Let them weigh and then act. Enough is enough. And if the challengers can’t organize themselves enough to oust Boehner, then they also won’t be able to organize enough to stop Obama’s lawlessness. Let’s see what they can do, but someone has got to make the first move. This is becoming ridiculous.

Via Washington Times.

Rank-and-file Republicans are openly contemplating a coup against House Speaker John A. Boehner and his top lieutenants after a series of self-inflicted legislative fumbles and political defeats in the first weeks of the congressional session.

This week’s retreat from the standoff over Homeland Security Department funding and President Obama’s deportation amnesty was only the latest embarrassment for Republican leaders, who also have had to yank bills on abortion, border security and education after rebellions within their own party.

Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland Republican, conceded that running the conference was like “herding cats” but said that is not an excuse for failure.

“I’m still optimistic that leadership can herd the cats. But if they can’t, then I think there will be consideration about whether a new leadership team needs to be put in place,” Mr. Harris said.

The leaders have acknowledged stumbles at the opening of the congressional session, when Republicans took control of the Senate as well as the House and members had high expectations for advancing a conservative agenda. But leaders have insisted that they don’t need dramatic changes in how they run the conference, a Republican aide said.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, prides himself on having an open-door policy and listening to members, but conservative lawmakers say the leadership team hasn’t been listening to them or their constituents.

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  1. ancientwrrior says:

    Amen, I say can his worthless butt!

  2. Shifra says:

    Heard in Tamchat today:

    DiGrace: “chicken coup”

  3. Maynard says:

    Boehner does get credit, and a lot of it, for the Netanyahu visit.

  4. barjo4 says:

    Just what exactly what was Boehner supposed to do regarding the DHS vote? An endless show to defund this without Democrat help was going to go nowhere. The Republicans did not have the votes nor the power to stop Obama. He does what he wants to and the Democrats support him. Obama is truly a dangerous man for America.

  5. sweetexp says:

    My goodness, thank you so much Tammy for this clod of needed inspiration. Isn’t it about time that the rank and file Repubs mount an over throw of fake tears Boener? 🙂

  6. Cathode Rays says:

    “The leaders have acknowledged stumbles…”

    Oh, “stumbles”, is that what you call it? I thought it was called “stabbing in the back.” Brutus needed Shakespeare to say he only “stumbled.” Unlikely, given men of that caliber. It takes a modern Congressman or one of his PR flaks.

  7. dennisl59 says:

    Don’t hold your breath on this issue: The ‘Democrats’ aka ‘Progressive/Communist/National Socialists/Busy Bodies/Obama Worship Cult’ love Mr. Coppertone.

    posted 3/7 700am Texas[Crybaby]Time

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