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.



  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).


    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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