All of the whining and teeth gnashing I am reading this morning about those in the Republican Party who “felt” that the TEA Party backed candidates in the House didn’t give Speaker Boehner the respect THEY “felt” he deserved, is ridiculous. If those members of the GOP, and Speaker Boehner want it, we the TEA Party can break off and become a third party, but what we will not become is part of the big spending, big regulating GOP. I know Boehner and Cantor said they heard the American people in 2010 but nothing they have done so far leads one to believe they have. To include 17B in Pell Grants into that bill on Thursday, and who knows what else was crammed in there, was to take a swipe once again at the American people. We The People have been consistent, stop the spending, period – we have not equivocated on that. If you think it will get easier Speaker Boehner, you are wrong, we will be sending up many more TEA Party backed Conservatives to really once and for all stop the insanity. If you want to be a part of, fine, if not, get out of the way because we are coming and we are going to CHANGE America into a prosperous Country for all. The best way forward, is to halve the federal government and let the States do what they should be doing and the federal government do what they should be – which isn’t near all that it is doing. The Wall Street Journal And Speaker Boehner Are The Kind Of Rockefeller Republicans That Will Be Irrelevant In A TEA Party GOP.
Other members applauded Mr. Meehan’s criticism. Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers said he “didn’t wake up happy.” Instead, he “woke up p— off” at members he felt had shown disrespect to the speaker.
The House of Representatives approved a bill to raise the U.S. debt limit and cut spending. WSJ’s Jerry Seib talks with Kelsey Hubbard about the political wrangling that got it passed and where it goes from here.
The speaker interrupted, telling colleagues to quit sniping and stay united. “I love you guys,” Mr. Boehner told the Republicans assembled in the Capitol basement.
The GOP holdouts also had plenty to say, dismissing warnings the Senate would kill a more far-reaching deficit plan.
“That’s the Senate’s problem,” Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said later. “If the Senate wants to play mad in their little sandbox, we can’t prevent this.”
It had been a rough few days for House Republicans, who marched to a resounding victory in midterm elections less than a year ago, but now found themselves struggling to balance their beliefs with tactical reality.
The challenge surfaced late Thursday, when Mr. Boehner told a dozen holdouts of the risk of strengthening the balanced-budget amendment provision, people present said. No matter, the holdouts said. They wanted the provision.
The holdouts then called Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) to House whip Kevin McCarthy’s office to review the changes to the bill and give them feedback. As chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a group of House conservatives, Mr. Jordan has been a chief critic of Mr. Boehner’s original debt-ceiling plan. “I told him what I always tell them, ‘How you vote is between you and the good Lord and the folks back home,’ ” said Mr. Jordan.
The TEA Party has recognized that this is a two party system and we need to get inside and change the GOP to the Conservative Party it should be, a party of limited government and principles. Hell, two Parties should mean two distinct Parties, and it hasn’t in a long time. We’ve had to support and elect our candidates through the GOP, which has been an incredible challenge trying to overcome the Establishment Republicans’ way of doing business. You will see as we take down oldtimers, like Lugar and Hatch, that we are serious about real and definable change. The TEA Party is here to stay and we are here to shake up and change the Grand Old Party, to one that has earned our respect.