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

Cantor loses Primary!!

Politico and RCP will have the returns as they come in,  Real Clear Politics give Cantor as lost. Wow, a good day for us.

Virginia District 7 (R) Post Results to Twitter (87%)
Candidates Votes Percent
Brat 33,275 55.9
Cantor 26,263 44.1

Enjoy!!! Lets see how the rest will roll. Not so great Hot Air on this one! So much for Immigration Eric.

Media coverage of young illegals pouring over the border in Texas the past few months, whether induced by DREAM and DACA or not, may have ended up killing him. Show of hands, House Republicans: Who’s up for passing amnesty this summer now?

Read more at Hot air Open thread.

As for Cantor, people like Laura Ingraham and Mickey Kaus have been fighting the good fight on air and online for weeks in trying to drum up interest in his challenger, Dave Brat. For good reason: This race has, to some extent, become a referendum on amnesty, particularly Cantor’s enthusiasm for the sort of DREAM amnesty that’s now created a humanitarian crisis at the border. The better Brat does, the sterner the warning to House Republicans that an amnesty this summer could be painful this fall. Brat’s done a nice job making Cantor sweat, forcing him to spend more and fight dirtier — replete with a few well-placed bald-faced lies — than anyone expected. Realistically, though, an unknown candidate’s not beating the House majority leader in a primary. No undecided voter is going to forfeit the influence their district has in the House right now in order to roll the dice on Brat. The best we can hope for is a race that’s closer than expected, so that the GOP House caucus sits up and takes notice, but I think we’re going to end up disappointed here too. I’m guessing Cantor takes 65-70 percent, capping a glorious night for fans of immigration reform.


Vote Tally Count Fiscal Cliff -Taxpayer Relief Act

With any luck, this should finish Boehner. Let us hope to be relieved of this fellow.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) voted in favor of the legislation, splitting with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), the Budget Committee chairman and former Republican vice presidential nominee, voted yes.

The 257-167 vote culminated a day of high drama in the Capitol, as Republican leaders considered and then quickly abandoned a plan to attach steep spending cuts to a measure passed overwhelmingly by the Senate early Tuesday morning.

For individual votes by states click on Gov Track and scroll down a bit on their page here at Gov Track

The House passed the fiscal cliff deal late on Jan 1.

The earlier Senate vote at 2am can also be found here.

Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (On the Senate Amendment)

House Vote #659 [primary source:]

Jan 01, 2013 (112th Congress)
Related Bill:
H.R. 8: American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
Introduced by Rep. David “Dave” Camp [R-MI4] on July 24, 2012
Current Status: Passed Senate with Changes

This was a vote to approve or reject a bill or resolution.

The bill extends indefinitely marginal tax rates on annual family income up to $450,000, lifts the top capital gains and dividends rates to 20 percent, extends unemployment insurance benefits and a host of other tax provisions.

It delays automatic spending cuts for two months, setting up another fiscal showdown over replacing those cuts, raising the debt ceiling and funding the federal government. The Hill

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Reid says ‘visitors are smelly’ and ‘Cantor is Childish’

Anyone recall Reid’s comments about the “smelly visitors”? I couldn’t resist  this video of Harry Reid. Let me think about who is childish!! Enjoy

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says House Majority Leader Eric Cantor should not be part of the debt limit negotiations. He’s calling the Virginia Republican congressman “childish.”

Reid says Cantor’s conduct during the sensitive White House talks have shown, in Reid’s words, “he shouldn’t even be at the table.” Reid says other congressional leaders are negotiating in good faith as an Aug. 2 deadline approaches for raising the debt limit. Yahoo News

Cantor: CR Will Permit Funding of Obamacare

In case you have missed the low-level energy response that Reps Steve King and Michelle Bachmann have received regarding defunding Obamacare, CNS picks up the pathetic response of Cantor. I wonder why we worked so hard to give these wimpy no-gonad Republicans a chance at leadership. Leadership? What a joke. Call you Representative today and tell them no money now or ever for Obamacare. This is our last-ditch effort and now is the time. Vote no to the latest CR.

“We have to write my language into the CR and take a stand,” King told in an interview last week. “Stare the president in the eye and say: Mr. President, we are going to make sure that this government has the resources to function, but we’re also are going to make sure that there are no resources to implement or carry out the provisions of Obamacare, and if you should choose to shutdown the government in order to preserve socialized medicine that has your name on it, that is your choice not ours, but we are not going to allow that unconstitutional bill to be enacted on deceptive funding on our watch.”

 House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said on Monday that the new continuing resolution (CR) the House will consider this week to keep the federal government-funded will permit the Obama administration to spend money on the implementation of Obamacare.

At his Capitol Hill press briefing today, asked Majority Leader Cantor: “Are you or are you not going to use this CR to cut off that $105.5 billion in Obamacare funding? Representatives Steve King and Michele Bachmann have said that they want you to do that, sent a letter saying please use the CR as an opportunity to cut off that funding. Are you going to do that?”

Cantor said: “What we’ve said earlier is that we are operating consistent with House rules, which in this CR means [limiting the bill to] discretionary funding for this year. What I’ve also said here is that we are in another temporary stop-gap mode and the intention is for this year–and going forward to next year–we intend to starve the agencies of the funding to implement the full force and effect of the Obamacare bill.”

CNS News

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