December 18, 2012
WND.com -- December 17, 2014
It took only about 48 hours after the launch of a “Don't be Yellow: Dump Boehner Now Campaign” to allow constituents to encourage their members of Congress to reject Ohio Rep. John Boehner as speaker for more than 250,000 letters to be ordered on their way.
“It appears this campaign will generate millions of letters by the time Boehner reconvenes the House,” said WND CEO Joseph Farah, who started the effort.
“Will that have an impact on his fate? It will unless Republican House members have a political tin ear and can't tell which way the wind is blowing.”
On Twitter, the hashtags #BoehnerMustGo and #DumpBoehner were surging, and other commentators, while not adopting the specific letter writing campaign launched, agreed with the goal.
At the American Thinker blog, editorialist Layne Hansen wrote, “It is time to stop thinking of John Boehner and the rest of the Republican congressional leadership as being cowardly and recognize them for what they are: part of The Ruling Class that believes it has the right to tell the rest of us how to live.
“The current GOP leadership has got to go; this has ceased to be an arguable point. We cannot count on these people to do what is right. Conservatives did not give them majorities in both chambers for them to keep playing the same game,” he wrote.
“To retain his position as speaker of the House, John Boehner must receive 218 votes, which is a simple majority. There will be 247 Republicans in the House in the 114th Congress. This means that 29 Republicans must state that under no circumstances will they vote for John Boehner for the speakership. Yes, there are stories of bribery and intimidation by the leadership, but this point in history has to be the conservative caucus's Alamo. They must stand here.”
ABP Comment: McCaul's phony "Border Security Results Act of 2013" got past the full Homeland Security Committee. This is reason enough to boot Boehner.