Today in Washington Congressman Boehner was reelected Speaker of the House and it looks as if we may have two more years similar to the last couple. But…the Republicans still have Congress, so things could be worse. Unless of course you care to listen to president Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarrett’s comments from this past year:
“There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.” – Valerie Jarrett
It was a close win for Boehner and as he gave his speech after being reelected you could certainly see his emotions coming though and he turned to history, “Maybe it’s time we feel awestruck again…The way our founders envisioned it, the republic would be led by citizens who recognize that the blessing of governing ourselves requires that we give something of ourselves. Everything depended on this. So they made each other – and their successors – swear an oath of allegiance …. This covenant makes us servants of posterity. It calls us to refuse the pull of passing interests and follow the fixed star of a more perfect union. Put simply, we are sent here not to be something, but to do something – to do the right thing.”
With twelve Republican congressmen voting against him, Boehner may have been unseated on a second ballot had a handful more voted against Boehner. Among those who didn’t vote with the crowd was New Mexico’s single Republican Representative Steve Pearce. Steve Pearce is from New Mexico’s southern congressional district two. He regained his seat in 2010 after a failed bid for U.S. Senate in 2008.
Here is Congressman Steve Pearce’s explanation of his vote. I am very encouraged by Rep. Pearce’s stand and agree with him completely. Our job in the next two years? Hold Boehner accountable and commend him when he makes the right moves.
2 thoughts on “Boehner Retained as House Speaker”
I am no longer a Republican, but am an evangelical conservative tea party patriotic AMERICAN. I will no longer vote for a Republican simply because he/she is a Republican, & not a Democrat. What we have these days are Dempublicans, or Repocrats, or something, but not a ONE of them actually is for we the people. And, shame on Paul Ryan for voting for this, & for Boehner. He can kiss any idea of running for pres in ’16 good bye. And, if I had known the Romney didn’t really WANT to be president, I wouldn’t have wasted my time, OR my vote. I am sick of what pretends to be the political system these days.
Sorry to see you feel that way. I too am disappointed, but I refuse to give up. Instead we must take back the Republican Party. Those who have been the ‘silent majority’ must be silent no more.
Time to get off the couch and start working when we have true conservatives to support. That is the problem.