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Boehner Gets GOP Lawmakers’ Unanimous Endorsement For Speaker Of The House On His Birthday

November 22, 2010 by  

Boehner gets GOP lawmakers' unanimous endorsement for Speaker of the House on his birthdayHouse Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has officially been nominated to serve as the next Speaker of the House when Republicans gain majority in January.

On the same day that Boehner turned 61 years old, the veteran of Congress was unanimously voted by his peers from the GOP to take over the post currently held by Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who was elected by Democrats to become the minority leader in the next congressional session.

Representative Dave Camp (R-Mich.) nominated Boehner, and Representatives Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) gave speeches to support his appointment.

"Since his first days in Congress, John Boehner has stood up to Washington and stood up for the American people," said Camp, quoted by Politico.com. "As a leader of the reform-minded Gang of Seven that closed the House Bank (in the early 1990s), John refused to accept business as usual."

Camp was referring to the group of freshman Representatives who were elected in 1989, and who later condemned the chamber for allowing its members to overdraw their checking accounts without being penalized.

In other GOP voting on Nov. 17, Eric Cantor (R-Va.) was elected as the majority leader and Tim Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as the majority whip.

While Republicans scored sweeping victories on Election Day, many voters are not optimistic that a shift in power will result in significant changes in the way Washington works. A Rasmussen Reports national survey that was conducted earlier this month reveals that 59 percent of voters said it is somewhat likely that Americans will be disappointed with Republicans in Congress by 2012.

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  • http://?? Joe H.

    Let’s hope that Boehner continues the example shown in this article! We need someone that will not let Washington RULE us but SERVE us. We, on the other hand, have to show Washington that we will vote out ANYONE that tries to RULE us!! It’s buisiness as usual at the peril of their jobs!!

    • http://naver samurai

      100% agree, fellow patriot. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • who cares

      wishful thinking where was he while chinckenhawk (bush) and chickenhawk (chenney) was destroying the usa, and the economy. he was ONE the OBSTRUCTIONIST. Keeping democrats from able to pass things.

      • http://naver sook young

        Still haven’t taken our meds today? Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai

  • Tasmanian devil

    It’s going to be tough because the Demos will buck Boehner all the way. In fact, they will be the party of NO.

  • Charles

    From a small personal experience with this gentleman, I have gained so much respect for his integrity!!!

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Slowing the agenda of the Dems down should be first on the list. It’s going to take time to reverse or change things, but keeping the liberal left at bay is going to have to be a priority!

  • http://com i41

    I can not wait until a few months pass and the former queen Nancy, becomes the chore girl Nancy. It will get nasty and the head crossbred marxist muslim moron will get mad and be on a hard campaign mode. Let’s see if the slobbering media spin like a hyper top on grease, to make everything GW’s fault for the full 4 years no stop! I don’t think jobs will be going great guns for at least 4 years, so there will be plenty of more college grads looking for work.

    • 45caliber

      Want to bet that she won’t insist that as minority leader in the House she still deserves her private 747?

      • Dan az

        45
        Not me!But I’m pretty sure he gave it to the military.

  • Barb

    We need to pray for our leaders and that God will guide them to lead our country and not make us slaves. We are at a critical place in history and our country needs to pray daily for its leaders, that is the ONLY way forward. God will hear our prayers and not forsake us and that is more important than empty agenda that everyone seems to have. Our money is losing value, they are moving to limit our ability to grow and share food and war is more commonplace than peace. All the justification for the American public to be prayer and mindful of how much harder it is for our goverment to do their jobs.

  • jopa

    The event was televised on C-Span and it was so touching when the nomination process was over, all Republican members of congress stood up with their hands raised in the old seig heil salute and Janis Joplins greatest hit Cry Baby was played, and it echoed through the chamber halls.Almost brings a tear to my eye thinking about it.Not

    • 45caliber

      Can’t be any worse that Nancy bobbing up and down with the frozen smile on her face when Oblama was talking.

      • who cares

        Yes it can. If both the President and Vise-president should anything happen to them. Bounner could take over. In the past republicans tried to overthrow the government. see bush family nazi connection.

        • http://naver samurai

          See you and the state of confusion connection. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • 45caliber

    If the GOP members are even slightly smart they will do what the voters are telling them. We’ll see…

  • Norm

    Go sun-tan you hypocrite….
    Republican earmarks
    in the 2009 Senate Omnibus Spending Bill
    Sadly the number being thrown around for total number of earmarks attached to the 2009 Omnibus Senate Spending Bill is tabulated at around 4,000. While conservatives are preaching the cause of fiscal discipline, elected Republican’s are doing everything they can to make themselves as pork loving as their Democrat counterparts. Luckily Taxpayers for Common Sense has compiled these earmarks into a spreadsheet. I decided to look through this information and try to boil it down and point out the worst offenders.
    I will do my best in further posts to give you some examples of just what these Senators are requesting.
    A few facts:
    Of the top ten Senators requesting the highest amount of $ in solo earmarks 6 are Republicans.
    They are:
    #2 Shelby – 64 individual earmarks total $114,484,250
    #3 Bond – 54 individual earmarks total $95,691,491
    #5 Cochran – 65 individual earmarks total $75,908,475
    #6 Murkowski – 71 individual earmarks total $74,000,750
    #8 Inhofe – 34 individual earmarks total $53,133,500
    #9 McConnell – 36 individual earmarks total $51,133,500

    Of the top ten Senators requesting highest # of solo earmarks 5 of them are
    Republicans, four of whom top the list:
    #1 Specter – 134 individual earmarks = $25,320,000
    #2 Murkowski – 71 individual earmarks = $74,000,750
    #3 Chochran – 65 individual earmarks = $75,908,475
    #4 Shelby – 64 individual earmarks = $114,484,250
    #8 Bond – 54 individual earmarks = $85,691,491

    • 45caliber

      Well, Boehner said he didn’t want to see any earmarks in the next Congress. We’ll see. And if they ignore that, then we’ll see if we can’t find someone else for the position in 2012.

      • http://naver sook young

        The Senate has already passed an earmark ban this month, so I hope there isn’t any more problems with these things. Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai

      • who cares

        want to bet he will go back on his word and blame the democrats for doing so. right wing are dead reckoning.

        • http://naver samurai

          Sorry dude, but if he messes up on what he promised then he knows he’ll be gone on the 2012 elections. All these new people that were voted in, along with the ones moving to different positions in the House and Senate, know that when we voted we gave them a message that if you mess up, you’re out too. Care to cite some sources on that moronic Bush-Nazi rant? Darn it, just crickets! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • Dan az

      So normie when are you going to get it? Its not rep. versus democraps its about the handlers.Keep it up maybe you will figure this out or NOT!

    • DennisC

      I’m not going to waist alot of time looking it up, but heres two of the top democrats using earmarks.
      Hillary Clinton $340 milloin
      Barack Obama $91 Million
      Booth parties use earmarks, they have been for many many years, The problem we ALL have is the Corruption in Government, and what it has done to this great Country.

  • Tasmanian devil

    I guess it cant’ be business a usual then can it. Oh, I think that’s what Boehner said. We will soon see.

  • DennisC

    Just another slow degrading of our rights, just another Career poliction.

  • http://espionageaction-actionadventure.blogger.com stephen russell

    Better place some Tea Party types in key positions in Congress alone.

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