Boehner’s ‘Filibuster’

As I mentioned last Friday, House Minority Leader John Boehner did a phenomenal service for the American people in advance of the doomed House vote on Henry Waxman and Ed Markey’s Cap-and-Trade nightmare. Of course, from a leadership standpoint, I would have liked to see Boehner do a better job of rallying his House Republicans, but looking at his speech on its own, you can see that this particular politician has perhaps reached a breaking point and put his heart behind this.

For a while now, I have not been sold on Congressman Boehner. Obviously, under his leadership, the GOP have spent like drunk monkeys, abandoned free-market principles and, as a result, have lost a record number of seats in the past two elections — but, watching his speech for a second time, I saw something in him. He gets it. I think he knows where the GOP went wrong, and I hope he proves me right as we get closer to next year’s midterm elections.

The videos, like the one above, have reached YouTube. The rest can be found HERE.

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  1. Gail B says:

    John Boehner certainly made an impression on me.

    Will we ever forget that the 300-page amendment to a 1,000-page bill was dropped into the hopper at 3:09 a.m. of the day of the vote?

  2. Dee says:

    I watched him and was very impressed. I was surprised that after listening to him, how anyone could vote for that bill without reading it. Apparently that appears to be the norm in this administration.

  3. Rix says:

    The "W" might have kept us safe since 2001 but he left a lot of questions hanging in regard to his economic policies. I strongly suspect that many of his spending escapades, particularly in Iraq, might turn out to be much more sinister than mere blunders. I also suspect that shockingly absurd support that John McCain had shown for TARP (which ultimately cost him the presidency) might have a lot to do with behind-the-scene arm-twisting by Bush clique. Quite likely, Rep. John Boehner could also have been on the receiving end of that arm-twisting routine. Now, relieved from W's pressure, he can brandish his true conservative colors – a particularly strategy since the Republican party is taking to the right (not that I object to it).

  4. FASTER BOEHNER says:

    We are up craps creek, and the little paddle we do have is Boehner.

  5. Anonymous says:

    if by not voting, the opposition would automatically win

    if enough didn't vote, like NY's sitdown thru the pledge, would there be a no-vote?

    i think they'd take the votes and run with it, ignoring any dissenters

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