Trump Vs. Boehner: A Slugfest For The Soul Of The GOP

Editor’s note: this piece was written before John Boehner’s announcement this morning that he is resigning from Congress.

Let me begin with a declarative statement: House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell represent everything that is WRONG with the national Republican Party. They are quintessential establishment insiders. They, and others like them (John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, et al.), are taking the Republican Party to the edge of the abyss. With Republicans like Boehner and McConnell, who needs Democrats?

In my honest opinion, liberal Democrats such as Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are more honorable than Boehner and McConnell. Biden and Pelosi are upfront and honest about their liberalism, while Boehner and McConnell pretend to be conservative–but, in reality, they are closet liberals.

Ask yourself: What has changed in Washington, D.C., since Boehner and McConnell started running things on Capitol Hill? You know the answer: NOTHING. One could make a credible argument that Boehner and McConnell are leaders in name only. In fact, the argument has already been made that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are still pretty much running things on Capitol Hill.

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To Boehner and McConnell, the real enemies in Washington, D.C., are not Barack Obama and his fellow liberal Democrats, but conservative Republicans. Yes, I am very aware of the phony left-right paradigm. But this cuts both ways. To the likes of Boehner and McConnell, the issue isn’t right and left either. The issue is big-government globalism versus limited-government Americanism. Boehner, McConnell, and Obama are in category number one. Hence, Boehner and McConnell’s protection of Obama from limited-government Republicans. Big-government politicians like these care much more about their big-government agenda than they do partisan politics. You must remember that. accurately reported that the GOP leadership is waging war against conservatives within the party. See the report here:

GOP Establishment Wages War Against Cruz And Conservative Voters

Senator Ted Cruz was absolutely correct when he declared on the Senate floor that Mitch McConnell was a liar. See his speech here:

Sen. Ted Cruz Destroys Mitch McConnell- July 24, 2015 recently published a report entitled, “GOP Civil War: Intense Crackdown On Conservatives.” See the report here:

GOP Civil War: Intense Crackdown On Conservatives

Talk show host Laura Ingraham was right when she noted that Boehner and Company are nothing more than “a political mafia on Capitol Hill.”

This past Monday, Boehner said this about what it was like dealing with conservatives: “Garbage men get used to the smell of bad garbage.”

Here is the report:

Boehner On Dealing With Conservatives: ‘Garbage Men Get Used To The Smell Of Bad Garbage’

Instead of standing up to Obama, Boehner chooses to axe conservative Republicans from committee leadership positions and attempts to bully and intimidate conservatives within his own caucus.

Pick the topic: amnesty for illegals, Obamacare, TPP, deficit spending, government spying, funding for Planned Parenthood, the “Cromnibus” bill, ad infinitum. Boehner and McConnell have sold out the people who voted them into a congressional majority–and the country itself. They are despicable!

Even on an issue as sacred as the right to keep and bear arms, Boehner is a sell-out. Gun Owners of America (GOA) is rightly calling for Boehner’s ouster as House Speaker due to his overt lack of support for the Second Amendment.

In a published statement, GOA said: “As long as John Boehner is Speaker, your gun rights are in danger. After all, remember in spring of 2013, when the pro-gun community was engulfed in the ‘battle of the century’ over the Bloomberg/Obama gun control agenda? John Boehner could have nipped gun control in the bud by pronouncing that gun control would be ‘dead on arrival’ in the House. Instead, he said that the ‘House will consider’ any gun control proposals sent over by the Senate.”

“[Erich] Pratt also pointed to a piece of government-funding legislation–labeled ‘Cromnibus’ by GOA–which Boehner was able to pass on December 11, 2014, with the help of ‘Barack Obama and Joe Biden.’ Through the support of Boehner, Obama, and Biden, the bill–which contained ‘several anti-gun provisions’–passed ‘by a vote of 219-206,’ garnering ‘162 [votes from] House Republicans who campaigned by opposing gun control.’”

See the report here:

Gun Owners Of America: Fire Speaker Boehner For His Failure To Stand Against Gun Control

Contrast John Boehner’s positions with GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s. Just recently, Trump’s campaign issued his official position statement on the Second Amendment–and it is better than anything I’ve heard coming out of John Boehner’s office.

Trump’s position statement says: “The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right–it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple.

“It’s been said that the Second Amendment is America’s first freedom. That’s because the Right to Keep and Bear Arms protects all our other rights. We are the only country in the world that has a Second Amendment. Protecting that freedom is imperative.”

Hooray! Trump acknowledges that the great purpose of the right to keep and bear arms has nothing to do with hunting or target shooting and everything to do with self-defense. And that includes protecting the other rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights from any government that would seek to take them from us.

His position statement also rightly acknowledges the utter failure of firearm and magazine bans. The statement says: “Law-abiding people should be allowed to own the firearm of their choice. The government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own.”

The statement also supports a national right-to-carry bill that would require states to recognize an individual’s CCW permit from another State in much the same way that states now recognize driver’s licenses from other states. Hear! Hear! As I have said previously, if the Supreme Court demands that states recognize same-sex marriage licenses from other states, it is absolutely mandatory that states recognize CCW licenses from other states.

Trump’s statement also calls for allowing military personnel to be free to arm themselves on military installations. And I would hope that he would also support teachers and staff being allowed to be armed on school property as well.

See the position statement here:

Protecting Our Second Amendment Rights Will Make America Great Again

The one part of Trump’s position statement that concerns me is the part about mental health. That caveat could open the door for all kinds of government abuse against an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, in much the same way that a diagnosis of even mild PTSD is currently being used to deny Second Amendment rights to military veterans. “Mental health” is very subjective. To some people, anyone who believes in God or the Bible or the sentiments of our Founding Fathers is “mentally ill.” I hope, at some point, Trump will clarify himself on that one.

The point is, Trump’s popularity is directly related to the way that he is willing to boldly and courageously stand against the Boehner/McConnell, mealy-mouthed, sissified, spineless, jellyfish, pro-amnesty, pro-Obamacare Republican establishment.

Please understand that my mind is still NOT made up about Donald Trump. I still have uncertainties and questions that have yet to be answered. (Perhaps my biggest question is, will he continue the neocon wars of aggression in the Middle East?) That’s not the point here. The point is, Donald Trump–more than any other Republican candidate–is successfully (so far) mounting a fierce and effective anti-establishment campaign. And you can tell it by the way Boehner and his fellow elitists in the GOP leadership are attacking him.

As far as politics are concerned, more than anything else in this world, it is imperative that the establishment elite in Washington, D.C., are dethroned. Right now, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders are the two men who are most effectively accomplishing that task. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz (and to a lesser extent Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina) are also mounting anti-establishment campaigns, but they have not been nearly as effective as Trump.

I know it’s still very early. I realize a lot can happen between now and next summer. But, in a real way, we are witnessing a GOP slugfest between anti-establishment outsiders such as Donald Trump, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz and elitist establishment shills such as John Boehner and Mitch McConnell.

I pray the outsiders win because if insiders such as Jeb Bush or Chris Christie win–and with Boehner and McConnell leading a Republican congress–it won’t matter to a tinker’s dam which party is in power; the globalist elite will remain ensconced in Washington, D.C.


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Watch: This One Startling Number Reveals Exactly Why Boehner Had To Resign

In the war for the future of their party, Republicans made it clear that House Speaker John Boehner was part of the problem, not the solution.

Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Friday that at the end of October, he would resign as speaker and retire from Congress.

His departure comes amid unprecedented antagonism directed at the GOP establishment.

In a new Fox News poll, 62 percent of Republicans said they feel betrayed by the party, while 66 percent said that the party’s leadership in Washington has not done anything to stop President Obama’s agenda.

“The dissatisfaction stems from the fact that Barack Obama has gotten through legislations they feel their representatives should have blocked,” said Fox’s Dana Blanton, who said the GOP unrest has led voters to embrace outsiders such as Donald Trump and Ben Carson.

Boehner is being blamed for playing a lead role in blocking Republicans from getting that they wanted.

“As Speaker of the House, John Boehner was hostile towards conservatives and our principles,” said Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, the president of the Senate Conservatives Fund. “Rather than fighting President Obama and his liberal policies, Speaker Boehner embraced them and betrayed his party’s own voters.”

“In recent years, the Republican establishment vigorously opposed the goals of the Tea Party, while happily receiving donations and volunteer support from grassroots conservatives,” conservative Jeff Crouere wrote earlier this month. “Clearly, conservatives and Tea Party members are the backbone of the Republican Party, yet the RNC continues to treat them as the enemy, with more hostility than they treat liberal Democrats.”

“Let’s hope that Donald Trump or another conservative wins the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 and can start to demolish the destructive GOP establishment. If not, it is time conservatives found another party more deserving of their loyalty,” he concluded.

h/t: The Gateway Pundit

BREAKING: John Boehner Shocks With Massive, Game-Changing Announcement

House Speaker John Boehner will resign as speaker at the end of October and resign from Congress, sources say.

“…The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution,” an aide told Fox News. Boehner announced his decision to fellow Republicans Friday morning.

The decision comes as the Ohio Republican faces an internal battle in the House GOP caucus over Planned Parenthood funding, and amid threats by some in the conservative wing to challenge his speakership.

NBC News reported that Republican presidential candidate, Marco Rubio, announced the news at a gathering of conservatives and told the crowd, “the time has come to turn the page and allow a new generation of leadership in this country.”

Boehner took over the speakership seat in January 2011.

“Speaker Boehner believes that the first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution and, as we saw yesterday with the Holy Father, it is the one thing that unites and inspires us all,” the aide said.

The aide added: “He is proud of what this majority has accomplished, and his Speakership, but for the good of the Republican Conference and the institution, he will resign the Speakership and his seat in Congress, effective October 30.”

h/t: Fox News

One Candidate Just Revealed What Puts Everyone In The World ‘In A Very Dangerous Place’

Following a discussion of the controversial nuclear deal with Iran during Wednesday’s GOP presidential debate, candidate Mike Huckabee wanted to make sure he made his views clear. (See video below.)

“I would certainly love to get in on this,” he told moderator Jake Tapper.

Tucked away in the agreement’s details, Huckabee lamented, could be the impetus behind Western civilization’s downfall.

“This is not just a little conflict with a Middle Eastern country that we’ve now given over $100 billion to,” he said, “—the equivalent in U.S. terms is $5 trillion. This threatens the entire Middle East but it threatens the United States of America.”

The Iranian regime has already promised – and begun to deliver – violence against U.S. targets.

“And we can’t treat a nuclear Iranian government as if it is just some government that would like to have some power,” he cautioned. “This is a government that for 36 years has killed Americans. They kidnapped Americans. They’ve maimed Americans. They have sponsored terrorist groups, Hamas and Hezbollah.”

In addition to its threat against the U.S., Huckabee warned of the repercussions a nuclear Iran could have in Israel.

“This threatens Israel immediately,” he asserted.

In reality, though, he said no one alive would be safe from such a global menace.

“We must simply make it very clear that the next president, one of us on this stage, will absolutely not honor that agreement and will destroy it and will be tough with Iran,” he concluded. “Because otherwise, we put every person in this world in a very dangerous place.”

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The Biggest Winner In The GOP Debate Wasn’t Even Standing On The Stage…

On Wednesday, America got another look at more than a dozen Republican candidates for president of the United States as they went head to head in a test of their debating skills. Everyone has their own personal winner, of course; but without a doubt, one of the biggest winners wasn’t even standing up there on stage.

At 22.9 million viewers, this debate brought CNN some of its biggest ratings in years and now stands as its most watched debate program ever. So, CNN came away a big winner here.

As CNN noted on Thursday, the previous most watched debate was its 2008 debate between Hillary and then Senator Barack Obama. But at only 8.3 million viewers, the 2008 audience was swamped by yesterday’s 20 million plus viewers who tuned in to see the Republicans battle it out. Even the undercard debate of the four candidates with lower poll numbers drew over 6 million viewers.

Last night’s program wasn’t just a high for debate shows for the long-time cable news network, either.

“CNN’s most-watched program overall was a special Larry King Live episode in 1993,” CNN reported. “The episode featured Al Gore and Ross Perot debating NAFTA and averaged 16.8 million viewers.”

In fact, CNN notes that the number of viewers for last night’s debate equals “NFL-level ratings”!

Despite the blockbuster ratings for CNN’s debate, though, the Fox News debate from last month was still a ratings topper.

The Fox News debate held in Ohio reached 24 million viewers, compared to CNN’s 22.9 million.

One might say the numbers of these two debates is staggering. Debates for past election cycles have averaged only between 4 to 5 million viewers.

Regardless of the individual ratings and the fight for supremacy between networks, both debates taken together means that viewers who have never watched a political debate in their lives tuned in to see the GOP candidates battle it out both last night and in August.

This may leave many political commentators wondering just what this might mean for the upcoming 2016 elections.