Thursday, October 3, 2013

Blame it on Boehner

The Tea Party is a nasty force in American politics, but it is small and can’t prohibit significant legislation from being passed when the traditional Republicans and Democrats work together on important matters!
by Charlie Leck

I won’t go on and on here. I’ll lay it out plainly. John Boehner, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, is to blame for the mess we are in now. Had he allowed a vote last week on spending, the budget and extending our line of credit, things would now be solved. There were enough Republicans and Democrats in agreement in the House that they would have passed something that the Senate would have found acceptable.

The Speaker holds great power in the House and he would not allow such a vote to take place. He thinks he can use this crisis to beat the President over the head enough that he’ll get significant compromises out of the White House. He won’t!

End it Mr. Speaker! Get it over with now. Stop using the Tea Party to achieve your petty goals.

If you want more details, here’s an article that appears in this morning’s Washington Post that details just how Boehner could do this… “Boehner could end the shutdown now, but he’s got his eyes on a bigger threat!”

Here’s an observation made by Robert Costa of the National Review…

“I think John Boehner is frustrated by leading the Republicans in the House, but I think he very much loves being speaker. To understand him you have to understand that. … He loves being a major American political figure, but he’s not a Newt Gingrich-like figure trying to lead the party in a certain direction. He’s just trying to survive and enjoy it while it lasts.”

We should have hundreds of thousands (perhaps millions) of emails going to John Boehner, telling him to end the shutdown. Ways to contact him, including email and a toll-free telephone number, are listed here.

In yesterday's blog I provided a list of those members of Congress who affiliate themselves with the Tea Party.

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