Thank you to everyone who made phone calls to our local members of the House of Representatives. It probably isn’t a shock that every Ohio Republican Congressman supported Speaker Boehner, including Congressman Chabot and Wenstrup. That is very disappointing considering the outpouring of support they would have received if they had stood with the people who voted for them.
High praise goes to Northern Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie for leadership on the conservative side of this effort. Congressman Massie is a leader. We need more like him in our country. Thank you Thomas!
A list of the Representatives who voted against Speaker Boehner is here. If you make donations to politicians, remember these men. They will need our support in the future. The retaliation for not voting for Boehner has already begun.
In Rollcall today it has been reported that Randy Weber from Texas, “who backed the long-shot speakership bid of fellow Texan Rep. Louie Gohmert over Boehner, has been removed as the lead sponsor of a nuclear energy bill expected to brought to the floor in the 114th.” This will not be the last report we hear of retaliation from the Congressman who didn’t support the Speaker.
As I reflect on the Speaker race the past few days, I am troubled. Not because John Boehner is Speaker. The chance of him losing was small. I am troubled by the political class that supported him. I don’t think they get what it was all about. The past few days wasn’t about winning the Speakership. It was about the power to be heard. The chance for conservative views, views that are held by a majority of people in this country, to have a voice.
Many feel that Speaker Boehner and the members of Congress do not go far enough to protect the Constitution or stop the spending of money that our children have not earned yet. Our views are not reflected, that will start being reflected in our votes and helping of candidates.
Many have puzzled over why Romney got fewer votes in Ohio that John McCain did in 2008.
The answer….people no longer believe the Republican Party reflects their views.
I fear this will get worse before it gets better.
For now, we will watch what the Congress does and hope they take a strong turn toward protecting our Freedom and our Republic.