capitol. McCarthy will likely be able to consolidate power over that span, making him much more difficult to dislodge.

More at Breitbart


17 Responses to “Epic Conservative fail – McCarthy locks in Cantor’s position UPDATE”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    The establishment wins even when the lose! It is going to be tough, if not impossible, to effect real change unless we get rid of all of them.


    • bunkerville Says:

      I looked up McCarthy’s voting record. Voted a couple of times for NDAA and amendments supporting detaining Americans on America soil, without trial. Tells me all I need to know.


      • Steve Dennis Says:

        Me too, he is part of the problem.


  2. Marc Winger Says:

    They’re not rino’s. They are examples of mainstream Republicans. I’m not someone that agrees with the use of the term “rino”, as I know there are several different factions within the GOP. No one faction owns the GOP.
    I feel that if one doesn’t agree with a political party, one shouldn’t be part of it. It’s why I am an Independent Conservative. Clinging to a label of “being Republican” just doesn’t work if you don’t agree that the party is diverse, in thought. Example; Boehner & McCain are GOP bigwigs, they actually define the party. There has always been different factions within the party. It’s inaccurate to say, that because someone in the GOP isn’t as conservative as we are, they aren’t Republican enough. EXCEPT for people like Charlie Crist & that idiot Chris Christie. Each of whom, actions go contrary to the party.
    Anyway, let’s not judge McCarthy to quickly. He’s been the Majority Whip & knows his stuff. He’s not been a policy maker, but an enforcer for Cantor, who took his cues from Boehner. Now that McCarthy is to be Majority Leader, he may have a mind of his own.


    • bunkerville Says:

      This is not your father’s GOP. I beg to differ. Just a few years ago they would have been considered Dems period. As an Independent Conservative, tell me which lever you pull when you go to the polls. When I became 21, my first registration was joining the Constitutional party. That was many years ago. It gave zero voice in the primaries. McCain is a creation of the media as the go to man. He represents little that I know of as GOP principles.. McCarthy is one step better than the fellow he beat out for his present position. The name escapes me, but the sponsor of the bill to ban our light bulb, so I guess I should be happy.


      • bunkerville Says:

        I was thinking of Upton, who was running for Chair of the House energy Committee regarding the light bulb.


      • Marc Winger Says:

        I only vote for conservative candidates, whether that means voting straight Republican or orherwise.


  3. Petermc3 Says:

    Maybe the kick in the ass will hold and the herd of RINOS abandon their pussy whipped prone position and start acting like men in power put their to do the work of their constituents… just maybe.


    • bunkerville Says:

      One more try this fall and by gosh Boehener has to be toast. He was just on T.V, acting the slosh, and said a dozen words or so. We must have someone who can articulate our position,


  4. Paladin Says:

    We weren’t given Reagan’s victory in his first election. We had to argue, articulate, and explain, but eventually the message got through. We need to highlight the lies and deceit of the left, we need to meet them everywhere they are selling that load of horse crap they call their message and let their audience hear ours, and we absolutely cannot let them twist the truth. We must meet them blow for blow in the arena of ideas where they can be defeated. We must counter their use of Alinsky and his rules and we must oppose their Cloward and Piven strategy. They have an agenda that they have been working since the inception of the progressive movement. What we are seeing in America today is nothing less than Fabian socialism.

    We owe a duty to our fellow man and to our children to preserve our American values and freedoms so that they too may enjoy the privilege of liberty. Each generation is bequeathed this gift and charge. We must decide if we will breech that duty as the Democrats have done or if we will bring the Republican Party to heel and defend the last, best hope for man on Earth.


    • bunkerville Says:

      A moving comment. This discouragement must not dissuade us from our mission. Many of us worked very very hard to take back the House and to elect what we thought to be Conservatives.“
      “Shame on all of us. Here’s the conservative movement, and we were all asleep at the switch.” That comment was hard to take.


  5. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on theThumpHouse.


    • bunkerville Says:



      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.


  6. Jersey McJones Says:

    I would imagine a lot of these Silly Party conservative pols were afraid to take the position because they see having it as a kiss of death. When you rail about the evils of government all the time, how do you work within it? I think that’s something you guys are going to have to figure out.



    • bunkerville Says:

      Not to worry,, we will.


      • Jersey McJones Says:

        You can’t, bunker, at least not at the national level. Neither the ideology and concurrent competence just won’t allow it. It’s like asking a hippy to run the military, or asking a nun to produce a porno.



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