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Leviathan Richard Falknor on 22 Dec 2014 04:20 pm

MD Overpass Media Reflects Conservative Outrage At Speaker

 

Overpass_Boehner-wideMaryland’s Ed Hunter and Lewis Porter displayed these banners on an I-95 overpass in Prince Georges County last Friday.

Activist Hunter estimates an audience of 25,000 cars.

 

 

And on the national stage, RedState chief Erick Erickson declared last Tuesday

“House Conservatives Have the Power and Should Depose Speaker John Boehner”!

Influential conservative Erickson explained–

“Some will argue that a vote against Boehner is a mere protest vote. It is not. There are 30 House conservatives whose vote against Boehner, along with the united front of Democrats voting for Pelosi, could deny him reelection. These 30 would be exercising a veto. There would be no chance of a Democrat becoming Speaker (an obvious point but an argument sure to be advanced by some Republican), because an actual majority of the whole House of Representatives is required. Republicans would simply go back and re-nominate someone else who would not be subsequently vetoed.
Think of it as a Supreme Court nomination that needs to be confirmed by the Senate. When the Senate rejects a President’s nominee, it forces the President to go back to the drawing board and nominate someone new that is acceptable to the Senate. The Republican Conference would do that in this analogy by nominating someone that would not be vetoed by the 30.
This is also why the 30 would not need to be unified on who they wanted to replace Boehner—another common problem in removing Boehner. The conspirators can never agree on who the replacement should be. But if you veto Boehner and throw it back to the conference, with a willingness to stand firm on future bad options, House Republicans will eventually gravitate towards a real conservative who is well liked by many Republicans. It may take some time, but it will be worth it.”

Read all of Erickson’s editorial.

Faithful readers know we have been warning about the good Mr. Boehner and his circle for some time: click here then here.

Yesterday Monoblogue posted an insightful and closely related essay here: “The required renovation of Andy Harris.”

Conservatives in the GOP — locally and nationally — face important crossroads soon. 

Stay tuned!

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This article has been edited since posting: “an audience of 25,000 riders” corrected to “an audience of 25,000 cars”.

 

 

 

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