The next House Speaker cry baby John Boehner?

See latest post for  vote breakdown by individual voting or link here:

They call the Tea Party folks wacko birds? Conservatives don’t want an alcoholic foul mouth for Speaker of the House. Throw in a cry baby. For the back story I give you a link from an earlier post: Boehner threatens purge of member’s Committee seats if not supported 

Rep. John Boehner narrowly survived a tense vote to win a third term as House Speaker, winning the support of 216 of his colleagues.

Boehner, R-Ohio, was elected with 216 votes, but 24 Republicans voted for someone else while one voted present.

Omnibus Budget deal to cut retirees benefits for millions UPDATE


Congress’ backroom pension-cutting deal is even worse than expected

By Los Angeles Times @latimes

Back to my post”

On a personal note, I am far too angry and upset to do a decent post on this topic as I am about to see my 30 year worked for pension go down the drain with this obscene Boehner budget fiasco. I have taken liberally from Always on Watch, and I thank her. UPDATE: Passed procedural vote 214 to 212

Here is a link to the procedural vote breakdown at GOV Track:


“On behalf of the 1.4 million members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, I am writing to ask that you vote NO on the rule and NO on the Omnibus Appropriations Bill,” Hoffa wrote to all members of Congress on Wednesday afternoon. “This bill and its self-executing rule will slash the pensions of thousands of retirees who worked years for a pension that they thought would provide them financial security in their retirement years. That promise is now busted.”

Back to the orginal post. Excerpt from the article Washington Post here.

Congressional leaders hammer out deal to allow pension plans to cut retiree benefits

A measure that would for the first time allow the benefits of current retirees to be severely cut is set to be attached to a massive spending bill, part of an effort to save some of the nation’s most distressed pension plans.

The rule would alter 40 years of federal law and could affect millions of workers, many of them part of a shrinking corps of middle-income employees in businesses such as trucking, construction and supermarkets….

Note the example cited below the fold.

Whitlow Wyatt, 70, retired with a $3,300-a-month pension in 2000 after working more than 33 years as a long-haul driver. He could face pension reductions of 30 percent or more if Congress permits trustees of the hard-pressed pension fund to slash benefits.

Read the entire article here

Just imagine what havoc these cuts would work upon the personal budgets of many already-retired, elderly retirees under the age of seventy-five!  Retirees who are over age seventy-five or disabled are exempt from the cuts.

Thanks to Always on Watch – wander over. My comment:

Millions of Healthcare workers will lose their benefits. The majority of Hospitals were late in ending defined pension plans as part of contracts with workers. These are not government workers who retired after 25 years with 80 percent salaries as pensions. The problem is not with the ERISA, but rather the ability of Companies to borrow against the set aside funding for pensions, and then merge or sell, divesting themselves of these obligations and leaving ERISA stuck with the bill.
Looks like I will be enjoying food stamps shortly. Thanks John Boehner.

Comrade Boehner offers 10 lies in support of Omnibus budget bill

UPDATE for individual votes. This is procedural vote only.

Vote Tally Count Omnibus budget bill

Ten things Comrade Boehner wants you to know about his porkulus coming down. But of course the dang website had been down so I guess we don’t get the three days. Here is a taste of what is in the bill, 401K’s next.


For the first time, the benefits of current retirees could be severely cut, part of an effort to save some of the nation’s most distressed pension plans. The change would alter 40 years of federal law and could affect millions of workers, many of them part of a shrinking corps of middle-income employees in businesses such as trucking, construction and supermarkets. Read more on this here.

Wander over to his page if you want to read his 10 lies. Just Like Obamacare: Boehner’s Omnibus Website Fails, Bill Text Disappears Behind ‘Server Error’

A few short hours after the House GOP posted Speaker John Boehner’s 1,603-page $1.1 trillion omnibus bill text on its website, the website failed.

The bill text—both the PDF and the XML versions—went down around 11 p.m. on Wednesday night, for unspecified reasons. Speaker Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel hasn’t responded to inquiries as to why the bill is no longer available for the public to see.

Instead of the bill being available online, the website reads: “Server Error.”

“401 – Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials,” the website now reads. “You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.”

The Rules Committee website which serves as a gateway to get to the bill text is still up.

More over at Breitbart

From Boehner Gov: (10 point plan)

The House Appropriations Committee has released the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill.  The bill contains a number of important measures to fulfill the people’s priorities, including protecting jobs, stopping wasteful spending, reining in government overreach, and funding our national security. -“

Comments from so called “dummies” over at his website:

Full ObamaCare funding, FULL amnesty funding, and $250 million MORE than Obama wants for the EPA –oh, and a disgraceful cut to housing money for rank-and-file military.


The $1.1 TRILLION dollar “cromnibus” spending bill being RAMMED through the House with Dem votes is a DISASTER…. Not only does it FULLY FUND every aspect of ObamaCare, and FULLY FUND every aspect of Obama’s illegal executive amnesty, it gives the Environmental Protection Agency $250 million MORE than Obama requests…. In short — the bill – just four weeks after a massive, historical Republican election – looks as if DEMOCRATS have huge congressional majorities… It absolutely BOGGLES THE MIND, the level to which Rs are in lockstep with Democrats, who doubtless can’t believe how stupid they are.

Full screed of Mr Boner at Boehner Gov with his 10 point lies.

Boehner threatens purge of member’s Committee seats if not supported

Boehner is taking no chances in being removed from his speakership. Apparently our cry baby can only remain in control under Gestapo like tactics. Back in 2012 we came within 4 votes of defeating him. Twelve brave souls voted their conscience and Boehner purged them more like a third world Government would react than a Democracy. Brave souls lost their Committee seats. Welcome to North Korea. Dissent will not be tolerated. First the latest, then the back story in 2012. Here we go:

September 19, 2014. House Republicans are quietly discussing a proposal that could fundamentally alter the way future speakers of the House are chosen, according to multiple GOP sources, with the objective of avoiding a repeat of John Boehner’s embarrassing reelection vote in 2013.

The rule tweak began as an informal discussion but has morphed into a concrete proposal that is beginning to circulate in the House. According to people briefed on it, any Republican who votes on the House floor in January against the conference’s nominee for House speaker—that is, the candidate chosen by a majority of the House GOP during its closed-door leadership elections in November—would be severely punished. Specifically, sources say, any dissenters would be stripped of all committee assignments for that Congress.
“There’s a real concern that there’s between 30 and 40 people that would vote against the speaker on the House floor, so they’re trying to change the conference rules to make sure that doesn’t happen,” said a GOP member familiar with the proposal.

“There are members frustrated with other members about what happened last time,” said a senior Republican.

Twelve House Republicans refused to vote for Boehner’s reelection in January 2013 at the outset of the 113th Congress. This level of dissent was insufficient to oust Boehner from the speakership, but served to embarrass the speaker and publicly air the party’s dirty laundry. The incident infuriated Boehner’s allies, who claimed no opposition was voiced privately during the conference elections—an affront to the traditional process of keeping internal campaigns private.

(RELATED: Amash slams GOP leadership for purging him without notice)

More over at National Journal. And just what happened previously?

Conservative Group Launches Campaign To ‘Depose’ Boehner From Speakership’ December 7, 2012

The backlash against Speaker of the House John Boehner’s removal of several conservative members of Congress from committees continued Wednesday, with one conservative group calling for Republicans to “depose” Boehner from his speakership.

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.”

The recent anger stems in large part from the removal of Reps. David Schweikert, Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp from their spots on committees. Boehner has said it was an issue of loyalty, Buzzfeed reported, but conservatives have labeled it a purge of more conservative and libertarian elements of the party.

Obama re: Iraq- tells leadership: ‘I don’t need your stinking approval’

Just a photo-op at the WH for our Commander in thief. I wonder if Boehner questioned Obama on his perspective. This from no less than CNN. The truth of the matter, “Clueless” is remaining clueless. So much for equal branches of government. Congress gets the finger once again.

Washington (CNN) — I’ll let you know what’s going on, but I don’t need new congressional authority to act, President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Wednesday about his upcoming decision on possible military intervention in Iraq.
The White House meeting sounded more like a listening session for the top Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate about options for helping Iraq’s embattled Shiite government halt the lightning advance of Sunni Islamist fighters toward Baghdad that Obama is considering.

Obama “did not give us an array of actions he was planning to take,” Pelosi said. “He just talked about his perspective on what was happening there.”
A few hours earlier, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said they were working out details on possible U.S. steps that could include airstrikes on Sunni militants advancing through northern Iraq.

Read more CNN

Here is a bonus that will surely reassure you that the State Dept is on top things in that part of the world. The State Department pressers are covered with much better correspondents, and the spokespeople are right out of “Valley Girl.”  ED:(Hey dude– I think we are arming the terrorists!”) Here is a taste.


State Dept: ISIL in Iraq and Syria ‘Entirely Different Situations’


Boehner mocked Tea Party, who is laughing now with Cantor’s defeat?

So there was no congratulation message to Dave Brat from Boehner, just a comment about losing his bud Eric Cantor. If Brat is successful this fall, does anyone think he will get a plum Committee assignment? Boehner removed several Tea Party members from Committees because they wouldn’t go along with his agenda. He has threatened if anyone threatens him with losing his leadership role next year, that too will be their fate.

Recall the mocking of the Tea Party? Too bad we couldn’t send Boehner on his way.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) drew sharp criticism Friday for poking fun at Republicans who oppose recent efforts to tackle immigration reform.

“Here’s the attitude. Ohhhh! Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh! This is too hard,” Boehner said theatrically, wincing and pulling a funny face during a speech Thursday at the Middletown Rotary Club in Ohio.Here is a refresher Mr. Boehner.

“Boehner doesn’t seem very concerned about trying to win over Republican detractors who are aiming to unseat him,” the report said. “Since October, when conservatives forced an unpopular partial shutdown of the federal government, he’s stopped disguising his disdain for Tea Party groups and their tactics, calculating that enough other Republicans are fed up, too.”


H/T: The Blaze

Boehner: ‘I have learned to deal with jackasses’

If we thought Pelosi and Reid should get the spokesperson of the year award representing the Democrats, fear not. We have our man Boehner who even exceeds them in absurdity. Want to gain support for our party? Call people jackasses. At least Nancy doesn’t go that far. As far as the bar scene, cry baby John is well-known for his tippling of the bottle. Here we go:

Every skill he needs to do his current job he learned working in his dad’s bar, House speaker John Boehner told Jay Leno on Thursday night. Chief among them: “You have to learn to deal with every jacka** that walks in the door.”

That requires the speaker, at times, to be the “big-brother figure,” at others, “the father figure” or “the dean of students or the principal.” “Some of them I have to the Gestapo,” he said.

Boehner described his job as “trying to get 218 frogs in a wheelbarrow long enough to pass a bill.” Nonetheless, he said he welcomes the diversity of his caucus and praised the Tea Barty for bringing “great energy to the political process.” (Laugh line here) More at National Review

Here is a reminder. Of course he would not be speaker for not the Tea Party.

Levin: “RINO” Issa Didn’t Investigate IRS Before Because He “Despises The Tea Party”

Anyone else sick and tired of the Rino’s ? Sick of the all of the entrenched GOPers who think they will be in Congress till the longer fingers of death take them out? Those who mock Ted Cruz? McCain comes to mind as he more than anyone else is responsible for this post constitutional government we have now. So we so-called “wacko birds” as McCain has identified us, may be in for a surprise. We who alone stopped the train wreck in 2010. Issa and his pals would not be even be in power if not for us. Boehner? Enjoy yourself, we can only hope we can get him off his “horse” in 2014.

I caught the clip on Mark Levin’s program. A nice snarky rant that is a reminder of all that we will be up against in the next year or two.

MARK LEVIN: So why didn’t Chairman Issa hold an investigative hearing a year ago? Why didn’t Chairman Camp, all Republicans, hold an investigative hearing a year ago, and all the other tripping over themselves right now? I’ll tell you why. Because the establishment Republicans, the RINO Republicans, despise the Tea Party. They despise the conservative movement. We exist to be managed, to be shuttled to the polling place, to vote for their candidates. The Karl Roves of the world, and all the rest of them. They fight us in the primaries, they fight us at the grassroots. We’re a bunch of kooks, don’t you know. We’re right-wing nuts, don’t you know. They’re not going to hold an investigative hearing before an election and screw up Mitt Romney’s chances to become POTUS, because a handful of Tea Party activists, you know a couple hundred, claiming that the IRS was targeting them.

Oh, what a bunch of nuts. We’ll fire off a few letter, we’ll ask a question here and there, we might follow up here and there. We’re not going to have a spectacle and actually conduct a hearing. We’re not going to actually exercise our authority under Article One of the Constitution for these Tea Party types of crying out loud, the unwashed. That’s why they didn’t hold a hearing last year! And they’re holding hearings today, not because they give a damn about the Tea Party, or conservatives for that matter, who they are raising money to defeat in the next bunch of primaries, its because they think they can get a political advantage out of this. (Mark Levin Show, May 23, 2013)

H/T: Real Clear Politics

Boehner cleaned Obama’s clock at the Battle of the Fiscal Cliff

As I wind down my month-long Florida vacation – the long vacation due in large part to Mr. Obama and his destruction of Healthcare which led to my early retirement- and head back to the chilly climes of the North, I searched for a good news piece. Many of us have been pretty hard on Boehner, so when I found this read, I thought O.K. let’s pass this one along. Any bright light these days so here we go:

In retrospect, at the Battle at Fiscal Cliff, Boehner took President Obama to the cleaners. He did it suavely, without histrionics. While Obama churlishly, and in a politically amateurish manner, publicly strutted about having forced the Republicans to raise tax rates on “the wealthiest Americans” Boehner, quietly, was pocketing his winnings.

Dazzled by Obama’s Ozymandias-scale sneer most liberals failed to notice that Boehner quietly made 99% of the Bush tax cuts permanent. As Boehner himself dryly observed, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board member Steve Moore, “”Who would have ever guessed that we could make 99% of the Bush tax cuts permanent? When we had a Republican House and Senate and a Republican in the White House, we couldn’t get that. And so, not bad.’”

“Not bad” is a resounding understatement. Dealt a weak hand, Boehner managed to 99% outfox, on tax policy, a president who had the massive apparatus of the executive branch, the Senate majority, and a left-leaning national elite media whooping it up for a whopping tax increase. Even more impressively, Boehner pulled it off with steady nerves while under heavy pressure from the anti-spending hawks in his own caucus. Full story at  Forbes

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