“We the People” gave the Republicans both the House and the Senate to redress our grievances of unconstitutionality, lawlessness, and malfeasance in the Obama Administration … and the leadership of these two chambers, country-club Republicans House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, appear to be in the tank for the special interests and the “get along to go along” moderates …
In essence the GOP Congressional leadership has done little or nothing to justify our trust and the mandate they were given.
Now, a conservative, Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) has filed a “motion to vacate the chair” to attempt to remove Speaker John Boehner from the Speakership. While it is unlikely to be successful and may be met with violent push-back from John Boehner and his supporters, it does serve to educate the voters to the sell-outs and go-alongs in the GOP that do not merit our trust.
But is the motion real or sincere?
While Meadows and Boehner are often contentious and apparently do not get along, they are collegial. Boehner has always given the impression that politics should stop at five while all repair to the country club for drinks.
But, as we have seen in past Congresses, not everything is as it seems. Sometimes the opposition is stage-managed and a legislator has the permission of the leadership to openly defy the party and its leadership. A tactic to distance individual legislators from the GOP leadership when they face tight races in their district or to demonstrate “diversity of opinion in the Chamber.
Had Meadows been sincere about this measure, he could have easily stood before the House and ask for a vote as the motion would become “privileged” and could be taken up as the immediate business of the House of Representatives.
The way the measure is presented, it simply looks like a strong protest of Boehner’s hardball tactics and to generate media buzz.
The “Motion to Vacate the Chair” …
Bottom line …
In the age of corrupt progressive socialist democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Harry Reid, it is extremely disheartening to find out that the GOP Congressional leadership is every bit as uncaring and distant as those who have significantly and materially damaged the United States of America.
I personally think this is a meaningless gesture that will go nowhere as most Republicans in Congress are such pussies that they are willing to simply sit back and divide a smaller share of the booty looted from the American taxpayer rather than risk their cushy jobs. Perhaps the thinking is that this is Boehner's last hurrah and its not worth the risk to alienate his constituents in a major state like Ohio.
We are so screwed.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius