Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Boehner Speculation Continues...

The highlight from Novak's column:

Last Wednesday, leaders of conservative and moderate factions in the House
Republican conference sat down to discuss a joint call for new leadership elections. No agreement was reached, and the events of the next 24 hours destroyed the budding coalition while exposing the ineffectiveness of current leaders. Abandonment of oil drilling in the Arctic failed to appease the moderate bloc, and the leaders pulled down the budget-cutting bill late Thursday.

Demands for new leaders are aimed at Rep. Roy Blunt, the elected House majority whip and acting majority leader. But critics who want Blunt replaced by Rep. John Boehner concede they have no solution for a malady that afflicts the Republican Party in the Senate as well as in the House. At the very hour that a handful of House Republican moderates torpedoed the budget bill, one Senate moderate stalled tax legislation in the Senate Finance Committee.

3 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

If Boehner actually won this position, my faith in the RINO congress would be restored.

But, alas, I don't think they will never give power to someone who wants to take their precious pork away until the country demands it.

11/15/2005 2:34 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

*ever

I ain't never typed a typo

11/15/2005 2:35 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

I agree-I really worry that Boehner's true fiscal conservatism will scare away those Congressmen that want their pork from supporting him. Can't imagine the Alaskan delegation being to happy with him. He would be quite refreshing though.

11/15/2005 3:50 PM  

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